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California Taxpayers Foot Bill for Illegal Immigrants’ Tuition

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6:00pm

When California Governor Jerry Brown recently unveiled a budget that touted a surplus, the announcement was met with both derision and skepticism.

The reason for these reactions is that most Golden State taxpayers recognize that the coffers are being emptied for programs such as the one described by Nicole Swinford of...

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Most young Americans don’t know what Roe v. Wade covered

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 4:00pm

The “Scary Graphic of the Day” via Hot Air:

From the people who brought you Barack Obama’s second term:

Of the same group, when asked whether they want Roe overturned, 68 percent said no. Just five percent answered “don’t know.”

This graphic clearly underscores the point we have been making in several recent posts:...

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Report confirms American History courses now contain more diversity than facts

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:06pm

Dr. Robert Paquette, Ph.D., a prize-winning historian who co-founded the independent Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, noted that American history courses have sacrificed “the pursuit of truth” to promote progressive agendas.

A study confirms that...

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Justice Sotomayor Unaware of Affirmative Action’s Impact on Her Career?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:30am

If Sonia Sotomayor didn’t need Affirmative Action, why does anyone else? Additionally, is her honor aware that sometimes Affirmative Action backfires?

The College Fix reports.

Justice Sotomayor ‘Not Aware’ of Impact of Affirmative Action on Her Career

In her new memoir, My Beloved World, Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she was not aware of the...

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Florida Atlantic Professor Says GOP Worships Guns, Has No Concern for Death of Children

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:25am

I guess this is that “new tone” Democrats have been calling for.

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform reports.

Florida Atlantic prof: GOP ‘worships guns’ has ‘no concern for death of children’

A professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) took aim at the GOP on Friday accusing Republicans of worshipping guns and turning a blind...

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Wisconsin ‘American Diversity’ Course Teaches ‘White Guilt’

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8:00am

We recently covered the story of a college student complaining about the “inclusion” approach to one of his political science classes that tried to make him uncomfortable about being a white, male heterosexual.

A report by Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio shows that this educational agenda is infecting high schools, and...

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The College Conservative Calls for a Libertarian Renaissance

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 5:30pm

I have only one question for Colin Snell of the College Conservative.

Where do I sign up?

We Need A Libertarian Renaissance

Each generation is defined by its values. While each generation’s values and norms are different, the ideals of liberty and freedom have been consistent for every generation since our nation’s conception. Even...

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Lynn University in Florida Will Require all new Students to buy iPads

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 4:00pm

Lynn University in Florida is going to require all new students to buy an iPad.  But this is no big deal, right?

Why should college students who voted overwhelmingly for a president who requires them to buy health insurance object to a college which requires them to buy Apple products?

Alexandra Tilsley of...

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New Focus Placed on Success of Veteran Students

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:30pm

The young men and women who defend America’s freedom are often overlooked as a segment of America’s college students. Any report of increased attention to their academic success is heartening news.

Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Do Veterans Graduate?

ORLANDO, Fla. — Relatively little is known about the academic performance of student...

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The Beginning of the End of High College Tuition Prices

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12:30pm

Via Hot Air, Michael Corkery of the Wall Street Journal notes the declining power of colleges to demand a premium price for tuition.

Colleges Lose Pricing Power

The demand for four-year college degrees is softening, the result of a perfect storm of economic and demographic forces that is sapping pricing power at a...

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College Conservative – The Liberal Double Standard on Guns

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00am

Have you noticed that many of the liberal celebrities and politicians calling for greater gun control are either protected by men with guns or profit from gun violence in movies?

So has Sarah Hind of the College Conservative.

Hollyweird, Journalists, and Their Firearm Double Standards

Yes, I’m still talking about guns. Because so long...

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Nebraska Proposes Tuition Freeze at State Colleges

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 8:00am

As College Insurrection recently reported, Republicans in California are proposing a freeze on fee hikes at state schools. Now it looks as though Nebraska may be looking to do the same with tuition.

Henry J. Cordes of The Omaha World Herald reports.

Proposed state-college tuition freeze reflects Nebraska’s priorities

Justine Goeden finds herself constantly...

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University lists words that have “jumped the shark”

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 5:30pm

A Michigan university has just published its 38th annual list of words and phrases that are used so much that they should be banished.

It must be noted, however, it would be difficult to discuss current events without them!

Ever hear of the expression “jumped the shark?”

It’s basically a phrase...

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Investigators defend trick used to obtain student handwriting samples

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 4:00pm

Shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings, a high school in Massachusetts was evacuated after the discovery of a threatening note.

The College Fix reports on the response to a tactic used by the investigators in their efforts to determine who wrote the threat.

The Republican of Northampton, Mass. reports that police...

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Spoil the student, spoil the grades

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:15pm

With the ever increasing costs associated with higher education, the more inclined parents may be to put more money into their children’s college fund.

Inside Higher Ed contributor Scott Jaschik reports on a study that shows this approach may have unintended consequences.

Much discussion about higher education assumes that the children of wealthy...

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Northwestern Chronicle – The Moral Case for Gun Rights

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12:30pm

In all the recent discussions about guns in America one issue has been largely ignored, good intentions don’t save lives.

Dane Stier of The Northwestern Chronicle writes.

The Statistical and Moral Case for Gun Rights

Of the more than 4,500 words in the United States Constitution, a mere 27 words comprise the most...

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Academic-victimology complex infects college prep curriculum

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:00am

The intense focus on diversity, the political distortions of history, and the progressive nature of today’s classroom agenda are increasingly being questioned by students, parents, and education professionals.

Minding the Campus contributor Heather MacDonald takes a look at how these elements combine into an “academic-victimology” complex using one institution’s new prep course...

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Female Students Turning to “Sugar Daddies” to Pay for School

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 9:30am

My College Insurrection colleague Leslie Eastman recently reported on a number of ways college students are selling themselves to pay off student loans.

Now Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner reports another sad development in this arena.

Coeds turning to ‘sugar daddies’ to pay tuition

The ever-soaring price of college tuition, coupled with a...

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Scary Chart of the Day – Tuition Inflation

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 8:00am

It’s hard to imagine the seriousness of the higher ed bubble until you see a chart like the one below. As Joseph Asch of Dartblog points out, Washington is wasting its time debating the rising cost of healthcare.

In an interview with the New York Times upon being named as the College’s...

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Providence College Student — Are Tax Dollars Subsidizing Obesity?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 14, 2013 at 5:30pm

With college students forced to worry about food money,  getting fat may be the least of their worries (beyond the dreaded Freshman 15 pounds).

However, Providence College Student Christine Rousselle spends some time considering American obesity and its cause.

Obesity is reaching epidemic levels in the United States, especially among poorer populations. Children...

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Carolina Review Examines Key Exchange in Sup Ct’s Fisher vs. U. Texas Oral Argument

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 14, 2013 at 4:00pm

The Supreme Court has just finished hearing oral arguments in January on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case that argues for the end of all racial preferences in college admissions.

In the Carolina Review, James Braid summarizes one of the exchanges during those arguments...

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Teacher Suspended for Stomping American Flag

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Posted by    Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:00pm

When I saw the story below, the first person I thought of was Bill Ayers, the retired college professor who was a personal friend of President Obama.

Check out this photo of Bill Ayers proudly standing on the American Flag.

Now meet the new America hating left, same as the old America hating left.

Fits...

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