A group of approximately 100 pro-China activists protested against two guest speakers that visited Johns Hopkins University this week. The Chinese protesters were speaking out against the guest lecturers due to their calls for Hong Kong democracy and freedom from China.
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The University of California, Los Angeles, announced this week that they will not be moving forward with a plan to use facial recognition technology on campus. The decision comes ahead of a planned day of protests by students and advocacy groups that focus on privacy rights.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz promised students last week that the "Silent Sam" Confederate statue will not return to campus.
The University of Southern California announced this week that it will offer free tuition to admitted students from families earning less than $80,000. The university is following the lead of institutions like Harvard University that offer free tuition for low-income families.
A study of presidential campaign donations by university and college professors around the nation revealed that almost two-thirds of the donations from Ivy League professors went to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
A new poll from Pew Research revealed that only half of Americans believe that colleges and universities have a positive effect on society. Now, a George Mason University professor has some theories as to why higher education has become so unpopular with Americans.
Kent State "gun girl" Kaitlin Bennett was confronted by a mob of protesters during her visit to Ohio University on Monday. According to the university, "She drew a large crowd of people, many with opposing viewpoints, who also chose to exercise their first amendment rights.
Counselors at Brigham Young University created a "safe space" for students to discuss a series of anonymous messages published to the internet during a recent campus panel event on race.
Payment provider Mastercard announced this week that it is developing various technologies that will allow it to identify customers by their strides, heartbeat, and vein patterns.
Graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz, were arrested during a protest to demand higher wages. A group of protesters allegedly stood in the middle of an intersection and blocked traffic before being arrested by local police officers.
New York University Professor Amin Husain is allegedly behind the New York City subway protests that resulted in thousands of dollars of damage. At the end of January, protesters destroyed turnstiles and spray-painted violent messages throughout the city's large subway system.
A professor at The King's University College in Canada is making the case that the popular children's showPAW Patrolis harmful because it promotes distrust of government and acceptance of capitalism.
The library system at Georgetown University announced this week that it is banning several books that students have deemed "offensive."
Recently published court documents revealed the list of fake accomplishments that actress Lori Loughlin's daughter used to gain admission to the University of Southern California as part of the "Varsity Blues" college admissions bribery scandal.
Students at the University of Oklahoma claim that one of their professors compared the "Ok, Boomer" meme to the "n-word." Students claim that the professor used the racial slur during a class discussion when he made the comparison.
The Education Department announced this week that it is investigating Harvard and Yale over their possible connections to foreign governments. Universities around the country have been accused of soliciting funding from foreign governments and have reportedly come forward to report $6.5 billion in previously undisclosed foreign funding.
A group of leftist student activists at Stanford University walked out during a campus event during which a speaker discussed repealing DACA. After the students left, approximately 75 percent of the seats in the venue were empty.
A school district in Madison, Wisconsin, has made the controversial decision to abandon the common "A to F" grading system based in favor of a system that is "kinder" to students.
Bucknell University Professor Michael Drexler came under fire this week for a tweet in which he argued that legendary conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh should be "fed to eagles.
Officials at Dartmouth College looked the other way this week when a group of leftist student activists disrupted classes to bring attention to their support for the Green New Deal.
Valdosta State University Dean Keith Andrew was arrested over the weekend during a child sex crime sting operation conducted by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Poll: New Hampshire College Students Favor Bernie Sanders - but Less than Young Democrats Nationally
A new poll revealed that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the preferred Democratic presidential candidate of college students in the state of New Hampshire. Residents of the state will vote in their primary for the 2020 presidential election cycle on Tuesday.
A Boston teacher's union president has come under fire this week after encouraging Boston public school teachers to wear "Black Lives Matter" apparel to school. The Boston Police Union condemned the teacher demonstration, arguing that "Black Lives Matter" activists make police work "more dangerous than ever.
Students at American University told a reporter this week that the number of white males nominated for Academy Awards is a problem. According to one student interviewed, “White men need to understand that not every thought that they have is worth saying.
