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Profs: Farmers' markets cause 'environmental gentrification'

Two San Diego State University professors say farmers’ markets are “white spaces” that contribute to "environmental gentrification."

Toni Airaksinen Dec 27, 2017 at
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Poll: Who are your top 5 Higher Ed Heroes for 2017?

2017 has seen several people stand up for freedom of speech, independent thinking, and other principles in higher education. Who are your favorites?

Campus Reform Staff Dec 22, 2017 at
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Under pressure, UVA agrees to recognize conservative group

The University of Virginia has agreed to recognize a YAF chapter after the group accused student government of illegally denying its application.

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 26, 2017 at
2:17 PM EDT
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Five things professors actually said in 2017

Trump's election has stoked academic fury to new extremes, but these 5 professors managed to set themselves apart from the crowd.

Campus Reform Staff Dec 26, 2017 at
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School offers 'Social Justice House' for wannabe activists

TCNJ has debuted a new dorm that promises to be a “safe, supportive living-environment” for students interested in promoting “social justice issues.”

Toni Airaksinen Dec 26, 2017 at
11:06 AM EDT
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School offers ‘real-world learning,’ major in social justice

Merrimack College says the "flexible program" will allow students to "customize your major or choose to double-major," and touts "hands-on learning."

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 26, 2017 at
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Prof wanted to fight Ben Shapiro; students want him promoted

The prof. stated that he “wouldn’t debate [Shapiro],” and suggested that students, “set up some sort of an MMA thing between me and him.”

Mitchell Gunter Dec 26, 2017 at
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Feminist Profs: selfies perpetuate classic 'gender roles'

"The celebration of traditional femininity has been is [sic] a vexing concern for some feminists..."

Toni Airaksinen Dec 24, 2017 at
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College pronoun FAQ: regularly ask for others' pronouns

A resource guide at Bard College encourages students, faculty, staff, and visitors, to avoid using “gender binary” language.

Adam Sabes Dec 21, 2017 at
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University of Minnesota: Christmas guidelines ‘ill-advised’

"A hearty bah-humbug toast to University officials who make Christian and Jewish students feel like second class citizens..."

Anthony Gockowski Dec 21, 2017 at
11:50 AM EDT
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School seeks admin for social justice 'advocacy and activism'

The University of Illinois is seeking to hire a new administrator to supervise “social justice education programs” and promote campus diversity.

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 20, 2017 at
2:36 PM EDT
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Alumni implore Trinity College to cut ties with radical prof

Alumni are upset that Trinity College plans to reinstate a professor whose controversial public remarks about "whites" landed him on paid leave.

Kyle Perisic Dec 20, 2017 at
11:45 AM EDT
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Graduates disrupt another DeVos commencement speech

Several University of Baltimore graduates protested U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as she delivered a commencement speech Monday.

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 20, 2017 at
10:59 AM EDT
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Coalition demands Berkeley prof resign over anti-Semitic posts

Multiple Jewish groups are calling on UC-Berkeley to terminate Professor Hatem Bazian for posting a series of anti-Semitic tweets.

Drew Van Voorhis Dec 20, 2017 at
8:50 AM EDT
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YAL wins 'modern battle of Bunker Hill' to secure free speech

Bunker Hill Community College has agreed to eliminate a speech policy that prohibited a Navy veteran from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution.

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 19, 2017 at
1:51 PM EDT
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UNC cracks down on disruptions with new free speech policy

The UNC Board of Governors adopted a systemwide free speech policy Friday that imposes consequences on those who resort to the “heckler’s veto.”

Adam Sabes Dec 19, 2017 at
12:57 PM EDT
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New policy would make it easier for UMD to punish students

The UMD Senate voted to lower the standard of evidence in misconduct hearings to a “preponderance of the evidence” and limit the role of attorneys.

Adam Sabes Dec 19, 2017 at
11:27 AM EDT
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Journalists handcuffed, barred from college campuses

Journalists who attempt to interview students on a college campus are now at risk of being arrested or detained for trespassing.

