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Students and Faculty at Chicago State Protest Over Serious Budget Problem

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

Here’s the thing: You can’t protest against reality and win.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Chicago State students, faculty protest Springfield budget standoff

zens of Chicago State University students and faculty members rallied Monday in the Loop to protest the eight-month budget standoff in Springfield that could force the South Side institution to shut down...

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Prager University – Are Electric Cars Really Green?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Bjorn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus Center explains why green cars aren’t as green as you think.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how much greener? What about the CO2 emissions produced during electric cars’ production? And where...

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How the Left Took Over Campus Culture

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:00am

The left rules academia for sure, but how did it happen?

Richard Vedder writes at Minding the Campus.

How the Leftist Monoculture Took Over the Campus

I didn’t sleep too well last night, thanks to Heterodox Academy’s (and NYU’s) Jonathan Haidt and John Leo, who recently carried on a provocative exchange in this space....

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Former Yale Admissions Officer Spills Secrets

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:00am

Ed Boland writes about his former profession in the New York Post. Very interesting.

Former Yale admissions officer reveals secrets of who gets in

Working as a gatekeeper at Yale gave me lasting insight into the formation of the American elite.

My colleagues and I were sent to scour the country looking for the...

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College Removes All Nameplates Instead of Allowing a Donor One with a Bible Reference

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00pm

If you want to easily freak out a politically correct college community, try a Biblical reference.

The College Fix reports.

College removes all nameplates rather than allow a donor one with a Bible reference

Last fall, the Colorado School of Mines believed it would run afoul of the Constitution’s Establishment Clause after a donor...

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Northwestern Students Claim Burlesque Show Violated Their Safe Space

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:00pm

Why aren’t students who believe in safe spaces laughed off campus? This report from Robby Soave of the Daily Beast is ridiculous.

Students Say Burlesque Show Violated Their Safe Space

If I told you a provocative burlesque show at Northwestern University was being restructured in response to student compl...

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Prof at University of Florida Tells Students Not to Say ‘Husband and Wife’

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00am

Terms like husband and wife are apparently not inclusive enough anymore.

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller.

Prof Bans Students From Saying ‘Husband’ Or ‘Wife’ Because It’s Not ‘Inclusive’

In just the latest instance of taxpayer-funded censorship, students in one University of Florida course have been banned from using words such as “husband,”...

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Social Psychologist Analyzes Lack of Intellectual Diversity on College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:00am

John Leo of Minding the Campus recently interviewed Jonathan Haidt about the lack of conservative voices on college campuses and the result is fascinating.

A Conversation With Jonathan Haidt

JOHN LEO: You set off a national conversation in San Antonio five years ago by asking psychologists at an academic convention to raise their...

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College Women Say They’re Offended by Hillary Clinton’s Use of the Gender Card

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

This might explain why so many young women seem to be supporting Bernie Sanders.

Mediaite reports.

College Women Tell NBC They Were Offended Hillary Clinton Played Gender Card

During an appearance on MSNBC, NBC reporter Tamron Hall said that the college women she spoke to after Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate were “offended” after Hillary...

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Eastern Illinois University Students Protest Funding Cuts

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

If these students think it’s bad now, wait until the bubble bursts.

The Journal Gazette and Times Courier reports.

Hundreds rally at Eastern for higher education funding

The “Fund EIU” rally in support of state funding for higher education drew hundreds of people to the Library Quad this afternoon.

Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman...

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Are Student Loan Borrowers Getting Scammed by the Department of Education?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 9:30am

Going to college with no loans is the best practice, if you can manage it.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Is the Dept. of Ed. scamming student loan borrowers? Basically

Debt relief companies have been using robocalls to drum up business from student-loan borrowers, but the practice resides in a legal gray area.

Some experts label...

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Indiana University Title IX Administrator on Leave Over Sexual Assault Allegations

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3:30pm

Well this is sort of ironic, isn’t it?

