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Reports of anti-Semitic messages after Vassar BDS launch

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:33pm 2/5/2016 at 2:33pm

Concentrated, intense anti-Israel activity at Vassar College in early 2014 resulted in gross displays of anti-Jewish hostility, as I documented at the time, Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar.

Thirty-nine Vassar professors signed a letter in the student newspaper supporting the academic boycott of Israel, and aggressive protests by Students for...

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Anti-Israel movement hijacks MLK Day again

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/30/2016 at 6:00pm
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In January 2015, we reported on how anti-Israeli Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement supporters hijacked a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event on the San Mateo Bridge.

Some Stanford students turned a Black Lives Matter march into an anti-Israel event by unfurling a huge Palestinian Flag on the bridge span at...

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Dreams vs. Nightmares Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:30am 1/30/2016 at 8:30am
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Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. Progressive college students on the other hand…

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Redheaded Mizzou Muscle Prof. Suspended

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:45pm 1/28/2016 at 5:45pm

University of Missouri professor Melissa Click who famously called for “some muscle” to remove a student journalist from a campus protest was charged with assault on Monday and has now been suspended.

Reuters reports:

Missouri suspends professor who called for ‘muscle’ against student reporter

A University of Missouri communications professor who called for “some...

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Comrades and Campaigns Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8:30am 1/24/2016 at 8:30am
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Bernie Sanders continues his march to Moscow Washington, DC.

Donald Trump was also mentioned in the news this week.

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Race and Politics Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:30am 1/23/2016 at 8:30am

According to some progressives, academia has a race problem even though it’s run by liberals.

Larry Elder offers a different point of view.

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Oberlin College President rejects 14-page student Demand list

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 5:12pm 1/20/2016 at 5:12pm
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On December 15, 2015, Legal Insurrection broke the story of the 14-page demand list prepared on behalf of the Black Student Union at Oberlin College.

The list was a pity party of racial and class gripes, some of which were comical, some of which were quite nasty (like the demand to...

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Report: Nearly 10% of College Grads Think Judge Judy Serves on SCOTUS

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:30am 1/20/2016 at 8:30am

We covered this a few days ago at College Insurrection but the story has gone national.

This all springs from a report by the Council of Trustees and Alumni called A Crisis in Civic Education.

Among many troubling findings, the report revealed:

There is a crisis in American civic education. Survey after survey shows...

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Oberlin College Alums: Anti-Israel fanaticism creating hostile environment for Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/17/2016 at 7:30pm
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Oberlin College is an institution in turmoil over the past several years, and anti-Israel activism is part of the problem. Now, over 200 alumni are claiming the anti-Israel activism has created a hostile environment for Jews, and the alumni are demanding the college take action to address the problem.

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False Narratives Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:30am 1/16/2016 at 8:30am

This professor seems to be just making stuff up as he goes along.

Speaking of lies…

News from Mizzou.

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Justification for Dismissal Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:30am 1/9/2016 at 8:30am

The University of Missouri professor who called for “some muscle” still has her job.

Not everyone else has been so lucky.

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Goodbye 2015 Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:30am 1/2/2016 at 8:30am

This is the last weekly round-up of College Insurrection posts from 2015. As you’ll see below, we’re still facing many of the same issues on campus.

Race is still a hot button.

Free speech problems.

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My 10 Favorite College Insurrection Posts of 2015

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 10:00am 12/31/2015 at 10:00am

2015 was a big year in campus news and we covered pretty much all of it at College Insurrection, which makes it difficult to pick just 10 posts so I’m going to focus on stuff that made me laugh.

Here goes:

10. Holyoke College Cancels the ‘Vagina Monologues’ for Not Being Feminist Enough

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The Good News: “Not everyone at Oberlin is a lunatic”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 28, 2015 at 8:45pm 12/28/2015 at 8:45pm
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Scrolling through our Oberlin College tag presents a very sorry recent history of the campus.

The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013 was not used an opportunity to examine the campus grievance culture, but rather, as an excuse to to advance “even more extreme policies”. A student wrote to me at the time:

I’d...

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Rising Tuition Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 8:30am 12/26/2015 at 8:30am

The higher ed bubble grows, as does college tuition. What could be driving all this inflation?

Cause and effect?

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Empty Slogans Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 9:00am 12/20/2015 at 9:00am

It’s that time of the week again. Let’s look back at the last seven days in blogging.

Of course, there was plenty of political news.

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Fail at Yale Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:30am 12/19/2015 at 8:30am

Yale students were recently asked to sign a petition to repeal the First Amendment and some of them actually did.

There was a somewhat embarrassing incident at Harvard as well.

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