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Swastika Discovered on Campus of Hollins University

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

People who spray paint swastikas anywhere are the lowest of low.

The Roanoke Times reports.

Hollins removes swastika painted on landmark

The Hollins University community was disturbed to discover a swastika spray-painted on The Rock, a beloved campus landmark, early Easter morning.

University officials and students alike responded swiftly. The Hollins University Security Department said...

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Gun Shop Owner Prevents Potential Shooting at Ohio University

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00pm

This guy deserves credit for doing the right thing and maybe saving lives.

Cleveland.com reports.

Gun shop owner thwarts possible mass shooting at Ohio University

A Hocking County gun shop owner may have prevented a mass shooting at Ohio University in Athens, authorities said.

John Downs, owner of...

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Is Connecticut Going to Raid Yale’s Endowment for Cash?

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:00am

If the government of Connecticut needs cash, how can they legally pilfer it from Yale’s endowment?

The Daily Caller reports.

Connecticut May Raid Yale’s Endowment For Much-Needed Cash

Connecticut’s cash-starved government is considering raiding the endowment of Yale University in an attempt to plug a growing budget hole.

A bill introduced to the Connecticut Senate...

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Student Senator at USC Loses Stipend for Being Conservative

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:00am

If this student was a liberal this would probably be a national news story.

Campus Reform reports.

USC senator escapes impeachment, but loses stipend for being conservative

The University of Southern California student senate has decided to allow one of their colleagues to remain in office, but is confiscating the remainder of his stipend...

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NYU Students Protest Application Question on Criminal Record

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Posted by    Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:30pm

Students at NYU don’t like the fact that their application asks if a person has ever been convicted of a crime.

Gothamist reports.

NYU Students Are Staging A Sit-In To Demand That The University ‘Abolish The Box’

Dozens of New York University students and community members have been occupying the Kimmel Center for University...

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Free College Program Being Launched in Detroit

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Posted by    Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

Who knew the city of Detroit was in such sound financial shape?

The Detroit Free Press reports.

Detroit high school grads to get tuition-free college

Detroit students who graduate from any high school in the city — public, charter or private — will be guaranteed two tuition-free years of community college under a program...

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Racist, Anti-Semitic Flyers Appear on College Campuses

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Posted by    Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:30am

It’s unknown at this point if this is some type of hoax, but the flyers have shown up on multiple campuses.

Mass Live reports.

UMass not only college targeted with racist, anti-Semitic flyers; Smith, Northeastern, Princeton among others

The University of Massachusetts was not alone in receiving the “hate-filled, racist and anti-Semitic flyer” that...

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Kansas Governor Signs Bill to Protect Students’ Religious Liberty

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Posted by    Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 3:30pm

We need more leaders at the state and national level to defend liberty like this.

The FIRE blog reports.

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Protecting Students’ Religious Liberty

On Tuesday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law a bill that will protect religious student organizations’ ability to limit membership and leadership roles to students who...

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University Will Hire More Counselors to Help Students Cope With Microaggressions

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Posted by    Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 12:30pm

Will this ultimately increase tuition costs?

The College Fix reports.

Public university to hire more counselors to help students cope with microaggressions

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has pledged to hire more counselors in the wake of students claiming the state’s flagship university is fraught with microaggressions and racial bias.

“I’m accelerating the hiring of additional student...

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College Student Learns Government Regulations Stifle Business

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Posted by    Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 9:30am

A college student who wanted to start a shoe shining business in DC just learned the harsh truth about government regulations.

The Extract reports.

D.C. college student condemns over-regulation for making it impossible to shine shoes

It has often been said that small-business owners are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. Unfortunately for many...

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Emory University President Buckles to Anti-Trump Protesters

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Posted by    Friday, March 25, 2016 at 5:00pm

Is there a single college president in America who will stand up to whiny leftist students?

The College Fix reports.

Emory University president grovels before anti-Trump protesters

Following the whine fest by approximately 40 Emory University students over numerous pro-Donald Trump “chalkings” found across campus Sunday night, school president James W. Wagner issued the...

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Illinois Higher Education Meltdown Continues

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Posted by    Friday, March 25, 2016 at 2:00pm

The ongoing budget crisis in the state threatens all public colleges which are now cash starved.

Marketplace reports.

