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Prager University – Do You Understand the Electoral College?

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is part two of a special series this week. See part one here.

In this video, Tara Ross explains how the electoral college works and why we use it.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Right now, there’s a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It’s called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Author, lawyer, and Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains.


 
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11 Year Old Graduates from American River College

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00am

One of the youngest members of this year’s college graduating class.

NBC News reports.

11-Year-Old Tanishq Abraham Graduates From California College

An 11-year-old California boy donned a cap and gown on Wednesday — to receive a college degree.

Tanishq Abraham is the youngest person to graduate from American River College in Sacramento, California, this year, according to NBC affiliate KCRA. And he may be the youngest person to graduate from the school in its 60-year history.

“The assumption is that he’s the all-time youngest,” American River College spokesman Scott Crow told NBC Bay Area on Thursday. “But we don’t have all the archives to completely confirm. He was definitely the youngest this year.”


 
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New Campus Survey Suggests You’ve Been Raped if You Had a Drink Before Sex

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:30am

Some people seem determined to find evidence of rape by any means necessary.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Had a drink before sex? You’ve been raped, says latest 1-in-5 campus rape survey

This should be the headline on any media report of this new single-university study of campus sexual assault: “Researchers say...

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Employee of State Department Accused of “Sextortion” of College-Aged Women

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:00am

Creepy!

ABC News reports.

State Department Employee Accused in ‘Sextortion’ of College-Aged Women

A State Department employee has been arrested and charged with computer hacking, cyber-stalking and extorting college-aged women in what authorities say was a scheme to gather sexually explicit material.

Michael C. Ford, a State Department employee who has worked out of the...

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Outbreak at University of Texas Sees Four New Cases of Mumps

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30pm

Mumps continues to spread at the University of Texas.

According to Forbes:

Four New Mumps Cases Diagnosed In Outbreak At University of Texas at Austin

Another four cases of mumps were diagnosed on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, bringing the total number of cases in the university outbreak to seven....

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Bernie Sanders’ Free College Tuition Plan Won’t Work

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

What? There’s no such thing as free money?

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of the Washington Post.

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants free tuition at four-year public colleges. Here’s why it won’t work.

Imagine graduating from college without a dime in debt. No monthly loan payments to Navient, AES or Great Lakes. No calculation of whether to take...

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University of Louisville Struck a Deal with Tanning Salon

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

The University of Louisville struck a $3 million deal with Sun Tan City. Cheerleaders and members of the Spirit Squad will be able to use Sun Tan City’s services free of charge.

Jonathan Banta writes at the The Courier-Journal:

Universities and tanning salons

In 2008, Sun Tan City, a chain of tanning salons...

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Former Yale President Gets $8.5 Million Payout

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

Keep this in mind for the next time someone at Yale brings up income inequality.

Melissa Korn of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Yale Gives Former Leader $8.5 Million Payout

Yale University made a special $8.5 million payment to former president Richard C. Levin, an unprecedented lump-sum payout highlighting the increasingly lucrative compensation for...

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Marquette Fires Official Who Greenlit Cop-Killer Mural

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

This isn’t very surprising news. The story generated a lot of bad publicity for the school.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

BREAKING: Marquette official who greenlit cop-killer mural gets canned

Some things are too much even for progressive Jesuits to tolerate. One of those things is a school-sponsored mural honoring a convicted...

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U. Texas at Austin Prof Says Americans are ‘Unable to Handle Gun Ownership’

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:00am

How can someone with the credentials to be a professor say something so dumb?

Gabriella Morrongiello of Campus Reform reports.

Texas professor: Americans are ‘unable to handle gun ownership’

Americans are “unable to handle” their constitutional right to keep and bear arms, according to one Texas professor.

In a recent column for the Dallas Morning...

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Posters Appear Around Columbia Calling Mattress Girl Emma Sulkowicz ‘Pretty Little Liar’

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9:30am

The posters seem to be the work of an anonymous figure who’s showcasing pictures of the posters on Twitter under an account called @fakerape.

