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Polar Bear Studies Professor is the Latest Victim of “Cancel Culture”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 1:00pm 10/22/2019 at 1:00pm
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Legal Insurrection readers will recall I covered a book entitled “The Polar Bear Catastrophe that Never Happened” by Dr. Susan Crockford. The University of Victoria professor analyzes the latest data and reviews the questionable values used in official estimates, concluding that polar bears are actually thriving.

She has been fired from her...

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Faculty at Purdue University Fights Effort to Bring Chick-fil-A to Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/22/2019 at 12:00pm

The left’s obsession with Chick-fil-A is ridiculous. And these are faculty members, not students.

The Journal and Courier reports:

Purdue faculty fights back against university’s support for Chick-fil-A on campus

Not happy that Chick-fil-A was coming to the West Lafayette campus – and even less pleased with the impression that Purdue’s administration ignored their...

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Increases Aid for DACA Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10:00am 10/22/2019 at 10:00am
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It seems like almost everything Newsom does is out of the progressive playbook. Doesn’t California have more pressing issues than this?

Campus Reform reports:

Calif. gov. gives more aid to DACA students

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill in...

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Student Govt. at Texas State Says ‘Coming Out as Conservative’ Event is Homophobic

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 8:00am 10/22/2019 at 8:00am

It’s not uncommon for people who are gay and conservative to say that it was easier for them to come out as gay than conservative.

The College Fix reports:

Texas State U. student government labels ‘come...

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Poll Finds College Students Now Favor Elizabeth Warren Over Bernie Sanders

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 21, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/21/2019 at 12:00pm
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This isn’t very surprising when you think about it. Warren is rising in other polls and Bernie just had a heart attack.

Newsweek reports:

College Students Favor Elizabeth Warren Over Bernie Sanders for the First Time in 7 Months

After trailing narrowly behind Senator Bernie Sanders for seven months, Senator Elizabeth Warren has become...

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Smith College Votes for Plan to Divest From Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:00am 10/21/2019 at 10:00am

It’s going to take 15 years to realize this goal, which means that the students who demanded this will be long gone.

The Press Herald reports:

Smith College votes in favor of fossil fuel divestment

A Massachusetts college has announced it will divest all its fossil fuel investments within the next 15 years.

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Gay Men Left Out of University’s LGBT Month Programming

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 21, 2019 at 8:00am 10/21/2019 at 8:00am

Are gay men problematic for the left now? Are they part of the so-called ‘toxic masculinity’ we’ve been told is such a big problem?

The College Fix reports:

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Betsy DeVos Criticizes Democrats’ Plan to Eliminate Student Debt as ‘Crazy’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:30pm 10/20/2019 at 1:30pm
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos makes an excellent point about this. Where do Democrats think the money is going to come from?

FOX News reports:

Betsy DeVos blasts Democrats’ ‘crazy’ plans to eliminate student loan debt

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos panned Democratic proposals to eliminate student loan debt, calling them a “federal takeover of...

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Trump to Attend Criminal Justice Forum at Historically Black College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 11:30am 10/20/2019 at 11:30am

Will President Trump be given any credit for attending this event, or will his presence be protested? We’ll see.

Greenville News reports:

President Trump to attend criminal justice forum at historically black Benedict College

President Donald Trump will attend a criminal justice reform forum at the historically black Benedict College in Columbia on Friday,...

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U. Oklahoma Makes Campus Awards Gender-Neutral After Complaint From One Student

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 9:30am 10/20/2019 at 9:30am

The student who complained identifies as “non-binary.” Now, everything must be different in order to comply with the views of this single person.

The College Fix reports:

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Racist Posters on UW-Madison Campus Revealed to be Part of a ‘Protest’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:30pm 10/19/2019 at 3:30pm

This is so sadly typical. When the posters were found, everyone freaked out. Then it was revealed that they were placed on campus by students of color who were purportedly targeted in the racist posters.

WKOW News reports:

UPDATE: Racial posters on UW-Madison campus are part of protest campaign

UPDATE (WKOW) — UW-Madison says...

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Furman University Bans ‘Acts of Intolerance’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:30am 10/19/2019 at 11:30am

FIRE is highlighting this as its speech code of the month.

Campus Reform reports:

University BANS ‘acts of intolerance’

With Halloween approaching, college students may be thinking about what type of party they should host or what costume they should pick.

However, at Furman University, students might be restricted in their plans.

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University Advises Professors Not to Grade Based on Merit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9:30am 10/19/2019 at 9:30am

This is all being done in the name of diversity and inclusion which, as I have frequently pointed out, is eclipsing actual scholarship and study.

The College Fix reports:

Public university tells professors not to grade based on merit

Faculty workshops designed to persuade teachers not to grade based upon merit are popping up...

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Preferred Pronouns Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00am 10/19/2019 at 8:00am
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Left wing craziness that used to be limited to college campuses is now quickly creeping into the real world.

How did we get here?

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Harvard Business Group Cancels Event With Tech Company Over Ties to ICE

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/18/2019 at 12:00pm
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The constant demonizing of ICE on college campuses is purely political and unfair to the hardworking Americans who make up the agency.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard business group spikes event with ICE contractor after student outcry

Harvard’s Undergraduate BGLTQ Business Society (HUBBS) recently canceled a sponsorship from Palantir Technologies because its products are used...

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Secretly Filmed Video of Female College Athletes Posted to Porn Site

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00am 10/18/2019 at 10:00am

It’s difficult to imagine a more horrific invasion of privacy.

NBC News reports:

Secret video of female college athletes posted on porn website, police say

Female athletes were secretly recorded inside a locker roomof a small South Carolina college and the video was uploaded to one of the world’s largest porn sites, officials...

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Display Warning of the Dangers of Socialism at UNC Charlotte Taken Down

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00am 10/18/2019 at 8:00am

The display was out up by conservative students. No one knows who took the display down but it’s easy to speculate, isn’t it?

The College Fix reports:

Display stating socialism killed 100 million-plus people abruptly taken down at UNC Charlotte

On Monday evening, conservative students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte put a...

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