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Sexual Consent App Good2Go Faces Legal Problems

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

This app was created in earnest, not as a joke, to help couples establish consent before engaging in sexual activity. However, the app developers seem completely unaware of the legal Pandora’s Box that’s been placed in their laps.

Greg Piper of The College Fix has the story:

ROLLOUT OF GOOD2GO SEXUAL-CONSENT APP GREETED...

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Map Shows How the Country Roots For College Football Teams

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

The New York Times has been creating several of these types of maps lately. They’ve made ones for professional football, basketball, and baseball, and now one for the second most popular sport in the U.S.–college football. The data they use is based on Facebook ‘likes.’

N.C.A.A. Fan Map: How the Country Roots...

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College President Will Pay for Student’s Textbooks if Beaten in Madden Video Game

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Posted by    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is pretty cool, though it would be better if the contest didn’t involve a video game but something a little more intellectual instead. But I can’t seeing a chess tournament gaining as much national attention and student interest as a video game tournament.

Matt Fin reports for Fox News:

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HuffPo: Colleges Should Ban Yik Yak

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Posted by    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 11:00am

Remember when liberals were all about greater personal liberty and freedom? Not anymore. Now they are the advocates-in-chief for banning this and that—even cool, hip social media apps.

Ryan Chapin Mach makes the case for banning access to the popular social media app:

Why Your College Campus Should Ban Yik Yak

Last week, students...

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College Republican Chairwoman Tries to Prevent Campus Voter Registration

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Upsetting that this is coming from anyone, especially a college republican.

Campus Reform has the story:

VIDEO: College Republican Chairwoman suppresses voter registration

A North Carolina College Republican Chairwoman was caught on camera allegedly suppressing the voter registration efforts of a non-profit, conservative student group Wednesday afternoon.

The video, obtained by Campus Reform, captures the...

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Gallup Finds Business Majors Show Most Disinterest in Work

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8:00am

As a business student, I find this to be quite startling. Why would you study finance, marketing, accounting, etc. if you’re not fascinated by it?

Douglas Belkin of the Wall Street Journal reports:

Business Graduates Show Least Interest in Their Work, Poll Finds

Business is the most popular course of undergraduate study at U.S....

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College GOP’s National Ad Campaign Falls Short

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

The College Republican National Committee (CRNC) is trying to be “culturally relevant.” I commend efforts to popularize conservative thinking, but some of these ads are cringe-worthy.

I mean, look at the “Say Yes to the Candidate” ad in Florida, where a young girl tries on a “Rick Scott dress” and finds it...

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Ben Carson Joins Growing Criticism of AP US History Exam

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

I took AP US history before this revamp. It was bad then, too. I think any smart student will be able to sort out the history from the revisionist narrative.

Warner Todd Huston writes for Breitbart:

DR. BEN CARSON SLAMS NEW ANTI-AMERICAN AP HISTORY CURRICULUM

Conservative favorite Dr. Ben Carson has joined the criticism...

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Eastern Kentucky University to Offer Social Justice Major

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

In between Social Justice 101 and Fighting Through the Struggle 101 I bet these social justice majors will stop by Starbucks, open up their Macbooks, chat on Facebook. and read a few articles on Buzzfeed.

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform writes:

University to offer degree in ‘Social Justice Studies’

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) will...

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Anti “Rape Culture” Protesters at Cornell Target University President

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 9:30am

As part of the National Day of Protest Against Rape Culture, about one hundred Cornell students gathered to give speeches, read poems, and dragged around a mattress in order to bring about the end of “rape culture.”

From the Review Blog:

“End Rape Culture” Protest at Cornell Targets President Skorton

Students gathered on Ho...

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NYU Professor: Climate Change to Blame for Rise of ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

This is no joke, repeat, no joke.

So it goes: In recent years climate change has been “partly” responsible for drought conditions across the Middle East, including in Syria, provoking anger at Assad’s leadership thereby giving birth to ISIS.

