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Should Universities Have Affirmative Action for Conservative Professors?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:00pm

There’s certainly a lack of conservative professors at American colleges. Would this help?

The Los Angeles Times reports.

Do universities need affirmative action for conservative professors?

Even though we are conservative professors, we’ve argued publicly that conservative attacks on universities are too often overheated and counterproductive. Nonetheless, liberals shouldn’t pretend that academia is untouched...

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Prager University – America’s Socialist Origins

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video for Prager University, history professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton explains how America’s early settlements tried social communism but decided against it due to starvation.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early...

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Jewish Frat House at Brown University Covered With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:00am

It’s interesting that you rarely hear about incidents like this in the mainstream media.

Campus Reform reports.

UPDATE: Jewish frat covered in anti-Semitic graffiti at Brown University

UPDATE: The Brown Daily Herald reports that the graffiti in Marcy House said, “Gay will die,” and “Holocaust 2.0.”

Both Beta Rho Pi and Zeta Delta Xi released...

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George Mason University Students Arrested for Having Bomb Making Materials in Dorm

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:00am

Early reports offer no possible motivation for the students’ actions but we’ll be following this story.

FOX 5 in DC reports.

3 arrested after bomb-making materials found in George Mason University dorm room

Three students have been arrested after a drug and explosives investigation on the campus of George Mason University.

Officials say there is...

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U. Kansas Prof Keeps Job After Investigation Over Racial Slur

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

This professor used a bad word in class as part of a lesson which sparked an investigation. Now it’s over and she’s keeping her job.

FOX News reports.

University of Kansas professor keeps job after using racial slur in class

A four-month investigation into a University of Kansas professor who used a racial slur...

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U. New Mexico Seal Called Racist for Not Having Indians On It

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

This is just further proof that the left is never satisfied. Something will always be wrong.

The Daily Caller reports.

University Of New Mexico Seal Denounced As Racist For Not Having Indians On It

Student activists at the University of New Mexico (UNM) are demanding that the school abolish...

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American University Student Body Candidates Promise 24-Hour Counseling

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Are these students really so fragile that they need 24 hour counseling?

The College Fix reports.

American University candidates promise snowflakes 24-hour counseling, more ‘inclusion’

It’s election season at American University, and candidates for student body president are telling students exactly what they want to hear: Your lives are hard, and we care.

The Eagle reports...

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Student Expelled From Palestinian University for Hugging Fiancé

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8:00am

Wow. Talk about strict rules of conduct.

The Jerusalem Post reports.

Palestinian university expels student for hugging fiancé

In the first case of its kind, a Palestinian university on Sunday expelled a student who hugged his fiancé on campus.

The Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie in Tulkarem accused the student of “immodest conduct” during a...

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UC Santa Cruz Congratulates Students Who Didn’t Apply

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Posted by    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 3:30pm

Oops. Somebody in the school’s admissions department messed up.

Time reports.

University Mistakenly Congratulates Students Who Never Applied

About 4,000 students living in the Virginia area recently received an email from the University of California at Santa Cruz congratulating them on admission—an impressive accomplishment, no doubt, considering they never applied to the school.

A regional...

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Yale Grad Students Claim They Need More Therapists on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 12:30pm

Too many people at Yale are having a crisis.

The New Haven Register reports.

Yale grad students say mental health care in ‘crisis’, university adds therapists

Alyssa Battistoni, a fourth-year doctoral student in political science at Yale University, felt depressed two years ago and went to Yale Health to seek out a therapist.

While mental...

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Social Justice Enters the Classroom at Cornell

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Posted by    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:30am

Here’s a glimpse at something that’s happening on campuses around the country.

The Cornell Review reports.

Social Justice in the Classroom at Cornell

There is no way to deny that each and every day I wake up on this beautiful campus, I’m proud to be a Cornellian. The opportunities that we all have here...

