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'High white obesity rates jeopardize whiteness,' prof claims

An assistant professor at Portland State University recently argued that talking about obesity “can help reproduce racial injustice.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 14, 2017 at
10:34 AM EDT
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Investigator: 'Social justice bake sale' didn't violate policy

A private investigator hired by Regis University has cleared a conservative student of all charges related to a “Social Justice Bake Sale” in March.

Adam Sabes Aug 14, 2017 at
9:35 AM EDT
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A monumental mistake

The urgency among universities to whitewash history by eliminating conspicuous apologists for slavery collides with their competing urgency to validate neo-racist policies.

Dion J. Pierre Aug 11, 2017 at
3:16 PM EDT
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UW insists diversity training 'requirement' is not 'mandatory'

UW-Madison is spending $272,000 on a new diversity training “requirement” for new students, but insists that participation is not “mandatory.”

Adam Sabes Aug 11, 2017 at
12:51 PM EDT
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College provides safe space for 'fat-identified' LGBT students

Montclair State University offers a “weekly discussion group” exclusively for LGBTQ students who are “fat-identified.”

Anthony Gockowski Aug 11, 2017 at
11:32 AM EDT
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Feminist prof to teach class lamenting 'American Whiteness'

A feminist professor is offering a course this fall on “American Whiteness” that will focus on “attacking racism by making whiteness visible.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 11, 2017 at
10:05 AM EDT
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SMU restores 9/11 memorial to prominence, revises policy

Southern Methodist University has officially reversed its decision to relegate a 9/11 display to a secluded area of campus.

Nikita Vladimirov Aug 10, 2017 at
4:46 PM EDT
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Vassar teaches freshmen to 'appreciate social justice'

Incoming freshmen at Vassar College will be required to complete a series of diversity-themed workshops as part of their new-student orientation.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 10, 2017 at
2:44 PM EDT
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College rebukes profs who assign 'expensive books' by white guys

The New School offers an extensive guide on “microaggressions” to warn students that such behavior can be “as damaging as ‘explicit’ aggression.”

Anthony Gockowski Aug 10, 2017 at
1:52 PM EDT
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Students ask Missouri State to cancel classes for eclipse

Students are demanding that Missouri State University cancel classes for an entire day so they can get a slightly better view of the solar eclipse.

Sandor Farkas Aug 10, 2017 at
12:14 PM EDT
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Princeton course fights 'fat phobia' through dance

Princeton is offering a course this fall that will “examine the changing history, aesthetics, politics, and meanings of fatness” through dance.

Matthew Penza Aug 10, 2017 at
10:46 AM EDT
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'Fat Studies' course deems 'weightism' a 'social justice issue'

Oregon State University is offering a course on “fat studies” in order to teach students how “weight-based oppression” is a “social justice issue.”

Dan Jackson Aug 09, 2017 at
4:10 PM EDT
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Prof pledges to 'deconstruct whiteness' in all her courses

A University of Iowa professor has pledged to devote her classes to making her “mostly white” graduate students aware of their “white privilege.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 09, 2017 at
1:24 PM EDT
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College hosts welcome event for illegal immigrant students

A California community college recently helped students put on a welcome event for illegal immigrant students.

Nikita Vladimirov Aug 09, 2017 at
11:57 AM EDT
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Will the other Claremont colleges defend free speech?

Whether they investigate fairly and promptly, enforce order, and punish policy-breakers will show whether they respect free speech.

Rachelle Peterson Aug 09, 2017 at
11:28 AM EDT
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Prof claims victory over '#manel' at microbiome conference

A UC-Davis professor is claiming a victory over the patriarchy after his complaints led organizers of an academic conference to invite more female speakers.

Dan Jackson Aug 09, 2017 at
10:39 AM EDT
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UPDATE: UGA prof drops ‘stress reduction policy’ after backlash

The University of Georgia has made a professor remove a “stress reduction policy” that would have allowed students to choose their own grades.

