College Insurrection  (Page 178)

Republican Floats Cutting Funding to Schools That Limit Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/8/2017 at 1:30pm

This is an excellent idea. Why should schools receive tax dollars if they can’t or won’t defend free speech?

The Daily Caller reports:

Republican Rep Floats Cutting Funding From Schools That Limit Free Speech

Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney, a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, suggested Tuesday night that members may...

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Ohio State Ignores Activists Trying to Get Wendy’s Removed From Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:30am 6/8/2017 at 10:30am

The world would be a better place if college administrations ignored activists more often.

The College Fix reports:

Ohio State thumbs nose at food-justice activists who try to get Wendy’s kicked off campus

One of the top goals of “sustainability” activists is making food progressively more expensive for low-income people, so it was no...

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Evergreen State Prof Speaks Out in Defense of Colleague Bret Weinstein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9nFced_eo
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30am 6/8/2017 at 7:30am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9nFced_eo

Most of the faculty at Evergreen State is standing in solidarity with their left wing students but one professor is speaking out in defense of the professor at the center of the controversy.

From the Heterodox Academy blog:

A Second Evergreen Professor Speaks Out

I have been teaching Evergreen students about biology, agriculture, and...

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Betsy DeVos Appoints Former FIRE Official as New Deputy Assist. Sec. of Higher Ed Programs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/7/2017 at 3:00pm

Anyone who is good enough to work for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is a safe bet to work in this position. This was an outstanding choice.

Inside Higher Ed reported:

DeVos Appoints First Amendment Advocate to Key Position

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has appointed Adam Kissel, formerly of the Koch Foundation...

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Conservative Student Flees Emerson College Over Harassment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:30am 6/7/2017 at 10:30am

This story is particularly depressing for me because I went to Emerson. I wasn’t very interested in politics back then but I don’t remember the school being anything like this.

The College Fix reports:

Conservative student flees small Boston college after year of harassment

What Lexie Kaufman loves most about Emerson College is its...

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Evergreen State College Students Reportedly Roaming Campus With Baseball Bats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCZNCmMFwcI
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:30am 6/7/2017 at 7:30am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCZNCmMFwcI

Evergreen State College has been the scene of anti-White racism against professor Bret Weinstein, who objected to a Day Without Whites. See our  tag for the details.

There also have been anonymous threats have been made to Evergreen, which have closed the campus multiple times. While the reason remains unclear, there are...

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Men Are Increasingly Choosing Not to Attend College

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/6/2017 at 1:30pm

Campus culture has become hostile to young men in many ways and they’re responding by not going.

The Denver Post reports:

Men saying “no thanks” to...

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Harvard Rescinds Acceptance for Students Who Posted Offensive Memes on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:30am 6/6/2017 at 10:30am

Social media has to be used carefully. Schools actively check the accounts of applicants now and there are real consequences for abuses.

Heat Street reports:

Harvard Revokes Acceptances for 10 Students Who Posted Provocative Images, Memes on Facebook

Harvard University has reversed its decision to offer places at the college for at least 10...

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Students at U. Chicago Demand Racially Segregated Orientation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:30am 6/6/2017 at 7:30am

Have you noticed that the same social justice warrior students who see racism everywhere are the ones increasingly demanding segregation?

The Daily Caller reports:

Chicago Students Demand Racially Segregated Orientation

Students at the University of Chicago are demanding racial segregation for incoming students of color during orientation week.

They also want some serious construction to...

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George Mason Students Sue School Over Funding From Koch Brothers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/5/2017 at 1:30pm

The Koch brothers should respond to this by rescinding every penny they’ve given to the school and donating the money somewhere else. If the students don’t want funding, fine. They won’t get it.

EcoWatch reported:

Students Sue University Over Ties to Koch Brothers

Accusing the state school...

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UC Riverside Student Paper Says Gender Studies Requirement is a Bad Idea

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 5, 2017 at 10:30am 6/5/2017 at 10:30am

The reasoning behind the argument here is completely logical which means it’ll probably be ignored.

The College Fix reports:

Why a mandatory gender studies requirement is a bad idea, even for liberals

It’s not every day that the editors of a major campus newspaper oppose the creation of a lefty graduation requirement.

Yet the editorial...

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Author Explains Why Valedictorians Rarely Become Millionaires

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:30am 6/5/2017 at 7:30am

The author cites a study and the funny thing is that this makes perfect sense.

From FOX Business:

Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires, author says

It’s high school graduation time and a slew of young, newly minted grads are ready to tackle the workforce or continue their education. And, while many of those graduates...

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From Safe Space to Attack Zone: As goes Evergreen, so goes academia

https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein/status/871403978923229184
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/4/2017 at 7:00pm
https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein/status/871403978923229184

We’ve written a lot about the attacks on progressive professor Bret Weinstein at Evergreen State College. He was accused of racism by student activists for opposing a proposal to ban white people from campus for a day, a move he condemned as impermissible racism.

In a bizarro world that is today’s campus,...

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McAuliffe Passes Out College Board Seats to Current and Former Cabinet Members

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/4/2017 at 4:00pm

This is a perfect example of the cronyism in government so many people have come to loathe.

The Washington Post reports:

McAuliffe rewards current and former Cabinet members with college board seats

Gov. Terry McAuliffe doled out some of Virginia’s juiciest political plums to seven current or former administration officials and two of their...

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UC Defunds Regent Parties After Report Exposes Extravagance

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 12:00pm 6/4/2017 at 12:00pm

A recent report about expensive parties for regents didn’t sit well with the administration.

The Daily Californian reports:

University defunds regents’ parties, dinners, reversing former policy

The UC Board of Regents will no longer use university funds to pay for board member dinners and parties, as first reported by...

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Harvard Law School’s Choice for New Dean Draws Praise From Conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 9:20am 6/4/2017 at 9:20am

It’s not every day that an academic appointment gets praise from conservatives so this is noteworthy.

The Daily Caller reports:

Conservatives Dig The New Harvard Law School Dean

Harvard Law School named professor John Manning as its new dean Tuesday, soliciting praise from conservative...

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Sonoma State Student Angers Crowd With Anti-Trump, Anti-Police Poem

https://petapixel.com/2017/01/21/president-trumps-official-portrait/
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/3/2017 at 12:30pm
https://petapixel.com/2017/01/21/president-trumps-official-portrait/

People have been very patient but are starting to get tired of this stuff. It’s enough already.

The College Fix reports:

Sonoma State student’s anti-cop, anti-Trump commencement poem outrages crowd

A student commencement speaker at Sonoma State University turned what was supposed to be a celebration of accomplishment into a diatribe against President Trump,...

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