Quick Takes  (Page 28)

Students at Williams College Boycotting English Department Over Alleged Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 8:00am 11/6/2019 at 8:00am

The students claim that the curriculum is too white and that professors of color are being denied tenure.

The College Fix reports:

Williams College students boycott English Department, claim it’s ‘whitewashed,’ ‘racist’

Students at Williams College have launched a boycott of the entire English Department, claiming the curriculum is “whitewashed” and its scholars “racist.”

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Native American Students at U. Arizona Want Apology After President Comments on His ‘High Cheekbones’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/5/2019 at 12:00pm

This was clearly a reference to Elizabeth Warren, who once claimed this was proof of her Native American ancestry. You can’t blame these students for being annoyed by this.

Arizona Central

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Gender Scholar Explains the ‘Four Main Pillars of Toxic Masculinity’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:00am 11/5/2019 at 10:00am

This scholar regularly lectures on college campuses. Can you imagine someone speaking this way about women?

The College Fix reports:

Gender scholar says raising boys to be ‘emotionally stoic’ leads to violence, suicide

One gender scholar who gives regular talks on college campuses argues that men are responsible for much higher rates of violence...

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Editorial Raises Alarm on Left-Wing Politics of American College Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:00am 11/5/2019 at 8:00am

The editors of the New York Post are worried about America’s future and they have a point:

College kids’ hard left turn means trouble ahead for America

If college kids’ political views are a clue to the nation’s future, America is headed over a left-wing cliff.

Consider: A recent Chegg/College Pulse poll found 69%...

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Students at U. Nevada-Las Vegas Protest Speech by FOX News Personality

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/4/2019 at 12:00pm

Tomi Lahren was able to give her speech but not without incident.

FOX News reports:

Protests break out on UNLV campus before Tomi Lahren speech

In the latest episode of Fox Nation’s “No Interruption,” Tomi Lahren traveled to her alma mater to speak with conservative students about the struggles they face on campus, but...

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Posters Found on Campus of Susquehanna University Say ‘It’s OK to be White’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:00am 11/4/2019 at 10:00am

Naturally, this caused quite a stir at the school. You have to wonder if this was just a troll.

Penn Live reports:

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Minority Students Threaten to Sue if University of California Doesn’t Drop SAT

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 4, 2019 at 8:00am 11/4/2019 at 8:00am

Lots of schools are already dropping entrance exam requirements. Don’t be surprised if the University of California does the same over this.

The College Fix reports:

Minority students demand University of California ditch the SAT … or they’ll sue

Last Tuesday, a trio of students, several student advocacy groups, and the Compton Unified School...

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Vassar Students Tied up During Armed Robbery on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 11:30am 11/3/2019 at 11:30am

Crimes happen on college campuses all the time, but you don’t hear about armed robbers tying up their victims every day.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports:

Vassar students bound in armed robbery on campus: College

Vassar College says a group of its students were bound and their campus townhouse was burglarized on Halloween night.

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University Cutting Humanities Program While Employing Over a Dozen VPs in Administration

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 9:30am 11/3/2019 at 9:30am

Bloated administrations are one of the factors driving the crazy cost of college tuition. This needs to change.

The College Fix reports:

University cuts humanities program even as it employs over a dozen people ‘with the title of VP or higher’

The University of Tulsa’s trustees recently proposed slashing the school’s humanities department by...

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U. Washington Revokes Club Status for College Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30pm 11/2/2019 at 7:30pm

The weirdest part of this story is that this was done with the help of the College Republican National Committee, which was angry at this group for holding an Affirmative Action bake sale.

Breitbart reports:

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U. Arizona Hosts ‘Kid-Friendly’ Workshop on Dressing in Drag

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:30am 11/2/2019 at 11:30am

The left is really pushing drag culture on kids now. This is definitely a thing.

Campus Reform reports:

UArizona advertises ‘Drag as Therapy’ workshop as ‘kid-friendly’

The University of Arizona hosted a workshop Saturday to help “guide” individuals through the exploration of the “cathartic experience” of dressing in drag.

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University of Minnesota in Uproar Over Improper Usage of Pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:30am 11/2/2019 at 9:30am

A new policy at the school addresses the past failings of people at the school to use the correct words. This reads like parody.

The College Fix reports:

University of Minnesota threatens faculty for ‘repeated misuse of pronouns’ in new policy

Gender pronouns have flummoxed the University of Minnesota for more than a year.

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Student Government at U. Pennsylvania to Get Mandatory Diversity Training

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 1, 2019 at 1:00pm 11/1/2019 at 1:00pm

Does anyone on the campus left realize how authoritarian ‘mandatory diversity training’ sounds?

The College Fix reports:

Penn student government is getting mandatory diversity training

The student government at the University of Pennsylvania is adopting manda...

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Former President of American University Warns of ‘Ideological Fascism’ on Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:00am 11/1/2019 at 11:00am

This warning is coming years too late but it’s still important. We need more people to speak out in this way.

FOX News reports:

Former university president warns of ‘ideological fascism’ on campuses: ‘We’ve created a monster’

College campuses in 2019 are implementing thought control and ideological fascism rather than championing free speech, former...

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Georgetown U. Creating Reparations Fund to Benefit Descendants of Slaves Sold by School

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 1, 2019 at 9:00am 11/1/2019 at 9:00am

Students at Georgetown voted in favor of this last spring. It’ll be fascinating to see how much gets paid out to the beneficiaries.

ABC News reports:

Georgetown University announces reparations fund to benefit descendants of slaves once sold by the school

Georgetown University announced on Tuesday it will create a fund that could generate...

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Ohio State University Now Offering Certificate in ‘Diversity’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/31/2019 at 12:00pm

When I created the attached image, the idea of ‘diversity studies’ was a joke. Now it’s becoming a real thing.

The College Fix reports:

Ohio State University to offer new ‘diversity’ certificate

Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will begin offering a 12-hour “interdisciplinary diversity, equity and inclusion” certificate which aims to...

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Binghamton University Students Hold ‘Die-in’ to Protest Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:00am 10/31/2019 at 10:00am

If we did away with fossil fuels tomorrow, most people would be living in awful Stone Age conditions, including these students.

Campus Reform reports:

Students hold ‘die-in’ to protest fossil fuels — ‘stuff that literally kills people’

Students at B...

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