Quick Takes  (Page 4)

Student Groups at U. Wisconsin Demand Abolition of ICE and National Borders

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:00am 12/3/2018 at 8:00am

People who say things like this are not serious people. It’s pure virtue signaling.

The College Fix reports:

U. Wisconsin groups demand abolition of ICE, national borders

Various University of Wisconsin student groups assembled an “emergency rally” on Tuesday to protest the Trump administration’s actions against the so-called migrant “caravan” which included demands to...

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University’s Definition of ‘Racial Justice’ Bears Striking Resemblance to Socialism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:30pm 12/2/2018 at 1:30pm

Is anyone surprised by this? Many of the left’s favorite issues lead directly to the implementation of socialism.

Campus Reform reports:

University’s ‘racial justice’ definition eerily similar to socialism

November is “Social Justice Month” at Southern Connecticut State University and to celebrate, the school has created a “Syllabus for Racial Justice,” which provides a...

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U. Washington-Seattle Study Finds Students View Conservatives as ‘Evil’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11:30am 12/2/2018 at 11:30am

They don’t want to have a debate or discussion. They want you to go away.  Once you understand this, the behavior of the left makes more sense.

PJ Media reports:

Students Believe Conservatives Are ‘Evil,’ ‘Inhuman,’ UW Study Finds

Many left-leaning students at the University of Washington-Seattle harbor feelings that Republicans and conservatives are...

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Peter Thiel Tells Student Journalists a ‘Reformation’ is Coming in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 9:30am 12/2/2018 at 9:30am

I truly hope he is right. We cannot continue on our current path. It is not financially or ideologically sustainable.

The College Fix reports:

Peter Thiel predicts ‘reformation’ of hig...

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Student Group at George Washington U. Wants School to Cover Transgender Surgery

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:30pm 12/1/2018 at 1:30pm

What does this have to do with getting a college education? Nothing, in fact.

The College Fix reports:

Student group wants university to cover transgender surgery procedures

A student group at the George Washington University is demanding that the school alter its insurance policy to cover elective transgender cosmetic surgery, claiming that the exclusion...

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Student Govt at UC Berkeley Approves Resolution to Give Cash to Caravan Migrants

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:30am 12/1/2018 at 11:30am

Some student senators said not supporting this initiative would be “violent.”

Campus Reform reports:

UC-Berkeley student gov unanimously approves resolution to fund migrant caravan

The University of California Berkeley student government has resolved to financially support...

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MA Landlord Trying to Evict Harvard Grad Student Over Legally Owned Guns

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:30am 12/1/2018 at 9:30am

This is unreal. Her roommates searched her room when they noticed she owned a MAGA hat.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Landlord Tells Harvard Student to Move Out Over Legally Owned Guns

A Massachusetts landlord told a Harvard University graduate student that he wanted her to move out of her apartment because her legally...

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Gonzaga U. Cites its Christian Mission to Justify Rejection of Ben Shapiro

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 30, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/30/2018 at 12:00pm
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The College Republicans want to bring Shapiro to campus and Gonzaga is actually claiming that doing so would violate their Christian mission. This is outrageous.

Campus Reform reports:

Gonzaga cites Christian mission in rejecting Ben Shapiro event

A Washington State college rejected a proposal to host Ben Shapiro, citing the school’s Christian mission, as...

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Swastikas Spray-Painted Outside Office of Jewish Prof at Columbia U.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:00am 11/30/2018 at 10:00am

Are we to believe there are people at Columbia who would carry out such a hateful act, or will we eventually learn that this was another hoax?

CNN reports:

Jewish professor finds sw...

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Stanford Fraternity Told They Could Improve Their Image by Removing American Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00am 11/30/2018 at 8:00am

Removing an American flag from their frat house will make them look better? What does this say about the campus climate at Stanford?

The College Fix reports:

Frat told to take down American flag to improve its image: report

Stanford University’s Sigma Chi chapter was shut down in May over allegations of “risk management...

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Socialists Discuss ‘Revolutionary Transformation of a World Economy’ at San Diego State

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/29/2018 at 12:00pm

A decade ago, this would be dismissed as fringe. But now we have elected officials in America pushing the same thing.

The College Fix reports:

Socialist group talks ‘revolutionary trans...

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Williams College Students Demand Freedom From Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:00am 11/29/2018 at 10:00am

Williams is considering adopting a pro-free speech policy and some members of the student body are very unhappy about it.

Greg Lukianoff of the FIRE writes at Ricochet:

Students at Williams College Demand Freedom from Speech

Students at Williams College in Massachusetts are angry. According to a petition (PDF) signed by hundreds of students,...

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Stanford Wants to Charge College Republicans $19K for Security at Dinesh D’Souza Talk

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8:00am 11/29/2018 at 8:00am

As if the security fees weren’t ridiculous enough, the student association awarded the group a lousy $16.50 for their event. This is nothing more than using the system to enforce ideological bias.

The YAF blog reports:

After Awarding $16.50 For D’Souza YAF Lecture, Stanford Slaps $19,000 Security Fee On Conservative Club

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Students Sue Mount Ida College Six Months After Its Closure

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/28/2018 at 12:00pm

Students claim that trying to transfer in order to continue their education was horrible. The lawsuit is about privacy violations.

Mass Live reports:

Former students file suit against Mount Ida College alleging negligence, privacy violations

Former students of Mount Ida College filed a class action lawsuit against the school Monday, six months after the...

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UMass Slammed by Grad Student Union for Allowing Sean Spicer to Speak

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10:00am 11/28/2018 at 10:00am
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The College Republicans invited Spicer, but they naturally can’t be allowed to enjoy the visit.

Campus Reform reports:

Labor union slams UMass for letting Sean Spicer speak

The University of Massachusetts Graduate Employee Organization protested former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ahead of his appearance at the...

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Study Finds College Students Less Depressed When They Limit Time on Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 8:00am 11/28/2018 at 8:00am

This seems so obvious. How do students even get any studying done today when there are so many distractions?

The College Fix reports:

College students significantly less depressed, lonely when they limit social media: study

Limiting the amount of time spent daily on social media can significantly decrease feelings of depression and loneliness, according...

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George Washington U. May Follow Harvard’s Example and Ban Single-Sex Clubs

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/27/2018 at 12:00pm

I see this as nothing more than a reduction in student freedom. Why not let students decide these things for themselves?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Another major university might end same-sex student groups — how far will it go?

Campus administra...

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