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Bill O’Reilly featured in CU-Boulder ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ exhibit

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

Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has become a major target of progressive campus activism.

Recently, he was cited in the Harvard Crimson piece dissuading conservatives from applying to the school.  Now, a student display in Colorado slanders him in an offensive exhibit.

A recent “Tunnel of Oppression” student exhibit at CU Boulder that...

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Student Loan Debt: A Sad “New Normal” for Young Americans

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:47pm

Student loan debt is slowly killing the “American Dream”.

Via Instapundit: Sadly, the burden of the debt is being accepted and handled as a “new normal”. And, as New York Times columnist Charles M. Bow notes, middle and low income families have been hurt most.

The student debt crisis may become a dangerous...

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Oberlin College explains reaction to false KKK sighting

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 8:30am

Legal Insurrection has covered the closure of Oberlin College based on a false report of a “KKK-garbed” individual and the subsequent identification of

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Some Ivy League students are not down with Hooking-Up

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Posted by    Monday, March 11, 2013 at 5:45pm

Between “Sex Week” events and “Hook-up” Facebook pages, it seems American students are only interested in sexual scholarship.

The College Fix contributor Ian Tuttle, a student at St. John’s College, reports that a Princeton student group is pushing back on the casual sex dogma:

Enter the Anscombe Society. Founded at Princeton University in...

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Law schools offering refunds for students who fail bar exams

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Posted by    Monday, March 11, 2013 at 4:30pm

This may be a “new normal” in education financing that a recent New York Times piece failed to anticipate: Law schools offering refunds!

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has the details on an new marketing strategy being taken by two law shcools:

Consider Florida Coastal School of Law and Charlotte School of...

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E-mail Quest for Scandal Leaker at Harvard Stuns Faculty

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Posted by    Monday, March 11, 2013 at 3:00pm

Harvard University recently disciplined dozens of students caught in a cheating scandal.

The initial incident triggered widespread media coverage.  Now a New York Times writer Richard Perez-Pena reports that the school’s administration has c...

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My mom did not burn bras to support the vulgar direction campus progressives have taken feminism

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Posted by    Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:13pm

My mother was one of those famed bra-burners in the 1960’s.

A brief history:

Women burned their bras because they felt that it proved a statement or made a stand for Women’s Rights. Another reason they burned their bras was because it was a symbol that showed independence of men at the time....

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St. Louis U. student takes on media bias

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Posted by    Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:00am

Our country’s press has covered itself in shame, based on its handling of news regarding the Obama Administration (e.g., the Benghazi slaughter of Americans embassy staff, “Fast and Furious”).

Saint Louis University student Amy Lutz has some thoughts regarding the role leftist bias plays in the distorted reporting:

No government ought to be...

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Brown Student: “many young liberal voters will soon find themselves under attack as they launch themselves into their careers”

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Posted by    Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00am

Young Americans helped reelect President Barack Obama.

And few groups of under 30 Americans worked harder to do so than those on progressive college and university campuses.

Brown University student J.P. Hare takes a look as to how the results of the 2012 election actually undermined the expensive Ivy League educations that Obama...

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80% of graduating NYC high school students can’t read

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Posted by    Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 11:00am

In his book, The K-12 Implosion, Instapundit Glenn Reynolds reports that many parents are pulling their kids out of large urban school districts.

Today, he offers one of the reasons parents are opting for different educational choices: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read.

These results also directly impact on...

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Cal State Fresno student govt bans on-campus drones during Paul’s filibuster

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Posted by    Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:30pm

Cities across the country have acted to ban the use of drones for surveillance.

Now, one university has joined the ban movement, though the students involved say that the timing to coincide with Rand Paul’s historic filibuster was purely coincidental.  Timothy Dionisopoulos of Campus Reform reports:

California State University – Fresno’s student government...

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Cal State Student: Give Me Liberty Or Death By Drones

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Posted by    Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7:00am

Rand Paul’s filibuster placed serious and bipartisan attention on the Obama administration’s drone-use policies.

