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VIDEO: Actor Max von Sydow Says He Has ‘Heard From’ Deceased Director Ingmar Bergman Many Times

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00am 10/31/2019 at 8:00am
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This is something fun for Halloween that I noticed while perusing videos on YouTube. You may know Max von Sydow from his performance in ‘The Exorcist’ and many other films.

In this 2012 interview he did with Charlie Rose, they are talking about skepticism towards spirituality and he claims that he has...

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Scientists at Harvard Achieve ‘Breakthrough’ in Production of Fake Meat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/30/2019 at 12:00pm

Does anyone else find the notion or ‘fake meat’ a little gross?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard scientists achieve ‘breakthrough’ in manufacturing fake meat

The Harvard Crimson reports that scientists at the Ivy League university have achieved a “breakthrough” in the production of lab-grown fake meat, reportedly creating a mock meat substance with a...

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In Reversal, University’s Music School Cancels China Tour Over Exclusion of South Korean Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00am 10/30/2019 at 10:00am
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Eastman Philharmonia is one of the well known orchestras at the music school of the University of Rochester in New York. They came under intense fire this week for excluding South Korean student musicians from a tour in China at the behest of the Chinese government.

The school has now had a...

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Student Thinks There’s Too Much Free Speech on Campus After Encountering Pro-Life Group

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:00am 10/30/2019 at 8:00am

The student in this case actually filed a complaint and claimed he felt unsafe on campus.

The College Fix reports:

Student files complaint against pro-life group, saying there’s too much free speech

While walking on the Florida State University campus earlier this year, a student noticed a pro-life group holding signs “advocating for...

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Investigation Launched After Swastikas Found on Campus of Smith College

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/29/2019 at 12:00pm

So, are we to believe there are neo-Nazis at Smith College, or is this more likely a hoax?

Western Mass News reports:

Investigation underway after swastikas found in Smith College buildings

Swastikas were found drawn in buildings at Smith College.

Today, the students and faculty came together to stand with their Jewish community.

The students we...

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Student Newspaper at NYU Pulls Ad Promoting College Republicans Event

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:00am 10/29/2019 at 10:00am

The event features National Review editor Rich Lowry. The paper was apparently triggered by the word “nationalism” in the title.

Campus Reform reports:

NYU student paper yanks ad promoting College Republicans event

The editor-in-chief of a New York University student newspaper decided at the last minute not to publish a full-page advertisement promoting a...

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Poll Finds Majority of Students Want Peers to be Punished for Offensive Halloween Costumes

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 8:00am 10/29/2019 at 8:00am

We go through this pretty much every year. Remember when Halloween was fun?

The College Fix reports:

POLL: Majority of students want peers who wear highly offensive Halloween costumes to be punished

A majority of college students say those who wear highly offensive Halloween costumes on campus should be punished, according to a...

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Interim Chancellor at Eastern Carolina U. Resigns Over Alleged Partying With Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/28/2019 at 12:00pm

There are apparently photos of the former chancellor drinking and dancing with students at a bar. To his credit, the guy is taking full responsibility for his actions.

The News and Observer reports:

East Carolina University interim chancellor resigns amid UNC System...

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VIDEO: College Students Want No Part of a Hillary 2020 Presidential Run

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:00am 10/28/2019 at 10:00am
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There’s been a ton of speculation lately about Hillary jumping into the 2020 race. College students are not interested.

Campus Reform reports:

College students are ‘sick and tired’ of Hillary Clinton

Amid growing speculation that twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could make yet a third run for the White House in 2020, Campus Reform’s...

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Environmental Group at Columbia U. Demands School Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2019 at 8:00am 10/28/2019 at 8:00am

The left thinks if they say climate change is an emergency enough times, people will agree with them.

The College Fix reports:

Environmental group demands Columbia U. declare a ‘climate emergency’

The Columbia University chapter of a group dubbed the Sunrise Movement has called on the university president to declare a “climate emergency” by...

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University in Scotland Issues Trigger Warnings Before Lessons About Grimm Fairy Tales

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/27/2019 at 12:00pm

This would be funny if it wasn’t also so incredibly sad.

The Daily Mail reports:

Now snowflake students need to be warned about ‘violent material’ in… FAIRYTALES! Glasgow University gives ‘trigger warnings’ before lessons covering classic Brothers Grimm tales

University...

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Union for Harvard Graduate Students Votes to Authorize Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 9:30am 10/27/2019 at 9:30am

They’re demanding more money and better benefits. Here’s hoping Harvard enjoys lying in the bed they made.

WBUR reports:

Harvard Graduate Students Union Votes To Authorize Strike Against University

Graduate students at Harvard University have voted to authorize a strike, but no date has been set for any walkout.

The Harvard Graduate Students Union represents...

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FIRE Comes to Defense of UConn Students Arrested Over Racial Slurs

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 3:30pm 10/26/2019 at 3:30pm

This case is a perfect example of why an organization like FIRE is needed. Read the back story here.

Campus Reform reports:

Charges against UConn students arrested for ‘ridiculing’ language ‘must be dropped,’ legal org says

A student free speech legal advocacy organization has come to the support of two University of Connecticut students...

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Clock Tower at West Virginia University Reportedly Haunted by a Cow

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:30am 10/26/2019 at 11:30am

This sounds silly at first glance, but the actual story is a little creepy.

The Insider reports:

Inside West Virginia University’s haunted clock tower, where students say they hear the tortured moos of a cow slaughtered in a prank gone wrong

Every school has its secrets. At West Virginia University, one of the campus’s...

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Fraternity Suspended at Ohio University for Making Pledges Clean Houses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 9:30am 10/26/2019 at 9:30am

Does this even qualify as hazing? It sounds more like community service.

The College Fix reports:

Ohio University suspended fraternity because it made pledges … clean houses

During my freshmen orientation, the administration forced new students to do a community volunteering activity. My group cleared brush in a field. It was fun because we...

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Poll Finds Majority of Americans Want First Amendment Rewritten to Curb Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/25/2019 at 12:00pm

This is shocking and depressing news. Why would anyone want to give their freedoms away?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Poll: Majority of Americans Want First Amendment Rewritten

A majority of Americans believe the First Amendment should be rewritten and are willing...

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Student Protesters at Duke U. Disrupt Former Israeli Foreign Minister’s Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00am 10/25/2019 at 10:00am

At least in this case, the protesters were removed pretty quickly. It’s still a sickening situation, though.

The Jewish Journal reports:

Protesters Disrupt Former Israeli Foreign Minister’s Duke Speech

A group of around 20 student protesters disrupted former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s Oct. 23 speech at Duke University.

The Duke Chronicle reports that the...

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