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 19, 2017 at
10:36 AM EDT
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SURVEY: Free speech gradually gaining ground on campus

FIRE's latest survey shows that free speech is gaining acceptance, but nearly 1/3 of colleges still substantially restrict First Amendment rights.

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 19, 2017 at
7:42 AM EDT
Flyer insinuating that the Columbia University College Republicans support sexual assault.
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VIDEO: Republican student smeared as KKK 'Grand Wizard'

The president of the Columbia University College Republicans was smeared as a “Grand Wizard” of the KKK during a Finals Week comedy routine.

Toni Airaksinen Dec 18, 2017 at
3:52 PM EDT
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Conference calls for ban on 'anti-sharia laws,' 'hate speech'

A recent academic conference at UCLA featured calls for “banning anti-sharia laws” and “eliminating First Amendment protections against hate speech.”

Neetu Chandak Dec 18, 2017 at
3:15 PM EDT
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Colleges lack evidence that 'men's projects' reduce violence

Colleges are increasingly offering programs on the dangers of masculinity, but lack data to show that the efforts are effective at changing behaviors.

Toni Airaksinen Dec 18, 2017 at
1:33 PM EDT
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Conservatives accuse UVA of illegally rejecting YAF chapter

The University of Virginia received a warning from ADF attorneys Friday after rejecting a prospective Young Americans for Freedom chapter.

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 18, 2017 at
12:32 PM EDT
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UT-San Antonio students demand campus police disarm, disband

Following the discovery of a white supremacist banner at UT-San Antonio, an Antifa group is joining calls for campus police to disarm and disband.

Mitchell Gunter Dec 18, 2017 at
11:37 AM EDT
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'Internationalist' student group calls for book ban at GW

A new left-wing student group at GWU wants to promote “internationalism” by banning books from the school library.

Kara Zupkus Dec 18, 2017 at
10:27 AM EDT
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College hiring admin to fight ‘culturally insensitive’ artwork

The University of Rochester Medical Center is hiring an administrator to promote “culturally sensitive” artwork and fight “visual microaggressions.”

Toni Airaksinen Dec 18, 2017 at
9:56 AM EDT
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Prof: Trigger warnings 'serious threats' to teaching English

An English professor at Columbia University Teachers College recently argued that trigger warnings can pose “serious threats” to English education.

Toni Airaksinen Dec 18, 2017 at
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‘Bows’ and ‘wrapped gifts’ now offensive on campus

A University of Minnesota college advises employees that “bows/wrapped gifts” are “not appropriate for gatherings and displays at this time of year.”

Anthony Gockowski Dec 15, 2017 at
4:20 PM EDT
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NFL co-hosts 'social justice' training for college athletes

The NFL has partnered with Morehouse College to host a three-day workshop dedicated to teaching student athletes strategies for “effective advocacy.”

Toni Airaksinen Dec 15, 2017 at
3:48 PM EDT
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Professor praises intifada in 'P is for Palestine' book

Jewish groups are criticizing a professor at Pace University for extolling the virtues of “intifada" in a new children's book.

Toni Airaksinen Dec 15, 2017 at
12:54 PM EDT
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Profs propose using classrooms to counter Trump rhetoric

Two University of Colorado-Denver professors have proposed using classrooms to counter the “injurious effect on students” caused by Trump’s election.

Toni Airaksinen Dec 15, 2017 at
10:47 AM EDT
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TPUSA rejected for not conforming to school's 'values'

“Why would we approve such a specific organization, what are we going to approve next?"

Marina Jaimes Dec 15, 2017 at
9:59 AM EDT
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Conservative group has funding suspended after hosting Prager

A conservative group at the University of Wyoming was barred from requesting student government funding until 2019 after hosting Dennis Prager.

Anthony Gockowski Dec 14, 2017 at
3:08 PM EDT
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Harvard sororities vow to defy recruitment ban

Three Harvard University sororities have pledged to keep recruiting freshmen next semester in defiance of threatened sanctions from school officials.

