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Washington State University Student Planner Features a Picture of University of Wisconsin Building

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

It’s an honest mistake.

The College Fix reports:

College’s Humorous Back To School Fail

How would you like to see your crosstown rival’s beautiful campus building staring you in the face everyday?

That’s apparently what students at Washington State University Pullman will have to endure this year, as a student planner distributed on the campus this month has a picture of an ornate, distinguished looking building from the University of Washington on it.

The Spokesman-Review reports that …

the cover features a picture of a cougar, the iconic Bryan clock tower and a building that was a little harder to identify. Down at the very bottom of the cover, with beautiful brick and elegant cherry trees is Savery Hall, a building located at the heart of the campus of WSU’s sworn rival – the University of Washington.

A distraught manager Leslie (no last name provided) at WSU’s bookstore The Bookie says they are aware of the problem and are working with the unidentified vendor to come to a solution.

Hey, accidents happen. Apparently the planner is made by an outside commercial vendor. Still, ouch!


 
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Princeton Tells Employee to Give Up Medical Marijuana or Lose His Job

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s hard to see how Princeton justifies this. I mean, if the guy has a prescription…

Mike Davis of the Times of Trenton reports.

Princeton University to employee: Give up medical marijuana or lose job

A former Libertarian candidate for the state Senate says his employer, Princeton University, has told him must choose between keeping his job or participating in New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.

“They’re basically backing me into a corner and asking me to choose between my livelihood and your health,” Dom DeZarn, said today while staging a one-man protest on Princeton’s campus.

Princeton University spokesman Mike Caddell declined to comment on the situation, as it is a personnel matter.

DeZarn, who is a senior operations manager in the campus dining department, said he will meet with university human resources employees next week about the ultimatum, which came as a surprise considering his state Senate campaign in New Jersey’s 14th District focused on legalization of marijuana and he’s been twice arrested promoting the cause.

DeZarn is running as the Legalize Marijuana Party’s candidate in the 12th Congressional District this year, as well.

The university has never registered a complaint about DeZarn’s marijuana use during his 18-year career there, DeZarn said. At times, senior administrators even praised him for his dogged support of a hot-button topic, he said.


 
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Harry Reid Already Losing the Digs: Name Removed From University Building

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Come November, we can only hope Reid will lose his position as Senate Majority Leader. As of now, he’s lost his name on Southern Utah University’s Outdoor Engagement Center building.

Fox News reports:

Reid’s name removed from center at Utah university from which he graduated

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s name has been removed...

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How Can an Anti-Rape Product Promote Rape Culture?

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Have you heard about this new nail polish which can detect rape drugs?

Some feminists are saying it promotes rape culture.

Julie Borowski weighs in below.

 
 
 
 

OSU Cowboys v. FSU Seminoles ‘Trail of Tears’ Sign Gets Hate Speech Accusations

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 9:30am

Personally, I just thought it was a clever reference to an historical event.

Jennifer Kabbany at the College Fix has the story:

Oklahoma State ‘Trail of Tears’ Gameday Sign Prompts Hate Speech Accusations

A large sign that read “Send ‘Em Home” along with the prominent hashtags #Trail_of_Tears and #GOPOKES has been decried as racist hate...

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America’s Most Overpaid College Presidents

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:00am

Alex Pfeiffer of the Daily Caller has compiled this handy list of overpaid college presidents.

America’s Seven Most GROSSLY OVERPAID College Presidents EVER

If you are out of job and looking to start a new prosperous career, look no further than becoming a college president. The benefits are good. You certainly won’t be...

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Paint Opposing Team’s Lockers Pink, Get Accused of Sexism and Possibly Sued

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Add pink to the list of colors you’re not allowed to use anymore.

Dave Huber at The College Fix reports:

Color the Opposing Team’s Locker Pink and … Risk a Lawsuit?

An article at Inside Higher Ed highlights (no, not in hot pink) a … “controversy” at the University of Iowa: the opposing team’s...

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U. South Alabama Pro-Life Group Alleges Constitutional Violations

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another student group has been told they only have freedom of speech in a tiny “free speech” zone. Ridiculous.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reported.

U. of South Alabama Pro-Life Group Alleges First, Fourteenth Amendment Violations

The University of South Alabama (USA) student group Students for Life USA filed suit aga...

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Study Says That Big Government Makes People More ‘Contented’

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

However, many countries with greater economic intervention by the government than the US — for example, France — are reportedly less content than Americans. So, is there really even a trend here?

The College Fix reports:

Study: Big Government Makes People ‘More Satisfied’

A study from Baylor University says that “People living in countries with...

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Anthem College Files for Bankruptcy

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

Who says there’s no such thing as the higher ed bubble?

