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Conservative Charlie Kirk Debates Politics With Students at Brown University

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:30am 12/14/2019 at 11:30am

Kirk is the founder of Turning Point USA. There were protesters outside the building. but the event went on as planned.

The Brown Daily Herald reports:

Charlie Kirk debates political issues with University students

In a contentious night of debate between Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk...

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Activists at UC Berkeley Blast High Number of Bubble Tea Shops Near Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 9:30am 12/14/2019 at 9:30am

There is no pleasing the far left. There will always be a problem.

The College Fix reports:

UC-Berkeley activists blast the scourge of … bubble tea shops

The University of California-Berkeley has been paralyzed by visits from anti-feminist provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson and black bloc anarchists.

What’s panicking its activist community...

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Joe Biden Wants to Restore Obama Title IX Policies on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 13, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/13/2019 at 12:00pm
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Biden really is running for Obama’s third term. This would be a horrible idea.

The Federalist reports:

Joe Biden Promises To Restore Obama’s Disastrous Campus Kangaroo Courts

Joe Biden has learned nothing from the Title IX due process disaster plaguing America’s campuses. The former vice president has released a plan on his website to...

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University Rejects Student Animal Rights Club Citing ‘Emotional Risk’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:00am 12/13/2019 at 10:00am

This just seems silly. If you treat college students like children, don’t be surprised when they behave like them.

Campus Reform reports:

Truman State denies student org because of ’emotional risk’ to students

A student at Truman State University in Missouri tried to start an animal rights club but the school rejected her request,...

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Pomona College Hosts “Decolonizing Physics” Event

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00am 12/13/2019 at 8:00am

Science is not safe from the social justice agenda of the campus left. This is just the latest example.

The College Fix reports:

Elite college requires physics students to ‘decolonize’ the academic field (again)

If you want to focus on physics when studying physics, consider avoiding Pomona College.

The elite member of Southern California’s Claremont...

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Portland State University Now Offering ‘Queer Ecologies’ Class

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

How is the study of science improved through the addition of identity politics?

The College Fix reports:

Portland State University offers ‘queer ecologies’ class

A class at Portland State University allows students to study “queer ecologies,” with numerous queer-centric topics discussed through a “queer lens” in order to understand “queer identity and experience.”

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Michigan Student Alleges Teacher Removed Pro-Trump Pin From Her Shirt

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00am 12/12/2019 at 10:00am
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Can you even imagine such an accusation being made while Obama was president?

FOX News reports:

Michigan high school student claims teacher grabbed ‘Women For Trump’ pin off her shirt

A Michigan high school student claims her teacher assaulted her last week because she was wearing a pin supporting President Trump.

Sadie Earegood, a 16-year-old...

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Report Shows Social Justice Requirements Cost College Students Billions Per Year

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:00am 12/12/2019 at 8:00am

The report suggests that social justice has now been embedded in the curriculum in many schools.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Social justice education requirements cost college students $10B per year

As many college graduates continue to struggle with their student loan debt, a new report reveals that mandatory social justice curriculum classes share some...

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Dept. of Ed. Investigation Uncovers Over a Billion in Unreported Foreign University Funding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBe8R3AlD1U
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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Betsy DeVos suggests in the story below that this just scratches the surface.

The Washington Examiner reports:

‘Scratching the surface’: Education Department uncovers $1.3B in foreign university funding

An Education Department investigation revealed universities failed to report more than a billion dollars in foreign funding, which officials believe is only a sliver of the...

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New Diversity Initiative at Iowa State Includes ‘Cultural Humility Training’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:00am 12/11/2019 at 10:00am

Higher education is devolving into 1984 right before our eyes. Do we really want this to be free (taxpayer funded)?

The College Fix reports:

Iowa State promises major new diversity initiatives, including ‘cultural humility training’

Following a series of racist incidents on its campus, including vandalism and offensive photographs, Iowa State University’s administration has...

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University of Manitoba Acquires Huge Collection of UFO Files

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 8:00am 12/11/2019 at 8:00am

Calling all X-Files fans. Who wouldn’t love to sift through such a collection?

VICE News reports:

This University Just Acquired a Massive Collection of UFO Files

The frozen prairies of Canada have always been home to strange events and mysterious encounters. So it’s perhaps appropriate that the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg has just...

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Northwestern Students Who Allegedly Disrupted Jeff Sessions Speech Get Citations

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1021765714498215936
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/10/2019 at 1:00pm
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This happened last month. The citations being given to the student protesters apparently include fines.

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College of New Jersey Advises White Students to Think About Their Racial Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:00am 12/10/2019 at 10:00am

This was part of an event put on by the school’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Campus Reform reports:

N.J. college tells white students to think about their ‘racial privilege’

A New Jersey college hosted a diversity workshop for students and faculty that asked participants to explore their “racial privilege” as part...

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Trans and Non-Binary Students Reportedly ‘Uncomfortable’ in Swarthmore Campus Housing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 8:00am 12/10/2019 at 8:00am

It almost sounds like nothing would ever be good enough here.

The College Fix reports:

Swarthmore College trans, non-binary students feel ‘uncomfortable’ in campus housing

Transgender and non-binary students at Pennsylvania’s small Swarthmore College still do not feel “comfortable” and “accommodated” in campus housing despite gender-neutral options being readily available.

For instance, according to The...

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Edgewood College Students Protest Removal of Planned Parenthood Links from School Website

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

Do these students think no one will be able to find information on Planned Parenthood unless it’s on the school website?

Isthmus News reports:

Edgewood College students protest removal of Planned Parenthood links

Ellie Olbinski just wanted some answers.

She and dozens of other Edgewood College students crowded in...

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Swastikas Discovered on Men’s Room Door at Worcester State University

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:00am 12/9/2019 at 10:00am

This has happened at a number of schools in the last few months. It’s dumb, but it gets a lot of attention.

The Worcester Telegram reports:

Swastikas found on Worcester State University door

A Worcester State University employee reported Friday afternoon that swastikas were scrawled on...

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University of Michigan Now Employing ‘Academic Diversity Officers’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 9, 2019 at 8:00am 12/9/2019 at 8:00am

Diversity is becoming an industry within higher education. Would you be surprised to learn that many ADOs are former community organizers?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Academic Diversity Officers

You’ve heard of chief diversity officers, but what about academic diversity officers? Four years into its innovative plan to put diversity officers into every academic and...

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