College Insurrection  (Page 31)

A Third of the Board of Trustees Resigns Abruptly at Hampshire College

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/31/2019 at 12:00pm
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This is not a good sign for the troubled school. Trustees are typically deeply invested in an organization’s mission. If they’re pulling out, the writing is on the wall.

Mass Live reports:

Hampshire College’s Board of Trustees has lost a third of its members

About a third of Hampshire College’s trustees left the board...

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College Enrollment in U.S. Declines for Eighth Consecutive Year

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00am 5/31/2019 at 10:00am

Americans may be smartening up a bit. Who wants to be saddled with massive debt when the jobs market is so great?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

College Enrollment Declines Continue

College enrollment in the U.S. has decreased for the eighth consecutive year, according to new data released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research...

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NYU Journalism Course on the ‘Far Right’ Cancelled After Only Two Students Sign up

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8:00am 5/31/2019 at 8:00am

The low enrollment for this course might have had something to do with the instructor.

The College Fix reports:

She falsely called an ICE agent a Nazi. NYU hired her to teach a ‘far right’ course. Two students signed up.

Talia Lavin was publicly embarrassed when her fact-checking skills were exposed as shoddy last...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 12 – Defense says Bakery worth only $35k, less than one semester at Oberlin College

https://www.oberlin.edu/admissions-and-aid/tuition-and-fees
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:15pm 5/30/2019 at 9:15pm
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Today was Day 12 of witness testimony in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the background on this case here.

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Former Student Arrested for Allegedly Threatening College Athletes After Losing Money Gambling on Games

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 4:00pm 5/30/2019 at 4:00pm

This former Babson College student is now facing jail time for allegedly making some very poor, and stupid, choices.

Mass Live reports:

Former Babson College student admits threatening to kill athletes while losing money on sports gambling

When Addison...

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U. Colorado Denver Offering ‘Problematizing Whiteness’ Course

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/30/2019 at 12:00pm

What do courses like this offer students, other than the advancement of the progressive agenda?

The College Fix reports:

University offers ‘Problematizing Whiteness’ course

In March, I wrote on the “American Political Thought” course offered by the political science department at the University of Colorado Denver that deliberately removed all white males and their...

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NYU Graduation Speaker Calls Trump a Fascist, Praises Anti-Israel BDS Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:00am 5/30/2019 at 11:00am
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A doctoral graduate named Steven Thrasher spoke at New York University’s convocation ceremony and offered a diatribe of left-wing talking points.

Thrasher bashed Trump and Israel while praising the BDS movement, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter.

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College Student Criticized for Proposing Student Fees Not be Used to Fund Abortions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00am 5/30/2019 at 10:00am

This happened at the University of Chicago, which apparently has some student fees set aside for ’emergency’ situations.

Campus Reform reports:

Student proposes not funding abortions with student fees…and faces brutal backlash

A University of Chicago college council officer proposed Tuesday a student government bill that would limit the use of student funds to...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 11 – Don’t let them eat Gibson’s cake

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:40pm 5/29/2019 at 8:40pm
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Today was Day 11 of witness testimony in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the background on this case here.

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University Accused of Enforcing Free Speech Rules for Conservatives but not Socialists

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/29/2019 at 12:00pm

This happened at Transylvania University in Kentucky, which is key. Kentucky has been making great strides protecting free speech on campus over the last year.

The College Fix reports:

University gets legal warning for enforcing speech rules against conserv...

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Report Suggests There is a Mental Health Crisis on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:00am 5/29/2019 at 10:00am

Anyone who pays attention to the unhinged behavior of some college students over the last couple of years will find this easy to believe.

NPR reports:

College Students (And Their Parents) Face A Campus Mental Health ‘Epidemic’

As colleges and universities across the country report an explosion of mental health problems, a new book...

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UMass Students Demanding Free College Disrupt Gold Star Family Event

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 9:00am 5/29/2019 at 9:00am
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Students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, backed by an organization called PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts), recently ended an occupation of the Massachusetts Statehouse, where they demanded free college.

The demonstration ended when officials informed them that their yelling was disrupting a ceremony for Gold Star Families who were...

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Commencement Speaker at Oberlin College Tells Students to ‘Stay Woke’

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I don’t think the student body at Oberlin could get any more woke if they tried.

The Chronicle Telegram reports:

Oberlin College grads told to ‘stay woke’

Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple Inc., who gave Monday’s commencement address at Oberlin College, echoed the commencement speech that Martin...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 10 – It depends upon what the meaning of the word “support” is

https://www.oberlin.edu/meredith-raimondo
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:00pm 5/28/2019 at 9:00pm
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Today was Day 10 of witness testimony in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the background on this case here.

As so often happens in courtroom trials, choice of words used...

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Canadian Prof Who Criticized Ideology of ‘Diversity and Mass Immigration’ Accused of Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/28/2019 at 12:00pm

The professor who is under fire here is from Puerto Rico and has mixed racial heritage, but he defied the left’s preferred narrative.

The College Fix reports:

Canadian profs want colleague investigated for ‘racist positions’

Faculty at the University of New Brunswick in Canada have signed on to a letter lambasting a “controversial” sociology...

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Former Vice President Al Gore to Address Students at Harvard’s Class Day

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00am 5/28/2019 at 10:00am

This is supposedly a pre-commencement event. Do you think he’ll mention climate change?

The Associated Press reports via the San Francisco Chronicle:

Former Vice President Gore to...

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Emory University Fires Two Professors for Failing to Disclose Research Funding from China

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:00am 5/28/2019 at 8:00am

Relations between China and the U.S. in American academics have been tenuous for a few years now, so this is a bigger deal than it seems at first glance.

Yahoo News reports:

Professors fired from Emory University for hiding grants from China

Two Chinese American professors at Emory University have been fired for failing...

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