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Paul & Karen Levy Fellow in Campus Freedom @goACTA. Writings in @WSJ, @nypost, @Newsweek, @FoxNews, @RCPolitics, etc. Opinions are my own. RT ≠ endorsement.
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May 15 19 tweets 6 min read
The Princeton protestors have to be some of saddest/funniest of all.

🧵 Image First, they leaked documents (adapted from Columbia) outlining their plans and strategy before they even started:
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May 15 4 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: CUNY Graduate Center President Joshua Brumberg negotiated with students occupying the lobby.

They want charges against those involved in the CCNY encampment dropped.

He’s agreed to no discipline for the current occupation if they leave peacefully.

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The protestors are leaving:
May 11 6 tweets 2 min read
“It has not gone unnoticed…that many of those who are now demanding the right to protest have previously sought to curtail the speech of those whom they declared hateful.”

Excellent editorial by the NYT:

“Establishing a culture of openness and free expression is crucial to the mission of educational institutions. That includes clear guardrails on conduct and enforcement of those guardrails, regardless of the speaker or the topic. Doing so would not only help restore order on college campuses today, but would also strengthen the cultural bedrock of higher education for generations to come.”Image “Student codes of conduct and other guidelines are meant to relieve some of the tension between free speech and academic freedom, as well as to ensure that schools are in compliance with government regulations and laws. Every campus has them. But rules matter only when guardrails are consistently upheld. It’s in that enforcement that the leadership of too many universities has fallen short.”
May 9 4 tweets 1 min read
Vibe check at MIT: Image Police are arresting protestors who are blocking a parking garage:
Apr 18 5 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: Police have entered the encampment at Columbia and are preparing to arrest anyone who won’t leave:
They have buses lined up to take people away:
Apr 11 6 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: Harvard has reversed course and will require applicants to submit standardized tests scores in the next application cycle.

“For the Class of 2029 admissions cycle, Harvard will require submission of scores for the SAT or ACT. In exceptional cases in which applicants are unable to access SAT or ACT testing, other eligible tests will be accepted.”Image Harvard had previously announced it would remain test optional through the next two admissions cycles: Image
Apr 11 6 tweets 2 min read
This longer video of the confrontation at Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Fisk’s home shows in more detail just how insufferable these students are.

And Chemerinsky has confirmed it’s a private residence (see below), which, as you can see, they were asked to leave repeatedly. Here’s his confirmation as well as statements of support for Chemerinsky and Fisk from other UC leaders:

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Apr 6 5 tweets 4 min read
BREAKING: Reports that multiple Pomona College students have been arrested after rushing into an administrative building to protest.

The president threatened them with suspension immediately upon entering the building.

Police arrived within minutes.





The students say 19+ students were arrested.
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Mar 28 4 tweets 2 min read
“In essence, they tried to break us. They tried to break our bodies, they tried to break our spirits.”

One of the Vanderbilt protestors speaks after their 21-hour sit-in:

h/t @lawyergonerogue "We were deprived of medical attention, we were deprived of sleep, we were deprived of food, water, resources."

"In jail I experienced better conditions than at Vanderbilt University."

A Vanderbilt protestor who was arrested talks about his experiences:

H/t @lawyergonerogue
Mar 27 17 tweets 5 min read
NEW: Yesterday Vanderbilt students pushed their way into a campus building to conduct a sit-in in the lobby of the chancellor’s office: They’re protesting the administration’s decision to shut down a student referendum on BDS. Image
Mar 9 13 tweets 4 min read
When Dartmouth, Yale, and Brown reinstituted standardized testing in admissions, they said it would help them to admit more diverse classes.

The NYT explores a few basic models to illustrate how they can use class as a proxy for race to do so.

🧵 Image The basic idea is to correct for the facts that lower income students tend to do worse on the SAT and that black and Hispanic applicants tend to be poorer. Image
Feb 22 4 tweets 2 min read
NEW: @Yale is the second Ivy League school to reinstitute required standardized testing in admissions:

“Yale’s research from before and after the pandemic has consistently demonstrated that…test scores are the single greatest predictor of a student’s future Yale grades.” Image Like Dartmouth, Yale emphasizes that using test scores helps to increase diversity in the student body: Image
Feb 5 6 tweets 3 min read
NEW: Dartmouth College is the first Ivy League school to reinstitute a standardized testing requirement for admissions:

“Standardized testing requirement will improve—not detract from—our ability to bring the most promising and diverse students to our campus.” Image Consistent with other studies, Dartmouth found that SAT scores are predictive of college GPA:
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Jan 19 6 tweets 2 min read
The tyranny of DEI: A dean at the University of Alberta explains that they “embedded” DEI into “every faculty meeting” because most people didn’t want to attend DEI trainings. “EDI training should be a mandatory training for all people.”
Jan 19 5 tweets 3 min read
U of Wisconsin Law School is requiring 1L students to attend a DEI training.

The reading is directed only at whites and says colorblindness, individualism, arguments against affirmative action, and distancing oneself from white supremacists are “racist attitudes and behaviors.”


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Those are only a few of the “28 Common Racist Attitudes and Behaviors that Indicate a Detour or Wrong Turn into White Guilt, Denial or Defensiveness.”
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Jan 13 6 tweets 2 min read
In a series of emails, Harvard Professor Jennifer Hochschild has apologized to Harvard Extension School students and staff: Image She did so after the Harvard Extension Student Association issued a statement expressing concern and disappointment regarding her remarks on @X: Image
Jan 9 4 tweets 1 min read
University of Michigan now has at least 241 paid DEI employees.

“The payroll costs are $23.24 million for salaries and $7.44 million for benefits, or $30.68 million, an amount that would cover in-state tuition and fees for 1,781 undergraduate students.” thecollegefix.com/umich-now-has-… The growth of this bureaucracy is astounding:
Jan 6 6 tweets 3 min read
“Claudine Gay was in Rome on a family vacation on Dec. 27 when Penny Pritzker, the leader of Harvard University’s governing board, called to ask: Did she think there was a path forward with her as the school’s president?”

Informative account of Gay’s resignation in the NYT.

🧵 Image Dr. Gay was planning a “spring reset,” but some board members thought the plan “showed that she didn't understand the urgency of the expanding crisis.” Image
Dec 24, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
BOMBSHELL: Members of @cafharvard met with two @Harvard board members, including Tracy Palandjian, who “told the dinner group…that replacing the university’s president might not be going far enough to get Harvard back on course. Harvard required ‘generational change,’ she said.” Image The NYT also reports “there are signs of tensions among board members.” Image
Dec 16, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
“The idea is to appeal to people who know nothing.”

In this New Yorker piece on Students for Justice in Palestine, a member of the national steering committee says their model is to attract ignorant kids and indoctrinate them into Marxism (): newyorker.com/news/annals-of…
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Dec 12, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Wow…Brown had 41 students arrested and booked for occupying a university building yesterday.

They were “photographed, fingerprinted and provided their arrest paperwork” on site.

A university spokesperson said, “the disruption to secure buildings is not acceptable, and the University is prepared to escalate the level of criminal charges for future incidents of students occupying secure buildings.”Image Link: browndailyherald.com/article/2023/1…