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University of Colorado-Boulder Launches Online Tattletale System

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Posted by    Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

The University of Colorado-Boulder has taken this whole “nanny state” thing a little too literally. Students at the University of Colorado-Boulder can now report “hurtful statements” in an online system that records alleged offenders social security numbers.

Katherine Timpf reports for National Review:

University Launches Insult-Reporting System That Records Offenders’ Social...

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Is Stanford University Dying?

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

Despite its reputation, Jim Russell writes that Stanford may have seen better days.

The Pacific Standard magazine writes:

Stanford University Is Dying

Parents work hard and will do whatever it takes to put their children in the best preschool. Such parents should relax. Two graduate degrees in one household is an air-tight predictor of...

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Flunking Out of College? No Problem! Sue the College!

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

That’s what this former nursing student is doing anyway.

Jazz Shaw writes at Hot Air:

If you flunk out of college you can always sue them…

Misericordia University in eastern Pennsylvania is getting some attention this week, though likely not the type that they might wish. One of...

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Why can’t boys just be boys anymore?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

War on Women? Hardly. Masculinity is under attack.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Why can’t boys just be boys anymore?

Forget the fictitious but politically expedient ‘War on Women,’ masculinity is under attack. Men are maligned for not being more feminine in quality and character, and little boys are expected to forsake...

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UVA Dean Sues Rolling Stone for Defamation

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

After the Rolling Stone frat rape story was thoroughly and embarrassingly debunked, a Dean from the University of Virginia is taking legal action.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

UVA Dean Sues Rolling Stone for Defamation

The smoke may have cleared, but the Rolling Stone retraction disaster isn’t over yet. UVA associate dean of...

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Students at the University of Manchester Get to Nap in Sleeping Pods

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

What happened to taking a nap under a tree? Or finding an abandoned couch in an old liberal arts building to catch a few between-class zzzz’s? Now students will get to relax in nap pods that, “allow users to have 20 minutes of rest with ambient music and lighting to...

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Kirsten Powers: How Liberals Have Ruined College

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

Powers explains how liberal overuse of fear and intimidation have completely gutted American higher education.

Kirsten Powers at The Daily Beast:

How Liberals Have Ruined College

The root of nearly every free speech infringement on campuses across the country is that someone—almost always a liberal—has been offended or has sniffed out a potential...

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University of Texas Reports Second Case of Mumps

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

Let’s hope this is the last of it.

Jackie Vega reports for KXAN:

Second University of Texas student diagnosed with mumps

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the state health department continues to investigate a mumps case at the University of Texas — believed to be the first on campus — comes news about another...

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Boston University Responds to Prof’s Racist Tweets Aimed at White Men

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

Earlier today, we brought you the story of a newly minted Boston University professor who took to Twitter to bash white guys. “White masculinity isn’t a problem for america’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for america’s colleges,” tweeted Saida Grundy, an incoming...

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Dillard University Students Get Four Life Goals From Denzel Washington’s Commencement Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

Denzel Washington gave Dillard University students four succinctly doable life goals in yesterday’s commencement address.

Sue Strachan reports for NOLA.com:

Denzel Washington gives Dillard University students four life goals in commencement speech

Denzel and Dillard: A successful partnership that on Saturday (May 9) made for a special commencement for Dillard University’s Class of 2015.

The...

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Michelle Obama Discusses What it’s Like to be the First African-American First Lady at Tuskegee University

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

At a commencement address at Tuskegee University yesterday, Michelle Obama used her time to talk about her experience as the first African-American First Lady.

Rowena Lindsay reports for the Christian Science Monitor:

What did Michelle Obama say to Tuskegee University graduates?

First lady Michelle Obama spoke at the 130th commencement ceremony of Tuskegee...

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Michelle Obama Speaks at Tuskegee University

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

Alabama gets a visit from the First Lady.

The Huffington Post reports:

Michelle Obama To Speak At Tuskegee University

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Michelle Obama is visiting Alabama to give the commencement address at Tuskegee University.

The first lady will speak Saturday morning to about 500 graduates at the historically black university.

Obama will become the...

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Jeb Bush Hopes to Sway Evangelicals With Liberty University Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00pm

Will he succeed?

Politico reports:

Jeb courts evangelicals in Liberty University address

Jeb Bush on Saturday made a major overture to evangelical voters, seeking to reassure a skeptical voting bloc that when it comes to core beliefs about religious freedom and Christianity’s role in the world, he’s with them.

The former Florida governor and likely...

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University of New Hampshire Will Offer Course on ‘Deflategate’

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

University of New Hampshire students curious about the legal implications of ‘Deflategate’ will be able to earn four hours while learning the down and dirty of the NFL scandal.

ESPN reports:

University of New Hampshire to offer course on ‘Deflategate’ this fall

DURHAM, N.H. — Grade inflation is coming to the University of New...

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Professor Jacobson Talks Bowdoin: Anti-Israel Boycotters Miss a Teachable Moment

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

Thankfully, Bowdoin College students overwhelming defeated a referendum introduced by Students for Justice in Palestine that would’ve boycotted anything Israel-related.

Professor Jacobson explores further at National Review:

Brainwashed at Bowdoin: Anti-Israel Boycotters Miss a Teachable Moment

Bowdoin College in Maine recently held a student-body referendum for a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel....

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Tom Brady Will Answer Questions at Salem State University

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Tonight, embattled Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will answer questions at Salem State University.

Turnto10.com reports the Associated Press wire story:

Tom Brady to speak at Salem State University

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady makes his first public appearance Thursday night since a 243-page report found some of his claims were “implausible” concern...

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Bowdoin College Israel Boycott Referendum Crushed

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

Students voted overwhelmingly to kill a referendum that called for a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

Professor Jacobson writes at our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Bowdoin College students overwhelmingly reject Israel boycott

Bowdoin College Student Government held an unprecedented all-student referendum, sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, for a full academic...

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Tufts University Students on Hunger Strike Upset With University Response

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

Students engaged in a hunger strike to protest janitorial layoffs have a new reason to be upset — the university is in no hurry to meet their “demands.”

WHDH reports:

Hunger striking students frustrated with university response

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – Tufts University students on a hunger strike over janitor layoffs say they’re frustr...

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University of North Dakota Searching For a New Nickname

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

And some of the suggestions are… creative.

Fox News reports:

University of North Dakota releases 1,200 possibilities for new nickname

BISMARCK, N.D. – From “Amber Waves” to “Zombies,” the list of potential new nicknames for University of North Dakota athletic teams ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.

UND released a list of...

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‘Charlie Hebdo’ Controversy Hits University of Minnesota

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

To censor or not to censor?

The Washington Post reports:

Charlie Hebdo censorship controversy at the University of Minnesota

Colleen Flaherty (Inside Higher Ed) reports (see also this Minnesota Daily story). This is very troubling stuff, involving a leading public university and a demand to take down posters describing a serious academic panel. Here’s...

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Police Say University of South Carolina Student Put Window Cleaner in Roommates’ Food

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

When roommate disagreements take a turn for the worse…

Fox News reports:

University of South Carolina student caught spitting, putting window cleaner in food: police

Police say a University of South Carolina student has been arrested after her roommates set up a camera and caught her spitting and putting window cleaner in their food.

Investigators...

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Bomb Threat at Clayton State University Causes Evacuation

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Posted by    Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:30pm

No word yet on the cause…

Alexis Stevens reports for AJC.com:

Clayton State University evacuated due to bomb threat

All buildings at Clayton State University were evacuated and being searched after a bomb threat Monday afternoon, according to police and university officials.

The campus, located in Morrow, was evacuated...

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