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Prof: Not Acknowledging White Privilege Means You Believe in White Supremacy

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 8:00am

In other words, not agreeing with progressives makes you a racist. That’s original.

Steve Gunn reports at EAG News.

PROF: ‘Those who deny white privilege functionally believe in white supremacy’

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Politically progressive academics love to rant, particularly when it comes to racial issues.

When they hear about alleged acts of racial...

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Some College Students Now Renting Out Their Dorm Rooms for Cash

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 6:30pm

Some students are using an online service to rent out their dorm rooms for extra money. This is probably frowned on by their schools.

Time reports.

Cash-Strapped College Students Are Renting Their Dorm Rooms on Airbnb

You already know Airbnb can help you rent a charming Parisian pied-a-tierre. But how about a beer-soaked Philadelphia...

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Montel Williams Criticizes the ‘Infantilizing’ of College Students

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

TV host Montel Williams is not a fan of what’s happening on college campuses in America today.

The Huffington Post reported.

Montel Williams Slams ‘The Infantilizing Of College Students’

Television personality and former naval officer Montel Williams is sticking up for a college student who was punished over a remark he made on the...

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President of Rhode Island College Resigning Over Criticism

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

Some members of the faculty at Rhode Island College claim president Nancy Carriuolo has been ineffective and even vindictive.

NBC News in Providence reports.

Rhode Island College president steps down following criticism

Dr. Nancy Carriuolo came in with much fanfare, but now, after seven and a half years, Carriuolo’s tenure as the head of...

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Want to be Happy in College? Study Geology

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

A new study finds students of geology are the happiest. Are you ready to change your major now?

Forbes reported.

Geology Students Are The Happiest On College Campus Study Finds

Geology students are the happiest with their degrees according to the National Student Survey, which polls university students across UK colleges and universities for...

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Scandals Plague the College of DuPage

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:00am

This school has seen its share of trouble over the last year and things aren’t getting better.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Crisis deepens for College of DuPage

For the past year, Gloria Roark has told her classmates at the College of DuPage not to worry.

Yes, the school has been plagued by a series of...

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Poll Suggests Most College Students Reject Microaggressions

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:00am

According to a new poll, many college students reject the liberal campus issues in the news lately.

Katie Pavlich reports at Townhall.

New Poll Shows College Students Reject Absurd “Microagression” Culture, Black Lives Matter

A new scientific poll sanctioned by Young America’s Foundation and conducted by Inc./Woman Trend shows the majority of college students...

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Democrats Say College Students Too Drunk And Crazy to be Trusted With Guns

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

What an insult. How does this party enjoy more support from college students?

Campus Reform reports.

Congressional Dems say college students too drunk, crazy to be trusted with guns

According to several House Democrats, college students cannot be trusted to carry concealed firearms because of their propensity to drink...

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One Negative Effect of the Omnibus Bill on Education

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

At this point, it’s safe to say that no one on the right is happy with the Omnibus Bill.

Hans Bader writes at Minding The Campus.

Omnibus Bill Rewards the Perverse OCR

On Friday, the House will vote on the year-end omnibus spending bill, formally known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. As...

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BDS Resolution Overturned by UC Grad Students’ National Union for Discriminating Against Jews

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is like a Christmas miracle. Will wonders never cease?

The College Fix reported.

BDS resolution overturned by UC grad students’ national union: It discriminates against Jews

Foes of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel got a big boost Wednesday when a national union told a local chapter it couldn’t adopt a...

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Adjunct Says Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Fired Him Over Props in a Play

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 11:00am

Was this a case of censorship or religious liberty?

Colleen Flaherty reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Fired Over a Phallus?

During the week, David Hillman was one of the most popular instructors at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, attracting students to study Greek and Latin not only through his expertise but his vast knowledge...

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FIRE Warns UC San Diego on Unconstitutional Defunding of Student Media

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 8:00am

Thank goodness we have organizations like FIRE to defend free speech on campus.

From the FIRE blog.

FIRE to UC San Diego: Reverse Unconstitutional Defunding of Student Media

This week, FIRE sent a letter to the Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and its student government president, urging the revers...

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U. Florida Prof Suggests Fertilizing Football Field With Urine

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

It would be a cheap source of fertilizer, right?

Eric Owens reported at the Daily Caller.

University Of Florida Professor: Fertilize Football Field With Huge Vats Of Pee

You want to save the environment, right? Live a sustainable lifestyle, save the world’s 13 Icelandic snow owls, that kind of thing.

Then you will certainly agree...

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Kansas State to Spend $31 Million Renovating Student Union

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

That’s a pretty hefty price tag to fix up the student union.

KSL.com reports.

Kansas State University to spend $6M more on student union

Kansas State University is set to spend $6 million more than originally budgeted for the renovation of its student union.

The Manhatt...

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University of Alabama Tests Fraternity Members for Drug Use

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

The school claims it’s part of a new policy to discourage drug abuse.

AL.com reported.

University of Alabama quietly testing fraternity brothers for drugs

Every week, several members of the University of Alabama’s Sigma Nu fraternity chapter are randomly chosen to report to a cluster of dingy offices on the bottom floor of the...

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Number of College Graduates With Excessive Debt is Growing

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00am

Democrats want everyone to go to college. What happens when everyone is saddled with debt?

Doug Lederman reports at Inside Higher Ed.

More Grads Have ‘Excessive’ Debt

The growing public focus on student loan debt in recent years has been driven by some numbers that really matter (like the passing of the $1 trillion...

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Ted Cruz Calls Out Pampered Teenagers on College Campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s nice to hear someone finally calling this what it is.

The College Fix reports.

Ted Cruz calls out ‘pampered teenagers’ on college campuses – and their parents

‘We shouldn’t be raising a generation of young people that are so pampered that they never have heard anything that offends them’

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted...

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Yale Reacts With Disbelief Over Video of Students Signing Petition Against 1st Amendment

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

It is a pretty embarrassing video. These are supposed to be the smart people, after all.

FOX News reports.

Sadness, shame and blame at Yale over First Amendment repeal video

“It numbs the mind that dozens of Yale students could sign a petition to revoke the First Amendment,” freshm...

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Ohio University Might Increase Tuition Due to Budget Deficit

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Just keep pumping up that higher ed bubble, it’ll never burst.

The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio University may increase tuition, fees to offset budget deficit

Ohio University is talking about raising tuition and fees for incoming freshmen in fall 2016.

An OU budget advisory committee voted last Friday to recommend raising tuition by 1.7 percent,...

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Prager University – How Big Should Government Be?

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

In this video from Prager University, Dennis Prager examines the role of the government from the perspectives of the right and left.

The downside of big government is his focus.

Here’s more info:

How big should the government be? And what is its proper role in the daily lives of Americans? The Left and...

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Rutgers Leaders Declare Campus Founded by Pillaging Racists

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

This would be the same Rutgers which recently spent a week honoring a communist.

The College Fix reports.

Rutgers leaders declare campus founded by pillaging racists, earmarks funds for diversity teach-ins

University marks 250th anniversary by launching ‘enslaved and disenfranchised populations in Rutgers his...

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Washington State Rep. Wants to Do Away With Campus Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:00am

Let’s hope we see more of this from our elected representatives.

Campus Reform reports.

Washington state rep. drafts bill to do away with ‘safe spaces’

Inspired by a story originally reported by Campus Reform, a state representative in Washington has introduced legislation defending free speech against the encroachment of “safe spaces.”

State Rep. Matt Manweller...

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