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Student Govt. at U. Pennsylvania Demands Free ‘Chest Binders’ for Female Students

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00am 1/17/2020 at 8:00am

Chest binders are for women who want to appear male. Why do they need to be free?

The College Fix reports:

Penn student government calls for free ‘chest binders’ for female students

The University of Pennsylvania’s Undergraduate Assembly will call on the school’s insurance provider to offer free “chest binders” for female students, elastic...

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FIRE Calls Out University of Scranton for Reportedly Discriminating Against Conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 11:30am 12/22/2019 at 11:30am

This almost never seems to happen to liberal student groups.

Campus Reform reports:

‘Yikes, nope, denied’: Nonpartisan free speech org. calls out college’s ‘discrimination’ against conservatives

A nonpartisan free speech group alleged that a Pennsylvania university engaged in viewpoint discrimination when it denied status to a conservative student group.

The Foundation of Individual Rights in...

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Penn State Officials Unclear on Meaning of ‘Equity Promotion’ Item in School Budget

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 9:30am 12/22/2019 at 9:30am

Perhaps this is one of those umbrella terms that can cover a range of things.

The College Fix reports:

Officials at Penn State can’t say what ‘equity promotion’ means on the school’s budget

The budget for Pennsylvania State University’s 2019-2020 academic year includes funds devoted to “equity promotion,” but it’s not clear that university...

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Two Haverford College Students Who Tried to Hack Trump’s Taxes Get Probation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 12:00pm 12/17/2019 at 12:00pm

The attempted hack took place right before the 2016 election. The sentence seems a bit light, doesn’t it?

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

2 former Haverford College students sentenced to probation for attempted Trump tax hack

Six days before the 2016 presidential election, two Haverford College students had an idea: They could try to get...

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Penn State Seeks to Increase Diversity Among STEM Scholars

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5:00pm 12/2/2019 at 5:00pm

This effort doesn’t seem to include intellectual diversity.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

Penn State is pushing for more diversity among STEM scholars

Ashley Saunders was exposed to the idea of a doctoral degree in chemistry when her high school teacher, who had one, shared her dissertation on quantum physics.

But Saunders, who is African American,...

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Temple University Student Newspaper Takes on ‘Body Hair Positivity’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/26/2019 at 12:00pm

Hair removal is pushed by “the razor industry and the media” apparently.

The College Fix reports:

Taking a stand: Temple U. students ponder female body hair standards

A few female (or, rather, female-identifying) Temple University students are making enough noise about an issue that the student paper felt it worthy of an article: They’re...

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University in Pennsylvania Aims to Help Students ‘Decolonize Thanksgiving’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 11/15/2019 at 12:00pm

Why does it seem like there are people in higher education intent on destroying anything connected to American history and tradition?

Campus Reform reports:

University invites students to ‘Decolonize your Thanksgiving’

A Pennsylvania University is hosting an event aimed to both “decolonize” Thanksgiving and educate students about the “myths of Thanksgiving,” along with serving...

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Protests Erupt at Bucknell University Over Speech by Heather Mac Donald

https://youtu.be/nJrWU6OghkY
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00am 11/15/2019 at 8:00am
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As noted in the story below, Bucknell recently hosted a talk by a pro-Antifa scholar and there were no issues. Outrage about campus speakers always goes in the same direction.

The College Fix reports:

Blacklisting, vandalism, picket line: Outrage erupts at Bucknell ahead of Heather Mac Donald talk

When Antifa scholar Mark Bray, known...

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U. Pennsylvania Blocks Public From Dinesh D’Souza Event, Citing Safety Concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00am 11/8/2019 at 10:00am

This is a form of heckler’s veto. Students who pose a threat of violence over speech get the speech shut down.

From the YAF blog:

UPenn Blocks Public from Dinesh D’Souza Lecture, Revokes Venue Days Before Event

The University of Pennsylvania is scrambling to limit the reach of conservative ideas on its campus.

Just days...

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Posters Found on Campus of Susquehanna University Say ‘It’s OK to be White’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:00am 11/4/2019 at 10:00am

Naturally, this caused quite a stir at the school. You have to wonder if this was just a troll.

Penn Live reports:

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Student Government at U. Pennsylvania to Get Mandatory Diversity Training

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 1, 2019 at 1:00pm 11/1/2019 at 1:00pm

Does anyone on the campus left realize how authoritarian ‘mandatory diversity training’ sounds?

The College Fix reports:

Penn student government is getting mandatory diversity training

The student government at the University of Pennsylvania is adopting manda...

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Former Acting ICE Chief Shouted Off Stage by Student Protesters at UPenn

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/26/2019 at 12:00pm
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Former acting ICE chief Tom Homan was supposed to speak during an event at the University of Pennsylvania this week, but student protesters decided they were more important. They made such a scene that the school ended up cancelling the event.

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Email Warnings About Unpaid Tuition Prompt Student ‘Sit-in’ at Thomas Jefferson U.

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 14, 2019 at 8:00am 10/14/2019 at 8:00am

It’s almost as if many students are just looking for an excuse to stage a protest.

The College Fix reports:

Students stage sit-in at Thomas Jefferson U. after email...

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Drexel University Stuck With $190K Bill After Former Prof Allegedly Blew it on Strip Clubs

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/8/2019 at 12:00pm

How does someone spend this kind of money on trips to a nudie bar?

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

Ex-prof’s strip club habit sticks Drexel University with $190K bill

The former head of Drexel University’s electrical engineering department blew hundreds of thousands of federal research dollars at area strip clubs, government lawyers said. Now, the...

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Gender Neutral Fashion Show Causes Stir at Duquesne University

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00am 9/27/2019 at 8:00am

Duquesne University is a Catholic school, so some people weren’t down with this.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:

Gender neutral fashion show draws officials’ attention at Duquesne University

Did student organizers of a gender neutral fashion show at Duquesne University go too far in promoting the event with ads showing a man wearing a dress...

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Student Govt. Officials at University of Pennsylvania Push for Mandatory Diversity Training

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00am 9/19/2019 at 10:00am

They want this for themselves and everyone else. Have you noticed this is almost always mandatory?

The College Fix reports:

Student government officials want internal training to help them understand ‘diversity and bias’

Representatives of the student government at the University of Pennsylvania are pushing for mandatory diversity training for themselves and their colleagues,...

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West Chester U. Opens Campus Store Staffed By Autistic Students

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 2, 2019 at 9:00am 9/2/2019 at 9:00am
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I love this idea! West Chester University opened a convenience store on campus staffed by students with autism. It’s an excellent way for those students to overcome the challenges they face. One Yale professor said those “on the autistic spectrum need...

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