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Students Get College Credits for Promoting Socialism

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

Do college students ever get credit for promoting Republican or Libertarian values?

Derek Draplin of the College Fix has an interesting story here.

Colleges Give Students Academic Credit for Pushing Socialist Causes on Campus

College students can earn academic credit for promoting socialist causes on their campuses through a program run by the Young...

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds to Muslim Critics at Yale

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Here’s an excerpt from Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s speech at Yale in which she responds to the Muslim student group which sought to silence her.

From the Washington Free Beacon.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Urges Yale MSA To Refocus Energies

Despite more than 30 student organizations petitioning her appearance, Somali-American women’s rights activist and author Ayaan...

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Prager University – Is the UN Fair to Israel?

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights examines the UN and its scrutiny of Israel.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

Israel is a vibrant democracy with full rights for women and gays, a free press and independent judiciary. You would think that the United...

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Parody Video: Reynolds Online University – Where No One Gets Raped

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00am

Our dear friend Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has put together a new parody video which you must watch.

 
 
 

Stonehill College Group Offers White Students a Chance to Combat Their White Privilege

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Posted by    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

Gosh, isn’t that nice of them? Is there also a group that helps academic elitists combat their smugness?

Macaela Bennett of the College Fix reports.

College Launches Group for White Students to Combat Their White Privilege

Stonehill College has launched a campus group for white students to discuss “what it means to have whiteness”...

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Dartmouth’s Endowment Climbs to $4.5 Billion

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Posted by    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

Not too shabby. Will the liberal school be sharing it’s wealth with less fortunate universities?

Joseph Asch of Dartblog reports.

Endowment Yields 19.2%; Rises to $4.5B

The endowment has risen from $3.73 billion to $4.50 billion as the College announced that its investments yielded a 19.2% return. Th...

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law Defaults on its Bonds

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Posted by    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11:00am

This is pretty serious. File it under higher ed bubble.

Staci Zaretsky of Above the Law reported.

Troubled Law School Defaults On Its Bonds, May Be Forced To Cease Operations

While it’s true that things have been spiraling downwards for law schools since the Great Recession, it wasn’t until 2011 that things really got...

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Four Universities Being Considered for Obama Presidential Library

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Posted by    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:00am

As you read below you may notice that the Obama library is going to cost twice as much as the George W. Bush library.

Anyone surprised?

Ella Vincent of State Column reported.

Four universities in the running for Obama presidential library

Four universities are on the short list for the President Obama’s library. The future...

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Guy With Phony Ph.D. Fools West Virginia University

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

Aren’t you glad you don’t work in their human resources department?

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

Phony Ph.D. Fools West Virginia University, Many Others

Meet Anoop Shankar: He boasted a Ph.D. in epidemiology, and claimed to have “researched population-wide diseases.” He said he was a member of the Royal College of Physicians....

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Rush Limbaugh Reads College Insurrection on the Air

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

This was a nice surprise on Monday.

Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh read from a College Insurrection post about sexual consent rules at Ohio State.

Here’s an excerpt from Rush’s transcript.

“At Ohio State University, to avoid being guilty of ‘sexual assault’ or ‘sexual violence,’ you and your partner now apparently have to...

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California Sorority in Trouble After Taco Event Deemed Racist

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:00am

Do colleges now employ people who are in charge of going around campus ruining everyone’s fun? Are there actual brigades of PC police roaming around looking for things like this?

Katherine Timpf reported at National Review.

Sorority in Big Trouble after Taco Tuesday Event Deemed Racist

A sorority at California State University Fullerton is...

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Video: College Students Sign Petition to Support ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00am

To be fair, not all students who were asked signed the petition. In fact, two of them let the f-word fly.

Here’s the kicker – this video was shot on September 11th.

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

College Kids Sign Petition to Support ISIL

The terrorist group ISIL released its third beheading...

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Economics Profs Call Obamacare a Nightmare for Working Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

Can you imagine what it must be like to be one of these students who voted for Obama?

The College Fix reported.

Economics Profs Describe ObamaCare as Nightmare for Working College Students

Indiana University Southeast business professor Linda Christiansen and economics professor D. Eric Schansber rip Obamacare a new one in a jointly bylined op-ed...

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Students at Paul Smith’s College Can Now Minor in Craft Beer

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

All I want to know is this: Where were these programs when I was in college?

Kelsey Rupp of Red Alert Politics reported.

The college where students minor in craft beer

You probably guzzled down a lot of beer in college, but did you brew any of it? Or, even better, get credit hours...

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UCLA Prof Says Photo ID Laws Will Oppress Transgender Voters

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:00am

Isn’t is amazing how the left can find political correctness violations in anything?

Johnny Kampis of Alabama Watchdog reports. Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.

Election monitor argues strict photo ID laws won’t oppress transgender voters

A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be d...

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Koch Brothers Donate Money to Hope College Student Group

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:00am

The more charitable the Kochs are, the more it drives the left absolutely nuts.

Brian McVicar of M Live reported.

Markets and Morality: Koch brothers foundation bankrolls Hope College student group

A Hope College student group focusing on economics and Christianity has received a $13,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, a philanthropic arm...

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College Students Still Waging Pointless War on Big Oil

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

College is supposed to be about getting an education, not becoming a professional activist. Why are so many students wasting their time fighting the oil industry?

Megan McArdle writes at Bloomberg.

College Students Can’t Defeat Big Oil

The idea of divestment from fossil fuels is gaining traction on U.S. college campuses. Last year, student...

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College Students Spend Half of Waking Hours on Smartphones

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

There was a time not too long ago when college students spent most of their waking hours reading books. I guess those days are over.

Kathryn Roethel of the San Francisco Gate reported.

College students spending hours daily on smartphones

College students are giving new meaning to the term “phoning it in.” Recent research...

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Olivet College Students Succumb to Group Think

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00am

Who knew group think could send so many people to the hospital?

M Live reported.

‘Group think’ may have landed 55 Olivet College students in the hospital

Most of the 55 Olivet College students sent to a Charlotte hospital earlier this week have been diagnosed as being just fine, according to media reports.

Only three...

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Baylor University to Hold Vote for Concealed Carry on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 8:00am

The vote is set for Thursday. We’ll keep an eye on this story for an update.

Regina Dennis of the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.

Baylor students set vote for handguns on campus

Baylor University Student Senate members have set a vote for next week on a resolution to allow licensed concealed handgun holders to carry...

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The Free Speech Movement vs. the Chancellor of UC Berkeley

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

You may have heard that the chancellor of UC Berkeley isn’t a big fan of free speech. The pro-free speech community has certainly noticed.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reports.

The Free Speech Movement vs. UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks on Free Speech

FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and Popehat’s Ken White aren’t the only...

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John Oliver Takes on Student Debt but Leaves a Few Things Out

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

HBO’s John Oliver has noticed student loan debt. Welcome to the party, John. Just so you know, you missed a few things.

Avi Snyder of National Review:

What John Oliver Forgot to Tell You about Student Debt

Most of Oliver’s viewers are likely living the nightmare that is the student debt crisis, and in...

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