Quick Takes  (Page 22)

College Closures Damage the Towns They Leave Behind

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/30/2019 at 12:00pm

College closures can affect an entire community. They grapple with lost jobs, lost revenue, and even a loss of identity.

From the Denver Post:

Former college campuses left to adapt to business loss, redevelopment

As colleges and universities come alive this fall, some campuses sit closed and empty after succumbing to a recent wave...

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President of Harvard Apologizes for Comparing School’s Rich Donors to Freed Slaves

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:00am 9/30/2019 at 10:00am

How awkward. What could Lawrence Bacow have been thinking to make such a comparison?

Newsweek reports:

Harvard President Apologizes for Comparing Rich Donors to Freed Slaves in Alumni Meeting

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow is being criticized as “tone deaf” for his Tuesday comparison between slavery and the school’s fundraising efforts among alumni.

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University of California Announces ‘Gender Pronoun Education/Awareness Initiative’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00am 9/30/2019 at 8:00am

Is there any wonder why Democrats want to make higher education free? It implements the progressive agenda.

The College Fix reports:

U. California system president announces ‘Gender Pronoun Education/Awareness Initiative’

In order to put focus on the “importance of developing and maintaining an inclusive workplace,” the University of California Office of the President (UCOP)...

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Appalachian State Student Newspaper Apologizes for Column That Criticized Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:30pm 9/29/2019 at 1:30pm

There are some things on campus which you’re just not allowed to criticize. This is one of them.

Campus Reform reports:

Campus paper apologizes for anti-social justice op-ed, cites JOURNALISM ETHICS

Appalachian State University’s student newspaper apologized recently for publishing an op-ed...

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Columbia University Bans Marching Band From All Future Athletic Events

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 11:30am 9/29/2019 at 11:30am

It sounds like there is more to the story than we are being told here. When is the last time you heard of something like this happening?

The Columbia Spectator reports:

Columbia bans marching band from future athletic events, will no longer provide university funding

Three days before the football home opener, Columbia Athletics...

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Poll Finds Almost Half of College Students Value Creating an Inclusive Society Over Freedom of Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 9:30am 9/29/2019 at 9:30am

This shift didn’t happen by accident. This generation has been taught these values.

Christian Headlines reports:

College Students Want Inclusive Society over Freedom of Speech, Poll Finds

A recent poll found that nearly half of...

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NYC Bans Term “Illegal Alien” When Used “Out of Hate”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3:30pm 9/28/2019 at 3:30pm

The leftist language police are stepping up their game and are now making it a crime to refer to someone as an “illegal alien” if done so with “the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons.”  At least in the Big Apple where calling someone an “illegal alien”...

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College Student Scares Off Potential Sex Attacker by Pretending to be Autistic

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1:30pm 9/28/2019 at 1:30pm

Quick thinking on this student’s part may have saved her from a horrible attack. What an amazing story.

FOX News reports:

New York college student pretends to be autistic, scares off sexual offender like ‘she had seen on television’

A quick-thinking college student scared off a sexual deviant who broke into her New York...

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Hillsdale College to Offer Master’s Degree in Government at New DC Location

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:30am 9/28/2019 at 11:30am

Hillsdale is one of the only colleges in America that openly embraces conservatism.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Hillsdale College Expands to Capitol Hill

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Plan to Offer ‘Free’ College in New Mexico Met With Opposition

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 9:30am 9/28/2019 at 9:30am

Critics say the price tag supporters are low-balling the real cost which will be much higher.

The College Fix reports:

Free college tuition plan in New Mexico meets with opposition

A new plan to provide free college to all New Mexico residents is under fire by a taxpayer watchdog group and o...

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Yale Students Stage Walkout to Demand Divestment From Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/27/2019 at 12:00pm

Someone needs to explain to these students that America is finally energy independent, and that it’s a great thing.

The College Fix reports:

‘Hundreds’ of...

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Bulletin Boards at Michigan State Warn of ‘Harmful Language’ of Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:00am 9/27/2019 at 10:00am

College students today have no idea how much better they have it than previous generations.

Campus Reform reports:

​MSU warns against ‘harmful language’ with microaggression boards

At Michigan State University, at least two new microaggression boards discovered in two different student dormitories instruct students on how to take action against “harmful language.”

The boards, placed...

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Gender Neutral Fashion Show Causes Stir at Duquesne University

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00am 9/27/2019 at 8:00am

Duquesne University is a Catholic school, so some people weren’t down with this.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:

Gender neutral fashion show draws officials’ attention at Duquesne University

Did student organizers of a gender neutral fashion show at Duquesne University go too far in promoting the event with ads showing a man wearing a dress...

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Jury Awards $100,000 to Boston College Student Accused of Sexual Assault

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/26/2019 at 12:00pm

The money probably provides little comfort but at least it’s something.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Jury Sides With Student Accused of Sexual Assault

A former Boston College student has won more than $100,000 from his alma mater after a federal jury found the private nonprofit institution mishandled sexual assault allegations against him.

The case is...

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Baylor University Sending ‘Equity Officer’ to Investigate Conservative Group Hosting Ben Shapiro

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00am 9/26/2019 at 10:00am

Isn’t it funny how liberal student groups never have to deal with things like this? It always goes in only one direction.

The Washington Examiner reports:

University sending ‘equity officer’ to investigate conservative group over Ben Shapiro speech

Baylor University, a Baptist university in Texas, has arranged to have an “equity officer” investigate the...

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Another Parent to be Sentenced in College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:00am 9/26/2019 at 8:00am

This guy paid a quarter of a million dollars to get his son into a school that costs $60K a year. Amazing.

The College Fix reports:

Second parent to be sentenced in college admissions scandal

The second sentencing in the college admissions scandal is set to take place today, with one father potentially receiving...

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University of California System Announces Divestment from Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/25/2019 at 12:00pm

Progressive students will celebrate this as a victory because it’s all about politics. Theirs.

Campus Reform reports:

UC system announces divestment from fossil fuels

The University of California system has announced its intention to completely divest from fossil fuels.

Officials in charge of investments insist that their decision to move toward more “sustainable” and environmentally...

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