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North Carolina campus locked down after umbrella mistaken for rifle

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Posted by    Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 5:00pm

First, it was an Ohio campus lock-down because of a woman wondering around campus in a blanket.

Now, an umbrella causes a North Carolina school to go on lock-down. Josiah Ryan of Campus Reform has the details:

Police at a public university locked down the campus for three-hours on Tuesday after school administrators...

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Law schools, collegiate cash cows, are going dry

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Posted by    Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 3:30pm

Today, TaxProf Blog reports the the Catholic University of America, is trimming its budget by 20 percent because of declining law school enrollment:

The Tower:  Law School Enrollment Drop...

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Court approves $25K student-loan discharge for ‘destitute’ paralegal

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Posted by    Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 2:00pm

Private student loans are extremely difficult to discharge, especially via bankruptcy.

However, one court has recently allowed a cash-strapped graduate take that route.  Martha Neil of the ABA Journal has...

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Conservatives on Campus Should Reclaim the Word ‘Diversity’

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Posted by    Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:30pm

College campuses today are so lopsidedly liberal and lacking in intellectual diversity, conservatives have an opportunity to reclaim the word.

Richard Vedder of Minding the Campus writes.

Let’s Reclaim the Word ‘Diversity’

Universities enjoy a privileged position in our society and lots of independence from political and economic forces, partly to provide an environment...

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Good News – Colleges Hiring Fewer Political Scientists

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Posted by    Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:00am

Pardon me if I don’t shed a tear over the prospect of less liberal indoctrination on college campuses.

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Report suggests hiring of political scientists has slowed

Preliminary numbers from the American Political Science Association suggests colleges and universities may this year hire fewer political scientists than they...

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Ugh — Grandma and Grandpa loading up on student loan debt too

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Posted by    Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:30am

Do you think you and your 18 to 25 year old college student are the only ones affected by the growing tsunami of student debt? Guess again.

Judah Bellin of Minding The Campus reports.

Grandma, the Latest Victim of Student Debt

If you’re worrying about your child’s student debt obligations, you might want to...

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8 Arrested at U. Michigan ‘Tuition Equality’ Protest for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 8:00am

Good thing there’s such a surplus of jobs for recent college grads in Michigan.

Via David Jesse of the Detroit Free Press.

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Business leaders say communication skills, critical thinking more important than major

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:00pm

College students determining how to make the most of their education may benefit from considering the results of a new survey.

The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Robby Soave reports on one organization’s review of the wants and needs of American business leaders.

Nearly 60 percent of surveyed employers said that students’ critical thinking...

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Are Princeton women too busy for romance?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 4:00pm

At Legal Insurrection, we covered the fallout from Princeton alumna Susan Patton’s advice to undergraduates that they seek life-long love as students while they are surrounded by compatible peers.

Now, Dartmouth alumnus Joseph Asch covers some of the the piece’s impact at that school, and asks: Will No One Defend Romance?

We live...

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Don’t Expect Obama to Defend Charter Schools

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:30pm

In 2008 and 2012, Obama was heavily backed by public school teacher unions. Anyone who thinks he’s going to lend any support to non-union charter schools is in for a big disappointment.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

The Fix Is In

President Obama may have spoken warmly about charter schools but...

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Diversity protest at Indiana U. focuses on color of skin, not content of character

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 1:00pm

Diversity is important to student diversity activists, as long as everyone agrees.

Aaricka Washington of the Indiana Daily Student reports.

Students rally for increased campus diversity

Fred Diego spoke into the megaphone facing a group of ecstatic black, brown and white faces in the biting, 46-degree weather.

“How many of your professors look like you?”

Only...

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Kangaroo courts for men on campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10:58am

The media often wonders why young men are staying away from universities and colleges. Perhaps the hostile environment on campuses is part of the reason.

Universities, protected by law and compelled by a directive from the Obama Department of Education, have established a kangaroo campus court system in which young men...

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Boston College Students to Finish Marathon for Those Who Couldn’t

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:30am

This is a heart warming story. Kudos to these students.

Katie LaPotin of Red Alert Politics reports.

Boston College students organize walk in honor of those who didn’t finish Boston Marathon

A group of students from Boston College have found a very special way to help those who didn’t get a chance to finish...

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U. Buffalo Prof in profanity-laced tirade against pro-life students

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 8:00am

University of Buffalo film professor Laura Curry was carted off campus in handcuffs yesterday when it became apparent to police that her language was more offensive than the pro-life display she was protesting.

Noah Rothman of Mediaite has the story.

College Professor Arrested Amid Profanity-Laced Rant Against Pro-Life Students’ Display

A University of Buffalo...

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Fmr NYT Journo Attacks Greedy Capitalists in Speech at CU Boulder

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 6:30pm

We’re actually at the point where it’s surprising when someone doesn’t attack ideas like capitalism when speaking on a college campus.

The College Fix reports.

Campus Speech: Union Busting, Greedy Capitalists Stole American Dream

Free-market ideals, union-busting efforts and greedy capitalists stole the American dream, but a prioritization on fairness and an equalization of...

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More Columbia and Cornell co-eds seeking “Sugar Daddies”

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 5:00pm

A sad statistic comes from two of the nations most prestigious institutions of higher learning.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform details some numbers just issued from a services that matches female students with wealthy older men.

The number of female students seeking “sugar daddies” at Columbia and Cornell Universities rose dr...

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College humanities programs are “serving hemlock to genuine learning”

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 3:30pm

Humanities professors are aghast at the suggestion science and technology degrees should be promoted, while colleges should charge more for useless ones that make it hard for graduates to find career-oriented and life-sustaining employment.

Thomas K. Lindsay of the Center for Higher Educ...

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Clemson YAF Chapter to Give Away ‘Assault’ Rifle

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:00pm

As part of their Second Amendment Banquet, the Young Americans for Freedom at Clemson University will be giving away a prize to one lucky winner.

Nick James writes at the YAF blog.

Clemson Young Americans for Freedom to Give Away “Assault” Rifle

On April 19, the Clemson Young Americans for Freedom chapter

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Dartmouth students have trouble communicating without Red Cups

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 12:30pm

The program is pretty simple. If you want strangers to talk to you in the dining hall you take a red cup.

It’s getting mixed reviews so far.

The College Fix reports.

Red Cups To Help Stressed Dartmouth Students Make Friends

In response to the stressful social situation presented in Dartmouth College’s dining room, a...

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Pro-Life Display Vandalized at Slippery Rock University

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:00am

Why is it we never hear about pro-choice displays being destroyed? It’s always the pro-life displays which get destroyed by the loving and tolerant leftists.

Scott Greer of Campus Reform reports.

Pro-Life cross display vandalized at public university

Several crosses which were a part of a pro-life display at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania...

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Chapel at Georgetown Vandalized

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 9:30am

You have to wonder what kind of person would vandalize the sacred space of any faith.

NBC 4 of Washington reports.

Georgetown University Chapel Vandalized

The president of Georgetown University says vandalism of the campus’ main chapel forced Sunday morning Masses to be moved to another location.

Georgetown President John J. DeGioia says Dahlgren Chapel...

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Santa Fe College (FL) students pass anti-drone resolution

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 8:00am

There may be an entity more dreaded on American campuses than conservatives.

Drones.

Timothy Dionisopoulos of Campus Reform reports on the resolution passed by a student government in Florida:

The student government at Santa Fe College (SFC) in Gainesville, Florida, voted 18-4 last week for a resolution that denounced the use of militarized Unmanned...

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