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Yale Employee Resigns After Breaking ‘Racist’ Stained Glass

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11:00am

The stained glass featured a scene from America’s slavery past and therefore had to be destroyed.

Don’t we want to remember our history, even the bad stuff?

Heat Street reports.

Yale Cafeteria Worker Resigns After Breaking “Racist,” One-of-a-Kind Stained Glass

A Yale cafeteria worker has resigned after smashing a historic stained glass window in Yale’s...

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Law Prof Responds to Complaints About Her Black Lives Matter Shirt

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 8:00am

This story goes a long way to showing where we are as a nation.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Law Professor Who Answered Back

A few months ago, one or more anonymous students wrote a note to their law professor, complaining that she had been spotted at least once on campus wearing a Black...

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Purdue May Expel Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

Have we really come to the point where criticisms are an offense worthy of expulsion?

Reason reports.

University Might Expel Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter

Administrators at Purdue University Northwest have demanded a meeting with a student who made controversial statements on social media—and even threatened to expel him.

The student, Joshua Nash, isn’t...

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Prager University – Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress examines the argument against fossil fuels versus the benefits of using them.

Take a look:

Here’s more information.

Is it true that 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real? Where does the 97% figure come from?...

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Brexit Brings Out Ugly Side of British Universities

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 11:00am

Left wing academics aren’t happy about the Brexit and they’re not hiding it.

Minding the Campus reported.

Brexit Shows Ugly Side of British Universities

Censorious antics of ‘snowflake’ students have regularly made front-page news here in the UK. No longer. The momentous political fall-out from the June 23rd referendum, when a majority of citizens...

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Black Harvard Economist Finds No Race Bias in Police Shootings

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8:00am

This pretty much destroys the narrative we’ve been hearing for the last few years.

The College Fix reports.

Black Harvard economist finds no racial bias in officer-involved shootings

‘The most surprising result of my career’

The youngest black professor ever to receive tenure at Harvard and recipient of an economics prize for “most promising American...

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Why Hillary’s College Plan Won’t Work

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Posted by    Monday, July 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s not even meant to work, it’s a campaign talking point.

Bloomberg reports.

Clinton’s College Plan Flunks the Economics Test

If it’s the summer of an election year, it must be time for campaign promises. Republicans will promise absurd tax cuts. Democrats will promise to, as PJ O’Rourke once wrote, “make you richer, smarter,...

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U. Missouri Hopes to Solve Enrollment Problems With High School Students

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Posted by    Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

Mizzou has a university high school and they’re hoping that will solve their enrollment problem.

FOX 2 St. Louis reports.

High school could boost University of Missouri enrollment

The University of Missouri-Columbia, which is faced with a likely decline in enrollment this fall, could get some help from the recently expanded University of Missouri...

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University of Virginia Accused of Keeping Massive Slush Fund

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Posted by    Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00am

In fairness, they’re going to need lots of cash for the Rolling Stone related lawsuits.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Dragas says U.Va. created ‘$2.3 billion slush fund’

Former University of Virginia Rector Helen Dragas is accusing U.Va. of maintaining “a $2.3 billion slush fund” for pet projects with money that instead should have been...

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U. Maryland Conference to Honor Marxist Revolutionary

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Posted by    Monday, July 11, 2016 at 8:00am

No one will protest this event because the honoree isn’t a conservative.

Campus Reform reports.

UMD conference to honor Marxist revolutionary, ‘black feminist sexual politics’

The University of Maryland is set to host an event on “black feminist sexual politics” this fall inspired by the late Grace Lee Boggs, a known Marxist and proud...

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Student Voting Effort Linked to White House Gives Some Pause

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3:30pm

The optics of this are causing some to wonder if it’s appropriate.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Civic Engagement or Get Out the Vote?

A newly announced effort to promote students’ civic engagement largely through a campaign to spur colleges to get them to register to vote seems like a no-brainer for higher ed leaders...

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Public Colleges Chase Out of State Students for Higher Tuition

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 12:30pm

Public colleges love out of state students because they typically pay more in tuition.

