Quick Takes  (Page 9)

Multi-State Manhunt Underway for U. Connecticut Student Suspected in Two Murders

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/26/2020 at 12:00pm

This is serious. Police have advised the public to consider the suspect armed and dangerous.

FOX 5 News in New York reports:

Multi-state manhunt underway for Conn. college student wanted in two murders

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Progressive Student Group Demands Yale Tap Endowment to Ease Economic Burden of Students and Staff

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10:00am 5/26/2020 at 10:00am

This group is called the ‘Yale Endowment Justice Coalition’ and a quick review of their website reveals their politics.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Will Colleges Tap Large Endowments During Pandemic?

The Yale Endowment Justice Coalition is calling for Yale University to help ease...

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California State U. Has No Plans to Reduce Tuition With Online Classes Only

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8:00am 5/26/2020 at 8:00am

Expecting students to keep paying the same price for a vastly different experience seems a little tone deaf.

The College Fix reports:

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Boise State University on Track to Fully Reopen in the Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2020 at 1:00pm 5/25/2020 at 1:00pm

Idaho is looking kind of appealing right now, isn’t it?

KTVB News reports:

Boise State University to start on time this fall

Boise State University will welcome students back to campus on time this fall.

Boise State announced they will have a mix of face-to-face learning, online courses and hybrid classes beginning August 24. However,...

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Penn State’s New Faculty Hiring Policy on ‘Underrepresented Groups’ Skips Intellectual Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:00am 5/25/2020 at 11:00am

Higher education loves diversity, unless it involves thinking differently.

The College Fix reports:

Intellectual diversity missing from Penn State’s new faculty hiring policy on ‘underrepresented groups’

Pennsylvania State University is taking formal steps to increase the diversity of its faculty. But the new faculty hiring policy is largely skin-deep.

Academic organizations told The College Fix...

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U. Michigan President Says There Will be No Football in Fall if Students Aren’t on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2020 at 9:00am 5/25/2020 at 9:00am

It’s hard to imagine what the next school year would be like with no sports programs at some schools.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

University of Michigan president: No college football in fall if students...

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MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer Wants to Give Free College to Essential Workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EubyLEXSZWM
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/24/2020 at 1:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EubyLEXSZWM

If Whitmer ends up being chosen as Biden’s VP, this will be her “free” college plan. Every Democrat has to have one.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Essential workers to get free college under new Whitmer plan

Essential workers in Michigan would be eligible for free college under a new plan being proposed by...

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Law Professors at U. New Mexico Want Students to Buy Book that Includes Subject of ‘Food Justice’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 11:30am 5/24/2020 at 11:30am

The social justice agenda is now slowly working its way into the study of law.

Campus Reform reports:

Profs promote environmental law textbook with ‘food justice’ updates

Professors at the University of New Mexico are lobbying for students to buy the latest version of a law textbook that has been updated to advocate for...

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Study Suggests Men Refusing to Wear Face Masks is a Form of Toxic Masculinity

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 9:30am 5/24/2020 at 9:30am

What happened to the progressive belief in choice? It no longer applies?

The College Fix reports:

Study: Men refusing to wear masks = ‘toxic masculinity’ and racism

A new study out of Middlesex University London and Berkeley’s Mathematical Science Research Institute shows that men are less likely than women to wear a coronavirus-preventing mask.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Aiming for College Football to Start On Time

https://youtu.be/hx5mBUqvkes
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/23/2020 at 1:30pm
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This is good news for college football fans and for anyone longing for things to reopen.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is aiming to start college football on...

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Harvard Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Subpar’ Online Classes Amid Pandemic

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:30am 5/23/2020 at 11:30am

It’s easy to understand why students are dissatisfied, but the school is planning to reopen in the fall.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard sued over ‘subpar’ online learning amid pandemic

On Wednesday, students sued Harvard University for not refunding tuition and fees after the coronavirus pandemic forced classes online.

This makes Harvard at least the fourth...

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University of California Drops SAT and ACT Requirements for Admission

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 9:30am 5/23/2020 at 9:30am

They’re not dropping testing altogether. They’re developing their own test, which won’t include a writing portion.

The College Fix reports:

University of California does...

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Law Prof Who Was Falsely Accused of Rape Wins Defamation Case

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:00am 5/22/2020 at 11:00am

This is a reminder of how a false accusation can ruin a person’s life.

FOX 9 News reports:

Law professor falsely accused of rape, wins defamation case

A University of Minnesota Law School professor, Francesco Parisi, has won a nearly $1.2 million defamation case against a woman who had falsely accused him of rape.

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Emory University Adding ‘Race and Ethnicity’ Requirement in Fall of 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2020 at 9:30am 5/22/2020 at 9:30am

Progressive ideas are so popular that they have to be made mandatory.

The College Fix reports:

Emory University to add ‘Race and Ethnicity’ requirement in fall 2021

Emory University will mandate that students take a “Race and Ethnicity” course as part of their General Education Requirement beginning in the fall of next year.

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Community Colleges Could See Enrollment Increase Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8:00am 5/22/2020 at 8:00am

It’s easy to understand why some students wouldn’t want to pay high tuition rates for an online experience.

FOX News reports:

Community colleges prepare for enrollment spike tied to coronavirus

Community colleges could see a surge in enrollment this fall as more four-year institutions decide to keep classes online because of the coronavirus.

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Universities in Michigan Reportedly Facing up to a Billion in Losses Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 2:00pm 5/21/2020 at 2:00pm

As the devastation of this crisis comes into focus, it keeps looking worse for higher education.

The College Fix reports:

Fiscal carnage: Universities in Michigan face $1 billion in COVID-related revenue loss

The coronavirus has claimed ano...

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Columbia Law School Journal Seeks Papers on “the Intersection of Law and Menstruation”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/21/2020 at 12:00pm

Sometimes higher education is beyond parody. Now is one of those times.

From the Faculty Lounge blog:

CFP – Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium, April 9,...

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