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College Enrollment Decline Accelerates

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Posted by    Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:00pm

The Higher Education Bubble is bursting, and the pace 0f its rupture is picking up.

Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed analyzes the data behind the enrollment number decline:

The decline in college enrollments appears to be accelerating, with 2.3 percent fewer students enrolled on campuses this spring than there were in spring...

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‘Cute’ Boston bomber Tsarnaev poised to become new teen idol

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Posted by    Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12:30pm

It is well known that American girls avoid math and science classes during their teen years.

Sadly, they also seem to be avoiding good taste and common sense.  The College Fix reports that accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is poised to become the Justin Bieber of the prison set.

You may have missed this...

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LGBT group at San Diego State sparks controversy with rebranding as “Queer Student Union”

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Posted by    Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11:00am

A group of students change their organization’s name and sparked a discussion on political correctness.

Walter Morris of Fox News 5 in San Diego reports on the situation at a local university:

A student group at San Diego State University is changing its name to be more inclusive, but the new name is...

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Northwestern student gov’t diversity position exludes heterosexual white males

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Posted by    Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:30am

Stephen Piotrkowski thought he would be a fine candidate for Northwestern’s student government but he has three strikes against him, he’s white, male and straight.

Timothy Dionisopoulos of Campus Reform reports.

Northwestern student govt nominee’s confirmation blocked because he is a ‘heterosexual white male’

A student’s bid to become associate vice president of diversity...

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Liberty University continues to fight Obamacare

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Posted by    Monday, May 20, 2013 at 8:00am

Liberty is a Christian University which objects to the birth control provisions in the law.

AP report via The Washington Post.

Appeals court in Va. hears Christian university’s suit against Obama health care law

RICHMOND, Va. — A Liberty University lawyer urged a federal appeals court to overturn the Obama administration’s health care reform...

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Missouri State Student: The GOP Establishment vs Conservatives

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Posted by    Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4:30pm

A long-term discussion on the right-o-sphere centers on the differences between establishment Republicans and conservatives:

Missouri State University student Lindsey Kolb chimes in with her thoughts on this issue:

We’re emerging into a society that is becoming more and more liberal in its political beliefs. The mass of young people is more likely to...

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Study suggests smartest students avoid academia

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Posted by    Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2:30pm

An interesting new post by Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia suggests that very few top performing college students end up working in academia.

Best & Brightest Avoid Academia

Or vice versa. A group of academics decided to track what happens to bright kids over the course of a quarter-century and found...

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Free speech advocates not thrilled with new sexual harassment rules

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Posted by    Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 12:30pm

Gee, why would free speech advocates have a problem with rules that make everyone a criminal?

Blake Baxter of The College Fix reports.

Free Speech Advocates Alarmed by New Federal Sexual Harassment Rules

New guidelines from the Department of Education lower the standards of what constitutes sexual harassment to any “unwelcome conduct of a...

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Faculty union fights plan to arm police at Rhode Island campus

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Posted by    Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 11:00am

States like Pennsylvania and Texas are allowing, or planning to permit, concealed carry for students on campus.

Institutions at other states are throwing up obstacles for arming anyone on campus, including security professionals. Timothy Dionisopoulos of Campus Reform has these details:

The faculty union at the University of Rhode Island (URI) is opposing several...

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Liberal student-activist rape-hoaxer also threatened former boss with handgun

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Posted by    Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 9:30am

We recently covered the Facebook saga of University of Wyoming student Meghan Lanker-Simons, who she allegedly posted on an anonymous social media page threat to herself in the guise of an outraged conservative.

It seems that Lanker-Simons...

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Conservatives snag just 17% of top college commencement speeches

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Posted by    Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00am

We recently posted a wish-list of 15 conservative speakers for college commencement events.

And they are likely to remain only on wish lists, too. Paul Bedard of Washington Secrets analyzes the data of the actual number of conservatives engaged for graduation ceremonies:

When President Obama gave his commencement address at Ohio State University...