Anthony Gockowski Aug 08, 2017 at
10:37 AM EDT
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Social workers must 'focus on privilege,' prof proclaims

A professor says social workers must engage in “anti-oppression and privilege training” or else risk contributing to the “problem of social injustice.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 08, 2017 at
4:14 PM EDT
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Prof: campus sex trials like 'European inquisitorial system'

"The next administration could come in and wipe it out."

Toni Airaksinen Aug 08, 2017 at
3:10 PM EDT
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Prof says punishing disruptive students is unfair to the left

A Michigan professor recently blasted the state's legislature as a “safe-space for right-wing groupthink” after two free-speech bills were introduced.

Neetu Chandak Aug 08, 2017 at
1:58 PM EDT
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Profs call Super Bowl ads 'assaults on Trumpian ideology'

Two Penn State professors say many of the commercials featured during the 2017 Super Bowl were just blatant “corporate assaults on Trumpian ideology.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 08, 2017 at
11:41 AM EDT
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VIDEO: Sterling talks UGA prof's 'stress reduction policy'

Editor-in-Chief Sterling Beard joined America's Newsroom this morning to discuss the "stress reduction policy" that a University of Georgia professor attempted to institute in two of his classes.

Campus Reform Staff Aug 08, 2017 at
11:16 AM EDT
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College offers 'WOKEshops' on 'systemic privilege'

Lewis and Clark College will host a series of “WOKEshops” during the fall semester to teach students about “different forms of oppression and privilege.”

Mitchell Gunter Aug 08, 2017 at
10:03 AM EDT
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Fresno State parts ways with prof who said 'Trump must hang'

Fresno State is sidelining a professor until his contract runs out after he made national headlines for tweeting that President Trump “must hang.”

Adam Sabes Aug 08, 2017 at
9:36 AM EDT
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Summer reading assignments take potshots at Trump agenda

Colleges across the country are assigning incoming freshmen mandatory reading materials that champion the views of the anti-Trump resistance movement.

Eduardo Neret Aug 07, 2017 at
3:57 PM EDT
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Prof wears body armor to class to protest campus carry

A San Antonio College professor recently wore body armor to class to express his discomfort with the implementation of campus carry.

Kassy Dillon Aug 07, 2017 at
2:26 PM EDT
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Weinstein: Lawsuit was 'last resort' after 'surreal' protests

Bret Weinstein said filing a $3.8 million claim against Evergreen State was “a last resort” after repeated failures to ensure his safety on campus.

Nikita Vladimirov Aug 07, 2017 at
1:32 PM EDT
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Prof: Trump's transgender ban echoes 'Nazi eugenic propaganda'

A Clemson professor is comparing Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers to “Nazi eugenic propaganda,” calling it “ableism deployed to incarcerate or kill disabled people.”

Mitchell Gunter Aug 07, 2017 at
12:25 PM EDT
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Prof lets students choose own grades for 'stress reduction'

A UGA professor has a “stress reduction policy” that allows students to select their own grades if they “feel unduly stressed” by the ones they earned.

Anthony Gockowski Aug 07, 2017 at
11:34 AM EDT
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Living on campus means 'diversity education' at Oregon State

Oregon State University will pay a new administrator up to $61,500 to push “diversity education for all student residents” in university housing.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 07, 2017 at
9:51 AM EDT
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Temple profs blast HBO's 'Confederate'

Two Temple University professors have sharply criticized the upcoming HBO series Confederate, with one declaring that “some things should be censored.”

Matthew Stein Aug 07, 2017 at
8:25 AM EDT
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UMN LGBT program's non-white description disappears

“[P]lease note that this is a space created for LGBTQIA and/or same-gender-loving people of color,” the now disappeared disclaimer read.

Mitchell Gunter Aug 06, 2017 at
7:04 PM EDT
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Case Western shells out $500 grants for social justice conferences

Case Western Reserve University is offering up to $500 for students seeking to attend “social justice” conferences.

