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Commencement Speaker at Oberlin College Tells Students to ‘Stay Woke’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:00am 5/29/2019 at 8:00am
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I don’t think the student body at Oberlin could get any more woke if they tried.

The Chronicle Telegram reports:

Oberlin College grads told to ‘stay woke’

Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple Inc., who gave Monday’s commencement address at Oberlin College, echoed the commencement speech that Martin...

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Canadian Prof Who Criticized Ideology of ‘Diversity and Mass Immigration’ Accused of Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/28/2019 at 12:00pm

The professor who is under fire here is from Puerto Rico and has mixed racial heritage, but he defied the left’s preferred narrative.

The College Fix reports:

Canadian profs want colleague investigated for ‘racist positions’

Faculty at the University of New Brunswick in Canada have signed on to a letter lambasting a “controversial” sociology...

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Former Vice President Al Gore to Address Students at Harvard’s Class Day

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00am 5/28/2019 at 10:00am

This is supposedly a pre-commencement event. Do you think he’ll mention climate change?

The Associated Press reports via the San Francisco Chronicle:

Former Vice President Gore to...

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Emory University Fires Two Professors for Failing to Disclose Research Funding from China

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:00am 5/28/2019 at 8:00am

Relations between China and the U.S. in American academics have been tenuous for a few years now, so this is a bigger deal than it seems at first glance.

Yahoo News reports:

Professors fired from Emory University for hiding grants from China

Two Chinese American professors at Emory University have been fired for failing...

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Getting Hired to Drive a Weinermobile Reportedly Harder Than Getting Into Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/27/2019 at 3:00pm
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Who knew this market was so competitive? I guess it makes sense, when you consider the cool vehicle you get to drive.

The New York Post reports:

Why becoming a Wienermobile driver is harder than getting into Harvard

Kyle Edwards and Hayley Rozman, two recent college grads in their early 20s, are at a...

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Campus of Closed Southern Vermont College Now up for Sale

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:00am 5/27/2019 at 11:00am

A situation like this should be attractive to potential buyers. The buildings and infrastructure are already there.

The Associated Press reports, via the Hastings Tribune:

Campus of now-closed Southern Vermont College up for sale

The campus of the now closed Southern Vermont College in is up for sale.

WCAX-TV reports the 371-acre campus is listed...

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Three More Parents Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 9:00am 5/27/2019 at 9:00am

It’s amazing how far reaching this scandal has already become, and it’s far from over.

CNN reports:

Another three plead guilty in college admissions scandal

Three more parents, including one CEO who has written books on parenting, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the college admission scandal in federal court in Boston on Friday.

Jane...

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Bret Stephens on “How Trump Wins Next Year”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 5:30pm 5/26/2019 at 5:30pm

I don’t often agree with the New York Times‘ Bret Stephens or like what he has to say, but I have long-admired how he says it.  His recent NYT piece entitled “How Trump Wins Next Ye...

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Jewish Teens Help Save Man With Swastika Tattoo, Have No Regrets

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 3:30pm 5/26/2019 at 3:30pm
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Four Massachusetts teens alerted police to a body they saw in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, and their quick action helped save the man’s life. In an interesting twist, the four young men are Jewish, and the police officer who dragged the man out of the water noticed a swastika tattoo on...

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Instructor at University of Oxford Says Space Aliens Are Breeding With Humans

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 1:30pm 5/26/2019 at 1:30pm

Here’s the best part: he believes the aliens are doing this because they’re prepping for climate change.

NBC News reports:

Space aliens are breeding with humans, university instructor says. Scientists say otherwise.

Maybe you’ve never seen any space aliens, but recent polls indicate that up to 6 percent of Americans claim to have been...

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New Abortion Laws Reportedly Affecting College Enrollment Decisions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11:30am 5/26/2019 at 11:30am

If you choose a college on the basis of the abortion laws of the state it’s located in, what does that say about you?

The New York Post reports:

‘Scared’ students are rejecting colleges in states with strict abortion laws

One Upper East Side family is sending Washington University a big, fat rejection letter.

On...

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Portland State Rejects ‘Conservative Political Thought’ Course for Not Being Inclusive

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 9:30am 5/26/2019 at 9:30am

This is obviously nothing more than an excuse to prevent the course from happening.

The College Fix reports:

Portland State rejects ‘Conservative Political Thought’ course...

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Art Schools Increasingly Politicized Through Addition of Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1:30pm 5/25/2019 at 1:30pm

The left’s agenda takes precedence over the subject matter. We see this happening in multiple disciplines.

George Leef writes at National Review:

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College Suspends Woman for Posing in Photo With Legally-Owned Gun

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:30am 5/25/2019 at 11:30am

She was at a gun range, and the photo had nothing to do with the school. This is ridiculous.

The College Fix reports:

College suspends young mother for posing with gun at gun range. She’s suing.

Florida’s First Coast Technical College has a low view of the U.S. and state constitutions, according to a...

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Ted Cruz Says Congress Should Not Fund Colleges That Don’t Support Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:30am 5/25/2019 at 9:30am
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Cruz is absolutely right about this. If you want colleges and universities to take this issue seriously, tie it to their funding.

Campus Reform reports:

Cruz: Defund colleges that don’t support free speech

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said during an exclusive Campus Reform interview this week that Congress should not fund universities that discriminate...

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U. Pennsylvania Study Finds America is Less Racist Under Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/24/2019 at 12:00pm
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This defies the Democrat media narrative and will likely be ignored as a result.

The College Fix reports:

University of Pennsylvania study: Americ...

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Three Female Students Suing Yale Over Alleged Sexual Discrimination

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:00am 5/24/2019 at 10:00am

The lawsuit takes direct aim at off-campus fraternities and alleges that these organizations make the school a dangerous place.

NBC News in Connecticut reports</...

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