College Insurrection  (Page 179)

Yale Teams With United Nations to Create Eco-Friendly Housing Module

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/24/2018 at 12:00pm

Is Yale going to update all of their campus buildings to comply with this new vision of ‘green’ housing?

Archinect reports:

Yale University teams with UN Environment to unveil new eco-housing module

Representing more than a third of global greenhouse gas em...

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UVA Students Angry Over Appointment of Former Trump Official

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00am 7/24/2018 at 10:00am

Marc Short, a low level person in the Trump administration, has been made a senior fellow at UVA and some students are having a hard time with that.

Campus Reform reports:

UVA students triggered by hiring of...

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Universities Join Effort to Ban Plastic Drinking Straws

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8:00am 7/24/2018 at 8:00am

Higher education has a tendency to join the left’s cause of the day no matter what it is, so this is hardly surprising.

The College Fix reports:

Universities nationwide ban plastic straws as students bolster movement

Ever since a video of a sea turtle with a straw up its nose went viral,...

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Activists Want to Inject Social Justice into Medieval Studies

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 23, 2018 at 7:30pm 7/23/2018 at 7:30pm

Medieval Studies has been under fire from the left for a while now, for being too white. Please note: This post has been updated, see below.

Campus Reform reports:

Activists demand more social justice in Mediev...

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UMass Boston Course Seeks to Denaturalize Heterosexuality

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00am 7/23/2018 at 10:00am

Note the fact that this course is essentially about politics and not sexuality.

The College Fix reports:

UMass Boston teaches class with goal of denaturalizing heterosexuality

An advanced political theory course at the University of Massachusetts, Boston seeks to denaturalize heterosexuality from a “gay affirmative” perspective, according to a description of the course.

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Stanford Student Threatens to ‘Physically Fight’ Campus Zionists

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:00am 7/23/2018 at 8:00am

The administration at Stanford may want to keep an eye on this student.

The Weekly Standard reports:

Stanford Student Threatens to ‘Physically Fight Zionists’ on Campus

Hamzeh Daoud, a rising junior at Stanford, took to Facebook on Friday afternoon to declare that he’ll “physically fight zionists on campus next year.” Angered by the Israeli...

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Poli-Sci Prof: Higher Education Needs More Political Activism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 1:30pm 7/22/2018 at 1:30pm

Jessica F. Green teaches at the University of Toronto. She claims that the academy is “an inherently conservative institution” which is just bizarre.

She writes at the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Why We Need a More Activist Academy

I’m having an identity crisis. As a graduate student in political science, I learned to be...

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U. Wisconsin-La Crosse Student Paper Seeks ‘Social Justice Reporter’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 11:30am 7/22/2018 at 11:30am

This would be perfect experience for anyone who aspires to a career at CNN or MSNBC.

Campus Reform reports:

School newspaper hiring ‘social justice’ reporter

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student newspaper is looking to hire a reporter whose sole responsibility will be to cover stories related to “diversity, inclusion, and social justice.”

Earlier this...

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UC Berkeley Prof Calls Trump’s Presser With Putin ‘Textbook Treason’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HlYCyJ2znc&t=841s
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 9:30am 7/22/2018 at 9:30am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HlYCyJ2znc&t=841s

Berkeley is the one place you would almost expect to engage in this sort of rhetoric.

The College Fix reports:

UC Berkeley prof: Trump is engaged in ‘textbook treason’

A political science professor at UC Berkeley says that President Trump’s recent press conference with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland is an example of...

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Columbia University Workshop Tells Teachers How to be ‘Agents of Social Justice’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:30pm 7/21/2018 at 1:30pm

This is how progressive concepts trickle down from higher ed into lower grade classrooms.

The Daily Caller reports:

Columbia Grad School Tells K-12 Teachers How to be ‘Agents of Social Justice’

Teachers College, Columbia University hosted a workshop instructing K-12 history teachers on how to be “agents of social justice” on Tuesday.

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Yale Law Prof Wants People to ‘Hide’ Immigrants from ICE

https://youtu.be/eyWhAFjPOBE
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:30am 7/21/2018 at 11:30am
https://youtu.be/eyWhAFjPOBE

Isn’t it fascinating how none of this anti-ICE activism happened for eight years under Obama?

Campus Reform reports:

Yale law prof encourages people to ‘hide immigrants from ICE’

A Yale University law professor encouraged people to “hide” illegal immigrants from...

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Dartmouth Business School to Judge Applicants Based on ‘Niceness’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:30am 7/21/2018 at 9:30am

This sounds like a… nice idea, but isn’t the criteria a little vague?

The College Fix reports:

Dartmouth business school will judge applicants based on ‘niceness’

An elite Ivy League business school will soon begin admitting students based in part on their level of “niceness,” with the school informing applicants that students there are...

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War of Words Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 8:00am 7/21/2018 at 8:00am

Microaggressions and the misuse of pronouns has apparently become a campus crisis.

Doesn’t academia have bigger problems to deal with?

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Lee University Students Demand School Cancel Event Featuring Mike Pence

https://youtu.be/Y97UGcFYeGA
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7:00pm 7/20/2018 at 7:00pm
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Vice President Mike Pence is slated to make an appearance at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee this weekend. The event isn’t sponsored by the school, it’s a campaign event to support Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn. Even so, students at the school are petitioning to keep Pence from visiting.

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Community College in CA Offers Free Tuition to 500 First Year Students

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/20/2018 at 12:00pm

If a school wants to do this on their own and not as part of mandated government program, more power to them.

The Washington Examiner reports:

California college: Free tuition for 500 first-year students

A California community college is offering free tuition and fees to 500 first-year students who apply to its First-Year Promise...

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Temple Prof Marc Lamont Hill Praises Wanted Cop Killer Assata Shakur

https://youtu.be/hH9sF_sg14c
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:00am 7/20/2018 at 10:00am
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Marc Lamont Hill is also a frequent guest on CNN, yet somehow this has gone largely unnoticed.

The College Fix reports:

College prof praises cop-killing terrorist, calls her ‘treasured freedom fighter’

A professor at Philadelphia’s Temple University generated backlash on the Internet t...

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College Board Changes Plan to Erase Thousands of Years of History From AP Exam

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8:00am 7/20/2018 at 8:00am

They were going to change the exam to start at 1450, but after criticism they’re changing it to the year 1200. Not much of an improvement.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Compromising on a Timeline for History

Responding to criticism of its earlier plan to begin the Advanced Placement World History exam around the year...

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