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Affirmative Action Backfiring

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:30pm

Via Instapundit, this essay by Gail Heriot of National Affairs examines the downside of Affirmative Action.

The Sad Irony of Affirmative Action

In 2003, the Supreme Court held that the University of Michigan’s law school could substantially relax its admissions standards in order to admit a “critical mass” of African-American and Hispanic students....

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ASU Student Assesses Higher Ed Bubble Causes

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00am

If Arizona State University student Sean McCauley is not majoring in economics, he should.

The Arizona scholar has correctly identified the root causes of the Higher Education Bubble, which seems to have mystified higher education administrators and bureaucrats for years. His editorial, The economic problem of college, was summarized in The...

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Anti-Israel Professor Selected to Chair Cal State Anti-Semitism Committee

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 14, 2013 at 9:30am

File this story under you can’t make up a headline like that. Luckily, the committee the CSU Polytechnic professor was selected for has expired.

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform reports.

Anti-Israel prof picked to lead non-existent anti-Semitism committee due to ‘clerical error,’ says university

A professor known for opposition...

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Law School Bubble Alert — Unranked New England Law Dean May Be Highest Paid in Country

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:00am

What is wrong with this picture?

New England Law is not even ranked by U.S. News, but it’s Dean may be the highest paid in the country.  Too bad the school’s graduates aren’t so lucky.

Michael Graham has the story.

Head Of Lousy MA Law School Makes $867,000, Grads Make Bupkis

From the “Higher Ed Bubble...

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San Diego Prof: Interrogations Of Terrorists As Morally Wrong As Slavery

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 6:00pm

Like most American History, topics involving war and slavery are distorted to suit progressive educational agendas.

Interestingly, The College Fix reports on one California’s professor take on enhanced interrogations that has managed to distort both at the same time.

A University of San Diego professor argues that modern-day coercive interrogation techniques used on terrorists are...

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CA Community College Experiments with Online Degree Partnerships

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 4:30pm

During the recent fiscal crisis, enrollment in California’s community colleges has dropped substantially as classes have been cut to meet reduced budgets.

One college is experimenting with innovative online offerings in an attempt to expand the range of available courses and accommodate more scholars.

California’s Coastline Community College is set to create low-cost,...

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Star Scholar U: The Merger of Professors and Technology

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 3:00pm

We are closely following the emergence of popular online degree programs.

Jeffrey R. Young of The Chronicle of Higher Education focuses on a related subject: Professors who are developing on-line courses that offer the cache of being associated with an well known academic but without the costs associated with an elite institution.

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Carolina Review – The Immigration Hypocrisy of the Left

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:00pm

Zach Dexter of Carolina Review points out that when it comes to immigration, today’s liberals embrace the worst aspects of the issue which are in fact, completely at odds with each other.

Immigration

In a July 1st, 2010 speech, President Obama said that a “steady stream of hard­working and talented people has made...

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UNC Student: Sexual liberation demeans sex.

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 11:30am

It seems not every student is into sexual scholarship.

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student Lea Palmer shares her views on current  trends in male-female relationships in The Carolina Review.

Sexuality, once viewed as a beautiful way of biologically and psychologically bonding two people together through the truest expression of love possible, has...

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Are Some Liberal Academics Attempting to Normalize Pedophilia?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 9:30am

In a recent post at his blog, The Other McCain, writer Robert Stacy McCain raises some disturbing points about attempts by some liberal academics to normalize pedophilia.

Rush Limbaugh Is Right: The Academic Pro-Pedophile Movement Is a Real Danger

Rush Limbaugh sparked criticism this week by pointing to an article in the British Guardian...

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Student Wants to Remain at Women’s College After Becoming Male

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 8:00am

When a woman becomes a man, should he be allowed to attend a college for women? Welcome to the brave new world.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

Student at historic all-women’s college wants to stay at school after adding penis

An undergraduate student at a small women’s college in North Carolina is...

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President of FIRE Discusses Campus Censorship with Inside Higher Ed

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 7:00pm

In a new interview with Allie Grasgreen of Inside Higher Ed, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff discusses the issue of censorship on America’s college campuses.

‘Unlearning Liberty’

Since its founding in 1999, FIRE has defended college students and staff who believe their fundamental rights – freedom of speech, expression, association...

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American Dream Slipping For Generation Y

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 5:00pm

It’s hard to understand why so many members of Generation Y voted for the failed policies of the last four years in November.

As Elliot Blair Smith of Bloomberg reports, things are not looking up.

American Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals

After being dismissed from her job as a Midtown Manhattan securities attorney...

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Why the Skewing of U.S. History Matters

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 3:34pm

The distortions of history by professors promoting a progressive viewpoint are so bad that even students are beginning to complain.

American History courses seem to be the biggest target of this treatment. Minding the Campus contributor KC Johnson underscores why this transformation matters.

Why should anyone outside the academy care about this transformation?...

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Notre Dame Professor – Conservatives Must Speak Up

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:34pm

Notre Dame Professor Laura Hollis says the time for nice talk from American conservatives is over. It’s time to speak truth to power.

Ryan Lovelace of the College Fix reports.

Notre Dame Professor: Silent Minority Aids America’s Destruction

When Laura Hollis, a Notre Dame University business and law professor, looks at America’s path forward,...

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Backlash against “Feminist Fury” over MIT newspaper egg donation ad

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:00pm

We recently covered the fact that some students were selling their eggs to fertility clinics in an effort to fund their education.

One individual, understanding the new market dynamics, placed an ad in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s student newspaper that requested  a donor who met specific requirements.  This act generated a...

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Liberal Academia is Helping to Promote Class Warfare

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:30am

The liberal takeover of American colleges has been well documented by College Insurrection. A subject that deserves greater focus, is the methodology the left uses in academia for the promotion of class warfare.

William H. Young of Minding The Campus offers his take here.

The Academy Helps Drive Class Warfare

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Low income students with good grades can write their own ticket to America’s best colleges

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 9:00am

According to a new report by Julia Lawrence of Education News, low income students with good grades can basically write their own ticket to America’s best colleges. They need only to apply.

Elite Colleges Struggle to Attract Low-Income Applicants

According to NPR, what is quietly hampering the efforts of elite colleges to diversify...

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Liberal legal analyst review of Sotomayor book “never rises above treacly drool”

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Posted by    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 7:30am

Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a new book about to be published, and Andrew Cohen has an embarrassingly gushing celebration of it, and her, in The Atlantic, regarding it as a profound “prebuttal to what Chief Justice John Roberts...

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Bible-Bashing Comments from NYU Professor generate Facebook debate

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 11, 2013 at 6:00pm

Social media is a cornerstone in student interactions on campuses nationwide, to the point one college now offers it as a major.

The College Fix Assistant Editor Jennifer Kabbany tracked a recent...

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Teaching Self-Esteem Harms Academic Achievement

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Posted by    Friday, January 11, 2013 at 3:55pm

Self-control, not self-esteem, leads to academic success, researchers have found. Indeed, teaching self-esteem actually harms students’ achievement and work ethic.

“In one study, university students who’d earned C, D and F grades ‘received encouragement aimed at boosting their self-worth.’ They did worse than students with similar grades whose self-esteem had been left...

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Colleges Should Put Some Skin in the Game of Student Loans

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm

As unemployment for college students continues to rise and the higher ed bubble nears its unavoidable burst, can anyone reasonably dispute this idea?

Andres Pinter of the Bangor Daily News reports.

Colleges should shoulder some risk of student loans

Recently, student loans have emerged as the most ubiquitous of consumer debts, and the unemployment...

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