Quick Takes  (Page 1)

College in Illinois Outlaws ‘Disparaging Comments’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/20/2017 at 1:30pm

Who gets to decide which words are disparaging? Isn’t that a rather subjective thing?

Campus Reform reports:

‘Disparaging comments’ outlawed at Illinois college

Students at Carl Sandburg College could now be subject to “disciplinary proceedings” for the use of “offensive language” or “hate speech.”

According to the Illinois community college’s Student Code of Conduct, administrators...

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Mike Pence to Address Conference of Conservative College Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:30am 7/20/2017 at 10:30am
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Vice President Pence is going to deliver a speech at the Young America’s Foundation conference. He’ll be a hit with this crowd for sure.

From the YAF blog:

Vice President Mike Pence to Address YAF’s National Conservative Student Conference

Young America’s Foundation (YAF) is pleased to announce that Vice President Mike Pence will address...

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Berkeley Claims They Can’t Find Appropriate Venue for Ben Shapiro to Speak

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:30am 7/20/2017 at 7:30am
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In a recent Quick Take, I asked if Ben Shapiro would be allowed to speak at UC Berkeley this September. Now the school is using the same excuse for him that they used for Ann Coulter.

The College Fix reports:

UC-Berkeley can’t find ‘available campus venue’ for September Ben...

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Baylor University Currently Running 22 Diversity Programs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/19/2017 at 1:30pm

Diversity is great. We get it. But does a university really need over 20 diversity programs?

The Daily Caller reports:

Largest Christian University In Texas Running 22 Diversity Programs

There’s no shortage of diversity initiatives at Texas’s Baylor University, which holds the distinction of being the largest Christian university in the Lone Star state.

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College Students in Oklahoma Want Lawmakers to Force Profs to Use Trigger Warnings

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:30am 7/19/2017 at 10:30am

If you need a warning before hearing certain ideas, do you really belong in college?

The College Fix reports:

College students in Oklahoma ask lawmakers to force professors to use trigger warnings

Student government leaders representing universities across Oklahoma recently approved a resolution calling on state lawmakers and higher education regents...

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More High School Students Get A’s Despite Declining SAT Scores

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:30am 7/19/2017 at 7:30am

Is the culture of “everyone gets a trophy” now affecting the awarding of grades in American high schools? One could easily make that argument based on this report from USA Today:

A’s on the rise in U.S. report cards, but SAT scores founder

The good news on America’s report cards: More high school...

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Claremont McKenna Punishes Some Students Who Shut Down Heather Mac Donald

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/18/2017 at 3:30pm
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The punishments were handed down from the April incident which prevented Heather Mac Donald from speaking on campus.

This announcement comes from the Claremont McKenna website:

Claremont McKenna College completes Student Conduct Process on April 6 blockade

Findings and Outcomes

On the evening of April 6, a group of approximately 170 individuals from the Claremont...

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Wright State University Gets Award for ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ Event

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/18/2017 at 1:30pm

Imagine a “House of Horrors” designed by social justice warriors and you’ll get a mental picture of this event.

Campus Reform reports:

University receives award for ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ event

Wright State University has received an award for its annual “Tunnel of Oppression” event, which exposes students to various forms of oppression such as...

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Hillary more UNPOPULAR than Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 11:00am 7/18/2017 at 11:00am

There’s a saying, “Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder.”

Not when it comes to Hillary Clinton.

A survey shows that she is still unpopular, her second lowest rating in 8 years. And lower than Trump.

The Washington Examiner reports:

More people have a favorable view of President Trump than his 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton,...

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Evergreen State Finally Tells Students Some of Their Actions Were Criminal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:30am 7/18/2017 at 7:30am
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The question now is whether any of the students will be punished for their criminal actions. We’re not holding our breath.

The College Fix reported:

Evergreen State finally tells protesters–two months after melee–their actions were ‘criminal’

A memo emailed Friday from an Evergreen State College administrator to students warned them that aggressively cornering and...

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Prager U: Government Can’t Fix Healthcare

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 17, 2017 at 4:30pm 7/17/2017 at 4:30pm

Anyone who’s purchased health insurance in the last few years is painfully aware of the effects of the government’s soiree into the healthcare business.

Why is Government so terrible at healthcare?

Prager U‘s latest investigates:

Why is the government so bad at health care? Why did Obamacare make health insurance costs go...

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Berkeley Students Arrested on Suspicion of Hate Crime

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/17/2017 at 1:30pm
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Messages were scrawled around campus with racist epithets and pro-antifa rhetoric. Just lovely.

The Daily Caller reports:

Leftist Berkeley Students Arrested On Suspicion For ‘F**k White People’ And ‘Kill Cops’ Vandalism

Two students at University of California, Berkeley have been arrested on suspicion of hate crimes and vandalism after graffiti was discovered in Berkeley...

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Profs Warn Against Promoting the Work of Straight White Men

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:30am 7/17/2017 at 10:30am

We’ve reached the point where the left is just openly pushing a racist agenda in academia.

This actually appeared in the Washington Post:

Why these professors are warning against promoting the work of straight, white men

Academics and scholars must be mindful about using research done by only straight, white men, according to two...

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U. Kentucky Prof Calls Betsy DeVos a Powerful Handmaiden to the Patriarchy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:30am 7/17/2017 at 7:30am
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Social justice warriors really have their claws out for DeVos. Do you remember hearing such rhetoric about any other education secretary, ever?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof calls DeVos ‘a powerful handmaiden’ to the ‘patriarchy’

A University of Kentucky lecturer recently blasted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as a “powerful handmaiden” to the “patriarchy”...

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Caitlyn Jenner Considering Run For Senate

https://twitter.com/Caitlyn_Jenner/status/855586779490942976
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/16/2017 at 4:00pm
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Caitlyn Jenner is mulling over the possibility of running for Senate.  Jenner “came out” as a conservative Republican in 2015.

The Hill reports:

Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner is the latest celebrity to reveal she has considered launching a run for Senate, telling radio host John Catsimatidis she is in the...

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There Are No Safe Spaces for College Grads in the Business World

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:00pm 7/16/2017 at 2:00pm

The College Fix recently pointed to an article full of many harsh truths. The business world is extremely competitive and there are no safe spaces.

Here’s an excerpt:

College graduates won’t find safe spaces in the business world

Earlier this year, a poll found that 36 percent of college students said safe spaces “are...

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Professor Reportedly Resigns After Being Accused of Harassing Pro-Trump Student

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 12:00pm 7/16/2017 at 12:00pm
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If you believe the student’s account of what happened, what happened wasn’t right. But resignation seems odd. This Red Alert article doesn’t name the professor or indicate the professor’s defense, but reports that the professor has resigned.

Red Alert Politics reports:

EXCLUSIVE: UNLV professor punished pro-Trump student with bad grades, resigns

Ever since Donald Trump...

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