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Drunk USC Students Overload Local Emergency Room During Football Games

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/30/2018 at 12:00pm

Everyone likes to have a good time, but it’s important to know your limits.

Greenville News reports:

Drunk USC students are overloading the ER and causing mayhem at a Columbia hospital

So many drunk University of South Carolina students are being transported to the emergency room during home football games that stretchers line the...

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University Students Say Mandatory Diversity Training is Answer for Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 10:00am 10/30/2018 at 10:00am

The answer to one left wing concept is another left wing concept. How convenient.

Campus Reform reports:

Students’ answer to ‘microaggressions’? Mandatory diversity training

University of La Verne students confronted administration officials during a town hall with concerns about the treatment of minority groups on campus, specifically with regard to perceived “microaggressions.”

The University of...

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San Diego State Offers Trump Impeachment Class Again

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 8:00am 10/30/2018 at 8:00am

The last time they did this, there was backlash but they’re doing it again anyway.

The College Fix reports:

Trump impeachment class offered again at San Diego State

After a national outcry over its “Trump: Impeachment, Removal or Conviction” course in February, San Diego State University removed “Trump” and “Conviction” from the title.

Today, the...

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University of Montana Students Protest Cuts to Humanities

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:00pm 10/29/2018 at 2:00pm

The University of Montana has been struggling with dropping enrollment. Are more cuts coming?

The Missoulian reports:

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Reminder: Campus Free Speech Means Also Hearing Ideas You Don’t Like

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 29, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/29/2018 at 12:00pm

This is such a basic aspect of free speech yet it’s forgotten so often.

Sergio Hruszko writes at the Washington Examiner:

Free Speech Week isn’t just for you and me, it’s also for people and ideas we don’t like

As the country celebrates Free Speech Week, I’m left wondering: Will students on college campuses...

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Muslim Students at Columbia Complain About Condition of Prayer Rooms

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:00am 10/29/2018 at 10:00am

Try to imagine the left’s reaction if Christian students demanded their own prayer rooms and then complained that they weren’t being maintained to their satisfaction.

The College Fix reports:

Campus prayer room conditions upset Columbia’s Muslim students

Muslim students at Columbia University are so irked at the conditions of on-campus prayer rooms that they’ve...

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Grad Students Across U.S. Push for $15 Dollar Minimum Wage

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:30pm 10/28/2018 at 1:30pm

This movement has done such a lovely job with the fast food industry. What could go wrong?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Grad Students’ ‘Fight for $15’

Amazon announced this month that it would begin paying its workers at least $15 per hour, making it the latest employer to cede to labor activists who have...

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U. Texas Admin and Faculty Donate Overwhelmingly to Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:30am 10/28/2018 at 11:30am

If anything else on college campuses was this unbalanced, it would be called out by the left as unfair and lacking diversity.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: 96.1 percent of University of Texas administrators, 93.5 percent...

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Platform of California College Republicans Triggers Progressives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 9:30am 10/28/2018 at 9:30am

The platform points out that some campus programs are discriminatory and that upsets the left.

The College Fix reports:

California College Republicans platform gets ‘pushback’ from campus groups, community

The California College Republicans released its platform this month, and at UC-Berkeley it isn’t sitting well with assorted campus organizations and members...

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Singer Sinéad O’Connor Converts to Islam, Releases Video of Muslim Call to Prayer

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 6:11pm 10/27/2018 at 6:11pm
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Remember Sinéad O’Connor, Irish songstress of “Nothing Compares 2U” fame and ripper-up of Pope photo on SNL?  She’s announced that she’s converted to Islam and taken the name Shuhada’ Davitt.  She released a video of herself singing the Muslim call to prayer.

The Washington Post reports:

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor announced that she has...

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Amherst American Studies Prof Offers Lecture on ‘Honorary Whites’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 12:30pm 10/27/2018 at 12:30pm

The lecture was given at City University of New York. It seems like a slightly divisive topic, doesn’t it?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof lectures about ‘honorary whites’

The City University of New York Graduate Center hosted a lecture on Friday analyzing minority individuals that scholars consider to be “honorary whites.”

Titled “The Place of Honorary...

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Seton Hall University Students Protest Lack of Diversity and Inclusion

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:30am 10/27/2018 at 10:30am

This has become a cliche. Think of all the more productive things these students could do with their time.

WABC News reports:

Students protest...

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University Holds Conference That Trains Students How to Protest

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8:30am 10/27/2018 at 8:30am

This has become so common that some people seem to think this is the point of going to college.

The College Fix reports:

University conference trains students how to protest

A recent “Practical Activism” conference held at UC Santa Cruz trained students how best to protest with a “Protesting 101” workshop that offered “tips...

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Student at a Catholic University Called to Title IX Meeting for Criticizing Drag Show

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 26, 2018 at 2:00pm 10/26/2018 at 2:00pm

This student’s views seem to line up with the position of the Catholic Church. What’s the problem?

The College Fix reports:

Student at Catholic college called into Title IX meeting...

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NBC Officially Cancels Megyn Kelly Today Show

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 26, 2018 at 1:46pm 10/26/2018 at 1:46pm
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NBC has announced it has canceled Megyn Kelly Today, but did not say she is completely finished at the network.

From USA Today:

Megyn Kelly’s “Today” show run at NBC is over after a tumultuous week that began when she defended blackface Halloween costumes on Tuesday, causing massive backlash that led her to...

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Harvard Law Course Will Examine Ways to ‘Push Back Against’ Trump Strategies

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 26, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/26/2018 at 12:00pm
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Won’t students be traumatized if they’re repeatedly reminded that Trump is the president?

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard Law course looks at ways to ‘push back against’ Trump strategies

A course offered by Harvard University Law School for the spring 2019 semester will focus on ways to “push back against” strategies employed by President Donald...

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UCLA Requires Diversity Commitment from Profs Applying for Tenure-Track Positions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10:00am 10/26/2018 at 10:00am

We’re rapidly moving to an environment in academia where diversity is more important than scholarship.

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