Quick Takes  (Page 2)

American University Students Oppose New Multicultural Space for Being Too Welcoming

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/13/2018 at 12:00pm

The students who are objecting don’t seem very interested in the space’s proposed purpose. You couldn’t make this up, it’s like something out of a Monty Python sketch.

The College Fix reports:

Students oppose new multicultural space because it’s too welcoming

Some students at a private university are criticizing a multicultural space on campus...

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Dozens of Students Arrested at Yale Protesting How School’s Endowment is Invested

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:00am 12/13/2018 at 10:00am

When did college students begin to believe they were entitled to matters which used to be exclusively reserved for financial administrators and trustees?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Yale arrests 43 students during protests over endowment

As an increasing number of college campuses begin to face scrutiny over the companies they choose to invest their...

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University in California Lets Students Take Final Exams Off-Campus After Shooting Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:00am 12/13/2018 at 8:00am

I may be jaded but this sounds suspicious. The school gets two shooting threats and the end result is that students can take their final exams at home?

The Hill reports:

California university lets students take exams off-...

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British PM Theresa May Survives No Confidence Vote Within Her Party

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtyGVj-h6rc
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5:32pm 12/12/2018 at 5:32pm
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British Prime Minister faced a no confidence vote by those within her party after the Brexit negotiations have been less than stellar. Luckily for May she survived. From The London Times:

A weakened Theresa May emerged from a vote of no confidence shorn of her hopes of leading the party into the...

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Temple University Condemns Marc Lamont Hill, But Will Not Fire Him

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 2:00pm 12/12/2018 at 2:00pm
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In November, Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech at the UN that called for Israel’s destruction. CNN fired him, but Temple University only chose to condemn him. From

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Survey: 90% of Universities Restrict Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/12/2018 at 12:00pm

A survey from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education found that nine out of ten universities in America restrict free speech. From The College Fix:

“FIRE encourages colleges and universities to revise all policies that regulate expression so that they only ban expression that is not protected by the First Amendment,...

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VIDEO: Students Don’t Know Why They Oppose Clarence Thomas Building

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00am 12/12/2018 at 10:00am

Students at the Savannah College of Arts and Design passed around a petition to remove Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s name from a building because he “is ‘anti-woman’ and doesn’t represent the values of the college.

Campus Reform found that many students don’t know why they signed the petition:

Most students Phillips spoke...

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Students and Faculty at UNC Rally Against Confederate Monument

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/11/2018 at 12:00pm

The school is trying to build a structure to house the ‘Silent Sam’ statue indoors but that’s not good enough. Opponents just want it gone.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

UNC Students, Faculty Rally Against Confederate Monument

Several dozen teaching assistants at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill started a grade strike Friday,...

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Comedian Nimesh Patel Responds to Being Pulled Off Stage at Columbia

https://youtu.be/JjT_7MPdL-s
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:00am 12/11/2018 at 10:00am
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You can read the full backstory about Patel’s performance here. He has responded by writing a column for the New York Times:

I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was...

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Women’s Studies Dept. at University in Illinois Wants to Abolish ICE and Police

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:00am 12/11/2018 at 8:00am

This is one reason why so many people don’t take women or gender studies seriously. All too often, they are merely political representatives for the far left.

Campus Reform reports:

Illinois women’s studies dept: Abolish ICE...

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Green Activists’ Petition to Divest Harvard from Fossil Fuels Signed by Less Than 1% of Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/10/2018 at 12:00pm

Different groups have been trying to get Harvard to do this for years. This is just the latest fail.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Green activists fail to get even 1 percent of Harvard students to sign anti-fossil fuels petition

Despite efforts by a small number of students and activists, Harvard’s multi-billion dollar endowment will...

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Students and Faculty at UMass Amherst Think More Needs to be Done About Campus Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:00am 12/10/2018 at 10:00am

Does anyone believe UMass Amherst is a hotbed of racism? This is ridiculous.

The College Fix reports:

UMass Amherst students, faculty rally for ‘...

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Virginia HS Teacher Fired for Refusing to Use Transgender Student’s Preferred Pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8:00am 12/10/2018 at 8:00am

Welcome to the brave new world. Embrace newspeak or suffer the consequences.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

Virginia high school teacher fired for refusing to use transgender student’s new pronouns

A Virginia high school teacher was fired Thursday for refusing to use a transgender student’s new pronouns, a case believed to be the first of...

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Driver in Charlottesville Car Attack Found Guilty of First-degree Murder

http://wjla.com/news/local/charlottesville-suspect-james-alex-fields-indicted-on-10-felony-counts
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 5:30pm 12/9/2018 at 5:30pm
http://wjla.com/news/local/charlottesville-suspect-james-alex-fields-indicted-on-10-felony-counts

Last December, a grand jury indicted Charlottesville suspect James Alex Fields on 10 felony counts.  Fields has been found guilty of first-degree murder and of several other offenses.  He faces possible life in prison.

Fox News reports:

Just over a year after he plowed his vehicle into a crowd protesting a white nationalist...

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New Jersey: ICE Arrests 105 Illegal Aliens, Including Some Wanted by Interpol

https://nj.gov/oag/oag/ag_bio.htm
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:30pm 12/9/2018 at 4:30pm
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Earlier this week I wrote about New Jersey’s AG ordering police to stop working with ICE.

ICE has engaged in a “massive” series of raids in New Jersey and has arrested 105 illegal aliens, including some wanted by Interpol and alleged gang members.  ICE said that...

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Student Govt. at Michigan State Wants Non-Citizens to Vote

https://youtu.be/fKvh5PS5EJk
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:30pm 12/9/2018 at 1:30pm
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What other country has this problem? Where else are young people demanding rights like these for non-citizens?

Campus Reform reports:

Michigan State student gov: Let non-citizens vote

The Michigan State University student government passed two resolutions, 55-23 and 55-24, on Thursday, calling on state and local government...

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Student Govt. at Ohio State Wants Resident Advisors to Undergo LGBT Training

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:30am 12/9/2018 at 11:30am
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The left sure loves requiring people to undergo different forms of training.

The College Fix reports:

Student government demands that resident advisors be forced to undergo LGBT training

Ohio State University’s student government recently passed a resolution that demanded the university require its residential advisors to undergo LGBT-centric “Safe Zone” training “prior to interactions...

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