Quick Takes  (Page 20)

Republicans in Wisconsin Will Reintroduce Campus Free Speech Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8:00am 8/22/2019 at 8:00am

This is the right thing to do and smart politics. Republicans everywhere should be doing this.

The College Fix reports:

Wisconsin Republicans to reintroduce campus free speech bill

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Short Lived Diversity Chief at U. Iowa Not Required to Pay Back $25,000 Moving Expenses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/21/2019 at 12:00pm

This summer, the University of Iowa hired this man to be their head of diversity, equity and inclusion for over $200,000 and he resigned almost immediately. They gave him $25,000 for moving expenses when they hired him and now they’re not making him pay it back.

The Gazette reports:

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Columbia University Offers Tips to the Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00am 8/21/2019 at 10:00am

Is there any wonder why Republicans and independents increasingly see colleges as a bad thing?

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Ivy League school urges ‘resistance’ to ‘mean and small-minded’ Trump’s ‘moronic’ policies

Columbia University called President Donald Trump “the mean and small-minded man in the White House,” in a piece published Monday on the university’s...

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UC-Berkeley Promotes Hotline for Students to Call if They Spot Immigration Agents

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:00am 8/21/2019 at 8:00am

Berkeley cares more about non-citizens than the constitutional rights of American citizens, like free speech and the Second Amendment.

The College Fix reports:

University promotes hotline for students to call if they...

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New Jersey Gave Over $3.8 Million in Financial Aid to Undocumented College Students Last Year

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/20/2019 at 12:00pm

We shouldn’t be surprised by this. Most of the Democrats running in 2020 want to give illegal immigrants free healthcare.

NorthJersey.com reports:

NJ gave more than $3.8 million in financial aid to undocumented college students last...

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U. Alabama is Swimming in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars for Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:00am 8/20/2019 at 10:00am

Dollars for diversity. This is a scam and American taxpayers should demand their money back.

Campus Reform reports:

U. Alabama got MILLIONS from taxpayer for ‘diversity.’ It’s about to get even more.

The federal government has granted the University of Alabama-Birmingham $1.25 million to help achieve gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,...

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University of Virginia to Keep Pro-Thomas Jefferson ‘Founder’s Day’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:00am 8/20/2019 at 8:00am

This is in stark contrast to the Charlottesville City Council, which decided to drop the day.

The College Fix reports:

UVA to keep pro-Jefferson ‘Founder’s Day’...

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Students With Nontraditional Gender Identities Report More Mental Health Issues

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/19/2019 at 12:00pm

It would be interesting to know how many of these students had traditional gender identities before college.

MedPage Today reports:

78% of Non-Cisgender College Students Report Mental Health Symptoms

College students with nontraditional gender identities reported two to four times as many symptoms of mental health conditions as cisgender students, according to cross-sectional...

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Social Justice Courses and Majors Becoming the Norm at Many Colleges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:00am 8/19/2019 at 10:00am

The implementation of a social justice curriculum took less than a decade and it didn’t happen by accident.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Social justice’ majors, courses, events are new norm on college campuses

Social justice majors and other social justice-themed activities are becoming an increasingly regular occurrence on college...

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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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