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Brown U. and Claremont McKenna College Join U. Chicago in Defending Free Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s about time someone did, right?

The College Fix reports.

Brown University, Claremont McKenna College join U. Chicago in defending of free speech

Two universities have joined the University of Chicago in defending the importance of free speech and of students being exposed to different points of view.

As noted by Reason’s Robby Soave, Claremont...

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Penn State Plan to Honor Paterno Sparks Outrage

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Posted by    Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 10:00am

There’s obviously still a lot of pain and anger over this situation.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Outrage on Penn State Plan to Honor Paterno

Word spread Thursday that Pennsylvania State University plans to honor the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno becoming head football coach — and outrage spread too.

While Paterno was highly successful on...

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‘Take Back The Women’s Study Lounge’ Sit-In at Michigan State is a Dud

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Posted by    Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 3:30pm

What if you held a protest and no one showed up?

The College Fix reports.

‘Take Back The Women’s Study Lounge’ sit-in at Michigan State sparsely attended

It appears outrage over the recent decision at Michigan State University to open a 91-year-old women’s-only study lounge to men as well — in compliance with Title...

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Is Your School Censoring Your Speech? FIRE Can Help

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Posted by    Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 9:30am

FIRE is making a real effort to defend the free speech rights of college students.

From their blog.

Is Your School Censoring Your Speech? Think About Making a Federal Case Out of It.

During the summer, many college administrators take advantage of the relative quiet to work on revising their policies. Sometimes the results...

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Duke University Creates Safe Space for Students

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Posted by    Friday, September 2, 2016 at 5:00pm

Ever since the University of Chicago denounced safe spaces, other schools have doubled down on them.

The Daily Caller reports.

Duke Jumps On The PC Bandwagon, Announces Student Safe Space

Duke University students will soon be able to take refuge from the harsh reality of the world in the new “Sanford Safe Space.”

A former...

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Georgetown to Give Admissions Preference to Slavery Descendants

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Posted by    Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2:00pm

The school has also apologized for a connection to slavery in its past.

CBS in Washington DC reports.

Georgetown to Give Slave Descendants Priority for Admission

Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the...

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U. Illinois Student Senate Wants ‘Substantial Consequences’ for Intolerance

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Posted by    Friday, September 2, 2016 at 11:00am

The student senate at the University of Illinois has made it clear that they won’t tolerate intolerance.

Campus Reform reports.

U of I Senate wants ‘substantial consequences’ for ‘intolerance’

The University of Illinois Student Senate is seeking to impose “substantial consequences” on students and organizations that engage in insensitive behavior.

“Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan...

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Prof Calls Republicans ‘Thugs’ in Letter to GOP Official

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Posted by    Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8:00am

What a classy way for a professor to express himself.

The Extract reports.

College professor compares Republicans to ‘thugs’ in vicious letter to local GOP organizer

When a local GOP leader attempted to reach out to Pennsylvania’s Moravian College in hopes of recruiting some political science students, he received a bitter — and some...

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Auburn University Prof Mocks Trigger Warnings

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Posted by    Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5:00pm

If only we had a thousand or two more like this professor.

Al.com reports.

Auburn University professor issues sarcastic trigger warning making fun of ‘silly’ trend

One Auburn University engineering professor has brought the national debate over trigger warnings into the classroom by posting a sarcastic warning near the top of the syllabus for...

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Rutgers Students Advised to Avoid Microaggressions by Speaking Less

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Posted by    Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2:00pm

Shut up, they explained.

That’s what this is all about. Shut up and do as you’re told.

Campus Reform reports.

Rutgers: to avoid microaggressions, only speak when ‘necessary’

Students in at least one Rutgers University residence hall are being encouraged to use only language that is “helpful” and “necessary” to avoid committing microaggressions.

The display, photos...

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Large College Endowments Are Becoming Political Targets

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Posted by    Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 11:00am

Some college endowments reach into the billions and because they’re non-profits they get tax breaks.

Minding the Campus notes that endowments are becoming political targets.

Top College Endowments Are Political Targets Now

One of the pillars of our education establishment, The Education Trust, recently published a report meant to pressure colleges and universities with...

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Profs to Students: Drop This Class if You Dispute Man-Made Climate Change

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Posted by    Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 8:00am

Remember the old days when college professors encouraged debate? They don’t.

The College Fix reports.

Professors tell students: Drop class if you dispute man-made climate change

‘We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change’

Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of...

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U. Wisconsin-Madison Named Nation’s Top Party School

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 5:00pm

This isn’t the sort of superlative most school officials would want to receive.

ABC News reports.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Is Top Party School in US

University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders are chafing under a state-imposed tuition freeze and the football team didn’t crack the Top 25 prese...

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Stanford Sets up Safe Space for Students to Heal

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:00pm

This is the exact opposite of what the University of Chicago is doing.

FOX News reports.

Stanford sets up official ‘safe space’ where students can go to ‘heal’

While the University of Chicago works to eliminate the concept of a “safe space” from its campus, other schools are wholeheartedly embracing the concept of walling...

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U. North Dakota Offers Students Special ‘Social Justice’ Housing Option

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 11:00am

Can you imagine the atmosphere in a ‘social justice’ themed dorm? Laughs galore, for sure.

Campus Reform reports.

Progressive UND students get social justice-themed housing option

The University of North Dakota (UND) is offering students the chance to live in a specialized housing community dedicated entirely to social justice.

The Social Justice Living-Learning Community is...

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Student who Survived Virginia Tech Massacre Defends Campus Carry

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 8:00am

People who survive shooting incidents often become gun rights supporters.

The College Fix reports.

Virginia Tech student who lived through massacre defends campus carry at UT-Austin debate

Texas state capitol is full of guns – and heated debate

Following Wednesday’s unprecedented protest involving...

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Enrollment at Mizzou Drops as Students Choose Other Missouri Schools

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5:00pm

Mizzou is still paying the price for the campus protests last fall.

CBS St. Louis reports.

Enrollment Up at Other Missouri Universities as Mizzou Drops

While the University of Missouri is dealing with a sharp drop in enrollment this fall, many other four-year universities in the state reported an increase in the number of...

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Prager University – Every High School Principal Should Say This

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Dennis Prager imagines a school that rejects identity politics and embraces the idea that all of the students are Americans first.

It’s amazing that this seems like a radical idea today.

Here’s more information:

If every high school principal said this, it...

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LGBT Activists Release ‘Shame List’ of Religious Colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 11:00am

Does anyone want to bet that the ‘shame list’ doesn’t include any Muslim schools?

Campus Reform reports.

LGBT group releases ‘shame list’ of religious colleges

A leading LGBTQ non-profit has released a “shame list” of more than 100 schools whose religious affiliations apparently make them “the absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth.”

Indeed, the list...

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According to Federal Definition, Anti-gun Dildo Protest at UT-Austin is ‘Sexual Harassment’

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 8:00am

The rules don’t apply to progressive students because they’re doing “good.”

The College Fix reports.

Anti-gun dildo protest at UT-Austin is ‘sexual harassment’ according to federal definition

The federal government should be descending on the University of Texas-Austin any day now to investigate the school’s response to hordes of students who practiced blatant “sexual harassment.”

That’s because...

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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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