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Washington State: White Students 'Must Defer to Minorities'

The new season in higher education got off to a roaring start this weekend, when it was revealed that some of the profs at Washington State University threatened white students with failure unless they embraced left-wing stupid ideas and constantly “deferred to minorities” ( … 312 more words

Culture Rot

University foils professor's plan to ban the words "male" and "female"

Ahhh, higher education: An incubator for discourse and the free exchange of conflicting, if sometimes uncomfortable, ideas. Right? Well for most, yes, but one gender-studies professor at Washington State University launched an attack on that delicate construct by threatening to punish students who used the words “male” and “female” to refer to men and women in her “Women and Popular Culture” course. 103 more words

Human And Civil Rights

WSU word ban isn't helping students

Washington State University made national news this week for a few otherwise innocuous syllabi in their Critical Culture, Race and Gender Studies department. The professors in question informed students they would risk lower grades or lost points in classes for using terms the teachers considered offensive in class or in assignments. 1,302 more words

In My Head

University Won't Allow Instructors To Ban Words, Phrases From Their Classrooms

PULLMAN, Wash. (CBS Seattle) — Washington State University won’t allow faculty members to ban certain words or phrases from their classrooms.

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Sorry Professors, You Can't Make Your Students Use The Words "He" Or "She"

Tuesday we talked about guidelines the University of Tennessee issued to promote inclusiveness, which included the suggestion that students should stop using personal pronouns such as he and she. 102 more words

Features

Vaccinate a Dog and Save a Child’s Life

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Although rabies is under control in developed countries, it still kills more than 60,000 people each year—most of them children in Africa and Asia. 316 more words

Veterinarian

Professors threaten bad grades for saying ‘illegal alien,’ ‘male,’ ‘female’

That’s progressive “higher education” for you.

Campus Reform: Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” “male,” and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students… 533 more words

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