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Oberlin College to Jury: We’re cash poor and big punitive award to Gibson’s Bakery will hurt students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:40pm 6/12/2019 at 4:40pm
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The witness testimony completed today in the punitive damages hearing, which follows the $11.2 million compensatory verdict last Friday in the lawsuit Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College. The jury could award up to double damages, meaning $22.4 million on top of the $11.2 million, bringing the potential total to $33.6 million,...

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Man Flees the United States to Escape $30,000 in Student Loan Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/12/2019 at 12:00pm

This young man is probably going to regret this decision. Especially since it’s not a huge amount of debt. It seems like he acted rashly.

USA Today reports:

A college grad flees U.S. to avoid student loan debt: ‘I had to escape this prison’

Eventually, Chad Albright just couldn’t take it anymore. The rejection,...

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Prof Who Helped Popularize Microaggressions Now Says Not Everything is a Microaggression

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00am 6/12/2019 at 10:00am

Good luck getting that toothpaste back into the tube. Perhaps this concept shouldn’t have been introduced to the academic environment in the first place.

The College Fix reports:

‘Microaggressions’ professor: ‘Not everything is a microaggression’

Derald Sue, a professor at Columbia University and one of the principal popularizers of the concept of “microaggressions,” recently...

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Linda Fairstein Speaks in her Own Defense After Netflix ‘Central Park Five’ Controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:00am 6/12/2019 at 9:00am
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As we pointed out recently, Linda Fairstein, the New York City sex crimes prosecutor who handled the famous ‘Central Park Five’ case, has been subjected to a purge after the premiere of a new Netflix program on the subject.

She claims the program has distorted the truth and maligned her unfairly. Now...

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VIDEO: Campus Reform Interviews Professor Jacobson About the Gibson Bakery vs. Oberlin Case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 8:00am 6/12/2019 at 8:00am
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Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform recently interviewed our own Professor Jacobson to get his thoughts on the case and the outcome.

Jon Street of Campus Reform has details:

Cornell law prof: Oberlin bakery onslaught an ‘example of the mob not waiting for facts’

Cornell law professor William Jacobson says that the recent controversy at...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College: “The jury held accountable an unhinged progressive activist college …

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00am 6/12/2019 at 7:00am
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I have a column in The Wall Street Journal regarding a case you *might* have heard of, Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College.

Here’s an excerpt from Oberlin Pays for Smearing the Town Grocer:

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$11 Million Verdict for Gibson’s Bakery stands: Judge denies Oberlin College motion for a mistrial

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:00pm 6/11/2019 at 9:00pm
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With the compensatory damages verdict of $11.2 million having been rendered last Friday, the parties in Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College are now into the punitive damages phase.

But in a civil trial that has gone on much longer expected, the jury never saw the courtroom today as the judge had to...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College Punitive Damages Hearing – Judge Denies Attempt to use College Blast Email Criticizing Jury

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/11/2019 at 1:30pm
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Update

[3:20 p.m.] The Court has rejected plaintiffs’ request to use the mass email sent by Oberlin College’s Vice President and General Counsel, Donica Thomas Varner, to the Oberlin community criticizing the jury. The plaintiffs subpoenaed her to testify, and the defense filed a motion to quash the subpoena.

The Judge ruled: “this...

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs New Law Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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Republicans are making a real effort on this issue lately. Democrats, not so much.

The College Fix reports:

Texas governor signs sweeping new law protecting free speech on college campuses

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a sweeping new law that aims to protect free speech on college campuses across the Lone...

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Al Gore Calls Trump a ‘Would-be-Autocrat’ During Speech at Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:00am 6/11/2019 at 10:00am

You just knew that Gore wouldn’t be able to get through this event without bashing Trump.

Campus Reform reports:

Al Gore calls Trump ‘would-be-autocrat’ in Harvard speech

Al Gore used his 2019 Harvard Class Day speech to indirectly criticize President Donald Trump...

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Wiccan Professor Suing Her Catholic Employer for Discrimination

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 8:00am 6/11/2019 at 8:00am

Here’s a tip. If you practice Wicca, maybe don’t take a job at a Catholic university.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Not Bewitched

St. Bonaventure University didn’t let a professor of communication advance in her career because she’s a woman — and a witch — according to a lawsuit filed last week in a federal...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – On eve of punitive damages hearing, college plays victim

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:30pm 6/10/2019 at 7:30pm
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As you know, last Friday the jury rendered a verdict of $11.2 million against Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo for compensatory damages. Allyn W. Gibson was awarded $3 million, David Gibson $5.8 million, Gibson Bros. $2,274,500.

Legal Insurrection readers heard it here first. Our Verdict post has been shared...

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1984 Should be Read in Colleges, Not Used as an Instruction Manual

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:00pm 6/10/2019 at 2:00pm

1984 just turned 70 years old, but as Erec Smith points out, it isn’t being celebrated by academia as a great piece of literature, it’s being used as a guide.

He writes at the Washington Examiner:

Academics ignore the anniversary of 1984 because they know they’re living it out

Seventy years ago today, George...

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Report: U. Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Bias Response Team Functions as Speech Police

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/10/2019 at 12:00pm

Why do institutions of higher learning even have bias response teams? It’s like something out of a dystopian science fiction story.

The College Fix reports:

At University of Illinois, 265...

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2020 Dem Hopeful Pete Buttigieg has Large Amount of College Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:00am 6/10/2019 at 10:00am
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The Associated Press report below is a classic example of media bias. Note how the issue is framed, right from the headline.

The subtext is clear. Buttigieg’s failure to pay off his student loans is a good thing because it brings focus to...

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Oberlin College’s identity crisis led to its Gibson’s Bakery train wreck

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 7:36pm 6/9/2019 at 7:36pm
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Sometimes it is the simplest explanations that explain best what some see as very complex.

As a journalist who has following the Gibson Bakery racial accusation case for more than two years now – and who was able to cover it from a courtroom seat for the last month or so for...

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2020 Democrat Hopeful Eric Swalwell Still Has Significant College Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/9/2019 at 1:30pm
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Swalwell is barely registering in polls, but he is still running. He also has some serious college debt.

Townhall reported:

Eric Swalwell Can’t Manage His Own Finances But He Wants Access To America’s Checkbook

Despite making a six-digit figures over the six years as a congressman, Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has failed to pay down...

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