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Hiring Freeze Enacted at Portland State University Amid Falling Enrollment

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11:30am 3/7/2020 at 11:30am

The school is also dipping into reserve funding. Sounds serious.

KGW8 News reports:

Portland State University enacts hiring freeze amid falling enrollment

In a letter sent to students and staff Thursday, Portland State University Interim President Stephen Percy announced the school will immediately enact a hiring freeze and will spend $12 million of its...

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Poll Finds Many Democrat and Republican College Students View Each Other as ‘Evil’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:30am 3/7/2020 at 9:30am

This is a sentiment that exists among many people in the general public as well.

The College Fix reports:

Many Democratic and Republican college students think of each other as ‘evil’: poll

It’s one thing not to like members of the opposite political party, but it’s quite another to think they’re malicious and diabolical....

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Dartmouth Employee Suspected of Having Coronavirus Allegedly Attended Mixer With Students

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/6/2020 at 12:00pm

The school claims this employee was told to go home and stay there.

MSN reports:

Told to Stay Home, Suspected Coronavirus Patient Attended Event With Dartmouth Students

When an employee of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire showed signs of possible coronavirus last week, a medical worker who had examined him...

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Student Protesters at Syracuse University Release Laundry List of Demands

https://twitter.com/tonyblacknews/status/1232800331265867776
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:00am 3/6/2020 at 10:00am
https://twitter.com/tonyblacknews/status/1232800331265867776

I am not exaggerating when I call this a laundry list. There are thirty-four specific demands. I can’t include them all here, but I’ll cite a few for your enjoyment.

From Syracuse.com:

3. Mandatory diversity training

From the demands: “Institute a clause in new faculty and staff contracts that requires mandatory diversity training, as...

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New Art Course at Iowa State University to Emphasize ‘Critical Whiteness’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00am 3/6/2020 at 8:00am

This is another example of the subject of study being eclipsed by left-wing ‘woke’ politics.

The College Fix reports:

New Iowa State University art course to emphasize ‘critical whiteness’

A new one-credit art course at Iowa State University will “talk about white privilege” and “emphasize critical whiteness.”

“Diversity in Art,” taught by Women’s and Gender...

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VIDEO: Penn State Students Hold Candlelight Vigil After Closure of Local Taco Bell

https://twitter.com/tymiller508/status/1234288055932145666
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/5/2020 at 12:00pm
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This sounds like something out of The Onion, but it’s completely real.

The Insider reports:

Around 100 college students held a candlelight vigil at Taco Bell after it suddenly closed down

With the lyrics of “Amazing Grace” on their lips, and flickering candles warming their fingertips, Penn State students said goodbye to something they...

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Non-Tenured Faculty at Syracuse U. Getting Diversity Training to Appease Student Activists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:00am 3/5/2020 at 10:00am

Do student activists run Syracuse University? It’s starting to look that way.

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse forces non-tenured faculty to take diversity training to appease student activists

Syracuse University administrators have steadily given in to student activist demands after months of protests sparked by possible hoax incidents involving racial graffiti and a “white...

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Survey Finds One Percent of Faculty Members at Harvard Identify as Conservative

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00am 3/5/2020 at 8:00am

These numbers seem to indicate a lack of intellectual diversity.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Harvard newspaper survey finds 1% of faculty members identify as conservative

A recent survey by the Harvard Crimson found that conservatives make up just over 1% of the school’s faculty.

Harvard University’s student newspaper published the survey results on Tuesday of...

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Petition Launched to Temporarily Close University of Washington Over Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12:30pm 3/4/2020 at 12:30pm

This isn’t surprising, considering Washington state has reported deaths due to the disease.

The Daily reports:

Petition to close campus amid coronavirus draws over 13,000 signatures

A petition among students to close campus amid a rise in local novel coronavirus cases has drawn over 5,000 signatures in about three hours Sunday night after getting...

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Stanford Law Students Stage Walkout During Discussion on Legality of DACA

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00am 3/4/2020 at 10:00am

The speaker said he would discuss “both sides for and against DACA.”

Campus Reform reports:

Law students storm out of ‘purely legalistic’ DACA discussion

Stanford University law students, upset about a “morally affronting” discussion of the arguments for and against the legality of DACA, staged a walkout of the event in protest.

On Feb. 10,...

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College Democrats at U. Tampa Condemn Presence of Border Patrol on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:00am 3/4/2020 at 8:00am

The Border Patrol apparently has a recruiting table at the school.

The College Fix reports:

College Democrats ‘publicly condemn’ presence of federal border patrol agents on campus

College Democrats at the University of Tampa have “publicly condemn[ed]” United States Customs and Border Protection agents for holding a recruiting table on campus, sparking a social...

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College Recruiter Out of Job After Allegedly Asking Students to Line Up by Skin Color and Hair Texture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/3/2020 at 12:00pm

If the alleged conduct took place, what was this person thinking? Did he want to lose his job?

CNN reports:

An Oklahoma college recruiter is out of a job after he asked high schoolers to line up by skin color and hair texture

Students at an Oklahoma City high school say a college recruiter...

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Bernie Sanders Strongest Democrat Among College Students Heading Into Super Tuesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cszJjVaQYho
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00am 3/3/2020 at 10:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cszJjVaQYho

It’s no surprise that the candidate pushing free college is popular among college students.

Campus Reform reports:

Sanders strongest among students heading into Super Tuesday

In the hours after the South Carolina Democratic primary, three Democratic presidential contenders- Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar- declared the ends of their candidacies, leaving Sen. Bernie...

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Princeton Grad Students Demand Mandatory Diversity Course

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:00am 3/3/2020 at 8:00am

You will study diversity and like it.

The College Fix reports:

Princeton grad students agitate for a mandatory diversity course

Not content with the number of requirements they already must complete for a graduate degree, public policy students at Princeton University are demanding a new “half-term d...

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Flagler College Puts Fake Floating Alligator Head in Pool to Keep Away Ducks

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/2/2020 at 12:00pm

This is no different than putting one of those fake owls on your roof to keep away pigeons and squirrels.

JAX News reports:

Flagler College adds ‘gator’ to head off duck problem

Florida problems call for Florida solutions…

Flagler College, a private liberal arts college in St. Augustine, believes it may have a solution to...

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Student Protesters at Syracuse U. Crash Luncheon for Donors and Parents

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2020 at 10:00am 3/2/2020 at 10:00am

These students seem determined to annoy as many people as possible.

Syracuse.com reports:

Syracuse University protesters crash...

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Harvard Law School Hosts Discussion About Abolishing Police

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:00am 3/2/2020 at 8:00am

Wouldn’t it be funny to walk into an event like this and just start taking stuff?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard Law hosts discussion on abolition of...

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