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January, 2013  (Page 7)

Wasteful Spending Doesn’t Equal Better Education

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 11, 2013 at 12:30pm

As we recently noted here at College Insurrection, when tuition funds bureaucracy, the students lose.

Now Benjamin Ginsberg of Minding The Campus reports.

Wasteful and Inept Administrators Are Ruining Our Colleges

Since the early years of the 20th century, America has boasted the world’s finest universities, but that rosy picture is fading. The lower...

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The College Conservative Reviews Elizabeth Warren’s First Week

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

Caitlyn Jarvis of the College Conservative takes a close look at Elizabeth Warren’s first week as a United States Senator.

Review: Senator Warren’s First Week

With the first week of the New Year completed, our federal government has already undergone two hefty points of contention, the resolution to the fiscal cliff and the...

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North Dakota colleges benefit from “Big Oil”

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9:30am

A weak economy has forced administrators of colleges and universities nationwide to trim budgets.

However, Inside Higher Ed writer Kevin Kiley notes that  North Dakota’s institutions will get a sizeable increase in state appropriations.  That is because...

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Florida Governor Leads Charge to Cut Costs at State Universities

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8:00am

Unlike California Governor Jerry Brown who thinks his state’s higher education woes can be solved by merely taxing the rich, Florida Governor Rick Scott is doing something to curb costs and trim spending.

John Kennedy of Post on Politics reports.

Scott reshapes state university board

Republican Rick Scott named five new members Thursday to...

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National Review Offers Free Subscriptions for College Students

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 6:45pm

When college students are more worried about food money than beer money, you know times are tough.

In the spirit of offering some fiscal relief to today’s scholars, The College Fix is highlighting a special promotion from one of the country’s leading conservative publications:

National Review, the nation’s leading conservative news and opinion...

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“Mentally Scarring,” “Sexually Humiliating” Hazing Gets Cornell Frat Banned

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 5:41pm

Late last year, Cornell University investigated allegations of alcohol-related hazing at a fraternity after two of its pledges were hospitalized. Initial reports indicated that the students became ill as a result of alcohol intoxication.

The College Fix has an update on the fraternity’s status, which shows there was much more to...

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Hip Hop Institute and its “History of Rap” application

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:42pm

There is no limit to the unique “creativity” associated with programs that are being developed by the current crop of educators.

Accuracy in Academia’s Executive Director Malcolm A. Kline reports on an interesting software application that addresses essential questions regarding the historical relevancy of rap songs, which was discussed at a recent...

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History Prof. Looks at How Liberals Took-over American Colleges

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:09pm

When William Jacobson graduated from Hamilton College in the early ’80’s, the school had the reputation a “no-nonsense school with rigorous academics and very little of the academic political correctness sweeping other campuses at the time.”

Dr. Robert Paquette, Ph.D. is prize-winning historian who co-founded in 2007 the independent Alexander Hamilton Institute for the...

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In Texas, you must wear the tracking badge

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:30am

The Texas college student who didn’t want to wear a radio tracking device has lost her court case.

The College Fix reports.

Court Rules Against Student Who Refused to Wear Tracking Device

It’s Big Brother time in Texas. BBC News reports that a Texas student has lost her appeal in case in which she...

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Win – Michigan schools can’t demand access to students’ social media accounts

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 8:00am

Do you think college students should have to give their school access to their social media accounts? Neither does the state of Michigan. Isn’t it kind of amazing that this even came up?

Joseph Cohn of the FIRE reports.

A Legislative Victory for Student Rights in Michigan

On December 28, 2012, Michigan Governor Rick...

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Law School Grads Outnumber Jobs Two to One

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 5:30pm

This news just confirms that no matter what course of study you choose, it’s always good to have a back up plan.

Nathan Harden of the College Fix reports.

Law-Grad Nightmare: Only One Job For Every Two New Lawyers

Aspiring lawyers aren’t typically math geniuses, but I think most ought to be able to...

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Conservative student: “I want taxes to go up.”

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 4:00pm

Recent increases in social security withholding has drawn scorn from many students, including many progressives who voted for Obama.

On the other hand, University of Missouri at Columbia student Will McMahon, is embracing this redistributionist fiscal approach:

Here’s an idea sure to earn me the everlasting scorn of my fellow conservatives: I want...

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U Cal Spends Millions to Market Online Classes, Attracts One Student

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2:30pm

It’s a good thing California Governor Jerry Brown is taxing the rich to pay for higher education. At this rate, he’s going to need the money. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.

Nanette Asimov of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

UC online courses fail to lure outsiders

The University of California is spending...

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Study Claiming College Professor is least stressful job infuriates College Professors

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 12:30pm

I’m not so sure about this study. Back in my college days, I encountered a few professors who seemed pretty stressed out.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Least Stressful Job? Really?

The original source of the controversy was

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Second Professor Suggests Conspiracy Theory in Newtown School Shooting

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:00am

College Insurrection reported on the first college professor to suggest a conspiracy was behind the Newtown shooting. Now, according to the College Fix, a second college professor has come forward with some new crazy theory.

Second Professor Claims Newtown School Shooting-Government Conspiracy Theories

This week, the Sun Sentinel reported that a Florida Atlantic...

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Prof. Glenn Reynolds – How Home Schooling Threatens Monopoly Education

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

In a new piece at USA Today, Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit notes the value of home schooling and the threat it represents to America’s failing public school system.

How home schooling threatens monopoly education

“What about home schooling? You know, it’s not just for scary religious people any more.” That’s a line...

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U. Michigan takes race obsession to new obsessive level of obsession

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 8:00am

Here’s a program that’s sure to help American college students find much needed jobs after graduation. This semester, the University of Michigan is offering a course and lecture series called the Understanding Race Project.

Ronald Roach of Diverse Education reports.

Semester-long Exploration of Race Underway at University of Michigan

Already accustomed to the national...

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California Republicans Propose 7-year Freeze on University Fee Hikes

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:00pm

Republican lawmakers in California are holding Governor Jerry Brown’s feet to the fire. They want to make sure that the tax money generated by Proposition 30 is used the way Brown and other Democrats said it would be used. Good for them.

The Los Angeles Times reports.

7-year freeze on university fee hikes...

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Cornell Student Questions Need for “Africana Studies”

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 4:30pm

Nowadays, more students seem to be questioning the content of their courses from an independent-minded framework.

Most recently, the Cornell Insider featured a thoughtful article by economics major Kushagra Aniket, which reviews some of the...

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Vegas Bird Slaying Haunts Two Berkeley Law Students

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 2:54pm

Some student stunts sometimes transcend tasteless into needless cruelty.

The College Fix reports on the antics of two law school students who allegedly engaged in felony killing and felony torturing of an animal on a trip to Vegas.

Charges were recently filed against two UC Berkeley School...

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Students literally selling themselves to pay off student loans

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:55am

Student loan debt exceeds one trillion dollars, and many students are now complaining that they can’t...

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University Reinstates Diversity Officer Who Signed Petition Opposing Gay Marriage

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

Back in October of 2012, College Insurrection reported a story about a diversity officer named Angela McCaskill of Gallaudet University in Maryland who was suspended for signing a petition to oppose gay marriage.

According to recent reports, Gallaudet University has...

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