While I agree climate conditions can affect economics ones, and economic conditions can affect...

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Cornell Selects First Female President

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

I found some “stuff” on her time at the University of Southern California, but I’ll write about that some time soon.

Elizabeth Garrett, USC provost, named Cornell’s 13th president

The Cornell University Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University...

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Northeastern Journalism Prof has ‘Complete Confidence’ Fareed Zakaria is a Plagiarist

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

It seems like everyone thinks Zakaria is a plagiarist, except for Jeff Zucker and Fareed himself.

Tony Lee writes for Breitbart:

JOURNALISM PROFESSOR: ‘COMPLETE CONFIDENCE’ FAREED ZAKARIA IS A PLAGIARIST

After CNN chief Jeff Zucker said he had “complete confidence” in CNN’s Fareed Zakaria even after at least 24 instances of plagiarism on his...

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Loyola University Palestinian Group Suspended for Harassing Jewish Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Doubtlessly, Loyola’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine will say that their freedom of speech and assembly has been denied. Problem is, they were trying to prevent Hillel members from promoting Birthright Israel, a direct violation of Hillel students’ freedom of speech and assembly.

From The CollegeFix:

SJP CHAPTER SUSPENDED AFTER HARASSING...

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New Study Shows Using Social Media Increases Youth Voter Turnout

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

Facebook is the most effective social media platform in getting young people to vote, according to a University of Sydney study entitled The Civil Network.

From Business Standard:

Facebook most effective in engaging young people in politics

An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook being...

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U.S. University Professor Telling Liberians Dept. of Defense Manufactured Ebola

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Delaware State University associate professor Cyril Broderick published an article in a major Liberian newspaper, the Daily Observer, stating that the U.S. Department of Defense manufactured Ebola as part of its bio-terrorism research.

Terrence McCoy of the Washington Post reports:

A professor in U.S. is telling Liberians that the Defense Department ‘manufactured’ Ebola

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Harvard MBA Students Can Take a Course on Beyoncé

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

I wonder how all the Harvard MBA grads feel about this. They’re probably not too happy their alma mater is diluting its prestige with joke classes like this while the rest of the world becomes increasingly business competitive.

BostInno reported.

Harvard Business School Students are Going To Be Studying Beyoncé

A new Harvard Business...

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University of Texas Massacre Rifle on Sale for $25K

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11:00am

‘Murderabilia’ is a surprisingly popular niche market. Look at this article, people bid $2500 for a lock of Charles Manson’s hair.

Sterling Beard of Campus Reform has the story:

Murder rifle used in 1966 University...

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Vermont College Bans Access to Popular Social Media App Yik Yak

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

Yik Yak has become extremely popular on my campus, too. Basically, it’s a public forum for short messages like Twitter, except that the posts are “anonymous” (there are no names associated with posts). The app is organized geographically, so that only people in your area–city, college, etc.–can post to that area’s...

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University of Chicago Students Publically Post Names of Men With “Troubling Behavior”

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00am

What’s going on? First the flyers at Cornell, now this?

From HuffPo:

University Of Chicago Activists Post List Of Men Who Have Shown ‘Troubling Behavior’

Students at the University of Chicago are circulating a...

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Intramural Sports Game Where Female Goals Get Double Points Challenged

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Posted by    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

Finally, something that makes sense.

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform reports:

Students protest ‘sexist’ intramural soccer rule that doubles points when women score

A state university intramural soccer program is under fire by students for it’s “sexist” policy of awarding two points when a fe...

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Harvard Gives Full Ride to Student After He Admits He’s an Illegal Immigrant

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Posted by    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

Well, Harvard is a private institution so it’s free to set its admission and financial aid policies how it sees best fit. What do readers think?

Tony Lee of Breitbart reports:

HARVARD GIVES STUDENT FULL RIDE AFTER HE TELLS THEM HE’S ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

When Dario Guerrero, an illegal immigrant who found out about his...

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