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The College Fix Compiles a List of Recent Campus Hate Crime Hoaxes

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s a shockingly long list.

Michael Cipriano has the story.

Campus hate crime hoaxes: A best-of list

From New Jersey to Wyoming, college campuses around the country have been plagued with hate crime hoaxes in recent years. Sometimes justified as trying to raise awareness for progressive social causes, the hoaxes often worked.

The College Fix compiled...

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U. Michigan Defends Prof’s “Hate Republicans” Column

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Freedom of expression is suddenly very important. No “free speech zones” required here.

Bradford Thomas of Truth Revolt reports.

University Defends Professor’s ‘I Hate Republicans’ Column

The University of Michigan defended a column written by Communications Department Chair Susan Douglas detailing her “hate” for Republicans, saying it was protected under the university’s “faculty freedom of expression” core value,...

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College of Saint Rose Downgraded by Moody’s

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

File this story under higher ed bubble.

Brittany Horn of the Times Union reports.

Moody’s downgrades College of Saint Rose

The credit outlook for The College of Saint Rose was downgraded by Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday night.

The Baa3 rating — the lowest investment grade available — reflects the school’s $56.9 million debt, declining...

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Audit Finds Questionable Expenses at University of Nebraska

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems there was a lot of air travel upgrading going on in the last year.

Chris Dunker at the Columbus Telegram:

University’s first-class world travel slammed in audit

An audit of travel expenses submitted by University of Nebraska employees found overpriced first-class flights, oceanfront hotel stays and other violations of university policy and...

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UVA Enters Damage Control Mode Over Rolling Stone Rape Story

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 9:30am

The administration at University of Virginia is beginning to realize the school has been tarnished by Rolling Stone’s sloppy and factually challenged report on a gang rape.

FOX News reports.

University chairman decries “drive by” journalism in wake of Rolling Stone rape article

The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is...

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‘Framework’ for Higher Ed Rating System Released by Education Department

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

The framework is short on details and transparency but this is the Obama administration we’re talking about here.

FOX News reported.

Education Department releases ‘framework’ for higher-ed rating system

The Education Department released a “framework” Friday for how it will rate more than 7,000 colleges and universities across the nation.

The institutions were hoping the...

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Prof: Trigger Warnings are Preventing Rape Law From Being Taught

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

So leftist tropes like “trigger warnings” are now interfering in the process of education. Who could have guessed such a thing would happen?

Ashley Dobson of Red Alert Politics reports.

‘Trigger warnings’ prevent professors from teaching rape law

The anti-rape culture movement and an excessive need for “trigger warnings” are preventing law professors from...

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U. Michigan’s Anti-Discrimination Policy Doesn’t Cover Students’ Political Views

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 9:30am

But maybe it should. Do you think Republican students feel comfortable after a member of the faculty wrote that it’s OK to hate Republicans?

Greg Piper of the College Fix:

The University of Michigan is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to buffoonish attacks on anyone who departs from progressive orthodoxy.

Today’s...

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Debunking the Myth of Evil Fraternities

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a recent column for Politico, writer Peg Tyre defended fraternities from the many stereotypes which are heaped upon them.

Don’t Blame the Frats

This year’s monster: Fraternities. As Gawker put it, “No fraternity, no gang rape.” As the Guardian said, “It’s time to talk about banning fraternities.” Bloomberg View decided: “On balance,...

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America’s Oldest Black College on the Brink of Financial Collapse

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Cheyney University is about to succumb to the effects of the higher ed bubble.

David Dekok of Reuters reports.

Oldest U.S. black college on verge of financial collapse

The nation’s oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to...

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George Mason U. Students Sign Petition to Make Jon Gruber Secretary of Defense

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00am

Dan Joseph of MRCTV recently visited George Mason University and asked students to sign a petition supporting Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber for secretary of defense.

Not all the students he asked would sign but 12 of them did.

From CNS News.

 
 
 

Marquette University Suspends Conservative Prof From Campus Over Gay Marriage Flap

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:00am

Dissent from the liberal position will not be tolerated.

Turning Point USA reported.

BREAKING: Conservative professor banned from campus!

Marquette University has banned a tenured professor, John McAdams, from Marquette University until further notice. This is because he published a controversial blog post about another professor, Cheryl Abbate, who told a student, “If you...

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Does Higher Ed Have an ‘Adjunctification’ Problem?

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

Rob Jenkins of the Chronicle of Higher Education seems to think so.

Straight Talk About ‘Adjunctification’

It’s unclear precisely when the term “adjunctification” was borne. It’s mentioned as far back as 2000 in articles about the job market in the humanities. Linda Collins used the phrase in a speech in 2002 when she...

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Swastikas Painted on Building at Tufts University

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is the second such incident in two months.

Chris Caesar of Boston.com reported.

Police Investigate ‘Several’ Swastikas Painted on Tufts Campus Building

Police are investigating “several” swastikas painted on the south side of a Tufts University campus building Saturday morning.

The markings were seen on the rear of Lewis Hall along Powderhouse Blvd. and...

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Liberal Bias in Academia is Affecting Social Science

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:00am

Nothing gets challenged or debated when everyone agrees with each other.

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes at The Week.

How academia’s liberal bias is killing social science

I have had the following experience more than once: I am speaking with a professional academic who is a liberal. The subject of the underrepresentation of conservatives in academia...

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U. Michigan Prof Writes Column “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:00am

University of Michigan Communications professor Susan J. Douglas sure is comfortable explaining why she hates Republicans.

Her column was published by In These Times.

It’s Okay To Hate Republicans

I hate Republicans. I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa...

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Columbia Student in Critical Condition After Jump from 8th Floor of Dorm

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

A sad story. Authorities suspect drugs were involved.

Chelsia Rose Marcius and Barry Paddock of the New York Daily News reported.

Columbia University student critically injured in apparent jump from eighth floor of Wien Hall dorm

A Columbia University student believed to be high on drugs was critically injured when he apparently jumped from...

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Have You Heard About the Confucius Institutes?

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

I hadn’t heard about them until I read the post excerpted below by Jane S. Shaw of National Review.

There are concerns about socialist propaganda possibly being taught here.

So, What about Those Confucius Institutes?

The government of China is promoting Chinese language and culture at “Confucius Institutes” at 97 schools in the United...

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Florida International U. Students Amazed to Learn Hillary Clinton is 67

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:00am

They also had no idea that she hasn’t driven a car since 1996.

Watch the video below.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

VIDEO: Students shocked to learn Hillary Clinton is 67, hasn’t driven since 1996

College students at Florida International University were shocked recently to discover that not only is Hillary Clinton 67...

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Queer Black Artist Group Takes Responsibility for Lynching Effigies Found at Berkeley

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:00am

On Monday, I said I was skeptical about this incident. Here you go.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

‘Queer Black And Person Of Color Artists’ Claim Responsibility For Lynching Effigies At Berkeley

The University of California at Berkeley, already fired up over recent protests related to the deaths of Michael Brown and...

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Report Shows Many Freshmen Have no Idea How Much Debt They’re Taking on

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

A new report from the Brookings Institution found that many college freshmen are oblivious to the amount of debt they’re taking on in college.

Christopher Ingraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Most college freshman seen as ignorant on debt

A majority of first-year undergraduates can’t correctly estimate how much student loan debt they’re taking...

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Colleges and Students in Virginia Lobby Governor Over Expected Budget Cuts

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

Some students even got together and made a video.

It’ll be interesting to see how Governor McAuliffe responds.

Kristin Musulin of USA Today reported.

‘Save our Slice’: 13 Va. colleges fight higher...

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