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Bernie Sanders Supports Unionization Efforts of U. Chicago Grad Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/17/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is a no brainer for him. Bernie also thinks school should be free – for the students.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Bernie Sanders Lends Support to U. Chicago Grad Students’ Unionization Effort

Sen. Bernie Sanders has lent his support to the unionization efforts of graduate students at the University of Chicago, as...

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Boise State Prof Under Fire for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10:30am 10/17/2017 at 10:30am

For the left, there are some topics which are not open to discussion or questions.

The Daily Signal reported:

This College Professor Is Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

A Boise State University professor recently learned what happens when you challenge left-wing social narratives on college campuses.

Scott Yenor, a tenured professor, has been under...

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Eastern Illinois U. May Rename ‘Lincoln Hall’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30am 10/17/2017 at 7:30am

The reason given for this is that the counterpart building is named for Douglas, who supported slavery. The suggested change seems pointless as well.

The College Fix reports:

Eastern Illinois University’s ‘Lincoln Hall’ eyed for name change

The “Lincoln Hall” dorm at Eastern Illinois University may be renamed because its counterpart at the school...

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Astronomers Witness Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:30pm 10/16/2017 at 3:30pm
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Astronomers have witnessed the collision of neutron stars for the first time and discovered that it created gold. They have concluded that gold, platinum, and uranium are the result of these collisions. From The Wall Street Journal:

“Gold is forged in the nuclear furnace of neutron star collisions,” said astrophysicist Duncan Brown,...

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New UVA Program Pairs Politically Diverse Students for Lunch Dates

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This actually sounds like a good idea. When people get to know each other, they’re more likely to be respectful despite differences.

The Daily Caller reports:

UVA Initiative Pairs Politically Diverse Students For Lunch Dates

Students will pair students of different political persuasions for lunch or coffee dates for a University of Virginia student...

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Prof to Sue Marywood U. for Firing Over Nazi Satire Video

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:30am 10/16/2017 at 10:30am
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You know those satirical videos that always start with “Hitler finds out about…” which people share on social media all the time? This professor got fired over one of those.

The Times of Israel reports:

US professor fired over Nazi satire video can proceed with suit

A professor can proceed with his federal lawsuit...

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Here Come the College Warnings About Inappropriate Halloween Costumes

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:30am 10/16/2017 at 7:30am
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We go through this every year. Nothing terrifies a college more than politically incorrect Halloween costumes.

The College Fix reports:

That time of year: Here come the warnings about ‘proper’ Halloween attire

It’s getting orangey out there (no, not a reference to President Trump) what with the leaves falling...

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Scotland: Stranded Family Rescued By Hogwarts Express

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:00pm 10/15/2017 at 6:00pm
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A family of six were enjoying an outing in Scotland when their canoe was swept away, leaving them stranded.  Unsure what to do, they called for assistance and were told that the Hogwarts Express was on its way to rescue them.

The train used in the Harry Potter films is actually called...

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UW Madison Declines Student Demands to Label Lincoln a Genocidal Oppressor

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/15/2017 at 4:00pm

Not even Abraham Lincoln is safe from the ire of progressive students.

The Daily Caller reports:

UW Madison Dismisses Demands To Brand Abe Lincoln A Genocidal Oppressor

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New Policy at UNC Would Allow Expulsion of Free Speech Disruptors

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:09pm 10/15/2017 at 2:09pm

This is long overdue and should be adopted by other schools.

The College Fix reports:

New UNC policy would permit the expulsion of free speech disruptors

A new policy under consideration by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors would permit the expulsi...

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Columbia to Spend $100 Million Over Next Five Years on Faculty Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:00pm 10/15/2017 at 12:00pm

No word yet on what kind of diversity they’re looking for, but it’s probably not ideological diversity.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia University commits $100 million to faculty diversity

Columbia University recently announced that it will commit an additional $100 million in funds to promote a “diverse faculty.”

In a recent email to students, a copy...

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Rutgers Refuses to Return $100K Gift From Harvey Weinstein Foundation

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 9:50am 10/15/2017 at 9:50am
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Will Rutgers get attacked by the liberal media for this? Probably not.

The College Fix reports:

Rutgers won’t give back $100K Harvey Weinstein donation

In the wake of numerous allegations of sexual assault against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, Rutgers University will not return a $100,000 donation made last April from the H. Weinstein...

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Leftist Outlet Salon Publishes “25 Conservatives Worth Following On Twitter”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 3:45pm 10/14/2017 at 3:45pm

I would be horrified and humiliated if I ever made Salon‘s bestest conservatives evah list.  Their list of conservatives worth following on Twitter consists almost exclusively of #NeverTrumpers but includes faux conservatives raking in big bucks as some lamestream media outlet’s token righty.

Some are hailed as supporting open borders, amnesty, ObamaCare,...

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Susan Rice calls Trump’s statement on Iranian aggression “BS”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/14/2017 at 1:30pm
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Former Obama patsy and two-time winner of Obama’s musical chairs approach to Executive branch appointments Susan Rice has deigned to share her insightful opinion of President Trump’s Iran speech in which he outlined Iranian aggression and announced that he was sending the bad Iran deal back to Congress.

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Princeton Student: Conservatives Don’t Really Believe in Free Speech

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Ryan Born, the student who wrote this op-ed for The Princetonian, doesn’t even seem to believe that free speech applies to conservatives.

Speech is free

It seems that, nowadays, cries for “free speech” ring from campus to campus. The term has become quite famous and quite popular. Perhaps it owes its popularity to...

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Dartmouth Student Claims Homecoming Honors ‘Legacy of Colonialism’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:30am 10/14/2017 at 9:30am
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Give the left long enough and they can find something wrong with everything.

Campus Reform reports:

Dartmouth student: Homecoming honors ‘legacy of colonialism’

A student leader at Dartmouth College wants her classmates to “support the marginalized” by rejecting a time-honored homecoming tradition.

In an op-ed for The Dartmouth, student Jessica Cantos, a member of the...

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University Rejects $5 Million Dollar Gift From Harvey Weinstein

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 13, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/13/2017 at 1:30pm
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The Harvey Weinstein scandal is even making waves in academia now.

The Daily Caller reports:

SURPRISE! Southern Cal Abandons Harvey Weinstein’s $5 Million Gift For Women Filmmakers

The University of Southern California has rejected a $5 million donation from Harvey Weinstein in response to allegations that Weinstein sexually abused scores of women for decades.

The...

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