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Tulane Cancels Talk By Author After Students Misunderstand And Protest Book

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1:00pm 8/7/2020 at 1:00pm
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Edward Ball is the author of a new book called ‘Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy’ which explores ugly, racist aspects of his own family’s past. You would think this is a book which would appeal to progressive college students.

At Tulane, a talk by Ball has been...

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Students and Faculty at California State U. Los Angeles Issue Demands to Tackle ‘Anti-Blackness’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/7/2020 at 12:00pm

The left really believes their moment has come. That’s why they are issuing demands in so many places.

From the YAF Blog:

‘State of Emergency’: BLM and CSULA Faculty Issue Demands to “Eradicate Anti-Blackness”

A group of faculty and student organizations at California State University-Los Angeles have created a list of demands for the...

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U. Pittsburgh Removes Program Director Over Mild Criticism of Affirmative Action in Paper

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:00am 8/7/2020 at 10:00am

There are some things that no one is allowed to criticize. The left punishes all perceived heretics.

CNS News reports:

University Removes Director Who Mildly Criticized Affirmative Action, Violating Free Speech

The University of Pittsburgh has removed a program director at its medical center after he published a scholarly, peer-reviewed white paper discussing the...

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U. Michigan Orders Quarantine for Students Returning to Campus, Even if it Means Quitting a Job

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:00am 8/7/2020 at 8:00am

Wouldn’t most students be better off keeping their jobs and taking this year off from school?

The College Fix reports:

University of Michigan bans students from campus unless they quit their jobs

Previous generations worked a job so they could pay for college. Today’s generation may not be allowed...

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Petition at Chapman U. Calls for Removal of Busts of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/6/2020 at 12:00pm

There are some people in this movement who will not be satisfied until everyone but the left is erased from public view.

Campus Reform reports:

California students call to remove Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher busts

A petition at Chapman University calls for the removal of busts depicting Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and other...

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College Republicans and Democrats at Georgetown Join Together, Condemn Cancel Culture

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:00am 8/6/2020 at 10:00am

A few weeks back, a student was condemned for writing something about loving America. Now, people on both sides of the political divide are defending his right to free speech and expression.

The College Fix reports:

College Republicans, Democrats join forces to condemn cancel culture at Georgetown University

The Georgetown student government condemned a...

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Professor Jonathan Turley Testifies About Antifa to Senate Judiciary Committee

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Professor Turley clearly recognizes the threat this ideology poses to free speech and education.

The Daily Wire reports:

Law Professor Testifies: Antifa Targets ‘Republicans,’ ‘Fear And Intimidation’ Worst Ever On Campuses

Jonathan Turley, Constitutional Law Professor at George Washington University,...

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Gibson’s Bakery Files Brief Opposing Oberlin College Appeal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7:00pm 8/5/2020 at 7:00pm

Gibson’s Bakery and its owners have filed their Response Brief (pdf.) opposing the appeal of Oberlin College and Dean Meredith Raimondo, who in turn have filed their Response Brief (pdf.) to the Gibsons’ cross-appeal.

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University at Buffalo Removing President Millard Fillmore’s Name From Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:00pm 8/5/2020 at 4:00pm

How many students at this school could even speak at length about Millard Fillmore’s presidency? I’m guessing not many.

The College Fix reports:

University at Buffalo to remove U.S. President Millard Fillmore’s name from campus

The University at Buffalo will be removing former U.S. President Millard Fillmore’s name from campus, citing “systemic racism” and...

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U. Pennsylvania Can’t Explain Mysterious Donation From Chinese Company

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 2:00pm 8/5/2020 at 2:00pm

For years, large donations have flowed into American higher education with no scrutiny. Those days are over.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

UPenn Can’t Explain Mystery Donation From Chinese Company

The University of Pennsylvania pocketed a $3 million donation last year from a mysterious Hong Kong shell company that is owned by a Shanghai...

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150 Law School Deans Ask American Bar Assoc. to Require Training for Bias and Anti-Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/5/2020 at 12:00pm

Nothing is immune from the progressive agenda. Even the study of law is becoming mired in social justice.

Josh Blackman of the Volokh Conspiracy writes at Reason:

150 Law School Deans ask ABA to require “every law school [to] provide training...

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Republicans in Congress Demand Universities Produce Records of All Foreign Donations

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:00pm 8/4/2020 at 1:00pm

Now that China’s influence in American higher education is coming to light, this move is justified, even overdue.

The New York Post reports:

Congress demands US universities hand over all records of foreign donations

Congress wrote to the nation’s top universities on Monday demanding they hand over all records of donations they have accepted...

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Columbia University Holding Five-Week Long Series on ‘Deconstructing Whiteness’

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

What is the academic value of this? The progressive agenda is eclipsing the pursuit of actual scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia hosts ‘deconstructing whiteness’ workshop for ‘white-identified students’

For weeks, Columbia University Health has been hosting Zoom workshops as part of a series titled “From Ally to Accomplice at Columbia: Working Group for Examining...

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Loyola University-Maryland Canceling Writer Flannery O’Connor for Supposed Racism

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

O’Connor wrote of a different time and used words that one wouldn’t use today. She is a brilliant writer as well, I highly recommend A Good Man is Hard to Find, and her other short stories.

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Cancel Culture Mob Comes for Music Theory Prof at U. North Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:00pm 8/3/2020 at 12:00pm

This just goes to show that no discipline is immune to this. The mob wants to politicize and weaponize everything.

National Review reports:

At the University of North Texas, the Mob Comes Calling for a Music Theorist

Chances are you have never heard of the music theorist Heinrich Schenker or the Journal of Schenkerian...

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Naval War College Official Placed on Leave Over Pornographic Link in Email

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00am 8/3/2020 at 10:00am

Oops. He is blaming this on a hack of his home computer.

The Navy Times reports:

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Many Colleges Rethinking Plans to Open Campuses in the Fall Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2020 at 8:00am 8/3/2020 at 8:00am

This is going to be such a mess. Students are going to have to make back-up plans in case schools change their policy at the last minute.

Forbes reports:

More Colleges Revise Fall Plans. Among The Latest: American University, Penn, William And Mary, And Ohio University

August is traditionally the month when colleges begin...

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