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UC Berkeley Law School Moves to Rename Building Over Racism Concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00am 9/20/2018 at 10:00am
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Do schools have teams of people combing through their history, just looking for this sort of thing?

The College Fix reports:

UC Berkeley law school moves to rename building over racism concerns

UC Berkeley School of Law officials appear poised to strip the name of an early benefactor of the school off one of...

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Feds Spend Over $1 Million Training Social Justice Math Teachers

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8:00am 9/20/2018 at 8:00am

Cant you imagine the lesson plans? If I have two apples and you have one apple, how much more racist am I?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Feds Spend $1,009,762 Training ‘Social Justice’ Math Teachers

The National Science Foundation is spending over $1 million to train two-dozen “social justice” math teachers in Philadelphia.

The Drexel...

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Purdue Blocks Access to Streaming Sites Like Hulu and Netflix in Lecture Halls

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/19/2018 at 12:00pm

This is perfectly reasonable. No one needs to be watching TV shows during a lecture.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Purdue blocks Netflix, Hulu, and other sites from lecture halls

Gone are the days when you could stream an episode of “Game of Thrones” or “Better Call Saul” during a boring lecture at Purdue University.

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Freshman Orientation at Columbia Includes Three Hour Identity Politics Workshop

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00am 9/19/2018 at 10:00am

You have to make sure that everyone knows what’s expected of them, right?

The College Fix reports:

Columbia freshmen required to undergo 3-hour identity politics workshop during orientation

As part of Columbia University’s New Student Orientation Program, first-year students participated in a mandatory activity called “Under1Roof.”

Columbia’s schedule book for orientation describes it as a...

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College Students Not Mailing Absentee Ballots Because They Don’t Know Where to Buy Stamps

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 8:00am 9/19/2018 at 8:00am
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This might be a good argument for raising the voting age. Wow.

WTOP News reports:

Why college students don’t vote absentee? They don’t know where to buy a postage stamp

“Vote or die.” Unless, it’s too hard to find a stamp.

A Fairfax County focus group this summer found m...

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Betsy DeVos Blames Moral Relativism for Campus Free Speech Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/18/2018 at 12:00pm
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It’s very encouraging that members of the Trump administration are addressing this issue.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Betsy DeVos accurately diagnoses higher ed’s free speech problem

On the occasion of Constitution Day, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered her first major address on free speech in higher education – and she didn’t hold back.

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Student Claims School Covering Up Prof Who Shot Himself to Protest Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:00am 9/18/2018 at 10:00am
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Last week, a professor at the College of Southern Nevada shot himself in the arm to protest Trump. One student says the school has swept the entire incident under the rug because the prof is a leftist.

Campus Reform reports:

Student: School ‘covered up’ prof...

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Honors College at Boston U. Drops Western Canon in Favor of Social Justice Curriculum

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:00am 9/18/2018 at 8:00am

The left is methodically replacing serious academic study with left wing indoctrination. This is just the latest example.

The College Fix reports:

Boston U. honors college abandons Socratic method, Western canon in favor of social justice curriculum

Students enrolled in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University used to have a required class called...

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit of Woman Injured at Berkeley Protest of Yiannopoulos Event

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/17/2018 at 12:00pm
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She was there to hear the speech and alleged that she was pepper sprayed by a protester. The judge ruled that Berkeley wasn’t responsible.

FOX News reports:

Judge tosses $23M lawsuit linked to Berkeley protest vs. Milo Yiannopoulos

A federal judge on Friday dismissed most claims in a $23 million lawsuit brought by a...

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U. Michigan Hiring Student Facilitators to Run Anti-Racism Workshops

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 17, 2018 at 10:00am 9/17/2018 at 10:00am

The narrative that college students are victims must be constantly reinforced.

Campus Reform reports:

University hiring students for ‘coalition building’

The University of Michigan announced it is hiring “student facilitators” to run “anti-racism” and “coalition building” workshops.

“Student facilitators” at the University of Michigan will work within the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs...

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UPenn Profs Launch ‘Media Awareness Initiatives’ Because Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 17, 2018 at 8:00am 9/17/2018 at 8:00am
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Does anyone recall such a program being launched at any universities when Obama was investigating journalists?

The College Fix reports:

UPenn profs launch ‘media awareness initiatives’ due...

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U. Wisconsin-Madison Introducing Policy to Punish Those Who Disrupt Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:30pm 9/16/2018 at 1:30pm

Free speech advocates are worried about these policies but the left has brought us to this point. How else do you deal with this problem?

Campus Reform reports:

College’s ‘protest guidelines’ concern free speech advocates

The University...

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Heather Mac Donald: Colleges Teach Students to See Bias Where It Doesn’t Exist

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:30am 9/16/2018 at 11:30am

Heather Mac Donald, a scholar at the Manhattan Institute, has been leading an effort to expose the left’s ruinous agenda in higher education.

She writes at Time:

How Colleges Teach Students to See Bias Where It Doesn’t Exist

“You have blood on your hands. You’re a murderer,” shouted one of the protesters at Judge...

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Study Finds Diversity Officers Contribute Nothing Positive to a University

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 9:30am 9/16/2018 at 9:30am

Diversity administrators are nothing more than a new class of pointless, highly paid campus bureaucrats.

PJ Media reports:

STUDY: Diversity Officers ‘Contribute Nothing Positive to a University’

A new Baylor University study has discovered that Chief Diversity Officers — who are typically paid upwards of $180,000 — are ineffective at one of their major...

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Libertarian Student Activists Had Major Impact on New Hampshire Primaries

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:30pm 9/15/2018 at 1:30pm

These students have a pretty impressive winning streak going. Good for them.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Libertarian student activists win 13 New Hampshire primary races in one night

Last month, a libertarian activist group announced their involvement in 16 New Hampshire state house elections. On Tuesday night, 13 of the 16 candidates they supported...

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Student Council Declares Ingredients in School Ice Cream Not Inclusive Enough

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:30am 9/15/2018 at 11:30am

This sounds absurd on its face, but that’s just because of the ‘student speak’ they’re using. Read the story.

Campus Reform reports:

Student council members: Ice cream is not ‘inclusive’ enough

Student council members at The University of Wisconsin-Madison are demanding...

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University Scrubs ‘Safe Space for White Students’ from Listings After Scrutiny

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 9:30am 9/15/2018 at 9:30am

This proves once again, that many people in academia have no idea how crazy these things sound until they notice public reaction.

The College Fix reports:

University scrubs ‘safe space for White students’...

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