To avoid offending people, Yale is considering changing the name of first-year students from “freshmen” to “first-years.” Why? “Freshmen” is too gendered.
Topic: college freshmen
James Madison University Issues Seven-Page Speech Guide for Students
Seven pages on what not to say to your fellow students, courtesy of James Madison University: Student leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they…
UCLA Holds Inclusive Language Workshop for Freshmen Students
More political correctness over at UCLA: A UCLA event that was heavily encouraged for first-year students suggested that black students may fall victim to police brutality and told students to make sure they use inclusive…
At Least 150 Chicago Professors Disagree with Dean’s Statement on No More ‘Safe Spaces’
Over 150 professors at the University of Chicago don’t like what their dean of students said about no more ‘trigger warnings’ or ‘safe spaces’: More than 150 professors from the University of Chicago are pushing…
Oregon State Introduces Pilot Program for Social Justice Training for Freshmen Students
Imposing social justice training sounds inclusive, doesn’t it? The course will debut as a pilot program during the fall term, which starts in late September, and the full roll-out will happen toward the beginning of…
Army General to Head Mount St. Mary’s University after Scandal Ousted the Previous President
A soon-to-be-retired U.S. Army general will take command of an embattled liberal arts school in Maryland after a grades controversy.
Incoming Wisconsin College Students Forced to Take Microaggressions Training Course
Really?! Yes, it’s a reality at Wisconsin-Madison.
Santa Ana College Announces 1 Tuition-Free Year
Here’s the caveat: Students graduating from the Santa Ana Unified School District in California will receive free tuition in their first year at Santa Ana College. The program will start this fall, and full-time students…
New SAT Tests are Lame
A great op-ed by Kristen Blair in the Carolina Journal on the new SAT test and how it’s dumbed down. Photo by USDAgov
After Pressure, Mount St. Mary’s President Resigns
Simon Newman resigned, effectively immediately, after his leadership came under fire due to firing two professors, demoting a provost and pressure struggling freshmen students to leave class. Photo by opie0429