Quick Takes  (Page 5)

U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sued Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Free Speech Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:30am 6/1/2019 at 11:30am

The suit was filed by a conservative non-profit organization. Schools need to be held accountable on this issue.

Campus Reform reports:

U Illinois SUED over ‘unconstitutional’ policies

A conservative nonprofit sued the University of Illinois at Urban...

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Prof Accused of ‘Hostile Learning Environment’ for Assigning too Many Male Authors

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:30am 6/1/2019 at 9:30am

The student used the school’s ‘bias reporting system’ to complain. That’s where this leads.

The College Fix reports:

Professor accused of ‘hostile learning environment’ for assigning male authors

A 22-year old female University of Utah student reported her business professor to campus administrators for, among other things, assigning too many historical texts written by...

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A Third of the Board of Trustees Resigns Abruptly at Hampshire College

https://youtu.be/FTQrHApNNkA
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/31/2019 at 12:00pm
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This is not a good sign for the troubled school. Trustees are typically deeply invested in an organization’s mission. If they’re pulling out, the writing is on the wall.

Mass Live reports:

Hampshire College’s Board of Trustees has lost a third of its members

About a third of Hampshire College’s trustees left the board...

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College Enrollment in U.S. Declines for Eighth Consecutive Year

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00am 5/31/2019 at 10:00am

Americans may be smartening up a bit. Who wants to be saddled with massive debt when the jobs market is so great?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

College Enrollment Declines Continue

College enrollment in the U.S. has decreased for the eighth consecutive year, according to new data released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research...

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NYU Journalism Course on the ‘Far Right’ Cancelled After Only Two Students Sign up

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8:00am 5/31/2019 at 8:00am

The low enrollment for this course might have had something to do with the instructor.

The College Fix reports:

She falsely called an ICE agent a Nazi. NYU hired her to teach a ‘far right’ course. Two students signed up.

Talia Lavin was publicly embarrassed when her fact-checking skills were exposed as shoddy last...

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Former Student Arrested for Allegedly Threatening College Athletes After Losing Money Gambling on Games

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 4:00pm 5/30/2019 at 4:00pm

This former Babson College student is now facing jail time for allegedly making some very poor, and stupid, choices.

Mass Live reports:

Former Babson College student admits threatening to kill athletes while losing money on sports gambling

When Addison...

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Young boy attacked by mountain lion in San Diego-area preserve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gguoyHTEoU
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:00pm 5/30/2019 at 2:00pm
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In a report discussing hunting that was written in 2015, I noted that  California had banned mountain lion hunting through a voter initiative in 1990, and as described in a book that tackles this topic (“The Beast in the Garden”), these big cats were gradually becoming habituated to humans.

The mountain lions...

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U. Colorado Denver Offering ‘Problematizing Whiteness’ Course

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/30/2019 at 12:00pm

What do courses like this offer students, other than the advancement of the progressive agenda?

The College Fix reports:

University offers ‘Problematizing Whiteness’ course

In March, I wrote on the “American Political Thought” course offered by the political science department at the University of Colorado Denver that deliberately removed all white males and their...

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College Student Criticized for Proposing Student Fees Not be Used to Fund Abortions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00am 5/30/2019 at 10:00am

This happened at the University of Chicago, which apparently has some student fees set aside for ’emergency’ situations.

Campus Reform reports:

Student proposes not funding abortions with student fees…and faces brutal backlash

A University of Chicago college council officer proposed Tuesday a student government bill that would limit the use of student funds to...

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University Accused of Enforcing Free Speech Rules for Conservatives but not Socialists

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/29/2019 at 12:00pm

This happened at Transylvania University in Kentucky, which is key. Kentucky has been making great strides protecting free speech on campus over the last year.

The College Fix reports:

University gets legal warning for enforcing speech rules against conserv...

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Report Suggests There is a Mental Health Crisis on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:00am 5/29/2019 at 10:00am

Anyone who pays attention to the unhinged behavior of some college students over the last couple of years will find this easy to believe.

NPR reports:

College Students (And Their Parents) Face A Campus Mental Health ‘Epidemic’

As colleges and universities across the country report an explosion of mental health problems, a new book...

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Commencement Speaker at Oberlin College Tells Students to ‘Stay Woke’

http://fox8.com/2016/11/18/oberlin-college-professors-home-vandalized-horrific-note-left-on-door/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:00am 5/29/2019 at 8:00am
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I don’t think the student body at Oberlin could get any more woke if they tried.

The Chronicle Telegram reports:

Oberlin College grads told to ‘stay woke’

Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple Inc., who gave Monday’s commencement address at Oberlin College, echoed the commencement speech that Martin...

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Canadian Prof Who Criticized Ideology of ‘Diversity and Mass Immigration’ Accused of Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/28/2019 at 12:00pm

The professor who is under fire here is from Puerto Rico and has mixed racial heritage, but he defied the left’s preferred narrative.

The College Fix reports:

Canadian profs want colleague investigated for ‘racist positions’

Faculty at the University of New Brunswick in Canada have signed on to a letter lambasting a “controversial” sociology...

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Former Vice President Al Gore to Address Students at Harvard’s Class Day

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00am 5/28/2019 at 10:00am

This is supposedly a pre-commencement event. Do you think he’ll mention climate change?

The Associated Press reports via the San Francisco Chronicle:

Former Vice President Gore to...

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Emory University Fires Two Professors for Failing to Disclose Research Funding from China

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:00am 5/28/2019 at 8:00am

Relations between China and the U.S. in American academics have been tenuous for a few years now, so this is a bigger deal than it seems at first glance.

Yahoo News reports:

Professors fired from Emory University for hiding grants from China

Two Chinese American professors at Emory University have been fired for failing...

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Getting Hired to Drive a Weinermobile Reportedly Harder Than Getting Into Harvard

https://youtu.be/R7XkTrhDj6U
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/27/2019 at 3:00pm
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Who knew this market was so competitive? I guess it makes sense, when you consider the cool vehicle you get to drive.

The New York Post reports:

Why becoming a Wienermobile driver is harder than getting into Harvard

Kyle Edwards and Hayley Rozman, two recent college grads in their early 20s, are at a...

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Campus of Closed Southern Vermont College Now up for Sale

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:00am 5/27/2019 at 11:00am

A situation like this should be attractive to potential buyers. The buildings and infrastructure are already there.

The Associated Press reports, via the Hastings Tribune:

Campus of now-closed Southern Vermont College up for sale

The campus of the now closed Southern Vermont College in is up for sale.

WCAX-TV reports the 371-acre campus is listed...

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