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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

Threatening to leave Facebook, or talking...

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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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Stanford University Stripping Campus Buildings of Names With ‘Complex Legacies’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9:30am 10/6/2019 at 9:30am

All this does is make campus social justice warriors feel better. It serves no other purpose.

Campus Reform reports:

Stanford strips campus buildings of names with ‘complex legacies’

Stanford University has now officially wiped itself clean of any major references to California Mission system founder Father Junipero Serra, reasoning that the historic mission system...

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Faculty at U. Iowa Told Not to Promote Upcoming Greta Thunberg Visit on School’s Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:30pm 10/5/2019 at 1:30pm
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At least one professor really wanted to promote this upcoming appearance, but the administration said they can’t use their social media to promote political policy changes.

The Gazette reports:

University of Iowa tells faculty not to promote Greta Thunberg visit via UI social media

In the news that teenage globe-trotting climate activist Greta Thunberg...

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Ohio University Suspends All Fraternities Following Allegations of Hazing

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:30am 10/5/2019 at 11:30am

It’s no secret that the left is trying to end Greek life on college campuses, so this seems a little suspect.

NBC News reports:

Ohio University suspends all fraternities over hazing allegations

Ohio University on Thursday announced it was suspending all its fraternities following allegations of widespread hazing.

Suspension of the 15 fraternities at the...

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Campus Sex Month at UNH to Feature Film About ‘Adolescent Sexuality’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9:30am 10/5/2019 at 9:30am

If colleges are the hotbeds of sexual assault the left claims they are, why do schools host events like sex month?

The College Fix reports:

Campus sex month will feature film on ‘adolescent sexuality’

A campus’s sex month will feature numerous sex-related events and panels, including the screening of one movie that examines...

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Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle to Speak at University of Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/4/2019 at 12:00pm

This will naturally inspire all kinds of protest nonsense because that’s the world we live in now. Anyone connected to Trump must be protested by the left.

Newsweek reports:

Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle Visit Sparks Divide in University of Florida Students

President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle—a...

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Petition Demands “Mandatory Hate-Bias Trainings” at Towson University

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:00am 10/4/2019 at 10:00am

Progressivism. Ideas so popular that they always have to be made mandatory.

Campus Reform reports:

Petition to Towson University: Introduce ‘mandatory hate-bias training’

Activists have started pressuring Towson University officials into forcing...

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Students at Columbia Protest ‘Lack of Female Inclusion’ in Core Curriculum

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:00am 10/4/2019 at 8:00am

Nothing is preventing these students from reading more female authors, but this isn’t about that. This is about forcing the school to force others to read more female authors.

The College Fix reports:

Columbia students protest ‘lack...

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Teacher Files Lawsuit After Being Fired for Not Using Transgender Student’s Preferred Pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/3/2019 at 12:00pm

We can probably expect this to happen on a regular basis now. The left won’t tolerate any dissent so people who refuse to go along will have no recourse other than the legal system.

The New York Post reports:

Teacher fired over transgender pronoun fight files suit

A former Virginia high school teacher who...

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University of Alabama Students Hold ‘Die-in’ to Highlight Struggle of ‘Marginalized Students’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10:00am 10/3/2019 at 10:00am

This is another prime example of virtue-signaling. Don’t these students have papers to write and studying to do?

The College Fix reports:

U. Alabama students stage ‘die-in’ to highlight struggles of ‘marginalized’ students

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Federal Judge Sides With Harvard in Discrimination Case Brought by Asian Applicants

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:00am 10/3/2019 at 8:00am

This has been a closely watched case for months. Now a judge has ruled in Harvard’s favor.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Judge Upholds Harvard’s Admissions Policies

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University’s admissions policies do not discrim...

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Dartmouth Prof Thinks Colleges Should Require White Privilege Courses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/2/2019 at 12:00pm

Is this about the pursuit of real scholarship, or advancing social justice?

Campus Reform reports:

Dartmouth prof calls for mandatory white privilege courses

A Dartmouth College sociology professor called on universities to require students to take courses on white privilege and black history.

Dr. Emily Walton argued in a USA Today op-ed that, “if racial...

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