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Temple University Student Newspaper Takes on ‘Body Hair Positivity’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/26/2019 at 12:00pm

Hair removal is pushed by “the razor industry and the media” apparently.

The College Fix reports:

Taking a stand: Temple U. students ponder female body hair standards

A few female (or, rather, female-identifying) Temple University students are making enough noise about an issue that the student paper felt it worthy of an article: They’re...

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SNL Comedian Pete Davidson Will No Longer Perform at Colleges

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:00am 11/26/2019 at 10:00am
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Davidson is joining the ranks of some other better known comics like Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock who also no longer play colleges.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian announces he’ll no longer perform at colleges

Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson says that he’ll stop performing shows on college campuses because “you...

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Students at Washington and Lee U. Want Washington and Lee Removed From Diplomas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 8:00am 11/26/2019 at 8:00am

Here’s an idea. If you don’t want Washington and Lee on your diploma, maybe don’t go to Washington and Lee.

The Epoch Times reports:

Washington and Lee University Students Want Portraits of Namesakes Off Their Diplomas

Students at Washington and Lee University (WLU) in Virginia are circulating a petition asking for customized diplomas that...

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New Poll Finds Support for Elizabeth Warren Slipping Among College Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/25/2019 at 12:00pm
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Bernie Sanders has the most support, according to this poll.

The Hill reports:

Warren support dips among college students in new poll

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) support dipped among college students following the fifth Democratic presidential debate this week, according to a Chegg-College Pulse weekly tracker.

The latest figures released Thursday showed Warren’s support dropped...

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Stand-up Comedy Routine Sparks Racial Bias Investigation at Bryant University

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:00am 11/25/2019 at 10:00am

The basis for all of this is a really dumb joke. It could be considered racist but it’s really just a stupid joke.

WPRI News reports:

Bryant University investigating racial bias incident at school event

Bryant University is investigating after a student’s attempt at a stand-up comedy routine sparked allegations of racism.

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Masked Student Allegedly Armed With Knives Arrested During Conservative Event at Marquette U.

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 25, 2019 at 8:00am 11/25/2019 at 8:00am

Fortunately, police got involved here before anything weird could happen.

Campus Reform reports:

Armed and masked student arrested at Marquette University conservative event

A Marquette University student was arrested after police responded to reports of...

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Two Universities in Georgia Investigating Swastikas Found on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 1:30pm 11/24/2019 at 1:30pm

Incidents like this are happening all over, and they’re turning out to be hoaxes.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

Two Georgia universities investigat...

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San Diego State Holds ‘Pronouns Workshop’ in Honor of Transgender Awareness Day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 11:30am 11/24/2019 at 11:30am

Isn’t it reassuring to know that our institutions of higher learning have their priorities in order?

The College Fix reports:

Students encouraged to use terms ‘folks’ or ‘y’all’ instead of ‘guys’ at pronoun workshop

San Diego State University held a “Pronouns 101” workshop on November 20 in honor of “Transgender Awareness Day.”

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Student Arrested at Syracuse U is Reportedly a Social Justice Activist

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 9:30am 11/24/2019 at 9:30am

Just days ago, Syracuse University’s chancellor said the school believes recent racist activity on campus was a hoax.

USA Today reports:

Arrest made at Syracuse, chancellor bows to student demands as racist hate incidents continue

The Syracuse Police Department has made an arrest after a series of new graffiti markings were discovered on school...

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Adam Carolla Says ‘No Safe Spaces’ Documentary Has Message College Students Need to Hear

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:30pm 11/23/2019 at 1:30pm
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In light of all the campus speech shut-downs in recent days, I’m inclined to agree.

The Hill reports:

Adam Carolla says ‘No Safe Spaces’ documentary shows what college students ‘need to hear’

He’s known for his comedic chops and his super-popular podcast, but Adam Carolla says his new documentary isn’t about laughs, but making...

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Protesters Violently Disrupt Pro-Israel Event at York University in Toronto

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/23/2019 at 12:00pm
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York University in Toronto recently hosted a panel with some former members of the Israeli Defence Force. Members of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) showed up to protest and things got ugly.

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List of Possible College Closures Causes Panic and Legal Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:30am 11/23/2019 at 11:30am

No school would want to be included on such a list, but the fact is many college closures are probably in our future.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

A Doomsday List of Possible College Closures Inspired Panic and Legal Threats. That’s Telling.

Higher education’s walking dead are already among us. Figuring out exactly...

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Deval Patrick Cancels Event at Morehouse College When Only Two People Attend

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:30am 11/23/2019 at 9:30am
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How awkward. People don’t seem very interested in the former Massachusetts governor’s candidacy.

The College Fix reports:

Democratic candidate cancels campus event after just...

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Free Speech Under Assault Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00am 11/23/2019 at 8:00am
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The unhinged shutdown of campus speech went into overdrive this week.

The situation is out of control.

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Harvard Poll: Only 35% of College Republicans are ‘Comfortable Sharing Political Views’ With Professors

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/22/2019 at 12:00pm
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A new poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics showed the obvious: Republicans in college feel uncomfortable engaging in political discussions with professors.

From Campus Reform:

The poll found that only 35 percent of young Republicans ages 18-29 are “comfortable sharing political views” with their college professors.

Meanwhile, 54 percent of young Democrats and...

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Left Wing Student Protesters Block Entry to Ann Coulter Speech at UC Berkeley

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00am 11/22/2019 at 11:00am
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In the spring of 2017, Young America’s Foundation invited Ann Coulter to speak at UC-Berkeley, but the event never happened over safety concerns.

This week, she returned at the invitation of the College Republicans.

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U. Lynchburg Students Protest ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Over Fiesta-Themed Party

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00am 11/22/2019 at 10:00am

Students in Hong Kong are risking their lives protesting for basic freedoms and these students, who have more freedoms than students anywhere else in the world, are protesting a fiesta party.

WHSV News reports:

University of Lynchburg students protest ‘cultural appropriation’ after fiesta-...

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