Quick Takes  (Page 30)

Engineering Profs at Harvard Now Required to Submit Diversity Reports

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/14/2019 at 12:00pm

The religion of diversity in higher education is quickly eclipsing the value of the subject matter being taught and no discipline will be exempted.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard engineering profs now required to submit diversity...

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Tennessee Republican Presents Resolution Asking Colleges to Ditch ‘Free Speech Zones’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00am 3/14/2019 at 10:00am

The very concept of isolating free speech to certain areas is insulting. We need more representatives to speak up in this way.

Campus Reform reports:

Congressman breathes fresh air into campus free speech debate ahead of Trump’s exec. order

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) is seeking to remove free speech zones on college campuses with...

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Governor Greg Abbott Tells Texas Universities to Re-Evaluate Admissions Process

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8:00am 3/14/2019 at 8:00am
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Abbott is reacting to the college admissions scandal story that’s exploding right now.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Greg Abbott tells every university in Texas to re-evaluate processes in light of admissions scandal

Gov. Greg Abbott is urging Texas universities to re-evaluate their admissions processes in the wake of a federal investigation that led to...

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Trump Admin Decides to Ground Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 Airplanes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 2:57pm 3/13/2019 at 2:57pm
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After crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, numerous countries decided to ground Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 airplanes. America became the latest one after President Donald Trump announced he reversed his decision and listen to the FAA. From ABC News:

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he was ordering the grounding of all Boeing...

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Trump: ‘Making Daylight Savings Time Permanent is O.K. With Me’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/13/2019 at 1:30pm
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We turned our clocks forward Saturday before bedtime for Daylight Savings Time (DST), which left us with one hour less of sleep on Sunday. Most of us dragged ourselves around the final day of the weekend. A lot of us also complained about the time change on social media, including politicians.

President...

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Students at Concord University Forced to Fund Anti-Gun Protest at State Capitol

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/13/2019 at 12:00pm

Maybe students who support the Second Amendment should demand a refund on their student fees.

The College Fix reports:

Public university forces students to fund anti-gun protest at state capitol

Concord University officially opposes campus carry.

That’s the reasonable conclusion to take away from the West Virginia public university’s actions toward a state bill that...

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Fundraising Dinner at Michigan State Turns Into Trump-Bashing Fest

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00am 3/13/2019 at 10:00am

People on the left really can’t help themselves in a situation like this. Once it starts, it turns into a competition.

Campus Reform reports:

MSU fundraiser devolves into Trump-bashing ‘carnival show’

A speaker at a Michigan State University event slammed President Trump Thursday for having a “reptilian brain,” among other critisicms.

The 24th Annual Michigan...

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Conservative Students’ ‘Build the Wall’ Banner Stolen at U. Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 8:00am 3/13/2019 at 8:00am

Isn’t it fascinating how we almost never hear of this sort of thing happening to progressive students?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Conservative students file police reports after their ‘Build the Wall’ banners are stolen

Students with the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Florida recently called the police after students tore...

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Parents Upset at School for Map that Replaced Israel with ‘Palestine’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 2:00pm 3/12/2019 at 2:00pm
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Good for these parents for speaking up about this.

11 Alive News reports:

Map replacing Israel with Palestine angers parents at Fulton County school

A map depicting Israel as Palestine has left some Fulton County parents upset about a middle school multicultural night.

The idea of the event was to have families come and share...

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Student Leaders at UT Austin Plan to Shame Professors Who Shun Diversity Traning

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/12/2019 at 12:00pm

This is right out of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. The next step is parading the professors before angry student mobs and making them wear dunce caps.

The College Fix reports:

Student leaders plan to name and shame professors who shun diversity training

The newly elected student body president and vice president at UT-Austin, who are...

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State Department Withdrawing Remaining Staff From Embassy in Venezuela

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00am 3/12/2019 at 10:00am
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As Venezuela continues to deteriorate, the State Department decided to withdraw the remaining diplomats, staff, and their families from the US Embassy in the country. From The Wall Street Journal:

Critical health services, food supplies and businesses have been crippled by the blackout that has killed at least 15 people and continues...

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Seattle University Prof Promotes Violent Resistance in Social Media Post

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:00am 3/12/2019 at 8:00am

At some point, someone on the left is going to go over the edge. The rhetoric keeps going higher and crazier.

Jason Rantz reports at MyNorthwest:

Rantz: Seattle University professor promotes violent resistance, school won’t condemn it

An associate professor at Seattle University School of Law promoted the value of violent resistance in a...

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Bias Report Filed Against U. Oregon Prof for Defending Brett Kavanaugh

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/11/2019 at 12:00pm

Bias incident reporting systems would make Mao proud. It gives students the power to make accusations about anything they deem offensive.

The College Fix reports:

Bias report filed against professor for defending Brett Kavanaugh

In a University of Oregon classroom in October of 2018, a professor was finishing his lecture when he made a...

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Race-Based Admissions Supported by Majority of College Presidents

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00am 3/11/2019 at 10:00am

This is interesting because according to a recent survey, most of the American people do not support this. These college presidents are out of step with the public.

The Daily Caller reports:

Majority of College Presidents Support Race-Based Admissions

A majority of college presidents support race-based admissions as Harvard University enters the spotlight for...

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Yale Students Ticketed for Occupying Investment Office Demanding Fossil Fuel Divestment

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 11, 2019 at 8:00am 3/11/2019 at 8:00am

Why are these students paying tuition to attend Yale? They’re obviously smarter than the people who are paid to run the school.

WTNH News reports:

15 Yale students ticketed for occupying Yale Investment Office

15 Yale students received tickets for participating in a “sit-in” in at Yale’s Investment Office Monday night.

The students held the...

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Argosy University at Brink of Shutting Down

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/10/2019 at 1:30pm

They’re looking for a buyer but that’s a tough search in a situation like this.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Argosy on Brink of Closure

A court-appointed receiver plans to close Argosy University campuses today if a buyer is not found for the for-profit college, a decision driven by the Trump administration’s decision to cut...

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Gonzaga University Crowdfunds Scholarships for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:30am 3/10/2019 at 11:30am

Have you noticed how many schools in America are so devoted to people who are in America illegally? Why is that?

Campus Reform reports:

Gonzaga finds a way to fund illegal immigrant scholarships

Gonzaga University has decided to crowdfund a scholarship for illegal immigrant students at the school.

Gonzaga initially proposed the scholarship during the...

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