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Coalition of higher ed groups pens letter against trigger warnings

A coalition of free speech and education-related organizations has condemned a recent decision by Crafton Hills College administrators to add trigger warnings--statements which provide notice of potentially upsetting material--to course syllabi in response to one student’s complaints.

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Kinky sex club rises at USC

"If someone finds out that you [like BDSM] and thinks, ‘You don’t look like the kind of person that would do that’ — that’s the point."

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LSU prof. allegedly loses job for dropping F-bombs while these 8 professors went unpunished

Curse words and a ribald sense of humor could leave you looking for a new job, but if you stick to ranting against Republicans or threatening Christian students with failing grades, you’re likely to be OK.

Gabriella Morrongiello Jul 06, 2015 at
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Constitutional lawyer: gay marriage ruling threatens religious colleges

"If same-sex marriage is really the law of the land, if it's really constitutionally required, isn't there a risk that accrediting bodies are going to start pressuring religious colleges to recognize same-sex marriages for all purposes on their campuses as a condition of accreditation?"

Mariana Barillas Jul 03, 2015 at
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Prof. jokes about whites committing 'mass suicide' because of slavery guilt

"If you think I really support white mass suicide, you're an idiot and I hate you."

Mariana Barillas Jul 03, 2015 at
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Michigan prof.: Islamophobia, right-wing Jews inspired Charleston shooting

Dr. Juan Cole, a professor of history at the University of Michigan, thinks that Islamophobia and right-wing Jews inspired Dylann Roof in the recent Charleston church massacre.

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Grad student threatens abortion unless she raises $1M

"On July 7th I will start accepting donations on this page. I will accept donations for 72 hours, the same amount of time this state currently requires a woman to wait after a consultation with a doctor until she can have an abortion. If one million dollars is raised in those 72 hours then I'll have the baby, give it up for adoption and every cent of that one million dollars will be put in a trust fund for the child, which he or she will have access to when they turn 21."

Caitlin Grimes Jul 02, 2015 at
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NYU student praised for poem titled 'Black Privilege'

“Black Privilege is me pretending to know Trayvon Martin on a first name basis, is me using a dead boy’s name to win a poetry slam…”

Gabriella Morrongiello Jul 02, 2015 at
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Prof. resigns from U. of Memphis after social media posts blasting whites

Dr. Tom Nenon, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Memphis, called Robinson “a valued faculty member,” adding that he “hoped she would have stayed.”
Peter Hasson and Letty Burgin Jul 02, 2015 at 10:43 AM EDT
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SCOTUS to again hear case against University of Texas's affirmative action

Fisher missed the top 10% deadline, placing 62nd in her class, with a 3.59 GPA. She claims that non-white students were admitted to the university with fewer extracurriculars and worse grades than her.

Caitlin Grimes Jul 01, 2015 at
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Free Market: College hires Chelsea Clinton for speech after Hillary requests $275K

Together, Hillary and Bill Clinton have collected over $25 million in speaking fees since 2014.

Gabriella Morrongiello Jul 01, 2015 at
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Profs. react on Twitter to Charleston shooting

Dr. Faheem Younus, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, went on a Twitter rant following the shootings that occurred in Charleston, South Carolina.

Caitlin Grimes Jul 01, 2015 at
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Law school dean wears Che beret because it's 'funny'

"I thought it would be funny to wear that hat and talk about the relationship we forged with the University of Havana."

Mariana Barillas Jun 30, 2015 at
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Video: Hillary Clinton’s cribs shock young people

“I can see where she spends her money instead of spending it on things that really matters or would make a difference.”

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 30, 2015 at
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Jesuit university celebrates gay marriage ruling on social media

The University of San Francisco (USF), a Jesuit Catholic institution, celebrated the Supreme Court’s opinion on same-sex marriage on Twitter last week.

Mariana Barillas Jun 30, 2015 at
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Michigan student: college sex culture damages students

"I imagined an enthusiastic reunion. Or at least a wave. He simply walked away, leaving in his wake the girlish monster we had both created."

Mariana Barillas Jun 30, 2015 at
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UCLA study: porn improves performance

The study involved 280 men, half of whom were in relationships at the time.

Bethany Salgado Jun 29, 2015 at
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College advocacy group: states should "roll-back" campus carry laws after Charleston shooting

"Charleston is the latest in a series of horrific mass-shootings the nation has suffered over the years; it serves as another unfortunate post facto reminder that long-overdue sensible gun reforms can prevent future tragedies."

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 29, 2015 at
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LA Times blasts UC Berkeley 'microaggressions'

"If a university official says, ‘I believe the most qualified candidate should get the job,’ does that really mean ‘people of color are given unfair benefits?’"

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 29, 2015 at
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Memphis prof.: Confederate flag a symbol of 'white heteropatriarchal capitalism'

The Confederate flag is more than a symbol of slavery and northern oppression, “It is the ultimate symbol of white heteropatriarchal capitalism” according to one University of Memphis (UM) professor.

Letty Burgin Jun 29, 2015 at
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Fifth Circuit rejects religious universities' HHS challenge

A three judge panel for the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against several religious universities last week, in another case involving the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contraceptive mandate.

Peter Hasson Jun 29, 2015 at
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Illegal immigrant graduate flies Mexican flag at graduation

Controversy erupted earlier this month as Indira Esparza, a 22-year-old Mexican illegal immigrant graduating from the Thurgood Marshall School at University of California-San Diego celebrated by proudly waving a Mexican flag at her commencement ceremony.

