Quick Takes  (Page 29)

U. New Mexico Pushing for More Diversity and Inclusion Themes in Courses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:30am 8/10/2019 at 11:30am

This is the latest example of the progressive agenda eclipsing the pursuit of serious scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

UNM pushes for more diversity and inclusion themes in courses

The University of New Mexico Division of Diversity and Inclusion will host an information session Monday aimed at encouraging faculty to adapt...

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Former Yale Prof Writes Book to Parody Progressive Campus Culture

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 9:30am 8/10/2019 at 9:30am

I might have to buy a copy of this and write a review for Legal Insurrection.

The College Fix reports:

New comedic novel ‘Campusland’ skewers progressive university politics

In his humorous new novel Campusl...

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Elite Universities Boost Professors Who Call for Gun Control in Wake of Shootings

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2:00pm 8/9/2019 at 2:00pm

Our supposedly greatest thinkers go directly to the left’s goal of gun control. So intellectually lazy.

Campus Reform reports:

Elite universities boost profs who call for gun control, dismiss mental health crisis

Several elite universities released Tuesday interviews with professors on the topic of gun violence in the wake of recent mass shootings in...

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Survey Finds Half of Young Americans Say College Degree Irrelevant to Working

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/9/2019 at 12:00pm

Young people are catching on to the fact that college can be a scam. Why take on massive loans if you don’t need them?

Market Watch reports:

Half of young Americans say their degree is irrelevant to their work

In the spring of her senior year of high school, Malavika Vivek had four choices:...

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Trump sues California over new law targeting his tax returns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBq8Le7290Y&t=4s
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:00am 8/9/2019 at 10:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBq8Le7290Y&t=4s

Last week, I reported that President Donald Trump will be ineligible for California’s primary ballot next year unless he discloses his tax returns under a state law that just took effect.

As predicted, the President’s team is going to challenge the new rule in court, along with the state and national...

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University’s ‘Diversity Department’ Maintains a ‘Masculinity Committee’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8:00am 8/9/2019 at 8:00am

If you wrote this as a work of fiction, no one would buy it. It would be seen as too over the top.

The College Fix reports:

School’s ‘masculinities committee’ offers learning opportunities for ‘male-identified’ students

A school’s diversity department is offering its male students a chance to learn about the “spectrum” of masculinity,...

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College Student Pleads Guilty to Trying to Hack Trump’s Tax Returns

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/8/2019 at 12:00pm

What do you think motivated this crime? Maybe a desire to be presented as a hero on the Rachel Maddow show.

Campus Reform reports:

Student pleads guilty to trying to HACK Trump’s tax returns

Before the 2016 election, two college students allegedly attempted to illegally obtain then-candidate Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Although the students were...

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Professor Under Fire for Using N-Word While Discussing James Baldwin’s Literature

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00am 8/8/2019 at 10:00am

If this was being discussed in the context of classic literature, what is the problem?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

N-Word at the New School

Being a good writer and a good writing teacher don’t always go hand in hand. But for poet and novelist Laurie Sheck, they do. Sheck’s been a Pulitzer Prize finalist,...

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University of Virginia Considering Removing Statue of Revolutionary War Soldier

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 8:00am 8/8/2019 at 8:00am

Remember when the left said this was only about Confederate statues? They lied.

The College Fix reports:

University of Virginia considers removing statue of Revolutionary War officer

As the University of Virginia grapples with its h...

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Psych Scholar at USC Claims Viewpoint Diversity is a ‘Dog Whistle’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/7/2019 at 12:00pm

The left worships the idea of diversity, but only on the surface. Diversity of opinion is unacceptable.

The College Fix reports:

USC psychology scholar argues term ‘viewpoint diversity’ is a dog whistle

Twitter comments recently made by a University of Southern California psychology scholar sparked a lively debate regarding commonly used free speech terminology.

Leslie...

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Prof Calls for Abolition of Grades Because They’re ‘Capitalism in Action’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:00am 8/7/2019 at 10:00am

How would this professor react if we applied the same principle to academic salaries?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof calls to get rid of grades because they are ‘capitalism in...

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UVA Extending Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 8:00am 8/7/2019 at 8:00am

The money for this is reportedly coming from private funding.

From the Associated Press via WTOP News:

University of Virginia to offer aid to undocumented students

The University of Virginia has extended financial aid eligibility to undergraduate students who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The Daily Progress reports the financial help...

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Harvard Prof Accuses Trump of Terrorism After Shootings, Calls for Impeachment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/6/2019 at 12:00pm

If you know anything about Laurence Tribe, you know that he was for impeachment long before this past weekend. He’s using the shootings for purely political purposes.

FOX News reports:

Harvard Law prof accuses Trump of ‘terrorism,’ calls for impeachment after shootings

Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe has a history of passionate opposition to...

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Dominican University in CA Now Offering Social Justice Major

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:00am 8/6/2019 at 10:00am

Tuition at this school is nearly $70,000 a year. Would you spend that kind of money for this?

Campus Reform reports:

You can MAJOR in social justice at this nearly $70,000 per year Calif. school

Dom...

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American University Considering Mandating Use of Preferred Pronouns

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

The charge is being led by the school’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Who could have guessed?

The College Fix reports:

American University official says it plans to mandate use of preferred pronouns

American University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion would like to require faculty to address students by their “chosen name and pronouns,”...

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U. Michigan Students Hold ‘Die-in’ as Call to Action for Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/5/2019 at 12:00pm

Now that we have members of Congress stating publicly that the world is going to end in twelve years, we should probably expect more of this.

The College Fix reports:

U. Michigan students hold ‘die-in’ to call for action against climate change

Approximately fifty University of Michigan students and faculty, as well as local...

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Woman Accrues $500K in Student Loan Debt for Degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10:00am 8/5/2019 at 10:00am

Many Americans wouldn’t even consider buying a $500,000 home. How does someone borrow this much for education?

CNBC reports:

More student loan borrowers carry six-figure balances

Elisha Bokman has been out of school for eight years. Still, her student loan balance is half a million dollars.

Today, for her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and...

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