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College of St. Joseph to Close After Spring 2019 Semester

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/23/2019 at 1:30pm

It’s sad to see this happening to another American school, but you can’t fight reality.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Another Vermont College Will Close

The College of St. Joseph, in Vermont, announced Thursday that it will shut down at the end of the semester.

The college has been struggling for the last year, most recently...

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NYU Study Recommends Providing Government Benefits to Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:30am 3/23/2019 at 11:30am

This sounds a lot like the platform of the Democratic party. Must be a coincidence.

Campus Reform reports:

NYU study advocates providing government benefits to illegal aliens

A new study released by the Institute of Human Development...

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Course on ‘American Political Thought’ at CU Denver Removes White Men from Curriculum

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:30am 3/23/2019 at 9:30am

Try this with any other group in society and watch what happens.

The College Fix reports:

‘American Political Thought’ course at CU Denver removes all white men from curriculum

I can clearly recall the first day of class a few semesters ago when I eagerly began a course called “American Political Thought” at the...

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Protecting Free Speech Week in Higher Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG-rXwd0uvE&t=3s
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00am 3/23/2019 at 8:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG-rXwd0uvE&t=3s

It’ll be fascinating to see what effect Trump’s recent executive order will have on matters of free speech on campus. Just the fact that he put a spotlight on it may have some impact.

We know it has been a...

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Cambridge University’s Ugly Failure to Protect Free Speech, Jordan Peterson Edition

https://youtu.be/vofiOCIWnCY
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 22, 2019 at 3:00pm 3/22/2019 at 3:00pm
https://youtu.be/vofiOCIWnCY

The suppression of free speech on campus is not just an American problem. This week, Cambridge University, one of the world’s oldest and greatest, showed it is just as feckless as Yale, Berkeley, and Middlebury. Cambridge decided to cancel an invited speech by Jordan Peterson, a prominent psychology professor at the...

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Amherst College Creates ‘Common Language Document’ for Students

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/22/2019 at 12:00pm

If this isn’t political indoctrination, what is?

The Daily Wire reports:

Amherst College Releases Insane ‘Common Language Document’

On Wednesday, Amherst College in Massachusetts released a new “Common Language Document” for its students which lays out “def...

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NYU Journalism School Hires Former New Yorker Writer Who Falsely Claimed ICE Agent Had Nazi Tattoo

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10:00am 3/22/2019 at 10:00am

What a sterling example of why trust in the press is at such a record low. She’s going to teach a course about reporting on the “far right.”

The Wrap reports:

NYU Journalism School Hires Ex-New Yorker Fact Checker Who Falsely Said ICE Agent Had Nazi Tattoo

New York University h...

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Conservative Christian Student Blocked from Serving in Student Govt. at UMass Amherst

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:00am 3/22/2019 at 8:00am

There was actually applause after his nomination was rejected. What bias?

The College Fix reports:

Conservative Christian student blocked from serving on student government at UMass Amherst

The student government association at UMass Amherst recently voted to reject a conservative Christian student from serving as a senator even though there were active vacancies to...

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Improve Transparency and Accountability at Colleges and Universities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG-rXwd0uvE&t=3s
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:00pm 3/21/2019 at 5:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG-rXwd0uvE&t=3s

“We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values. They’ve been under siege,” said Trump Thursday before he signed an executive order meant to, “enhance the quality of postsecondary education by making it more affordable, more transparent, and more accountable.”

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University in the UK Cancels Jordan Peterson’s Visiting Fellowship for Not Being Inclusive

https://youtu.be/aMcjxSThD54
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/21/2019 at 12:00pm
https://youtu.be/aMcjxSThD54

In other words, Peterson is being excluded for not being inclusive. You couldn’t make this up.

Robby Soave reports at Reason:

University of Cambridge Cancels Jordan Peterson’s Visiting Fellowship Because He Is Not ‘Inclusive’

Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto psychologist known for criticizing political correctness, announced Monday that he would be a visiting...

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Telling Jokes at Portland State Could Get You Reported to the Bias Response Team

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:00am 3/21/2019 at 10:00am

We should make George Orwell’s 1984 required reading at all colleges. People don’t seem to understand they’re living it.

The College Fix reports:

Making jokes at Portland State gets you reported to...

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Lawsuit: Conservative Student Claims He Was Forced to Advocate Liberal Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:00am 3/21/2019 at 8:00am

This happened years ago at Rhode Island College, but it’s just heading to court now.

Ashe Schow reports at the Daily Wire:

College Forced Conservative To Advocate Liberal Causes. Now The Case Is Going To A Jury.

William Felkner was once a graduate student at Rhode Island College (RIC), working toward a degree from...

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New Research Finds Trigger Warnings Have ‘Little Effect’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/20/2019 at 12:00pm

Is anyone surprised by this? Should anyone who claims to need trigger warnings be in college in the first place?

The College Fix reports:

Research finds trigger warnings have ‘little effect’ on emotional response – even for victims

Are trigger warnings in the classroom helping students better deal with troubling topics in the...

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47 Percent of Faculty Offered Buy-out at University of Akron

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00am 3/20/2019 at 10:00am

The school is trying to make millions in cuts to trim its budget.

Cleveland.com reports:

University of Akron offers buy-out to 47 percent of faculty

The University of Akron offered a buy-out to about 47 percent of faculty on Monday in an effort to balance its budget.

Taking a “voluntary separation or retirement” offer would...

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College of the Atlantic in Maine Promoted ‘Climate Strike’ in Support of Green New Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:00am 3/20/2019 at 8:00am

This is activism, not academics. It’s all about the advancement of the left’s agenda.

Campus Reform reports:

Maine college promotes climate strike supporting Green New Deal

A Maine college promoted a climate strike march, where students demanded support for climate change education and...

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More Lawsuits Launched in Wake of College Admissions Scandal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btQ_l-S3T0c
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00pm 3/19/2019 at 2:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btQ_l-S3T0c

This is just the beginning. The ripple effect of this scandal is going to reach far and wide.

The College Fix reports:

Colleges linked to admissions scandal face mounting legal challenges from former applicants

Several lawsuits have been filed against universities engulfed in an admissions scandal, with parents and students claiming they were deprived...

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Bill Advances in Iowa to Ban Campus Free Speech Zones

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:00am 3/19/2019 at 10:00am

This needs to happen all over. Free speech zones are an insult to the idea of free speech.

Campus Reform reports:

Iowa is really close to banning free speech zones

An Iowa bill to eliminate free speech zones and prohibit universities from discriminating based on viewpoints is headed to the governor’s desk.

Specifically, Senate File...

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