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The Weekly Roundup: Not one more word, or we’ll bias-report you!

Seeking out diversity can be a fine thing, but there’s no need to be racist about it.

Campus Reform Staff Jun 26, 2016 at
3:24 PM EDT
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Mizzou removes inclusivity guide following heat from Hindus

After receiving pressure from a Hindu statesman earlier this week, the University of Missouri has removed its “Inclusive Terminology Guide.”

Bethany Salgado Jun 26, 2016 at
10:11 AM EDT
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Professor compares transgender bathrooms to 1960’s segregation

A professor at the University of Mississippi has compared the bathroom wars to the racial integration struggles of the 1960s as the school grapples with how to make its campus more accessible to transgender students.

Morgan Walker Jun 25, 2016 at
9:14 AM EDT
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OU Trustees worry college-level high school courses create inequality

Some members of the Ohio University Board of Trustees say a college credit program for high schoolers creates inequality among students and “could hinder students’ overall education.”

Jenna Lawrence Jun 25, 2016 at
9:10 AM EDT
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U of I adds 'US minorities' course requirement following frat party

The University of Illinois is requiring students to take classes on minority culture in an effort to address tensions caused by a recent “cultural appropriation” incident and pro-Trump chalkings.

Marlo Safi Jun 24, 2016 at
4:59 PM EDT
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Affirmative action 'a compelling government interest,' academic groups say

Several academic associations representing thousands of top private and public colleges are enthusiastically endorsing Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding affirmative action.

Anthony Gockowski Jun 24, 2016 at
2:41 PM EDT
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Georgetown still atoning for 1838 slave sale

After months of student protests, Georgetown University has announced plans to “make amends” for an 1838 slave sale based on ideas crafted by a Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation.

Amber Athey Jun 24, 2016 at
1:49 PM EDT
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UNC claims Christmas vacations, golf outings are microaggressions

To help staff members avoid microaggressions, the University of North Carolina advises gender-neutral dress codes and avoiding phrases like “husband/boyfriend.”

Rob Shimshock Jun 24, 2016 at
12:51 PM EDT
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Faith-based schools in CA could be sued for their beliefs, college prez warns

The president of William Jessup University claims that a bill pending in the California legislature would have a “devastating” impact on religious colleges by violating their religious liberty.

Marlo Safi Jun 24, 2016 at
11:16 AM EDT
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UA to offer master's degree in 'Transgender Studies'

The University of Arizona hopes to kick off the fall 2017 semester by offering a master’s degree in transgender studies.

Rob Shimshock Jun 24, 2016 at
10:02 AM EDT
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History prof claims 'white rage' made Reagan target blacks by cutting gov

Emory University history professor Carol Anderson condemned white elites and politicians, and Ronald Reagan in particular, for dismantling the progress of the black community.

Morgan Walker Jun 24, 2016 at
8:14 AM EDT
Pic via Colby College Facebook page.
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Colby College logs absurd bias incidents on website

The catalog of bias incidents includes a taunt hurled at a referee and the use of the phrase "on the other hand."

Will Rierson Jun 23, 2016 at
5:10 PM EDT
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UCI overturns CR suspension following outrage

The University of California, Irvine has revoked its suspension of the school’s College Republican chapter after facing national criticism from both liberals and conservatives alike.

Anthony Gockowski Jun 23, 2016 at
4:58 PM EDT
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Supreme Court upholds affirmative action for college admissions

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing the University of Texas, Austin to consider an applicant’s race during the admissions process in a 4-3 decision Thursday.

Emily Larsen Jun 23, 2016 at
3:06 PM EDT
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Bias Response Team investigated prof's for discussing conflicting opinions

The University of Northern Colorado’s Bias Response Team allowed students to censor free speech during a debate that “triggered them” as an “attack on their identity.”

Morgan Walker Jun 23, 2016 at
2:36 PM EDT
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TX congressman wants to force colleges to enroll illegals

A U.S. congressman has introduced two bills that would make it easier for illegal immigrant students to attend college.

Amber Athey Jun 23, 2016 at
1:24 PM EDT
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UCI Dems stand with CRs after suspension for hosting Milo

"While we disagree with the College Republicans on a range of issues..."

