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Actual Malice at Vassar College

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:30pm 10/28/2017 at 8:30pm

I’m still trying to get my mind around the Vassar College campus reaction to my planned lecture on “hate speech” and free speech, which I wrote about in Safe Spaces and Safety Teams at Vassar College for My Lecture on Free Speech.

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff were whipped into a frenzy...

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Democrats Now Consulting Psychology Professors to Impeach Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:30pm 10/28/2017 at 12:30pm
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Democrats think if they get enough shrinks to declare Trump crazy, people will believe it.

Campus Reform reports:

Democrats turn to psych profs for dirt on Trump

Democrat leaders from both the House and Senate have reached out to psychology professors over the past several months seeking input on the state of President Trump’s...

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Prof Injured by Middlebury Mob Tells Congress Free Speech a National Security Issue

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:30am 10/28/2017 at 10:30am
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She would know. The violent mob sent her to the emergency room that night.

The College Fix reports:

Professor injured in Middlebury riot tells Congress free speech is ‘national security’ issue

A Senate committee tasked with preventing the collapse of the Obamacare exchanges took...

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University Hires Black Lives Matter Activist Who Once Threatened Dean

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:30am 10/28/2017 at 8:30am

If you’re a leftist, academia will generally overlook bad behavior.

The Daily Caller reported:

Black Lives Matter Activist Previously Banned For Threatening Dean Hired At University Of Kansas

The University of Kansas has hired a Black Lives Matter activist who was previously banned from one of its buildings for threatening the dean.

A licensed social...

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Silencing the Opposition Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30am 10/28/2017 at 7:30am
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The left has a rather unique new interpretation of free speech.

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Protesters at UC Santa Cruz: Free Speech Protects Right Wing Politics

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/27/2017 at 1:30pm
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These are the same students who invaded a meeting of the College Republicans last week.

Campus Reform reports:

Protesters: Free speech protects ‘racist violence and bigotry’

The students who were arrested for shouting down a College Republicans meeting l...

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U. Southern Indiana Advises Campus Community to Notice Skin Color

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:30am 10/27/2017 at 10:30am

Some people in academia seem determined to set back all the work of the civil rights movement.

The College Fix reports:

University tells campus community to notice other people’s skin color

One university has advised its campus community to notice the color of people’s skin in order to not be oppressive.

“Reject color blindness” is...

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Oberlin College Now Paying Students for Social Justice Activism

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30am 10/27/2017 at 7:30am
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Why doesn’t Oberlin drop the pretense of being a college and just embrace progressive political activism full time?

Reason reports:

Oberlin College Is Hiring Students to Be Social Justice Activists, Host Microaggression Training

At Oberlin College, students interested in social justice can apply for a job teaching their classmates about microaggressions and the nature...

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Safe Spaces and Safety Teams at Vassar College for My Lecture on Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:20pm 10/26/2017 at 2:20pm

On October 25, 2017, I gave a speech at Vassar College on “An Examination of Hate Speech and Free Speech on College Campuses.” The main sponsor was the Vassar Conservative Libertarian Union, which also sponsored my 2014 speech at Vassar. Other sponsors were Students for Liberty and the Leadership Institute.

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Justice Department Backs Lawsuit: Campus Free Speech Zones Violated Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/26/2017 at 1:30pm
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Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department have done more for free speech on campus in a few short months than the Obama administration did in eight years.

The Hill reports:

DOJ backs lawsuit alleging college violated free speech rights

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is weighing in on a lawsuit regarding so-called free speech...

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Conservative UMass Student: First Amendment is Dying on Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:30am 10/26/2017 at 10:30am

Bradley Palumbo is a conservative student at the University of Massachusetts. He’s sounding the alarm on free speech at the Daily Signal:

I’m a Conservative College Student. The First Amendment Is Dying on Campuses Like Mine.

As a conservative columnist for my campus newspaper, it’s not unusual for me to be derided and...

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Report: Financial Aid Can’t Keep Pace With Public College Tuition Hikes

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30am 10/26/2017 at 7:30am

Are colleges just cashing in before the coming crash? The current system has produced a mountain of debt. It’s not sustainable.

The Daily Caller reports:

Public Colleges Keep Hiking Tuition Costs And Financial Aid Can’t Keep Up

Colleges keep hiking tuition costs and financial aid is not keeping up at a commensurate rate, according...

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Columbia University Silent as Antifa Threatens College Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/25/2017 at 1:30pm
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All that stuff colleges say about students deserving to feel safe is complete garbage. When it comes to conservative students, there is no safe space.

Campus Reform reports:

Antifa campaign takes on entire College Republican board

New York City’s Antifa coalition continues to dox and vaguely threaten the Executive Board members of Columbia University’s...

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UCLA Students Rewrite Romeo and Juliet as Gay Latino Love Story

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:30am 10/25/2017 at 10:30am

Shakespeare’s works get reinterpreted all the time but this is a complete change of the story. Students think they’re being edgy by doing things like this.

The College Fix reported:

UCLA grad students create gay, Latino Shakespeare play ‘Romeo...

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Memphis College of Art Announces its Closure

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:30am 10/25/2017 at 7:30am

Financial problems and lowered enrollment have taken a toll on this small school. Now they’re hanging it up.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Another Small College Will Close

The Memphis College of Art announced Tuesday that it will no longer admit new students and that it will shut down operations.

The announcement cited “declining enrollment, overwhelming...

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U. Utah Student Protesting Ben Shapiro Says Constitution Not Relevant

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/24/2017 at 1:30pm
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One of the organizers of the protest against Ben Shapiro at the University of Utah really let the mask slip.

Conservative Review reports:

TRUE COLORS: Student leader says 1A doesn’t apply to Ben Shapiro

Earlier this month, when Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro went to the University of Utah to deliver a speech, he...

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Columbia Prof Claims Speech by Right Wing Politician Was an Act of Violence

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:30am 10/24/2017 at 10:30am

Once again, the left justifies the stifling of free speech by equating it with violence.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Columbia Professor: Speech From Right-Wing Politician Constituted ‘An Act of Violence’

A professor at Columbia University recently argued that he was justified in shutting down a...

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