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Duke University Trains Students in Anti-Trump Activism

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9:00am 2/11/2017 at 9:00am

Couldn’t students learn how to protest Trump by merely watching the news? Why do they need Duke?

The Daily Caller reports:

Duke University Training Students For Anti-Trump Activism

Duke University is sponsoring a workshop for the purpose of training students to engage in activism against President Trump’s administration.

LGBTQA activist Mandy Carter will lead the...

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German Town Changes Tune After Nursery Rhyme Triggered Vegan

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/10/2017 at 6:00pm

Someone needs a safe space! The German town Limburg an der Lahn in Hesse has decided to change a song in its glockenspiel after the nursery rhyme triggered a local vegan. From Heat Street:

Before, the town’s bell tunes included a song called “Fox, You Stole the Goose.” It describes how theft...

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Emory Students Walk Out of New President’s Inauguration Demanding Sanctuary Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:30pm 2/10/2017 at 4:30pm

You may remember Emory University as ground zero for “The Chalkening” as the featured image suggests. Students and even some faculty there just insulted the school’s new president, who is also the first female president.

WABE News reported:

Emory Students, Faculty Walkout During Sterk’s Inauguration

Claire Sterk was inaugurated as Emory University’s 20th –...

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Berkeley Student Paper Publishes Five Op-Eds Defending Violence at Riots

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1:30pm 2/10/2017 at 1:30pm
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It seems the folks at Berkeley don’t understand what the rest of America knows. What happened at the recent riot is completely unacceptable.

Mediaite reports:

UC Berkeley Student Paper Publishes Five Op-Eds Defending Violent Riots

The major student-run paper of UC Berkeley ran five op-eds Tuesday defending the riots on campus, and arguing that...

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Is it Time to Defund Universities That Don’t Defend Free Speech?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:30am 2/10/2017 at 10:30am

A new article at The Federalist by Peter W. Wood suggests we’ve reached a tipping point on this topic and it’s time to take some action.

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s Time To Talk About De...

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Cornell Student Assembly Votes Down Resolution for Ideological Diversity in Faculty

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30am 2/10/2017 at 7:30am

Liberals love diversity, as long as it’s only skin deep. Ideological diversity is a whole different ball game.

Casey Breznick reports at the Cornell Review:

Cornell Student Assembly Says No to Faculty Diversity

The Student Assembly (SA) struck down a resolution that would have requested for the creation of a committee to “increase and...

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Anna Wintour Hopes Melania Trump Will Appear in Vogue

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:30pm 2/9/2017 at 3:30pm

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the magazine itself endorsed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. However, Wintour said President Donald Trump’s win will not affect the magazine’s tradition of showing off the First Lady and Melania will not become an exception:

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Over 30,000 Profs Sign Petition Calling Trump Order Un-American

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00pm 2/9/2017 at 2:00pm
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Isn’t it amazing how many people in academia are concerned about American pride all of a sudden?

Campus Reform reports:

Petition calling Trump EO ‘un-American’ signed by 30K+ profs

More than 30,000 American professors and another 40,000 “academic supporters” have apparently signed a petition protesting President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

“These academics denounce this...

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NRATV: Dana Loesch Rips Into Elizabeth Warren

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 12:30pm 2/9/2017 at 12:30pm

The Blaze’s Dana Loesch tore into Sen. Elizabeth Warren yesterday on NRATV after the senator called now confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions a hypocritical racist during his confirmation debate. Loesch pointed out that Warren is actually the hypocritical racist:

“A racist who appropriated an entire ethnicity so that she could get a...

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University Suggests Microaggressions ‘May Impact Suicide Risk’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:00am 2/9/2017 at 11:00am

If a student is contemplating suicide, perhaps there are bigger factors at play than microaggressions.

The Daily Caller reports:

University: Microaggressions ‘May Impact Suicide Risk’

A California university suggested that microaggressions “may impact suicide risk for the LGBTQ+ community” and plans to host three workshops to educate the public about the issue.

California State University,...

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UC Berkeley Staffer Under Investigation for Alleged Participation in Riot

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:30am 2/9/2017 at 7:30am
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The only thing surprising about this report is that there’s only one staffer implicated.

PJ Media reports:

UC Berkeley Staffer Under Investigation for Participating in Riot

At least one employee of the University of California, Berkeley is allegedly under investigation by the FBI for his part in the violent riot that prevented Breitbart editor...

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POLL: Trump Administration More Trustworthy Than Media

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:44pm 2/8/2017 at 7:44pm

This is some Grade A trolling right here.

A poll conducted by Emerson College found Americans are more confident in the current administration’s truthfulness than the media.

From The Hill:

The Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among voters, according to a new Emerson College poll.

The administration is considered truthful by...

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Willie Nelson Cancels 3 Shows Due to Persistent Illness

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:30pm 2/8/2017 at 4:30pm
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The 83-year-old musician cancelled three California shows due to illness.

From the AP wire:

BAKERSFIELD, California — Willie Nelson has postponed three California shows because of illness.

Publicist Elaine Schock tells The Associated Press that Nelson will have to miss his three-night stint that had been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Buck...

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Heinz Gave Employees Paid Day Off Instead of Buying Super Bowl Ad Spot

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/8/2017 at 3:00pm

Money well spent.

From aPlus:

Kraft Heinz announced on Wednesday that they’d be giving all of their salaried employees a paid day off rather than purchasing commercial ad time during the Super Bowl. All salaried employees – the decision does not impact factory workers – will have the Monday after the Super Bowl...

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Harvard Endowment Raises $1.2 Billion in Donations, Loses $2 Billion in Investments

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:30pm 2/8/2017 at 1:30pm
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The donors giveth and the market taketh away. I wouldn’t be too worried about Harvard. They have more money than God.

Bloomberg reports:

Harvard’s $1.2 Billion Haul Erased by Investing Loss, Payout

Harvard University raised $1.2 billion from donations, a record for the world’s richest college. The haul was erased by $2 billion in...

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Student Government at Santa Clara U. Rejects Pro-Capitalism Campus Club

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:30am 2/8/2017 at 10:30am

Do you think a campus group based on the teachings of socialism would face any scrutiny?

The College Fix reports:

Student government rejects pro-capitalism club: It’s ‘against humanity’ to allow it

Santa Clara University’s student government recently voted to deny a pro-capitalism campus club official recognition, citing the possibility that the group may invite...

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Socialist Group at U. Central Florida Trains Students to Fight ‘Alt-Right Nazis’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:30am 2/8/2017 at 7:30am
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A group at the University of Central Florida called the “Knights for Socialism” claims it’s training students in self-defense but the optics tell a different story.

Campus Reform reported:

‘Leftist Fight Club’ trains UCF students to fight Republicans

The “Knights for Socialism” group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a workshop Sunday...

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