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Social Justice Warriors Unhappy With U. Chicago’s Position on Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:00pm

This makes perfect sense since social justice warriors invented safe spaces.

Heat Street reports.

Social Justice Warriors Freak Out Over UChicago Dean’s ‘No Safe Spaces’ Stance

Social justice warriors at the University of Chicago and across the Internet are awash in despair after the school’s dean declared in a letter to incoming freshmen that...

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Stanford’s Alcohol Safety Policy Denounced as Sexist

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

The criticism got so bad the school deleted a page on its website devoted to alcohol safety.

The Daily Caller reports.

Stanford Deletes Alcohol Safety Page After It’s Denounced As Sexist

Stanford University has deleted a page warning women about the dangers of alcohol after critics complained the page was sexist and patronizing, and...

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Two College Presidents Endorse Safe Spaces After U. Chicago Denounces

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:00am

Some college presidents apparently love the idea of safe spaces, for some reason.

Campus Reform reports.

College presidents endorse safe spaces following UC letter

Two college presidents published an op-ed glorifying campus protests just one day after the University of Chicago cautioned incoming freshmen not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings.

Barry Glassner and...

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College Student Denounces Communism After Change of Heart

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 8:00am

In a normal world, this wouldn’t be major news but academia isn’t a normal world.

The College Fix reports.

Student denounces communism after years of singing its praises

‘As a former Maoist, I see what the left is doing. They are attempting to start another Cultural Revolution’

Twenty-year-old Cal State Los Angeles student Mark Kahanding...

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Federal Judge Rejects Academic Challenge to Campus Carry Law

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

Campus carry is Texas is safe for now.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Judge: Academic Freedom Doesn’t Bar Campus Carry

A federal judge on Monday denied a preliminary injunction sought by three faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin to block a new state law that permits concealed weapons on campus.

Specifically, the professors ...

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FIRE Approves of U. Chicago’s ‘Academic Freedom’ Letter

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 12:30pm

The letter sent to students which told them not to expect safe spaces has been a winner for all who believe in free speech.

The FIRE blog reports.

U. Chicago’s ‘Academic Freedom’ Letter a Win for Campus Speech [UPDATED]

The University of Chicago (UC) has pushed back against the nationwide trend toward student-led calls...

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UNC Prof Says Republicans Too ‘Anti-Science’ to Hire

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 9:30am

What’s the problem here? There are hardly any Republican professors anyway.

The College Fix reports.

UNC professor says Republicans too ‘anti-science’ to hire

William Snider, a professor of 17 years in the Department of Neurology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, says he knows why there’s a political imbalance at colleges — meaning,...

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Gunmen Attack American University of Afghanistan

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

There has been trouble brewing at this site for weeks now and it’s getting worse.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

American U of Afghanistan Attacked

The American University of Afghanistan was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday. Major media outlets described an explosion and gunfire on the walled campus in Kabul.

Reuters reported that 12 people —...

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Arkansas Colleges Offer Course in How Not to Get Pregnant

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 3:30pm

If you don’t know how to handle this by the time you’re in college, you may have bigger problems.

NPR reports.

A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

Orientation at Arkansas Tech University this year included a surprising topic for a Bible Belt state that pushes abstinence-only in high school....

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Frat at U. Georgia Admits Transgender Students But It’s ‘Not Enough’

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

When it comes to the left, it’s never enough. There will always be an objection.

The College Fix reports.

U. Georgia frat admits transgender students … but it’s ‘not enough’

The Chi Phi fraternity, “one of the oldest fraternities in the United States,” has opened its doors to transgender students at the University of...

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Psychiatrist Raises Concern About Mental Health of American College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 9:30am

Anyone who reads this site on a regular basis knows this is a legitimate concern.

CBS in Boston reports.

New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students

New concerns arise about the mental health of students on college campuses all across the country.

Dr. Gene Beresin, a psychiatrist and Executive Director of The Clay...

