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Penn State’s New Faculty Hiring Policy on ‘Underrepresented Groups’ Skips Intellectual Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:00am 5/25/2020 at 11:00am

Higher education loves diversity, unless it involves thinking differently.

The College Fix reports:

Intellectual diversity missing from Penn State’s new faculty hiring policy on ‘underrepresented groups’

Pennsylvania State University is taking formal steps to increase the diversity of its faculty. But the new faculty hiring policy is largely skin-deep.

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Philadelphia Democratic Party Official Pleads Guilty to Stuffing Ballot Boxes in Elections

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:00pm 5/21/2020 at 3:00pm
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But voting fraud doesn’t exist!

Former Judge of Elections in Philadelphia and Democratic Party official Domenick Demuro pleaded guilty for stuffing ballot boxes in favor of Democrats in return for money and other items.

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Pennsylvania Health Secretary Under Fire for Moving Mother Out of Care Home as Coronavirus Deaths Rise

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:18pm 5/14/2020 at 4:18pm
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Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine has come under fire for moving her mother out of a personal care home as deaths skyrocket in those homes and nursing homes from the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Allegations Against Biden Divide Progressive Students at University of Pennsylvania

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 8:00am 5/6/2020 at 8:00am
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This kind of discord does not bode well for Biden in November.

Campus Reform reports:

Progressive students in key swing state ditch ‘sexual predator’ Joe Biden

Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has prompted one student organization at the University of Pennsylvania to cut ties with the school’s...

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PA Gov. Vetoes Telemedicine Bill Since it Excludes At-Home Abortion Pills

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2020 at 3:00pm 5/4/2020 at 3:00pm
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Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a telemedicine bill meant to help people use the internet for virtual doctor visits and receive medication because it did not include abortion pills.

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Temple University Announces Pay Cuts Due to Coronavirus Crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 9:30am 4/16/2020 at 9:30am

Funny, you don’t hear too much talk about preferred pronouns and microaggressions these days, do you?

BillyPenn reports:

Temple University execs take 10% pay cut, ask faculty to give up raises

Temple University recently generated a flood of goodwill for offering up its Liacouras Center as a surge space for coronavirus hospital beds.

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Scientists at U. Pittsburgh Develop Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:30am 4/4/2020 at 11:30am
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This is exciting and positive news. The real sciences are one of the best things about our higher education system.

FOX News reports:

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Deserted Campus at University of Pittsburgh Taken Over by Herd of Deer

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/26/2020 at 12:00pm

This is like one of those ‘Life After People’ shows on Discovery where they look at how nature would reclaim buildings if human beings suddenly vanished.

CBS News in Pittsburgh reports:

Herd Of Deer Take Over University Of Pittsburgh, As School Isn’t Currently In Use Due To Coronavirus

With most of Pittsburgh social distancing,...

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VIDEO: Penn State Students Hold Candlelight Vigil After Closure of Local Taco Bell

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:00pm 3/5/2020 at 12:00pm
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This sounds like something out of The Onion, but it’s completely real.

The Insider reports:

Around 100 college students held a candlelight vigil at Taco Bell after it suddenly closed down

With the lyrics of “Amazing Grace” on their lips, and flickering candles warming their fingertips, Penn State students said goodbye to something they...

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Dickinson College Students Occupy Campus Building Demanding Change to Sexual Assault Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 10, 2020 at 12:00pm 2/10/2020 at 12:00pm

This was reportedly sparked by one student who alleges she was assaulted but says she was too intimidated to go to the police.

CBS News 21 reports:

Dickinson College students hold sit-in, demanding reform of sexual assault policies

On Monday, more than 250 students at Dickinson College held a sit-in, demanding the institution reform...

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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.

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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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