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College Republicans at UVA Kick Off School Year With Record Start

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 2:13pm

One month into the school year, the College Republicans at the University of Virginia are already seeing record gains.

Obama won Virginia in 2008 but he’s not going to win there in 2012 if these young people have anything to do with it.

Peter Finocchio of The Virginia Advocate reports.

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Harvard Freshman Patronized by “Sensitivity Training”

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:47am

Harvard’s Dean of Freshmen Thomas Dingman created a stir with a “kindness pledge”, which directed incoming students to sign a promise to “act with integrity, respect, and industry, and…civility.” The pledge was universally derided and then rescinded.

According to Harvey Silverglate, co-founder of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and...

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NYU Professors To Students – No laptop in class for you

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 8:23am

As social media resources, computers, and networking tools spread across campuses, concerns of students everywhere now center around their professors’ electronic device policies.

In NYU Local, New York University student Ben Zweig delves into some instructors’ views regarding the use of new technology.

Professor Vincent Renzi is the director of the MAP program’s...

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A Biochemist’s Argument Against “Hooking-Up”

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Posted by    Monday, September 24, 2012 at 3:36pm

We recently posted a piece, “An Argument Against Hook-Up Culture at Princeton,” which presented writer James Clark’s assertions that “objectification” of men and women is corrosive to the development of meaningful personal relationships.

Tod...

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New research questions assumptions of defenders of affirmative action

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 24, 2012 at 12:37pm

Next month,  the U.S Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin,a case involving a white applicant to the undergraduate program who is challenging the constitutionality of using race in admission decisions.

In preparation for this case, Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports on “research...

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The Politics of Judaism at Princeton

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 24, 2012 at 11:02am

Here’s an interesting report from Ben Koons at the Princeton Tory.

In the article below, Koons examines the politics of Jewish students at Princeton and how that relates to national politics.

In the waning months of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Pew Research Center found that then-Senator Barack Obama surged from 62 percent...

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From the archives: 75 Dartmouth Faculty Protested Honorary Degree for George H.W. Bush

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 24, 2012 at 8:49am

This incident happened back in June but should still be interesting for College Insurrection readers who want to know more about liberal bias on American college campuses.

Jeffrey Hart reported this in The Dartmouth Review.

The statement signed by 75 Dartmouth faculty members is so riddled with errors that it would not be...

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College Insurrection is one month old

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Posted by    Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 5:11pm

College Insurrection went live on August 22 with the post Welcome to College Insurrection.

Since then we have published 171 posts, had just over 65,000 unique visits, and almost 85,000 page views.

Thanks to the numerous bloggers who have helped with links, including but not limited to Professors Reynolds and Althouse, and NRO’s ...

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Hugging is Out of Bounds at UNC?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 11:30am

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released a new list of examples of sexual harassment so broad that they infringe upon free speech and possibly even hugging.

Peter McClelland of Carolina Review Daily reports.

UNC Bans Hugs

Those who went to the filming...

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Grieving Mother Haunted by Taxes on Forgiven Student Loan Debt

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 8:00am

Via TaxProf Blog: Few sorrows linger longer than the death of a son or daughter.

A story by Martha Neil in the American Bar Association Journal shows that the tragedy can be compounded by financial hardship if that child has incurred student loan debt.

If a student loan borrower is unable to repay...

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New Baptist College To Open in Vermont

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:58pm

This is newsworthy on a number of levels but mainly for reasons which will be clear to anyone who has ever lived in New England. Vermont is a very liberal state. In fact, Vermont makes Massachusetts look like Alabama.

Libby A. Nelson of Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Conservative College Student Denied Entry to Michelle Obama Speech

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:24am

Why? Because he was wearing a John McCain t-shirt. Does the Obama campaign think the president is still running against McCain? Isn’t their slogan forward?

Todd Starnes of Fox News reports.

A University of Florida student said he was denied entry into a campus rally featuring Michelle Obama because he was wearing a...

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Diversity at Vassar Doesn’t Include Conservatives

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8:00am

As often happens, the liberals screaming for more diversity are the first ones to alienate anyone who disagrees with them.

So is the case at Vassar College according to Luka Ladan writing at The Miscellany News.

Unacknowledged bias in Vassar’s Rockefeller Hall

Vassar College is by all accounts a harmonious melting pot of completely...

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Mining School Degree is Solid Gold

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 21, 2012 at 5:39pm

Via Glenn Reynolds/Instapundit is a story focused on a degree program that is a real investment.

The Los Angeles Times reviews how mining school degree recipients can actually afford to get out of their parents’ homes, unlike many graduates from elite institutions who have majored in “studies”.

Harvard University’s graduates are earning less...

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UC Berkeley liberal student groups afraid to meet with conservatives/libertarians

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2:00pm

As campuses hire “Diversity Directors” and implement “Diversity Initiatives“, you might naturally assume that all student groups are excited when they can promote real diversity.

You would be wrong.

Joy Chen at UC Berkeley’s California Patriot reports that “diversity” oriented groups were noticeably absent from a forum they requested to discuss race relationship...

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Military students welcome at Davenport University

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:30am

It’s nice to know some of America’s institutions of higher learning go out of their way to welcome the brave men and women of our military.

Brian McVicar of M Live has the story.

Davenport University named military friendly school

CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, MI — Davenport University has been named a military friendly school for...

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Virginia Advocate Editor – Remembering Thomas Jefferson

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 21, 2012 at 9:45am

Nicole Bailey, the editor in chief of The Virginia Advocate, has written a beautiful tribute to Thomas Jefferson who stands in effigy on the campus of the University of Virginia.

Stop and Stare

How often do you pass by the Thomas Jefferson statue in front of the Rotunda? Whether one lives in GrandMarc or...

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Is the “Ron Paul Revolution” Too Dangerous for Auburn?

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Guest Post by Robert Shibley    Friday, September 21, 2012 at 8:00am

The odds that Ron Paul would win the Republican Presidential primary this year were always pretty slim. But you wouldn’t know that from the overheated response one student supporter at Auburn University in Alabama got when he dared to place a sign supporting Paul’s candidacy in his dorm room window last...

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Prager U. Course: Proving Media Bias

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 4:30pm

Conservative talk show host Dennis Prager launched an innovative new online college to fight liberal bias, Prager University. Today, College Insurrection is pleased to promote its course on PROVING MEDIA BIAS.

This week alone,...

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Conservative Students Flock To Defend Chick-fil-A

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:16pm

This summer, we covered the massive “buycott” of Chick-fil-A, which was the target of regulatory discrimination in Chicago because of the personal beliefs of the restaurant chain’s CEO.  Subsequently, New York University felt pressure to expel the campus franchise.

In The College Fix, UNC Chapel Hill student Jessica Kubusch reports that the...

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Vanderbilt Torch Book Review: Jonah Goldberg’s “Tyranny of Clichés”

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Posted by    Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:16am

One of the highlights of my summer was getting the opportunity to meet Jonah Goldberg in Boston. Here’s my condensed report: Jonah Goldberg is really tall, really smart and really funny.

I must admit, I haven’t finished reading my signed copy of his new book but Sam Adkisson of The Vanderbilt Torch...

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Brown University has no clothes

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:55am

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

They might just want to tone it down a bit.  And maybe spend more time studying.

Via Katie Cusumano of The Brown Daily Herald.

Nude art series addresses body image, sex

Many of us have witnessed...

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