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Romney failed to connect with Black College Republicans

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9:30am

Most students at historically black college and universities (HBCU) celebrated the reelection of Barack Obama.

However, there were some College Republicans on campus who failed to join the party and offer their perspective on actions that the GOP can take in future elections to appeal to this historically Democratic demographic.

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Pedagogue or Demagogue?

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Guest Post by Benjamin Smith    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 8:00am

According to Google, a demagogue is, “A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument”.

Conservatives often make light of the difference between our politicians leading from the front and behind. After the election as the Conservative and Libertarian movements turn to the cultural...

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Libertarian Conservative Union at Brandeis … small but active

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 6:00pm

The Brandeis Libertarian Conservative Union sounds like a great club. They have good taste in guest speakers too, S.E. Cupp is awesome.

Shreyas Warrier of the Brandeis Hoot reports.

Brandeis LCU gives conservatives a campus home too

The Brandeis Libertarian Conservative Union is one of the many politically-inclined clubs on campus at Brandeis. Its...

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College conservatives have a home … at frats and sororities

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:26pm

College conservatives who feel adrift in a sea of liberalism may want to start or join a sorority or fraternity.

A recently published study from the University of Iowa indicates that they would have a good chance of finding like-minded friends.

Colleges are often perceived as leaning left, but research by social scientists...

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Ron Paul’s Retirement Plans Include College Tour

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2:00pm

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is very popular at many college campuses, and can draw thousands of young people who admire his unique take on today’s issues.

The Hill contributor Molly K. Hooper provides details on Paul’s retirement plans, which includes spending extensive time at the nation’s institutions of higher learning.

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Faculty strike authorized at PA state universities

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:46am

Hostess is closing in the wake of a union-backed strike, and Wall-Mart workers are poised to picket on Black Friday (also spear-headed by unions) — both of which are likely to hurt millions of college students nutritionally and fiscally.

Now it seems that a group of university faculty members want to follow...

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SUNY Oswego journalism student disciplined for practicing journalism

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:30am

Even the most liberal journalism departments usually teach the importance of “freedom of the press”.

Unfortunately for one exchange student, the State University of New York College at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) has managed to confuse protected speech and inquiry with unprotected true threats.

Peter Bonilla of the Freedom for Individual Rights in Education...

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“Libertarian Lolita” Loves Free Markets and Hayek

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:00am

College Libertarians are always looking for fun ways to spread the free market message to fellow students.

Northwestern University student Dana Driskill interviews a dynamic new messenger who is now being deployed.

Dorian Electra Gomberg has been called the “Libertarian Lolita” by Gawker for her music videos and songs that focus on Austrian economics and free...

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CUNY Prof — Whites May Launch Race War Against Latinos

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 5:00pm

College offerings have now gone from fantasy to the delusional.

In The College Fix, Luke Kerr-Dineen  of the  Columbia Graduate School of Journalism describes  the thinking behind a City University of New York philosophy professor’s projection for race relations in America.

The recent election marked the end of “Anglo Saxon” domination over the United...

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UNC Student — If Quoting Reagan Violates Speech Codes, We’re Finished

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2:30pm

Would you ever believe that putting a Ronald Reagan quote on your dorm room wall would violate your college’s speech code policy? We are reaching that point, folks.

David Deerson of Carolina Review reports.

Free Speech

Is posting a quote by Ronald Regan on your dorm room wall a violation of school policy? Maybe....

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Chico State Student Dies After Birthday Hazing

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 12:00pm

Statistics show that there are more than 900 new alcohol poisoning cases every week, mainly in college population.

Beyond the statics are the real tragedies, such as the death of a 21-year old Chico senior who was part of a hazing ritual.

The fraternity and sorority houses scattered along the streets by

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Anti-harassment campus policies are the new speech codes

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 10:00am

Connservative pundit Ann Coulter was disinvited from Fordham with the blessing of the University administration, which nonetheless defended the appearance of infanticide-supporing Peter Singer.  The controversy has lead to scrutiny of American campus speech codes.

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Macalester Foreign Student Shocked By One-Sided Liberal Politics on Campus

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 8:00am

A student from overseas came to Macalester College with high hopes for spirited debate but quickly found out that everyone on campus thought the exact same things. He also discovered that if you’re not part of the liberal groupthink, there are consequences.

The writer’s name is Bassem El-Remesh and he tells his...

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Court Overturns Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 5:00pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to end all racial preferences in college admissions when itd ecides on the  Fisher vs. the University of Texas later this year.

Meanwhile, at the state level, a Michigan court has ordered the end of the ban on race-based preferences.

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that...

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Brown U. Student — Only Taxpayers Should Vote

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 3:30pm

In a new column at the Brown Daily Herald, writer Oliver Hudson puts forth a concept which is sure to make liberal heads explode all over the country.

Mr. Hudson says only taxpayers should vote.

Hudson ’14: Universal suffrage is immoral

In the United States, any citizen who is at least 18 years old...

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SUNY-Purchase student — What Obama’s Win Means for the GOP

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 1:30pm

The postmortem on Tuesday’s election results are continuing.

For example, in The College Fix, Purchase College-State University of New York student Michael Sorge reviews the outcome and its impact on the Republican Party.

Mitt Romney was too conservative. Or was he too moderate? Does the GOP need to reach out to Latinos m...

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St. Louis U student — Conservatives can still give thanks this Thanksgiving

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:30am

Many conservatives were planning to give thanks this Nov. 22 that the Obama presidency was about to end.

Sadly, that is not the case.  However, St. Louis University student Amy Lutz notes that there is still a lot for which to be grateful.

In a week, most Americans will be sitting down to...

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Criticism of Affirmative Action Draws Ire at Harvard Crimson

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 9:30am

On November 2nd, a Harvard Student named Sarah Siskind published an article in the Harvard Crimson titled Affirmative Dissatisfaction, which was not only critical of the policy but asked serious questions about what it means to be a minority.

Here’s an excerpt of Ms. Siskind’s article:

The Supreme Court is in the midst...

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Prager U. Course: Free Market Morality

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 8:00am

Prager University has released its newest online offering. The course is from the Economics Department and features an interview with Walter Williams, renowned Professor of Economics at George Mason University, who discusses the relative merits of capitalism vs other economic systems.

Prager University: Free Market Morality

“I believe that the free market is...

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GOP’s 2012 Mistakes Lie in Tact and Tone

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, November 16, 2012 at 5:11pm

Republicans are still licking their wounds after the Nov. 6th election.

In The College Conservative, Fordham University student John McKenna takes a detailed look at voting patterns, and makes suggestions on how the Republicans need to approach the next election.

Last Tuesday night was tough to swallow for conservatives across America. A lost presidential...

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Liberal Bias in Academia Helped Obama Win

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, November 16, 2012 at 4:43pm

The lack of intellectual and political diversity on American college campuses has been well documented here at College Insurrection. According to the report below, progressive professors are still winning the battle for young minds.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix has the story.

Scholars: Higher Ed Leftist Bias Helped Obama Win

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Fordham — Coulter bad, OWS supporting Prof who calls Republicans evil, stupid, hateful and psycho, good

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Posted by    Friday, November 16, 2012 at 3:06pm

In his letter to the community denouncing the Fordham Republicans invitation to Ann Coulter to speak, President and Father Joseph M. McShane elaborated on the standard expected of students in selecting speakers:

To say that I am disappointed with the judgment and maturity of the College Republicans, however, would be a tremendous understatement. There...

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