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‘Fat Studies’ Prof Suggests Telling Heavy People to Eat Right During Quarantine is ‘Traumatizing’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 8:00am 4/8/2020 at 8:00am

Everyone is a little traumatized right now and I suspect there is a lot of ‘stress eating’ happening.

The College Fix reports:

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Boston University Lays Off 1,600 People Due to Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/7/2020 at 12:00pm

The report doesn’t specify which type of workers were laid off, and it would be interesting to know. Were they food services and facilities staffers or administrators?

Mass Live reports:

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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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Oregon State Considers Raising Tuition as Classes Go Online

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:00am 4/7/2020 at 8:00am

So the students are going to get a less dynamic experience but the school wants them to pay more?

The College Fix reports:

Oregon State rewards incoming students with higher tuition for worse experience under COVID-19 restrictions

You’d think public universities would appreciate the fact that mandatory online classes during the COVID-19 outbreak are...

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University in Japan Uses Remote-Controlled Robots to Hold Virtual Graduation

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/6/2020 at 12:00pm

We were promised a future with flying cars and got this instead.

The Business Insider reports:

A Japanese University used remote-controlled robots to hold a virtual graduation

Students at Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo didn’t get a traditional ceremony due to the coronavirus, but they had the next best thing. Using “Newme” mobile robots...

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Harvard Law Students Want to be Licensed Without Taking the Bar Exam

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2020 at 10:00am 4/6/2020 at 10:00am

They’re using the Coronavirus crisis as their reasoning. This seems like a bit of stretch, doesn’t it?

The College Fix reports:

Harvard Law students want...

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Michigan State University Says ‘Novel Coronavirus’ is the Only Acceptable Term to Use

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8:00am 4/6/2020 at 8:00am

I’ve lost track of how many schools are focusing on this. People are dying and the economy is being destroyed and this is what they’re worried about.

The Morning Watch reports:

MSU States ‘Novel Coronavirus’ is the Only “Acceptable” Term, Encourages Signing of Anti-Hate Pledge

In an email sent by the University on April...

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Coronavirus Crisis Puts Damper on Plans for ‘Free’ College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 6:20pm 4/5/2020 at 6:20pm

This crisis is a game changer. Suddenly states and schools are worried about finances.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Pandemic’s New Victim? Free College

Though they don’t necessarily doom the plans, the financial struggles of states amid the coronavirus pandemic have become a major obstacle to free college proposals from presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and...

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Amherst College Claims Coronavirus Shutdown Could Cost Them $10 Million Dollars

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 11:30am 4/5/2020 at 11:30am

Amherst College has the resources to deal with this. So many small schools don’t have such reserves.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports:

Amherst College says shutdown will cost it $10M

Costs associated with Amherst College’s decision to move instruction online, and sending students home for...

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“Coronavirus pandemic has been a gift for the grievance studies industry”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 9:30am 4/5/2020 at 9:30am

We’ve already seen countless higher ed stories about people crying racism over the term “Chinese virus.”

The College Fix reports:

The new ‘urgency’: teaching about coronavirus-fueled racism

The coronavirus pandemic has been a gift for the grievance studies industry.

Just as student journalists rushed to make use of what they learned in their “studies” courses...

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Journalism Profs Sign Letter Claiming FOX News Spreads Coronavirus ‘Misinformation’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 3:30pm 4/4/2020 at 3:30pm

Have you noticed a recent surge in the left’s efforts to discredit FOX News? It’s related to the effort to get networks to stop airing Trump’s pressers.

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Scientists at U. Pittsburgh Develop Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:30am 4/4/2020 at 11:30am
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This is exciting and positive news. The real sciences are one of the best things about our higher education system.

FOX News reports:

Potential coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by University of...

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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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Dancing at the End of the World Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8:00am 4/4/2020 at 8:00am
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This crisis has provoked some interesting reactions.

No wonder people want refunds.

Expect more of this.

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University of Louisville Researching How Tobacco Plant Could Help Fight Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/3/2020 at 12:00pm

This is the sort of positive contribution universities can make at this time. Many of them have great scientific resources.

WVLT News reports:

Kentucky university studying to see if tobacco plant could play role in fighting COVID-19

The University of Louisville is doing research on the tobacco plant, and it could be a game...

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Poll Finds 1 in 6 Have Changed Plans for Full-Time College Over Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10:00am 4/3/2020 at 10:00am

Higher education won’t be the same after this. Schools are already worrying about lower enrollment.

Campus Reform reports:

1 in 6 say coronavirus has changed their plans to go to college full-time

A new poll shows one in six high school seniors who had planned to go to a four-year college in the fall...

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Democratic Student Groups Want Joe Biden Investigated Over Sexual Assault Allegations

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00am 4/3/2020 at 9:00am
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This does not bode well for Joe Biden’s chances of capturing a large portion of the youth vote.

The College Fix reports:

Democratic student groups call for investigation into Biden for sexual assault allegation

Leading Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made his name in the past decade as a tireless champion of denying due...

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