College Insurrection  (Page 12)

Harvard Prof Developing Lab-Grown Meat for Human Consumption

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/4/2020 at 1:30pm

Something about the very concept of this just seems gross. I’m not sure I would even try it.

WGBH reports:

Slaughter-Free Steak Served Up At Harvard Laboratory

Kit Parker, bioengineering and applied physics professor at Harvard University, joined Boston Public Radio on Thursday to speak about the meat he’s developing at an on-campus lab...

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Poll Finds Alarmingly High Number of Young People View Communism Favorably

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:30am 1/4/2020 at 11:30am

This is an indictment of our entire educational system. The poll results would not be the same if history were taught properly and accurately.

Campus Reform reports:

UH OH: Disturbing number of young Americans favor communism, poll finds

According to a poll commissioned by the Washington, D.C. area nonpr...

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Joe Biden Suggests English Legal Traditions to Blame for Campus Sexual Assaults

https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-joe-biden-takes-swipe-at-blue-collar-workers-learn-how-to-program/
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 9:30am 1/4/2020 at 9:30am
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-joe-biden-takes-swipe-at-blue-collar-workers-learn-how-to-program/

This is incredible. Biden takes a cheap shot at Betsy DeVos, implying that she doesn’t care about the victims of sexual assault.

The College Fix reports:

Joe Biden blames English legal traditions for campus sexual assault

It would be a lot easier to stamp out campus sexual assault if we just got rid of...

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Forbidden Speech Week in Higher Education

https://youtu.be/K-yFi1YgrVc
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 8:00am 1/4/2020 at 8:00am
https://youtu.be/K-yFi1YgrVc

On college campuses today, there are some things that just can’t be discussed.

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Talk on Antifa Violence at U. British Columbia Cancelled Over Threat of Antifa Violence

https://youtu.be/K-yFi1YgrVc
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2020 at 6:00pm 1/3/2020 at 6:00pm
https://youtu.be/K-yFi1YgrVc

Andy Ngo, the Portland based journalist widely considered an authority on the far left faction known as Antifa, was invited to speak on the topic by a free speech group at the University of British Columbia. The event has since been cancelled.

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Rutgers Student Told Not to Quote Bible in Paper Because of ‘Separation of Church and State’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00am 1/3/2020 at 11:00am

This can’t possibly have anything to do with progressive political beliefs, could it?

Campus Reform reports:

Rutgers student told not to quote Bible in essay because of ‘separation of church and st...

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Conservative Law Prof Pens Epic “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Letter

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 3, 2020 at 9:00am 1/3/2020 at 9:00am

Professor Stephen Bainbridge of UCLAW is up for a merit raise and needed to submit a diversity letter to his administration. It’s great.

From his blog:

I submit herewith my “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” statement for my merit raise at UCLAW

As regular readers know, I’m up for a merit raise at UCLAW this...

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Queen’s University, Belfast, Names Hillary Clinton Its New Chancellor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYyfnilmcgA
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 2:00pm 1/2/2020 at 2:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYyfnilmcgA

Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB), picked failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as its new chancellor.

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Concerned Parent in England Seeks Nanny for 18 Year-Old College Student

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 1:00pm 1/2/2020 at 1:00pm

This takes the idea of helicopter parenting to a whole new level.

FOX News reports:

Ad seeking nanny for 18-year-old college student gets mocked

Those seeking a side hustle in the New Year may be amused to explore an online ad looking...

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Poll Finds Only Half in U.S. Now Consider College Very Important

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:00am 1/2/2020 at 11:00am

This is a good thing. People are finding alternatives like trade schools and entering the workforce.

Gallup reports:

Half in U.S. Now Consider College Education Very Important

About half of U.S. adults (51%) now consider a...

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MLK Day Event at Bard College to Feature Climate Change ‘Oppression’ Artists

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:00am 1/2/2020 at 9:00am

Isn’t it interesting how the left can make almost anything all about their agenda?

The College Fix reports:

Bard College to celebrate MLK Day with clim...

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Former University of Portland Employee Pleads Not Guilty to Attacking College VP With Baseball Bat

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

This story is just as bizarre as the headline suggests.

Oregon Live reports:

Ex-University of Portland employee pleads not guilty in baseball bat attack on college VP

A former University of Portland employee who was angry about how the college handled his daughter’s sexual assault allegation has pleaded not guilty to a single assault...

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Harvard Graduate Students Ending Strike Without a Contract

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 11:00am 1/1/2020 at 11:00am

The school is bringing in federal mediators next week to help resolve the issue.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Without a Contract, Harvard Graduate Student Union to End Strike Jan. 1

Harvard’s graduate student union will end its strike Dec. 31 and return to work in the new year without a contract, the union’s bargaining...

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U. Illinois Settles Free Speech Lawsuit With Student Journalist Over Flap at Anti-Trump Protest

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

How does this keep happening and no one stops it?

The College Fix reports:

University of Illinois resolves free speech lawsuit with student journalist

The University of Illinois has recently settled out of court with a student journalist who filed a lawsuit alleging that the implementation of a no-contact order against him was antithetical...

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History Prof Under Fire for Using N-Word in Lecture on Use of the Word in Racist Advertisements

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 1:00pm 12/31/2019 at 1:00pm

The professor was making an argument against racism but that doesn’t seem to matter.

The Stanford Daily reported:

Professor’s use of racial slur in lecture sparks backlash at Law...

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University of Miami Warns Students Against Use of the Phrase ‘OK Boomer’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 11:00am 12/31/2019 at 11:00am

Could this have anything to do with Florida’s high population of Baby Boomers?

Campus Reform reports:

UMiami warns students about using ‘dismissive’ phrase ‘OK Boomer’

The University of Miami is warning students of the implications of using the phrase “OK Boomer,” a term that the school says may be considered offensive.

The university recently called...

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Two Professors at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Are Leading the Way on ‘Fat Studies’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9:00am 12/31/2019 at 9:00am

Someone had to take up this cause, right?

The College Fix reports:

Meet the two professors leading the way in ‘fat studies’

Two professors at a midwestern university are working to develop and legitimize the field of “fat studies,” a discipline that examines the cultural and sociological phenomenon of overweight and obese human beings.

Laurie...

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