The Indy Star reports.

Indiana University puts associate dean on leave after allegations

An Indiana University official is at the center of a sexual assault investigation after allegations surfaced this week, Fox59 reported.

Jason Casares, who serves as the associate dean of students and deputy Title IX...

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Dartmouth Greek System Bans Indian Head from Public Display

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

Has anyone asked Elizabeth Warren for comment on this?

The College Fix reports.

‘Cultural appropriation’: Dartmouth Greek system bans Indian head from public display

On Monday, Dartmouth’s Greek Leadership Council passed a new rule which forbids Greek houses from displaying the Dartmouth Indian head.

Dartmouth’s frats and sororities are already banned from “engaging in acts...

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Labor Union Wants Bill Clinton to Cancel UC Berkeley Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:30am

The union is basically using Clinton as a bargaining chip.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Union Calls on Bill Clinton to Cancel Speech at UC Berkeley

A labor union is calling on Bill and Chelsea Clinton to cancel their appearance at an upcoming conference at the University of California Berkeley unless the school takes...

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BDS Activists Fail at the University of South Florida

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

Activists tried to force a resolution but it was vetoed at the executive level.

Campus Reform reports.

Anti-Israel divestment fails at South Florida

An Israeli divestment bill at the University of South Florida (USF) was vetoed by the student body president and vice president shortly after its passage last week.

The student senate’s joint resolution...

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University of Iowa Suffers From Party School Image

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

A school’s academic reputation can be tarnished when this happens.

FOX News reported.

Pollster warned University of Iowa of ‘party school image’

A pollster warned the University of Iowa last year that its public standing was suffering from an image as a heavy-drinking school where sexual assault was too common.

In a report obtained by...

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The Way Colleges Are Ranked is Changing Rapidly

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:00am

U.S. News and World Report is famous for its college rankings but their methods are becoming obsolete.

The Washington Post reported.

The end of college rankings as we know them

It’s been nearly 25 years since U.S. News & World Report introduced the annual version of its college rankings. That’s also when the rankings...

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University of Pennsylvania Administrator Fired Over False Claim of Ph.D.

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:00am

Falsifying your academic record is a sure way to lose your job in higher education.

Josh Logue reports at Inside Higher Ed.

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An administrator working for the University of Pennsylvania’s Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life lost his job in January after a student-run blog cast doubt on his academic credentials.

Onward State, a...

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Gonzaga University Blocks Public Access to Dinesh D’Souza Campus YAF Event

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

The school claims D’Souza clashes with their social justice policy.

Red Alert politics reports.

Gonzaga blocks public access to Dinesh D’Souza campus YAF event

Gonzaga University has opened plenty of political events up to the public before. But, when the speaker and host group is conservative, the same standards don’t exactly apply. YAF reported...

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Brown Staff Attends Social Justice and Diversity Retreat

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

Some of these liberal colleges just aren’t liberal enough without workshops like this.

The College Fix reports.

Just what they need: Brown staff attend ‘social justice/diversity’ retreat

Seemingly because contemporary American universities don’t already do enough about so-called social justice and diversity, Brown University’s Office of Campus Life and Student Services held a day-long...

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Harvard Prof: Discrimination Not the Cause of Gender Pay Gap

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:00am

Defying the narrative takes guts.

From Intellectual Takeout.

Harvard Professor: Discrimination Not the Cause of ‘Gender Pay Gap’

During the last seven years, the Obama presidency has faithfully recognized “Equal Pay Day,” the date on which “we mark how far into the new year women would have to work just to earn the same...

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Prof Downplays Historic Iowa Wins of Cruz And Rubio

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Professor Roberto Suro of the University of Southern California has written an opinion piece for the New York Times which sarcastically downplays the tact that two Latino Republicans did well in Iowa.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Made History. Didn’t You Hear?

DEFYING most polls and predictions, a Latino won the Republican Iowa...

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