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Private Colleges in NY Concerned About Plan for “Free” State Schools

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How are private colleges supposed to compete when state schools are free?

The New York Times reports:

Private Colleges Suggest New York’s Free Tuition Plan Limits Choices

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled plans this month to make state colleges free for middle- and low-income New Yorkers, he seemed to find a path to...

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University of Denver Rejects Fossil Fuels Divestment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:30am 1/26/2017 at 10:30am
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This is another painful loss for the “climate justice” crowd, meaning it’s a win for normal people.

Divestment Facts reports:

University of Denver Rejects Divestment, Latest in Tide...

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U. Maryland Advises Faculty Not to Use Term “Illegal Alien”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:30am 1/26/2017 at 7:30am

Like all directives on what kind of speech is acceptable, this is about control. Nothing more.

The College Fix reports:

Public university: Don’t use ‘illegal alien’ or ask about immigration status

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland has advised its faculty and staff not to ask about a student’s...

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Some Classes Cancelled at UC Irvine so Students Can Protest Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/25/2017 at 1:30pm
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If protesting takes precedence over your studies, why are you even attending college?

Campus Reform reports:

UC-Irvine profs cancel classes so students can protest Trump

Several professors at the University of California, Irvine encouraged their students to skip classes Friday to protest President Trump’s inauguration.

In an email obtained by Campus Reform, for example, UC-Irvine...

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Northeastern Profs Save Signs from Women’s March as Historic Artifacts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:30am 1/25/2017 at 10:30am
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The left is so excited about the Women’s March. They’re convincing themselves this is one of the most important things that’s ever happened.

The Daily Caller reports:

TRASH HEAP-BOUND Women’s Anti-Trump March Signs Are Exhibit-Worthy Artifacts Now, Professors Say

Some professors have decided to salvage gobs upon gobs of handcrafted signs left carelessly behind...

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Harvard Crimson Column: Masculinity Kills

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30am 1/25/2017 at 7:30am
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The author of this column is a male who has been well trained to despise his gender.

Here’s an excerpt:

Masculinity Kills

You’re 11-years-old when you sit at the computer—the keys too large for your slim, clumsy fingers—and type “am i gay?” into the search engine. You know you have a crush on that...

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U. Central Florida Social Justice Week Features Ball Pit

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What better way is there to demonstrate your maturity than acting like a little child?

Heat Street reported:

U of Central Florida Launches Emergency ‘Social Justice Week’ Featuring Ball Pit to Fight Oppression

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is planning an emergency “Social Justice Week” in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration, featuring events...

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Dartmouth Visited by Rolling Thunder After Student Writes of Intent to Burn Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:30am 1/24/2017 at 10:30am
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A Dartmouth student wrote a column about an upcoming flag burning on campus. Then a bunch of veterans on motorcycles showed up.

The College Fix reports:

Rolling Thunder shows up when student suggests he’ll burn a flag on Inauguration Day

Warning for college students who publicly suggest they’ll host an event to discuss “what...

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Anti-Trump ‘Teach In’ at Georgetown Gets Meager Attendance

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You didn’t hear about this event because it pretty much failed. If it had been successful, the media would have covered it widely.

Red Alert Politics reports:

Flop: Georgetown’s anti-Trump “resistance” teach-in attracts little support

With only days until President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in...

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Student of Rhode Island College Sues Over Social Justice Mandate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 23, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/23/2017 at 12:00pm

Progressive policies are always so popular that they have to be required. Have you noticed that?

Forbes reports:

Student Sues College Over ‘Social Justice’ Activism Mandate

American college campuses are becoming the main battleground for the First Amendment, usually because faculty or administrators don’t respect the free speech rights of students. In November I...

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U. Miami Wants Students to Police Each Other for Microaggressions

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The left sees nothing creepy about monitoring the speech of others. As long as it’s done in the spirit of Orwellian fairness.

Heat Street reported:

University of Miami Urges Students to Police Classmates’ Speech for Microaggressions

Resident assistants at the University of Miami are urging students to monitor their classmates’ speech, and call them...

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St. Catherine University Buses Students to Women’s March

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:00am 1/23/2017 at 9:00am

Do the administrators of this Catholic school know these marches are pro-abortion? How could they not know this?

Campus Reform reports:

Another Catholic university buses students to pro-abortion rally

St. Catherine University, a two-campus Catholic school in Minnesota, sent two busloads of students to the pro-abortion Women’s March-Minnesota on Saturday.

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Student Official for College Democrats Announces He’s Leaving the Party

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/22/2017 at 12:00pm

Michael J. Hout is a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and he’s been very active in the College Democrats. Until now.

He writes of his recent defection at The Hill:

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Student Debt Now Affecting a Growing Number of Elderly Americans

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The Trump administration would be wise to address the higher ed bubble sooner than later. The train is is heading down the tracks and picking up speed.

The Washington Post reports:

Student debt now affects a staggering number of elderly Americans

The number of older Americans taking on student debt on behalf of their...

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Effort to Unionize Grad Students at Harvard Loses in Shock Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 8:00am 1/22/2017 at 8:00am
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A similar measure sailed through approval at Columbia University so the same outcome was expected at Harvard but not this time.

The College Fix reports:

First Brexit, then President Trump, now Harvard students say no to unionizing

2016 didn’t just surprise the political pundits on both sides of the Atlantic, but also leftist activists...

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Student Group Members Arrested for Handing Out Constitution

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 6:00pm 1/21/2017 at 6:00pm

Maybe these students would have been treated better if they were burning copies of the Constitution.

Watchdog reports:

Student group sues after members arrested for handing out copies of Constitution

Student members of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Kellogg Community College are suing their school after they were arrested for passing out...

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UC Berkeley gay activist wants to “strip” Milo Yiannopoulos “of your gay identity”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00pm 1/21/2017 at 2:00pm
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Did you know leftists have the power to revoke the sexual orientation of others? The excerpt below is from a letter in the Daily Californian by a UC Berkeley student to Milo Yiannopoulos.

Brace yourself for this:

An open letter to Milo Yiannopoulos

Dear Milo,

You don’t frighten me.

I’m going to take my heels off...

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