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Pacific School of Religion Hosts ‘Queer Santas’ Art Show

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

No, not Santa Claus. Catholic saints. Genevieve McCarthy of the College Fix reports that the artist got a few things wrong.

‘Queer Santas’ art show is clueless on female saints and gender roles

In her art show at the Pacific School of Religion, “Queer Santas: Holy Violence,” artist Alma Lopez portrays a number...

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27 College Football Coaches Make Over $3 Million

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Who knew being a college football coach could be so lucrative?

From Inside Higher Ed.

27 College Football Coaches Make More Than $3 Million

The University of Alabama’s Nick Saban is by far the nation’s highest-paid college football coach, at $7.1 million this year, but another 26 coaches are also earning at least $3...

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Tuition at California’s Public Universities Just Keeps Going Up

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00am

California’s taxes keep going up, their spending keeps going up and their tuition keeps going up. It’s almost like these things are related.

Kate Pickert of Time writes.

What California’s College Tuition Hike Says About the Future of Higher Education

When does a public university system become one in name only? That’s the question...

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Brown University Students Can’t Handle a Debate About Rape Culture

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00am

A debate about rape culture scheduled at Brown became so controversial among students that the president of the school scheduled a second event to tell students what they want to hear.

Samantha Miller of the FIRE reports.

Brown University’s Two-Faced Attitude Toward Free Speech

This afternoon, Brown University’s Janus Forum will be hosting a...

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Raunch Rules at Harvard’s Sex Week

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Somehow, I don’t think the offerings of sex week were what the founders of Harvard had in mind.

Mark Tapson of The Federalist provides a review of the events.

Institution Of Lower Learning: Sex Week At Harvard

If you couldn’t make Harvard University’s recent fourth annual Sex Week, you missed out on some stimulating...

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UCLA Student Government Passes Anti-Israel BDS Resolution

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

These are the same BDS supporting students who fought to keep the press away from this meeting.

Kendal Mitchell and Joseph Vescera of the Daily Bruin reported.

USAC passes divestment resolution with 8-2-2 vote

The undergraduate student government voted 8-2-2 at its meeting Tuesday night to pass a resolution that calls for the University...

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UC Berkeley Students More Offended by Israeli Flag Than ISIS Flag

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:00am

This video is nothing short of astonishing. No one on campus lifts an eye when a guy starts waving an ISIS flag on Berkeley’s campus yet when he switches to an Israeli flag, the hatred and vitriol flows like a rushing river.

Via Maggie Lit of Campus Reform.

VIDEO: Berkeley students prefer ISIS...

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Harvard Arab Weekend Features Panel on the BDS Movement

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00am

Fair or not, people expect better than this from Harvard.

Sara K. Greenberg wrote this for the Harvard Crimson.

Reckless Sponsorship of Anti-Israelism

I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious universities....

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U. Delaware Paper Will No Longer Use ‘Lady’ When Reporting Women’s Sports

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

The school mascot is a hen. Isn’t that more offensive than the word lady?

University Herald reported.

University of Delaware Student Newspaper to Nix ‘Lady’ When Referring to Women’s Sports Teams

The student newspaper at the University of Delaware (UD) has announced it will no longer use the term “Lady” when referring to the...

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Economics Profs Claim Ninety Percent Income Tax Rate Would Help the Rich

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

It sounds like these professors graduated from the redistributive school of economics.

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

Ninety percent income tax rate would help the rich, economics professors claim

Opposing economist asks why disincentives in carbon tax wouldn’t apply to income tax

Economists at...

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Prager University – Is the Customer Always Right?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:00am

As someone who has worked in retail, I can tell you the answer is no but you should watch this video featuring Dennis Prager himself.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

“The customer is always right” is a motto we hear often and it suggests that consumers only have rights and businesses only have obligations....

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Doctor Removed From Yale Medical School After Sexual Harassment Finding

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:00am

He was initially moved to another position but women on the faculty protested.

Tamar Lewin of the New York Times reported.

