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University of Wyoming Conservative Group Defunded After Hosting Dennis Prager


A conservative group at the public University of Wyoming has had all of its school funding revoked after they hosted an event featuring conservative commentator Dennis Prager.

Loyola University Students Question Catholic School’s Emphasis on Christmas


Students at Loyola University, a Catholic university in Chicago, are questioning why administrators are placing a greater emphasis on Christmas than on other religious holidays.

Young People Say Calling Them a ‘Snowflake’ Damages Their Mental Health


A new survey reveals that young people believe being called a "snowflake" could be damaging to their mental health.

Report: Brands Paying Forbes, HuffPost, Others for Positive Coverage


According to a Tuesday report from The Outline, news outlets such as Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post have taken payment from companies in exchange for positive coverage.

Lindsay Shepherd: ‘Universities Have Lost Sight of Their Purpose’


In an op-ed published in the National Post on Monday, embattled Wilfrid Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd argued that universities are losing sight of their purpose.

Penn State Professor Argues that Eating Meat Perpetuates Patriarchy

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A sociology professor at Pennsylvania State University recently argued in an academic journal that eating meat perpetuates "patriarchy."

Wilfrid Laurier Students’ Union: Free Speech Debate Has ‘Caused Harm’ to Students

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The president of the Wilfrid Laurier University Students' Union released a statement this week that argued that the university's recent debate on free speech has "caused harm" to students.

University Drops Freshman Label Because it Contains ‘Man’

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Trinity College Dublin in Ireland is getting rid of the "freshman" label for first-year students because it contains the word "man."

UC Santa Barbara Students Using ‘Goat Yoga’ to Relieve Stress


Students at UC Santa Barbara can participate in "goat yoga" this December to relieve stress before final examinations.

Texas State Student Defends ‘White Death’ Column Despite Condemnation by University President

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Texas State University student Rudy Martinez is defending his controversial column in the university's college newspaper that argued that “white death will mean liberation for all,” despite a statement condemning the column as "racist" from University President Denise M. Trauth.

Texas State University Student Newspaper on White People: ‘Your DNA Is an Abomination’


Texas State University Student Newspaper on White People: 'Your DNA Is an Abomination'

Brown University Will Allow Students to ‘Self-Identify’ as a Person of Color


Brown University has announced a change to their application process that will allow applicants to "self-identify" as a person of color.

Tufts Cancels Scaramucci Lecture After He Threatens to Sue School Paper for Defamation

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Tufts University canceled a speech featuring former White House Communications Chief Anthony Scaramucci after he threatened to sue a student and the school newspaper for defamation.

Report: Teenagers are Becoming More ‘Anxious and Depressed’

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According to a report from the Economist published last week, anxiety and depression rates in teenagers have skyrocketed over the past two decades.

Harvard Women’s Center Introduces ‘Gender 101’ Training Course

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Harvard University is set to introduce a "Gender 101" course for its freshman students that will discuss gender-related topics.

Report: Justice Department Accuses Harvard of Failing to Cooperate in Affirmative Action Probe

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The Justice Department has accused Harvard University of failing to cooperate with its probe into discriminatory affirmative action practices, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

Report: Justice Department Accuses Harvard of Failing to Cooperate in Affirmative Action Probe

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The Justice Department has accused Harvard University of failing to cooperate with its probe into discriminatory affirmative action practices, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

University of Minnesota Student Radio Hosts Suspended for Saying ‘Tranny’


The University of Minnesota-Morris has suspended a student radio show from the air after they used the word "tranny" during one of their shows.

Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel at Morehouse College Defaced to Protest ‘Rape Culture’

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The Martin Luther King Jr. chapel at Morehouse College was defaced, allegedly by students from Morehouse and several nearby colleges, to protest "rape culture."

Knox College Cancels Play with Asian Characters over ‘Whitewashing’ Concerns

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The theater department at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, has canceled a production of The Good Person of Szechwan over concerns that white actors may be cast to play Asian characters.

Kutztown University Professor: ‘Toxic Masculinity Is Killing Everyone’

Family and friends gather around a makeshift memorial for the victims of the First Baptist Church shooting at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than two dozen. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A professor at Kutztown University, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, argued recently in a series of tweets that "toxic masculinity" is to blame for the recent Texas church shooting.

