Quick Takes  (Page 28)

Dartmouth Offers Course on Conservatism Tailored to a Liberal Audience

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00am 6/14/2019 at 10:00am

Judging by the details offered here, it sounds like the course was a caricature of American conservatism.

Campus Reform reported:

Dartmouth offers ‘American Conservatism’ class…’tailored to a predominantly liberal audience’

Dartmouth College offered a course during its spring 2019 quarter on conservatism as examined through a liberal lens.

Titled “American Conservatism,” the course aimed to...

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Op-Ed: Campus Insanity Is Migrating To Society

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:00am 6/14/2019 at 8:00am

Writer Inez Feltscher Stepman suggests this is a problem that has to be stopped before it’s too late. I disagree. I think we’re already there.

She writes at The Federalist:

Campus Insanity Is Migrating To Society, And Republicans Had Better Stop It Before It’s Too Late

Conservatives once laughed at radical campus politics, imagining...

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Some Universities Now Offering ‘Cultural Diversity Scholarships’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00am 6/13/2019 at 11:00am

How long will it be before someone can actually major in diversity? You know it’s coming.

The College Fix reports:

Multiple universities offer ‘cultural diversity scholarships’

Several institutions of higher education are offering “cultural diversity scholarships” to their students, aid packages meant to increase the socio-ethnic diversity of the campuses in question.

On Utah Valley...

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University Accused of Secretly Photographing Students for Facial Recognition Study

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:30am 6/13/2019 at 9:30am

This is one of those 21st century issues that’s probably going to come up repeatedly, as we struggle with the new powers of technology.

Campus Reform reports:

UCCS secretly took photos of hundreds of students in...

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‘Free’ College Program in Louisiana Not Working Out as Planned

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:00am 6/13/2019 at 8:00am

Who could have predicted such a thing? Aren’t you shocked?

George Leef writes at National Review:

One State Has Already Tried ‘Free College’ with Predictably Bad Results

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone went to college, got real smart, and made lots of money? That would give a state a tremendous boost, right?

Like all...

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Man Flees the United States to Escape $30,000 in Student Loan Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/12/2019 at 12:00pm

This young man is probably going to regret this decision. Especially since it’s not a huge amount of debt. It seems like he acted rashly.

USA Today reports:

A college grad flees U.S. to avoid student loan debt: ‘I had to escape this prison’

Eventually, Chad Albright just couldn’t take it anymore. The rejection,...

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Prof Who Helped Popularize Microaggressions Now Says Not Everything is a Microaggression

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00am 6/12/2019 at 10:00am

Good luck getting that toothpaste back into the tube. Perhaps this concept shouldn’t have been introduced to the academic environment in the first place.

The College Fix reports:

‘Microaggressions’ professor: ‘Not everything is a microaggression’

Derald Sue, a professor at Columbia University and one of the principal popularizers of the concept of “microaggressions,” recently...

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VIDEO: Campus Reform Interviews Professor Jacobson About the Gibson Bakery vs. Oberlin Case

https://youtu.be/d_U9XRFaYnY
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 8:00am 6/12/2019 at 8:00am
https://youtu.be/d_U9XRFaYnY

Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform recently interviewed our own Professor Jacobson to get his thoughts on the case and the outcome.

Jon Street of Campus Reform has details:

Cornell law prof: Oberlin bakery onslaught an ‘example of the mob not waiting for facts’

Cornell law professor William Jacobson says that the recent controversy at...

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs New Law Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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Republicans are making a real effort on this issue lately. Democrats, not so much.

The College Fix reports:

Texas governor signs sweeping new law protecting free speech on college campuses

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a sweeping new law that aims to protect free speech on college campuses across the Lone...

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Al Gore Calls Trump a ‘Would-be-Autocrat’ During Speech at Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:00am 6/11/2019 at 10:00am

You just knew that Gore wouldn’t be able to get through this event without bashing Trump.

Campus Reform reports:

Al Gore calls Trump ‘would-be-autocrat’ in Harvard speech

Al Gore used his 2019 Harvard Class Day speech to indirectly criticize President Donald Trump...

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Wiccan Professor Suing Her Catholic Employer for Discrimination

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 8:00am 6/11/2019 at 8:00am

Here’s a tip. If you practice Wicca, maybe don’t take a job at a Catholic university.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Not Bewitched

St. Bonaventure University didn’t let a professor of communication advance in her career because she’s a woman — and a witch — according to a lawsuit filed last week in a federal...

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1984 Should be Read in Colleges, Not Used as an Instruction Manual

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:00pm 6/10/2019 at 2:00pm

1984 just turned 70 years old, but as Erec Smith points out, it isn’t being celebrated by academia as a great piece of literature, it’s being used as a guide.

He writes at the Washington Examiner:

Academics ignore the anniversary of 1984 because they know they’re living it out

Seventy years ago today, George...

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Report: U. Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Bias Response Team Functions as Speech Police

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/10/2019 at 12:00pm

Why do institutions of higher learning even have bias response teams? It’s like something out of a dystopian science fiction story.

The College Fix reports:

At University of Illinois, 265...

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2020 Dem Hopeful Pete Buttigieg has Large Amount of College Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:00am 6/10/2019 at 10:00am
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The Associated Press report below is a classic example of media bias. Note how the issue is framed, right from the headline.

The subtext is clear. Buttigieg’s failure to pay off his student loans is a good thing because it brings focus to...

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2020 Democrat Hopeful Eric Swalwell Still Has Significant College Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/9/2019 at 1:30pm
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Swalwell is barely registering in polls, but he is still running. He also has some serious college debt.

Townhall reported:

Eric Swalwell Can’t Manage His Own Finances But He Wants Access To America’s Checkbook

Despite making a six-digit figures over the six years as a congressman, Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has failed to pay down...

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U.S. Senators Show Support for Campus Free Speech Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 11:30am 6/9/2019 at 11:30am

There seems to be a distinct lack of Democrats supporting this. Isn’t that curious?

Campus Reform reports:

Nearly a dozen U.S. senators sponsor campus free speech resolution

Ten U.S. senators have sponsored legislation showing support for free speech on college campuses and signaled opposition to free speech zones.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Campus...

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Student Calls for Course Evaluations to Ask About Feelings of ‘Acceptance and Inclusion’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 9:30am 6/9/2019 at 9:30am

People who think this way are not ready for college. It’s just another example of why college should not be free.

The College Fix reports:

Student op-ed: Course evaluations should ask about ‘feelings of acceptance, support, inclusion’

We’ve all filled them out: professor and course evaluations at the end of the semester. And a...

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