Quick Takes  (Page 3)

Yale to Expand Diversity Administration

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:00am 4/12/2019 at 10:00am

Yale has the luxury of a massive endowment, so unlike the many schools currently downsizing or closing, they can add pointless administrators.

The College Fix reports:

Yale to expand diversity office

Yale is expanding its diversity office, responding to the results of an independent survey that recommended adding staff to the school’s diversity bureaucracy...

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Georgetown Students Vote on Mandatory Fee to Fund Reparations

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00am 4/12/2019 at 8:00am

Virtue signaling can get expensive when you take it to this level.

Campus Reform reports:

Georgetown students vote for mandatory reparations fee

Georgetown University students will vote Thursday on a reparations referendum that would establish a mandatory fee for undergraduate students to pay to descendants of slaves.

If enacted, GU272 would require undergraduate students to...

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New Jersey Giving $250K to Law Schools to Represent Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00pm 4/11/2019 at 2:00pm

New Jersey sure is generous with taxpayer money. Especially for non-citizens.

Campus Reform reports:

NJ doles out $250,000 for law students to rep illegals in court

If you’re an illegal immigrant in New Jersey, the state wants to help you deal with ICE and federal immigration courts.

The New Jersey Department of the Treasury, which...

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Amherst College Student Govt. Threatens to Derecognize College Republicans Over Jokes

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/11/2019 at 12:00pm

The College Republicans were making fun of the Orwellian “Common Language Guide’ released by the school and that’s a big problem.

The College Fix reports:

Amherst student government threatens to derecognize College Republicans for mild private jokes

Not everyone was thrilled when Amherst College released a “Common Language Guide” last month that defined terms...

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Trump Slams Press Over Reports He’s ‘Cleaning House’ at Department of Homeland Security

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:00am 4/11/2019 at 10:00am
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Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with President Donald Trump on Monday to thank him for American efforts to enhance relations between the two nations.

However, before the press conference with Egypt’s leader, Trump gave a robust and heated response to a press assertion that he was “cleaning house” at the Department...

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Parents Charged in College Admissions Scandal Turn to ‘Prison Consultant’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btQ_l-S3T0c
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:00am 4/11/2019 at 8:00am
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These parents are scared of how they’ll fare in prison. Luckily, they have the resources to hire a consultant to help them.

CBS News reports:

Parents charged in college cheating scam turn to consultant to understand prison life

The most high-profile defendants charged in the massive college admissions scandal are due in federal court...

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NYC Mayor de Blasio declares measles emergency, mandating vaccinations

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:31pm 4/10/2019 at 5:31pm
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I recently reported that 15 states have now officially reported cases of the measles to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak is the second highest in number since 2014.

Now, 19 states have reported cases, with a total of 465 infected, mostly school-age children.

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Medical School at Texas Tech to Stop Considering Race in Admissions

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/10/2019 at 12:00pm

The Department of Education had a lot to do with this but a recent survey found most Americans agree on this point.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

OCR Tells Med School to Stop Considering Race in Admissions

The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is requiring Texas Tech University’s medical school to stop considering...

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Ball State Offers ‘Rape Culture’ Course Students Can Substitute for Other Requirements

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10:00am 4/10/2019 at 10:00am

This sounds like an option to pick up an “easy A” as they call it.

Campus Reform reports:

Ball State lets students swap traditional classes for #MeToo immersion

Ball State University will offer a 15-credit hour class during the fall 2019 semester, titled “Rape Culture in the Age of #MeToo,” which students can then...

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Senate at U. Minnesota Backs Off Plan to Punish Those Who ‘Misgender’ Others

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 8:00am 4/10/2019 at 8:00am

This is good news, but let’s not dismiss the fact that this almost happened.

The College Fix reports:

University of Minnesota Senate agrees to back off plan to punish those who misgender others

The University of Minnesota is poised to codify sweeping protection rights for transgender individuals — but the campus community appears OK...

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George Mason U. Students Claim Having Justice Kavanaugh Teach Makes Them Feel Unsafe

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/9/2019 at 12:00pm

Wouldn’t you love to see just one person in authority tell these students to grow up?

The College Fix reports:

Students protest visiting Professor Brett Kavanaugh as threat to ‘mental health’

Some students at George Mason University continue to put pressure on campus leaders to fire U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his...

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Seminar at UCLA Compares Communist Dictator Che Guevara to Jesus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 10:00am 4/9/2019 at 10:00am

Leftism is a religion. This is just the latest of many examples.

Campus Reform reports:

UCLA event compares communist dictator Che Guevara to Jesus

The University of California-Los Angeles hosted a seminar Thursday that compared communist dictator Che Guevara to Jesus, with the speaker calling Guevara a “quasi-divine cosmic force” and showing numerous art...

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Stanford Rescinds Admission of Student Involved in College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 8:00am 4/9/2019 at 8:00am

Yale was the first school to do this. There will probably be more to come.

FOX News reports:

Stanford University tosses out student involved in admissions bribery scandal

Stanford University has quietly “rescinded admission” for a student who allegedly lied about sailing credentials in her application to the elite school, and then was exposed...

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Man Charged for Allegedly Stealing UHaul Van With Intention of Running Over Large Groups of People In National Harbor, MD

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:57pm 4/8/2019 at 6:57pm
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28-year-old Rondell Henry was charged for allegedly stealing a UHaul van with the intention of running over large groups of people in National Harbor, Maryland, based on the 2016 attacks in Nice, France.

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Retired Law Prof Asks ABA to Censure Law School for Suspending Prof Over Use of ‘N’ Word

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

This happened at Emory University. The suspended prof used the ‘N’ word in context, while teaching.

The Daily Report has the story:

ABA Asked to Censure...

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Rider U. Schedules ‘Seeing Privilege’ Event at Same Time as Conservative Event Debunking Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10:00am 4/8/2019 at 10:00am

The Turning Point USA chapter at Rider set up an event to disprove “white privilege.” Not only would the school not promote it, they scheduled a counter event for the same time.

Campus Reform reports:

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Two College Students Allegedly Made $900K Through Fraudulent Apple iPhone Returns

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2019 at 8:00am 4/8/2019 at 8:00am

What these students are accused of is clearly criminal, but you have to give them points for creativity.

ABC News reports:

Oregon college students busted for making $900,000 in fraudulent Apple iPhone returns, feds say

A pair of Oregon college students from China have been charged in a fraudulent iPhone return scheme that allegedly...

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