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Prof: County Clerks in Red States Should Marry Gay Couples or Resign

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Posted by    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:00am

Another fine example of liberal tolerance.

The College Fix reported.

Professor: County clerks in red states must marry gay couples or resign

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry, a controversial 5-4 decision that legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states – even ones that had banned the practice with...

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University of North Texas Hires New VP of Diversity for Big Bucks

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Posted by    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:00am

As Peter Hasson of Campus Reform reports, this new VP of Diversity will make more than any American governor.

Texas university’s VP of diversity and inclusion to earn more than any governor

The University of North Texas (UNT) is paying its new vice president of Diversity and Inclusion a salary that exceeds that...

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Monks Sue for More Authority at Benedictine University

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

This story reminds me of my days in Catholic school.

Kellie Woodhouse reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Monks Seek Shared Governance

Monks are suing trustees at Benedictine University in Illinois for shutting their religious order, which founded the institution 128 years ago, out of major decisions.

The monks want power to approve the institution’s next...

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Law Prof: Pictures of Gay Marriage Will Defeat ISIS

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

Another brilliant idea brought to you by academia.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

Law prof: Defeat ISIS by posting pictures of gay marriage

It what may be the silliest expression of triumph at the Supreme Court ruling yesterday legalizing gay marriage across the United States, Rosa Brooks, a law professor at Georgetown...

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Stinky Fridge at U. Kentucky Sends 10 to the Hospital

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 9:30am

It’s extremely important to clean your fridge. You never know what can be growing in there if you don’t.

ABC News reported.

Smelly Refrigerator at the University of Kentucky Sends 10 People to the Hospital

The University of Kentucky got a stinky surprise.

A haz-mat team was brought in to decontaminate 10 people Wednesday morning...

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Europe’s Free College Isn’t Really Free

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Posted by    Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

What a shock. Someone is actually paying for ‘free’ college?

Abby Jackson reports at Business Insider.

‘Free’ college in Europe isn’t really free

While Democratic national contenders are calling for debt-free college in the US, they offer few details about how they would finance such a plan.

Of course, many European countries like Germany already...

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Student Ratings Cause Professors to Lower Standards

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Posted by    Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 9:30am

Not that surprising. Professors like keeping their jobs too.

George Leef writes at Minding the Campus.

Student Ratings Bait Profs Into Lowering Standards

In the fall of 1980, towards the end of my first semester of college teaching, I received a memo saying that on the last day of class I was to hand...

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Harvard Prof in Hot Water With PBS Over Ben Affleck Debacle

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

You might remember a story from a few months back about Ben Affleck misrepresenting his family history for a TV program.

It turns out a Harvard professor has been dragged into the fray.

The Daily Mail reported.

Harvard professor who covered up Ben Affleck’s slave roots could be dropped from PBS after he is...

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Video: College Life With a Liberal Roommate

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

This Campus Reform video is actually a promo for the Western Conservative Summit but it’s funny enough to watch for its own sake.

Take a look.

Here’s more.

At the Leadership Institute’s Campus Reform we regularly cover leftist bias and abuse on campus.

College students are regularly forced to listen to professors claim that...

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Prof Who Criticized Hamas is Vilified by His University

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:00am

Remember, the speech police are always listening.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

A professor who criticized Hamas is being vilified by his university – and people are paying attention

Every so often a new poster child for academic vilification emerges.

The University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s Mike Adams fought for seven years with the...

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Student Advocacy Group Scores Major Win at Ohio University With Help From FIRE

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Ohio University objected to an old slogan on T-shirts for a group called Students Defending Students until FIRE got involved.

Listen to the whole story below.

David Deerson reported at the FIRE blog.

My College Had a Problem with a Funny Shirt

Isaac Smith was a student at Ohio University (OU) where he helped to...

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Crazy Speech Codes are all the Rage at the University of California

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Posted by    Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

Every time you think the assault on campus free speech couldn’t get worse, it does.

Robby Soave writes at The Daily Beast.

The University of California’s Insane Speech Police

Fifty years after the birth of the free speech movement at the University of California, Berkeley, officials across the UC system are encouraging faculty and...

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Professor’s Research Concludes Global Warming Won’t Destroy Earth

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Posted by    Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Denying global warming is a form of heresy in academia these days.

Michael Sorge writes at the College Fix.

Prominent professor’s decades of research concludes global warming will not destroy Earth

Dr. John Christy’s findings have made him a target within the scientific community

Dr. John Christy is a highly decor...

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Students Try to Save Small Massachusetts College From Closure

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Posted by    Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:00am

The higher ed bubble is about to claim Marian Court College but students are trying to stem the tide.

Laura Krantz of the Boston Globe reports.

Students mount effort to save Marian Court College

Students at Marian Court College have launched an effort to prevent the small North Shore college from closing next month.

On...

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U. Michigan Prof Blames ‘Right Wing Jews’ for Charleston Shooting

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Posted by    Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 8:00am

Tragedies have a tendency to bring out the crazy and stupid in some people.

Alex Griswold of Mediaite.

U. Michigan Professor Blames ‘Far Right Wing Jews’ for Charleston Shooting

University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole wrote a blog post Sunday blaming “Islamophobes” and “far right wing Jews” for shaping the racist views of...

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Arrested for Assault at UCLA

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Combs’ son is a student athlete at the school and there was some sort of altercation.

The Guardian reported.

Diddy arrested on suspicion of assault on University of California campus

The rapper and hip-hop producer Diddy was arrested on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles on Monday, on suspicion of assault...

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Columbia University Divests From Prisons

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

The idea of prisons makes some college students feel bad and we can’t have that.

Wilfred Chan reported at CNN.

Columbia becomes first U.S. university to divest from prisons

Columbia University has become the first college in the United States to divest from private prison companies, following a student activist campaign.

The decision means the...

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Mount St. Mary’s University Sues Mount St. Mary’s University

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Two different colleges with the same name are now engaged in a legal battle over the trademark.

Jacqueline Thomsen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

What’s in a Name?

One university in Maryland isn’t willing to share — its name, that is.

Mount St. Mary’s University, located in Emmitsburg, Md., is suing Mount St. Mary’s University...

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University of Pennsylvania Students Watched Porn and Surfed the Web for Academic Credit

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Tuition at this school is over $60,000 per year.

Ben Parker reported at the College Fix.

Ivy League students watched porn, browsed Internet for academic credit

University of Pennsylvania’s ‘Wasting Time on the Internet’ course lived up to its name

This past spring, the University of Pennsylvania offered an English class called “Wasting Time on the...

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Student Recruited for Harvard Women’s Swim Team Changes Gender

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

The student will now swim for the men’s team.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller has the story.

Harvard Will Field First Openly Transsexual Swimmer

A top recruit for the Harvard University women’s swim team has swapped her gender and decided to swim for the men’s team instead.What do you think?

As reported by Swimming...

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Prager University – Should Government Bail Out Big Banks?

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute explains the roots of bank bailouts and the government’s role in the problem.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Should the government bail out big banks that may otherwise go bankrupt? Or should it let them go under, as it did with...

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Employees of Two Colleges Among Those Killed in Charleston Attack

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 11:00am

The shooting attack in South Carolina claimed two beloved people from academia.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Colleges Mourn

For two colleges, the murders in a historic black church Wednesday night struck especially close to home. Among those killed were Cynthia Hurd, a librarian at the College of Charleston, and DePayne Doctor,...

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