Report: Americans Without College Degrees Worse Off than 40 Years Ago

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Americans without a college degree are worse off than they were 40 years ago, according to a report published by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Report: Americans Without College Degrees Worse Off than 40 Years Ago

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Americans without a college degree are worse off than they were 40 years ago, according to a report published by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Report: Americans Without College Degrees Worse Off than 40 Years Ago

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Americans without a college degree are worse off than they were 40 years ago, according to a report published by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Start-up Developing Chips to Unlock Full Potential of the Human Brain


Start-up Developing Chips to Unlock Full Potential of the Human Brain

Survey: Americans ‘Ambivalent’ About Importance of Free Speech on Campus

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 27: ANTIFA protesters demonstrate on the University of Utah campus against an event where right wing writer and commentator Ben Shapiro is speaking on September 27, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Campus authorities have increased security ahead of the appearance by Shapiro, a former editor-at-large for Breitbart News. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Americans are ambivalent about the importance of free speech on college campuses, a new survey published in the Washington Post this week revealed.

Controversial Drexel Professor Blames Texas Shooting on ‘Whiteness’


Controversial Drexel University professor George Ciccariello-Maher argued that the recent Texas church shooting was caused by "whiteness."

Harvard Hosts Anal Sex Workshop Entitled ‘What What in the Butt’


While students demanded that a lecture from scholar Charles Murray be canceled in September, Harvard University hosted a workshop on anal sex this week.

Racist Graffiti Near Kansas State University Turns Out to Be Hoax

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A black Kansas man admitted he vandalized his own car with racist graffiti, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Florida Professor Blasts the ‘Toxic Masculine Capitalism’ of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Bryant Sculos, a professor at Florida International University argues that the Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" films are riddled with "toxic masculine capitalism."

Columbia Law Professor Lays Out Methods for Banning ‘Threatening’ Guest Speakers

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Columbia Law School professor Suzanne Goldberg has laid out three methods to help students ban "threatening" guest speakers.

Survey: Majority of Americans Say Colleges Aren’t Teaching ‘the Value of Free Speech’

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Two-thirds of Americans believe that colleges and universities aren't doing enough to teach students the value of free speech, according to a new survey by the Cato Institute.

Christina Hoff Sommers to NYT: Modern Feminism Views Women as ‘Fragile and Easily Traumatized’


In a brief interview with the New York Times this week, American Enterprise Institute Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers shared wide-ranging thoughts on modern feminism.

Minnesota High School Requires English Course Aimed at Destroying ‘White Privilege’

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Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota, has come under fire this week over a new mandatory english course that aims to eradicate "white privilege."

Minnesota High School Requires English Course Aimed at Destroying ‘White Privilege’

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Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota, has come under fire this week over a new mandatory english course that aims to eradicate "white privilege."

Justice Department Considering Anti-Trust Lawsuit over AT&T, Time Warner Merger


A report claims that the Justice Department is considering an anti-trust lawsuit that could block AT&T's $85 billion merger with Time Warner.

Northern Michigan University to Offer Marijuana Studies Degree

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Northern Michigan University now offers a degree in "medicinal plant chemistry," which may be the first degree program dedicated to the study of marijuana.

Brandeis Cancels Play That Allegedly Criticizes Black Lives Matter

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Brandeis University has canceled a play after students and alumni claimed that the production sought to "vilify" members of Black Lives Matter.

WSJ: Colleges That Don’t Protect Free Speech Should Lose Funding

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An opinion column published in the Wall Street Journal this week argues that universities that don't uphold free expression principles should lose federal funding.

Progressive Professor: Faculty ‘Can’t Stay Silent’ About Leftist Extremism on Campus

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 27: ANTIFA protesters demonstrate on the University of Utah campus against an event where right wing writer and commentator Ben Shapiro is speaking on September 27, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Campus authorities have increased security ahead of the appearance by Shapiro, a former editor-at-large for Breitbart News. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Lucía Martínez Valdivia, a professor at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, argued in a Washington Post column this week that progressive academics "can't stay silent" about leftist extremism on campus.
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