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Calls For Reparations at Notre Dame: ‘Everything at this school is extremely white’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/26/2020 at 1:30pm

Um, no?

The College Fix reports:

‘Everything at this school is extremely white’

‘Under the auspices of religion, they do harm. They do great harm’

A forum Wednesday at the University of Notre Dame featured panelists who urged the university to pay reparations to blacks and Native Americans.

Panelist Savanna Morgan, a senior at Notre Dame,...

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Report: State Cannot Afford Its New “Washington College Promise” Law

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:30am 1/26/2020 at 11:30am
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Anyone surprised?

The Seattle Times reports:

Washington lawmakers made national headlines when they promised to use a new business tax to make tuition at public colleges significantly more affordable — or free — for students across the state, starting in the 2020-2021 school year.

But now, after 31,000 students have submitted financial-aid forms, lawmakers...

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Concordia College’s MLK Day Seminar for White Students: ‘How to Embrace Your Inner Racist’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 9:30am 1/26/2020 at 9:30am

I have no words.

The College Fix reports:

For this past Monday’s Martin Luther King Day, Minnesota’s Concordia College offered a racially segregated seminar titled “How to Embrace Your Inner Racist: A Session for White People.”

One of many “concurrent sessions” offered throughout the day, Professor Ahmed Afzaal’s “Inner Racist” discussion noted that participants...

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Iowa Dad to Elizabeth Warren: “those of us who did the right thing get screwed” under your student debt foregiveness plan

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:00pm 1/25/2020 at 7:00pm
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An Iowa dad expressed a view shared by many, that Elizabeth Warren’s plan to forgive student loan debt is unfair. It would let some people off the hook for unpaid debt while ignoring the people who acted responsibly and did the right thing by paying their debts.

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Students Launch Campaign to Fight the Use of Facial Recognition Technology on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00pm 1/25/2020 at 1:00pm

There is something a little too ‘Big Brother’ about this technology, isn’t there?

Campus Reform reports:

Students nationwide fight to ‘Ban Facial Recognition’ technology on campus

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Fight for the Future, a nonprofit advocacy group in the area of digital rights, are working together to launch a campaign against...

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George Soros Pledges Billion Dollars to University Network Fund to Fight ‘Would-be-Dictators’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:30am 1/25/2020 at 11:30am
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Naturally, Soros took a swipe at Trump when announcing the program.

Forbes reports:

Billionaire George Soros Pledges $1 Billion University Fund To Fight ‘Would-Be Dictators’

George Soros pledged $1 billion to fund a new university network to tackle...

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Drama Prof Laments the Difficulty of Writing Plays About Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9:30am 1/25/2020 at 9:30am

Maybe this shouldn’t be the focus for students who are paying to study theater. I’m just thinking out loud, here.

The College Fix reports:

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Running for Political Office Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 8:00am 1/25/2020 at 8:00am
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A handful of people from the world of higher education have decided to join the world of politics.

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Women’s Studies Center at U. North Carolina-Wilmington Renamed for Gender Studies

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 24, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/24/2020 at 12:00pm

Old school feminism in academia is giving way to a new school gender approach. This is just one example.

Campus Reform reports:

UNCW ditches ‘Women’s Studies’ to make way for ‘Gender Studies’

Effective Jan. 1, the University of North Carolina-Wilmington renamed its Women’s Studies and Resource Center the Gender Studies and Research Center. The...

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Ithaca College Student Arrested After Breaching White House Security Perimeter

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00am 1/24/2020 at 10:00am

The student apparently has some mental health issues. It’s not surprising when you read what his goal was here.

The Ithaca Voice reports:

Ithaca College student breaches White House security perimeter

An Ithaca College student on medical leave for mental health issues breached a security perimeter at the White House in order...

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Some Science Profs at Syracuse Not Interested in Campus-Wide Diversity Initiative

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00am 1/24/2020 at 8:00am

This is easy to understand. Science cares about provable facts, not feelings and identity politics.

The College Fix reports:

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Study Finds Professors Donate to Democrats Over Republicans by Ratio of 95:1

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/23/2020 at 12:00pm

This is just another reminder of how radically imbalanced politics are in higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

STUDY: Profs donate to Dems over Republicans by 95:1 ratio

A recent study found that U.S. college professors donate exclusively to Democrats over Republicans by a 95:1 ratio.

Two researchers, Heterodox Academy Director of Research Sean Stevens and...

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Brown University Launches Investigation Over Homophobic Graffiti Found in Dorm

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:00am 1/23/2020 at 10:00am

When did people begin taking graffiti seriously? It’s something stupid someone scrawled on a wall.

The Providence Journal reports:

Brown University investigating homophobic graffiti in dorm

The Brown University Department of Public Safety is investigating homophobic graffiti written inside one of the school’s dormitories, according to a report in the Brown Daily Herald.

Homophobic graffiti...

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Academic Who Left China to Escape Socialism Now Running for Congress to Stop it in America

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:00am 1/23/2020 at 8:00am

People with a story like this to tell deserve far more attention than they ever get.

The College Fix reports:

Education reformer left China...

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U. Mississippi Prof Running for Congress as a Democratic Socialist

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/22/2020 at 12:00pm

Just what America needs. Socialist professors in Congress. Does she even stand a chance in Mississippi?

Campus Reform reports:

Socialist professor announces run for Congress…in Mississippi

A University of Mississippi law professor has announced th...

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Northeastern University Student From Iran Gets Detained and Deported

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00am 1/22/2020 at 10:00am

It’s not entirely clear at this point why he was deported. Get ready for student protests over this.

The Hill reports:

Iranian student admitted to US university deported

An Iranian student admitted to Northeastern University was reportedly deported Monday night despite an emergency stay granted by a Massachusetts district judge.

Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein was...

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Faculty and Staff at U. Minnesota to Undergo LGBT Pronoun Training

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:00am 1/22/2020 at 8:00am

This is madness. When is someone going to say enough and refuse to comply?

The College Fix reports:

University of Minnesota faculty, staff to undergo LGBT pronoun training

Faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota are gearing up to undergo pronoun training in order to make the campus a more welcoming environment for...

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