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Law banning tobacco purchases to those under 21 angers U. Missouri students

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

University of Missouri graduate student Christopher White reports on a smoking controversy involving a recently passed law.

Students can legally vote, purchase handguns, join the military and be tried as an adult at the age of 18.

But according to the political elite in Columbia, the home of the University of M...

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Colorado schools tempt kids with fun prizes to eat Michelle Obama’s “healthy lunches”

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

I suspect that no matter the prizes, bureaucrats are going to discover that when food isn’t tasty, it still won’t be eaten.

Over the past two years, First Lady Michelle Obama has been pushing to make school lunches healthier. But, the result has been fewer students buying lunch nationwide. In Jefferson County,...

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Drexel prof says Obamacare wasn’t passed through deception

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

We have an early nominee for the “Dumbest Statements from Professors, 2015!” list.

I suspect that by the time this year ends, the competition will be fierce.

In an article titled “The five dumbest health care statements of 2014,” Robert I. Field, professor at Drexel’s School of Law and School of Public Health,...

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2014 List of Top Schools, According to Their Achievements

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:30am

While it can be easy to despair of the actual education obtained by college students on today’s campuses,  there is a list of  schools with some of their remarkable achievements for the year 2014.

Here is a sampling from list, which features some College Insurrection favorites, and are heavy on sports...

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Columbia Student’s 2015 Resolution: Free Speech Renewal

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Columbia University’s latest drama involved administrators attempting to get its marching band to cancel its traditional “Orgo Night,”when it mocks virtually every group on campus.

It is a target-rich environment.  Happily, the band failed to change its plans.

One Columbia student hopes that 2015 may be the year that the rest of the...

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Marquette U. Now Denies Suspending Conservative Professor

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

There is a fascinating update to the Marquette University professor who was banned from the school in wake of his conservative response to another professor’s gay marriage blog-post.

Marquette University’s administration appears to be unfamiliar with its own faculty handbook, because it’s denying that conservative professor John McAdams has been “suspended.”

Without saying why,...

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Ball State faculty fail to quickly embrace “chronic low performer” rules

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 11:00am

The professors at one university obviously have studied British philosopher Bernard Williams, who once wrote, “I like the word ‘indolence’. It makes my laziness seem classy.”

Ball State University faculty are taking their sweet time to approve procedures for firing “chronic low performers” in their ranks, The Star Press reports.

The university is trying...

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Bowie State University Student Files $3M Lawsuit Against Frat Over Hazing

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 8:00am

A threat against his mother may have inspired a Bowie State University student, who has been a Maryland Army National Guard member since 2013, to file a $3 million lawsuit against a fraternity.

…Student Kevin Hayes on Monday sued the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in Prince George’s County Circuit Court for alleged...

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Texas A&M assistant coach pulled from Liberty Bowl after hitting 2 WVU players

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

A Texas A&M student assistant coach would benefit from a lesson in sportsmanship.

Texas A&M student assistant coach Michael Richardson was sent home early from the Aggies’ appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after hitting West Virginia players in the first half of Texas A&M’s 45-37 win on Monday at Liberty Bowl...

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TV sitcom ‘Seinfeld’ now a psychiatry professor’s teaching tool

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

File this story under “Entertainment as Education.”

“Seinfeld” — the long-running sitcom billed as being about nothing — has resurfaced at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as a psychiatrist’s teaching tool to help students identify certain disorders.

NJ.com reported that Anthony Tobia is offering medical students at the facility a “Psy-feld” class that...

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Piano stores closing across US as students opt for other extracurricular activities

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11:00am

Piano lessons, a staple of American extracurricular activities, may be another tradition that is dying in the age of soccer and social media.

“When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.

When he closed Foster Family Music in late December, not one was still...

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Oregon Football Players Mock Cleared Florida State Quarterback with “No Means No” Chants

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00am

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is one of the young men who has faced legal challenges under the college system of questionable justice for alleged sex crimes.

And while the charges against Winston were dropped, his Rose Bowl opponents still used the case as an opportunity for some ugly mocking.

Several Oregon players...

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Quinnipiac suspends frat and expels student over hazing allegations

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

More hazing-related troubles at another fraternity.

Only solid detail: It didn’t involve Uber.

Quinnipiac University has banned the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity from campus, suspended two students and expelled another after a student conduct investigation revealed a hazing incident at the school.

“The univers...

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Newest College Scheme: Financial Aid to the Middle Class

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

The good news: Colleges recognize that a degree is now beyond the means of many middle class kids.

The bad news: It’s hard to see how the amounts proposed will help significantly, given the rising tuition and multiplying fees.

As soaring college costs saddle more students with debt, colleges are increasingly earmarking aid...

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One college shows that there is merit to giving up “Merit Aid” programs

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:30am

In The Washington Post, Nick Anderson takes a look at an intriguing experiment involving “Merit Aid” programs.

The open secret of higher education is that private colleges competing for students often slash prices for families wealthy enough to pay full tuition.

Some dangle “merit aid” to lure academic stars. Others use discounts to...

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University of Hawaii Graduate Does Commencement in Traditional Loincloth

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 6:30pm

No word yet if the feminist activists on campus will file a sex harassment suit against one proud Hawaiian college graduate.

While Kalā Kaawa sat with his fellow graduates at the University of Hawaii’s winter commencement ceremony earlier this month, he texted his mom in the audience to tell her that he...

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UCLA Student: Explore all your options before pursuing a medical career

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Given the chaos Obamacare has injected into the American medical system, University of California – Los Angeles student Kunal Patel offers up a dose of common sense.

But after working at hospitals and interacting with doctors over the last three years, I am convinced that the path to medicine and the lifestyle...

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UNC Officials Want Academic Whistleblower’s Lawsuit Dismissed

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

We have been covering the story of a University of North Carolina professor who was threatened with death after revealing athletes’ shockingly low reading levels.

The whistleblower, Mary Willingham, resigned then filed a lawsuit against the school.  There are new developments:

Three administrators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

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Oberlin College denies request to suspend failing grades for student demonstrators

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 9:30am

In a rare act of sanity on the campus of Oberlin College, the school has refused to suspend failing grades this semester despite requests for relief from students who skipped classes and missed study time to engage in race-based protests.

A student petition, signed by more than 1,300, called for the college...

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Catholic theologians compare Eric Garner with Jesus in racial-justice manifesto

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

St. Louis University student Nathan Rubbelke offers this analysis of a disturbing statement issued by over 400 Catholic theologins in this country, some who work at institutions that have previously made our reports for some

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Newest UVA controversy: Student leaders recommend secret trials for rape cases

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

In arguably one of the most chilling developments related to the University of Virgina rape hoax, The College Fix Assistant Editor Dave Huber reports that the school’s student leaders have issued a series of truly scary recommendations.

One wishes these demands were a hoax.

“Taking Action On Sexual Assault — A Student Perspective”...

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Seven Wyoming School Districts Drop Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunch Program

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

For Christmas this year, seven Wyoming schools districts are giving their students a gift that will keep on giving.

Citing numerous student complaints, the schools are ditching Michelle Obama’s “Healthy Lunch” program.

After reviewing the complains, it would have been better named “No Lunch” program.

Several Wyoming schools have dropped the new federal rules...

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