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Student Suspended for Fishing Knife Left in Dad’s Car

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

Zero tolerance insanity has now spread to include fishing knives.

A senior at Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn. has been suspended for 10 days and faces a multitude of additional punishments including criminal charges because school officials found a knife belonging to his father inside his father’s car.

The student is David...

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Dept. of Education Does End-Run Around Congress to Lower Sex Harassment Case Standards

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:30am

It looks like President Obama isn’t the only one ignoring the US Congress!

Today, the Department of Education began the second of three sessions of negotiated rulemaking on changes to federal campus crime reporting requirements. Unfortunately, negotiators are attempting to advance regulatory measures specifically rejected by lawmakers in...

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Australian University’s Giant Mural Glorifies Global Warming Narcissist

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

An Australian University has glorified one of its climate scientists in a huge mural.

Underneath the panel is the claim about his Nobel Prize research. Breitbaret’s Nicke Hallett has an analysis on the self-promoting claim centered on false science.

An Australian university has put up a giant mural on one of its walls,...

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U. of Maryland’s LGBT Equity Center’s “Diversity in Employment” Video

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently offered an analysis by Victor Davis Hanson on campus diversity programs, which asserts that they have “become an industry synonymous with orthodoxy and intolerance, especially in its homogeneity of political thought.”

With this in mind, let’s turn...

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Purdue Police Say They Didn’t Violate Student Journalist’s Rights

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

Purdue University police allegedly “pushed to the ground, verbally abused and threatened” student photographer Hiraku ‘Michael’ Takeda as he was reporting on a campus crime scene.

Dan Reimold of Campus Media Matters follow-up with the results of the school’s internal investigation centered on whether the student was harassed or had his constitutional...

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Arizona State Co-Ed Wants Feminists to Stop Complaining About “Rape Culture”

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently noted that conservative pundit Tammy Bruce wanted to reboot modern feminism.

So does Arizona State University student Annica Benning, who wants activists to focus on finding solutions to real problems.

Have you ever heard of SlutWalks?

It’s when women dress up in bras, panties, high heels and little else and parade around...

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Activists demand tying college presidents’ wages to salaries of cooks, janitors

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

If progressives get their plan enacted for two college campuses, it could mean another solution to administrative bloat.

Activists at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Brandeis University have asked presidents to tie their wages to staff salaries. Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard has these details:

Some faculty and students at St. Mary’s...

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Phil Valentine Educates UVA Student Environmentalist on Real Global Warming Literacy

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

Phil Valentine is the producer of “An Inconsistent Truth” on the reasons for global warming skepticism, as well as a popular talk radio show host in Nashville.

When he headlined an event featuring his work for the University of Virginia College Republicans, Thomas Forman (President of the UVA Environmental Sciences Org...

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Harvard Student: Replace “Academic Freedom” with “Academic Justice”

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

It appears that Sandra Y.L. Korn, a Harvard senior focusing on the history of science and studies of women/gender/sexuality, might have been sick the day they covered the “First Amendment” in her class.

That is, is any of her courses actually covered the US Constitution  (hat-tip, Captain Capitalism, Aaron Clarey).

…Yet the liberal...

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Democratic Senator Proposes Giving Every Child a $500 College Savings Account

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 9:30am

A Democratic senator offers a classic, liberal response to the Higher Education Bubble crisis: Throw money at the problem.

Breitbart’s Bigelow has the details on a proposed new law giving every child a college savings account.

Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-OR) is intending to draft a law that would entitle every child born in...

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Rutgers Grad Asks “Daily Targum” Trustees to Not Censor Student News

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Posted by    Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Alex Lewis is a recent graduate of Rutgers University and a former columnist for the student newspaper, The Daily Targum.

The former intern for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is now addressing the tendency for the school Board of Trustees to censor student opinion pieces.

The Daily Targum, a student...

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Dartmouth Student: No, We Are Not “Special Snowflakes”

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Posted by    Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Files this op-ed by Dartmouth student Emily Albrecht under “Hope for Our Future”:

Tyler Durden of “Fight Club” (1999) fame famously spat, “You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” I first saw that movie six years ago, but the line has stuck...

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Elementary School Tour Exposes Young Scholars to UC Berkeley Sex Week Antics

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Posted by    Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:00am

Given the fact that strip clubs are now advertising in the University of California – Berkeley school newspaper, perhaps the logic behind the school tour schedule is that it is never too early to start recruit...

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During arguments for unionization, Northwestern defends football players academic achievements

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Posted by    Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 8:00am

We have been covering the move of the Northwestern University football team to unionize.

During arguments, a quarterback’s alleged that the school’s program places athletics over academics. The school countered:

Northwestern University officials on Thursday countered a quarterback’s allegations that the program places athletics over academics, urging a federal agency to deny a...

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Brown releases report detailing how protests forced Ray Kelly lecture cancellation

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Four months ago, Professor Jacobson reported about a lecture by New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at Brown University was called off due to protesters interrupting the speaker.

This week, the university released a report outlining what happened. Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik has the details:

The report says that the university offered...

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Missouri Republican sets $8 aside in budget for Common Core skeptics’ tin foil hats

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

The level of disrespect one Missouri Republican has shown his constituents is truly astonishing.

Skeptical that the national Common Core standards will improve the quality of education in local schools? Then you must be a lunatic conspiracy theorist — at least according to Missouri State Rep. Mike Lair, a Republican, who set...

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NCAA Asserts It Doesn’t Have to Share TV License Fee Profits with Players

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00am

Athletes are quickly learning to calculate how to best cash in on the enormous money made in college sports.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is now being forced into a trial by football and basketball players seeking a share of $800 million a year in licensing fees for televised games.

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Dear White People: Race Identity Film Set at “Ivy League Institution”

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Here is evidence that the rather hefty investment in “Diversity Programs” at Ivy League institutions as been a real waste of money.

A new film is about to debut at the famous Sundance Film Festival, and it focuses on race-based misconceptions that whites at those schools still supposedly have.

Cloaked in satire, the...

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UC Davis student newspaper holds news hostage to raise student fees

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

We have recently featured articles about students calling for certain news items or opinions not to be published if they were “offensive”.

However, the University of California – Davis student publication is not printing any news as part of a fascinating new marketing strategy to promote a fee increase.

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Richard Vedder on “College Endowment Inequality”

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

In the wake of Obamacare and Common Core failures, the Obama Administration has been trying to change the media focus to “income inequality” in recent weeks.

Richard Vedder, economist and adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has ano...

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Hedge-Fund Manager Becomes Harvard’s Biggest Donor

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

When progressives on Harvard’s campus rage against the “1 percenters”, perhaps they might to consider that some of their patrons fall into that category.

In fact, a noted hedge fund manager just gave the school its biggest donation in history.

Hedge-fund manager Kenneth Griffin, a 1989 graduate of Harvard University, gave his alma...

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Who to Blame: Colleges That Produce Most Members Of Congress

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:30am

Given the political and personal shenanigans associated with members of the US Congress, perhaps it is time for Americans to review where their elected representatives have been educated.

More members of Congress attended Harvard University than any other higher education institution, with 47 elected officials on Capitol Hill counted as Crimson alumni,...

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