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Op-Ed: Campus Insanity Is Migrating To Society

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:00am 6/14/2019 at 8:00am

Writer Inez Feltscher Stepman suggests this is a problem that has to be stopped before it’s too late. I disagree. I think we’re already there.

She writes at The Federalist:

Campus Insanity Is Migrating To Society, And Republicans Had Better Stop It Before It’s Too Late

Conservatives once laughed at radical campus politics, imagining...

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Punitive damage verdict against Oberlin College “was like a seismic wave moving quickly through the courtroom”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:00am 6/14/2019 at 7:00am
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When the punitive damage jury verdict was read in court yesterday in Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College, it was like a seismic wave moving quickly through the courtroom.

It was that big, bigger than anyone had expected. The added punitive...

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The Internet Reacts to Whopping Punitive Damages Judgment Against Oberlin College in Defamation Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:37pm 6/13/2019 at 6:37pm

Thursday afternoon, a jury awarded the Gibson family $33 million in punitive damages in addition to the $11 million in compensatory damages they were awarded last week in the defamation suit against Oberlin College. That punitive award...

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Oberlin College hit with maximum PUNITIVE DAMAGES (capped at $22 million by law) in Gibson’s Bakery case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:23pm 6/13/2019 at 3:23pm

The jury just rendered its verdict on punitive damages in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case.

Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be...

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Some Universities Now Offering ‘Cultural Diversity Scholarships’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00am 6/13/2019 at 11:00am

How long will it be before someone can actually major in diversity? You know it’s coming.

The College Fix reports:

Multiple universities offer ‘cultural diversity scholarships’

Several institutions of higher education are offering “cultural diversity scholarships” to their students, aid packages meant to increase the socio-ethnic diversity of the campuses in question.

On Utah Valley...

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University Accused of Secretly Photographing Students for Facial Recognition Study

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:30am 6/13/2019 at 9:30am

This is one of those 21st century issues that’s probably going to come up repeatedly, as we struggle with the new powers of technology.

Campus Reform reports:

UCCS secretly took photos of hundreds of students in...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Punitive Damages VERDICT WATCH

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:30am 6/13/2019 at 8:30am

Oberlin College hit with maximum PUNITIVE DAMAGES (capped at $22 million by law) in Gibson’s Bakery case

Update 11:40 a.m. – Closing statements and jury instructions over. Jury starts deliberations.

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‘Free’ College Program in Louisiana Not Working Out as Planned

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:00am 6/13/2019 at 8:00am

Who could have predicted such a thing? Aren’t you shocked?

George Leef writes at National Review:

One State Has Already Tried ‘Free College’ with Predictably Bad Results

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone went to college, got real smart, and made lots of money? That would give a state a tremendous boost, right?

Like all...

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Oberlin College to Jury: We’re cash poor and big punitive award to Gibson’s Bakery will hurt students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:40pm 6/12/2019 at 4:40pm
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The witness testimony completed today in the punitive damages hearing, which follows the $11.2 million compensatory verdict last Friday in the lawsuit Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College. The jury could award up to double damages, meaning $22.4 million on top of the $11.2 million, bringing the potential total to $33.6 million,...

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Man Flees the United States to Escape $30,000 in Student Loan Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/12/2019 at 12:00pm

This young man is probably going to regret this decision. Especially since it’s not a huge amount of debt. It seems like he acted rashly.

USA Today reports:

A college grad flees U.S. to avoid student loan debt: ‘I had to escape this prison’

Eventually, Chad Albright just couldn’t take it anymore. The rejection,...

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Prof Who Helped Popularize Microaggressions Now Says Not Everything is a Microaggression

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00am 6/12/2019 at 10:00am

Good luck getting that toothpaste back into the tube. Perhaps this concept shouldn’t have been introduced to the academic environment in the first place.

The College Fix reports:

‘Microaggressions’ professor: ‘Not everything is a microaggression’

Derald Sue, a professor at Columbia University and one of the principal popularizers of the concept of “microaggressions,” recently...

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Linda Fairstein Speaks in her Own Defense After Netflix ‘Central Park Five’ Controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:00am 6/12/2019 at 9:00am
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As we pointed out recently, Linda Fairstein, the New York City sex crimes prosecutor who handled the famous ‘Central Park Five’ case, has been subjected to a purge after the premiere of a new Netflix program on the subject.

She claims the program has distorted the truth and maligned her unfairly. Now...

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VIDEO: Campus Reform Interviews Professor Jacobson About the Gibson Bakery vs. Oberlin Case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 8:00am 6/12/2019 at 8:00am
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Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform recently interviewed our own Professor Jacobson to get his thoughts on the case and the outcome.

Jon Street of Campus Reform has details:

Cornell law prof: Oberlin bakery onslaught an ‘example of the mob not waiting for facts’

Cornell law professor William Jacobson says that the recent controversy at...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College: “The jury held accountable an unhinged progressive activist college …

https://www.wsj.com/articles/oberlin-pays-for-smearing-the-town-grocer-11560294176
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00am 6/12/2019 at 7:00am
https://www.wsj.com/articles/oberlin-pays-for-smearing-the-town-grocer-11560294176

I have a column in The Wall Street Journal regarding a case you *might* have heard of, Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College.

Here’s an excerpt from Oberlin Pays for Smearing the Town Grocer:

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$11 Million Verdict for Gibson’s Bakery stands: Judge denies Oberlin College motion for a mistrial

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:00pm 6/11/2019 at 9:00pm
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With the compensatory damages verdict of $11.2 million having been rendered last Friday, the parties in Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College are now into the punitive damages phase.

But in a civil trial that has gone on much longer expected, the jury never saw the courtroom today as the judge had to...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College Punitive Damages Hearing – Judge Denies Attempt to use College Blast Email Criticizing Jury

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/11/2019 at 1:30pm
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Update

[3:20 p.m.] The Court has rejected plaintiffs’ request to use the mass email sent by Oberlin College’s Vice President and General Counsel, Donica Thomas Varner, to the Oberlin community criticizing the jury. The plaintiffs subpoenaed her to testify, and the defense filed a motion to quash the subpoena.

The Judge ruled: “this...

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs New Law Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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Republicans are making a real effort on this issue lately. Democrats, not so much.

The College Fix reports:

Texas governor signs sweeping new law protecting free speech on college campuses

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a sweeping new law that aims to protect free speech on college campuses across the Lone...

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