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UC Berkeley students protest in favor of unions

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 5:21pm

It’s a safe bet to assume that many of these Berkeley students are the same ones who have protested the school’s rising tuition costs. So where’s the disconnect? Do they not realize that the unions they’re protesting for, are a significant cause of their rising tuition?

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform reports.

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USA Today features undergrad career advice from … Beyoncé?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 12:21pm

NOTE: This is not a parody. This is not The Onion.

This is real “news” from Upma Kapoor of USA Today.

Advice for your undergraduate career from Beyoncé

The ever-changing landscape of pop music features bandwagons that are irresistibly enticing to join. Recently, we have witnessed...

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College Student Launches Obama-Loses.com

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 10:00am

The site which you can see here, focuses on the amount of money that Obama spends in the time it takes people to perform ordinary tasks. A college student created the site in response to an anti-Romney site.

Morgan Chalfant of Red Alert Politics has more.

Whoever said the next generation was a...

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Harvard Requires Freshmen to Read Obama Speech

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 8:00am

The speech is Obama’s A More Perfect Union, which he only delivered when the Reverend Jeremiah Wright controversy blew up in the 2008 election. You may remember it as the speech where Obama said he could never disown Wright, before promptly throwing him under the bus.

What else is Harvard requiring freshmen...

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Michigan State Features Communist Professor On Constitution Day

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 4:00pm

Do I even have to ask if America’s founding fathers would approve? This goes beyond sorry and sad, this is an outrage.

Nicholas Kowalski of The College Conservative reports.

Communist Professor Speaks at Constitution Day

Constitution Day was intended to celebrate the most profound governing document the world has ever seen.

As of 2004 the...

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Campus Activists Make Iran’s Ahmadinejad #UNwelcome

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:30pm

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad finished up an exciting week at the United Nations, slamming Israel in a rambling General Assembly speech, then following the presentation by meeting with noted American anti-Semite, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Ahmadinejad’s “charm offensive” did not stop campus advocates for Israel from giving Iran’s leader...

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Something is wrong in the State of Tennessee

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00am

Butt chugging is the process of ingesting alcohol by enema.

Because alcohol is able to enter the blood stream without the benefit of your liver, the effect can be dangerous and even fatal.

You may think this practice sounds bizarre but it recently sent a student from the University of Tennessee to the...

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College Groups Win Battles for Free Speech

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8:00am

On campuses dominated by speech codes derived from “political correctness”, recent stories such as the student-organized defense of Chick-Fil-A, criticisms of Vice President Joe Biden’s “restricted free speech zone” at Wright State University, and the petition wars occurring at UCLA, show that young activists are actively promoting independent conservatism at...

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School President Attempts to Pull Student Story About Potential Sex Abuse Scandal

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 28, 2012 at 4:59pm

One of the consequences of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal is that campuses are on alert for faculty and staff who may be suspected of that type of criminal behavior.

One student newspaper found itself confronting the school’s president after it tried to publish a story describing charges related to...

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Fresno State U. Student Reps Tarnish Reputation with Illegal Endorsement

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 28, 2012 at 1:15pm

The Golden State of California has tarnished its economic reputation with a devastating budget crisis in the wake of a very weak economy.

This November, there are several tax-raising initiatives on the ballot for the state’s citizens to consider. In “The College Conservative”, Keith Fierro of California State University, reports that a...

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David Petraeus For President of Princeton University?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:45am

A big story via Hot Air.

General David Petraeus, who’s currently heading the CIA, is apparently interested in taking over the presidency of Princeton University.

Teddy Schleifer of The Daily Princetonian reports.

David Petraeus GS ’87, the director of the CIA who earned his Ph.D. from the Wilson School 25 years ago, harbors a...

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FIRE: Campus Threat Assessment Teams Threaten Student Rights

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 28, 2012 at 10:30am

In July, the tragedy of the Aurora shootings at a screening of “Batman” was the center of national news attention, and the shooter James Holmes became the focus of wild speculation.

In the Denver Post, Joseph Cohn [legislative and policy director for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)] condemns the...

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UNC-Wilmington B-School students launch hedge fund

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:15am

College students with the drive to launch new business ideas are the real future of America. For proof, look no further than the likes of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg.

Today, three enterprising students in North Carolina are taking investments to a new level.

North Carolina College Students Launch Hedge Fund

Three North Carolina...

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California Fires State’s “Professional Students”

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:56pm

The New York Times noted that California’s budget crisis threatens the vaunted state higher education system.

In a rare display of fiscal responsibility, Charlotte Allen of “Minding the Campus” reports that the state is giv...

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One Third of American Colleges are Spending More Than They Can Afford

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:20pm

It seems the problem of spending more money than you have isn’t limited to our federal government.

According to a report at Dartblog by Joseph Asch, one third of American colleges are doing the same thing.

A few years ago, consultants Booz, Allen and Hamilton produced a report that labeled the College one...

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‘White Students Union’ Drive Launched By Townson University Senior

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11:31am

We reported on  UC Berkeley College Republicans bravely confronting fallout from a recent bake sale that protested against potential new state affirmative action practices for university admissions.

The fight against race-based political correctness is not confined to California, either.  In “The College Fix”, Ian Tuttle of St. Johns College reports on a...

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There’s No More Obamamania on College Campuses

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Posted by    Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8:58am

Anyone shocked?

From The Washington Post.

4 years after ‘Obamamania,’ excitement over presidential race wanes on college campuses

ELMHURST, Ill. — What a difference four years can make.

In 2008, college campuses were filled with campaign posters and political rallies — and frenzy. Remember “Obamamania?” This year, it’s difficult to find a college student who’s...

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Northwestern student calls out Yale’s new Singapore campus

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 3:30pm

American campuses usually have many student groups devoted to social justice issues and human rights matters.

Typically, the activists within these groups would like to export their sensibilities.  However, in “The College Fix”, Northwestern University student Alex Jakubowski reports that Yale has a new partner that doesn’t promote personal freedoms the quite...

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Biden Lies About Romney’s Student Aid Plans

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 11:45am

Recently, former Obama spokesman Bill Burton falsely accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of killing a woman because she lost insurance when her husband’s job was terminated.  When Paul Ryan was selected as the VP choice, Obama lied and said the Romney/Ryan ticket was planning to raise taxes.

Now, Red Alert Politics reports...

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Illinois State Tries To Regulate Speech

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 10:30am

I somehow doubt the writers of the US Constitution were thinking about “non-negotiable” codes of civility and diversity as they crafted the First Amendment. But then, what do I know? I don’t work for Illinois State.

Linnie Leavines of Campus Reform reports.

Illinois State University (ISU) is under fire from a student’s rights...

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Rutgers Assistant Professor Says Racism Is Everywhere

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 9:23am

An Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University named Sylvia Chan-Malik will chair a panel on racial profiling there on October 1st. She sees racism everywhere.

Fredda Sacharow of Rutgers Today recently interviewed Ms. Chan-Malik.

Here’s a key excerpt.

Rutgers Today: Has the nation become more tolerant of...

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Downgrading SAT Scores

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 5:15pm

Via Breitbart’s Big Government: It seems that President Obama’s plans for improving education have hit a “bump on the road”.

Despite the fact that families spend thousands of dollars annually to help children prepare for the standardized tests used for college admissions, the Atlantic Wire’s Alexander Abad-Santos reports that scores have dropped...

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