Quick Takes  (Page 32)

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

https://youtu.be/DNdZQQ40S30
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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IiFHkVWm7U
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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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Keystone College Cutting Majors and Laying off Staff

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:00am 5/24/2019 at 8:00am

Another small private college making cuts, for the purpose of sustainability.

WNEP News reports:

Keystone College to Eliminate Two Majors, Layoff Employees

Keystone College has announced plans to layoff professors and eliminate programs as part of a campus-wide realignment.

The college near Factoryville is done for the semester but administrators rolled out plans that will...

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Survey: 41 Percent of College Students Don’t Believe ‘Hate Speech’ Should be Protected

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/23/2019 at 12:00pm

The First Amendment exists to protect speech we don’t like. Also, who decides what qualifies as hate speech?

Campus Reform reports:

Disturbing number of students say hate speech is not free speech, report says

A new report has revealed that support of the First Amendment among college students seems to be decreasing, as nearly...

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More Colleges Experiencing a Decrease in Enrollment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:00am 5/23/2019 at 10:00am

The announced closing of several small colleges already this year should serve as a warning. Things have to change.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

Enrollment Shortfalls Spread to More Colleges

A broad swath of private colleges across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions are expected to miss their enrollment goals for the fall semester....

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Struggling Hampshire College Launches Search for New President

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:00am 5/23/2019 at 8:00am
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The last president resigned abruptly in April. The person who takes on this role will have their work cut out for them.

Mass Live reports:

Hampshire College begins search for president

Financially struggling Hampshire College is seeking a new president, who would be...

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More Than 75 Universities Now Hold Black-Only Graduation Ceremonies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/22/2019 at 12:00pm

Higher education is embracing segregation. How is this not perceived as backwards?

The College Fix reports:

More than 75 universities now host blacks-only graduation ceremonies

This month and next dozens of universities across the nation, from private top-tier schools to public state institutions, will host segregated graduation ceremonies and celebrations for their black graduates.

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Ted Cruz Investigating Alleged Faith Based Discrimination at Yale

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:00am 5/22/2019 at 10:00am
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Ted Cruz is an excellent person to have as an ally in a case like this.

Campus Reform reports:

Cruz closes in on Yale, demands key docs on alleged faith discrimination

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is investigating Yale Law school claiming that the institution has unconstitutionally discriminated against students espousing “traditional Christian views.”

On Monday,...

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Requests for Emotional Support Animals Skyrocket at American Colleges and Universities

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 8:00am 5/22/2019 at 8:00am

People have exploited and abused the concept of emotional support animals because they just want their pets with them at all times.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Dog Days in Dorms

Most students know the list of items they can’t bring into a university dormitory. They can’t haul in their own beds. They can’t set...

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URI Co-Sponsors Conference on ‘Social Justice in Higher Education’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/21/2019 at 12:00pm

The conference agenda reads like a parody of the left.

Campus Reform reports:

Public univ. sponsors social justice conference to address ‘white accountability,’ ‘microaggressions’

The University of Rhode Island sponsored a “Social Justice in Higher Education” conference, with speakers discussing topics such as “White Accountability,” “Addressing Microaggressions,” and more.

The conference was put on Wednesday...

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New Study Claims Democrats Over-Reported Stress After the 2016 Election

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDYNVH0U3cs
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:00am 5/21/2019 at 10:00am
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If you remember the insanity that unfolded on American college campuses, you might dispute the findings of this study.

The College Fix reports:

Study claims Democrats ‘over-reported’ mental stress following 2016 election

Remember studies like this one which showed some 25 percent of those surveyed reported “clinically significant” stress levels due to Donald...

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Op-Ed Calls Elizabeth Warren’s Free College Plan a Form of Vote Shopping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l-254XnpkA
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:00am 5/21/2019 at 8:00am
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It’s difficult to disagree with this point.

Vicki Alger writes at the Sun Sentinel:

Democratic presidential candidate Warren shopping for votes with college free-for-all plan

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or free college. But that reality hasn’t stopped Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts from touting her trillion-dollar-plus plan.

Step...

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Morehouse College Commencement Speaker Paying Student Loans for Class of 2019

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/20/2019 at 12:00pm

He announced this during his commencement speech, to deafening cheers, no doubt.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported:

Morehouse commencement speaker to pay off Class of 2019’s student loans

Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate at Morehouse College’s Sunday morning graduation exercises, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school.

But during...

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