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President of Hampshire College Resigns ‘Effective Immediately’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1:30pm 4/6/2019 at 1:30pm
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Two members of the board of trustees have already stepped down as well. This will not come to a happy ending.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Hampshire President Quits; Board Votes to Try to Stay Independent

Hampshire College’s president, Miriam E. Nelson, announced Friday that she was leaving her position, effective immediately.

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Washington State Bias Response Team ‘Trains’ Students How to Deal With College Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:30am 4/6/2019 at 11:30am

This is classic projection. Last month a conservative student was violently attacked at Berkeley, but the left is trying to paint Republicans as the potentially violent ones.

Campus Reform reports:

WSU teaches students how to handle College Republicans at bias training

Washington State University’s Bias Advisory Response Team planned two de-escalation trainings in late...

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College Student Files Bias Complaint Against Roommate for Watching Ben Shapiro Video

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:30am 4/6/2019 at 9:30am
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Can you imagine being this thin skinned and petty? This is a college, not a day care center.

The College Fix reports:

Student files bias complaint against dorm roommate for watching Ben Shapiro video

One evening last September, a Michigan State University student awoke from his nap to see his roommate sitting at his...

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UC Santa Cruz Offering Course on Trump’s ‘Potential Impeachment’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/5/2019 at 12:00pm

They’re just tapping into the Trump Derangement Syndrome market. The media has shown it to be lucrative.

Campus Reform reports:

Calif. college offers class on Trump’s ‘potential impeachment’

The University of California-Santa Cruz is currently offering a course on President Donald Trump’s “potential impeachment” with a focus on climate change in regard to “the...

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Op-Ed: College Admissions Scam is Another Reason to Destroy Academia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00am 4/5/2019 at 10:00am

Kurt Schlicter’s new column takes on the college admissions scandal. He doesn’t disappoint.

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Christian Conservative’s Talk on Gender and Marriage Protested at a Christian School

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:00am 4/5/2019 at 8:00am

Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire is a Catholic who believes in traditional marriage. He is supposed to give a talk at Baylor University this month and students are petitioning against it.

The College Fix reports:

Christian conservative’s talk on gender and marriage protested as ‘hate speech’ — at Christian university

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Rutgers Prof Suggests the Concept of Time is Racist

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/4/2019 at 12:00pm

Is there anything that can’t be declared inherently racist? Apparently not.

The College Fix reports:

Rutgers professor: Even the concept of time is racist

One of the privileges of being a tenured professor in the field of “studies” is that you can make up crap out of thin air and majors in the field,...

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University of Kansas to Offer Course on ‘Angry White Men’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:00am 4/4/2019 at 10:00am

You know who’s going to take this course? People who already have this world view. Nothing will be learned by anyone.

Campus Reform reports:

KU offers ‘angry white male’ course

The University of Kansas is offering a course on angry white men and the role of “dominant and subordinate masculinities” as they connect to...

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Yale Graduate Raised More Than $1 Million Running Alleged Hedge Fund Scam

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8:00am 4/4/2019 at 8:00am

This kid’s story will be a book and film in a matter of time. Can’t you picture it already?

The Daily Caller reports:

Yale Graduate Allegedly Ran Hedge Fund Scam, Raised More Than $1 Million

Federal officials accused a Yale University graduate for running an unregistered hedge fund while he was a student.

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George Mason U. Students Demand Brett Kavanaugh be Fired as Visiting Prof

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/3/2019 at 12:00pm
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You have to marvel at the audacity of these students. They hate Kavanaugh so no one should be allowed to learn from him.

The College Fix reports:

Students demand GMU fire Justice Brett Kavanaugh from visiting law professor post

Many George Mason University students — including a “survivors” group and the College Democrats —...

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FIRE Releases Statement About U. Arizona Students Charged for Harassing Border Patrol Agents

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00am 4/3/2019 at 10:00am
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We ran a full post about this incident over the weekend. Read the full back story here.

FIRE has now released a statement:

FIRE statement on charges against University of Arizona students

For protesting the appearance of Border Patrol agents at a March 19 campus event, two University of Arizona students will reportedly...

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Two Members of the Hampshire College Board of Trustees Have Resigned

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 8:00am 4/3/2019 at 8:00am
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The meltdown at Hampshire continues. Now people are apparently turning on each other in anger.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports:

Second Hampshire College trustee resigns

Another member of Hampshire College’s board of trustees has resigned, submitting a letter that sheds light on tensions within the board as Hampshire charts a course forward amid...

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Villanova’s Teaching Evaluations Now Include Ratings for Diversity and Cultural Awareness

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 2:00pm 4/2/2019 at 2:00pm

This sounds like it’s about controlling what the professors say and making them careful about how they say it.

The College Fix reports:

Professor teaching evaluations now include ‘diversity,’ ‘cultural awareness’ ratings

Villanova University has launched an effort to monitor professor bias in its lecture halls, according to a pair of professors employed there....

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Academics Who Predicted Closure of Private Colleges Stand By Their Analysis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:00am 4/2/2019 at 10:00am

Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn predicted that many private colleges would end up folding and if recent news is any indication, they were right.

They recently revisited the topic in a column for Inside Higher Ed:

Perilous Times

In New England, where we live, small private colleges have felt the chill of...

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Berkeley Law School Dean Says Trump’s Free Speech Executive Order is Unconstitutional

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 8:00am 4/2/2019 at 8:00am

It’s a bit hard to take this from someone at Berkeley. Has this dean seen what’s been happening at his school in recent years?

Campus Reform reports:

Berkeley law school dean: Trump’s free speech executive order is ‘unconstitutional’

In light of President Donald Trump’s executive order on free speech, Erwin Chermerinsky, dean of Berkeley...

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Wheeling Jesuit University Slashing Programs and Faculty in Effort to Survive

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/31/2019 at 1:30pm

It’s amazing how quickly so many small schools are scrambling to stay afloat or closing. The reckoning is here.

Morning Journal reports:

Wheeling Jesuit slashes all but 11 programs, sports...

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Student Govt. at USC Proposes Making Campus a Sanctuary for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 11:30am 3/31/2019 at 11:30am

This is just more left wing virtue signaling.

Campus Reform reports:

USC student gov proposes making campus ‘sanctuary’ for illegal aliens

A senator from the University of Southern California undergraduate student government presented a resolution Tuesday expressing support for a “sanctuary campus,” where illegal alien students would be protected.

Sen. Michaela Murphy presented the “Sanctuary...

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