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Scott Brown Campaigns at University of New Hampshire Tailgate

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00am

He came to Cornell last year to deliver a speech, and the reception afterwards was held at a fraternity house. More candidates should do this.

Scott Brown Frats It Up. It Goes Exactly As You’d Expect.

New Hampshire GOP candidate Scott Brown ditched the usual campaign trail s...

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Study Finds Requirements Like History and Government Unnecessary for College Graduation

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

The real issue here is not that colleges aren’t teaching core requirements like U.S. history or Economics 101. It’s that high schools aren’t teaching these low-level courses. Why should colleges be teaching students what they should have learned in high school, or even middle school?

Douglas Belkin reports for the Wall...

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Florida Kindergarten Teacher Quits Job to Twerk Full-Time, Makes Six Figures

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Free markets, folks, free markets.

From Buzzfeed:

This 22-Year-Old Quit Being A Kindergarten Teacher To Twerk Professionally

This is Jessica Vanessa, a former assistant kindergarten teacher from Florida.

The 22-year-old didn’t mind her teaching job, but it was bringing in peanuts compared with what she could make twerking on Vine for her 2 million followers.

“What...

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Citing Ebola Cases, Texas College Rejects Applicants from Nigeria

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

Is Ebola hysteria infecting college admissions? The school in question is Navarro Community College, a two-year institution about 60 miles outside of Dallas.

Dan Mangan reports for NBC News:

Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Cites Ebola Cases

At least two students from Nigeria who applied to a Texas college were told they wouldn’t be...

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28 Harvard Law Professors Oppose School’s New Sexual Assault Policies, Say They Violate Due Process

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9:30am

Okay, 28 Harvard Law professors are coming out against these new sexual assault policies.

Maybe the current administrators, legislators, and student mobs crafting these new rules and guidelines should listen to what they have to say. I don’t know, they might know a thing or two about due process.

Even Alan Dershowitz, Harvard...

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Seeking a Cure for “Hyper-Parenting”

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Coddled, spoiled, and sheltered for their entire young lives, too many children and young adults today are the psycho-social products of what some are now referring to as “hyper-parenting.” We already know what it means and how it manifests itself not only in parent-to-child relations but also in broader social contexts...

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Only in Illinois: Substitute Teach for One Day, Receive $1 Million Taxpayer-Funded Pension

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

You read that right. They’re still receiving their pensions after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation “reforming” the state pension system back in 2012.

Adam Andrzejewski of Forbes has the story:

In Illinois, Substitute Teaching For One Day Reaped Nearly $1 Million in Taxpayer-Funded Pension Money

In 2011, the Chicago Tribune exposed a pair of...

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Is Music Education the Solution to Improving the American School System?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

Is this just some liberal progressive fantasy where school children are encouraged to explore the arts rather than math and science, or is there some credible thought and science behind this proposal?

Joanne Lipman writes for the Wall Street Journal:

A Musical Fix for American Schools

American education is in perpetual crisis. Our students...

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Professor Encourages Others Professors and Students to Use and Edit Wikipedia

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9:30am

I don’t think college students and professors have a “moral obligation” to disseminate knowledge via editing Wikipedia as Professor Jemielniak suggests, but the rest of his argument makes sense. Wikipedia is a powerful tool that can only be made better if more and more people use it and edit it.

Dariusz...

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Army War College Revokes Plagiarist Senator John Walsh’s Masters Degree

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

Folks, never plagiarize.

Army War College Revokes Sen. John Walsh’s Degree

The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded that he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate.

The college assigned an academic review board to the probe in August after The New York...

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Christian Student Groups “Derecognized” at California Public Universities

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

“We engage in education, not discrimination.”

Those are the words of the attorney representing California’s public university stem, which has officially “derecognized” 23 Christian student clubs on 19 of its campuses. These clubs belonged to the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and required of members to believe in Jesus and abstain from sex...

