College Insurrection  (Page 30)

Students at Emory U. Demand ‘Latinx’ Studies Department

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:00am 10/24/2018 at 8:00am

The school already has a Latin American Studies department, but that’s just not enough.

The College Fix reports:

Emory University students demand ‘Latinx’ studies department

Emory University is seeking at least three professors with backgrounds in “contemporary Latinx studies” to start up a fledgling department of the same name.

School officials were, according to The...

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Student Loan Debt Forecasted to Reach $2 Trillion by 2022

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/23/2018 at 12:00pm

When the day of reckoning finally comes on this, it will make the last housing crash seem small.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The student loan bubble might be about to pop

Amid headlines of record-low unemployment and a bullish economy, millennials burdened with student loans lurk behind the scenes. Their vast sums of debt...

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Admin and Faculty of Southern Methodist U. Overwhelmingly Donate to Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:00am 10/23/2018 at 10:00am

Everyone in academia thinks diversity is more important than anything. Except when it comes to politics.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: 100 percent of SMU administrators, 98.8 percent of faculty donate to Dems

Southern Methodist University might be the home of former President George W. Bush’s presidential library, but the overwhelming majority of faculty...

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Fraternities Under Fire From Activists and Admins at U. Texas Austin Forced to Re-brand

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 8:00am 10/23/2018 at 8:00am

The left does not like the Greek system, that’s no secret. At the University of Texas at Austin, some frats are re-branding.

The College Fix reports:

U. Texas fraternities fortify and rebrand as administrators and activists threaten them

A recent “Stand With Survivors” protest at the University of Texas-Austin highlighted the hostility of a...

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Survey Finds Many College Students Experienced PTSD-Like Symptoms After 2016 Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00am 10/23/2018 at 7:00am

In the weeks following the 2016 election, we documented multiple incidents of bizarre behavior on college campuses which included everything from group primal screams to safe spaces with coloring books and cookies. Now it all makes sense.

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Seven Charged for Alleged Prostitution Ring Linked to Fort Valley State U. Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:00pm 10/22/2018 at 2:00pm

Just two weeks ago, we ran a similar story about an alleged prostitution ring at John Jay College. What is going on here?

The Daily Caller reports:

Seven Charged for Prostitution Ring Linked...

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U. Maine System Bars Prof Who Organized Credit Course to Protest Kavanaugh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOyqy6vBbM
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/22/2018 at 12:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOyqy6vBbM

This was a blatant abuse of the academic system. It’s good to see there were consequences.

The Washington Post reports:

Professor barred from university system for class that offered course credit to students who protested Kavanaugh

The response was immediate — and incendiary — when people learned that students at the University of Southern...

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South Dakota Lawmakers Mount Campus Free Speech Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:00am 10/22/2018 at 10:00am

The GOP should take this up as a national campaign and distinguish themselves as the free speech party.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: SD lawmakers mount free speech pressure campaign

South Dakota lawmakers in recent months have pressured the state’s Board of Regents (BOR) to implement policies geared toward fostering free expression on college campuses.

Letters...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College — Trump 2016 win stoked student protests over shoplifting incident day after election

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:40pm 10/21/2018 at 4:40pm
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I have covered the lawsuit by Gibson’s Bakery against Oberlin College perhaps more extensively than anyone else.

I even became a small part of the story when Oberlin College tried, and failed, to subpoena my records.

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Harvard Discrimination Trial Exposes Some Secrets of Admissions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00pm 10/21/2018 at 3:00pm

Do you want to go to Harvard or know someone who does? The discrimination trial is showing some of the easiest ways to get in.

CNN reports:

The Harvard admission trial puts the school’s dirty secrets on display

As a trial over alleged discrimination against Asian-Americans in Harvard admissions finishes its first week, one...

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Brown University Offers Guide to ‘Unlearning Toxic Masculinity’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 12:30pm 10/21/2018 at 12:30pm

Double standard much? If you said anything like this about women, it would be definitive proof of sexism.

Campus Reform reports:

Brown University flaunts ‘Unlearning Toxic Masculinity’ guide

Brown University teaches a course on the way strict definitions of masculinity allegedly have toxic outcomes on men’s health and how those definitions can be unlearned.

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University Replaces Homecoming King and Queen With Three Students of ‘Any Gender’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 9:30am 10/21/2018 at 9:30am

If schools are going to take such drastic steps to change a tradition like this, why even bother doing it?

The College Fix reports:

Public university replaces homecoming king and queen with three students ‘who could identify as any gender’

Kings and queens make transgender and nonbinary students feel excluded, according to Stony...

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NYU Hosting Two-Week Long Celebration of Karl Marx’s Birthday

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:30pm 10/20/2018 at 1:30pm

So many college students are embracing the idea of socialism. The cause is a total mystery. By the way, NYU isn’t even doing this in the right month.

Campus Reform reports:

NYU hosts Marx birthday bash…during the wrong month

New York University is hosting a two-week celebration of Karl Marx’s May 5 birthday...

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David Hogg Calls the U.S. ‘Stolen Land’ in Speech at U-Mass Dartmouth

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:30am 10/20/2018 at 11:30am

His 15 minutes of fame may be over, but that hasn’t stopped David Hogg from continuing his progressive crusade.

The College Fix reports:

In campus speech, David Hogg says U.S. is stolen land, justifies illegal immigration

Anti-gun rights activist David Hogg often urges young people to take on the Second Amendment. But he’s picked...

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American University Student Govt. Offers ‘Safe Space’ During Speech About Due Process

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:30am 10/20/2018 at 9:30am

Amber Athey is a writer for the Daily Caller. This Tuesday, she is going to give a talk at American University about the importance of due process on campus.

In response, the student government has released a statement saying that they will offer their office as a ‘safe space’ during her speech....

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Progressive Rage Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00am 10/20/2018 at 8:00am

Senator Susan Collins has become a target of the left for supporting Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

This is unacceptable.

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Profs Suggest One-Time Only Trigger Warning for College Students

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/19/2018 at 12:00pm

This is actually a great proposal from Cornell professors Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams and Emory University professor Scott O. Lilienfeld.

Together, they wrote this piece for Inside Higher Ed:

The One-Time-Only Trigger Warning

The trigger-warning debate presents faculty members and administrat...

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