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Harvard Prof Apologizes After Suggesting Biden Should Pick VP Based on Accomplishments

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:00am 6/19/2020 at 10:00am
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The professor in question is Laurence Tribe and if you’ve ever looked at his Twitter feed, you know how far left he is. He made a big mistake with his fellow progressives here.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard prof apologizes for saying Biden VP pick should center on their ‘results’

Harvard Law School professor Laurence...

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Duke University to Require Anti-Bias Training for Everyone

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:00am 6/19/2020 at 8:00am

This new initiative is part of an ‘anti-racism’ campaign which will apparently be spread throughout everything, even academics.

The College Fix reports:

Duke to incorporate ‘anti-racism’ throughout curriculum, require anti-bias training for everyone

Duke University has a new defining principle: “anti-racism.”

In a Wednesday evening email to the community, President Vincent Price (not to be...

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Harvard Prof: ‘Defunding the Police Could Cost Thousands of Black Lives’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 12:30pm 6/18/2020 at 12:30pm
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The left is not going to like this at all.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard professor’s research: ‘Defunding the police could cost thousands of black lives’

Amid nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, riots, looting, and calls to defund the police, a Harvard economist has found that proactive policing saves black lives.

“Defunding the police is...

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Financial Experts Warn Declining Enrollment Could be Disastrous for Many Colleges

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:00am 6/18/2020 at 10:00am

At this point, many people will shrug over this. Higher education is due for a reckoning.

Campus Reform reports:

Financial experts sound alarm on colleges going bankrupt

A new report from Fitch Ratings warned that declining revenue from tuition costs could threaten the financial solvency of private colleges.

As families of students struggle as a...

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University of Virginia Makes Small Change to Athletics Logo Over Slavery Connection

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 8:00am 6/18/2020 at 8:00am

You can see the image below. The change is barely noticeable.

The Hill reports:

University of Virginia changes athletics logo over connection to slavery on campus

The University of Virginia’s Athletics Department announced this week that it is changing a logo that was unveiled earlier this year over its link to slavery on the...

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Officials at Bucknell University Say More Must be Done on Social Justice Issues

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 12:30pm 6/17/2020 at 12:30pm

This is the top priority at many schools. Not improving academics, not trimming budgets and lowering tuition, just this.

Penn Live reports:

Bucknell University officials say more needs to be done on social justice issues

“Black lives do matter at Bucknell,” members of the university community have been assured by top officials in...

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University of California Board of Regents Votes to Restore Affirmative Action

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:00am 6/17/2020 at 10:00am

The justification for this decision is the increasing of diversity.

CNN reports:

University of California votes to restore affirmative action nearly 24 years after it was outlawed

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At Top 100 Schools, Only One Will Feature Commencement Speech From a Republican

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 8:00am 6/17/2020 at 8:00am

This is one reason that taxpayers should laugh when anyone suggests free college. Half of America isn’t even welcome on most campuses.

The Federalist reports:

Among Top 100 Schools, Only One Republican To Give Commencement Speech

Only one of the so-called top 100 universities in the United States chose a Republican to speak at...

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Dartmouth College to Remove Weather Vane With Image of Native American

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/16/2020 at 12:00pm

The weather vane has been there since 1928 and it’s suddenly a problem now?

The Dartmouth reports:

Following complaints, College to remove Baker Tower weather vane

College President Phil Hanlon announced today that Dartmouth will remove and replace Baker Tower’s weather vane, which currently bears an image of a Native American.

The 600-pound weather vane,...

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Student Protesters Demand New Haven and Yale Defund Police Forces

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 10:00am 6/16/2020 at 10:00am

Who would Yale call if rioters and looters showed up on campus?

WTNH News reports:

Student protesters call on New Haven, Yale to defund police forces

High School and college students and community activists banded together Saturday to call for the defunding of the Yale Police Department.

They started on the New Haven Green, marched...

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Petition Calls on U. Florida to Change Humanities Requirement to Race and Racism Course

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 8:00am 6/16/2020 at 8:00am

Campus leftists are using current events to push for all sorts of things they might not get at another time.

Campus Reform reports:

UF students push to replace humanities requirement with ‘race & racism’ course

A new movement at...

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Petition Calls for Suspension of College Republicans at Elon U. Over Alleged Insensitive Comments

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/15/2020 at 12:00pm

Members of the College Republicans allegedly said some insensitive things about Black Lives Matter. You can call Trump a fascist and call Republicans racist, but speaking ill of BLM in any way is just not allowed.

The College Fix reports:

Petition wants suspension of Elon U. College Republicans due to members’ ‘insensitive’ comments

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Protesters Occupy U. Chicago Police Headquarters Demanding Department be Abolished

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10:00am 6/15/2020 at 10:00am

These students are in Chicago and they don’t think they’ll ever need police? Best of luck.

CBS News in Chicago reports:

Protesters Occupy University Of Chicago Police Headquarters Demanding Department Be Abolished

Protesters have locked themselves inside the campus police headquarters at the University of Chicago, and now they say officers won’t let anyone...

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Pioneer Statues Toppled During Protests at University of Oregon

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 15, 2020 at 8:00am 6/15/2020 at 8:00am

These statues have been a target of the left for quite a while. Now protesters had an excuse to topple them.

Oregon Live reports:

Pioneer statues toppled amid protests at University...

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Chicago HS Principal Pressured to Resign for Telling Kids Not to Participate in Violence and Looting

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 1:30pm 6/14/2020 at 1:30pm

The principal, Joyce Kenner, is a black woman. This is unreal.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Joyce Kenner leads Whitney Young, but after George Floyd’s killing she faces calls to resign: ‘If I don’t understand about black people and oppression, nobody else does.’

After Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, an 11-year-old Joyce...

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U. Utah Medical Students Want School to Sever Ties With Police

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 11:30am 6/14/2020 at 11:30am

Similar efforts are underway at a handful of other schools. I expect we’ll see more of this.

Deseret News reports:

University of Utah medical students call for...

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Middle School Teacher Among Those Arrested for Allegedly Vandalizing Columbus Statue in RI

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 9:30am 6/14/2020 at 9:30am

The man is a social studies teacher. It’s time for America to have a conversation about who is teaching our children.

WPRI News reports:

Pawtucket teacher among those arrested for vandalizing boarded-up Columbus statue

Three people were arrested early Saturday morning for vandalizing the Christopher Columbus statue in Providence.

One of the suspects arrested, Derrick...

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