Accuracy in Academia

Florida State University to Remove Statue of Thomas Jefferson’s Grandson over Slave Owning-Past

A committee at Florida State University voted to remove a statue of Francis Eppes, the grandson of American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, over the concerns that he was a slave owner. Also, some students claim that Eppes was not a founder of the university, although …

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Cherry Hill High Won’t Party Like 1776

The 1776 theme for the school prom may have seemed appropriate, particularly since it is being held at the Constitution Center, but some partygoers didn’t think so. “The principal of Cherry Hill High School East has apologized for ‘insensitive’ language on tickets for the upcoming …

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Rutgers Students Unhappy with Statement Praising Trump

John DeLuca, a law student at Rutgers University, co-wrote a joint statement on behalf of the Student Bar Association (SBA) Safety and Wellness Committee with the Federalist Society. The statement praised President Donald Trump for his recent foreign policy actions in negotiating a summit with …

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Segregation At Georgetown

It usually occurs at liberal events. “Student-activists at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., recently hosted a community dialogue on racism,” Robby Soave reports in Reason magazine. “White students—even those who consider themselves ‘allies’ to the cause—were asked not to attend, out of concern their mere …

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Ten Hour Student Senate Meeting on Anti-Israel Vote Ended after Students Walk Out

The student senate at the University of California-Santa Barbara began a vote on a proposed anti-Israel, pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) position at 7 p.m. However, there were discussions and disagreements among the student senators for ten hours, as students bickered over the specificity of …

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University of Mary Washington Administrators Axe Printing Budget for Student Newspaper, Get Reasons Mixed Up

The Blue and Gray Press, the student newspaper for the University of Mary Washington, saw its printing budget axed by the school administration over alleged environmental concerns. But, the environmental reasoning stands in contrast to previous statements by university administrators, who were unhappy with the …

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Whatever Became Of Arne Duncan?

The former Secretary of Education is following the path of his predecessors at the U. S. Department and continuing to propose reforms that may backfire on his political constituency. “Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan pushed a radical idea on Twitter: Parents should pull their children …

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A Warning Academia Failed To Heed

More than a quarter of a century ago, the late great sage Russell Kirk made a stunningly prescient analysis of the woes of academe in the United States that university presidents would be well advised to revisit. “The American university suffers from doctrinaire democratism: It …

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Georgia is the 9th State to Pass Free Speech Law on College Campuses

Georgia, after Republican Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 339, is now the ninth state to have a law on the books that banned “free speech zones.” Free speech zones limit the exercise of First Amendment rights to specific parts, or “zones,” on college campuses. …

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Planned Parenthood and CUNY Partner to Research ‘Reproductive Justice’

The City University of New York (CUNY) has partnered with pro-abortion organization Planned Parenthood to do research on “reproductive justice,” which pro-life activists call another way to describe abortion. The Joan Malin Reproductive Justice Fellowship at CUNY will be awarded to one student at CUNY’s Graduate …

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