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August, 2012  (Page 3)

Christians exiled from Vanderbilt

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, August 24, 2012 at 9:30am

The FIRE has released a new video about the shut down of religious group affiliation rights at Vanderbilt.

The mechanism is an “all comers” policy, which is a typical liberal way of saying that religious groups do not have a right to be religous.

But it’s more than about religion or Christians. Given...

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Liberal Professors Admit Discrimination Against Conservatives

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, August 24, 2012 at 8:00am

Would liberal professors admit they would discriminate against conservatives when it comes to hiring and advancement?

Yes, apparently, at least in private.

The Washington Times notes a new survey which will be published this September in a journal called Perspectives on Psychological Science:

It’s not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate...

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Student Group Promotes Libertarian Ideas At Georgetown

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 5:00pm

They’re called Hoyas For Liberty and here’s how they describe themselves…

Welcome to Hoyas for Liberty. The mission of Hoyas for Liberty is to promote an understanding of and respect for the philosophy of liberty on Georgetown’s campus and surrounding community.  This entails educating both members and non- members on the meaning...

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New financial aid strategy – pretend to be illegal

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 3:00pm

You can’t make this stuff up.

But Hampshire College has.

Via The Daily Hampshire Gazette (h/t reader Charles via Daily Caller):

Hampshire College has created an endowment for students not eligible for loans or federal grants because they are...

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Faith Based Student Groups Score Win At SUNY Buffalo

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:25pm

Faith based student groups have often been maligned on liberal college campuses.

Finally, there’s some good news on that subject at SUNY Buffalo.

For some time now, Vanderbilt University has been ground zero in the battle to decide whether belief-based student groups on college campuses will be allowed to make membership and leadership...

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It’s not true that what goes up must come down (when it comes to tuition hikes at U.Va.)

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:11pm

Samara Brown at U.Va. learns that the laws of physics do not apply to tuition:

Surprise, surprise. As this 2011-2012 academic year at the University of Virginia comes to a close, an annual ritual has come along with it. No, not commencement, but rather the annual hike in tuition has come again....

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U. Colorado Profs Predict Romney Win

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10:25am

Barack Obama may have won the state of Colorado in 2008 but it’s by no means a reliable blue state. Recall that George W. Bush won the state in 2000 and 2004. Accord...

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Seminar Sends Students To The Republican National Convention

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 9:30am

140 college students will be attending the RNC in Florida this month as part of a seminar offered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars to learn more about national politics. It certainly is an exciting year to attend the convention, that’s for sure.

YBOR CITY – A throng of...

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U. Cincinnati Free Speech Zone Violates First Amendment

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 8:00am

What does it say when a University feels the need to have a “free speech zone.”  Well, the obvious point is that speech is not free outside the zone.

As reported by FIRE, such a zone at the University of Cincinnati was overturned by a federal court in June:

In a ringing victory...

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University without shame: How Brown betrayed one of its students

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:45am

Are students eligible for a Pulitzer Prize?

If so, this exhaustive article by Ryan Fleming in The Brown Spectator deserves one.

Fleming takes a look as how Brown University’s kangaroo non-court system railroaded a student accused of rape, and how the situation was made worse because the accuser was the daughter of a...

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Cornell Showdown: Santorum vs. Dean, October 18

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:25am

The folks at Cornell Insider are excited.  They even went ALL CAPS and BOLD with an ! point:

BREAKING! The Cornell College Republicans and College Democrats announced today that they will co-sponsor a debate this October between national political figures Rick Santorum and Howard Dean. The duo will take to the stage...

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Paul Ryan Welcomed Warmly At His Alma Mater

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:00am

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited his old college campus in Ohio on August 15th. The students and faculty of Miami University in Ohio were happy to see him…

OXFORD, OHIO — Rep. Paul Ryan received a warm reception from his alma mater Wednesday, returning to Miami University in Ohio for...

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New Study Shows Academia Discriminates Against Conservatives

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 6:50am

Who would have predicted the results of this study?

The Daily Caller cites a new study which suggests liberal bias on America’s college campuses is not just a figment of conservative imagination.

Any student who’s ever tried to attend a campus speech by Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin or any other conservative figure already...

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Vanderbilt Torch Looks Back on an Incredible Year

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 6:45am

2011-2012 was an exciting year at The Vanderbilt Torch, as related in this April column by Valerie Hsu:

What an adventure.

Looking back over the past eight months at the Torch, it’s hard to believe how much has happened and filled these pages.

When this school year began back in August, Rick Perry had...

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Is law school a Scam? Do you care if you are not in law school?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 6:20am

College Fix takes a look at problems in the law school employment market:

For law school grads, job offers are down and student debt levels are up. The dream of becoming a highly-paid attorney is withering away for many young J.D.’s.

Over at the Discover Magazine blog, Razib Khan asks if law schools are...

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Sen. Rand Paul To Students: What exactly does government do well?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 5:50am

Red Alert Politics reports on a speech by Sen. Rand Paul at the Ronald Reagan Banquet, hosted by the Young America’s Foundation earlier this month:

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed a packed house of conservative students and supporters during last night’s Ronald Reagan Banquet, hosted by the Young America’s Foundation. The Senator from...

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College students who borrow too much, and the people who love them

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 5:00am

The cost of a college education in America is growing at an alarming rate.  A recent article by Lynn O’Shaughnessy of CBS News provides a list you should read before signing the dotted line…

Students who borrow excessively for college

Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.org, released a white paper this...

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Even College Students Lose Respect For Peers Who “Hook Up” Too Much

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 4:45am

A new study suggests America’s college students may not be as libertine as previously thought.

Run around with too many partners and you run the risk of losing peer respect. Of course, if you’re saving yourself for marriage, you don’t have to worry about this at all.

You might want to be careful...

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Over 40% Of Youth Vote Backs Mitt Romney

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 3:55am

This news must really sting the Obama campaign, considering they won in 2008 with overwhelming support of the youth vote.

Four years later, students are graduating from college only to find themselves saddled with debt in a bleak job market.

For the first time since he began running for president, Republican Mitt Romney...

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Welcome to College Insurrection

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 2:00am

Welcome to College Insurrection, kid sibling of Legal Insurrection.

When I announced in mid-June that College Insurrection would be opening, I described the purpose as follows:

Because most campuses are dominated by liberal adminstrators, faculty, and student activists, conservative/libertarian students often feel isolated and alone, and up against seemingly insurmountable forces which wield power...

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