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Boston College student to Romney campaign – stop being so passive

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 5:49pm

The first Presidential Debate is slated for Oct. 3, at the University of Denver.

In the Observer at Boston College, student David Schlosser states his wish that the upcoming events underscore the differences between the two candidates.

At this point in the race—after the conventions but before the debates—two things seem fairly clear....

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Broke College Students Now Selling Their Bodies for Cash

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 4:25pm

What a sad state of affairs.

When I was in college in the 90’s and needed money, I got a job in retail. Apparently, those jobs are no longer available in Obama’s America.

Blake Elllis of CNN reports.

Broke college students turn to fertility clinics, sugar daddies

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — What do sugar daddies,...

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Campus Libertarians Blend Fun and Current Events to Promote Small Government

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 12:32pm

Most American voters want smaller government: by a 54 percent to 39 percent margin, they think government is trying to do much.

With a series of fun activities tied into current events, some North Carolina students hope to spread this sentiment on their campus, as reported by Alex Petercuskie on technicianonline.com.

N.C. State’s...

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Women No Longer Need Special Preferences on America’s College Campuses

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:16am

Women are just as smart as men and they deserve to be treated with respect, and as KC Johnson of Minding The Campus points out in a new report, they no longer need a special status on American campuses. 1950 was a long time ago, folks.

Why Are There Still Preferences...

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Education Dept Bullies Schools About Bullying

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 8:00am

Many colleges, such as the University of Delaware, have adopted ridiculously broad definitions of bullying that reach constitutionally protected speech, as UCLA law professor

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Math class is hard, but not if you vote for Obama

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 4:19pm

The politicization occurring in American institutions of higher learning is so prevalent that there are actual studies of just how liberal students can be made in specific courses.

A math professor takes this politicization to a whole level, as reported in The College Fix:

A community college assistant professor in Florida reportedly told...

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No Greek Activity For Freshmen at Princeton?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 2:22pm

What’s up with Princeton’s ban on Greek life for freshmen? Seems a bit heavy handed, no?

Margaret Fortney of The Princeton Tory reports.

On Sunday, March 25th, the University’s Committee on Freshman Rush Policy announced that beginning with the incoming Class of 2016, freshmen are prohibited from participating in any sorority or fraternity...

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Pro-Life Student Group Gives Birth to Campus Voter Registration Project

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:45am

This November, Republicans and Democrats are trying to bolster votes in key demographics, especially among the younger electorate.  It is becoming increasingly apparent that the political views of college students are transforming, especially in light of the horrendous job market.

In an article on Red Alert Politics, one student group offers details on...

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“Obama keeps us in our parents’ homes”

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:19am

So reads the headline of a new column at USA Today by Alex Schriver, the chairman of the College Republican National Committee.

Schriver’s analysis is correct and college aged voters face a clear decision on election day this year.

For decades, graduation has signified a major achievement and transitional moment in the lives...

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Harvard’s stealth discrimination exposed

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 8:40am

If you’ve spent any time in Cambridge, you know that Harvard prides itself on diversity. Yet according to a new report by Kaustuv Basu at Inside Higher Ed, Harvard may have engaged in stealth discrimination based on age and employment status, by couching a job opening in terms which would have...

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Students Question Security Measures in Wake of Campus Evacuations

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 5:43pm

The Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on America’s Egyptian and Libyan embassies, and the subsequent death of our Ambassador Christopher Stevens, have Americans questioning if they feel safer now than they did 4 years ago. As the horrendous news was being closely followed across the globe, across the country several campuses were...

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Florida Students Admit Drinking the Obama Kool-Aid

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 4:00pm

Florida is a crucial swing state for November’s election.

Team Obama must be worried about the apparent enthusiasm gap among young Floridians, as reported by Washington Examiner’s Brian Hughes:

Three words offered again and again here on...

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Students protesting Joe Biden restricted “free speech zone” at Wright State

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 1:10pm

The students were eventually removed at the direction of the secret service. Still, can you imagine someone from team Obama being protested by students on a college campus four years ago?

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform reports.

Students attempting to protest Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance at Wright State University on Wednesday were...

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Who killed the Liberal Arts?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:00am

Writing at The Weekly Standard, Joseph Epstein suggests the problem begins with economics.

The loss of prestige of the liberal arts is part of the general crisis of higher education in the United States. The crisis begins in economics. Larger numbers of Americans start college, but roughly a third never finish—more women...

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That free student loan money wasn’t as free as it seemed

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 9:30am

College Insurrection readers who follow Higher Education Bubble news know that the amount of tuition debt is truly staggering.

The question is, should we feel sympathy for students who voluntarily load up on student loans?  Is the easy money handed out by the federal government and private lenders at least partially to...

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U. Minnesota-Duluth Pays $4K for Graphic Transgender Photo Exhibit

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 17, 2012 at 8:00am

The exhibit is by a photographer named Loren Cameron and apparently it documents his transition from female to male.

The $4,000 fee includes a speech. Perry Chiaramonte of FOX News reports.

A Minnesota college is catching heat for planning a controversial event this semester on campus in which...

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An Argument Against Hook-Up Culture at Princeton

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 1:58pm

The internet and social media have irrevocably changed the way young people meet each other and form relationships. But for all the positive advances of technology, there is a dark side in today’s hook-up culture.

Writer James Clark explores the downside in a new post at The Princeton Tory.

For a number of...

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MTV Launching Reality Show About Underemployed College Grads

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 12:15pm

In fact, the show is called Underemployed. This is big  news, considering MTV is widely known as a liberal outfit. Still, it becomes ever more difficult for anyone to defend Obama’s record on jobs for recent college grads. The numbers don’t lie.

Shilo Adams of TV Overmind reports.

When you’re about to graduate...

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Obamaville driving college voters to sit this one out

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 8:00am

Many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have already written off Obama as a failure due to job prospects and loss of value in their homes but nothing compares to the massive debt and bleak future that awaits college aged voters if Obama is granted a second term.

This subject is explored at...

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Gary Johnson Courts Libertarian College Students

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 6:37pm

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is making a serious effort to connect with college students by visiting multiple American campuses.

Libertarian students might remember however, that while Gary Johnson is an intelligent and decent man, any vote for Johnson is basically a vote for Obama.

Johnson sets out to convince college students to...

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Joe Biden Forgets Which College He’s Addressing

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 5:21pm

Don’t worry college voters, you’re in the very best of hands with the Obama Administration. Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama will get right on that whole jobs thing once Joe figures out where he is.

Charlie Spierling of the Washington Examiner reports.

Speaking to an audience at Wright State University this...

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Northwestern student stands by challenge to LGBT media group’s claim of non-advocacy

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 1:30pm

We have been following the recent Nothwestern Chronicle discussion on balanced journalism, in which a media student considered such an approach “trope”.

The student who crtiqued that statement, Charles Rollet, responds to comments he has received:

My previous article about pro-same-sex marriage bias in an allegedly “non-advocacy” Medill project got many reactions. I thank...

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