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Video – Florida Atlantic Issues Official Apology Over Jesus Stomp

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Posted by    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1:30pm

Last week, College Insurrection reported the story of Florida Atlantic University student Ryan Rotela who refused to stomp on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” written on it.

The story set off a firestorm in the media...

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Idaho Science Teacher Investigated for Saying ‘Vagina’

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Posted by    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 12:45pm

Have we really come to the point where biology teachers can’t openly discuss human biology in the classroom?

David Edwards of The Raw Story reports.

Idaho teacher investigated for saying ‘vagina’ during biology lesson

A high school science teacher in Idaho is under investigation by the state’s professional standards commission because he reportedly used...

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Retired Western Washington U. geology prof chips away at “Global Warming”

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Posted by    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11:00am

At Legal Insurrection, I recently reported that a group of British scientists presented material that indicated that global temperatures have been at a standstill.

Now, The College Fix reports that an American scientists presented similar information to his state’s senators:

Not every academic believes global warming is real, man made and destroying...

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Student Loan Write-Offs Hit $3 Billion in First Two Months of 2013

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Posted by    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 9:30am

Here’s a friendly reminder that the higher education bubble is real.

Elvina Nawaguna of Reuters reports via the Chicago Tribune.

Student loan write-offs hit $3 billion in first two months of year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Banks wrote off $3 billion of student loan debt in the first two months of 2013, up more than...

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No More Letter Grades for Freshmen at Dartmouth?

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

Is Dartmouth going the way of everyone gets a trophy?

Joseph Asch of Dartblog reports.

The SP: No Grades Freshman Year

Here’s one Strategic Planning idea that would be my personal candidate for the Law of Unintended Consequences award:


Consider your typical Dartmouth freshmen: not very outgoing, of an intellectual bent, happier studying alone than...

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Education Department: Mao was really into learning (ignore the mass murder thing)

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

The U.S. Department of Education featured a quote from mass-murdering dictator Mao Zedong on its website.

Mao, the longtime Communist dictator of China, killed up to 60 million people through executions, torture, and the government-created famines of the abortive “Great Leap Forward.”

As George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley

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Ryerson University Hazing Video Sparks Controversy

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

I don’t know anything about the hazing laws in Canada but if this happened in the US, expulsions would surely follow.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Half-Naked Hazing in Broad Daylight Prompts Controversy (VIDEO)

A YouTube video that captures university students dressed in bras and underwear who trudge on their hands and...

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Ed Driscoll of PJ Media Interviews Greg Lukianoff of The FIRE

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

If you read College Insurrection, you know that we’ve linked numerous stories by writers of The FIRE.

Yesterday, Ed Driscoll of PJ Media interviewed FIRE President Greg Lukianoff.

Interview: Greg Lukianoff of FIRE on Unlearning Liberty

It’s relatively easy for college students to avoid getting into trouble via political correctness, campus speech codes and...

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Towson University’s White Student Union to conduct nighttime campus patrols

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

In September, we reported that Towson University senior Matthew Heimbach launched the “White Students Union” .

The Daily Caller’s Eric Owens has an update on the group’s latest activity involving nighttime campus patrols:

Something called the White Student Union at Towson University has announced plans to conduct random nighttime patrols on the...

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US Dept. of Education Discloses Personal Student Information

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

Hey American college students, are you cool with the government sharing your personal information?

The only reason I ask is because an overwhelming number of you voted for this administration. Oh, you haven’t heard?

Read this report from Joy Pullman at the Washington Examiner.

Education Dept. helps leak students’ personal data

States and schools are...

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Sandra Fluke Speech Panned by American University Writer

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

Apparently, not all college age women are enthralled by the likes of Sandra Fluke.

Julia Morriss of American University’s student newspaper The Eagle recently heard Fluke speak on campus and was clearly unimpressed.

