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Welcome to the Asylum – ‘Campusland’ by Scott Johnston (Review)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 5:00pm 8/25/2019 at 5:00pm

Sometimes someone writes something that you wish you yourself had written.

A few weeks ago I had just put the finishing touches on my new novel, Nevergreen, a “high-spirited, richly imagined” campus satire that is both “smart and hilarious” (IMHO), when I learned that debut novelist Scott Johnston was a week away...

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Speech First Wants College Students to Share How Speech is Handled on Their Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/25/2019 at 1:30pm

The organization Speech First started a social media campaign to encourage students to record and share how their university handles speech.

From Campus Reform:

The organization is encouraging students who see attempts to censor viewpoints on campus to snap a picture of the situation or policy, post it to Instagram with the hashtag...

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Veteran Receives Degree From U. Louisville After He had to Leave 40 Years Ago

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 11:30am 8/25/2019 at 11:30am
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This is a touching story. The University of Louisville gave veteran Larry McKillip, 74, his associates degree 40 years after he had to drop off to care for his sick mother. I dare you to read this and not cry.

McKillip used the GI Bill to attend the university after Vietnam. He...

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Rapper Lil Uzi Vert Promises to Pay Temple Student’s Tuition if He Finishes School

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9:30am 8/25/2019 at 9:30am
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When Raheel Ahmad saw rapper Lil Uzi Vert in a department store he took a chance and asked him to pay for his $90,000 tuition at Temple University. Lil Uzi Vert agreed on a few conditions. From The Blast:

“Uzi, what’s good, brah?” The fan called out to the artist as he...

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NYT’s ‘1619’ Series Cites Cornell Scholar Whose Economic Research On Slavery Has Been Disputed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/24/2019 at 1:30pm
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In its “1619” series, the New York Times cited a Cornell scholar whose economic research on slavery has been disputed.

From The College Fix:

In an October 2016 paper, scholars Alan Olmstead of the University of California Davis and Paul Rhode of the University of Michigan harshly criticized the research of Cornell’s Edward Baptist...

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Vanderbilt Unveils Missing Flag That Flew Behind MLK, RFK Speeches

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:30am 8/24/2019 at 11:30am
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How cool is this? Vanderbilt University found a flag missing for years that served as the backdrop during MLK and RFK speeches. From The Tennessean:

More than 50 Reserve Officers Training Corps staff and students gathered in the Library Lawn at Vanderbilt University to unfold a 150 foot American flag.

The flag once...

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Iowa College Professor Resigns After Backlash From ‘I am Antifa’ Declaration

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:30am 8/24/2019 at 9:30am

Kirkwood Community College Professor Jeff Klinzman resigned after the school decided to remove him after he told a local news outlet, “I am Antifa.”

From Campus Reform:

Kirkwood Community College President Lori Sundberg released a statement Friday saying that the college accepted Jeff Klinzman’s resignation, according to a press release obtained by Campus...

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“Colleges are Bad for America” Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8:00am 8/24/2019 at 8:00am
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As campus craziness seeps off campus, recent studies show that higher education is taking a beating in terms of reputation.

I wonder if things like this are contributing to...

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Director of MIT Media Lab Resigns Over School’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/23/2019 at 12:00pm
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You have to at least give this man credit for having principles.

The Hill reports:

Prominent MIT director resigns in protest over university’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein

The director of the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media he is resigning in protest over the center’s ties to the late financier and accused sex...

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Art Professor Compares University’s Diversity Workshop to Orwell’s Animal Farm

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00am 8/23/2019 at 10:00am

It’s so refreshing to hear someone in academia complain in this way.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: NC art prof slams faculty diversity workshop, claims admin using Orwell as ‘instruction manual’

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts told faculty to choose between two dates for a diversity workshop conducted by a professor...

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U. Kentucky Apologizes for Conspiring Against and Mocking Conservative Student Group

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00am 8/23/2019 at 8:00am

Do liberals understand this is one of the reasons many conservatives oppose free college? Why should they fund an industry that’s openly hostile to them?

The College Fix reports:

University of Kentucky apologizes for conspiring against, mocking conservative club

A recently published series of emails shows administrators conspiring against and mocking students attempting to...

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Oberlin College Seeks New Trial in Gibson’s Bakery Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:30pm 8/22/2019 at 9:30pm

Everyone is waiting for the appeal in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case that has captured the attention of the nation. The judgment is for almost $32 million in damages and defendants were required to post a $36 million bond to secure the judgment pending appeal.

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Yale Criticized for Failing to Stop Professor Who Allegedly Abused Multiple Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/22/2019 at 12:00pm

This sounds pretty serious. Yale has even hired a former U.S. attorney to investigate.

USA Today reports:

Yale failed to stop professor who sexually assaulted students over decades, report says

A Yale professor sexually assaulted five students over decades, according to a report commissioned by the university, which had investigated the professor’s behavior in...

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Police at Washington State Disappointed With New Gun Control Law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:00am 8/22/2019 at 10:00am

The police don’t like this new law because it makes it harder for law-abiding students to arm themselves.

Campus Reform reports:

WSU police ‘disappointed’ after new state gun law takes effect

The Washington State University assistant chief of police says he is “disappointed” after a new gun law took effect.

The law, called Initiative 1639,...

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Trump Executive Order Cancels Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:00am 8/22/2019 at 9:00am
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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are pushing the idea of student loan debt cancellation for everyone. Trump has now delivered on this issue for one specific and deserving group. Disabled veterans.

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Republicans in Wisconsin Will Reintroduce Campus Free Speech Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8:00am 8/22/2019 at 8:00am

This is the right thing to do and smart politics. Republicans everywhere should be doing this.

The College Fix reports:

Wisconsin Republicans to reintroduce campus free speech bill

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Short Lived Diversity Chief at U. Iowa Not Required to Pay Back $25,000 Moving Expenses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/21/2019 at 12:00pm

This summer, the University of Iowa hired this man to be their head of diversity, equity and inclusion for over $200,000 and he resigned almost immediately. They gave him $25,000 for moving expenses when they hired him and now they’re not making him pay it back.

The Gazette reports:

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