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U. of Chicago Black Co-ed Offers Glimpse into “Black Rage”

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00am

University of Chicago student Nina Katemauswa offers a glimpse into the race-based thinking fueling many of the campus protests that are occurring nationwide.

…Black is still black.

For once you are born black, there is no growing up—only growing in. Every year you are encouraged to retreat more and more into yourself and...

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Civil Rights Group Outraged at Bowdoin’s ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Outrage

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

One civil rights group is outraged at Bowdoin College’s outrageous punishment of students who dressed up as pilgrims and American Indians for a Thanksgiving party – calling it “cultural appropriation”

In an email shared with The College Fix, Michael Meyers, executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition, wrote to...

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UCLA Students Hold Town Hall About Alleged Police Brutality and to Draft Demands

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

About this time of year, most college students are focused on finals.

However, at the University of California – Los Angeles, many of them are drafting grievance demands instead.

I wonder if the grades they get this semester are dependent on the quality of their grievances.

More than 100 individuals at a student-led town...

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WSJ Finance Expert: College Kids Should Have Some “Skin in the Game”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Darla Kashian is vice president-financial adviser at RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis.

In The Wall Street Journal, she offers some sage advice about students’ education costs.

…Children are more likely to value the educational opportunity they’ve been given if they have some skin in the game. Taking responsibility for funding part of one’s...

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Playing Southern Anthem During “Black Lives Matter” Rally Gets Cop Suspended

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Truly, timing is everything in life.

This may be the first time Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” got an on-duty cop in trouble.

The Chicago Police Department has suspended a cop for 10 days who says he was honoring the University of Alabama by playing the Southern anthem in his patrol car on Saturday. (UA...

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Harvard’s President Faust Expresses Concerns About Obama’s Federal College Ratings Plan

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

In an interview with The Washington Post, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust expresses some serious concerns about the Obama Administration’s new federal college ratings plan.

“I think it raises the issue of what do you rate them for?” Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust told The Washington Post. “It goes back to what...

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Minnesota Transgender High School Students can Play on ‘Preferred Gender’ Sports Teams

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

File this story under “School Choice”.

The Minnesota State High School League has voted to allow boys who identify as girls, and girls who identify as boys, to play and compete on sports teams of their “preferred gender.”

The new rule will take effect in the 2015-2016 season.

Fox News reports:

The policy requires transgender...

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College Student Notes When “Black Lives Really Matter” in News Coverage

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

The College Conservative’s Kyle Sabo notes that when it comes to news coverage, some deaths are deemed more worthy than others.

On December 1, 2014, the fate of a young man’s life rested with a Brooklyn jury. As grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York handed down no true...

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University at Buffalo Launches New Program to Assist Young Entrepreneurs

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

It’s a Christmas miracle!

One New York university is now offering a free-market friendly program for enterprising students.

The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) has launched a new program for assist early-stage entrepreneurs, officials announced Thursday.

The Startup CEL program will provide specialized support and guidance to young,...

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College Conservative – Keystone Pipeline Should Fuel 114th Congressional Agenda

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

College Conservative contributor Jim Hinton has a proposal to fuel the congressional agenda during its next session.

Congress is about to head into its Christmas Recess, and will soon be closed for business until January. When Congress returns, it will be the Republican-led 114th Congress calling the shots instead of the...

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Study Shows Many College Students Think Smoking a Hookah is Safer than Cigarettes

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Posted by    Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

Never doubt the ability of American college students to rationalize away any hazards associated with risky behavior they want to engage in.

Many college students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes despite emerging evidence suggesting otherwise, according to a recent study.

Hookahs are water pipes used to smoke specially made tobacco that...

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Georgetown Student Defends His “I deserved to be mugged” Post

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Posted by    Monday, December 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

When Georgetown student Oliver Friedfeld wrote his op-ed, in which indicated that he deserved to be mugged because of “white privilege”, he experienced a significant opinion backlash.

And, like Jonathan Gruber, he is now going back and explaining when he really meant.

…I hope this letter clarifies some of the points that have...

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New Jersey Co-ed Sues Parents Again for Failing to Pay College Tuition

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Posted by    Monday, December 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

In November, we reported that a New Jersey judge ordered parents to pay their estranged 21-year-old daughter’s college tuition.

It appears that the parents didn’t take the legal order seriously.

A 21-year-old woman, Caitlyn Ricci, who’s already been to court once to get her parents to pay her college tuition is now back...

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UCLA’s Armenian students want Turkey Divestment Movement

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

In the wake of the University of California -Los Angeles student council defeating an ant-Israel divestment resolution by a vote of 7-5, the Armenian students are proposing Turkey as the next target to focus attention on the centennial anniversary of the infamous Turkish massacres.

The Armenian Students’ Association held a town hall...

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Now Med Students are Staging #Ferguson Protests

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Because law students can’t have all the fun!

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives.

Hundreds of medical...

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Thousands March in Mexican Protests Memorializing 43 Murdered College Students

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently reported that 43 Mexican college students were kidnapped by police under orders of a mayor in southern Mexico were probably killed by a drug gang.

As the bodies of those victims begin to be identified, thousands of angry Mexicans are marching to protest real police brutality and corruption.

Mexico identified the...

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San Diego State Ends Frat Parties After Anti-Rape March Fracas

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Following disturbances erupted during an anti-rape march, fraternities and sororities at San Diego State University must have their members undergo sexual assault prevention training before they can resume regular social activities.

We’ve got a problem – there’s a problem at universities all across the country – with sexual assault and so we...

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Ohio students sue schools for sexual-misconduct punishments under state Constitution

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Posted by    Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

Ohio students are showing that you don’t have to go to law school in order to learn the rules of “lawfare”.

This may be a new approach for students who sue their colleges for punishing them in campus sexual misconduct investigations: claim the process violates the state constitution.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that an athlete and...

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Dartmouth Asian-American student takes on “Bamboo Ceiling” and the media

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Posted by    Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00am

Dartmouth student Caroline Hsu shares her thoughts on the “Bamboo Ceiling” that, among other things, sparked a lawsuit by Asian-American students against Harvard University.

She takes a look...

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U. Missouri Cites #Ferguson for Hiring Freeze

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Posted by    Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00am

I guess the officials couldn’t find any way to blame George W. Bush for declining enrollment.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis has enacted a hiring freeze due to “smaller-than-expected” student enrollment that campus officials believe is linked to the fatal police shooting in nearby Ferguson, Reuters reported.

n a campuswide email, Chancellor Thomas...

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Columbia Graduate Students are Organizing a Union

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Posted by    Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

Because what graduate students really need to do are protesting, wallowing in grievances, and paying more fees!

Seeking greater rights and recognition for their work as research and teaching assistants, graduate student workers at Columbia are organizing to become a union.

More than 1,700 student workers have signed cards supporting the effort since...

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Failed Feminism: Brown Co-ed’s Hairy Tale of “No Shave November”

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Posted by    Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

Brown University Co-Ed Caitlin Dorman pens a hairy tale of a failed experiment in feminism in the Daily Herald blog.

My name is Caitlin, my preferred gender pronouns are she, her, and hers, and I didn’t shave my legs last month.

I know that many women do not identify with the practice of...

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