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Catholic college pays activist to bash Catholics

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00am

Tim Wise sure gets around!

Wise, an “anti-racist essayist”, has given over 600 campus speeches since 1995 that have done anything but promote “healing”, “harmony”, or “civility.”  He  managed to offend liberal CNN viewers with his suggestion that as a white man, he could converse on “blackness” with any authority.  He got...

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College Trend: “Sex Education” Events Hosted In Churches

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Posted by    Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:30am

In the last two weeks, we covered stories about Allegheny College and Washington University in St. Louis, both of which  hosted sex-themed events inside churches.

The College Fix Assistant Editor, Jennifer Kabbany, has some thoughtful analysis on how such arrangements impact campus faith groups.

Graham Chapel, which looks like a cathedral with tall...

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Inevitable – feds look at private student loan modifications after feds help inflate student loan bubble

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Posted by    Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 4:30pm

Student loan debt, which now exceeds credit card debt, is creating a heavy fiscal burden on Millenials.

Washington D.C. is now awakening to the problems associated with easy credit combined with stringent pay-back requirements.  Inside Higher Ed writer Libby Nelson reports on an agency’s request for comment on how to resolve this...

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Dorian Electra doesn’t call herself Libertarian anymore

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Posted by    Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3:00pm

Perhaps it was Ann Coulter’s smack-down of college Libertarians that made the difference?

Julie Ershadi of Bryn Mawr College has the story:

How many libertarian rock stars does it take to make a roomful of economics and political science majors get up and dance?

Not a single one, as it turns out.

Dorian Electra Fridkin...

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GED degree may drop out

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Posted by    Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:00pm

The iconic GED (General Education Development Test) has offered Americans who dropped out of the educational system opportunities to earn a high-school diplomas.

Now,  some states are considering changes to this exam. Lisa Fleisher of the Wall Street Journal reports the details:

But that could soon change: Dozens of states are considering whether...

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Cornell Senior Supports Improved Legal Immigration

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Posted by    Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 9:30am

Campus progressives often make illegal immigrants a focus of their activism.

However, Cornell University senior Raj Kannappan reminds everyone that the best solution will come from addressing problems associated with legal immigration.

Three words currently reign supreme in Washington: comprehensive immigration reform.

At stake are millions of potential votes.

Since the end of 2012, a...

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Lidenwood U. Student Decries Dangerous Anti-Female Gun Control Hypocrisy

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Posted by    Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:00am

One of the most shocking aspects of the gun control debate is how anti-female it has become.

Lindenwood University student Sarah Hinds share her thoughts on some outrageous and misogynists statements offered by politicians and pundits recently.

Wasn’t it just last summer that our friends on the left were up in arms over...

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Allegheny College Church of Sex and Masturbation

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Posted by    Friday, February 22, 2013 at 2:00pm

It looks like masturbation lessons are moving from the theater to the church.

In The College Fix, Katie McHugh  reports on a special sex education event on her campus.

Allegheny College’s Ford Memorial Chapel was transformed in...

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Petition Demands Political Balance at Texas A&M University

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Posted by    Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12:30pm

The heady days of progressive “sit-ins” or “love-ins” on campuses have truly become a thing of the past.

Now, conservative student groups are confronting administrations about the liberal slant in college programs and events. The College Fix Assistant Editor, Jennifer Kabbany, has the details concerning one Texas institution:

Texas Aggie Conservatives, a student...

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Columbia freshman pushes back against demonization of pro-traditional marriage viewpoint on campus

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Posted by    Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9:30am

Conservative students often find it hard to even set-up conferences or other events on many college campuses.

And, when such activities are arranged, they are often met with the progressive version of “tolerance” and “civility”. 

Via The Anchoress, Columbia College freshman Kyle Dontoh notes that prejudice, directed at conservatives, skewered a recent...

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Canadian Student — S. E. Cupp doesn’t know what she’s talking about

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Posted by    Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5:00pm

Professor Jacobson just took the mainstream media to task for being “hypocritical sycophants” when it comes to President Obama and his agenda.

