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Top universities revealed as Auckland uni suffers a 'big blow' — New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

The University of Auckland has taken “a big blow” and tumbled down the top university rankings – if it continues New Zealand will no longer have a representative in the top 200.

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AUSA votes to disaffiliate groups based on their views — Kiwiblog

AUSA announced that their members voted that the “Pro Life Club” should be disaffiliated and “any clubs with similiar ideology” be banned from affiliating in the future.

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"End Their Politics": Antifa and the Rejection of Liberal Democratic Values

Below is my column in the Hill newspaper on the Antifa movement and its implications for free speech on our college and university campuses.  Yesterday, … 1,134 more words

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adamsmith1922 reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind and commented:

Professor Turley highlights yet again how intolerance and oppression is permeating supposed bastions of free speech In this post he notes how some academics promote oppression of contrary thought and speech. Of concern is that we now see more and more of this in NZ. For example the oppression of a pro-life group by the Auckland University Students Union. BTW Adam is pro-choice, but is also in favour of free speech and thought. Unlike Auckland University Students it would seem.

American Universities investigated for Affirmative action policies that discriminate against white applicants — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Recently I wrote three articles about affirmative action and so called “positive discrimination” inside Auckland University and how it discriminates against students who do not identify themselves as being Maori or Pasifika.

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Insulting Race based discrimination at Auckland University — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Imagine if you were competing with others to get accepted into a computer course that required a grade point average of at least 2. Now imagine that you realised that you were not good enough because your best GPA was only 1.5.

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240 University of Auckland troughers sign letter to stop investment in fossil fuels — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

240 University of Auckland troughers have gotten themselves involved in a highly political campaign to force divestment in fossil fuels. Pressure has mounted on foundations linked to the University of Auckland to pull their money from fossil fuel companies, with 240 university staff signing an open letter backing the shift.

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