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“League of Legends” Scholarship – University Adding Online Sports to Athletics Program

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00am

In an innovative move, one university is offering a new online sports scholarship that is sure to appeal to geeks who gave up on joining a college sports team long ago.

The Robert Morris University has become the first higher educational institution in the United States to add an online sport to...

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University of Washington Students Develop Medical Marijuana Delivery App

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

To those who worry about the ability of college graduates to be innovative and technologically skilled, let me put your mind at ease.

Recently we noted New York University students had developed a hoodie that helps send texts to family and friends.

Now, University of Washington students have developed an app that is...

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Boise State Under Fire For Shameful Targeting of Pro-Second Amendment Event

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

We recently noted that liberal academics were panicking as Idaho’s new campus Gun law went into effect.

Now, one school is now under fire for its shameful treatment of a student group organizing a pro-Second Amendment event.

As the force behind a Supreme Court victory for Washington, D.C. gun owners, Dick Heller has...

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New York man guilty of rape after mention in college application essay

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Students often question the value of the college admissions essay.

However, one essay had some far-reaching results that have led to a man getting the justice he truly deserved.

Raped as an 8-year-old by her then-stepfather, a woman kept the secret from her family for nearly a decade until she drafted a college...

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Corinthian Colleges may shut down after clash with Feds over student data

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:00am

A for-profit college that has been clashing with US regulators over student data documentation is warning that it may be forced to close its doors.

This move has the potential to impact thousands of students across the country.

Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit education company with about 75,000 students nationwide, warned Thursday that it...

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UC Berkeley Researchers Use Algorithm to Explain Sex and Evolutionary Biology

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

Finally, University of California – Berkeley offers some real scholarship when it comes to sex!

A paper published Monday and co-authored by UC Berkeley researchers uses an algorithm to explain the diversity sexual recombination yields.

The paper, published in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the N...

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Vancouver School Board Adds Three Pronouns to Address Transgender Students

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

We have noted that the new diversity target for American colleges is transgendered students, especially with schools asking students for their preferred gender pronoun.

Now, The College Fix shares the news about a Canadian school district creating 3 new pronouns.  However, I am sure this inanity will be heading south in...

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“‘We can’t afford that!” Young Adult Group Targets LA Senator Landrieu in Great Ad

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit advocacy group geared toward young adults, is attacking Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) on economic issues in a wonderful new ad (hat-tip, Instapundit)

The ad, shared first with The Hill, shows a young woman pushing a Landrieu look-a-like around a grocery store in a shopping cart. The politician greedily...

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South Dakota Student Republicans Produce Hilarious “Breaking Up With Obama” Video

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:30am

We have noted that millennials are very unhappy with the Obama administration are are developing a decidedly libertarian streak.

South Dakota College Republicans a great video take on the opinion of President Obama, set to the song “Say Something” by A Great Big World.

The video depicts millennials “breaking up” with Obama like...

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Ohio State Scholar Logs into Tenure Track Using MOOCs

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

Faculty questioning the value of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may find comfort in this story of a math scholar logging into tenure-track using this educational approach.

When Jim Fowler becomes an assistant professor of mathematics at Ohio State University this fall, he can thank his massive open online courses — and...

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Governor Bobby Jindal plans to withdraw Louisiana from Common Core

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

It looks like that Louisiana may be the next state to repeal Common Core, joining Missouri, Indiana and Oklahoma.

Bonus – It’s good to see someone other than Obama using executive orders for a change!

Gov. Bobby Jindal says he will issue an executive order requiring competitive bidding for tests tied to...

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Hillary Clinton Draws 1,000 at Harvard Book Store

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

The sales for Hillary Clinton’s new book have been dismal.

And it looks like Harvard may be the center for whatever sales have been made.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary D. Rodham Clinton attracted hundreds of people to the Harvard Book Store on Monday evening for a signing of her new book,...

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“Pay It Forward” Tuition Plan Projected to Cost Oregon up to $20M for 20 Years

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 9:30am

Oregon’s “Pay it Forward” college tuition reform may sound great to many, but wait until state taxpayers get the bill!

Perhaps its proponents should take the new “Personal Fiance” class offered by Oregon College.

According to the Oregonian, the state of Oregon would have to pay an extra $5 million to $20 million...

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Germany to Solve Birthrate Based Brain Drain With Foreign Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Germany is one of many European countries now dealing with the consequences of embracing a culture of very low birthrates.

Bloomberg contributor Alex Webb discusses how the nation is dealing with a deficit of one million scientists because of the new demographics.

With Europe’s lowest birth rate and its oldest population, Germany needs...

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Fake or Flake? Which academic biography is a work of fantasy and which is real?

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

PJ Media’s Roger Kimball offers readers an intriguing challenge.

Pick which academic biography is from a new piece of fiction and which one is real, but seems to be based on fantasy (hat tip to Instapundit)

The other day, I wrote about Harry Stein’s new comic novel Will Tripp: Pissed Off Attorney at...

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Social media allows conservative students to cope with liberal campuses

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently noted that the Twitter hashtag, #MyLiberalCampus, has been a great resource for conservative students to document liberal bias on their campuses and to transmit that information nationally.

Now, Kim Kozlowski of The Detroit News takes an in-depth look at how social media is helping c...

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Man Caused Disaster Update – William and Mary Student Reviews Latest News on Benghazi

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Truly, the Obama Administration is a “Man-Caused Disaster”.

To help us keep track of some of the inanity, College of William and Mary freshman Elizabeth Marcello reviews the Benghazi scandal.

….Since news of the September 11th attack on the consulate and CIA annex in 2012 broke, everyone in the White House from President...

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King’s College Becomes First US School to Accept Bitcoin for Tuition

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

As colleges and universities race to keep up with new technologies, many are experimenting with the use of Bitcoin for the payment of school-related expenses.

Harvard recently opened up a Bitcoin ATM.

Now, a college has become the first in the nation to use Bitcoin for tuition payments.

The King’s College becomes the first...

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Furman Student Reports on Feminist Fury After Edits Made to #YesAllWomen Wiki Page

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

Given how favorably Wikipedia treats liberal causes, it is amusing how they have now become the target of feminist fury.

It seems that the editors of the online encyclopedia might be a bit concerned that the man-bashing tone might put-off a significant portion of their readership.

Perhaps it is time for men’s rights...

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Network of Enlightened Women Invites Coeds to Washington DC Conference

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Female college students with a liberty-loving streak may be interested in attending an upcoming conference.

NeW, or Network of enlightened Women, is set to host its annual conference, and it’s encouraging liberty-loving ladies to come on by. The conference includes panels discussing key issues affecting women, professional development training, networking and more.

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Scholarship Named After Student Hero from Seattle Pacific University

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently noted the importance of  student security guards, in the wake of the heroic action of Jon Meis, who prevented a UCSB-like tragedy being replayed at Seattle Pacific...

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U. Arizona student reports on her dad’s scheduling troubles at Phoenix VA Hospitals

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

University of Arizona student Julianne Stanford reports on her family’s personal experience with one of the VA hospitals at the core of the continuing healthcare scandal.

The Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center is at the center of a national scandal surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs that has prompted widespread...

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