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U. of Virginia Cancels Veterans Day 21-Gun Salute Event over Mass Shootings

Administrators at the University of Virginia ignited a backlash this week when it announced that it is canceling its annual 21-gun salute, which had become a staple of the school’s Veterans Day events. According to a local news report, the University of Virginia has canceled its annual 21-gun salute, a traditional military ceremony that honors…

UC Berkeley Instructor: Rural Americans Are ‘Bad People’

An instructor at UC Berkeley argued that “rural Americans” are “bad people” who have made “bad life decisions” in a tweet that he has since deleted. UC Berkeley instructor Jackson Kernion said that “rural Americans” are “bad people” in a tweet last week. Kernion, a graduate student studying philosophy, has taught ten courses at UC…

U. of North Texas Lawyer Resigns After Using Racial Slur During Free Speech Lecture

A staff lawyer at the University of North Texas has resigned after using a racial slur during a classroom discussion about free speech. According to a local news report, a University of North Texas staff lawyer has resigned over her use of a racial slur during an on-campus panel event on free speech. Assistant General…

Tulane Student Government Approves ‘Equity Fee’ for ‘Marginalized’ Students

The student government at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, recently approved an “equity fee” seeking to impose an additional cost of $240 on each student in order to fund a new program aiming to support black and “marginalized” students at the private university. The resolution to increase school fees by $240 per student —…

Google Removes PragerU Android App from Play Store

Google has removed PragerU’s app from its Play Store, which delivers apps to billions of Android users around the world, even as the tech company defends itself against a court case alleging that it is unfairly censoring PragerU on YouTube. “The PragerU mobile app has been completely removed from the Google Play store for apparently…

University of Florida Prof. Bans Use of Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

A professor at the University of Florida has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” in his classroom. The professor even claimed that the term is a “slur.” According to a report by Campus Reform, University of Florida Professor Max Van Oostenburg has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” in his anthropology…

Maryville University: ‘Cultural Appropriation’ on Halloween Is ‘Cultural Genocide’

A presenter at a workshop hosted by Maryville University made the case that “cultural appropriation” on Halloween amounts to “cultural genocide.” According to a report by Campus Reform, educators at Maryville University were encouraged to rethink the ways in which they “borrow” from other cultures. During a workshop that took place on campus, one presenter…

U of Florida Newspaper Board Tells Students to Avoid ‘Problematic’ Halloween Costumes

The editorial board at the University of Florida published a column this last week that cautioned students against wearing “problematic” Halloween costumes. The student newspaper editorial board at the University of Florida is concerned that Halloween will be “problematic.” It published an editorial on the topic, which was highlighted this week by Campus Reform, aiming…

Trinity U. Refuses to Fund Conservative Speaker Heather Mac Donald

The student government at Trinity University refused to fund a planned event featuring conservative writer Heather Mac Donald, citing concerns over her criticisms of social justice dogmas. According to a report by Campus Reform, student senators at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, refused to provide funding for a conservative guest lecture event featuring Manhattan…

Report: ‘Mattress Girl’ Emma Sulkowicz Embraces Ideological Diversity

Andrew Burton/Getty Emma Sulkowicz, who is best known as “Mattress Girl” for her “performance art” protests aimed at administrators at Columbia University, may have turned over a new leaf including a willingness to speak to conservatives about their ideas. Emma Sulkowicz caught national attention when she carried a twin mattress across the Columbia University commencement…
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