Matthew Stein Aug 05, 2017 at
4:30 PM EDT
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Prof: 'White hard worker mythology' promotes white supremacy

A UW professor says poor whites rely upon a “national white hard worker mythology” to deflect the blame for economic decline onto “problem people.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 05, 2017 at
2:43 PM EDT
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Prof complains about 'masculinization of mathematics'

A Vanderbilt University professor recently complained that the field of mathematics is a “white and heteronormatively masculinized space.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 04, 2017 at
7:01 PM EDT
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'Social justice warriors' are ruining engineering, prof warns

Engineering education has been infiltrated by a “phalanx of social justice warriors” who are steadily corrupting the field, according to an MSU professor.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 04, 2017 at
4:32 PM EDT
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'Fat-shaming' by doctors is 'physically harmful,' prof says

A psychology professor claimed at an academic conference that “medical fat shaming” at the doctor’s office is “mentally and physically harmful.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 04, 2017 at
12:58 PM EDT
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NYU seeks 'historically underrepresented minority' for new prof

NYU is hiring a tenure-track professor to teach about “racial justice activism” and “intersectional queer and transgender politics.”

Neetu Chandak Aug 04, 2017 at
10:57 AM EDT
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Princeton course explores 'white identity politics' in 'Trumpland'

Princeton University is offering a course called "Trumpland" that will attribute Trump's election to "white identity politics" and conspiracy theories.

Anthony Gockowski Aug 04, 2017 at
9:37 AM EDT
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NC State admin proposes exclusive housing for 'women of color'

The new Director of Multicultural Student Affairs at NC State recently pledged to create a segregated housing option for “women of color” only.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 03, 2017 at
4:10 PM EDT
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Conference drops 'unacceptable' dress code after profs complain

Organizers of an upcoming humanities conference have capitulated to professors offended by the “unacceptable” dress code at a closing banquet.

Neetu Chandak Aug 03, 2017 at
2:57 PM EDT
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College requires ‘deep commitment’ to ‘marginalized’ from new hires

The job description says preference will be given to candidates with an expertise in “critical race theory and intersectionality.”

Anthony Gockowski Aug 03, 2017 at
1:06 PM EDT
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DOJ: Affirmative action challenge focused on Asians, not whites

The DOJ confirmed that it plans to investigate potential discrimination in affirmative action policies, but says it is doing so on behalf of Asian students, not whites.

Shannon Spada Aug 03, 2017 at
12:41 PM EDT
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Profs warn of 'dire consequences of microaggressions' in K-8

Three professors argue that social workers in K-8 schools should do more to protect students from “the dire consequences of microaggressions.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 03, 2017 at
11:02 AM EDT
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NC passes first Goldwater-based free speech law

The new law reportedly prevents the University of North Carolina administrators from disinviting speakers on campus.

Nikita Vladimirov Aug 03, 2017 at
10:47 AM EDT
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UW hiring staffer to 'serve students of particular backgrounds'

UW-Madison is hiring a staffer with a “commitment to eradicating oppression” to direct segregated programming for LGBT students of color.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 03, 2017 at
9:40 AM EDT
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Clemson puts 'Rainbow Initiatives' job 'on hold indefinitely'

Clemson has suspended its search for an “Associate Director for Rainbow Initiatives,” casting doubt on the prospects for a “permanent space” for LGBTQ students.

Mitchell Gunter Aug 02, 2017 at
4:10 PM EDT
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Conservative profs 'blown off' by academic freedom advocates

The AAUP claims to champion academic freedom, but many conservative (or just non-liberal) professors say the organization has ignored their plights.

Anthony Gockowski Aug 02, 2017 at
2:54 PM EDT
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UCLA profs try to stop Prager from conducting symphony

Two UCLA professors are trying to derail an upcoming symphony performance because Dennis Prager will be the guest conductor.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 02, 2017 at
1:00 PM EDT
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Profs call for 'redistribution of opportunities' in higher ed

Two professors are calling for a “redistribution of opportunities” in favor of “faculty who hold minoritized identities.”

Toni Airaksinen Aug 02, 2017 at
11:59 AM EDT
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