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Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers Named ‘Visiting Scholar’ at Minnesota State

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 12:30pm

Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground who was just a guy from Obama’s neighborhood, is now going to be a visiting scholar at Minnesota State University. Why? To teach social justice, of course.

Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner reports.

Obama pal, radical Ayers wins ‘scholar’ status Minn State

William Ayers,...

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Yale Now Considering Coverage for Student Sex Changes

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:30am

Following the lead from Brown and other universities, Yale is now considering coverage for students who want sex change surgery.

Does anyone remember when people went to college to read books, write papers and learn?

The College Fix reports.

Yale Considers Covering Sex Change Surgery

Financial donors to Yale University may soon find their dollars...

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Students in Montreal Clash With Riot Police Over $70 Annual Increase in Tuition

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:03pm

A key takeaway from this story is that when liberals controlled the Canadian government last year, they wanted a much higher annual tuition increase.

But these kids are used to living in a social democracy where things are supposed to be “free” so even an annual increase of $70 or roughly 20...

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Purdue Student Senate Votes Down Concealed Carry Bill

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:30pm

A bill which would allow students and faculty to carry concealed weapons on campus at Purdue University has failed in the student senate. Some students are disappointed in the decision.

An anonymous writer at the Purdue Review voices frustration.

Student’s Reaction to Failed PSG Senate Bill to Allow Concealed Carry on Campus

Having just...

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The Job Market Stinks Even for Science Ph.D.’s

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 4:00pm

Here at College Insurrection, we’ve often documented the awful job market for students leaving college with a bachelor’s degree.

According to a new report from Jordan Weissmann at The Atlantic, even a Ph.D in science doesn’t guarantee gainful employment.

The Ph.D Bust: America’s Awful Market for Young Scientists—in 7 Charts

Politicians and businessmen are...

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Poli-Sci at U. Colorado Includes Open Bashing of Conservatives

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 12:30pm

A student identifying himself as “Ralphie The Buffalo” wrote a guest piece for the Daily Caller recently, in which he describes the climate of his political science class at the University of Colorado.

Unfortunately, his story is all too familiar.

What I’m learning in my political science class

I can’t say I wasn’t warned...

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Mirengoff — Dartmouth beyond saving

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:30am

Is Dartmouth so far gone that it is beyond hope?  Have what remains of conservatives capitulated.

Can Dartmouth be saved?

If you ask Paul Mirengoff of Power Line, a Dartmouth alum, the answer is no.

Why Dartmouth cannot be saved

The Dartmouth Review, a publication with a proud conservative tradition, recently produced a list of “what...

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Montana House Votes to Allow College Students to Keep Guns at School

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:30pm

Here at College Insurrection, we’ve posted numerous

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Whitewashing the influence of left-wing faculty

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:00am

One of the consistent complaints from conservatives is that the left-wing domination of faculties influences student opinions and results in an unwillingness by students and junior faculty to adopt openly conservative positions for fear of retribution.

Taylor Lewis writing in USA Today’s College page essentially whitewashes the influence of faculty, claiming there is...

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Notre Dame Senior – Religious Objectors Must Speak Out on Obama’s Abortion Proposal

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Posted by    Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:00am

Obama’s recent “compromise” on abortion coverage was hailed by supporters as evidence of Obama’s willingness to work with others. Many critics however, are unsatisfied.

The College Fix points to this essay by Bob Burkett.

Opinion: Religious Objectors Must Respond To Obama’s Latest Abortion Coverage Proposal

Notre Dame senior Bob Burkett writes for the...

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Carolina Review – The Shared History of African Americans and the Republican Party

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Posted by    Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 5:00pm

Democrats love to perpetuate the lie that the Republican Party is the “white people” party. It’s especially ironic if you know anything about history.

Mauricio Baretto of Carolina Review has written a good reminder here.

Lincoln’s Legacy

It was on December 30, 1842 that one of the first African Americans to ever serve in...

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Economists and Professors Point Out Downside of Obama’s $9 Minimum Wage

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Posted by    Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:00pm

In his recent state of the union address, Obama proposed raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour.

