Quick Takes  (Page 6)

Faculty at Washington and Lee U. Vote to Remove Lee’s Name from School

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 12:30pm 7/8/2020 at 12:30pm

It’ll be fascinating to hear what the school will be called if they actually go through with this.

Forbes reports:

Washington And Lee Faculty Vote To Remove ‘Lee’ From University’s Name

Washington and Lee University, a small liberal arts university in Lexington, Virginia, has moved a step closer to being the first American institution...

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Student Leaders and Professors at Emory U. Have Discussion on Abolishing Police

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00am 7/8/2020 at 10:00am

For years, we’ve been told that college campuses are hotbeds of rape and other crimes, but now we’re told these same places don’t need police.

Campus Reform reports:

Emory profs, students lead conversation on ‘abolition’...

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Executive Board of College Democrats at American U. Resigns Over Complaints About Lack of Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 8:00am 7/8/2020 at 8:00am

In higher education, is there any greater sin than a lack of diversity?

The College Fix reports:

Entire American U. College Democrats exec...

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CUNY Lays Off 2,800 Adjunct Professors and Staff, Prompting Lawsuit From Union

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/7/2020 at 12:00pm

This is by far, the biggest round of higher education layoffs due to Coronavirus yet.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

CUNY Layoffs Prompt Union Lawsuit

The union representing faculty...

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Harvard Slammed for Charging Full Tuition for Online Instruction This Year

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00am 7/7/2020 at 10:00am
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It’s astounding that many people will still pay the nearly $50,000 per year tuition for this.

The FOX Business Network reports:

Harvard hit with backlash for charging full tuition despite online instruction

Harvard University is facing backlash on Twitter for keeping its annual tuition prices of $49,653 per year despite the Ivy League institution’s...

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Faculty at Princeton Accuse School of Anti-Blackness, Issue List of Demands

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 8:00am 7/7/2020 at 8:00am

Academia is going to hasten its own demise. People are going to just stop sending their children to many schools.

The College Fix reports:

Princeton faculty accuse school of rampant ‘anti-blackness,’ issue list of 48 demands

More than 200 Princeton University faculty have signed a letter demanding nearly 50 initiatives to address what the...

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Faculty Unhappy With Georgia Tech Decision to Not Require Masks for Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/6/2020 at 12:00pm

The school is recommending and encouraging the use of masks, but not requiring them.

CNN reports:

Georgia Tech won’t require students to wear masks on campus. Faculty aren’t happy

Over 750 faculty at Georgia Tech signed a letter to the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents saying that the school’s plan to reopen...

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Young America’s Foundation Blasts Union College for Allegedly Helping Leftists Harass Conservative Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:00am 7/6/2020 at 10:00am

It was already difficult to be a conservative student on campus, but the coming year is probably going to be really tough.

Campus Reform reports:

Conservative group blasts college for allegedly helping leftists ‘harass’ students

A Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Union College was targeted after an Instagram post discussing the recent events...

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Kansas State U. Students Demand a Portion of Athletics Revenue Go to Black Lives Matter

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2020 at 8:00am 7/6/2020 at 8:00am

In this current climate, would anyone really be surprised if the school agreed to this demand?

The College Fix reports:

KSU students march on July 4, demand percentage of athletic revenue go to Black Lives Matter

Approximately 100 Kansas State University students marched to President Richard Myers’ house on July 4 to demand more...

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VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson Talks About History and the Toppling of Statues

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 1:30pm 7/5/2020 at 1:30pm
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Victor Davis Hanson is just the type of man you want to hear from at a time like this.

He writes at FOX News:

In monument controversy, colleges’ hypocrisy is on full display

When mobs tore down a statue of Ulysses S. Grant and defaced a monument to African American veterans of the Civil...

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Alleged Noose Found in Building Owned by Johns Hopkins University

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 11:30am 7/5/2020 at 11:30am

The off-campus building is being renovated. You would think after the Nascar debacle, people would be a bit skeptical about this, but the media is running with it and so is the university.

ABC News

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U. Arkansas Students Petition for Removal of J. William Fulbright Statue

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 9:30am 7/5/2020 at 9:30am

Anyone else completely sick of this? Someone needs to learn to say no to these entitled students.

Campus Reform reports:

U of Arkansas petition aims to bring down Fulbright statue

Students are circulating a petition to the University of Arkansas, asking for a statute of J. William Fulbright to be removed from campus.

The petition...

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VIDEO: College Student Calls Police on Prager U. for Having the Wrong Opinion

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 1:30pm 7/4/2020 at 1:30pm
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This is as disturbing as it is funny. Will Witt of Prager University is on a college campus to speak to students, and one student who doesn’t like their point of view actually calls the police.

When the police show up, they’re completely baffled as to why they were called, and try...

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University of Memphis Football Team Adding BLM Decal to Helmets

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 11:30am 7/4/2020 at 11:30am

Leaders at the school claim this decision is not a political one. Right.

Campus Reform reports:

U. Memphis football team to wear ‘BLM’ helmet decals

Memphis University Tigers football head coach Ryan Silverfield announced in a Tuesday tweet that his team...

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Dartmouth College Mandating Implicit Bias Training for All Students and Faculty

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 9:30am 7/4/2020 at 9:30am

Would you even want to go to college in this environment? Mandatory Orwellian training sounds like such fun.

The College Fix reports:

Dartmouth to impose mandatory implicit bias training on everyone, hire more nonwhite therapists

According to the fictional NBC executive and Princeton graduate Jack Donaghy on the sitcom “30 Rock,” Dartmouth men don’t...

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Dixie State University in Utah Reportedly Considering Name Change

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:00pm 7/3/2020 at 1:00pm

This school has come under pressure regarding its name before, but given the current climate, they will be much more likely to follow through on this.

The Associated Press reports, via St. George News:

Dixie State University to consider dropping ‘Dixie’ from its name

After years of res...

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VA Governor Northam Signs Law Allowing In-State Tuition for Some Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:00am 7/3/2020 at 11:00am

This means that illegal immigrants could pay less for college in Virginia than American citizens.

Campus Reform reports:

Illegal immigrants can now pay cheaper tuition than some American citizens in Virginia

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed a bill into Virginia law that will allow illegal immigrant students to qualify for in-state tuition.

Similar measures, HB...

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