Quick Takes  (Page 19)

Portland State University Will Keep Armed Police, But Will Still Use Unarmed Officers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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Portland State University did not fully cave as it agreed to keep armed police officers, but it will also “double the number of unarmed campus officers.”

Yes, the school will continue to use these unarmed officers and spend money to “improve training on how to control dangerous civilians without firing bullets at...

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U. of St. Thomas Student Faces More Federal Charges for Alleged Bomb Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00am 10/11/2019 at 10:00am
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A student at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, faces more federal charges after accusations of making bomb threats. Authorities never found the bombs. From TwinCities.com:

The U.S. Attorney’s office Thursday announced that a federal grand jury has...

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Illinois NPR Station Licensed by U. Illinois Refuses to Follow Sexual Harassment Sources Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00am 10/11/2019 at 8:00am
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NPR Illinois, licensed by the University of Illinois, decided it will not comply with the school’s “requirement that its reporters tell the university about any tips they receive alleging sexual harassment.”

ProPublica joined NPR Illinois last year to investigate sexual harassment at higher ed schools in Illinois. The two forces found out...

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San Diego City College Lists ‘Make America Great Again’ on White Supremacy Pyramid

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/10/2019 at 12:00pm
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San Diego City College held an event called “Confronting White Supremacy through the Arts,” which featured a white supremacy pyramid.

Guess what was at the top? Make America Great Again! From College Reform:

The event, “Confronting White Supremacy through the Arts” was hosted by co-directors of the World Cultures program at SDCC, professors...

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Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Wants to Make the Zoo Accommodating for Those With Sensory Issues

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:00am 10/10/2019 at 10:00am
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I like this idea! I know as someone with severe social anxiety a crowded and loud place can cause extreme discomfort and panic attacks. From The Gainsville Sun:

The zoo — with its screeching, howling and caterwauling inhabitants — can be a noisy nightmare for a child with autism or other...

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Army Vet Claims U. New Hampshire Fired Him Over His Military Service

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 8:00am 10/10/2019 at 8:00am
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An Army vet has sued the University of New Hampshire, alleging administrators did not renew his contract over his veteran status. From Task & Purpose:

Nathan Webster, 51, of Stratham, filed a federal civil lawsuit Sept. 30 accus...

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Environmental Studies Dept. at Bates College Seeks Prof With Background in ‘Ecofeminism’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/9/2019 at 12:00pm

They also want the candidates to have a background in inclusion, LGBT issues, and more. It’s like a laundry list of left wing credentials. It’s almost like that’s the most important thing here, not the environment.

Campus Reform reports:

Environmental studies department seeks applicants with ‘ecofeminism’ background

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Harvard Won’t Explain Terms of New Plan to Have ‘Moderators’ for Controversial Speakers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 10:00am 10/9/2019 at 10:00am

I imagine the way this will work is fairly simple. If it’s a speaker the left doesn’t like, the new rule will apply.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard refuses to explain the meanings of any terms in its new ‘moderator’ policy

Harvard University announced a new set of guidelines for student groups hosting “controversial”...

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Cornell Sun Op-Ed Mocks “White Woman Tears”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 8:00am 10/9/2019 at 8:00am

The only reason the writer can do this is because she is singling out “white” women. Let’s see her try this with any other group.

From the Cornell Daily Sun:

White Woman Tears

White women are the embodiment of the ‘Damsel in Distress’ archetype, affording them one rather uncanny superpower: the power to garner...

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Drexel University Stuck With $190K Bill After Former Prof Allegedly Blew it on Strip Clubs

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/8/2019 at 12:00pm

How does someone spend this kind of money on trips to a nudie bar?

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

Ex-prof’s strip club habit sticks Drexel University with $190K bill

The former head of Drexel University’s electrical engineering department blew hundreds of thousands of federal research dollars at area strip clubs, government lawyers said. Now, the...

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VIDEO: Georgetown Students Shout Down Speech by Homeland Security Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00am 10/8/2019 at 10:00am
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There’s a very simple way to stop this from happening. Schools should expel students who do it.

Campus Reform reports:

VIDEO: Trump’s acting DHS secretary shouted off stage at Georgetown

Protesters shut down a speech by the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security at Georgetown University Monday morning during an event meant to address U.S....

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Poll Finds Nearly 30 Percent of Democrat College Students Would Ban MAGA Hats on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:00am 10/8/2019 at 8:00am
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These students would probably be the first to call Trump a fascist, without a hint of irony.

The College Fix reports:

POLL: Nearly 30 percent of Democratic college students favor banning MAGA hats on campus

Nearly 30 percent of Democratic college students favor banning MAGA hats on campus, according to a new College...

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College Students Who Leave Facebook for a Week Report Being Less Depressed

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/7/2019 at 12:00pm

This isn’t surprising at all. One other upside of this is that students who stay off social media are probably going to concentrate more on their studies.

The Nieman Lab reports:

College students who go off Facebook for a week consume less news and report being less depressed

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NYU Student Government Claims ‘Jails Do Not Make Us Safe’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 7, 2019 at 10:00am 10/7/2019 at 10:00am

They also want the prisoners at Rikers Island released. Maybe we should send them all to NYU.

Campus Reform reports:

NYU student gov claims ‘jails do not make us safe,’ backs ‘abolition’ plan

New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed that Rikers Island be shut down and replaced with four new,...

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U. Minnesota Students Hold ‘Sit-in’ Demanding Campus Police be Disarmed

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 7, 2019 at 8:00am 10/7/2019 at 8:00am

The crowd for this protest was laughably small.

The College Fix reports:

Students hold sit-in at U. Minnesota president’s office to demand campus cops be disarmed

A whopping eight University of Minnesota students held a sit-in at President Joan Gabel’s office on Friday to demand the disarmament of campus police.

They also demanded an “increase...

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University of Kansas Apologizes After Controversial Snoop Dogg Performance

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:30pm 10/6/2019 at 3:30pm

The rapper was part of a preseason show but it included pole dancers and was apparently heavy on profanity.

FOX News reports:

University of Kansas apologizes for controversial Snoop Dogg show

The University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long issued an apology on Friday night following a controversial performance by Snoop Dogg during the...

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Polling Finds College Students Prefer Bernie Sanders Over Joe Biden

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 11:30am 10/6/2019 at 11:30am

Here’s the bad news for these students. Bernie’s heart attack has probably ended any chance he had of getting the Democratic nomination. That may not be fair but it’s reality.

Newsweek reports:

College Students Overwhelmingly Reject Joe Biden, Embrace Bernie Sanders: Poll

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders maintained his polling lead ahead of all 2020...

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