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Survey Finds Half of Young Americans Say College Degree Irrelevant to Working

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/9/2019 at 12:00pm

Young people are catching on to the fact that college can be a scam. Why take on massive loans if you don’t need them?

Market Watch reports:

Half of young Americans say their degree is irrelevant to their work

In the spring of her senior year of high school, Malavika Vivek had four choices:...

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University’s ‘Diversity Department’ Maintains a ‘Masculinity Committee’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8:00am 8/9/2019 at 8:00am

If you wrote this as a work of fiction, no one would buy it. It would be seen as too over the top.

The College Fix reports:

School’s ‘masculinities committee’ offers learning opportunities for ‘male-identified’ students

A school’s diversity department is offering its male students a chance to learn about the “spectrum” of masculinity,...

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Gibson’s Bakery: If Oberlin College appeals, we will seek reinstatement of full $44 million original verdict

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 9:30pm 8/8/2019 at 9:30pm

The Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College lawsuit has entered two post-trial phases: (1) Post-trial motions then appeals, and (2) public relations.

As part of this jockeying, Oberlin College’s president Carmen Twillie Ambar has written op-eds and given interviews in which she asserts that Oberlin College was held responsible for the speech of...

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College Student Pleads Guilty to Trying to Hack Trump’s Tax Returns

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/8/2019 at 12:00pm

What do you think motivated this crime? Maybe a desire to be presented as a hero on the Rachel Maddow show.

Campus Reform reports:

Student pleads guilty to trying to HACK Trump’s tax returns

Before the 2016 election, two college students allegedly attempted to illegally obtain then-candidate Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Although the students were...

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Professor Under Fire for Using N-Word While Discussing James Baldwin’s Literature

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00am 8/8/2019 at 10:00am

If this was being discussed in the context of classic literature, what is the problem?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

N-Word at the New School

Being a good writer and a good writing teacher don’t always go hand in hand. But for poet and novelist Laurie Sheck, they do. Sheck’s been a Pulitzer Prize finalist,...

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University of Virginia Considering Removing Statue of Revolutionary War Soldier

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 8:00am 8/8/2019 at 8:00am

Remember when the left said this was only about Confederate statues? They lied.

The College Fix reports:

University of Virginia considers removing statue of Revolutionary War officer

As the University of Virginia grapples with its h...

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Psych Scholar at USC Claims Viewpoint Diversity is a ‘Dog Whistle’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/7/2019 at 12:00pm

The left worships the idea of diversity, but only on the surface. Diversity of opinion is unacceptable.

The College Fix reports:

USC psychology scholar argues term ‘viewpoint diversity’ is a dog whistle

Twitter comments recently made by a University of Southern California psychology scholar sparked a lively debate regarding commonly used free speech terminology.

Leslie...

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Prof Calls for Abolition of Grades Because They’re ‘Capitalism in Action’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:00am 8/7/2019 at 10:00am

How would this professor react if we applied the same principle to academic salaries?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof calls to get rid of grades because they are ‘capitalism in...

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UVA Extending Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 8:00am 8/7/2019 at 8:00am

The money for this is reportedly coming from private funding.

From the Associated Press via WTOP News:

University of Virginia to offer aid to undocumented students

The University of Virginia has extended financial aid eligibility to undergraduate students who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The Daily Progress reports the financial help...

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Harvard Prof Accuses Trump of Terrorism After Shootings, Calls for Impeachment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/6/2019 at 12:00pm

If you know anything about Laurence Tribe, you know that he was for impeachment long before this past weekend. He’s using the shootings for purely political purposes.

FOX News reports:

Harvard Law prof accuses Trump of ‘terrorism,’ calls for impeachment after shootings

Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe has a history of passionate opposition to...

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David Gibson VIDEO: Oberlin College plans to drag out litigation because it knows I’m dying from pancreatic cancer

https://www.facebook.com/bakershanecheney/videos/1268860586628397/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11:09am 8/6/2019 at 11:09am
https://www.facebook.com/bakershanecheney/videos/1268860586628397/

David Gibson, one of the owners of Gibson’s Bakery and a plaintiff in the lawsuit that yielded almost $32 million in damages against Oberlin College, has just posted a video on Facebook announcing that he has pancreatic cancer. (h/t to multiple readers for alerting me)

In the video (below), David says that...

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Dominican University in CA Now Offering Social Justice Major

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:00am 8/6/2019 at 10:00am

Tuition at this school is nearly $70,000 a year. Would you spend that kind of money for this?

Campus Reform reports:

You can MAJOR in social justice at this nearly $70,000 per year Calif. school

Dom...

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American University Considering Mandating Use of Preferred Pronouns

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:00am 8/6/2019 at 8:00am

The charge is being led by the school’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Who could have guessed?

The College Fix reports:

American University official says it plans to mandate use of preferred pronouns

American University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion would like to require faculty to address students by their “chosen name and pronouns,”...

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U. Michigan Students Hold ‘Die-in’ as Call to Action for Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/5/2019 at 12:00pm

Now that we have members of Congress stating publicly that the world is going to end in twelve years, we should probably expect more of this.

The College Fix reports:

U. Michigan students hold ‘die-in’ to call for action against climate change

Approximately fifty University of Michigan students and faculty, as well as local...

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Woman Accrues $500K in Student Loan Debt for Degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10:00am 8/5/2019 at 10:00am

Many Americans wouldn’t even consider buying a $500,000 home. How does someone borrow this much for education?

CNBC reports:

More student loan borrowers carry six-figure balances

Elisha Bokman has been out of school for eight years. Still, her student loan balance is half a million dollars.

Today, for her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and...

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The Future of Shopping Malls Might be on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 5, 2019 at 8:00am 8/5/2019 at 8:00am

This makes sense. Students always need stuff.

BuzzFeed reports:

The Future Of The Mall Might Be On Your College Campus

Chain retailers have their eyes on a new type of mall — your university. While higher education may once have been associated with the ivory tower — a secluded place of rigorous study —...

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New York Outlaws Guns on Campus for Everyone but Security and Law Enforcement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/4/2019 at 1:30pm

This stands in direct contrast to other states which have been increasing campus carry rights in recent years.

Campus Reform reports:

New York outlaws only exception allowing students, profs to carry on campus

New Y...

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