Quick Takes  (Page 7)

U. Cincinnati Removing Slave Owner’s Name from College of Arts and Sciences to Promote Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 9:00am 12/26/2019 at 9:00am

When schools do this, they aren’t changing their history, they’re just trying to deny and forget it.

The Epoch Times reports:

Ohio University to Remove Slave Owner’s Name From School to Improve ‘Diversity and Inclusion’

A year after a student government voted to strip the name of Charles McMicken from the University of Cincinnati’s...

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Christmas Miracle: One College Student Donates Kidney to Another After Seeing Facebook Post

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/25/2019 at 1:00pm

These students don’t know each other or even go to the same school. What an amazing story.

WEAR TV reports:

Pensacola family receives the gift of life this Christmas

A Pensacola family will be celebrating Christmas at the hospital this year, but it will be a happy celebration after a successful kidney transplant.

Keith Fell...

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Poll Finds 88% of College Students Say it’s not Offensive to Wish Strangers a Merry Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 11:00am 12/25/2019 at 11:00am

This is a bit of good news for the holiday. Merry Christmas!

The College Fix reports:

POLL: 88% of college students say...

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VIDEO: Hillsdale College Students Perform ‘O Holy Night’

https://youtu.be/UdkuIMgIIjg
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 9:00am 12/25/2019 at 9:00am
https://youtu.be/UdkuIMgIIjg

I have posted this 2015 video in years past, but it bears sharing once again.

Enjoy this incredible performance from Hillsdale College students:

 
 
 

Student Files Bias Complaint Over University Event Celebrating Peanuts

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/24/2019 at 1:00pm

There’s a complaint for everything, isn’t there? The student isn’t even allergic to peanuts.

The College Fix reports:

Student files bias complaint over university’s ‘Peanut Day’ event

Back in April, a University of Northern Iowa student — who is not even allergic to peanuts — filed a bias complaint with school officials over a...

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DOJ and Betsy DeVos Criticize College Campuses for Acting Like ‘Mini Police States’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBe8R3AlD1U
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 11:00am 12/24/2019 at 11:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBe8R3AlD1U

Given everything we’ve seen in recent years, this is deserved criticism.

Campus Reform reports:

DeVos, DOJ slam campuses behaving as ‘mini police states’

A Mississippi community college is defending...

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University of Utah Hires a ‘Chief Sustainability Officer’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 9:00am 12/24/2019 at 9:00am

So now, in addition to pointless diversity administrators, schools are going to have sustainability staffers?

The School sent out a press release on News Wise:

University of Utah announces new chief sustainability officer

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced Monday that Kerry Case has accepted an offer to...

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Harvard Calls for Federal Mediator to Help Settle Ongoing Grad Student Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 23, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/23/2019 at 1:00pm

All the brilliant minds at Harvard can’t settle a student strike without a federal mediator? Really?

The Boston Globe reports:

Harvard calls for federal mediator in...

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ICE Releases Footage Allegedly Showing Migrants Knew Fake University Was Illegal

https://youtu.be/eyWhAFjPOBE
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 23, 2019 at 11:00am 12/23/2019 at 11:00am
https://youtu.be/eyWhAFjPOBE

This is an update to a story we ran recently. Read the full back story here.

FOX News reports:

ICE releases footage purportedly proving migrants knew enrollment at fake university was illegal

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is defending itself amid claims that it unfairly enticed migrants into enrolling in a fake university so...

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University Lecturer Thinks Calling Someone ‘Geek’ or ‘Nerd’ Should be a Hate Crime

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:00am 12/23/2019 at 9:00am

The left uses far worse language to describe Trump and his supporters. Is that also hate speech?

The College Fix reports:

University lecturer: Calling someone ‘nerd’ or ‘geek’ should be a hate crime

A lecturer at the University of East London believes it should be a hate crime to refer to someone as a...

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Dickinson College Considering Removal of Slaveholder Names From Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 1:30pm 12/22/2019 at 1:30pm

Even the school’s namesake, John Dickinson, is on the list.

WITF News reports:

Dickinson College considers removing names of slaveholders from campus

A midstate college could soon remove the names of slaveholders that are commemorated on campus buildings.

A recent report from a group of Dickinson College students and faculty detailed founding members’ relationships to...

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FIRE Calls Out University of Scranton for Reportedly Discriminating Against Conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 11:30am 12/22/2019 at 11:30am

This almost never seems to happen to liberal student groups.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Yikes, nope, denied’: Nonpartisan free speech org. calls out college’s ‘discrimination’ against conservatives

A nonpartisan free speech group alleged that a Pennsylvania university engaged in viewpoint discrimination when it denied status to a conservative student group.

The Foundation of Individual Rights in...

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Penn State Officials Unclear on Meaning of ‘Equity Promotion’ Item in School Budget

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 9:30am 12/22/2019 at 9:30am

Perhaps this is one of those umbrella terms that can cover a range of things.

The College Fix reports:

Officials at Penn State can’t say what ‘equity promotion’ means on the school’s budget

The budget for Pennsylvania State University’s 2019-2020 academic year includes funds devoted to “equity promotion,” but it’s not clear that university...

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UMass Dartmouth Criticized by FIRE for Unrealistic Free Speech Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 1:30pm 12/21/2019 at 1:30pm

The school has a ‘free speech zone’ but that’s not even the worst part.

From the FIRE blog:

December 2019 Speech Code of the Month: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

“Free speech zone” policies are on the decline. FIRE’s Spotlight on Speech Codes 2020 report, released last week, found that 8.3% of surveyed schools maintain...

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First Visiting Scholar at MIT School of Engineering Tasked With Diversity Outreach

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:30am 12/21/2019 at 11:30am

Higher education repeatedly demonstrates their belief that diversity is more important than academics.

Campus Reform reports:

MIT School of Engineering first EVER visiting scholar tasked with…diversity outreach

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced its first visiting scholar within its School of Engineering. However, instead of engineering technology, the individual will focus on the department’s...

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Prof’s Lawsuit Claims University Required Her to Teach Women’s Studies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 9:30am 12/21/2019 at 9:30am

Who could blame this professor for suing?

The College Fix reports:

University retaliated against instructor by making her teach women’s studies: lawsuit

Apparently we aren’t the only ones who question the value of women’s and gender studies.

A jury is considering whether the University of Michigan discriminated and retaliated against Asian-American husband-and-wife faculty who were...

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Hillsdale College Gets $4.6 Million After Suing Mizzou for Ignoring Donor’s Wishes

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/20/2019 at 12:00pm

This was an interesting case. You can read the back story here.

The Detroit News reports:

Hillsdale College receives $4.6M after it sues Mizzou for ignoring donor’s wishes

Months before Sherlock Hibbs died in 2002 at the age of 98, he drafted his will, laying out his wish to invest in the economic principles...

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