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Brown University Students Protest Black Transgender Speaker

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 3:30pm

Why? Because she supports Israel. These students are so pathetic.

The Blaze reports.

Brown University Students Protest Black Transgender Speaker — but for a Completely Unrelated Reason

A speech by an LGBTQ activist at Brown University was cancelled after students protested the event because it w...

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Williams College President Bans Opinions He Doesn’t Like From Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 12:30pm

Another college becomes part of the anti-free speech movement.

The College Fix reported.

Williams College president doubles down on banning opinions he doesn’t like from campus

The president of Williams College isn’t very good at debating.

It explains his half-assed reply to the head of the National Association of Scholars, who questioned Adam Falk’s decision to ...

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Grinnell College Wins FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:30am

Students have to be very careful about what they say at this school.

The FIRE blog reports.

Speech Code of the Month: Grinnell College

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for March 2016: Grinnell College in Iowa.

FIRE recently downgraded Grinnell College to our poorest, “red light” speech code rating for a “bias-motivated...

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Demand for Vegan Food at Colleges in Minnesota Drives up Meal Prices

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00pm

Everyone is going to pay a little more at some schools in Minnesota so a few can enjoy Vegan food.

ABC 5 reports.

Demand for Vegan, Allergen-Free Foods on College Campuses Drives Meal Price Increases

Some universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will see price incre...

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University of Missouri Agrees to Review From Outside Group

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 2:00pm

The University of Missouri has to do something, their enrollment is tanking.

FOX News in St. Louis reports.

University of Missouri approves of outside review of system

The University of Missouri approves of a proposed outside review of the system’s operations and rules.

Vice President for University Relations Steve Knorr said the university supported the...

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Students at the University of Arizona Issue Left Wing Demands

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:00am

Items include a $500,000 diversity budget. That’s realistic, huh?

Robby Soave writes at the Daily Beast.

Freedom of Thought Is on Life Support at the University of Arizona

Are student-protesters trying to bankrupt their universities? If activists at the University of Arizona get everything they want—including a whopping $500,000 diversity budget—the administration would have...

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University of Georgia Students Protest Campus Carry

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:00am

We’ve come to this. Students demanding less freedom.

The Red and Black reports.

Backpackin’ heat: University community takes stand against campus carry

Professors use trigger warnings to alert students of explicit or sensitive materials contained in syllabi, powerpoint slides and assigned textbooks.

“And now I’m afraid I’m going to need literal trigger warnings when I’m...

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University of Cincinnati Prof Arrested for Trading Child Pornography

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Posted by    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 5:00pm

This guy is going to be put away for a long time.

The Daily Caller reports.

Cincy Professor Admits To FBI He Traded Child Porn ‘Every Day’ For Years

A professor at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is looking at a stiff prison term after FBI agents arrested him and he told them he’d...

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California Colleges Have Most Incidents of Antisemitism on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 2:00pm

This is not the sort of award decent, fair minded people would want to get.

The College Fix reports.

Dubious distinction: California colleges tally most incidents of campus antisemitism

Something to be “proud” of: California universities have the notable feature of experiencing the most episodes of antisemitism on American campuses for the calendar...

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Newest Victims on Campus Are LGBT Physicists

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Posted by    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 11:00am

In the future, everyone will be a victim for 15 minutes.

Colleen Flaherty reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Climate Concerns Among LGBT Physicists

Physics is often characterized as having a tough climate for women, of whom there are still relatively few working in the field (even compared to the other sciences). But the American...

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Sumo Wrestling Game at UC Davis is Called Anti-Asian

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Posted by    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 8:00am

The game was also accused of promoting fat-shaming.

Campus Reform reported.

UC Davis students ‘heavily traumatized’ by ‘anti-Asian,’ ‘fat-shaming’ sumo wrestler game

The student government at the University of California-Davis (UC Davis) quickly saved face after its constituents scorned the governing body for renting out a pair of sumo suits for an annual campus...

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