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The Threats to Academic Freedom are Coming From Inside Academia, New Books Say

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

Something many of us have already found out: not only are professors creating skewed notions of academic freedom, but students are also far too willing to censor speech when it makes them uncomfortable.

Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed gives the run down on two recent books about academic freedom:

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Colleges in New York to Implement Politically Correct Handicapped Parking Signs

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

If you’re anything like me, your first thought was – What is a politically correct handicapped parking sign?

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform reports.

University system to use politically correct handicapped parking signs

Over the next 18 months, universities across New York will implement politically correct handicapped park...

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College Republican Chairwoman Tries to Prevent Campus Voter Registration

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Upsetting that this is coming from anyone, especially a college republican.

Campus Reform has the story:

VIDEO: College Republican Chairwoman suppresses voter registration

A North Carolina College Republican Chairwoman was caught on camera allegedly suppressing the voter registration efforts of a non-profit, conservative student group Wednesday afternoon.

The video, obtained by Campus Reform, captures the...

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The College Conservative – Mitt Shouldn’t Run in 2016

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, Conner Dwinell says Mitt should skip running in 2016.

Why Mitt Shouldn’t Run in 2016

As we near the November elections, the U.S. Senate races draw nearer.  Arguably the most important indicator of the changing (or perhaps not) needs and political opinions of the American...

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Student Editor Receives Death Threats After Publishing Letter Calling for ‘White Student Union’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00am

Some at East Carolina University have already referred to the anonymous letter’s request for a White Student Union to parallel the Black Student Union as “racist” and “hate speech.”

Here’s more from the College Fix:

Call For ‘White Student Union’ Prompts Death Threats, Massive Campus Unrest

“Will someone explain to me why there is...

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Who Will Sit in the “Gloria Steinem Chair” at Rutgers University?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9:30am

If it’s anyone other than a woman with leftist leanings we’ll all be shocked.

William Murchison of See Thru Edu has the story.

Open chair position at Rutgers: Independent thinkers need not apply

Can’t wait to find out what intellectual breakthroughs the new “Gloria Steinem Chair” at Rutgers University will produce. Or can’t we...

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Gallup Finds Business Majors Show Most Disinterest in Work

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8:00am

As a business student, I find this to be quite startling. Why would you study finance, marketing, accounting, etc. if you’re not fascinated by it?

Douglas Belkin of the Wall Street Journal reports:

Business Graduates Show Least Interest in Their Work, Poll Finds

Business is the most popular course of undergraduate study at U.S....

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College GOP’s National Ad Campaign Falls Short

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

The College Republican National Committee (CRNC) is trying to be “culturally relevant.” I commend efforts to popularize conservative thinking, but some of these ads are cringe-worthy.

I mean, look at the “Say Yes to the Candidate” ad in Florida, where a young girl tries on a “Rick Scott dress” and finds it...

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UNC Student Urges Young Conservatives to Stand Tall

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new post at the Carolina Review, Frank Pray has a message for young conservatives.

Stand Tall, Young Conservatives!

For many of you freshmen, you have likely come to a point in college where you are feeling overwhelmed and incredibly stressed. What’s worse is that, if you are a conservative, you likely...

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College Drama Club OK with Rape and Incest but Not Christianity

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

The drama instructor at Cape Fear Community College, who had previously green lighted productions featuring rape and incest, told a student he would have to “dumb down” his production’s Christian message, lest someone be offended.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Rape And Incest OK In Drama Productions, Christianity Is...

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University of New Mexico Gets FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

Sounds like U. New Mexico better be careful with those sex week events.

Samantha Harris of the FIRE blog reports.

Speech Code of the Month: University of New Mexico

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for October 2014: the University of New Mexico.

The University of New Mexico’s (UNM’s) Sexual Harassment Policy (PDF)...

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Ben Carson Joins Growing Criticism of AP US History Exam

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

I took AP US history before this revamp. It was bad then, too. I think any smart student will be able to sort out the history from the revisionist narrative.

Warner Todd Huston writes for Breitbart:

DR. BEN CARSON SLAMS NEW ANTI-AMERICAN AP HISTORY CURRICULUM

Conservative favorite Dr. Ben Carson has joined the criticism...

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Across America, Campus Officials Now Govern How College Students Must Have Sex

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Why do today’s college students put up with these policies?

Michael Cipriano of the College Fix reported.

Nationwide, Campus Officials Govern How College Students Must Have Sex

New York University latest to mandate ‘Affirmative Consent’ sex policy

New York University this week became the latest campus to impose a new policy on students that requires...

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Sex Week at U. New Mexico Violates its Own Speech Code

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:30am

First they say “don’t display sexually suggestive or derogatory objects, pictures, cartoons, or posters”, and then they offer programs like “O-Face Oral” and “BJs and Beyond” with programs featuring dildos and ‘vulva puppets.’ I don’t think we’re working with the same definition of sexually suggestive here.

Greg Piper at The College Fix...

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Megyn Kelly Reports on Goddard College and Mumia Abu-Jamal Controversy

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Posted by    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:00am

Yesterday we reported that convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is set to address students at Goddard College. Last night, Megyn Kelly spoke to the widow of the slain officer as well as a representative of the college.


 
 
 
 

Eastern Kentucky University to Offer Social Justice Major

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

In between Social Justice 101 and Fighting Through the Struggle 101 I bet these social justice majors will stop by Starbucks, open up their Macbooks, chat on Facebook. and read a few articles on Buzzfeed.

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform writes:

University to offer degree in ‘Social Justice Studies’

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) will...

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Christian Preacher Pepper Sprayed at Montana State

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

What kind of person does something like this?

Christian Datoc of the Daily Caller reported.

Preacher Pepper Sprayed On MSU Campus

Shawn Holes didn’t quite receive the welcome he expected from Montana State students on Tuesday afternoon.

Holes, also known as Shawn the Baptist, was preaching in a common area on the south side of...

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Are STEM Fields Really More Gender-Imbalanced Than Other Fields?

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Hint: They’re not. In fact, STEM seems to be doing quite well for itself.

Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Are STEM fields more gender-balanced than non-STEM fields in Ph.D. production?

Conventional wisdom says that while there are many barriers for women pursuing advanced degrees, the “pipeline” to the sciences, technology,...

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Camille Paglia Criticizes Overblown Campus Rape Culture

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new column at Time, Paglia suggests that over-hyped rape culture obscures real dangers faced by young women on campus.

Camille Paglia: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil

The disappearance of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham two weeks ago is the latest in a long series of girls-gone-missing cases that often...

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Handling of Athlete’s Concussion Spurs Outrage at University of Michigan

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Students were outraged that U. Michigan quarterback Shane Morris suffered a concussion mid game and was immediately put back into play, risking even further massive head trauma and potentially even death.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Protests and controversy over how U. of Michigan responded to athlete’s concussion

University of...

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Prager University – How to Solve America’s Spending Problem

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute looks at America’s debt and offers a few suggestions on how to deal with it.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Everyone complains about America’s debt, and rightly so, but how do we get out of it? As Cato’s Michael Tanner explains,...

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Anti “Rape Culture” Protesters at Cornell Target University President

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 9:30am

As part of the National Day of Protest Against Rape Culture, about one hundred Cornell students gathered to give speeches, read poems, and dragged around a mattress in order to bring about the end of “rape culture.”

From the Review Blog:

“End Rape Culture” Protest at Cornell Targets President Skorton

Students gathered on Ho...

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