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MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer Wants to Give Free College to Essential Workers

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/24/2020 at 1:30pm
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If Whitmer ends up being chosen as Biden’s VP, this will be her “free” college plan. Every Democrat has to have one.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Essential workers to get free college under new Whitmer plan

Essential workers in Michigan would be eligible for free college under a new plan being proposed by...

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Law Professors at U. New Mexico Want Students to Buy Book that Includes Subject of ‘Food Justice’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 11:30am 5/24/2020 at 11:30am

The social justice agenda is now slowly working its way into the study of law.

Campus Reform reports:

Profs promote environmental law textbook with ‘food justice’ updates

Professors at the University of New Mexico are lobbying for students to buy the latest version of a law textbook that has been updated to advocate for...

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Study Suggests Men Refusing to Wear Face Masks is a Form of Toxic Masculinity

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 9:30am 5/24/2020 at 9:30am

What happened to the progressive belief in choice? It no longer applies?

The College Fix reports:

Study: Men refusing to wear masks = ‘toxic masculinity’ and racism

A new study out of Middlesex University London and Berkeley’s Mathematical Science Research Institute shows that men are less likely than women to wear a coronavirus-preventing mask.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Aiming for College Football to Start On Time

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/23/2020 at 1:30pm
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This is good news for college football fans and for anyone longing for things to reopen.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is aiming to start college football on...

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Harvard Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Subpar’ Online Classes Amid Pandemic

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:30am 5/23/2020 at 11:30am

It’s easy to understand why students are dissatisfied, but the school is planning to reopen in the fall.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard sued over ‘subpar’ online learning amid pandemic

On Wednesday, students sued Harvard University for not refunding tuition and fees after the coronavirus pandemic forced classes online.

This makes Harvard at least the fourth...

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University of California Drops SAT and ACT Requirements for Admission

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 9:30am 5/23/2020 at 9:30am

They’re not dropping testing altogether. They’re developing their own test, which won’t include a writing portion.

The College Fix reports:

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Virtual Reality Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8:00am 5/23/2020 at 8:00am
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Higher education may have gone mostly virtual, but the politics haven’t changed.

Compare and contrast.

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Law Prof Who Was Falsely Accused of Rape Wins Defamation Case

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:00am 5/22/2020 at 11:00am

This is a reminder of how a false accusation can ruin a person’s life.

FOX 9 News reports:

Law professor falsely accused of rape, wins defamation case

A University of Minnesota Law School professor, Francesco Parisi, has won a nearly $1.2 million defamation case against a woman who had falsely accused him of rape.

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Emory University Adding ‘Race and Ethnicity’ Requirement in Fall of 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2020 at 9:30am 5/22/2020 at 9:30am

Progressive ideas are so popular that they have to be made mandatory.

The College Fix reports:

Emory University to add ‘Race and Ethnicity’ requirement in fall 2021

Emory University will mandate that students take a “Race and Ethnicity” course as part of their General Education Requirement beginning in the fall of next year.

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Community Colleges Could See Enrollment Increase Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8:00am 5/22/2020 at 8:00am

It’s easy to understand why some students wouldn’t want to pay high tuition rates for an online experience.

FOX News reports:

Community colleges prepare for enrollment spike tied to coronavirus

Community colleges could see a surge in enrollment this fall as more four-year institutions decide to keep classes online because of the coronavirus.

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Universities in Michigan Reportedly Facing up to a Billion in Losses Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 2:00pm 5/21/2020 at 2:00pm

As the devastation of this crisis comes into focus, it keeps looking worse for higher education.

The College Fix reports:

Fiscal carnage: Universities in Michigan face $1 billion in COVID-related revenue loss

The coronavirus has claimed ano...

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Columbia Law School Journal Seeks Papers on “the Intersection of Law and Menstruation”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/21/2020 at 12:00pm

Sometimes higher education is beyond parody. Now is one of those times.

From the Faculty Lounge blog:

CFP – Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium, April 9,...

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All Lectures at Cambridge University Will be Online-Only Until Summer of 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:00am 5/21/2020 at 10:00am

It’s amazing how long some schools are planning to keep these policies going.

BBC News reports:

Cambridge University: All lectures to be online-only until summer of 2021

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Columbia Law Profs Who Led Fight Against Kavanaugh, Silent About Commencement Speaker Biden

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:00am 5/21/2020 at 8:00am
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Remember, the left not only pushed the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, they went berserk over them. Joe Biden? Not so much.

Emily Zanotti writes at the Daily Wire:

Columbia Law School Profs Led The Fight Against Brett Kavanaugh. They’re Silent On Their Commencement Speaker, Joe Biden.

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Michigan State Professor Warns of “Unconscious Bias” and “Microaggressions” in Virtual Meetings

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3:00pm 5/20/2020 at 3:00pm
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Now that so many people are working from home under quarantine, holding virtual meetings on the internet has become the norm. One professor at Michigan State University wants people to be careful to avoid ‘unconscious bias’ during such events.

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University of Notre Dame Opening Campus to Students in Fall With Reconfigured Schedule

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/20/2020 at 12:00pm

They’re starting early and eliminating fall break. Not a bad idea.

Campus Reform reports:

Notre Dame brings students back to campus, but there’s a catch

The University of Notre Dame has configured a plan for returning to campus for the fall 2020 semester that it believes will mitigate certain risks associated with campus life...

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Colorado State U. Hands Out $1,500 Coronavirus Stimulus Checks to Undocumented Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:00am 5/20/2020 at 10:00am

American citizens got checks for $1,200 but undocumented students here got $1,500? Got it.

The College Fix reports:

Colorado State University doles out $1,500 COVID aid checks to hundreds of undocumented...

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