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Shouting You Down Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00am 4/14/2018 at 8:00am
Josh Blackman with permission

Liberals would have you believe there is no free speech crisis on campus. They’re wrong.

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Half of College Students Not Sure if Protecting Free Speech is Important

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/13/2018 at 12:00pm

Sadly, this isn’t surprising. Just look at what has happened on college campuses across the country over the last few years.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Half of college students aren’t sure protecting free speech is important. That’s bad news

Last month, a small group of protesters at Lewis & Clark College law school...

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Penn State Eliminates Gendered Titles of Homecoming King and Queen

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00am 4/13/2018 at 10:00am

Wouldn’t this be a better story if the students eliminated king and queen because they rejected the idea of monarchies?

The Daily Collegian reports:

Penn State Homecoming Court eliminates gendered...

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NYU Threatens Housing and Financial Aid of Students Occupying Building

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00am 4/13/2018 at 8:00am

This is the model schools should follow when dealing with a situation like this one. Who knew NYU would lead the way?

The College Fix reports:

NYU threatens to kick student protesters out...

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“F*ck the law” – CUNY Law students attempt shout-down of conservative law prof

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:05pm 4/12/2018 at 9:05pm
Josh Blackman with permission

Disruptions of conservative speakers, even at law schools, has become a common tactic. We’ve documented dozens of such incidents.

The tactic, even when it doesn’t prevent the speech completely, is not merely the expression of disagreement. It’s an infringement of the speaker’s right to speak, and the audience’s right to hear...

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Mount Ida College Closes its Doors

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/12/2018 at 12:00pm

The small liberal arts college in Massachusetts was struggling financially. Now it’s all over.

The Boston Globe reports:

Mount Ida College to close; UMass to acquire Newton campus

Struggling Mount Ida College, a liberal arts school with roots dating back to 1899, will close and UMass Amherst will acquire its Newton campus under an...

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Penn State Students Demand Defunding of Conservative ‘Hate Groups’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00am 4/12/2018 at 10:00am

What these students are actually saying, is that they hate conservatives and want them driven from campus. They are the haters.

Campus Reform reports:

Students demand Penn State defund conservative ‘hate groups’

Student demonstrators at colleges across Pennsylvania are dem...

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Mural Installed at USC Reads ‘Dismantle Whiteness’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:00am 4/12/2018 at 8:00am

How does this banner help anyone? A sign like this is presumably there for the benefit of students of color. What does it do for them?

The College Fix reports:

‘Dismantle whiteness’ mural installed at USC

An artistic mural has been installed at the University of Southern California that declares “dismantle whiteness” in big,...

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Profs Explain How Diversity Dogma Flourishes on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/11/2018 at 12:00pm

One professor mentioned below, compares the campus thought police to ICE, which everyone in academia despises.

The College Fix reports:

‘Social Justice Incorporated’: Professors explain how diversity dogma replicates on campus

Student and faculty activists sometimes demand that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials be barred from campus, or even try to shout...

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College Republicans at Columbia Allege Discrimination Over Dennis Prager Talk

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00am 4/11/2018 at 10:00am

Prager is set to do an event at the school and suddenly, organizers are told there’s a problem with live streaming it.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia Republicans allege discrimination ahead of Prager talk

The Columbia University College Republicans (CUCR) is accusing the school of trying to “silence” Dennis Prager’s upcoming talk by imposing a...

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Editor of Student Newspaper Fired After Tearing Down Pro-Gun Flyers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 8:00am 4/11/2018 at 8:00am

This student obviously has a real future in liberal media. She’ll fit right in.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Student newspaper editor fired after tearing down pro-gun flyers

The Young Americans for Liberty at University of Toledo hosted a pro-gun event last week amid a protest.

On April 4, Larry Pratt, executive director emeritus of Gun...

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Wake Forest Religion Prof Thinks Believing in God is Illogical and Immoral

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/10/2018 at 12:00pm

This is what happens when progressives get involved in religion. They end up spending all their time trying to debunk it.

The Daily Caller reports:

Religion Prof Thinks Believing In God Is Illogical And Immoral

A Wake Forest University religion professor thinks it is not just illogical to believe in God, but also immoral,...

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Harvard Clubs to Sue University Over Single-Sex Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:00am 4/10/2018 at 10:00am

I don’t blame these students for suing. Shouldn’t they have the freedom to make these decisions on their own?

The College Fix reports:

After single-sex group ban, Harvard clubs prepare to sue the university

A “coalition of fraternities and final clubs” will sue Harvard for placing sanctions on single-sex organizations, a policy that has...

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Christianity Under Fire at Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00am 4/10/2018 at 9:00am

An Evangelical Christian group at Harvard recently dismissed its student leader when she revealed that she is in a same sex relationship. For this, the group has been branded discriminatory. For merely holding true to their faith, these students have now seen their group defunded.

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NYU Prof Claims Trigger Warnings Are ‘Imperative’ to Learning

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00am 4/10/2018 at 8:00am

Five years ago, the term ‘trigger warnings’ didn’t exist. Now they’re imperative to learning.

Campus Reform reports:

Feminist prof says trigger warnings ‘imperative’ for learning

A self-described “feminist” professor at New York University is urging colleagues to use trigger warnings in...

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Yale Law Creating ‘Hillary Rodham Clinton Fund for the Public Interest’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/9/2018 at 12:00pm

While Trump gets protested on college campuses, Hillary gets honored by the Ivy League.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Yale Law School to create the ‘Hillary Rodham Clinton Fund for the Public Interest’

Only a couple of weeks after former 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton offended millions of Americans by calling Trump voters “backwards,”...

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U. Wisconsin-La Crosse Hiring Psychologist to Treat Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:30am 4/9/2018 at 10:30am

As you read this, remember that just a few years ago, people didn’t even know what microggressions were.

Campus Reform reports:

University hiring psychologist to treat ‘microaggressions’

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will soon hire a licensed psychologist to help students cope with with issues such as “microaggressions” and “bias incidents.”

The new Counselor/Psychologist...

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