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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.

The lecture originally...

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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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New study: how anti-Israel faculty increase campus antisemitism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:30am 10/24/2017 at 11:30am
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For a number of years we’ve been documenting anti-Israel activism on U.S. college campuses, carried out by student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine.

In these prior posts we’ve described many instances when this virulent anti-Israelism has crossed over the line into blatant anti-Jewish animus, including at schools like Vassar, Oberlin, ...

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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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Racist Graffiti at Eastern Michigan U. Was Hoax by Former Black Student

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30am 10/24/2017 at 7:30am

Federal authorities were brought in to investigate this. What a huge waste of time and money.

The College Fix reports:

Fake hate alert: Black former student responsible for racist graffiti at Eastern Michigan U.

Roughly a year after racist graffiti at Eastern Michigan University triggered campus protests and an FBI investigation, law enforcement has...

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Prof Claims Punishing Protesters Reinforces White Supremacy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 23, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/23/2017 at 1:30pm

Some people on the left believe protesting is the whole point of going to college.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof: punishing protesters promotes ‘white supremacy’

A University of Southern California professor recently argued that punishing protesters who disrupt conservative speakers can reinforce “white supremacy.”

Charles H.F. Davis, a professor of education at USC, argued in an...

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Educator Suggests Teachers Should Talk to High Schoolers About Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:30am 10/23/2017 at 10:30am

The left wants high school students prepared for the far left world of college life.

The Daily Caller reports:

Educator: Teachers Should Have Conversations With High Schoolers About Social Justice

An educator said Thursday that teachers should have conversations with high schoolers about social justice issues like race and “systems of power.”

Educator, attorney, and...

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Speaker from Cuba Warns Students Democrats Taken Over by Communists

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:30am 10/23/2017 at 7:30am

Rafael Dagnesses recently spoke to College Republicans in California and warned students that the Democratic Party has been taken over.

The College Fix reports:

Having fled Cuba, campus speaker warns Democrat Party hijacked by ‘socialist, communist movement’

Rafael Dagnesses was born in Cuba in 1965, and fled the communist country as a young boy...

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Democratic Socialist Students at Iowa State Call for Shooting of Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm 10/22/2017 at 2:00pm
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If we had an honest media, Bernie Sanders would be asked to comment on this.

FOX News reports:

Democratic Socialists at Iowa State University call for ‘shooting’ Trump

A Democratic Socialist student group at an Iowa college appeared to make death threats on Twitter against capitalists and President Trump —...

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U. Maryland Prof Suing Trump for Blocking Him on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:00pm 10/22/2017 at 12:00pm
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This is so dumb. Why is the left so obsessed with Trump’s Twitter feed?

The College Fix reports:

U. Maryland professor sues Trump because POTUS blocked him on Twitter

A University of Maryland sociology professor is suing President Donald Trump due to the chief exec blocking him on social media giant Twitter.

Philip N. Cohen...

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Canadian Student Leader in Trouble for Blasting ‘White Fragility’ on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 10:00am 10/22/2017 at 10:00am

Isn’t it amazing how the left sometimes gets nabbed for their own rules?

Vice News reports:

A Canadian student leader faces discipline for Facebook post blasting ‘white fragility’

A Muslim Dalhousie University student is being accused of reverse racism and facing disciplinary action for a Facebook post calling out white fragility.

Ahead of Canada 150...

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