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U. of California Spent $800K+ in Legal Battle with Satirical Student Newspaper

The University of California system spent over $800,000 on legal fees during a court battle with a student-led satirical newspaper that came under fire in 2016 when it mocked “safe spaces.” The ACLU filed a lawsuit in 2016 against the University of California over its decision to strip the student newspaper of its university funding. This week, public records revealed that the university spent far more on fighting its students in court than it would have spent if it had simply funded the paper.

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 …

UC San Diego Students Demand Passing Grades Due to Riots

Students at UC San Diego are using the protests and riots following the death of George Floyd in police custody to demand passing grades on their finals exams. In a letter, student activists told administrators that they should be exempt from the standard grading policy due to the riots, which they argue have left students “paralyzed.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 30: Protestors vandalize a police cruiser in Union Square on May 30, 2020 in New York City. Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Across the country, protests against Floyd's death …

UC San Diego Professor Compares Unborn Children to Cancer

A professor at the University of California San Diego compared unborn children to cancer in a slide presentation for an upper-level biology course on the “evolution of human disease.” In a slide presentation shared by a Stanford Medical student, the professor appears to describe a fetus as a “legitimate parasite” that “rapidly grows” and “invades” the mother.

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Study: High Latent TB Infection Rates ‘Increase Risk of Active TB in Refugee Resettlement Communities’

The scientific findings come from the research team headed by Dr. Timothy Rodwell, “an associate professor and physician in the Division of Global Health at UCSD” and one of the top tuberculosis experts in the world. They belie political arguments made by immigration advocates that reporting on the public health risks posed by high rates of latent TB infection (LTBI) among refugees is a “baseless exercise in fear mongering” and “incite[s] a vast overreaction.”

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