Quick Takes  (Page 3)

More Than 40 University Presidents Paid Twice as Much as U.S. President

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00am 8/13/2019 at 10:00am

When you consider the dollar amounts here, is the high cost of college tuition really such a mystery?

Campus Reform reports:

Dozens of public university presidents make more than the U.S. president: Report

Dozens of public university presidents make more money in a single year than does the president of the United States, according...

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Fake Disabilities Are Becoming the New College Admissions Scam

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:00am 8/13/2019 at 8:00am

Just like campus hoaxes, this sort of thing hurts the people who are really struggling with these issues.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The new college admissions scam: Fake ‘disability’ diagnoses

It’s safe to say scrutiny of our higher education system has heightened since the well-known celebrity college admissions scandal broke earlier this year. But...

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Scott Walker to Take Over as President of Young America’s Foundation

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 12, 2019 at 4:00pm 8/12/2019 at 4:00pm

I can’t think of a better person to take on this role. If only he was starting sooner than early 2021.

The College Fix reports:

As YAF president, Scott Walker vows to ‘open t...

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UC Berkeley Chancellor Demands Politicians Remove ‘Weapons of War’ From Our Midst

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 12, 2019 at 2:00pm 8/12/2019 at 2:00pm

This is a favorite, and incorrect, talking point of the left.

Campus Reform reports:

Berkeley chancellor calls to ‘remove weapons of war from our midst’

In the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Tex. and Dayton, Ohio that took the lives of more than thirty people, University of California-Berkeley Chancellor Carol...

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Johns Hopkins Prof Fired After Clashing With Student Protesters Has No Regrets

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

It’s a shame more professors don’t stand up to campus protesters in the way this one did.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Sorry, Not Sorry

Johns Hopkins University terminated a nontenured associate research professor of speech and language processing who broke into a student sit-in earlier this year with bolt cutters. He says his counterprotest...

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VIDEO: Joe Biden Tells College Student There Are Three Genders

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

Watching Joe Biden attempt to be woke is just painful.

The Daily Caller reports:

Biden Bizarrely Says There’s Three Genders, Then Grabs Young Female Questioner By The Arm And Insists He Loves Gay People

Former Vice President Joe Biden said there were “at least three” genders while walking through a crowd at the Iowa...

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South Dakota Board of Regents Takes Major Steps Towards Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 9:30am 8/11/2019 at 9:30am

South Dakota has become a leading state on this issue. Others should follow their example.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: SD Board of Regents passes substantial free speech protections

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved modifications to a group of policies at a Wednesday and Thursday meeting that substantially protects free speech on campus...

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Michelle Obama to Release YouTube Series to Help Prepare Students for College

https://youtu.be/slB1HQADW1U
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00pm 8/10/2019 at 2:00pm
https://youtu.be/slB1HQADW1U

I have a feeling we will be posting some of these videos here in the future.

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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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