Yale Medical School Removes Doctor After Sexual Harassment Finding

Yale Medical School has removed a doctor after a finding of sexual harassment as director of its Cardiov...

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Duke University Launches Investigation of Alleged Cheating in Computer Science Class

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

This investigation could take a while, considering the number of students who were enrolled in the course.

Jane Stancill of the Durham News reports.

Duke University investigates cheating in computer science classes

Duke University is investigating academic misconduct in a computer science course that enrolled hundreds of students.

University spokesman Keith Lawrence said Monday that...

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University Of Southern Maine Students Take Over Trustees Meeting to Protest Cuts

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

The higher ed bubble cometh. If these students are angry now, just wait.

From the Huffington Post.

Students Take Over University Of Southern Maine Trustees Meeting In Protest

University of Southern Maine students frustrated over budget cuts that eliminated programs and led to staff reductions disrupted University of Maine System trustees on Monday, marching...

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Headline: Professor Accused of Siphoning Funds from Student-run Meat Store

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:00am

It may look like something out of The Onion but it isn’t.

From AZFamily.com.

UA professor accused of siphoning funds from student-run meat store

University of Arizona police are looking into allegations that a professor siphoned funds from a student-run meat store.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that authorities on Tuesday seized computers, cash, inventory...

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George Washington U. Law Professor Jonathan Turley – Obama Amnesty Tearing at Fabric of Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s worth noting, as we have before, that Professor Turley is a liberal who voted for Obama.

Here’s more from Brendan Bordelon of National Review.

Liberal Law Prof: Obama’s Executive Amnesty ‘Tearing at the Very Fabric of the Constitution’

Georgetown law professor Jonathan Turley, a political liberal but a longstanding critic of President Obama’s...

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Florida State Athletes Get Slap on the Wrist for Hit and Run Accident

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

There’s such a thing as getting off too easy.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

Florida State football players barely disciplined for hit and run accident

FSU cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby were involved in a hit and run accident back in October which totaled both cars … but were given a...

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Is Higher Education Run for the Benefit of Students, Faculty or Administrators?

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

An excellent question. It was apparently the focus of a panel at the National Lawyers Convention.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reported.

Federalist Society Panel: Is Higher Education Run for the Benefit of Students, Faculty or Administrators?

At today’s 2014 National Lawyers Convention: Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law:

Showcase Panel III:  Higher Education:...

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Colleges Aren’t Competent to Conduct Rape Trials

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s hard to believe these words were printed by the New York Times.

Jed Rubenfeld writes.

Mishandling Rape

OUR strategy for dealing with rape on college campuses has failed abysmally. Female students are raped in appalling numbers, and their rapists almost invariably go free. Forced by the federal government, colleges have now gotten into...

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43 Dartmouth Students Accused of Cheating – in an Ethics Class

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:00am

It sounds like these students missed the whole “ethics” thing in this ethics course.

Peter Jacobs of Business Insider reported.

43 Dartmouth Students Suspected Of Cheating In Ethics Class Designed For Athletes

Forty three students at Dartmouth College have been “implicated in an academic dishonesty case” in an ethics course, student newspaper The...

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Arizona State to Get Prescription Drug Vending Machine On Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 4:00pm

The service is called “InstyMeds.”

What could possibly go wrong?

CBS News Las Vegas reported.

University Installs Prescription Drug Vending Machine On Campus

An InstyMeds vending machine has been installed on Arizona State University’s campus, allowing any student or university employee to pick up prescription drugs from the dispenser.

Any ASU student or university employee...

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Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Donates $10,000 to Boston University’s Student Newspaper

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Posted by    Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 12:00pm

That’s a very generous gift. The newspaper was struggling and Bill O’Reilly is an alum who wrote for the paper at one point.

Peter Jacobs of Business Insider reported.

BILL O’REILLY: Here’s Why I Donated $10,000 To Save Boston University’s Student Newspaper

Earlier this week, Boston University student newspaper The Daily Free Press —...

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