Quick Takes  (Page 4)

U.S. Senators Show Support for Campus Free Speech Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 11:30am 6/9/2019 at 11:30am

There seems to be a distinct lack of Democrats supporting this. Isn’t that curious?

Campus Reform reports:

Nearly a dozen U.S. senators sponsor campus free speech resolution

Ten U.S. senators have sponsored legislation showing support for free speech on college campuses and signaled opposition to free speech zones.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Campus...

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Student Calls for Course Evaluations to Ask About Feelings of ‘Acceptance and Inclusion’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 9:30am 6/9/2019 at 9:30am

People who think this way are not ready for college. It’s just another example of why college should not be free.

The College Fix reports:

Student op-ed: Course evaluations should ask about ‘feelings of acceptance, support, inclusion’

We’ve all filled them out: professor and course evaluations at the end of the semester. And a...

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Students at Oregon State Warned of Campus Creep Secretly Filming Women

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/8/2019 at 1:30pm

The creep is allegedly filming women’s backsides with a hidden camera and posting the images on a porn site.

The New York Post reports:

Oregon State University warns students about creep posting pics to porn site

A campus creep secretly shot dozens of videos of women from behind at Oregon State University and posted...

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What the Democrats Running for 2020 Aren’t Saying About Free College

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:30am 6/8/2019 at 11:30am

Supporting the idea of free college has become a crucial issue for Democrats running in 2020, but people are beginning to catch on to the reality of it.

Evan Halper writes at the Los Angeles Times</...

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Alabama Governor Signs Bill Banning Free Speech Zones From Public College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:30am 6/8/2019 at 9:30am

Excellent news. Maybe this will become a trend across the country.

The College Fix reports:

Alabama governor signs bill banishing ‘free speech zones’ from public colleges

Alabama has been in the news frequently this year, and its Republican governor has just given it another reason to stand out: It’s the latest state to ban...

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U. New Hampshire Students Accused of Using Stolen Credit Cards to Pay for Tuition

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/7/2019 at 12:00pm

Well, that’s one creative, though illegal, way of dealing with a pricey tuition bill.

FOX News reports:

University of New Hampshire students allegedly used stolen credit cards to pay for tuition: report

Two University of New Hampshire students were arrested for allegedly using stolen credit cards to try to pay for their tuition.

Chunyang Li...

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U. Alabama May Return Massive Financial Gift Over Donor’s Abortion Remarks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:00am 6/7/2019 at 10:00am

This is a crazy situation. It just goes to show what a divisive issue it is.

From the Associated Press, via the Star Tribune:

University may return $21.5M after donor’s abortion remarks

When philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. pledged a record $26.5 million to the University of Alabama in September, the institution showered him...

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U. Washington English Prof Appears at Pro-Communism Event

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8:00am 6/7/2019 at 8:00am

Is it any wonder so many college students have a positive view of socialism?

The College Fix reports:

English professor appears at pro-Communist event

A professor of English recently spoke...

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Prof Argues the Game of Dodgeball Reinforces Oppression

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/6/2019 at 12:00pm

Do you want to create another generation of campus snowflakes? This is a great way to start.

The College Fix reports:

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U. Michigan Offering Course on Media Bias and Fake News in the Age of Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IiFHkVWm7U
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00am 6/6/2019 at 10:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IiFHkVWm7U

It’s about time someone thought to offer a course on this topic. There’s so much material to work with!

Campus Reform reports:

UMich offers course on fake news coverage of Trump

The University of Michigan is offering a course during the fall 2019 semester on bias and inaccurate reporting in the news media, specifically...

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Hampshire College to Face Decision on Accreditation in Mid-June

https://youtu.be/FTQrHApNNkA
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00am 6/6/2019 at 8:00am
https://youtu.be/FTQrHApNNkA

The hits just keep coming for Hampshire College. If they lose their accreditation, that could be the beginning of the end.

Mass Live reports:

Decision on Hampshire College accreditation expected...

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Williams College Now Under Federal Investigation for Alleged Discrimination Against Jewish Students

https://youtu.be/Kf74iow-EAs
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/5/2019 at 12:00pm
https://youtu.be/Kf74iow-EAs

There’s a lot of back story here, which we covered. This investigation comes as no surprise.

The College Fix reports:

Williams College under federal investigation for discriminating against Jewish students

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Williams College over concerns that it violated antidiscrimination law when the student government refused to recognize a...

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Young Democratic Socialists at Texas State Celebrate Gay Pride With Call for Violence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:00am 6/5/2019 at 10:00am

This says a lot about this group and not in a good way at all.

Campus Reform reports:

Socialist group celebrates ‘literally no straight people’

The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) chapter at Texas State University boasted on Twitter about not having any straight members on its E-Board and Coordinating Committee after calling...

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New Debt-Free College Program in Connecticut Dubbed an ‘Investment’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am 6/5/2019 at 8:00am

Calling this an investment is a soft way of admitting someone has to pay for it, namely the taxpayers of Connecticut.

The Middletown Press reports:

Connecticut’s debt-free college program called an investment

The debt-free community college program that is part of the new state budget being acted on Tuesday will cost up to $8.1...

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Santa Clara U. Denies Recognition to Young Americans for Freedom Citing ‘Emotional Harm’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/4/2019 at 12:00pm

Instead of offering laughable excuses like emotional harm, schools should be honest. They should come right out and admit that they’re biased against conservative ideas.

Townhall reports:

Santa Clara University Blocks YAF Chapter’s Recognition, Cites ‘Emotional Harm’

Santa Clara University recently piled on to the multitude of discrimination cases against conservatives on college campuses...

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U. New Mexico Advised to ‘Build a Wall’ Around its Campus for Safety Reasons

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00am 6/4/2019 at 10:00am

Build a wall, you say? That sounds like a familiar suggestion for how to increase security.

Campus Reform reports:

UNM advised to BUILD A WALL to make campus safer

The University of New Mexico, in an effort to make the campus safer, could soon build a wall around its perimeter.

UNM media relations officer Daniel...

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Students Protest Oberlin College Commencement Speaker From Apple

http://fox8.com/2016/11/18/oberlin-college-professors-home-vandalized-horrific-note-left-on-door/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8:00am 6/4/2019 at 8:00am
http://fox8.com/2016/11/18/oberlin-college-professors-home-vandalized-horrific-note-left-on-door/

The underlying message of a protest like this is that the protesters believe they are more important than the graduation ceremony. It’s a selfish act. Also, be sure to check our continuing coverage of Gibson Bakery vs. Oberlin.

The Chronicle reports:

Oberlin College students protest commencement speaker

During the Oberlin College commencement speech led...

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