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May, 2013  (Page 9)

Conservative law group sues Wisconsin college to enforce new collective bargaining law

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 3:30pm

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s innovative “Act 10”  addressed the state’s budget troubles by reigning in public employee perks, like collective bargaining.

The law was expected to be challenged and/or ignored by the unions.  And it was.

A conservative public-...

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Second USC Prof caught bashing conservatives in political science class

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 2:00pm

A different professor at USC was busted for this same thing a little less than a month ago.

Now Oliver Darcy and Josiah Ryan of Campus Reform report strike two.

‘Serious intellectual & mental problems’: Another USC prof caught on video slamming Bush, berating conservatives

A second professor at the University of Southern California...

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“Diversity” Is Counter-Productive; See Princeton

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:30pm

It is no accident, as we conspiracy theorists say, that campuses that are the steamiest hothouses of “diversity” — often the most elite, selective institutions — frequently experience the most dissatisfaction with their racial “climate.” When race is like a constantly picked scab, the sore never heals.

Hannah Rosenthal is an articulate,...

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Students at May Day protest call for overthrow of Capitalism

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:00am

The first of May, once celebrated with dances involving a very high pole with a wreath of greens, has been usurped as a socialism-oriented “International Workers Day.

Now, the day has become an occasion to b...

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Global Warming Climate Change Profs at San Jose State engage in book burning – literally – not joking – seriously

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9:30am

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller reports that two professors at San Jose State burned a book because they disagreed with its point of view.

Climate change profs burn skeptical book

Two environmentalism professors at San Jose State University were photographed hosting their own private book burning party.

The offending text, “The...

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Jesse Watters of FOX News visits Weather Underground terrorist Kathy Boudin at Columbia

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 8:00am

Last night on The O’Reilly Factor, Bill shared a new segment in which FOX News correspondent Jesse Watters visited Columbia University to confront domestic terrorist turned professor, Kathy Boudin.

It was fun.

 
 
 

Obama tells Ohio State grads to reject warnings about government tyranny, keeps straight face

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 6:30pm

In his inaugural address in 1981, Ronald Reagan said the following.

“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

In May 2013, speaking to graduates of Ohio State, Obama said the following.

Transcript via Real Clear Politics.

Obama To Grads: Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny

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Belmont Student: “Jason Collins announcement was not heroic”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 5:00pm

Washington Wizards player Jason Collins just announced in a Sports Illustrated article that he was gay.

Afterwards, President Obama personally called Coll...

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Video – UCLA Students fail Middle East 101

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 3:30pm

In the video below, comedian Mark Schiff visits the campus of UCLA to ask some basic questions about the Middle East.

Via Jack Fowler of National Review.

Middle East IQ Test at UCLA

Our pal Robert Agostinelli shares this video of comedian Mark Schiff interviewing UCLA students on their knowledge of Israel and the Middle...

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Columbia Spectator examines “Political Correctness”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 2:00pm

More and more, students are chafing at the campus “tolerance” culture.

The Columbia Spectator took a look at “Political Correctness” that masks speech censorship in a series of articles:

Respectful rhetoric by David Salazar
Incorrectly politically correct by Ben Rashkovich
Unnecessarily controversial by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj
A pervasive force by Bobtom Flynn

Finally, Alessandra Plosador, Columbia College sophomore...

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Private colleges offer record amount of financial aid to keep classrooms full

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:30pm

Higher education bubble? What higher education bubble?

Ruth Simon of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Colleges Cut Prices by Providing More Financial Aid

Private U.S. colleges, worried they could be pricing themselves out of the market after years of relentless tuition increases, are offering record financial assistance to keep classrooms full.

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Bill Ayers doesn’t like his terrorism being compared to Boston Marathon bombings

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 11:00am

Former domestic terrorist turned professor Bill Ayers has finally gone on the record regarding the Boston Marathon bombing. To the surprise of no one, he says it was completely different when he did it.

Jim Mackinnon of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Bill Ayers defends Weather Underground bombings

KENT: Bill Ayers says people can’t...

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UNC Students treated to ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ exhibit

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9:30am

This is apparently a tradition of sorts at UNC Chapel Hill. Funny that nothing in this house of horrors points out the job prospects awaiting these students after graduation.

Alexander Ht of Carolina Review Daily has the story.

Remarks on the 2013 Tunnel of Oppression

Ever year at UNC, the campus holds a Tunnel...

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Catholic University Reverses Decision Against Knights of Columbus

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 8:00am

We recently reported that Roman Catholic, Jesuit-affiliated Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington refused to recognize the Knights of Columbus as an official student group because it is a Catholic organization.

Now, in a victory for true First Amendment religious freedom principles, the decision has been reversed.

A little good news – Gonzaga University...

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Eighth grader hauled into court for calling classmate ‘horse’ and ‘fat ass’

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Posted by    Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:30pm

Strict new anti-bullying laws in New Jersey and elsewhere are turning school children into criminals for doing things that kids have always done such as calling each other names.

Robby Soave of the Daily Caller reports.

Under strict bullying law, kid who called classmate ‘horse’ and ‘fat ass’ goes to court

After enacting the...

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Arizona State students trade free speech for free pizza

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Posted by    Monday, May 6, 2013 at 5:00pm

An interesting experiment recently took place on the campus of Arizona State.

Emily Buck of The FIRE reports.

Students at Arizona State Trade Liberty for a Free Lunch

A passion for promoting free speech and First Amendment rights is alive and well at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Kim Olson, writing for ASU...

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Adjunct professors regretting support for Obama and ObamaCare

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Posted by    Monday, May 6, 2013 at 3:30pm

The South Carolina state House just passed a bill declaring Obamacare t to be “null and void,” and criminalizing its implementation.

Academics across the country are probably hoping this is a trend.  Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academica takes a look at the evolution of thinking among higher education professionals as the...

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Missouri State Student: The Women’s Rights Era is Over

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Posted by    Monday, May 6, 2013 at 2:00pm

Colleges have been a fertile areas for feminist activists spreading gender equity inanity.

Missouri State University student Lindsey Kolb shares thoughts about today’s feminism; these views may have her classified as a “woman hater” under current progressive standards:

Throughout my life I’ve been an extremely motivated and driven young individual, but not because...

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The rise of homeschooling in America

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Posted by    Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:30pm

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia reports that a growing number of Americans are choosing to homeschool.

Homeschooler uprising in America?

WASHINGTON – According to researchers, disgust, dissatisfaction and disillusionment with the U.S. public school system is on the rise, so much so that the number of homeschoolers is on...

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Student tries to complete degree requirements with a bribe and a pistol

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Posted by    Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:00am

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Times Higher Education contributor Elizabeth Gibney reports on one graduate student’s approach to degree completion that may have international repercussions.

One student’s “doomed” attempt to bribe his instructor must not be allowed to tarnish the reputations of other foreign students or the British higher education system, according...

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Democratic state senator blocks Texas bill to permit concealed carry campuses

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Posted by    Monday, May 6, 2013 at 9:30am

Recently, the Texas House passed a bill that would have allowed students and faculty to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.

Now, this measure will likely fail in the state Senate due to one Democratic senator who refused to allow the legislation to come up for a vote in the committee he...

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Had a major political scandal? Become a professor!

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Posted by    Monday, May 6, 2013 at 8:00am

In a new piece at the New York Times, Ariel Kaminer points out that scandal has become a new point of entry to the world of academia.

The Last Refuge From Scandal? Professorships

After a sex scandal forced

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