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U. Colorado Regents Back Requirement on Constitution Course

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:30am 8/25/2017 at 7:30am

The University of Colorado have five members of its Board of Regents that back a requirement for the students to take a class on the Constitution. From Campus Reform:

According to The Daily Camera, five regents gathered during the board’s University Affairs Committee meeting to discuss the possible addition, which, if approved,...

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Comey Accepts Lecture Post at Howard University

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/24/2017 at 1:30pm

Former FBI Director James Comey has accepted a lecture post at Howard University, where he will also deliver the school’s keynote speech to incoming students. From The Washington Post:

Comey, whom President Trump fired in May, will welcome the incoming class of 2021 at the convocation on Sept. 22. He has also...

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Clemson U. Prof Claims ‘All Republicans are Racist Scum’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:30am 8/24/2017 at 7:30am
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Clemson University professor Bart Knijnenberg went on a Facebook rant against Republicans, claiming that all Republicans are racist scum. He continues his rants, which include endorsing violence. From Campus Reform:

“All trump supporters, nay, all Republicans, are racist scum,” Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing Bart Knijnenburg wrote in a recent Facebook post.

“All...

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Clark University Prof Criticizes ‘Militarized Patriotism’ at Sporting Events

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A feminist professor at Clark University penned an op-ed to express her hatred of “militarized patriotism” at sporting events. From Campus Reform:

Cynthia Enloe, a research professor at Clark University, wrote in a recent article for the University of California Press that she worries she may be “complicit” in the “insinuation of...

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Clemson RAs Must Have a Commitment to Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:30am 8/23/2017 at 10:30am
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Clemson University has required future Resident Assistants (RA) to have a complete commitment to social justice. To make sure no one falters in that area, the school requires the RA to receive training in that area. From Campus Reform:

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Lehigh U. Students Petition to Revoke Trump’s Honorary Degree

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:30am 8/23/2017 at 7:30am
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Just the other day, Liberty University students returned their diplomas to protest the school’s president’s support of President Donald Trump. Now Lehigh University students have signed a petition for the school to revoke Trump’s honorary degree. From CNBC:

A recent graduate’s online petition to rescind President Donald Trump’s honorary degree from Lehigh...

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After Charlottesville, U. of Houston Will Rename Calhoun Lofts

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/22/2017 at 1:30pm
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The administration at the University of Houston has decided to rename the Calhoun Lofts on campus “in the wake of recent events”. The lofts were not specifically named after Vice President John C. Calhoun to begin with.

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Utah Valley U. Under Federal Title IX Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:30am 8/22/2017 at 10:30am

The federal government has placed Utah Valley University under an investigation for possibly violating Title IX.

From The Daily Herald:

“The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has notified UVU of a complaint against the university. UVU just received notice of the complaint and is reviewing it,” UVU Spokesman Stephen Whyte said in an...

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U. Wisconsin to Create Group to Study KKK’s History on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:30am 8/22/2017 at 7:30am

A history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and president of a mentoring and economic development organization have teamed up to teach the KKK’s history on campus.

From The Wisconsin State Journal:

Chancellor Rebecca Blank said...

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University of Texas Removes Confederate Statues Under Cloak of Darkness

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 5:00pm 8/21/2017 at 5:00pm
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Late Sunday night, under cloak of night, the University of Texas at Austin sneakily removed three Confederate statues from campus.

No prior notice was given, but construction crews toiled through the night beneath bright lights behind the protection of police-guarded fences to remove statues of Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney...

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A Few Liberty U. Grads Will Return Diplomas to Protest Trump

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Some Liberty University graduates have decided to return their diplomas to the university as a way to protest the school’s President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s support of President Donald Trump, especially after Trump’s remarks after Charlottesville. From NPR:

Chris Gaumer, a former Student Government Association president and 2006 graduate, said it was a...

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Cambridge University Press WILL RESTORE Censored Chinese Articles

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:30pm 8/21/2017 at 12:30pm
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Cambridge University Press received backlash when it decided to cave to China’s request to censor 300 articles from China Quarterly. Today, the world’s oldest publishing company has decided to reverse its decision. From The Washington Post:

The British-based publisher announced Friday it had removed 300 articles and book reviews from a version...

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Northwestern Prof, Oxford Employee Charged With Murder

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00am 8/21/2017 at 11:00am
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Authorities have charged professors from Northwestern University and Oxford University with the murder of of hair stylist Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in a Chicago apartment. Authorities found the man dead with 47 stab wounds and cuts. The Guardian reported:

Chicago Police’s Commander Brendan Deenihan told a press conference on Sunday there was instead a more...

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Some U. Michigan Profs Tell Abortionists to Describe the Gruesome Details

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:00am 8/21/2017 at 9:00am

Some pro-choice professors at the University of Michigan have decided that the best way to fight the pro-life movement is to encourage abortionists to be vocal about the gruesome details of the procedure. From Campus Reform:

Professor Lisa A. Martin, et al. published an article in the most recent issue of Social...

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Postmodernism is the Root of the Current Campus Madness

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/20/2017 at 5:30pm
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This is a tad bit lengthy, but worthy read discussing postmodernism as the root of the current campus insanity crisis.

An excerpt from Scientific American:

How has it come to this? One of many trends was identified by Weinstein in a Wall Street Journal essay: “The button-down empirical and deductive fields, including all...

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This is Why Republicans Don’t Trust Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 3:30pm 8/20/2017 at 3:30pm

Republicans have far less confidence in higher education than their Democratic counterparts. With the current college campus climate, it’s not terribly difficult to see why.

Both parties come to the table with varying perspectives though, and that plays into the vast difference in perception of higher education.

From Inside Higher Ed:

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Cambridge University Press Will Block Certain Articles From China

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Cambridge University Press has come under fire when it agreed to comply with Beijing’s request to block access to 300 studies from China Quarterly. The Financial Times reported:

The articles in China Quarterly, which cover a range of topics deemed sensitive by Beijing from human rights to Tibet and Xinjiang, were blocked...

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