Keith Fierro of California State University – Fullerton offers his perspective on this dramatic political event.

It took a 13-hour filibuster from Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, but the Obama administration has finally conceded that, no, President Obama does not...

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Professors Mourn Death of “Venezuela’s Savior” Chavez

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Posted by    Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 5:00pm

Venezuela’s longtime socialist-Marxist leader Hugo Chavez died Tuesday afternoon, and America’s progressive professors have gone into mourning.

The College Fix Assistant Editor Jennifer Kabbany has gathered quotes from scholars at leading institutions across the country that...

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MOOC Profs face the eternal internet problem — how to deal with trolls, nuts and wackos

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Posted by    Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 3:30pm

The popularity of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is now creating new challenges for student-teacher relationships.

Inside Higher Ed writer Ry Rivard looks at approaches being developed related to threats of online violence in the MOOC setting.

Scott Plous, a psychology professor at Wesleyan University, is preparing to teach more than 70,000 students...

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O’Reilly schools Harvard Crimson Editor

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Posted by    Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:00pm

Recently, the Harvard Crimson’s editorial staff wrote an op-ed  that warned conservatives who plan on bashing Harvard after graduation as being too liberal to stay away.

Editor Bobby Samuels went on the Fox New Channel’s Bill O’Reilly Show to talk to the Harvard alumnus, who was specifically cited in the article.

Last night political pundit...

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Judge says cheerleading not a sport under Title IX rules

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Posted by    Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9:30am

The goal of 1972’s Title IX’s legislation was to advance women’s intercollegiate athletics.

The consequence in meeting the law’s requirements has been the loss of more than 400 men’s athletic teams, which have been eliminated as a result of universities needing to become NCAA compliant.

One innovative approach has been to potentially reclassify...

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Pro-Palestinian activists serve “eviction notices” on Harvard students during “Israel Apartheid Week”

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Posted by    Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:00am

Harvard University offers a social “tolerance test”, entitled “Project Implicit“.

A group of campus activists would have failed it completely, as they recently conducted an aggressive anti-Israel campaign directed at student dorms.  Michal Shmulovich of The Times of Israel has a report:

Mock eviction notices were posted on students’ dorm room doors at Harvard University...

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Wall Street Still a Draw for College Graduates

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 3:30pm

Despite being the target of progressive activism, a job on Wall Street remains a goal of many college graduates.

Even in the weak economy, and derision of the famous “greed is good” mantra of the famous movie, Fins Finance writer Julie Steinberg reports that Wall Street is still seen as the “it”...

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UNC Student: “Do Libertarians have a Branding Problem?”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 2:00pm

Ann Coulter’s televised smack-down of Libertarians is still stinging.

University of North Carolina student Angelina Johnston reports the remarks from one leading member of the party, who recently discussed the perceptions offered by conservative pundits.

If you went to the (fantastically successful) ISFLC 2013 [International Students for Liberty Conference]  two weeks ago, you...

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Yale’s “Sexual Diversity” includes Bestiality, Incest and Prostitution

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:30pm

Yale’s infamous “Sex Week” seems to cull new depths each year.

Campus Reform writer Katherine Timpf covers a workshop offered this year, in which students were asked to consider topics such as bestiality, incest, and accepting money for sex.

During the workshop, entitled, “Sex: Am I Normal,” students anonymously asked and answered questions...

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“Slave-Free Chocolate” the latest college craze

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 8:00am

It is well known that college students crave comfort foods.

Jack Butler of Hillsdale College reports on the latest campus craze, combining the traditions of “feel good” activism and a college favorite:

The dark side of chocolate is a social justice cause de jour at many universities across the nation.

They’ve devoted informational websites,...

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Princeton Student Weighs School’s Sex Change Coverage Proposal

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 3:30pm

Princeton University is rated as one of the “Top 10 Trans-Friendly Colleges and Universities“.

However, that rating still isn’t good enough for the prestigious institution. Princeton is now considering plans to include “sex reassignment surgery” in its student health plans, following in...

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