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Turning Point USA Activists Wear Diapers to Protest Safe Space Culture


A group of Turning Point USA activists at Kent State is facing a massive online backlash after wearing diapers on campus to protest safe space culture.

UC Santa Cruz Protesters Storm College Republicans Meeting, Call Them ‘Nazis’

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Student protesters were caught on camera shutting down a meeting of UC Santa Cruz's College Republicans chapter.

Camille Paglia Says that Women’s and Gender Studies Departments Should be Defunded


Esteemed feminist author and scholar Camille Paglia argued that Women's and Gender Studies Departments should be defunded in a recent conversation with Professor Jordan Peterson.

Loyola Marymount Students Tear Down Pro-Life Posters Around Campus


Pro-life posters placed around Loyola Marymount University's campus by a Catholic student group are being torn down this week.

Harvard Is Spending at Least $10,000 in Security Fees for Each Controversial Speaking Event

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According to a report from the Crimson, Harvard University has been spending around $10,000 in security costs to host controversial speakers like Charles Murray.

Iowa Professor Goes on Bizarre Rant About Pomegranates

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A professor at a Des Moines community college was filmed going on a bizarre rant about students bringing pomegranates into her classroom.

Scripps College Offers ‘Support and Resources’ to Students Traumatized by Campus Debate

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The all-female Scripps College in Claremont, California, is offering traumatized students "support and resources" in response to a contentious debate that took place during a guest lecture event.

University of Michigan Students Shout Over, Interrupt Charles Murray Lecture


Several student protesters at the University of Michigan attempted to derail a Charles Murray lecture event that took place on campus on Wednesday night.

Amherst College Students ‘Afraid for Their Safety’ During Conservative Guest Lecture


Students at the prestigious Amherst College demanded protection from the "hurtful" ideas of recent guest speaker, radio talk show host Michael Graham.

WashPo: ‘Conservatives Are the Real Campus Thought Police’


A Washington Post op-ed published on Tuesday from controversial Drexel Professor George Ciccariello-Maher argues that conservatives are the "real campus thought police."

Designer Marc Jacobs Tells Oxford Students Political Correctness is ‘Dangerous’


Fashion designer Marc Jacobs condemned political correctness in a speech at Oxford University in response to criticisms he received last year over his decision to dress white models in dreadlocks.

Harvard Professor Says NRA Is a ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’

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Harvard University Professor Jonathan L. Walton called the NRA a "domestic terrorist organization" during a speech at the campus's Memorial Church.

Columbia PhD Student Writes Thesis on ‘Asexual Microaggressions’

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Aasha Foster, a counseling psychology graduate student at Columbia University, penned a 138-page thesis paper on "microaggressions" against asexual people.

Michigan State University Police: Object Reported as ‘Noose’ Was a Shoelace


An object reported to campus police as a "noose" was actually a shoelace, according to Michigan State University campus police.

Black Lives Matter Students Shut Down ACLU Event, Argue ‘Liberalism Is White Supremacy’


A Black Lives Matter Activist group at The College of William & Mary shut down an ACLU Free Speech event on the basis that "liberalism is white supremacy."

Justice Department Investigating Affirmative Action Practices at Harvard


The Justice Department is investigating affirmative action policies at Harvard University over claims of discrimination in the admissions process.

Justice Department Investigating Affirmative Action Practices at Harvard


The Justice Department is investigating affirmative action policies at Harvard University over claims of discrimination in the admissions process.

Loyola Marymount Professor Says Violent Protests Are Productive

MAGA Make America Great Again hat burning at Berkeley (Elijah Nouvelage / Getty)
A professor at Loyola Marymount University argued last week that violent protests are a productive means of advancing progressive causes. Stefan Bradley, a professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University, argues in a recent column for the Chronicle of Higher Education that “violent” demonstrations can be productive to advancing social justice causes. “To be sure, disruption should not be mistaken for violence, and inflicting physical harm (not counting self-defense) on opponents and property often derails a just cause,” Bradley wrote. “At times, though, it is the violent or destructive demonstrations that draw the attention of the wider public and motivates decision makers to act.” The “so-called marketplace of ideas,” Bradley added, “only works when the opposing party is sympathetic and willing to act.” A study reported on by Breitbart News earlier this year revealed that extreme forms of protest typically reduce popular support for movements that choose to employ them. During the study, researchers exposed a test group to anti-Trump protests in which demonstrators blocked traffic. “What we found most startling was in the anti-Trump protests,” they reported. “When participants were exposed to the traffic blocking video—the participants regardless of their political ideology—showed an increase in support when

WSJ: Progressive Academics Reject Science


An op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal on Monday argues that it's progressive academics, not conservatives, who reject science.

