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19 Nov 2019, 3:31 am

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Students demand ability to select roommate based on race during days-long sit-in

--Syracuse Students are demanding an option for selecting same race roommates in student housing, along with other demands.
--Students are occupying a campus building until these demands are met.

The Chancellor at Syracuse University has stated that he will actively work with a group of students who have issued several demands meant to address a racism issue at the school, including the institution of a new policy that would require students be offered an option to choose that their roommate share the same race.

The demand to allow "students of color" to elect not to room with students of other races was one of several such demands issued by a group of protesting students who aired their concerns about racism on campus during an ongoing sit-in. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud spoke at the sit-in in a live-streamed exchange.

Calling themselves “#NotAgainSU,” this group of protestors is calling for the chancellor to resign if he does not sign a document conceding to the list of demands by Wednesday.


https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14003

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Chancellor Syverud responded, saying he spoke with students and learned that they had “good reason to fear” roommates who “harbor views of racism.”


We do not need to be reminded of what would happen if white students demanded to room with other whites and the chancellor said the white students “had good reason to fear” black students would rob them.

In fairness there has been a series of bigotry incidents mostly graffiti and one girl was accosted. A fraternity has been suspended but that does not change the fact the protests are racist and the chancellor is enabling them.


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19 Nov 2019, 10:28 am

Well, good, but it was only because of "backlash."


After backlash, UVA pres. says scrapping Veterans Day 21-gun salute was 'mistake'

--Shortly after announcing the removal of the 21-gun salute from its traditional Veterans Day ceremony, the University of Virginia is changing course.
--"Sometimes you make mistakes," university president Jim Ryan said.

Shortly after announcing that it would be doing away with its long-held tradition of incorporating a 21-gun salute on Veterans Day, the University of Virginia has changed course and will be reinstating the salute in next year's ceremony.

University president Jim Ryan stated Saturday that next year's ceremony will include the salute, calling the decision a "mistake" that was "motivated by good intentions."

"Sometimes you make mistakes. Although motivated by good intentions, I believe we made a mistake this year in excluding the 21-gun salute from our Veterans Day ceremony. Having attended the ceremony, and having consulted with the Commander in charge, I am confident that we can accommodate a 21-gun salute, which had been a meaningful feature of the ceremony in years past," Ryan wrote in a Facebook post.

"We will therefore reinstate the 21-gun salute next year, and we will make sure to minimize any disruptions to classes and communicate the details of the ceremony in advance. Thanks to all who shared their views about this topic, and my sincere apologies to any who may have doubted our commitment to honoring our veterans, whom we hold in the highest esteem and who deserve our gratitude," he added.

In his original Nov. 9 statement regarding the removal of the salute, Ryan reasoned that the gunfire could be "disruptive to classes" and that it may "cause a panic" among students who have been highly sensitized to "gun violence" in America.


https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14006


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11 Dec 2019, 6:02 pm

Yale Prof Estimates Faculty Political Diversity At 0%

Nobody looks to the Ivy League for balanced political discourse. But a new report suggests that on at least one campus, the stifling of conservative views among faculty members is nearly complete.

Valerie Pavilonis and Matt Kristoffersen report in the Yale Daily News:

"According to computer science professor David Gelernter ‘76, faculty political diversity at Yale is low: “0%,” he wrote in an email. He added that while there are a “few conservatives, including prominent ones,” their numbers are not high enough to have a significant impact on campus culture."

Readers might assume that Mr. Gelernter, an occasional contributor to the Journal, is poking fun at the school’s overwhelming leftism rather than expressing mathematical precision. But via email, another Yale faculty member who chooses to remain anonymous tells this column, “I agree with the calculation.”

A third Yale faculty member, a self-described liberal, says the faculty is “moving further to the left” and has become increasingly intolerant of conservative viewpoints. This faculty member, who also requests anonymity, says that some faculty bias is subconscious: “They think people who agree with them are smarter than people who disagree with them.” This professor adds: “Universities are moving away from the search for truth” in favor of a search for “social justice.” ...

