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Edward Snowden to Vote in November’s Presidential Election

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:02pm 9/17/2016 at 2:02pm

. . . but he won’t say for whom he is voting.

The AP reports:

Edward Snowden, in exile in Moscow after leaking U.S. National Security Agency documents, said Friday he intends to vote in the U.S. presidential election, but did not say which candid...

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Indiana U. Students Told to Take Cold Showers for the Planet

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/17/2016 at 1:00pm

Indiana University has a new ‘sustainability’ department. Isn’t that helpful?

The College Fix reports:

Take cold showers for the planet, new ‘sustainability’ department urges Indiana U. students

“Living sustainably is one of the easiest things you can do. Turn off your lights, unplug your electric devices, take shorter, cold showers.”

This is the pitch to...

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Hillary Pants Suits in All Colors Clinton a “Style Icon”?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00am 9/17/2016 at 11:00am
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Yep, according to the Washington Post‘s fashion critic.

But beyond cut and color, designers are obsessing about strong and powerful women who are independent and enduring — perhaps even a bit scandalous. There has been talk of O’Keeffe, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, influential mothers and grandmothers — and of course, Hillary Clinton.

The...

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Harvard Dining Services Workers May Go on Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9:45am 9/17/2016 at 9:45am

Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) workers have had numerous strikes over the years and they always enjoy the backing of the student body. Here we go again.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

HUDS Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

Harvard’s dining service employees voted 97 percent in favor of authorizing a strike should the University not...

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Illegal Immigrants in NC Demand Free College Tuition

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It takes a special kind of audacity to demand something from a country you’re in illegally.

WFMY News reported:

Undocumented Students Rally For ‘Say Yes’ Scholarship Inclusion

Undocumented Guilford County high school students want the ‘Say Yes To Education’...

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DePaul U. to Hold Event Before Election Telling Students Why They Shouldn’t Vote

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I’m actually all for this. If students don’t know who they should vote for, let them sit this one out.

Red Alert Politics reports:

DePaul Univ. event tells students: ‘Why you shouldn’t vote’

The latest polls are showing almost half of millennial voters either supp...

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James O’Keefe Poses as Doctor at Hillary’s Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/16/2016 at 7:00pm

James O’Keefe posed as “Dr.” O’Keefe at Hillary Clinton’s Westchester, NY, campaign headquarters to find out what the staffers had to say about Hillary’s health. He even brought her a get well card.

Surprisingly, no one recognized him even though he used his real name and even said he called his practice...

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VIDEO: Student’s Trump Hat Causes Meltdown at Canada’s Mount Royal U.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 4:35pm 9/16/2016 at 4:35pm
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A student wearing a Trump hat at Mount Royal University in Canada was accosted by other students and told he had to remove it because it was “hate speech.”

CBC News reports:

Student’s Donald Trump hat stirs controversy at Calgary’s Mount...

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Student need for Trigger Warnings causes Ithaca College Prof to drop course material

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 3:00pm 9/16/2016 at 3:00pm

We’ve now reached the point where a professor can’t teach her course properly because too many of the course materials might trigger someone. This is madness.

Campus Reform reports:

Ithaca enters trigger warning debate

An Ithaca College professor says she has stopped teaching sensitive material in her Sociology of Sexualities course because it has...

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It must be Friday – Four Palestinian terror attacks including car ramming

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 1:30pm 9/16/2016 at 1:30pm

The so-called Knife or Stabbing Intifada has not been limited to knives or stabbings.

Car rammings have been a consistent method, as we documented before, The long list of Palestinian car rammings, including this one by a man who then got out of the car and attacked a victim with a meat clever...

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Whistleblowers at U. Utah Claim They Were Fired for Exposing Waste

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:00pm 9/16/2016 at 12:00pm

This wouldn’t be the first time people were targeted for exposing wasteful spending.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

Lawsuit accuses University of Utah of firing whistleblowers over wasted public funds

Two former University of Utah employees are suing the state’s flagship university, saying they were fired in retaliation for discovering policy violations and budgetary...

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Trump Lets Jimmy Fallon Mess Up His Hair on “The Tonight Show”

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Donald Trump joined Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Thursday evening.

Fallon asked him about the polls and shared some of his Trump impersonations with the Republican candidate.

“I love the polls, but I don’t pay attention if I’m losing or lagging, I never mention them,” Trump joked about polling data. He also...

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U. Chicago Profs Defy Administration on Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:00am 9/16/2016 at 8:00am

The University of Chicago’s refreshing position on free speech vs. safe spaces is being undermined by some members of the faculty.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Chicago Professors Fire Back

More than 150 faculty members at the University of Chicago on Tuesday published an open letter to freshmen in which they take a strikingly different...

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Officials find another part of the missing MH370 plane

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 4:47pm 9/15/2016 at 4:47pm

About two years ago, Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 literally disappeared off the planet. No one has found the plane, but in July 2015 a piece of debris from the plane washed up on France.

Today, officials have announced another piece of debris discovered off the coast of Africa belonged to the ...

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Conservative Students at Columbia Allege Threats and Harassment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:45am 9/15/2016 at 11:45am

One has to wonder if the university will be setting up a safe space for conservatives on campus.

The College Fix reported:

Columbia U. conservatives’ horror stories: Threatened, bullied, censored

It’s not easy being a conservative student at Columbia University. In fact, it’s downright hostile, if interviews from a student and recent alum of...

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British Prime Minister Speaks Out Against University Safe Spaces

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The debate over free speech in higher education vs. coddling and safe spaces isn’t only happening in the United States.

The Independent reports:

British Prime Minister Theresa May hits out at ‘safe spaces’

The Prime Minister has hit out at “safe spaces” at universities, arguing that they stifle freedom of speech – and could...

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University of Chicago Student Defends Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:00am 9/15/2016 at 8:00am

A senior at the University of Chicago is unhappy about the school’s position on trigger warnings and safe spaces.

Naturally, the New York Times gave her a place to defend them:

Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and Free Speech, Too

I didn’t get the University of Chicago welcome letter that made the rounds on the...

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