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College newspapers seek funding from student fees

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Posted by    Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00am

Print media or dinosaur media as it’s sometimes called, has been hurting for a while. Now, as college newspapers are experiencing the same problems, they’re increasingly turning to funding from student fees.

Allie Grasgreen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Who Will Pay for the Paper?

While declining print readership and advertising revenue started prompting...

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U.Conn student says school’s logo promotes rape

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Posted by    Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:30am

School logos can inspire sports teams or spark a lot of debate.

However, one student says her school’s iconic graphic promotes assaults on women. Robby Soave of The Daily Caller News Foundation has the details.

The new logo for the University of Connecticut’s sports teams is a terrifying husky dog that calls to...

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Video – Inside a college porn class

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Posted by    Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:00am

If you haven’t already done so, you must read my College Insurrection colleague Leslie Eastman’s post on the pornification of campuses.

Then for an inside look, watch the video below which takes you right into a classroom at Pasadena City College where the openly stated goal is to normalize pornography.

Note: While the...

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Carolina Review – Are you proud of your browser history?

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Posted by    Friday, April 26, 2013 at 6:30pm

Are you spending more time looking at naked bodies than textbooks? Duke Cheston of the Carolina Review has some advice for you.

Mind if I check your browser history?

If you’re a male college student and you’re reading this, I can say with near certainty that you have seen pornography before. In fact,...

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Bill Gates – Put Surveillance Cameras in Every Classroom

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Posted by    Friday, April 26, 2013 at 5:00pm

After Adam Lanza’s murderous rampage in Newtown, liberals scoffed at the idea of armed teachers in every classroom.

I’m eager to know how they feel about surveillance in every classroom.

The College Fix reports.

Bill Gates Wants America to Spend $5B for Video Cameras in Every Classroom

Bill Gates wants the country to spend $5...

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Libertarians at UGA hold ‘Drone Awareness’ event

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Posted by    Friday, April 26, 2013 at 3:30pm

Say what you will about college libertarians. The truth is that they’re having more fun than anyone else on campus.

Anthony Rodriguez of Young Americans for Liberty reports.

The UGA chapter had a successful day raising drone awareness at the Tate Center on campus

We made a sign that drew a distinction between Obama...

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Three Oxford University colleges stripped of AAA credit rating

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Posted by    Friday, April 26, 2013 at 2:00pm

This seems like the tail wagging the dog, or something.

Oxford University colleges are more sound financially than the British government which funds them, so they have been downgraded by the ratings agencies.

Rupert Neate of the Guardian UK reports.

Oxford University colleges stripped of AAA credit rating

George Osborne‘s popularity at his alma mater...

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SUNY-Geneseo students misunderstand point of ‘sexual assault’ lecture, erupt in fury

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Posted by    Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12:30pm

American college students seem to think that their primary reason for attending college is to stage protests, even if their outrage is based on an inability to understand the issue.

Take as a case in point, this story from Carl Straumsheim at Inside Higher Ed.

Anger Over Scare Quotes

Students at the State University...

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Middle school girls forced to act out lesbian kiss scene

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Posted by    Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:00am

Teaching tolerance to children is a good thing but forcing 13 and 14 year old girls to act out fantasy love scenes is the stuff of lawsuits.

Someone deserves to be fired over this.

Girls Told to Ask for Lesbian Kiss at School

Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school...

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College students in New York prepare for terror attack with simulation

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Posted by    Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:30am

Who will be better prepared for a real terror attack, these students or the University of Michigan students who are wasting their time on zombies?

I know where I’m placing my bets.

CBS New York reports.

College Students Take Part In ‘Mass Casualty Incident’ Simulation

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A hands-on drill took...

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UW-Madison Slush Fund Fallout

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Guest Post by Jason Morgan    Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:00am

Recently, a UW system-wide slush fund totaling 648 million dollars was brought to light. The university’s silence since this revelation has been deafening, but this morning (Thursday, April 25, 2013) Interim Chancellor David Ward finally commented on what would seem, to those of us who don’t happen to have 648 million...

