Quick Takes  (Page 5)

President Trump shrugs off North Korean leader’s taunt about ‘strategic new weapon’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:39pm 1/2/2020 at 8:39pm

While North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un failed to deliver on the “Christmas gift” this year, he has started 2020 by taunting the US with promises of new weapons and resumed missile testing.

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Concerned Parent in England Seeks Nanny for 18 Year-Old College Student

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 1:00pm 1/2/2020 at 1:00pm

This takes the idea of helicopter parenting to a whole new level.

FOX News reports:

Ad seeking nanny for 18-year-old college student gets mocked

Those seeking a side hustle in the New Year may be amused to explore an online ad looking...

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Poll Finds Only Half in U.S. Now Consider College Very Important

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:00am 1/2/2020 at 11:00am

This is a good thing. People are finding alternatives like trade schools and entering the workforce.

Gallup reports:

Half in U.S. Now Consider College Education Very Important

About half of U.S. adults (51%) now consider a...

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MLK Day Event at Bard College to Feature Climate Change ‘Oppression’ Artists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:00am 1/2/2020 at 9:00am

Isn’t it interesting how the left can make almost anything all about their agenda?

The College Fix reports:

Bard College to celebrate MLK Day with clim...

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Former University of Portland Employee Pleads Not Guilty to Attacking College VP With Baseball Bat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 1:00pm 1/1/2020 at 1:00pm

This story is just as bizarre as the headline suggests.

Oregon Live reports:

Ex-University of Portland employee pleads not guilty in baseball bat attack on college VP

A former University of Portland employee who was angry about how the college handled his daughter’s sexual assault allegation has pleaded not guilty to a single assault...

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Harvard Graduate Students Ending Strike Without a Contract

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 11:00am 1/1/2020 at 11:00am

The school is bringing in federal mediators next week to help resolve the issue.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Without a Contract, Harvard Graduate Student Union to End Strike Jan. 1

Harvard’s graduate student union will end its strike Dec. 31 and return to work in the new year without a contract, the union’s bargaining...

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U. Illinois Settles Free Speech Lawsuit With Student Journalist Over Flap at Anti-Trump Protest

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 9:00am 1/1/2020 at 9:00am

How does this keep happening and no one stops it?

The College Fix reports:

University of Illinois resolves free speech lawsuit with student journalist

The University of Illinois has recently settled out of court with a student journalist who filed a lawsuit alleging that the implementation of a no-contact order against him was antithetical...

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History Prof Under Fire for Using N-Word in Lecture on Use of the Word in Racist Advertisements

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/31/2019 at 1:00pm

The professor was making an argument against racism but that doesn’t seem to matter.

The Stanford Daily reported:

Professor’s use of racial slur in lecture sparks backlash at Law...

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University of Miami Warns Students Against Use of the Phrase ‘OK Boomer’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 11:00am 12/31/2019 at 11:00am

Could this have anything to do with Florida’s high population of Baby Boomers?

Campus Reform reports:

UMiami warns students about using ‘dismissive’ phrase ‘OK Boomer’

The University of Miami is warning students of the implications of using the phrase “OK Boomer,” a term that the school says may be considered offensive.

The university recently called...

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Two Professors at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Are Leading the Way on ‘Fat Studies’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9:00am 12/31/2019 at 9:00am

Someone had to take up this cause, right?

The College Fix reports:

Meet the two professors leading the way in ‘fat studies’

Two professors at a midwestern university are working to develop and legitimize the field of “fat studies,” a discipline that examines the cultural and sociological phenomenon of overweight and obese human beings.

Laurie...

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Yale Students Respond to Trump Anti-Snowflake Site by Launching ‘Snowflakes Fight Back’ Site

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/30/2019 at 1:00pm
https://youtu.be/n1h8gFSjUDY

The Trump campaign recently launched a site to help supporters argue with liberal snowflakes. In creating this rebuttal site, aren’t Yale students admitting they are snowflakes?

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Two-Hundred Pound Black Bear Gets Stuck in Baseball Stadium at U. Tennessee

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00am 12/30/2019 at 11:00am

Luckily, wildlife experts rescued the bear, and it was unharmed.

FOX 17 in Nashville reports:

TWRA: Bear stuck inside University of Tennessee baseball stadium rescued

A 200 lb sow black bear made its way through the University of Tennessee campus before getting stuck inside the Vols’ baseball stadium early Sunday morning.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

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UNC Charlotte Holding Seminar to Help Advisers Avoid ‘Maintenance of Oppressive Systems’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2019 at 9:00am 12/30/2019 at 9:00am

This looks like it’s just more left wing jargon. What does it have to do with scholarship?

The College Fix reports:

UNC Charlotte seminar to help academic advisors avoid ‘maintenance of oppressive systems’

A coming “webinar” at the University of North Carolina Charlotte will assist academic advisors on becoming the “best possible allies” to...

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Nearly 100 Year Old ‘Cincinnati Christian University’ Closes Down

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 1:30pm 12/29/2019 at 1:30pm

Just as predicted, it is smaller, private schools which are most vulnerable. There is more of this to come.

WLWT News reports:

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FIRE Criticizes Long Island U. for Free Speech Policy That Demands ‘Respect for Authority’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 11:30am 12/29/2019 at 11:30am

All I can think of is Cartman from South Park demanding respect for his authority.

Campus Reform reports:

Free speech experts slam university for policy requiring “respect for authority”

A student at Long Island University Post was gearing up for his May graduation when he found himself under investigation for alleged possession and distribution...

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The Sciences Aren’t Diverse Enough, Claim Diversity Professionals

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 9:30am 12/29/2019 at 9:30am

This is a perfect example of people trying to justify the existence of their positions.

The College Fix reports:

Diversity-minded academics: The sciences have a problem with ‘whiteness’

Here we go again: The mainstream media treats us to another fatuous piece about how an “incorrect” percentage of women and minorities working in the sciences...

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Biden: Of course I’d nominate Obama for Supreme Court “if he’d take it”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 6:06pm 12/28/2019 at 6:06pm
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Nice way to motivate the base — the Republican base.

Via NY Times reporter Thomas Kaplan:

Biden, in Washington, Iowa, is asked if he would nominate Obama to the Supreme Court. “If he’d take it, yes,” Biden says.

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