College Insurrection  (Page 5)

Santa Clara U. Denies Recognition to Young Americans for Freedom Citing ‘Emotional Harm’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/4/2019 at 12:00pm

Instead of offering laughable excuses like emotional harm, schools should be honest. They should come right out and admit that they’re biased against conservative ideas.

Townhall reports:

Santa Clara University Blocks YAF Chapter’s Recognition, Cites ‘Emotional Harm’

Santa Clara University recently piled on to the multitude of discrimination cases against conservatives on college campuses...

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U. New Mexico Advised to ‘Build a Wall’ Around its Campus for Safety Reasons

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00am 6/4/2019 at 10:00am

Build a wall, you say? That sounds like a familiar suggestion for how to increase security.

Campus Reform reports:

UNM advised to BUILD A WALL to make campus safer

The University of New Mexico, in an effort to make the campus safer, could soon build a wall around its perimeter.

UNM media relations officer Daniel...

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Students Protest Oberlin College Commencement Speaker From Apple

http://fox8.com/2016/11/18/oberlin-college-professors-home-vandalized-horrific-note-left-on-door/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8:00am 6/4/2019 at 8:00am
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The underlying message of a protest like this is that the protesters believe they are more important than the graduation ceremony. It’s a selfish act. Also, be sure to check our continuing coverage of Gibson Bakery vs. Oberlin.

The Chronicle reports:

Oberlin College students protest commencement speaker

During the Oberlin College commencement speech led...

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Activists Demanding Divestment From Prisons and Fossil Fuels Shut Down Forum With Harvard President

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:00am 6/4/2019 at 7:00am
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In April, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow should have spoken during a forum at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Before he could begin, student activists caused the event to end when they demanded that the school move its endowment away from prisons and fossil fuels.

The story has become big news now because the school...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial — Judge keeps out politics, but Town v. Gown frames the case

http://oberlinreview.org/11716/news/election-day-rattles-oberlin-with-trump-election/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:30pm 6/3/2019 at 7:30pm
http://oberlinreview.org/11716/news/election-day-rattles-oberlin-with-trump-election/

Closing arguments in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College are scheduled for this Wednesday, then the jury gets the case. It’s possible we will have a verdict this week. The events giving rise to the lawsuit have been said to represent “the worst of identity politics.”  You can read about some of the...

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Angela Merkel Takes Thinly Veiled Shot at Trump in Speech at Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:00pm 6/3/2019 at 2:00pm
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Lefties at Harvard must have just eaten this up.

The Associated Press reports, via Boston.com:

Here’s what Angela Merkel told Harvard graduates

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told graduates of Harvard University they must “tear down walls of ignorance” and reject isolationism as they tackle global problems such as climate change and terrorism.

Merkel made the...

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Over One Third of College Students Reportedly Have Credit Card Debt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/3/2019 at 12:00pm

As if massive student debt wasn’t bad enough. Having a credit card for emergencies is a good thing for students but they shouldn’t use it for general purposes if they can’t afford it.

CNBC reports:

Over a third of college students already have credit card debt

Erza Bobo, a 21-year-old student at the Culinary...

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Prof Warns Children Especially Susceptible to Transgender Ideology

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:00am 6/3/2019 at 10:00am

This is an excellent reminder about why children should not be indulged on this issue.

The College Fix reports:

Professor warns: Children are particularly susceptible to transgender ideology

In a recent talk and subsequent Internet post, a professor of psychology disputed the idea that children can honestly determine their “gender identity”—whether or not they...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial reflects Higher Ed disconnect from the lives of most Americans

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 9:25pm 6/2/2019 at 9:25pm
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Later this week the jury in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College should get the case.

I wanted to put down some thoughts as Verdict Day approaches.

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Fear of Offending Others is Chilling Free Speech on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/2/2019 at 1:30pm

This is what victim culture has brought us. People are afraid to speak freely.

Forbes reports:

New Report: Most College Students Agree that Campus Free Speech is Waning

Too many students feel afraid to speak honestly on campus for fear of offending someone, a new national survey of college students says.

University censorship regimes are...

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Man Who Allegedly Laundered Money in College Admissions Scandal to Cooperate

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 11:30am 6/2/2019 at 11:30am

This gives you an idea of just how large and far reaching this scandal goes. Huge amounts were involved.

Bloomberg reports:

Chief Launderer in College Admissions Scam Plans to Cooperate

The chief financial officer of the firm behind the U.S. college admissions scandal has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering charges and cooperate with...

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Students Chain Themselves to a Tree to Protest Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 9:30am 6/2/2019 at 9:30am

This sounds more like theater than a protest. I especially like the part about the student in the dinosaur costume.

The College Fix reports:

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U. Georgia Will Only Sell Beer and Wine at Football Games to Fans Who Donate 25K

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/1/2019 at 1:30pm

I didn’t think this story was real when I first saw it, but it’s from the Associated Press.

Via Marketwatch:

University of Georgia will only sell alcohol to fans who donate $25K

Some University of Georgia fans will be able to buy beer during football games — but only donors who have agreed to...

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U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sued Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Free Speech Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:30am 6/1/2019 at 11:30am

The suit was filed by a conservative non-profit organization. Schools need to be held accountable on this issue.

Campus Reform reports:

U Illinois SUED over ‘unconstitutional’ policies

A conservative nonprofit sued the University of Illinois at Urban...

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Prof Accused of ‘Hostile Learning Environment’ for Assigning too Many Male Authors

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:30am 6/1/2019 at 9:30am

The student used the school’s ‘bias reporting system’ to complain. That’s where this leads.

The College Fix reports:

Professor accused of ‘hostile learning environment’ for assigning male authors

A 22-year old female University of Utah student reported her business professor to campus administrators for, among other things, assigning too many historical texts written by...

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Inflammatory Rhetoric Week in Higher Education

https://youtu.be/dinGwTrWPsw
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:00am 6/1/2019 at 8:00am
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The campus left had quite a week.

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Trial Day 13 — Defense expert declares Gibson family 5-generation bakery history “irrelevant”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 31, 2019 at 9:05pm 5/31/2019 at 9:05pm
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Today was Day 13 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.

Both sides have rested their cases, and there will be no...

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