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White House Report Accidentally Debunks Need for Free College

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Posted by    Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8:00am

Inconvenient truths seem to be popping up all over the place these days.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Whoops: White House report accidentally debunks the need for free college

The White House released a report on student loan debt that shook up conventional wisdom by claiming student loan debt isn’t a crisis, nor is it...

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Hamilton College Introducing Diversity Requirement

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Posted by    Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 3:30pm

Aren’t today’s young people capable of understanding diversity on their own? They’re taught about it from the time they can walk.

Campus Reform reports.

Hamilton College to institute diversity requirement

A New York college will be mandating a diversity course requirement in which all students, regardless of maj...

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Duke University Student Witnessed Munich Attack

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Posted by    Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 12:30pm

A Duke University student who witnessed the Munich shooting attack on Friday says she’s lucky to be alive.

ABC News reports.

Duke University Student Witnessed Fleeing Munich Shoppers: ‘They Were Panicking, Crying’

A Duke University student who witnessed terrified shoppers fleeing the gunman who opened fire at a Munich, Germany, mall Friday, says she...

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Wright State Drops Presidential Debate Citing Costs

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Posted by    Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 9:30am

Wright State has backed out of hosting a presidential debate this fall citing concerns over cost and security.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

A Costly Debate

CLEVELAND — Colleges have long angled to play host to presidential election events, both to create educational opportunities for their students and to get publicity. A more cautious approach...

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Comedians Appalled by Lack of Humor in College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 3:30pm

When you go through life angry over every perceived injustice, you become a very boring person. Comedians know this and a new documentary explores the topic.

Campus Reform reports.

Comedians ‘appalled’ by humorless college students

A feature documentary delving into the intersection of comedy and free speech traces the origins of the outrage culture...

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Case Western Offers Safe Space for Students During Republican Convention

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Posted by    Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12:30pm

If you can’t handle political discourse, you don’t belong in college. Period.

The Daily Caller reports.

Fancypants College In Cleveland Offers SAFE SPACE For Students Traumatized By Republican Convention

Case Western Reserve University is providing a “safe space” for students who are upset about this week’s Republican National Convention.

The fancypants private school in Cleveland...

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Pollster Says Trump Could Win Youth Vote

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Posted by    Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 9:30am

This suggestion conflicts with other reports but we’ll soon know the truth.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Pollster: Hillary is struggling, Trump could win youth vote

Despite Donald Trump’s struggle with millennial voters, pollster Kellyanne Conway told The Boston Herald that he could win the demographic in November. Conway was recently hired by the Trump campaign,...

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Christian Group Scores Free Speech Victory at North Carolina State

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2016 at 6:30pm

The school wanted these students to have to get a permit to speak to other students. Unreal.

The Daily Caller reports.

Christians Win In North Carolina, Take Down University Speech Code

A Christian group at North Carolina State University (NC State) won a substantial legal victory, as the university agreed to revise a speech...

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Republican Party Platform Denounces Indoctrination by Campus Liberals

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s good to know someone is willing to stick up for conservative college students.

Campus Reform reports.

GOP platform denounces ‘indoctrination’ by campus liberals

The Republican Party’s official 2016 platform includes several promising planks related to higher education, including reduced federal subsidies and enhanced speech protections.

Within the 66 pages of the GOP platform, the...

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VIDEO: Does Philosophy Have a Woman Problem?

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

The always brilliant Christina Hoff Sommers has a new video out which is worth your time.

Take a look below.

The Heterodox Academy has more.

Does Philosophy Have a Woman Problem?

This post presents a video by philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers, originally posted on her YouTube channel “The Factual Feminist”. Because this episode deals with...

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Colby College Wins FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Did you know Colby College has a bias response policy? How nice for them.

FIRE has their own response.

Speech Code of the Month: Colby College

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for July 2016: Colby College in Maine.

Colby’s Bias Incident Prevention and Response pro...

