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Ohio University Senate Demands $15 Minimum Wage on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

These students might as well hold a “raise our tuition” rally. What’s the difference?

Maygan Beeler of The Post reports.

Senate’s agenda passes, moving forward

Student Senate passed a multi-pronged resolution Wednesday that calls on Ohio University President Roderick McDavis’ administration to enact several bold policies, such as the establishment of a $15 minimum wage and the elimination of tuition increases.

Though OU administrators and local economists — and even some senate members — have said the proposals were outlandish, senate as a whole stuck by its proposal.

Senate member Will Klatt, the government affairs commissioner, stands by the demands outlined in the resolution, saying that “it’s the status quo that’s unrealistic” — not senate’s ideas.

Also in that resolution, which will serve as policy suggestions to be forwarded to whomever they chose, were provisions that would:

— Ban pay raises for administrators making more than $200,000

— Seek more transparency of OU’s endowment

— Call for the divestment from the use of fossil fuels

The demand to implement a tuition freeze, beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, is from last semester’s Restart campaign. Senate President Megan Marzec and Vice President Caitlyn McDaniel both ran on those promises.

The next step for this resolution will be moving forward with a campaign for those demands, McDaniel said, in order to put pressure on the administration to act on them.

“I think this is the point where we start moving forward on an actual campaign,” she said. “We’re definitely not just going to be sitting around for the next week. For me, at least personally, I’m going to be working really hard to get together like a solid plan.”

Senate also passed a resolution to formally declare its support for F—k Rape Culture, in addition to other measures.


 
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Liberal Student Angry That White Guys Lead University’s Anti-Sexual Assault Campaign

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

For liberals, identity politics trump finding solutions to a problem.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

Liberal student flips out after white guys lead university’s anti-sexual assault campaign

One might think that efforts to end sexual assault on campus would be cheered by all students, left-leaning ones included. Usually they are – unless said efforts are led by white men.

Case in point: A self-described “queer brown woman” and senior at the University of Michigan penned a lengthy rant in the campus newspaper against her school’s administration because the folks leading the campus’ anti-sexual assault campaign are “straight, white, cisgender men” and not enough “students of color” were consulted.

Nowhere in the 2,300-word tirade does she offer one tangible solution to campus rape in a screed that has gone viral with well over 1,500-plus Facebook Likes as of late Wednesday. Here she describes one of the planning meetings:

Where was the representation from Coalition of Queer People of Color? The Black Student Union? Anyone from the historically Black, Latin@, Asian and South Asian fraternities and sororities? Did CSG not realize that sexual assault happens to people who are not white and straight? To men?

… [Student government president Bobby Dishell's] first order of business was to get people talking. Which meant get the straight, white, cisgender men in the room with no ostensible direct connection to the issue talking, throwing around “solutions,” and making assumptions without proper education about the issue.

Thanks for the clarification. I thought evil white men were the ones doing all the raping for the most part, so I appreciate you reminding us that homosexuals and people of color are also involved in this messy rape business. As to the notion that a room full of intelligent people – nevermind their skin color – can’t brainstorm an anti-sexual assault campaign effectively, that’s another matter.

Sexual assault was confused with sexual harassment and some people did not even know what consent really meant, despite using the word profusely.

Well, considering that at the University of Michigan “withholding sex and affection” and “discounting the partner’s feelings regarding sex” are officially defined as “sexual violence,” that confusion is understandable.

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Dartmouth Editorial Board: Abolish the Greek System

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

I’ll take “That’s totally going to happen at a school where 50% of students are Greek affiliated” for 1000 Alex.

The Editorial Board at The Dartmouth writes:

Verbum Ultimum: Abolish the Greek System

As the “Moving Dartmouth Forward” steering committee prepares its recommendations for College President Phil Hanlon and the Board of Trustees, we urge...

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35,000 Apply for Free Tuition Program at Community College in Tennessee

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

Nothing brings out a crowd like offering something for free.

Joey Garrison of The Tennessean reported.

35,000 Tennessee students apply for free community college

If there’s a single moment that has best captured the rush to attend community college for free in Tennessee, it probably came at Motlow State last month.

The Lynchburg, Tenn., school...

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Conservative Activist Kicked Off Campus After Speaking Outside “Free Speech Zone”

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:00am

After asking students “Hey, do you think big government sucks?” outside of Broward College’s ‘Free Speech Zone’, Lauren Cooley, an activist for Turning Point USA, was forced to leave the campus or be arrested for trespassing.

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix reports:

Conservative activist kicked off campus after asking if ‘big...

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Gangs Suspected in Random Attacks at University Of Illinois

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 9:30am

Being attacked by a gang is certainly not what most people would anticipate on a college campus.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

Gang Of Men Is Viciously Beating People At Random At The University Of Illinois

Over the last two weekends, a group or groups of black men have...

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WaPo Strikes Back at Syracuse Univ. for Uninviting Photojournalist Because of Recent Travel to Liberia

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 8:00am

I just really liked the headline from this Washington Post article.

By Mark Berman:

Syracuse University bravely saves students from exposure to journalism

Michel du Cille, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, was recently in Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak. He is back in the United States now, and he was supposed to go to...

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Stanford Review Writer on the Nature of ‘Pseudo-Patriotism’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Stanford Review is that campus’s conservative publication. They have excellent, well-researched and well-written editorials.

