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At UCLA, 20 paid diversity advocates isn’t enough

UCLA wants to add grad students to its on-campus social justice army, which is funded by mandatory student fees.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 20, 2018 at
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Engineers refute allegations of gender bias in licensing exam

Professional engineers are expressing befuddlement over unsubstantiated scholarly accusations that the field’s licensure exam is biased against women.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 17, 2018 at
4:24 PM EDT
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Vanderbilt Medical Center opening 'transgender health' clinic

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is opening a new clinic that caters exclusively to “transgender health.”

Celine Ryan Aug 17, 2018 at
2:53 PM EDT
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Yale honors prof who enraged students by defending free speech

Yale University has bestowed its highest faculty honor on a professor who just a few years ago was nearly driven from campus by student protesters.

Emily Hall Aug 17, 2018 at
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Profs claim 'strict' ID laws 'disenfranchise' transgender voters

A UCLA research institute has issued a report estimating that "strict" voter ID laws could disenfranchise about 78,000 transgender voters.

Celine Ryan Aug 17, 2018 at
10:28 AM EDT
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UMN student group drops exclusionary disclaimer

UMN has removed a disclaimer from its LGBTQ program “Tongues Untied” that instructed non-LGBTQ and racial minority “allies” not to attend.

Grace Gottschling Aug 17, 2018 at
7:53 AM EDT
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English prof assigns Trump-bashing books in rhetoric course

A rhetoric course at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs features reading assignments that describe Trump supporters as loud-mouthed bigots.

Grace Gottschling Aug 16, 2018 at
2:07 PM EDT
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Researchers ask: ‘Can there be capitalism without racism?’

The UC-Davis Humanities Institute is running a multi-year research initiative regarding “Racial Capitalism,” but has yet to actually define the term.

Celine Ryan Aug 16, 2018 at
11:51 AM EDT
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Twitter recruits profs to fight ‘incivility and intolerance’

Twitter has recruited a team of professors to fight “intolerance” and promote “healthy conversation” among users.

Stone Washington Aug 16, 2018 at
10:55 AM EDT
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Colleges offer courses on ‘queering’ children, the Bible

This fall, students across the country will attend courses on “Queering the Bible,” “Queering Childhood,” “Queering Theology,” and similar topics.

Celine Ryan Aug 16, 2018 at
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Journal suspiciously quiet since 'dog rape culture' article

The journal behind the viral article on “rape culture” in dog parks has been unusually quiet amid mounting concerns that the article was a hoax.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 15, 2018 at
2:39 PM EDT
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Vanderbilt revises event accusing 'white women' of 'fake allyship'

Vanderbilt University has quietly changed the name and description of a workshop that accused “white women” of "fake allyship."

Celine Ryan Aug 15, 2018 at
10:13 AM EDT
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Harvard prof: Universities should not 'respect' Trump officials

A Harvard University professor says universities should not give “respect or deference” to Trump administration officials.

Grace Gottschling Aug 15, 2018 at
7:45 AM EDT
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Profs fear engineering exam may be ‘biased’ against women

Two professors speculate that women in engineering are less likely than men to pass a professional license exam due to “biases in the exam itself.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 14, 2018 at
2:52 PM EDT
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Scholars claim Asian Americans used to perpetuate racism in STEM

A recent academic journal articlealleges that Asian Americans indirectly help promote “meritocracy” in STEM, thus “perpetuating racism.”

Zachary Petrizzo Aug 14, 2018 at
12:00 PM EDT
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Researchers identify 31 types of anti-atheist microaggressions

Three researchers recently created a psychological survey to help therapists gauge how often atheist clients may suffer from microaggressions.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 14, 2018 at
10:05 AM EDT
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University hires radical leftist Noam Chomsky to teach politics

The University of Arizona will pay Noam Chomsky $62,500 per year to teach a general education course for undergraduates titled “What is Politics?”

