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September, 2012  (Page 4)

Petiton Wars at UCLA over Free Speech/Hate Speech

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11:30am

We recently discussed the University of California Jewish Student Campus Climate Fact-Finding Team report describing harassment of Jewish students and providing recommendations to protect them from hostile campus environments.

Zev Hurwitz of the Israel Campus Beat describes an example of an annual event that triggers such concerns, and the the dueling petitions...

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UCLA Shuts Down DREAM Program For Illegal Aliens

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 9:34am

Charity is one thing, forcing the taxpayers of a nearly bankrupt state to finance handouts for non-citizens is another.

The Editorial Staff at Red Alert Politics reports.

The University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) announced today that their controversial online National Dream University will be shut down.

As first reported by...

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Study Finds Link Between Studying And Grades!

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Posted by    Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:00am

Actually, I made that up. But I did not make up this headline from an article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education: “Study Finds Link Between SAT Scores and Freshman Grades.” Or this one from the press release of the journal, Psychological Science, that is publishing the new study: “Do SAT...

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Obama admin not so sensitive to Christian college’s religious feelings

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 14, 2012 at 4:50pm

How ironic in light of the deep sensitivity to religious feelings in the Middle East being exhibited by the Obama administration this week.

In case you had not heard, in late August a federal judge ruled against religious freedom in favor of Obamacare by throwing out a suit filed by Wheaton College.

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“Hear, O Israel” on College Campuses

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 14, 2012 at 3:09pm

The Middle East is in complete chaos. Some blame Israel for part or all of the anarchy, and

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Liberal Professors, Egyptian Government, and U.S. Diplomats Back Censorship of Anti-Islam Speech

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Posted by    Friday, September 14, 2012 at 1:05pm

In response to a film that mocked Mohammed, liberal professors have called for restrictions on anti-Islam speech in the U.S. The Egyptian government, MSNBC journalists, and a professor called for prosecution of the film’s producers. Prominent left-leaning law professors have similarly advocated that such speech be restricted, citing customary international law....

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“Recent Degree” Equals “Young” in today’s PC-Speak

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:30am

Getting a job in today’s market is tough. But in a world filled with “Discriminatory Words“, posting a job opening is also quite hard.

The reason for the challenge? It seems the perfectly reasonable qualification of having a recently obtained credential is deemed “age discrimination”. Kaustuv Basu of Inside Higher Ed explains:

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House Dems: Grad students at private universities should be allowed to unionize

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10:15am

A stunning suggestion, considering the fact that unions are now bankrupting cities and towns in California and other states. Don’t you feel better knowing that Democrats in the House of Representatives are handling the big problems we face as a nation?

Libby A. Nelson of Inside Higher Ed reports.

WASHINGTON — A U.S....

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College Aged Voters Are Increasingly Libertarian

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 14, 2012 at 8:54am

It’s hardly surprising that today’s young voters care more about their fiscal future than social issues. After all, they’re the ones who will be left holding the bag thirty years from now.

Ryan Prior of USA Today reports that young voters are going libertarian.

Big time.

Many college students watching the party conventions were...

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“If there is anyone who values free speech, it is a tenured professor!”

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Guest Post by Robert Shibley    Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 4:44pm

This is a quote from a USA Today editorial from this morning’s edition by Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. And if only it were true!

Unfortunately, the editorial from which this quote comes was written in defense of her comments on Twitter yesterday (the...

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Discriminatory Words?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 1:07pm

Pointing out on Minding The Campus that campus speech codes over the years have displayed “the same mistake committed by university administrators over and over again,” Mark Bauerlein wondered how many times FIRE and other free speech groups need to point out that “You cannot base speech policies on the response...

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Another Obama media myth busted, not offered tenure at U. Chicago

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:39pm

This story is important for two reasons. First, the media went out of their way to portray Obama as a professor of constitutional law. Second, because it refutes a report on the same subject from the New York Times.

Charles C. Johnson of the Daily Caller reports.

Former Univ. of Chicago law school...

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College Students Honor The Memory of 9/11

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 10:26am

People who are in college today were young children on 9/11 which means that day must have been much more confusing and scary for them.

While liberals on Twitter are still blaming George W. Bush for 9/11, America’s best and brightest students are celebrating the memory of the people who were lost...

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Religious Studies Prof. at U. Penn. ready to give up your free speech to appease the mobs

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 7:41am

As news broke of the attacks on American embassies in Egypt and Libya, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania Anthea Butler tweeted the following message.

Good Morning. How soon is Sam Bacile going to be in jail folks? I need him to go now.When Americans die because you...

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Republican Cornell Student Announces Run For Ithaca City Council

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6:00pm

Best of luck to Cornell senior Misha Checkovich who’s now running as a Republican for a seat on the Common Council in Ithaca representing the Collegetown section of town.

Alfonse Muglia of the Cornell Insider has the story.

Cornell Senior to Challenge Outsider for Collegetown Seat

The local Republican Party announced this evening that...

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Swarthmore College’s War on Sororities

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 3:48pm

It seems the War on Women has bled over to a college campus War on Sororities.

Alexandra Tilsley of Inside Higher Ed discusses the challenges of four students attempting to reinstate the sorority system at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania:

Most of that resistance, however, has not come from administrators or the Board of...

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New Prager University Course — The Laffer Curve

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 1:14pm

Conservative talk show host Dennis Prager has launched a new online college to fight liberal bias, Prager University. A new class on the Laffer Curve has opened, which strives to answer the question: Do High Taxes Raise More Money?

Prager University Laffer Curve Course: Do High Taxes Raise More Money?

UCLA Economics...

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Dartmouth To Conduct Surprise Dorm Walkthroughs

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 11:39am

If you read College Insurrection, you know Harvard is cracking down on college parties.

Now it looks as though Dartmouth is about to do the same by conducting unannounced walkthroughs...

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American U. tells Prof. who nursed child in class to button up

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 9:30am

We previously  reported about an American University – Washington, D.C. assistant professor of anthropology who nursed her child during class, then claimed that students planning to report on the incident in their newspaper (the Eagle) were creating a “hostile work environment”.

Today, Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed has an update — and...

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Education Dept Unlawfully Changes Burden of Proof in College Sexual Harassment Cases

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 8:00am

In 2011, the Education Department ordered many colleges to change the burden of proof that they use in disciplinary proceedings over sexual harassment.

In doing so, it illegally legislated through administrative fiat, and undermined due-process safeguards. It also sought to eliminate cross-examination by the accused, which could reduce accuracy in campus adjudications,...

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Iowa College Students Skip Class To See Mitt Romney

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 5:57pm

Mitt Romney is really taking the fight to Obama on the college vote and it seems many students are responding positively.

Consider this report from ABC affiliate KSFY in Sioux Falls, SD.

College students grab Romney’s attention in Iowa

Mitt Romney touched on a few issues facing our country during his campaign stop in...

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Is A Liberal Arts Degree Worth The Cost?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 4:00pm

That’s the question raised by Andrew J. Coulson in a post at the CATO Institute blog.

He makes an excellent point in that the internet gives us access to pretty much… everything.

If you wanted a liberal arts education in 1499, you were probably out of luck. But, if you h...

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