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Emerson College Releases New List of Words That Can’t be Used

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00am 3/18/2017 at 10:00am

Emerson College is a school that specializes in communications. Do they really think this is a good look for them?

The Daily Caller reports:

Language Police At Fancypants College Deem The Word ‘Homosexual’ Offensive Now

Emerson College, a fancypants school dedicated solely to communication and performing arts, has officially deemed the word “homosexual” to...

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Surprisingly Uninformed Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8:30am 3/18/2017 at 8:30am
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Given the subjects many college students are told to believe are priorities…

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Sexual Assault Rate Reported at Duke Five Times as High as Most Dangerous City in US

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8:00am 3/18/2017 at 8:00am

If this is true, why would anyone send their daughter to Duke University?

KC Johnson reports at Minding the Campus:

Duke Reports...

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Cal State LA Prof Compares Police Officers to ‘Slave Catchers’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/17/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is not only untrue, it is a dangerous and irresponsible thing to say to students.

The College Fix reports:

Cal State Los Angeles prof: Yesterday’s ‘slave catchers’ are today’s police officers

At a Cal State Fullerton conference yesterday on “intersectionality” and discrimination, a professor and Black Lives Matter organizer said that today’s police...

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UC Davis Resource Glossary Suggests Only White People Can be Racist

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:30am 3/17/2017 at 10:30am

Further proof that working in higher education does not make one smart. Higher ed is full of dumb people like the ones who wrote this document.

The Daily Caller reports:

Only Whites Can Be Racist, Insists University

A glossary published by a university insists that only whites can be racist, while also describing terms...

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UW-La Crosse Rethinks Firing Employee for Supporting Trump Policy

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Can you even imagine someone being fired from a university eight years ago for supporting Obama?

Watchdog reports:

UW-La Crosse backs down after firing employee for supporting Trump policy

A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employee fired for telling a co-worker that she supported President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could be back on the job...

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Over a Million Borrowers Defaulted on Federal Student Loan Debt Last Year

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/16/2017 at 1:30pm

This problem is like a tidal wave in the distance that just keeps growing.

CNBC reports:

More than 1.1 million borrowers defaulted on their federal student loans last year

On average, more than 3,000 borrowers default on their federal student loans every day.

The number of people who have defaulted on their federal student loans...

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Occidental College Faculty Council Goes Full Anti-Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:30am 3/16/2017 at 10:30am

As Campus Reform reminds us below, Occidental is President Obama’s alma mater.

From their report:

Faculty at Obama alma mater resolve to challenge Trump

The Faculty Council at one of Barack Obama’s alma maters has vowed to challenge the “positions and policies of President Trump” at every turn.

In a recent statement published by the...

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Writer Offers Solution to Heckler’s Veto on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30am 3/16/2017 at 7:30am
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A writer named Parker O’Brien has written a great piece at Medium which offers a solution to student mobs who shout down speakers.

Take a look:

Quick Take: Free Speech on College Campuses

Schools have long understood the volatility of controversial speakers and a disquieting response to this behavior has been the imposition of...

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‘Leftist Fight Club’ at UCF Teaches Progs to Fight Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/15/2017 at 4:30pm
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Publicly funded University of Central Florida has a “leftist fight club” that teaches progressives how to fight Republicans. This club, Knights for Socialism, is the only one like its kind that actually advocates violence:

“In response to the record number of hate crimes against Latinxs, Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the LGBTQIA+ community, Jews,...

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University of Delaware Launches ‘Biden Institute’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/15/2017 at 12:30pm

When did Vice President Biden become a symbol of scholarship and academics?

ABC News reports:

Biden Institute launched at University of Delaware

Vice President Joe Biden is hoping a new public policy institute bearing his name will foster civic engagement and promote a spirit of bipartisanship.

“There’s a whole range of things that have no...

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Yale Admins Consider Replacing ‘Freshman’ With ‘First Year’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:00am 3/15/2017 at 10:00am

Freshman is no good because it contains the word man, you see.

The College Fix reported:

Yale administrators consider replacing ‘freshman’ with gender-neutral term ‘first-year’

Since apparently there is nothing more pressing than stressing over “proper” language, administrators at Yale are pondering eliminating the term “freshman” and replacing it with non-gendered “first-year.”

“I think there...

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Prof Delivers ‘Recovering from Whiteness’ Lecture at Ohio U.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30am 3/15/2017 at 7:30am

The left is obsessed with race. How does this contribute to learning and scholarship?

iOTW Report has the story:

Professor Lectures Ohio U Students about “Recovering from Whiteness”

Christa Preston Agiro, an associate professor at Wright State University, spoke to Ohio University this month in a speech titled, “Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and...

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VIDEO: Students Hate Betsy DeVos but Agree With Her Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00am 3/15/2017 at 7:00am
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In the video below, college students are asked for their thoughts on President Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Their responses sound like they came right off a Democratic Party memo: “DeVos isn’t qualified for the position!” and “Anyone but her would have been a better choice!” and “She doesn’t know what...

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Attendees at Physics Conference Urged to Wear Pronoun Stickers

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/14/2017 at 1:30pm

People attending a physics conference are presumably scientists, right? These people need pronoun stickers?

Campus Reform reported:

Physics conference urges attendees to wear ‘pronoun stickers’

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) encouraged attendees of its winter summit to wear “pronoun stickers” in order to “reduce instances of misgendering.”

Organizers of the seasonal gathering were...

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VIDEO: UW-Madison Students Support Freedom of Conscience Until it Conflicts With Liberal Ideology

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/14/2017 at 1:00pm
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Alliance Defending Freedom recently visited the campus of UW-Madison and asked students when it’s OK to refuse to do business with someone. Two hypothetical situations presented to students sounded fine to most but a third caused quite a bit of discomfort.

Should a designer be forced to work with Melania Trump? Of...

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Student Leaders at Ohio State Want Safe Spaces All Over Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:30am 3/14/2017 at 10:30am

They say the safe spaces are needed for people to talk. Why can’t people talk anywhere they want on campus without safe spaces?

The College Fix reports:

Ohio State student leaders want ‘safe spaces’ campus-wide

Student government le...

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