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UC Davis Student Newspaper Declares Criticism of the Chinese Communist Party is Racist

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10:00am 4/7/2020 at 10:00am

It is maddening that even in a crisis like the one we’re living through right now, social justice warriors refuse to let go of their insane worldview.

Campus Reform reports:

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San Francisco Art Institute Expected to Close After Spring 2020 Semester

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:30am 4/4/2020 at 9:30am

The school was already having issues, but the Coronavirus crisis was the final blow.

The Architect’s Newspaper reports:

The San Francisco Art Institute expected to close permanently

The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)—one of the oldest art schools in the country and the alma mater of greats including Catherine Opie, Kehinde Wiley, and Annie...

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San Francisco Reverses Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00pm 4/3/2020 at 9:00pm
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On March 20, Fuzzy blogged that the plastic bag bans could backfire during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic because the reusable totes harbor germs and bacteria.

San Francisco reversed its 13-year ban on plastic bags. Now the liberal city banned reusable grocery totes!

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University of California Easing Admissions Requirements for Next Two Years

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/2/2020 at 12:00pm

This is because of the Coronavirus. We will see this at more schools which are worried about lowered enrollment.

The Hill reports:

University of California will ease admissions requirements for the next two years due to coronavirus

The University of California (UC) announced measures Tuesday to ease admission requirements due to the coronavirus impacting...

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Notre Dame de Namur University in California Struggling to Avoid Closure

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10:00am 3/31/2020 at 10:00am

This school was having issues before the current crisis hit.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Bay Area University Works to Stave Off a Closure

Notre Dame de Namur University’s interim president said a decision announced last Monday not to admit new students is buying time for...

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FIRE Says U. California System Cannot Ban Use of the Term ‘Chinese Virus’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/30/2020 at 12:00pm

Whenever there is a question about free speech, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education leads the way.

The College Fix reports:

Free speech group: U. California system cannot ban term ‘Chinese virus’

A First Amendment organization has chimed in on the University of California system’s recent “guidance” forbidding use of terms like “Chinese...

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Workers at UC San Diego File Lawsuit Over Mandatory Union Dues

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00am 3/26/2020 at 8:00am

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

The College Fix reports:

UC San Diego workers file class action lawsuit to fight mandatory union dues

Two UC San Diego workers have filed a class action lawsuit against their union and the University of California, claiming union dues are being stripped...

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University of California System Advises Students and Faculty not to Say ‘Chinese Virus’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:00am 3/25/2020 at 8:00am

It’s amazing how many people on the left have adopted this position. Political correctness above everything.

The College Fix reports:

UC system tells students and faculty not to use term ‘Chinese virus’

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring economic, academic and social activity to a standstill, the University of California system released a...

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Pomona College Allows Student Activists to Stay in Dorms Despite Campus Shutdown

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 8:00am 3/24/2020 at 8:00am

This seems like a reckless decision. Doesn’t public health override protest concerns?

The College Fix reports:

Pomona will allow students to remain on shut-down campus

Student activists at Pomona College in California scored a win late last week when the administration of the school agreed to let protesting students remain in their college dorms...

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Wuhan Virus Watch: California Gov. Newsom Issues Stay-at-Home Order

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:00am 3/20/2020 at 7:00am
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Next week my plans were to sit on a beach in Fiji, drink rum cocktails, and read fantasy novels.

Needless to say, one of the victims of the pandemic was my tropical vacation.

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Wuhan Virus Watch: Task Force focuses on 15-Day Plan, Economic Stimulus, and TeleHealth

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:00am 3/18/2020 at 10:00am
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Perhaps it is just me, but the press at the Tuesday Coronavirus Task Force seemed restrained and respectful.  I hope it is a trend that continues.

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Bay Area Issues ‘Shelter in Place’ to Stop Coronavirus From Spreading

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:30pm 3/16/2020 at 5:30pm
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Six Bay Area counties, which include San Francisco, will begin to “shelter in place” at 12:01 am local time.

Authorities hope this will help stop coronavirus from spreading in the area.

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UC Berkeley Grad Students Set up GoFundMe to Support Their ‘Cost of Living’ Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:30am 3/14/2020 at 11:30am

This is apparently related to the grad student strike we recently saw at UC Santa Cruz.

The College Fix reports:

University of California grad students set up GoFundMe to support cost-of-living strike

Grad students at the University of California, Berkeley are hoping to raise a whopping $30,000 to help support their “cost-of-living” strike, an...

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Students and Activists Suing University of California System Over Use of SAT and ACT Exams

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/12/2020 at 12:00pm

The argument here is that test prep programs are expensive and therefore exclusive.

CNBC reports:

A coalition of students and activists are suing one of the biggest university systems over the SAT

With acceptance rates at top colleges and universities falling to record or near-record lows, high school students and families are feeling more...

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San Diego State to Add Diversity and Inclusion Monitors to Faculty Hiring Committees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/11/2020 at 12:00pm

Does this mean potential hires will now need the approval of a diversity administrator to be hired?

The College Fix reports:

Diversity and inclusion monitors to join faculty hiring committees at SDSU

San Diego State University has announced plans to train so-called Inclusion Representatives for faculty search committees in an effort to ensure those...

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Wuhan Virus Watch: CA Gov. Newsom has Kind Words for Trump Over Handling of Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:00am 3/10/2020 at 9:00am
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This weekend, I proposed that COVID-19 should be renamed colloquially to something more in-line with the symptoms and likely outcomes for most Americans.

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On-Campus Classes Cancelled at Stanford U. After Faculty Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 9, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/9/2020 at 12:00pm

This is becoming a serious problem on college campuses. Schools all over the country are having to take special measures to deal with it.

NBC Bay Area reports:

Stanford University Cancels On-Campus Classes as Faculty Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Stanford University officials have announced that a faculty member who works in a clinic...

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