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Cornell Controversy Over Student Gov’t Donating $10k To Non-Student Black Lives Matter Groups

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 10:00am 7/5/2020 at 10:00am
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Colleges and universities charge students fees so that the money collected can be dibursed to fund various student groups and activities. At Cornell University, the student government handed $10,000 worth of these funds over to a Black Lives Matter funding initiative which was not a recognized student group and which reportedly...

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“to shrink away from this challenge would be a huge mistake”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10:35am 7/1/2020 at 10:35am

I was interviewed by Virginia Allen for The Daily Signal’s podcast regarding the issues I’m facing at Cornell Law School, and issues facing academia and the nation more generally regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement.

You can listen to the full podcast and read the full transcript at The Daily Signal website, ...

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VIDEO: The Ferguson “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Lie

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 26, 2020 at 9:00pm 6/26/2020 at 9:00pm
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One of the two posts of mine that sent some alumni, faculty, and students at Cornell Law School into a rage regarded the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” slogan which has become synonymous with the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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“The spines of thousands are being strengthened by hearing of your fight” – A Supporter’s Message

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10:00am 6/20/2020 at 10:00am
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There was a natural inclination, when colleagues and others at Cornell Law School twisted and distorted my words to try to isolate me and damage my reputation, to think it was about me.

Alinsky Rule 13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and...

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“How long it goes on, I don’t know. I’m certainly not going to quit.” (Ben Shapiro Radio Show)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 9:00pm 6/18/2020 at 9:00pm

I appeared earlier today on the Ben Shapiro Radio Show to talk about the panic sweeping the country as it is playing out at Cornell Law School. The audio is below.

You can see my prior posts for background:

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Anti-intellectualism at Cornell Law School: Student groups organize boycott of my course

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:30pm 6/17/2020 at 3:30pm
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I have been chronicling the saga of efforts to get me fired and denounced at Cornell Law School because of blog posts I wrote critical of the Black Lives Matter Movement as it originated, developed, and plays out now:

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Thank you for your support in this time of cultural purge

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 15, 2020 at 9:00pm 6/15/2020 at 9:00pm

So there I was, minding my own business, enjoying my newborn second grandaughter (did I mention that?), when shit rolled downhill at me in the form of fury from some Cornell Law School faculty, alumni, and students, because I told some hard truths and expressed some tough opinions about the start...

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Jonathan Turley rips Cornell Law faculty letter against me: “It is the antipathy of the intellectual foundations for higher education”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 9:00am 6/13/2020 at 9:00am
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As you know, there is an effort to get me fired from Cornell Law School because of my criticisms of the Black Lives Matters Movement, and failing firing, get me officially denounced by the law school.

It does not appear they will get me fired, but they did succeed in getting an...

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Cornell campus climate “so far beyond political correctness”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:15am 6/12/2020 at 9:15am
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I appeared last night on the Laura Ingraham show to talk about my post, There’s an effort to get me fired at Cornell for criticizing the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Much of the conversation turned on a Statement issued late yesterday afternoon by Cornell Law School Dean Eduardo M. Peñalver defending my academic...

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There’s an effort to get me fired at Cornell for criticizing the Black Lives Matter Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:45am 6/11/2020 at 8:45am

There is an effort underway to get me fired at Cornell Law School, where I’ve worked since November 2007, or if not fired, at least denounced publicly by the school.

Ever since I started Legal Insurrection in October 2008, it’s been an awkward relationship given the overwhelmingly liberal faculty and atmosphere. Living...

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Cornell students demand Chemistry Prof. David Collum be fired for tweeting that Buffalo incident was not police brutality

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 9:00pm 6/7/2020 at 9:00pm

David Collum is a distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University, and former Chair of the department. He self-identifies as libertarian, making him one of a small percentage of openly non-liberal professors on a large campus dominated by far-left social justice dogma.

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Mayor of Ithaca, NY, Says City Faces ‘Cataclysmic Trouble’ if Ithaca College and Cornell Don’t Open in Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:00am 5/20/2020 at 8:00am

An important reminder that many cities depend on colleges and universities as a vital part of their economy.

CNBC reports:

Mayor sees ‘cataclysmic trouble’ if Cornell and Ithaca College do not reopen campuses this fall

The mayor of Ithaca, New York, told CNBC on Monday that the city’s economy faces dire consequences if local...

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“Essentially every single person I met along that trip is now unemployed”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:25pm 5/7/2020 at 9:25pm
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I was asked by Cornell media production people to appear in a video discussing the current coronavirus crisis.

Now that was a shock. I’m not used to being promoted by Cornell. So I behaved myself, I didn’t want them to regret it.

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“Socialism is what would happen if” we didn’t provide “emergency relief that will allow these industries to get back on their feet”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:00pm 5/3/2020 at 2:00pm
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The ascendancy of Donald Trump to the presidency in the 2016 election shocked the world, but it did not shock Michael Johns, Sr., the national co-founder, one of the leaders, and a prominent national leader of the U.S. Tea Party movement.

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Cornell Coronavirus Plea to Students: Stop Partying!

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00am 3/16/2020 at 8:00am
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Many students are probably just dumbfounded by the suddenness of all the closures.

From the Cornell Daily Sun:

While Some Cornellians Self-Quarantine, Others Pack Parties in Response to Campus Shutdown

It’s a tale of two Cornells: There are parties, bars and profane bedsheets; but also panic, hasty departures and those self-quarantining after studying abroad....

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On the beach, waiting for Wuhan coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:30pm 3/14/2020 at 8:30pm

There are a small number of movies that had a profound impact on me as a child. Having grown up in the generation for whom nuclear war was the looming threat, many of those formative movies concerned the aftermath of nuclear war.

I particularly remember Fail Safe and Dr. Strangelove.

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Student Group Claims Cornell’s Coronavirus Concerns Stem from ‘Xenophobic Perceptions of Asian People’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:00am 2/7/2020 at 10:00am

Our very own Professor Jacobson is quoted in this story.

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Student group: Cornell’s coronavirus concerns stem from ‘xenophobic perceptions of Asian people’

A Cornell University student group declared on Tuesday that the school is “buying into Sinophobic rhetoric” and “racist fear mongering” because it sent a mass email about the coronavirus.

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