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Colleges Try to Comfort Distraught Students Over Trump Election

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:00am 11/10/2016 at 9:00am
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The irony in all this is that this is part of the reason Trump was elected. People are so tired of this.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Colleges Try to Comfort Students Upset by Trump Victory

Dozens of students at Cornell University gathered on a major campus thoroughfare for a “cry-in” to mourn the...

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GOP Maintains Control of Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/9/2016 at 7:30pm

The GOP managed to maintain control of Congress after elections on Tuesday, even though it lost Kelly Ayotte (NH) in the Senate.

The Senate had everyone on edge, with outside groups pouring millions into races since the Democrats only needed five more seats to grab the majority. The GOP lost Ayotte’s seat...

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Trump Asks Netanyahu to Visit White House

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 5:57pm 11/9/2016 at 5:57pm
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President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have known each other for a long time.

Trump has just reached out to Netanyahu and invited him to the White House after his inauguration:

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U. Chicago Facing Race Discrimination Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:00pm 11/9/2016 at 2:00pm

A grad student of Indian heritage claims white students received preferential treatment. Now she’s suing for big bucks.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

University of Chicago faces $1 million lawsuit alleging race discrimination

An Indian-American doctoral student at the University of Chicago has filed a $1 million discrimination lawsuit against its board of trustees, alleging...

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Washington State Bans Sorority And Frat Events for Rest of Semester

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 12:30pm 11/9/2016 at 12:30pm

There have apparently been some issues with drugs and alcohol. Even so, a ban seems a bit extreme.

FOX News reports:

Sorority, frat events banned at Washington State University

Officials say all Washington State University sorority and fraternity events, from formals to football tailgates, have been banned for the rest of the semester.

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Trump, GOP Majority Could Mean End of Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:00am 11/9/2016 at 11:00am

Obamacare has been a disaster and with the GOP in control of DC starting in January, the government can repeal the law and implement something new:

Republicans still don’t have 60 votes in the Senate, so to repeal big parts of the law, they would have to use a process called budget...

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Socialist Organization Now Using College Facilities for Meetings

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:00am 11/9/2016 at 10:00am

Isn’t it completely unsurprising that a socialist organization would feel comfortable meeting on an American college campus?

Campus Reform reports:

Marx attacks! Socialists nestle in at Northeastern

Boston’s International Socialist Organization now uses Northeastern University’s facilities to hold its events, including one upcoming day-long workshop on how “inequality is a law of capitalism.”

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U. North Carolina to Offer ‘Supercourse’ on Diversity and Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/8/2016 at 1:30pm

Isn’t college expensive and left-wing enough without courses like this? Would you pay for your child to take a course like this?

The College Fix reports:

U. North Carolina to offer diversity ‘supercourse’ on intersectionality, race, and social justice

The University of North Carolina will be offering a so-...

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Group Hacks Computers in an Indiana County

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 12:00pm 11/8/2016 at 12:00pm

An unknown group hacked into Madison County in Indiana and demanded a ransom. Commissioner John Richwine said the hack did not “affect the county’s voting records and ballots because they are housed on a separate system.” From The Journal Gazette:

Madison County commissioners say they’ll pay a ransom to an unknown group...

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Loyola U. Chicago Course Seeks to Link Donald Trump to Slavery

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10:30am 11/8/2016 at 10:30am

If Trump wins the election, expect stuff like this to happen more often and get worse.

The Daily Caller reports:

University Course Seeks To Link Trump To Slavery

If the political climate this year wasn’t weird enough for many Americans, a move by a professor at Loyola University Chicago to bring up the Donald...

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Liberty University Ranked Most Conservative School in the U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:30am 11/8/2016 at 7:30am

As you can probably imagine, there aren’t many schools which would even qualify for this title.

The Christian Post reported:

Liberty University Ranks No. 1 ‘Most Conservative College’...

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Republican Women Unsurprisingly Scarce at Yale

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/7/2016 at 4:30pm

The most interesting thing about the article below is the fact that the writer almost seems surprised.

From the Yale Daily News:

Republican women scarce at Yale

The 2016 presidential election has Yale...

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Prager U: What Should We Do About Guns?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/7/2016 at 3:00pm
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Would stricter gun laws reduce gun violence?

Prager University explains:

The phrase “common sense gun control” gets tossed about constantly by Democrats, especially during election years. But what does it really mean? In this week’s video, Nicholas Johnson, Professor of Law at Fordham University, explains that, once you get past the platitudes about...

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U. Texas Austin Ignores Demand to Disband Conservative Group for Affirmative Action Bake Sale

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Congrats to the University of Texas at Austin for defending free speech and resisting the demands of the mob.

The Daily Caller reports:

University Of Texas Champions Free Speech, Ignores Demands To Disband Conservative Student Group

The University of Texas at Austin will ignore demands from student officials to “disband” a young conservative student...

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UC San Francisco Bans Sale of Sweetened Beverages on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10:30am 11/7/2016 at 10:30am

This is just another example of a university treating college students like children who are unable to make proper choices for themselves.

WTTV News reports:

University bans sweetened beverages to curb consumption among students, staff

On average, Americans consume more than 40 gallons of sugary drinks each year. In an effort to change what...

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UNH Administrator Offered to Help Hillary Campaign With School Resources

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This is one of the reasons why the politicization of academia matters. The left dominates the entire field and uses their advantage for political gain.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

UNH Administrator Offered to ‘Be Helpful’ to Clinton Using Public School’s Resources

A senior faculty member at a public university in New Hampshire proposed...

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UK: Over 50 Arrested in Annual Anonymous-organized “Million Mask March”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/6/2016 at 5:30pm
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The annual anti-capitalist march organized by the hacking group Anonymous takes place on November 5, Guy Fawkes Day. This year, police arrested 53 people for a range of offenses from weapon possession to “non-removal of a face mask.”

The Telegraph reports:

Walking from Trafalgar Square, where the march started, protesters holding flares chanted...

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