College Insurrection  (Page 11)

Americans Believe an Internship at Google is More Valuable Than a Degree From Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00am 1/10/2020 at 8:00am

This is probably true. Even if you don’t end up working at Google, just having it on your resume would open a lot of doors.

The College Fix reports:

Americans believe a Google internship is more valuable than a Harvard degree

Once you get into Harvard University, do you actually learn anything that is...

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University of Calgary Prof Claims He Will Fail Any Student Who Cites Jordan Peterson

https://youtu.be/aMcjxSThD54
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/9/2020 at 12:00pm
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Few people trigger the left in academia more than Jordan Peterson. It’s baffling.

Twitchy reports:

‘Anti-fascist’ assistant professor of sociology at U Calgary says rumors that he’ll fail any students who cite Jordan Peterson are ‘absolutely correct’

Ted McCoy is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Calgary. But prospective students should...

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Student Government at Michigan State University Bans Cafeteria Trays

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00am 1/9/2020 at 10:00am

We have to ban all the things to save the planet.

The Morning Watch reports:

BANNED: MSU Student gov Bans Cafeteria Trays

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Poll Finds Almost Half of College Students Disapprove of the U.S. Killing Soleimani

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkc26cHAYsk
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:00am 1/9/2020 at 8:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkc26cHAYsk

This is not surprising. Democrats and the media have been pushing a non-stop narrative that this was not only wrong but dangerous.

The College Fix reports:

POLL: Almost half...

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Illinois Takes Steps to Ensure Undocumented and Transgender Students Can Apply For Aid

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/8/2020 at 12:00pm

Illinois has massive financial problems, but it’s good to know they are prioritizing things so well.

The Chicago Sun Times reports:

Transgender and undocumented students now able to access state college aid

A loophole preventing undocumented and some transgender students from seeking financial aid in Illinois officially closed this week — and state officials...

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Stony Brook University Announces $957K Grant to Fund Diversity Hires

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10:00am 1/8/2020 at 10:00am

Diversity is now a lucrative industry within higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

School gets nearly $1 million from NY state university budget for ‘diversity’ hires

A New York university has been granted almost $1 million in funding from...

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Prof Seeks Ideas on How to Advance Social Justice in Math Textbooks

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 8:00am 1/8/2020 at 8:00am

If John has ten dollars, and I take eight of his dollars and give them to Jane, how much less oppressed is Jane?

The College Fix reports:

Math professor soliciting ideas for ‘#socialjustice’ textbook content

A math professor recently involved in a political controversy in academic mathematics has issued a call for “ideas” on...

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Iowa State Accused of Chilling Student Free Speech Ahead of Caucuses

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/7/2020 at 12:00pm

The free speech advocacy group “Speech First” is launching a lawsuit over this.

Campus Reform reports:

LAWSUIT: Free speech org says Iowa State is ‘chilling’ political speech ahead of caucuses

The nonprofit student...

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Outstanding Student Loan Portfolio Has Now Topped $1.5 Trillion Dollars

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:00am 1/7/2020 at 10:00am

How much higher does this number need to get before we do something about it?

The Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) reports:

Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data...

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UC Berkeley Facing Lawsuit Over Mandatory Diversity Statements in Hiring

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 8:00am 1/7/2020 at 8:00am

Diversity statements have nothing to do with academic qualifications. They are about proving your commitment to progressive values.

The College Fix reports:

UC-Berkeley threatened with lawsuit for mandatory diversity statements in hiring

Legal action may be taken against the University of California-Berkeley after it released a document showing that mandatory diversity statements may have...

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Survey Finds 66 Percent of College Democrats Support Universal Basic Income

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/6/2020 at 12:00pm

Of course, universal basic income is a euphemism for wealth redistribution.

The University Network reports:

66% Of College Democrats Support A Universal Basic Income

Two-thirds...

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Vanderbilt University Provides’Unconscious Bias Training’ for Administrators

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:00am 1/6/2020 at 10:00am

This is being done by the school’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Anyone surprised?

The Vanderbilt Hustler reports:

University holds unconscious bias trainings for high-level administr...

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Art Prof at Mount Holyoke College Charged With Attempted Murder

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:00am 1/6/2020 at 8:00am

This is reportedly a case of a spurned lover. Sounds a little crazy.

The College Fix reports:

Mount Holyoke College art professor charged with attempted murder

An art professor from Massachusetts’ Mount Holyoke College is under arrest for the late-December attempted murder of a peer who allegedly had spurned her affections.

According to the Daily...

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U. Kansas Now Offering Master’s Degree in ‘Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/5/2020 at 1:30pm

I called this a long time ago. Diversity studies used to be a joke. Now it is becoming a real thing.

From the University of Kansas website:

KU Adds Degree in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

The University of Kansas has created a new graduate degree to help students acquire the skills to lead and...

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NY Times Goes After PragerU

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/5/2020 at 12:00pm

Several years ago, Dennis Prager launched Prager University, a YouTube series aimed at providing fact-based educational videos on history, civics, culture, and more. Prager’s aim was to counter the never-ending flow of anti-American and often wrong progressive views pushed on college campuses.

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Caldwell University to Pay U.S. Government $4.8 Million for Defrauding Program for Veterans

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11:30am 1/5/2020 at 11:30am

This is awful. The program specified here was set up to help veterans after 9/11.

NJ.com reports:

N.J. university will pay millions for role in...

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University of Colorado Boulder Hosting ‘Imagined Borders’ Conference

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 9:30am 1/5/2020 at 9:30am

As the article notes below, this event is an exercise in left wing word salad.

From the College Fix:

Fun and excitement at U. Colorado Boulder’s ‘Imagined Borders’ conference

Beginning this Tuesday and running through Sunday, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Media, Religion and Culture will be hosting the “Imagined Borders, Epistemic...

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