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DEVELOPING: Actress Lori Loughlin Indicted for Alleged Participation in College Admissions Scandal

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.09.19

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband were indicted Tuesday on charges relating to their role in the widening college admissions scandal; reportedly paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to admit their child into a prestigious university.

“Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted on fraud and money laundering charges Tuesday in the multimillion-dollar college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents trying to get their kids into the nation’s most prestigious colleges,” reports Fox News.

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying upwards of $500,000 in bribes and other payments to admit their daughters into the University of Southern California.

14 other parents were also charged for similar crimes.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

 

CAMPUS CHAOS: Liberal Colleges Clampdown on 'Offensive' Halloween Costumes

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.07.17

As college students prepare to enjoy Halloween festivities throughout the country, liberal universities across the US are releasing new guidelines restricting costumes that some may find “offensive.”

The “Inclusion” policy released by Northern Arizona University warns students of the dangers of “cultural appropriation,” telling them to avoid dressing as caricatures of a “culture that is not one’s own.”

“Cultural appropriation means adopting a cultural product in terms of local meanings and practices. In its broadest sense the term means taking an existing cultural form from one social group and replaying it in another with different meanings or practices,” said the school’s website.

The University of St. Thomas also released policies regarding “acceptable student costumes” in an article titled, “Costume or Cultural Appropriation?

“The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and Halloween is just around the corner. Many would argue that Halloween is the day of the year where you can be whoever, or whatever you want. However, it’s important to know the distinction between what is funny and what is cultural appropriation,” writes the author.

“Does my costume represent a culture that is not my own?” it urges students to ask before leaving their dormitories.

Read the liberal memo below:

CAMPUS REFORM: Calif. College 'Discontinues' Pledge of Allegiance Due to History of ‘White Nationalism’

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.29.19

The Board of Trustees for a city college in Santa Barbara, California effectively banned the Pledge of Allegiance from future meetings this week; saying they’ve decided to “discontinue” its use after discovering its “history and symbolism” related to “White Nationalism.”

According to Campus Reform, “The Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees President says the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag is ‘steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.’”

Campus Reform obtained exclusive emails from the Trustees explaining the decision to ban the patriotic tradition.

“I decided to discontinue use of the Pledge of Allegiance for reasons related to its history and symbolism,” said one email. “I have discovered that the Pledge of Allegiance has a history steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.”

“I also object to the phrase ‘one nation under God,’” added the letter. “The First Amendment not only protects freedom of speech and religion [but] it also expressly prohibits laws that establish a religion.”

Read the full report at Campus Reform.

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