Quick Takes  (Page 4)

Illinois Takes Steps to Ensure Undocumented and Transgender Students Can Apply For Aid

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/8/2020 at 12:00pm

Illinois has massive financial problems, but it’s good to know they are prioritizing things so well.

The Chicago Sun Times reports:

Transgender and undocumented students now able to access state college aid

A loophole preventing undocumented and some transgender students from seeking financial aid in Illinois officially closed this week — and state officials...

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Stony Brook University Announces $957K Grant to Fund Diversity Hires

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10:00am 1/8/2020 at 10:00am

Diversity is now a lucrative industry within higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

School gets nearly $1 million from NY state university budget for ‘diversity’ hires

A New York university has been granted almost $1 million in funding from...

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Prof Seeks Ideas on How to Advance Social Justice in Math Textbooks

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 8:00am 1/8/2020 at 8:00am

If John has ten dollars, and I take eight of his dollars and give them to Jane, how much less oppressed is Jane?

The College Fix reports:

Math professor soliciting ideas for ‘#socialjustice’ textbook content

A math professor recently involved in a political controversy in academic mathematics has issued a call for “ideas” on...

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Iowa State Accused of Chilling Student Free Speech Ahead of Caucuses

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/7/2020 at 12:00pm

The free speech advocacy group “Speech First” is launching a lawsuit over this.

Campus Reform reports:

LAWSUIT: Free speech org says Iowa State is ‘chilling’ political speech ahead of caucuses

The nonprofit student...

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Outstanding Student Loan Portfolio Has Now Topped $1.5 Trillion Dollars

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:00am 1/7/2020 at 10:00am

How much higher does this number need to get before we do something about it?

The Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) reports:

Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data...

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UC Berkeley Facing Lawsuit Over Mandatory Diversity Statements in Hiring

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 8:00am 1/7/2020 at 8:00am

Diversity statements have nothing to do with academic qualifications. They are about proving your commitment to progressive values.

The College Fix reports:

UC-Berkeley threatened with lawsuit for mandatory diversity statements in hiring

Legal action may be taken against the University of California-Berkeley after it released a document showing that mandatory diversity statements may have...

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Survey Finds 66 Percent of College Democrats Support Universal Basic Income

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/6/2020 at 12:00pm

Of course, universal basic income is a euphemism for wealth redistribution.

The University Network reports:

66% Of College Democrats Support A Universal Basic Income

Two-thirds...

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Vanderbilt University Provides’Unconscious Bias Training’ for Administrators

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:00am 1/6/2020 at 10:00am

This is being done by the school’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Anyone surprised?

The Vanderbilt Hustler reports:

University holds unconscious bias trainings for high-level administr...

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Art Prof at Mount Holyoke College Charged With Attempted Murder

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:00am 1/6/2020 at 8:00am

This is reportedly a case of a spurned lover. Sounds a little crazy.

The College Fix reports:

Mount Holyoke College art professor charged with attempted murder

An art professor from Massachusetts’ Mount Holyoke College is under arrest for the late-December attempted murder of a peer who allegedly had spurned her affections.

According to the Daily...

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U. Kansas Now Offering Master’s Degree in ‘Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/5/2020 at 1:30pm

I called this a long time ago. Diversity studies used to be a joke. Now it is becoming a real thing.

From the University of Kansas website:

KU Adds Degree in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

The University of Kansas has created a new graduate degree to help students acquire the skills to lead and...

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Caldwell University to Pay U.S. Government $4.8 Million for Defrauding Program for Veterans

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:30am 1/5/2020 at 11:30am

This is awful. The program specified here was set up to help veterans after 9/11.

NJ.com reports:

N.J. university will pay millions for role in...

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University of Colorado Boulder Hosting ‘Imagined Borders’ Conference

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 9:30am 1/5/2020 at 9:30am

As the article notes below, this event is an exercise in left wing word salad.

From the College Fix:

Fun and excitement at U. Colorado Boulder’s ‘Imagined Borders’ conference

Beginning this Tuesday and running through Sunday, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Media, Religion and Culture will be hosting the “Imagined Borders, Epistemic...

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Harvard Prof Developing Lab-Grown Meat for Human Consumption

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/4/2020 at 1:30pm

Something about the very concept of this just seems gross. I’m not sure I would even try it.

WGBH reports:

Slaughter-Free Steak Served Up At Harvard Laboratory

Kit Parker, bioengineering and applied physics professor at Harvard University, joined Boston Public Radio on Thursday to speak about the meat he’s developing at an on-campus lab...

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Poll Finds Alarmingly High Number of Young People View Communism Favorably

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:30am 1/4/2020 at 11:30am

This is an indictment of our entire educational system. The poll results would not be the same if history were taught properly and accurately.

Campus Reform reports:

UH OH: Disturbing number of young Americans favor communism, poll finds

According to a poll commissioned by the Washington, D.C. area nonpr...

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Joe Biden Suggests English Legal Traditions to Blame for Campus Sexual Assaults

https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-joe-biden-takes-swipe-at-blue-collar-workers-learn-how-to-program/
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 9:30am 1/4/2020 at 9:30am
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-joe-biden-takes-swipe-at-blue-collar-workers-learn-how-to-program/

This is incredible. Biden takes a cheap shot at Betsy DeVos, implying that she doesn’t care about the victims of sexual assault.

The College Fix reports:

Joe Biden blames English legal traditions for campus sexual assault

It would be a lot easier to stamp out campus sexual assault if we just got rid of...

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Rutgers Student Told Not to Quote Bible in Paper Because of ‘Separation of Church and State’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00am 1/3/2020 at 11:00am

This can’t possibly have anything to do with progressive political beliefs, could it?

Campus Reform reports:

Rutgers student told not to quote Bible in essay because of ‘separation of church and st...

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Conservative Law Prof Pens Epic “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Letter

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2020 at 9:00am 1/3/2020 at 9:00am

Professor Stephen Bainbridge of UCLAW is up for a merit raise and needed to submit a diversity letter to his administration. It’s great.

From his blog:

I submit herewith my “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” statement for my merit raise at UCLAW

As regular readers know, I’m up for a merit raise at UCLAW this...

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