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U. Maryland Student to GOP – Take the Offensive

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Matthew Dragonette of the College Conservative may be onto something here.

Congressional Republicans have been handed a golden opportunity and they would be foolish to waste it. For two years, they will have control of both the House and the Senate, which will prevent Democratic legislation from ever passing muster and allow...

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1 in 5 College Students Abuse Prescription Drugs to Keep up in School

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

Using drugs to study is never a good idea. Not only is it dangerous but you probably won’t retain anything you learned.

University Herald reported.

1 in 5 College Students Abuse Prescription Stimulants to Keep Up With Demands of School

Between academics, work and maintaining a social life, college students are turning to prescription...

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Prager University – Why Bad Luck is Good

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Adam Carolla explains why you have to make your own luck in life through hard work.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Can bad luck be a good thing? Comedian Adam Carolla, best-selling author and the world’s most popular podcaster, well understands this riddle. He’s lived it. Using...

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U. Michigan Student Writer Suspended by Campus Newspaper for Satirical Column

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 8:00am

The column was offensive to progressives so obviously, the student needed to be punished.

Read it below, courtesy of the College Fix.

Read the ‘hostile’ column that got student writer suspended by campus newspaper

Editor’s note: Below is a satirical column penned by University of Michigan student Omar Mahmood, who writes for both the mainstream...

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Is Higher Education Overrated?

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new column at the Washington Post, Peter Thiel wonders if everyone really needs to go to college.

Thinking too highly of higher ed

Perhaps the least controversial thing that President Obama ever said was that “in the coming decades, a high school diplom...

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New Charleston Law School President Resigns After 8 Days

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

That’s not even enough time to get your desk organized.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports.

Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job

Charleston Post and Courier, New Charleston...

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HuffPo Writer: Feminists are Losing the War on Campus Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00am

Naomi Shatz of the Huffington Post has some tough love for the feminist crowd.

Feminists, We Are Not Winning the War on Campus Sexual Assault

It is no secret to anyone who occasionally picks up a newspaper or magazine that we are in the middle of a cultural sea change regarding sexual assault...

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Swarthmore College Settles Lawsuit With Student Accused of Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:00am

I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more cases like this in the future.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reported.

Due process win: Swarthmore college settles lawsuit with accused student

Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has settled a lawsuit brought by a student accused of sexual assault, admitting...

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ESPN Prohibits Religious Signs at College Game Day

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of course. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone, right?

Twitchy reported.

‘Really, @CollegeGameDay?’ ESPN’s ‘No religious signs’ rule confounds some

Are religious signs really a concern at college football games? Even the president quoted scripture in his executive amnesty speech to the nation Thursday night.

A 2013 “all-access” look at the behind-the-scenes effort to make...

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When Academia is Selective About Human Rights

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 10:00am

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia notes that some countries with a record of violating human rights are conveniently overlooked.

Academic Bias on Human Rights

Academics have made a cottage industry of their concern over human rights but their consciousness gets raised pretty selectively. “In August, Yale University announced a new undergraduate...

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Leaflet Given to St. Louis Students Says to ‘take Amerikkka if the murdering pig walks’

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00pm

Lovely. There are clearly some sinister elements which are trying to incite violence over Ferguson and this will probably get worse before it gets better.

Nathan Rubbelke of the College Fix reported.

Leaflet tells St. Louis students to ‘take Amerikkka if the murdering pig walks’

Communist handout encourages St. Louis students to help shut...

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Computer Journal Accepts Anti-Spam Joke Paper for Publication

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Here’s a little Saturday humor for you from Inside Higher Ed.

Journal Accepts Profanity-Laden Joke Paper

The paper was written in 2005 and never meant for publication. But it appears “Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List” has found a potential spot in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology. Although the paper...

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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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