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New Jersey High School Football Players Accused of Sexual Assault in Hazing Case

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 11:00am

I never understood this erotic/sexual assault type of hazing. What’s the joy in joining a group if the only way to get in is to submit oneself to humiliating and depraving acts?

Sean Carlin reports for the Associated Press:

7 charged in high school football hazing case

Seven students were charged with sex crimes...

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Sorority Members Fess Up to Trashing Student Newspaper

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 8:00am

I wonder what they thought they were going to achieve by trashing the newspapers.

Greg Piper of The CollegeFix has the story:

LATEST REASON TO THROW AWAY STUDENT NEWSPAPERS: GREEK LIFE EMBARRASSMENT

Apparently unfamiliar with Justice Louis Brandeis’s famous quote that the best response to speech you hate is “more speech, not enforced silence,”...

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MBAs Turning Away from Finance In Favor of Consulting and Tech

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Posted by    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

Even at my undergrad business school there is a lot more interest in consulting than in investment banking. The Economist article explains why.

Banks? No, thanks!

“AN INVESTMENT banker was a breed apart, a member of a master race of dealmakers. He possessed vast, almost unimaginable talent and ambition.” So wrote Michael Lewis...

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British University Students: Pee in the Shower to Reduce Water Usage

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Posted by    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00am

It actually would reduce water usage, so there’s no fighting them on that point. People are free to make up their minds and do with their bodies as they please, so we shouldn’t demonize this type of thing. But, yes, it is funny.

Also, anyone who doesn’t wear sandals, flip flops, or...

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Good2Go Sexual Conset App to Undergo Changes, Relaunch in Spring

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Posted by    Friday, October 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

Legal and College Insurrection have been closely following Good2Go, most recently with its shut down earlier this week. Now the app’s developers are vowing to relaunch in the spring after modifying the app to make it purely educational not retain any user information.

Greg Piper writes for The CollegeFix:

NEXT VERSION OF GOOD2GO...

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Texas Tech Frat Charter Revoked After Party Featuring Lewd Banner

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Posted by    Friday, October 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

The banner read “No Means Yes, Yes Means Anal.”

The Phi Delta Theta chapter house was removed by the national organization, not the university.

I think this is a good example of one way to combat the sexual assault problem on campuses across the country.

Texas Tech Frat Loses Charter Following ‘No Means...

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What Happened to Empowering Women to Combat Sexual Assault?

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Posted by    Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

It’s an often-debated point in the discussion of the problem of sexual assault on campus. One side argues that we live in a rape culture where rape is actively encouraged in just about every way possible, and the other side argues that while we don’t live in a “rape culture” college...

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Harvard Professor Says Eric Holder is the “Moral Compass” of the Obama Administration

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Posted by    Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:30am

I think even Joe Biden has a better claim to that title than Eric Holder.

From The CollegeFix:

HARVARD PROFESSOR CALLS ERIC HOLDER ‘MORAL COMPASS’ OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Sometimes you’re just left speechless, like when this happens, via the Huffington Post:

Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation announcement in September spurred an outpouring of mixed emotions...

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More Students Taking AP Exams, But Pass Rates Remain Low

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

The gross number of students taking and passing AP exams has increased over the past ten years, but overall pass rates are low.

Not to mention that over the past ten years AP exams have become much easier to pass because of all the review books and free online tutorials available.

From U.S....

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Billionaire David Einhorn Donates $50 Million to Cornell, Anti-Capitalist Students and Faculty Silent

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

Evil capitalists: 1, Liberal College Students and Faculty: 0

All over campus, students, faculty, and administration are celebrating “Cornell Engaged,” the project David Einhorn donated $50 million to help fund. Just yesterday I thought I heard them all cursing the capitalists pigs of Wall Street who simply push money back...

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UMass Police Kept Student Heroin Addiction Secret

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Logan had been busted for selling LSD and club-drug favorite Molly, but the campus police offered him a way to keep the school’s administration and his parents out of the know: becoming an informant.

During a surprise visit to see their son, Logan’s father and stepmother found him dead in his dorm...

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