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U. Colorado at Boulder Sexism Probe Reveals Academic Freedom Issue

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back in February, we reported on a little problem in the philosophy department at CU Boulder. Now it looks as though the school has bigger fish to fry.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Fears of Litigation vs. Faculty Rights

A report on sexism in the department of philosophy at the University of...

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NJ College Freaks Over ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote on T-Shirt

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

File this story under out of touch administrators.

Sarah MsLaughlin of The FIRE reports.

Bergen Administrators Fear ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote, Censor Professor

Brace yourselves; censorship is coming!

Displaying a lack of both pop culture and First Amendment awareness, administrators at Bergen Community College in New Jersey placed Professor Francis Schmidt on leave this past January,...

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Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon Misses the Point

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:30am

When I saw that Dartmouth president Philip J. Hanlon was addressing extreme problems on campus in the Washington Post, I thought he would finally reprimand the protesters who took over his office. No such luck.

Instead, he sounds like one of the protesters himself. Nick Anderson writes.

Dartmouth president calls for end to...

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Cornell Student – The Truth About “Rape Culture”

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

Julius Kairey has written a piece for the Cornell Daily Sun which examines the issue of rape culture on campus.

THROWDOWN THURSDAY: The Truth About “Rape Culture”

We hear a lot about “rape culture” on college campuses nowadays. The basic idea behind the concept is that there is a widespread tolerance of rape...

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California Democrat Wants $9.2 Million in Loans for Undocumented Students

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

Somebody’s got to keep paying off all the new Democratic voters, right?

Josh Encinias of National Review writes.

California Bill Proposes $9.2 Million in Loans for Undocumented Students

Senator Ricardo Lara (D., Calif.) introduced a bill that would authorizes 

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Some British Colleges Now Banning The Sun Newspaper on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00am

Why would colleges want to ban a tabloid style paper from campus? Because it’s been deemed too offensive for the students. Unreal.

Rehema Figueiredo of Leeds Student Newspaper writes at The Guardian.

Why banning the Sun on university campuses is wrong

Just before Christmas my students’ union removed from sale...

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Western Washington University Strives to be Less White

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Apparently, diversity is much more important than academics. Good grades and student achievements… Who cares about those things?

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

University calls the amount of white people on campus a ‘failure,’ asks for ideas on how to have fewer

school-wide questionnaire at Western Washington University (WWU) asked the community “How...

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Governor Bobby Jindal to be Keynote Speaker at Liberty University Commencement

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

Given Jindal’s success as a governor and his inspiring personal story, he would make an ideal commencement speaker for any university.

WDBJ News reported.

Louisiana governor to deliver Liberty University’s keynote address

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be the keynote speaker for Liberty University’s graduation on May 10, the school announced Wednesday.

Jindal is in...

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FBI Warns American College Students Studying Abroad are Targets for Espionage

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

The FBI is warning American college students studying in foreign countries to stay on high alert. They can sometimes be targeted for spy work without their knowledge.

FOX News reported.

US college students studying abroad prime targets for espionage activity, FBI warns

The FBI has issued a stern warning to U.S. college students studying...

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Liberal Students at U. Minnesota Want Campus Police to Arrest Condi Rice During Visit

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00am

Do the same rules apply to Barack Obama? Funny how he gets a pass on these things.

Julianne Stanford of The College Fix reports.

Students Tell Campus Police to Arrest ‘Dangerous’ Condi Rice During Visit

A self-proclaimed “radical” student activist group at the University of Minnesota has called on campus police to arrest and...

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CUNY to Pay Paul Krugman $225K to Teach Income Inequality

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:00am

Here’s the best part, it’s a part-time job. Leftists like Paul Krugman have no sense of irony. Or shame.

Patrick Brennan of National Review writes.

CUNY to Pay Paul Krugman $225,000 for Part-Time Job Studying Income Inequality

Paul Krugman announced a couple months ago that he’s leav...

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Stanford Students Aren’t Allowed to Feel ‘Unwelcome’

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

How nice for them. It must be great to live in a world where your beliefs are never challenged in any way.

Devon Zuegel writes at The College Fix.

Stanford Funding Policy Mandates Students Never Feel ‘Unwelcome’

OPINION: Stanford funds atheist speaker, denies support for conservative ones with policy that allows bias, stifles...

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Small Colleges Inch Closer to the Higher Ed Bubble

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

Some small schools like Saint Michael’s College see the writing on the wall but for many others it’s already almost too late.

Michael McDonald at Yahoo Finance.

Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops

At a Dowling College campus on Long Isl...

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Shouldn’t UC Irvine Rescind its Invitation to ‘War Criminal’ Commencement Speaker Obama?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11:00am

If you follow the logic of today’s leftists, Barack Obama really has no business being the commencement speaker at UC Irvine or any other college for that matter. Don’t the left’s rules apply to them too?

Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon writes.

UC Irvine Should Immediately Rescind Its Invitation to 2014...

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Victor Davis Hanson Revises Dartmouth Protester Demands for Accuracy

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:00am

If you read College Insurrection, you’ve probably followed the coverage of Dartmouth’s professional victims. In a new piece at PJ Media, Victor Davis Hanson has re-written the demands of these spoiled brats for accuracy.

Our Psychodramatic Campuses

“We, the Dartmouth micro-aggressed students, demand that the college hire no more part-time or adjunct faculty...

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U. Alaska Fairbanks Students Told to Inject Each Other With Strange Substance

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

Note to all college students – Never let anyone with a needle anywhere near you unless they’re a nurse or a doctor.

FOX News reports.

College students reportedly told to inject each other with non-approved solution

University of Alaska Fairbanks officials are reviewing procedures after students in a medical assistant program were told to...

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University of Minnesota Course Ratings May Go Public

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

Naturally, there are people coming down on both sides of the issue, but how can more transparency be a bad thing?

Maura Lerner of the Star Tribune reports.

Course ratings, long secret, may go public at University of Minnesota

For years, students at the University of Minnesota have been dutifully filling out evaluations at...

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Duke Porn Star Inspires Other Co-Eds to Become Strippers

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00am

The young woman at Duke University who works in pornography is back in the news. It seems she’s providing an example to other young women in college.

Richard Johnson of the New York Post reports.

Belle Knox inspiring more NYC co-eds to be strippers

Belle Knox, who is paying her tuition at Duke University...

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Academic Dishonesty on the Rise at Harvard

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:00am

It looks like new generations of Harvard students are taking their cue from the recent past.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

2012-2013 Ad Board Stats Reflect Three-Fold Spike in Academic Dishonesty Cases

Administrative Board statistics detailing the outcomes of cases heard by the disciplinary body in the last academic year show that, as expected, the...

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U. Minnesota Students Riot After Hockey Loss

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

A sad display took place this weekend when drunken students from U. Minnesota rioted over a hockey game.

Jon Terbush of The Week reported.

University of Minnesota fans riot after hockey title loss, mess with reporter

The top-ranked University of Minnesota Golden Gophers’ thrilling run to the NCAA hockey championship ended Saturday with a...

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