Academic Insanity

Rand Paul: Taxpayers Pay Community College Tuition for Foreigners

A U.S. government program is using more than $15 million in taxpayer money to send hundreds of foreign students to community college. Upon completion of the program, the students will “return home with new skills and expertise to help them contribute to the economic growth and development of their country.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 25, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "An Update on American Diplomacy to Advance Our National Security Strategy." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kellogg Community College Official Held ‘F*ck Trump’ Sign at Michigan Trump Rally

Jorge Zeballos, the chief equity and inclusion officer at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan, recently protested outside of a Donald Trump rally held near the college with a sign that read, “Fuck Trump.” One student commented on the incident, saying: “He has violated the very goals that are listed on the ‘Equity & Inclusion’ page of KCC’s website. His behavior, in no way, fosters or promotes civility and does not advance dialogue.”

Jorge Zeballos of Kellogg Community College

Dickinson College Students Vote to Ban Israeli Hummus

Dickinson College students voted recently to suspend the sale of Sabra brand hummus at campus dining facilities after student protesters linked the Israel-based company to the Israeli Defense Force. Dickinson rejected the student’s vote, stating that it has not joined boycotts of Israel in the past and “reject the current call for boycott on the same grounds.”

A Pro-Palestinian demonstrator carries placards reading 'Keep calm and boycott Israel' on the Republique square in Paris, ahead of a banned demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, on July 26, 2014. French authorities banned on July 26, 2014 a new pro-Palestinian demonstration …

Study: Anti-Israel Professors Stack Courses with BDS Content

Anti-Israel professors overwhelmingly stack their Israel-Palestine courses with pro-BDS content, according to a recent study, which noted that its results strongly suggest that academic BDS-supporting professors “are using their Israel-related courses to promote a politically motivated, anti-Israel perspective” in compliance with “guidelines calling on faculty to work against ‘the normalization of Israel in the global academy.'”

An Egyptian shouts anti-Israeli slogans in front of banners with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) logo during the launch of the Egyptian campaign that urges boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and Israeli-made goods, at the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 20, 2015. BDS is a …

Lawsuit: Iowa State U. Muzzles Free Speech

Iowa State University is facing a lawsuit over three of its policies that critics say stifle the free speech rights of its students on campus. One of the policies includes the school’s “Campus Climate Reporting System,” which free speech advocates say incentivize students to self censor their political and religious views out of fear of being reported to university administrators.

Demand Democracy free speech protest