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SUNY Delhi to Offer Course on ‘Breakup Training’

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

More importantly, shouldn’t there be a class on how to get a date in the first place?

Maggie Lit reports for Campus Reform:

Public university offers ‘breakup training’

A SUNY school is teaching students how to properly end a relationship as part of an initiative begun this year in response to increased Title IX reports dealings with post-breakup harassment.

SUNY Delhi implemented the training at this year’s freshmen orientation but says it will continue to offer workshops concerning the issue of healthy relationships throughout the year, according to New York Magazine.

“We felt we needed more of a focus specifically on how to end a relationship because people need to know a fair amount about the importance of communication and mutual respect,” Lori Osterhoudt, campus director of counseling and health services, told the magazine.

The trainings are designed to provide effective and kind ways to breakup with someone that enables both parties to walk away peacefully.


 
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Education Department Harassment Rules a Classic Case of Regulatory Overreach

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Our friend Hans Bader has a new column at the Competitive Enterprise Institute which looks at new bullying rules from the Education Department.

Education Department Harassment Rules Metastasize through Administrative Fiat

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where I used to work, today declared that schools can be liable for bullying (or anything else) that creates a “hostile educational environment” for a disabled student. Indeed, it says that for students covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a school can be liable even if their “harassment” is not based on their disability at all, covering such “students with disabilities who are bullied on any basis” if it affects their education.

This is regulatory overreaching on many different levels. First, school bullying is largely a matter for states, not the federal government (indeed, 49 states have laws specifically addressing school bullying).

Second, OCR has no jurisdiction over one of the two laws it just interpreted (because that law, the IDEA, is administered by another agency known as OSERS). To get around that, OCR has read that statute into one it does have jurisdiction over (the Rehabilitation Act) by administrative fiat, essentially multiplying the number of the bureaucratic entities that can harass a school district over allegations of “harassment” against the disabled.

This is just the latest instance of federal lawlessness and overreaching under the Obama administration. It has also sought to restrict students’ free speech and due process rights on college campuses and in the public schools. The Obama administration sought to unconstitutionally meddle in hiring at religious schools. It has made schools less safe, and made it harder to discipline some bullies, by pressuring some public schools to adopt veiled racial quotas in discipline.


 
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Physics Professor Says Big Bang Points to God’s Existence

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

Old news for any Catholics in the room.

Michelle Reed at The College Fix has the story:

Physics professor tells students scientific evidence points to a ‘designer’

A physics professor at the University of Oklahoma who often spends his time studying smashed subatomic particles at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN laboratory in Switzerland...

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Could 10% of Law Schools Close by 2019?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports some higher ed bubble news with roots in recent history.

Organ: Will 10% of Law Schools Close by 2019, Just as 10% of Dental Schools Closed 25 Years Ago?

Following up on my previous post, Will Top Tier Law Schools be the First to Close, Like Emory...

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Wake Forest University Student: Yik-Yak Promotes Bullying

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Is this actually a problem, or are students just too sensitive nowadays? I honestly can’t tell anymore.

Tommy Super at Old Gold & Black has the story:

Yik Yak remains controversial on campus

About a year ago, Yik Yak, an anonymous social media smart phone application, exploded in the Wake Forest community, and students...

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Prager University – Who Are the Racists: Conservatives or Liberals?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:00am

In this new video from Prager University, Derryck Green of Project 21 examines the issue of racism through a political lens. His argument is logical and he offers many real world examples to back it up.

Don’t miss this great video.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

To call someone a racist is a serious...

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Slate: Going to College Should Make You Rich. Period.

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:30am

According to the leftists at Slate, going to college should make you rich. Anything that happens after–no matter.

From the article:

Even When They Go to College, the Poor Sometimes Stay Poor

Over the weekend, the Washington Post’s Matt O’Brien published this killer graph that captures just how unequal the economic playing field is...

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Stony Brook University Violated Election Law Promoting Rally for Democrat

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Here’s a story you won’t see in the mainstream media. Especially in an election year when Republicans are expected to win.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform has the story.

Public university violated federal election laws in promoting rally for Dem congressman, Bill Clinton, says lawyer

A public university in New York violated federal election...

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College Conservative Op-Ed Asks “How Far is Too Far?” For Campaign Ads

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

Wendy Davis, here’s looking at you.

Haley Waring writes for the College Conservative:

Negative Ads: How Far is Too Far?

The Internet and news circuits have been a buzz the last few days over a Texas gubernatorial campaign ad.. The ad, paid for by the Wendy Davis Campaign, highlights the fact that her opponent,...

