North Dakota Bill Bans “Safe Spaces”

BY MARTIN KICH What follows are some excerpts from an article written by Andrew Haffner for the Bismarck (ND) Tribune: A bill described by its sponsor as a means to ensure freedom of speech in North Dakota higher education by rejecting ‘political correctness gone crazy’ has passed in the state House. “Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck,…

Being Harassed in the Wake of Milo

BY ALAN-MICHAEL WEATHERFORD This is a cross-post of an editorial by Alan-Michael Weatherford. It originally appeared as a guest editorial on the website of The Daily, the student newspaper of the University of Washington. The Daily Editor’s Note: Story includes vulgarity, anti-gay, and transphobic slurs.  When internet hate-monger and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous spoke on University of…

Juxtaposition of the Day

BY MARTIN KICH This is a double juxtaposition for the price of one. Note the order of the two articles—the implicit greater concern for the seeming epidemic of dog shootings by police over the incidence of hate crimes. Here are the six “Fast Facts” in the second article: “1. The new report covers incidents that…

Duke Supports NCAA’s Position on North Carolina Law

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Duke University has released the following statement on the NCAA’s decision to pull seven championship tournaments out of North Carolina in the 2016-2017 academic year: “We agree with the NCAA’s decision. Our position has been clear on this matter, which is that this legislation is discriminatory, troubling and embarrassing. We deplore…

Blocked By the Chancellor

The following was posted on the site medium.com by a student at East Carolina University.  I am a student at East Carolina University. ECU is an amazing school, and one of 16 in the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. This public higher education system is one that has been a model for many other…

Alice Dreger Censored Again

BY HANK REICHMAN Alice Dreger, the controversial author of Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar’s Search for Justice, an exciting and important defense of academic freedom in the sciences, who last year resigned a position at Northwestern University to protest the university’s censorship of sexual content in a faculty-sponsored publication, is once again…

Loretta Lynch on Transgender Rights

  Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Complaint against the State of North Carolina to Stop Discrimination against Transgender Individuals Monday, May 9, 2016   Good afternoon and thank you all for being here.  Today, I’m joined by [Vanita] Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of…