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Mom Claims Son’s Virginia Tech Orientation Was Full of Leftist Propaganda

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:00am 8/19/2019 at 8:00am

This concerned mother shares the anxiety of many parents sending their kids off to college.

She writes at the Federalist:

My Son’s Freshman Orientation At Virginia Tech Was Full Of Leftist Propaganda

Are taxpayers funding academic institutions to indoctrinate our kids? That disturbing and irresistible question plagued me during the long drive home last...

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Michigan State Issues Insane Recommendation on Trigger Warnings

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/18/2019 at 1:30pm

Even the word “but” is a trigger. This is madness.

The College Fix reports:

Michigan State orders student employees not to say ‘but’ – it’s triggering

Don’t “apologize” to customers. Don’t tell them it’s “no problem” to handle their concerns. Don’t even use the word “but”!

These are some of the trigger words that Michigan...

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Student Govt. President Faces Calls for Removal After Urging Respect for Others’ Opinions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 11:30am 8/18/2019 at 11:30am

The left doesn’t want to have a discussion. They believe they are right and that’s the end of it.

Campus Reform reports:

Student gov president faces calls for removal after asking people to respect others’ opinions

A Texas student government president faced backlash after asking people to respect the free expression of opinions.

Mohamed AbdelGilil,...

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Timeline Chronicles the Fall of the College of New Rochelle

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 9:30am 8/18/2019 at 9:30am

The College of New Rochelle is now closed. This timeline explains how it happened.

From Lohud:

Timeline: The collapse of the College of New Rochelle

Oct. 16, 2016
President Judith Huntington submits her resignation to the College of New Rochelle’s board of trustees.

Oct. 18, 2016
The College of New Rochelle announces Huntington’s resignation and an internal...

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NC State Vice Chancellor Resigns Over Old Tweets Calling Republicans KKK and Nazis

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/17/2019 at 1:30pm

It’s somewhat surprising that he resigned. People who work in academia say things like this all the time.

Campus Reform reports:

NC State vice chancellor steps down after tweets calling Republicans ‘KKK’ members, ‘neo-nazis’ surface

North Carolina State University Vice-Chancellor Mike Mullen has stepped down after the North Carolina State College Republicans called for...

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Professor Explains Why He Carries a Gun on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:30am 8/17/2019 at 11:30am

Timothy H. Hsiao is a professor at Grantham University, Park University, and Johnson County Community College.

He writes at the Federalist:

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Professor Exonerated After Criticism for Using N-Word While Discussing James Baldwin Literature

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:30am 8/17/2019 at 9:30am

This is a happy ending to a crazy story. She should never have been criticized in the first place.

The FIRE blog

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Study Finds Graduation Rates are Rising Because College is Getting Easier

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/16/2019 at 12:00pm

We now have professors arguing that grades shouldn’t be given, so why should this surprise anyone?

The Federalist reports:

Study: More Students Are Graduating College Because It’s Gotten Easier

In the 1990s, only 40 percent of students who entered a four-year state college graduated within the next six years. In the 2000s, that six-year...

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Funny Video: Watch The University of Texas Football Team Get Hypnotized

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:00am 8/16/2019 at 10:00am

This is pretty good stuff. They brought in a hypnotist as part of a team building exercise.

The Loop reports:

University of Texas football team gets hypnotized, and the results are hilarious

The University of Texas football team took place in an unusual team-building exercise this week. Instead of...

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CUNY Prof Says “Ideology of Racialized Terrorism” is Responsibility of All White People

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2019 at 8:00am 8/16/2019 at 8:00am

Imagine a professor saying “all” people of any other race were responsible for such a thing. People would lose their minds.

The College Fix reports:

CUNY adjunct professor: All white people responsible for ‘ideology of racialized terrorism’

An adjunct professor from City University of New York says the “ideology of racialized terrorism” is the...

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American U. Trains Faculty Not to Consider Quality When Grading Writing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/15/2019 at 12:00pm

If they’re not basing grades on quality, what is the standard they’re using?

The College Fix reports:

American University trains faculty not to judge quality...

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UT-Austin Instructor Repeats Claim That Republicans Want ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:00am 8/15/2019 at 10:00am

Judging by the the media and the Democrats running in 2020, this is the narrative we’ll hear repeated from now until election day.

Campus Reform reports:

UT-Austin instructor doubles down on claim that Republicans want ‘...

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Employee at St. Louis Community College Pleads Guilty to Embezzling College Funds

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am 8/15/2019 at 8:00am

This is serious. He didn’t take the campus pizza party fund. He stole millions.

FOX 2 Now in St. Louis reports:

St. Louis Community College employee pleads guilty to embezzling college funds

A former St. Louis Community College employee admitted in federal court to embezzling millions of dollars from the college over the last...

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Shouldn’t College Students be Allowed to Arm Themselves?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/14/2019 at 12:00pm

Gun free zones make people vulnerable and defenseless. Isn’t that a recipe for disaster?

John Patrick writes at the Washington Examiner:

In the wake of more mass shootings, it’s time to end ‘gun free zones’ on campus

It’s time to revisit the campus carry debate.

Tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio,...

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Over 140 Employees at Eastern Michigan U. Accept Buyouts for Early Retirement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00am 8/14/2019 at 10:00am

This is a smart move. It sure beats waiting and finding out you’re going to get nothing.

MLive reports:

142 Eastern Michigan University employees accept early retirement buyouts

A total of 142 Eastern Michigan University employees accepted voluntary early retirement packages last month.

EMU, contending with a decline in enrollment, announced the buyout plans in...

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Princeton Student Laments Lack of Political Activism on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00am 8/14/2019 at 8:00am

This student isn’t alone. Many of today’s college students think this is the whole point of college. Where do you think they got that idea?

The College Fix reports:

Princeton student demands more student activism at Princeton

A student activist on Princeton’s campus is lamenting the fact that not enough students are activists there,...

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University in the UK Bans Hamburgers to Fight Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/13/2019 at 12:00pm

Why are so many people on the left so intent on going after hamburgers? This seems to come up every few months.

BBC News reports:

University bans hamburgers ‘to tackle climate change’

Goldsmiths, University of London, is removing all beef products from sale – and charging a 10p levy on bottled water and single-use...

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