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UC Berkeley Student: Parents need to teach kids how to handle their liquor

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Posted by    Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 11:00am

Shockingly, one University of California – Berkeley student is opposing the Berkeley City Council’s big government response to a wave of binge-drinking hospitalizations that occurred during the campus “Welcome Week”.

Maximilian Pitner says that instead of spending money to enforce underage drinking laws, a more European approach offers a better...

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Florida Atlantic U. Prof Claims Navy Shipyard Assault Staged

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Posted by    Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 8:00am

Florida Atlantic University topped the 2013 list of “Worst Placed to Attend College.”

The following story shows that the institution is pulling ahead in the race to the top….of the same list for 2014.

A Florida Atlantic University communications professor known for conspiracy theories has posted a series of pictures, audio clips, memos...

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Cornell Student on the Disturbing Trend Toward Campus Censorship

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Posted by    Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 5:00pm

With speech codes and “free speech zones” now entrenched in many campuses, students are becoming more aware that their First Amendment rights are at risk.

Cornell University student Julius Kairey offers his insights on this disturbing trend in The Cornell Daily Sun.

Are American free speech norms too permissive of offensive and hateful...

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“Death of an Adjunct” Gives Birth to Debate

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Posted by    Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:00pm

Professor Glenn Reynolds recently featured an article on the the death of a longtime, penniless Duquesne U. instructor that seems to illustrate the plight of adjunct professors.

Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty takes a look at the ensuing debate across academia about the working conditions of part-time staff members.

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Baylor U. Student: Why the Constitution is Important

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Posted by    Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 9:30am

In honor of this week’s “Constitution Day” celebrations, Baylor University student Danny Huizinga highlights why our founding document is still revered.

“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union…” They are words most of us are familiar with.

Akhil Amar, a Yale professor and constitutional expert, says these words were...

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Florida College Offers Master’s Degree in Drone Warfare

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Posted by    Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:30pm

Given the tendencies of the Obama Administration to use drones frequently, one college has smartly decided to offer a degree program focusing on a obvious growth industry.

Secured inside a room you need a U.S. passport to enter is a modern arcade of war machines.

‘It looks like a gamer’s paradise: A comfortable...

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Kansas Journalism Prof Targets NRA Members’ Kids in Tweet

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Posted by    Friday, September 20, 2013 at 3:30pm

Legal Insurrection just reported that “angry tweets are polluting Twitter“.

One Kansas journalism professor just posted a tweet so angry it may require an armed squad of EPA agents to handle the situation.

A journalism professor at the University of Kansas (KU) turned to Twitter on Monday to suggest he would like to...

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Texas Parents Protest 2nd Amendment Rewrite in High School AP History Text

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Posted by    Friday, September 20, 2013 at 12:30pm

Earlier this year, we noted that a report indicated that some American History college courses contained more diversity than facts.

Now, it looks like some high school courses don’t even have the facts, as essential elements are being rewritten to promote the progressive worldview.

The Second Amendment the Founding Fathers wrote: “A well...

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CA College Stops Student from Handing Out Constitutions on Constitution Day

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Posted by    Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00am

Last year, we reported that Michigan State University invited a Communist professor as a highlight of their Constitution Day activities.

This year, our choice for the “Constitution Day Curmudgeon College” is one located in California.

In a stunning illustration of the attitude taken towards free speech by too many colleges across the United...

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Parents force AZ high school to yank sexually explicit book

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 5:00pm

Showing that parents still have power over the curriculum of their schools, at least on the local level, one Arizona school has been forced to pull a very sexually explicit book.

Sierra Vista school administrators yanked a book from classes this week following parental complaints of sexually graphic material.

The novel “Dreaming in...

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Colorado State Student Reports on Indiana School’s Fetish App Development

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:00pm

Colarado State University student Kara Mason files a fascinating report on another public university’s quest to develop an app to track fetishes.

Voyeurism and sex, meet science and technology.

Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute has developed a smart-phone app that asks users across the globe to send intimate details on their personal sexual experiences...

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Catholic college cancels sex workshop featuring “c**t” coloring book

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:00am

We recently reported that Marquette University was planning a 12 week workshop on female sexuality, the highlight of which was “The C#&t Coloring Book”.

It looks like this piece and other comments contrasting the workshop’s content and the university’s Catholic identity inspired school administrators to alter their plans:

Marquette University will no longer...

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Video – College Students Say Obama Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:00am

Given the debacle that has been the current administration’s handling of the chemical weapons situation in Syria, many are questioning President Obama’s acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize.

But students on the University of Southern California (USC) campus say otherwise, but have a hard time explaining their reasoning.

When asked what the difference...

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Missouri State U. Student: 5 Different Brands of Conservative

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:30pm

“Branding” is an important marketing concept.

Missouri State U. Student Lindsey Kolb takes that approach and applies it to the wide array of conservative beliefs.

As conservatives, we are asked over and over again about our stances on different issues. As much as all conservatives wish that we could all have the exact...

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Brown Student Marks Moon-Related Cold War Anniversary

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:30pm

This year marks the 50th Anniversary Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I have a Dream” speech.

However, Brown University student Suzanne Enzerink recounts another intriguing but relatively unknown event that occurred 50 years ago.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of an obscure milestone in the Cold W...

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Yale Student Questions the Pricetag of Prestige

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 12:30pm

Proof that the economic climate is still harsh comes from the campus of Yale University.

Tao Tao Holmes,a senior in Branford College, is asking a lot of questions about her tuition…what its used for, why is it rising so rapidly, and what her degree will actually be worth on the open market. ...

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Ohio State’s Public Safety crew now have an armored fighting vehicle

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9:30am

An Ohio university’s police department has purchased an interesting used vehicle, which is now parked in their garage.

Hopefully, the unit was procured more in the interest of budget concerns than disaster preparedness.

The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has acquired an armored military vehicle that looks like it belongs in...

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Julianne Malveaux: Obama’s college plans hurts historically black colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6:30pm

Lefty pundit and African-American economist Julianne Malveaux is no friend of conservatives, which is aptly expressed in her infamous sentiment regarding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: “I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early, like many black men do, of heart disease”.

That she is...

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Federal Judge: Just Say “No” to Mandatory Student Drug Tests

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 3:30pm

College Insurrection often covers stories dealing with First and Second Amendment issues on campus.

Today, here is something for the Fourth Amendment files:

A federal judge on Friday barred Linn State Technical College from requiring all students to undergo drug testing, finding that the rule violated the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment ban on...

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Walk-Back: U. of Michigan offers new invitation to Alice Walker

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that the University of Michigan rescinded a speaking invitation to noted African-American author and progressive pundit Alice Walker.

Caving into complaints of censorship, U. of Michigan now extends a new invitation and pledges commitment to free speech…despite the fact her body of written work includes an “80-page screed against...

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Texas student’s report on the dangers of synthetic marijuana

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 9:30am

We recently reported on a spate of recent student overdoses involving a deadly from of ecstasy called “Molly”.

Now, Sam Houston State University student Alexa Grigsby, Assistant Viewpoints Editor for the campus newspaper The Houstonian, files this report on incidents involving synthetic marijuana:

Marketed as a “legal high” when it first came out...

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Ohio State Student Reconstructs Face of 2,000 Year-old Mummy

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Posted by    Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30pm

One talented Ohio State University student is showing that archeology involves more than dusty tombs and fedora-wearing professors, and her work is now being featured in a new history exhibition.

Alexandra Keenan-Krilevich regards its forehead and temples and then begins to roll a ball of brown clay, measuring its thickness with a...

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