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Can Higher Ed Be Saved From ‘Cancel Culture’?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 9:04am 8/30/2020 at 9:04am
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Tonight, Sunday, August 30, 2020, at 8 p.m. Eastern, we will have our panel on Saving Higher Ed From Cancel Culture. Registration is required, sign up here. We will close registration, which now exceeds 500 people, no later than 5 p.m. today.

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Justice Dept: Yale discriminates in admissions against Asian Americans and whites

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:01am 8/14/2020 at 11:01am
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We constantly hear that there is systemic racism in higher education. That’s true, except not in the way propagandized.

The last existing systemic racism in higher ed takes place in the admissions process at elite institutions, in order to achieve a racial mix preferred by administrators and activists. The primary victims of...

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Death of Prof. Mike Adams ruled a suicide

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:56pm 7/27/2020 at 9:56pm
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Sad news. The death of UNC-Wilmington Professor Mike Adams has been ruled a suicide.

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“what you mostly hear … is the silent majority’s silence” (update)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2020 at 3:00pm 7/27/2020 at 3:00pm
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As of this writing, the most we know about the death of Prof. Mike Adams is that he reportedly suffered a gunshot wound, and had been acting erratically and appeared stressed as his days at UNC-Willimington came to an end.

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Conservative UNC-Wilmington Professor Mike Adams Found Dead in His Home

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:29pm 7/23/2020 at 9:29pm
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Some unfortunate news to report tonight.

Professor Mike Adams, who taught sociology and criminology at UNC-Wilmington, was found dead in his home earlier today by New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies:

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Dear Elizabeth Warren: No, I’m not paying other people’s student loans for them

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:05am 4/25/2019 at 11:05am
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This troubles me.

Elizabeth Warren releases sweeping student debt cancellation and free college plan:

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Improve Transparency and Accountability at Colleges and Universities

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:00pm 3/21/2019 at 5:00pm
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“We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values. They’ve been under siege,” said Trump Thursday before he signed an executive order meant to, “enhance the quality of postsecondary education by making it more affordable, more transparent, and more accountable.”

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Silencing History: U.S. University Publishers Shun Book “Ending the Deir Yassin Myth”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 7:30pm 3/18/2018 at 7:30pm

Why have American academic presses rejected a book manuscript by Dr. Eliezer Tauber, a former dean and highly-regarded Israeli history professor at Bar-Ilan University’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies?

Tauber is an award-winning and prolific expert on the early phases of the Arab-Israeli conflict. By all accounts, his latest book about the...

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MIT Librarian: sexist Star Trek posters intimidate women

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00pm 3/11/2018 at 2:00pm
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After having my car keyed during the Bush era for a pro-president bumper sticker, I have avoided those with political slogans.

As I live in California, in a veritable sea of soccer mom mobiles, having a distinguishing feature on my Honda is critical. So I chose “Star Trek Valedictorian”.

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Trump appoints attorney who combats campus antisemitism to key civil rights post

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/27/2017 at 4:00pm
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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.

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

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/25/2017 at 5:30pm

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

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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