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6. U.C. Irvine Student Government Passes Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Legislation | The Jerusalem Post
The U.C. Irvine student government passed legislation calling on the university to cut ties with businesses that work with Israel as “divestment from apartheid.” The resolution states that Israel has “terrorized, displaced, and killed hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.”
5. Spalding University Offers Courses that Allow Students to Earn Antiracism Badges | The College Fix
Students at Spalding University, a Catholic school in Kentucky, can now earn bronze, silver, or ebony badges for completing a series of courses called “Restorative Practices for the Antiracist Journey.”
4. Students at Catholic Georgetown Feel ‘Unsafe’ Because of Pro-Life Speakers at Optional, Virtual Event | Campus Reform
Pro-choice students at Georgetown University brought forward a petition condemning speakers at a pro-life Zoom event, including Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. The petition said the event made students feel “unsafe” and asked the organizers to change the name of the event from the “Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life” to something less offensive.
3. Claremont McKenna College Offers Racially Segregated Mental Health Resources | The College Fix
Some group therapy sessions and other mental health services for students at Claremont McKenna College were advertised to students based on race, with “supportive discussion” groups for black students and “Mental Health Healing Circles” for Latino students. There’s also a coloring session for LGBTQ students.
2. Elon University Hosts ‘Urgent’ Whites-Only Caucus to ‘Process Complicity’ in Racism | Young America’s Foundation
Elon University’s education school created a segregated space in which “white-identifying” students could “unpack race and systemic oppression.” The school, which advertised for the group last fall, claimed after YAF released their report that it did not know about the racially separated Zoom meetings.
1. U.C. Berkeley Advised Chinese Government on Economic Decisions | Washington Free Beacon
China gave millions of dollars to the University of California, Berkeley, to conduct economic research and advise the country’s communist regime.
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Alex Nester is an intern at the Washington Free Beacon and will begin a fellowship with The Public Interest in September. She graduated from Hillsdale College this spring with a bachelor of arts in economics.
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