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Feds Spend Over $500K to Make Engineering a Safe Space for LGBT Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:30am 9/19/2017 at 10:30am

If you’re a gay student who wants to become an engineer, who’s stopping you?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Feds Spend $587,441 to Make Engineering a ‘Safe Zone’ for LGBTQ Students

The National Science Foundation is spending over $100,000 to create “safe zone” inclusion training so more members of the LGBTQ community become engineers.

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Toys R Us Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:32am 9/19/2017 at 9:32am
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Mega toy store Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Monday night due to crushing debt. From CNBC:

The bankruptcy filing helps the Wayne New Jersey-based toy retailer relieve itself of the debt left over from its $6.6 billion acquisition by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Bain Capital Partners and real...

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Constitution Day Lecture at Princeton Titled “F*** Free Speech”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:30am 9/19/2017 at 7:30am

Has the left’s contempt for free speech ever been as blatantly displayed as it has in recent months?

Kat Timpf writes at National Review:

Princeton’s Constitution Day Lecture Titled ‘F%*# Free Speech’

This year’s annual Constitution Day lecture at Princeton University was titled “F%*# Free Speech: An Anthropologist’s Take on Campus Speech Debates”...

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San Francisco: DREAMers Scream at Nancy Pelosi

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:10pm 9/18/2017 at 8:10pm
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A very flustered Nancy Pelosi was met by an angry bunch of DREAMers at a DREAMer event in San Francisco Monday. The crowd was shouting, demanding to know where she was when they asked for help, to which Pelosi replied, “you don’t know what you’re talking about.

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Poll Finds 75 Percent of Yale Profs Identify as Liberal

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Based on what we know about Yale, doesn’t that number seem a little low?

Campus Reform reports:

POLL: 75 percent of Yale professors identify as liberal

A recent survey shows that nearly 75 percent of Yale University faculty members identify as liberals, while a paltry 10 percent claim to be conservative.

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UVA Frat’s ‘Cops and Robbers’ Party Accused of Encouraging Racist Behavior

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Theme parties are a big no-no in higher ed these days. Anything can be read into them.

The College Fix reports:

UVA fraternity’s ‘cops and robbers’ party ripped for ‘encouraging racist conduct’

The University of Virginia chapter of the Delta Psi fraternity came under fire last week for throwing a “cops and robbers”...

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Harvard Law Acknowledges Ties to Slavery With New Plaque

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:30am 9/18/2017 at 7:30am

Will this be acceptable to the left? It’s a small gesture but better late than never.

Smithsonian Magazine reports:

Harvard Law School Marks Ties to Slavery in New Plaque

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Harvard Law School, which has planned a program of performances, exhibitions and talks celebrating its rich legacy....

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National Science Foundation Doling Out $8 Million to Promote Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:30pm 9/17/2017 at 4:30pm

Shouldn’t the focus here be on science and not promoting identity politics?

Campus Reform reports:

Feds pay $8M+ to promote ‘diversity’ in STEM

The National Science Foundation recently issued 27 new grants totaling more than $8 million to promote...

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Iraqi ICE Detainees Protest Deportation, Go On Hunger Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/17/2017 at 2:30pm
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Iraqi nationals detained by ICE for deportation have gone on a hunger strike in a detention facility.  They are protesting their detention and their eventual deportation.  The federal government has said that these Iraqis are being deported because they have committed crimes.

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Duke Recruits Male Students to Fight ‘Toxic Masculinity’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 12:30pm 9/17/2017 at 12:30pm

Imagine a school announcing a plan to fight toxic femininity. It would be an outrage.

The Daily Caller reported:

Duke Recruits Men To Combat ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Duke University will launch the Duke Men’s Project for a second year this September in an effort to combat “toxic masculinity” and the harmful narratives about gender roles...

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*UPDATE* Ravens Did Not Hand Out DNA Tests

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*UPDATE* Fellow author here at LI David Gerstman informed me on FB that the Ravens decided to forgo the giveaway. From CBS Sports:

A few hours before kickoff, though, the Ravens postponed the event to a later unknown date.

Why? The biotech firm sponsoring the event is “working to address questions from...

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Evergreen State Settles Lawsuit With Bret Weinstein and Wife for $500K

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:30am 9/17/2017 at 8:30am
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Evergreen was lucky to settle for so little. Weinstein had a solid case.

The College Fix reports:

Evergreen State College settles claim with embattled professors for $500,000

Evergreen State College has settled a tort claim against it from embattled Professor Bret Weinstein and his wife, Professor Heather Heying, for $500,000, according to an email...

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California Legislature Approves Moving Presidential Primary to March

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:30pm 9/16/2017 at 5:30pm
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Last week, Fuzzy blogged that California was contemplating moving its presidential primary from June to March. Earlier today, the lawmakers voted to do just that. However, Gov. Jim Brown hasn’t said if he will sign the bill. From The Associated Press:

A March primary would likely fall on so-called Super Tuesday, when...

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‘Freshman’ And ‘Upperclassman’ Replaced With Gender-Neutral Terms at Yale

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:30pm 9/16/2017 at 3:30pm
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Left wing forces at Yale keep pushing, and the school keeps laying down for them.

The Daily Caller reports:

Yale Replaces ‘Freshman’ And ‘Upperclassman’ With Gender-Neutral Terms

Yale University announced Thursday it’s changing the terms “freshman” and “upperclassman” to “first-year” and “upper-level student” in official campus documents.

The university will make these changes in resources...

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Pakistan: Christian Man Sentenced to Death For Blasphemy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/16/2017 at 1:30pm
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As we oppose and reject antifa (really profa) and its violent opposition to drastically limiting free speech in this country, it’s worth noting the outcome in other countries when things we still count as free speech are counted as death-penalty offenses.

In Pakistan, a 35-year-old Christian man has been sentenced to death...

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Faculty Members at Berkeley Call for Boycott of Free Speech Week

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:30am 9/16/2017 at 11:30am

You can always count on the faculty at Berkeley to set s good example for the students, right?

From the Daily Californian:

UC Berkeley faculty members call for boycott of classes during ‘Free Speech Week’

In a letter addressed to the UC Berkeley campus and the Berkeley community, 132 campus faculty members from various...

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Former Students Speak Out on Behalf of Pro-Israel Prof Fired by U. Maryland

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:30am 9/16/2017 at 9:30am
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Former students of Melissa Landa say she shouldn’t have been fired.

They wrote this to the Diamondback:

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