Ms. Pavilonis and Mr. Kristoffersen of the Yale Daily News also interviewed history professor Carlos Eire, another occasional contributor to the Journal. According to their report:

"Yale talks a lot of diversity, but basically all that diversity means here is skin color,” Eire said. “There’s definitely no diversity here when it comes to politics. The liberal point of view is taken to be objective — not an opinion, not a set of beliefs... There’s an assumption that goes unquestioned that if you’re not part of the herd groupthink there’s something wrong with you,” he said."


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14 Dec 2019, 11:39 am

Semester of violence: physical attacks on conservative college students keep piling up

It’s not safe to be openly conservative on campus

When a conservative activist with MAGA gear was hit in the face with a brutal haymaker at UC Berkeley earlier this year, it was caught on camera and became fodder for national headlines.

It was also no outlier....


https://www.thecollegefix.com/semester- ... piling-up/


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28 Dec 2019, 12:11 pm

A year of left-wing violence on college campuses:


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Yesterday, 3:21 pm

This isn't so much leftist agenda as good old fashioned greed, corruption, above-the-law entitlement, and indifference to communist dictatorships.

Harvard Chemistry Chairman Charged on Alleged Undisclosed Ties to China
Charles Lieber is accused of lying to Defense Department, National Institutes of Health about Chinese government funding

The chairman of Harvard University’s chemistry department was arrested Tuesday for allegedly lying about receiving millions in Chinese funding, in an escalation of U.S. efforts to counter what officials say is a plot by Beijing to raid U.S. universities to transform China into a scientific superpower.

A federal criminal complaint alleges that Charles Lieber misled the Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health about his participation in China’s Thousand Talents Plan while the U.S. agencies were spending more than $15 million to fund his research group in the U.S.


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Yesterday, 7:06 pm

Campus leaders couldn't care less about racial progress
Hadn't we already agreed as a nation that racial segregation is morally wrong? Apparently, these schools haven't gotten the memo.

“Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever!” Those words were thundered by Alabama Gov. George Wallace in his 1963 inauguration speech. But, in fact, the very next year, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, which brought an end to segregation.

Or did it?

Wallace later repented of this phrase, but in 2020, the 1963 George Wallace seems to be getting some traction. Because all over America — and even in Alabama — universities and schools are promoting and endorsing schemes that divide and label students by race.

The University of Alabama, for example, is endorsing a Goldman Sachs-backed “diversity” program that benefits black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT students, but excludes other groups. White? Asian? Straight? You’re not welcome.

At the University of Colorado Boulder, a special retreat is available only to students "whose identity community/ies have been minoritized" in science, technology, engineering and math. Nor was it about special problems faced by “minoritized” students.

As Campus Reform reports, “Activities at the event were centered around career development and networking, and not specific to minority experiences. They included creating research and teaching portfolios, coming up with questions to ask during interviews, networking with existing CU faculty, and learning the differences between types of faculty careers.”

Meanwhile, at Portland State University, the Women’s Resource Center holds meetings "solely for people of color.”

At Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, a symposium on science and technology invited only speakers who fit the categories of “African Americans, Alaska Natives, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.”

And the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers special race-based housing. The University of California, Berkeley, meanwhile, offers four orientations based on race in addition to the main orientation.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 587577002/


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Somewhere in another world, George Wallace shouts, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!"


Minnesota college helps 'white students only' deal with 'the nasty little racist inside them'

--To commemorate MLK Day, a Minnesota college hosted a plethora of events aimed at helping white students confront their alleged "racist tendencies."
--One such event accused white students of harboring “a nasty little racist inside them.”

Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota held an event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day designed exclusively for white students.

The event, titled “How to Embrace Your Inner Racist: A Session for White People” was designed to help attendees “recognize and acknowledge that there is a nasty little racist inside them,” according to a description found on the college's website. The session also aimed to help students learn how “the skills of psychological flexibility can help white people recognize and acknowledge their own racist tendencies.”

“This session is for White people only,” the event description said, adding that "while we won’t stop people of color from attending, they should know that their presence in the room is likely to interfere with the effectiveness of the session.”


https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14272


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