By Harry Elliot:

States, Stockholm Syndrome, and Pseudo-Patriotism

A government has the power, in most cases, to enslave us at a moment’s notice for a war we may not support, and to silence anybody who speaks ill of its...

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San Diego State Student Dies of Meningitis

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

Because we didn’t have enough to worry about with Ebola, right? Prayers for this young woman and her family.

Itica Milanes of ABC News in San Diego reported.

San Diego State student suffering from probable meningitis passes away

An 18-year-old San Diego State University freshman student who was critically ill with meningococcal meningitis, a...

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Southwestern College Evacuates, Sets Up Quarantines After False Ebola Scare

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

The student who caused the scare said she did it to avoid being dropped from a class. That’s right kids, “I’ve got Ebola” is officially the new “My dog ate my homework.”

R. Stickney and Andie Adams of NBC San Diego Report:

Southwestern College Student Recants Story After Evacuation

A Southern California community college...

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National Union of Students Won’t Condemn ISIS, Fearing it Would be ‘Islamophobic’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Somehow, I don’t think ISIS cares about political correctness.

Julian Robinson of the Daily Mail reported.

National Union of Students refuses to condemn ISIS due to fears it would be ‘Islamophobic’

The National Union of Students has come under fire after it refused to condemn ISIS – because of fears it was ‘Islamophobic’.

Students put...

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Scott Brown Campaigns at University of New Hampshire Tailgate

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00am

He came to Cornell last year to deliver a speech, and the reception afterwards was held at a fraternity house. More candidates should do this.

Scott Brown Frats It Up. It Goes Exactly As You’d Expect.

New Hampshire GOP candidate Scott Brown ditched the usual campaign trail s...

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Christian College to Give Full-Ride Scholarship to Sex Trafficking Victims

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Here’s a feel good story for a Saturday.

Samantha Watkins of the College Fix reported.

Full-ride scholarship for sex trafficking victims in the works at Christian college

‘The last thing we would want is to set someone up for failure’ by not providing crucial resources

Victims of sex trafficking will have a chance to get a...

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Affirmative Consent Rules Violate Multiple Amendments, Create ‘Sexually Hostile’ Environment

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Our friend Hans Bader, a former official in the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights who handled Title IX violations, writes at Liberty Unyielding about the potential legal consequences of California’s new “Yes Means Yes” Law:

State-mandated dirty talk in California: Governor signs unconstitutional SB 967

Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown...

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Study Finds Requirements Like History and Government Unnecessary for College Graduation

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

The real issue here is not that colleges aren’t teaching core requirements like U.S. history or Economics 101. It’s that high schools aren’t teaching these low-level courses. Why should colleges be teaching students what they should have learned in high school, or even middle school?

Douglas Belkin reports for the Wall...

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Colleges Keep Spending Despite Declining Enrollments

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

It seems the basic laws of economics are lost on some college administrators.

Richard Vedder of See Thru Edu reports.

Gamble: Despite Declining Enrollments, Colleges Resume Spending Spree

Most aging academics worry about global warming (or its recent nonexistence), income inequality, or perhaps even erectile dysfunction, but I fret about the Higher Education Price...

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George Washington U. Law Prof on Affirmative Consent Law: “It Infantilizes Women”

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

But wait, I thought “Yes means yes” empowered women?

Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix has the story:

Law professor blasts ‘yes means yes’: ‘Ridiculous, unfair, infantilizes women’

A prominent law professor is speaking out against California’s new “yes means yes” law, calling it “confusingly complex,” “contrary to both common sense...

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UCLA Campus Banners Feature Photo of Communist Leader Angela Davis

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of all the notable figures the school could have chosen to picture on the banners, this is the best they could do?

Ron Radosh of PJ Media has the story.

UCLA’s New Cover Girl: Guess Which Far Leftist It Is!

Look whose photo graces the campus of UCLA, meant to be an inspiration to...

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Florida Kindergarten Teacher Quits Job to Twerk Full-Time, Makes Six Figures

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Free markets, folks, free markets.

From Buzzfeed:

This 22-Year-Old Quit Being A Kindergarten Teacher To Twerk Professionally

This is Jessica Vanessa, a former assistant kindergarten teacher from Florida.

The 22-year-old didn’t mind her teaching job, but it was bringing in peanuts compared with what she could make twerking on Vine for her 2 million followers.

“What...

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Southern Oregon University Threatens Students for Passing Out Copies of the Constitution

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00am

The students’ crime? They were outside the free speech zone.

From Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon.

University Threatens Students for Distributing Constitutions Outside Free Speech Zone

Southern Oregon University officials threatened student activists with disciplinary action for handing out copies of the Constitution outside of the campus’ designated free speech zone. They...

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Catholic University DePaul Starts LGBT Mentoring Program

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 9:30am

I smell a contradiction with official Church doctrine.

Matt Lamb at the College Fix reports:

Catholic university DePaul adds ‘Queer Peers’ mentorship program

DePaul University in Chicago, the country’s largest Catholic school, is launching a new mentorship program for LGBT students called “Queer Peers.”

The program “connects current DePaul students with newly enrolled or newly out...

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New York Times Profiles Trans Men at Wellesley College

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8:00am

Wellesley is a women’s college but a handful of undergraduates born female now identify as men.

Ruth Padawer reported.

When Women Become Men at Wellesley

It was the first day of orientation, and along the picturesque paths there were cheerful upper-class student leaders providing directions and encouragement. They wore pink T-shirts stamped with this...

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