College Insurrection  (Page 169)

Anti-Israel Activists at UCLA Try to Shout Down Lebanese Christian Speaker

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:30am 5/19/2018 at 9:30am
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When you read the description of what happened below, bear in mind that these are college students. Yet they are completely divorced from reality and out of control.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Anti-Israel Activists Try to Shout Down Lebanese Christian at UCLA

Pro-Palestinian students at UCLA attacked a Lebanese Christian sharing the story...

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Women’s Studies Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00am 5/19/2018 at 8:00am

The experiences of women in higher education are obviously very different based on the individual.

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Commencement Speaker at All Women’s College Angers Students by Criticizing #MeToo Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/18/2018 at 12:00pm

This happened at Sweet Briar College and the speaker, a woman, is also a graduate.

FOX News reports:

Commencement speaker at all-women’s college blasted for criticizing #MeToo movement

A commencement speaker at a Virginia all-women’s college upset students and alumni for her criticism of the #MeToo movement on Saturday, according to a report from...

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Marylhurst University in Oregon to Close as Enrollment Drops Below 50 Percent

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00am 5/18/2018 at 10:00am

Another one bites the dust. The higher ed bubble is real.

KGW8 News reports:

Marylhurst University to close as enrollment drops by 50 percent

Marylhurst University is closing its doors after 125 years of operation.

The small Catholic university in unincorporated Clackamas County, near Lake Oswego, said declining enrollment led...

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Michael Keaton Ends Commencement Speech at Kent State by Saying “I’m Batman”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:00am 5/18/2018 at 8:00am

I disagree with Keaton on this. In my world, the only real Batman is Adam West.

The Huffington Post reports:

Michael Keaton Ends Kent State Commencement Speech With ‘I’m Batman’

Actor Michael Keaton ended his commencement address at Kent State University’s graduation ceremony with two words: “I’m Batman.”

Keaton could have gone the more dramatic...

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Kent State Student Gets Threats After Posing for Grad Photo With a Gun

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:00pm 5/17/2018 at 2:00pm

The photo was meant to be a criticism of the school’s anti-gun policies.

FOX News reports:

Conservative student’s parting shot at college’s anti-gun policies goes viral: ‘Come and take it’

A conservative woman who recently graduated from Kent State University has received threats after she took aim at her school’s anti-gun policies in a...

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Department of Education Investigating Yale for Discriminating Against Men

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/17/2018 at 12:00pm

Haven’t we been repeatedly assured that men have the upper hand in academia?

The Daily Caller reports:

Feds Probe Yale For Allegedly Excluding Men From Programs And Scholarships

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating multiple programs and scholarships at Yale University after it received a complaint indicating the school offers an array of...

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Evergreen State to Keep ‘Day of Absence’ of White People Event

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00am 5/17/2018 at 11:00am

Last year, all hell broke loose on the campus of Evergreen State College in Washington state when Professor Bret Weinstein refused to participate in a campus event which would have barred white people from campus for one day. Now they’re at it again.

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U. Akron Prof Tries to Give Female Students Higher Grades Just for Being Women

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:00am 5/17/2018 at 10:00am

If women are so powerful and equal to men in every way, why do they need to be given an advantage?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Professor tries to give female students better grades just for being women

A University of Akron professor inadvertently devised a creative new way to insult female students this week,...

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Left Wing Student Group Holds Public Burning of American Flag at Beloit College

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/16/2018 at 12:00pm

Too bad Rolling Thunder didn’t know about this in advance. They stopped a similar event at Dartmouth last year.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Revolutionary’ students burn American flag at Beloit College

Members of the Young Revolutionary Front chapter at Beloit College burned an American flag on campus in what they say is “revenge against the...

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Yale Sees Huge Increase in Use of Emotional Support Animals

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:00am 5/16/2018 at 10:00am

Are you a college student who wants to have a pet on campus? Here’s one way to do it.

The College Fix reports:

Number of emotional support animals at Yale increased by 1400% in last year

The number of emotional support animals at Yale University has reportedly skyrocketed recently, with 14 of them on...

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Georgia Becomes 10th State to Ban Free Speech Zones at Public Universities

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:00am 5/16/2018 at 8:00am

At public universities, the whole school is a free speech zone. The usage of free speech zones needs to end at all of them.

The Daily Caller reports:

Tenth State Bans ‘Free Speech Zones’ At Public Universities

Legislation to protect free speech is spreading across the country, as Georgia becomes the 10th state to...

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Poli Sci Prof: Backlash Against Liberal Smugness Will Get Trump Re-elected

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 1:00pm 5/15/2018 at 1:00pm
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Gerard Alexander, an associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia, recently wrote an article for the New York Times suggesting that when it comes to Trump, liberals are their own worst enemies. It has become a common joke for conservatives on Twitter to respond to liberal lunacy by saying...

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Student Activists Fight Effort to Arm Campus Police at Georgetown

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/15/2018 at 12:00pm

The effort to arm campus police was led by one student group. Now, a coalition of other student groups is fighting it.

The College Fix reports:

Georgetown University activists fight effort to arm campus cops, say it would endanger minorities

A coalition of student groups at Georgetown University, along with the campus newspaper’s editorial...

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Santa Monica College Advises Students to Report Incidents of ‘Hate Speech’ to Police

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00am 5/15/2018 at 10:00am

What are the police going to do? Arrest people? Write tickets? And who decides what qualifies as hate speech? It doesn’t sound like they thought this through very thoroughly.

Campus Reform reports:

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New Jersey Law Will Allow Students Without Legal Status to Apply for Financial Aid

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 8:00am 5/15/2018 at 8:00am

American citizens in New Jersey will now compete for higher education funding with non-citizens. It will cost the state nearly $5 million in its first year, or at least that’s their best guess. In truth, they have no clue how much it will cost.

The Associated Press

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New Program Brings Right-of-Center Speakers to Brown University

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 14, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/14/2018 at 12:00pm

Kudos to Brown for making an effort here. Will the students allow these people to speak without protests?

The College Fix reports:

New campus SPEAK program brings right-of-center speakers to Brown University

The head of Brown University’s College Republicans offered enthusiastic support of a new campus initiative designed to bring more conservative speakers to...

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