Sam Cohen of FOX 40 reported.

Anthem College Files for Bankruptcy, Rancho Cordova Campus May Close

Students could not attend class Thursday at a college in Rancho Cordova.

Outside Anthem College, students told FOX40 they didn’t know what was going on, but they couldn’t...

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Empty Stadiums: Why College Football Games are Losing Attendees

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 11:00am

Pretty soon colleges will have to sell their mega-million stadiums and play on patches of grass.

From Brad Tuttle of Time Magazine:

Why Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games

With college football ticket prices soaring and expanded conferences leading to less exciting matchups, fans—students in particular—are more likely to watch games from home.

There’s...

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Suffolk Law School Buying Out Faculty Members

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:55pm

First the school declared a pay freeze, now this. Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reported.

Suffolk Law School Offers Buyouts to All Of Its Tenured Faculty

Following up on last month’s post, Boston Law Schools Shrink Enrollments, Faculties:  Boston Globe, Suffolk University Abruptly Replaces President:

Just days before the start of the new school...

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Students for Justice in Palestine at Cornell Stage Anti-Israel Protest

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:50pm

Dear Readers, this one is from yours truly at The Cornell Review, along with fellow staff writer Andres Sellitto.

Students for Justice in Palestine at Cornell Stage Anti-Israel Protest

Written by Casey Breznick and Andres Sellitto.

A ragtag group of students, faculty, and city locals associated with Cornell’s chapter of Students of Justice in...

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Philosophy Dept. Declares No Confidence at U. Illinois Over Steven Salaita Decision

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Who knew this would set off such a firestorm?

Nick DeSantis of The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Illinois’s Philosophy Dept. Declares No Confidence in University Leaders

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s philosophy department has approved a resolution expressing no confidence in the...

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Cornell Student Newspaper Sex Columnist Celebrates Incest?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

A guest article submission to the Cornell Daily Sun on Aug. 28 from “Rocky M.” was, to say the least, quite disgusting and very bizarre. Basically, it tells the tale of two Cornellian twin brothers who were with a woman at the same time. Technically, the brothers weren’t doing anything to...

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New Study Says Affirmative Action Stigmatizes the Minorities it Claims to Help

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

It sounds like common sense to me: affirmative action actually lends some credence to the age-old chant of ‘they’re takin’ our jobs!” And, if you couldn’t already tell, people don’t like it when people take their jobs.

The College Fix reports:

Study: Affirmative Action Stigmatizes Beneficiaries

Research by George Mason University’s David Kravitz and...

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Vandals at UC Berkeley Paint “Kill Frats” on University Gate

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Additional graffiti promoted communism. I wonder if the culprits are leftists?

Sophie Mattson of The Daily Californian reported.

Police arrest 4 teens in connection with campus vandalism

UCPD officers detained one UC Berkeley student and three men not affiliated with the campus on suspicion of vandalizing Sather Gate and other campus locations early...

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ALS Ice Bucket Challengers Need to Check Their Privilege

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00am

It had to happen eventually. There seems to be one rule to liberal activism: every good thing people try to do as actually a really bad thing, because it doesn’t address every single thing wrong in the world. Want to support ALS research? Screw you, you didn’t do anything about the...

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Colleges Screening Students Returning From Ebola-Stricken Places

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 9:30am

The last thing a college campus needs is another infectious disease passing among students.

US colleges screen some students for Ebola

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola...

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Colleges Now Buying Special Insurance to Cover Campus Rape Scandals

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8:00am

This could be the beginning of a whole new market for the insurance industry.

From Bloomberg via the College Fix.

REPORT: Colleges Buy Special Insurance to Cover Campus Rape Scandals

Bloomberg Businessweek reports:

As schools grow more aware of the risk of sexual attacks on campus, some have implemented educational programs for students or reformed...

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Vanderbilt ‘All-Comers’ Policy Stifles Religious Freedom, Christian Student Group Speaks Out

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

Robert Shibley at FIRE gives commentary on an article recently published in Christianity Today by Tish Harrison Warren, a former religious student group leader whose religious beliefs were stifled by Vanderbilt’s ‘All-Comers’ Policy:

A Victim of Vanderbilt’s So-Called ‘All-Comers’ Policy Speaks Out

Tish Harrison Warren, a former religious student group leader at Vanderbilt University, has ...

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Georgetown Prof Admits Obama Supporters Think He’s Jesus

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

It sounds like this professor may be auditioning for a job at MSNBC.

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

Professor Admits Obama Supporters Think He’s Jesus

Georgetown University sociology Professor Michael Eric Dyson not only likened President Obama to Jesus in a recent television appearance, but admitted many of the president’s supporters really...

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