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So you want to get married? Let me see your degree

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:30pm

Princeton mom Susan A. Patton’s recent letter recommending young women find husbands before they graduate certainly sparked serious discussion on the internet.

However, it looks like her opinion is backed-up with hard data.  In the Boston Glober, Kevin Hartnett discusses a study  that shows most people marry others with similar educational backgrounds.

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Former CIA Director David Petraeus Joins CUNY as Visiting Professor

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 5:00pm

The last time we checked on David Petraeus, he was angling to be President of Princeton.

However, that was before a sex scandal forced him to resign as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He has just accepted another university position that is a little less lofty:

David Petraeus, the war hero and...

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Ben Affleck to Receive Honorary Degree from Brown

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 3:30pm

Not bad for a college dropout.

FOX News reports.

Ben Affleck to get honorary degree at Brown University graduation

Academy Award-winning actor and director Ben Affleck is among six artists, writers, scientists and educators selected to receive honorary degrees from Brown University during graduation ceremonies next month.

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Dartmouth Alum Slams “Social Justice” Expert’s “Dishonest Facts”

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:00pm

Yesterday we reported that in response to student activists’ antics, Dartmouth College cancelled classes and made everyone attend a speech given by a “social justice and diversity” consultant.

Dartmouth alumnus Joseph Asch fisks the speech given by that expert, Carol Folt.

How to understand these words? Perhaps we can start with a story...

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Drowned Virginia State Students Victims of Hazing Stunt

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:30pm

We have reported that hazing rituals have lead to the deaths of students by alcohol poisoning and internal injuries.

Tragically, death by drowning can be added to this sad list: The two missing Virginia State University students now seem to be the victims of a hazing rite gone wrong.

Robby Soave of The...

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Florida Atlantic Prof Calls Boston Bombings a ‘Mass-Casualty Drill’

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11:00am

A Florida professor and noted conspiracy theorist, who argued the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre “did not happen as reported — or may not have happened at all”, states that the Boston Marathon bombings were a “mass casualty drill.”

On his personal blog, Florida Atlantic University communications professor James Tracy questioned accounts of...

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The Pornification of Campuses

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Posted by    Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9:30am

Every week, we seem to write about a campus “Sex Week” event that features porn stars glamorizing the adult film industry.

A recent post was particularly troubling to me. One businesswoman is rebranding pornography, and her events near college campuses encourage young people to share their intimate tapes on her website.

In a talk...

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Duke joins the student sex-change coverage parade

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 8:00am

Brown University, Yale, and Princeton are considering or have adopted sex-change coverage as part of student health insurance plans.

Now, Duke University joins the growing parade of institutions that will cover sex-change operations (hat-tip, The College Fix).

Duke University’s decision to include coverage of sexual reassignment surgery in its student health insurance plan...

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Deliver Commencement Speech at Suffolk Law

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:30pm

What will Chris Matthews tell the students of Suffolk Law School at their graduation in May? Will he repeat his completely wrong prediction that the Boston Marathon bombers were right wingers?

Here’s a more important question. Why is this man being honored by a university in Boston after being so wrong?

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UCLA students ignoring tobacco ban

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 5:00pm

University of California campuses across the state are beginning to implement the system’s new smoke-free policy by 2014.

However, as University of California-Los Angeles student reporter Maritza Cardenas notes in the Daily Bruin, not all the state’s scholars are complying with rules currently in place.

Lindsee Bawahab does not plan to quit...

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FIRE: Six Ways to Defeat Campus Censors

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 3:30pm

In a new post at Minding The Campus, Greg Lukianoff and Robert Shibley outline a six point strategy for saving free speech and overcoming censorship on campus.

6 Ways to Defeat the Campus Censors

It’s no longer a matter of much debate that America’s college campuses are not the beacons of free and...

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