Here are a few examples.

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College Diversity Officer Could be Fired for Tweeting ‘Kill all White Men’

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 8:00am

We’ve written about this charming young lady before. Now she’s back in the news.

The London Evening Standard reports.

Bahar Mustafa: Goldsmiths diversity officer could lose job after tweeting hashtag ‘kill...

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How an Israeli Prof Earned the Name ‘Baby Whisperer’

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

This story is nothing short of adorable.

Lindsey Bever reports for the Washington Post:

How an Israeli professor was dubbed the ‘baby whisperer’

Israeli professor Sydney Engelberg has been dubbed the “baby whisperer” over the past week on the Internet, when someone posted a photo online showing him comforting a student’s crying baby while...

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Ohio State’s Largest College Has $10 Million Budget Gap

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

That’s a pretty serious financial hurdle to get over.

The News Herald reports.

Report: Ohio State’s largest college faces $10M budget gap

Spending cuts are expected next school year at Ohio State University’s largest college due to a projected $10 million budget gap, according to a newspaper report.

The College of Arts and Sciences plans...

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Prof’s Workshop Taught in High Schools Teaches Students to Support Hamas

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

Common Core added a workshop called “Whose Jerusalem?” to its approved curriculum. Created by a Boston University professor, “Whose Jerusalem?” teaches high school students that Hamas is a peaceful political party.

Alexandra Zimmern writes for The College Fix:

Prof’s ‘Whose Jerusalem?’ Common Core Lesson Teaches Students to Support Hamas

A “Whose Jerusalem?” workshop created...

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Bill Nye Gets $35K to Talk to Rutgers Students About Global Warming

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Nice work if you can get it. I wonder if he walked to Rutgers?

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports.

Bill Nye Paid $35K To Tell Students To Dismiss Global Warming ‘Skeptics’

Bill Nye the “Science Guy” was paid a handsome speaking fee to tell Rutgers University students to dismiss those who would...

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8th Grader Who Faced Charges for NRA Shirt Files Suit Against School

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

The story started two years ago, but has not ended.

College Fix reports.

8th grader Who Faced Charges for NRA shirt files suit against school

Update on this story from two years ago about a student who faced criminal charges in an altercation stemming from his National Rifle Associ...

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Mattress Girl Brings Mattress to Columbia University Graduation

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:00am

What an awful way to hog the spotlight from your fellow graduates.

Sara Bliss of Yahoo News reported. Note the choice of words.

Activist Emma Sulkowicz Carries Her Mattress to Columbia University Graduation

Student activist Emma Sulkowicz made headlines last fall, pledging to carry her mattress around Columbia University’s campus until the administration expelled...

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Valencia College Students Suing Over Vaginal Ultrasound Training

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 9:30am

This strange class activity has resulted in a lawsuit.

WFTV reports.

Sonography students sue Valencia College over vaginal ultrasound training

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Two female Valencia College students said they’re suing the school after being required to do intrusive procedures on each other as part of the sonography program.

The students told Channel 9...

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Kennesaw State Adviser Who Accused Student of Harassment Placed on Leave

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8:00am

This is an update to a story we ran earlier this week.

Abby Phillip of the Washington Post reports.

Kennesaw State adviser placed on leave after confrontation...

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Ambassador Samantha Power Discusses ‘Mattress Girl’ in Commencement Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Ah yes, Mattress Girl. You may be familiar with Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz, who carried her mattress around campus in protest after claims she was allegedly raped. Sulkowicz never pressed charges...

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Entire Class Drops Out of University of Southern California MFA Program

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

I think this counts as an actual act of college insurrection. Wow.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

M.F.A. Exodus

Seven students, making up the entire first-year class in the visual arts master of fine arts program at the University of Southern California, issued an open letter saying that they were quitting.

While students...

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