Quick Takes  (Page 4)

Psych Scholar at USC Claims Viewpoint Diversity is a ‘Dog Whistle’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/7/2019 at 12:00pm

The left worships the idea of diversity, but only on the surface. Diversity of opinion is unacceptable.

The College Fix reports:

USC psychology scholar argues term ‘viewpoint diversity’ is a dog whistle

Twitter comments recently made by a University of Southern California psychology scholar sparked a lively debate regarding commonly used free speech terminology.

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Prof Calls for Abolition of Grades Because They’re ‘Capitalism in Action’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:00am 8/7/2019 at 10:00am

How would this professor react if we applied the same principle to academic salaries?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof calls to get rid of grades because they are ‘capitalism in...

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UVA Extending Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 8:00am 8/7/2019 at 8:00am

The money for this is reportedly coming from private funding.

From the Associated Press via WTOP News:

University of Virginia to offer aid to undocumented students

The University of Virginia has extended financial aid eligibility to undergraduate students who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Harvard Prof Accuses Trump of Terrorism After Shootings, Calls for Impeachment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/6/2019 at 12:00pm

If you know anything about Laurence Tribe, you know that he was for impeachment long before this past weekend. He’s using the shootings for purely political purposes.

FOX News reports:

Harvard Law prof accuses Trump of ‘terrorism,’ calls for impeachment after shootings

Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe has a history of passionate opposition to...

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Dominican University in CA Now Offering Social Justice Major

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:00am 8/6/2019 at 10:00am

Tuition at this school is nearly $70,000 a year. Would you spend that kind of money for this?

Campus Reform reports:

You can MAJOR in social justice at this nearly $70,000 per year Calif. school

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American University Considering Mandating Use of Preferred Pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:00am 8/6/2019 at 8:00am

The charge is being led by the school’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Who could have guessed?

The College Fix reports:

American University official says it plans to mandate use of preferred pronouns

American University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion would like to require faculty to address students by their “chosen name and pronouns,”...

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U. Michigan Students Hold ‘Die-in’ as Call to Action for Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/5/2019 at 12:00pm

Now that we have members of Congress stating publicly that the world is going to end in twelve years, we should probably expect more of this.

The College Fix reports:

U. Michigan students hold ‘die-in’ to call for action against climate change

Approximately fifty University of Michigan students and faculty, as well as local...

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Woman Accrues $500K in Student Loan Debt for Degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10:00am 8/5/2019 at 10:00am

Many Americans wouldn’t even consider buying a $500,000 home. How does someone borrow this much for education?

CNBC reports:

More student loan borrowers carry six-figure balances

Elisha Bokman has been out of school for eight years. Still, her student loan balance is half a million dollars.

Today, for her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and...

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The Future of Shopping Malls Might be on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2019 at 8:00am 8/5/2019 at 8:00am

This makes sense. Students always need stuff.

BuzzFeed reports:

The Future Of The Mall Might Be On Your College Campus

Chain retailers have their eyes on a new type of mall — your university. While higher education may once have been associated with the ivory tower — a secluded place of rigorous study —...

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New York Outlaws Guns on Campus for Everyone but Security and Law Enforcement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/4/2019 at 1:30pm

This stands in direct contrast to other states which have been increasing campus carry rights in recent years.

Campus Reform reports:

New York outlaws only exception allowing students, profs to carry on campus

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More American Schools Offering Degrees in Marijuana Related Studies

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:30am 8/4/2019 at 11:30am

This is a very real and emerging field. As states decriminalize the drug, an industry is springing up.

The College Fix reports:

More schools offering marijuana studies degrees

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U. Florida to Correct Free Speech Code and Pay Young Americans for Freedom $66K

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 9:30am 8/4/2019 at 9:30am

This is a win for all students at the school, not just conservatives.

From the YAF blog:

University Of Florida To Correct Speech Code, Pay Young Americans For Freedom Students $66,000

Conservative students at the University of Florida will no longer be discriminated against on the basis of their conservative beliefs by their university....

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U. Virginia Art Student Claims Class Presentation Turned Into Political Ambush

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:30am 8/3/2019 at 11:30am

This student describes a scene which may be familiar to other conservative students.

From the Daily Signal:

When My College Art Class Became a Political Ambush

One afternoon during my sophomore year at the University of Virginia, I had to attend a presentation from the college’s residential artist for an art class that I...

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199 of the 200 Top Paid Public Employees in Arizona Work in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 9:30am 8/3/2019 at 9:30am

A similar report just came out about Virginia. This is unsustainable.

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Poll Finds Less Than Half of College Students Believe U.S. is Most Powerful Country

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 2, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/2/2019 at 12:00pm

Does anyone else have a sneaking suspicion that this has something to do with liberal contempt for Trump?

Campus Reform reports:

POLL: Less than half of students say US is most powerful country

A new poll shows that about three in ten American college students say that China is more powerful than the U.S.

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Former Michigan State President Getting $2.45 Million to Retire Despite Sex Abuse Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 2, 2019 at 10:00am 8/2/2019 at 10:00am

Lou Anna Simon resigned as president during the gymnastics sex scandal. Now she is retiring with a huge golden parachute.

The College Fix reports:

Michigan State’s indicted former president to get hefty $2.45M retirement payout

The former president of Michigan State University, Lou Anna Simon, who resigned from her post in...

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Marianne Williamson Would be First President Who Dropped Out of College

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8:00am 8/2/2019 at 8:00am
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She would probably be a lot of other firsts as well.

Forbes reports:

Marianne Williamson Would Be The First College Dropout President

Everyone is t...

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