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Students question whether canceling classes helps address “social justice” issues

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:00pm

Over the last few weeks, Dartmouth and Oberlin canceled classes to...

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Stanford Review responds to allegations of plagiarism

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:00pm

Recent allegations of plagiarism against a writer at the Stanford Review were so serious that Editor Emeritus Nahdiv Rahman has responded personally.

Note from the Editor Emeritus: Accusations of Plagiarism

It brings me great disappointment in having to address you under such circumstances, but on behalf of the Stanford Review, I would like...

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“Academia has been polluted with the most radical thinkers”

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 12:30pm

Len Tria of Hernando Today has written a new column which raises some very legitimate issues.

Professors of hate

People wonder why the country seems to be in a decline rather than growing intellectually and why our youth harboring such disdain for our country and our way of life.

The rise of progressive th...

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Brown Spectator author rips apart inflated campus rape stats

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:30am

Rape and sexual assault are horrible and the victims of these crimes deserve help and support.

While no one would dispute that as a fact, the Brown Spectator takes issue with some of the statistics associated with these crimes on American campuses.

Ryan Fleming reports.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Rape Statistics

Brown is in the...

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U. FL student on LSD demands police cut off his …

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8:00am

Any young men who have ever considered taking acid or LSD may want to read this story before proceeding.

Kathryn Varn of The Alligator reports.

Acid trip gives UF student the shaft

A UF student, claiming he was under the influence of LSD, was arrested early Monday after he stripped in front of police...

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Parents Cautioned Against Borrowing too much for College

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Posted by    Monday, April 29, 2013 at 6:30pm

Via Instapundit, this report from Tim Grant of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette warns parents of getting in over their heads when it comes to borrowing money for higher education.

Parents should beware of borrowing too much to pay for children’s college education

Faced with rising college costs and a shortage of savings, many p...

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Higher education bubble is like the cupcake economy

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Posted by    Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:00pm

One of the luxuries Americans have given up in these hard economic times is gourmet cupcakes.

Forbes contributor Maura Pennington likens the “cupcake bubble” to the “higher education bubble” in a recent article.

It is with great satisfaction that I direct your attention to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal about the...

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Ann Coulter Spoke to Sold Out Crowd at Syracuse University

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Posted by    Monday, April 29, 2013 at 3:30pm

Just last November, the College Republicans of Fordham University were bullied into disinviting Ann Coulter from speaking on campus.

Somehow it was OK for noted abortionist Peter Singer to speak on Fordham’s Catholic campus a short time later.

Just last week, I wrote a post about Ann Coulter’s upcoming appearance at Syracuse and asked...

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Video – Dem rep thinks government should force banks to pay for student loan debt

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Posted by    Monday, April 29, 2013 at 2:00pm

The politician in the video below is Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) and you’ll be shocked to hear her cite Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as the inspiration for her idea.

Via Campus Reform.

 
 
 

Study hard and you too can become a professional water slide tester

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Posted by    Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12:30pm

I’m trying to imagine how this conversation would go. Hey mom and dad, thanks for spending $150,000 on my college education, I have great news…

Susanna Kim of ABC News reports.

College Student’s Dream Job: Water Slide Tester

A British university student just snagged a hedonist’s dream job: a water slide tester who will...

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Illinois Pensions Draining Education Funding

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Posted by    Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:02am

In today’s economy, the needs of retirees seem destined to be pitted against the needs of the young.

David Freddoso, a New York Times bestselling author, takes a look at the pension situation in Illinois, which is adversely effecting the state’s education budget (hat-tip Instapundit):

What does it look like when your state’s...

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Two Emerson College students raise over $500K for victims of marathon bombing

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Posted by    Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:30am

Two students at Emerson College decided to make and sell t-shirts to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Their campaign went viral and they’ve raised over half a million dollars.

Anna Buckley of Emerson’s student newspaper The Berkeley Beacon reports.

Boston Strong raises $562,000

Two Emerson students’ Boston Strong fundraiser has sold over...

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Pro-life students greeted with hostility at UNC Chapel Hill

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Posted by    Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:00am

Students for Life is conducting a college campus tour to educate people about Planned Parenthood. When they got to UNC Chapel Hill, things did not go well.

Emphasis is theirs.

Theft, Profanity, and Pro-Aborts at UNC-Chapel Hill

Monday was an interesting day on The Planned Parenthood Project tour.  On our 5th stop, at University...

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Are young Libertarians the future of the GOP?

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Posted by    Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:00pm

One of the interesting takeaways from this article is that the president of the Colgate College Republicans identifies as a Libertarian.

Andrew Sorensen of Your News Now reports.

Young Libertarians could play into GOP future

HAMILTON, N.Y. — College campuses have long been thought of as a breeding ground...

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Harvard holds mock Hindu gay wedding

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Posted by    Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00pm

Usually, its the Christian faith that is the target of questionable campus antics.

However, Harvard groups recently held a same-sex marriage support event that featured Hinduism.  Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform has the details:

Harvard University spent a “generous” sum of student funds and other school money on a fake same-sex Hindu wedding...

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Student’s “You Deserve Rape” Sign Sparkes Reaction at U. of Arizona

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:00pm

A student notorious at the University of Arizona for his aggressive preaching style was apparently not getting the attention he wanted.

So, he escalated his antics to a whole new level this week.  And, to their credit, the school’s administrators seem to be cognizant of First Amendment issues.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller...

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UC Irvine frat under fire for making parody video featuring blackface

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Posted by    Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:00am

The makers of the video were trying to parody a song by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. Not smart, guys.

Jane Yamamoto and Julie Brayton of NBC 4 in California report.

UC Irvine Fraternity Sparks Outrage After Making Video Using Blackface

A scene 55 seconds into a two-minute homemade music video posted on Youtube is...

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UMass-Dartmouth Classmates Say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Liked to Smoke Pot and Party

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Posted by    Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:30am

The investigation into the Islamic radicalization of the two men accused of the Boston Marathon bombing continues.

A report by Yamiche Alcindor in The Tennessean show that the younger brother did not exactly live a strict Muslim life:

Several students described a shared shock and disbelief as classmates discovered that Tsarnaev faces federal...

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5th Grader suspended for bringing Swiss Army knife to camp

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Posted by    Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 8:00am

The ridiculous overreaction of the day is brought to you by a school in Cupertino, California.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has the story.

Fifth-grader suspended at overnight nature camp for bringing Swiss Army knife

A fifth-grader in Cupertino, California was suspended and threatened with expulsi...

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Home Schooling Alabama Family Sends Six Kids to College by Age 12

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Posted by    Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:00pm

Talk about getting college loan expenses out of the way early. This family has it down to a science.

Bob Dotson of NBC News reports.

Meet the family who sent six kids to college by age 12

Named after her mother’s favorite song, Mona Lisa Harding home-schools her children in the basics, but found...

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Online Education Inceases Pass Rates at California School

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Posted by    Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3:00pm

Online courses are increasingly popular for schools to offer and students to take.

Now, one California university shows that students pass rates are better for programs featuring online instruction.

San Jose State University’s test results are in: Online education technology appears to improve pass rates in real-world college courses.

The university, which is Silicon...

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Young Americans following Rubio’s advice, going for jobs instead of degrees

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm

Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently said, “Not everyone has to go to a four-year liberal arts college.”

It looks like he has a big influence with young Americans, as Neil Shah of the Wall Street Journal reports that more high schoolers are seeking work instead of a college education after...

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