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“College-Progressive Complex” about to be slammed by reality tsunami

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:00pm

When the “Higher Education Bubble bursts, it is going to take the “College -Progressive” Complex with it.

And that is a good thing.

Los Angeles-based lawyer and conservative pundit Kurt Schlichter explains in Townhall:

Conservatives should welcome the decline of academia as we know it. I, for one, will celebrate its death by engaging in...

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Harvard Prof denies seeking “Neanderthal Clone” baby mama

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 11:00am

We recently reported that during an interview given to a German newspaper, Harvard Medical School professor George Church seemed to indicate he was seeking an “adventurous woman” to incubate a Neanderthal clone.

Huffington Post writer Malcom Ritter has an update to this story, in which Church appears to be walking back the...

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Libertarian economist offers modern version of infamous college “sit-in”

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Posted by    Monday, March 4, 2013 at 4:00pm

In the 1960’s, students arranged for campus “sit-ins” to support civil rights.

Fast forward to the new millenium: Student loan debt level is even higher than that for credit cards, and Ivy League education seems to be both

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Knox College Student: Christie should be at CPAC

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Posted by    Monday, March 4, 2013 at 12:30pm

CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, is slated for March 14-16 at the nation’s capitol.

Alex Uzarowicz,a student from Knox College in Illinois, thinks one Republican luminary is noticeably absent from this event:

The Republican Party is still soul-searching. It’s still torn by celebrities such as Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly, and public...

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North Dakota Student Bids Farewell to Pope Benedict XVI

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Posted by    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 5:00pm

Thursday marks the last day that Pope Benedict XVI will hold the holy office.

North Dakota State University student Joshua Haider has some thoughts about the papal resignation in the school newspaper, The Spectrum.

I had never heard of a pope resigning- I didn’t even think it was possible. Indeed, no pope has...

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Historically black colleges fail Obama’s new “College Scorecard”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 9:30am

President Barack Obama tasked the Department of Education to develop a College Scorecard that would help parents and students “compare schools based on a simple criteria: where you can get the most bang for your educational buck.”.

The Daily Caller contributor Brendan Thomas has an analysis of how historically black institutions fare...

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U. Penn admissions officer mocked applicants on Facebook

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Posted by    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8:00am

Recently, we have been covering campus use of the Facebook platform to find companionship in ways they mind potentially embarrassing in the future.

However, foolishness is not confined to the scholars.  Inside Higher Ed writer Carl Straumsheim discusses the antics of a Pennsylvania university admissions officer:

A former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer’s...

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A New College Model: Credits Based on Compentency

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Posted by    Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 3:30pm

Grade inflation has created a myriad of problems, including increasingly stringent education requirements for low skill positions.

Minding the Campus contributor David Wilezol analyzes a New York Times piece about a college with an innovative degree credit that focuses...

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ASU “Men’s Rights Movement Group” Stirs Feminist Ire

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Posted by    Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:30am

What’s in the water at Arizona State University?

The school is the home of the Network of Enlightened Women, a student group devoted to the concept of campus chivalry.

Now, Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports on a men’s group that is shaking things up at the school.

A 3-year-old student organization at...

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Colorado’s Female Students Angered by Obnoxious Rape Prevention Tips

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Posted by    Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:00pm

Colorado’s female students are up-in-arms over rape whistles and “lie back and take it” suggestions from a state law maker.

The College Fix contributor Aslinn Scott is from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and she has interviewed fellow female students from several schools around the state to gauge their response to...

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UC-Berkeley’s Newest Venture: Its Own “Hook-Up” Facebook Page

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Posted by    Friday, March 1, 2013 at 3:30pm

Normally, cultural trends come from California.

However, it seems a school on the West Coast is taken a cue from New York University, by creating a “Hook-Up” Facebook page for its campus. Campus Reform writer Katherine Timpf has the details:

Students at University of California – Berkeley now have a Facebook page dedicated...

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FIRE defends DePaul U. student who exposed pro-life memorial vandals

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Posted by    Friday, March 1, 2013 at 2:00pm

Talk about killing the messenger!

We reported that 13  students at DePaul, the nation’s largest Catholic  University, were identified as vandalizing a pro-life display.  Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has a chilling update to the news, reporting that the student...

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Byzantine Bureaucracy Keeps Low-Income Kids Out of College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:00pm

It seems easy to get student loans, as shown by the enormous levels of debt today’s scholars are accruing.

However, the poor Americans special loan and scholarship programs who are suppose to be the primary beneficiaries of this system, are the ones most often missing out. 

Via Instapundit:  In the Atlantic, Sarah Carr...

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Emerson College Student asks: “Is College Worth It?”

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4:00pm

With the higher education bubble bursting, even students are beginning to question the cost/benefit ratios associated with college degrees.

Kristin Tate of Emerson College  questions assumptions about the worth of a college education:

In order to be happy, successful, and get a good-paying job, you must go to college.

Parents and high school guidance...

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U. Chicago Grad Student Derides School’s “Sex Week” Bacchanalia

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2:00pm

We recently covered University of Chicago’s inaugural “Sex Week”, where participants could attend 36 sex-crazed events, including a discussion on talking to kindergartners about sex and gender.

A graduate student of the school, Marion Gabl, wrote a withering critique of the event for The Washington Times:

We might easily scorn the crudity, immorality...

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UC Santa Barbara prof says society, not prisoners, responsible for jail population

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:00am

Personal responsibility is a term not often heard on today’s college campuses.

Danielle Charette is a student at Swarthmore College, which is an institution that is not known to be a bastion of conservative thought.  So, her perspective on a UC Santa Barbara professor’s recent address at her school is refreshing.

A well...

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Prof. — Universities use misleading statistics to repress males on campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 8:00am

Lionel Tiger is Darwin professor of anthropology emeritus at Rutgers University and author of The Decline of Males

He takes a look at some of the false data and erroneous assumptions that paint men as members of some vast patriarchy keeping women down.

Almost everyone is aware of the statistics-based morality on race and...

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Columbia student — That strange science professor is still strange

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:00pm

Professor Jacobson recently featured the classroom antics of Columbia University science professor Emlyn Hughes, who  stripped to his boxers, showed clips of the 9/11 attacks, had ninjas slice through a stuffed animal, and o...

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Cornell student government approves mixed-gender dorms

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:00am

The Cornell University dorm experience may have fun, new options, if the administration goes along with a proposal recently approved by the student government.

Following the path of the University of Tennessee, the Student Assembly has given a thumbs up to gender-neutral dorms.  Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has the details:

Earlier...

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U. of Iowa halts sending students’ private records to sheriff’s office

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8:00am

We recently noted that an investigative report in The Des Moines Register by Clark Kauffman indicated that the University of Iowa shared students’ private information with the sheriff’s office when gun permits were sought.

In an update to the story posted by Katherine Timpf in Campus Reform, the school now indicates it...

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Vets and pets take a hit during weak economy

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:00pm

Americans love their pets, and many kids dream of being veterinarians someday.

However, the weak economy as had an impact on those in vet school, as well as the pets they wanted to care for.   Nikhita Parandekar  is a second-year veterinary student in the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, and shares some...

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Would a teacher use math class to push a political agenda? You betcha

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 3:00pm

Math courses don’t normally lend themselves to promoting political agendas.

However, a New York City teacher has created an uproar with assigning homework that asked students about the mathematics behind whipping and killing slaves.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports on the controversy:

Controversy swirls around a teacher in New York City who...

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