College Insurrection  (Page 168)

UK Students: Ban Clapping and Whooping Because it Excludes the Deaf

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:30am 4/30/2017 at 7:30am

If you thought campus craziness was a problem confined to the United States, guess again. University students in the UK want to ban whooping and clapping at events because these actions exclude deaf people.

Of course, using ‘Jazz Hands’ instead would exclude blind people but what do you expect in this...

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The new Cultural Revolution on Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/29/2017 at 8:30pm
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The events of the past year on campuses have been beyond disturbing.

We are witnessing nothing less than a cultural purge of dissenting views on a wide range of topics in the name of social justice. No disagreement is tolerated, not even the slightest deviation. That purge has been going on for many...

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Clemson LGBTQ Students Demand Special Campus Safe Space

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3:00pm 4/29/2017 at 3:00pm

Wasn’t not being treated differently than others the whole point of the LGBTQ rights movement?

Campus Reform reports:

LGBTQ+ students demand special treatment from Clemson

Student leaders wrote an open letter demanding that Clemson University create an LGBTQ safe space on campus to rectify the school’s alleged callousness toward such students.

In the letter, which...

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Colorado Abolishes Free Speech Zones on State Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00am 4/29/2017 at 11:00am

This is a major win for free speech. Hopefully, other states will follow suit.

The College Fix reports:

Colorado government bans ‘free speech zones’ on state campuses

Colorado public universities just got a whole lot freer: the state’s governor, John Hickenlooper, recently signed a law that abolishes “free speech zones” on Colorado college campuses.

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Column: Will Fascism Come to America Through Our Universities?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9:00am 4/29/2017 at 9:00am
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Roger Simon of PJ Media has written a new column about the recent events on college campuses which is worth reading.

Here’s an excerpt:

Will Fascism Come to America through Its Colleges and Universities?

If fascism comes to America, it will be through our college and university system.

The biggest cowards in our country today...

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Free Speech for Some Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:30am 4/29/2017 at 8:30am

It’s becoming clear that some free speech on campus isn’t acceptable.

While other forms of free speech are just fine.

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Ann Coulter’s Speech Was Cancelled but Protesters Showed up Anyway

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/28/2017 at 1:30pm
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Why are people protesting at Berkeley? Because this has become a flash point. The left is determined to silence people who say things they don’t like.

The Washington Post reports:

There’s no Ann Coulter speech planned....

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Emails Reveal Burlington College Was Subject of Probe by Justice and FBI

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30am 4/28/2017 at 10:30am

You may recall a long post I did about the downfall of Burlington College under the leadership of Jane Sanders, wife of Bernie Sanders.

Now, there’s a new development in the story. Vermont Digger reports:

Emails Reveal FBI, Justice Probe of Burlington...

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Chancellor Claims UC Berkeley is Under Attack from Both Sides

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30am 4/28/2017 at 7:30am

Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor at UC Berkeley, has written a completely dishonest op-ed for the New York Times. Berkeley is not under attack from both sides. One side is trying to exercise free speech and the other side is attacking.

This is ridiculous:

Berkeley Is Under Attack From Both Sides

The University of California, Berkeley,...

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Smear campaign against Cornell prof who opposed grad student unionization

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/27/2017 at 8:30pm

David B. Collum is a world-renowned Chemistry Professor at Cornell University, where I teach at the law school. He has been at Cornell since 1980, and is Department Chair through the end of this academic year.

I don’t know Dave well, but we have met before.

He is something of a Renaissance man, able...

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Ann Coulter Speech Cancelled at Berkeley Over Safety Concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:30am 4/27/2017 at 10:30am
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UC Berkeley couldn’t (or wouldn’t) guarantee Ann Coulter’s safety, so her speech has been cancelled. In this case, leftists used the mere threat of violence to silence another conservative voice.

FOX News reports:

Ann Coulter cancels Berkeley event amid protests, says decision ‘a dark day for free speech in America’

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Harvard Poll Suggests Millennials Like Many of Trump’s Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:30am 4/27/2017 at 10:30am

They don’t like the man himself but it’s a different story on policy.

The College Fix reports:

Millennials dislike Trump, but like a lot of his policies: Harvard poll

On its face, a new poll indicates millennials deeply disapprove of President Donald Trump. However, further analysis of the survey shows there’s more common ground...

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Yale Students Engage in Symbolic Hunger Strike for Collective Bargaining

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30am 4/27/2017 at 7:30am

Yale students are engaging in a hunger strike for collective bargaining rights but you need to read the fine print on their fast.

First, this report from the Yale Daily News:

Local 33 members begin hunger strike

Eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 began an indefinite, collective fast in front of...

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Pomona College Students: Hiring White Prof an ‘Egregious’ Offense

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/26/2017 at 1:30pm

This is what happens when people place identity politics above everything else.

The Daily Caller reports:

Students Say College Hiring A White Professor Is An ‘Egregious’ Offense

Students at Pomona College don’t want sociology professor Alice Goffman to work on...

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Column: Public Universities That Indulge Student Mobs Should Face Penalties

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:30am 4/26/2017 at 10:30am
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It’s a valid point. Why should taxpayers be forced to subsidize public universities that refuse to uphold constitutional principles like free speech?

David French writes at National Review:

It’s Time to Crush Campus Censorship

The courts have failed. The culture is failing. Unless Congress acts, we may lose not only free speech on college...

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College Republicans at Hood College Threatened Over Conservative Display

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:30am 4/26/2017 at 7:30am

The display includes words that transgender people might find mean so it’s a big problem.

MRCTV reports:

Hood College Threatens Campus Republicans Over a Conservative Display

The president of the uber-liberal Hood College in Frederick, Maryland is now threatening to impose sanctions on the school’s College Republicans for posting a mean flier on a...

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Columbia Spending $2.5 Million to Study the Sex Lives of Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/25/2017 at 1:30pm

Doesn’t $2.5 million seem like an extraordinary sum for such a study?

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia spending $2.5M to study students’ sex lives

Columbia University is spending $2.5 million to study students’ sex lives and drinking habits, Columbia sociology professor Shamus Khan announced last week during a talk.

“The trustees of Columbia wrote a $2.5...

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