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Students at Columbia Protest ‘Lack of Female Inclusion’ in Core Curriculum

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:00am 10/4/2019 at 8:00am

Nothing is preventing these students from reading more female authors, but this isn’t about that. This is about forcing the school to force others to read more female authors.

The College Fix reports:

Columbia students protest ‘lack...

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Teacher Files Lawsuit After Being Fired for Not Using Transgender Student’s Preferred Pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/3/2019 at 12:00pm

We can probably expect this to happen on a regular basis now. The left won’t tolerate any dissent so people who refuse to go along will have no recourse other than the legal system.

The New York Post reports:

Teacher fired over transgender pronoun fight files suit

A former Virginia high school teacher who...

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University of Alabama Students Hold ‘Die-in’ to Highlight Struggle of ‘Marginalized Students’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10:00am 10/3/2019 at 10:00am

This is another prime example of virtue-signaling. Don’t these students have papers to write and studying to do?

The College Fix reports:

U. Alabama students stage ‘die-in’ to highlight struggles of ‘marginalized’ students

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Federal Judge Sides With Harvard in Discrimination Case Brought by Asian Applicants

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:00am 10/3/2019 at 8:00am

This has been a closely watched case for months. Now a judge has ruled in Harvard’s favor.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Judge Upholds Harvard’s Admissions Policies

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University’s admissions policies do not discrim...

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Dartmouth Prof Thinks Colleges Should Require White Privilege Courses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/2/2019 at 12:00pm

Is this about the pursuit of real scholarship, or advancing social justice?

Campus Reform reports:

Dartmouth prof calls for mandatory white privilege courses

A Dartmouth College sociology professor called on universities to require students to take courses on white privilege and black history.

Dr. Emily Walton argued in a USA Today op-ed that, “if racial...

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U. Wisconsin Pulls Promotional Video for Homecoming that Didn’t Include Minorities

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00am 10/2/2019 at 10:00am

It’s surprising that no one had the foresight to know this would be a problem.

The Badger Herald reports:

UW homecoming committee removes promotional video after backlash

The University of Wisconsin Homecoming Committee posted a video Monday in an attempt to get students excited for upcoming homecoming festivities. But, the UW community quickly responded...

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Activists Use Harvard President’s Slavery Gaffe to Demand Divestment from Prisons

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 8:00am 10/2/2019 at 8:00am

You can read the back story on this here. As the former mayor of Chicago once said, never let a crisis go to waste.

The College Fix

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College Republicans’ Mural at U. Minnesota Vandalized for Fourth Year in a Row

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/1/2019 at 12:00pm

How many times would this be tolerated if it was happening to progressive students? Probably not even once.

The College Fix reports:

U. Minnesota College Republicans’ mural vandalized for fourth year in a row

For...

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U. Oklahoma Student Govt. Group Votes to Remove Pledge of Allegiance from Agenda

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10:00am 10/1/2019 at 10:00am

No problem. End all federal funding to the University of Oklahoma. The student government wouldn’t want any of that dirty money anyway, would they?

Campus Reform reports:

OU student gov scraps Pledge of Allegiance, says it’s ‘incompatible’ with US Constitution

A student government group at the University of Oklahoma passed a resolution removing the...

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Yale Student Says His ‘Entitled’ Colleagues Are Obsessed With Political Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 8:00am 10/1/2019 at 8:00am

Esteban Elizondo is a senior at Yale who believes his fellow students are consumed by their embrace of political protests.

He writes at the New York Post:

Entitled Yale students are sick with ‘protester derangement syndrome’

Sit-ins, hunger strikes...

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College Closures Damage the Towns They Leave Behind

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/30/2019 at 12:00pm

College closures can affect an entire community. They grapple with lost jobs, lost revenue, and even a loss of identity.

From the Denver Post:

Former college campuses left to adapt to business loss, redevelopment

As colleges and universities come alive this fall, some campuses sit closed and empty after succumbing to a recent wave...

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President of Harvard Apologizes for Comparing School’s Rich Donors to Freed Slaves

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:00am 9/30/2019 at 10:00am

How awkward. What could Lawrence Bacow have been thinking to make such a comparison?

Newsweek reports:

Harvard President Apologizes for Comparing Rich Donors to Freed Slaves in Alumni Meeting

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow is being criticized as “tone deaf” for his Tuesday comparison between slavery and the school’s fundraising efforts among alumni.

Bacow...

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University of California Announces ‘Gender Pronoun Education/Awareness Initiative’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00am 9/30/2019 at 8:00am

Is there any wonder why Democrats want to make higher education free? It implements the progressive agenda.

The College Fix reports:

U. California system president announces ‘Gender Pronoun Education/Awareness Initiative’

In order to put focus on the “importance of developing and maintaining an inclusive workplace,” the University of California Office of the President (UCOP)...

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Appalachian State Student Newspaper Apologizes for Column That Criticized Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:30pm 9/29/2019 at 1:30pm

There are some things on campus which you’re just not allowed to criticize. This is one of them.

Campus Reform reports:

Campus paper apologizes for anti-social justice op-ed, cites JOURNALISM ETHICS

Appalachian State University’s student newspaper apologized recently for publishing an op-ed...

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Columbia University Bans Marching Band From All Future Athletic Events

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 11:30am 9/29/2019 at 11:30am

It sounds like there is more to the story than we are being told here. When is the last time you heard of something like this happening?

The Columbia Spectator reports:

Columbia bans marching band from future athletic events, will no longer provide university funding

Three days before the football home opener, Columbia Athletics...

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Poll Finds Almost Half of College Students Value Creating an Inclusive Society Over Freedom of Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 9:30am 9/29/2019 at 9:30am

This shift didn’t happen by accident. This generation has been taught these values.

Christian Headlines reports:

College Students Want Inclusive Society over Freedom of Speech, Poll Finds

A recent poll found that nearly half of...

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NYC Bans Term “Illegal Alien” When Used “Out of Hate”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3:30pm 9/28/2019 at 3:30pm

The leftist language police are stepping up their game and are now making it a crime to refer to someone as an “illegal alien” if done so with “the intent to demean, humiliate, or offend a person or persons.”  At least in the Big Apple where calling someone an “illegal alien”...

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