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College Students Rally for Dinesh D’Souza’s New Movie “America”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given the current economy, our breached borders, and the state of world affairs, signs such as indicate that the Democratic Party should be extremely concerned about a once dependable bloc of voters.

Via The College Fix:

Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie is poised to...

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Hearing Goes Against Boy Suspended for Making the Infamous Pop-Tart Gun

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Despite the fact a leading psychologist has deemed school “zero tolerance” weapons policies “psychotic”, a hearing examiner just ruled that suspension was an appropriate punishment for a boy who wielded the now infamous “Pop Tart Gun”.

A hearing examiner affirmed the suspension of an Anne Arundel County boy who chewed his breakfast...

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Two Northwestern Students are Biking Across South America for Charity

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Reversing the trend of young people from Central and South America crossing into our country and relying on our charity, two young men studying at Northwestern University are planning a bike trek through South America for charity.

Two rising sophomores are set to embark on a 3,000-mile bike ride across South America.

Jacob...

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Loyola Student: SCOTUS Ruling Gives Christian Colleges Hope For Obamacare Exemption

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Legal Insurrection covered the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case that a closely held corporation cannot be required to provide contraception coverage.

Loyola University student Matt Lamb looks at the reaction from Christian Colleges, which were awaiting this decision in hopes their schools would be able to get exemptions.

Backers of...

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Student Editors at The Daily Illini – EPA’s New Rules Toxic to Employment

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Like the Internal Revenue Service, the US Environmental Protection Agency is now reporting it has lost emails that are critical to a congressional hearing.

The editorial board of The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois, is reviewing some of the EPA’s most recent work themselves.

Their conclusion: The agency’s...

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Harvard’s Digital Media Law Project Which Helps Bloggers With Legal Issues Shutting Down

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:30am

Via The College Fix is news related to a group that helped bloggers like us with legal issues:

The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society said it’s shutting down and spinning off its initiatives.

It started in 2007 as the “Citizen Media Law Project” to help bloggers and...

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UConn Grad Student Files Anti-Affirmative Action Claim Over Scholarship Switch

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

In another sign that campus affirmative-action policies aren’t all they are cracked up to be, one Connecticut graduate student is taking her school to court over its switch of a merit-based scholarship to one that was based on race.

An anti-affirmative action case was filed against UConn, raising controversial questions about multicultural...

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Security Breach at Butler U. Exposes Personal Data of Nearly 200,000

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another college is reporting a data security breach, which seems to be an increasing occurrence at today’s institutions.

This incident may have exposed the personal records of nearly 200,000 students.

Butler University is the latest victim...

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Arab American Group Files Lawsuit Demanding In-State Tuition for U. Michigan Student

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

When “dreamers” from Mexico and Central America were given in-state college tuition, it looks like they provided some intriguing inspiration for other immigrant groups.

Now, an Arab-American civil rights group has filed a class-action lawsuit against the University of Michigan after a engineering student was denied in-state tuition.

George Washington University student Andrew...

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U. Washington Students Notice Their Debt has Become a Hot Political Issue

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 9:30am

University of Washington students Sasha Glenn and Steve Xu report on a recent campus panel that focused on student debt and the role it is now playing in today’s politics.

Earlier this month, students from UW Seattle, UW Tacoma, and Bellevue College gathered in Odegaard Undergraduate Library for a roundtable discussion hosted...

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Video: A Look at Modesto J.C., a Campus Free Speech Battleground

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have been following the case of a California community college student prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution — on Constitution Day, of all days, because of campus “free speech zone” restrictions.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has a video that reviews the background of Robert Van...

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Cal Poly Student: Christian Students Discriminated Against by Anti-Discrimination Rules

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

Aaron Bandler, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, has an in-depth look at how Christian students are pushing back on campus policies that seemingly target their groups under the guise of “anti-discrimination”.

Plans by the California State University system’s leaders to reject Christian campus organizations because they won’t let non-Christians...

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American Colleges at Center of Newest “Housing Boom”

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Those who say the “housing boom” is bust may want to take a look at American institutions of higher education.

Of course, the newest “campus housing boom” may go bust when the Higher Ed bubble bursts explosively.

Universities across the nation are in the midst of a campus housing boom.

Aging residence halls are...

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Frat’s FIJI Moniker Latest Target of Campus Race-Based Activists

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:30am

At one California university, campus activists have combined two of their favorite targets for harassment — fraternities/sororities and cherished icons.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reports on one fraternity standing strong against the protests of a race-based group.

The 166-year-old Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, which for more than a century has used...

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Dirty Dozen: A list of 12 bad teachers protected by tenure and unions

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

A Fox News reports offers 12 chilling examples of how tenure rules and unions protect truly awful teachers from the termination and other punishment they so richly deserve.

Academic tenure was put in place in U.S. school systems in the first half of the 20th century to protect teachers from arbitrary punishment,...

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Education Department has egg on its face after Tweet angers many

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

U.S. Department of Education has egg on its face after posting a tweet that some people found offensive because it appeared to mock low-income students.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford has the story:

On Tuesday evening, the Twitter account for the department’s Office of Federal Student Aid sent out a message that said:...

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American Historical Association bars hiring committees from recording candidates during job interviews

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:00am

An important historians group now prohibits hiring committees from recording job interviews at hiring annual conference.

Given the spate of successful lawsuits being brought by conservatives on campus, as well as the embarrassing videos of professors going on ultra-progressive rants that become instant YouTube hits, one can see the logic behind the...

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Pennsylvania lawmakers weigh performance-based layoffs for teachers

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:00am

I cannot wait to see the teachers union response to this bold idea from Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow school administrators to base layoff decisions in part on teachers’ performance, as measured by the state’s new evaluation system.

“My goal is to protect our high-quality educators, regardless of...

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Two Year vs Four Year Degrees: Which has Better Return on Investment?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

In The Wall Street Journal, Mark Peters and Douglas Belkin compare-and-contrast the return on investment between two-year and four-year degree programs.

Their conclusions can be useful to those contemplating the worth of a college education.

Who earns more, a recent graduate from a flagship state university with a bachelor’s degree or one who...

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2014 List of 10 Best Career Prospects for Recent College Graduates

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

For the rare college student contemplating future career options during their summer break, a list of the 10 best career prospects published by the University of California – San Diego would be worth checking.

Some career paths are going to be more beneficial and open to a recent grad. To help new...

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Waynesburg Student: The Mysterious Case of Lois Lerner and the Lost IRS Emails

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Nika Anschuetz is a student at Waynesburg University pursuing a degree in Communication with a concentration in electronic media.

Armed with her scholarship, she takes an in-depth look at the “Mysterious Case of Lois Lerner and the Lost IRS Emails.”

The IRS’s latest mishap revealed that mysteriously somehow, Lois Lerner, former IRS official,...

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The Next Generation of Conservative Women are on Campuses Today

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:00am

We recently reported that the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) was holding its 9th annual conference for conservative women on campus.

National Review Online contributor Alexa Moutevelis Coombs has this report from the event.

Can young conserv...

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