Anthony Gockowski Jun 23, 2016 at
1:15 PM EDT
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San Diego launches free community college program

"The non-tuition costs of attending college, including living expenses, are larger than the costs of tuition and fees for most students."

Anthony Gockowski Jun 23, 2016 at
12:41 PM EDT
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Muslim prof who advocated cutting off hands of thieves still teaching

A Muslim professor in Florida is still teaching despite endorsing the Sharia law practice of cutting off the hands of thieves during a recent panel discussion.

Marlo Safi Jun 23, 2016 at
12:16 PM EDT
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Dem sit-in ‘like college kids taking over a campus,’ C-SPAN caller says

"There are ways of having civil protest,” explained the caller. “But it does not have a place on the floor of the House."

Rob Shimshock Jun 23, 2016 at
10:55 AM EDT
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Conservative senator escapes harassment charge over Hooters joke

Colorado State University (CSU) Student Senator Juan Caro was found “not responsible” for a sexual harassment violation, ending a six-month investigation into whether a joke he made about Hooters merited the charge.

Anthony Gockowski Jun 23, 2016 at
9:05 AM EDT
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VIDEO: Young people shocked by Hillary's infamous quotes

“Which candidate made a joke about colored people time saying that black people are always late?”

Cabot Phillips and Marlo Safi Jun 22, 2016 at
11:17 AM EDT
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UC Berkeley, CAIR label conservative outlets part of 'US Islamophobia Network'

The University of California, Berkeley and a national Islamic organization have identified Fox News, National Review, and The Rush Limbaugh Show as elements of the “U.S. Islamophobia Network.”

Rob Shimshock Jun 22, 2016 at
4:13 PM EDT
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UCI attempts to walk back CR suspension following outrage

The University of California, Irvine College Republicans chapter is challenging its administration on the grounds that it exploited a technicality to oust conservative voices from campus.

Anthony Gockowski Jun 22, 2016 at
2:17 PM EDT
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Mizzou president claims protests, censure were predictable

The University of Missouri system’s president is optimistic for the school’s future despite declining enrollment and a campus climate that promotes racial animosity and professional censure, insisting that today's college students are not "coddled."

Chris Nuelle Jun 22, 2016 at
11:34 AM EDT
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College Republicans suspended by UC Irvine after hosting Milo

The University of California, Irvine has suspended its College Republicans chapter for an entire year after the group hosted controversial conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos.

Anthony Gockowski Jun 21, 2016 at
7:34 PM EDT
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Keeping union jobs worth $50M, protesters tell Eastern Michigan

Protesters assembled at an Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents meeting Tuesday, demanding that the university forsake $50 million to keep its food service unionized.

Greta Dreyer Jun 21, 2016 at
4:56 PM EDT
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Pitt inclusion guide: correct English is a social construct

"Misgendering someone is disrespectful and dismissive."

Victoria Stroup Jun 21, 2016 at
4:43 PM EDT
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Another prof. blames Christians for Orlando shooting

"[A]ll of this could have been prevented if the United States had stricter gun regulations including background checks."

Anthony Gockowski Jun 21, 2016 at
3:48 PM EDT
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Toledo to require diversity training, 'supplement' minority faculty salaries

The University of Toledo (UT) will soon be requiring diversity training for all students and staff, as well as increasing salaries for minority professors.

Amber Athey Jun 21, 2016 at
3:42 PM EDT
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Texas A&M shows that affirmative action isn't necessary

While the University of Texas awaits a Supreme Court ruling on its affirmative action policies, Texas A&M is quietly increasing its diversity by focusing on low-income scholarships and minority recruitment programs instead.

Jenna Lawrence Jun 21, 2016 at
2:55 PM EDT
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Protesters kicked off campus for flying Mississippi state flag

Protesters at the University of Southern Mississippi were asked to remove the state flag from their vehicle even though school regulations allow demonstrators to carry the flag on campus.

Anthony Gockowski Jun 21, 2016 at
11:32 AM EDT
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LA City College hosts transgender career fair

A government-funded career fair for transgender workers was held on the Los Angeles City College (LACC) campus Monday.

Will Rierson Jun 21, 2016 at
10:34 AM EDT
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AAUP conference emphasizes flag burning, white fragility, social justice

Professors at a recent academic conference discussed burning the American flag and other methods of promoting social justice on campus.

