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College Admissions Bribe Scandal: Hot Pockets Heiress Sentenced to 5 Months in Prison

Michelle Janavs, the heiress to the Hot Pockets fortune, admitted this week that she paid $200,000 to have her daughter admitted to the USC as part of the “Varsity Blues” college admissions bribe scandal. She was sentenced to five months in prison during a hearing that took place this week. Another parent is being sent…

UNC Promises that Confederate Statue Won’t Return to Campus

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz promised students last week that the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue will not return to campus. According to a report by the Daily Tar Heel, officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are telling students that a controversial Confederate statue will not return to…

Protesters Shut Down Iowa Board of Regents Meeting, Demand ‘Tuition Freeze,’ Response to ‘Racism’

Student protesters shut down an Iowa Board of Regents meeting last week demanding a tuition freeze, as well as a response to alleged “acts of racism and white supremacy” across university campuses in Iowa. Students from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa shut down a Board of Regents meeting…

Georgetown Cancels Workshop that Uses Papayas to Teach Students to Perform Abortions

Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, has shut down a workshop that was designed to teach students how to perform an abortion. The creators of the “Papaya Workshop” hoped to teach students how to perform abortions with the Mexican fruit standing in for a human baby. According to a report by the College Fix, Georgetown University…

U. of Missouri Closes Confucius Institute After Criticism from State Department

University of Missouri (Mizzou) has announced that it is closing its Confucius Institute after the U.S. Department of State notifying the school that it is no longer allowed to have Chinese instructors teaching Mandarin without the supervision of a Chinese-speaking American. The University of Missouri at Columbia is closing its Confucius Institute after the U.S. Department of State…

Harvard Embraces Debunked ‘Implicit Bias’ Test that Labels You a Racist

A popular quiz on Harvard University’s website was designed in 1998 by psychologists to determine a person’s level of subconscious racism.  Although the test has been thoroughly debunked by researchers since its introduction, it has remained a fixture of progressive activism. The “implicit bias” test, known formally as the “Implicit Association test,” is a test…

Schools Are Treating Students for Separation Anxiety from Their Phones

According to a recent report, K-12 schools around the country are having to treat students for separation anxiety after implementing policies that require students to hand over their smartphones. One school’s solution was to buy locking pouches for smartphones, which students were invited to decorate. The Wall Street Journal reports that schools across the United States are…

Professors at Catholic University Outraged over Screening of Pro-Life Movie ‘Unplanned’

Dozens of professors at King’s University College in Ontario, Canada, are outraged over the screening of the pro-life film, Unplanned. The professors believe the screening of the pro-life film will hinder the Catholic school’s efforts to recruit “excellent” students. The school’s principal responded by stating that while professors “do not need to prescribe to the tenets…

Stanford PhD Student: ‘Star Wars’ Music Is Racist

In a recent column for the Washington Post, Stanford Ph.D. student Jeffrey Chen made the case that the Star Wars franchise “reinforces our prejudices” through its soundtrack. Stanford doctoral student Jeffrey Chen published a column in the Washington Post to make the case that the Star Wars film franchise is racist. “[I]f we take a moment to think about…

FIRE: Long Island University Post Requires Students to Have ‘Respect for Authority’

Long Island University Post (LIU Post) has fallen under scrutiny by free speech advocates for a school policy that apparently requires its students to have “respect for authority.” One LIU Post student had found himself under investigation by school officials for alleged possession and distribution of flyers deemed to be disrespectful. The Foundation for Individual…
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