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UNC Charlotte Students Say They Feel ‘Unsafe’ After School Hires Former Gitmo Commander for Security

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 9:30am 11/16/2019 at 9:30am

Ah, the old – your presence on campus makes me feel unsafe – canard. It’s been a while since we’ve heard this one. Here’s a simple response: If that’s the case, then you’re obviously not mature enough for college.

The College Fix reports:

Students demand UNCC fire former Gitmo commander as campus security...

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University in Pennsylvania Aims to Help Students ‘Decolonize Thanksgiving’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/15/2019 at 12:00pm

Why does it seem like there are people in higher education intent on destroying anything connected to American history and tradition?

Campus Reform reports:

University invites students to ‘Decolonize your Thanksgiving’

A Pennsylvania University is hosting an event aimed to both “decolonize” Thanksgiving and educate students about the “myths of Thanksgiving,” along with serving...

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Northwestern Student Paper Refuses to Publish College Republicans’ Response to Sessions Protest

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1021765714498215936
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00am 11/15/2019 at 10:00am
https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1021765714498215936

The student paper at Northwestern embarrassed itself over the Sessions speech by apologizing to protesters. Read the full back story here. Now they are making the situation worse.

From the

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Protests Erupt at Bucknell University Over Speech by Heather Mac Donald

https://youtu.be/nJrWU6OghkY
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00am 11/15/2019 at 8:00am
https://youtu.be/nJrWU6OghkY

As noted in the story below, Bucknell recently hosted a talk by a pro-Antifa scholar and there were no issues. Outrage about campus speakers always goes in the same direction.

The College Fix reports:

Blacklisting, vandalism, picket line: Outrage erupts at Bucknell ahead of Heather Mac Donald talk

When Antifa scholar Mark Bray, known...

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Student Activists at Syracuse U. Demand Right to Choose ‘Same Race’ Roommates

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/14/2019 at 12:00pm

These are left wing students who are supposedly fighting racism. Is irony still a thing?

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse activists demand right to exclude potential roommates because of their race

Diversity and...

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Princeton and Brown Graduate Programs Dropping Standardized Tests to Promote Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00am 11/14/2019 at 10:00am

Diversity is more important than scholarship to many people in higher education. This is just another example of the fact.

Campus Reform reports:

Ivy League schools drop ‘cuturally biased’ standardized test requirement

Two Ivy League universities have announced that many graduate programs will no longer require the traditional standardized Graduate Records Examination testing requirements...

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Ben Shapiro Responds to Boston University Students ‘Triggered’ by Campus Speech

https://youtu.be/t0ImXkiwKY8
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:00am 11/14/2019 at 8:00am
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A minority student group at the school suggested that Shapiro is promoting white supremacy, which is just absurd.

FOX News reports:

Ben Shapiro blasts Boston University students ‘triggered’ by campus speech

Ben Shapiro responded to a minority group at Boston University who said they would be “overwhelmed” and “triggered”...

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Nine Students Have Died at the University of Southern California in Three Months

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/13/2019 at 12:00pm

What is going on here? That’s an astonishing number of deaths for such a short time.

FOX News reports:

USC student found dead off campus is university’s 9th death this semester, report says

The University of Southern California is investigating the death of its ninth student in three months, a phenomenon that’s sending alarm...

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A Christian College in Montana is Refusing to Allow a Student Pro-Life Display

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10:00am 11/13/2019 at 10:00am

The school fears the display would be divisive. If students run into this at a Christian school, what places are left as options for Christian students?

The College Fix reports:

Christian college bans pro-life display because people might think it’s pro-life

A Christian college refused to allow a display of Christian crosses to honor...

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Wheaton College Launches Investigation After Swastikas Found on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:00am 11/13/2019 at 8:00am

Are we to believe there are white supremacists lurking on the campus of this Massachusetts school, or is this possibly another campus hoax?

WJAR News reports:

Wheaton College investigating incidents involving s...

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U. Alaska Southeast Cancels Classes so Students Can Attend ‘Power and Privilege Symposium’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/12/2019 at 12:00pm

The University of Alaska system is currently in the middle of a budget crisis. Maybe they should be allowed to fail.

Campus Reform reports:

UAlaska CANCELS class for ‘Power...

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Harvard Student Council Sides With Activists Against Student Paper Over ICE Flap

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00am 11/12/2019 at 10:00am

Last month the student paper, the Harvard Crimson, did a report on anti-ICE protests and asked ICE for comment. This simple act of journalism set off a firestorm against the paper.

Now the student council has sided with the activists.

The College Fix

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U. Virginia Cancels 21-Gun Salute for Veterans Day Fearing it Might Panic Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:00am 11/12/2019 at 8:00am

The appropriate response to this argument should have been: “Then let them panic.”

CNS News reported:

University of Virginia Cancels 21-Gun Salute Veterans Day Tradition, Fears Students Will ‘Panic’

The University of Virginia (UVA) has cancelled its tradition of honoring fallen veterans with a 21-gun salute on Veterans Day, citing concerns that it will...

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Activists at Brown University Discuss Plan to Eliminate Prisons in America

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/11/2019 at 12:00pm

When people entertain ideas like this, they should be told that they are not serious people. This is ridiculous.

What are you going to do with violent criminals? Send them to the safe space?

The College Fix reports:

Brown University activists discuss eliminating the nation’s prisons

Last Wednesday, members of the student activist group RailRoad...

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University for Women in Virginia Now Only Requires Applicants to Identify as Female

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00am 11/11/2019 at 10:00am

Another school embraces the woke policy on gender but with a caveat for biological women who live as men. It’d be fascinating to hear how alums feel about this.

Campus Reform reports:

Women’s college now only requires...

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Get Warm Welcome at U. Alabama Football Game

https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1193270163824447488
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 11, 2019 at 8:00am 11/11/2019 at 8:00am
https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1193270163824447488

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended a recent football game at the University of Alabama and got tremendous cheers from the audience. You probably won’t see this on CNN.

Here are a few videos via Twitchy:

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University’s Attorney Resigns After Using the N-Word During Free Speech Event

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:30pm 11/10/2019 at 1:30pm

She was using the word as an example of bad speech which is still protected, but it sparked outrage.

FOX News reports:

Texas university attorney’s use...

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