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Here Are Some of the Craziest College Campus Practices

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:30pm

What are these colleges doing?

The Daily Signal reports.

Examples of Lunacy on College Campuses

As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers, and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls “identity-based housing.” That’s segregated housing for students who—because of their race, culture, gender, or sexual orientation—have “historically experienced oppression.”

I’d bet the rent money that Hampshire College will not offer Jewish, Irish, Polish, Chinese, or Catholic students segregated housing. Because there is no group of people who have not faced oppression, Hampshire College is guilty of religious and ethnic discrimination in its housing segregation policy.


 
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Ithaca College Students Want Diversity Taught in Every Class

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s almost like the progressive agenda has become more important than academics.

Campus Reform reports.

Ithaca students want profs to teach diversity in every class

Student journalists at Ithaca College want their professors to incorporate diversity and inclusion into class discussions “in every area of academia.”

In an editorial Wednesday, The Ithacan notes that eight administrators, including the president, have stepped down in the past year under pressure from student protesters, leaving a leadership void that the editors believe must be filled by the faculty.

“The topics of diversity, inclusion, and oppression…took center stage last semester, but they remain areas of discussion many students still do not know much about,” the editors complain. “If students are to become the well-rounded critical thinkers this college wants them to be, it is professors who have the most influence and responsibility to teach them.”

Notably, the editorial contends that “it is no longer enough” for “a small handful” of ethnic studies professors to emphasize social justice in the classroom, saying that approach is insufficient to elicit change on campus and in the world.

“Discussions about identity and discrimination are not topics that are restricted to ethnic studies classes, politics, or the humanities—these are issues that impact every career and every area of academia, from business and communications to health care and science,” the students declare. “Professors of every discipline should become more proactive in facilitating discussions of diversity and inclusion in the classroom.”


 
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Stanford Bans Large Containers of Hard Alcohol

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 3:30pm

This led to criticism that such policies do little to protect victims of campus sexual assault.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Stanford’s ban on large containers of hard alcohol sparks debate about sexual assault

Stanford University on Monday announced a new policy banning large containers of hard alcohol from undergraduate housing and events. The policy...

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Prager University – The Conservative Student’s Survival Guide

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Matthew Woessner, a political science professor at Penn State Harrisburg, offers some great tips to conservative college students.

Take a look.

Here’s more information:

Conservative students are vastly outnumbered on campus, and their beliefs and values are often ridiculed by other students, professors and administrators. So, how...

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College is Where Nutritional Habits Form for Life

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 12:30pm

The average weight gain freshman year isn’t actually 15 pounds — it’s 7.8.

NBC News reports.

Fearing the Freshman 15? Lebanon Valley College Wants to Help You Avoid It

When 470 freshmen arrive at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania this week, there will be a new item on their three-day orientation menu: an “Introduction...

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Virginia Tech ‘Intercultural’ Campus Event Will Offer Safe-Space Nametags

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00am

Hello, my name is… offensive!

The College Fix reports.

‘Intercultural’ campus event to offer safe-space nametags: Green means go, red means stranger danger

Virginia Tech lays out rules of engagement for Intercultural Engagement Center welcome back event

‘Please do not approach someone with a red sticker’

Virginia Tech’s Intercultural Engagement Center is set to host a...

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NLRB Will Allow Private University Grad Students to Unionize

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 9:30am

Many graduate students at public universities are already unionized.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

NLRB: Graduate Students at Private Universities May Unionize

Graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are entitled to collective bargaining, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday.

The NLRB said that a previous ruling by the board...

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SUNY Binghamton Holds Program for RA’s Called “Stop White People”

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8:00am

How is this not racist? If the program was about stopping any other group, it’d be a national scandal.

The Binghamton Review reports.

“#StopWhitePeople2K16” Is An Official Part Of Residential Assistant Training

Racism seems to continually weigh upon both the faculty and students of Binghamton University. As a response to the apparent presence of...

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Clinton Family Blasts For-Profit Colleges But Took Millions From One

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 6:30pm

Over five years, former president Bill Clinton earned $17.6 million from the world’s largest for-profit education company.

NBC News reports.

Hillary Blasts For-Profit Colleges, But Bill Took Millions From One

Since launching her bid for president Hillary Clinton has been a vocal critic of for-profit schools, pledging in speeches across the country to “crack...

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Roger Williams U. Hires Social Justice Expert to Help Lead Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

Remember when higher education was focused on learning, not progressive policy?

