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Anti-Israel student group stripped of funding at Canadian university

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:30pm

The forces of true diversity have scored a win at one Canadian school.

Citing the club’s policies of “discrimination” and “harassment”, students at a Manitoba university have stripped an anti-Israel student group of funding (hat-tip, Will Antonin via Twitter).

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union voted to strip funding and official club status...

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Investigation Finds Jewish Students Unfairly Removed from BDS Event at Brooklyn College

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 5:00pm

When you read the report below, you are left with the conclusion that the Jewish students were ejected simply for their opposing point of view.

Zach Pontz of The Algemeiner reports.

Investigation: Jewish Students Were Unjustly Evicted from Brooklyn College BDS Event

After a two month investigation into the circumstances surrounding the expulsion of...

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School passes prof who assigned anti-gun posters with no investigation

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 3:30pm

Midwestern State University (MSU) administrators concluded their “investigation” of a professor who allegedly forced her students to create pro gun-control propaganda.

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform has a report on the school’s actions to actually address student concerns about the assignment:

The so-called investigation, however, was apparently concluded without consulting the student who...

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Class of 2013 Will Face Harsh Job Market

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 2:00pm

Remind me, who did the class of 2013 vote for last fall?

Annalyn Kurtz of CNN reports.

Class of 2013 faces grim job prospects

Unemployment remains high for young college grads. For those who will find jobs, many will probably have to settle for low-level positions, the Economic Policy Institute said Wednesday.

The unemployment rate...

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The Video that Shook the College Basketball World

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 12:30pm

Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice was suspended in December for three games, and fined $50,000.  He was fired on April 3.

The reason is that he became infamous with a video that captured his abuse of players, which shows him shoving, grabbing, and kicking the athletes.   Rice also verbally...

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Florida Atlantic Reprimands Professor for Blog Questioning Reality of Newtown

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:00am

Hey, at least he didn’t ask students to stomp on Jesus.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed has the story.

Reprimand for a Blog

In January, Florida journalists noticed that a professor at Florida Atlantic University had been blogg...

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FIRE rescues Mississippi student who cussed outside of class

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9:30am

With the amount of sexual scholarship on campuses today, you would think certain vulgar terms would be common place.

Not true, at least on one Mississippi college campus. Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), describes what happened to a student who made an off-hand remark that...

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Bowdoin’s Diversity Commissars

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 8:00am

Last week on my blog, in How’s Bowdoin Doin?, I mentioned, briefly, the impressive National Association of Scholars report on what’s taught, or not, at Bowdoin College and a revealing reply by Bowdoin president Barry Mills that unwittingly confirmed one of that report’s serious charges. Now comes a very impressive response to the report by Bowdoin...

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‘Holistic’ Admissions to Medical Schools Serves Diversity, Not Patients

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Posted by    Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:30pm

Inside Higher Ed recently featured  on the Boston University’s ‘Holistic’ Medical School admissions policies, which utilized intangible factors such as empathy, strength of character and cultural sensitivity to increase the level of minority students by up to 20 percent.

John S. Rosenberg, a contributor at Minding the Campus, shares his concerns about...

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Forbes – Is Your College Degree Worth It?

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Posted by    Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 5:30pm

What an excellent question.

In the past, a college degree was an investment people made to guarantee a prosperous future. Today, folks aren’t so sure.

Saranya Kapur of Forbes puts it out there.

Is Your College Degree Worth It? Find Out

College has never been more expensive to attend. Now you can check if your...

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Rand Paul Reaches Out to Students at Howard University

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Posted by    Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 4:00pm

Not all students in attendance were enthused by Rand Paul’s visit but he clearly made some inroads.

Julie Ershadi of the College Fix reports.

Rand Paul Makes Waves at Historically-Black Howard University

Sen. Rand Paul struggled to woo young people and minorities during his speech at the historically black Howard University on Wednesday morning....

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Art Professor Forces Students to Make Anti-Gun Propaganda in Class

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Posted by    Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:00pm

No liberal indoctrination to see here, folks.

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform reports.

Prof at public univ under investigation for allegedly forcing students to make anti-gun posters

A professor at a public university in Texas is under investigation from school administrators for allegedly forcing students in her graphic design class to create anti-gun posters...

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Dr. Ben Carson Steps Down as Commencement Speaker at Johns Hopkins

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Posted by    Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 12:30pm

Are the students who objected to Ben Carson’s position on gay marriage aware that Obama shared the exact same position until recently?

Would they object to Obama giving their commencement address?

Andrea K. Walker of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Ben Carson steps down as Hopkins commencement speaker

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson stepped down Wednesday as...

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Students: “North Koreans are our friends”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:00am

The United States and China have just teamed up with the goal of ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons.

And while most Americans would think that removing such technology from...

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Bowdoin President calls criticism of lack of intellectual diversity on campus “unsubstantiated tirades”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 9:30am

Professor Jacobson recently discussed the devastating report on Bowdoin College’s lack of intellectual diversity and serious academic content, as well as...

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“Straight White Men” Play premieres at Brown

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Posted by    Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8:00am

While “Straight White Men” are alienated in today’s higher education, one university playwright is offering a new work devoted to them.

Ryan Fleming offers a review of this new endeavor in The Brown Spectator:

Young Jean Lee’s latest work in progress, Straight White Men, opened last weekend to a packed Leeds Theatre at...

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Harvard Divinity Professor Questions Whether Jesus Married

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Posted by    Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:30pm

Undermining the tenets of Christianity is a popular theme with many college speakers, even those from a famed Divinity School.

Jenna Neumann, a student at Kalamazoo College, has a report from a speech at her school in which one professor from Harvard questioned the marital status of Jesus Christ.

Harvard Divinity Professor Karen...

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Cornell Insider — “Socialists seeking work”

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Posted by    Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 4:00pm

Offered without comment.

Via the Cornell Insider.

Socialists seeking work

 
 
 

College Students Should Invest Early to Build Wealth

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Posted by    Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:30pm

Larry Palmer is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley in Los Angeles and a UCLA alumnus from the class of 1983.

He offered current UCLA students some sage advice recently in The Daily Bruin. Granted, some Obama administration plans may mean...

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University of Colorado Offers Course Credits for White Privilege Conference

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Posted by    Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00am

Nothing to see here, folks.

Just another case of left wing academics rewarding college students for participating in their ongoing orgy of race and class warfare.

Robby Soave of the Daily Caller reports.

Students can earn class credit for attending ‘White Privilege Conference’

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs invited students to attend a...

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CA College Selects Sex Offender to Lead Student Body

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Posted by    Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9:30am

Here’s the worst part – according to the report below, college administrators knew this guy was a sex offender but didn’t tell their students.

Unbelievable.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller has the story.

Sex offender elected student body president

Students at Riverside City College in California received a nasty surprise this week: Their recently-elected...

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NY Teacher Asks Students to Write About How Jews Caused Nazi Germany

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Posted by    Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8:00am

As unbelievable as this sounds, it actually happened recently in Albany, New York.

It was a writing assignment in an English class.

Chris Carola of the Times Union broke the story.

NY district mulls action for Nazi assignment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A high school English teacher faces disciplinary action for giving a writing assignment...

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