Quick Takes  (Page 40)

University of Cincinnati May Erase Benefactor Over Slavery Connection

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8:00am 12/21/2018 at 8:00am

The school could simply take ownership of this, admit it and make an appropriate gesture. Instead, they are looking at removing it from the record.

The Washington Examiner reports:

History by mob rule: University of Cincinnati considers expunging benefactor’s contribution to its own legacy

On Dec. 10, a campus-wide email was sent out from...

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Clemson University Prof Thinks Human Extinction Would Save the Planet

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/20/2018 at 12:00pm

This is just further proof that for the left, climate change has essentially become a doomsday cult.

The College Fix reports:

Professor: Humanity’s extinction would help save...

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Memorial for Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims Vandalized at Pomona College

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 10:00am 12/20/2018 at 10:00am

What is wrong with people? Who could justify such a hateful act?

The Jewish News Syndicate reports:

Memorial for Pittsburgh synagogue victims vandalized at Pomona College

A mural at Pomona College that reads “Antisemitism exists. Acknowledge it” in remembrance of the deadliest attack in American Jewish history has been defaced at least twice.

Just days...

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Pierce College Changes Policy, Will Now Allow Students to Pass Out Constitutions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:00am 12/20/2018 at 8:00am

It took two years and a lawsuit to get this done, but better late than never.

The Washington Times reports:

College settles free speech lawsuit, will allow students to hand out U.S. Constitutions

Students at Pierce College will be able to pass out copies of the U.S. Constitution without conditions after two years of...

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Hamilton College Now Offering Course Which Promotes Social Justice Through Teaching

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/19/2018 at 12:00pm

Just think of this as trickle-down indoctrination. Also know that it is becoming ever more common.

Campus Reform reports:

NY college offers course on promoting social justice through teaching

A New York college is...

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U. Iowa Reportedly Exempts Race-Based Clubs from Discrimination Rules to Provide Safe Space

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00am 12/19/2018 at 10:00am

A Christian group on campus claims they are held to a very different standard.

The College Fix reports:

Public university admits it exempts race-based clubs from discrimination rules to give them a ‘safe space’

The University...

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Women’s College in MA Rejects Female Symbol for Being ‘Offensive’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 8:00am 12/19/2018 at 8:00am

The problem here is that some students and alums don’t identify as women.

The Daily Wire reports:

‘Gender-Diverse Women’s College’ Won’t Use Female Gender Symbol Because It’s ‘Offensive’

A Massachusetts all-women’s college found out the hard way that any attempt to include anything relating to gender or sex will be met with scorn in...

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Liberal Law Prof Who Supports Due Process on Campus Now Getting Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/18/2018 at 12:00pm
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Lara Bazelon runs a legal clinic which provides support mainly to minority students but her support of due process has angered many people on the left.

The College Fix reports:

This professor started a legal clinic for black students accused of rape. She’s getting threats.

When Lara Bazelon got a referral from a fellow...

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Universities Hide Information on Funding from Nation of Qatar

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 10:00am 12/18/2018 at 10:00am

Someone should notify the nearest campus outrage mob.

The Daily Caller reports:

Elite Universities Hide Information on Funding From Ultraconservative Nation of Qatar

The nation of Qatar, a Sharia-law monarchy that has been accused of trying to influence other countries’ governments, gave $1 billion to elite American universities since 2011, according to Department of...

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Free Speech Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against University of Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 8:00am 12/18/2018 at 8:00am

Speech First is an organization like FIRE, in that they combat abuses of free speech rights on college campuses. Now they have set their sights on the University of Texas.

From their website:

Speech First Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Four University of Texas Policies That Chill Student Speech

Speech First, a nonprofit membership association...

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Rock Band Metallica Donates a Million Dollars to Ten Community Colleges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/17/2018 at 12:00pm

Each school chosen will receive $100,000 to support students who are going into trades and workforce programs. This is pretty awesome of the band.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Metallica Donates $1 Million to 10 Community Colleges

Hall of Fame rock band Metallica is donating $1 million to 10 community colleges across the country as...

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‘Network of Concerned Academics’ Believes ‘Right Wing’ is Threat to Education

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00am 12/17/2018 at 10:00am

This group apparently believes the free speech crisis on college campuses has been manufactured by conservatives.

The College Fix reports:

New ‘Network of Concerned Academics’ rallies against the ‘right-wing’

A coalition of higher education administrators, faculty, staff...

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CUNY ‘Integrity Expert’ Fired for Allegedly Yanking Female Student’s Ponytail

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8:00am 12/17/2018 at 8:00am

Before you feel too bad for this guy, read the story below. He was double-dipping by collecting a salary and a pension.

The Daily Mail reports:

CUNY’s integrity expert is fired from his teaching position after ‘yanking a female student’s ponytail’ months after investigators looked into allegations of double-dipping

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Tijuana: Illegal Aliens Demand Entry Into U. S. or $50,000 Each in Reparations

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 5:30pm 12/16/2018 at 5:30pm
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You can’t make this stuff up.  The caravans of illegal aliens that have been bombarding our Southern border are now marching on the U. S. Consulate in Tijuana and demanding either entry to our country or $50,000 (each).

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports:

Two groups of Central American migrants made separate marches on...

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Ryan Zinke Stepping Down From Position As Secretary of the Interior

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:30pm 12/16/2018 at 3:30pm
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Ryan Zinke was selected to head the Department of the Interior by president-elect Trump in December 2016.  Since then, he’s been busy rolling back Obama-era environmental policies, but has also found himself entangled in ethics investigations.

On Saturday, President Trump announced that Zinke is leaving his post at Interior.

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Catholic University Prof Fired Over Sexual Relationship With Grad Student

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:30pm 12/16/2018 at 1:30pm

This shouldn’t be a surprise, it’s just a Catholic school acting like a Catholic school for once.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Professor Fired Over Relationship

Catholic University announced Thursday that it has fired Step...

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Washington State Stocks Men’s Bathrooms With Free Menstrual Products

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 11:30am 12/16/2018 at 11:30am

This is an obvious effort to virtue signal support for trans students.

Campus Reform reports:

WSU stocks men’s bathrooms with FREE menstrual products

In an effort to demonstrate its “commitment to inclusivity,” Washington State University has begun stocking men’s restrooms with free menstrual products.

The initiative is one of many focusing on “improving the transgender...

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