Quick Takes  (Page 60)

Young America’s Foundation Launches Lawsuit Against U. Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 8:00am 12/27/2018 at 8:00am

After a speech given by Dinesh D’Souza, YAF alleges that the school took steps to make it harder to bring conservative speakers to campus.

Townhall reports:

Censoring Conservatives: Young America’s Foundation Sues University of Florida

Young America’s Foundation has issued a lawsuit against the University of Florida for violating students’ constitutionally protected rights.

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Princeton Groups Claim People Other Than Women Can Menstruate

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/26/2018 at 12:00pm

Does Princeton no longer teach biology as a science? It sure sounds that way.

The College Fix reports:

Princeton student groups: Menstruation isn’t just a women’s issue

Two Princeton groups recently held an event celebrating menstruation where students were told that menstrual periods are not limited solely to...

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New Report Suggests Due Process in Jeopardy at Many of America’s Top Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 10:00am 12/26/2018 at 10:00am

This is one of the things Betsy DeVos is trying to change and it has made her a target of the left.

Campus Reform reports:

REPORT: Innocent until proven guilty not a sure thing at majority of top schools

A new study found that students’ due process rights are in jeopardy at more than...

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Washington State Legislators Criticize Gonzaga U. for Refusing to Let Ben Shapiro Speak

https://youtu.be/pqiAx5QNWR0
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 8:00am 12/26/2018 at 8:00am
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What are these administrators so afraid of? How does it hurt the school to let Shapiro speak?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Twenty Washington state legislators denounce Gonzaga’s refusal to let Ben Shapiro speak

Gonzaga University has drawn the ire of 20 Washington state legislators in the form of a jointly signed letter for the...

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Georgetown Offers Free Counseling to People Affected by Government Shutdown

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 24, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/24/2018 at 1:00pm

Can you imagine needing counseling over a partial shutdown of the government? The administration at Georgetown can.

The College Fix reports:

Georgetown U. offers free counseling to those affected by government shutdown

As the federal government is in the midst of a partial shutdown, Georgetown University wants any affected staff and students to know...

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Harvard Seeks to Hire ‘BGLTQ Fellow’ for Outreach to LGBT Community

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 24, 2018 at 11:00am 12/24/2018 at 11:00am

Anyone want to bet the term ‘fellow’ eventually gets protested here?

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard hires to ‘address needs of the LGBTQ+ community’

Harvard University will hire a paid fellow to assist with outreach to the LGBT community in the spring 2019 semester.

The decision comes after years of requests by student groups to allocate...

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Student Loan Debt Now at All-Time High of $1.5 Trillion

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:00am 12/24/2018 at 9:00am

A day of reckoning is coming on this, and it will not be pretty.

The Daily Caller reports:

REPORT: US Student Loan Debt Hits All-Time High Of Nearly $1.5 Trillion

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Unions Pocket Majority of Paycheck Money From UPS Seasonal Employees

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 3:30pm 12/23/2018 at 3:30pm
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CBS Boston reported that many seasonal UPS workers experienced shock when they received their paycheck because unions took the majority of the money:

Sheila O’Malley of Charlestown couldn’t believe it when she opened her paycheck from her seasonal job at UPS. “I was shocked,” she told the I-Team. She worked 41 hours...

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Temple U Settling Suit Over False Rankings Data of Business School

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 1:30pm 12/23/2018 at 1:30pm

Students successfully sued over this, and it’s going to cost the school a lot of money.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Temple Will Pay $5.5M to Settle Suits Over False Rankings Data

Temple University announced Friday afternoon that it has settled class action lawsuits from students who were outraged to learn that the business school’s...

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UCLA Prof Thinks There Are Too Many Male Firefighters

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 11:30am 12/23/2018 at 11:30am

Perhaps this professor should give up her academic career and become a firefighter. Who is stopping her?

The Daily Wire reports:

UCLA Professor: Too Many White Male Firefighters Out There

In an article printed in the Harvard Business Review, a UCLA professor argued that there are too many white male firefighters in America.

Corinne Bendersky,...

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Penn State Now Offering ‘Gender Fellow’ Position in Agriculture Program

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 9:30am 12/23/2018 at 9:30am

It’s now obvious that the left intends to politicize pretty much every academic field through gender and social justice activism.

Campus Reform reports:

Penn State offering ‘Gender Fellow’ role in agriculture program

Penn State announced Wednesday that it will allow selected doctoral students to study the roles of women in agricultural enterprise,...

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College Republicans at U. Maine Apologize for ‘Deck the Wall’ Party

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 1:30pm 12/22/2018 at 1:30pm

The party theme was based on the border wall. People heard about it and freaked out, even though it hadn’t even happened yet.

Campus Reform reports:

UMaine CRs apologize in advance for ‘Deck the Wall’ party

A College Republicans chapter at the Univers...

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Says ‘Liberty is Not a Real University’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11:30am 12/22/2018 at 11:30am
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This is just the sort of snobbish comment you would expect from Maddow. Falwell has responded and it’s great.

CBN News reports:

‘Liberty Is Not a Real University’: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Disses Christians, Falwell’s Response Is Priceless

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U. Wyoming May Regulate Guns Which Were Manufactured Out of State

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 9:30am 12/22/2018 at 9:30am

This just goes to show that people who want gun control will take any advantage they can find.

The College Fix reports:

University may regulate guns manufactured out-of-state, judge rules

A judge ruled this week that the University of Wyoming may regulate guns manufactured outside of Wyoming, highlighting a strange provision in a state...

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Protesters at Cal State Say Curriculum Changes Will Lower Ethnic Studies Enrollment

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/21/2018 at 12:00pm

Opponents claim the changes are an effort to phase out the programs, but if people want to take these courses, they will.

The College Fix reports:

Cal State protesters miffed curriculum changes may decrease ethnic studies enrollment

Various students and faculty in the California State University system are cheesed that a pair of...

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UVA Course Aims to Show how ‘Liberal Whites’ Commit Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 10:00am 12/21/2018 at 10:00am

This looks like a real breakthrough in the grievance studies field. Aren’t you relieved to know microagressions are being studied so closely?

Campus Reform reports:

PLOT TWIST: UVA course teaches how ‘liberal whites’ commit microaggressions

The University of Virginia held a one-credit hour course during the fall 2018 semester that was aimed at describing...

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University of Cincinnati May Erase Benefactor Over Slavery Connection

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8:00am 12/21/2018 at 8:00am

The school could simply take ownership of this, admit it and make an appropriate gesture. Instead, they are looking at removing it from the record.

The Washington Examiner reports:

History by mob rule: University of Cincinnati considers expunging benefactor’s contribution to its own legacy

On Dec. 10, a campus-wide email was sent out from...

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