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Student suspended for complaining about “Stomp on Jesus” Prof

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Posted by    Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8:00am

Can you even imagine the media clamor that would ensue if a professor had asked students to stomp on Obama?

In this case, the media doesn’t even mention that the prof is a prominent local democratic political figure.

Todd Starnes of FOX News Radio reports.

Professor Makes Students “Stomp on Jesus”

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Maryland School District “Jumps the Shark” with New Rules

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Posted by    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:30pm

Maryland has become quite an interesting place to raise families.

Recently, one of the state’s schools drew national attention when it suspended a boy for making a pastry-gun.  Now, Eric Owens of The Daily Caller notes that some new, draconian polcies are being implemented “for the children”.

The Old Line State — where...

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Nation of Islam’s Leader Farrakhan to speak at Tuskegee University

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Posted by    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:00pm

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is slated for a three-day visit to Tuskegee University this week, despite concerns expressed about the “bigoted and anti-Semitic” positions he has publicly advocated.

The Daily Caller political reporter Caroline May writes that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is worried how Farrakhan will use this signific...

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American Spectator Essay Contest for College Students Will Award $1,000 Prize

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Posted by    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 3:30pm

I don’t know about you but when I was in college, a thousand dollars was a lot of money.

Want to enter the contest? Kyle Peterson has all the details.

Good luck!

Best College Essay Wins $1,000

The American Spectator is seeking entries for its second collegiate essay contest. The winning op-ed will appear in the...

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Democrat Running for Governor of Arkansas Promises Free College

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Posted by    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2:00pm

Of course!

Democrats love to promise expensive things for free. Free healthcare, free cell phones, free money. Why not free college?

Meet Bill Halter who’s running for governor of Arkansas. The emphasis below is mine.

Bill’s letter to Arkansans

Young adults who receive a college degree today on average can expect to earn $1 million...

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Tennessee State Senator Whips-Up Opposition to University’s Sex Week

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Posted by    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 12:30pm

The University of Tennessee recently hosted a “Sex Week” that featured a workshop given by a bondage expert.

In the wake of a weak economy and tight funding, one of the state senators wants to reconsider the school’s budget.

Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield has asked his peers to reconsider their recent vote...

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Missouri College Will no Longer Accept Students Who Take Loans

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Posted by    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11:00am

Just so you know, this is a conservative school which typically doesn’t charge tuition opting instead for education financed by the work of their students.

Kevin Murphy of Reuters reports.

Missouri college no longer accepting students who take out loans

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A private, four-year Missouri college is so concerned about...

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Organizers of Brown workshop against inter-racial “queer” dating take down Facebook page

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Posted by    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 9:30am

Tolerance and sex are two supposed hallmarks of Brown University.  Some of its students, however, came out against inter-racial LGBT dating, and were not quite proud of that bias when the program came to light and have taken down the Facebook page.

Timothy Dionisopoulos of Campus Reform reported two days ago on the...

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College Libertarians Replace Liberals in Anti-War Movement

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Posted by    Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8:00am

College Democrats supported Obama in 2008 and 2012 yet they still think they represent the anti-war movement.

Sorry kids, that boat sailed the moment Obama discovered he could avoid charges of torture by just killing people with drones. The College Libertarians know this and have exposed you as low information voters.

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Cornell student considers abolishing the Student Assembly

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 3:30pm

It seems the November 2012 election wasn’t the only one to create unhappiness.

In the Cornell Insider, Aniket weighs in on the school’s recent student government elections, looks at a historic election to abolish the Assembly, and draws some conclusions for today’s campus.

If the recently concluded Student Assembly elections, marked by intrigue,...

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Obamacare Taxes Kill U.Va Savings

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 2:00pm

Obamacare has had “unforeseen” impacts on higher education.

We have reported that adjunct professor hours at several institutions have been cut to avoid meeting Obamacare requirements,  and that New Jersey college students have had a hefty increase in health insurance costs for policies they are required to have.

Now, John S. Rosenberg in...

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Mass Killing Transformed to Lone Suicide at U. Central Florida

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:30pm

Some students at a school in Florida woke up yesterday to a fire alarm, only to be evacuated when investigators made some grim discoveries.

Based on their preliminary findings, police now believe the suicide victim intended to stage a mass slaying of fellow students.

The local CBS news affiliate offers these details on...

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How American Campuses Came to Reject Free Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 11:00am

We regularly report about the assault on independent/conservative speech on today’s college campuses.

Minding the Campus contributor Fred Siegel reviews how the restrictions on campus free speech developed over the past few decades.

John Dewey said the job of education was to free students from the intellectual captivity imposed by “village truths,” the...

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ASU prof demands women and men be seated together for lecture

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 9:30am

An American professor and former member of President Obama’s science policy committee was recently accused of “intolerance” by attempting to  be “inclusive”.

The College Fix has the details on a physics professor’s lecture in England.

One of the world’s most renown theoretical physicists, at a recent speaking engagement in England, demanded that his...

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NYU President Gets No Confidence Vote from Faculty

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 8:00am

NYU President John Sexton is having a very bad month.

Diane Whelton of Minding The Campus reports.

NYU: $72 million in Odd Loans, No Confidence Vote from Faculty

For John Sexton, president of New York University, March came in a like a lion. In one aggravating week Sexton found himself the subject of two...

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U Missouri Students Recruited for Online Amateur Porn

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6:30pm

It looks like Porn U is opening up a Missouri campus.

University of Missouri graduate student Christopher White has the details of an entrepreneurial event promoted by the school.

In a talk Wednesday night advertised by the University of Missouri and well-attended by college students, a “crowdsourced porn” entrepreneur recruited college students to...

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Virginia Advocate – What’s Happening in Cyprus is Theft

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5:00pm

Writer Joel Taubman of the Virginia Advocate makes an excellent point here and it would be great to hear more student voices weighing in on this issue.

Europe’s Tyranny and Theft in Cyprus

“In a radical departure from previous aid packages, euro zone finance ministers want Cyprus savers to forfeit up to 9.9...

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FreeThinkU Launches to Combat Liberal Bias in Higher Ed

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 3:30pm

The site, which is called FreeThinkU, not only offers free lessons on American topics but also awards scholarship money for lessons which are completed successfully.

Steve Kolowich of the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Group Aims to Help Conservative Parents Counter ‘PC Indoctrination’ at Colleges

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Oregon law professor loses job after attack on students

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 2:00pm

Al College Insurrection, we totally support free speech rights on campus.

However, free speech can have consequences, as one law school professor discovered after his confrontation with students was captured on a Youtube video that went viral.  We covered this story at Legal Insurrection Friday night,

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has...

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Libertarians Outwit and Outrage Democrats in Debate at Binghamton University

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 12:30pm

Oh to be a fly on the wall in this room. The College Libertarians and College Democrats of Binghamton University recently met for an old fashioned town hall style debate. Everything went well until the Libertarians started talking.

I would have paid good money for a ticket to watch this happen.

Jeremy Bernstein...

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NYC principal rescinds threat to cancel prom over graduation rate

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:00am

We recently reported that 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before entering into the City University’s community college system.

To address this enormous problem, one principal tried to give students...

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Dartmouth student not okay with admissions officers talking about students on social media

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 9:30am

We recently covered that discovery that a University of Pennsylvania admissions officer mocked applicants on Facebook.

Dartmouth College student Luke Decker offers his thoughts on the incident, and how  today’s social media impacts student expectations of privacy.

My social media accounts have begun to pick up on an interesting trend. I see tweets...

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