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College Student Facing Felony Charges for Terrorism Over Joke Photo of AR-15 on Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:30am 3/16/2020 at 10:30am

Imagine finding yourself in this kind of trouble. What a crazy situation.

The College Fix reports:

College student facing felony charges of terrorism over joke AR-15 photograph

A college student from Lake Superior State University is facing terrorism charges for posting a picture to social media last fall in which he displayed his firearm...

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Cornell Coronavirus Plea to Students: Stop Partying!

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00am 3/16/2020 at 8:00am
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Many students are probably just dumbfounded by the suddenness of all the closures.

From the Cornell Daily Sun:

While Some Cornellians Self-Quarantine, Others Pack Parties in Response to Campus Shutdown

It’s a tale of two Cornells: There are parties, bars and profane bedsheets; but also panic, hasty departures and those self-quarantining after studying abroad....

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Harvard and MIT Students Protest Closure of Campus and Dorms Over Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:30pm 3/15/2020 at 1:30pm

There are some situations that just won’t be solved by protests. This is one of them.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard, MIT students & faculty defiant amid colleges’ coronavirus commands

With colleges and universities closing across the country due to coronavirus concerns, students and faculty at some campuses have held protests over decisions affecting...

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Elon Musk: “Colleges are basically for fun and to prove you can do your chores”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 11:30am 3/15/2020 at 11:30am

Musk makes a great point here about the value of higher education.

CNBC reports:

Elon Musk says college is ‘for fun’ and not for learning, echoing PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel

In 2011, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel began paying college kids to drop out of school to develop a start-up. Elon Musk, who led the...

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Students Demanding Refunds After Campus Closures Will Seriously Hurt Some Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 9:30am 3/15/2020 at 9:30am

Colleges and universities with massive endowments will be fine, but schools which are already experiencing financial problems could be in serious trouble.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Coronavirus Closures Pose Refund Quandary

Students across the country are making hurried plans to move out of their dorm rooms as the number of campus closures over coronavirus...

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Ohio State Students Begin Demanding Refunds After Being Kicked Out of Dorms Over Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 4:30pm 3/14/2020 at 4:30pm

This is going to happen at a lot of schools in the coming weeks and months.

Campus Reform reports:

Ohio State students demand refunds after college kicks them out of dorms

At Ohio State University, thousands...

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UC Berkeley Grad Students Set up GoFundMe to Support Their ‘Cost of Living’ Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:30am 3/14/2020 at 11:30am

This is apparently related to the grad student strike we recently saw at UC Santa Cruz.

The College Fix reports:

University of California grad students set up GoFundMe to support cost-of-living strike

Grad students at the University of California, Berkeley are hoping to raise a whopping $30,000 to help support their “cost-of-living” strike, an...

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Free Speech Advocacy Group Reaches Settlement With Iowa State

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:30am 3/14/2020 at 9:30am

Speech First is doing some great work to defend free expression on college campuses.

From their website:

SPEECH FIRST V. ISU; SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

– In January 2020, Speech First sued Iowa State University...

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Closing Down Campus Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00am 3/14/2020 at 8:00am
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Coronavirus has caused many schools to take the unusual step of sending everyone home.

It hasn’t gone smoothly in some places.

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Brown University Now Sending Students Home Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/13/2020 at 12:00pm

This is now happening all over the place. In years of covering higher ed news, I’ve never seen so many schools sending students home over a disease.

WJAR News reports:

Brown University to begin remote learning; Students must move off campus

Students carrying boxes was a common sight on the campus of Brown University...

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Daughter of GOP Rep. Threatened at U. Chicago for Criticizing Socialism

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:00am 3/13/2020 at 10:00am

The fact that socialism even has support at our colleges and universities is an indictment of our higher education system.

Campus Reform reports:

UChicago student, daughter of former GOP rep ‘harassed,’ ‘threatened’ for opposing socialism

The daughter of former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy found herself amid a swarm of online harassment for speaking out...

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Less Than One Percent of Political Donations Made by Yale Trustees Have Gone to Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:00am 3/13/2020 at 8:00am

Why should American taxpayers be forced to fund ‘free’ college when it is an industry that represents only half of the country?

The College Fix reports:

Less than one percent of donations made by Yale trustees have gone to Republicans

Less than one percent of political contributions made by current Yale University trustees over...

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Students and Activists Suing University of California System Over Use of SAT and ACT Exams

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/12/2020 at 12:00pm

The argument here is that test prep programs are expensive and therefore exclusive.

CNBC reports:

A coalition of students and activists are suing one of the biggest university systems over the SAT

With acceptance rates at top colleges and universities falling to record or near-record lows, high school students and families are feeling more...

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Students Praying at Planned Parenthood Confronted With Man Exposing Himself, Women Shouting ‘Hail Satan!’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00am 3/12/2020 at 11:00am
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Students involved with Students for Life of America (SFLA) decided to pray peacefully outside of a Planned Parenthood as part of the 40 Days of Life campaign.

However, people confronted the students, who were minding their own business and not causing any problems.

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VIDEO: Students at U. Dayton Fill Street After School Announces Housing Closure Over Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:00am 3/12/2020 at 10:00am
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Things got a little tense here because of the size of the crowd.

Campus Reform reports:

Students block street, jump on cars after in-person classes canceled over coronavirus fears

Students at the University of Day...

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Harvard Tells Students to Move Out of Dorms by Sunday Due to Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:00am 3/12/2020 at 8:00am
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Many students are probably stunned by this development, especially given the short notice.

CBS News in Boston reports:

Harvard Tells Students To Move Out By Sunday Due To Coronavirus, Classes Moving Online

Harvard University is telling students to move out of their dorms by Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the spread of coronavirus....

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San Diego State to Add Diversity and Inclusion Monitors to Faculty Hiring Committees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/11/2020 at 12:00pm

Does this mean potential hires will now need the approval of a diversity administrator to be hired?

The College Fix reports:

Diversity and inclusion monitors to join faculty hiring committees at SDSU

San Diego State University has announced plans to train so-called Inclusion Representatives for faculty search committees in an effort to ensure those...

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