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Coronavirus Themed Party Causes Uproar at SUNY Albany

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00pm 2/21/2020 at 2:00pm

The party featured Corona beer and surgical masks. Distasteful or harmless fun?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Coronas and surgical masks: Coronavirus-themed party prompts university investigation

A college “coronavirus party” featuring surgical masks and chilled Corona beers has prompted anger from some on campus.

The University at Albany is investigating whether the off-campus party last weekend...

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New ‘Pronoun Policy’ at NYU Seems Designed to Sow Confusion

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 2/21/2020 at 12:00pm

Students can choose their preferred pronouns and can also opt out of sharing this information with professors. Can you see where this is inevitably headed?

Campus Reform reports:

NYU chosen pronoun policy could create confusing guessing game

Students at New York University can now request that their professors avoid referring to them by their...

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Syracuse U. Cancels Suspensions for Students Who Occupied Administration Building

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00pm 2/20/2020 at 12:00pm

That was fast. These students were suspended about 24 hours ago and now it’s over. What happened?

CNY Central reports:

Syracuse University lifts suspension on student protestors

Suspensions for a group of Syracuse University students protesting racial injustice on campus have been lifted, according to a university spokesperson.

The protests started again Monday evening at...

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Over 30 Students Suspended at Syracuse U. for Occupying Administrative Building

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:00am 2/19/2020 at 8:00am

It’s amazing that these students are suffering real consequences for this. It’s so rare.

The College Fix reports:

Syracuse U. suspends over 30 students for occupation of administrative offices

Syracuse University put over 30 students on “interim suspension” early Tuesday morning due to their occupation of an administrative building.

The students, representing #NotAgainSU, refused to...

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NYPD Sergeants Union ‘Declaring War’ on de Blasio: ‘We Do Not Respect You’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00pm 2/10/2020 at 7:00pm
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The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) tweeted to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio that the cops are “declaring war” on him after a man tried to assassinate two cops.

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Pregnancy Center Accuses New York of Religious Discrimination

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 10, 2020 at 9:00am 2/10/2020 at 9:00am
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Crisis pregnancy center EMC Frontline filed a lawsuit against New York over the “Boss Bill,” which forces nonprofits and religious institutions to hire people that do not share their views.

The center claims the law violates its 1st and 14th Amendment rights.

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Some Science Profs at Syracuse Not Interested in Campus-Wide Diversity Initiative

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00am 1/24/2020 at 8:00am

This is easy to understand. Science cares about provable facts, not feelings and identity politics.

The College Fix reports:

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Michael Avenatti’s Bail Revoked, He’ll Remain in Custody Throughout His NY Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 5:03pm 1/15/2020 at 5:03pm
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As Mary blogged earlier today, Michael Avenatti was arrested for violating the terms of his release.  It is now being reported that Avenatti has been jailed without bond and will remain in custody throughout his criminal trial in New York.

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Syracuse University Convening Special Committee to Assess Diversity and Inclusion on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:00pm 1/14/2020 at 12:00pm

The school is doing this in response to a number of questionable incidents which occurred on campus last fall.

The Daily Orange reports:

Special committee to begin campus climate review

The Board of Trustees special committee tasked with jointly assessing diversity, inclusion and campus climate at Syracuse University has met and begun planning...

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NY Democrats Retreat on New Bail Reform Policy After National Criticism, Community Outrage

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:00pm 1/9/2020 at 8:00pm
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One week after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) made declaring war on $30 Domino’s pizzas his first priority of the new year, he finally got back to the priorities that matter more to New Yorkers.

So, too, has New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).

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Stony Brook University Announces $957K Grant to Fund Diversity Hires

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10:00am 1/8/2020 at 10:00am

Diversity is now a lucrative industry within higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

School gets nearly $1 million from NY state university budget for ‘diversity’ hires

A New York university has been granted almost $1 million in funding from...

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2020 Census May Give NY Democrats Ammo to Eliminate Ocasio-Cortez’s District

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 4:00pm 1/2/2020 at 4:00pm
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Republicans have been looking for a way to beat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the ballot box next fall, but they might not have to do anything. AOC’s own party may solve the problem.

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New York’s Bail Reform Policies Are Setting Anti-Semitic Attackers Free to Attack Again

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2019 at 6:00pm 12/30/2019 at 6:00pm
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In the aftermath of the horrific machete attacks at a Monsey, New York synagogue that left five Jewish people injured Saturday night, Democrats are predictably pointing fingers at President Trump, who they blame for the stabbings.

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Monsey, NY: Five People Stabbed During Hanukkah Celebration, Suspect Arrested

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/12/29/monsey-new-york-synagogue-attack-suspect-arrested-harlem/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/29/2019 at 12:00pm
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As Mary blogged earlier this week, New York City has seen an alarming rise in anti-Semitic attacks.  The most recent is a horrifying machete attack in Monsey, a town about an hour north of New York City, that left five people wounded.

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FIRE Criticizes Long Island U. for Free Speech Policy That Demands ‘Respect for Authority’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 11:30am 12/29/2019 at 11:30am

All I can think of is Cartman from South Park demanding respect for his authority.

Campus Reform reports:

Free speech experts slam university for policy requiring “respect for authority”

A student at Long Island University Post was gearing up for his May graduation when he found himself under investigation for alleged possession and distribution...

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Man-child Andrew Cuomo throws hissy fit to prevent Trump-appointed federal judges from officiating at weddings

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 23, 2019 at 4:00pm 12/23/2019 at 4:00pm
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New York’s TDS-addled governor Andrew Cuomo (D) vetoed a bill that would have permitted federal judges to officiate at weddings because Trump.

The bill was innocuous and passed both NY state’s senate and assembly with overwhelming and bipartisan support.  Cuomo’s veto memo specified that Trump-appointed federal judges should not be allowed to...

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Ithaca College Using Million Dollar Donation to Fund ‘Diversity in Media’ Scholarship

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 10:00am 12/19/2019 at 10:00am

Do you think they mean intellectual diversity? Doubtful.

The Business Journal News Network reports:

Ithaca College to Use $1M Gift for Diversity in Media Scholarship

Ithaca College will use a $1 million donation from a prom...

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