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All Male Club at Harvard Rethinks Gender Neutrality and Expels Female Members

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Less than a decade ago this would have been no big deal but watch this blow up into a national news story.

Heat Street reports:

Harvard University All-Male Club Defies Faculty, Expels ‘Provisional’ Female Members

One of Harvard University’s best known clubs has effectively expelled nine women, ending a two-year experiment ultimately prompted by...

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UC Berkeley Tries to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Cancellation of Ann Coulter Speech

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Young Americans for Freedom and the College Republicans sued Berkeley after Ann Coulter’s speech was cancelled a few months ago but the school doesn’t want to hear it.

The Daily Caller reports:

UC Berkeley Tries To Dismiss Free Speech Lawsuit

The University of California, Berkeley is trying to dismiss a free speech lawsuit filed...

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College Summer Reading Lists Focus Largely on Left Wing Topics

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/4/2017 at 2:30pm

No one is suggesting college reading lists should only feature conservative subjects but how about some balance?

Red Alert Politics reports:

After years of criticism that universities and colleges were focusing too much on feelings and social justice, many people hoped that things would start to change. Those hopes appear to be dashed...

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Marxist Profs Gear up for “Socialism 2017” Conference in Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 11:30am 7/4/2017 at 11:30am

Planning strategies to take on Republicans and President Trump will be a focus, of course.

Campus Reform reported:

Profs gather to ‘fight the right’ at Socialism 2017 conference

Marxist professors, including some of recent notoriety, are preparing for...

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Student Union Leader in UK Wants to Make the Koran Required Reading

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 8:30am 7/4/2017 at 8:30am

Where are all the leftists who are usually outraged by religious influence of any kind?

The Daily Caller reports:

Student Union President: Oppress White People, Make Koran Required Reading For ‘Islamic Takeover’

Zamzam Ibrahim, president of the student union at Salford University in the United Kingdom, has attracted attention for social media posts where...

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U. Scranton Hiring Director to Promote “Feminist Theories and Knowledge”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/3/2017 at 1:30pm

Bureaucracy in academia is so overloaded with positions like this. And people wonder why tuition rises so rapidly.

PJ Media reports:

College Hiring Director to Promote ‘Feminist Theories and Knowledge’

The University of Scranton in Pennsylvania is seeking to hire a new director to promote “feminist theories and knowledge” and “social justice theories” on...

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Evergreen State Appoints New VP for Equity and Inclusion

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11:00am 7/3/2017 at 11:00am
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If there’s anything that can fix the mess at Evergreen State College, it’s another diversity administrator position, right?

USA Today reports:

Evergreen State College looks to mend campus following protests

Evergreen State College is endeavoring to mend divisions in the student body and faculty and improve campus safety after becoming a political battleground over...

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Harvard Law Establishes Professorship to Honor Antonin Scalia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 3, 2017 at 7:30am 7/3/2017 at 7:30am

This is great news. It’s awesome to see a conservative honored by academia.

The College Fix reports:

New Harvard Law professorship honors Antonin Scalia

Harvard Law School has announced the establishment of the Antonin Scalia Professorship of Law in honor of the late US Supreme Court justice.

The professorship is endowed by the Considine Family...

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University That Was Going to Remove Bibles and Crosses Changes Its Mind

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 2:00pm 7/2/2017 at 2:00pm

Oklahoma’s East Central University just had a lightning fast change of heart on this issue.

FOX News reports:

University: We screwed up! We won’t toss out Bibles or crosses

The leadership at Oklahoma’s East Central University slammed on the brakes and jettisoned their decision to removes crosses, Bibles and other religious symbols from a...

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Conservative Student Quits Evergreen State, Pens Note to Professor Weinstein

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 10:00am 7/2/2017 at 10:00am
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In other news, Evergreen State College had a conservative student.

Campus Reform reports:

Conservative student flees radical climate at Evergreen State

A self-identified “conservative-libertarian” Evergreen State College student has elected to leave the school due to the recent campus unrest that shoved the school into the national spotlight.

According to an email obtained by Campus...

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Stanford Prof: Saying Your Homework is Easy Could be a Microaggression

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 8:30am 7/2/2017 at 8:30am

As I’ve said before, it would be easier if someone on the left would just tell the rest of us what isn’t a microaggression.

The Daily Caller reported:

Stanford Prof: Calling Homework Easy Is A ‘Microaggression’

Talking about how easy your homework assignment is could be a microaggression, according to Ruth Starkman, a professor...

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Credit Outlook at Mizzou Downgraded to Negative

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:00pm 7/1/2017 at 12:00pm

Mizzou’s downward spiral continues. This looks pretty serious.

The Associated Press reports:

University of Missouri Credit Outlook Downgraded to Negative

A major financial ratings agency has downgraded the University of Missouri system’s credit outlook from stable to negative, citing enrollment declines on the flagship campus in Columbia and declining state revenue.

Moody’s Investor Services on...

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University in Oklahoma Removing Bibles and Crosses From Chapel After Complaint

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:00am 7/1/2017 at 10:00am

The complaint came from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

Oklahoma university removing Bibles, crosses from campus after complaint

A university in Oklahoma is removing crosses, Bibles and other religious paraphernalia from its on-campus chapel after getting a complaint from a Washington, D.C.-based group that advocates...

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Defending Free Speech Week in Higher Education

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There were some interesting developments on campus free speech in the news this week.

Charles Murray spoke out for the first time since the mob attack at Middlebury.

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University Renames ‘Safe Space’ Program Due to Concern About Optics

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:00am 7/1/2017 at 8:00am

The concept of campus safe spaces has become an object for mockery in recent months. Maybe that was part of the motivation here.

The College Fix reports:

Concerned about bad optics, university renames its new ‘safe space’ program

In May, Columbus State University proudly plugged “safe spaces” across its campus. “Safe Space” fliers were...

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Franklin College Offers Free Certification in Social Justice Work

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/30/2017 at 1:00pm

At least the program is free. What exactly does one do with such a certification?

Campus Reform reports:

College offers free certification in ‘social justice work’

Franklin College is offering a free “Social Justice Certificate Program” to help students, employees, and alumni develop the skills to become an “effective advocate for social justice.”

“The Social...

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Students Arrested at Kellogg Community College for Handing Out Copies of Constitution

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00am 6/30/2017 at 10:00am

This has happened at other schools a few times over the last few years. These students are now suing the school.

Reason reports:

Michigan College Arrests Kids for Handing Out Constitutions, Whines About Being ‘Vilified’ When Students Sue

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) members were passing out pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution to...

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