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Student building database to report professors’ “microaggressions”

A student at Wellesley College is building a database of professors who commit perceived “microaggressions,” such as using pronouns other than the ones preferred by a student. The information in the database is crowdsourced, meaning that it relies on students to submit faculty evaluations. Is this a Rate My Professors kind of resource for students, […]

Shakespeare too white? College students malign cast of ‘The Tempest’

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By CHARLOTTE ALLEN #ShakespeareSoWhite! Stanford University’s theater department has come under fire for neglecting to turn the Bard’s The Tempest into a social justice-warring morality play about racism, colonialism, Eurocentrism, cultural appropriation, victimization of Native Americans, and white supremacy. The student production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy about Italian nobles washed up on a mysterious island […]

“Make it natural”: Following trans policy, principal tells boy to undress in front of a girl

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“Make it natural.” Those are the words of Dr. E Wayne Foley, the assistant principal at Boyertown Area High School in Pennsylvania, who was responding to the complaints of Joel Doe, a junior at the school. On October 31, 2016, Joel Doe had experienced an event that was far more scarring than the Halloween occurrences of […]

California might force public colleges to provide abortion pills

Protesters call for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to veto a bill that would outlaw most abortions in the state past 19 weeks, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Columbia, SC. The only exceptions would be to save the life of the mother or if the fetus cannot survive outside the womb.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

California’s State Senate is considering a bill that would require public colleges in California to provide medication abortions to students who ask for them. Senate Bill 320, introduced Friday, would not cover surgical abortions, but it would cover an abortion pill that can be taken up to ten weeks after a woman’s last menstrual cycle. […]

Public university creates position to protect illegal immigrant students

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In response to student demands, the University of Maryland is creating a full-time staff position solely dedicated to assisting illegal immigrant students with various needs. In a statement to the the school newspaper, university spokeswoman Katie Lawson confirmed that the school was establishing a position that would focus on addressing the needs of the undocumented […]

Students for Trump founder: We’ll be back for 2020 — EXCLUSIVE

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Editor’s Note: Ryan Fournier is the National Chairman for Students for Trump. This op-ed is in response to Kaitlynn Critchfield’s College Fix story on Students for Trump, “Students for Trump goes into hibernation, leaving campus chapters without direction.” Students for Trump started as a Twitter account in 2015 with no intention of becoming a national organization. Within months, the […]

Snowflake alert: University tells students to say “oops/ouch” when feelings are hurt

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The Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at the University of Arizona has a new solution to addressing micro-aggressions in the classroom: the “Oops/ouch” method. In a new guide titled “Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom,” professors are encouraged to foster dialogue between students by utilizing the two-term method. “If a student feels hurt or offended […]

Students apologize for wearing red, white, and blue to a game

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Barack Obama famously stated in 2009 that he believes in American exceptionalism just as the Brits believe in British exceptionalism or Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism. It’s sad that if someone disagrees, and believes that America really is the greatest country in the world, he or she now has to hide or apologize for it. […]

New bill: Allow students to sue colleges for free speech violations

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The Texas House of Representatives is considering a bill that would greatly enhance the right to free speech for students on college campuses in Texas. Under H.B. No. 2527, students would be able to sue Texas colleges and universities in state court for up to one year from the date that their speech was violated. According […]

College removes weight scale because it’s too “triggering”

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A college recently removed the weight scale from its gym because it might be “triggering” for students who are worried about their weight. The manager of health and wellness at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, says having a weight scale in the gym can have a negative impact on students who are “fixated on weight.” “It […]

Liberal privilege: Rich colleges are most hostile to free speech, report shows

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While President Trump vowed on the campaign trail to end political correctness on college campuses and open up free speech, social justice warriors have intensified their efforts to silence conservative students and speakers. According to a new report from Brookings Institution, the more economically exclusive the college or university, the more inclined the students will be to […]

University: To improve diversity, limit hiring white male professors

Students walk by the renovated James Branch Cabell Library on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., on April 28, 2016. Hundreds of schools have reinvented their libraries in recent years as colorful hubs of college life. Gone are bound journals, miles of steel shelving, and old rules governing proper behavior. In are on-site cafes, group study areas where talking is encouraged, 24-hour access and sofas designed for dozing. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia Commonwealth University has a new plan proposed to “improve the diversity” of its campus faculty and staff: limit hiring ‘white males.’ In a Social Justice forum last month, the University revealed the results of a ‘campus climate’ survey which found most employees at VCU are upset that the school is not hiring more female professors of […]

Why is anti-Semitism so popular on liberal college campuses?

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Anti-semitism is everywhere. It’s not always pretty to look at, but it is an undeniable fact that it’s alive and well. It is an often overlooked form of racism. Of course, most of the time it’s written off as inappropriate, but socially acceptable, form of insult comedy. Despite there being known stereotypes, jokes, and tropes, […]

Students caught faking disability to have ‘therapy’ dogs

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Some students at Gonzaga University in Spokane have been caught with “unneeded” emotional support ‘therapy’ animals. According to The Gonzaga Bulletin, ongoing reports of misuse of Emotional Support Animals, or ESAs, has caused the school’s Residential Life Office to take added precautions surrounding permissions for therapy animals. “We have received reports that people have abused […]

MIT offers a $250,000 reward for ‘disobedience’

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered this week a $250,000 reward to those who can go against the status quo. The university’s media lab will offer the prize to anyone who they believe can provide “an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society,” according to the department’s website. MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito […]

The Higher Education Act (HEA): Trump’s chance for conservative reform

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The 2016 elections have provided President Trump and Congress with a rare opportunity to drastically reform higher education in America with policy changes that benefit students, not liberal administrators. As Congress gets ready to update the Higher Education Act (HEA), which dictates all of the rules and regulations for U.S. colleges and universities, conservative academics […]

Harvard Guide to Fake News: Wash. Examiner is “unreliable,” Daily Kos is “credible”

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Harvard University’s Library has published a student guide targeting reputable conservative news outlets as fake news, while pushing liberal news outlets such as the Daily Kos as being acceptable and credible. The new research guide,“Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda,” has a tool designed to help students avoid fake news outlets that are “False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, […]

Southern state advances bill to ban sanctuary campuses

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Lawmakers in Mississippi have advanced a bill that will prevent universities from concealing a student’s immigration status, effectively allowing them to operate as a sanctuary campus. Senate Bill 2170 would prevent any state agency, including public colleges and universities, from helping to hide or shelter illegal immigrants from federal enforcement of immigration laws. Specifically, the bill […]

“Abortion is cool”: Group encourages students to “shout your abortion”

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The Columbia University campus has been peppered with dozens of small flyers that encourage students to speak up proudly about their abortion. The group “Shout Your Abortion Brooklyn (SYA BK)” is credited with creating the flyers as part of the national Shout Your Abortion movement. “We are looking for art and writing about abortion experiences,” the […]

“White girl, take off your hoops”: Yes, hoop earrings are now racist

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A group of Latino women spray painted “White girl, take off your hoops!!!” on a dorm wall at Pitzer College. The wall at the California college campus is devoted to free speech, per their website. Their “free wall” is the most visible thing for students to partake in outside of the classroom.  “If you ever want […]