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Several Texas Universities Under Federal Investigation for Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

While some universities are under fire for inaction regarding campus sexual violence, one is being challenged for getting a little too carried away.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Campuses Under Federal Review Over Sexual Assault Investigations

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has opened three investigations this year into...

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Did UT Austin Students Who Disrupted Israel Studies Event Violate Campus Code?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

University investigating, as protesters lawyer-up and file complaint that their rights were violated (seriously).

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Did UT-Austin students who disrupted Israel Studies event violate campus code?

The publicity surrounding the disruption of an Israel Studies event at the University of Texas at Austin by the UT-Austin Palestine Solidarity Committee...

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Not All College Students Have Bought Into the Hysteria

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

There may be hope yet.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner writes:

Students starting to push back against campus lunacy

Across the country, college campuses are abandoning their purpose of education and expanding the minds of young people in favor of “safe spaces” and witch hunts. And some students are tired...

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New Video Supports UT Austin Israeli Studies Prof. After Confrontation by Protesters

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

Anti-Israel students scream at Israeli Studies Prof. Ami Pedahzur as he urges them to participate in event.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

New Video supports UT-Austin Israeli Studies Prof. after confrontation by protesters

Yesterday morning we posted about an incident at UT-Austin, in which protesters from the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), led by...

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University of Kansas Hit With Special Snowflake Epidemic

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

Is there no end to this madness?

Jazz Shaw writes at Hot Air:

Special snowflake syndrome spreads to University of Kansas and beyond

Is anyone really surprised? In what is quickly beginning to look like a bad case of copycat hysteria, yet another American campus of higher learning has produced an uprising. It’s taken...

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Anti-Israel Students Target UT-Austin Israeli Studies Prof After Disrupting His Speech

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

The Palestine Solidarity Committee launches campaign against Prof. Ami Pedahzur.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Anti-Israel Students Target UT-Austin Israeli Studies Prof After Disrupting His Speech

The intimidation of Israeli and pro-Israeli speakers on campuses continues unabated.

We recently covered the disruption of a speech by an Israeli professor at the University of Minnesota...

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This Social Media Mistake Cost the University of Illinois $2 Million

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

A cautionary tale.

Inc. reports:

How a Single Social Media Blunder Cost a University $2 Million

The University of Illinois will spend over $2 million because of its handling of a social media situation that might have been avoidable.

In July 2014, Steven Salaita, who was to begin a tenured $85,000-a-year faculty job at Illinois,...

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Why We Shouldn’t Be Coddling College Students

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

At some point, we all have to grow up.

Ruth Marcus writes at Real Clear Politics:

College Is Not for Coddling

WASHINGTON — Trigger warning: I’m about to commit a micro-aggression. Maybe a macro one. Here goes: Yale students worked up over an email about Halloween costumes, grow up. Learn some manners. Develop some...

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Ben Carson is Critical of College Protests

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Posted by    Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

“To say that I have a right to violate your civil rights because you’re offending me is un-American. It is unconstitutional,” said Carson.

The Huffington Post writes:

Ben Carson Says College Protests Against Racism Could Spark ‘Anarchy’

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson criticized college students for clampdowns on free speech this week, as racial...

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Alan Dershowitz: “Fog Of Fascism Is Descending” on College Campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

What do you think?

From Real Clear Politics:

Alan Dershowitz on College Protests: “Fog Of Fascism Is Descending,” “These Students Are Book-Burners”

ALAN DERSHOWITZ: These are the same people who claim they are seeking diversity. The last thing these students want is real diversity, diversity of ideas. They may want superficial diversity, diversity of...

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Marco Rubio Hits Hillary on Her Close Ties to Teachers’ Unions

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

“Hillary Clinton, who’s probably going to be the Democratic nominee, is not going to be able to be an innovator on K-12 because she’s fully owned by the teachers union when it comes to K-12 education,” Rubio said.

From the Washington Examiner:

Rubio: Clinton ‘fully owned by the teachers’ union’

Republican presidential candidate Sen....

