Campus Roundup: Supporting Daddy Dearest

Millikin University stands behind professor despite revelation that he slaughtered his family.

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  • Upon learning the startling and disturbing news that award-winning Professor James St. James, the head of their Department of Behavioral Sciences at Millikin University in Illinois, gunned down his entire family as a teenager and spent years in a mental institution, the University has refused to take action against the professor.  St. James was found not guilty of his crimes by reason of insanity and later changed his name after being released from psychiatric care. The revelations about his criminal past came to light only last month.
  • The left-wing media seized on a story purportedly proving that McDonalds could double wages for all its workers by raising the cost of its menu items only 17%.  The Huffington Post, which first ran the story, was forced to retract it when further investigation revealed that the “study” it was based on was written by Arnobio Morelix, an undergraduate at the University of Kansas who falsely identified himself as a researcher for the school and cited the work of another student as a “research assistant.” Despite these revelations, some media outlets still refused to retract or correct their coverage.
  • Lizarda Urena, a mother of students at Concord High School in New Hampshire, has been told that she will no longer be able to recite Bible passages on the steps of the school as she has been doing since February. Urena’s prayers on the steps were inspired by reports that bullets were found in one of the school’s toilets. She prays for the safety of the students at the school.
  • George Mason University’s campus chapter of “Students Against Israeli Apartheid” hosted a “Day of Anger” outside of the headquarters of the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, DC. Dozens of students attended. One George Mason student participating claimed that “Jews have had their golden age under Muslim rule,”  and said that he did not support “the continuation” of Israel “because of what it means for my people and the perpetuation of the cruelty they have had for my people.”

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‘Jews Had Their Golden Age Under Muslim Rule’ Says Anti-Israel Student Protester [Campus Reform]

Dozens of students decried the state of Israel at a “Day of Anger” rally outside the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) headquarters in Washington D.C., on Thursday.

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New Hampshire District Tells Mom She Can No Longer Pray on School's Steps [Associated Press]

CONCORD, N.H. –  The longstanding argument over school prayer is being tested in New Hampshire, where a school district has told a mother she can no longer pray on the steps of her children's high school.

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Ark. Attorney General Says School Must Name Teachers in Gun Program [Associated Press]

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Fat-Shaming Professor Faces Censure From University []

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Illinois University Backs Psych Professor Even After Learning He Murdered Family in 1967 []

An Illinois university is standing behind an award-winning psychology professor, despite the new revelation he gunned down his parents and sister when he was a teenager, spent time in a mental institution and changed his name.

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