Illinois cuts off funding for its public universities

A state budget stalemate in Illinois, which has dragged on since last July, is offering a masterclass on the destruction political gridlock can cause.

At risk are the state’s...

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Two University Students Convicted of Plotting Terror Attack in London

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Posted by    Friday, March 25, 2016 at 11:00am

This news comes just a day after the terror attacks in Brussels.

CNN reports.

Two university students convicted of plotting London terror attack

Two university students have been convicted of plotting a terror attack on the streets of London.

The terror cell’s 22-year-old ringleader, Tarik Hassane, and 21-year-old Suhaib Majeed, were convicted Wednesday of conspiring...

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Fraud Claim Against Thomas Jefferson Law School Rejected by Jury

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Posted by    Friday, March 25, 2016 at 8:00am

The case revolves around the school’s purported employment record.

The TaxProfBlog reports.

Jury Rejects Fraud Claim Against Thomas Jefferson Law School

San Diego Union-Tribune, Jury Rejects Fraud Claim Against Law School:

A San Diego Superior Court jury on Thursday disagreed with a former law student who claimed the Thomas Jefferson School of Law willfully misrepresented...

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Pro-Socialism Activists at U. Michigan Destroy Flyers of Conservative Student Group

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Posted by    Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 5:00pm

Have you noticed that conservative student groups are never accused of such hostility?

The Daily Caller reports.

University Of Michigan Group’s ‘Fossil Fuels’ Flyers Torn Up By Pro-Socialism Activists

Banners and flyers promoting a University of Michigan (UM) student group’s pro-fossil fuel event were ripped down and replaced with socialist propaganda.

The flyers advertised a...

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Emory Students Offered ‘Emergency Counseling’ After Pro-Trump Messages Appear on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:00pm

This story keeps getting worse and is probably driving more voters into Trump supporters.

Mediaite reports.

Emory University Offers ‘Emergency Counseling’ After ‘Triggering’ Donald Trump Chalking

A group of students at Emory University led a campus-wide protest after someone wrote ‘Donald Trump 2016’ in chalk across campus, leading the university to provide “emergency counseling”...

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Student Cleared of Sex Assault Now Suing for Damages

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Posted by    Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00am

You can’t blame someone in this position for suing. An accusation like this can ruin your life.

The Washington Examiner reports.

Student cleared of sex assault charges sues for malicious prosecution

A New Jersey student who had charges of sexual assault dismissed against him is suing the police who investigated him, alleging false arrest...

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Assault Occurs at UMass Over Fake Marijuana Made of Shredded Vegetables

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Posted by    Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8:00am

A drug deal gone wrong led to an assault at UMass under incredibly stupid circumstances.

Mass Live reports.

UMass Amherst assault occurred after defendants tried to pass off shredded vegetables as marijuana, prosecutor says

The violent altercation that resulted in a shelter-in-place order at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Feb. 18 occurred after two...

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Emory University Students Freak Out When Pro-Trump Graffiti Appears on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:00pm

Get these poor students to a fainting couch. Quick!

The College Fix reports.

Emory University snowflakes ‘in pain’ after pro-Trump graffiti appears on campus

Approximately 40 students at Emory University were disturbed — disturbed, I tell you — about “pro-Donald Trump for president chalkings” that had appeared Sunday night throughout campus, and hence protested...

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University of North Dakota Prof Calls 911 Over ROTC on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

Sometimes the special snowflakes on campus are the professors. This is unreal.

The Grand Forks Herald has the story.

LETTER: Military maneuvers startle already-stressed UND campus

Apparently, it’s not enough that UND’s administration is attacking the quality of education by cutting programs and experienced faculty and jacking class sizes. Now, we must also feel...

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Very Few “Entrepreneurship Professors” Have Started Businesses

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:00am

This will remind you of that scene in Back to School when Rodney Dangerfield schools the business professor on real life.

The Captain Capitalism blog reports.

Only 1/3 of “Entrepreneurship Professors” Ever Started Companies

I quit my research early only after 31 data points.

And the reason I quit my research early is, frankly, because...

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Safe Spaces Prevent The Point of Going to College

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:00am

If you can’t hear challenging ideas without a safe space, why are you even at college?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

How ‘Safe Spaces’ Stifle Ideas

In After Virtue, the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre suggests that, when a culture is in good shape, its condition will have much to do with the robust arguments...

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