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Farmingdale State College Professor Beheaded by Her Troubled Son

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

A horrific crime took place on Long Island, New York this week. A Farmingdale State College professor was killed by her son who had a history of mental illness. FOX News reported.


Professor beheaded in what witnesses first thought was Halloween prank

A man with a history of...

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Asking Applicants if They’ve Ever Been Arrested is now Off-Limits at Some Colleges

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

Let me get this straight. Higher education is hyperventilating over “rape culture” but you can’t ask applicants if they’ve ever been arrested?

That makes sense.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Colleges Agree Not To Ask If Applicants Have Been Arrested Because It’s A Discriminatory Question

Under an agreement with the New York State...

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How do Colleges Train People to Judge Campus Sex Offense Cases?

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:00am

I assumed it had something to do with throwing people in a lake to see if they sink but KC Johnson of Minding the Campus has the real story.

How Judges of Campus Sex Offenses Are ‘Trained’

I’ve written frequently about the unfair, guilt-presuming processes that colleges and universities from Harvard to Occidental...

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Survey Wrongly Suggests 1 in 6 MIT Undergraduates Have Been Sexually Assaulted

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00am

There are quite a few things wrong with the way the survey was conducted. Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner breaks it down.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

1 in 6 MIT undergraduates have not been sexually assaulted

Another day, another false statistic trying to tell women that college campuses are no safer than the...

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Cosmopolitan Magazine to Bus North Carolina State Students to Polls

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

Remember when Cosmo was a fashion magazine and not an activist arm of the Democratic Party?

Lindsay Smith of the Technician reports.

Male models, party bus to bring student voters to polls

On Nov. 4, students in need of a ride to the polls will have the option take a party bus equipped with...

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Progressive Hypocrisy on Campus Rape and Rotherham

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new column at the Examiner, Hans Bader compares hysteria over campus rape with silence over Rotherham.

Progressive schizophrenia about campus rape

The Talmud says that “he who is kind to the cruel is cruel to the kind.” That aptly describes many “progressives,” who coddle rapists while seeking to brand innocent people...

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Being for Due Process on Campus Does not Equal Misogyny

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00am

When did due process become something which must be defended?

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reports.

‘Yes means yes’ opposition: It’s about due process, not misogyny

It’s easy enough for women writers to attack men who write against “yes means yes” laws as crude misogynists. But it’s a simple and lazy response that...

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University of Pennsylvania Offers Course Called “Wasting Time on The Internet”

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:00am

If you need to pay someone to teach you how to waste time on the internet, you really don’t belong in college.

Tina Nguyen of Mediaite has the story.

Ivy League School Offers Class Called ‘Wasting Time on the Internet’

Have you ever wanted to get college credit in dicking around on the internet?...

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Prager University – What’s the Right Minimum Wage?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, economist David Henderson explains why raising the minimum wage isn’t a good idea.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

What’s the perfect minimum wage: is it $10 an hour? $15? $20? How about zero? That’s right. Zero. While Congress discusses a minimum wage hike, economist David Henderson shows...

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NYU Prof Thinks Coverage of Michelle Obama’s Arms Proves People Fear Strong Women

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of course, this exchange took place on MSNBC. Of course.

Breitbart news reports.

NYU Prof: Coverage of First Lady’s Arms Shows Fear of Strong Women

NYU Associate Professor Thuy Linh Tu argued that media coverage First Lady Michelle Obama’s arms shows “we’re always a little bit uncomfortable with a str...

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Ohio University Senate Has No Idea How to Implement $15 Minimum Wage They Voted For

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Well, what a surprise. They voted for a $15 minimum wage on campus but they don’t know how to make it happen.

It doesn’t sound like they thought this through very thoroughly.

Alisa Warren of The Post reports.

OU Student Senate lacks plan for $15 minimum wage

Ohio University Student Senate still wants the university...

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NYC Hatchet Terrorist Was a Former Columbia Grad Student

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:00am

It would be interesting to see this man’s transcripts.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

NYC hatchet-terrorist who attacked cops for jihad had bachelor’s degree, attended Columbia as grad student

The maniac who used an ax against New York City cops in the name of jihad last week had roughly six years of...

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Tufts University Hosts Students for Justice in Palestine to Train Others in Activism

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Does Tufts University officially support the BDS movement now? That’s the message this sends.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’

A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take...

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Notre Dame University to Host ‘Gay in Christ’ Conference

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

The conference is meant for abstinent gay people who follow church teachings.

Heather Clark of Christian News reports.

Notre Dame University to Host Controversial ‘Gay in Christ’ Conference for Abstinent Homosexuals

Notre Dame University, a popular Roman Catholic institution, will host a controversial conference entitled “Gay in Christ: Dimensions of Fidelity” this week for...

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Lincoln University President Gets Vote of No Confidence

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00am

I’m not sure all of the problems are the president’s fault. It looks as though Lincoln University is struggling with some higher ed bubble related issues.

Susan Snyder of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

A no-confidence vote for Lincoln University’s president

Citing falling enrollment, sluggish fund-raising, and a turnover in staff, the faculty union at...

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Multiple Cases of Meningitis Reported at the University of Maryland

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:00am

Yikes. There are different strains of Meningitis and not every one will kill you but this is still pretty serious.

Grace Toohey of The Diamondback reports.

University of Maryland confirms multiple cases of meningitis

There are confirmed and suspected cases of viral meningitis and viral syndromes on campus, wrote David McBride, director of the...

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Technology Prof Bans Use of Technology in the Classroom

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

All those electronic gizmos can become very distracting.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports.

NYU Technology Prof Bans Student Use of Technology in His Classroom

Clay Shirky (NYU), Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away:

I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist...

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Students at Catholic Fordham University Demand Free Condoms

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems these students don’t understand the Catholic part of Catholic school.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Confused Students At Catholic College Call Lack Of Free Condoms ‘Pattern Of Injustice’

Hopelessly confused about how the Catholic Church and leaders at Jesuit universities view birth control, and blissfully unaware that a 36-count pack...

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Toronto School System Offers LGBTQ Activism for Middle Schoolers

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 9:30am

Some people would call this indoctrination.

Paul Bois of Truth Revolt writes.

Toronto School District to Host ‘LGBTQ’ Activism Conference for Middle-Schoolers

In the school district of Toronto, legislation mandating that gender-neutral bathrooms be constructed to accommodate transgender students has served as a gateway to several new “student conferences” with the purpose of advancing...

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Cellphones Could Help Students With Drinking Problems

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Posted by    Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

Students are on their cellphones so much anyway. If they can help with problems, great.

J Baulkman of University Herald reports.

Cell Phones May Help College Students With Drinking Problems

Porismita Borah of Washington State University has received a pilot grant to see how mobile technologies can help encourage safer behavior.

“The novelty of our...

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Happy Fifteenth Birthday to The FIRE!

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Posted by    Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education turned 15 this week. Happy birthday FIRE and thank you for all the great work you do.

FIRE Celebrates 15 Years of Defending Rights on Campus

NEW YORK, October 23, 2014—Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is joining civil liberties luminaries and supporters...

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West Virginia University Students Expelled for Rioting

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Posted by    Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:30am

I’ve never understood the whole rioting after a sports event thing.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Expulsions After Riots

Students at West Virginia University, perhaps more so than any other college, have a reputation for lighting things on fire.

Most famously, they burn couches to celebr...

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