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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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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:00am 7/1/2017 at 9:00am
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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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Loyola U. Chicago Program Aims to Cure Students of White Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7:30am 6/30/2017 at 7:30am

This is more left wing social engineering hiding behind the respectability of a university. What does it have to do with real academic study?

The Daily Caller reports:

College Holds Class Only White People Can Attend To Learn How To Stop Being Racist

Loyola University Chicago is revamping a program that teaches white people...

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Louisiana’s Democrat Governor Vetoes Campus Free Speech Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/29/2017 at 1:30pm

Lawmakers in Louisiana thought the bill was needed but the governor disagrees.

The Daily Caller reports:

Louisiana Governor Vetoes ‘Overly Burdensome’ Campus Free Speech Bill

The Louisiana governor vetoed a campus free speech bill Tuesday, suggesting that guaranteeing free speech rights for students would be “overly burdensome.”

John Bel Edwards, the Democratic governor of Louisiana,...

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Jason Riley Counters White Privilege Narrative in Campus Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10:30am 6/29/2017 at 10:30am

Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal is a very smart guy. If you like his work, you’ll love this story.

The College Fix reports:

Conservative black journalist counters narrative pushed by campus race baiters

After conservative black journalist Jason Riley spoke at a historically black college in Pennsylvania on police shootings, crime rates...

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Kansas to Allow Campus Carry Starting July 1st

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30am 6/29/2017 at 7:30am

Second Amendment supporters will be happy to hear of this development.

FOX News reports:

Concealed carry to be lawful on Kansas college campuses

Concealed carry will be allowed on Kansas college and university campuses beginning Saturday, July 1.

Concealed weapons will be permitted on college campuses by people 21 years of age or older, and...

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Yale Sues Connecticut To Expand Number of Gender Neutral Bathrooms Despite Building Code

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/28/2017 at 3:00pm

Given the fact that Connecticut is a very liberal state, this will probably be cleared up soon.

Reuters reports via NBC News:

Yale University Sues Connecticut Over Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Yale University has sued the state of Connecticut over rules it says limit the number of gender-neutral bathrooms it can designate on campus, the latest...

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Northwestern Wants ‘Social Justice Education’ for Frats and Sororities

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12:00pm 6/28/2017 at 12:00pm

This is a nice way of Northwestern telling frats and sororities that they need to become more left wing.

Campus Reform reports:

Northwestern wants ‘social justice education’ for frats, sororities

Northwestern University is seeking a new director to promote “social justice education” among fraternity and sorority members, according to a job listing on...

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North Carolina Gets Highest Marks for Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 9:00am 6/28/2017 at 9:00am

The number of schools in North Carolina which get top free speech ratings from FIRE puts the state in a unique and admirable position.

The College Fix reported:

The best state for campus free speech is … North Carolina?

North Carolina seems intent on proving that its university campuses aren’t micromanaging what students can...

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Charles Murray: Middlebury Mob Was “repudiation of what the university is all about”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:30am 6/28/2017 at 8:30am
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In March of this year, the sociologist and writer Charles Murray visited Middlebury College to deliver a lecture. Before he could even begin, the event was set upon by a mob of students who shut it down and ultimately sent a professor to the emergency room.

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