College Insurrection  (Page 206)

Critics Say Trump Budget Won’t Protect Pell Grants

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/20/2017 at 4:30pm

Something has to be done to reign in the cost of college and the crazy amount of borrowing that goes along with it.

It would be great if Trump got the government out of the picture completely.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Protecting Pell? Critics Say Budget Wouldn’t

The document outlining the Trump administration’s first budget,...

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Study Finds Wealthier Colleges are Worst Free Speech Offenders

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/20/2017 at 1:30pm

Campus Reform recently highlighted the findings of this study. It seems the more money a college has, the more likely they are to squelch free speech.

Take a look:

REPORT: Wealthiest colleges are worst free speech offenders

A new study has found that the colleges most prone to disinviting conservative speakers and stifling open...

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In 18 Years, a College Degree Could Cost Half a Million Dollars

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:30am 3/20/2017 at 10:30am

The cost of college is rising with alarming speed. The trajectory isn’t sustainable.

BuzzFeed reports via CNBC:

In 18 years, a college degree could cost about $500,000

People worried about college affordability today can at least take this to heart: Getting a degree now is an absolute bargain compared to what it could cost...

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UW-Green Bay Profs Offered Money to ‘Diversify’ Their Courses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/19/2017 at 2:00pm

Diversity is now so important it can bring extra pay?

Campus Reform reports:

UW-Green Bay offers profs $2K to ‘diversify their courses’

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering up to 10 faculty members a $2,000 stipend each to “create an inclusive classroom environment” and “diversify their courses.”

According to a Wednesday announcement on the...

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U. Maryland to Hire ‘Undocumented Student Coordinator’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/19/2017 at 12:00pm

A staffer dedicated to illegal immigrant students funded with tax dollars. How is this even legal?

FOX News reports:

University of Maryland to hire ‘undocumented student coordinator’

The University of Maryland is facing backlash from some conservative groups because...

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Iowa State University Holds ‘Social Justice Summit’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/18/2017 at 3:30pm

Isn’t it interesting how mobs of angry conservatives never show up to stop events like this?

Campus Reform reports:

ISU ‘Social Justice Summit’ ponders privilege, advocates activism

Iowa State University recently held a “Social Justice Summit” in an effort to “create strategies for implementing social change.”

The summit was guided by staff members from the...

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The Left Now Criticizes the Campus Monster it Created

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:30am 3/18/2017 at 10:30am

After the recent incident at Middlebury College, during which a mob of students prevented Professor Charles Murray from speaking and sent a professor to the emergency room, people are finally starting to notice that protest culture...

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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

https://youtu.be/z-rL4ySsA-E
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8:30am 3/18/2017 at 8:30am
https://youtu.be/z-rL4ySsA-E

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’

https://twitter.com/StevieB4Real/status/546436018501853184
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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

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-surprises-first-batch-white-house-visitors-n730111
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:30am 3/17/2017 at 7:30am
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-surprises-first-batch-white-house-visitors-n730111

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

https://youtu.be/utwrCc5cSRY
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30am 3/16/2017 at 7:30am
https://youtu.be/utwrCc5cSRY

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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