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U. Pittsburgh Removes Program Director Over Mild Criticism of Affirmative Action in Paper

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:00am 8/7/2020 at 10:00am

There are some things that no one is allowed to criticize. The left punishes all perceived heretics.

CNS News reports:

University Removes Director Who Mildly Criticized Affirmative Action, Violating Free Speech

The University of Pittsburgh has removed a program director at its medical center after he published a scholarly, peer-reviewed white paper discussing the...

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U. Pennsylvania Can’t Explain Mysterious Donation From Chinese Company

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 2:00pm 8/5/2020 at 2:00pm

For years, large donations have flowed into American higher education with no scrutiny. Those days are over.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

UPenn Can’t Explain Mystery Donation From Chinese Company

The University of Pennsylvania pocketed a $3 million donation last year from a mysterious Hong Kong shell company that is owned by a Shanghai...

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University of Pennsylvania Hires a Second Diversity Administrator

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:30am 8/2/2020 at 11:30am

The person hired for the job just happens to be the current campus chaplain, but don’t call social justice a religion.

Campus Reform reports:

Despite financial woes, Ivy League school hires SECOND diversity czar

The University of Pennsylvania announced earlier this summer plans to establish a new senior administrative position: the “Vice President for...

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Faculty Union at Temple U. Demands All-Virtual Fall Semester Due to Coronavirus Fears

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:30pm 8/1/2020 at 1:30pm

Why not just cancel this academic year altogether? Wouldn’t that make the most sense?

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports:

‘They’re terrified’: Temple University faculty union demands all-virtual fall semester

More than 1,000 Temple University professors, librarians and academic professionals have voted to support their union’s demand that the school move to all-virtual classes...

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Graduate Employees at Penn State Hold ‘Die-in’ to Protest Reopening of Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8:00am 7/31/2020 at 8:00am

These people could just quit their jobs, if they’re really so concerned.

The College Fix reports:

Penn State graduate employees hold ‘die-in’ to protest campus reopening

A gathering of Pennsylvania State University graduate employees held a “die-in” last week to protest the school’s plan for reopening campus.

According to the Daily Collegian, on July 20...

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UPenn Prof Faces Calls for Removal After Questioning Wording Of Proposed Anti-Racism Statement

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 4:30pm 7/25/2020 at 4:30pm
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If there is one thing we have learned in recent months, it is that certain subjects are simply not open to debate. In this case, UPenn Professor Carlin Romano did not even object to the spirit of an an anti-racism statement, he simply questioned the language of it.

Now he is facing...

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U. Pennsylvania Will No Longer Exhibit 190 Year-Old Skull Collection to Fight Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 8:00am 7/16/2020 at 8:00am

Are you getting the sense that people on the left are just looking for random things to cancel now?

The College Fix reports:

Penn to stop...

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Widow of Trump’s Friend: ‘Completely False’ He Took Trump’s SAT Test

https://twitter.com/PHShriver/status/1280983601874481153
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 9:00pm 7/8/2020 at 9:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s estranged niece Mary claimed he paid his old friend Joe Shapiro to take his SAT test.

Pam Shriver, a former tennis pro and Shapiro’s widow, hit back at Mary’s accusations.

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U. Pittsburgh ‘Black Senate’ Demands Segregated Space “Solely for Black Students to Congregate”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 3:00pm 7/8/2020 at 3:00pm
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Some student activists at various schools are recognizing current trends and are taking advantage of the situation. At the University of Pittsburgh, a coalition of black student activists has put together a list of demands.

The demands range from curriculum to hiring and firing policies.

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Officials at Bucknell University Say More Must be Done on Social Justice Issues

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 12:30pm 6/17/2020 at 12:30pm

This is the top priority at many schools. Not improving academics, not trimming budgets and lowering tuition, just this.

Penn Live reports:

Bucknell University officials say more needs to be done on social justice issues

“Black lives do matter at Bucknell,” members of the university community have been assured by top officials in...

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Student Paper at Temple University Calls for ‘Hate Speech’ to be Barred on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:00am 6/11/2020 at 10:00am

Who gets to decide what qualifies as hate speech? I bet we can guess.

Campus Reform reports:

Editorial board at public university calls for ‘hate speech’ to be ‘barred’ on campus

Temple University’s student newspaper edi...

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U. Pennsylvania Students Demand School Sever Ties With Philadelphia Police

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 8:00am 6/9/2020 at 8:00am

For years, we’ve been told that college campuses are incredibly dangerous places, particularly for female students. Now students want to sever ties with law enforcement.

The College Fix reports:

Students demand Penn sever ties with Philly cops, change ‘militarized campus police state’

Members of the University of Pennsylvania community are demanding the school stop...

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Drexel University Students Protest Presence of National Guard on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:00am 6/4/2020 at 10:00am

The National Guard is not on Drexel University’s campus for anything to do with the school. They’re using part of a building as a base of operations. Yet the students are protesting this.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Drexel Students Protest National Guard Presence on Campus

Drexel University students took to social media and wrote...

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Temple University Announces Plans to Reopen Campus in the Fall

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:00pm 6/3/2020 at 12:00pm

Like other schools, there will be a number of new policies to protect students and staff.

ABC 6 in Philadelphia reports:

Temple University unveils plans for students to return for fall classes

Temple University has unveiled its plans to bring back students for the fall semester.

In a letter to the community, President Richard Englert...

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Lehigh University to Announce Pay Cuts Due to $40 Million Dollar Deficit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10:00am 6/2/2020 at 10:00am

Furloughs are coming as well. This is because of the Coronavirus crisis.

Morning Call reports:

Lehigh University, facing $40 million deficit, latest college to...

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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.

Academic organizations told The College Fix...

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2YOv371VyU
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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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