College Insurrection  (Page 3)

U. Iowa Cancels ‘Understanding Your Whiteness’ Event Claiming it Was Misconstrued

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:00am 2/7/2019 at 10:00am

Like so many other dumb events on campus these days, this had nothing to do with scholarship or even fun. And when people noticed it, the school pulled the plug.

Campus Reform reports:

UI cries fake news while canceling ‘whiteness’ event

The University of Iowa canceled an event, titled, “Understanding Your Whiteness,” after questions...

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College Allegedly Altered Billboard Picture to Make Students Look More Diverse

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:00am 2/7/2019 at 8:00am

This illustrates the importance of diversity to higher ed. It’s like an undeclared religion in academia.

The Washington Examiner reports:

College photoshops billboard to make students look more diverse

York College of Pennsylvania isn’t exactly known for its diversity. About 82 percent of its students are white, according to Education Department data.

But, like most...

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San Diego State Ramps up New Effort to Combat Faculty Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00pm 2/6/2019 at 12:00pm

What dies this have to do with serious academic study? It’s just more ridiculous left wing politics.

The College Fix reports:

Massive new diversity initiative at San Diego State combats faculty microaggressions, bias

San Diego State University is working on a massive new diversity effort that aims to combat faculty microaggressions, reduce bias, and...

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Purdue University President Believes Graduates Should Understand the Constitution

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00am 2/6/2019 at 10:00am

This is a fantastic idea and should be implemented nationwide.

Campus Reform reports:

Purdue pres advocates novel concept: Grads should know the Constitution

An Indiana university’s president is suggesting that his faculty come up with a civic literacy test to implement as a graduation requirement.

Purdue University president and former Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels...

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American University Students Reported Man in ‘Confederate Hoodie’ to Campus Police

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 8:00am 2/6/2019 at 8:00am

Can you even imagine being so triggered over something like this that you would alert the authorities?

The DCist reports:

Despite Student Concerns, Man In Confederate Hoodie At American University Was There Lawfully

A man wearing a Confederate hoodie was spotted at an American University dining hall last week, prompting nearby students to express...

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Gonzaga University Reverses Decision, Will Allow Ben Shapiro Appearance

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:00pm 2/5/2019 at 6:00pm
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Gonzaga probably wasn’t expecting the amount of attention they got by banning Shapiro.

The Daily Wire reports:

BREAKING: Gonzaga University Rescinds Earlier Ban, Will Host Shapiro’s Speech

On Monday, perhaps sensing the backlash unleashed at Grand Canyon University, a Christian university, for denying Daily Wire Editor-In-Chief Ben Shapiro the chance to speak on their...

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College Republicans Claim UC Irvine Concerned About ‘Security Threat’ at Dennis Prager Event

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 4:00pm 2/5/2019 at 4:00pm

It seems like every time a conservative is going to appear on a college campus, there’s some issue.

The College Fix reports:

UC-Irvine cites ‘security threat’ to disrupt Dennis Prager event, College Republicans claim

A conservative student group accused the University of California-Irvine of bureaucratic shenanigans ahead of its Tuesday event with conservative columnist...

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Central Washington University Reaffirms its Commitment to Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2:00pm 2/5/2019 at 2:00pm

This has become so rare that it’s newsworthy when it happens.

Campus Reform reports:

Some schools ban conservative speakers. This one is taking the opposite approach

Schools such as the University of California-Berkeley have tried to shut down controversial speakers in recent years by saddling them or the groups hosting them with exorbitant security...

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Brandeis University Social Justice Week Will Include Advocacy for Sex Work

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 4, 2019 at 2:00pm 2/4/2019 at 2:00pm

Is this what passes for the pursuit of scholarship now? Sex work?

Campus Reform reports:

‘Social justice fest’ promotes sex work advocacy, boycotting Wendy’s

Brandeis University will host a week-long series of social justice events, including ones led by “advocates for sex workers” and ones informing students how they can support a boycott...

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Prof Suspended for Allegedly Requiring Respectful Behavior in Classroom

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 2/4/2019 at 12:00pm

Some students think they own the school and are entitled to behave however they please. Why is this professor being disciplined for expecting better?

The College Fix reports:

Professor suspended a second time allegedly for requiring respectful class conduct

Students at the University of Texas at San Antonio are rallying behind a professor there...

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Professors Struggle to Deal With Being Politically Trolled by Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 4, 2019 at 8:00am 2/4/2019 at 8:00am

It sounds like some students are calling out professors for political bias. The “I feel unsafe” line is right out of the progressive student playbook.

The Daily Caller reports:

Illinois Professors Perplexed by Political Disagreement. They Are Looking for Ways to Stop the Trolls

Professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are...

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Student Files Complaint Against Harvard, Charging ‘Hostile Environment’ for Men

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 1:30pm 2/3/2019 at 1:30pm

The student cites the school’s embrace of the new anti-male guidelines from the American Psychological Association, among other things.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard creates a ‘hostile environment...

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U. Michigan Students Create Nation’s First Minor in Social Class and Inequality

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 11:30am 2/3/2019 at 11:30am

Colleges and universities already offer a ton of courses in this area, it’s inescapable. Was this really necessary?

MLive reports:

2 University of Michigan students help cre...

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Progressive Hampshire College Reduces Fall 2019 Incoming Freshman Class, Continued Viability in Doubt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 10:00am 2/3/2019 at 10:00am
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It was recently revealed that the extremely progressive Hampshire College of Massachusetts is seeking a partner with which to merge. This raised questions about the school’s future, which were confirmed by the school’s debate over admitting a freshman class for next fall.

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Riot-Like Conditions Break Out at West Virginia U. as Crowd Gathers to Play in Snow

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 9:30am 2/3/2019 at 9:30am

This is one of those situations that started innocently but grew sour as more people showed up and alcohol became involved.

CBS News reports:

Police break up “riot” near West Virginia University that school says started as “playful time in...

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Student Official Faces Recall for Rejecting Preferred Pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:30pm 2/2/2019 at 2:30pm

This takes real guts. This is a higher education thought crime of the highest order.

The College Fix reports:

This student official rejects preferred gender pronouns. Now he faces a recall. Here’s why he fights.

Genaro Meza-Roa believes he can tell a person’s gender by looking at them and does not need to ask...

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Duke University Wants Methodist Church to Change its Beliefs for Inclusivity

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12:30pm 2/2/2019 at 12:30pm

Expect to see more of this. The left is coming after religions and will use academia to achieve their ends.

Campus Reform reports:

Duke to Methodist Church: Change your beliefs for inclusivity

Duke University is among the 93 Methodist-affiliated colleges and universities across the country that brought in the new year by penning and...

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