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Professors Struggle to Deal With Being Politically Trolled by Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 4, 2019 at 8:00am 2/4/2019 at 8:00am

It sounds like some students are calling out professors for political bias. The “I feel unsafe” line is right out of the progressive student playbook.

The Daily Caller reports:

Illinois Professors Perplexed by Political Disagreement. They Are Looking for Ways to Stop the Trolls

Professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are...

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Student Files Complaint Against Harvard, Charging ‘Hostile Environment’ for Men

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 1:30pm 2/3/2019 at 1:30pm

The student cites the school’s embrace of the new anti-male guidelines from the American Psychological Association, among other things.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard creates a ‘hostile environment...

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U. Michigan Students Create Nation’s First Minor in Social Class and Inequality

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 11:30am 2/3/2019 at 11:30am

Colleges and universities already offer a ton of courses in this area, it’s inescapable. Was this really necessary?

MLive reports:

2 University of Michigan students help cre...

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Riot-Like Conditions Break Out at West Virginia U. as Crowd Gathers to Play in Snow

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 9:30am 2/3/2019 at 9:30am

This is one of those situations that started innocently but grew sour as more people showed up and alcohol became involved.

CBS News reports:

Police break up “riot” near West Virginia University that school says started as “playful time in...

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Student Official Faces Recall for Rejecting Preferred Pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:30pm 2/2/2019 at 2:30pm

This takes real guts. This is a higher education thought crime of the highest order.

The College Fix reports:

This student official rejects preferred gender pronouns. Now he faces a recall. Here’s why he fights.

Genaro Meza-Roa believes he can tell a person’s gender by looking at them and does not need to ask...

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Duke University Wants Methodist Church to Change its Beliefs for Inclusivity

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12:30pm 2/2/2019 at 12:30pm

Expect to see more of this. The left is coming after religions and will use academia to achieve their ends.

Campus Reform reports:

Duke to Methodist Church: Change your beliefs for inclusivity

Duke University is among the 93 Methodist-affiliated colleges and universities across the country that brought in the new year by penning and...

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Grand Canyon University Offers Lame Excuse for Cancelling Ben Shapiro Talk

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:30am 2/2/2019 at 10:30am
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Young America’s Foundation was set to host Ben Shapiro at Grand Canyon University, but the school has cancelled the appearance. We can’t have students getting triggered by free speech.

From the GCU website:

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U. Virginia Tries to Address Racism and Equity in its Nursing Program

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 1, 2019 at 12:30pm 2/1/2019 at 12:30pm

Every field in academia will eventually be subjected to social justice focused scrutiny.

The College Fix reports:

University of Virginia trains faculty, staff on how to ‘stop graduating racists’

The University of Virginia recently hosted a series of training sessions on “institutional equity” in order to address racial bias in teaching and learning.

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MIT Study Rates FOX News as Untrustworthy, Gives High Ratings to NY Times and WaPo

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:30am 2/1/2019 at 10:30am

It’s just fascinating how many of the most popular conservative sites are rated as hyperpartisan, but not the left wing ones.

Newsbusters reports:

MIT Study Attacks Fox News as ‘Not to Be Trusted’

The schools and studies that are shaping technology’s approach to fake news and censorship are biased in favor of the left.

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Freshman Applications Drop at University of California for First Time in 15 Years

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:00am 2/1/2019 at 8:00am

The University of California is certainly in no danger of closing, but this is another indication that the higher ed bubble is real.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Freshman applications dip at UC for...

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Survey Finds Majority of Students Favor Ban on ‘Hurtful or Offensive’ Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 4:00pm 1/31/2019 at 4:00pm

We need a new pro-free speech movement in America. This is not going to get any better until we do.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Majority of students favor college bans of ‘hurtful or offensive’ speech

Colleges and universities should be able to curtail hurtful and offensive political views on campus, accord...

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University in Indiana to Segregate Students for ‘Racial Literacy’ Event

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/31/2019 at 2:00pm

Why is segregation allowed to happen at all? And why does no one object?

Campus Reform reports:

Indiana Univ. segregates blacks from whites at ‘Racial Literacy’ event

Indiana University- Purdue University in Indianapolis is hosting a “White Racial Literacy Project” in order to address racial inequalities, including whiteness, on the campus. Speakers for the...

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North Carolina State Hosts Social Justice Training for Students and Staff

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:04pm 1/31/2019 at 12:04pm

This has nothing to do with the pursuit of scholarship. It’s just mandatory political indoctrination.

The College Fix reports:

Public university hosts ‘Social Justice January’ daylong tra...

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U. Iowa Student Paper Claims MAGA Becoming Symbol of White Supremacy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/30/2019 at 12:00pm
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It’s amazing that this false narrative is still being advanced so many days later.

Take a look at this:

Column: MAGA is becoming a symbol of white supremacy

The viral video showing a standoff between a Covington Catholic High School student and a Native American veteran shed light on the escalating visibility of racial...

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DePaul U. Student Running for Office in Chicago Sues Democratic Opponent for Fraud

https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/dollars-and-sense-investigation-496799931.html
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:00am 1/30/2019 at 10:00am
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/dollars-and-sense-investigation-496799931.html

David Krupa’s candidacy has been a fascinating thing to watch. Read the full backstory here.

The College Fix provides this update:

‘It will open a lot of eyes’: College politician sues opponent for election fraud

DePaul University freshman and political candidate David Krupa publicly announced on Monday that he is filing a federal lawsuit...

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Prof Questions U. Michigan’s Massive Spending on Diversity Staffers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:00am 1/30/2019 at 8:00am

When more schools start closing, this gravy train will come to a swift halt. In the meantime, this professor makes an excellent point about how the money could be better spent.

Campus Reform reports:

UMich defends multi-million dollar diversity investment. Outspoken prof doesn’t buy it.

Millions of dollars spent on diversity initiatives may not...

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New York State Legislation Would Allow College Financial Aid for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/29/2019 at 12:00pm

Democrats in New York have tried to do this before but were stopped by Republicans. Now the Democrats are in charge in the state and it’s full speed ahead.

The College Fix reports:

New York State legislation permits college financial aid for illegal immigrants

New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo are on a...

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