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University Soccer Players Dismissed From Team for Organizing a Party

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 1:30pm 8/9/2020 at 1:30pm

We will probably see many situations like this in the coming school year.

CNN reports:

Three dismissed from University of Louisville men’s soccer team after organizing a party

Three University of Louisville men’s soccer players have been dismissed from the team after organizing a party amid the coronavirus pandemic, the school’s athletics department said...

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Enrollment at Harvard and Yale Down 20 Percent After Moving to Online Classes

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:30am 8/9/2020 at 11:30am

You know that if this is happening at Harvard and Yale other schools are experiencing the same problem.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard, Yale enrollments down 20 percent after moving online

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, about 20 percent of Harvard and Yale University students will not re-enroll at the Ivy League schools this fall.

An email...

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Students at Northwestern Want to Completely Abolish Greek Life System

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 9:30am 8/9/2020 at 9:30am

This sentiment is probably present on many college campuses. The argument at Northwestern is that the system is elitist.

The College Fix reports:

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Students See Spike in Reported Violent Crime After U. Minnesota Cuts Ties to Minneapolis Police

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 1:30pm 8/8/2020 at 1:30pm

Who could have seen this coming, other than everyone but these students?

Campus Reform reports:

Students see spike in reported violent crime after University of Minnesota cuts ties with Minneapolis Police Department

Students saw an increase in reported violence just weeks after the University of Minnesota announced that it would cut ties with the...

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University Student Faces Suspension and Fine for Using Image of Trump as Zoom Background

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:30am 8/8/2020 at 11:30am

Other students were triggered by the image of President Trump, and this student may be forced to take a social justice workshop as a result.

The FIRE blog reports:

Student faces possible suspension, fine for Zoom background of President Trump

A student at Stockton University is facing disciplinary charges for a political Facebook post...

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University Provost Reprimanded for Bias Against Buddhists for Using the Term ‘Mantra’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:30am 8/8/2020 at 9:30am

Once again, it looks like people are just searching for anything to label as offensive.

The College Fix reports:

Provost reprimanded for using word ‘mantra,’ cited as biased against Buddhists

In November of last year, University of Washington Provost Mark Richards sent a campuswide email to rally students and faculty to support his mission.

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Illiberal Arts Week in Higher Education

https://youtu.be/m-UOK6glyN0
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 8:00am 8/8/2020 at 8:00am
https://youtu.be/m-UOK6glyN0

This week we learned that creative disciplines like literature and music are not immune to cancel culture.

It’s just about Confederate statues,...

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