College Insurrection  (Page 149)

UNC Takes Steps to Crack Down on Heckler’s Veto

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/24/2017 at 1:30pm

It’ll be interesting to see if their efforts are successful. If so, maybe other schools will adopt the policy.

Campus Reform reports:

UNC cracks down on disruptions with new free speech policy

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Betsy DeVos Announces Plan to Protect Taxpayers From Student Loan Costs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVwhgxHQBPM
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 11:30am 12/24/2017 at 11:30am
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It’s good to hear someone in government talking about this. The debt is massive and keeps growing.

The Daily Caller reports:

DeVos Announces Rules Protecting Taxpayers From ‘Massive’ Student Loan Costs

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced rules protecting taxpayers from “massive” student loan costs Wednesday.

The Department of Education (DOE) unveiled a tiered relief system...

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Harvard Gets No Sympathy for Complaining About New Tax on Its Endowment

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 9:00am 12/24/2017 at 9:00am

Harvard’s endowment reaches into the tens of billions. They can complain about the new tax plan but very few people are feeling their pain.

From Twitchy:

‘World ends, ivy hardest hit’: Harvard got absolutely TOASTED after bitching about the new tax bill

Add Harvard University to the list of those angry with the just-signed...

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Reed College Rejects Student Demands to Cut Ties With Wells Fargo

https://youtu.be/mg3i6-J6zI8
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 12/23/2017 at 1:00pm
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Yet another case where student protesters think they’re smarter than everyone else at the college they’re paying to attend.

The College Fix reports:

Reed College rejects protest group’s demand as lengthy sit-in ends

Student protesters at Reed College spent weeks occupying its administrative building, demanding the school cut its tie with Wells Fargo. Their...

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Swarthmore College Offers Course on ‘Queering the Bible’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 11:05am 12/23/2017 at 11:05am

Isn’t it amazing how the left thinks nothing of insulting Christians of faith in this way?

The Washington Times reports:

Philly-area college offers ‘Queering the Bible’ course that ‘destabilizes’...

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Jingle All the Way Week in Higher Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjNnzgLpo4s
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 8:00am 12/23/2017 at 8:00am
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Some people in academia have a strange way of celebrating Christmas.

Otherwise, it’s all leftism all the time.

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U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Seeks Social Justice Administrator

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/22/2017 at 1:30pm

This is a pointless hire and a complete waste of money. This is a public university. Would you want your tax dollars funding this?

Campus Reform reports:

School seeks admin for social justice ‘advocacy and activism’

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking to hire a new administrator to supervise “social justice education...

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Feminist Profs in Minnesota Decline to Condemn Al Franken

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:30am 12/22/2017 at 10:30am
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Can we all finally agree that feminism is about advancing leftism, not women?

The College Fix reports:

Numerous feminist professors in Al Franken’s home state of Minnesota decline to condemn him

Many feminist professors at universities across Minnesota are declining to comment on or condemn Democrat Sen. Al Franken over his sexual harassment scandal...

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‘Air’ Tests Positive for Alcohol at American University Frat House Party

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:30am 12/22/2017 at 7:30am

I know that alcohol abuse is a serious issue on college campuses, yet I find this story utterly hilarious.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Air Tests Positive for Alcohol at Frat House

Indoor air at a Maryland frat house tested positive for alcohol.

The booze-filled party location’s air was found to have an alcohol concentration...

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University’s Bias Response Team Investigates After Student Puts Up Kate Steinle Poster

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/21/2017 at 1:30pm
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Kate Steinle is a murder victim but somehow the left views her as a symbol of hate or something.

The College Fix reports:

After student hangs Kate Steinle posters, university’s bias response office launches probe

A student at the University of California San Diego has been contacted to report to its Office for the...

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SC State Rep. Says Clemson U. Not Teaching Constitution According to Law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:30am 12/21/2017 at 10:30am

If Clemson is in trouble for this, so are thousands of other colleges and universities.

The Daily Caller reports:

State Rep: Clemson Not Teaching Constitution According To Law

According to one South Carolina state representative, Clemson University and other South Carolina colleges and universities are not teaching the Constitution, and other U.S. founding documents,...

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University Presidents Acknowledge That Academia’s Brand Has Been Damaged

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:30am 12/21/2017 at 7:30am

The campus protests at Mizzou may have been a tipping point. It tool campus leaders long enough to figure it out.

Politico reports:

University presidents: We’ve been blindsided

University presidents say they have been blindsided by charges that they are catering to the wealthy at the same moment that conservatives attack them for elitism,...

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Respect for Free Speech Reportedly Gaining Ground on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/20/2017 at 1:30pm

After the year we just had, anything would be an improvement.

Campus Reform reported:

SURVEY: Free speech gradually gaining ground on campus

A new survey of 461 colleges and universities around the country found that roughly one in three schools still maintain policies that drastically limit free speech on campus.

According to an annual study...

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U. Michigan Teaches White Employees to Get Over Discomfort of Being White

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:30am 12/20/2017 at 10:30am

Change the race in this story from white to any other and imagine the reaction.

The College Fix reports:

University teaches white employees how to overcome the ‘discomfort’ of being white

A two-day professional development conference held recently at the University of Michigan included a training session that aimed to help white employees deal...

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Colleges Maintain Conservative Position on Marijuana to Keep Federal Funds Flowing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:30am 12/20/2017 at 7:30am

Isn’t it interesting how schools are able to keep liberal policies at bay when they know it could affect their bottom line?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Legal Pot? Doesn’t Matter, Colleges Say

While some states have removed criminal penalties for marijuana, and many others have legalized it for medical and — more rarely —...

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Columbia Prof Says Trigger Warnings a Threat to Teaching English

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/19/2017 at 1:30pm

Wouldn’t this same position apply in all areas of study? Kudos to the professor for standing up.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: Trigger warnings ‘serious threats’ to teaching English

An English professor at Columbia University Teachers College recently argued that trigger warnings can pose “serious threats” to English education.

Adam Wolfsdorf, who teaches graduate classes on...

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Georgetown Grad Students to File With NLRB in Unionization Fight

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:30am 12/19/2017 at 10:30am

Georgetown turned down previous unionization requests by grad students so they’re bringing in the big guns.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Georgetown graduate students to file with National Labor Relations Board in unionization fight

Georgetown University graduate students are doubling down after school officials formally declined to acknowledge the creation of a graduate student union,...

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