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May, 2013  (Page 8)

Conservative and religious colleges get high marks for teaching

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Posted by    Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1:00pm

You should read the entire excerpt below but pay special attention to the part at the very end.

Stephen Smoot of the YAF blog reports.

Conservative, Religious Schools Rate High On List of Best Teaching Colleges

Rating America’s institutions of higher learning has grown into its own cottage industry.  Some judge based upon which...

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Dept. of Education eliminates terms ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from forms

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Posted by    Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:00am

First, news agencies eliminate the term “illegal immigrant” from their stories.

Now it looks like the language police have shown up at the Department of Education. Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform has this report:

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has announced it will replace “gender specific terms like ‘mo...

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Obama Administration Officials Effectively Define Dating, Sex Education, and One-Time Flirtation as “Sexual Harassment”

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Posted by    Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:20am

The Justice Department and the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights have now effectively defined dating and sex education as “sexual harassment.”

The definition is found in a May 9 Title IX Letter of Findings and Resolution Agreement involving the University of Montana. In a radical departure from Title IX jurisprudence, the...

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Berkeley student govt calls for divestment from “United States Prison Industrial Complex” including, um, McDonalds

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Posted by    Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:30am

The University of California – Berkeley (CAL) administration recently ignored a student government resolution demanding the school divest assets from companies conducting business with Israel.

So, what does the student government do next?

Target American firms, of course!

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform files this report:

The student government at the University of California –...

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Envelope with white powder sent to Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law evacuated, tests negative

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Posted by    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9:52pm

Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz takes many controversial stands, including speaking out against the anti-Semitism of the BDS and Pinkwashing movements, and the lawfare against and the academic boycott of Israel.

Dershowitz also h...

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Obama requires top aides to praise Obamacare in commencement speeches

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Posted by    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 6:30pm

Never let an opportunity to propagandize go to waste.

Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner reports.

Obama orders top aides to praise Obamacare during commencement speeches

President Obama has ordered his Cabinet officials to praise Obamacare when giving speeches at college commencement ceremonies, even as the president’s aides fear that poor implementation of the...

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College students in North Dakota hit with tuition hike

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Posted by    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 5:00pm

Could this have anything to do with the fact that North Dakota’s economy is booming?

Rob Port of SayAnythingBlog reports.

Board Of Higher Ed Approves Average 4.1% Tuition Hike

With a representative for the North Dakota Student Association arguing for the increases, as well as Sidney Hull the student member...

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Colorado middle school indoctrinates students with anti-fracking rap presentation

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Posted by    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 3:30pm

Is it any wonder why homeschooling is on the rise?

Todd Shepherd of the Complete Colorado reports.

Students receive anti-frack rap at Evergreen Middle school

Some students at Evergreen Middle School got a very one-sided presentation (according to multiple reports from parents) on energy on Friday, May 3, watching a live “What the Frack”...

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Northwestern Latino student group says eating tacos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is racist

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Posted by    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:00pm

Umm… OK.

What a shame. I always enjoyed eating tacos. I didn’t realize I was committing an act of racism by doing so.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller has the story.

Latino student group says eating tacos is offensive to Mexicans

Northwestern University continued to stumble over diversity issues this week as Mexican students...

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Florida Polytechnic dumps tenure

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Posted by    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 12:30pm

Walter Russell Mead points to a little covered story which could be described as the first domino to fall.

Florida Public Uni Dumps Tenure

Florida Polytechnic University will be the state’s first public university to operate without a unionized faculty. EAGnews reports that FPU is ditching the tenure system altogether in favor of...

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Syracuse U. Expels Education Student over Facebook Comments

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Posted by    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:13am

With Ann Coulter’s sold-out speech at Syracuse University, it looked like the school may be making a serious effort at true “diversity” and “tolerance”.

However, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is now defending a graduate student expelled after he defended himself in Facebook comments after being exposed to some...

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UCLA student: Tie student loan interest rates to future earnings

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Posted by    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9:30am

Student loan debt is staggering, topping one trillion dollars and corroding the prosperity of a whole generation of Americans.

University of California – Los Angeles student Eitan Arom proposes a solution that he thinks is helpful, to students, taxpayers, and the schools.

Procrastinating on the issue of student debt is no longer an...

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Students not top priority for many college administrators

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Posted by    Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:00am

In a new post at his blog, Walter Russell Mead points to a Gallup survey of college administrators with some revealing results.

College Administrators’ Priorities Not Always The Students

How much do top college administrators care about their students? The results of a recent Gallup

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Former Education Sec. Bennett asks, “Is College Worth It?”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:30pm

As students wrap-up the scholastic year, many are probably asking if it’s all worth it.

William J. Bennett, the author of “Is College Worth It: A Former United States Secretary of Education and a Liberal Arts Graduate Expose the Broken Promise of Higher Education.”  and the U.S. Secretary of Education from 1985...

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Washington High School Students Compete in “Hotness Tournament”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 5:00pm

College “Sex Weeks” events are spreading across campuses nationwide, like some new strain of gonorrhea.

Perhaps some of this can be attributed to marketing these institutions so they attract high school students, whose self esteem relies more on the pursuit of physical rather than intellectual challenges.

A Fox News reports covers one high...

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What Obama got wrong in his address at Ohio State

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Posted by    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 3:30pm

Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday which took aim at Obama’s pro-government commencement address at Ohio State.

Roger Pil...

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U. Oregon profs chant ‘we are the university’ (a/k/a we want more money)

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Posted by    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 2:00pm

A funny thing happened on the way to the latest protest at the University of Oregon.

The faculty somehow began to think they were more important than the student body.

The Oregonian reports.

University of Oregon professors demonstrate for new labor agreement

EUGENE — Bargainers working on a new faculty contract at the University of...

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Harvard Crimson now offering library sex tips

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Posted by    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:30pm

Talk about hot off the presses!

First, it was University of California’s infamously progressive Berkeley campus’ student newspaper offering advice on where to be intimate in the school libraries. Now, an Ivy League institution’s publication is offering its own guidance on the subject.

The official...

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Design school cancels class by anti-semitic fashionista John Galliano

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Posted by    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:00am

British fashion guru John Galliano is notorious for being filmed having a vile racist rant during which he declared: “I love Hitler.”

And given all the anti-Israel activity on campuses, it would seem like such a screed would make Galliano a popular guest lecturer.

However, a famous design school just cancelled the...

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Cosmo wants more sex events on campus

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

The pornification of our campuses is rampant.

But the sex-oriented women’s magazine, Cosmopolitan, now worries that there isn’t enough discussion of sex at colleges today. Robby Soave of The Daily Caller News Foundation has this analysis:

Universities are puritanical and stifle healthy discussions of sex, claims Cosmopolitan.

Throughout 2013, there have been numerous sex-themed...

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Johns Hopkins pro-choice group tries to silence pro-life students using “harassment” policy

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Posted by    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:00am

Once again, the supposedly open minded left tries to silence their opposition on campus.

Peter Bonilla of The FIRE reports.

Pro-Choice Johns Hopkins Group Turns to Harassment Policies to Silence Pro-Life Speech

Recently, FIRE successfully defended the rights of the now-recognized Johns Hopkins University student group Voice for Life (VFL). As Torch readers may...

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Head Start teachers give Obamacare a failing grade

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 6:30pm

First, it was the adjunct professors beginning to regret their support for Obama and ObamaCare.

Now, Head Start teachers are chiming in with complaints about how Obamacare is going to force reduced work hours for staff. Neil Munro of The Daily...

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