In a new post at the College Fix, writer Joseph Diedrich examines the opinions of a few academics who say Obama’s idea will do more harm than good.

Professors, Economists Criticize Obama’s $9 Minimum Wage

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Drones – Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

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Posted by    Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00pm

The story below says that the universities applying for drone permits want them for research purposes. Even so, one can’t ignore the potential for trouble.

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform reports.

Thirty-four universities applied to FAA for drone permits in 2012

Thirty-four universities applied to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2012 for permits...

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Heritage Foundation Presidents Bring Conservatism to College Campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:30am

Some conservatives were concerned when Jim DeMint announced he was leaving the senate to take over the presidency of the Heritage Foundation.

DeMint however, is already making good on his promise to use his work at Heritage for conservative advocacy.

Laura Byrne of Red Alert Politics reports.

Heritage Foundation presidents spreading conservatism on...

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When College Degrees Are Worthless, Everyone Will be a File Clerk

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Posted by    Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9:30am

It seems even the New York Times is beginning to notice that the “everyone gets a trophy” approach doesn’t work out so well when applied to higher education.

College Fix Editor Nathan Harden reports.

Degree Inflation: B.A. Now Required Even for File Clerks

The New York Times is running a story today on a...

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U. Iowa Discloses Private Info of Students Who Apply for Gun Permits

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Posted by    Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:00am

In a stunning new investigative report at The Des Moines Register, writer Clark Kauffman exposes the University of Iowa.

It seems when students apply for gun permits, the school is sharing private information such as grades and disciplinary records.

Register Investigation: University of Iowa gives private student data to Johnson sheriff

The University of...

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Purdue Review – Students Should be Allowed to Protect Themselves

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Posted by    Friday, February 22, 2013 at 4:00pm

In a new post at The Purdue Review, writer Tom Welch makes a compelling case for concealed carry on campus.

Allow Students to Protect Themselves

The Purdue Student Senate is set to vote on whether they will allow law abiding citizens and students to carry concealed firearms on campus. Given...

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Latest left-wing campus agenda — “Tuition Equity”

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Posted by    Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:00am

Here’s the left’s idea of equity. If you’re an American citizen who lives in Idaho, you pay out of state tuition to attend a public university in Oregon. If you’re an illegal immigrant who happens to live in Oregon, you pay in state tuition.

That’s fair, right?

Gabriella Morrongiello of the YAF...

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Duke to train feminist bloggers

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Posted by    Friday, February 22, 2013 at 8:00am

Duke wants to train a cadre of feminist bloggers, and is offering a training course through the Women’s Center.

If Duke trains enough students, maybe they can form a Group of 88 feminist bloggers.

Marianna Jordan of The Duke Chronicle reports.

Write(H)ers aims to train Duke feminist bloggers

A new media activism program at Duke aims to help...

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Boston University Students Hold Silent Pro-Life Protest

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Posted by    Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 1:00pm

Even in the liberal city of Boston, there are college students who favor life over abortion. Not that you’d know it by watching the nightly news.

Margaret Waterman of Boston University’s independent student newspaper The Daily Free Press reports.

Pro-life student group protests abortion with silence

Members of Boston University’s Right to Life student...

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College Libertarians Seek Girls! Girls! Girls!

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Posted by    Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:30am

College Libertarians are trying to increase the number of young women in their ranks and even held a recent conference in DC to brainstorm ideas.

Oliver Darcy of Campus Reform has the story.

College libertarians host panel to attract women to movement

More than 100 student activists from across the nation piled into an...

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New Finance Course at Columbia Will be Taught by Former Prime Minister of… Greece

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Posted by    Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 9:59am

Yes, really.

This is one of those stories that makes you wonder if you’re reading The Onion. Given the fact that it’s being reported by Bill Hoffmann of Newsmax, it’s safe to say this is true.

Greece’s Ex-Prime Minister Joins Columbia University

George Papandreou, the controversial former prime minister of Greece, is headed to...

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