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Law School Dean’s Email to Students Criticizes Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/1/2019 at 12:00pm

This story perfectly illustrates why the military is not run by liberal academics.

Campus Reform reports:

Law school dean slams Trump military transgender rule in email to students

A University of Wisconsin-Madison law school dean and professor noted to students that, in order to avoid losing federal funding, the school has “suspended” its nondiscrimination...

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U. Southern Mississippi to Offer Free Tuition to Members of Mississippi National Guard

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 10:00am 8/1/2019 at 10:00am

This is a free college program people can get behind. People who are willing to serve should go to the front of the line.

The Hattiesburg American reports:

USM offers free tuition to Mississippi National Guard

The University of Southern Mississippi has entered into an agreement to provide free undergraduate tuition to the men...

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U. Michigan to Host ‘Psychedelic Neuroscience’ Symposium

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00am 8/1/2019 at 8:00am

It’s a shame Timothy Leary is no longer with us. He would surely approve of this.

The College Fix reports:

Public university to host ‘psychedelic neuroscience’ symposium

Scientists at the University of Michigan this fall will explore “psychedelics,” or mind-altering drugs, during a daylong symposium, as part of an effort to “study the effects...

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UCLA Prof Wonders if he Could be Hired After New Diversity Rules Instated

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/31/2019 at 12:00pm

If he’s asking the question, the answer should be obvious.

The Washington Examiner reports:

UCLA professor ‘seriously wonders’ if he would have been hired at university with new diversity requirements

UCLA’s new diversity requirements have met some strong criticism.

Stephen Bainbridge, a professor at UCLA’s School of Law, took issue with...

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University of Michigan Opening ‘Social Justice High School’ in Detroit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10:00am 7/31/2019 at 10:00am

The agenda is more important than scholarship. Reading comprehension rates won’t matter but everyone will know Orange Man Bad.

Campus Reform reports:

UMich social justice agenda is now ‘spreading beyond’ campus

The University of Michigan is opening a “social justice-themed” high school in partnership with Detroit Public...

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80 Percent of Highest Paid Public Employees in Virginia Work in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 8:00am 7/31/2019 at 8:00am

This just might have something to do with the ridiculously high cost of college tuition.

The College Fix reports:

In Virginia, 80 percent of the highest-paid public employees are in higher education

Nearly 80 percent of the highest paid state employees in the state of Virginia are public university staffers. Those individuals all pull...

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Beto O’Rourke Proposes $500 Billion Dollar Plan to Address ‘Education Inequality’

https://youtu.be/eW59_A2v174
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/30/2019 at 12:00pm
https://youtu.be/eW59_A2v174

America already spends a fortune on education. How does this solve a single problem? It looks like another attempt to buy votes.

CBS News reports:

Beto O’Rourke calls for a sweeping $500 billion fund to address education inequality

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is releasing a plan to address structural inequality in education ahead...

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Discussion of Chick-fil-A Leads to Infighting Among UW Madison College Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00am 7/30/2019 at 10:00am

This story perfectly illustrates how progressives often hinder progress by obsessing over identity items.

Campus Reform reports:

UW Madison College Dems at each other’s throats over Chick-fil-A

A University of Wisconsin – Madison College Democrat published an op-ed in the school’s student newspaper after she expressed concern over the group’s support for Chick-fil-A, citing...

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American Assoc. of University Professors Comes Out Against Laws to Protect Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 8:00am 7/30/2019 at 8:00am

In recent years, a number of states have passed laws to protect free speech on campus, but this organization of professors opposes that. Isn’t that telling?

The College Fix reports:

Nationwide faculty group comes out against new campus free speech laws

In the past few years more than a half-dozen states have passed laws...

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Liberal Academics are Making a Fortune Lecturing About Their White Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/29/2019 at 12:00pm

This is just perfect. White liberals getting paid massive fees to lecture about their white privilege. I wonder if they cover income inequality in these talks, too.

The Daily Caller reports:

$12K A Day: How White Liberals Profit From Pushing ‘White Privilege’

White liberal academics can earn more in a day lecturing about their...

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Students at UCLA Hold ‘Vigil to End Detention Camps’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 29, 2019 at 10:00am 7/29/2019 at 10:00am

It must be nice to have the time for such elaborate virtue signalling.

Campus Reform reports:

UCLA students host ‘Vigil to End Detention Camps’

Student groups at the University of California, Los Angeles hosted a “Vigil to End Detention Camps” earlier in July.

Sponsored by the Immigrant Youth Task Force at UCLA and the UndocuMed...

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Harvard Law Students Angry Over Official Response to Racist Emails and Texts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 29, 2019 at 8:00am 7/29/2019 at 8:00am

Shouldn’t it be easy to identify the senders of these messages? This incident happened back in December.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard Law students irate officials didn’t respond ‘properly’ to...

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Hunter College Prof Reportedly Hired Husband for $650K in Taxpayer Funded Work

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 6:30pm 7/28/2019 at 6:30pm

When you look at all the dollar amounts in this story, is the high cost of college still a mystery?

The New York Post reports:

Hunter College pr...

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Colorado State Walks Back Recommendation to Not Say ‘America’ or ‘American’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:30am 7/28/2019 at 11:30am

The school received a lot of heat for this and has decided maybe it wasn’t such a great idea.

FOX News reports:

‘America’ and ‘American’ potentially offensive words? Maybe not, university decides

Are the words “America” and “American” potentially offensive? Maybe not, a university in...

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UC Berkeley Removed from US News College Rankings After Misreporting Statistics

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 9:30am 7/28/2019 at 9:30am

Well that’s embarrassing. What were they hoping to achieve with this?

Forbes reports:

UC Berkeley Removed From US News College Rankings For Misreporting Statistics

Yesterday, US News & World Report released a statement titled “Updates to 5 Schools’ 2019 Best Colleges Rankings Data.” In the statement, they announced that five schools had been removed...

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College Student Discovers 65-Million-Year-Old Triceratops Skull in North Dakota

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm 7/27/2019 at 1:30pm

This young man probably just launched a career with this amazing find. Good for him.

FOX News reports:

College student finds 65-million-year-old fossil...

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University in Minnesota Now Offers Major in Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:30am 7/27/2019 at 11:30am

As I have repeatedly suggested, we are reaching a point where left wing ideology in academia is eclipsing and in some cases, replacing, real scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

Hamline Univ. offers social justice major complete with ‘Gender Politics’ course

A Minnesota university is offering a social justice degree with courses ranging from “Gender Politics”...

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