Quick Takes  (Page 30)

DePaul University Prof Thinks We Should Abolish Universities

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 1:30pm 7/28/2018 at 1:30pm

This professor may be onto something here. I’m just amazed he works for DePaul.

The Washington Examiner reports:

College professor calls to abolish universities

Jason Hill, a pr...

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UC Berkeley Seeks ‘Diversity Recruiter’ for Sweet Six-Figure Salary

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:30am 7/28/2018 at 11:30am

Diversity is the unofficial religion of higher education. It pays quite well, too.

Campus Reform reports:

UC Berkeley offers six-figure salary for ‘diversity’ recruiter

The University of California, Berkeley is offering to pay as much as $126,200 per year for an administrator to oversee and expand its wide-ranging “diversity” recruitment efforts.

The job posting for...

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Harvard Denies Discriminating Against Asian-American Applicants

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:30am 7/28/2018 at 9:30am

A lawsuit against the school is scheduled to go to court in October. The school denies the allegations.

The Boston Globe reports:

Harvard denies discriminating ag...

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UC Berkeley Students Angry About On-Campus Bank’s Ties to ICE

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/27/2018 at 12:00pm
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This is no different than student activists getting angry over various schools with ties to fossil fuel companies. It’s childish.

The Washington Examiner reports:

UC Berkeley students upset on-campus bank has ties to ICE

Students at the University of California, Berkeley are furious after f...

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Loyola U. Maryland Now Offering ‘Social Justice’ Graduate Education Program

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00am 7/27/2018 at 10:00am

The left is determined to move their higher education talking points into the realm of K-12.

Campus Reform reports:

Future teachers offered Master’s in ‘social justice’ curriculum

Loyola University Maryland recently announced that it will offer a Master’s degree program with a focus on “Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice” for aspiring K-12 teachers.

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Jeff Sessions Criticizes ‘Snowflake’ Culture on College Campuses

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1021765714498215936
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:00am 7/27/2018 at 8:00am
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Jeff Sessions has been fairly vocal on this and other related issues. Good for him.

The Daily Caller reports:

‘Plenty of Tissues’: Jeff Sessions Criticizes Coddling Colleges

Attorney General Jeff Sessions called out sensitive “snowflakes” he says colleges are creating during a speech at a Turning Point USA’s high school leadership summit in Washington,...

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Prof Wants Social Justice in Art Classes to Combat ‘Geometries of Whiteness’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/26/2018 at 12:00pm

It’s almost like progressives only see higher education as a vehicle to achieve their political ends.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof calls on art teachers to reject ‘geometry of whiteness’

An art education pr...

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House Democrats Preparing to Offer Yet Another ‘Free College’ Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 10:00am 7/26/2018 at 10:00am

Democrats have to do something to get their college aged voters motivated for the midterms.

The Daily Caller reports:

Tuition-Free College Bill Coming Down the Pipeline from House Democrats

House Democrats will introduce a bill to make college tuition-free by minimizing debt and simplifying financial aid procedures.

The Aim Higher Act, which is expected to...

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Free Speech Experts Raise Flags on Proposed Pronoun Policy at U. Minnesota

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 8:00am 7/26/2018 at 8:00am

The policy under consideration at the school would fire people for using the wrong pronouns.

The College Fix reports:

University proposal to force preferred pronoun usage on shaky legal ground, free speech experts agree

Several experts in constitutional freedom of speech have raised red flags about the University of Minnesota’s proposed new policy to...

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College Republicans at Stanford Denounce Student Who Threatened Campus Zionists

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 2:00pm 7/25/2018 at 2:00pm

Here is an update for this story, which we covered in an earlier post. The College Fix reports:

Outrage erupts at Stanford after student leader threatens to ‘physically fight Zionists on campus’

Anger and debate has erupted among Stanford University students after one of their peers, a former student government member and incoming Resident...

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U. Minnesota Alumnus Yanks Support Over Censorship Of Ben Shapiro, Conservative Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/25/2018 at 12:00pm
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This is not the first person to do this, either. Here’s an excerpt from a press release we received from the Young America’s Foundation:

Another University Of Minnesota Alumnus Yanks Support Over Censorship Of Ben Shapiro, Conservative Students

Following the University of Minnesota’s second-class treatment of conservative students, another alumnus has announced he’s...

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Andrew Cuomo Allegedly Trying to Recruit Public Scholarship Recipients for Campaign Ad

https://twitter.com/nygovcuomo
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:00am 7/25/2018 at 10:00am
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Considering his lead in the polls, why is Cuomo putting his campaign at risk like this?

Campus Reform reports:

Cuomo recruits public scholarship recipients for campaign ad

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is under fire for obtaining the names of students who received the state’s Excelsior Scholarship and asking them to appear in a...

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Ghost Town in California sells for $1.4 Million

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 8:00am 7/25/2018 at 8:00am
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A 19th century mining town 200 miles north of L.A. that just sold for $1.4 million.

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Israeli Girl Cannot Compete in World Chess Championship in Tunisia

https://www.timesofisrael.com/7-year-old-chess-champ-cant-compete-in-tunisia-tourney-because-shes-israeli/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 2:00pm 7/24/2018 at 2:00pm
https://www.timesofisrael.com/7-year-old-chess-champ-cant-compete-in-tunisia-tourney-because-shes-israeli/

Liel Levitan, 7, cannot compete in the World Chess Championship in Tunisia because she’s Israeli. The country decided not to allow Israelis to compete in the tournament. From The Times of Israel:

“Just a few months ago, a World Chess Championship was due to take place in Saudi Arabia,” chess player Lior...

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Yale Teams With United Nations to Create Eco-Friendly Housing Module

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/24/2018 at 12:00pm

Is Yale going to update all of their campus buildings to comply with this new vision of ‘green’ housing?

Archinect reports:

Yale University teams with UN Environment to unveil new eco-housing module

Representing more than a third of global greenhouse gas em...

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UVA Students Angry Over Appointment of Former Trump Official

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00am 7/24/2018 at 10:00am

Marc Short, a low level person in the Trump administration, has been made a senior fellow at UVA and some students are having a hard time with that.

Campus Reform reports:

UVA students triggered by hiring of...

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Universities Join Effort to Ban Plastic Drinking Straws

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8:00am 7/24/2018 at 8:00am
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Higher education has a tendency to join the left’s cause of the day no matter what it is, so this is hardly surprising.

The College Fix reports:

Universities nationwide ban plastic straws as students bolster movement

Ever since a video of a sea turtle with a straw up its nose went viral,...

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