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Former Wesleyan Newspaper Editors Sign Letter Defending Free Press

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 11:00am

It’s good to see these people defending freedom of speech and the press.

Alex Morey reports at the FIRE blog.

Dozens of Former Wesleyan Newspaper Editors Sign Letter Defending ‘Argus,’ Free Press

More than 50 former editors of The Wesleyan Argus have signed onto an open letter expressing “deep disappointment and concern” over the...

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Student Loan Forgiveness for Government Employees is Just a Bad Policy Idea

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:30am

Just bad policy to please some interest groups.

Forbes reports.

It’s Hard To Contain Bad Policy Ideas — ‘Public Service’ Loan Forgiveness, For Example

Politicians are usually eager to be generous with the money taken from taxpayers, especially when it helps them gain favor with some interest group. A good illustration is the Public...

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Colleges Deny Christianity At Tree Lighting Ceremonies

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 8:00am

Maybe Christian college students should just start ignoring politically correct administrators.

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

At tree-lighting ceremonies, one university forbids Christian song, another deletes word ‘Christmas’

At one university, a student Christian a cappella group was not allowed to sing a song about Jesus at a campus tree-lighting ceremony. At...

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Faculty Group at U. Kentucky Echoes Campus Protesters

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

There are probably lots of professors in America who would love to join the campus protests. One faculty group at U. Kentucky is jumping right in.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports.

Faculty group urges action on race issues at University of Kentucky

A University of Kentucky faculty group has penned an open letter to...

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Two University of Rochester Students Rescued From Kidnapping by SWAT Team

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

The details of this story are still fuzzy but the good news is that the students are safe.

FOX News reports.

Kidnapped University of Rochester students rescued by SWAT, cops say

Two college students at the University of Rochester were kidnapped and held against their will for over 36 hours before being rescued by...

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Rutgers Spends Week Celebrating Champion of Communism

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

Why are so many people in academia fans of communists?

Kate Haridan reports at the College Fix.

Rutgers U. spends week celebrating alumnus who championed communism

Rutgers University recently dedicated an entire week to celebrate Paul Robeson, an avowed communist who spoke out vehemently against the U.S. government during the post-WWII era.

Robeson, who graduated...

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Prager University – The World’s Most Moral Army

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Colonel Richard Kemp, the commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, commends the ethics of the Israeli army.

Watch it all below.

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Is the Israeli military a paragon of morality and wartime ethics? Or is it an oppressive force that targets innocent Palestinian civilians and...

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Opening More Colleges Could Make Higher Education More Affordable

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

When education becomes more of a financial burden, it makes sense to ask whether students are getting their money’s worth.

Bloomberg View reports.

Making College Cheaper Is Easy. Open More Colleges.

Something is wrong with U.S. universities. Not catastrophically wrong, but wrong enough to warrant a push for reform.

The problem is cost versus benefit....

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Security Concerns Increase at College Football Stadiums

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 11:00am

This is a natural reaction to recent events. Who can blame schools for being proactive?

Jake New reports at Inside Higher Ed.

‘New Reality’ for Game Day Security

The terrorist attacks in Paris last month were the deadliest attacks in France since World War II, killing 130 people and injuring nearly 370 others. Three...

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Cornell University Claims Mistletoe Is Not Inclusive

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 9:30am

The university rattled off a list of decorations that are “NOT consistent” with the school’s “commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.”

The Daily Caller reports.

Cornell University Warns Mistletoe Isn’t ‘Inclusive’ Enough And Students Shouldn’t Use It

A guide to “inclusive” Christmas decorations created by Cornell University warns that any decorations that remotely evoke religion,...

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U. Chicago Student Who Threatened to Kill White Devils Allowed Back on Campus

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

His death threats must have just been a big misunderstanding.

Trey Sanchez reports at Truth Revolt.

Black Student Who Threatened to Kill ‘White Devils’ Allowed Back on Campus

TruthRevolt has been reporting on the black University of Chicago student who recently threatened to kill 16 “white devils” on campus. Jabari Dean was later arrested...

