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Professor Admits Political Bias in Social Science and the Humanities

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:30am

If you read College Insurrection, you already know this is true, but it’s nice to hear a professor admit it.

The College Fix reports.

Professor Admits the Truth: Social Science/Humanities Classes Inherently Biased

University of Texas journalism Professor Robert Jensen was brutally honest about the nature of social science and humanities courses his peers...

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Auburn University at Montgomery Bans Offensive Jokes and More

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Posted by College Insurrection    Friday, January 4, 2013 at 8:00am

Which is why it has earned FIRE’s Speech Code of the month.

Samantha Harris reports.

Speech Code of the Month: Auburn University at Montgomery

Another year, a dozen more ridiculous speech codes. To kick off the new year, FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for January 2013: Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM).

AUM’s ...

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12 Tricks To Help Pay for Your College Education

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 4:30pm

College Insurrection has posted many pieces about the cost of higher education and student debt.

In a new article at Forbes, William Baldwin offers students 12 “tricks” to help pay for their college education.

12 Insider Tricks To Pay For College

The fanciest colleges cost $55,000 a year. Suppose you have three youngsters who...

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Illegal Immigrant Pushes Immigration Reform in Speech at CU Boulder

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

Do you need more proof that the left is more emboldened than ever? See the story below.

Aslinn Scott of the College Fix reports.

Illegal Immigrant Pushes For Immigration Reform in Campus Speech

America is becoming “browner, more Asian, and gayer,” and now more than ever is the time to lobby hard for massive...

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Wabash College Student: Fiscal Cliff discussions miss the real problem

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:00pm

The dust is currently settling after the House of Representatives passed the “Fiscal Cliff” deal.

There is much to dislike about the hastily passed holiday legislation, especially the mere $1 in spending cuts to every $41 dollars in tax increases.  Christian Lopac of Wabash College explains his thoughts on why this is...

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Harvard Law Internet Center to offer free online course

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:00am

One of the easiest predictions at the start of 2013 is that the number of online courses will be dramatically increasing.

The Daily Caller’s Eric Owens reports that even Ivy League law schools are becoming part of the trend.

The higher education system in the United States may be about to transform radically,...

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BU to Open Infectious Disease Lab in Densely Populated Boston Neighborhood

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 9:30am

Boston University has received an OK from the federal government to open an infectious-disease laboratory in Boston’s South End, one of the city’s most thickly settled neighborhoods. Am I the only person who thinks this has disaster-waiting-to-happen written all over it?

Wouldn’t it make more sense to build a facility like this...

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Daily Princetonian Writers Denounce Hook-Up Culture

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:00am

We previously noted An Argument Against Hook-Up Culture at Princeton at the Princeton Tory.

In a new op-ed at the Daily Princetonian, writers Audrey Pollnow and Ben Koons offer their critical take on the hook-up culture at their own school.

Sexual standards

Princeton should have sexual standards that allow people to live the good life....

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Northwestern student — Today’s “John Galt” is Tony Stark

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

Ayn Rand’s body of work is so influential that John Allison, former chairman of bank holding company BB&T Corp. (BBT)  gives schools grants of as much as $2 million if they agree to create a course on capitalism and make “Atlas Shrugged,” required reading.

To make such courses relevant to today’s generation, Northwestern...

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California Colleges Failing Grad Students on Science and Technology

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 3:45pm

Perhaps this explains why so many California grads are working in restaurants and retail.

Iqbal Pittalwala of UCR Today reports.

California’s Graduate Students in Environmental Sciences Lag Behind in Technology, Computation

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have conducted a study showing that many skills and practices that could help...

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Tulane admits to improperly administrating data submitted to US News for MBA program

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 2:10pm

Some college administrators are resorting to embellishment and distortion to attract students to their campuses.

MBA programs aren’t suffering a “higher education bubble” decline, as the unemployed take the time to enhance their credentials.  However, a study shows applicants are seriously conducting time and cost analyses to determine which institution to attend.

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Fiscal Cliff Budget Deal Chokes Students with Pork

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 12:47pm

A young person’s share of the national debt is at least $50,000.

As a result of the hastily passed “Fiscal Cliff Deal”, the amount of that portion is likely to go up substantially, as it adds $4 trillion more to the deficit over the next decade.    The College Fox editor Nathan...

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Because They Know and Are Better Than Shakespeare

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 11:00am

The College Fix points to an article in Slate which describes the warping of classic literature by academics who are apparently better writers than William Shakespeare.

Why Grad School is Destroying Literature

Why should you not go to grad school? For one thing, if you do, you may unwittingly contribute to the destruction...

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Conservatives need to take back the education system

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

Kyle Sabo of The College Conservative writes that if conservatives want to win more elections, the foundations of American education must change.

If Conservatives Want to Win, We Must Go Back to School

Marco Rubio speaking Spanish or the Republican party softening its stand on immigration is not going to solve the electoral...

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The End of Higher Education as We Know it

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 8:00am

The New Criterion has published a new article which outlines the end of higher education in its current form. The internet and the higher education bubble are going to permanently change education sooner than later.

Higher ed: an obituary

It is not surprising that many observers despair of achieving fundamental, recuperative change in...

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UConn Geneticists Will Study Newtown Shooter’s DNA

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 6:23pm

Scientists at the University of Connecticut plan to look for an explanation of the Newtown shooting by studying Adam Lanza’s DNA. What could go wrong?

The College Fix reports.

UConn Geneticists to Study Newtown Shooter’s DNA

University of Connecticut geneticists have been asked to study the DNA of Newtown, Conn., mass murderer Adam Lanza,...

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At UCSD, athletics and scholarship have healthy relationship

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 1:37pm

Sometimes in the wake of reports of grade fraud among university athletes and special perks team members receive, the importance of a quality campus sports program can be lost.

For example, the University of California- San Diego boasts of a top-notch fencing team that sent four competitors to the Junior Olympics.  Student...

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ASU student — The Elusive(illusive) Common Good

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Guest Post by Benjamin Smith    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 11:09am

Philosophically good is something determined by humans subjectively and consequently is different to every individual with their partial perspective. So really with humanity’s many flaws a true universal common good doesn’t and can’t exist. What can happen is a lot of people can come together in common interest.

Say Iran will nuke...

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Is America the land of Mandates or Freedom?

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 8:00am

In a new post at The College Conservative, writer Alex Uzarowicz examines the influence of unions on American politics and the impact they have on our freedom.

Mandates vs. Freedom: “Land of the Free”?

Are we still “the land of the free?” Well, perhaps. We are free to some extent; certainly freer than...

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