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Green Activists’ Petition to Divest Harvard from Fossil Fuels Signed by Less Than 1% of Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/10/2018 at 12:00pm

Different groups have been trying to get Harvard to do this for years. This is just the latest fail.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Green activists fail to get even 1 percent of Harvard students to sign anti-fossil fuels petition

Despite efforts by a small number of students and activists, Harvard’s multi-billion dollar endowment will...

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Students and Faculty at UMass Amherst Think More Needs to be Done About Campus Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:00am 12/10/2018 at 10:00am

Does anyone believe UMass Amherst is a hotbed of racism? This is ridiculous.

The College Fix reports:

UMass Amherst students, faculty rally for ‘...

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Virginia HS Teacher Fired for Refusing to Use Transgender Student’s Preferred Pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8:00am 12/10/2018 at 8:00am

Welcome to the brave new world. Embrace newspeak or suffer the consequences.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

Virginia high school teacher fired for refusing to use transgender student’s new pronouns

A Virginia high school teacher was fired Thursday for refusing to use a transgender student’s new pronouns, a case believed to be the first of...

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Student Govt. at Michigan State Wants Non-Citizens to Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:30pm 12/9/2018 at 1:30pm
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What other country has this problem? Where else are young people demanding rights like these for non-citizens?

Campus Reform reports:

Michigan State student gov: Let non-citizens vote

The Michigan State University student government passed two resolutions, 55-23 and 55-24, on Thursday, calling on state and local government...

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Irish Lecturer Stabbed to Death at University in Paris for Showing Drawing of Mohammed During Class

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/9/2018 at 12:00pm
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A 66 year-old Irish lecturer was stabbed to death in Paris this week, outside the Leonardo de Vinci private university by a Pakistani student who believed he had insulted Mohammed. The suspect was arrested at the scene.

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Student Govt. at Ohio State Wants Resident Advisors to Undergo LGBT Training

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:30am 12/9/2018 at 11:30am
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The left sure loves requiring people to undergo different forms of training.

The College Fix reports:

Student government demands that resident advisors be forced to undergo LGBT training

Ohio State University’s student government recently passed a resolution that demanded the university require its residential advisors to undergo LGBT-centric “Safe Zone” training “prior to interactions...

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Nazi Imagery in Production of ‘The Sound of Music’ at Performing Arts School Causes Furor

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 9:30am 12/9/2018 at 9:30am

It’s not as if you can skip on that. It’s a central part of the story. You would think people knew this.

The New York Daily News reports:

Furor over Nazi symbols in ‘Sound of Music’ play at NYC’s elite ‘Fame’ performing arts high school

The hills are alive … with the sound of...

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Minnesota State Prof Claims the Virgin Mary Didn’t Give Consent

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:30pm 12/8/2018 at 1:30pm

This professor obviously wants everyone to get into the Christmas spirit, higher education style.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: Virgin Mary didn’t give consent

A Minnesota professor suggested in a series of tweets that the Virgin Mary did not consent to the conception of Jesus Christ and suggested that God may have acted in a...

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College Student Runs for Public Office and Meets the Corrupt Chicago Machine

https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/dollars-and-sense-investigation-496799931.html
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/8/2018 at 12:00pm
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A student at DePaul University decided to run for political office this year. He set his sights on an alderman seat in Chicago which hasn’t been challenged since 1991.

He soon learned that the Chicago machine wasn’t going to give up its power easily, even if that meant resorting...

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UMass Boston Teach-In Week Features 26 Events Promoting Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:30am 12/8/2018 at 11:30am

Social justice is becoming a central concept in education at all levels. There will come a point where it’s just a basic requirement.

The College Fix reports:

Weeklong teach-in at UMass Boston features 26 events promoting social justice

Scholars with the University of Massachusetts Boston recently held a weeklong teach-in that featured some 26...

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Gender Studies Scholars Claim Their Field is Under Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 9:30am 12/8/2018 at 9:30am

Now that Hungary has given gender studies the boot, others are starting to question the field’s legitimacy.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Global Attack on Gender Studies

The decision by the Hungarian government earlier this fall to withdraw accreditation from gender studies programs — a full-frontal governmental assault on an academic discipline — sent shock...

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Advanced Victimology Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:00am 12/8/2018 at 8:00am
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Higher education is now obsessed oppressors and victims, especially as it relates to gender.

And if you’re not being oppressed racially, you can just make...

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U. Pittsburgh Arts Department Offers LGBT Coloring Books to Students in Library

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/7/2018 at 12:00pm

Aren’t coloring books a little insulting to people who are there to get a college education? Obviously, this was just a political stunt.

Campus Reform reports:

UPitt art center pencils in LGBT-themed coloring books

The University of Pittsburgh Arts Department is now offering students LGBT-themed coloring books in the Frick Fine Arts Library.

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Stanford Frat, Which Was Advised to Remove American Flag, Gets a Bigger One

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:00am 12/7/2018 at 10:00am

This fraternity was told that they could improve their public image by removing an American flag from their house. Their response will make you proud.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Follow these students’ example: If someone complains about your American flag, get a bigger one

As a story emerges about a Stanford University pooh bah...

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Anti-Israel Vote Goes Down in Flames at Ohio State University

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00am 12/7/2018 at 8:00am

The anti-Israel BDS movement just suffered another major blow.

The College Fix reports:

Anti-Israel divestment vote fails spectacularly at Ohio State

When students have to attach their names, the vote goes a little differently.

Ten months after approving a watered-down anti-Israel...

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College Students and Profs Sign Letter Calling CNN Racist for Firing Marc Lamont Hill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/6/2018 at 12:00pm
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It’s funny to see CNN become the target of something they have accused so many others of being.

Campus Reform reports:

Profs, students: CNN ‘racist’ for Marc Lamont Hill firing

More than 500 students, nearly 200 professors, and dozens of student groups have signed a letter to CNN, condemning the media titan’s firing of...

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University Dean Wants Students to Say ‘Freshmores’ Instead of ‘Freshmen’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00am 12/6/2018 at 10:00am

The thinking here is that ‘freshmores’ is more inclusive because it doesn’t contain the word ‘men.’

The College Fix reports:

Dean urges students to use ‘freshmores’ instead of ‘freshmen’ to be more inclusive

Around the Honors College at Appalachian State, you may hear a different way of labeling first-year college students. While they’re commonly...

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