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Make College Great Again Week in Higher Education

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These three stories contrast the political climate on college campuses quite well.

Microaggressions are all the rage now.

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Jury Sides Against Reporter And Rolling Stone in UVA Gang Rape Story

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:30am 11/5/2016 at 8:30am

A jury sided with the former UVA dean in this case. It’s good to see justice done.

The Washington Post reported:

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U. Oregon Law Prof Put On Leave After Wearing Blackface at Halloween Party

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Professor Nancy Shurtz of the University of Oregon is in hot water right now over her choice to dress as a black man for a campus Halloween party. In her defense, she claims she chose the costume based on a book she liked called “Black Man in a White Coat” which...

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Emerson College Bans the Word ‘Anchorman’ After Honoring the Star of… Anchorman

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/4/2016 at 1:30pm
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Anchorman is funny when it’s a movie by Will Ferrell but a sexist term when the little people use it. That seems to be the new rule at Emerson College.

The College Fix reports:

College that renamed communication school after Ron Burgundy now forbids saying ‘anchorman’

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Princeton Librarian: Our Job To Silence Those Skeptical of Microaggressions

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So it’s now heresy to dispute a word and concept which didn’t exist until a year or two ago? That’s just how the left rolls.

Heat Street reports:

Princeton Librarian: ‘It Is Our Job To Silence’ Those Skeptical of Microaggressions

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U. New Mexico Head Under Fire for Using Taxpayer Money on Bigfoot Conference

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The University of New Mexico recently spent a tidy sum of taxpayer dollars on a two-day Bigfoot event and some people are not happy about it.

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Pro-Trump Students Harassed and Threatened at U. Pittsburgh

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It takes tremendous guts for a college student to be an open Trump supporter. At the University of Pittsburgh, these young people have to put up with harassment and threats.

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U. Wisconsin-Oshkosh Holds ‘Non-Partisan’ Event With Chelsea Clinton

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Nothing says non-partisan like inviting the daughter of one of the presidential candidates, right?

The College Fix reports:

Student government hosts ‘non partisan’ get-out-the-vote event with Chelsea Clinton

The Student Association at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is hosting a “get out the vote” rally Wednesday afternoon.

The featured speaker is Chelsea Clinton, and students register to...

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UC Irvine Panel on ‘Millennials and the Election’ Packed With Liberals

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This sort of thing is bound to happen. People on the left don’t want to even acknowledge that conservative students exist.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Millennials and the Election’ panel packed with liberals at UCI

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Suffolk University Mandating Microagression Training for All Faculty

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This is happening because one student wrote a blog post in which she claimed to be the victim of racial bias from a professor.

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Prof Finds Most Students Believe America Invented Slavery

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:30am 11/2/2016 at 7:30am

It’s astonishing that someone who has completed eight years of grammar school and four years of high school wouldn’t know slavery has existed since the beginning of civilization.

The College Fix reports:

Most college students think America invented slavery, professor finds

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DePaul University Holds Workshop in Storytelling for Social Justice

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This may bring people some pleasure as a diversion but that’s all it is. What does this have to do with serious study?

The DePaulia reports:

Storytelling for social justice

DePaul University’s Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change hosted a hip-hop and social justice workshop with Aisha Fukushima last Tuesday morning, Oct. 25.

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VIDEO: Brit Hume Covers Campus Craziness Over Halloween Costumes

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Halloween costumes have been the subject of unnecessary controversy on college campuses in years past but this year it was truly over the top.

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College Republicans at U. Miami Spark Outrage With Sign: “Safe spaces are for children”

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The funny thing about this is that the people who were offended by the sign confirmed it to be true.

Red Alert Politics reported:

“Safe spaces are for children”: Liberals triggered by College Republicans’ sign

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U. Michigan to Pay Chief Diversity Officer $385K Per Year

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An annual salary of $385,000 breaks down to a paycheck of $7,400 every week. Does this amount strike you as a bit extreme for a Chief Diversity Officer?

The Daily Caller reports:

ANNALS OF THE 1 PERCENT: University Of Michigan To Pay Diversity Bureaucrat $385,000 Yearly

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NYU Prof Placed on Leave for Opposing Political Correctness

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This is a warning to all other professors and the message is loud and clear. Defy progressive policies at your own peril.

The New York Post reported:

Professor who tweeted against PC culture out at NYU

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Strike Ends: Harvard Dining Services Workers to Get $35K Annually

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How long will it take for the $35K to be ratcheted up to an annual salary of $40K or $45K? These are college cafeteria jobs.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

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