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Florida to Consider Campus Carry Bill in January

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Posted by    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Hopefully, Florida will allow students to defend themselves.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports.

Campus Carry and a massive water bill await lawmakers in January

A proposal allowing university students to pack a gun along with laptops and textbooks for a political science class could be the first bill passed by the Florida House and Senate...

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Yale Instructor at Center of Racial Protests to Leave School

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Posted by    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

Some might see this as giving up but can you blame someone for not wanting to stay in such a toxic environment?

Isaac Stanley-Becker reports at the Washington Post.

Yale instructor at the center of racial protest to leave teaching role

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale lecturer whose email about Halloween costumes exposed...

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Illinois High School Plans Locker Room Solution for Transgender Student

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Posted by    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

As Jazz Shaw notes at Hot Air, the solution isn’t perfect for anyone.

Illinois school reaches deal on “transgender student” locker room question, satisfying nobody

Just over a month ago we talked about Township High School District 211 in Illinois and how they were ordered by the Department of Education to allow a...

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UC Irvine Prof Tells Students NRA is to Blame for San Bernardino Shooting

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Posted by    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s amazing how the left can blame the NRA for almost anything without even thinking about it.

Watch the video below.

Here’s more from Campus Reform.

VIDEO: UC biology prof. tells class NRA to blame for San Bernardino shooting

A biology professor at the University of California, Irvine subjected his class to an off-topic discourse...

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Student Journalist Hit With $8,000 Bill For Freedom of Information Act Request

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Posted by    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

What prompts Plymouth-Canton to block access to certain websites on school computers?

The Detroit News reports.

Student journalist hit with $8,000 bill for Freedom of Information Act request

Plymouth — Leola Gee’s number one lesson for her high school journalism students: Tell the truth, and deal with whatever comes.

But Gee never expected the quest...

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Editor of Harvard Law Paper Stands up to Demands for Censorship

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Posted by    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Michael Shammas is an admitted leftist but he publishes conservative articles despite cries for censorship from other leftists.

Here’s a piece he recently wrote on the subject.

A Note from the Editor-in-Chief: Why I Don’t Censor Conservative Articles

In an article I wrote earlier this year, “We Owe Each Other a Moral Community,” I...

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UCSB’s ‘White Student Union’ Releases List of Demands

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Posted by    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9:30am

Among the demands? Banning Charlie Sheen- and pirate-themed parties.

The College Fix reports.

UCSB’s ‘White Student Union’ releases hilarious ‘list of demands’

Whoever is behind these White Student Union Facebook groups, there’s no question they’re enjoying poking fun at the extreme rhetoric and ridiculous demands of the Black Lives Matter student movement.

Case in point:...

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Brown Students Still Angry Despite School’s Commitment of $100 Million for Diversity

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Posted by    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s never enough for the left. If you try to solve the problem they’re complaining about, they find another problem.

They don’t want solutions, they want to keep protesting.

Emily Shire reports at the Daily Beast.

Brown University Professor Denounces ‘McCarthy’ Witch-Hunts

It would be difficult to accuse Brown University of ignoring or dismissing the...

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Liberty University President Urges Students to Arm Themselves

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Posted by    Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is just amazing. Watch below as the president of Liberty University urges students to get licensed to carry guns in order to be safe and to stop other attacks.

This is the opposite of what’s happening on most college campuses right now.

 
 
 
 

The Campus Protests Are Really About Power

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Posted by    Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

Don’t be fooled by safe spaces and demands for fairness. Jonathan Last of the Weekly Standard explains what the campus protests are really about.

It’s All About ‘Muscle’

The Obama administration—easily the most ideologically progressive in modern American history—has been accompanied by both liberal triumphalism and liberal outrage.

Three major protest movements have marked...

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UCSB Offers Counseling to Students Distressed by ‘White Student Union’

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Posted by    Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

Some college students these days are so mentally fragile.

The College Fix reports.

University offers counseling, support meeting to students distressed by ‘White Student Union’

UCSB also announces formation of ‘bias response team’

UC Santa Barbara has scheduled a meeting for Saturday afternoon meant to allow students distressed by the newly created “UCSB White Student...

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