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College Students Are Pushing Schools to Cancel Classes on Election Day

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:00pm 10/12/2020 at 12:00pm

Millions of Americans somehow manage to vote despite having to work on election day. Why can’t college students do the same?

NBC News reports:

‘This election is everything’: College students push schools to cancel classes on Election Day

“This election is everything,” Tamir Harper said. “I’m a 2000s baby. I’ve lived through everything —...

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Big 12 Athletic Conference Pushing Social Justice in College Football Fall Season

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:00am 10/12/2020 at 10:00am

Sports was one of the last areas of higher education which had not been taken over by the progressive agenda, but that is changing fast.

Campus Reform reports:

Big 12 athletic conference makes push for social justice during fall season

As college football season is well underway, the Big 12 conference announced that it...

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Student Govt. at U. Northern Iowa Says Pro-Life Organization is a ‘Hate Group’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 12, 2020 at 8:00am 10/12/2020 at 8:00am

The group was also maligned as white supremacists. This was so obviously false that school officials got involved.

The College Fix reports:

U. Northern Iowa student government refuses pro-life organization: It’s a ‘hate group’

The student government at the University of Northern Iowa refused to recognize a chapter of Students for Life on the...

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U. Colorado Boulder to Hire Chief Diversity Officer in Response to Student Activists

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:30pm 10/11/2020 at 1:30pm

A student group made demands of the administration, and the school responded be announcing their intention to make this hire, even though this was not one of the demands.

The Daily Camera reports:

University of Colorado Boulder to hire chief diversity officer

The University of Colorado Boulder will hire a chief diversity officer to...

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Universities Continue Layoffs Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 11:30am 10/11/2020 at 11:30am

The pandemic is going to be a wrecking ball for higher education, and we’re only in the early stages of the effects.

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Professor Threatens to Kick Students Out of Class for ‘Misgendering’ Others

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 9:30am 10/11/2020 at 9:30am

This is a reminder of how rapidly things have changed. Would this have been an issue even ten years ago?

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Prof promises to kick students out of class for ‘misgendering’ other students

A professor at Brooklyn College promised to kick students out of class for “misgendering” other students.

After Campus Reform...

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Duquesne University Terminates Prof for Using N-Word in Class Discussion About Why It’s Inappropriate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 4:00pm 10/10/2020 at 4:00pm
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Duquesne University Education Professor Gary Shank has been on leave since mid-September for using the N-word in a class discussion about why the word is inappropriate.

Shank gave students permission to use the word for the sake of their discussion, and this set off a firestorm.

Now the school has terminated...

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Yale Sued by DOJ Over Discriminatory Admissions Policies Against “Asian and White Applicants”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2:00pm 10/10/2020 at 2:00pm
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Yale University is under fire from the Department of Justice over admissions policies the DOJ says are racist against Asian-Americans and whites.

Given this lawsuit and the Department of Education’s investigation of Princeton, it’s obvious that the federal government is taking a much more active interest in higher education.

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English Department at Cornell Votes to Change Name to ‘Department of Literatures In English’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 1:30pm 10/10/2020 at 1:30pm

The reasons given for this change are straight out of the progressive playbook. It’s not about making the department better, it’s about power and control.

BoingBoing reports:

Cornell English Department votes to change name to “Department of Literatures In English”

According to an article on Brittle Paper written by Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ and Carole...

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Students Protest After Six Minority Students Not Admitted to Medical School

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:30am 10/10/2020 at 11:30am

This is a program where fewer than 200 people are accepted from approximately 10,000 applicants.

Campus Reform reports:

Students protest after six minority students denied admission to medical school

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine...

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Student Govt. at UW-Madison Passes Resolution Supporting Removal of Lincoln Statue

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:30am 10/10/2020 at 9:30am
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What makes these students more important than Abraham Lincoln? Nothing does, and they should be reminded of that.

The College Fix reports:

UW Madison student government passes resolution supporting removal of...

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Historic Failures Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 8:00am 10/10/2020 at 8:00am
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At some point in the future, people will look back in wonder on the left’s effort to rewrite history.

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Publisher Backs Away From Prof’s Book After Pressure From Cancel Culture Agitators

https://www.pdx.edu/profile/political-science-professor-bruce-gilley
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 9, 2020 at 12:00pm 10/9/2020 at 12:00pm
https://www.pdx.edu/profile/political-science-professor-bruce-gilley

Professor Bruce Gilley teaches political science at Portland State University. His publisher has backed away from him after pressure from a self-described Maoist.

Gilley has been through similar experiences before now, and we have covered it.

He writes at the Wall Street Journal:

The Cancel Mob Comes Back for More

For the second time in...

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University of Pittsburgh Under Investigation for Removing Critic of Affirmative Action

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10:00am 10/9/2020 at 10:00am

The Department of Education seems to be taking a much more proactive role in higher education lately. This is not a bad thing.

Liberty Unyielding reports:

Dep’t of Ed investigates university for removing critic of affirmative action

The federal Education Department is investigating...

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Hispanic Pro-Trump Student Senator Faces Impeachment for Criticism of Illegal Immigration

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 9, 2020 at 8:00am 10/9/2020 at 8:00am

This young woman is not only Hispanic, she is the student representative for diversity and inclusion. She just happens to have views that the left will not tolerate.

The College Fix reports:

Pro-Trump Hispanic student senator faces impeachment for old tweets critical of illegal immigration

A pro-Trump Hispanic student at Loyola Marymount University who...

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Oberlin College’s ‘Professor of Peace’ Accused By Iranian Opposition of Covering Up Regime Crimes Against Humanity (Update: Prof. Responds)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:00pm 10/8/2020 at 9:00pm
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I’ve covered some wild things at Oberlin College over the years. There’s just so much low-hanging news fruit.

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Campus COVID Shutdowns Affect Voter Registration, GOTV Efforts; Dems Hardest Hit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 6:00pm 10/8/2020 at 6:00pm
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College students have long been a key demographic for the left, and the resources put into voter registration drives and get out the vote efforts have often paid off for Democrats.

However, college-age voters are also less likely to vote than older demographics, and they are facing new challenges with the Wuhan...

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