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Scott Brown Campaigns at University of New Hampshire Tailgate

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00am

He came to Cornell last year to deliver a speech, and the reception afterwards was held at a fraternity house. More candidates should do this.

Scott Brown Frats It Up. It Goes Exactly As You’d Expect.

New Hampshire GOP candidate Scott Brown ditched the usual campaign trail s...

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Christian College to Give Full-Ride Scholarship to Sex Trafficking Victims

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Here’s a feel good story for a Saturday.

Samantha Watkins of the College Fix reported.

Full-ride scholarship for sex trafficking victims in the works at Christian college

‘The last thing we would want is to set someone up for failure’ by not providing crucial resources

Victims of sex trafficking will have a chance to get a...

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Affirmative Consent Rules Violate Multiple Amendments, Create ‘Sexually Hostile’ Environment

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Our friend Hans Bader, a former official in the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights who handled Title IX violations, writes at Liberty Unyielding about the potential legal consequences of California’s new “Yes Means Yes” Law:

State-mandated dirty talk in California: Governor signs unconstitutional SB 967

Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown...

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Study Finds Requirements Like History and Government Unnecessary for College Graduation

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

The real issue here is not that colleges aren’t teaching core requirements like U.S. history or Economics 101. It’s that high schools aren’t teaching these low-level courses. Why should colleges be teaching students what they should have learned in high school, or even middle school?

Douglas Belkin reports for the Wall...

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Colleges Keep Spending Despite Declining Enrollments

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

It seems the basic laws of economics are lost on some college administrators.

Richard Vedder of See Thru Edu reports.

Gamble: Despite Declining Enrollments, Colleges Resume Spending Spree

Most aging academics worry about global warming (or its recent nonexistence), income inequality, or perhaps even erectile dysfunction, but I fret about the Higher Education Price...

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George Washington U. Law Prof on Affirmative Consent Law: “It Infantilizes Women”

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

But wait, I thought “Yes means yes” empowered women?

Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix has the story:

Law professor blasts ‘yes means yes’: ‘Ridiculous, unfair, infantilizes women’

A prominent law professor is speaking out against California’s new “yes means yes” law, calling it “confusingly complex,” “contrary to both common sense...

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UCLA Campus Banners Feature Photo of Communist Leader Angela Davis

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of all the notable figures the school could have chosen to picture on the banners, this is the best they could do?

Ron Radosh of PJ Media has the story.

UCLA’s New Cover Girl: Guess Which Far Leftist It Is!

Look whose photo graces the campus of UCLA, meant to be an inspiration to...

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Florida Kindergarten Teacher Quits Job to Twerk Full-Time, