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FIRE Says to Stop Supporting Universities That Don’t Support Free Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

What an excellent suggestion!

From the FIRE blog.

Stop Supporting Universities That Don’t Support Free Speech

America’s college campuses have been quite the source of controversy in recent weeks, as student demonstrations have renewed national debates about the role of free speech in a university setting. Even President Obama has weighed in, publicly speaking...

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Towson University President Caves to ‘Stands With Mizzou’ Protester Demands

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Posted by    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

It’s absolutely stunning that no one will stand up to these student babies.

The College Fix reports.

Towson University president latest to cave to ‘Stands With Mizzou’ protester demands

Interim President Timothy Chandler of Towson University near Baltimore, Maryland, has signed a document “affirming his intention to actively address or advocate for a list...

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It’s Time for Students to Take Responsibility for Their College Debt

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Posted by    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Welcome to adulthood.

From Fox Business:

Students Need to Step-Up College Debt Responsibility


Over the past several days, I’ve spent a lot of time covering people with money gripes. Last Tuesday, I attended a rally here in New York for people calling for a $15 dollar an hour minimum...

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American Anthropological Association Votes to Boycott Israeli Universities

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Posted by    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

The BDS movement is still alive and kicking. This is disgraceful news.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Big Night for Boycott Movement

DENVER – Members of the American Anthropological Association voted in favor of a resolution calling on the group to boycott Israeli academic institutions by a 1,040 to 136 margin at the association’s annual...

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Black Students United Deliver List of Demands to Cornell President

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Posted by    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Of course. This is becoming routine on college campuses now.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Black Students United Deliver List of Demands to President Garrett

Cornell Black Students United’s list of demands have been released online .

The six categories of demands are listed and explained in a seven page letter that was delivered to University President...

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Kansas University Prof Placed on Leave for Using N Word in Class Discussion

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Posted by    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9:30am

Oops. A good rule is to just never ever use that word, even if you’re talking about that word.

LJ World reports.

KU professor who used n-word in class discussion is placed on leave

A Kansas University professor who used the n-word during a class discussion about race is on leave while the university...

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Washington College Closes Until After Thanksgiving

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Posted by    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 8:00am

It occurs due to an ongoing search for a student who disappeared after returning to his Pennsylvania home and retrieving a gun.

Fox News reports.

Maryland college closes campus until Nov. 29 amid hunt for missing student with gun

Washington College in Maryland announced Tuesday that it was closing its campus this week and...

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Are Those Most in Need of Student Loans Getting the Shaft?

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Posted by    Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

Has the student loan debate alienated those most in need?

Politico reports:

Neediest borrowers sidelined in student debt debate

The nation is having the wrong conversation about cracking existing student debt — and the presidential candidates aren’t helping. Very few people with bachelor’s degrees default on their student loans — only 4...

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U. Oregon Student Government Discriminates Against Group Hosting Pro-Gun Rights Poker Tournament

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Posted by    Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

How would a leftist student group respond to this situation?

The FIRE blog reports.

Oregon’s Student Government Discriminates Against Student Group Hosting Pro-Gun Rights Poker Tournament

EUGENE, Ore., November 19, 2015 — Last night, the University of Oregon’s student government denied funding to a student group’s poker night event for a second time amid...

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Student Claims He Was Suspended For Having a Consensual Threesome

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Posted by    Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

An acting student is suing his school after being suspended for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy. The plaintiff claims he and two other students engaged in a consensual threesome. A participant of the consensual (so says the complaint) ménage à trois, a female, later complained to school officials who investigated...

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Smith College Students Bar Reporters From Sit-in Unless They Support Mizzou

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Posted by    Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

Students at Smith College held a sit-in to support Mizzou protesters and wouldn’t let journalists into the event unless they were sympathetic to the cause.

Mass Live reports.

Reporters barred from Smith College sit-in held in solidarity with University of Missouri students unless they support movement

In an effort to create a safe space...

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Do American Universities Deserve to Dominate College Rankings?

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Posted by    Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Can the best universities be found elsewhere?

Power Line reports.

Are American Universities Overrated?

Periodic surveys of higher education around the world usually find American universities dominating the top of the lists. But I wonder whether they deserve this high esteem—especially after the last two weeks.

European and Chinese universities tend to feature more large,...

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Wesleyan Activists Want Microaggression Reporting System And Social Justice Workshops

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Posted by    Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 9:30am

Higher education has basically been supplanted by leftist activism.

The College Fix reports.

Wesleyan activists demand microaggression-reporting system, ‘mandatory social justice workshops’

Wesleyan University protesters want the school to create an anonymous system for students to report incidents of “bias, including microaggressions, perpetrated by faculty and staff.”

It’s among five demands that the group handed...

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Cornell Students Confront President for Not Conforming to Them

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Posted by    Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Students got critical of the president.

The Cornell Review reports.

The Return of In Loco Parentis: Cornell Students Accost President Garrett for Not Comforting Them

During a meeting between students and Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett and Vice President Ryan Lombardi at the Ujamaa residence hall on Tuesday, students accosted Garrett and the administration for...

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College Students Might Be Inspiring Change, But Not the Change They Desire

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Posted by    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

How the latest wave of college student protests is rooted in thuggery, not principles.

Peter Roff writes at U.S. News and World Report:

Thuggery, Not Principled Protests

Though they might like to think otherwise, today’s college demonstrators are far different from those who occupied academic offices and open spaces during...

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Harvard Police Investigate Vandalism of Black Professor Portraits

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Posted by    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

This Boston Globe report never once speculates that the portraits may have been vandalized by leftist protesters as a hoax.

Harvard police calling defaced portraits a ‘hate crime’

Harvard University police are treating the discovery of strips of tape placed across photographs of black professors outside...

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Princeton Students Want Woodrow Wilson’s Name Removed

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Posted by    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

The irony is thick with this one.

The Associated Press reports:

Students want Woodrow Wilson’s name removed from Princeton

Students staged a protest Wednesday inside the office of Princeton University’s president, demanding the school remove the name of former school president and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson from programs and buildings over what they said...

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Safe Spaces at Claremont McKenna College Exclude White Students

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Posted by    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

White students at Claremont McKenna College are being excluded from segregated safe spaces. How is this not racism?

The Claremont Independent reports.

Safe Spaces Segregate the Claremont Colleges

In the wake of last week’s protests and resignations at Claremont McKenna College (CMC), “safe spaces” for students of marginalized identities are popping up all over...

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YikYak Threats Lead to Arrest of College Students

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Posted by    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

A freshman is in custody after making a threat.

KCTV5 reports.

Threats on YikYak lead to arrests of students at area colleges

A freshman at Benedictine College is in custody after she allegedly made a threat against the school and put the campus on alert.

Missouri Valley College is also on alert after a threat...

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Scathing Op-Ed Takes Apart Campus Protests

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Posted by    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:00am

Kurt Schlichter of Townhall has some advice for conservatives regarding the protests currently happening on college campuses.

Let’s All Laugh As Liberalism Commits Ritual Suicide On Campus

Please don’t tell the students at University of Missouri and Yale and all the other throbbing pustules of academia to stop their insanity. Instead, encourage and...

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University Presidents Respond to Protests with Dialogue and Engagement

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Posted by    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 9:30am

Student protests against racial injustice can be responded to while upholding free speech protections for unpopular speech.

FIRE reports.

Amid Campus Protests, University Presidents Push Dialogue and Engagement

University of Maryland (UMD) President Wallace D. Loh wrote an interesting and thoughtful opinion piece this week for TIME’s Ideas blog. It addressed how a university...

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Campus #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Demand Positive Coverage From Media

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Posted by    Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00am

If the press won’t paint you in a positive light, just bully them into it. Isn’t that the underlying message here?

Mediaite reports.

Campus #BlackLivesMatter Protest Bans Reporters, Unless They ‘Articulate Their Solidarity’

Reporters were banned from a Smith College sit-in supporting the #BlackLivesMatter protesters at the University of Missouri… unless they “articulate their...

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