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The College Conservative on The Flaws of Feminism

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Posted by    Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:00am

Treston Wheeat of the College Conservative has some thoughts on feminism and shares them in a new post.

The Flaws of Feminism

There is a particular strand of feminism, mostly predominant on college campuses and within the online echo chambers of the social justice warriors, that is philosophically problematic at all levels. Now,...

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Obama Administration Argues Student Debt is Good for the Economy

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

Nothing to see here, folks. Just another Orwellian proclamation by the Obama administration.

The Daily Caller reports.

Obama Admin: $1.3 Trillion In Student Debt Is Good For The Economy!

The Obama administration has released a new report arguing the massive $1.3 trillion student debt load is helping the economy.

“Investing in Higher Education: Benefits, Challenges,...

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Yale Rehires Employee Who Smashed ‘Racist’ Stained Glass Window

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

That was quick. Two days ago, this guy merely said he wanted his job back and Yale caved immediately.

FOX News reports.

Worker who shattered Yale window depicting slaves gets his job back

A Yale University dining services worker who resigned after smashing a stained-glass window depicting slaves has gotten his old job back.

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Oppressive Campus Speech Policies Now Infecting The Real World

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Policing free speech is popular among everyone on the left, not just college students.

Minding the Campus reports.

Progressive Policing of Speech Moves Off Campus

“Hate speech is excluded from protection,” CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tweeted last year, echoing a dangerously common misconception. “Hate speech isn’t free speech,” people say, assuming they have a...

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Dartmouth Student on Alleged Crime Spree

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Posted by    Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:00am

At what point does a school cut its losses with a troubled student?

Dartblog reports.

Student Crime Spree Continues

About a month ago we ran a can-you-believe-this post about a student from Camden, Maine, a graduate of Loomis Chaffee, Melanie Vangel ’18, who stole a dog named Fred from the Rutland dog pound. Melanie...

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Students at University in Colorado Reject Name for Campus Building Over Rape Culture

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:00pm

The proposed nickname for the athletic center at Colorado School of Mines was “the mine shaft” but students complained the name perpetuated rape culture.

Heat Street reports.

University Athletic Center Nickname Nixed for ‘Supporting Rape Culture’

An exclusive Heat Street review of email correspondence at a Colorado university has revealed that a student-selected nickname...

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Prof Calls for the Abolition of Whiteness

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2:00pm

Imagine for a moment that a college professor said this about any other group. They’d never work again.

Campus Reform reports.

UWM prof advocates ‘abolition of whiteness’

A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is calling for the complete “abolition of whiteness,” saying only then will America see an end to racism.

Professor Gregory Jay’s...

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Berkeley and NYU Profs Say Police Need ‘Sensitivity Training’

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11:00am

The pinheads who are saying this should be forced to work as police for a week.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Berkeley/NYU: Police officers need ‘sensitivity training’

A new study suggests that police undergo “sensitivity and bias training” after finding racial disparities in the use of police force.

Professors from the University of California, Berkeley and...

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University of Oklahoma Under Fire for Assigning Housing by Birth Gender

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8:00am

This is the new America. Things that seemed normal and fine three years ago are completely unacceptable now.

The College Fix reports.

University of Oklahoma under scrutiny because ‘housing is assigned by birth gender’

Count on the University of Oklahoma to buckle under pressure from LGBT activists –...

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Republican Party Platform Addresses Campus Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 5:00pm

The GOP rightly believes campus rapes are a matter for law enforcement, not campus kangaroo courts.

The Daily Caller reports.

GOP Platform: Campus Rape Is For Police, Not Professors

The current draft of the GOP platform created in Cleveland includes a provision calling for sexual assault on college campuses to be handled exclusively by...

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Prager University – Socialism Makes People Selfish

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:00pm

In the latest video from Prager University, Dennis Prager examines the difference between Capitalism and Socialism and the type of societies they produce.

He also analyzes which system makes people more selfish.

Here’s more information:

Which is better: socialism or capitalism? Does one make people kinder and more caring, while the other makes people...

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