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Identifying Liberal Bias in the Classroom

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:00am

Sometimes liberal bias in the classroom is so blatant that you get hit over the head with it. Other times it’s much more subtle.

Stephen Smoot of the YAF blog reports.

When Bias Strikes In the Classroom

The left wing bias of a professor or teacher is sometimes easy to spot. When an economics...

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Stanford Cancels Popular “Moral Foundations of Capitalism” Class

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:00am

Devon Zuegel of the Stanford Review reports that this class was a hit with students of the right and the left.

Seems a shame it was dropped.

“Moral Foundations of Capitalism” class cancelled

As the United States dipped into recession after the stock market crash in the late 2000s, capitalism was under intense scrutiny....

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Sarah Palin Gives Shout Out to College Republicans in CPAC Speech

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Posted by    Monday, March 18, 2013 at 5:00pm

Sarah Palin’s entire CPAC speech was amazing but for the sake of College Insurrection readers, I wanted to be sure we highlighted her shout out the College Republicans.

Skip to the 17:15 mark to see it.

 
 
 

U. Dayton’s St. Patrick’s Day Riot

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Posted by    Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:30pm

It looks like the “luck of the Irish” ran out at one Ohio school.

Dayton Daily News reporter Sharahn D. Boykin reports on the riot involving hundreds of students at the nearby university.

University of Dayton administrators will meet this week to evaluate a riot involving more than 1,000 people causing police from...

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U. Tennessee Uses Student Fees to Pay for Lesbian Bondage Expert

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Posted by    Monday, March 18, 2013 at 2:00pm

You have to wonder if the entire student body is happy to know how their student fees are being spent. What would liberal students say if the money was used to bring in someone like say… Anne Coulter?

Todd Starnes of FOX News Radio reports.

University of Tennessee Uses Student Fees to Host...

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Wharton says it’s looking for candor

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Posted by    Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:30pm

The college preparation industry rakes in millions annually, geared to helping young scholars get into prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Among the most prestigious is Wharton, the famed business School, which has now challenging applicants with a intriguing new requirement.

Melissa Korn of the Wall Street Journal has the details:

Business-school applicants try to...

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U. Nevada-Reno police chief fights concealed carry on campus

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Posted by    Monday, March 18, 2013 at 11:00am

College students are calling for concealed carry all across campuses nationwide.

However, at one school, the head of its police force is against concealed carry for staff and students.

Timothy Dionisopoulos of Campus Reform has the details:

The chief of police at the University of Nevada, Reno, opposes legislation that allows students with concealed...

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Oakland U. Student sues for $2.2 million after suspension for ‘Hot for Teacher’ essay

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Posted by    Monday, March 18, 2013 at 9:30am

The student in question isn’t your typical undergrad. He’s a 57 year old builder who was trying to get a bachelor’s degree in writing and rhetoric for some reason.

Joseph Corlett and Mandi Wright of the Detroit Free Press report.

‘Hot for Teacher’ essayist sues Oakland University for $2.2 million

An Oakland University student...

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“The women’s studies crowd looked constipated”

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Posted by    Monday, March 18, 2013 at 8:00am

Talk about Daniella walking into the lioness’ den!

At the invitation of the University if Toronto’s Men’s Issues Awareness Society, and the Canadian Association for Equality,  Dr. Janice Fiamengo (an English professor at the University of Ottawa and former radical feminist) denounced women’s studies.

Emma Teitel of Macleans.ca on Campus reports:

Fiamengo opened the...

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“The secular educationalist thinks the Christian student has been brainwashed”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 5:30pm

Writer Dwight Longenecker of Intercollegiate review suggests that students of faith can and often do come under attack for their views on college campuses.

He also says that such students shouldn’t take these attacks lying down.

Reality and Religion

College is supposed to be about education, and there are not a few college professors...

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Schools try to pop “Higher Education Bubble” with deals!

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Posted by    Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3:30pm

We recently reported that two law schools were offering partial refunds if their graduates failed to pass the bar exam.

