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Emory Students Want Course Evaluations to Include Rating for Microaggressions

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is how progressive concepts slowly make their way into the mainstream.

The FIRE blog reports.

Emory Students Demand Course Evaluations Include Rating for Microaggressions

College course evaluations, while valuable, do not always give a precise measure of the competence of a professor. Students, who have been judged all semester by professors, have an...

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U. Arizona Students Protest Restaurant Called ‘Illegal Pete’s’

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00am

Campus protesters are just looking for anything to be angry about.

The College Fix reported.

Univ. of Arizona protesters demonstrate at restaurant called ‘Illegal Pete’s’

Approximately 50 student protesters from the University of Arizona and local high schools showed up Thursday evening to voice their displeasure at the open...

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Goldman Sachs Says Return on College Investment No Longer Worth It

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 8:00am

Colleges and universities are pricing themselves out of their own market. The higher ed bubble cometh.

USA Today reports.

Is college worth it? Goldman Sachs says not so much

College is certainly an investment, but it’s worth it — right?

Maybe not, according to new research from Goldman Sachs.

The company said in a research note...

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Over 200 People Attend Liberty University Weapons Course

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

When Liberty University’s president said he wanted students to arm themselves, he wasn’t kidding.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

More than 200 attend Liberty University weapons course

More than 200 people poured into a free Liberty University course on carrying concealed weapons a week after university President Jerry Falwell Jr. encouraged students...

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University Employee Charged With Stealing Valuable Gems From Museum

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

Not a smart move, even for a desperate criminal.

FOX News reports.

University employee charged with stealing sapphires from Cleveland’s natural history museum

Police say they’ve charged a part-time university employee with stealing sapphires from Cleveland’s natural history museum.

Investigators say the suspect smashed a display case just over a week ago and made off...

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Kutztown University Bans Distasteful Decor in Residence Halls

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Who gets to decide what qualifies as distasteful?

The Blaze reported.

University Bans ‘Distasteful’ Decor in Residence Halls’ Common Areas

Decorations that can be deemed “distasteful” or “obscene” to someone due to their race, ethnicity, religion or gender will be automatically removed, according to a new policy by a public university.

The new policy at...

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UC Riverside Christmas Party Carefully Defined as ‘Holiday’ Party

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 11:00am

No one say Christmas. We can’t offend anyone who doesn’t like it.

The College Fix reports.

UC Riverside makes sure its Christmas party is a ‘holiday’ party

Many universities have bent over backward this December to ensure their festivities do not include the word “Christmas.”

We’ve got Ole Miss renaming its annual “A Grand Ole Christmas”...

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Board of Regents at University of Wisconsin Passes Free Speech Statement

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 8:00am

More colleges and universities need to do this.

The FIRE blog reports.

University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents Passes Free Speech Statement

This morning, the University of Wisconsin System’s (UW’s) Board of Regents passed a policy statement affirming the system’s commitment to free speech.

The UW statement is substantially similar to the “Chicago Statement,” the...

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University of Maryland Tells Students Not to Use the Term Illegal Alien

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Posted by    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Illegal alien is too politically incorrect. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone.

Campus Reform reports.

UMD tells students to use ‘undocumented citizen’ not ‘illegal alien’

A poster displayed on the University of Maryland’s campus encourages students to stop using the term “illegal aliens” and instead use the perplexing formulation “undocumented citizen.”

The entire poster, photographs...

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New York Post Writer Goes After Liberal Academia With Hilarious Headline

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Posted by    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

This column by Naomi Schaefer Riley deserves to be read for the headline alone.

Click here to make sure your kid doesn’t become a liberal jackass at college

Where should I send my kids to college? It’s the question I’ve heard more than any other in the past few weeks.

The list of schools...

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Marco Rubio Takes on Traditional Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

The other Republican candidates would be wise to address this issue as well.

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Rubio’s Take on Higher Ed

Senator Marco Rubio is the only Republican presidential candidate talking in detail about higher education so far.

And he’s not treading lightly.

American higher education is “outdated,” “too expensive,” “broken” and...

