Quick Takes  (Page 4)

College Student Scares Off Potential Sex Attacker by Pretending to be Autistic

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1:30pm 9/28/2019 at 1:30pm

Quick thinking on this student’s part may have saved her from a horrible attack. What an amazing story.

FOX News reports:

New York college student pretends to be autistic, scares off sexual offender like ‘she had seen on television’

A quick-thinking college student scared off a sexual deviant who broke into her New York...

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Hillsdale College to Offer Master’s Degree in Government at New DC Location

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:30am 9/28/2019 at 11:30am

Hillsdale is one of the only colleges in America that openly embraces conservatism.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Hillsdale College Expands to Capitol Hill

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Plan to Offer ‘Free’ College in New Mexico Met With Opposition

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 9:30am 9/28/2019 at 9:30am

Critics say the price tag supporters are low-balling the real cost which will be much higher.

The College Fix reports:

Free college tuition plan in New Mexico meets with opposition

A new plan to provide free college to all New Mexico residents is under fire by a taxpayer watchdog group and o...

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Yale Students Stage Walkout to Demand Divestment From Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/27/2019 at 12:00pm

Someone needs to explain to these students that America is finally energy independent, and that it’s a great thing.

The College Fix reports:

‘Hundreds’ of...

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Bulletin Boards at Michigan State Warn of ‘Harmful Language’ of Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:00am 9/27/2019 at 10:00am

College students today have no idea how much better they have it than previous generations.

Campus Reform reports:

​MSU warns against ‘harmful language’ with microaggression boards

At Michigan State University, at least two new microaggression boards discovered in two different student dormitories instruct students on how to take action against “harmful language.”

The boards, placed...

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Gender Neutral Fashion Show Causes Stir at Duquesne University

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00am 9/27/2019 at 8:00am

Duquesne University is a Catholic school, so some people weren’t down with this.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:

Gender neutral fashion show draws officials’ attention at Duquesne University

Did student organizers of a gender neutral fashion show at Duquesne University go too far in promoting the event with ads showing a man wearing a dress...

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Jury Awards $100,000 to Boston College Student Accused of Sexual Assault

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/26/2019 at 12:00pm

The money probably provides little comfort but at least it’s something.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Jury Sides With Student Accused of Sexual Assault

A former Boston College student has won more than $100,000 from his alma mater after a federal jury found the private nonprofit institution mishandled sexual assault allegations against him.

The case is...

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Baylor University Sending ‘Equity Officer’ to Investigate Conservative Group Hosting Ben Shapiro

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00am 9/26/2019 at 10:00am

Isn’t it funny how liberal student groups never have to deal with things like this? It always goes in only one direction.

The Washington Examiner reports:

University sending ‘equity officer’ to investigate conservative group over Ben Shapiro speech

Baylor University, a Baptist university in Texas, has arranged to have an “equity officer” investigate the...

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Another Parent to be Sentenced in College Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:00am 9/26/2019 at 8:00am

This guy paid a quarter of a million dollars to get his son into a school that costs $60K a year. Amazing.

The College Fix reports:

Second parent to be sentenced in college admissions scandal

The second sentencing in the college admissions scandal is set to take place today, with one father potentially receiving...

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University of California System Announces Divestment from Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/25/2019 at 12:00pm

Progressive students will celebrate this as a victory because it’s all about politics. Theirs.

Campus Reform reports:

UC system announces divestment from fossil fuels

The University of California system has announced its intention to completely divest from fossil fuels.

Officials in charge of investments insist that their decision to move toward more “sustainable” and environmentally...

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U. St. Thomas Student Charged With Allegedly Making Hoax Bomb Threats to School

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00am 9/25/2019 at 10:00am

When someone does something like this, you have to wonder if they realize it’s going to follow them for years.

TwinCities.com reports:

St. Thomas student charged with federal crime for [allegedly] making bomb threats to university

A University of St. Thomas student has been charged with a federal crime for [allegedly] making what authorities...

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70 Percent of Wisconsin’s Highest Paid Public Employees Work for State University System

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 8:00am 9/25/2019 at 8:00am

And yet people wonder why the cost of college keeps going up so rapidly. Is it really a mystery?

The College Fix reports:

In Wisconsin, 70 percent of the highest-earning public employees work for the state university system

Of the 100 top-earning state employees in Wisconsin in 2018, the vast majority worked for the...

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Stanford University Drops Mandatory Diversity Program After Complaints of Personal Intrusion

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/24/2019 at 12:00pm

Students were apparently compelled to share a lot of personal information in this program and they pushed back.

Campus Reform reports:

Stanford scraps mandatory diversity activity after ‘tokenization,’ personal intrusion complaints

Stanford University is ceasing the use of a common activity employed by schools to celebrate diversity after students complained that the activity was...

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Pete Buttigieg Says College Football is ‘Problematic’

https://youtu.be/TMLLcNenKno
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:00am 9/24/2019 at 10:00am
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This is all about money. Buttigieg is tiptoeing around the issue of paying student athletes, which Bernie Sanders has been making an issue lately.

The Jewish Insider reports:

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School Cancels Football Game and Puts Cheerleaders on Probation Over Pro-Trump Banner

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 8:00am 9/24/2019 at 8:00am

This is so ridiculous. The same students would have been praised for doing this during the Obama presidency.

The Hill reports:

School football game canceled after cheerleaders held pro-Trump banner

A high school football game was reportedly canceled after cheerleaders were placed on probation for hold...

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College Students Sue Chicago for Right to Evangelize Near Iconic City Sculpture

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/23/2019 at 12:00pm

These students just want to speak to passers by and hand out free literature. What’s the harm?

The Hill reports:

College students sue Chicago in effort to evangelize at the ‘Bean’ city sculpture

A group of college students who wish to evangelize visitors and pass out free religious literature in Chicago’s Millennium Park are...

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Conservative Prof Launching Course to Challenge Liberal Views in Criminal Justice and More

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00am 9/23/2019 at 10:00am

This actually sounds fascinating. Will students listen, or will he be subjected to protests?

The College Fix reports:

This conservative professor just rolled out a new class that will blow liberals’ minds

“What does the evidence say about the claims of the Black Lives Matter movement?”

“Is the criminal justice system...

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