Women Earned Majority of American Doctoral Degrees for 8th Straight Year

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In the continuation of an eight-year trend, American women earned far more doctoral degrees than men in 2016. Women earned majority of doctoral degrees for 8th straight yr and outnumber men in grad school 135 to 100 https://t.co/SHKGAGNim1 @chsommers — Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) September 28, 2017 In 2016, there were 135 women enrolled in graduate school for every 100 men. Women earned 400 master’s degrees in health sciences majors for every 100 men. According to a December 2016 New York Times report, there are now more women in law school than men. “If we accept the results […] the gender-industry gap is focused on the wrong thing,” George Mason University economist Alex Tabarrok argued in response to these developments in higher education. “The real gender gap is that men are having trouble competing everywhere except in STEM.” Writing for the American Enterprise Institute Blog, economist Mark Perry argues that men became the “second sex” in higher education in 2009: For the eighth year in a row, women earned a majority of doctoral degrees awarded at US universities in 2016. Of the 78,744 doctoral degrees awarded in 2016 (Table B.25), women earned 40,407 of those degrees and 52.1% of the total, compared to

Women Earned Majority of American Doctoral Degrees for 8th Straight Year

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In the continuation of an eight-year trend, American women earned far more doctoral degrees than men in 2016. Women earned majority of doctoral degrees for 8th straight yr and outnumber men in grad school 135 to 100 https://t.co/SHKGAGNim1 @chsommers — Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) September 28, 2017 In 2016, there were 135 women enrolled in graduate school for every 100 men. Women earned 400 master’s degrees in health sciences majors for every 100 men. According to a December 2016 New York Times report, there are now more women in law school than men. “If we accept the results […] the gender-industry gap is focused on the wrong thing,” George Mason University economist Alex Tabarrok argued in response to these developments in higher education. “The real gender gap is that men are having trouble competing everywhere except in STEM.” Writing for the American Enterprise Institute Blog, economist Mark Perry argues that men became the “second sex” in higher education in 2009: For the eighth year in a row, women earned a majority of doctoral degrees awarded at US universities in 2016. Of the 78,744 doctoral degrees awarded in 2016 (Table B.25), women earned 40,407 of those degrees and 52.1% of the total, compared to

Drexel Professor Blames ‘White Supremacist Patriarchy’ for Vegas Shooting


Drexel professor George Ciccariello-Maher blamed the Las Vegas mass shooting on "white supremacist patriarchy" on Monday morning.

Professor Targeted for Termination over Column Critical of Transgender Activists

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Boise State Professor Scott Yenor has been targeted for termination by students after he published a column critical of transgender activists.

UC Riverside Student Allegedly Steals MAGA Hat, Demands Owner Be Punished for Wearing It


A student at UC Riverside was filmed after allegedly stealing a "Make America Great Again" hat demanding that the wearer be punished.

UC Riverside Student Allegedly Steals MAGA Hat, Demands Owner Be Punished for Wearing It


A student at UC Riverside was filmed after allegedly stealing a "Make America Great Again" hat demanding that the wearer be punished.

UConn Cancels Comedian Owen Benjamin After He Criticizes Transgender Hormone Treatment for Children

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The University of Connecticut has canceled an event featuring comedian Owen Benjamin after he criticized the practice of giving hormone replacement treatment to young children.

School District Apologizes for Trump Banner at High School Football Game


The superintendent of Brooke County School District in West Virginia has apologized for a Trump banner that was displayed at a recent high school football game.

Georgetown Law Professors Kneel in Protest of Jeff Sessions Speech

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30 faculty members at Georgetown University Law School participated in a kneeling protest against the visit of Attorney General Jeff Session who spoke at the school later on Tuesday.

Professor Doubles Down on Tweet Saying ‘Trump Must Hang’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
A professor at California State University, Fresno, is doubling down on a tweet he made earlier this year in which he said that President Donald Trump "must hang."

University of Chicago Supports Medieval Studies Scholar Falsely Accused of Encouraging White Supremacy

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Rachel Fulton Brown, a professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Chicago, has come under fire for a blog post that she wrote in 2015, entitled "Three Cheers for White Men."

UNC Charlotte Offers 345 Diversity and Social Justice Courses


The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, offers a staggering 345 courses on the topic of diversity and social justice.

Colleges Coddle Students with Ball Pits to Provide ‘Emotional Safety’

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Institutions of higher education around the country are providing students with ball pits, typically used by young children, to help relieve them of the stress of college.

University of Missouri Enrollment Falls to Decade Low After Protests


Following the 2015 protests that captured the attention of the national press, enrollment at the University of Missouri has fallen to its lowest level since 2008.

Dallas Considered Renaming Schools Named After Founding Fathers


The Dallas Independent School District considered renaming schools named after Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, but ultimately decided against the change.

Students Earn Extra Credit by Determining Their Level of ‘White Privilege’


Students at San Diego State University have the opportunity to earn extra credit by determining their personal level of "white privilege."

Survey: 20% of College Students Support Using Violence to Shut Down Speakers


A survey of college students reveals that 20 percent of students believe it is okay to use violence to shut down an offensive speaker.

Survey: Half of Millennials Would Give Up Voting Rights to Pay Off Student Debt


Fifty percent of millennials claim that they would give up their right to vote if it meant wiping away their student debts, according to a new survey.

Police Union Officials Slam Antifa Professor Who Tweeted He Was Proud to Teach ‘Future Dead Cops’


A professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City has come under fire after tweeting that he is proud to teach "future dead cops."

George Washington University Introduces Gender Quota for Panel Events

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George Washington University's International Affairs school has introduced a gender quota to ensure that no guest speaker panels are exclusively male.

Austin Community College Professor Resigns After Tweeting ‘I’d Be OK If Betsy DeVos Was Sexually Assaulted’


Attorney and professor Robert Ranco has resigned from his teaching post at Austin Community College after tweeting he'd "be OK if" Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was sexually assaulted.
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