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The Looming Student Loan Crisis

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Posted by    Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 6:00pm

It turns out that the Housing Bubble and the Higher Education Bubble have the same root cause: failure to scrutinize income.

In The American, the online magazine of the American Enterprise Institute, Jackson Toby analyzes how this failure will impact the next generation.

The portfolio of federally guaranteed student loans passed the $1...

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Colgate professor berates senior class president in rambling email

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Posted by    Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 4:30pm

Sarah Hofmann of The Daily Caller reports.

Colgate professor sends insanely condescending email to senior class president

After Colgate University the senior class council president began telling tales of his drunken exploits during his speech at a senior class champagne brunch, one of the school’s professors made it very clear she wasn’t laughing.

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Universities Invested More in Amenities than in Education

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Posted by    Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 3:00pm

A Potemkin Village is an impressive facade designed to hide an adverse condition.

Similarly, today’s campuses could be considered Potemkin Institutions.   In the American Conservative,  Alan Jacobs reviews a book on the current state of higher education that is written by Jeffrey...

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Washington Times book review – Is College Worth It?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1:00pm

The book was written by former Secretary of Education, Bill Bennett.

Here’s what David DesRosiers of The Washington Times had to say.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Is College Worth It?’

William J. Bennett and David Wilezol’s “Is College Worth It?” asks and authoritatively answers one of life’s biggest questions.

The orthodox answer to the question, the authors...

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Knox College Student: Individual Responsibility Real Key to Health

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Posted by    Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00am

Government regulations cannot create good health.

Knox College student Alex Uzarowicz takes a look at one governor’s choices to examine why personal responsibility is the key to a healthy life style:

Governor Chris Christie embodies this type of individual responsibility. He’s leading a responsible path.

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Do the Swarthmore students demanding divestment want a $13,000 tuition increase?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9:30am

In a recent post at College Insurrection, we profiled Swarthmore’s descent into madness over divestment.

What will the student activists demanding divestment say when they’re hit with a massive tuition increase?

Kevin Kiley of Inside Higher Ed reports.

How to Weigh the Future

Would you be willing to pay about $13,000 more a year in...

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IRS targeted the conservative Leadership Institute

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Posted by College Insurrection    Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:00am

The extent of the Internal Revenue Service’s harassment of conservative groups just being uncovered, as more conservative groups come forward with stories of their experiences with this government agency.

In his Red State diary, Mike Krempasky reports on the special attention the Leadership Institute in Arlington received. Since being established in 1979,...

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15 Conservatives You Wish Had Spoken At Your College Graduation

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Posted by    Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:00pm

It’s college graduation season and you’ll be shocked to learn that few colleges have invited conservatives to be commencement speakers.

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Emerson College Student: Affirmative Action is Government-Sponsored Racism

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Posted by    Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:30pm

College Insurrection has been following Fisher v. University of Texas, a case before the Supreme Court that would end government-imposed affirmative action at American universities.

Kristin Tate of Emerson College argues on that affirmative action policies are essentially government-sponsored racism in The College Conservative:

Affirmative action is a form of racism. These policies, intended...

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Students use Occupy strategy to protest tuition at Cooper Union

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Posted by    Friday, May 17, 2013 at 5:00pm

Cooper Union has provided free education to college students for years but it’s not immune to the dismal economy and starting this fall, they will charge tuition for the first time.

That news didn’t sit well with some people who stupidly cling to the idea that everything should be free.

Dantel Hood of...

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Video Review of the Bowdoin College diversity dustup

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Posted by    Friday, May 17, 2013 at 3:30pm

We recently took a look at a disagreement over diversity at a small liberal arts college in Maine, which brought the magnitude campus groupthink into the public eye.

Charles C. Johnson and Ginni Thomas of The Daily Caller interview National Association of Scholars President Peter Wood on the details and the...

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