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13 Useless College Courses

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00am

Thomas K. Lindsay of See Thru Edu has compiled a list of college courses you won’t believe some people pay to take.

The 13 Most Ridiculous College Courses

Across the country, thousands of bright-eyed undergrads are beginning their college career. Likewise, thousands of parents are worrying about their precious child as they start...

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Dartmouth Frat Boy Confessions (Warning: Graphic)

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

Andrew Lohse is a whistleblower like few others, for he isn’t divulging information about illicit corporate or government activities. Instead, he’s telling the world something it already knows, but in a fashion that still shocks us.

Of the New York Daily News, Sherrely Connelly reports:

Dartmouth fraternity pledges ordered to swim through feces...

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Hillary Clinton’s Hypocritical College Tour

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

In a new video from PJTV, the Trifecta team examines the ridiculous terms of Hillary Clinton’s college speaking engagements.

From YouTube:

Trifecta: Hillary Tour: Selling Socialism at $250K a Pop and Doing It In Style

Four speeches to college kids brings Madame Clinton $1 million, and her contract makes Madonna blush. Living like a...

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U. New Mexico Women’s Soccer Team Hazing – Forced Drinking, Stripping, Getting Sprayed with Urine

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

Fraternity hazing rituals are famously insane (have you ever heard of the Elephant Walk?), but apparently girls can be just as bad: members of the University of New Mexico’s Women’s Soccer Team spent a night drunk, naked, and soaked in pee. And it wasn’t by accident.

The College Fix reports:

Hazing Claim Rocks...

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Colleges Now Using Social Media to Raise Money

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

It was probably just a matter of time before this happened.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Hat in Hand on Facebook

Colleges are increasingly turning to one-day social media blitzes to raise money, especially from their youngest alumni.

The latest will take place today at the University of Vermont, the state’s flagship in...

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The Biggest No-No of All Time: Plagiarizing the Definition of Plagiarism

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 11:00am

Leave it to a college professor to plagiarize the definition of plagiarism in a textbook entitled The Freedom to Communicate.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports:

Professors plagiarize definition of plagiarism

Miami Dade College (MDC) professor has accused her colleague and co-author of a communications textbook of plagiarizing—including the section on pl...

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CU Boulder Accused of Cultural Chauvinism for Naming Dorms in English

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:30am

Cultural chauvinism. Where do leftists come up with these terms?

Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller reported.

CU-Boulder Called ‘Culturally Chauvinist’ For Naming Dorms In English

The University of Colorado-Boulder is renaming two dormitories after Native American chiefs, but it has angered some for choosing the English translations of their names rather than the...

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Students Believe Cops Disproportionately Kill African Americans — Data Says Otherwise

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Maybe this is because the only time anyone hears about police shootings is when an African American is shot and the media decides to use this incident to bait a race war and boost their ratings.

Dave Huber at The College Fix reports:

At Campus Rallies Nationwide, Students Say Cops Disproportionately Kill Blacks

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Millennials Who Want Liberty Need Virtue As Well

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Rachel Lu of The Federalist looks into the libertarian moment among young people we keep hearing about.

If Millennials Want Liberty, They Need Virtue Too

It’s a libertarian meta-moment. Across the political spectrum pundits are asking: is libertarianism on the rise? If so, how long will it last? And is it a...

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Students Change Name of School Paper ‘The Bullet’ Saying the Name Propagates Violence

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

Add ‘bullet’ to that list of words you’re not supposed to say anymore.

Jennifer Kabbany at the College Fix has the story:

Students at University of Mary Washington Make Really, Really Dumb Decision

OPINION

So, at the Fredericksburg, Va., University of Mary Washington, its student newspaper will be changing its name from The Bullet to The...

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Rape Culture Puts a Damper on Hook-Up Culture at Harvard and Stanford

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

There will probably come a point where college students won’t even look at each other for fear of a lawsuit.

John Lauerman and Jennifer Surane of Bloomberg reported.

