DePaul University will no longer allow students to chalk political messages on the sidewalks of its campus because of the “offensive, hurtful, and divisive” nature of pro-Trump chalking found on campus last week.
[S]tudents are children. Not in terms of age, but in terms of maturity. Even in college, they must be protected like children while being prepared to be adults. -University of Chicago Law school professor Eric Posner
Tolerance for other people’s ideas and the freedom to express your own are inseparable values. Joined, they form a sacred trust that holds the basis of our democratic society. But that trust is perpetually vulnerable to the tyrannical tendencies of monarchs, mobs and majorities.
And lately, we have seen those tendencies manifest themselves too often, both on college campuses and in our society. -Michael Bloomberg
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A student government official recently resigned from his post due to the inclusion of “conservative students” in a discussion on “inclusive dialogue.”
Lafayette College’s Intercultural Affairs Chair Jovanté Anderson, one of five student officials who chose to resign before the student government’s first meeting, announced his resignation via Facebook... he attacked the committee’s racial and gender makeup, even suggesting that its actions were “on the spectrum of white supremacy.”
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A feminist student group at the University of Mary Washington has filed a Title IX lawsuit against the institution for failing to protect them from mean comments on the internet.
Feminists United, a student group at the University of Mary Washington, has claimed in a recently filed lawsuit that the administration failed to protect them from posts made on the anonymous social media app, Yik Yak.
The suit alleges that the university failed to protect the students by refusing to ban access to the app via the university’s wifi system.
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Chalk messages triggered not just students but faculty and staff at the nation’s largest Catholic university. DePaul University’s Black Student Union accused its College Republicans (CRs) of a hate crime because they organized the April 4 chalking outside the Student Center, with messages that alluded to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and praised police and Israel...
In a campuswide email Monday obtained by The Fix, Vice President for Student Affairs Eugene Zdziarski said “many students, faculty and staff found the chalk messages offensive, hurtful and divisive.”
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The president of Ohio University sent a campus-wide email expressing sympathy for those “hurt” by pro-Trump slogans written on a free speech wall last week. According to The Athens Post, the words “Trump 2016” and “Build The Wall!” were discovered Thursday morning painted on the Graffiti Wall, a long-standing fixture on campus where students are encouraged to write anything they want.
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A student at Columbia University is urging the school to inject more diversity into its required courses, claiming she suffered severe emotional trauma from reading too many books by and about white people...
Aya attributed some of her academic troubles to the trauma of having to take Columbia’s current Core Curriculum, which requires students to take a series of six classes with a focus on the culture and history of Western, European civilization. Aya says this focus on the West was highly mentally stressful for her.