Quick Takes  (Page 31)

Discussion of Chick-fil-A Leads to Infighting Among UW Madison College Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00am 7/30/2019 at 10:00am

This story perfectly illustrates how progressives often hinder progress by obsessing over identity items.

Campus Reform reports:

UW Madison College Dems at each other’s throats over Chick-fil-A

A University of Wisconsin – Madison College Democrat published an op-ed in the school’s student newspaper after she expressed concern over the group’s support for Chick-fil-A, citing...

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American Assoc. of University Professors Comes Out Against Laws to Protect Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 8:00am 7/30/2019 at 8:00am

In recent years, a number of states have passed laws to protect free speech on campus, but this organization of professors opposes that. Isn’t that telling?

The College Fix reports:

Nationwide faculty group comes out against new campus free speech laws

In the past few years more than a half-dozen states have passed laws...

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Liberal Academics are Making a Fortune Lecturing About Their White Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/29/2019 at 12:00pm

This is just perfect. White liberals getting paid massive fees to lecture about their white privilege. I wonder if they cover income inequality in these talks, too.

The Daily Caller reports:

$12K A Day: How White Liberals Profit From Pushing ‘White Privilege’

White liberal academics can earn more in a day lecturing about their...

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Students at UCLA Hold ‘Vigil to End Detention Camps’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 29, 2019 at 10:00am 7/29/2019 at 10:00am

It must be nice to have the time for such elaborate virtue signalling.

Campus Reform reports:

UCLA students host ‘Vigil to End Detention Camps’

Student groups at the University of California, Los Angeles hosted a “Vigil to End Detention Camps” earlier in July.

Sponsored by the Immigrant Youth Task Force at UCLA and the UndocuMed...

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Harvard Law Students Angry Over Official Response to Racist Emails and Texts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 29, 2019 at 8:00am 7/29/2019 at 8:00am

Shouldn’t it be easy to identify the senders of these messages? This incident happened back in December.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard Law students irate officials didn’t respond ‘properly’ to...

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Hunter College Prof Reportedly Hired Husband for $650K in Taxpayer Funded Work

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30pm 7/28/2019 at 6:30pm

When you look at all the dollar amounts in this story, is the high cost of college still a mystery?

The New York Post reports:

Hunter College pr...

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Colorado State Walks Back Recommendation to Not Say ‘America’ or ‘American’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:30am 7/28/2019 at 11:30am

The school received a lot of heat for this and has decided maybe it wasn’t such a great idea.

FOX News reports:

‘America’ and ‘American’ potentially offensive words? Maybe not, university decides

Are the words “America” and “American” potentially offensive? Maybe not, a university in...

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UC Berkeley Removed from US News College Rankings After Misreporting Statistics

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 9:30am 7/28/2019 at 9:30am

Well that’s embarrassing. What were they hoping to achieve with this?

Forbes reports:

UC Berkeley Removed From US News College Rankings For Misreporting Statistics

Yesterday, US News & World Report released a statement titled “Updates to 5 Schools’ 2019 Best Colleges Rankings Data.” In the statement, they announced that five schools had been removed...

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College Student Discovers 65-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Skull in North Dakota

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm 7/27/2019 at 1:30pm

This young man probably just launched a career with this amazing find. Good for him.

FOX News reports:

College student finds 65-million-year-old fossil...

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University in Minnesota Now Offers Major in Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:30am 7/27/2019 at 11:30am

As I have repeatedly suggested, we are reaching a point where left wing ideology in academia is eclipsing and in some cases, replacing, real scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

Hamline Univ. offers social justice major complete with ‘Gender Politics’ course

A Minnesota university is offering a social justice degree with courses ranging from “Gender Politics”...

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White Prof Sues Historically Black University for Alleged Discrimination

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9:30am 7/27/2019 at 9:30am

The professor claims that he is being paid less than younger profs, despite having worked at the school for many years.

The College Fix reports:

White prof suing historically black university for discrimination

A professor is suing a historically black university over claims of discrimination, stating that he makes significantly less than younger...

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Appeals Court Sides With UC San Diego Student Publication in Lawsuit Over Alleged Defunding by School

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 26, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/26/2019 at 12:00pm

The Koala is a satirical student run publication at the school. They sued the school over alleged funding bias and their lawsuit was thrown out, but now an appeals court has reinstated it.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Even ‘Offensive’ Publications Have Free Press Rights

“The worst in collegiate journalism since 1982!” The Koala, a...

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U. Mississippi Prof Doubles Down After Calling Young Trump Supporters ‘Hitler Youth’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:00am 7/26/2019 at 10:00am

It’s fun to think about what would happen to a professor if they said this about young Obama supporters.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: ‘When I said MAGA teens are modern day Hitlerjugend, I meant it’

UPDATE: Newly tenured University of Mississippi professor James Thomas had previously said on Twitter that “MAGA teens are modern...

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Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy to Hold Annual Conference in Mexico

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:00am 7/26/2019 at 8:00am

How ironic. There’s probably a ‘Build the Wall’ joke to be made here but I’m too lazy to think it up.

The College Fix reports:

The end of ‘Americ...

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Stanford Offers Support Services to Students and Staff Upset About Noose Found on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/25/2019 at 12:00pm

This is an update to a story we’ve been following. It looks like the school is taking this very seriously.

Palo Alto Online

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University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Racism has Decreased Under Trump

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/28/cherokee-woman-blasts-elizabeth-warren-claiming-native-american-ancestry
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00am 7/25/2019 at 10:00am
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/28/cherokee-woman-blasts-elizabeth-warren-claiming-native-american-ancestry

This flies in the face of the narrative we’ve heard from the media every single day for over two years.

Campus Reform reports:

UPenn study on racism in Trump era SMASHES the Left’s narrative

A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania finds that racism in America has significantly decreased since President Donald Trump’s...

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Portland State Bans ‘Grievance Studies’ Prof from Doing Research

https://youtu.be/thHO2btnWJA
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:00am 7/25/2019 at 8:00am
https://youtu.be/thHO2btnWJA

If you have followed this story, you know that Professor Peter Boghossian is being punished for the crime of exposing the insanity of left-wing academia. Back story here.

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