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Poll Finds Republican College Students Expect to Self-Censor in Class This Fall to Avoid Upsetting Others

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 14, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/14/2020 at 12:00pm

Why does this even have to happen? It’s a violation of the founding principles of our country.

The College Fix reports:

Majority of Republican students expect to self-censor in class this fall to avoid upsetting others: poll

More than half of Republican college students say they’ll self-censor in class this fall given the politically...

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Justice Dept: Yale discriminates in admissions against Asian Americans and whites

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:01am 8/14/2020 at 11:01am
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We constantly hear that there is systemic racism in higher education. That’s true, except not in the way propagandized.

The last existing systemic racism in higher ed takes place in the admissions process at elite institutions, in order to achieve a racial mix preferred by administrators and activists. The primary victims of...

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College Backs Off Charges Against Student Who Used Image of Trump as Zoom Background

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:00am 8/14/2020 at 10:00am

Once the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education got involved here, the school suddenly saw the light. This is why FIRE is so important.

FOX News reports:

College backs off charges against student who used Trump photo on Zoom, still claims Facebook post broke rules

A New Jersey college has backed off five of...

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VIDEO: Fordham Student Banned From Campus Over Social Media Post Commemorating Tiananmen Square

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 14, 2020 at 8:00am 8/14/2020 at 8:00am
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Austin Tong is a student at Fordham University. He recently posted a picture of himself on Instagram with a legally owned gun, to commemorate the anniversary of Tiananmen Square.

After posting the photo, officials from the school showed up at his house. He was then summoned to a disciplinary hearing where he...

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Petition Demands Dartmouth College Punish Conservative Campus Newspaper

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/13/2020 at 12:00pm

The students driving this effort probably can’t stand the fact that a conservative newspaper is even allowed to exist.

The College Fix reports:

Petition demands Dartmouth College punish conservative student newspaper

A petition circulating within the Dartmouth College community denounces the 40-year-old independent student newspaper, the Dartmouth Review, accusing it of having “hateful ideologies”...

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Republican Senators Propose Penalizing Public Colleges That Restrict Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:00am 8/13/2020 at 10:00am

This is way overdue, but better late than never. The idea presented here is to deny federal funds as a penalty.

Campus Reform reports:

Republicans propose legislation penalizing public colleges that restrict free speech

Republican Senators introduced legislation to protect the First Amendment rights of students at public universities.

If passed, a review process would...

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Canceled Fall Sports Could Cost University of Michigan Over $56 Million Dollars

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 8:00am 8/13/2020 at 8:00am

College sports generate big money. This is going to hurt a lot of schools this fall.

MLive reports:

University of Michigan stands...

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Boston University Creates Senior Diversity Position

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/12/2020 at 12:00pm

The Coronavirus pandemic has not stopped many schools from creating new diversity positions.

BU Today reports:

BU Creates Senior Diversity Post, Taps Longtime Trustee

Andrea Taylor’s parents came to Boston University because they were not allowed to attend graduate school in segregated West Virginia. Later Taylor attended BU herself, and in a 1968 protest...

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Students at University of Georgia Encouraged to Wear Masks During Sex

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 10:00am 8/12/2020 at 10:00am

What a crazy time to be a college student. This year is going to be one for the history books.

Campus Reform reports:

University of Georgia encourages students to wear masks during sex

The University...

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Campus Workers Sue U. North Carolina System Over Coronavirus Fears, Citing Unsafe Conditions

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8:00am 8/12/2020 at 8:00am

Everyone who works in education needs to be reminded that supermarket workers have been going to work through this whole thing.

USA Today reports:

Campus workers sue N.C. university system, cite unsafe conditions due to pandemic

At least 16 workers on campuses in the University of North Carolina school system are suing the schools...

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Harvard Study Finds Leftist Profs Are Less Likely to See an Ideological Imbalance on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:00pm 8/11/2020 at 6:00pm

This makes perfect sense. Leftist professors are much less likely to be on the receiving end of a protest or cancel culture.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard study: Leftist profs less likely to see ideological imbalance on campus

Harvard University lecturer of Comparative Politics Pippa Norris conducted a study about “cancel culture,” finding that conservative...

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Federal Court Denies Effort by New York to Block New Title IX Regulations

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 4:00pm 8/11/2020 at 4:00pm

Why are some people so opposed to protections for due process and free speech for college students?

The FIRE Blog reports:

Federal court denies New York’s effort to block new Title IX regulations

An effort from the New York State attorney general’s office to prevent college students from receiving new protections for free speech...

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Sullivan University to Offer ‘Introduction to Cannabis Studies’ Course

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:00pm 8/11/2020 at 2:00pm

This subject used to be kind of funny, but it’s actually a flourishing industry these days.

WDRB News reports:

Sullivan University announces ‘Introduction to Cannabis Studies’ course

Cannabis is on the syllabus at a local university.

Sullivan University has announced that it will offer an “Introduction to Cannabis Studies” course online for the Fall 2020...

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Wright State Economics Professor Says School Restricting Enrollment In Course Critical of Marxism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:20am 8/11/2020 at 11:20am
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Economics Professor Evan Osborne of Wright State University in Ohio, wants to teach a course that is critical of Marxism, and claims he is being prevented from doing so.

He has been allowed to offer the course to honor students, but he wants to offer it as an economics elective, open to...

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CBS News Feature About Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College Nominated for Emmy Award

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 10, 2020 at 5:00pm 8/10/2020 at 5:00pm
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On November 3, 2019, I wrote about a CBS News Sunday Morning feature by Ted Koppel about Gibson’s Bakery, its owners, and the years-long struggle to obtain justice after being targeted by Oberlin College, its administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

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Loyola Freshman Learns On-Campus Living is Canceled Minutes Before Boarding Plane to Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 10, 2020 at 2:00pm 8/10/2020 at 2:00pm

This is crazy, but at least she found out before the flight.

CBS News in Chicago reports:

Loyola Freshman Learns On-Campus Living Canceled Minutes Before Boarding Flight To Chicago

A family from Salt Lake City, Utah, planned on moving...

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Returning Syracuse U. Students From Other States Quarantined in Dorms 23 Hours a Day for Two Weeks

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 10, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/10/2020 at 12:00pm

This sounds like such a miserable experience. Online classes from home seems like a better alternative.

Syracuse.com reports:

Syracuse University quarant...

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