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New school’s “Vaquero” mascot upsets the usual activist suspects

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 4:00pm

The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley hasn’t even opened, but proposals for its cowboy-like mascot has already hit the activist trifecta.

Protesters argue that the “Vaqueros” mascot would be racist, sexist, and culturally insensitive.

Some students, scholars and others associated with the newly forming University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley...

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Princeton Eating Club Under Investigation for Distributing Lewd Photo

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

A mandatory orientation session at Princeton University each year features a play called “Sex on a Saturday Night,” a piece of student theater designed to teach freshman about the dangers of STDs, date rape, drugs and alcohol.

A Princeton University club is being investigated for the distribution of a photo of an...

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U. Tennessee Drops the Word “Lady” from Women’s Sports

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

The University of Tennessee is the next in a long line of institutions rebranding sports teams and mascots.

The power-that-be probably did not realize that losing “Lady” from women’s sports team names would stir such controversy.

Sports columnist Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post chimes in on the University of Tennessee’s decision to...

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Franklin and Marshall student fisks Dartmouth “scholar’s” tasteless query to Rick Perry

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

Looking at a piece on Jonathon Gruber and the credentialed class, Dr. Glenn Reynolds noted, “I’m beginning to feel that America’s educational system hasn’t produced the best-possible governing class.”

Daniel Pellegrino, a student at Franklin and Marshall College, would probably concur with this assessment.  He recently reviewed a Dartmouth’s “scholar’s” tasteless query...

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UC Davis won’t let students register until they sacrifice their First Amendment rights

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

At the University of California-Davis, indoctrination starts even before class begins.

The University of California, Davis, requires students to complete an online activity in which they must identify certain words and phrases as “problematic” before they register for classes. Students are prompted to match “I’d hit that,” “I raped that exam,” “bitch,”...

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Yale School of Medicine’s Task Force on Gender Equity Launches

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Yale’s School of Medicine recently launched a “Task Force on Gender Equity”.

Meanwhile, a doctor who was removed as director of the cardiovascular research center over accusations of sexual misconduct, indicates he is being defamed while the school pursues a sex harassment case against him.

… Monday, Yale President Peter Salovey, Provost Ben...

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Harvard Endowment Fills Tank with Texas Energy Stocks

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

I cannot wait to see what happens at Harvard when the campus “Big Oil is Evil” activists learn of their school’s latest endowment activity.

I sense another kind of “Black Mass” may be organized.

Harvard University’s endowment...

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“America’s Deadliest Frat” Allegedly Attacks Jewish Frat at U. Arizona

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the fraternity whose  icy ‘torture’ of pledges that evoked Tarantino films and has led to its moniker of “America’s Deadliest Frat”,  is now facing another new crisis.

The University of Arizona put the fraternity on an interim suspension while it investigates a report that members attacked a Jewish frat.

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U. of Maryland Student Explains Why a Republican is State’s New Governor

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

The impact of the Nov. 4th election tsunami is still being assessed.

Matt Dragonette, a junior at the University of Maryland, reviews the reasons for the biggest upset of the evening: Republican Larry Hogan win in Maryland’s gubernatorial election over incumbent Democrat Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown.

…Central to Hogan’s campaign was his use...

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Catholic Loyola University student govt’ considers ‘gender neutral’ restrooms

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

The new bathrooms pair nicely with the pagan student club that has just been approved.

Loyola University Chicago’s student government is considering whether to recommend all restrooms on campus be made “gender-neutral.”

What’s not clear from the sponsor, however, is whether multi-stall restrooms would be open to men, women and trans students for...

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Teachers Union now demanding free tuition for teachers

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

Hoping to add to its numbers, a prominent teachers union wants another big perk: free tuition.

Despite massive losses by the candidates it supported, the National Education Association is proceeding headlong this week with its “Degrees Not Debt Week of Action.” The week of political theater seeks to rally support for new...

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West Virginia University suspends fraternities/sororities in wake of student death

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

West Virginia University (WVU) has suspended all fraternity and sorority activity after a student, who was originally found unconscious at a frat house, has died.

Nolan Burch, the 18-year-old student at West Virginia University (WVU) who was found at a fraternity house unconscious and without a pulse early Thursday morning, has died.

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Concordia U. Student Looks at Loretta Lynch Nomination

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Posted by    Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

President Obama recently announced Loretta Lynch as his nomination to replace the soon-to-be former Attorney General, Eric Holder

Sam Leanza, a student at Concordia University, takes a look at the nominee and the why she is being selected now, when her background shows her to be a potentially better fit that Eric...

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George Washington U. Offering Special Nursing Program to Veterans

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Posted by    Friday, November 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

It’s so nice to report an American university doing something nice related to our country’s veterans…especially around Veteran’s Day.

George Washington University is launching a bachelor of science in nursing program for military veterans, school officials announced.

The veterans BSN program, which will start in the spring 2015 semester, is designed to support...

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Colleges fight to keep dubious financial advisers away from student athletes

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Posted by    Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

Colleges are now looking to close some legal loops that allow financial advisers to contact athletes who are promising pro prospects and lead them into making bad decisions regarding their money.

The Wall Street Journal‘s Julie Steinberg has this report:

…It is illegal in most states for sports agents to provide gifts or...

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Lindenwood University defends student reporters against police intimidation

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Posted by    Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

In the wake of a very aggressive police search, one university is standing up for its students’ civil liberties.

Lindenwood University in Missouri demanded a “written apology” from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department after “close to 15″ officers detained two student journalists for 90 minutes, searched their vehicle...

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Best Common Core Result Yet – A Big Boost in Homeschooling

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

File this story under “Unintended Consequences.”

“Home schooling has steadily risen in North Carolina since it was legalized in 1985 by the state Supreme Court,” T. Keung Hui reported on News Observer.com on August 13, 2014. “Twenty-five years ago, there were about 2,300 home-schooled students in North Carolina.”

“But concerns about school violence,...

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Mad Science: Georgia Prof Ties War to Climate Change

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

Given the failure to scientifically prove that man-made global warming occurs, a professor has just proposed a new theory based on the second greatest evil for progressives….after conservatives.

War.

University of Georgia professor James Porter said at a recent lecture that “war is more destructive to the environment than any other normal activities...

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Mounting evidence points to drug gangs in death of 43 Mexican students

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

Mexican authorities have made some disturbing findings in their search for the reasons behind the mass execution of 43 students, who were recently reported as missing.

Forty-three college students kidnapped by police under orders of a mayor in southern Mexico were probably killed by a drug gang that tried to destroy all...

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Boyfriend of Ebola-quarantine-fighting nurse withdraws from Maine college nursing program

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

Formerly-quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox may have won her freedom from Ebola-based restrictions in court, but it appears that her win may have curtailed the educational plans of her boyfriend.

The boyfriend of...

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Brown suspends frat after student tests positive for date-rape drug GHB

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

Brown University officials report that a student who complained of memory loss after drinking punch at a fraternity party tested positive for a date-rape drug, while tests on another student are pending.

The fraternity that hosted the party has now been suspended.

The student’s test indicated the presence of GHB (gamma hydroxybutrate); a...

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San Diego student plunges 5 stories to her death after taking a dare

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

A San Diego State University student plunged to her death after responding to a dare.

Sadly, this tragedy comes hard on the heels of the meningitis-caused death of Sara Stelzer, who belonged to the same sorority.

A San Diego State University student died Friday morning after she fell from the roof of a...

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