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January, 2013  (Page 8)

MBA graduates face weak job market and smaller paychecks

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 7, 2013 at 4:25pm

One option an unemployed American may pursue is to return to school for more education, and perhaps receive a Master’s of Business Administration degree.

However, that career trajectory may not be as fiscally rewarding as it once was.  The market for those with MBA’s is a “mixed bag at best“, and a...

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Top Five Worthless Classes of Spring 2013 Semester

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:30pm

When college  students are spending increasingly more money for their degrees, it is probably wise to consider each class an investment.

The College Fix lists five classes for the upcoming semester that seem only appropriate for those scholars majoring in fun.

University of Missouri: Sibling Incest in Theory and Literature

This women’s studies/humanities class...

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Social Media erupts over OSU student’s video “joke” about sexual assault

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:30pm

With tasteless, sexually-oriented activities featured on so many American college campuses, it is comforting to know students do have some limits.

The College Fix reports on a forceful social media response to a video that featured a Ohio State attendee’s jokes about a sexual assault of a high school age girl:

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CA Bill would streamline degrees and promote STEM

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:36am

The cost of attending California’s public universities and colleges has has dramatically increased over the last two decades; meanwhile, there is a shortage of American students pursuing science and technology degrees.

Cal Watchdog writer Katy Grimes reports that a state Assemblyman has an idea to address both of these issues in one...

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Student at issue in Michigan affirmative action case asks Supreme Court to end discrimination

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Posted by College Insurrection    Monday, January 7, 2013 at 8:27am

The Supreme Court will continue hearing 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.

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Cornell President Signs Gun Control Document

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Posted by    Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 5:45pm

We regularly report on campus restrictions that undermine students’ First Amendment rights to free speech.

Now, in the wake of several well-publicized mass killings by mentally ill individuals, several university presidents have signed document that may target students’ Second Amendment rights as well.

The Cornell Insider has the details about the head of...

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Retired Professor Thinks Israel and US Government Behind Newtown School Shooting

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 4:00pm

It was just a matter of time before conspiracy theories would emerge about the Newtown shooting. Who knew they would come from academia?

The College Fix reports.

Retired Professor: Government Behind Newtown School Shooting

A retired University of Minnesota Duluth professor and former Marine known for his conspiracy theories claims the U.S. government was...

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Young America’s Foundation – List of the Top Conservative Colleges

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:30pm

If you’re a parent or a student who’s looking for a good conservative college, Young America’s Foundation has done the research for you. On their website, YAF has compiled a comprehensive list of the top conservative schools.

TOP CONSERVATIVE COLLEGES

Young America’s Foundation is pleased to release the “Top Conservative College” list in...

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Utah College Under Scrutiny for Calling Itself ‘Dixie’

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 12:00pm

Dixie State College in Utah is about to become a university and there’s been some dispute over what the school’s new name should be.

The College Fix reports.

Controversy Erupts Over College Calling Itself ‘Dixie’

A college in Utah that’s 102-years-old, Dixie State College, is expected to become a full-fledged university in the coming...

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The Other Members of the Dreaded 1 Percent – College Presidents

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 10:17am

Some of the leaders of American colleges and universities are making an awful lot of money. Is this what Democrats are talking about when they say we have to invest more in education?

Katrina Trinko of National Review reports.

College Is the Key to Financial Success… if you’re a college president, that is.

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Study Says Racial Segregation is Lower at Schools in States that ban Affirmative Action

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 8:02am

If this study is correct, does that mean affirmative action is doing the exact opposite of what it was created to do?

The Daily Caller reports.

Study: colleges in states that ban affirmative action in admission see less racial segregation

Court decisions dating to the 1950s theoretically ended racial segregation of higher education in...

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The College Conservative – Gun Ownership is about Responsibility

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 6:00pm

Brian Miller of The College Conservative makes an excellent point below about gun ownership. The left’s desire for more gun control has a great deal to do with their abdication of personal responsibility.

Gun Control, Freedom, and Responsibility

In political debates, you often wish the other side would just fess up and get...

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Unveiling the Mysteries of 529 College-Savings Plans

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 4:00pm

With student loan debt crushing American families, many are evaluating how to get the most of their 529 college-savings plans.

Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Louise Ensign takes a look at the wide variation in plan options, both within and between individual states, and offers some resources and risk considerations:

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How Student Loans Make College Less Affordable

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, writer Colin Snell points out that the education bubble is very much like the housing bubble.

Student Loans: Making College Unaffordable

The concept of federal student loans sounds like a great idea because we all want young Americans to be able to afford an education....

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Young America’s Foundation Offers Exclusive Seminar for Conservative College Students

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

YAF is offering an exclusive seminar for conservative college students in Washington, DC next month. Any students who are interested in attending should read the info below carefully because you have to apply and there are only 20 open slots.

Katie Taran of the YAF blog has the details.

Calling All Rising Stars!

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Being Liberal — Student’s “Near-Death” Experience

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:00am

As 2013 begins, many Americans are considering major life changes.

College of the Desert student Elissa Roberson mulls over a substantial one in The College Conservative.

I have decided I’m going to convert. That’s right, Liberal-Progressive Democrats have persuaded me after I had a near-death experience. There I was, rolling down the highway...

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Today’s Freshmen: Over-Confident and Under-Educated

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 8:00am

American educators finally have an achievement of which they can be truly proud!

For years, educational programs have targeted increasing self esteem instead of knowledge and skills. A recent report indicates that at least confidence levels have risen among the educated.

A decades-long psychological survey has found that American students have more self-confidence...

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Indiana Students’ Fiscal Struggles

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 4, 2013 at 5:00pm

Via InstapunditStudent loan debt is reaching record highs.

Eric Weddle of the (Lafayette) Journal and Courier has a report in the News and Tribune that focuses on the impact of this burden on local scholars:

The average amount of debt for 2011 graduates at Indiana’s public, four-year colleges rose to $27,500. The...

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Downgraded: College Enrollment Numbers

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

President Obama touts his education programs that increase “college access”.

However, according Inside Higher Ed, college enrollment numbers have been downgraded under his administration:

It’s official: Higher education is shrinking, for...

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Minnesota OK’s Free Online Higher Education Programs

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:30pm

Online course enrollment in the United States is hitting record levels with more than 6.1 million students. Millions of would-be scholars, concerned about the “higher education bubble”, are looking for alternatives to traditional forms of study.

Therefore, many Minnesota residents were perplexed when free online offerings triggered some concern from their state’s...

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SAT Cheating Scandal Unfolds

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 4, 2013 at 12:30pm

Cheating scandals have recently captured nationwide attention.

One developing investigation may impact a keystone of college applications, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). New York Times writer Jenny Anderson reports in an investigation centered on an SAT testing scam.

When Samuel Eshaghoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Emory University, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly...

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German Class Transforms into Progressivism 101

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00am

As 2012 ended, students nationwide were increasingly asking that politics be kept out of the classroom.

A Ohio State University German teacher apparently didn’t get the message, as student Patrick Seaworth notes in a recent piece in The College Fix.

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