This is one example of a new trend in college marketing schemes: Deals.  Douglas Belkin and Melissa Korn have an article about other higher education bargains in the Wall Street Journal.

A growing...

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“Great Vagina Man” shouts down pro-life speaker at U. Waterloo

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Posted by    Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 1:17pm

This is one of those “only in America” stories except that it’s in Canada, which is America with Money.

As bad as freedom of speech is on campuses here, in Canada the situation is so much worse because of the thought police a/k/a the Human Rights Act.

Somehow I doubt this person will...

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Australian work force is ‘over educated’

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Posted by    Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 1:00pm

The “Higher Education Bubble” turns out to be an international problem.

We recently noted that college education has almost become “worthless“, inasmuch as degrees are now required for such low-skill jobs as file clerks. Our report came from the New York Times; however, Bernard Lane for The Australian reports that the same...

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Rubio at CPAC — We need plumbers too

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 11:00am

At Legal Insurrection, we reported that hundreds of college students at the CPAC conference chose to #StandWithRand, in support of the Kentucky senator’s historic filibuster.

In an entirely different context, colleges were mentioned at...

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VP Biden Staffer forces student reporter to delete photos

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Posted by    Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 9:30am

One Maryland journalism student got a real education on how the current White House administration views “freedom of the press”.

The Daily Caller’s Eric Owens has this report on the actions taken by a staffer for Vice President Joe Biden at a recent event.

A press office staffer for Vice President Joe Biden...

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U. Wisconsin “Drag Show” Cloaked by Claims of “Diversity”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 8:00am

A public university in Wisconsin is dressing up a drag show by using the veil of “diversity”.

The College Fix offers details of student complaints about an event being held at a school in Wisconsin.

A drag show featuring men dressing up as women and slated for today at the University of Wisconsin-Fox...

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UC-Boulder Hires its Conservative Professor

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Posted by    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 6:00pm

The University of Colorado-Boulder found the conservative professor it was seeking.

In The Daily Caller, Jim Huffman (Dean Emeritus, Lewis & Clark Law School) had a few thoughts on what effect this new hire will have on...

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Indiana/Purdue Students Skip Spring Break to Help the Less Fortunate

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Posted by    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 4:00pm

Here’s a feel-good story for Friday. The personal politics of these students doesn’t matter because they’re giving their time to a noble cause.

Bravo.

Stephanie Wang of the Indianapolis Star reports.

Celebrating spring break by helping others

Last year, IUPUI student Cole Johnson found himself on spring break in Florida amid the hordes of college...

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UCLA Student discusses “Alternative Spring Break” experiences

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Posted by    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:30pm

Across the country, millions of college students are making fun plans for “Spring Break”.

In the Daily Bruin, University of California-Los Angeles student Eitan Arom shares his experience about his break last year, which featured more service than fun.

I’m not particularly good at laying bricks.

Yet about a year ago, over spring break,...

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Cory Booker to Give 2013 Convocation at Cornell

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Posted by    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 12:30pm

Laurel Conrad of the Cornell Insider reports that not everyone in the student body is happy about the choice of a liberal Democrat to deliver the convocation at Cornell this spring.

Democrat Politician Announced as 2013 Convocation Speaker

Conservative students and alumni may be upset upon hearing the announcement of Cory Booker as 2013...

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U. Nebraska Chancellor is really into YouTube

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Posted by    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11:00am

University of Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman has his own YouTube channel and his videos have been attracting lots of attention.

Zack Budryk of Inside Higher Ed reports.

‘Perls’ Before Cornhuskers

Like a lot of people before him, Harvey Perlman thinks YouTube is a good forum in which to air his thoughts. But Perlman is...

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Is There Really a Conservative Conspiracy to Destroy College?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 9:30am

Recently, Salon.com writer Andrew Leonard argued that conservatives have declared war on higher education.

Glenn Reynolds notes: Actually, the academic class is doing pretty well on its own.

In Minding the Campus, Andrew P. Kelly and KC Deane fisk Leonard’s arguments, including the fact budget trimming has bipartisan support:

Bipartisan Support for Cutting Higher-Ed

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