Cory Compton Aug 14, 2018 at
9:22 AM EDT
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Quinnipiac removes ‘Punch Nazis’ professor from website

Quinnipiac University has removed Matthew Fantastic Loter from its website after the professor allegedly assaulted a popular YouTuber.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 13, 2018 at
4:22 PM EDT
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Prof banned from fetal tissue research for violating policy

The University of New Mexico has banned a professor from conducting fetal tissue research after finding that she violated university policy.

Grace Gottschling Aug 13, 2018 at
1:50 PM EDT
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SURVEY: Sociologists embrace Marx's dictum to change the world

A recent survey finds that most sociology professors agree with “Marx’s dictum to change the world” and that “sociology should transcend oppression.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 13, 2018 at
12:04 PM EDT
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Gender, Ethnic Studies profs earn about $12k more than peers

Professors of subjects such as Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies earn significantly more than those that teach subjects like math and science.

Celine Ryan Aug 13, 2018 at
11:02 AM EDT
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Journal still selling 'dog rape culture' article despite doubts

The academic journal article on “rape culture” in dog parks is still selling for $260, despite editorial concerns about the integrity of the piece.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 13, 2018 at
9:35 AM EDT
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Prof gets Fulbright funding to research abortion in Ireland

A College of Charleston professor received a Fulbright grant to research “reproductive justice activism” in Ireland.

Celine Ryan Aug 13, 2018 at
7:04 AM EDT
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Oberlin scraps 'social justice' program

"Oberlin College sought in October 2017 to pay students $8.50 an hour to become “Social Justice Education Facilitators,” who would be dispatched across campus to facilitate workshops on social justice issues."

Toni Airaksinen Aug 10, 2018 at
11:49 AM EDT
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Davidson prof to let students pick their grades

"At the end of the semester, if the student completed the specific work they said they would, at the satisfactory level, they receive the grade they planned to receive."

Celine Ryan Aug 10, 2018 at
11:08 AM EDT
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Trump signs Confucius Institute funding ban

President Trump has signed the new National Defense Authorization Act, which bans funding for Chinese-run Confucius Institutes on American campuses.

Grace Gottschling Aug 10, 2018 at
10:26 AM EDT
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Prof gets probation for bludgeoning conservatives with bike lock

A former professor and Antifa activist has avoided jail time for beating multiple Trump supporters with a metal bike lock at a 2017 free speech rally.

Grace Gottschling Aug 09, 2018 at
2:43 PM EDT
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Unionized UC Berkeley students occupy Provost's office

The UC-Berkeley student workers’ union staged a sit-in Tuesday to demand higher wages, free tuition, and financial support for illegal immigrants.

Grace Gottschling Aug 09, 2018 at
10:43 AM EDT
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AAUP, Ivy League defend Harvard’s affirmative action policies

The AAUP and the entire Ivy League have sided with Harvard University as it faces a lawsuit challenging its affirmative action policies.

Celine Ryan Aug 09, 2018 at
8:49 AM EDT
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Prof allegedly sucker-punches critic of social justice gaming

A Quinnipiac University gaming professor allegedly assaulted a popular YouTuber at an Indianapolis bar for being an outspoken critic of social justice.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 08, 2018 at
10:02 PM EDT
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Student campaigns to push democratic socialists further left

A Virginia Commonwealth University student is campaigning to push the Young Democratic Socialists of America even further to the left.

Zachary Petrizzo Aug 08, 2018 at
2:16 PM EDT
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Prof predicts Trump voters will riot when Trump leaves office

A women’s studies professor at the University of Albany predicts that Trump voters will likely "provoke violence" when he departs from the Oval Office.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 08, 2018 at
1:00 PM EDT
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'Janus' opens door to lawsuit against 'exclusive' faculty union

A professor is suing St. Cloud State University for discriminating against professors who do not belong to the exclusive faculty union.

