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VIDEO: UNC prof charged with assault at Confederate statue toppling

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police charged a professor with simple assault during the toppling of a Confederate statue on campus, the school told Campus Reform on Wednesday.

Rob Shimshock and Celine Ryan Sep 06, 2018 at
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VIDEO: Maryland students flirt with their 'ecosexual' sides on Tinder

This month, Professor Lauran Whitworth of Saint Mary’s College of Maryland turned heads with her piece on environmental conservation in the academic journal Feminist Theory. 

Cabot Phillips Sep 06, 2018 at
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Wisconsin student labeled 'disruptive' for passing out 'Jesus loves you' valentines takes a stand

A Wisconsin student sued her school on Tuesday after the administration labeled her a “disruptive student” when she handed out Valentine’s Day cards reading “Jesus Loves You.”

Zachary Petrizzo Sep 05, 2018 at
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University of Minnesota motions to dismiss Shapiro lawsuit

The University of Minnesota is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the school of "banishing" Ben Shapiro to "an inadequate venue."

Adam Sabes Sep 05, 2018 at
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Psych. Professor: Conservative Beliefs 'Positively Associated With Prejudice'

A University Of Buffalo psychology professor says that students who support President Trump or his “America First” policies are “more likely” to show prejudice toward international students.

Jesse Stiller Sep 05, 2018 at
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Vox: Liberal censorship- not conservative- is the real issue

Vox.com published an article Friday claiming liberals are the true victims when it comes to free speech censorship on American college campuses, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Jon Street Sep 04, 2018 at
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Prof. critical of court system suspended for use of N-word

A white Emory University law professor who wrote that the American judicial system is “plagued” by “racism” was suspended this week for allegedly using the N-word in class.

Jon Street Sep 04, 2018 at
12:30 PM EDT
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Democratic socialists launch 'College for All' campaign

The Young Democratic Socialists of America plan to launch a “College for All” campaign on college campuses across the country this Labor Day. 

Abigail Marone and Zach Petrizzo Sep 04, 2018 at
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University of Illinois makes massive free-tuition 'commitment'

Starting next year, the University of Illinois will waive all tuition and fees for new in-state students with family incomes below the state median.

Blair Nelson Aug 31, 2018 at
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DOJ not buying Harvard's defense in affirmative action case

The Department of Justice is siding against Harvard University in a lawsuit accusing the school of discriminating against Asian American applicants.

Nicole Sturgis Aug 31, 2018 at
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Prof touts 'ecosexuality' as 'environmental activist strategy'

A professor recently published a scholarly article exploring how “queer environmentalism” and “ecosexuality” can make environmentalism more appealing.

Zachary Petrizzo Aug 30, 2018 at
3:27 PM EDT
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Florida State implementing mandatory stress reduction training

Florida State University is requiring new students to learn about coping with stress, but will exempt those who have "experienced significant trauma."

Grace Gottschling Aug 30, 2018 at
10:59 AM EDT
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University of Illinois grad students declare 'sanctuary union'

The public sector union representing graduate student-employees at the University of Illinois passed a resolution declaring itself a “Sanctuary Union.”

Blair Nelson Aug 29, 2018 at
10:20 AM EDT
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Task force suggests 'compulsory social justice training'

A Social Justice Task Force wants SUNY Plattsburgh to make wide-ranging and potentially costly efforts to promote “diversity and inclusion” on campus.

Celine Ryan Aug 29, 2018 at
10:00 AM EDT
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Student workers union gets less than it bargained for from UC

The University of California Student Workers Union has reached a contract agreement with the UC system, but the union is not calling it a victory.

Adam Sabes Aug 28, 2018 at
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Berkeley students teach peers about 'whiteness,' 'decolonizing'

This fall, UC Berkeley students can learn about “white comfort/coddling,” Israeli "colonialism" in Palestine, and "decolonizing" academic research.

