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Princeton Prof Claims Trump’s Enforcement of Immigration Laws is ‘Terrorism’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/20/2019 at 12:00pm

Trump Derangement Syndrome is real and has been contracted by a disproportionate number of people in academia. Here is a recent example.

The College Fix reports:

Princeton prof: Trump’s enforcement of immigration law is ‘terrorism’

Princeton professor of religion and African-American Studies Eddie Glaude was up to his usual antics on MSNBC yesterday.

First, Glaude...

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Swarthmore College Offers Course on ‘Queering God’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:00am 6/20/2019 at 10:00am

Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year at Swarthmore is over $54,000.

Campus Reform reports:

Penn. college offers ‘Queering God’ course

Swarthmore College offers a course on “Queering God,” most recently taught during the spring 2019 semester, that provides a feminist and queer perspective of the Bible, while also exploring God’s gender identity.

The course, taught...

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Parents and Students File Lawsuit Over College Admissions Scam for Return of Application Fees

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 8:00am 6/20/2019 at 8:00am

Who can blame these people for being angry? Schools took their application fees and turned them away while accepting other students who bribed or cheated their way in.

CNN reports:

Students and parents file lawsuit in college admissions scam asking for application fees back

A group of students and their parents are seeking a...

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Campus of Closed College in Connecticut to be Sold at Auction

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/19/2019 at 12:00pm

Lincoln College of New England closed last year and now the campus is up for sale. Developers must love opportunities like this because there’s already so much infrastructure on the property.

From the Associated Press via WTNH News:

Shuttered college campus in Connecticut to be auctioned

A Connecticut college campus that closed in December...

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University in Missouri to Offer ‘Witnessing Whiteness’ Program for Faculty

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:00am 6/19/2019 at 10:00am

Doing this with faculty members of any other race would be met with shrieks of racism.

The College Fix reports:

Webster University to offer ‘Witnessing Whiteness’ program for faculty and staff

Missouri’s small, private Webster University will be offering its (white-identifying) faculty and staff a chance to “witness their whiteness” beginning in August.

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VIDEO: MSNBC Host Says Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Won’t Lower the Cost of College

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzI1k7eEc9Q
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 8:00am 6/19/2019 at 8:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzI1k7eEc9Q

You know something is wrong when even people on MSNBC are saying this.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

MSNBC Host: Warren Plan Would Not Lower Cost of College

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle said Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) student debt cancellation proposal “does nothing to lower the cost of college” on Monday.

Warren has received...

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29 Year Old Man Says He Has $235K in Student Loan Debt He’ll Never Repay

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/18/2019 at 12:00pm

At some point, wouldn’t you stop your education and think you needed to get a handle on such massive debt?

From Yahoo News:

I’m a 29-Year-Old With $235k in Student Debt. I’ll Never Pay It Back.

I have $235,000 of student debt. The first $120,000 came with a bachelor’s degree from my state school....

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Federal Govt. Recommends Colleges Require Financial Literacy Courses

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00am 6/18/2019 at 10:00am

The idea is that this may help students not get crushed under debt. It’s an outstanding suggestion.

Campus Reform reports:

Fed gov’t report to colleges: Require financial literacy courses to slow student loan crisis

A multi-agency government commission has released a report recommending colleges offer m...

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Prof Says Republicans ‘Pimp God’ by Turning ‘Her’ into a ‘Gun-Toting Bigot’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 8:00am 6/18/2019 at 8:00am

Is this the sort of person you want to pay thousands of dollars to educate your child? Does this even sound like a person with a sound mind?

The College Fix reports:

GOP-hating prof says Republicans ‘pimp God’ by turning ‘Her’ into a ‘gun-toting bigot’

A professor of Pan-African Studies from the University of...

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The Issue of ‘Free’ College Will Take Center Stage in 2020 Dem Primary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 17, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/17/2019 at 12:00pm

Democratic candidates running for 2020 will fall all over themselves proposing ways to make college free and cancel student loan debt.

The Associated Press reports:

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing...

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Struggling Hampshire College Retains Accreditation Through November

https://youtu.be/FTQrHApNNkA
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:00am 6/17/2019 at 10:00am
https://youtu.be/FTQrHApNNkA

They’re not out of the woods yet. This issue will be revisited as they attempt to improve the school’s financial outlook.

Western Mass News reports:

Hampshire College to remain accredited at least through November

Hampshire College will remain a fully accredited school at least through November of this year.

The school said that the New...

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Northeastern U. Student Supposedly Found Questionnaires With Fascist References in Library

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 17, 2019 at 8:00am 6/17/2019 at 8:00am

We’ve seen so many campus hoaxes that begin with ‘discovered’ materials that it’s impossible not to be skeptical about this.

The Boston Globe reports:

Northeastern University student finds questionnaires with fascist references in library

Northeastern University officials will meet Monday with a student after he reported finding paper questionnaires inside a campus library book...

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University’s ‘Queer Bible Hermeneutics’ Course Examines ‘Queerness in the Church’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/16/2019 at 1:30pm

The progressive agenda is eventually going to launch an effort to promote LGBT issues in organized religion. Courses like this one are simply the lab.

The College Fix reports:

‘Queer Bible Hermeneutics’ course teaches students about ‘queerness...

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Pictures of Duke University Students Captured for Chinese Artificial Intelligence Research

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:30am 6/16/2019 at 11:30am

The brave new world is here. There are cameras everywhere, and it’s not working out too well.

CBS 17 News reports:

Thousands of pictures of Duke University​ students captured for Chinese artificial intelligence research

Pictures of about 2,000 Duke University students are in a recently-deleted database whose users included Chinese military academies.

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Department of Education Investigating Colleges for Allegedly Hiding Foreign Cash

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 9:30am 6/16/2019 at 9:30am

The federal government frowns on this sort of thing.

The Daily Caller reports:

Foreign Meddling: Department of Education Going After Elite Colleges for Allegedly Taking and Hiding Foreign Cash

The Department of Education is going after U.S universities over supposed ties to foreign governments, after some allegedly took huge quantities of foreign cash and...

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Marygrove College in Detroit to Close in December

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/15/2019 at 1:30pm

Another small school is falling. There’s more of this to come in the near future.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Marygrove Doesn’t Make It

Marygrove College will shut down at the end of the upcoming fall semester after the small Roman Catholic institution in Detroit was unable to escape from enrollment and financial pressures by...

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Boston University Prof Suggests Taxing Fake News

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:30am 6/15/2019 at 11:30am

This sounds like a recipe for disaster. Who is going to judge the quality of news and issue the fines?

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Boston University prof suggests TAXING fake news

A Boston University professor is suggest...

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