Academic Insanity

College Board Removes Essays from SAT Exam to ‘Reduce Demands on Students’

The College Board announced on Tuesday that it will eliminate the optional essay from the SAT, as well as discontinuing subject tests, to “reduce demands on students.” The organization stated: “As students and colleges adapt to new realities and changes to the college admissions process, College Board is making sure our programs adapt with them.”

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Bryn Mawr Parent: Student Strikers Bullied Peers and the College Let Them

Student protesters at Bryn Mawr College reportedly derailed classes and activities for three weeks during the fall semester. Protests erupted following the death of Walter Wallace Jr., who died during an altercation with Philadelphia police officers in October. An anonymous parent has published a detailed account of what their child experienced on campus, writing that “Anyone who sought to attend class, go to the dining hall, or even turn in schoolwork was denounced as a ‘scab,’ and often faced acts of bullying.”

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Townhall Reporter: Young People ‘Don’t Need College to Succeed’

A popular reporter claims that young Americans no longer need to attend college to succeed. Townhall reporter Julio Rosas argued recently that hardworking young people can get ahead without a college degree. According to Rosas, “You don’t need a college degree to succeed. I understand why some people think they do, but there are other ways to streamline that process and build the brand.”

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U. of Michigan Officials Claim the Word ‘Picnic’ Is Offensive

A guide published by the University of Michigan’s Information and Technology Services Department claims that the word “picnic” is offensive. The “inclusive language” list, which also includes words like “crazy and “dummy,” was designed to make students feel safer on campus.

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U. of Texas to Let Students Reject Grades from Fall and Spring Semesters

The University of Texas recently announced that students will be permitted to reject letter grades during the 2020-2021 academic year. Under the new policy, students will be able to replace their letter grades with either a “pass” or a “fail” grade. The policy was designed to accommodate students that have been burdened by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship of America’s wealthiest public university system. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Report: 2 Cornell Students Removed from School Govt for Refusing to Disarm Police

Two members of the Cornell University student government were removed from their positions as part of a retaliation campaign after they refused to support an effort to disarm the campus police force, according to the students were removed and the Cornell College Republicans. The student assembly said their former peers were removed in response to the “emotional violence” they committed by voting against the disarmament resolution.

RICHMOND, VA - JULY 03: A protester carries a sign that reads "Defund The Police" during the Black Women Matter "Say Her Name" march on July 3, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. Protests continue around the country after the death of African Americans while in police custody. (Photo by Eze Amos/Getty …

Columbia Students: University Is ‘Vampirically Sucking Every Drop of Blood’ with Tuition Fees

Students at Columbia University are striking this week to bring attention to their call for a 10 percent tuition decrease. Student activist Townesend Nelson said this week that the university is “vampirically sucking every drop of blood” from the “lifeless corpses” of enrolled students. Students participating in the strike have refused to pay their tuition bills for the spring semester.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Newly redesigned $100 notes lay in stacks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The one hundred dollar bills will be released this fall and has new security features, such as a duplicating portrait of Benjamin Franklin and …

Tulane to Offer ‘Feminism After Trumplandia’ Course in Spring

Tulane University will offer a course called “Feminism after Trumplandia” during the spring semester. The course, which will be taught by English Professor Kate Baldwin, will focus on the plight of women in a “post-Trump” America. The professor claims: “It is not a politically-partisan course.”

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 04: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on election night in the East Room of the White House in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spoke shortly after 2am with the presidential race against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden still too …

Northwestern U. Labels Former Lecturer’s Column on Jill Biden ‘Misogynistic’

Northwestern University released a statement this week in response to a Wall Street Journal column by Joseph Epstein, who lectured at the university in the early 2000s. Epstein argued in a column published on Friday that Jill Biden should cease use of the title “doctor.” Biden earned a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware in 2007.

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Missouri State U. ‘Bias Incident Response Team’ Called Police over Penis Drawing

A public record request revealed this week that police officers were called to respond to a drawing of male genitalia in a Missouri State University residence hall. The drawing was reported by a student to the university’s “bias incident” reporting system, which is utilized by universities and colleges around the nation to curtail politically incorrect conduct and expression.

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High School Bans Yearbook Picture of Student with American Flag Draped Over Her Shoulders

Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington, rejected a student’s yearbook picture because she posed with an American flag draped over her shoulders. A statement from the school claims the decision was not made against what the flag represents, but out of respect: “We respect our flag as much as any school in the area and were concerned that in the photo submitted it was being used as a prop in the photo and was not being afforded appropriate regard.”

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Carnegie Mellon Students Target Ric Grenell with Death Threat

Former Trump administration official Ric Grenell reportedly received death threats from two students that want Grenell removed from his visiting scholar role at Carnegie Mellon University. Two female students reportedly discussed their plan to kill Grenell in a since-deleted conversion on social media.

US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell awaits the arrival of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (not in frame) at Tegel airport in Berlin on May 31, 2019. - The US top diplomat is on a European tour that will take him to Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Britain. (Photo …

Carnegie Mellon Student Organizations Attempt to Blacklist Ric Grenell from Faculty

30 student organizations at Carnegie Mellon University have signed a letter urging administrators to cut ties with former Trump administration official Ric Grenell, who joined the university this year as a fellow at its Institute for Politics and Strategy. Grenell served as the acting Director of National Intelligence in 2020 after serving as Ambassador to Germany. Among other charges, students accuse Grenell of “sinophobia,” or anti-Chinese sentiment.

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 26: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Former Acting Director of National Intelligence and current Republican National Committee senior advisor Richard Grenell addresses the virtual convention on August 26, 2020. The convention is being held virtually …