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California State University-Fresno Students Petition for Removal of Campus Gandhi Statue

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 12:00pm 7/2/2020 at 12:00pm

Perhaps American colleges and universities should just remove all statues from campus. It seems as though no one is acceptable enough to have a monument.

The Washington Times reports:

Gandhi statue under fire at Fresno State

Officials at California State University-Fresno are facing increasing pressure to remove a statue on campus depicting the late...

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University of Minnesota Dropping SAT/ACT Tests as Admissions Requirement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00am 7/2/2020 at 10:00am

The school says this is about the difficulty of scheduling tests due to the Coronavirus, but one has to wonder if it isn’t also about loosening requirements due to worries about low enrollment.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

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Stanford Student Newspaper Refuses to Run College Republican’s Op-Ed Over Alleged Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:00am 7/2/2020 at 8:00am

It looks like the racism accusation is just being used to silence a critic. This is a common tactic of the left.

The College Fix reports:

Stanford Daily refuses to run College Republican’s op-ed, accuses it of ‘anti-blackness’

Stanford University’s student-run newspaper, The Stanford Daily, refused to publish an opinion piece written by Stephen...

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Harvard Ends Policy That Penalized Students for Belonging to Single-Sex Clubs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 4:00pm 7/1/2020 at 4:00pm
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Back in 2016, Harvard essentially banned membership in single-sex clubs for students. They enforced this policy by barring non-compliant students from leadership positions in sports and other campus activities, and by restricting access to certain scholarships.

The school has now ended the policy.

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U. Virginia to Pay U.S. Government $1 Million Dollars in Settlement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 12:30pm 7/1/2020 at 12:30pm

The school was accused of not accounting for the way it used some federal grant money. It was a pretty expensive mistake.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

University of Virginia to pay $1 million in settlement with U.S. government

Authorities said Tuesday that the University of Virginia has agreed to pay $1 million to settle...

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UW-Madison Chancellor Announces Abraham Lincoln Statue Will Stay on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10:00am 7/1/2020 at 10:00am
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This is good news but it’s stunning that this was ever even a question.

Campus Reform reports:

UW-Madison says Abraham Lincoln statue will stay

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has opted not to remove its Abraham Lincoln statue, despite student protests of the 16th president.

“The university continues to support the Abraham Lincoln statue on our...

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Hofstra University Agrees to Relocate Jefferson Statue, Student Activists Unsatisfied

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 8:00am 7/1/2020 at 8:00am
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Student activists have been trying to remove this statue for years. The school finally caved and agreed to move it to another location on campus, but that’s not good enough for the students.

The College Fix reports:

Hofstra U. relocates Thomas Jefferson statue, student activists remain unsatisfied

Hofstra University has finally buckled to student...

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Gibson’s Bakery: ‘Amicus’ Groups are “really only friends of the Oberlin Parties and not friends of the Court”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 9:35pm 6/30/2020 at 9:35pm

Oberlin College has filed its Brief appealing the $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts (later reduced to $25 million under Ohio tort reform caps) won by Gibson’s Bakery. The Bakery also has filed its Cross-Appeal Brief seeking reinstatement of the full punitive damages verdict.

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University Presidents Grow Increasingly Concerned About Perceived Value of College

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/30/2020 at 12:00pm

College and university presidents should be deeply concerned about this. Online classes amid the pandemic affected public opinion about the cost and value of higher education.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Presidents’ Growing Worry? Perceived Value of College

As Inside Higher Ed has surveyed college and university presidents several times over the course of this...

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Boston University Laying Off 250 Employees Due to Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 10:00am 6/30/2020 at 10:00am

The school is anticipating a budget shortfall of over a quarter of a billion dollars.

Mass Live reports:

Boston University to furlough or lay off 250 employees amid economic fallout from coronavirus pandemic

Boston University says it is laying off or furloughing 250 employees amid the continued economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The cuts...

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Incoming Student Govt. President Faces Calls to Resign for Supporting Police

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 8:00am 6/30/2020 at 8:00am

It has come to this. Supporting the police is unacceptable for student leaders. Absolute madness.

The College Fix reports:

Incoming student government president under fire for participating in pro-police march

Marilyn Lambert believes #PoliceLivesMatter, and she isn’t afraid to say it publicly.

For that perceived sin, the incoming student government president at the College of...

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Oberlin College loses appeal in suit by expelled male student, case reinstated

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:30pm 6/29/2020 at 2:30pm

It has been a while since we wrote about the case of John Doe No. 1 against Oberlin College. (Because there now is a second John Doe case against Oberlin College, we are now referring to this case as John Doe No. 1.)

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UMass Lowell Laying Off 100 Members of Staff

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/29/2020 at 12:00pm

This is due to the Coronavirus crisis and the plan is for these layoffs to be temporary.

WBUR reports:

UMass Lowell Cuts 100 Jobs — For Now

UMass Lowell, the second-largest public university in Massachusetts, will lay off about 100 members of staff.

University officials said the cuts to personnel — which are now deemed...

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George Washington University Supports D.C. Statehood With No Indication of a Faculty, Student Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10:00am 6/29/2020 at 10:00am

This isn’t surprising but one has to wonder how George Washington would feel about it.

Professor Jonathan Turley writes at his blog:

George Washington University Declares Support For D.C. Statehood

George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc surpr...

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Yale Dismisses Demands to Change its Name Following #CancelYale Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2020 at 8:00am 6/29/2020 at 8:00am
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#CancelYale has been trending on Twitter for a couple of weeks. It was mainly pushed by conservatives, but the sentiment behind it is real, given Elihu Yale’s involvement in the slave trade. Yale isn’t interested.

From the Yale Daily News:

“Cancel Yale”? Not likely.

Amid nationwide calls to remove symbols with ties to racist...

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Washington and Lee University Reportedly Considering Name Change

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 1:30pm 6/28/2020 at 1:30pm

If this happens, Yale will come under increasing pressure to do the same.

WSLS News reports:

Washington & Lee University potential name change draws criticism from former president’s descendant

A woman with ties to Washington & Lee University’s founding is not happy about the recent name change proposal.

“I’m very angry,” said Tina Tabor, who...

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UC-Irvine Law Apologizes for Highlighting Conservative Group After Students Call it ‘Racist’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:30am 6/28/2020 at 11:30am

The conservative group is the Federalist Society. This is a glimpse of what’s coming. The left wants to redefine reality to label all forms of conservatism as toxic and unacceptable.

Campus Reform reports:

University apologizes for highlighting conservative group after students insist it’s ‘racist,’ ‘sexist,’ ‘fascist’

A student group that seeks to “preserve freedom”...

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