Op/Ed: How Sandra Fluke gets it wrong

After hearing Sandra Fluke speak on campus this week, students should keep a few...

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ASU student: That Silence

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Guest Post by Benjamin Smith    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:00am

It’s ticked me off for the last couple years how little attention the European Union has gotten. Every single power hungry policy that Obama and the “Liberals” sell as a utopian solution has unequivocally failed in the European Union.

Today it crossed a new line. Amidst all this gay, gun, predator, Israeli drama Obama gets...

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Attention Job Seeking Students – The Government Needs Hackers

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:00pm

Are you a young job seeker with mad computer skills? A future may await you at the Department of Homeland Security.

Walter Russell Mead reports.

Homeland Security: High School Hackers Wanted

The Department of Homeland Security is developing a new weapon in its war against foreign hackers: high school students. To attract young candidates...

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The College Conservative – Gun Crimes vs. Abortions

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

In a new post at The College Conservative, writer Avey Owyns examines the classic liberal vs. conservative argument of guns and abortions.

Gun Crimes vs Abortions

“So you conservatives think regulating guns won’t end gun violence, but that regulating abortions will end abortion? Isn’t that hypocritical?” This question can sometimes be asked by...

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U Mass Amherst Prepares Campus Wide Ban on Tobacco

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

Years ago, liberals were permissive people who would fight for your right to smoke a joint on campus. Good luck finding those folks anywhere on the left today.

Adam Tragone of the YAF blog reports.

UMass-Amherst prepares students for campus-wide tobacco ban

In April 2011, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Faculty Senate passed a resolution...

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Columbia Journalism Prof. Sues University Over Misuse of Funds

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:30pm

Congratulations to Professor Sylvia Nasar for standing up for what’s right.

The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Professor Sues Columbia Over Misuse of Endowment Funds

Tenured journalism professor Sylvia Nasar filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Columbia University of misusing $4.5 million in funds over the past 10 years, according to the New York Times.

Nasar, the...

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Ohio State University Releases “Bias List”

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 1:10pm

Never let it be said schools are not innovative when it comes to imposing speech codes.

Scott Greer of Campus Reform details Ohio State University’s black listing of a wide range of items, in the quest for complete political correctness.

A left-out piñata string mistook for a noose, American Indian costumes, and comments...

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University Files Charges Against Student who Refused to Stomp on Jesus

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

Yesterday, we reported that representatives of Florida Atlantic University apologized for suspending a student who failed to “Stomp on Jesus” as part of a professor’s class assignment, stating “Florida Atlantic University respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.”

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Bill O’Reilly Covers Florida Jesus Stomp Controversy

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

Last week, College Insurrection covered the story of a Florida student who was removed from his class for refusing to stomp on a piece of paper with the word Jesus written on it.

On Monday night, Bill O’Reilly covered the story and the corrupt influence of liberal politics on college campuses in...

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Law student brings personal injury lawsuit against school after falling out of her chair

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Posted by    Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:00pm

Lawsuits may be the fun, new scheme to fund college education.

One Michigan student recently brought a case against her school, related to her “emotional support guinea pig”.  Now, Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports that one New Mexico student is taking her institution to court as well.

In the event that...

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Tennessee Church Raises Money for University’s Sex Week

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Posted by    Monday, March 25, 2013 at 4:30pm

One student recently decried the fact that universities are participating in the degradation of their students with the continued focus on sex.

Now, it being reported that a church in now helping fund the sexual scholarship at one school:

The University of Tennessee’s controversial and explicit sex week plans were in jeopardy after...

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Matthew Boyle says faced discrimination at university for conservative views

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Posted by    Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:30pm

Matt Boyle is a reporter for Brietbart.com. In the report and video below, he details his experience as an open conservative at American University.

Josiah Ryan of Campus Reform reports.

[VIDEO] Breitbart reporter says he faced discrimination at American University for conservative beliefs

An investigative journalist for the Breitbart News Network says he faced...

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