Higher Education
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Berkeley keeps the peace during conservative speech

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/15/17, 11:47 am

Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro gave a speech at the University of California, Berkeley, Thursday night as hundreds of police officers deployed to keep the peace. About 1,000 people protested the event loudly but without violence, University Police Chief Margo Bennett said. City police arrested nine people for having banned items, but no injuries or property damage were reported.

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Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellow title

by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/15/17, 10:42 am

Harvard University on Friday revoked the visiting fellow designation it bestowed the day before on Chelsea Manning, the transgender former soldier convicted of leaking classified documents. The decision came after CIA Director Mike Pompeo canceled a planned appearance at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Mike Morell, a former deputy director and acting director of the CIA, resigned his senior fellow post at the school.

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DeVos ends Obama-era rule on campus sex assault cases

by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/07/17, 01:19 pm

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced an end to Obama-era guidance on college sexual assault cases during a speech Thursday at George Mason University in Arlington, Va. During her predecessor’s tenure, the Department of Education ordered colleges and universities to expand processes for investigating claims of sexual assault and punishing alleged perpetrators. Critics said it denied due process rights to those accused and set a significantly lower bar for proof than prosecutors must meet in a court of law. Schools that didn’t follow the Obama-era rule faced the loss of federal funding.

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