Edgewood College, a Catholic college in Madison, Wisconsin, came under fire this week over its decision to provide coverage of abortion procedures under its college healthcare plan.
A mandatory diversity program at UCLA told students to avoid using the words "lame" and "insane." Students were told that certain words should not be said because they create "stigma" against "marginalized" people.
The Claremont Colleges consortium announced this week that it is canceling a mixer open only to black "queer, trans, & intersex" students after criticism from campus watchdog group, the College Fix.
Students that attended a recent workshop at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, were reportedly told that "all white people are racist." The popular "Undoing Racism" workshop has been offered at dozens of universities around the country since its introduction in 2010.
A new bill introduced in the Arizona state legislature would require public universities and colleges in the state to provide ideologically diverse programming to their students.
The University of Montana is facing criticism from leftists around the country after a white student won the university's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day essay contest.
A new program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, may be rejecting qualified white and male candidates because they are not "diverse" enough. All candidates are also required to sign a "diversity pledge" as a commitment to advancing progressive diversity politics.
Google announced this week that its data backup service, Google Takeout, experienced a technical issue that resulted in the leaking of thousands of private user videos.
Doctoral student Nathan Cofnas of the University of Oxford is facing immense pressure from his peers in academia to retract a research paper on the relationship between race and IQ.
Students at the University of Kansas are demanding that the university provide them with "barf bags" for Monday classes after Super Bowl Sunday to help them cope with their hangovers.
A new poll reveals that 40 percent of Americans would prefer student debt forgiveness to universal health care. Student loan debt in America topped $1.7 trillion last week.
Researchers at Northeastern University are currently working to develop an artificially intelligent listening device that would catch and report "implicit bias" in the workplace.
The student government at Northwestern University rejected a bill that would have reaffirmed campus speech protections. The bill was written in response to an event on campus featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions that was derailed by student protesters.
UC Berkeley announced this week that they will remove John Henry Boalt's name from the law building on campus. Boalt was responsible for the 1882 Chinese exclusion act, which prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers.
The magazinePsychology Todayremoved a column on Orwellian language from Rutgers Professor Lee Jussim after it had already been published. The piece mocked the creation of new words that Jussim argues leads to "much discourse, rhetoric, dysfunction, and bias in academia and psychology.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released its list of the "worst colleges" for free speech. The annual list ranks the colleges that are the most willing to restrict the speech rights of its students and faculty.
One computer science professor at Harvard University is making it easier for his students to cheat. In his undergraduate courses, Professor David J. Malan employs a "regret clause" that says that he will not report cheating violations to the Harvard administration as long as the culprits admit to it.
Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, has shut down a workshop that was designed to teach students how to perform an abortion. The creators of the "Papaya Workshop" hoped to teach students how to perform abortions with the Mexican fruit standing in for a human baby.
College students around the country have launched a campaign against the adoption of facial recognition technology on campus. A report revealed that the University of San Francisco deployed the technology in campus dorm rooms as early as 2013 to surveil students.
Students and professors at the University of Notre Dame held an event on Wednesday night to discuss the creation of a reparations fund for black and Native American communities.
Yale University announced this week that it is killing off a popular art history course after students claimed that they were "uneasy" over the course's focus on white male artists.
Iowa has faced ferocious criticism from progressive activists over the racial disparity in the state's prison population. The state has adopted "implicit bias" training as a means of combating this issue.
Professor Feng Tao of the University of Kansas was charged by federal authorities with two counts of wire fraud and one count of program fraud for attempting to funnel publicly-funded research to the Chinese government.
A popular quiz on Harvard University's website was designed in 1998 by psychologists to determine a person's level of subconscious racism. Although the test has been thoroughly debunked by researchers since its introduction, it has remained a fixture of progressive activism.
The prestigious University of Pennsylvania may lose $1.2 million in public subsidies from Philadelphia over its refusal to pay the city's mandated $15.00 minimum wage to entry-level security staffers.
