Academic Insanity

Boston University Professor Suggests Taxing ‘Fake News’

A Boston University professor suggests taxing — as well as suspending the social media account — of those who spread “fake news.” The professor insists that he does not want to regulate free speech, but rather, punish people for the damage caused by their free speech.

An audience member holds a fake news sign during a President Donald Trump campaign rally in Washington Township, Mich., Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

University of Oregon Students Call for Removal of ‘Oppressive’ Pioneer Statue

Students and faculty at the University of Oregon are calling for the removal of the statue of an American pioneer. According to the university, the state represents “the framing of history from only one culture’s perspective,” and it is considering removing the statue, along with other art students and staff find offensive.

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FIRE: Sex Jokes on Campus Could Land You in Jail Under Proposed Texas Law

A new bill moving forward in the Texas legislature could possibly criminalize sex jokes on campus, according to FIRE. The organization devoted to free speech on campus also expects a flood of “unmeritorious complaints” to Title IX offices at universities in the state.

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University of Minnesota Class Will Criticize Institution’s ‘Prejudice’

The University of Minnesota is will offer a class this fall criticizing the institution for what some call its history of racism and anti-semitism. “Prejudice and Protest at the U of M” will be taught by a professor who believes that “historical narratives or sites of memory perpetuate systems of domination by silencing certain perspectives and stories.”

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Watch: Man Attempts to Chain Doors to University of Washington Conservative Event, Gets Arrested

A man was arrested on Monday after attempting to chain the doors to a College Republicans event in a classroom at the University of Washington. The move, which appeared to be an attempt to lock the conservatives inside the classroom, failed, as the speaker’s personal security members and students forced the doors open. The man acted after an Antifa call to action to disrupt the event.

University of Washington College Republicans meeting disrupted when a man attempted to chain the doors shut.

University of Michigan Course Will Argue that Trump Is a ‘Fascist’

A course that will be offered by the University of Michigan to consider whether or not President Donald Trump is the “new face of fascism.” Based on the tone of the class description and the political climate of campuses around the country, it is likely the class and its professor will argue that Trump is “fascist.”

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TPUSA High School Student: Teachers Triggered by ‘America Is the Greatest Country’ Signs

Dan Gallipoli, a student and Turning Point USA chapter president at West Haven High School in Connecticut, told Breitbart News that teachers and administrators at his school got offended over TPUSA signs that read “America is the greatest country in the world.” The conservative student spoke to host Alex Marlow in a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily for the show’s weekly TPUSA campus report segment.

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Cal Poly Students Demand $140K for ‘Marginalized’ Peers

Students at California Polytechnic State University are calling on the school to allocate more than $140,000 toward “marginalized” students on campus, claiming that the school lacks diversity. One student even argues that the university is “really hard for us to be at,” adding that marginalized students are “being pushed out.”

Protesters rally at Teachers College at Columbia University October 10, 2007, in New York City. Black professor Madonna Constantine discovered a hangman's noose on her office door at the prestigious college yesterday sparking anger at the campus. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)