Quick Takes  (Page 9)

Almost 50% of Republican Students Report Anti-Trump Rants From Professors

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:30pm 12/8/2019 at 1:30pm

This would have been unthinkable during the Obama presidency. Now it’s just a given.

The College Fix reports:

Nearly 50% of Republican students say they’ve had a prof go on anti-Trump tangent

Nearly 50 percent of professors have gone on a tangent criticizing President Donald Trump, according to the results of a recent online...

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American Grad Student Held by Iran Since 2016 Released

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:30am 12/8/2019 at 11:30am

Nothing would make someone appreciate the freedoms many of us take for granted more than this.

FOX News reports:

American graduate student held in Iran on spy charges since 2016 released

An American graduate student held in Iran has been released in exchange for an Iranian scientist held by the U.S., officials confirmed.

Iran’s foreign...

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Former Communist Leader Angela Davis to Give University’s Keynote at MLK Day Event

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 9:30am 12/8/2019 at 9:30am

It’s probably safe to predict that Davis will not be protested and no one will try to shout her down.

Campus Reform reports:

Fmr communist leader, FBI’s Most Wanted activist to keynote MLK Day event

A university in Missouri will be hosting a former Communist Party leader who was once listed on the FBI’s...

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Universities Report No Increase in Violence After Legalization of Campus Carry

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:30pm 12/7/2019 at 1:30pm

You may recall that many opponents of campus carry predicted the exact opposite of this.

The College Fix reports:

Following legalized campus carry, universities report...

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University of Utah Holds DACA Donut Party in Safe Space

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:30am 12/7/2019 at 11:30am

This is pure left wing activism. It has nothing to do with the pursuit of scholarship or even campus fun.

Campus Reform reports:

University invites students to DACA donut party safe space, releases pro-illegal statement

Various entities within the University of Utah came out in full force in support of illegal immigrant students as...

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Climate Change Protesters Who Disrupted Harvard/Yale Football Game Get Community Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mQxnClWcdo
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9:30am 12/7/2019 at 9:30am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mQxnClWcdo

It’s surprising that they received any punishment at all. Things like this often get brushed away.

The Hill reports:

Harvard, Yale climate change protesters get community service for disrupting football game

Protesters who disrupted the Yale-Harvard football game last month to raise awareness on climate change were sentenced Friday to community service.

After the court...

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Poll Finds Bernie Sanders Making Significant Gains With College Students

https://youtu.be/cX7hni-zGD8
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/6/2019 at 12:00pm
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If you spend years telling college students that you’re going to erase their debt and make college free, it eventually pays off.

The Hill reports:

Poll: Sanders jumps 7 percentage points among college students

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) jumped 7 percentage points in college student support, according to a...

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U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Govt. Warns of Dangers of Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00am 12/6/2019 at 10:00am

It’s reassuring to know the student government at this school is really focused on the important things.

Campus Reform reports:

Student gov warns peers about ‘very prevalent’ ‘microagressions’ like mispronouncing names

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student government recently posted a guide on how to spot “racial microaggressions,” which it claims are a...

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Professor Escorted Off Campus for Ridiculing Play About Diversity and Inclusion

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00am 12/6/2019 at 8:00am

The professor is an Orthodox priest and he obviously has a better sense of humor than the progressive inquisition.

The College Fix reports:

Physiology instructor booted from chiropractic college after ridiculing diversity

This summer, it took a priest to get a small chiropractic and health sciences college out of joint.

On August 8, adjunct professor...

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Columbia University Announces Scholarship Program for Refugees and Displaced Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 3:00pm 12/5/2019 at 3:00pm

Why didn’t they do this before now? Were there no refugees while Obama was president?

From the Columbia website:

First University-Wide Scholarship Program for Displaced Students

More than 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from their homes by violence, persecution and other human rights violations. Almost 26 million of these individuals...

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New UCLA Course Teaches ‘Storytelling for Social Justice’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/5/2019 at 1:00pm

Critics claim this is really just about advancing the left’s political agenda.

Campus Reform reports:

UCLA’s ‘Storytelling for Social Justice’ pushes ‘unsubstantiated’, ‘one-sided’ claims, critic says

A course at the University of California-Los Angeles promises to educate students in the ways of “storytelling for social...

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Math Professor at UC Davis Under Fire for Opposing ‘Diversity Statements’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:00am 12/5/2019 at 11:00am

It’s no surprise that this objection would come from a professor of mathematics. It’s a field where command of the subject matter has no relation to identity.

The College Fix reports:

UC Davis professor under fire...

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Yale Student Says School is ‘Saturated’ by Left-Wing Ideology

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/4/2019 at 12:00pm

This student’s criticism was sparked by the recent protest at the Harvard/Yale football game.

FOX News reports:

Yale student pushes back on campus culture: School now ‘saturated’ by only left-wing ideology

A Yale student is pushing back against the culture on campus, arguing Monday that students are only being exposed to one set...

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Moody’s Finds 1 in 5 Small Private Colleges Now Facing Financial Stress

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00am 12/4/2019 at 10:00am

The higher ed bubble is real. Could some of these small schools soon be facing closure?

CNBC reports:

The other college debt crisis: Schools are going broke

Small, private liberal arts colleges — a staple of American academia since before the founding of the republic — are colliding with new realities including changing demographics,...

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College Cancels Play That Satirizes the KKK Because it Could Trigger Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:00am 12/4/2019 at 8:00am

This is a student-directed production but the school feared some of the imagery. What other plays should now be cancelled?

The College Fix reports:

College yanks student-directed play at last minute because it depicts KKK

A private college canceled a student-produced play that satirizes the Ku Klux Klan an hour before its final dress...

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Graduate Students at Harvard Launching Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/3/2019 at 12:00pm

This was always the goal of introducing unions into higher education.

WBUR reports:

Harvard Grad Students Are Set To Strike Tuesday. Here’s Why

Harvard University and more than 4,000 graduate student workers failed to reach agreement on a labor contract during negotiations Monday, setting the stage for an indefinite strike to begin Tuesday at...

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Carnegie Mellon Students Want to Ban Company From Job Fairs Over Ties to ICE

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00am 12/3/2019 at 10:00am

Do these students think ICE was created at the beginning of Trump’s presidency? This was never an issue under Obama.

Campus Reform reports:

Students call on university to ban ICE contractor from campus

Following in the footsteps of other universities...

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