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University of St. Thomas Student – Learning Free Market Lessons

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

During a recent lunch, University of St. Thomas student Vladimir Davidiuk was inspired to share some observations about the lessons children could learn from actually participating in the free market.

…When we went to pay for our bill at the cashier station, I was somewhat taken aback to see such a young...

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Feds sue for-profit ITT Educational Services for “predatory lending” practices

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

Given the fact that rates of federal student loan default rates are the highest since 1995, one has to wonder about the real reasons behind a lawsuit brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) against ITT Educational Services, Inc.

The agency claims that the for-profit company engaged in predatory lending by...

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Evergreen State’s New Exit Requirement: “What I Learned in College” Essay

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

When everyone gets an “A”, how can schools distinguish true scholars from slackers?

One college has come up with an innovative exit assessment to make its final determination.

Assessment can be a dirty word, especially when it comes from the top down, and neither faculty nor students are convinced that it measures anything...

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UCLA Student Resigns from Student Gov, Citing its Focus on Political Activism

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 9:30am

UCLA student Evan Moffitt is now the former director of community engagement for the General Representative 3 office of the Undergraduate Students Association Council.

He has just resigned in protest over the group’s focus on politics instead of students.

Time and time again, I was disappointed by councilmembers’ misplaced priorities. In meetings, instead...

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War on Women: CU Boulder’s Student Govt Denies Female College Republican Travel Money

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

It’s “War on Women”…conservative ones, that is.

Despite authorizing the funds for other student trips for political events, three female College Republicans at the University of Colorado – Boulder were denied their request for financial support from their student government to travel to CPAC.

The College Fix Associate Editor Jennifer Kabbany files...

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Liberty U. officer won’t be charged for fatally shooting hammer-wielding student

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

A Liberty University security officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a student who attacked him with a hammer during an incident last November.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Jeffrey Bennett ruled that the officer, A.S. Mulberry, acted in self-defense when he fired two shots at Liberty freshman Joshua Hathaway on...

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New York’s Governor Cuomo Wants to Reopen Prison U.

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 11:00am

New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo believes paying for prisoners’ college educations can help cut costs.

Critics think the money is going to the wrong people. Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard has the details:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to bring professors back into prisons 20 years after Congress and one of his...

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FBI Search May Become Part of U. of Tennessee “Sex Week 2014”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Students at the University of Tennessee may be exposed to more than an “Aphrodisiac Cooking Class” during upcoming Sex Week activities.

A coalition of conservative groups has banded...

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Veteran Arrested at George Washington U. During Hillary Clinton Speech Files Lawsuit​

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reports that an Army veteran who dared turn his back on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2011 speech at the school, and then was arrested by campus police, has now filed a lawsuit.

He claims he was “forcibly and falsely” hauled off...

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Columbia U. Sorority’s “Beer Olympics” Center of Latest Diversity Drama

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Another sombrero-wearing sorority is in trouble after hosting a “Beer Olympics”.

A Columbia University sorority has come under attack following an Olympics themed beer pong tournament that many students said invoked offensive cultural stereotypes to portray various nationalities, including people from Mexico, Ireland, and Japan.

Student newspaper the...

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Harvard Student: How “Gay Pride” Backfires

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00am

In the wake of the alarming veto of Arizona’s religious freedom bill, a recent op-ed by Harvard student Ian R. Van may be worthwhile reading for gay activists.

…Institutions such as the Office of BGLTQ Student Life here at Harvard are counterproductive because they promote the sort of separateness that must be...

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New York University’s Super Secret Anti-Israel Confab

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:00am

Given the response to the UCLA student government’s rejection of an anti-Israel BDS resolution, little wonder that another institution wants to avoid drawing attention to its upcoming Israel-bashing conference.

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Fewer High School Graduates Means Hunt for College Applicants is On

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bloomberg’s Janet Lorin reports on the dwindling number of Midwest high school graduates that has spurred a hunt for college applicants.

She speaks to Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.”

 
 
 

Occidental College Bans Investment in “Assault Weapons” Manufacturers

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

Despite the fact that one of the few areas of growth in the American economy is gun sales, one college has decided weapons manufacturers shouldn’t be part of its investment portfolio:

A fascinating development, given that these same companies also produce the weapons bought by many campus police departments.

Occidental College trustees have...

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Two University Newspapers at Prove the Value of a Student-Run Free Press

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

The Foundation of Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) features two student newspapers working to restore First Amendment rights to the student body and showcasing the importance of free press rights on campus.

Maxton Thoman of the [University of Alabama| student paper The Crimson White writes about the university’s repeated failures to uphold...

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Former Black Pather Angela Davis is Keynote Speaker at U. Minnesota Diversity Event

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:30am

It looks like former Communist Party USA leader and Black Panther Angela Davis is doing a grand tour of American schools.

After speaking at Catholic Seattle University and Elizabethtown College, she gave the keynote address for the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s (UMD) Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism.

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Modesto Junior College Settles Constitution-Distributing Student’s Lawsuit

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have been following the case of a California community college student prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution — on Constitution Day, of all days, because of campus “free speech zone” restrictions.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announces a victory in...

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Dartmouth Students Rail Against Reparation Demand Email

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently reported that a student “Diversity Group” at Dartmouth threatened physical action if their questionable demands aren’t met.

If the response to this demand email is any indication,  “diversity drama” has little audience among Dartmouth’s students.

A mysterious email that appeared in Dartmouth College students’ inboxes Monday that claimed the Ivy League institution...

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Madison University committee notes lack of specificity in new “Diversity Plan”

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

One school has caught on that vaunted “diversity plans” are often a little light on specifics and firm goals.

The Associated Students of Madison University Affairs Committee met Tuesday to discuss the latest campus diversity plan as drafted by the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee.

The AHDPC was formed in 2012 and is composed...

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UNC Poverty Center’s Inappropriate, Possibly Illegal, Political Activities Revealed

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:30am

A public records request filed by a state conservative organization confirms that the University of North Carolina’s Poverty Center is using publicly funded resources for inappropriate (and possibly illegal) political activities (hat-tip, Instapundit).

The Civitas Institute reports:

Email records show that the center...

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Franklin and Marshall College Student: Bill de Blasio, Poster Child for Idiocy

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

Franklin and Marshall College student Daniel Pellegrino has an early review of how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio handling his new position.

The student, a New York City resident, is less than impressed.

When asked by his boss, Michael Scott, what the most inspirational thing that he had ever told him...

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Prager University Video – America’s Debt Crisis Explained

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

Prager University has released its newest video, which explains the reasons for the nation’s current debt crisis and features Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner.

From the Youtube description:

Fact: America’s national debt stands at $17 trillion. That’s a tough number to grasp. Most people will never come close to making $1 million in any...

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