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Biology Quiz at Gettysburg College Calls Donald Trump a ‘Eugenicist’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 10/21/2020 at 12:00pm

It’s sad how crazy Trump Derangement Syndrome has made some people. Imagine being the parent of a student and paying tuition for this.

Ashe Schow reported at the Daily Wire:

Biology Professor Administers Quiz Calling Donald Trump A ‘Eugenicist’

In an otherwise non-political quiz, a biology professor at Gettysburg College asked her students to...

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U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Paper Op-Ed Includes Instructions for Making a Molotov Cocktail

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10:00am 10/21/2020 at 10:00am

I’ve been covering higher education news for years and I’ve seen some crazy stuff but I am legitimately shocked that the student paper published this.

Campus Reform reports:

Student newspaper publishes instructions on how to make a Molotov cocktail

The student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee posted an opinion-editorial containing instructions on...

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Judge Blocks NYU From Punishing Students for Attending Party Without Masks

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 8:00am 10/21/2020 at 8:00am
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The party in question happened before the current semester even began, so kudos to the judge. This is getting out of hand.

The College Fix reports:

Judge blocks NYU from suspending students for hosting maskless party before semester started

Can New York University micromanage its students’ lives wherever...

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Arizona State Suspends Students for Some Coronavirus Violations but Not Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 10/20/2020 at 12:00pm

Things like parties, socializing and other average activities can get you thrown out of school, but not attending big protests. That’s different.

Campus Reform reports:

ASU suspends students for parties but not protesting

Arizona State University reportedly suspended six students for COVID-19 related violations after taking no disciplinary action against an approximately 100 to...

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Harvard Student Op-Ed Suggests School Should Denounce Alumni Working in Trump Administration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:00am 10/20/2020 at 10:00am

The brazen audacity of such a suggestion is really something to behold. This person doesn’t even have a career yet, but he is casting judgement on the work choices of others, simply over politics.

The College Fix reports:

Student op-ed: Harvard should denounce ‘cartel’ of alumni working for Trump administration

A Harvard Law School...

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Peter Strzok Hired by Georgetown University to Teach at Foreign Service School

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 8:00am 10/20/2020 at 8:00am
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Earlier this month, the University of Pennsylvania awarded a fellowship to Alexander Vindman. What message does all of this send?

FOX News reports:

Georgetown University hires Peter Strzok to teach at foreign service school

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Emerson College Hosts Panel to Discuss the Removal of Offensive Monuments

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12:00pm 10/19/2020 at 12:00pm

Has it ever occurred to anyone on the left that they come off as the disturbing authoritarians they accuse Trump of being? This is positively Orwellian.

From the school paper, the Berkeley Beacon:

Artists, activists come together for “Memorials: As Monuments Fall” webinar

Historical monuments and who they seek to memorialize have come under...

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U. Pittsburgh Removes ‘Gendered Language’ From Homecoming Titles

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:00am 10/19/2020 at 10:00am

If traditional gender roles are outdated and not inclusive, why does the University of Pittsburgh still have a women’s studies department?

Campus Reform reports:

UPitt scraps ‘gendered’ language from homecoming titles

The University of Pittsburgh announced that it will no longer use the traditional titles of “homecoming king” and “homecoming queen” in order to...

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School District in San Diego Changes Grading System to ‘Combat Racism’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 19, 2020 at 8:00am 10/19/2020 at 8:00am

Doesn’t this ultimately hurt the students? Even the ones they think they’re trying to help?

NBC News in San Diego reports:

San Diego Unified School District Changes Grading System to ‘Combat Racism’

Students will no longer be graded based on a yearly average, or on how late they turn in assignments. Those are just...

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REMINDER – 10 A.M. TUESDAY – Livestream Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Appeal Oral Argument

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 7:30pm 10/18/2020 at 7:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQkVVyA9HQonc-zpcwzaTMQ

This is a reminder that Legal Insurrection will have live coverage of and commentary on the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College appeals court oral argument. The Court livestreams oral arguments and we will have the embed here with commentary. Join us.

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Poll Finds Majority of College Students Prepared to Shame People for Not Voting

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 1:30pm 10/18/2020 at 1:30pm

This should come as no surprise. Shaming people was a common practice during Mao’s Cultural Revolution, too.

VOX reports:

Poll: College students are ready to call out people who don’t vote

In a new Axios poll, 61 percent of college students revealed that they would definitely or probably shame someone they know if they...

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Many Colleges in New England Saw Enrollment Plummet this Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 11:30am 10/18/2020 at 11:30am

This is only the beginning. If colleges continue to remain only half open and enforce strict rules for behavior due to the pandemic, it will only get worse.

The Boston Globe reports:

Enrollment plummeted at many New England colleges this fall

Many New England colleges experienced unprecedented enrollment declines this fall, as students opted...

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Democrat Employees Outnumber Republicans by Nearly 13 to 1 at University of Pennsylvania

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 9:30am 10/18/2020 at 9:30am

I would be willing to bet that at some schools, the ratio is even bigger than this.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Democratic employees at U Penn outnumber Republicans nearly 13:1

A Campus Reform analysis found that Democratic employees at the University...

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Beto O’Rourke Expected to Take Teaching Position at Texas State in Spring of 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 1:30pm 10/17/2020 at 1:30pm
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Why is Beto O’Rourke lining up a teaching position for the spring if Joe Biden is going to be president? Isn’t Beto supposed to head the gun confiscation task force or something?

The University Star reports:

Beto O’Rourke expected to teach at...

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UW-La Crosse Students Have Meltdown Over Pro-Trump Chalkings on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:30am 10/17/2020 at 11:30am

I’m laughing as I type this. Does everyone remember “The Chalkening” back in April of 2016? This is the sequel!

Campus Reform reports:

UW-La Crosse students melt down over ‘Trump 2020’ chalking

Students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse reported conservative sidewalk chalkings around campus to the school as hate incidents.

The phrases included slogans...

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Prof Deletes Tweet Hoping for Death of the Republican Party: ‘F**k ’em All’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 9:30am 10/17/2020 at 9:30am

The election is clearly making some people a little crazy. At least she had the common sense to delete the tweet.

I wonder if anyone has told this history professor that the Republican party was founded to end slavery?

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Dangerous Words and Lawsuits Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00am 10/17/2020 at 8:00am
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There are two kinds of racism on college campuses today. One is imagined, the other is real.

Higher education is obsessed with the subject.

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