Boeing has halted production on the troubled 737 Max fleet. Internal issues including software problems and questionable safety features with the 737 Max led to two crashes that took the lives of all passengers and crew on board.
Aircraft giant Boeing is now seeking $10 billion in loans in the aftermath of the 737 Max crisis. The flawed 737 Max fleet suffered two fatal crashes that claimed the lives of all passengers and crew on board before being grounded by the FAA and other global air traffic authorities.
Four researchers were forced to resign from their positions at the University of Florida after a federal investigation revealed that foreign countries including China had exploited medical research at the university with the researchers' help.
Yale University announced recently that it is expanding its diversity spending over the next five years. The new plan includes a 70 percent increase in spending on a diversity initiative designed to create a more diverse faculty.
A scholar that is set to lead a workshop on race at the University of Oklahoma once argued being on time is a "white supremacist" concept.
Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn appeared on SiriusXM'sBreitbart News Dailywith host Alex Marlow on Monday to discuss how his American universities are being destroyed by leftists.
The children of those involved in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal now want answers from their parents. In one case highlighted by theWall Street Journal,Devin Sloane was arrested in connection with a bribe he made to have his son admitted to a top school, leaving his son wondering why his father didn't believe in him in the first place.
Two additional venues have canceled a lecture event featuring conservative commentator and author Michelle Malkin. The event was first moved to the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston, Maine, after a local hotel to cancel the event as originally planned by a group of University of Maine students.
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin's upcoming lecture at the University of Maine may have been canceled with what she calls an "assist" from the school, but that does not mean she is giving up.
Former Drexel University Professor Chikaodinaka Nwankpa was arrested this week on charges that he illegally spent $96,000 from a federal research grant at strip clubs. The charges at strip clubs are about half of the $185,000 in total that Nwankpa is alleged to have misused.
A workshop at the University of California, Santa Barbara, aims to help students become an expert on sex. Students were encouraged to help their peers learn more about sex by becoming the "sex-pert" for their residence hall.
Michelle Malkin has announced that an event she was scheduled to speak at in Maine has been canceled after University of Maine administrators claimed that event's student organizers failed to properly register their club.
A swimming instructor at the University of Virginia was investigated by the university after she told a female student to wear a tampon during a swim lesson.
Dickinson College students voted recently to suspend the sale of Sabra brand hummus at campus dining facilities after student protesters linked the Israel-based company to the Israeli Defense Force.
A new column published in theWall Street Journalthis week makes the case that "social justice" dogmas are being adopted by the science faculty at American colleges and universities around the country.
In a recent column for the Washington Post,Stanford Ph.D. student Jeffrey Chen made the case thatthe Star Wars franchise "reinforces our prejudices" through its soundtrack.
Recently published emails between employees at Boeing revealed that the company dissuaded Lion Air from training pilots that would fly the 737 Max aircraft in Boeing's simulators.
Professor Thomas Hubbard of the University of Texas at Austin has come under fire from members of the community for his scholarly writing on the relationship between men and teenage boys.
Babson College has fired professor Asheen Phansey this week after he published a post to Facebook in which he stated that Iran should choose targets to bomb in America including the Mall of America and the Kardashian family.
University of Calgary Professor Ted McCoy recently confirmed rumors that he will fail students that cite Professor Jordan Peterson in his sociology courses.
The world's largest debate tournament, known as the World Universities Debating Championship, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, censored a debate on the topic of Hong Kong this week after a group of Chinese students protested the topic's inclusion by leaving the venue.
Babson College Professor Asheen Phansey was suspended from his teaching post this week after he made a Facebook status encouraging Iran to list 52 American cultural sites that they would consider bombing.
Dartmouth College Department Chair David Bucci was accused of looking the other way when three students came to him with an allegation of sexual harassment within his department.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Eric King Watts argued that "free speech" is "racist" in a recent lecture that took place on campus.
