College Insurrection  (Page 32)

First Visiting Scholar at MIT School of Engineering Tasked With Diversity Outreach

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:30am 12/21/2019 at 11:30am

Higher education repeatedly demonstrates their belief that diversity is more important than academics.

Campus Reform reports:

MIT School of Engineering first EVER visiting scholar tasked with…diversity outreach

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced its first visiting scholar within its School of Engineering. However, instead of engineering technology, the individual will focus on the department’s...

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Prof’s Lawsuit Claims University Required Her to Teach Women’s Studies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 9:30am 12/21/2019 at 9:30am

Who could blame this professor for suing?

The College Fix reports:

University retaliated against instructor by making her teach women’s studies: lawsuit

Apparently we aren’t the only ones who question the value of women’s and gender studies.

A jury is considering whether the University of Michigan discriminated and retaliated against Asian-American husband-and-wife faculty who were...

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Christmas on Campus Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:00am 12/21/2019 at 8:00am

Maybe college isn’t the best place to celebrate the holidays.

Lots of people are getting coal in their stockings this year.

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Hillsdale College Gets $4.6 Million After Suing Mizzou for Ignoring Donor’s Wishes

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/20/2019 at 12:00pm

This was an interesting case. You can read the back story here.

The Detroit News reports:

Hillsdale College receives $4.6M after it sues Mizzou for ignoring donor’s wishes

Months before Sherlock Hibbs died in 2002 at the age of 98, he drafted his will, laying out his wish to invest in the economic principles...

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Wells Fargo Donates to College of Idaho to Revise Curriculum for Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10:00am 12/20/2019 at 10:00am

Once again, the pursuit of academic scholarship is eclipsed by the left’s devotion to diversity.

Campus Reform reports:

Wells Fargo PAYS Idaho college to ‘revise curriculum’ in name of ‘diversity’

With the help of a major national bank, one Idaho college is launching an initiative to “revise curriculum” to focus more heavily on “diversity.”

Wells...

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Conservative Students Allegedly ‘Swatted’ at St. Olaf College

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00am 12/20/2019 at 8:00am

Swatting is an extremely dangerous practice. A man was actually killed by police a couple of years ago in a high profile swatting case.

The College Fix reports:

Conservative students ‘swatted’ as officers swarm dorm over...

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Indiana University Student Arrested Following String of Arsons on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/19/2019 at 12:00pm

Sounds like someone is due for a psychological evaluation.

The Indiana Daily Student reports:

IU senior arrested following string of arsons on campus

The Indiana University Police Department arrested an IU senior after investigating numerous campus arsons this month.

Alekhya Koppineni, 21, was charged Wednesday morning with 10 felony counts of arson, according to a...

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Ithaca College Using Million Dollar Donation to Fund ‘Diversity in Media’ Scholarship

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 10:00am 12/19/2019 at 10:00am

Do you think they mean intellectual diversity? Doubtful.

The Business Journal News Network reports:

Ithaca College to Use $1M Gift for Diversity in Media Scholarship

Ithaca College will use a $1 million donation from a prom...

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College’s ‘Sustainability Director’ Recommends Not Wrapping Christmas Gifts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:00am 12/19/2019 at 8:00am

In other news, the College of William and Mary has a ‘sustainability director’ for some reason.

The College Fix reports:

Campus sustainability director: Maybe don’t buy a gift for Christmas. If you do, maybe don’t wrap it.

The “sustainability director” at a Virginia university has some novel advice for students heading home for Christmas:...

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College Enrollment Was Down by 250,000 This Fall Compared to Last Year

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/18/2019 at 12:00pm

Perhaps more young people would rather join the workforce during record low unemployment than take on massive debt.

National Public Radio reports:

Fewer Students Are Going To College. Here’s Why That Matters

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Hundreds of Professors Pen Letter to Congress Urging Trump’s Impeachment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00am 12/18/2019 at 10:00am

If there’s one field that we know is politically balanced and fair, it’s American college professors. Right?

Campus Reform reports:

​Hundreds of profs pen letter to Congress pleading for Trump’s impeachment

Nearly 600 college professors from around the country signed a letter urging the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump on the...

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New York University Protest Group Says ‘Join Us if You Hate NYU’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8:00am 12/18/2019 at 8:00am

Is there a better example than this of students protesting for the sake of protesting?

The College Fix reports:

Fledgling New York University student group protests: ‘Join us if you hate NYU’

A brand new New York University student group dubbed SAIGE — Students Against Imperialism and Global Expansion — held a so-called “Disorientation...

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Two Haverford College Students Who Tried to Hack Trump’s Taxes Get Probation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/17/2019 at 12:00pm

The attempted hack took place right before the 2016 election. The sentence seems a bit light, doesn’t it?

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

2 former Haverford College students sentenced to probation for attempted Trump tax hack

Six days before the 2016 presidential election, two Haverford College students had an idea: They could try to get...

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Announces ‘Free’ Community College Program

https://twitter.com/GovernorVA/status/1091510484468146176
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:00am 12/17/2019 at 10:00am
https://twitter.com/GovernorVA/status/1091510484468146176

Free college is all the rage among Democrats these days and Northam now has party control in Virginia.

Campus Reform reports:

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveils MASSIVE ‘free’ community college plan

Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday a program called “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” that would provide tuition-free community college...

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Some Students Not Reducing Student Loan Balances Because They’re Expecting Debt Forgiveness

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8:00am 12/17/2019 at 8:00am

Students are hearing the ongoing talk about free college and debt forgiveness in the Democratic primary every day. Why would they repay their loans?

The College Fix reports:

Expecting debt forgiveness, most students are not reducing their student loan balances ‘at all’

You’d think during a prosperous period with record-low unemployment, those who took...

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Faculty Members at Syracuse University Call for More Courses on Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/16/2019 at 12:00pm

At some point in the not too distant future, schools are going to start offering a degree program in diversity. Mark my words.

WSYR News reports:

Syracuse University faculty call for more courses on diversity

Nearly...

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Rutgers University Hosts Event With Puppies and Kittens to Help Students Through Exams

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:00am 12/16/2019 at 10:00am

I’m not going to make fun of this because as a dog person myself, I would probably attend this event.

NJ.com reports:

Meet the puppies helping N.J. college students make it through exams

If Alexis Churley was stressed about her upcoming finals — four in four days — she didn’t show it.

The 20-year-old Rutgers...

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