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Ithaca College Students Want Diversity Taught in Every Class

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s almost like the progressive agenda has become more important than academics.

Campus Reform reports.

Ithaca students want profs to teach diversity in every class

Student journalists at Ithaca College want their professors to incorporate diversity and inclusion into class discussions “in every area of academia.”

In an editorial Wednesday, The Ithacan notes that eight...

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Prager University – The Conservative Student’s Survival Guide

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Matthew Woessner, a political science professor at Penn State Harrisburg, offers some great tips to conservative college students.

Take a look.

Here’s more information:

Conservative students are vastly outnumbered on campus, and their beliefs and values are often ridiculed by other students, professors and administrators. So, how...

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Virginia Tech ‘Intercultural’ Campus Event Will Offer Safe-Space Nametags

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00am

Hello, my name is… offensive!

The College Fix reports.

‘Intercultural’ campus event to offer safe-space nametags: Green means go, red means stranger danger

Virginia Tech lays out rules of engagement for Intercultural Engagement Center welcome back event

‘Please do not approach someone with a red sticker’

Virginia Tech’s Intercultural Engagement Center is set to host a...

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SUNY Binghamton Holds Program for RA’s Called “Stop White People”

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8:00am

How is this not racist? If the program was about stopping any other group, it’d be a national scandal.

The Binghamton Review reports.

“#StopWhitePeople2K16” Is An Official Part Of Residential Assistant Training

Racism seems to continually weigh upon both the faculty and students of Binghamton University. As a response to the apparent presence of...

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Roger Williams U. Hires Social Justice Expert to Help Lead Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

Remember when higher education was focused on learning, not progressive policy?

The College Fix reports.

Accused of being Eurocentric, Roger Williams U. hires social justice expert to help lead campus

Roger Williams University, a private liberal arts college in Rhode Island, has hired a “social justice” expert to help lead...

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Report Finds Democratic States Have Most Student Debt

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 2:00pm

No surprises here.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Ironic: Report finds Democratic states have the most student debt

LendEDU, a company that helps borrowers refinance their student loan debt, recently released its Student Loan Debt by School by State Report, which analyzes state and college level data on student debt.

It found that the average borrower...

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Dean at UC Tells Freshmen They Won’t Find Safe Spaces at This School

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:00am

The College at the University of Chicago has a very strong reputation on free speech and it’s easy to see why.

Campus Reform reports.

You won’t find safe spaces here, UC dean tells freshmen

One college administrator has taken a bold stance against the demise of free speech on America’s campuses, warning newly admitted...

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Northwestern State University Gets FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:00am

This school makes students jump through hoops to exercise their free speech rights.

The FIRE blog reports.

Speech Code of the Month: Northwestern State University

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for August 2016: Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

Universities are allowed to adopt reasonable, content-neutral, and narrowly tailored “time, place, and manner”...

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Stanford Bans Hard Liquor at Campus Parties

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is just the latest example of higher education treating students like children.

USA Today reports.

Stanford gets slammed for banning hard alcohol at on-campus parties

Stanford students aren’t allowed to consume hard alcohol at on-campus parties anymore.

That’s because of a new university policy announced Monday.

The decision to adjust the drinking policy was announced...

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NLRB Rules Grad Students at Private Schools Can Unionize

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 2:00pm

Just what higher education needs, more unions. This should end well.

FOX News reports.

Ruling: Grad students at private universities can unionize

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that student teaching and research assistants at private universities are employees and have a right to be represented by unions.

The 3-1 ruling overturns a 2004...

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Georgetown Democrats Say Calling Hillary ‘Mrs. Clinton’ is Sexist

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:00am

This is just the latest claim of sexism from Hillary supporters. There will be many more to come.

Campus Reform reports.

Calling Hillary ‘Mrs. Clinton’ is sexist, say Georgetown Dems

A recent post in the Georgetown University College Democrats’ blog asserts that referring to Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as “Mrs. Clinton” is sexist.

“Please...

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