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NYU Houses Students in $300 Per Night Hotel

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 11:00am

The campus housing crunch is so bad that NYU has some students who are living in a fairly expensive hotel.

The New York Times reports.

$300-a-Night Hotel Houses N.Y.U. Students

Each fall, thousands of students take up residence in New York City to attend colleges and universities, exacerbat...

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Women’s Groups Want Government to Protect College Students From Yik Yak

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:00am

Yik Yak is an anonymous social media application and feminists claim people are using it for harassment. Government to the rescue.

From the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Women’s Groups Urge Colleges and Government to Rein In Yik Yak

Seventy-two women’s and civil-rights groups on Wednesday announced a campaign to enlist the federal government in...

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UCLA Administrators Investigate False Claim of Racism at Campus Gathering

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Posted by    Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

Progressives are intent on making sure no one has fun on campus anymore.

Alex Morey reports at the FIRE blog.

Party Poopers: University Administrators Chill Speech by Investigating Campus Gatherings

Earlier this month, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) administrators temporarily suspended a campus fraternity and sorority for hosting a “Kanye Western”-themed party before...

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Students Who Support Thomas Jefferson Statue Accused of Defending Slave Owners

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Posted by    Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Do leftists ever appreciate that without our founding fathers, they wouldn’t have the right to criticize them?

The College Fix reports.

Students supporting Thomas Jefferson statue accused of white privilege, ‘defending slave owners’

An energetic group of conservative students at the University of Missouri converged around a statue of Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday to...

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Law Prof Protests Campus Carry by Claiming Women Can’t Use Guns Effectively

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Posted by    Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 11:00am

A female law professor at Miami University who’s opposed to campus carry made a rather problematic statement about women and guns.

Awr Hawkins reported at Breitbart.

Law Professor on Campus Carry: Women Can’t Use Guns Effectively

During October 20 testimony on the campus carry legislation currently under consideration by Florida lawmakers, Miami University law...

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University of Southern California Considering Racial Quotas And Other Left Wing Policies

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Posted by    Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8:00am

The student government at the University of Southern California is on the verge of enacting a host of far left policies.

Peter Fricke reports at Campus Reform.

Southern Cal student government considering racial quotas

The University of Southern California student government will soon vote on a resolution calling for a number of eye-popping diversity...

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Bowdoin College Profs Cancel Classes for Daylong Teach-in on Racism And Climate Change

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

Talk about academic priorities. An all day affair on left-wing issues?

The College Fix reports.

Professors cancel classes for daylong, campuswide teach-in on racism, climate change

Many Bowdoin College professors recently canceled classes to help host a campuswide teach-in focused on the intersection between climate change, racism and social justice.

Students at the private liberal arts...

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Author Wonders Why Williams College Dropped Her From Speaking Engagement

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

When I read this article by author Suzanne Venker at FOX News, I began to see why the school dropped her. You probably will too.

Williams College’s ‘Uncomfortable Learning’ speaker series dropped me. Why?

For the past two months, I’ve been preparing a speech for my upcoming visit to Williams College in Massachusetts....

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Student at Brown University Sues His Accuser for Defamation

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:00am

It wouldn’t be surprising to see more of this in the future.

Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner.

Brown University student sues his accuser for defamation

In a rarity for campus sexual assault accusations, a Brown University student who says he was falsely accused is suing his accuser as well as his...

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Women and Gender Studies Prof Urges Obama to Ban Guns

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 8:00am

In an op-ed for the Democrat and Chronicle, Barbara LeSavoy, a women and gender studies professor at the College at Brockport urges Obama to ban guns.

Obama’s legacy on guns should be to ban them

I urge President Obama to ban firearm possession in America....

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New Push to Remove State Flag From University of Mississippi Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

Mississippi’s state flag is made up in part by the image of the Confederate flag so some people want it taken down.

WGNO News reports.

Push to remove state flag from Ole Miss campus

Change often comes slowly at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where tradition is revered.
But student leaders could challenge the...

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Prager University – Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress examines the issue of solar and wind energy.

These sources are more expensive than you might think.

Here’s more information:

Is “green” energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should...

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University of Iowa Settles With Former Employee Who Accused School of Bullying Her

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:00am

An ex-employee at the University of Iowa has won a large settlement from the school over charges of bullying.

Omaha.com reported.

University of Iowa pays $150,000 in deal with ex-study abroad director

The University of Iowa has paid $150,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by its former study abroad director, who claimed her job...

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Father Speaks Out After His College Athlete Son is Cleared of Rape

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 8:00am

This man makes a good point about due process and the presumption of innocence.

The College Fix reports.

Father speaks out after college-athlete son cleared of rape: ‘How many young men have to have their lives destroyed?’

A young man falsely accused of rape during college was recently cleared by the courts. A father...

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Apple Ordered to Pay $234 Million to University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

A dispute over patents has turned into a cash windfall for the Wisconsin school.

USA Today reports.

Jury orders Apple to pay university $234 million in patent suit

A federal jury decided that Apple infringed on the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s technology patents and should pay the school $234 million in damages.

The Wisconsin Alumni Research...

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UC Santa Barbara Settles Lawsuit With Pro-Life Teen Assaulted by Prof

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

We covered this story when it happened. A professor stole the sign right out of the pro-life girl’s hands.

Eric Owens has an update at the Daily Caller.

Public University PAYS UP After Professor Claimed ‘Moral Right’ To Censor, Batter Teen Abortion Foe

The University of California, Santa Barbara has agreed to settle a...

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ACLU Sues Colleges in Missouri for Denying Benefits to Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 11:00am

It looks like the ACLU is still up their old tricks.

Peter Fricke reports at Campus Reform.

ACLU sues Mo. schools for denying tuition benefits to illegal immigrants

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing three public colleges in Missouri for denying in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, claiming that the law the schools are...

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U. Delaware College of Arts and Science Pledges One Million Dollars for Diversity

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Fiscal sanity is apparently not a priority here.

The College Fix reports.

U. of Delaware College of Arts & Science pledges $1 million for … diversity

The University of Delaware’s College of Arts and Science has “introduced [a] new $1 million budget […] to fund programs to increase diversity,” says Dean George H. Watson.

“It’s...

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Free College Proposed by Democrats Won’t be Free

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s amazing to see this subject getting accurate treatment from the Associated Press.

Via US News and World Report.

Democratic Proposals on Education Aren’t Free

When does “free” cost a lot of money?

It’s when presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders pitch plans for free college tuition, playing down the cost to taxpayers...

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Valdosta State Tells Students to Avoid Potentially Offensive Halloween Costumes

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

There’s a lot of this going around lately.

Peter Fricke of Campus Reform reports.

Valdosta tells students to not dress in ‘ghetto,’ ‘hillbilly’ Halloween costumes

Valdosta State University has come up with a new category of costume for students to avoid this Halloween, warning against dressing up in “ghetto” and “hillbilly” guises.

Alongside the familiar...

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Senator Doesn’t Think it Matters if Campus Rape Statistics Are Inaccurate

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 9:30am

It’s almost like the narrative of rape culture is more important than the facts.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

Senator: It doesn’t matter if 1-in-5 campus rape statistic is wildly inaccurate

Give Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., credit for candor: He doesn’t think statistical integrity is important when it comes to devising policy...

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Muslim Students Petition CU Boulder for a Prayer Room

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

The problem is that the school can’t do this legally.

FOX News Denver reports.

CU students’ group asks university for prayer room

A group of students at CU Boulder is petitioning the university for a prayer room.

“Over the last few years we’ve seen a growth of the university’s international student population and a good...

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