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September, 2012  (Page 5)

Dartmouth — criminal record okay for advisor to LGBTQQIA students

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 1:53pm

Dartmouth College is looking for a new LGBTQQIA advisor. That stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally Lesbian.

The job pays anywhere from $47,000 to $81,400 and as noted in Dartmouth’s online job listing, a criminal conviction won’t disqualify you, as reported by Dartblog (a blog run by Dartmouth alums):

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U. Iowa College Republicans help register voters

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:41am

Registering Republican-leaning voters is a good way to weaken Obama’s strangehold on the “youth vote.”  In a swing state like Iowa, that could be the critical difference.

The College Republicans at the University of Iowa are on the case as reported in The Daily Iowan:

The University of Iowa College Republicans will set...

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Mia Love – Lower tuition, don’t raise student debt

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 9:45am

What a novel idea. It certainly sounds better than continuing to turn out college graduates drowning in debt with a lousy job market.

John Rossomando of Red Alert Politics reports.

Utah Republican congressional candidate Mia Love took the issue of rising college tuition and the Democrats’ “War on Women” accusation head on during...

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Northwestern student challenges LGBT media group’s claim of balance (Update – group responds)

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 8:00am

A Northwestern University campus media group is ready to form a new version of Journolist (i.e., the group of pundits, reporters, and progressives who coordinated the news to direct public opinion).

Charles Rollet of the Northwestern Chronicle unveils an organization funded to to fairly cover the news, but which presses specific agenda...

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No fluke – American U. Prof says has right to nurse child in front of class

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 10, 2012 at 4:07pm

College journalists are always looking for the big story. So when Adrienne Pine, a militant medical anthropologist at the American University in Washington, D.C. opted to nurse her child in front of class, the buzz around campus caught the attention of the student newspaper (the Eagle).

An article by Scott Jaschik of...

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The New Liberal Orthodoxy: NYU Unconstitutionally Pressured to Expel Chick-fil-A Over CEO’s Opposition to Gay Marriage

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Posted by    Monday, September 10, 2012 at 12:52pm

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn recently sought to kick Chick-fil-A out of New York because its CEO said he opposed gay marriage. On July 28, she sent the head of New York University, which leases space to the one Chick-fil-A restaurant in New York City, stating, “Chick-fil-A is...

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Harvard Cracks the Whip — On Student Partying

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 10, 2012 at 12:19pm

According to reports in The Harvard Crimson, the administration is on the warpath in cracking down on underage drinking, including breaking up parties and stopping people on campus.

Julia K. Dean of The Harvard Crimson reports:

Several final clubs and other student organizations canceled parties during the first weekend back at school as rumors...

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A Love Letter from Your Student Loan Bill Collector

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:42am

Via Professor Glenn Reynolds/Instapundit, who follows the Higher Education Bubble closely, comes a collection agency insider’s view of student debt.

Jerry Ashton, former CEO and now a consultant on credit matters, offers this eye-popping perspective on a New York University event:

As I wandered around the crowd of NYU students at their rally...

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U. Cal salaries skyrocket amid pension troubles and tuition hikes

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, September 10, 2012 at 7:52am

California college students decrying “evil one-percenters” during Occupy Wall Street protests need to understand that their administrators are much more likely to be in that group than small business owners.

As these students are desperately pinching pennies in a tight economy and cities are collapsing under the weight of public employee pensions,...

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Diversity, “Real Diversity,” And Double (Quadruple?) Counting At Yale

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Posted by    Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 5:49pm

Yale is quite proud of itself because its class of 2016 ” is the most racially diverse in the University’s history.”

So, how “diverse” is Yale? It depends on how you count.

The official racial breakdown of the class of 2016 — as reported by Yale to the federal government — is 16.8 percent...

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Harvard Scandal Exposes Culture of Cheating

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:30pm

A massive cheating scandal at Harvard, first reported by the Harvard Crimson, is exposing the culture of cheating at America’s colleges and universities.  Via USA Today:

There are hundreds of websites that offer tips to get an A in a college class. On others, you can have your entire research paper done...

