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Michigan State Kicks Off Higher Education’s Annual Ban on Offensive Halloween Costumes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 8:00am 10/16/2019 at 8:00am

It’s that time of year again. Every year, Halloween is a problem on multiple college campuses.

Emily Zanotti writes at the Daily Wire:

Happy Halloween! Annual ‘Offensive’ Costume Bans Begin, Starting With Michigan State University

Every year, as Halloween approaches, the social justice-oriented “woke” police begin issuing their edicts, proscribing certain “offensive” costumes and...

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Bulletin Boards at Michigan State Warn of ‘Harmful Language’ of Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:00am 9/27/2019 at 10:00am

College students today have no idea how much better they have it than previous generations.

Campus Reform reports:

​MSU warns against ‘harmful language’ with microaggression boards

At Michigan State University, at least two new microaggression boards discovered in two different student dormitories instruct students on how to take action against “harmful language.”

The boards, placed...

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Wild Turkey Killed for Harassing People on University of Michigan Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/18/2019 at 12:00pm

Wild turkeys can be very aggressive and this one was clearly a menace.

MLive reports:

Turkey accused of harassing joggers at University of Michigan killed by DNR

The University of Michigan’s infamous north campus turkey appears to have strutted its way into the great beyond.

After they were unable to shoo the territorial bird away...

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U. Michigan Slammed for Requiring Students to Cross Examine Each Other in Campus Rape Cases

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1:00pm 9/11/2019 at 1:00pm

It’s astounding that they did this. It had bad idea written all over it.

The College Fix reports:

University under fire for requiring students to cross-examine each o...

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Michigan State University Students Protest Flat Rate Tuition

https://www.wlns.com/news/local-news/msu-students-protest-universitys-flat-rate-tuition/
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00am 8/29/2019 at 10:00am
https://www.wlns.com/news/local-news/msu-students-protest-universitys-flat-rate-tuition/

Apparently, Michigan State University’s flat-rate tuition is not low enough. Students want it lowered to 12 credits because some cannot afford 15 credits. From WLNS.com:

Wednesday was the first day of classes at Michigan State University and instead of wearing green and white, some students traded in their school colors for all...

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Hillary Clinton Will Launch University of Michigan’s Weiser Diplomacy Center

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/27/2019 at 12:00pm
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Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will help launch a series at the University of Michigan’s Weiser Diplomacy Center. The center’s goal is to serve “...

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U. Michigan Social Justice Class Described as ‘Straightforward Political Indoctrination’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 26, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/26/2019 at 12:00pm
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The University of Michigan offers a course called Social Justice, Identity, Diversity and Community, which wants to “examine the possibilities for building community across race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and religion as students explore their own racial and other social group identities.”

Students can take this course to fufill “a required seminar...

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Does Reversal of Siwatu-Salama Brandishing Conviction Expand Self-Defense?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:00am 8/23/2019 at 9:00am
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I’m seeing a lot of excitement in the gun community about the decision this week out of the Michigan court of appeals, People v. Siwatu-Salama. The drama around the decision represents some significant expansion of self-defense rights.

The decision does nothing of the sort. It is no reason to get excited o....

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Michigan State Issues Insane Recommendation on Trigger Warnings

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1:30pm 8/18/2019 at 1:30pm

Even the word “but” is a trigger. This is madness.

The College Fix reports:

Michigan State orders student employees not to say ‘but’ – it’s triggering

Don’t “apologize” to customers. Don’t tell them it’s “no problem” to handle their concerns. Don’t even use the word “but”!

These are some of the trigger words that Michigan...

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Over 140 Employees at Eastern Michigan U. Accept Buyouts for Early Retirement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00am 8/14/2019 at 10:00am

This is a smart move. It sure beats waiting and finding out you’re going to get nothing.

MLive reports:

142 Eastern Michigan University employees accept early retirement buyouts

A total of 142 Eastern Michigan University employees accepted voluntary early retirement packages last month.

EMU, contending with a decline in enrollment, announced the buyout plans in...

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U. Michigan Accused of Attempting to Out Gay Student Suing Over Alleged Abuse by Prof

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 2, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/2/2019 at 1:00pm

A grad student at the University of Michigan claimed that he was sexually harassed and abused by a professor. He sued the school for failing to act and now the school is being accused of using the student’s sexuality against him.

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Former Michigan State President Getting $2.45 Million to Retire Despite Sex Abuse Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 2, 2019 at 10:00am 8/2/2019 at 10:00am

Lou Anna Simon resigned as president during the gymnastics sex scandal. Now she is retiring with a huge golden parachute.

The College Fix reports:

Michigan State’s indicted former president to get hefty $2.45M retirement payout

The former president of Michigan State University, Lou Anna Simon, who resigned from her post in...

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U. Michigan to Host ‘Psychedelic Neuroscience’ Symposium

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00am 8/1/2019 at 8:00am

It’s a shame Timothy Leary is no longer with us. He would surely approve of this.

The College Fix reports:

Public university to host ‘psychedelic neuroscience’ symposium

Scientists at the University of Michigan this fall will explore “psychedelics,” or mind-altering drugs, during a daylong symposium, as part of an effort to “study the effects...

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University of Michigan Opening ‘Social Justice High School’ in Detroit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10:00am 7/31/2019 at 10:00am

The agenda is more important than scholarship. Reading comprehension rates won’t matter but everyone will know Orange Man Bad.

Campus Reform reports:

UMich social justice agenda is now ‘spreading beyond’ campus

The University of Michigan is opening a “social justice-themed” high school in partnership with Detroit Public...

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Michigan Burger Restaurant With Israeli Ties Cancels Opening Due to Threats and Boycotts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:00pm 7/25/2019 at 7:00pm
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Imagine investing $200,000 into a restaurant, but then turn around and indefinitely delay its opening because people threatened to boycott your business and bullied your family members.

That’s the decision BurgerIM franchisee Sam Zahr had to make for the safety of his family and employees. He also didn’t want to divide the...

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U. Michigan to Award Profs $100K for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 10:00am 7/24/2019 at 10:00am

These are large cash awards which have nothing to do with scholarship. The professors are being recognized for their devotion to a progressive talking point.

Campus Reform reports:

UMich to award $1.5M to profs with ‘commitment to diversity,...

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Video Resurfaces of Tlaib Screaming, Interrupting Trump at a 2016 Speech

https://twitter.com/TrumpStudents/status/1152968703807492096
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11:00am 7/22/2019 at 11:00am
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A video from 2016 has resurfaced of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) screaming and interrupting then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Detroit, MI.

At the time Tlaib served as a Michigan state representative.

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