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University of Missouri Gets FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3:30pm

As if things at Mizzou weren’t bad enough, now this.

The FIRE blog reports.

Speech Code of the Month: University of Missouri

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for May 2016: the University of Missouri.

For months now, the University of Missouri (UM) has been the focus of extensive news coverage—and criticism from all sides—for its...

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John Kerry Tells Northeastern Students Their Diversity Makes Them a Trump Nightmare

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Posted by    Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

If John Kerry had ever attended a Trump rally, he’d see they’re very diverse, unlike say Bernie Sanders rallies.

The New York Post reported.

Kerry tells diverse graduating class they are ‘Trump’s worst nightmare’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told Northeastern University’s graduating class that their diversity makes them “Donald Trump’s...

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Obama Tells Students Not to Shut Down Speech They Disagree With

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Posted by    Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 9:30am

This is a generation that was inspired by Obama. He owns them.

Mediaite reports.

Obama: Students Need to Stop Shutting Down Speech of People They Disagree With

During his commencement speech at Howard University this afternoon, President Obama took a moment to advise students against shutting down speech because they don’t like the views...

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Cornell Student Assembly Backs Black Students’ Demand for Faculty Diversity Training

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Posted by    Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

This is an update to a story we’ve been following closely. Apparently, Cornell’s student assembly agrees with Black Students United.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Student Assembly Calls for Mandatory Faculty Diversity Training

On Thursday Cornell’s undergraduate Student Assembly passed a resolution by a 22-1 margin calling for mandatory faculty diversity training.

The resolution, titled...

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U. Kansas Chancellor Vetoes Separate Student Government for Minorities

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Posted by    Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

The bad optics of such a thing were completely lost on the students.

The College Fix reports.

Chancellor vetoes ‘multicultural student government’: violates state law, divides people

Ignore the university’s own policies or you’re a racist

In an unexpected rebuke to race activists at the University of K...

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Theme of ‘Sex Positive’ Event at U. Maryland is ‘We’re Asking For It’

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Posted by    Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:30am

Is that really the message these folks want to send?

Red Alert Politics reports.

“We’re asking for it”: Univ. of Maryland promotes ‘sex-positive’ culture

Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Cultures of Consent held an event at the University of Maryland this week to encourage a ‘sex-positive’ culture. The theme was “We’re asking for it.”

The event was...

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Transgender Student at UWM Claims Discrimination Over Locker Room

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

The student was born male and still is a biological male but wants to use the women’s locker room.

WTMJ News reports.

Transgender UWM student says she’s been discriminated against on campus

A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student says she’s been discriminated against by her school.

The transgender student said it happened at the school’s fitness...

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Jason Riley is Re-Invited to Speak at Virginia Tech

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

After disinviting Riley from speaking, Virginia Tech has now re-invited him.

National Review reports.

Virginia Tech Relents and Re-Invites Jason Riley to Speak on Campus

We welcomed the statement this morning from Virginia Tech University’s president Timothy Sands saying that the university is inviting Jason Riley to speak on campus. President Sands’s decision to...

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Oregon State to Force Students to Take Social Justice Training

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00am

Progressive ideas are so appealing that people have to be forced to listen to them.

Reason reports.

Oregon State University Will Force Incoming Students to Take ‘Social Justice Training’

Critics of the current intellectual climate at university campuses believe classrooms are indoctrination camps where left-wing academics brainwash students into becoming social justice activists. They...

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Liberals Once Again Outnumber Conservatives As Graduation Speakers

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00am

It’s the same as last year and the year before and…

Townhall reports.

Shocker: Liberal Graduation Speakers Outnumber Conservatives 4-to-1

Liberal bias? What liberal bias?

According to Campus Reform, out of the top 100 universities, 40 of them are featuring explicitly liberal speakers at their commencement ceremonies. Only 10 are hosting speakers who are either...

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CSU Students Stage Die-In for Greater Diversity Funding

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:30pm

The students also want a tuition freeze. Math is hard.

