Quick Takes  (Page 3)

Student Govt. at Dickinson College Votes to Ban Israeli Hummus to be More ‘Inclusive’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:00am 1/14/2020 at 10:00am

Do supporters of the BDS movement have any idea how stupid this looks to most people?

Campus Reform reports:

Student gov votes to ban Israeli hummus to be more ‘inclusive’

Late last year, the student senate at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania passed a ban against Sabra Hummus on campus as part of the Boycott,...

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Law Students at U. Washington Interrupt Dean’s Lecture to Demand Racial Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8:00am 1/14/2020 at 8:00am

Why waste money on tuition if your clear goal in life is to be an activist?

The College Fix reports:

University of Washington law students demand nebulous ‘racial justice’

First-year law students at the University of Washington interrupted a lecture by the dean of the School of Law last week to highlight the “erasure”...

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Yale Pumps Millions into Faculty Diversity Hiring Efforts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/13/2020 at 12:00pm

It’s probably safe to assume this initiative has little to do with diversity of viewpoint.

Yale Daily News reports:

Yale expands faculty diversity funding

Yale’s Faculty Excellence and Diversity Initiative, a University-wide effort...

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Poll Finds Over a Third of Young Americans Say Other Countries are Better

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:00am 1/13/2020 at 10:00am

People who believe this need to spend time in other countries. No place else on Earth offers the freedom enjoyed in America.

Campus Reform reports:

Shocking number of young Americans say o...

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U. Southern Maine Student Desecrates Bible for Art Class Project

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:00am 1/13/2020 at 8:00am

This sort of thing is a cliche at this point. It’s certainly not edgy or brave.

The College Fix reports:

Student desecrates Bible for class assignment, gets put on display at U. Southern Maine

For an assignment in his art class, a student at the University of Southern Maine decided to deface a Bible...

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Economics Prof Blasts Higher Education for Wasting Tuition Dollars on Diversity Hires

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:30pm 1/12/2020 at 2:30pm

It’s a shame that more people are not speaking out in this way. Unfortunately, there is tremendous risk involved.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof calls college a ‘racket,’ blasts diversity hires

An economics professor at George Mason University is speaking out about the “racket” that he says is college, and blaming it on the “diversity...

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Venezuelan Exiles Warn College Students Against the Dangers of Socialism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:30am 1/12/2020 at 11:30am

If anyone deserves to be listened to about the dangers of socialism, it is people who escaped life in Venezuela.

The College Fix reports:

Meet the two Venezuelan exiles warning college students against socialism

When Jorge Galicia and Andrés Guilarte tell college students socialism is no utopia, they speak from experience.

The two young intellectuals...

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Palm Beach Atlantic University Names Melania Trump 2020 ‘Woman of Distinction’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1MxIZS0f30
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 9:30am 1/12/2020 at 9:30am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1MxIZS0f30

It’s nice to see Melania recognized in a positive way. It happens so rarely and it’s unfair.

The Floridian reports:

Florida University Names Melania Trump 2020 ‘Woman of Distinction’

First Lady Melania Trump has been named Palm Beach Atlantic University’s 2020 “Woman of Distinction.”

“Our first lady, is an exquisite human being, a magnificent wife...

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MIT Says it Made ‘Significant Mistakes of Judgment’ in Accepting Donations from Jeffrey Epstein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kSbnZEFvtg
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/11/2020 at 1:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kSbnZEFvtg

The school actually conducted an internal review to reach this conclusion.

The Hill reports:

Internal MIT review shows university made ‘significant mistakes in judgment’ on Epstein donations

An internal review conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in...

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UPDATE: Babson College Fires Administrator Who Made Iran Bombing Comments

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:30am 1/11/2020 at 11:30am

This administrator was initially placed on leave but has now been fired. FIRE sees this as a free speech issue and has released a statement.

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Academic Paper Argues That Raising the Minimum Wage Lowers Suicide Rate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 9:30am 1/11/2020 at 9:30am

Isn’t it curious how academia almost always seems to support the progressive position on issues?

The College Fix reports:

Academic paper argues that raising the minimum wage lowers the suicide rate

A recent paper written by several academics argues that raising the minimum wage lowers the suicide rate by significant amounts.

The paper, titled “Effects...

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IRS Agent Gets 8 Years in Prison After Conviction for Raping Drunk College Student at Gunpoint

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/10/2020 at 12:00pm

This story is every bit as insane as the headline suggests.

The Boston Herald reports:

IRS agent guilty of raping drunk college student at gunpoint gets 8 years

A Bos...

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College Administrator Suspended for Suggesting Iranian Leader Should Pick American Targets for Bombing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:00am 1/10/2020 at 10:00am

The administrator in this story is a director of sustainability.

Campus Reform reports:

College admin suspended after suggesting Iranian leader pick American targets ‘he would bomb’

A Massachusetts college administrator is on paid suspension over a social media post suggesting that Iran pick 52 American cultural sites it could attack.

“Ayatollah Khomenei should tweet a...

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Americans Believe an Internship at Google is More Valuable Than a Degree From Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00am 1/10/2020 at 8:00am

This is probably true. Even if you don’t end up working at Google, just having it on your resume would open a lot of doors.

The College Fix reports:

Americans believe a Google internship is more valuable than a Harvard degree

Once you get into Harvard University, do you actually learn anything that is...

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University of Calgary Prof Claims He Will Fail Any Student Who Cites Jordan Peterson

https://youtu.be/aMcjxSThD54
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/9/2020 at 12:00pm
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Few people trigger the left in academia more than Jordan Peterson. It’s baffling.

Twitchy reports:

‘Anti-fascist’ assistant professor of sociology at U Calgary says rumors that he’ll fail any students who cite Jordan Peterson are ‘absolutely correct’

Ted McCoy is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Calgary. But prospective students should...

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Student Government at Michigan State University Bans Cafeteria Trays

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00am 1/9/2020 at 10:00am

We have to ban all the things to save the planet.

The Morning Watch reports:

BANNED: MSU Student gov Bans Cafeteria Trays

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Poll Finds Almost Half of College Students Disapprove of the U.S. Killing Soleimani

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkc26cHAYsk
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:00am 1/9/2020 at 8:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkc26cHAYsk

This is not surprising. Democrats and the media have been pushing a non-stop narrative that this was not only wrong but dangerous.

The College Fix reports:

POLL: Almost half...

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