Quick Takes  (Page 31)

Furman University Bans ‘Acts of Intolerance’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:30am 10/19/2019 at 11:30am

FIRE is highlighting this as its speech code of the month.

Campus Reform reports:

University BANS ‘acts of intolerance’

With Halloween approaching, college students may be thinking about what type of party they should host or what costume they should pick.

However, at Furman University, students might be restricted in their plans.

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University Advises Professors Not to Grade Based on Merit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9:30am 10/19/2019 at 9:30am

This is all being done in the name of diversity and inclusion which, as I have frequently pointed out, is eclipsing actual scholarship and study.

The College Fix reports:

Public university tells professors not to grade based on merit

Faculty workshops designed to persuade teachers not to grade based upon merit are popping up...

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Harvard Business Group Cancels Event With Tech Company Over Ties to ICE

https://youtu.be/4OXSnft0HaM
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/18/2019 at 12:00pm
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The constant demonizing of ICE on college campuses is purely political and unfair to the hardworking Americans who make up the agency.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard business group spikes event with ICE contractor after student outcry

Harvard’s Undergraduate BGLTQ Business Society (HUBBS) recently canceled a sponsorship from Palantir Technologies because its products are used...

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Secretly Filmed Video of Female College Athletes Posted to Porn Site

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00am 10/18/2019 at 10:00am

It’s difficult to imagine a more horrific invasion of privacy.

NBC News reports:

Secret video of female college athletes posted on porn website, police say

Female athletes were secretly recorded inside a locker roomof a small South Carolina college and the video was uploaded to one of the world’s largest porn sites, officials...

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Display Warning of the Dangers of Socialism at UNC Charlotte Taken Down

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00am 10/18/2019 at 8:00am

The display was out up by conservative students. No one knows who took the display down but it’s easy to speculate, isn’t it?

The College Fix reports:

Display stating socialism killed 100 million-plus people abruptly taken down at UNC Charlotte

On Monday evening, conservative students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte put a...

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Princeton University Given Award for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/17/2019 at 12:00pm

Colleges and universities see this is as extremely important. That’s why Princeton is tooting its own horn here.

This report is from the school’s website:

Princeton receives national award for outstanding commitments to diversity and inclusion

The HEED Award recognizes a school’s comprehensive approach to recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse range of students,...

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Poll Finds Three-Fourths of College Students Support Trump Impeachment Inquiry

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:00am 10/17/2019 at 10:00am

This is one of the real reasons Democrats support free college. This is now part of the Democratic base.

The Hill reports:

Three-quarters of college students back impeachment inquiry: poll

More than three-quarters of college students support House Democrats in their impeachment inquiry into President Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday.

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Science! Harvard Disputes the Idea That Testosterone and Masculinity are Connected

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 8:00am 10/17/2019 at 8:00am

When stories like this come up, don’t you think someone at Harvard Medical School should be asked to go on record with a response?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard says masculinity and testosterone are not ‘connected’

Last week we learned that the University of California instructs staff in the Office of the President that...

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Op-Ed: American Taxpayers Losing Patience With ‘Campus Kooks’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/16/2019 at 12:00pm

If the sentiments expressed in this opinion piece are shared by many Americans, and they likely are, we may be approaching a turning point in higher education.

Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit writes at USA Today:

States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren’t interested in funding campus kooks

Times are bad for higher education,...

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Seattle U. Students, Staff Say President’s Decision to Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood ‘Dangerous’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:00am 10/16/2019 at 10:00am

It’s amazing that this decision didn’t spark campus-wide protests.

From My Northwest:

Seattle University students, staff criticize ‘dangerous decision’ from school’s president

Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg is facing flack after his decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood.

Sundborg made the call to remove the organization from a list of online health resources promoted...

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Michigan State Kicks Off Higher Education’s Annual Ban on Offensive Halloween Costumes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00am 10/16/2019 at 8:00am

It’s that time of year again. Every year, Halloween is a problem on multiple college campuses.

Emily Zanotti writes at the Daily Wire:

Happy Halloween! Annual ‘Offensive’ Costume Bans Begin, Starting With Michigan State University

Every year, as Halloween approaches, the social justice-oriented “woke” police begin issuing their edicts, proscribing certain “offensive” costumes and...

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Attorney General Barr Defends Religious Liberty from Secular Progressives in Remarks at Notre Dame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9X3tBT4OvU
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/15/2019 at 12:00pm
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When you read things like this, it becomes easier to understand why so many on the left revile Barr. He was an excellent choice for Attorney General by Trump.

The Observer reports:

William Barr speaks at...

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Report Suggests Higher Education is Shrinking as an Industry

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00am 10/15/2019 at 10:00am

College closures and shrinking enrollment are taking a toll on the business of higher education.

Doug Lederman writes at Inside Higher Ed:

The Incredible Shrinking Higher Ed Industry

Higher education enrollments have been falling for years, a well-documented outcome that can be attributed to some combination of a strong U.S. economy, changes in birth...

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Lawsuit Claims University Refused to Hire Professor Because She Opposes Abortion

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00am 10/15/2019 at 8:00am

What does it say about higher education that this is so easy to believe?

The College Fix reports:

Public university refused to hire professor because she opposes abortion, suit claims

When Indiana University-South Bend went looking for a new clinical assistant professor in obstetrics, the chair of its search committee imposed an unconstitutional viewpoint...

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Ohio University Marching Band Under Investigation Amid Allegations of Hazing

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 14, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/14/2019 at 12:00pm

Colleges and universities seem to be cracking down quickly on hazing allegations this year.

FOX 8 in Cleveland reports:

Ohio University Marching Band under investigation for hazing allegations

The Ohio University Marching Band is under investigation over reports of hazing allegations and has been issued an “administrative directive”...

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University of Florida Students Protest Appearance by Donald Trump Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAndHqtIjr4
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:00am 10/14/2019 at 10:00am
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Entirely predictable. You just knew students wouldn’t be able to resist their need to protest all things Trump.

The Hill reports:

University of Florida students protest Trump Jr. appearance

Hundreds of University of Florida students protested the school paying Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle to speak on campus Thursday night.

The pair was paid...

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Email Warnings About Unpaid Tuition Prompt Student ‘Sit-in’ at Thomas Jefferson U.

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 14, 2019 at 8:00am 10/14/2019 at 8:00am

It’s almost as if many students are just looking for an excuse to stage a protest.

The College Fix reports:

Students stage sit-in at Thomas Jefferson U. after email...

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