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Byzantine Bureaucracy Keeps Low-Income Kids Out of College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:00pm

It seems easy to get student loans, as shown by the enormous levels of debt today’s scholars are accruing.

However, the poor Americans special loan and scholarship programs who are suppose to be the primary beneficiaries of this system, are the ones most often missing out. 

Via Instapundit:  In the Atlantic, Sarah Carr...

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U. Michigan Tries Charging Navy Vet Out of State Tuition Because He Served in Iraq

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Posted by    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 3:00pm

This is so dumb on so many levels. Obviously, the Navy vet wasn’t living in Iraq, he was serving in Iraq.

And how about the geniuses in the administration at the University of Michigan? Way to honor America’s heroes, folks!

Liz Klimas of The Blaze reports.

Veteran Returns to College After Serving in Navy…and...

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Prager U. Course: The UN vs. Israel

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:30pm

Prager University is offering its newest course, focused on Israel’s place in the upside down moral universe within the United Nations. 

The video class is from the Political Science department and features Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro College Institute of Human Rights , and she reviews the brutal bureaucratic treatment of Israel...

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Oregon “Tuition Equity” Hearing Lacked Diversity of Thought

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Posted by    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12:02pm

As we recently reported here at College Insurrection, one of the new liberal buzz words on campus is tuition equity. The topic recently got a hearing at the Oregon State Capitol and Gabriella Morrongiello of Young Americans for Freedom went there to testify.

Here’s her report from the YAF blog.

Tuition Equity Hearing...

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University of Chicago offers abortions on campus

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:30am

We recently published University of Chicago graduate student’s condemnation of the “Sex Week” bacchanal at his school.

It seems that the university is on the forefront of dealing with the consequences of student participati...

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Affirmative Action controversy at the Harvard Law Review

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Posted by    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:00am

Who should be an editor at the Harvard Law Review?

It no longer matters who’s best qualified for the job.  In today’s PC culture, it’s all about appearances and the Harvard Law Review is no exception.

Carl Straumstein of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Harvard Law Review to consider gender in editor selection process

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No tolerance for Catholics on most campuses

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 5:30pm

This is a special time of year for Catholics the world over. It’s the season of lent which culminates in the holiday of Easter.

Yet according to a report by Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia, some folks in academia take pleasure in promoting anti-Catholic hate.

Catholic Bashing In Academia

For Lent, Catholics...

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Emerson College Student asks: “Is College Worth It?”

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4:00pm

With the higher education bubble bursting, even students are beginning to question the cost/benefit ratios associated with college degrees.

Kristin Tate of Emerson College  questions assumptions about the worth of a college education:

In order to be happy, successful, and get a good-paying job, you must go to college.

Parents and high school guidance...

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U. Chicago Grad Student Derides School’s “Sex Week” Bacchanalia

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2:00pm

We recently covered University of Chicago’s inaugural “Sex Week”, where participants could attend 36 sex-crazed events, including a discussion on talking to kindergartners about sex and gender.

A graduate student of the school, Marion Gabl, wrote a withering critique of the event for The Washington Times:

We might easily scorn the crudity, immorality...

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Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers Named ‘Visiting Scholar’ at Minnesota State

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 12:30pm

Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground who was just a guy from Obama’s neighborhood, is now going to be a visiting scholar at Minnesota State University. Why? To teach social justice, of course.

Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner reports.

Obama pal, radical Ayers wins ‘scholar’ status Minn State

William Ayers,...

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UC Santa Barbara prof says society, not prisoners, responsible for jail population

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:00am

Personal responsibility is a term not often heard on today’s college campuses.

Danielle Charette is a student at Swarthmore College, which is an institution that is not known to be a bastion of conservative thought.  So, her perspective on a UC Santa Barbara professor’s recent address at her school is refreshing.

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Yale Now Considering Coverage for Student Sex Changes

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:30am

Following the lead from Brown and other universities, Yale is now considering coverage for students who want sex change surgery.

Does anyone remember when people went to college to read books, write papers and learn?

The College Fix reports.

Yale Considers Covering Sex Change Surgery

Financial donors to Yale University may soon find their dollars...

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Prof. — Universities use misleading statistics to repress males on campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 8:00am

Lionel Tiger is Darwin professor of anthropology emeritus at Rutgers University and author of The Decline of Males

He takes a look at some of the false data and erroneous assumptions that paint men as members of some vast patriarchy keeping women down.

Almost everyone is aware of the statistics-based morality on race and...

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Students in Montreal Clash With Riot Police Over $70 Annual Increase in Tuition

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:03pm

A key takeaway from this story is that when liberals controlled the Canadian government last year, they wanted a much higher annual tuition increase.

But these kids are used to living in a social democracy where things are supposed to be “free” so even an annual increase of $70 or roughly 20...

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Purdue Student Senate Votes Down Concealed Carry Bill

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:30pm

A bill which would allow students and faculty to carry concealed weapons on campus at Purdue University has failed in the student senate. Some students are disappointed in the decision.

An anonymous writer at the Purdue Review voices frustration.

Student’s Reaction to Failed PSG Senate Bill to Allow Concealed Carry on Campus

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The Job Market Stinks Even for Science Ph.D.’s

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:00pm

Here at College Insurrection, we’ve often documented the awful job market for students leaving college with a bachelor’s degree.

According to a new report from Jordan Weissmann at The Atlantic, even a Ph.D in science doesn’t guarantee gainful employment.

The Ph.D Bust: America’s Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts

Politicians and businessmen are...

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Columbia student — That strange science professor is still strange

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:00pm

Professor Jacobson recently featured the classroom antics of Columbia University science professor Emlyn Hughes, who  stripped to his boxers, showed clips of the 9/11 attacks, had ninjas slice through a stuffed animal, and o...

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Poli-Sci at U. Colorado Includes Open Bashing of Conservatives

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 12:30pm

A student identifying himself as “Ralphie The Buffalo” wrote a guest piece for the Daily Caller recently, in which he describes the climate of his political science class at the University of Colorado.

Unfortunately, his story is all too familiar.

What I’m learning in my political science class

I can’t say I wasn’t warned...

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Cornell student government approves mixed-gender dorms

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:00am

The Cornell University dorm experience may have fun, new options, if the administration goes along with a proposal recently approved by the student government.

Following the path of the University of Tennessee, the Student Assembly has given a thumbs up to gender-neutral dorms.  Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has the details:

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Mirengoff — Dartmouth beyond saving

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:30am

Is Dartmouth so far gone that it is beyond hope?  Have what remains of conservatives capitulated.

Can Dartmouth be saved?

If you ask Paul Mirengoff of Power Line, a Dartmouth alum, the answer is no.

Why Dartmouth cannot be saved

The Dartmouth Review, a publication with a proud conservative tradition, recently produced a list of “what...

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U. of Iowa halts sending students’ private records to sheriff’s office

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:00am

We recently noted that an investigative report in The Des Moines Register by Clark Kauffman indicated that the University of Iowa shared students’ private information with the sheriff’s office when gun permits were sought.

In an update to the story posted by Katherine Timpf in Campus Reform, the school now indicates it...

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Vets and pets take a hit during weak economy

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:00pm

Americans love their pets, and many kids dream of being veterinarians someday.

However, the weak economy as had an impact on those in vet school, as well as the pets they wanted to care for.   Nikhita Parandekar  is a second-year veterinary student in the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, and shares some...

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