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Diversity Training Proliferates Despite Being Useless and Harmful

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 4:43pm

Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s OpenMarket.org blog kindly has provided this update to his prior post (linked below) regarding the failure of diversity training in the workplace.  Considering all the diversity training that takes place on campuses, we thought this would be of interest:

Diversity training just

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Phillips Foundation To Award Scholarships For Conservative Student Activists

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2:19pm

As part of their Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program, the Phillips Foundation will award academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year. All the information you need to apply is available at the link. Good luck!

$10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY PHILLIPS FOUNDATION FOR ‘TOP 100’ CONSERVATIVE STUDENT...

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Adams State offered course credit to campaign for Obama, until caught

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 12:00pm

Adams State University in Colorado recently offered students course credits to campaign for President Obama.

The offer has since been retracted, maybe because it was illegal, via Campus Reform (emphasis in the original):

A public university in Colorado offered course credit to students to volunteer on President Obama’s reelecti...

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Republican Students Fired Up At Armstrong College

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 9:57am

Sounds like it’s a good time to be a conservative at Armstrong College in Georgia.

Fall classes have barely started and the student Republican group is already gearing up.

The recently reactivated College Republicans, a student organization dedicated to the promotion of conservative ideals and the philosophy of the Rupublican Party, held their...

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Campus hate crimes and the hoaxes who love them

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 8:00am

A crime committed in the name of hate is a horrible thing and no rational person would dispute that.

But before you sign up to protest a hate crime on your college campus, you might want to make sure a crime was really committed.

Unfortunately, people sometimes fake hate crimes, as documented at...

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WaPo whispers — the crowds for Obama may be smaller, but ….

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 5:10pm

Of course, The Washington Post couches the news by saying Obama still draws crowds, just smaller ones.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The crowds may be smaller and the candidate grayer, but college towns are still proving to be President Barack Obama’s best shot at enthusiastic audiences.

More than 26,000 people combined showed up to...

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UC Davis Medical School seeks to punish scientific dissent

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:54pm

A medical school professor at UC Davis named Michael Wilkes is currently engaged in a legal battle for the simple crime of speaking his mind on the efficacy of the PSA test for cancer screening.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is defending him.

FIRE is fighting to defend the academic...

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Busting the myth of a liberal student majority

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:45am

During this general election cycle, and the intense focus of Team Obama in getting the youth vote in swing states, results of a new survey may come as a complete surprise.

Contrary to popular mythology, college students do not self identify as significantly more liberal than conservative.  That is one of the reasons we...

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Dennis Prager Launches Online “College” To Combat Liberal Bias

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 9:46am

Conservative talk radio host Dennis Prager has launched a new online college to fight liberal bias, reports The Blaze.

It has no campus or accreditation but hey, when was the last time you showed anyone your diploma?

For years, conservatives have lamented the perceived liberal bias that exists at the university level. To...

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Meet the Team – Leslie Eastman

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Posted by    Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 8:00am

Hello College Insurrection readers!

First, I want to thank Professor William Jacobson for giving me this amazing opportunity to join his “rebel alliance”. Now, a little about myself:

I am a chemical/biological safety consultant, with degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and geology.  As a freelance writer, I contribute science and technology items to various news...

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More College Grads Joining Military In Weak Economy

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 6:30pm

Joining the military is certainly an honorable choice and presents an alternative to pounding the pavement. In today’s job market, more college grads than ever are signing up to serve their country.

The weak economy is helping to drive thousands more college graduates into the U.S. military.

Since the recession began in 2007,...

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Which VP Candidate Better Understands Young People?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 3:56pm

This video posted at Red Alert Politics raises an excellent question. Which VP candidate better understands the issues facing young voters?

In a debate with College Republican National Committee Chair Alex Schriver on the Kudlow Report on CNBC Wednesday Young Democrats of America Executive...

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Beware attempts to ban “hate speech” on campus

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 2:08pm

One of the most distrurbing trends is to label speech which is not popular as “hate speech.”

Usually it is conservative speech which gets the label.  We saw it when the Southern Poverty Law Center put the Family Research Council on a list of “hate groups” and threats were made by local...

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When it comes to U.S. News law school rankings, Emory sees no evil

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 12:30pm

TaxProf reports, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution, on the refusal of Emory University to audit data used by U.S. News and World Report which resulted in a precipitous drop in Emory Law School’s ranking:

Emory University has no plans to audit the data used to rate its graduate programs, even though leaders...

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Big Parent is watching

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11:28am

Inside Higher Ed reports on a new mobile service hopes to provide parents with progress reports on their children’s first year of college:

About half of the students who fail to graduate college in six years never  even make it to their second year, according to Department of Education data.  Now, a...

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College Republicans Take Prime Seat at GOP Convention

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 9:29am

The eyes of interested citizens across the country are on Tampa today, as Mitt Romney formally becomes the official Republican Presidential candidate.

The Oracle, the University of South Florida’s student newspaper, shows that College Republicans are truly excited about this stage...

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Meet the Team – Aleister

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:00am

Hello College Insurrection readers!

You may know me as Aleister of American Glob.

You may also remember me as the guy who created this video.

I’m still writing at American Glob but now I’m writing here too. I’m very grateful to William Jacobson for the opportunity to join the Insurrection team and I look...

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Brown Univ. student – It’s time to go colorblind

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 5:55pm

Alex Drechsler at Brown University confronts the dilemma of discriminating on the basis of race in order to remedy discrimination on the basis of race.

There was a time when judging someone based on the content of his or her character, not skin color, was the goal, but that changed along...

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Value of college degrees dropping per Obama-Biden website

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 4:04pm

The value of a college degree recently changed on Barack Obama’s website. Unsurprisingly, the value went down.

Some interesting language changes were made as well, as noted by The Washington Examiner:

A college degree just lost some value, according to the Obama-Biden campaign website.

Overnight, the expected income of a degree touted by the...

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Chick-fil-A boycotts coming to a campus near you

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 2:00pm

HuffPo is very excited about this.  How about you?

Would love to get reports from college students at to whether kicking Chick-fil-A off campus (like happened at Davidson) is g...

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Conservative Student Reviews 2016 Obama’s America

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:00pm

The writer is David Giffin, a Masters in Theological Studies student at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA., writing at The College Conservative.  You can follow him on Twitter @D_Giffin.

For those who read other reviews and may have been lead to believe that the film was...

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Marquette Warrior: Obamacare Represents Loss Of Freedom

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:00am

Now that we know Sandra Fluke will be a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention, it’s a good time to consider the ramifications of Obamacare and taxpayer funded contraception.

Does Obamacare advance freedom?  Sam Kinney at The Marquette Warrior says no…

Every president’s goal when in office is to do...

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