Quick Takes  (Page 4)

Feminist Group at Portland State University Bars White People From Weekly Meeting

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/21/2019 at 12:00pm

This is a public school. How can this even be legal?

The College Fix reports:

Public university bans whites from weekly ‘feminist’ gathering

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FIRE on Binghamton Protest of Art Laffer: “Latest in a Disturbing Trend of Protesters Silencing Others”

https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1196637852253204481
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:00am 11/21/2019 at 10:00am
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“Disturbing” is an excellent word to describe what happened. Read the full back story here.

From the FIRE blog:

After Binghamton shoutdown, protesters need to know how the First Amendment works

It happened again. This time, at New York’s Binghamton University.

A protester with a bullhorn hijacked a Nov. 18 lecture from economist Art Laffer,...

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Berkeley Chancellor Promotes Anti-Hate Event Scheduled at Same Time as Ann Coulter Visit

https://youtu.be/gzAo6vtlbAk
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8:00am 11/21/2019 at 8:00am
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The College Republicans at UC-Berkeley invited Ann Coulter. The College Democrats organized an anti-hate event scheduled for the same time.

Campus Reform reports:

Berkeley chancellor promotes College Dems’ ‘hate rally’ slated during same time as Ann Coulter speech

In an email framed as an encouragement to students to stand against “hate,”...

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Boston College Students and Faculty Want School to Reject Koch Foundation Funding

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/20/2019 at 12:00pm

This is so confusing. The left says billionaires should be forced to fund all the things they want but when billionaires give the money voluntarily, they don’t want it?

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Student Govt. at Grand Valley State U. Votes to Restore Pledge of Allegiance to Meetings

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:00am 11/20/2019 at 10:00am

That was fast. The vote to remove the pledge from meetings was just reported two days ago.

FOX News reports:

Pledge of Allegiance recitation removed from, then res...

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Women and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers Now Offering Social Justice Track

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 8:00am 11/20/2019 at 8:00am

Doesn’t it seem like Women and Gender Studies Departments are driving much of the left wing agenda on college campuses?

The College Fix reports:

Rutgers’ Women and Gender Studies Department to offer new social justice track

The Rutgers University Women and Gender Studies Department will offer a new five-year track in “Feminist Practices for...

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University President Says Removing 21-Gun Salute on Veterans Day Was a Mistake

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/19/2019 at 12:00pm
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There was apparently some strong blow back over this. Well, there’s always next year.

Campus Reform reports:

After backlash, UVA pres. says scrapping Veterans Day 21-gun salute was ‘mistake’

Shortly after announcing that it would be doing away with its long-held tradition of incorporating a 21-gun salute on Veterans Day, the University of Virginia...

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Harvard Divestment Activists Pour Molasses on Themselves to Symbolize an Oil Spill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:00am 11/19/2019 at 10:00am

This is one of those instances where the protest is really performance art and the spectacle matters more than the issue.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard fossil fuel divestment group stages mock oil spill on campus

In a bid to convince the university to divest its holdings in fossil fuels, activists at Harvard on...

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University of Miami Expert on Money-Laundering Charged With Money-Laundering

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 8:00am 11/19/2019 at 8:00am

How ironic. If convicted, he is facing up to 20 years in prison.

The Miami New Times reports:

University of Miami Money-Laundering Expert Charged With Money Laundering

For years, Bruce M. Bagley has taught in the University of Miami’s International Studies program. He’s one of the nation’s foremost experts on money laundering in...

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College Students Report Being Happier After Ditching Their Phones for Course

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/18/2019 at 12:00pm

Maybe more college students should try this. It sounds like it made a real difference.

CBS News in New York reports:

‘It’s Really Refreshing And Relaxing’: College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives

They survived!

Nearly two dozen Adelphi University students made it a full week without their cell phones!

As...

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Speaker at Pomona College Accuses Jewish Student Journalist of Having Ties to White Nationalists

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00am 11/18/2019 at 10:00am

The entire scene described in this article is crazy. The guest is a conspiracy theorist, and the crowd cheered her on for saying insane things.

The Claremont Independent reports:

College-Invited Speaker Ties Jewish Student Journalist to “White Nationalists,” Calls NYT “Pro-Israel Propaganda”

During a question & answer session at Pomona College following a film...

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Student Govt. at Grand Valley State U. Votes to Remove Pledge of Allegiance From Meetings

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 18, 2019 at 8:00am 11/18/2019 at 8:00am

The reasons the students gave for making this decision are infuriating. Read below.

The College Fix reports:

University’s student government removes Pledge of Allegiance from meetings

The Student Senate at Grand Valley State University has voted to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at its meetings, with some arguing it’s non-inclusive and represents an...

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College Republicans at Berkeley Say Posters for Ann Coulter Visit Being Torn Down

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1:30pm 11/17/2019 at 1:30pm
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You rarely, if ever, hear about conservative students carrying out this kind of behavior.

KRON News reports:

UC Berkeley Republicans say fliers promoting Ann Coulter...

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U. Minnesota Cancels Michael Bloomberg Lecture Over Likely Presidential Run

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 11:30am 11/17/2019 at 11:30am
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At first glance this sounds political, but it was actually a legal decision.

The Star Tribune reports:

University of Minnesota scraps Bloomberg lecture, citing his likely candidacy

The University of Minnesota canceled one of its biggest annual lectures, a December speech set to be delivered by Michael Bloomberg, citing the former New York City...

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University Group Aims to Help White Employees Combat Their Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 9:30am 11/17/2019 at 9:30am

Can you imagine a meeting of this group? Must be tons of laughs.

The College Fix reports:

University group coaches white employees how not to be racist

A private Jesuit university in Los Angeles is host to an “anti-racist” group that seeks to educate and support white-identifying employees in their battle against racism.

The Alliance...

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Former CNN Commentator Calls for Abolition of Prisons in Speech at St. Olaf College

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:30pm 11/16/2019 at 1:30pm

Remember Marc Lamont Hill? He used to be a CNN contributor. He recently gave a speech at St. Olaf College in which he called for an end to nation states and prisons.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: In campus speech, fired CNN commentator advocates ‘dismantling’ of nation states, ‘abolition’ of prisons

Nation-states and prisons should...

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Two Chemistry Professors in Arkansas Arrested on Suspicion of Making Meth

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:30am 11/16/2019 at 11:30am

This is like Breaking Bad in real life. To make matters worse, the alleged activity was happening in the school science center.

Action News JAX reports:

Two university chemistry professors arrested on suspicion of making meth

A pair of chemistry professors at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, were arrested on suspicion of manufacturing...

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