College Insurrection  (Page 28)

Faculty and Staff at U. Minnesota to Undergo LGBT Pronoun Training

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 8:00am 1/22/2020 at 8:00am

This is madness. When is someone going to say enough and refuse to comply?

The College Fix reports:

University of Minnesota faculty, staff to undergo LGBT pronoun training

Faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota are gearing up to undergo pronoun training in order to make the campus a more welcoming environment for...

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Yale Profs Call on School to Strive for More Ideological Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/21/2020 at 12:00pm

This is refreshing. Diversity of viewpoint is largely overlooked in higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

​Yale profs speak out, call on university to strive for ideological diversity

While Yale University has been pushing for an increased diversity of staff based on race, gender, and sexual orientation, some faculty members are speaking out about the...

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Members of ‘Womxn’s’ March at Stanford U. Demand End to Rape Culture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00am 1/21/2020 at 10:00am

If there is truly a rape culture problem on Stanford’s campus, why would anyone pay to send their daughter there?

The College Fix reports:

Stanford ‘Womxn’s’ March assembles, issues demands to end ‘rape culture’

This past Saturday, “dozens” took to Stanford University’s White Plaza to protest “rape culture” on campus, as well as to...

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McGill University Prof Resigning Over School’s Refusal to Divest From Fossil Fuels

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00am 1/21/2020 at 8:00am

You have to give the guy credit for such dedication to his beliefs.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Quitting Over Fossil Fuels

A professor at McGill University is voluntarily leaving his tenured job next month, in protest of the campus governing board’s recent vote against divesting from fossil fuels.

Gregory Mikkelson, the associate professor, is a...

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Former Drexel University Prof Accused of Spending $185,000 in Grant Money on Strippers, Sports Bars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AAM3O9kF3w
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1:00pm 1/20/2020 at 1:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AAM3O9kF3w

Authorities arrested a former Drexel University professor for allegedly using federal grant money on strippers, bars, and gambling. From Fox2Now:

Chikaodinaka Nwankpa, 57, was charged this week with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception, both felonies, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Nwankpa is the former chairman of the university’s...

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Europe Serves as a Warning on the Idea of ‘Free’ College

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00am 1/20/2020 at 11:00am

It turns out free college is very expensive. Who could have guessed?

The Daily Signal reports:

Europe Has Free College. Here’s How It’s Working Out.

Free college sounds great! Who doesn’t like free stuff?

To make the idea sound even more appealing, advocates continuously cite Europe as an example of success. Many European countries offer...

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University of Wyoming Prof to Run for U.S. Senate as a Democrat

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9:00am 1/20/2020 at 9:00am

She was expected to make this announcement at the Women’s March, if that gives you any indication of her politics.

The Casper Star Tribune reports:

University of Wyoming professor second Democrat to enter race for U.S. Senate seat

Merav Ben-David is tired of trying to change things from the sidelines.

A University of Wyoming professor...

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Democrats Enlist College Students as Organizers in Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/19/2020 at 1:30pm

Democrats know they blew it in Wisconsin in 2016. They’re obviously not taking any chances for 2020.

News 8000 reports:

Wisconsin college students part of Democrats’ campus push

Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters such as University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan.

He’s...

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Faculty at Ohio University Protests Cuts to Budget

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:30am 1/19/2020 at 11:30am

Why do people think protests will change financial reality?

WCMH News reports:

Ohio University faculty protest proposed budget cuts

Ohio University leaders said...

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Harvard Hires ‘Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging’ After Long Search

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9:30am 1/19/2020 at 9:30am

Is any one else amused by the creativity involved in making up these diversity administration job titles?

The College Fix reports:

After over a year, Harvard hires new ‘Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging’

After sixteen months, Harvard has finally filled its Associate Dean for Inclusion and Belonging position, a role that oversees numerous...

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Former Stony Brook University Prof Pleads Guilty to Stealing Cancer Research Funds

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:30pm 1/18/2020 at 1:30pm

He allegedly used some of the money to pay his mortgage.

Newsday reports:

Ex-Stony Brook professor pleads guilty to stealing cancer research funds

A former professor at the medical school at Stony Brook University pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with diverting $225,000 in grant money meant for cancer research to pay his mortgage and...

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Student Debt Keeps Rising as Colleges Spend Millions on Diversity and Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:30am 1/18/2020 at 11:30am

The worst part of this is that it’s never enough. And people actually want this to be free, meaning more money from taxpayers.

Campus Reform reports:

Student loan debt soars as colleges spend millions on diversity efforts, illegal aliens

The student debt crisis in America continues to grow at an alarming rate, with a...

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Students Sue University for Shutting Down Protest of Gun-Free Zones

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 9:30am 1/18/2020 at 9:30am

This is one of those issues where protests are generally frowned upon by today’s universities.

The College Fix reports:

Public university sued for shutting down student...

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Delusions of Diversity Week in Higher Education

https://youtu.be/c32LM26Kzos
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00am 1/18/2020 at 8:00am
https://youtu.be/c32LM26Kzos

Diversity has become big business in higher education, but the associated politics are anything but diverse.

And inclusion? That’s only for...

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Profs at UW Seattle Asked to Push Progressive Causes in School’s Diversity Guide

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/17/2020 at 12:00pm

This should surprise no one. The emphasis on diversity in higher education is all about the promotion of progressive politics.

Jason Rantz reports at KTTH Radio:

Rantz: Professors asked to push nutty progressive causes in UW Seattle diversity guide

Acknowledge the University of Washington campus is on land stolen from Native Americans. Use gender-neutral,...

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American University in Afghanistan Faces Uncertain Future

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:00am 1/17/2020 at 10:00am

The university depends largely on tax dollars but can’t account for over $60 million in government funds.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Uncertain Future for American University in Afghanistan

The American University of Afghanistan opened its doors in 2006, in the wake of the U.S.-led invasion of the country five years earlier. In a country...

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Student Govt. at U. Pennsylvania Demands Free ‘Chest Binders’ for Female Students

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00am 1/17/2020 at 8:00am

Chest binders are for women who want to appear male. Why do they need to be free?

The College Fix reports:

Penn student government calls for free ‘chest binders’ for female students

The University of Pennsylvania’s Undergraduate Assembly will call on the school’s insurance provider to offer free “chest binders” for female students, elastic...

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