Toni Airaksinen Dec 14, 2017 at
2:24 PM EDT
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Liberals dominate 96% of political events at Carleton

Of the 25 political events hosted by Carleton College during the 2016-2017 academic year, 96% featured liberal-leaning speakers or topics.

Kara Zupkus Dec 14, 2017 at
1:04 PM EDT
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Profs say classroom 'civility' promotes 'white racial power'

Two University of Northern Iowa professors recently argued that practicing “civility” in college classrooms can “reproduce white racial power.”

Toni Airaksinen Dec 14, 2017 at
10:20 AM EDT
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NLRB gives Harvard grad students second chance to unionize

Harvard graduate students who voted not to unionize last year must go through a whole new election, the NLRB decreed Tuesday.

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 13, 2017 at
4:54 PM EDT
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FBI reviewing claims that university violated abortion laws

The FBIis reviewing allegations that the University of New Mexico illegally procured fetuses from a local abortion clinic to conduct medical research.

Kyle Perisic Dec 13, 2017 at
2:42 PM EDT
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College closes terrorist art exhibit after receiving threat

John Jay College closed its controversial exhibit of artworks created by Guantánamo Bay detainees after receiving a vague threat via Snapchat.

Kyle Perisic Dec 13, 2017 at
1:51 PM EDT
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College adviser facing charges for disrupting Wintrich event

A college adviser faces charges of larceny and disorderly conduct for stealing the property of conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich.

Anthony Gockowski Dec 13, 2017 at
11:11 AM EDT
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Evergreen prof who berated white colleagues resigns

The Evergreen State College professor who was caught on camera screaming at white colleagues has now resigned.

Toni Airaksinen Dec 13, 2017 at
10:18 AM EDT
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Christian students claim school told them to 'revise' beliefs

A Christian student group is suing the University of Iowa, claiming administrators told the group it had to "revise" its religious beliefs.

Nikita Vladimirov Dec 13, 2017 at
8:19 AM EDT
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UW-Madison quietly shelves controversial masculinity program

UW-Madison has disbanded a controversial program to educate “men-identified students” about the harm caused by traditional notions of masculinity.

Toni Airaksinen Dec 12, 2017 at
3:52 PM EDT
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SDSU hosted conservative speakers on just one day all year

San Diego State University hosted only five conservative speakers during the 2016-2017 academic year, all of them on a single day.

Brandon Jones Dec 12, 2017 at
2:31 PM EDT
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University of Illinois cracks down on 'heckler's veto'

The University of Illinois system released a new set of guiding principles Friday designed to protect free speech from the “heckler’s veto.”

Adam Sabes Dec 12, 2017 at
12:58 PM EDT
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UPenn TA denies being punished over calling on white men last

The UPenn TA who boasted of calling on white men last during class is denying reports that she has been removed from teaching duties over the matter.

Toni Airaksinen Dec 12, 2017 at
11:42 AM EDT
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Colleges use ‘therapy llamas’ to console students during finals

To help students cope with stress of final exams, some colleges and universities are turning to “therapy llamas.”

Mitchell Gunter Dec 12, 2017 at
9:06 AM EDT
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Lawsuit accuses Oberlin of slandering local bakery as racist

The owners of an Ohio bakery are suing Oberlin College, saying administrators actively encouraged slanderous protests that crippled the store's business.

Kyle Perisic Dec 11, 2017 at
2:47 PM EDT
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Prof: Academic rigor reinforces 'power and privilege'

The leader of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education recently declared that academic “rigor” reinforces “white male heterosexual privilege.”

Toni Airaksinen Dec 11, 2017 at
1:31 PM EDT
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Rutgers punishes prof for anti-Semitic social media posts

Rutgers University is taking disciplinary action against a professor who made aggressively anti-Semitic social media posts.

Adam Sabes Dec 11, 2017 at
11:50 AM EDT
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