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Easter Free Speech Miracle: Students Can Now Talk About Jesus at VA Community College

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

It’s an Easter Week miracle!

We recently reported that the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks, asserting he was denied free speech rights because administrators prohibited him from talking about Jesus Christ on the quad.

Now, the school has rescinded those policies.

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UCSB Deltopia Riot Investigation Reveals No Clues as to What Triggered Violence

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:30am

Last week, we reported that a big Spring Break beach party on Isla Vista, close to University of California – Santa Barbara, devolved into a riot during which  100 were arrested and many were injured.

An investigation into the incident has not revealed the cause for the violence.

With the Deltopia riot come...

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Students Invited to Dennis Prager Talk in Los Angeles

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

We often feature videos by conservative icon Dennis Prager from his online university.

Instead of waiting for a school to invite him to speak, Prager his heading out to California and invites high school and college students to attend his special event.

On April 23, Dennis will be speaking at Pierce College in...

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Waynesburg U. Student: Why We Can’t Limit Campaign Contributions

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Waynesburg University student Nika Anschuetz has a few thoughts about campaign finance reform:

Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman, will go down in the history books as a champion of free speech. The Alabama businessman was the named appellant in the Supreme Court’s recent McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling, a 5-4 decision that...

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Pace University’s Latest Study: Pubic Hair – To Trim or Not to Trim

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

Talk about over-specialization!

Tyrel Starks, assistant professor of Psychology at Pace University, has a study that focuses on pubic hair.

My report below comes from data collected from the first week of our six-week study, and is entitled PUBIC HAIR: To Trim or Not to Trim.

The human is perhaps the only mammal noticeably...

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Student Tour of Humboldt U. Ends in Bus Crash Tragedy

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:30am

Five students on their way to a tour Humboldt State University in California were among those killed when a FedEx truck crashed into their tour bus.

Details about the accident are still being uncovered.

Students from Los Angeles who went on to attend an orientation program at Humboldt State University after Thursday’s deadly...

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Troy University Prof Explains Economists’ Prediction Failures

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

It looks like the reasons that economists have had trouble predicting what is happening in today’s markets are similar to those explaining climate scientists failures at forecasting weather.

Both groups are using bad models.

An economist from Troy University offered an explanation for why so many of his peers failed to anticipate the...

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U. of Kansas Regents “Social Media Workgroup” Proposal is Finalized

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Months after Professor David Guth’s tweets wishing death for the children of NRA members led to his suspension,  the University of Kansas Board of Regents  tasked a group of faculty and staff to develop a...

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Colgate tests approach, allowing students to address sex assault prevention measures

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

Colgate administrators are taking an innovative approach in addressing sex assaults on campus, by allowing students students take the reins on developing measures to address the problem.

Interestingly, historically party-oriented campus climate may be improving as a result.

Scott C. Brown, associate vice president and dean of students at Colgate University, isn’t afraid...

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Rutherford Institute’s Battle Against Onerous New Jersey Anti-Bullying Law Continues

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:30am

The Rutherford Institute filed a federal lawsuit arguing that state officials in New Jersey violated a student’s First Amendment rights when they enforced the state’s anti-bullying statute against him for truthfully stating that another student had head lice.

The Institute recently filed a brief opposing the New Jersey Commissioner of Education’s motion...

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Pope Francis: At school, “children should not be subjected to thinly veiled indoctrination”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

Showing that he isn’t afraid to really shake things up by weighing in on serious matters of the day, the Holy Father has a few thoughts on school choice.

Pope Francis said Friday parents have the right to determine how their child is educated, and their children should not be subjected to...

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Connecticut Sorority Suspended for Hazing Practices

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

A sorority at the University of Connecticut has taken the “gender equality” ideal a little too seriously.

It now faces suspension for its hazing rituals, which is usually the punishment ladled out to fraternities.

University of Connecticut has temporarily suspended the Delta Zeta sorority chapter following hazing allegations.

The sorority allegedly hazed members of...

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CA History Lesson Parallels Cherished Civil Rights Icon with Cop Killer

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 11:00am

In a stunning example of agenda-driven scholarship, one California district has a history lesson forcing students to “draw parallels” between an iconic American with a murderer.

And while it is no longer a formal part of the curriculum, the lesson is still accessible and provides insights into the reasons behind the state’s...

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Good News – Law school grads’ prospects simply less bleak than before

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:00am

A little ray of sunshine is peaking through the dark clouds of law school graduates’ employment opportunities!

Employment prospects for law-school graduates are less bleak than in past years, according to new data, but the job market is also showing few signs of improvement.

Law schools reported that 57% of class of 2013...

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Franklin and Marshall Student: Freezing Firefox’s Opinion

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Franklin and Marshall College student Daniel Pellegrino has a few thoughts on the forced resignation of the CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, Brendan Eich, and what it means for today’s American culture.

…The irony that those who preach diversity and inclusion attacked and shut down someone who disagreed with them should not...

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U. of Utah’s Fight Song “Utah Man” Neutered by Inclusion Activists

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

University of Utah’s student government has just voted to change its fight song, Utah Man, to make it “more inclusive.”

Here is the offending anthem:

The student newspaper reports:

The [Associated Students of University of Utah Assembly] ASUU voted last week to support a potential change to make the U’s fight song, “Utah Man”...

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260,000 Reasons Why College Isn’t Worth It

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00am

A new graph based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals how bad the job market really is for Young Americans during this “Great Recession.”

Its conclusion: Some scholars are better off getting the barista job before going to college instead of after.

Just last week we asked “Is college waste of time...

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Top Campus Debit Card Provider Faces Investigation for “Deceptive Practices”

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00am

Higher One Holdings, the leading provider of campus debit cards on American campuses, faces an investigation by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in connection with the practices of a former bank partner involving college students’ accounts.

The new probe follows an investigation of Higher One by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,...

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Northwestern Scholarship Football Players May Say “No” to Unionization

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have been following the drive of the Northwestern University football team to unionize.

Despite a recent ruling allowing the team to proceed, the unionization plan still may be tackled by the players themselves.

The National Labor Rights Board (NLRB) may have allowed Northwestern University’s football players on a scholarship to unionize, but...

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UNC-Chapel Hill student gets DJ banned over ‘Blurred Lines’ because of ‘rape culture’

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

The promulgation of the “campus rape culture” meme has spilled over into the local bar scene at one university.

A hysterical and overwrought reaction by a North Carolina student to the song “Blurred Lines” has caused a permanent ban on both the song and the DJ who played it at a...

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