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Amherst College May Dump Unofficial ‘Lord Jeff’ Mascot

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:30pm

The history behind the mascot makes people uncomfortable, you see.

Boston.com reports.

Amherst College could dethrone ‘Lord Jeff,’ the school’s unofficial mascot

The dynasty of Lord Jeff, the unofficial colonial mascot of Amherst College, might end this week depending the outcome of a vote by the college’s board of trustees during their meetings Thursday...

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Florida Campus Carry Initiative Squashed for 2016

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 5:00pm

It was a Republican who shut down this conversation. Unbelievable.

The Miami Herald reports.

Guns-on-campus proposal likely dead for 2016 session

For the second year in a row, a key Republican senator from Miami has all but killed an effort to allow concealed guns on the campuses of the state’s 40 public colleges...

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Harvard Fellow Claims ‘Bigots Stealing Feminism’ After Migrant Sex Assaults in Europe

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 3:30pm

Rather than condemning the rapes in Europe, this feminist calls people racists for noticing.

The College Fix reports.

Harvard Fellow: ‘Bigots stealing feminism’ after migrant sexual assaults in Europe

Laurie Penny, a 2014-2015 Harvard University International Nieman Fellow, says that we — meaning the West — have only now begun to take sexual assault...

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Fired LSU Prof Files First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging Speech Code

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

This is good news, there should be more legal challenges to speech codes.

The FIRE blog reports.

Fired LSU Professor Files First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging Speech Code Championed by Feds

  • LSU claimed professor’s teaching methods violated sexual harassment policy that mirrors “blueprint” language proposed by U.S. Depts of Education, Justice
  • “LSU said I offended some...
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The Bernie Sanders Plan for Free College Won’t Work

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Nothing in the world is free. Someone always pays.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Dear Bernie: “Free college” restricts access, doesn’t control costs, and hurts taxpayers

The difficulty with free college is that it isn’t, and treating it as “free” obscures the shifting costs that proponents advocate.

Andrew Kelly of...

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Student Still Not Welcome on Campus After Being Cleared of Rape

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:00am

This story is outrageous. The student was found not guilty but rape culture activists branded him a danger.

Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner.

Student cleared of rape still not welcome at his college

A 19-year-old Roanoke College student was accused of rape in March 2015...

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University of Illinois to Freeze Tuition for Second Year

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30pm

It looks like the University of Illinois is aware of the higher ed bubble. Good for them.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

University of Illinois plans tuition freeze — again

For the second year in a row, University of Illinois is poised to freeze tuition for new in-state undergradu...

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Republican Bill Would Require Missouri Students to Study the First Amendment

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

What an outstanding idea. Let’s hope a nationwide movement forms around this.

The SPLC reports.

Missouri representative files bill to educate college students in the state on free speech

Graduates of public higher education institutions in Missouri may soon be required to study the First Amendment.

Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman filed House Bill No. 1637...

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Kent State Professor Under FBI Investigation for Suspected Ties to ISIS

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

This professor is bringing radicalism on campus to a whole new level.

The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Report: Professor With History of Anti-Israel Comments Investigated for ISIS Links

A Kent State professor who once described Israel as “a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism” is under investigation by the FBI for possible...

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Notre Dame Hosts Black Lives Matter Event And Offers Class on White Privilege

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

It seems like many Catholic schools have been taken over by progressives. This is just the latest example.

The College Fix reports.

Notre Dame hosts Black Lives Matter event, offers ‘white privilege’ class

For the second consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class on “white privilege” – designed to teach...

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Florida Governor Asks Why More Psychology Majors Aren’t Employed

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Florida governor Rick Scott wants to know why taxpayers in his state are funding college studies that don’t lead to higher employment. That’s a fair question, isn’t it?

Josh Logue reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Psych!

Governor Rick Scott of Florida made headlines in 2011 when he suggested that the state didn’t need any...

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Donald Trump Criticizes Iran Deal at Liberty University

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00am

This is a segment of Trump’s speech at Liberty University which focuses on foreign policy in the Middle East and the Iran Deal.

Watch below.

 
 
 

Susquehanna University May Drop ‘Crusaders’ Nickname

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:30pm

Crusaders is apparently not acceptable anymore.

FOX News reports.

Pennsylvania university considers dropping its ‘Crusader’ nickname

A Pennsylvania university is searching for a new mascot and nickname to replace its longtime “Crusaders” moniker, which the school says is “at odds” with its “values and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.”

Susquehanna University is asking people to...

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Duke Student Thinks Free Speech and Murder Only Separated by a Matter of ‘Degree’

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 5:00pm

This essay from the Duke Chronicle is a real howler.

Free speech, Black lives and white fragility

As I write my first column, I am thinking a lot about speech. I am thinking about how an urgent and overdue conversation about racism—on our campus and across our country—has been derailed by a diversionary...

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The Argument Against Free Tuition at Harvard

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:30pm

We recently reported on a new push to make Harvard free for undergrads. This is the rebuttal.

Market Watch reports.

Free tuition to Harvard? Sounds great. Here’s the problem

A group of five men — including lawyer and consumer advocate Ralph Nader — running to be part of one of Harvard’s governing bodies has...

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Could Some Colleges Manage Themselves Out of Business?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2:00pm

The rules are changing in higher education and some colleges may not make it.

The Hechinger Report has the story.

Might some colleges manage themselves into extinction?

More colleges are facing a do-or die-moment: become more appealing to students and parents or face closure or a merger, scholars at a college finance conference here...

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Student Activists Unimpressed as Cal Poly Unveils Sweeping Diversity Plan

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00am

It has become clear that this sort of initiative is more important than academics at many schools.

The College Fix reports.

Cal Poly debuts sweeping diversity plan targeting orientation, curricula, faculty hiring and more

Student activists say plan falls short

Administrators at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have announced a sweeping plan to infuse “Diversity...

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Student at Colorado College Remains Banned from Campus for Six-Word Joke on Yik Yak

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00am

If every student who ever made politically incorrect comments online was treated this way, college campuses would be deserted.

The FIRE blog reports.

As New Semester Begins, Colorado College Student Remains Banned from Campus for Six-Word Joke on Yik Yak

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., January 19, 2016—Yesterday, students at Colorado College arrived back on campus...

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The UK Has a Campus Free Speech Problem Too

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

When is comes to censoring free speech on campus, it turns out the U.S. isn’t the only country with a problem.

The Telegraph reports.

Free speech rankings: over half of universities have ‘banned or censored ideas’

Nine in 10 universities have been accused of censoring speech, in the second annual survey of campus attitudes...

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The New Campus Carry Debate is About Stun Guns

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 5:00pm

The debate about campus carry has led to conversations on a different kind of gun.

From the Chronicle of Higher Education.

You’ve Heard the Debate About Guns on Campus. But What About Stun Guns?

Several states have passed, or considered passing, “campus carry” legislation, which allows people with c...

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Statue of Famous Coach Stolen at UC Berkeley

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 3:30pm

The life size bronze statue was valued at $80,000 dollars.

FOX News reports.

Thieves swipe life-size bronze statue of famous UC Berkeley coach

A statue of “significant symbolic and sentimental value” was swiped this week from the University of California Berkeley boathouse.

The bronze statue is a 300-pound, life-size depiction...

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Prager University – Is America Racist?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video for Prager University, Larry Elder examines claims of racism in America. Shockingly, things aren’t nearly as bad as the left insists.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

Is America racist? Is it — as President Barack Obama said — “part of our DNA”? Author and talk-show host Larry Elder examines America’s...

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