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Harvard Apologizes For Social Justice Holiday Placemats

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Well that was quick. Someone obviously realized what a PR nightmare this would become.

Boston.com reports.

Harvard apologizes for “social justice” placemats offering tips on talking to family about racism

Last week, Harvard students found themselves staring down at placemats in the dining hall that asked, among other interesting questions: “Why are Black students...

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Auburn University Gets FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

If you want to speak freely at this school, you better make the arrangements in advance.

From the FIRE blog.

Speech Code of the Month: Auburn University

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for December 2015: Auburn University.

Student protests have been all over the news this fall. While some of the protesters’...

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Occidental College Caves to Student Demands Over Microaggressions

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

College administrators are going to eventually regret making concessions like this one.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Occidental College giving into PC demands of students over ‘microaggressions’

It’s hard to keep track of all the student demands, but from the New York Post Editorial Board comes the situation at Occidental College, where Obama studied before...

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College Enrollment Down for Fourth Year

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

The good news is that there will be less college grads with tons of debt and no job prospects.

The Hechinger Report has the story.

College enrollment declines for fourth straight year

Enrollments at colleges and universities dropped for the eighth semester in a row this fall, down nearly 2 percent below what they...

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Wheaton College Suspends Prof Following Incident Over Christianity vs. Islam

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Initial reports said the professor was suspended for wearing a hijab but there’s more to the story.

The Chicago Tribune reported.

Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

Wheaton College has suspended a tenured professor who said Christians and Muslims share the same God, sparking protests Wednesday afternoon on...

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Harvard University Creates Holiday Placemats For Social Justice

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11:00am

Progressives sure know how to make the holidays fun, don’t they?

Campus Reform reported.

Harvard placemat serves up social justice for Christmas

The Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Harvard University distributed what it is calling “Holiday Placemats for Social Justice” on campus to help freshmen students navigate difficult conversations when they return...

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Yale Students Sign Petition to Repeal The First Amendment

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Posted by    Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 8:00am

In an ultimate irony, the First Amendment covers the right to petition.

Watch and weep.

FOX News reported.

Yale fail: Ivy leaguers sign ‘petition’ to repeal First Amendment

Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the “safe space” crowd.

Looking to understand just how contr...

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College Professor Singled Out for Supporting Trump’s Temporary Halt on Muslim Immigration

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

If a college professor supports Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, which most of them do, it’s no big deal.

Supporting Donald Trump makes headlines though.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

College Condemns Professor’s Support for Trump’s Proposed Ban on Muslims

Morningside College is calling a professor’s support for Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims...

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Protesters Oppose New Pick to Lead UNC

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

Margaret Spellings is being opposed by protesters as the new choice to lead at UNC because she was at one point affiliated with a company which collected student loan debt.

WRAL reports.

Protesters: Spellings wrong to lead UNC

About a half dozen people were escorted from the meeting Friday of the University of North...

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Bernie Sanders Urges NY Governor to Raise Teacher Pay at CUNY

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

Couldn’t this make tuition more expensive for students at the school?

The New York Times reports.

Bernie Sanders Urges Cuomo to Raise CUNY Professors’ Pay

While the rest of the presidential field was talking about how to confront global terrorism, Senator Bernie Sanders in recent days had a very local issue on his mind:...

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Professors Face Investigation For Questioning Documentary About Campus Rape

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

Questioning the rape culture narrative is not allowed.

Blake Neff reported at the Daily Caller.

Professors Threatened With Investigation For Questioning Rape Documentary

A group of Harvard professors who criticized the campus rape documentary “The Hunting Ground” are being menaced with the possibility of a Title IX sexual harassment investigation intended to silence...

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Campus Protest Culture Has Marxist Roots

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:00am

Peter Berkowitz writes at Real Clear Politics about the Marxist undercurrent of the recent campus protests.

Marxist Spirit Underpins Campus Protests

The latest rounds of student rage over alleged racial discrimination—and the subsequent administrative acquiescence to student demands—at American universities should come as no surprise. For decades U.S. institutions of higher education have...

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Harvard Law Prof Claims Most Sex Assault Accusations Are Made Against Minorities

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 8:00am

Is she saying that rape culture has a racism problem, too?

Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner.

Harvard Law professor: Most sex assault accusations are against minorities

Harvard Law professors Jeannie Suk and Janet Halley are outspoken critics of current campus sexual assault policies. One reason for...

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Northeastern to Arm Campus Cops With Rifles

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:30pm

As you might expect, there are plenty of people who are opposed to this.

ABC News reports.

Northeastern University to Arm Campus Police With Rifles in Wake of Mass Shootings

In the wake of a series of mass shootings around the country, one university is beefing up security by arming campus police with...

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College Prof Wants to Start Teaching Social Justice to Little Kids

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

Today’s college students don’t seem far left enough so let’s start the indoctrination earlier.

Scott Greer reports at the Daily Caller.

Professor Aims To Turn Elementary Students Into Social Justice Warriors

A professor at the taxpayer-funded Montclair State University in New Jersey is hoping to train teachers to get excited about social justice.

The professor’s...

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Kansas University Students Claim Campus Carry Dangerous for LGBT And Students of Color

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

Why would campus carry pose a threat to two specific identity groups?

Campus Reform reports.

KU students protest campus carry to protect LGBT, people of color

Students at the University of Kansas are protesting campus carry after hundreds of students and faculty attended a forum last Tuesday to discuss a change in Kansas law...

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Prager University – How Do We Make Society Better?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Dennis Prager examines the difference between liberal and conservative efforts to improve society.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more:

How do you want to improve America? By focusing on improving and refining yourself? Or by transforming society? The answer to that question will reveal whe...

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Why Not Handle College Admissions by Lottery?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:30am

A lottery would simplify everything.

Samuel Goldman explains at The American Conservative.

How to Fix College Admissions

The Supreme Court heard Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin again yesterday. Since the arguments were much the same as the first time, it’s hard to predict what the justices will do. The paradox, essentially, is...

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UCSB Session on White Student Union Highlights Students’ Ignorance of Free Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:00am

Leftists never seem to understand that free speech covers speech you don’t like, too.

The College Fix reports.

Campus nag session on White Student Union highlights students’ ignorance of First Amendment

UC Santa Barbara recently held a meeting to allow students distressed by the newly created “UCSB White Student Union” Facebook page “to talk,...

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Princeton Trying to Build Faculty Housing on Historic Revolutionary War Site

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

A local history based organization is fighting the school’s efforts.

The Guardian reports.

Princeton university grounds become legal battlefield over new construction

Historical activists are refusing to surrender in their efforts to prevent the development of a privately owned portion of a revolutionary war battlefield in New Jersey.

The Princeton Battlefield Society is hoping to...

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Oberlin Students Complain About Inaccurately Named Food Offerings

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

Having solved all other problems in higher education, students at Oberlin have moved onto the small things.

The Chronicle Online reports.

Oberlin College students criticize food services

Some Oberlin College students have taken issue with the campus dining services at the college, saying dining services is improperly preparing dishes and labeling them as Asian.

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University of Iowa to Drop Unfortunate Name of Course Registration System

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

This isn’t about political correctness, it’s just a bad name for anything right now.

CBS News in Des Moines reports.

University of Iowa scrapping ‘ISIS’ computer system

The University of Iowa is scrapping the online course registration system that students have used for years because of its name.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that university...

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