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5 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Liberal Arts Require Respect for Dissenting Views

Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence rightly sought to ensure that such hurtful sentiment not be injected into our festive commencement ceremonies.

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9 hrs ago | Newswise

"Chaperone" Compounds Offer New Approach to Alzheimer's Treatment

A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center , Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Columbia University, Biology, Science, Cell Biology

18 hrs ago | Las Vegas Review Journal

From Brandeis to Bunkerville, free speech fragile

It's a long cultural journey between Brandeis University and Bunkerville. But out of those completely different American landscapes came two powerful lessons in free speech.

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Related Topix: Bunkerville, NV

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Daily Trojan

USC Annenberg screens newest 'Impact' episode

Impact, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism's award-winning television news magazine, debuted its 79th episode Thursday night at its Spring Screening.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA

Daily Trojan

Weekend releases should fail to nab top box office spot

This weekend will see a slew of new releases, all targeting different markets, but none of them should be major players.

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Related Topix: Inception, A Haunted House, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Scary Movie, Marlon Wayans

Globe and Mail

You mean, the free market actually works?

Brandeis University recently rescinded its offer of an honorary diploma for feminist and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali over her controversial statements about Islam.

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Related Topix: Opinion

MainStreetNews.com

Political correctness run amuck; spouse's job looks bad

The campuses of American colleges and universities have been bastions of liberalism and political correctness for the last 50 years.

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Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Religion, Islam

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Book Burning - Next?

Nothing says Passover as clearly as Moses' exhortation from the Book of Leviticus: "Proclaim liberty throughout the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof."

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Daily Trojan

High fives to end cancer

Varisa Tantiwasadakran, a freshman majoring in print and digital journalism, high fives a fellow classmate during class in celebration of National High Five Day, which falls on every third Thursday in April.

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Related Topix: Indio, CA

Daily Trojan

Make your own d-mn sandwich

Haley Schumacher, a junior majoring in industrial and systems engineering, participates in the Women's Student Assembly's 'Feminist T-Shirt Give Away and Sandwich Making' event, which took place Thursday afternoon along Trousdale Parkway.

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Related Topix: Indio, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Brandeis' shameful decision

Why is Brandeis University afraid of Ayaan Hirsi Ali? The 44-year-old scholar is a fearless advocate for women's rights and a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

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Related Topix: Religion, Islam

The Other McCain

Shocking: Brandeis Feminist Faculty Led Petition Against Aayan Hirsi Ali

The wretched cowardice of Brandeis University in rescinding an honorary degree for human rights activist Aayan Hirsi Ali surprised a lot of people.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Ali, US News, Conservative Political News

The Jewish News Weekly

the space between | How can we measure, or foster, Jewish identity?

At Brandeis University in late March, Jewish scholars gathered to explore the outsized influence of the concept of Jewish identity.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

The Item

Millburn High School juniors recieve book awards

Millburn High School principal William Miron has announced the winners of the 2014 Book Awards.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Chatham College, Columbia University, New Jersey, Denison University

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Star Tribune

In elite America, a serious moral defect

Earlier this year, a column by a Harvard undergraduate named Sandra Y.L. Korn briefly achieved escape velocity from the Ivy League bubble, thanks to its daring view of how universities should approach academic freedom.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Jerusalem Post

The Hirsi Ali debacle

Brandeis still has time to reconsider its cowardly decision. Failing to do so would leave a stain on this fine institution's reputation.

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Related Topix: Opinion

BroadwayWorld.com

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project Presents a Fine Centennial, 5/16

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project , the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, partners with The Fine Family, The Irving Fine Society, and Brandeis University and its Department of Music to pay tribute to three central figures of the mid-century Boston musical landscape - ... (more)

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Magic City Morning Star

American Universities turn blind eye to female abuse

Hot on the heels of this weeks ACT for America's announcement that Brandeis University , under pressure from Muslim groups like CAIR, has reversed its decision to grant an honorary degree to a women's rights activist and vocal critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, comes a report from The Clarion Project that their film 'Honor Diaries' about Muslim ... (more)

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Activism

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Cape Cod Times

A disgraceful decision at Brandeis

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the bravest woman in the world. Not because the ranks are thin, but because she stands out for the power of her insights and her courage, despite every effort to silence, pigeonhole or disparage her.

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Related Topix: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Opinion

National Review Online

Prager: What the Left Did Last Week

He is correct. Totalitarianism is written into the Left's DNA. Krauthammer wrote about a left-wing petition "bearing more than 110,000 signatures delivered to the [ Washington ] Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming."

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Related Topix: Activism, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

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