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U. Colorado Removes Crazy List of Tips for Women Facing an Attacker

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Posted by    Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:00am

Two days ago, Charles C. W. Cooke of National Review pointed to this ridiculous University of Colorado list of suggestions for female students facing a sexual predator.

University of Colorado’s Advice on How to Avoid Being Raped

Guns being Bad and gun-free zones being Good, the “Department...

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Columbia U. Investigating Antics of Professor Quantum McStrange

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:00am

Yesterday at Legal Insurrection, William Jacobson wrote about the strange behavior of a Columbia University Quantum Mechanics professor who stripped on stage and put on a bizarre performance featuring video images of 9/11 and Hitler.

According to Christopher Brennan and Tina Moore of...

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States Lead Obama on College Reforms

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 4:30pm

At the American Enterprise Institute, Richard Vedder reports on what Obama did and did not say about higher education in his recent state of the union speech. The states are way ahead of him when it comes to real reforms.

Obama lags as states lead college reform

President Barack Obama’s State of the...

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Indiana Republican Introduces Bill to Allow Concealed Carry on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 12:30pm

More Republicans should be introducing legislation like this. Even if it doesn’t pass, it forces people to think about the issue.

Celia Bigelow of Breitbart reports.

Indiana Legislator Pushes Bill to Allow Concealed Carry on Campuses

State Senator Jim Banks (R -IN) introduced a bold bill in the Indiana General Assembly back in January...

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Breaking — UC Boulder Seeks Conservative Professor

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00am

This is amazing. Conservative voices are in such short supply on college campuses that they have to be sought out and recruited.

The College Fix reports.

Reverse Affirmative Action: Liberal College Seeks Conservative Scholar

This is sure to be a hot topic debated among conservative scholars. Should the conservative movement sell its soul, so...

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Virginia Bill Allows Student Groups to Bar Members who Disagree With Mission

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:30am

The purpose of a bill like this may not be fully explained in the opening line of the story below.  While it may be true that the left loves to infiltrate and take over conservative groups, this really addresses the issue of whether religious student organizations can protect the tenets of...

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Why We Can Cut Our Way to Prosperity

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Posted by    Monday, February 18, 2013 at 6:30pm

President Obama is fond of saying “we can’t cut our way to prosperity.”

Alex Cartwright of Intercollegiate Review asks a great question. Why not?

“We can’t cut our way to prosperity” – Why not?

Even though most speeches that politicians give to large audiences are filled with general terms and are designed to be...

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Professor Faces Firing for Forcing Students to Pledge Allegiance to Obama

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Posted by    Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:57pm

The mere fact that this professor felt comfortable abusing her authority for political purposes speaks volumes about the lopsidedly liberal environment on American college campuses.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller reports.

College: Fire professor who forced students to vote for Obama

A tenured professor who forced her students to sign pledges that they...

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College Presidents Who Haven’t Signed Anti-Gun Letter Face Criticism

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Posted by    Monday, February 18, 2013 at 9:30am

The irony here is that some of the college presidents being pressured to fall in line fully support gun control, they just haven’t signed the letter.

Total conformity is required.

Allie Grasgreen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

In the Crosshairs

In the two months since a couple of college presidents launched a campaign urging swift...

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Money Donated to Fund Jewish Studies at Berkeley Used to Hire Anti-Israel Radical

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Posted by    Monday, February 18, 2013 at 8:00am

UC Berkeley was given a very substantial charitable donation to fund the hiring of a professor for their Jewish studies program. Things did not go as planned.

Daniel Pipes reports.

Smart University Giving

With a flurry of good will and generosity, the Helen Diller Family Fund gave $5 million for Jewish studies in 1999...

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College Construction Booms as Online Learning Looms

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Posted by    Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 3:00pm

If the future of higher education is internet based, why are so many colleges spending massive amounts of money on new construction projects?

The College Fix reports.

Opinion: Time to Stop the College Construction Boom

Over the past ten years, many American universities have undertaken multimillion-dollar construction projects to expand their physical space. All...

