Quick Takes  (Page 30)

Left Wing Groups Pressuring Colleges to Blacklist Members of Trump Admin

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10:00am 5/3/2019 at 10:00am

The left owns academia and they use their influence to preserve their power.

PJ Media reports:

38 Leftist Groups Urge Colleges, Universities to Blacklist Trump Admin. Officials

On Wednesday, a coalition of leftist groups sent an open letter to college and university leaders demanding that...

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College Student in West Virginia Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Shooting Spree

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:00am 5/3/2019 at 8:00am

These days, anyone who even talks about something like this, has to know there will be serious consequences.

FOX News reports:

West Virginia University student arrested after allegedly threatening to carry out ‘shooting spree’

A West Virginia University freshman was arrested and charged with making “terroristic threats,” campus police said in a statement Thursday.

Cheickna...

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Hampshire College Cutting Over 80 Positions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/2/2019 at 12:00pm
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The situation at Hampshire College is not improving. There’s not even a guarantee that these cuts will be enough to make a difference.

Mass Live reports:

Hampshire College cuts 82 positions

Hampshire College announced Tuesday that 58 of its faculty are retiring or taking reduced roles as the college continues to deal with an...

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Prof Asks if Students Should Still Learn About ‘Dead White Man’ Henry David Thoreau

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00am 5/2/2019 at 10:00am

This happened at an event at Amherst College and the professor is from Middlebury College. What a shocker.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof asks whether students should learn ‘dead white man’ Thoreau at ‘Whiteness of Walden’ event

Students at Amherst College in Massachusetts convened in April to ruminate on whether or not the teachings of...

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Colorado State Asks Students Not to Run Around Campus in Their Underwear

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00am 5/2/2019 at 8:00am

This is apparently part of a campus tradition, but the administration is not a fan.

The College Fix reports:

Colorado State urges students not to jog around campus in their underwear

Colorado State University administrators don’t really want students to run around campus in their underwear this year, and they’ve enlisted students’ parents to...

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Pro-Life Speaker’s Event Disrupted by Smoke Bomb at UT-Austin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/1/2019 at 12:00pm

The left doesn’t want to discuss issues. They want people who disagree with them to go away.

Campus Reform reports:

‘SMOKE BOMB’ disrupts pro-life speaker at UT Austin

A “smoke bomb” disrupted a pro-life speaker’s event Monday night at the University of Texas at Austin.

The school’s Young Conservatives of Texas chapter was hosting Radiance...

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San Jose City College Disinvites Border Patrol From Campus Job Fair

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00am 5/1/2019 at 10:00am

As usual, no consideration is given to the students who may have wanted to learn about this opportunity.

FOX News reports:

California college disinvites US Border Patrol from job fair citing possible ‘distress and concern’

A California college disinvited U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from a jobs fair on Tuesday, arguing that the...

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning ‘Free Speech Zones’ From Public Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:00am 5/1/2019 at 8:00am

This is great news. Hopefully, other states will follow suit.

The College Fix reports:

Oklahoma governor signs bill to ban ‘free speech zones’ from public campuses

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation Monday that bans “free speech zones” on public college campuses and protects the right of campus community members to “spontaneously and contemporaneously...

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Diversity is the Unofficial Religion of Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/30/2019 at 12:00pm

I’ve been making this point for years and now more and more people are beginning to notice the same thing.

Christian Schneider writes at the New York Post:

Secular universities now demand a ‘profession of faith’

Many religious universities have historically used “statements of faith” to uphold their religious mission. But while such policies...

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Women’s Studies Profs Decline to Discuss Any Restrictions on Abortion

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:41am 4/30/2019 at 11:41am

The College Fix reached out to over a dozen women’s studies professors on this subject and didn’t receive a single response. How curious.

Maria Lencki writes:

Should there be any restrictions on abortion? Women’s studies professors won’t say

Americans tend to broadly support various restrictions on abortion rights, particularly in later months of pregnancy....

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Give 2019 Harvard Commencement Address

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 8:00am 4/30/2019 at 8:00am
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The left just adores Merkel. She has managed to ruin her country in a manner progressives would love to replicate in America.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Angela Merkel Named 2019 Harvard Commencement Speaker

Chancellor of Germany Angela D. Merkel will cross the Atlantic next May to speak at Harvard’s 368th Commencement ceremony, the University...

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Many Schools Now Offer Transgender Related Medical Coverage for Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/29/2019 at 12:00pm

Why should colleges and universities even be involved in this? What does it have to do with getting an education?

The College Fix reports:

Over 100 schools now offering transgender medical coverage for students

More and more schools across the U.S. are offering medical insurance to cover various procedures for their transgender students, including...

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Report: Anxiety Among Economics Ph.D. Students Comparable to Incarcerated Populations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:00am 4/29/2019 at 10:00am

Who knew studying economics was such a downer?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

A Very Mixed Record on Grad Student Mental Health

From impostor syndrome and other feelings of being out of place, to periods of isolation and to constant short- and long-term deadlines, graduate school presents serious potential challenges to students’ mental health. There’s...

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Mollie Hemingway Joining Hillsdale College as Senior Journalism Fellow

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 29, 2019 at 8:00am 4/29/2019 at 8:00am
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This is great news for Hillsdale. Mollie Hemingway has become a favorite FOX News contributor and in her work at The Federalist, was way ahead of most people in media on the Russia collusion hoax.

From The Federalist:

Hillsdale College Welcomes Mollie...

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Jenna Bush Hagar, Jay Leno Surprise Disabled Navy Vet With President George H.W. Bush’s Handicap Accessible Van

https://www.today.com/video/jay-leno-surprises-disabled-vet-with-george-h-w-bush-s-service-car-1507629123704?fbclid=IwAR03tbjbtCx9cxuHBtMLBQKBkQfSM3dTKUztn6kBcYK9UX8NeUmfR2kqZ8A
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:30pm 4/28/2019 at 3:30pm
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“Today” show host Jenna Bush Hagar and former “Tonight Show” host and car enthusiast Jay Leno surprised disabled navy vet David Miller and his family with a “new” car this week.

The van, which had been customized, making it handicap accessible, belonged to Hagar’s grandfather, President George H. W. Bush who passed...

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New ‘Common Language Guide’ Divides Students at Amherst College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1:30pm 4/28/2019 at 1:30pm

The fact that this guide was created by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is rather telling, isn’t it?

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports:

Release of language guide roils Amherst College campus

In 2001, the late author and Amherst College alum David Foster Wallace wrote about the political battles that take place in an...

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Student Protesters at Yale Call for Police to be Disarmed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:30am 4/28/2019 at 11:30am

This is because of a shooting last week that involved a police officer. It was surely an unfortunate happening, but these students seem to be taking advantage by calling for something they probably already wanted.

NBC Connecticut reports:

Protesters Call for Yale Police to Be Stripped of Their Guns

Dozens of students ga...

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