College Insurrection  (Page 20)

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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UC Berkeley Chancellor Offers Stunning Response to Shooting of Student

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 9:30am 6/28/2020 at 9:30am

A young man at Berkeley was shot in the back of the head while on a walk. The chancellor offered a response that boggles the mind.

From Berkeley News:

Campus mourns tragic death...

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Astronomer at U. Florida Calls Racial and Gender Diversity ‘Nonsense’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 2:00pm 6/27/2020 at 2:00pm
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The mob is going to coming for him.

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DePaul University Will Not Sever Ties to Police Despite Demands of Campus Activists

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:30am 6/27/2020 at 11:30am

This is pretty amazing news if you know anything about DePaul.

The College Fix reports:

DePaul University refuses to cut ties with Chicago police despite demands

DePaul University will not cut ties with the Chicago Police Department despite demands from some campus activists...

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‘Art Crime’ Prof Offers Advice on How to More Easily Topple Monuments

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 9:30am 6/27/2020 at 9:30am

In spite of all the crazy campus stories I’ve covered over the years, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that educators would offer advice on how to commit acts of destruction.

Campus Reform reports:

Prof offers advice on how to destroy monuments ‘faster’

Associate professor of art crime at John Jay College...

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Then They Came for Abraham Lincoln Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 8:00am 6/27/2020 at 8:00am
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Remember the good old days, when campus activists swore this was all about Confederate statues? Now they have come for Abraham Lincoln.

And George Washington.

They’re going after everything.

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Universities Say Trump’s Visa Restrictions Will Keep Out ‘Best and Brightest’ Workers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 26, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/26/2020 at 12:00pm

Trump is being criticized here for his efforts to help American workers. Amazing.

Campus Reform reports:

Universities claim new Trump visa restrictions will keep out ‘best and brightest’ workers

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday to suspend the issuance of a number of temporary worker visas through 2020. The proclamation aims to prioritize...

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Syracuse University Cutting Staff in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00am 6/26/2020 at 10:00am

More cuts are coming to more schools in the near future. This is just the beginning.

Syracuse.com reports:

Syracuse University makes staff cuts as part of coronavirus response

Syracuse University has eliminated some staff positions due to the financial impact of the coronavirus, the school said on Thursday.

The school said that it had laid...

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Theater Prof Resigns, Citing Fear of Her White Students

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8:00am 6/26/2020 at 8:00am

This happened at St. Olaf College, which was the site of a campus race hoax a few years ago. Also, she is scared of theater students? Really?

The College Fix reports:

Theater prof cites ‘white rage,’ fear of white students as reason for leaving job

A St. Olaf College theater department professor blamed “white...

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Antioch College Announces Stunning Budget Cut of $2.5 Million Dollars

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6:30pm 6/25/2020 at 6:30pm

Like so many other schools, this cut was necessary because of the Coronavirus crisis.

YS News reports:

Antioch College announces $2.5 million budget cut; staff, faculty let go

Antioch College is cutting spending by $2.5 million in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Eight staff employees, currently furloughed, are being laid off....

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Student Activists Demand Removal of Abraham Lincoln Statue at UW-Madison

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 3:00pm 6/25/2020 at 3:00pm
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Student activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are exploiting the current trend of statue toppling, to petition for the removal of a campus statue of President Abraham Lincoln.

Hating historic statues is all the rage these days.

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Hillsdale College Rejects Pressure From the Left to Virtue Signal Over Black Lives Matter

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:30am 6/25/2020 at 10:30am

Hillsdale College is one of the few colleges in the United States that could be considered conservative and the left despises them for this.

Campus Reform reports:

Hillsdale College rejects calls from ‘leftist mob’ to ‘virtue signal’

Across the campus of Hillsdale College stand statues of figures including Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and a...

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