Quick Takes  (Page 20)

Swarthmore Students Launch Hunger Strike Demanding Termination of Fraternity Leases

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:00am 5/8/2019 at 10:00am

Can you even imagine refusing to eat over something like this? Why not just hold your breath until you get your own way?

Campus Reform reports:

Swarthmore students go on hunger strike amid frat scandal

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Washington State to Offer ‘Free’ College to Families That Make Under $50K

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 8:00am 5/8/2019 at 8:00am

It’s no surprise that such a plan would advance in Washington State and it’ll be fascinating to see how it works out.

The Crosscut reports:

Free college is coming for WA families making under $50K

For years, Washington state has failed to fully fund its financial-aid program for low-income college students. This school year,...

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SUNY Plattsburgh Provides Students With ‘Therapy Donkeys’ Ahead of Exams

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/7/2019 at 12:00pm

After hours of studying for exams, what’s better to soothe your nerves than petting a donkey?

The College Fix reports:

University provides therapy donkeys to students ahead...

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Cleveland State Paying Artist to Move Anti-Trump Sculpture off Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:00am 5/7/2019 at 10:00am

The anti-Trump market has been good to a lot of people, including sculptors.

Cleveland.com reports:

Cleveland State University will pay $50,000 to sculptor whose work is critical of Trump; artist will move statue off campus

Cleveland State University will pay $50,000 to settle a free-speech lawsuit filed by a multimedia artist whose 42-foot sculpture...

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College Democrats Turn on the DCCC Over New Policy That Protects Incumbents

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 8:00am 5/7/2019 at 8:00am

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is trying to protect Democrats from primary challenges. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has spoken out against this and the College Democrats are siding with her.

The Atlantic reports:

The Democratic Party Just Ticked Off Its Youngest Organizers

The youths in the Democratic Party are angry.

Sixty-eight chapters of the College Democrats are...

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Prof Claims Serial Killer Ted Bundy is an Example of White Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/6/2019 at 12:00pm

This is a hot take to end all hot takes. Wow.

The College Fix reports:

Prof: Serial killer Ted Bundy another example of ‘white privilege’

A women, gender, and sexuality studies professor at Florida Atlantic University says infamous serial killer Ted Bundy...

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Cannabis Investor Gives $9 Million to Harvard and MIT for Marijuana Research

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 6, 2019 at 10:00am 5/6/2019 at 10:00am

It’s amazing how quickly this has become a legitimate industry.

FOX News reports:

Cannabis investor donates $9M to Harvard, MIT for marijuana research

A cannabis investor is giving Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his alma maters, $9 million to study the health effects of marijuana, according to published reports.

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Lawmakers and University Officials in Illinois Warn of Cuts to Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 6, 2019 at 8:00am 5/6/2019 at 8:00am

Illinois is so overextended financially, it was only a matter of time before this happened.

The Bellville News-Democrat reports:

Lawmakers, university officials warn of higher ed cuts without new revenue

Democrats in the Illinois House, along with officials from each of the state’s public universities, warned that unless the state finds new sources of...

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Trump Security Adviser John Bolton to Give Coast Guard Commencement Address

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 1:30pm 5/5/2019 at 1:30pm

It’s probably a pretty safe bet that there won’t be any protests here. Military grads know how to show respect.

Military.com reports:

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Female College Students Massively Outnumber Males in Iceland

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 11:30am 5/5/2019 at 11:30am

This article notes that this is happening in many countries, yet we’re still told that there is a gender gap on campus.

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Students at Johns Hopkins Chain Themselves to Stairwell to Protest Police and ICE

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 9:30am 5/5/2019 at 9:30am

If someone came to this protest and started throwing things at these students, who are now sitting ducks, who would they call?

The College Fix reports:

Johns Hopkins protesters chain themselves to administrative building to protest police, ICE

Student protesters at Johns Hopkins University have taken to chaining themselves to stairwells in the campus’s...

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Student Govt at UC-Davis Votes Narrowly to Keep Campus Police Armed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:30pm 5/4/2019 at 1:30pm

If someone is attacking you and is armed with a gun, what can an unarmed police officer do to help you?

Campus Reform reports:

UC Davis student government NARROWLY votes to keep campus police armed

The student senate at the University of California-Davis recently decided against disarming its campus police force by a narrow...

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Shocking Poll Finds Young People Support the Idea of Free College

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:30am 5/4/2019 at 11:30am

Would you believe that most college aged people support free college? A new poll from Harvard confirms this surprising find.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Young People Support Free College

More than half of young adults, many of them in the traditional college age range, support plans to make public universities free, even if it...

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Obama DHS Secretary Withdraws as Speaker at USC Law School After Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:30am 5/4/2019 at 9:30am

Jeh Johnson was supposed to give the commencement, but students protested because of Obama immigration policies. It’s probably also significant that Johnson has taken Trump’s side on saying there is a crisis at the border.

The College Fix reports:

Obama homeland security chief withdraws as graduation speaker following protests

Believe it or not, some...

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Students at Trinity College Protest Pro-Western Civilization ‘Churchill Club’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/3/2019 at 12:00pm

When the subject of Western Civilization is a triggering subject which must be protested, it’s time to shut it all down. This is insane.

The College Fix reports:

Protests, racial unrest engulf Trinity College over students’ pro-Western Civ Churchill Club

Racial unrest. Protests. Accusations. Name-calling. Threats.

The renown and historic Trinity College has become a...

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Left Wing Groups Pressuring Colleges to Blacklist Members of Trump Admin

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10:00am 5/3/2019 at 10:00am

The left owns academia and they use their influence to preserve their power.

PJ Media reports:

38 Leftist Groups Urge Colleges, Universities to Blacklist Trump Admin. Officials

On Wednesday, a coalition of leftist groups sent an open letter to college and university leaders demanding that...

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College Student in West Virginia Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Shooting Spree

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:00am 5/3/2019 at 8:00am

These days, anyone who even talks about something like this, has to know there will be serious consequences.

FOX News reports:

West Virginia University student arrested after allegedly threatening to carry out ‘shooting spree’

A West Virginia University freshman was arrested and charged with making “terroristic threats,” campus police said in a statement Thursday.

Cheickna...

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