Legal Insurrection
College Insurrection
Posts by Casey Breznick  (Page 5)

The Most Searched for University on Google Might Surprise You

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

It’s not Harvard. It’s not MIT (though that school is number two). It’s not Cambridge or Oxford.

It’s the University of Phoenix.

Sean Coughlan reports for BBC:

Google reveals most searched-for universities

Google has revealed the most popular searches for people around the world looking for universities.

This ranking of online searches is very different from...

Read More...
 
 
 

U.S. Colleges Are Growing Increasingly Financially Unstable

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:30am

Revenue going down? Check.
Expenses going up? Check.
Rally in stock market only thing keeping them afloat? Check.

Ira Sager writes for Businessweek:

How U.S. Colleges Are Screwing Up Their Books, in Three Charts

You might think that years of galloping tuition used to build new facilities, bigger stadiums, state-of-the-art gyms, and health-conscious dining halls is...

Read More...
 
 
 

Young Republicans Descend on Climate March to Defend Capitalism

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

Fight fire with fire.

Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform has the story:

Republicans taunt NYC climate change protesters with giant Reagan cutout

Occupy Wall Street’s climate change protests saw some unwelcome guests this afternoon as a group of young Republicans descended upon lower Manhattan with a giant Ronald Reagan cutout.

The counter-protesters, which have been...

Read More...
 
 
 

Skeletons in the Closet – Miss America was Kicked Out of a Sorority for Hazing

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

Yes, I know fraternities and sororities have been hazing for a long time, and it’s probably no worse now than it was 20, 30, 40 years ago. But it doesn’t make it right.

From Fox News:

Miss America Kira Kazantsev kicked out of sorority for hazing

Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of...

Read More...
 
 
 

Fraternity Accused of Color Coding Date Rape Targets

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Members of the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee allegedly color-coded their date rape targets with “red Xs” on their hands.

CNN reports:

Fraternity investigated over ‘date rape’ drug allegations

A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put “d...

Read More...
 
 
 

Ivy Student or Grad? There’s a Dating App Exclusively For You

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

Elitists who can’t connect with the opposite sex in person unite, because now there is a dating/hooking up app just for you. Fittingly, it’s called The League.

From the Cornell Review blog:

‘The League’ is Tinder for the Ivy League

Are you a single, lonely Ivy League student or graduate? Well, not for long,...

Read More...
 
 
 

Professor Kanye West (No Joke)

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Remember that scuffle ‘Yeezus’ got into with a paparazzo a while back? Well, he was sentenced to 24 months of probation and 250 hours of community service as a result of it.

Now, Mr. West is spending those 250 hours teaching fashion at the L.A. Trade Technical College.

From MTV:

These Lucky Fashion Students...

Read More...
 
 
 

The Ivy League’s 13 Most Liberal Courses

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

I’m just going to list them here. If you’re interested in reading about them, check out the Daily Caller’s original post.

The Daily Caller Presents: The Ivy League’s 13 Most Daffy, Outrageously Liberal College Courses

Brown...

Read More...
 
 
 

Shaking My Head: Search “Teacher” On Google News

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:00am

I’ve been meaning to make a post like this ever since I started working for College Insurrection. Often, as part of my research for this site gathering articles related to college, education, and young people, I go to news.google.com and search “teacher.”

Every time, I am astounded by the results. Google usually...

Read More...
 
 
 

Clemson University No Longer Requiring Students to Submit Drinking and Sex Information

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00am

Yesterday Campus Reform reported that Clemson University was requiring students to submit information about their drinking behavior and sex lives using identifiable log-in data.

Late last night the university backtracked on its plan, Campus Reform now reports:

Clemson University is no longer prying into its students’ sex lives

In a campus-wide email late Wednesday...

Read More...
 
 
 

20 Universities That Have Produced the Most Billionaires

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Looking to make ten figures? Go to UPenn (or, more specifically, Wharton). Your second best bets are attending Harvard, Yale, or University of Southern California.

Peter Jacobs reports for the Business Insider:

The 20 Universities That Have Produced The Most Billionaires

More billionaires went to the University of Pennsylvania for their undergraduate degrees than...

