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May, 2013  (Page 10)

Online programs will “upend the tyranny” of campus progressive domination

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Posted by    Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 6:30pm

Online educational programs may solve two core issues covered in College Insurrection posts:

  •  The “Higher Education Bubble” of too much cost for college degrees and not enough return.
  • The incessant indoctrination of students to progressive ideology.

This is the conclusion that noted American author and journalist Barry Casselman draws based on a recent talk given...

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Gary Johnson blames federal loans for rising tuition costs

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Posted by    Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 5:00pm

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson spoke recently at an event hosted by the George Washington University Libertarians.

In his talk, Johnson laid the blame for rising tuition at the feet of the federal government.

Brianna Gurciullo of the GW Hatchet reports.

Libertarian leader, former presidential candidate blames federal loans for skyrocketing tuition costs

Former presidential...

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Providence College prof claims she was threatened after announcing new ‘social justice’ award

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Posted by    Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00pm

Liberal students responded with a press conference in which they claimed the campus was hostile and racist. Maybe electing more Democrats to office in Rhode Island would solve the problem. Oh, wait…

William Jacobson has covered the Democratic Party’s stranglehold on the Ocean State extensively at Legal Insurrection.

Linda Borg of The Providence...

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US press downplays Tsarnaev’s connection to Muslim student group

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Posted by    Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 1:00pm

New reports reveal that two of the three University of Massacusetts-Dartmouth students arrested in the Boston Marathon investigation are Kazakh friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

One newly charged suspect even drove a BMW with a novelty license plate that said “Terrorista #1.”

However, according...

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Engineering leads college majors for starting pay

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Posted by    Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:00am

Students preparing to enter college might want to re-think that gender studies degree if they want to earn a good living after graduation.

Lauren Weber of the Wall Street Journal reports.

And The Highest-Paid College Majors Are…

Christine Evans, 22, has wanted to be an engineer since before she can remember.

Her father, a mechanical...

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Planned Parenthood joins Condom Wars at Catholic Boston College

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Posted by    Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 9:30am

We are following Boston College’s plans to close down the “underground condom railroad” set-up by students trying to bypass the campus restrictions on birth control.

Now, it looks like Planned Parenthood is getting involved in bypassing the derailment. The College Fix Associate Editor Jennifer Kabbany explains:

That a student-run organization doles out condoms...

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Texas House passes bill allowing concealed carry on campus

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Posted by    Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 8:00am

Even though gun control measures have failed in the US senate, the push to expand gun rights for law abiding citizens hasn’t ended.

Kolten Parker of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Texas House: Students can carry concealed handguns on college campus

The Texas House Saturday passed a bill that would allow students with concealed handgun...

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Brown Spectator – The GOP Needs Better Marketing

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Posted by    Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 5:00pm

Elizabeth Fuerbacher of The Brown Spectator has some words of advice for the Republican Party.

Dear GOP, Learn How to Sell Yourself!

Other than having a strong product, knowing one’s target audience is the first rule of marketing. Whether selling houses, an educational experience, financial services, or a concept for a new startup,...

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Higher Education and Today’s Job Market

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Posted by    Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 3:00pm

The current model of higher education is collapsing on today’s young Americans.

Last week, talk show host Silvio Canto Jr. focused on issues related to college students and their relative preparedness to handle today’s economic climate. He was joined in this discussion by Kevin Kellert, who currently attends the Kellogg School of...

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Writer offers a survival guide for conservative college students

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Posted by    Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:00pm

If you read College Insurrection, you’re familiar with the challenges conservative college students face on a regular basis. In a new post at Conservative Intelligence Briefing, writer J. Cal Davenport offers some words of advice.

A young conservative’s college survival guide

In my opinion, the true problem is not...

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Video – Hillsdale College history professor discusses the Reagan Revolution

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Posted by    Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00am

This video is 22 minutes long and completely worth your time.