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Harvard Has Tougher Rules for Ebola Than the United States

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

I wonder if any of the progressives who claim travel bans are racist will go after Harvard?

Neil Munro of the Daily Caller reports.

Even Harvard Sets Tougher Ebola Rules Than US

Harvard University is copying Senegal and many other African countries by instituting tough new exclusions to segregate its members from people who...

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Federal Law Prevents Parents From Asking Professors About Their Children’s Grades

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

Why does the federal government need to dictate this relationship? Beats me.

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix has the story:

Federal law strips parents’ right to find out how their kid is faring in college

It’s shocking to think that parents can pay anywhere from $10,000 to $60,000 a year to send their...

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Federal Investigations of Sex Assaults on Campus Have Grown 50% Since May

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Have sex assaults on campus increased 50% since May? Of course not.

Nick Anderson of the Washington Post reports.

Tally of federal probes of colleges on sexual violence grows 50 percent since May

The number of federal investigations into how colleges handle sexual violence reports has jumped 50 percent in the past six months,...

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22 Things Wrong With HuffPo’s ’22 Reasons to Go to Law School’

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

I’ll skip down to where Joe Patrice of Above the Law criticizes HuffPo’s listicle item by item.

Another Stupid Defense Of Law School From HuffPo

1. Know Your Rights: Or pay attention in your high school government class and you’ll know just as much as a law student about your rights. But th...

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Political Correctness and the College Board

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent post at National Review, Jason Richwine examined recent trends at the College Board.

Why Has the College Board Gotten So PC?

Two familiar tropes about the SAT have haunted the Web over the past couple of weeks, and they may be more directly related than they seem.

The first is the...

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White, Male Cornell Hate Crime Victim Retaliates By Calling Out Campus Liberals

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:30am

The most recent column by Julius Kairey at the Cornell Daily Sun does not explicitly address the smear campaign against him last month, but it does call out campus leftists as intolerant bullies:

THROWDOWN THURSDAY: The Hypocrisy of Cornell’s Political Bullies

Political bullies on campus are defined by two characteristics. First, the fervent...

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Has The Federalist Society Caved to Rape Culture?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:00am

If you read Cathy Young at Minding the Campus it sure looks that way.

The Federalist Society Caves to “Rape Culture” Orthodoxy

I first joined the Federalist Society’s speakers’ bureau in 1999. Over the years, I spoke at the student chapters of numerous schools including UCLA, Stanford, the University...

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Student Accused of Hate Speech for Remarks in a Paper Will Sue School

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

A student at the University of New Mexico used phrases like “perverse attraction to the same sex” and “barren womb” when critiquing a lesbian film, and her teacher kicked her out of the class for hate speech. I can understand the reaction to “perverse”, but since when is “barren” hate speech?

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British University Refuses to Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Students at Goldsmiths University in London think commemorating Holocaust Day would be too colonialist.

Justin Jalil from the Times of Israel reported.

London university rejects Holocaust commemoration

Students at a London university last Wednesday struck down a measure to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Goldsmiths University Student Union voted 60:1 against a measure to hold...

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Democrat at Clinton College Speech Claims He Has Ebola, Licks Conservative Student

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

So desperate, they’re resorting to pseudo bio-warfare.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn reports for Campus Reform:

‘Progressive Socialist’ claims he has Ebola, licks conservatives at Clinton speech

self-described progressive socialist in Michigan attacked a group of conservative students outside of a Hillary Clinton speaking engagement by attempting to lick them while yelling that he has Ebola.

Clinton spoke...

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Ball State University Loses $12.6 Million in Scam

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

You can be sure some people will lose their jobs over this, not to mention jail time.

Seth Slabaugh of the Indy Star reports.

Ball State University writes off $12.6 million from scam

A report released Friday by a former federal prosecutor who investigated the Ball State University investment scandal does not include what...

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Wellesley Rejects Transgender Student’s Bid to be Multicultural Affairs Coordinator

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Timothy Boatwright, who was born female but identifies as male, got along perfectly well at the all-women Wellesley College, until Wellesley students decided he couldn’t be Multicultural Affairs Coordinator: they said it felt “inappropriate to have a white man there.”

Katherine Timpf at The National Review has the story:

Students: Transgender Woman Can’t...

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Colleges Get Serious About Ebola

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s very smart for colleges to be on high alert. Any time you have so many people living so closely, diseases can spread rapidly.

Katherine Mangan of the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

As Ebola Fears Touch Campuses, Officials Respond With an ‘Excess of Caution’

Colleges across the country faced Ebola scares this week...

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