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Cornell Student Pushes Back Against Attacks on Greek Life

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3:30pm 9/30/2017 at 3:30pm

Dylan McDevitt is a Cornell student who is tired of seeing fraternities maligned. Especially if one person does something and suddenly the whole Greek community is at fault.

He writes at the Cornell Daily Sun:

The Attacks on Greek Life Have Gone Too Far

By way of disclaimer, if you think Greek life no...

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Librarian at NYU Endorses Antifa Violence

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:30am 9/30/2017 at 11:30am
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It’s astounding how many people on the left are not only not denouncing Antifa, but are instead justifying it.

The Daily Caller reports:

NYU Librarian Endorses Antifa Violence As Necessary For Social Justice

A New York University librarian wrote an essay earlier this month endorsing and justifying political violence from the far-left extremist movement,...

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American U. Cancels Libertarian Student Event for Mistakenly Calling it a Meeting

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:30am 9/30/2017 at 9:30am

It almost seems like the school was looking for an excuse to cancel. This is so petty.

The College Fix reports:

Libertarian students: American U canceled our event because we called it a ‘meeting’

Last night’s “Unsafe Space” event sponsored by the British online magazine Spiked was supposed to be held in an auditorium...

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Kneeling and Groupthink Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:00am 9/30/2017 at 9:00am

You expect left wing students to join in the latest protest fads, but the faculty? Really?

Students follow the example set for them...

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Occidental College Launches Scholarship Named for Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/29/2017 at 1:30pm
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This will be commonplace in the near future. Liberal academia just loves Obama.

The Hill reports:

Obama’s alma mater launches scholarship in his name

Barack Obama’s alma mater is launching a scholarship program named for the former president.

Occidental College in Los Angeles on Wednesday announced the creation of the Barack Obama Scholars Program, which...

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Washington State President Refuses Democrats’ Demand to Oust College Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:30am 9/29/2017 at 10:30am
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Just so it’s clear, Democrat elected officials in Washington State were targeting the College Republicans at Washington State. The school president said no.

The College Fix reports:

University president refuses Democrats’ demand to shut down College Republicans

Kirk Schulz ignored the repeated misspelling of his name in a poorly written letter from censorious state...

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California State Long Beach Seeks Prof for New ‘Transgender Studies’ Program

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:30am 9/29/2017 at 7:30am

The mad rush is on to create another liberal “studies” program. The school certainly seems excited about it.

The Daily Caller reported:

HELP WANTED: Taxpayer-Funded University Aggressively Staffing New ‘Transgender Studies’ Program

The department of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at California State University, Long Beach, is currently seeking to hire a professor who...

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Free College Proposal in Florida Comes With Strings Attached

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/28/2017 at 1:30pm
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Here’s another reminder that there’s no such thing as free.

ABC Action News reports:

Proposed bill offers free college tuition in Florida… but...

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George Washington U. Committee May Rename ‘Problematic’ Campus Buildings

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Getting rid of problematic names is all the rage on campus these days.

The College Fix reports:

George Washington University committee will explore renaming ‘problematic’ campus buildings

A new committee at an elite Washington, D.C. university will explore the possibility of changing “problematic” building names.

Amid a flurry of iconoclasm aimed at Civil War and...

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Harvard Inclusion Task Force Recommends Avoiding “Indicators of Excellence”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:30am 9/28/2017 at 7:30am
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If we don’t point out that some people are better at certain things than others, we’ll all be equal. Right?

The Daily Caller reports:

Harvard Inclusion Report Wants To Avoid Certain ‘Indicators Of Excellence’

Harvard University’s Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging advised the university to avoid “over-reliance on indicators of excellence that systematically...

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Cornell Black Students group issues 6-page list of demands

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:35pm 9/27/2017 at 9:35pm
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As we have previously covered, the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY, is in turmoil after two incidents.

In one, a student shouted “build a wall” near the Latino Living Center. At least two reports (Campus Reform and The New American) claim the student was Hispanic and said it to mock Trump. The Cornell administration...

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Trump Administration Joins Battle Against Restricting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30pm 9/27/2017 at 7:30pm
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This is great news. The whole concept of free speech zones is antithetical to academia.

The College Fix reports:

Trump administration joins legal fight against campus speech zones

Free speech advocacy groups have a new ally: the Trump adm...

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Cornell Faculty “Take A Knee” protest hijacked, Professor leads chant of “Free Palestine”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:25pm 9/27/2017 at 2:25pm

On the Cornell University campus, today, we witnessed what has become an all-to-frequent hijacking of other “social justice” causes to turn them against Israel.

This is not really surprising, given the history of the anti-Israel movement.

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Feminist Group Offers College Students Cash to ‘Fight the Patriarchy’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:30am 9/27/2017 at 10:30am

There certainly seems to be a lot of money flowing to left wing students these days.

Campus Reform reports:

Feminist group gives students $5K to ‘fight the patriarchy’

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering students $5,000 grants to “fight the patriarchy” and “break gender stereotypes” on their campus.

The Campus Action Project...

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Leftists at University of Utah Plan to Shut Down Ben Shapiro Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30am 9/27/2017 at 7:30am
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The leftists at the University of Utah learned nothing from the recent appearance Ben made at Berkeley. Anyone surprised?

The Daily Wire reports:

Leftists At University Of Utah Announce Intention To ‘Shut Down’ Shapiro Speech

Ahead of Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro’s scheduled speech at the University of Utah on Wednesday night, the leftist...

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FBI Arrests Four NCAA Basketball Coaches on Charges of Fraud, Corruption

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 4:00pm 9/26/2017 at 4:00pm
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Another earthquake has hit the sports world after reports emerged that the FBI has arrested 10 NCAA basketball officials, including four assistant coaches, along with executives at Adidas on charges of fraud and corruption. From ESPN:

“The picture painted by...

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Georgetown Law School Faculty, Students Protest Sessions Free Speech Event

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/26/2017 at 2:30pm

So it looks like the left has embraced the idea of using #TakeAKnee to show its opposition to President Donald Trump and his administration without taking into account the perception it gives.

Georgetown L...

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