Read More...
 
 
 

Smear campaign targets conservative Cornell student columnist as “Racist Rape Apologist”

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 9:00am

I wrote this up last night for the Cornell Review, a student conservative and libertarian newspaper. We’re trying to get this going viral. Please read and share either this link or the original one, here.

Conservative Columnist for Cornell Newspaper Personally Attacked in Anonymously Distributed Flyers

In several locations across campus, students have...

Read More...
 
 
 

Students Take Note: Wal-Mart Executive Resigns Over Resume Fraud

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

We’ve heard it ad infinitum, but it really is quality advice: don’t lie on your resume!

From the Financial Post:

Wal-Mart spokesman resigns over fake resume claim that he has a university degree

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s chief spokesman resigned after the company discovered an almost two- decade-old falsehood in his official biography, a person...

Read More...
 
 
 

Study Suggests Liberals and Conservatives Smell Differently

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9:30am

How about a study on how liberals and conservatives think differently? But we already know what the conclusion would be.

From the NY Daily News:

Liberals and conservatives smell different, are attracted to odors of those who share their beliefs: study

People are attracted to the odor of those who share their political beliefs,...

Read More...
 
 
 

College Students Unhappy with Diversity Course Requirement

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

Students at Salt Lake Community College are actually complaining about a dance class that counts for the diversity course requirement at the school.

Maggie Lit writes for Campus Reform:

Diversity dance class draws students’ ire in Utah

Can students learn about diversity through dancing? According to one community college in Utah, they can, but...

Read More...
 
 
 

New Poll Says Women are Better at Writing Than Men

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

The battle of the sexes comes to the written word.

From the Daily Beast:

Poll: Women Are Better Writers Than Men

Women write better, male writers get to the point faster, and both sexes are more likely than not to write about people like themselves, says a poll by the staff of Grammarly.

The poll...

Read More...
 
 
 

What do porn stars and math have in common in Thailand?

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

Apparently, a “basic math” textbook published by MuangThaiBook Perhaps features a studious porn star in a “school girl’s” outfit on the cover. Perhaps a MuangThaiBook employee thought it would be a good gag.

NY Daily News reports:

Embarrassed Thailand education officials recall thousands of math textbooks after ‘teacher’ on cover revealed to be...

Read More...
 
 
 

Urban Outfitters Apologizes for ‘Vintage’ Bloody Kent State Shooting Sweatshirt

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

I feel what happened here is that the “suits” at Urban Outfitters, who under normal circumstances would have immediately vetoed this idea, feared being labeled “out-of-touch” and “old-timey.” So, they shut out common sense and let this inane idea go all the way through to store shelves.

Jessica Durando of USA...

Read More...
 
 
 

Bad at Math? Pick up a New Language

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

English has more number vocabulary than many other languages like Chinese and Korean, and therefore makes math more difficult for young children who speak English compared to those who speak other languages.

However, the education competency gaps in mathematics and other areas is a problem that goes beyond language.

Sue Shellenbarger of the...

Read More...
 
 
 

Obama Admin. Easing Access to College Loans

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9:30am

What will the result of this measure be?

Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal reports:

Parents Poised to Gain Easier Access to College Loans

The Obama administration is moving to ease access to student loans for parents with damaged credit, a policy reversal that could saddle poor families with piles of debt but...

Read More...
 
 
 

Pick an Economical Major, Not an Economics Major

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 11:00am

Petroleum engineering, mineralogy, other types of engineering, and computer sciences always land at the top of these lists of median earnings.

However, I feel that as long as you choose something reasonable and apply and work diligently you will maximize your potential to earn a high salary.

Anyways, from the FiveThirtyEight blog:

The Economic...

Read More...
 
 
 

The States’ Most Educated Cities Are…

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Check out the “most educated” cities in your state. Keep in mind, however, that simply have a college degree doesn’t mean much. I mean, you read College Insurrection, right?

From Business Insider:

Here’s The Most Educated Town In Every State

We recently looked at the most affluent towns in every U.S. state. Now we’re...

Read More...
 
 
Page 5 of 12« First...34567...10...Last »