Pardes Seleh Jun 26, 2015 at
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Texas university's VP of diversity and inclusion to earn more than any governor

The University of North Texas (UNT) is paying its new vice president of Diversity and Inclusion a salary that exceeds that of any governor in the country.

Peter Hasson Jun 26, 2015 at
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UM-Flint spikes tuition, paid three people a chancellor-sized salary

The University of Michigan-Flint is raising tuition rates for its students after paying the equivalent salaries of three chancellors last year.

Mariana Barillas Jun 25, 2015 at
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Student allegedly threatened with failing grade for including Biblical references in group presentation

Wisconsin college student Rachel Langeberg claims she was advised to remove them and threatened by her professor with a failing grade after she included references to the Bible in a graded group presentation.

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 25, 2015 at
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Conservative lawyer gets retrial over alleged law school hiring discrimination

“It violates the First Amendment for any public employer to discriminate against its employees either in a refusal to hire or in a termination on the basis of that employee’s political beliefs.”

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 25, 2015 at
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Michigan sex assault survey comes with trigger warning

"This report uses explicit language, including anatomical names of body parts and specific behaviors, to discuss data about sexual situations...Reading this report might remind you of experiences that you, friend, or family member have gone through."

Mariana Barillas Jun 24, 2015 at
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Female prof. calls for inflated course evaluations for female profs

“Women faculty do not have a level playing field, in and out of the classroom. Such a policy would offer one concrete way to actually fix such inequalities.”

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 24, 2015 at
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Princeton prof.: beware 'Bob Jonesification' of same-sex marriage opponents

"In the name of marriage equality and nondiscrimination, liberty, especially religious liberty including liberty of conscience and genuine equality as I would defend it, are undermined."

Mariana Barillas Jun 24, 2015 at
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California State University system to recognize InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

The California State University (CSU) system has announced that it will repeal the policy which had derecognized InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapters in California because of their insistence that their leaders hold core Christian values.

Cabot Phillips Jun 23, 2015 at
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Princeton Theological Seminary prof.: racism like rain in U.S.

"He is situated in a community and a community is in part connected to the heinous act."

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 23, 2015 at
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Rapper P. Diddy arrested for three counts of assault at UCLA

"This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved."

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 23, 2015 at
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VIDEO: Ivy League prof. says Obama America’s first 'n***erized' president

The Harvard graduate—known for his provocative commentary on racial issues and previous criticism of the president—joined CNN to discuss President Obama’s use of the n-word during an online podcast.

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 23, 2015 at
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Georgetown prof calls for gender-neutral 'Parent's Day'

"With all the debate about single mothers and fatherhood, this is why I wish we would have a PARENT'S DAY and stop gendering everything."

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 22, 2015 at
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UPenn prof: ‘I sometimes don’t want to be white either’

"I disliked my Whiteness, but I disliked the Whiteness of other White people more."

Letty Burgin Jun 22, 2015 at
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Textbook: Christianity 'strongest bulwark' of slavery

"Knowing how I feel about a particular quote might later influence how a student who is in one of my classes responds to an assigned discussion question."

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 22, 2015 at
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Video: Students say they’d vote for General Mills, Bon Jovi, and others in 2016

"Would you vote for a guy like Governor Maximus Decimus Meridius?"

Cabot Phillips Jun 19, 2015 at
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'Heterosexual privilege' board displayed in Univ. of Wisconsin residence hall

"I told the school it will never get any of my money as long as things like this are happening."

Bethany Salgado Jun 19, 2015 at
2:14 PM EDT

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American University to host art made of gay blood

Eagles, who is gay, developed the 7-foot-tall installation as a way of sending a message to the Food and Drug Administration regarding its current policy prohibiting men who engage in sexual activity with other men from donating blood.

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 19, 2015 at
12:38 PM EDT

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Eastern Michigan spikes tuition 7.8%

"Due to it being the summer semester, there are far fewer students on campus who would have raised a fuss and possibly protested the decision on campus."

Mariana Barillas Jun 18, 2015 at
5:31 PM EDT

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VIDEO: Protesters target Rubio at conservative conference

At the Road to the Majority conference in Washington D.C. presidential hopeful and Florida Senator Marco Rubio was interrupted by a series of college aged protesters calling for deferred action for illegal immigrants. 

Caleb Bonham Jun 18, 2015 at
1:34 PM EDT

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Toledo football coach won't lead team prayers anymore

The University of Toledo announced this week that it will no longer allow head football coach Matt Campbell to lead the team in pregame prayers.

Cabot Phillips Jun 18, 2015 at
12:46 PM EDT

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College dining hall offers gluten segregated safe zone

Two liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania currently provide segregated areas where gluten-free students can take refuge from the protein.

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 17, 2015 at
12:42 PM EDT

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University bans sugary drinks on campus

"We want to walk the talk, so I do think we have that added responsibility as a health sciences campus."

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 16, 2015 at
12:31 PM EDT

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Prof. teaching presidential politics contributed $4,000 to Dem candidates

According to Rutgers, Mandel’s research interests include “women’s changing political roles and status; women’s political history; women’s leadership as voters and public leaders; gender and decision making; [and] the career of Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

Gabriella Morrongiello Jun 16, 2015 at
10:51 AM EDT

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Disability activists protest Princeton Prof. Peter Singer

The activists took issue with Singer declaring in April that healthcare policy under Obamacare has already led doctors to kill disabled babies, an action he deemed “reasonable.”

Peter Hasson Jun 16, 2015 at
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