Hillsdale College history professor Terrence Moore examines what Reagan meant in his time and what he means now. Anyone with an interest in Reagan will find this fascinating.

Via National Review.

 
 
 

College Students Sign Pressure Cooker Ban

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Posted by    Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 9:30am

In the wake of the discovery that the Boston Marathon bomb was constructed from items that included a pressure cooker, conservative commentors remarked that it would only be a matter of time before someone proposed a ban on this kitchen staple.

Queue “Liberal Chick”, who promotes herself as a “right wingers worst...

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Why are campus hate crime hoaxes so common?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 7:30am

In the wake of the University of Wyoming student who was recently caught faking a rape threat, James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal asks why this sort of thing happens so often.

‘Hate Crime’ Hoaxes

A student at the University of Wyoming has received a misdemeanor citation for a Facebook post that...

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College Insurrection’s Top 10 College Movies

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Posted by    Friday, May 3, 2013 at 4:30pm

College life has been the subject of many great movies. Below, I present ten college film greats.

If you missed any of these or haven’t seen them in a long time, check one out this weekend.

Here we go, counting down from ten…

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Duh of the Day — New study suggests Millennials have unrealistic expectations

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Posted by    Friday, May 3, 2013 at 3:30pm

Is it so hard to beleive Millennials have unrealistic expectations? After all, they believed Obama.

Tom Jacobs of Pacific Standard reports.

Millennials: A Generation With Unrealistic Expectations

Young people coming of age over the past decade or so have been referred to as Millennials, or, in a nod to their individualistic nature, Generation Me.

Newly...

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College — sticking it to the working class for two generations

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Posted by    Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:00pm

In the article excerpted below, Naomi Schaefer Riley of the New York Post takes issue with some of the useless course offerings at American colleges and the debt students incur while t...

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Doctorate Biden, I presume?

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Posted by    Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:30pm

If you’ve ever read a news story about Dr. Biden, you know she’s Dr. Biden because Dr. Biden is described as Dr. Biden any time Dr. Biden comes up.

Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review has the story.

Diagnosing Dr. Biden

Doctor Biden has joined Twitter as @DrBiden. The account is “run by Dr. Jill...

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Duke faculty pulls the plug on plan to join online consortium

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Posted by    Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11:00am

We recently report that Stanford University is teaming of with Harvard and MIT to develop a computer system allowing colleges to offer free online courses.

However, It looks like Duke University is bucking the online trend. Ry Rivard reports on the decision by the school’s faculty:

Duke University faculty members, frustrated with their...

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Riots Erupt at ‘College Beach Weekend’ Events

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Posted by    Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9:30am

Spring is in the air and college students are swarming resort areas for spring break activities.

The College Fix has compiled reports on two events that went beyond wet-shirt contests and volleyball tournaments:

Tens of thousands of college students descended on Virginia Beach over the weekend for an event called “College Beach Weekend,...

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Only 10 Berkeley students show up for protest in favor of Gitmo detainees

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Posted by    Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8:00am

You would think on a campus of over 30,000 students regularly steeped in leftist ideology, the protest organizers could turn out more than ten people.

When the left has lost Berkeley…

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reports.

Ten of UC Berkeley’s 35k students turn out for Guantanamo Bay hunger-strike protest

Ten students,...

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New poll says almost half of American college grads are underemployed

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Posted by    Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6:30pm

How much more pain will it take for young voters to realize that liberal policies are destroying their future?

Patricia Reaney of Reuters reports.

Poll: Nearly half of US college grads are underemployed

NEW YORK – More than 40 percent of recent U.S. college graduates are underemployed or need more tr...

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Adjuncts angry over being excluded from vote by CUNY faculty union

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 3:30pm

It’s a classic case of the progressive “choice for me but not for thee” style!

Some adjuncts are angry over decision by CUNY faculty union to exclude them from voting on resolution about controversial curricular changes. Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed has the details:

The Professional Staff Congress — which represents faculty...

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