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May, 2013  (Page 11)

News – U. Colorado seeks more conservative professors

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Posted by    Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 2:00pm

As College Insurrection reported back in February, UC Boulder broke with tradition and sought to hire a conservative professor.

Things must have gone well because Valerie Richardson of The Washington Times is now reporting that the school wants more.

Conservatives wanted:...

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Wyoming liberal coed uses Facebook to set-up rape hoax

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Posted by    Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12:30pm

We recently covered the story of a student attending a University of California- Santa Cruz conference for on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues who used Craigslist to get help staging a hoax rape.

Now, a Wyoming student has used Facebook for another fake sexual assault incident. Eric Owens of The Daily...

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U. Saskatchewan prof endorses eating snot

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Posted by    Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:00am

No, really. This isn’t from The Onion.

The College Fix reports.

Is Eating Boogers Good For You? One Professor Thinks So

Scott Napper, a biochemist at the University of  Saskatchewan in Canada, believes that picking your nose and eating your boogers exposes you — and your immune system — to the pathogens inside, which in turn...

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This is not a good way to enourage girls to go into science

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Posted by    Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:30am

Despite the fact progressives want to encourage girls’ interest in the sciences, progressive “zero-tolerance” policies are causing grief for one innovative teen.

Though no one was hurt and nothing was damaged, the 16-year old is facing charges.

Florida teen with an exemplary record is facing federal charges after conducting what a classmate calls...

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Emory student on White Privilege vs. Liberal Privilege

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Posted by    Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 8:00am

Last week Emory University student David Giffin shared his thoughts about one liberal pundit David Sirota’a wishes about the identity of the bombers.

He continues the theme, focusing on the concept of liberal privilege:

The real issue with white privilege or male privilege is that it almost never stays confined to such neutral...

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Prager U. Course: God or Atheism — Which is More Rational?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:30pm

Prager University is offering its newest course, focused on faith and reason.  The video class is from the Religion/Philosophy Department and features Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, who touches on science and philosophy in his discussion.

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Elon U. trustees refuse to kick Chick-fil-A off campus

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

Perhaps one test for a schools adherence to First Amendment principles is whether it has a Chick-Fil-A franchise.

Emory University recently closed theirs.
However, despite student protests against their school’s store, administrators at...

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NYU professor argues against nuclear family, monogamy, anti-polygamy laws

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 3:30pm

College Insurrection readers may have wondered where New York University students got the idea for the “Hook-Up” Facebook page.

Perhaps it was from faculty members such as professor of social and cultural analysis Judith Stacey. During a recent law school debate, Stacey argued against the nuclear family and monogamous relationships, and for...

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Morehouse College disinvites black pastor from graduation for criticizing Obama

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2:00pm

Is there any greater blasphemy in the church of academia than criticism of President Obama?

Bryan Preston of the PJ Tatler has the story.

Criticize Obama? That’ll Earn You a Disinvitation from Morehouse College Graduation Ceremonies

Georgia Tipsheet reports on the case of Rev. Kevin...

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Humanities grad students planning for non-academic careers

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:58pm

Graduate students in the humanities rarely intend to pursue non-faculty careers — but with more of them doing so, a new survey suggests that doctoral programs may need to change.

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed has an analysis of this new trend:

Many humanities Ph.D.s have put their training to work in...

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Female Carnegie Mellon student marches in parade dressed as the pope naked from waist down

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:00am

According to the report below from CBS 2 in Pittsburgh, the student had shaved her pubic hair into the shape of a cross and was passing out condoms.

Classy. Carnegie Mellon must be so proud.

CMU Parade Controversy Over Naked Woman, Dressed As Pope

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Students at Carnegie Mellon say it’s freedom...

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U. Michigan feminist prof says 9/11 widows were exploited to justify war

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:30am

I wonder if this professor thinks the victims of Newtown were exploited to justify gun control? And for the record, I’m not saying there’s any comparison between 9/11 and Newtown, because there isn’t.

Jenna Neumann of the College Fix reports.

Feminist Professor Says 9/11 Widows Exploited To Justify Bombing Afghanistan

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