Quick Takes  (Page 30)

Petition Launched at Arizona State to Cancel Classes Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:00am 1/30/2020 at 10:00am

Lots of colleges and universities are taking measures to deal with this, but ASU has an actual case.

FOX News reports:

Coronavirus case at ASU prompts petition for university to cancel classes

Students at Arizona State University are demanding the cancellation of classes after the nation’s fifth and most recent case of the novel...

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UMass Amherst Seminar Will Discuss the ‘Oppressions of Whiteness’ in Healthcare

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 8:00am 1/30/2020 at 8:00am

The left seems to see racism everywhere. It’s like an obsession.

The College Fix reports:

UMass Amherst seminar: Healthcare is ‘centered within the oppressions of whiteness’

In just two weeks, the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing will host a “health ethic...

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College Suspends Football Coach for Saying He Would Like to Have Dinner With Hitler

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12:30pm 1/29/2020 at 12:30pm

What was this coach thinking? He had to know a comment like this would set off a firestorm.

The College Fix reports:

College football coach suspended after saying he would have dinner with Adolf Hitler

A football coach at a state university landed in hot water after making the bizarre claim that he would...

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U. Florida Students Protest Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:30am 1/29/2020 at 10:30am

Justice Thomas is teaching at the school. The protest is being framed as a #MeToo thing. Do you you think it might have something to do with politics as well?

WCJB News reports:

University of Florida students protest arrival of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

A Supreme Court Justice with previous sexual harassment allegations...

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Chair of Harvard Chemistry Department Charged With Lying About Work for China

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 8:00am 1/29/2020 at 8:00am

This is far more serious than it looks at face value. Big money was involved, as you’ll read below.

NBC News reports:

Harvard’s chemistry chair charged with lying about China contract

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a top Harvard University scientist with lying to the Department of Defense about his work for a Chinese-run...

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Charles Murray Returning to Middlebury College at Invitation of College Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 4:00pm 1/28/2020 at 4:00pm
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After what happened the last time Murray visited Middlebury, it’s shocking that he agreed to return.

The Vermont Digger reports:

Middlebury College Republicans invite Charles Murray back to campus

The Middlebury College Republicans announced Wednesday...

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Feminist Prof Accused of Transphobia Needs Bodyguards Due to Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2:00pm 1/28/2020 at 2:00pm

Even being a feminist scholar won’t protect you if you don’t display the proper level of wokeness.

The College Fix reports:

‘Transphobic’ feminist professor gets bodyguards due to threats from activists

A feminist professor from Oxford University...

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Yale Art History Course Being Dropped Over Focus on Straight White Males

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:30pm 1/28/2020 at 12:30pm

When history isn’t progressive enough, just stop teaching it. Problem solved.

The Yale Daily News reports:

Art History Department to scrap survey course

Yale will stop teaching a storied introductory survey course in art history, citing the impossibility of adequately covering the entire field — and its varied cultural backgrounds — in one course.

Decades...

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UCLA Student Government Cannot Account for $3 Million

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 27, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/27/2020 at 12:00pm

All levels of government cannot properly handle money! From The College Fix:

At the University of California, Los Angeles, nearly three million dollars in student fees used by two major student government organizations has gone unaccounted for in public records.

About $9 million in yearly student fees goes to UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association...

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Northwestern Student Gov. Tables Bill That Protects Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:00am 1/27/2020 at 10:00am

It still shocks me that anyone needs a bill to protect free speech. From Campus Reform:

Members of the student government at Northwestern University voted to indefinitely table a free speech resolution at their second meeting of the semester.

The resolution referenced “troubl...

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New U. Missouri Students Required to Participate in University Tracking Program

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 27, 2020 at 8:00am 1/27/2020 at 8:00am

Give them an inch and they will go a mile. How much you want to bet that will happen? It’s for their own good, y’all!

From The Kansas City Star:

University of Missouri students, be warned: If it’s not Big Brother watching you, it might be your professors and university administrators.

The school is...

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Calls For Reparations at Notre Dame: ‘Everything at this school is extremely white’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/26/2020 at 1:30pm

Um, no?

The College Fix reports:

‘Everything at this school is extremely white’

‘Under the auspices of religion, they do harm. They do great harm’

A forum Wednesday at the University of Notre Dame featured panelists who urged the university to pay reparations to blacks and Native Americans.

Panelist Savanna Morgan, a senior at Notre Dame,...

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Report: State Cannot Afford Its New “Washington College Promise” Law

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:30am 1/26/2020 at 11:30am
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Anyone surprised?

The Seattle Times reports:

Washington lawmakers made national headlines when they promised to use a new business tax to make tuition at public colleges significantly more affordable — or free — for students across the state, starting in the 2020-2021 school year.

But now, after 31,000 students have submitted financial-aid forms, lawmakers...

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Concordia College’s MLK Day Seminar for White Students: ‘How to Embrace Your Inner Racist’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 9:30am 1/26/2020 at 9:30am

I have no words.

The College Fix reports:

For this past Monday’s Martin Luther King Day, Minnesota’s Concordia College offered a racially segregated seminar titled “How to Embrace Your Inner Racist: A Session for White People.”

One of many “concurrent sessions” offered throughout the day, Professor Ahmed Afzaal’s “Inner Racist” discussion noted that participants...

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Students Launch Campaign to Fight the Use of Facial Recognition Technology on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00pm 1/25/2020 at 1:00pm

There is something a little too ‘Big Brother’ about this technology, isn’t there?

Campus Reform reports:

Students nationwide fight to ‘Ban Facial Recognition’ technology on campus

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Fight for the Future, a nonprofit advocacy group in the area of digital rights, are working together to launch a campaign against...

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George Soros Pledges Billion Dollars to University Network Fund to Fight ‘Would-be-Dictators’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:30am 1/25/2020 at 11:30am
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Naturally, Soros took a swipe at Trump when announcing the program.

Forbes reports:

Billionaire George Soros Pledges $1 Billion University Fund To Fight ‘Would-Be Dictators’

George Soros pledged $1 billion to fund a new university network to tackle...

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Drama Prof Laments the Difficulty of Writing Plays About Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9:30am 1/25/2020 at 9:30am

Maybe this shouldn’t be the focus for students who are paying to study theater. I’m just thinking out loud, here.

The College Fix reports:

Drama professor says writing plays about...

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