Rob Shimshock Jun 21, 2016 at
8:34 AM EDT
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CA bill would restrict religious rights of Christian colleges

A California bill intended to protect LGBT people from discrimination in colleges could also deprive as many as 42 Christian colleges of their First Amendment rights.

Marlo Safi Jun 20, 2016 at
2:49 PM EDT
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AAUP condemns lack of academic freedom at Mizzou

This comes after an investigation launched by the AAUP in March found that Melissa Click was fired because of political pressure, largely because of the state legislature.

Victoria Stroup Jun 20, 2016 at
1:10 PM EDT
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Robert Reich takes aim at Trump in blog posts

A University of California, Berkeley professor recently outlined the reasons why Republicans “must dump Trump” in his blog, simultaneously thanking Bernie Sanders for “igniting a movement” in favor of progressive government.

Marlo Safi Jun 20, 2016 at
12:49 PM EDT
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Mizzou 'Inclusive Terminology' guide calls 'Oriental,' 'urban' offensive terms

In an effort to increase discussion about diversity and inclusion, the University of Missouri compiled a language guide to help students avoid stereotypes.

Bethany Salgado Jun 20, 2016 at
12:24 PM EDT
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Liberty University prof derides 'pretend gun-free zones' on campuses

A Liberty University professor shared his perspective on the national conversation about concealed carry laws on college campuses.

Morgan Walker Jun 20, 2016 at
10:41 AM EDT
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Mizzou protesters to be honored with ESPY award

The Mizzou football team will be honored with an ESPY during this year’s ESPN award ceremony, but not for its performance on the field.

Anthony Gockowski Jun 18, 2016 at
6:20 PM EDT
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Kean University racial hoaxer gets 'Mega' penalty from judge

A former Kean University student who pled guilty to conjuring up a racial hoax was sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years probation, and will be required to pay an $82,000 fine.

Anthony Gockowski Jun 18, 2016 at
1:40 PM EDT
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Prof dismisses ‘Inclusive Excellence’ as ‘happy talk,’ not real ‘racial justice’

The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) explains the failings of “inclusive excellence” (IE) and “liberal education” in its latest publication.

Rob Shimshock Jun 18, 2016 at
1:09 PM EDT
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The Weekly Roundup: It’s a college thing.

The headlines we were tempted to run, and the commentary we couldn’t.

Campus Reform Staff Jun 18, 2016 at
10:06 AM EDT
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CUNY considers imposing free speech zones despite constitutional concerns

A new policy proposal by The City University of New York would limit free speech to designated areas of campus, even as other schools around the country are being forced to eliminate similar policies.

Amber Athey Jun 17, 2016 at
5:31 PM EDT
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Boston U. Dean blames Orlando massacre on hate speech

"Why is it that we are so far behind on this issue compared to other countries?"

Rob Shimshock Jun 17, 2016 at
5:14 PM EDT
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Students at all-girls school protest ‘rape culture’ on campus

Students at the 96.6 percent female St. Catherine University (SCU) protested twice this week against a rape culture they say is present at their Catholic-affiliated Minnesota school.

Will Rierson Jun 17, 2016 at
4:55 PM EDT
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NYU rejects fossil fuel divestment as meaningless political statement

The New York University Board of Trustees rejected vehement demands from students to divest from fossil fuels because doing so would have amounted to a meaningless political statement.

Jenna Lawrence Jun 17, 2016 at
4:15 PM EDT
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Michigan college drops math, considers diversity course instead

Students at Wayne State University no longer have to take a single math course to graduate, and may soon be required to take a diversity course, instead.

Rob Shimshock Jun 17, 2016 at
2:42 PM EDT
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UT profs call for repeal of Second Amendment in campus carry survey

A campus-wide survey reveals that University of Tennessee faculty members strongly oppose campus carry, with many calling it the most “idiotic” “unacceptable” “crazy talk” they have ever seen come out of the state legislature.

Anthony Gockowski Jun 17, 2016 at
1:03 PM EDT
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Feminist professor blasts trigger warnings

A University of Connecticut professor has threatened to stop teaching if the university ever requires her to use trigger warnings in class.

Amber Athey Jun 17, 2016 at
12:08 PM EDT
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