Hook-Up Culture at Harvard, Stanford Wanes Amid Assault Alarm

As former social chair of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Harvard University, Malik Gill wants to appear...

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Study Finds That Professors’ Writing Assignments Are Uncreative

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Not only that — apparently professors often care more about grammar and spelling than they do content.

Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Study examines professors’ writing assignments for students

Professors sometimes bemoan their students’ writing skills. But how good are professors at creating quality writing assignments? There’s no recent, national...

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#PayMyTuitionChallenge Trends on Twitter Among College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00am

The demand is being made to rich Hollywood types and Democrats. It’s a little tongue in cheek but there are some funny tweets.

Twitchy reported.

‘Wasn’t Obama going to make tuition free?’ Students ask wealthy celebs to take the #PayMyTuitionChallenge

You’ve probably heard of the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge,” but that’s been taken a...

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University Asks Professors to Call Students on Break, Plead for Their Return

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9:30am

If your teaching skills don’t convince students to re-enroll, then do you really think calling them on their breaks and begging will?

Ry Rivard at Inside Higher Ed reports:

Faculty at one public university are asked to get involved in student retention

The new interim president of the University of Southern Maine has advice...

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Rape Culture Panic Hurts Small Businesses

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Frequent College Insurrection contributor Hans Bader has written a new article for Liberty Unyielding which highlights the effect rape culture has on small businesses.

Small business and consumers harmed by ‘rape culture’ panic

Scheming politicians, opportunists, and grifters have latched on to the recent panic over a supposed campus “rape culture” to clamp...

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Prof Takes Heat for Defending Ferguson Cops in Article

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

Whether or not you agree, he has a right to his opinion and he is a criminal justice professor.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

Prof Gets Heat for Article Defending Cops in Ferguson

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Boston City Council Requires Colleges to Reveal Students’ Off-Campus Addresses

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

And of course… it’s for the safety of the students.

Jenn Abelson of the Boston Globe reported.

Colleges in Boston required to release off-campus addresses

The Boston City Council on Wednesday voted to require colleges with a presence in Boston to provide a list of off-campus addresses where students are residing, in a step...

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More Than Half of College Student Loans Aren’t Being Repaid on Time

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

It’s difficult to repay a loan of any kind when you can’t find a job.

Wynton Hall of Breitbart reports.

Over Half of College Student Loans Not Being Repaid on Time

With U.S. wages plunging and the nation’s over $1 trillion in student loan debt soaring, U.S. Department of Education data reveal that over...

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6th Grade Teacher Suspended for Having Students Perform Michael Brown Death Skit

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

You really have to scratch your head when something like this happens.

What was the teacher thinking?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

Teacher On Leave After Instructing Sixth Graders To Perform Michael Brown DEATH SKIT

Officials at Brantley Elementary School in Selma, Ala. placed a sixth-grade teacher on paid administrative leave on Wednesday...

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Beard Ban Inspires Some Students to Fake Skin Conditions at BYU

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Sounds like a hairy situation. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

BYU Beard Ban Inspires Aficionados To Fake Skin Conditions, Debate ‘Apartness’

I’ve had a beard in some form since I was 16. Another student dared me to grow one, so I did, and never looked back. Sort of.

Movember hadn’t...

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George W. Bush Could Teach Something to Anti-Israel Campus Activists

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new post at Minding the Campus, Jonathan Marks has some advice for aspiring BDS activists on campus.

Anti-Israel Campus Activists Could Learn Something from George Bush

In a speech delivered to a joint session of Congress fewer than two weeks after September 11th, the much maligned President Bush repeatedly distinguished between the...

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Is a Hard Liquor Ban in Dartmouth’s Future?

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:30am

It sure sounds that way. Hope you enjoyed a martini on campus last year.

Joseph Asch of Dartblog reports.

A Grand Bargain on Alcohol?

Word is floating around campus that the administration might try to ban hard liquor (anything other than beer and wine) when the new social life rules are announced in the...

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