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Arizona State Co-Ed on Obamacare’s Tasteless “Let’s Get Physical” Ad

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:30pm

It would be hard to imagine an ad more insulting to women than the “Life of Julia”.

But the Obama Administration has outdone itself in the new Obamacare campaign targeting young Americans.  For example, Arizona State University student Annica Benning finds the promotion anti-woman, extremely tasteless, and exceptionally offensive.

Obamacare advertisements released this week...

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Washington U. Caters to Muslim Group’s Outrage by Hosting “Racism and Islamophobia” Event

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9:30am

When a picture of Washington University – St. Louis students depicting the heroism of Navy Seal Team 6 when viral, we reported that the campus Muslim group was “outraged”.

And what do campus administrators do about ginned-up activist outrage? Cater to it, of course!

One by one, Muslim students and...

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San Diego State U. Students Awaken To Obamacare Realities

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Posted by    Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5:00pm

Young Americans are now being woken from dreams of healthcare nirvana, to discover the nightmare that awaits them by the realities of Obamacare.

San Diego State University student Emily Yavitch describes her classmates’ reactions during a meeting with Affordable Care Act promoters, who recently went to the school:

Affordable Care Act promoters are...

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UC-Berkeley Student Editors: Lift the Ban on e-Cigarettes

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Posted by    Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00pm

California campuses have aggressively gone after campus smoking, and the editors of the University of California – Berkeley student newspaper are now saying the targeting of the increasingly popular e-cigarettes is going too far.

For decades, American society has been moving toward a complete ban on smoking tobacco. Since about the mid-20th...

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Shock Video: Black students decry UCLA as not diverse enough

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Posted by    Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 11:00am

The University of California – Los Angeles has a noted diversity program, which provides diversity-related resources for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Despite these best efforts, a new video reveals that black students on campus aren’t satisfied…and blame lack of race-based admission policies.

The number of NCAA championships UCLA has...

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Michigan State Student Editors Celebrate New Veterans’ Center

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Posted by    Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 8:00am

Michigan State University recently opened the Veterans’ Resource Center, catering to one group that usually receives little “diversity outreach”.

The student editors of The State News see this as a positive sign, but note that having a public space is worthless without adequate support from university administrators.

Although the center is opening today,...

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Loyola U. Student: Selling Conservatism To Young Americans

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 5:00pm

Loyola University student Mathew Lamb has some ideas to make conservative ideals more appealing to fellow scholars.

In light of the massive failure of Obamacare, this may be an easier sale.

Much time has been spent by political pundits and consultants knocking their heads together to decide how the Republican Party can start...

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Video: College Students Struggle to Define the Terms “Conservative” and “Progressive”

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00pm

MRCTV’s Dan Joseph recently walked around American University asking students how they defined the terms “conservative” and “progressive.” It didn’t go so well:

In fairness, I suspect the responses would have been very different if the interviews were conducted at an institution like, say, Hillsdale College — and not American University. But...

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Universities continue lobbying hard against sequester’s research funding cuts

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00am

The sequester is still impacting university research budgets, and administrators continue to lobby hard for the reinstatement of funding.

This week university presidents meeting in the nation’s capital denounced the sequester, as they have since before it took effect in March, and urged Congress to roll it back so that federally sponsored...

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Brown Daily Herald Editors: Don’t Limit Free Speech Based on “Uncomfortable Feelings”

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8:00am

The student editors of the Brown Daily Herald offer a First-Amendment based perspective on the recent uproar over a speech by New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

The guest column (“Organizers and supporters of the demonstration against Ray Kelly: Standing for racial justice: A public statement,” Nov. 11) is troubling on many...

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Snapshots of Today’s World Leaders as Twenty-Somethings

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:00pm

As today’s twenty-somethings struggle to finance their education or find jobs, Rosa Hyman of PolicyMic took a look at how current world leaders pent their formative years for inspirational examples of perseverance.