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Barnard College Holds Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop and No One Shows Up

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Posted by    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00am

It looks like the school was more concerned than the student body.

The College Fix reports.

No one shows up for sexual-violence prevention workshop at Barnard, alleged hotbed of assault

If women’s-only Barnard College, affiliated with Columbia University, is really such a hotbed of sexual assault, you wouldn’t know it from student interest in...

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The College Conservative – Get Ready for Executive Action on Gun Control

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Posted by    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00am

Sam Leanza of the College Conservative is absolutely right. Gird your loins.

Executive Action on Gun Control is Incoming

Amidst the horrible year of mass shootings in our country, some feel that the solution to this problem is “sensible gun control” that would move our troubled people ever closer to utopia. Gun control...

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U. Texas Task Force Recommends Allowing Concealed Carry in Class

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Posted by    Friday, December 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

Concealed carry on college campuses has come a long way in the last few years.

This serves as further proof.

NBC News reports.

University of Texas Task Force Recommends Allowing Concealed Guns in Class

Students at the University of Texas at Austin can’t carry concealed handguns in the dorms, but they should be allowed to...

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PC Protesters Fine With U. Tennessee Anti-Christmas Guidelines

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Posted by    Friday, December 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

Political correctness is the entire basis of the policy, so naturally PC protesters support it.

Red Alert Politics reports.

PC Protestors Support U-Tenn’s Anti-Christmas Guidelines

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville may be keeping few friends and doing itself few favors.

The office made news for releasing problematic holiday guidelines, which most...

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Trump is Tops With Young Republican Voters

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Posted by    Friday, December 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

A new Harvard poll finds good news for Donald Trump among young Republicans.

The College Fix reports.

Trump top choice among young Republican voters, Harvard poll finds

The latest Harvard Institute of Politics poll of 18- to 29-year-olds found that young Republicans’ first choice in their party’s presidential primary is Donald Trump.

The poll results,...

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Black Student Union Protesters Cause Disruption at Eastern Michigan U.

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Posted by    Friday, December 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Protesters yelled, banged on objects and carried on in a loud fashion.

How is this fair to other students?

Campus Reform reports.

VIDEO: EMU’s Black Student Union disrupts classes, blocks cars

Members of the Black Student Union at Eastern Michigan University stormed the halls and classrooms of Pray Harrold Tuesday afternoon, promising the protests would...

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Matt Damon to Give MIT Commencement Address

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

Damon acknowledges that he never could have gotten into MIT so at least he’s honest.

CNS News reports.

Matt Damon selected to deliver MIT commencement address

Matt Damon shot to fame in the 1997 movie “Good Will Hunting” as a gifted janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Now, he has been selected to...

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College Student Sues School Over Free Speech Policy

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Posted by    Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s surprising that this hasn’t happened more often.

The Daily Signal reports.

College Student Takes a Stand Against Campus Free Speech Policy, Sues School

A student at an Arizona community college is challenging her school’s so-called “speech zone,” arguing the policy “severely limited” her right to free speech and due process.

Brittany Mirelez, a freshman...

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University of Mississippi Decides Christmas Implies Too Much Christianity

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Posted by    Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

Another school is getting in the Christmas spirit by dissing the meaning of Christmas.

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

Ole Miss Rebrands Christmas Party Because ‘Christmas’ Implies ‘Too Much Christianity’

The University of Mississippi is the latest taxpayer-funded school to forbid the word “Christmas” over concerns that it may offend someone.

This year,...

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UC Irvine Chancellor Condemns Trump in Email to Entire Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

Remember all the times college leaders have spoken out this way against Democrats?

Neither does anyone else.

The College Fix reports.

Public university chancellor condemns Trump in email to entire campus

UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman on Tuesday sent an email to the entire campus community – professors, students and employees – to denounce Donald...

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Op-Ed: College Quotas Are Bad for Minorities

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Posted by    Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

In a new column at the New York Post, Betsy McCaughey argues that racial quotas for colleges actually hurt minorities.

College quotas are actually destroying lives of minorities

Today the US Supreme Court hears a constitutional challenge to racial preferences in college admissions. These preferences obviously hurt whites and Asians turned down to...

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