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New York Times Writer Omits Important Detail About Yale Cop Who Detained His Son

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Posted by    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:00am

This is an update to a story we ran earlier this week. Charles Blow left an important detail out of his story.

Via Twitchy.

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‘Gender Justice’ Profs OK With Discrimination Against White Men

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Posted by    Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00am

According to these folks, the answer to fighting discrimination is… more discrimination.

Mark Tapson of Frontpage Mag reports.

‘Gender Justice’ Professors Urge Discrimination Against White Males

Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was recently the scene of a forum on misogyny titled “Transforming our campus and strengthening our community.” The discussion, hosted in part...

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Sororities at UVA Told to Avoid Fraternity Event

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

Isn’t it strange how some people are acting like the now discredited story about rape at UVA really happened?

CBS News in Washington, DC reported.

National Leaders Tell U. Va. Sororities to Avoid Frat Bid Night

Sororities at the University of Virginia have been told to stay away from fraternity recruitment events scheduled Saturday.
The...

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College Students in India Killed by Train While Taking Selfie

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

A sad story and a reminder to students. Don’t let your phone distract you from your surroundings.

Ishita Mishra of the Times of India reports.

Selfie in front of running train costs three college-goers their life

Attempts to click “eye-catching pictures” to upload them on social networking sites cost three college going friends from...

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Oklahoma State Study Finds 80% of Americans Want Labels on Food That Contains DNA

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00am

Maybe the labels should also indicate foods which contain molecules and atoms.

Ilya Somin of the Washington Post reported.

Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA”

A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on...

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Ohio State Wants to Give Honorary Degree to Kathleen Sebelius

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00am

After all, she did such a bang-up job with Obamacare, right?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Ohio State wants to give Kathleen Sebelius an honorary degree

Remember the lady who flubbed the Affordable Care Act roll out so badly that she resigned in disgrace? Ohio State wants to give the Obamacare flunky one of...

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The Factual Feminist Explains the Truth About Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

A new video from Christina Hoff Sommers offers the facts vs. the myths about sexual assault with an eye to college campuses.

Watch below.

National Review has more.

The “Factual Feminist” on Sexual Assault

In the American Enterprise Institute’s ongoing YouTube video series, the “Factual Feminist,” myth-laden feminist talking points are critically analyzed and, ultimately,...

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Queens College CUNY Prof Wants to Let Illegal Immigrants Vote

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

Just wondering, which other countries let non-citizens vote in their elections?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Professor: America Should Let Illegal Aliens VOTE

Earlier this month, a professor at Queens College, City University of New York asserted that “the right to vote in this country has never been...

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Did NPR Influence the Education Department on Sexual Harassment?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00am

Our friend Hans Bader has written a new column for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Did Slanted NPR Story Lead to Hasty, Illegal Education Department Sexual Harassment Rules?

Bad things can happen when an agency (like the Education Department) throws caution to the wind and regulates based on slanted media coverage from National Public Radio,...

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Obama Drops Plan to Tax College Savings Accounts

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:00am

How did they think this was a good plan? Luckily they’ve dropped it. What does it say about Obama that even Nancy Pelosi thought this was a bad idea?

Bernie Becker of The Hill reports.

Obama scraps plan to tax college accounts

President Obama is scrapping his proposal to tax withdrawals from a popular...

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Amherst College Settles Suit Over Diploma Withheld Because of Alleged Rape

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Here’s another example of how an accusation of rape can nearly ruin a student’s life.

Stephanie Barry reports via Masslive.

Amherst College settles suit filed after diploma withheld over rape allegation

A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation...

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Prager University – How Dark Were the Dark Ages?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

It turns out the ‘Dark Ages’ weren’t as dark as you might think.

Check out this fascinating new Prager University video hosted by Professor Anthony Esolen of Providence College.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Were the Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, characterized by oppression, ignorance, and backwardness in areas like human rights,...

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California Governor Jerry Brown Says UC Berkeley Has Closed its Doors to ‘Normal’ People

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Don’t you love it when a politician says something honest?

I don’t mean to take the governor out of context. Read the report by Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed.

The New Normal at Berkeley

California Governor Jerry Brown this week said the state’s flagship — the University of California at Berkeley — has closed...

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Lena Dunham Talks About Campus Rape at the Sundance Film Festival

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:00am

Lena Dunham’s account of her own sexual assault at Oberlin has been a controversial subject for months due to details which have fallen apart under scrutiny.

That didn’t keep her from discussing campus rape on a panel at the Sundance Film Festival.

Dominic Patten and Anthony D’Alessandro of Deadline Hollywood reported.

Lena Dunham Tackles...

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Berkeley School Paper Column Protests Old White Male Philosophers

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

Rodrigo Kazuo And Meg Perret of the Daily Cal are tootin’ mad. Who cares about all those old, white male philosophers anyway?

Occupy the syllabus

We are calling for an occupation of syllabi in the social sciences and humanities. This call to action was instigated by our experience last semester as students in...

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The Media’s Negative Influence on Rape Culture

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new columnn at the Daily Beast, Christina Hoff Sommers explains how the media plays a role in campus rape culture.

The Media Is Making College Rape Culture Worse

In 2010, a small team of investigative journalists published a report revealing, so they claimed, an epidemic of college r...

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“No Child’s College Fund Left Behind”

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00am

Howie Carr has a few thoughts on Obama’s proposal to tax 529 college savings plans.

Carr: No child’s college fund left behind

If you work for a living, Barack Obama is looking to rob you — again.

This time he and his Democrat kleptocrats are after your 529s. Those are the states’ college-savings plans,...

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Government Makes the Higher Ed Bubble Worse

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:00am

This editorial from the New York Post perfectly describes the vicious cycle of student loan debt.

The college bubble

On one thing President Obama and Gov. Cuomo are agreed: The answer to high tuition and crushing student debt is more money from the government.

Problem is, it’s precisely government dollars that are driving up...

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Guess Who Started a 529 College Savings Plan for His Kids

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Another case of do as I say, not as I do.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Obama took advantage of 529s — before he killed ‘em

As noted at The College Fix back on January 20, one of the ideas you’ll not likely hear about in President Obama’s tax machinations is the...

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Obama Claims Politicians Invented College

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

People like him built that.

Naturally.

Via Eric Owens of the Daily Caller.

Obama Says Politicians Invented College [VIDEO]

In one of his much-hyped interviews with YouTube stars on Thursday, President Barack Obama declared that politicians created colleges and universities through big-government legislation.

“The truth of the matter is: The reason we even have colleges is...

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Vanderbilt Prof Under Fire for Criticizing Islam

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 9:30am

Funny how no one seems to notice when professors criticize Christianity.

Mark Tapson of Frontpage Mag reports.

Vanderbilt Professor Under Attack for Criticizing Islam

Last week, in response to the Paris massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, Carol M. Swain, an openly conservative professor of political science...

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Morgan State Journalism Dean: Free Speech Doesn’t Protect Offensive Images of Mohammad

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is a journalism dean. He has a weird interpretation of the first amendment.

Alexandra Zimmern of the College Fix reported.

Journalism dean: Free speech doesn’t protect offensive images of Mohammad

Free speech attorney says scholar is way off the mark

DeWayne Wickham, dean and distinguished professor of journalism at Morgan State University, published an...

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