Here is what she found:

5. Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel

Netanyahu joined the Israeli military before he even turned 20,...

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Pizza and Beer Pongs: U. Miami Students Have “Drop out of Obamacare” Party

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 2:00pm

Obamacare is redefining the concept of “total system failure.”

Not only is the website fraught with issues, but instead of rushing to enroll in the program, the young Americans who were suppose to be a key component to program implementation are now having “Dropping Out” parties (hat-tip, Instapundit).

This weekend the “free-thinking, liberty-loving”...

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Arizona U. Student: Some Faculty Demanding Race-Based Hiring

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:00am

University of Arizona student Katie Jones says some of the school’s professors are clamoring for administrators to implement new hiring policies based on race and not merit, to “even out the numbers.”

From 2009 to this year, 40 Asian, 3 black and 12 Latino educators were hired, in addition to two scholars...

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Video – Conservative Fliers Confiscated at Furman U. Event

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8:00am

We recently reported that “civil rights” activist and notorious race-baiter Jesse Jackson spoke at Furman University in South Carolina.

In the background, another free speech drama was playing out…involving conservative students and a flier they were attempting to distribute.

A recently released video appears to show an administrator at Furman University attempting to...

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Record number of foreign students enrolling in American colleges

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Posted by    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 3:30pm

A new study authorized from the State Department shows that the number of international students studying in this country has hit record levels.

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.

Similarly, all-time high...

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Montana college student flunks math, then sues school

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Posted by    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:30pm

File this story under “Campus Justice”.

A Rocky Mountain College art student who flunked and dropped math classes required to earn a degree is suing to force the school to allow her to substitute two non-math courses so she can graduate.

Hannah Valdez’s disabilities prevent her from passing two basic math courses —...

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William and Mary Student: Libertarianism is the Hip New Trend on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 9:30am

Recently, we covered the rising popularity of Libertarianism on college campuses.

William and Mary student Elizabeth Marcello has a few thoughts on the trend, and how campus Republicans should respond.

Over the past few years, the Republican Party has faced internal tension with fervent Tea Party supporters, often causing conflict in debates over...

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Penn State Student on Virginia Governor’s Race Results

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:30pm

Pennsylvania State University student John Plucenik takes an in-depth look at the results at the Virgina governor’s race, offering the Libertarians and Republicans some sound advice on how to address stealth “Libertarian” candidates like Robert C. Sarvis in the future.

…After accumulating this information, it becomes evident that it’s not a Libertarian...

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U. Wisconsin – Madison College Republicans: Obamacare Counterpoint

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 12:30pm

Many significant problems related to the Obamacare program implementation have surfaced, which has lead many to question how effective big government is at managing large-scale health programs.

This includes University of Madison – Wisconsin student Ali Sinkula, who argues that the free market system is better suited to address the health needs...

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Family Challenges Bequest of Gore Vidal Estate to Harvard

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9:30am

The famous author Gore Vidal might find the dramatic, page-turning legal developments related to his estate worthy of a novel (via TaxProfBlog).

[Burr] Steers revealed … that his uncle [Gore Vidal] had left nothing to his family or intimates in his will. Instead, he bequeathed his entire fortune and assets to Harvard...

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Makers of SAT, ACT sued for selling students’ personal information

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:30pm

It looks like the makers of two of the country’s most important scholastic tests will be undergoing an examination of their own….a legal one.

The companies that administer the SAT and ACT college entrance exams are being sued over their sales of students’ personal information to outside parties.

A lawsuit filed this week...

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Student’s swan song to Dartmouth Beer Pong

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 3:30pm

Dartmouth College’s fraternity culture is often featured at College Insurrection.

The following candid account is excerpted from a new Dartmouth memoir called “Three For Ship” by from Crispus Knight, who graduated from the school after an academic expulsion.

I make no excuses, nor can I adequately explain what happened. The truth of the...

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