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Judge Rules Against Lehigh Student Seeking $1.3 Million for C+

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Posted by    Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1:00pm

College Insurrection recently reported the story about a Lehigh University student who was suing the school for $1.3 million over a C+ grade.

A judge has now ruled against her lawsuit.

Rande Iaboni of CNN reports.

Judge rules...

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Wiccan Holidays Recognized at University of Missouri

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Posted by    Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 11:00am

Wiccans at the University of Missouri will now be exempted from taking exams on Halloween. Expect a large portion of the student body to become Wiccan sometime next October.

FOX News reports.

No exams on Wiccan, Pagan holidays at University of Missouri?

Students at University of Missouri don’t need to cram for exams that...

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Boston University Launches New ‘Condom Fairy’ Program

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Posted by    Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 8:00am

Free birth control on campus? Sandra Fluke would be proud.

Katherine Landergan of Boston.com reports.

The ‘Condom Fairy’ gives contraception gifts to BU students

Boston University students now have their own grown-up version of the tooth fairy. Except this time, the fairy is handing out condoms instead of cash.

Boston University launched a program this...

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Scam Alert for College Students – Do Not Give Out Your Social Security Number!

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Posted by    Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8:00am

Scam artists often prey on the elderly and the young. This is a real report and should be taken seriously. If you are a college student, never ever give your social security number to someone you don’t know, no matter what they say.

Jody Barr of WISTV in South Carolina reports.

IRS: College...

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College Insurrection Calls For Student Submissions!

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Posted by    Friday, February 15, 2013 at 6:00pm

Are you an aspiring writer and freedom loving college student who identifies as Conservative, Republican or Libertarian?

Do you have a story to share with readers all over the United States?

College Insurrection wants you!

All kinds of submissions will be considered but here are a few suggestions.

Essays: Offer your point of view on...

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Political Science Professor Prohibits Students From Citing FOX News

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Posted by    Friday, February 15, 2013 at 3:40pm

A professor of political science at West Liberty University has prohibited students from citing FOX News in her course syllabus.

How fair and balanced of her.

Josh Eachus of WTOV 9 reports.

Students, parents concerned by seemingly slanted college syllabus

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.—Students and parents are questioning a college professor after she reportedly issued a...

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College Student Loans Will be the New Sub-Prime Crisis

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Posted by    Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:00am

In the same way that Democrats ruined the housing market by insisting anyone should be able to buy a house, they are now on the road to ruining higher education.

Chriss Street of the Testosterone Pit has the story.

College Graduates Are The New Debt Slaves

With the average cost of attending college in...

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Cornell Conservative Students Push Back Against “Social Justice” Course Requirement

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Posted by    Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:30am

Earlier this week, College Insurrection reported that the student government of Cornell has proposed a social justice requirement. Opponents of the proposal are now fighting the idea.

Aniket of the Cornell Insider has the story.

10 Theses Against The...

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You Should Make a Free Speech Wall at Your School

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Posted by    Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 3:45pm

Keara Vickers of Students for Liberty explains why.

Free Speech Walls Rule, So Make One for Your School

The Carlton University Students For Liberty group made big waves recently with their fantastic response to a disgruntled student tearing down their free...

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Almost 50 Members of Congress Have Outstanding Student Loan Debt

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Posted by    Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:34am

A noteworthy fact in the article below is that Marco Rubio has paid off his student loans whereas Elizabeth Warren, who is many years his senior, has not. Anyone surprised?

Scott Greer of Campus Reform reports.

46 Members of Congress have outstanding student debt, new study finds

Forty-six members of the United States Congress...

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How The Radical Left Ruined Core Courses

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Posted by    Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8:00am

Back in December, we detailed the exile of Western Civilization from Prof. Jacobson’s alma mater, Hamilton College.

In a new post at Intercollegiate Review, writer John Zmirak details the overthrow of higher education by the radical left and the horrible core courses which have ensued.

The Top 5 Lamest Core Courses

It’s hard to imagine, but...

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