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UMass Lowell Nursing Dean Reportedly Fired After Saying ‘Everyone’s Life Matters’ in Email

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9:00pm 7/2/2020 at 9:00pm
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The cancel culture that is rampant on American college campuses right now has just claimed another victim. A nursing dean at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, has reportedly been fired after saying in an email that “everyone’s life matters.”

Where does this end?

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Boston Arts Commission Votes to Remove Emancipation Memorial

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 9:00am 7/1/2020 at 9:00am
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The Boston Arts Commission voted 8-0 to remove the Emancipation Memorial out of Boston’s Park Square and into temporary storage.

At least professionals will take it down instead of the mob?

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Boston University Laying Off 250 Employees Due to Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 10:00am 6/30/2020 at 10:00am

The school is anticipating a budget shortfall of over a quarter of a billion dollars.

Mass Live reports:

Boston University to furlough or lay off 250 employees amid economic fallout from coronavirus pandemic

Boston University says it is laying off or furloughing 250 employees amid the continued economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

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UMass Lowell Laying Off 100 Members of Staff

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/29/2020 at 12:00pm

This is due to the Coronavirus crisis and the plan is for these layoffs to be temporary.

WBUR reports:

UMass Lowell Cuts 100 Jobs — For Now

UMass Lowell, the second-largest public university in Massachusetts, will lay off about 100 members of staff.

University officials said the cuts to personnel — which are now deemed...

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Jewish Student at UMass Was Called a Nazi for Being a Conservative Trump Supporter

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 22, 2020 at 8:00am 6/22/2020 at 8:00am

This story is so outrageous. The student in question was allegedly targeted by members of the faculty as well as graduate students.

Ziva Dahl writes at the American Spectator:

University Targets Its Own Student for ‘White Supremacy’

Louis Shenker wouldn’t win a popularity contest on any progressive campus. He is Jewish, a conservative, an...

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Berklee College of Music in Boston Apologizes for Letting Police Use Bathrooms During Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:00pm 6/12/2020 at 1:00pm
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Berklee College of Music is located on Massachusetts Avenue, in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. During the protests for George Floyd, Boston police officers were posted near the school and were allowed to use the school’s bathrooms.

Now the school is apologizing for this.

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Westfield State University Investigating ‘Disturbing’ Posts on Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/12/2020 at 12:00pm

The school’s office of diversity and inclusion is assessing the case. What could go wrong?

Mass Live reports:

Westfield State University investigates ‘disturbing’ social media posts

An alleged social media exchange between students is being investigated at Westfield State University.

A message on the university’s Twitter site Thursday said the university “is assessing and addressing...

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82-Year-Old Massachusetts Veteran Assaulted for Holding Trump Sign

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 10:00am 6/7/2020 at 10:00am
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Student Files Lawsuit Against Brandeis University Over Quality of Online Classes

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/30/2020 at 1:30pm

This is happening all over the country. Who can blame the students, considering the amount they’re paying in tuition?

Wicked Local reports:

Student sues Waltham’s Brandeis University in class-action lawsuit

A Brandeis University student filed a class-action lawsuit against the university this week, joining a number...

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Northeastern University Plans to Reopen for On-Campus Classes in the Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 1:00pm 5/9/2020 at 1:00pm

We’re seeing this at more and more schools lately. Harvard was one of the first and others, predictably, followed suit.

Boston.com reports:

Northeastern University intends to reopen for on-campus classes this fall

The president of Northeastern University says the school intends to open for on-campus classes this fall, with a gradual, phased reopening of...

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Wuhan Virus Watch: Texas, California, and Iowa among states lifting lockdown rules

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On Friday afternoon, my company discussed the development of recommissioning plans.

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Massachusetts Federal Judge Orders Gun Stores Reopened Subject to ‘Social Distancing’ Guidelines

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 3:36pm 5/7/2020 at 3:36pm

Republican Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker shut down all gun stores in the state as part of a supposedly health-related measure to fight the spread of Wuhan coronavirus.

A group of citizens and foundations sued, filing a Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction (

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Boston University Investigating Possible Cheating in Online Tests

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00am 5/1/2020 at 8:00am

This is one of the obvious potential problems with online learning.

NBC News in Boston reports:

BU Investigates Whether Students Cheated on Online Tests Amid Shutdown: Report

Boston University is investigating allegations that some students cheated while taking online exams from home amid the coronavirus crisis, the Boston Globe reports.

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Boston University May Not Reopen Campus Until January 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 1:30pm 4/12/2020 at 1:30pm

That’s almost a year away. This is crazy.

WBUR reports:

Boston University Coronavirus Plan Includes Possible January 2021 Reopening

Boston University may delay reopening its campus until January 2021, the school said in a university news article Friday. The move comes as universities across New England and the country evaluate ways to keep their...

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Wuhan Virus Watch: Stanford Medicine Investigating Possible California Herd Immunity to COVID-19

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 10, 2020 at 9:00am 4/10/2020 at 9:00am
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Stanford Medicine began an investigation to discover herd immunity to the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Boston University Lays Off 1,600 People Due to Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 12:00pm 4/7/2020 at 12:00pm

The report doesn’t specify which type of workers were laid off, and it would be interesting to know. Were they food services and facilities staffers or administrators?

Mass Live reports:

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Amherst College Claims Coronavirus Shutdown Could Cost Them $10 Million Dollars

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 11:30am 4/5/2020 at 11:30am

Amherst College has the resources to deal with this. So many small schools don’t have such reserves.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports:

Amherst College says shutdown will cost it $10M

Costs associated with Amherst College’s decision to move instruction online, and sending students home for...

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