Campus Reform reports.

CSU students stage die-in to demand lower tuition, diversity funding

Students across the California State University (CSU) system are threatening to starve themselves until their school forks over $8 million for diversity funding, and some are even staging “die-ins” along...

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Governor of Georgia Vetoes Campus Carry Bill

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

A pretty lame move, especially considering he’s a Republican.

CNN reports.

Georgia governor vetoes campus carry bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed controversial “campus carry” legislation on Tuesday that would have allowed college students to carry concealed guns onto campuses with some restrictions.

Conservatives and Second Amendment activists cast House Bill 859 as a crucial...

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Black Students at Cornell Want Mandatory Diversity Training for Faculty

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

Isn’t it a bit presumptuous for students to think they can dictate such things to the faculty?

The Cornell Daily Sun reports.

Cornell Black Students United to Submit Faculty Training Resolution to Student Assembly

Black Students United will present a resolution prompting the Faculty Senate to examine how Cornell’s faculty members are educated in...

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Blinn College Settles Lawsuit With Student Over Gun Rights Sign

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:00am

A student at Blinn College was told that she needed special permission for a gun rights sign.

The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Texas College Settles Lawsuit by Student Whose Gun Rights Sign Needed ‘Special Permission’

A Texas College settled a First Amendment lawsuit filed by a student who was told her gun rights sign...

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Enrollment Decline at Mizzou is Worse Than Previously Thought

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00am

The University of Missouri has a disaster on their hands. Enrollment is way down.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Mizzou’s enrollment plummet is more drastic than previously projected

This fall could mark the smallest class of incoming freshmen at the University of Missouri-Columbia in nearly a decade as the school continues to lose students,...

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College Students Across the Country Declare ‘Socialism Sucks’

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

A recent Twitter campaign that went viral involved students declaring socialism sucks.

Twitchy collected the best tweets.

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SUNY Albany Students Charged With Staging Racism Hoax

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

It’s so sad when this happens because it takes away from real instances of racism.

CNN reports.

N.Y. college students accused of fabricating racially motivated attack

Three New York college students who said they were targets of a racially motivated attack face multiple charges for what prosecutors are calling a false claim.

A grand jury...

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SFSU Students Stage Hunger Strike Demanding More Funding for Ethnic Studies

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:00am

Students like these will be the hardest hit when the higher ed bubble finally bursts.

The San Francisco Examiner reports.

SFSU students begin hunger strike over funding for Ethnic Studies

A group of San Francisco State University students have decided to forgo food beginning Monday until administrators set aside $8 million in funding for...

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Black Conservative Disinvited From Speaking at Virginia Tech

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Jason Riley is a brilliant guy who writes for the Wall Street Journal but he’s been disinvited from speaking at Virginia Tech.

Hypeline reports.

Black conservative scholar Jason Riley disinvited from speaking at Virginia Tech

Jason Riley — a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal —...

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Most Americans Oppose the Idea of Free College

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

Most people aren’t stupid and know that there’s no such thing as free.

The Daily Caller reports.

Most Americans Don’t Support Making College Free

Free public college is a key part of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, but his daring populist proposal is provoking a shrug from the American public.

According to a Gallup poll...

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Prager University – Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Dumisani Washington of Christians United for Israel examines the issue of Palestinian refugees in comparison to Jewish refugees.

Watch below:

Here’s more information:

It’s been seven decades since the 1948 Arab-Israeli, and yet there are still an estimated 4 million Palestinian refugees…and zero Jewish refugees. With so...

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UC Santa Barbara Students Need Safe Space Over Conservative Speaker

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:00am

People who need safe spaces from ideas don’t belong in college. That’s the hard truth.

The College Fix reports.

‘Safe place’ set aside for those upset at campus talk on transgenderism’s threat to liberty

Matt Walsh appearance prompts need for safe space

This Thursday, members of the UC Santa Barbara Young Americans for Liberty are...

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