The College Fix reports.

Accused of being Eurocentric, Roger Williams U. hires social justice expert to help lead campus

Roger Williams University, a private liberal arts college in Rhode Island, has hired a “social justice” expert to help lead...

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Test Scores Suggest High School Grads Are Not College-Ready

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 3:30pm

Not good news.

PBS NewsHour reports.

Many of this year’s high school grads may not be college-ready, test scores suggest

WASHINGTON — The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t ready for college-level course work.

In its annual score report released Wednesday, the testing company...

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Report Finds Democratic States Have Most Student Debt

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 2:00pm

No surprises here.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Ironic: Report finds Democratic states have the most student debt

LendEDU, a company that helps borrowers refinance their student loan debt, recently released its Student Loan Debt by School by State Report, which analyzes state and college level data on student debt.

It found that the average borrower...

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Porn Star Teaches Sex to UCLA Students

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 12:30pm

Drake reportedly discussed sexual consent, communication and pleasure in bed.

The College Fix reports.

Porn star teaches UCLA students how to have sex

Jessica Drake, whose recent filmography includes “Sexbots: Programmed for Pleasure,” “Magic Mike XXXL: A Hardcore Parody,” and “Supergirl XXX: An Axel Braun Parody,” recently swung by a summer psychology course on...

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Dean at UC Tells Freshmen They Won’t Find Safe Spaces at This School

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:00am

The College at the University of Chicago has a very strong reputation on free speech and it’s easy to see why.

Campus Reform reports.

You won’t find safe spaces here, UC dean tells freshmen

One college administrator has taken a bold stance against the demise of free speech on America’s campuses, warning newly admitted...

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College Grads Are Not Supporting Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9:30am

His dark message of decline doesn’t resonate among voters with college degrees.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Why Trump Is Failing With College Grads

The support of white voters with a college education is the key battle of the 2016 presidential contest, and Donald Trump is losing it. In 2012 Mitt Romney beat Barack...

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Northwestern State University Gets FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:00am

This school makes students jump through hoops to exercise their free speech rights.

The FIRE blog reports.

Speech Code of the Month: Northwestern State University

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for August 2016: Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

Universities are allowed to adopt reasonable, content-neutral, and narrowly tailored “time, place, and manner”...

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Alumni of Selective Colleges Earn More Money

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 6:30pm

Just how much more?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Study finds graduates of most selective colleges enjoy earnings payoff

With regularity, various groups issue reports on the colleges whose graduates earn the highest postgraduation salaries. Typically, those are colleges that are among the most competitive in admissions. The Obama administration’s College Scorecard, while not ranking...

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Stanford Bans Hard Liquor at Campus Parties

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is just the latest example of higher education treating students like children.

USA Today reports.

Stanford gets slammed for banning hard alcohol at on-campus parties

Stanford students aren’t allowed to consume hard alcohol at on-campus parties anymore.

That’s because of a new university policy announced Monday.

The decision to adjust the drinking policy was announced...

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SAT Subject Tests Are Losing Popularity

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 3:30pm

The hour-long multiple-choice exams are taken separately from the main SAT and cover 20 subjects.

The Boston Globe reports.

SAT subject tests lose favor for colleges

Several top New England colleges have joined a growing number of schools nationally that no longer require applicants to submit scores from SAT subject tests, saying the specialized...

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NLRB Rules Grad Students at Private Schools Can Unionize

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 2:00pm

Just what higher education needs, more unions. This should end well.

FOX News reports.

Ruling: Grad students at private universities can unionize

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that student teaching and research assistants at private universities are employees and have a right to be represented by unions.

The 3-1 ruling overturns a 2004...

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If You Want to Intern in Politics You Should Get a Job First

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 12:30pm

Many college students can’t afford to spend the summer unemployed, so they carve up the week into days of paid and unpaid work.

The Boston Globe reports.

Want a summer internship in politics? Get a job first.

With graduation on the horizon, Leah Goldman knew how she would spend the last summer of her...

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Georgetown Democrats Say Calling Hillary ‘Mrs. Clinton’ is Sexist

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:00am

This is just the latest claim of sexism from Hillary supporters. There will be many more to come.

Campus Reform reports.

Calling Hillary ‘Mrs. Clinton’ is sexist, say Georgetown Dems

A recent post in the Georgetown University College Democrats’ blog asserts that referring to Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as “Mrs. Clinton” is sexist.

“Please...

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