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Some Connecticut College Students and Faculty Feel Unsafe in New Glass Classrooms

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 1:30pm 12/1/2019 at 1:30pm

The school renovated some classrooms to include large windows. Perhaps they need to buy some curtains as well.

The Day reports:

In Connecticut College’s glass classrooms, students and faculty feel ‘exposed,’ unsafe

Fanning Hall, an academic building at Connecticut College, recently has been renovated to include large sunny windows, workspaces and classrooms; however, some...

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UConn Student Newspaper Launches New Column for Underrepresented and Marginalized Groups

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 29, 2019 at 9:00am 11/29/2019 at 9:00am

The column is apparently going to be anonymous and is not intended to be used as a ‘call-out’ tool.

The College Fix reports:

UConn student newspaper rolls out column for underrepresented and marginalized groups

The Daily Campus, the student newspaper at the University of Connecticut, has rolled out a new, anonymous column for minority...

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Western Connecticut State Investigating ‘Hate-Filled’ Fliers Found on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/3/2019 at 12:00pm

Are we to believe there are racists at this school, or is this just another campus hoax?

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FIRE Comes to Defense of UConn Students Arrested Over Racial Slurs

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 3:30pm 10/26/2019 at 3:30pm

This case is a perfect example of why an organization like FIRE is needed. Read the back story here.

Campus Reform reports:

Charges against UConn students arrested for ‘ridiculing’ language ‘must be dropped,’ legal org says

A student free speech legal advocacy organization has come to the support of two University of Connecticut students...

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Word Crime: Two UConn Students Arrested For Saying Racial Slurs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:00am 10/23/2019 at 7:00am

Two students from the University of Connecticut are currently under arrest because they used racial slurs. That may be tasteless and inappropriate, but at the end of the day, they’re just words.

These students were arrested for saying words.

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College Republicans in Connecticut Raise Alarm on Campus Harassment Over Political Views

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00am 9/28/2019 at 10:00am
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The Connecticut Federation of College Republicans held a press conference on Thursday, during which they claimed conservative students are being singled out on Connecticut campuses over their political views.

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Wesleyan U. President Claims Safe Spaces Promote Intellectual Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 9:30am 9/8/2019 at 9:30am

This is absurd. The very concept of safe spaces is about having a place to retreat from words and ideas you don’t like.

Campus Reform reports:

Wesleyan pres defends ‘safe spaces’, claims they can ‘promote intellectual diversity’

A Connecticut university president is championing an effort to begin “destigmatizing” “safe spaces” on college campuses, claiming...

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Connecticut: High School Athletes File Federal Complaint Over ‘Transgender Women’ Participation in Female Sports Competitions

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 3:00pm 6/19/2019 at 3:00pm
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Back in February, I wrote about two transgender sprinters who placed first and second in the Girls Indoor Track Championship held in Connecticut.  As I noted at the time, the same two transgender athletes had won the top spots the year before, as well.

Three of the girls who competed in the...

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Campus of Closed College in Connecticut to be Sold at Auction

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/19/2019 at 12:00pm

Lincoln College of New England closed last year and now the campus is up for sale. Developers must love opportunities like this because there’s already so much infrastructure on the property.

From the Associated Press via WTNH News:

Shuttered college campus in Connecticut to be auctioned

A Connecticut college campus that closed in December...

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New Debt-Free College Program in Connecticut Dubbed an ‘Investment’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am 6/5/2019 at 8:00am

Calling this an investment is a soft way of admitting someone has to pay for it, namely the taxpayers of Connecticut.

The Middletown Press reports:

Connecticut’s debt-free college program called an investment

The debt-free community college program that is part of the new state budget being acted on Tuesday will cost up to $8.1...

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White Nationalist Indicted for Allegedly Threatening to Kill Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5:17pm 5/13/2019 at 5:17pm

Gary Gravelle of Connecticut was indicted last week for allegedly “threatening to kill, injure and intimidate people and explode property in Connecticut and elsewhere.”

Gravelle, “identified as a member of the white separate organization American Knights of Anarchy, or AKA,” reports the New Haven Register. In his powder-filled letter to Trump, Gravelle...

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Students at Trinity College Protest Pro-Western Civilization ‘Churchill Club’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 3, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/3/2019 at 12:00pm

When the subject of Western Civilization is a triggering subject which must be protested, it’s time to shut it all down. This is insane.

The College Fix reports:

Protests, racial unrest engulf Trinity College over students’ pro-Western Civ Churchill Club

Racial unrest. Protests. Accusations. Name-calling. Threats.

The renown and historic Trinity College has become a...

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Trinity College Prof Tweets ‘Whiteness is Terrorism’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:00am 4/25/2019 at 8:00am

It sounds like this professor needs a social media intervention. How embarrassing for the college.

The Hartford Courant reports:

Trinity College professor tweets ‘whiteness is terrorism,’ refers to B...

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University of Hartford Student Accused of Stabbing Classmates During Acting Exercise

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00pm 4/2/2019 at 7:00pm
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A University of Hartford student named Jake Wascher was acting out a scene from a movie when he allegedly stabbed two classmates. He fled the scene, but was arrested later and now faces criminal charges.

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Yale is First School to Rescind Student’s Admission Following Admissions Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00pm 3/27/2019 at 7:00pm
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Fallout continues to happen after the exposure of a national college admissions scandal. On Monday, twelve defendants were arraigned in federal court in Boston.

Now Yale has rescinded the admission of a student allegedly admitted under fraudulent circumstances.

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Former University Diversity Officer Accused of Giving Her Husband Fellowship Worth $50K

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:30am 3/16/2019 at 11:30am

This is a perfect example of why we don’t need countless new bureaucrats in higher education. It gets harder and harder to track corruption.

Campus Reform reports:

CORRUPT: Ex-diversity officer smacked with massive FINE after giving husb...

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Connecticut Supreme Court permits Sandy Hook victims to sue Remington

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:30pm 3/14/2019 at 4:30pm
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The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the victims and their families of the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012 could sue the manufacturer of the gun used under Connecticut law, notwithstanding that the shooter Adam Lanza didn’t purchase the gun (he stole it from his mother) and manufacturers are broadly...

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