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Study: 44% Of College Students Think “Hate Speech” Is Not Protected Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/20/2017 at 7:00pm
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I used to be puzzled by patently- and provably-untrue statements made by prominent Democrats.  For example, former Democrat governor, presidential hopeful, and DNC chairman and current “Democrat consultant” Howard Dean stirred controversy earlier this year with his insistence that “hate speech” is not protected by the First Amendment.

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Texas A&M Cancels “White Lives Matter” Rally Reservation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:00am 8/15/2017 at 7:00am

Monday night, Texas A&M University released a statement saying the university had canceled a campus event reservation held by Preston Wiginton. Wiginton helped organize white nationalist leader Richard Spencer’s campus visit late last year and promised Spencer would attend the upcoming rally scheduled for September 11.

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USC Student Cleared Of Rape Charges, Could Still Be Expelled

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/8/2017 at 5:30pm
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The war on male college students under the mantle of Title IX continues.  A USC student was accused of raping a fellow student in her dorm room, and after being cleared by security video, could still be expelled.

CBS News reports:

Security video from outside a local nightclub has cleared a USC student...

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Higher-ed Assault on Masculinity Continues: Princeton Hired ‘Men’s Engagement Manager’

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Higher education’s crusade to eradicate masculine white men continues in the Ivy League. Since March, Princeton University recently filled an opening for a very particular position — Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men’s Engagement Manager.

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Republican views of higher ed impact on society turn sharply negative

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 9:20pm 7/11/2017 at 9:20pm
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At Legal Insurrection we have focused on higher education as much, if not more (I’m not taking the time to count 8 years of posts), than any other subject.

We even had a website for several years, College Insurrection, focused on higher ed. Now we have consolidated our higher ed coverage at...

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Report: College reading lists “designed to indoctrinate students with progressive propaganda”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 2, 2017 at 8:30am 6/2/2017 at 8:30am
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We’ve been reporting on the horrific results of decades of progressive higher education, and while it’s one thing to connect the dots and understand that radicals in academia are influencing college students, it’s quite another to see how the sausage is made.  The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has released a...

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Yale Renaming History is a Danger to Education

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/23/2017 at 2:30pm
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Recently, the Yale Corporation renamed one of its residential colleges for computer scientist Grace Hopper, dropping the name of John C. Calhoun, whose political philosophy included a defense of slavery.

The decision came after months of campus protest over honoring Calhoun whose beliefs many find abhorrent. Tampering with the historical record, however...

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U. of Texas Instructors Hold Office Hours at Bars to Avoid Campus Carry

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:30am 2/23/2017 at 11:30am

I will never fully understand the irrational fear of inanimate objects that leads people to do things like this.

A handful of instructors, mostly grad students, from the University of Texas are holding office hours in a bar after the state implemented campus carry laws. They’re hoping gun-free zones will keep...

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Epic Scarborough Rant Against Liberal Academia Shutting Down Conservative Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:00am 2/23/2017 at 10:00am

Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant this morning against liberal academia and the way it shuts down and ultimately radicalizes conservative students who grow frustrated with being stifled in the classroom.

The segment began as an effort to explain Stephen Miller’s personality, as Morning Joe cited a column by Andrew Sullivan...

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Contender for Education Dept Civil Rights office could skewer SJW campus agenda

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:30am 2/19/2017 at 9:30am
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The Department of Education and its sub-agencies appear here to stay (alas), but there is good news.   The “reforms” the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has inflicted—particularly on higher education—over the past eight years may well be in danger.

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Democrats Attack Betsy DeVos for Supporting Free Speech Group

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8:30am 1/11/2017 at 8:30am

Democrats are going after Trump’s pick for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos because she made financial contributions to FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

FIRE is an outstanding non-partisan organization which defends free speech and due process, among other things, for college students and faculty. Democrats have picked...

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Did Trump’s victory really “destroy the leftists’ long-term game plan”?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/25/2016 at 1:00pm
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We all complain about how leftism has penetrated and taken over just about every conceivable institution, from the media to academia to the federal bureaucracy and political structure.

It seems unstoppable. As leftists like to say, it’s the arc of history.

The writer who uses the pseudonym Zombie at Zombieblog disagrees, and the...

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Three U.S. colleges swept by hand, foot, and mouth disease

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:30am 10/30/2016 at 7:30am
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Two Florida universities and the University of Illinois have been battling outbreaks of hand, foot, and mouth disease that involve about three dozen cases in the last couple of months.

According to the National Institutes of Health, about 200,000 people in the U.S. get the disease each year, but Dr. Fenyong Liu,...

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VIDEO: Writer Christopher Hitchens Predicted the ‘Infantilism’ of Academia in 1994

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 10:36am 10/23/2016 at 10:36am
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Author and commentator Christopher Hitchens passed away in 2011, but his work is still highly revered. Hitchens was smart and walked a fine line between the right and left. He began his career describing himself as a socialist but became very conservative on some issues over time.

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Prof Ends Hunger Strike Over Being Denied Tenure

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 9:00am 9/7/2016 at 9:00am

Isn’t staging a hunger strike over being denied tenure a little like saying you’re going to hold your breath until you get what you want?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

Professor Ends Hunger Strike He Began After Being Denied Tenure

Juan J. Rojo, the assistant professor of Spanish who went on a hunger...

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VIDEO: Clemson Students Speak Out After Praying Stopped on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 8:30am 9/7/2016 at 8:30am
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Last week, we posted a story about Clemson University in which a student and a man who was not a student were stopped while praying on campus. The administrator who stopped them claimed they weren’t in a free speech area.

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Evergreen State College President Says Safe Spaces ‘Critical’ to Student Success

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:03pm 9/6/2016 at 7:03pm

The university system has existed for centuries without safe spaces but now they’re indispensable?

That’s what the president of Evergreen State College says.

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Safe spaces ‘critical’ to student success, college prez says

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