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UC Grad Student Employees Think They Have a ‘Right’ to Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

And lactation stations. Were you aware that you have a “right” to these things? It’s news to me.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Right to Gender-Neutral Spaces

In what advocates are calling an extremely significant development in the fight for gender-neutral restrooms on college campuses, graduate student workers across the University of...

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Glenn Reynolds – Get Rid of Bad College Administrators

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

Professor Glenn Reynolds, our good friend from Instapundit, has written a new column for USA Today which is well worth your time.

Here’s an excerpt.

Toss out abusive college administrators

Like most professors, I hate doing administrative work. And since somebody has to do it, universities have increasingly built up a corps of full-time...

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College Twitter Users Document Liberal Bias on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent post, the bloggers of Twitchy have compiled a long list of tweets inspired by the College Republican National Committee from college students describing liberal bias on their campuses.

#MyLiberalCampus: Left-wing bias and ‘diversity of thought’ on college campuses

Many Americans don’t seem to know just how far left most college...

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Socialists at Winthrop University Celebrate Abortion With Wire Hanger Display

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Sick. Absolutely sick. At least they don’t have to worry about their display being thrown in the trash as pro-life displays often are.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reported.

College socialists celebrate abortion with wire hanger display

The Socialist Student Union at Winthrop University covered the DiGiorgio Campus Center’s lawn in wire hangers to...

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College Offers Course on “The Theology of Harry Potter”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Why not offer a course on how to write a blockbuster like Harry Potter and make millions? Where do I sign up for that course?

Samantha Watkins of The College Fix reported.

College Offers Religion Course – on Harry Potter

“The Theology of Harry Potter” is a religion course recently offered at Centre College...

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Libertarian Writer Charles Murray Disinvited from Speaking at Azusa Pacific University

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Murray’s talk has been scheduled for months but the school axed his appearance because they thought it might hurt people’s feelings.

Pathetic.

He has written an open letter to the students of the school at the American Enterprise Institute website.

Charles Murray: An open letter to the students of Azusa Pacific University

I was scheduled...

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Texas and Rick Perry Keep the $10K Degree Dream Alive

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s worth noting that this issue goes all the way back to the fall of 2012. Good to know they’re still working on it.

Thomas K. Lindsay of See Through Edu has the story.

Texas’s ‘Impossible’ $10K Degree Marches On

When Bill Ayers observed that “...

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Eastern Connecticut State Prof Says Colleges Will Close if Republicans Win the Senate

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:00am

I have news for the professor… they’re gonna close anyway.

The part about colleges closing, by the way, is the nicest thing he has to say. Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform has the story.

Professor: ‘Racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people’ want to stop blacks, Latinos from voting

professor at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) was...

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Obama Gets Icy Reception from College Students in Pennsylvania

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

It looks like Obama’s magic touch with college crowds may be a thing of the past.

Cortney O’Brien of Townhall reports.

Ouch: College Students Give Obama a Cold Reception in Pennsylvania

The president’s speeches may need to be accompanied by a laugh track from now on, consider...

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Purdue Students Create Plan to Colonize the Moon

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

College students are now doing the job NASA used to do.

CBS News in Houston reported.

College Students Create $550 Billion Plan To Colonize Moon

A team of Purdue University students has created a $550 billion plan to colonize the moon as part of a senior design...

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College Republicans at U. Iowa Hold Outreach Campaign

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00am

College Republicans should probably do more outreach on campuses around the nation. It certainly couldn’t hurt.

Chris Higgins of The Daily Iowan reports.

College Republicans shift focus

The University of Iowa College Republicans will hold its Grand Old Party outreach campaign this week. Members will host events such as a roundtable with congressional candidate...

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Pro-Life Display at George Washington University Thrown in the Trash

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 8:00am

A sad situation we’ve seen played out too many times before.

Andrew Desiderio of The College Fix reports.

Vandals Deface, Throw Away Pro-Life Display at George Washington University

Vandals at George Washington University recently defaced – then threw away – a pro-life sign that read “in memory of the lives lost each year by...

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Bryant University Bans Selfies at Graduation Ceremony

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Administrators at Bryant University must be doing a fine job if this is the biggest problem the school has to deal with.

Cassie Fambro of Al.com reports.

University bans taking ‘selfies’ at graduation ceremony

A Rhode Island school has made an announcement that may stop many Instagrammers dead in their tracks– no selfies...

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UMass Dartmouth Prof Rips Administration in Resignation Letter

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Sounds like UMass Dartmouth has some serious staff relations issues to work on.

Erin Smith of The Boston Herald reported.

UMass Dartmouth professor quits, rips administrators

Clyde W. Barrow, a prominent political scholar at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is leaving the school, accusing administrators of hiding behind security systems and driving away hordes...

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Letter to the Cornell Daily Sun Denounces Recent Piece on Rape Culture

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently published an excerpt from a piece in the Cornell Daily Sun about rape culture. Apparently, not everyone at Cornell was happy about that piece.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Danger of Rape Culture Denial

To the Edi...

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Active Duty Soldiers Overcharged for Student Loans by Sallie Mae

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s really inexcusable when the men and women who volunteer to protect America get the shaft.

Weasel Zippers reports.

Sallie Mae Overcharging Active-Duty Soldiers For Student Loans

Just the folks who protect our liberty getting the shaft. Nothing to see here…

Via Newsmax:

Investigators have uncovered evidence that Sallie Mae overcharged active-duty soldiers on student loans,...

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Shocker: Colleges Invite More Democrats Than Republicans to Speak

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

As I pointed out yesterday at Legal Insurrection, the left is obsessed with fairness and equality.

Funny how they don’t seem concerned with the issue in areas where it favors them.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller reports.

Analysis: Colleges invited WAY MORE Dems than Reps to speak

Spring commencement season is here: A time...

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The Death of the Academic Debate

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Debate has always been an important aspect of academia, but logic has been replaced with emotion in some cases. In other words, debate is no longer debate.

John Hinderaker of Powerline reports.

The War On Standards Comes to College Debate [with comment by Paul]

Paul has been writing about the war on standards in...

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Small Colleges See Significant Drop in Enrollment

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Posted by    Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 9:30am

We don’t take any pleasure in bad news but College Insurrection reported this was going to happen many months ago.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog points to a new report from Bloomberg which confirms early speculation.

Small Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops

Bloomberg:  Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops:

Moody’s,...

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U. Colorado at Boulder Sexism Probe Reveals Academic Freedom Issue

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back in February, we reported on a little problem in the philosophy department at CU Boulder. Now it looks as though the school has bigger fish to fry.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Fears of Litigation vs. Faculty Rights

A report on sexism in the department of philosophy at the University of...

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