The New York Times reports.

Public Colleges Chase Out-of-State Students, and Tuition

Over three generations, the Michael family forged a deep bond with the University of California, dating back nearly 50 years to when Jay Dee Michael Sr. was the...

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Facebook Comments Get Student Summoned to Dean’s Office

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 9:30am

The thought police appear on another college campus.

The College Fix reports.

Student summoned to dean’s office for ‘required Administrative Meeting’ over Facebook posts

Purdue University Northwest student Joshua Nash has been summoned to a “required Administrative Meeting” scheduled by a campus administrator to discuss Nash’s personal Facebook comments, according to a July 6...

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Anti-Gun Professor Wants to Shoot Up NRA

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 3:30pm

A college professor should know better than to say such a thing. Sad.

Red Alert Politics reported.

“No survivors”: Anti-Gun professor wants to shoot up NRA

A professor who described himself as an “anti-gun type” is under investigation for threatening to kill everyone at the NRA, according to CampusReform.

James Pearce, an adjunct professor at Southern...

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Why is the American Association of University Professors Backing Melissa Click?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 12:30pm

Click is the academic news story that won’t go away.

Minding the campus asks why she’s getting support from other professors.

AAUP Meeting Unanimously Backs Melissa Click—But Why?

Since its founding by progressive academics 101 years ago, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has had little affection for the governing authorities of colleges...

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Multiple Athletic Programs Have Committed Academic Fraud in Last Decade

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 9:30am

This problem is much worse than many people realize.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

An ‘Epidemic’ of Academic Fraud

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Thursday that it had placed Georgia Southern University on two years’ probation after finding that two former staff members committed academic fraud for three football players.

In a statement Thursday, the...

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University of Northern Colorado Defends Orwellian ‘Bias Response Team’

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Posted by    Friday, July 8, 2016 at 5:00pm

One professor has already accused the Bias Response Team of intimidation.

How did we get to this point?

The FIRE blog reports.

University of Northern Colorado Defends, Modifies ‘Bias Response Team’ as Criticism Mounts and Recording Emerges

Last month, documents provided in response to a public records request by Heat Street suggested that the...

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DePaul University Bars Milo Yiannopoulos From Revisiting Campus

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Posted by    Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:00pm

Milo has really shown DePaul to be a politically biased school. What are they so afraid of?

The DePaulia reports.

University denies second Yiannopoulos visit

In an email, the university denied a request for space by the DePaul College Republicans for Milo Yiannopoulus’ second visit to campus.

Vice President of Student Affairs Eugene Zdziarski said...

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Strange Smell Brings Hazmat Team to Temple University

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Posted by    Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:00am

It looks like someone was doing a little experiment in the lab.

ABC News in Philadelphia reported.

Hazmat Crews Respond To Strong Odor On Temple University Campus

Philadelphia Hazmat crews responded to Temple University late Wednesday night after a strong odor was reported.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. at the Beury Science Hall building, located...

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University Of Texas Profs Sue Over Campus Carry

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Posted by    Friday, July 8, 2016 at 8:00am

Three professors who oppose campus carry at the University of Texas have launched a lawsuit to block it.

The Huffington Post reports.

University Of Texas Professors Sue To Block Guns In Classrooms

Three University of Texas professors have filed a federal lawsuit to halt a state law that would allow holders of concealed handgun...

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Yale Prof Faces Drug Charges After Dog Mauling Death

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Posted by    Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

There is absolutely no upside to this story. A woman was mauled to death by dogs and now the professor who owns the dogs is facing drug charges.

Yeesh.

ABC News reports.

Yale Professor Facing Drug Charges After Dog Mauling Death

A Yale Medical School professor whose dogs mauled a Connecticut woman to death...

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U. Northern Colorado Prof Accuses School of Intimidation by Bias Response Team

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Posted by    Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2:00pm

The “bias response team” translates roughly to “thought police” and this professor secretly recorded a damning conversation.

You can hear the recording below:

Campus Reform has more.

UNC prof shares tale of censorship by Bias Response Team

A former University of Nor...

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