Grace Gottschling Aug 08, 2018 at
11:32 AM EDT
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UNC students plan rally in 'solidarity' with criminal vandal

UNC students are once again planning to protest a “racist” Confederate statue on campus after administrators reaffirmed their inability to remove it.

Zachary Petrizzo Aug 08, 2018 at
9:38 AM EDT
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Publisher questions credibility of 'dog rape culture' author

The editors of the viral academic article on “rape culture” in dog parks admitted Monday that the author may have misled them about her credentials.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 07, 2018 at
2:58 PM EDT
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University targets academic prep program at minority students

The University of Toledo offers all incoming minority students extra academic assistance, regardless of their grades and test scores.

Grace Gottschling Aug 07, 2018 at
10:45 AM EDT
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STUDY: Conservative students feel pressure to self-censor

A new study reveals that conservative students cope with liberal profs by self-censoring in class and parroting their professors’ views on assignments.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 07, 2018 at
9:23 AM EDT
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VIDEO: Millennials try to explain the First Amendment

This month, a new study was released analyzing Americans’ perception of the First Amendment, as well as their knowledge of what it entails. As many would expect, the results were bleak. 

Cabot Phillips Aug 06, 2018 at
11:51 PM EDT
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Harvard sorority closes in response to co-ed sanctions

A Harvard University sorority has shut itself down due to a new policy penalizing members of “unrecognized single-gender social organizations.”

Grace Gottschling Aug 06, 2018 at
1:22 PM EDT
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DePaul strategic plan emphasizes diversity, ignores free speech

DePaul University is placing a major emphasis on increasing “diversity” as part of a long-term strategic plan adopted earlier this year.

Ema Gavrilovic Aug 06, 2018 at
12:05 PM EDT
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Study finds conservatives 'right to be skeptical of scientists’

A new study suggests conservatives are right to be skeptical of scientific establishments, given the prevalence of left-leaning “scholar activism.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 06, 2018 at
11:02 AM EDT
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UCLA students forced to pay for ‘Toxic Masculinity Committee’

UCLA students recently launched an underground committee dedicated to fighting “toxic masculinity” and “gender norms.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 06, 2018 at
9:55 AM EDT
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Far-left student group creates 'Sanctuary Campus Scorecard'

Students and faculty at The New School have created a “Sanctuary Campus Scorecard” to rate colleges on their efforts to shelter illegal immigrants.

Zachary Petrizzo Aug 06, 2018 at
9:04 AM EDT
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Employee sues UGA for declining to pay for transition surgery

A transgender employee is suing the University System of Georgia for denying insurance coverage of his transition surgeries.

Erin Cooke Aug 03, 2018 at
4:09 PM EDT
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UCLA makes students pay classmates to promote 'social justice'

UCLA has hired 18 students at $13 per hour to combat “social injustices” and “privilege and oppression” following a semester-long recruitment campaign.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 03, 2018 at
11:24 AM EDT
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Liberal bias is hurting academic research, prof warns

A University of North Texas professor is warning that a lack of conservative scholars is undermining the integrity of scientific research.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 03, 2018 at
9:40 AM EDT
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Harvard study finds trigger warnings increase anxiety

A recently published study by three Harvard University researchers claims that trigger warnings actually “increase anxiety.”

Grace Gottschling Aug 02, 2018 at
6:32 PM EDT
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STUDY: Elite universities reveal liberal bias through tweets

A new study shows that elite universities are much more likely to tweet politically liberal and anti-Christian messages than are lower-ranked schools.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 02, 2018 at
2:05 PM EDT
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STUDY: Researchers falsely frame Trump supporters as racists

A new study finds that much of the research purporting to show that Trump voters are racist is based on misrepresentations and distorted data.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 02, 2018 at
12:39 PM EDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Democratic Socialism not as popular as advertised

Rumors of democratic socialism’s ascendancy have been greatly exaggerated...by the democratic socialists themselves.

Grace Gottschling Aug 02, 2018 at
11:29 AM EDT
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