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UW Madison Program Aims to Counter Harmful Effects of Masculinity

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 3:30pm 1/5/2017 at 3:30pm

The war on men in higher education continues apace.

The College Fix reports:

Male college students to undergo ‘critical self-reflection’ of masculinity

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is currently taking applications for its “Men’s Project,” a six-week program that aims...

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More American Students Consider College in Canada Over Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/5/2017 at 12:30pm

Some American college students are considering what many American celebrities promised to do if Trump won. Head for the northern border.

FOX News reports:

College in Canada? After Trump’s win, more in US consider it

In the wake of the presidential election, more U.S. students are thinking about going to college in Canada.

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Occidental College Still Reeling from Destruction of 9/11 Memorial

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:00am 1/5/2017 at 9:00am
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It’s hard to imagine anything more despicable than disrespecting the victims of 9/11. This incident happened in the fall but it’s still impacting the school.

Forbes reported:

Occidental College Tries To Heal Campus Wounds After Attack On 9/11 Flag Memorial

What does a college do when students trash a 9/11 memorial? That was the...

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American U to Remove Statue of Killer of FBI Agents from Campus

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American University has recently been home to a statue of Leonard Peltier, who was found guilty of killing two FBI officers in the 1970s. Now the statue is coming down.

WJLA News reports:

AU removing controversial statue from campus

American University plans to remove a controversial statue from its campus after an outcry from...

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Prof: North Carolina No Longer a Democracy Because Republicans Win

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/4/2017 at 12:00pm

Who’s up for another round of professors say the darndest things?

From the Daily Caller:

Professor: North Carolina Is NO LONGER A DEMOCRACY Because Republicans Win Too Many Elections

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NY Governor Proposes Free Tuition at Public Colleges

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9:00am 1/4/2017 at 9:00am

Are all the professors and administrators at these schools going to work for free now?

The Hill reports:

NY gov proposes free tuition for public colleges

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a plan Tuesday to offer free tuition at state and city colleges for qualifying...

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U. Chicago Students Try to Stop Visit by Trump Spokesman Sean Spicer

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Sean Spicer, who will serve as Donald Trump’s White House press secretary, has been invited to the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics by former Obama adviser David Axelrod.

Some students are objecting to the appearance for trite and obvious reasons.

The Chicago Maroon reported:

Incoming Trump Press Secretary Visit to IOP Sparks Controversy

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Student Union at University in England Bans Use of Words ‘He and She’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:30am 1/3/2017 at 10:30am

This left wing craziness does no one any good in the real world.

The Daily Mail reports:

Student union bans use of ‘he’ and ‘she’ – because they ‘don’t want to make...

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Op-Ed: How Liberal Professors Are Ruining College

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:30am 1/3/2017 at 7:30am

Chris Sweeney of Boston Magazine has written an interesting piece about politics in higher education. He begins with a story many conservative students will find familiar.

Here’s an excerpt:

How Liberal Professors Are Ruining College

The freshman had his hesitations. “I am somewhat ‘in the closet,’” he emailed me from the safety of his...

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Band from Historically Black College in Alabama to March at Trump’s Inauguration

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 7:00pm 1/2/2017 at 7:00pm

Reports have indicated that the marching band from Talladega College, Alabama’s oldest historically black college, will march at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Of course, people have gone irate over the news, even though the school has not confirmed its participation:

“We were a bit horrified to hear of the invitation,” said Shirley...

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Prof: Trump’s Views on Climate Change Disqualify Him From Using Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/2/2017 at 12:30pm

Is there anyone in academia who has not completely lost their mind over Trump?

Truth Revolt reports:

CA State Professor: Trump’s Climate Views Disqualify Him From Using Twitter

A history professor at Cal State University, Sacramento, argued President-Elect Donald Trump should not be able to use Twitter because “people who dismiss science in one...

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Harvard Grad Students Claim School Hindered Unionization Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 8:30am 1/2/2017 at 8:30am

Grad students at Harvard held a recent vote over whether or not to unionize. Now they’re claiming the school interfered in the voting process.

From Boston.com:

Grad students say Harvard hindered...

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Canada Sees a Rise in College Applications From U.S. Students

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 2:00pm 1/1/2017 at 2:00pm

The elections have triggered American college-bound students to apply for college in Canada. The Associated Press reported:

In the U.S., officials at some colleges say it’s clear Trump’s election is tilting enrollment patterns. Some recruiters say foreign students are avoiding the U.S. amid worries about safety and deportation, opting for Canada or...

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Christian Student Sues College for Right to Preach on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 10:00am 1/1/2017 at 10:00am

You have to wonder why this would even be an issue. People who don’t want to hear it don’t have to listen.

FOX News reports:

Christian student sues Georgia college for restricting right to preach on campus

A Christian student is suing a college in Georgia for allegedly violating his free speech rights by...

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University Releases List of Words Banned For 2017

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 8:00am 1/1/2017 at 8:00am

Lake Superior State University releases a list of words every year at this time which are banned for the coming year. Here are some of their choices.

Via Inside Higher Ed:

You, Sir: Hails from a more civilized era when duels were the likely outcome of disagreements. Today, we suffer on-line trolls...

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University in California Spends Thousands to Erase Negative Story From Internet

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/31/2016 at 3:30pm

So universities do care about their public images? You’d never know it from the last few years.

The Blaze reports:

California university wastes thousands to wipe unpleasant story off the internet

In a modern twist on an Orwellian concept, the University of California Davis paid consultants at least $175,000 to scrub an unpleasant story...

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Georgetown Offers Credit for Attending Anti-Trump Event

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:30am 12/31/2016 at 11:30am

If this is what our higher education system is going to be like for the next four to eight years, it deserves to collapse.

The Daily Caller reports:

Georgetown Offers Class Credit For Attending Anti-Trump Teach-In

A professor at Georgetown University offered her students course credit if they attended a teach-in rallying opposition against...

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