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Berkeley Prof — “babies may indeed become the new Title IX frontier”

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Posted by    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:00pm

“Did you know,” asks Mary Ann Mason, professor and co-director of the Berkeley Law Center on Health, Economic & Family Security and former dean of the graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley in a long article today in the Chronicle of Higher Education, “that Title IX specifically includes important protections for pregnant...

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Stanford Review author calls out Stanford Daily for pandering to anti-Israeli agitators

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm

In a new piece at the Stanford Review, writer Jason Lupatkin calls on his fellow students and the writers of the Stanford Daily to wrest the conversation back from radical liberal voices on campus.

Let this piece serve as a reminder for what also needs to happen in professional media on a...

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Youngstown U. caps adjunct hours to avoid Obamacare

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:00pm

American universities should begin offering courses that study the law — of unintended consequences.

Inside Higher Ed contributor Colleen Flaherty reports that an Ohio campus is now joining a Pennsylvania school in trimming staff hours to avoid Obamacare’s fiscal burden.

Youngstown State University is the second institution to be public about cutting adjuncts’...

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“Check out” latest Prager U. Course — “He Wants You”

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:00pm

Prager University just released its newest online offering.

The course is from the Life Studies Department, and features Dennis Prager, the founder of the innovative “internet campus” and popular radio talk show host, syndicated columnist, author, and public speaker. He addresses a recent UK Daily Mail article, which said that the main...

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Ivy League Students Oppose Race Preferences!

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Posted by    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:45am

The Brown Daily Herald reported yesterday the surprising results of a poll that found “more than 58 percent of students oppose the University’s consideration of race in student admissions decisions, while over 34 percent of students said they supported the policy.”

One hopeful way for liberals to look at this dramatic finding is as proof...

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Stanford hosts International Socialist Union meeting

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:30am

The International Socialist Union’s meeting was called Capitalism Isn’t Working.

So I guess they don’t use computers, cell phones or cars. They probably dress in burlap sacks as well, right? It’s amazing how many college students can’t see through this foolishness.

Danny O’Neel of The Stanford Review reports.

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Pot calling kettle black — Berkeley diversity “scholar” accuses GOP of stoking racial anxiety

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00am

Once again, a noted university faculty member shows that proper political diversity resides only between left and far left opinions

A prominent UC Berkeley diversity scholar accused Republican politicians of “stoking white racial anxiety for political gain” and using “coded phrases … to transmit signals to a right-wing, resentful white base.”

John Powell,...

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Should colleges charge more for useless majors?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:00pm

The Higher Education Bubble is starting to burst, and campus administrators are begging to grapple with difficult fiscal choices.

As an example, a committee advising Florida Governor Rick Scott suggested that various degree choices would have differing tuition changes. In part, it is hoped such a move would incentivize enrollment in the...

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Epistemic closure to higher ed affirmative action “mismatch”

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Posted by    Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:20pm

Often missed by reviewers who are astounded by the dramatic evidence Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor Jr. present of the damage “mismatch” does to underprepared but preferentially admitted minorities is their equally if not more damning demonstration that university leaders routinely ignore this growing body of scholarship.

The purpose of the brief Sander and...

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The hated 4% on campus

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2:14pm

Here’s a little something to remember the next time someone says there’s no liberal bias in American higher education. Nearly 100% of all faculty and staff at Ivy League institutions who made political contributions gave them to Obama.

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform reports.

96% of political donations from Ivy League faculty &...

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Harvard approves BDSM club

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:36pm

Because Orgasm Seminars are not enough.  And Incest Fest is so yesterday.

The logical next step was official recognition of a BDSM Club:

It started last October with a meal in Currier dining hall with a handful of friends who shared something in common: an affinity for kinky sex.

More than a year after...

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Columbia is diverse — it has leftists and far leftists

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:00am

Columbia University, like other American institutions, bends over backwards for racial and cultural diversity while crushing its political equivalent.

Via The College Fix: This has been noted by freshman Daniel Brovman, who examines political discrimination on campus in his debut op-ed in

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Thou shall not challenge Diversity Dogma on campus

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:30am

The focus of academia should be academics, but don’t tell that to the progressives on college campuses who place a higher value on diversity and social justice than scholarship.

A blind devotion to political correctness is quickly replacing serious study to the detriment of college students.

Brendan Pringle of...

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Greg Gutfeld congratulates Fordham Republicans

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Posted by    Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:00am

Somehow we missed this segment from November 13.

Greg Gutfeld offers a heartfelt congratulatations to the Fordham College Republicans for canceling Ann Coulter’s appearance on campus.

 
 
 

UNC speaker not big fan of “try it before you buy it” relationships

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:30pm

Now that the culture of hooking up has become so common place on American college campuses, you’d think people would be mostly concerned with safe sex. A recent talk at UNC however, urged students to make sure they practice smart sex.

BHartness of Carolina Review Daily reports.

Are You Practicing “Smart Sex?”

On Tuesday the...

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CA University Gives “Higher Education” a New Meaning

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:30pm

California is known for its innovative trends that spread to other parts of the country.

So, get ready for cannabis scholarship!  Via The College Fix, the Associated Press reports that a Golden State institution is now planning to sponsor  lectures and coordinate research among  faculty members in a project focused on the...

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Michigan Review – Fight the Fashion

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 4:00pm

Do you like to stand out from the crowd? Are you an individualist? If so, you probably want to avoid dressing to stereotype.

This humorous piece by Nadia Danienta was written for the Michigan Review blog but I suspect it could apply to many college campuses across America.

U-M Campus Fashion

Attending the University...

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ACLJ Starts Petition for Students’ Religious Rights

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:30pm

We recently discussed the case of Vanderbilt University’s Christian groups being exiled from campus, using “inclusion” as the excuse to force these organization to meet requirements that go against their faith.

A Northern Colorado Gazette article
has the details:

A coalition of 11 Christian student groups are being forced to leave campus at...

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Former Fordham Republican Chair — Quit Whining and Get Some More Chairs for Coulter

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Guest Post by J.D. Piro    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:30pm

Thank you for your reporting on the Fordham fiasco regarding Ann Coulter.

As an alumnus of Fordham, I found the incident embarrassing, but as a former chairman of Fordham’s College Republicans, I also found it infuriating.

When Alger Hiss was invited to speak at Fordham, we didn’t try to stop him.  The College Republicans...

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Butler Prof. jumps the “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality” shark

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:00am

Social justice and diversity seem to be bigger priorities on American campuses than true scholarship.

The learning environment has become so culturally toxic,  Butler University journalism major Ryan Lovelace describes the reasons he dropped a class that seemed anything but “inclusive”:

A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their...

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Princeton Tory Publisher — Recognize the pros and cons of affirmative action

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:45am

Recently at College Insurrection, we covered the uproar over a student written piece at the Harvard Crimson which was critical of Affirmative Action.

Toni Alimi of the Princeton Tory offers his two cents on Affirmative Action here.

Publisher’s Letter: Problematizing Affirmative Action

Last month, the Supreme Court heard the case of Abigail Fisher, a...

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Northwestern Student to Rahm Emanuel — How About School Choice?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 8:00am

Alex Entz of the Northwestern Chronicle has penned an open letter to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggesting that school choice would improve education in the windy city. I applaud Mr. Entz for his excellent letter and well formed points, but these two factors cannot be underestimated.

1. Chicago and public education are...

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