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The New York Times Profiles Ted Cruz’s College Debate Skills

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

I’m really looking forward to seeing Ted Cruz in presidential debates.

Still, this is a fun read.

Ted Cruz Showed Eloquence, and Limits, as Debater at Princeton

By the time he was a senior at Princeton University in 1992, Ted Cruz had developed an arsenal of rhetorical skills and theatrical gestures that made him...

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“Don’t tell me whats oppressive. I tell you.”

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new column at National Review, Charles C.W. Cooke examines the issue of censoring those with whom we disagree on college campuses.

How to Censor Speakers on College Campuses

In Monty Python’s Life of Brian, there is a scene in which a market seller becomes irritated with his customer because he does...

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Drunk College Student Pays $1,240 for Cab Ride from New Orleans to San Marcos

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Maybe next time this kid could ask a friend to be his designated driver.

My San Antonio reported.

Texas State University frat member paid $1,240 for drunken cab ride from New Orleans to San Marcos

A Texas State University fraternity member had quite the hole in his pocket after a crazy weekend in...

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Christina Hoff Sommers Discusses Her Recent College Appearances With Megyn Kelly

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Megyn Kelly seems almost stunned as Sommers describes the scenes at Georgetown and Oberlin where she recently spoke.

Kelly offers advice to these students. “Toughen up buttercup!”

Watch below.

 
 
 

Michelle Obama to Give Commencement Speech at Oberlin College

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

I wonder if Oberlin’s childish feminists will post trigger warnings anywhere on campus when the first lady speaks?

ABC News 5 in Cleveland reports.

Michelle Obama to speak at Oberlin College commencement in May

Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at Oberlin College’s commencement in May, the White House announced Tuesday.

Oberlin, along with King College...

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Democrats Pressure Hillary Clinton to Push for ‘Debt-Free College’

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

As you can probably guess, the whole idea of ‘debt-free college’ comes from the Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

Phillip Rucker of the Washington Post reported.

Liberal Democrats pressure Clinton to advocate ‘debt-free college’

Liberal leaders are pressuring Hillary Rodham Clinton advocate a national plan for “debt-free college” in her presidential campaign, part...

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Student Government at Johns Hopkins University Bans Chick-fil-A from Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00am

These students have decided that Chick-fil-A is intolerant and they won’t tolerate it.

Andrew Guernsey reports at National Review.

The Johns Hopkins Chick-fil-A Ban and the Coming Gay-Marriage Witch Hunt

A new spirit of intolerance has arisen on the Johns Hopkins University campus, and conservative Christians are the targets. The JHU student government’s vote...

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Berkeley Students Block Campus Gate Intimidating and Harassing Others

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00am

The students claim they were trying to raise awareness of police brutality which you’ll find very ironic if you watch this video.

The Daily Californian has more.

Students block Sather Gate to protest police brutality, express campus climate concerns

A group of about 50 students and some community members gathered at Sather Gate on...

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College Students Won’t Take Sexual Assault Survey Because it’s ‘Triggering’

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

I could understand if students claimed the survey was an invasion of privacy but triggering? Really?

Julianne Stanford of the College Fix reported.

Students refuse to take national sexual-assault survey because it’s ‘triggering’

Others accuse their school of trying to keep victims from taking the survey

This month, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness month,...

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Cornell Athletes Run on Chocolate Milk

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Cornell’s dairy has a healthy relationship with the athletics department.

Seth Berkman of the New York Times.

Cornell’s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap

ITHACA, N.Y. — Throughout the school year, Cornell’s strength and conditioning center is filled with a chorus of clanging weights and thumping rock music.

Posters in the entrance to the center instruct...

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Hispanic Americans are Least Worried About Paying for College

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Every ethnic group in America is concerned about being able to afford college but Hispanics worry the least.

From the Latin Post.

Hispanics More Confident in Ability to Pay for College Than Most Americans – Gallup

The majority of Hispanics in the United States are optimistic about higher education, saying that they think college...

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Oberlin Feminists Behave Like Children at Christina Hoff Sommers Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00am

Some people just aren’t mature enough for college. The feminists of Oberlin College are a good example.

As we reported yesterday, Christina Hoff Sommers was invited to speak by the Oberlin Republicans and Libertarians.

Take a look at what happened, via Twitchy.

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Prof Encourages Colleges to Defend the Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

We could use a lot more of this in higher education.

Shelby Emmett of the FIRE blog reports.

Professor to Colleges: Summon the Courage to Defend the Constitution

This week, Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor of history and education at New York University, authored an essay for Inside Higher Ed in which he criticizes colleges...

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Prager University – Why You Should Love Fossil Fuel

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress talks about all the ways life and the environment have improved for humans as the result of fossil fuels.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Every year on Earth Day we learn how bad humanity’s economic development is for the...

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University in Jamaica Plants First Legal Marijuana Crop

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Bob Marley and Peter Tosh would be proud today.

Fox News Latino reports.

Jamaican university plants first legal marijuana crop

Seeds for the first legal marijuana crop were sown at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica on Monday, a few days after the amendments to the bill decriminalizing...

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American Sniper Controversy Moves to Northern Illinois University

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Muslim students at the school are protesting a showing of the film.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Get ready for another ‘American Sniper’ protest by Muslim students

This time it’s happening at Northern Illinois University, where a veterans group will screen the film about Chris Kyle as “part...

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College Students Cite Only One Reason to Vote for Hillary

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

You know what the reason is, don’t you?

Via Campus Reform.

VIDEO: Students are ‘Ready for Hillary’ just because she’s a woman

It seems many students at the University of Washington can’t think of any reason why they should vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 — other than her gender.

Campus Reform headed to Seattle,...

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‘Male Dominance’ in Cycling is Suddenly a Big Problem at UC Davis

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Do you ever wonder if there’s someone sitting around just trying to think up new problems like this?

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

UC-affiliated bike shop addresses ‘male dominance’ in cycling

Bike Forth, a bike shop run by an organization called the Davis Bike Collective, made a decision back in February to...

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Ohio Bill Would Prevent Faculty Unions at Public Colleges

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:00am

This should go over well with Ohio progressives.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Professor Manager

Full-time faculty members at Ohio public institutions are objecting to proposed legislation with big implications for their right to organize unions. Tucked deep into a 3,090-page budget bill pending before the state’s House Finance Committee is language...

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Christina Hoff Sommers to Speak at Oberlin College

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:00am

This is happening today and it’s especially newsworthy after what happened at Georgetown last week.

Sommers was invited to speak by the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians.

OCRL Lecture Series Fosters Diverse Opinions

The Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians are proud to host Christina Hoff Sommers as part of the Ronald Reagan Political...

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UCSB Student Government Votes Against Divestment from Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

This was a very close vote at 13 to 12 but it’s still good news for supporters of Israel.

The College Fix reported.

Another close divestment vote ends in victory for pro-Israel students

The University of California-Santa Barbara student government voted 13-12 against an Israel divestment resolution, with the senate president breaking the tie, The...

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University of Akron Offers Introductory Online Courses at Highly Discounted Price

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

How does 86 percent off of the original price sound? Pretty good, huh?

Kellie Woodhouse of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Gen Ed Discounting or Devaluing?

University of Akron plans to cut the cost of its general education courses by 86 percent and begin delivering them primarily online in an effort to both increase enrollment...

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