Now, Canada’s University of Fraser Valley student Luke Stibbs provides an example of why conservative pundits should not trust the elite media.

Conservative writer/commentator S. E. Cupp made a big splash...

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Deal or No Deal — Law school student on lack of transactional law focus

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Posted by    Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 3:30pm

When most people think of law work, they imagine dramatic courtroom cases.

However, much of the work involves transactions (drafting contracts, negotiating deals and handling other aspects of law related to business agreements).  Third year Cornell Law School student Mystyc Star Metrik feels this is a neglected area of  study.

Law school today...

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History Prof Wants Rebirth of Western Civilization Requirements

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:30pm

We have been following the attacks on Western Civilization instruction on American campuses, as well as the undermining of “whites” and “males” that compr...

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Arizona Chem Major Hoping for an American Pope

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 4:00pm

Interest in the papal enclave following Pope Benedict XVI’s historic resignation is intense.

Secrecy during the proceedings is strict, and tech-savvy cardinals are prohibited from Tweeting about the process and promoting their favorites electronically.

However, Catholics are begining to chime in with preferences, including Stephanie Zawada, a University of Arizona chemistry and...

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College Republicans: Let our cellphones go!

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:30pm

At Legal Insurrection, we covered a ridiculous law that makes it illegal to “unlock” your cellphone.

Via Instapundit:  College Republicans are fighting that rule, and as Istapundit says, the GOP leadership may want to take a hint from this action. 

The campus-based group is petitioning the Obama Administration to unchain their phones!

The Librarian...

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Wesleyan U.’s naked take on “Night at the Museum”

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:38pm

“Night in the Museum” is an extremely popular family movie that depicts displays coming to life, causing hilarity and chaos.

However, a Wesleyan University student night at a Connecticut museum was anything but family friendly. The Daily Caller writer Eric Owens has the details:

A Wesleyan University soiree held at a Hartford science...

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Anarchists say they vandalized UNC frat house

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:00am

Many Occupy Wall Street movement participants are avowed anarchists.

Now, the anarchist movement seems to have spread to one campus. Campus Reform writer Scott Greer reports on one groups claims of vandalizing a North Carolina fraternity.

An anarchist group has claimed credit for vandalizing a fraternity house at the University of North Carolina-Chapel...

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Art students get degrees drawn with red ink

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:30am

Clearly, not all college degrees are the same.

Many institutions are looking to expand their enrollment in science and technology degrees to meet the demands of the current job market. However, as a report by Ruth Simon and Rob Barry in the Wall Street Journal explains, art students have an entirely different...

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Columbia Student: Economics needs to be a core course.

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:30pm

Nowadays, it seems college American history courses fail to teach basic information on important people critical to the nation’s formation.

However, Columbia University history major Joshua Fattal shows that he knows something about Adam Smith. Using his background, Fattal explains why he wants students to be challenged and learn basic economics.

Adam Smith...

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LA Board of Education Pulls the Parental Trigger Law; Teachers Union Hardest Hit

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Posted by    Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3:00pm

Progressives support a parent’s “right to choose” when it comes to children’s lives before birth.

But, after children are born, liberal activists take an entirely different view: They refuse to acknowledge parents should be able to determine where children are educated.

Nonetheless, parents around the country are fighting for quality education programs, such...

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Swarthmore Students Go on Keystone Pipeline Protest Trip

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Posted by    Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1:14pm

While North Dakota colleges benefit from the “Oil Boom”, green groups at Swarthmore College are pulling students out of their “Masturbatory Theater” and taking them to protest the Keystone Pipeline.

While Swarthmore College officials have not budged on...

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FIRE: Hold college administrators personally liable for blatant free speech violations

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Posted by    Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:00am

Students’ constitutional rights to free speech have been hard hit by campus diversity codes enacted in the name of “tolerance” and “civility”.

President of the Foundation for Individual rights in Education, Greg Lukianoff, reviewed the recent decision by a federal jury in Georgia to hold a former college president personally liable for...

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