Celine Ryan Aug 28, 2018 at
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UPenn Women's Center targeted in federal Title IX complaint

The National Coalition for Men has filed a Title IX complaint against the University of Pennsylvania alleging that 22 programs unlawfully exclude men.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 28, 2018 at
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Student workers attempt to unionize, claim ‘labor exploitation’

A group of Swarthmore College students are attempting to form a union to demand pay raises funded by the school's endowment.

Matthew Stein Aug 27, 2018 at
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University facilitates ‘feminist parenting group’

The University of Kansas is facilitating a “feminist parenting group” to teach "strategies for raising intersectional feminist children.”

Celine Ryan Aug 27, 2018 at
12:43 PM EDT
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Title IX complaint filed against ‘hate men’ professor

The nation’s oldest men’s group has filed a Title IX complaint against Northeastern University after a professor publicly advocated hating men.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 24, 2018 at
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Clemson RAs freed from mandated 'commitment to social justice'

Clemson University RAs no longer have to “demonstrate commitment to social justice” to be eligible for the position.

Grace Gottschling Aug 24, 2018 at
11:48 AM EDT
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Student leaders to get 'cultural humility' training at Baylor

Baylor University is implementing a new “cultural humility” training to help student leaders prevent and respond to “microaggressions.”

Grace Gottschling Aug 24, 2018 at
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Profs get $248k grant to study ‘gender microaggressions’

The NSF has awarded three Iowa State University professors more than $248,000 to study “gender microaggressions” in engineering.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 23, 2018 at
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YDSA urges socialists to infiltrate public education

The YDSA is urging socialists to “take jobs as teachers” in order to exploit the “political, economic, and social potential the industry holds.”

Zachary Petrizzo Aug 23, 2018 at
7:32 AM EDT
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Profs want police to treat alt-right groups as 'street gangs'

Two professors believe that political violence would best be deterred by treating groups they define as “alt-right” as “conventional street gangs.”

Celine Ryan Aug 22, 2018 at
2:38 PM EDT
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CU-Boulder offers class on ‘Whiteness Studies’

The University of Colorado-Boulder offers a course for students who wish to explore the “consequences” of whiteness.

Toni Airaksinen Aug 22, 2018 at
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Instructor tries to quarantine gun owners in back of class

A University of Utah TA tried to create a “Second Amendment zone” in a classroom, forcing students with guns to stand in the back of the room.

Frances Floresca Aug 21, 2018 at
6:33 PM EDT
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NSF hands out $45M to encourage Hispanic STEM students

The NSF is doling out $45 million to 31 “Hispanic-serving institutions” in hopes of increasing the number of Hispanic students in STEM fields.

Celine Ryan Aug 21, 2018 at
10:59 AM EDT
Silent Sam after being vandalized earlier this year (Photo credit: Kirk A. Bado)
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Student protesters tear down Confederate statue at UNC

Student protesters tore down a Confederate statue known as "Silent Sam" at the University of North Carolina Monday night.

Grace Gottschling Aug 21, 2018 at
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Harvard's last sorority crumbles in face of new sanctions

Just one year ago, Harvard had four sororities. Now it has none.

Nicole Sturgis Aug 21, 2018 at
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VIDEO: Millennials say America was ‘never that great’

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's claim that America "was never that great" appears to have struck a chord with young voters.

Cabot Phillips Aug 21, 2018 at
6:55 AM EDT
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Florida university cuts ties with Confucius Institute

UNF is cutting ties with its Confucius Institute, which lawmakers have criticized as a propaganda outlet for the Chinese Communist Party.

Grace Gottschling Aug 20, 2018 at
2:04 PM EDT
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Judges stymie profs' efforts to overturn campus carry

Judges have handed losses to professors attempting to eliminate campus carry in both Texas and Georgia.

Adam Sabes Aug 20, 2018 at
12:22 PM EDT
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Students condemn course on ‘Colonizing Palestine’ at Tufts

Pro-Israel students are condemning a course on “Colonizing Palestine,” saying it advances a “biased narrative” that could “devolve into propaganda.”

George Behrakis and Toni Airaksinen Aug 20, 2018 at
11:19 AM EDT
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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
10:07 AM EDT
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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
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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
9:41 AM EDT
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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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