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Amherst Students Demand President Denounce Colonial Mascot

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

The entitlement generation continues its nationwide temper tantrum.

Slate reports:

Amherst Students Demand That President Denounce Goofy Colonial Mascot by 5 P.M.

All across the country right now college campuses are discussing serious issues involving the United States’ history of racism. Troubling threats of violence have even led to arrests in Missouri, where it...

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Texas A&M Files Suit Against Indianapolis Colts for ’12th Man’ Trademark Infringement

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Posted by    Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

Learning nothing from the Seattle Seahawks, the Indianapolis Colts also tried to commandeer one of the Aggies’ most sacred traditions.

KHOU reports:

Texas A&M sues Indianapolis Colts over ’12th Man’ trademark

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M has filed a lawsuit against the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts seeking to protect its “12th Man” trademark rights.

Texas A&M...

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Imagine What The Civil Rights Movement Would’ve Looked Like With ‘Safe Spaces’

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Posted by    Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

It probably wouldn’t have happened in the first place.

Stephen Miller writes for National Review:

What if Civil-Rights-Era Protesters Had Demanded Safe Spaces?

Much has been made this week of a University of Missouri student-activist group’s demanding everything from their university president’s resignation (he obliged) to the wall...

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Mizzou Students Asked to Report ‘Hateful’ Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

Well this just gets better and better.

Fox News reports:

Students at University of Missouri asked to report ‘hateful,’ ‘hurtful’ speech

Students at the University of Missouri are being encouraged to report “incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech” to the University Police Department, according to an email sent out by campus police officials...

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Should We Stop Paying for College?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

If higher education is nothing more than an extended adolescent playground for the emotionally sheltered, then heck yes.

Andrew McCarthy writes at National Review:

Stop Paying for College

I have a proposal: Let’s turn the whole damn campus into a “space of healing.”

Such “spaces,” we learn in Rich’s excellent column on the...

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Safe Spaces are Out of Control

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

The collegiate desire for Trigger warnings and safe spaces are officially out of control.

Amelia Hamilton explores the phenomenon at The Stream:

This Article Is Not a Safe Space

College was supposed to be place for young adults to prepare for full-fledged adulthood, a stepping stone away from childhood and towards independence and responsibility....

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Shocked at Yale and Mizzou? Pro-Israel Students Have Lived With Intimidation for Years

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

As Professor Jacobson writes, “welcome to our world.”

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Shocked at Yale and Mizzou? Pro-Israel students have lived with intimidation for years

The recent incidents at Yale University and U. Missouri of students-gone-wild against open discussion and press freedom have shocked not just conservatives, but also liberals.

This has...

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Why Are Graduates of Expensive Colleges Intentionally Underemployed?

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Posted by    Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

A not so stellar phenomenon.

From Forbes:

Intentional Underemployment After Expensive College Education

Graduates of elite liberal arts colleges earn less than graduates of elite universities, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. “Administrators at some liberal arts colleges say the disparity can be explained in part by the fact...

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University of Missouri President Resigns Following Student Protest

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Posted by    Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

Following threats of student boycott and faculty walk-outs, University of Missouri’s President resigned.

The New York Daily News reported:

University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigns after protests over racial tensions

University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigned Monday morning after a parade of protests over r...

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University of Colorado Sends $1 Million Grant Back to Coca Cola

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Posted by    Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

After the University of Colorado discovered Coca Cola created an advocacy group to “downplay” the link between coke-drinking and obesity, the university’s med school sent the cash back.

From the New York Times:

University Returns $1 Million Grant to Coca-Cola

The University of Colorado School of Medicine...

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Missouri Football Players Vow Boycott of Team Until University President Resigns

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Posted by    Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

Upset over the university’s handling of racial tensions, a handful of black football platers have said they’ll be boycotting the football team until Mizzou’s president resigns.

From the New York Times:

Missouri Football Players Boycott in Protest of University President

Dozens of black football players at...

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