Academic Insanity

Michael Bloomberg: Free Speech Is Under Attack on Campus

Former Democratic New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg penned a column for the New York Post this week in which he expressed concern over the state of free speech on college campuses. According to Bloomberg, the campus culture of silencing views that oppose leftist dogma  “cannot sustain a liberal democracy.”

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Entire NYU Class Files Complaint Against ‘Feminist’ Teacher Lauren Duca

Journalism students at New York University have a lot to say about the former Teen Vogue columnist turned progressive political commentator, Lauren Duca, who allegedly belittled and yelled at students while teaching her “feminist” class as a visiting scholar at NYU. “They’re fucking corny,” said Duca of her students, expressing her dismay over receiving criticism “for putting Twitter on my syllabus.”

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Teachers Criticize New York City High School’s Unwritten ‘No-Fail Policy’

Teachers at Maspeth High School in Queens, New York, say there is an unwritten “no-fail policy” at the high school prohibiting them from flunking their students — even if they don’t show up to class. As a result, the high school has enjoyed a 98 percent graduation rate, and was even awarded a National Blue Ribbon in 2018, an honor that one teacher described as laughable.

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Purdue University Faculty Wants Chick-fil-A Banned from Campus

The faculty at Purdue University are pushing back against a proposal to install a Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus. Professors have drafted a measure that would restrict the university’s ability to do business with companies they deem to not uphold “social justice” values.

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University of Maryland Official Accuses Conservative Activists of ‘Trespassing’

An official at the University of Maryland told conservative activists that he would call the police and report them for “trespassing” if they did not “pack up” and leave the public university grounds. The incident was preceded by a bizarre moment in which a woman thought to be a university staff member approached the activists to argue that “freedom of speech” is a “government-given” right, rather than a God-given right.

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Intercollegiate Studies Institute President: Conservative Students Shouldn’t Hide from Their Liberal Professors

Charlie Copeland, the President of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, told Breitbart News this week that conservative students will get a better education if they respectfully engage with their liberal professors in the classroom. 73 percent of Republican students report self-censoring in the classroom to avoid problems with professors according to a recent survey.

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Florida International University TPUSA Chapter President Claims School Made Hurricane Relief Drive ‘Difficult’

Florida International University (FIU) student Andrew Pis told Breitbart News of the difficulties in hosting a hurricane relief drive at his school, which he believes has to do with the fact that his student group hosting the event — Turning Point USA — is a conservative organization. Pis joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow in a Tuesday interview for TPUSA’s weekly campus report.

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Wesleyan University President Insists ‘Safe Spaces’ Promote ‘Intellectual Diversity’

The president of Wesleyan University argued in favor of safe spaces in a recent op-ed, suggesting that they  “promote intellectual diversity” and remove “the threat of harassment or intimidation.” Campus climates across the country after the spread of safe spaces, however, have shown an increase in sensitivity, hostility, and Groupthink among students, leaving conservative students to bear the brunt of “safe space policies.”

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