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Dartmouth student searches for the real, um, Obama

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 10:18am

J.P. Harrington of the Dartmouth Review’s blog, the Dartlog, has some fun with Barack Obama’s biography below.

While the majority of the piece is humorous, be sure to read it all for the serious conclusion.

The conventions are finally over. Mitt Romney reintroduced himself to the American people as a man with business...

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Is CA Government Pushing Professors to the Left?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:00am

Should legislation require professors to engage in political activities favored by the left?

Most professors wouldn’t need any help with that but according to a report by John Leo at Minding the Campus that’s just what’s happening in California.

Another wacky idea from California: forcing teachers in the state university system to provide...

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Obama can’t lower your tuition, or heal the planet

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 4:02pm

It’s pretty much the same reason why he can’t pay for your mortgage or put gas in your car, or slow the rise of the oceans.

George Leef of Minding The Campus explains it all here.

In his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, President Obama promised that he would...

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Conservative Group Challenges College Credit for Obama Campaign

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00pm

College Insurrection recently reported that Adams State University was in Colorado was offering course credit, until caught.

Inspired by citizen activism borne from the Tea Party movement, a conservative group is now challenging university elites who allowed this blatant agenda-based politicizing to happen. Via the Daily Caller:

A Colorado-based taxpayer advocacy group is calling...

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Loss of “Civility” is big win for “Free Speech” at NC State

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:15am

According to a new report at FIRE, North Carolina State University still believes in the 1st amendment.

Gosh, there’s a lot of that going around lately.

Robert Shibley of FIRE reports.

NC State Drops ‘Civility’ Mandate

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RALEIGH, N.C., September 7, 2012—Students returning to North Carolina State University for this new semester will...

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The 12.7 percent generation

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 9:06am

It’s a shame that you can’t pay your rent with hope and change. For the record, this is not the failure of the college students who voted for Obama in 2008. This failure belongs to Obama alone.

John Rossomando of Red Alert Politics reports.

Millennial unemployment stuck at 12.7 percent in August

Unemployment among...

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If conservative women are “shiny packaging,” what is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 7, 2012 at 5:32pm

Last week, the Republican National Convention featured many notable and accomplished women: A former Secretary of State, three sitting governors, a Senator, and three Congresswomen. Afterwards, the head of the Democratic National Committee dismissed them all as “shiny packages”.

Sarah Hinds, a freshman at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, offers a...

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Some UNC students disappointed by lack of Obama visit

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:00pm

The University of North Carolina isn’t far from the site of Democratic National Convention.

Some UNC students are wondering why Obama hasn’t visited them. Given his tanking support among college students, so am I.

The Obama campaign has made a concerted effort to capture votes from the 18–30 demographic. Just this week they...

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Are Law Degrees Worth it for African-Americans?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:30am

Reports regarding the substantial decline in law firm revenues and resulting layoffs (see Bloomberg Law via TaxProf Blog) and the stiff competition for for openings among recent graduates are forcing students to re-evaluate long-time notions about law school.

Elie Mystal, African-American graduate of Havard Law and writer for Above the Law, shares...

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Yale students protest lecture by Rick Santorum

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 7, 2012 at 9:45am

Rick Santorum is no longer running for president but he recently visited Yale to give a lecture. Some students took it upon themselves to protest him and even hiss as he tried to speak.

Alfonse Muglia of the Cornell Insider has the scoop.

Former Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum met avid protests Tuesday...

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New book – Conservatives more active on campus than you think

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, September 7, 2012 at 8:06am

Say what?

A new book about college conservatives was reviewed and promoted by the Boston Globe?

The book is called Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives.

Think of politics on a typical college campus, and you’re likely to think of liberal politics. Colleges, the conventional thinking goes, are naturally liberal places. To some...

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