Quick Takes  (Page 5)

Survey Finds Majority of Students Favor Ban on ‘Hurtful or Offensive’ Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 4:00pm 1/31/2019 at 4:00pm

We need a new pro-free speech movement in America. This is not going to get any better until we do.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Majority of students favor college bans of ‘hurtful or offensive’ speech

Colleges and universities should be able to curtail hurtful and offensive political views on campus, accord...

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University in Indiana to Segregate Students for ‘Racial Literacy’ Event

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/31/2019 at 2:00pm

Why is segregation allowed to happen at all? And why does no one object?

Campus Reform reports:

Indiana Univ. segregates blacks from whites at ‘Racial Literacy’ event

Indiana University- Purdue University in Indianapolis is hosting a “White Racial Literacy Project” in order to address racial inequalities, including whiteness, on the campus. Speakers for the...

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North Carolina State Hosts Social Justice Training for Students and Staff

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:04pm 1/31/2019 at 12:04pm

This has nothing to do with the pursuit of scholarship. It’s just mandatory political indoctrination.

The College Fix reports:

Public university hosts ‘Social Justice January’ daylong tra...

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U. Iowa Student Paper Claims MAGA Becoming Symbol of White Supremacy

https://youtu.be/Jvbsqk0HOWw
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/30/2019 at 12:00pm
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It’s amazing that this false narrative is still being advanced so many days later.

Take a look at this:

Column: MAGA is becoming a symbol of white supremacy

The viral video showing a standoff between a Covington Catholic High School student and a Native American veteran shed light on the escalating visibility of racial...

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DePaul U. Student Running for Office in Chicago Sues Democratic Opponent for Fraud

https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/dollars-and-sense-investigation-496799931.html
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:00am 1/30/2019 at 10:00am
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/dollars-and-sense-investigation-496799931.html

David Krupa’s candidacy has been a fascinating thing to watch. Read the full backstory here.

The College Fix provides this update:

‘It will open a lot of eyes’: College politician sues opponent for election fraud

DePaul University freshman and political candidate David Krupa publicly announced on Monday that he is filing a federal lawsuit...

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Prof Questions U. Michigan’s Massive Spending on Diversity Staffers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:00am 1/30/2019 at 8:00am

When more schools start closing, this gravy train will come to a swift halt. In the meantime, this professor makes an excellent point about how the money could be better spent.

Campus Reform reports:

UMich defends multi-million dollar diversity investment. Outspoken prof doesn’t buy it.

Millions of dollars spent on diversity initiatives may not...

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New York State Legislation Would Allow College Financial Aid for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/29/2019 at 12:00pm

Democrats in New York have tried to do this before but were stopped by Republicans. Now the Democrats are in charge in the state and it’s full speed ahead.

The College Fix reports:

New York State legislation permits college financial aid for illegal immigrants

New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo are on a...

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Harvard Law Prof Defends Decision to Represent Harvey Weinstein

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10:00am 1/29/2019 at 10:00am
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Some students apparently questioned this. I remember something similar happening in the 80’s when Alan Dershowitz decided to represent Claus von Bülow.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Harvard Law Prof. Sullivan Defends Decision to Represent Weinstein Following Student Concerns

Harvard Law Professor and...

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Duke University Prof Steps Down After Encouraging Chinese Students to Speak English

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:00am 1/29/2019 at 8:00am

The professor simply encouraged Chinese students to speak English more often in order to improve their command of it. That sparked outrage.

FOX News reports:

Duke University professor steps down over ‘Speak English’ email: report

A Duke University professor stepped down Saturday after sparking outrage for an email that encouraged her Chinese students to...

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Princeton Prof Says Covington Kids Are Symbol of White Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12:00pm 1/28/2019 at 12:00pm
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What part of being privileged includes getting threats of violence from people who work in media and entertainment?

The College Fix reports:

Princeton prof: Covington HS kids symbol of ‘white privilege,’ a yearning for 1950s

A professor from Princeton University told an MSNBC audience yesterday that, despite the facts showing the Covington High School...

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Prof Fired for Giving Nazi Salute Over Dispute With Colleague During Meeting

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:00am 1/28/2019 at 10:00am

What was this professor thinking, and more importantly, what did he think was going to happen after he did this?

The Daily Caller reports:

College Professor Who Admitted to Giving N...

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Student Govt. at University of Utah Promotes Planned Parenthood

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:00am 1/28/2019 at 8:00am

To their credit, conservative students at the school spoke out about this.

Campus Reform reports:

Student gov promotes Planned Parenthood. Then conservatives push back.

A photo shared online by the University of Utah’s student government displayed their president holding a Planned Parenthood sign.

The Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) posted a photo...

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Hampshire College Seeks Partner for Merger Amid Financial Strain

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:30pm 1/27/2019 at 1:30pm

This situation is so serious that the school is debating whether or not to enroll freshmen for next fall.

The Boston Globe reports:

Hampshire College puts freshman class in doubt, merger on the table

In a sign of New England’s swiftly evolving higher education landscape, Hampshire College on Tuesday announced its desire to merge...

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Feminism Seminar at UCLA Discourages Use of Fragrances, Including Deodorant

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:30am 1/27/2019 at 11:30am

Hopefully, the seminar will be held in a space with strong air conditioning.

Campus Reform reports:

Feminist seminar: ‘Please refrain’ from wearing fragrances…including DEODORANT!

Students hoping to attend a University of California, Los Angeles event focusing on America’s “gendered regimes of incarceration” may have to do so in a cloud of body odor.

UCLA’s event...

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Stanford University Brings ‘Therapy Llamas’ to Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 9:30am 1/27/2019 at 9:30am

When did llamas become a staple of mental health on college campuses?

The College Fix reports:

‘Therapy llamas’ make an appearance at Stanford University

A group of “therapy llamas” recently showed up on Stanford’s campus, appearing as part of a promotion for a Stanford alum’s new mental health app.

The group of llamas showed up...

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Texas Cemetery Calling On Public To Attend USAF Vet’s Funeral Monday

https://www.facebook.com/CentralTexasSVC/photos/a.1021658224540463/2264102073629399/?type=3&theater
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 4:30pm 1/26/2019 at 4:30pm
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United States Air Force veteran Joseph Walker will be laid to rest in Killeen, Texas on Monday, January 28, 2019, and the cemetery was concerned that no one will attend.

KVUE reports:

The Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery is calling for the public’s attendance at an unaccompanied Texas veteran’s funeral.

Air Force Veteran Joseph...

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Growing Number of College Students Turning to Emotional Support Animals

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:30pm 1/26/2019 at 1:30pm

Is this really about having a pet on campus? People would never abuse the rules for something like that, would they?

The Washington Examiner reports:

College students increasingly taking emotional support animals to campus

Despite ridicule, growing numbers of college students are turning to emotional support animals.

While living in a college dormitory once meant...

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