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Brown U. Students Crash Meeting to Demand Democrats Stop Taking Fossil Fuel Cash

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8:00am 11/27/2018 at 8:00am

How can Tom Perez complain? Isn’t this the sort of activism Democrats encourage in young people?

The College Fix reports:

Brown U. students crash discussion, demand Democrats refuse cash from fossil fuel companies

Protesters at Brown University crashed a discussion involving Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and former GOP National Committee Chair Michael...

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Student Sues St. Olaf College After Expulsion for Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/26/2018 at 12:00pm

This all began with drinking and a game of truth or dare. Students have to be so careful these days.

The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports:

Expelled student sues St. Olaf College, after accusations of sexual misconduct

A former student at St. Olaf College in Northfield is fighting both criminal charges and his expulsion...

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Student Protest Fails to Stop Removal of Trees from Western Michigan University Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10:00am 11/26/2018 at 10:00am

The trees were set for removal due to a campus construction project. Students tried to stop it and failed.

MLive reports:

Trees removed from Western Michigan University’s campus despite protest

The removal of dozens of...

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Northwestern Student Op-Ed: ‘I deserve to feel safe on campus’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 8:00am 11/26/2018 at 8:00am

There have been a few incidents of women being harassed on the Northwestern University campus recently.

One student responded by writing the following op-ed for the Daily Northwestern:

I deserve to feel safe on campus

When I was packing to move from New York City to Evanston for college, I was looking forward to...

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Pro-Life Display Vandalized at Miami University in Ohio

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:30pm 11/25/2018 at 1:30pm

The person who does this type of thing is an angry, self-righteous, jerk. People who are secure in their beliefs don’t feel the need to destroy.

Campus Reform reports:

Vandals destroy crosses at Ohio campus pro-life display

A pro-life display on an Ohio college campus was vandalized as many as four times over a...

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Prof Claims a Lame Joke Has Endangered His Career

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 11:30am 11/25/2018 at 11:30am

Richard Ned Lebow made a stupid joke in an elevator. It came back to haunt him and threaten his teaching career.

He writes at Quillette:

Warning: Telling a Lame Joke in an Elevator can Endanger Your Career

I am a professor of international political theory at King’s College London and bye-fellow of Pembroke College,...

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Rutgers Clears Prof Who Wrote About Hating White People on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 9:30am 11/25/2018 at 9:30am

We covered this story at the time. Another classic case of someone getting into trouble over social media.

The College Fix reports:

University clears professor who wrote on Facebook about hating white people

A professor at Rutgers University has been cleared of wrongdoing by the school after he wrote an anti-white Facebook post earlier...

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Scientists at Harvard and Yale Suggest ‘Dimming the Sun’ to Fight Global Warming

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1:30pm 11/24/2018 at 1:30pm

Remember that episode of the Simpsons where Mr. Burns did this? That show has predicted pretty much everything.

CNN reports:

Dimming the sun: The answer to global warming?

Scientists are proposing an ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change: spraying sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth’s atmosphere.

The research by scientists at Harvard and Yale...

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Catholic University Dean Resigns Over Outrage for Questioning Kavanaugh Accuser’s Allegations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOyqy6vBbM
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:30am 11/24/2018 at 11:30am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOyqy6vBbM

Will Rainford strayed from the accepted narrative of the left and is now resigning his deanship. He will stay on as a professor, however.

FOX News reported:

Catholic University dean resigns after questioning Kavanaugh accuser’s allegations that led to his suspension

A Catholic University dean resigned Wednesday from a leadership position two months after...

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New Lawsuit Suggests U. of California has been Considering Race in Admissions

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 9:30am 11/24/2018 at 9:30am

Higher education is so steeped in identity and race that it is becoming more difficult for schools to deny this is going on.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

New Front in Fight Over Affirmative Action

Supporters of the lawsuit charging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants have frequently suggested that the University of...

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Melania Trump to Attend Liberty University Town Hall Meeting on Opioid Epidemic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDKoUEOp48I
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 23, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/23/2018 at 12:00pm
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It’s great that the First Lady is doing something to draw attention to this crisis. Eric Bolling, who lost his son to opioids will also be there.

Politico reports</...

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Rider University Won’t Bring Chick-fil-A to Campus Despite Student Demands

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10:00am 11/23/2018 at 10:00am

The school actually did a student survey asking which restaurant they want on campus but didn’t like the result.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Rider Univ refuses to bring Chick-Fil-A to campus, despite students’ demands

Rider University in New Jersey sent a survey to students during the spring semester, asking them which restaurants they would...

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Academic Group Calls for Cutting Funding From Colleges That Don’t Require Western Civ

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8:00am 11/23/2018 at 8:00am

The National Association of Scholars claims that the study of Western Civilization is dangerously lacking at too many schools.

The College Fix reports:

Cut federal funding from colleges that don’t require Western civ courses, academic group urges

The study of Western civilization is in such decline in higher education that it may take an...

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‘Deeply Disturbing’ Images Discovered on White Board in Harvard Dorm

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/22/2018 at 12:00pm

Will this turn out to be another hoax, like so many others we’ve seen in recent years?

The College Fix reports:

Ready the hoax snoopers: ‘Racialized’ scribblings appear on Harvard dorm whiteboard

Get ready: The Harvard Crimson reports that “deeply disturbing and offensive images” were discovered on a whiteboard in the McKinlock residence hall.

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Students Protest Adding Armed Security Guards to Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:00am 11/22/2018 at 10:00am

One of the schools in this story is Evergreen State College, which should come as a surprise to no one.

Campus Reform reports:

Student protesters: Armed police ‘endangers many’

The Evergreen State College and University of Rochester both recently experienced backlash in the form of protests...

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Former President of Michigan State Charged With Felony for Lying to Police

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 8:00am 11/22/2018 at 8:00am

This charge is related to the investigation of Larry Nassar, the doctor at the center of the sexual abuse scandal.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Felony Charges Against Former Michigan State President

Michigan State University’s former president Lou Anna K. Simon was charged on Tuesday with lying to police in their investigation of sexual abuse...

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Christian Student Group Petitions Georgetown to Ban Pro-Choice Group

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/21/2018 at 12:00pm

This puts Georgetown in a rather awkward position. What is more important to them, being a Catholic school or their commitment to progressive politics?

The College Fix reports:

Petition calls on Georgetown to ban pro-choice group

TFP Student Action, a group that works to promote Christian values on campus, is circulating an online petition...

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