A community college in Tennessee has finally changed its tune regarding the official recognition of pro-life student group Students for Life after being threatened with a lawsuit.
A professor at the University of New Hampshire took to social media to make the case that it is "racist" to ask black Americans to fight back against antisemitism.
University of Baltimore School of Law professor F. Michael Higgenbotham argued in a recently published CNN column that it would be "patriotic" for President Donald Trump to resign.
American universities were rocked this year by the "Varsity Blues" scandal, a wide-ranging college admissions bribery scheme uncovered by the DOJ that involved Hollywood celebrities and Silicon Valley executives.
Two professors at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse are leading the charge to promote "fat studies," a recently established micro-discipline that argues that society oppresses obese people.
The University of California's Free Speech Center launched a journal this week that will focus on First Amendment issues on campus.
A new paper published by a team of researchers makes the case that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses should be made easier for female students.
The University of Missouri announced this week that it will give conservative Hillsdale College a $4.7 million grant to honor the wishes of a libertarian donor. University alumnus Sherlock Hibbs donated a multi-million dollar sum to the University of Missouri in 2002 for the purpose of establishing a department dedicated to Austrian economics.
A student at the University of Northern Iowa filed a "bias incident" report complaint in response to "peanut day," an event put on by the university's dining hall to promote the nutrients in peanuts.
American colleges and universities are using students' smartphones to track surveil students on campus. Many students have opted into surveillance programs after being encouraged by their professors.
2019 was a crazy year at colleges and universities around the country. From teachers planning to remove "racism" in math to parents engaging in elaborate bribery scams to get their kids into the best schools, Breitbart Tech has assembled our top five craziest college stories of the year.
A new poll published this week revealed that 88 percent of colleges student believe that it is not offensive to wish someone a "Merry Christmas."
A middle school principal in Des Moines, Iowa, has come under fire for his decision to end one classroom's holiday pizza party because it would not be "fair" to students in other classes.
Colleges and universities around the country are reminding students to prioritize "sustainability" and "environmentalism" this Christmas.
The DOJ is moving forward with its investigation into the Harvard University admissions office. Activist groups have accused Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants during the admissions process.
Facebook announced this week that they win ban any advertisements and user content that misleads users about the 2020 United States Census. Mark Zuckerberg's Silicon Valley giant has labeled the plan its "census interference policy.
U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard strongly criticized Facebook's digital currency, Libra, on Wednesday. Brainard argued that Facebook's digital currency project will face numerous regulatory challenges before it could be considered viable for public use.
A free speech expert at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) said in an interview this week that millions of American students have their speech rights restricted on campus.
Conservative students at St. Olaf College in Minnesota were "swatted" after someone called in a false report that the students were hiding guns and ammunition in their dorm room.
Social media giants are fighting back against a new privacy law in India that would force companies like Google and Facebook to tighten their policies on user data privacy.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) has announced a $145 million plan to offer free community college to low and middle-income students. The offer will only be available to students that are willing to pursue high-demand jobs.
A professor at the University of Mississippi is calling for stronger punishment for students that commit microaggressions on campus. The professor, Kirk Johnson, even suggested that students reported to the school's "bias incident" report system should face criminal penalties.
New Orleans city computer went offline on Sunday after suffering a cyberattack. City employees were instructed to shut down their computers to prevent further data breaches as IT security personnel worked to regain control of the system.
Two pending lawsuits against the University of California claim that the system's SAT admission requirement is "discriminatory."
Florida high school students will likely be required to take a civics course in order to graduate. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was behind the push to mandate that Florida students have a basic civics education, and a bill mandating civics education is advancing through the state government.
Tesla announced this week that General Counsel Jonathan Cheng will be leaving the company. Cheng is the third Tesla general counsel to leave the company in 2019 alone.
Harvard University's guest speaker Anand Giridharas recently told students that donations to charity by the wealthy are a deceptive means of covering the injustices that the elites have created in society.