Education

Northwestern U. Fines Protesters Who Disrupted Jeff Sessions Speech

Northwestern University has fined several students $125 for their participation in a protest effort against Jeff Sessions back in November. The students were cited with disorderly conduct after they disrupted the event by shouting. The university claimed that some protesters pushed and kicked police officers as they were removed from the event.

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Michigan High Schooler Claims Teacher Assaulted Her over ‘Women for Trump’ Pin

A student at Mason High School in Mason, Michigan, is alleging that a teacher at the school did not like her “Women for Trump” pin and forcibly pulled it off her shirt. A police report has been filed, but when the school district’s superintendent addressed the situation in an email to parents, claiming that the incident “does not affect the safety of our students.”

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University of New Mexico Professor Suspended by Kangaroo Court

A conservative professor at the University of New Mexico is facing a one-year unpaid suspension after he attempted to end an exchange of flirty emails with a graduate student. A VP for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) calls the investigation “one of the most egregious cases of university malfeasance” she has seen in her career.

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Yale Professor: There Is Zero Political Diversity in Faculty

Yale Professor David Gelernter told the institution’s newspaper last week there is very little political diversity amongst faculty members at the prestigious Ivy League university. According to Gelernter, increasing Yale’s political diversity would make it stand as the “one intellectually serious elite university in the country.”

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California Mother Pleads Guilty to Paying Scammers to Take Son’s Online Classes

California mother Karen Littlefair pleaded guilty to charges alleging that she paid for someone to take online college classes on behalf of her son so that he could graduate from Georgetown University. Littlefair pleaded guilty on Monday and is the latest parent to be charged amid the infamous “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal that unfolded earlier this year.

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DOJ Calls on Jones County Junior College to Cease ‘Unconstitutional Conduct,’ Obey First Amendment

The DOJ issued a Statement of Interest on Monday regarding Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi, which is facing a lawsuit alleging that the public school threatened students with arrest for exercising their First Amendment rights on campus. “[The school’s] unconstitutional conduct cannot stand,” reads the DOJ’s Statement. “It should comply voluntarily with the First Amendment — and soon.”

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Western Michigan College Dems: Donald Trump Poses Threat to ‘Vulnerable’ Students

The Western Michigan College Democrats published a comment on Facebook recently in which they argued that President Donald Trump and his staff should not be welcome to campus because they pose a “threat” to students. The student group believes that “the time has passed for civility,” a sentiment on many campuses given the wave of violence and threats against conservative students.

US President Donald Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Win McNamee (Photo credit should read WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)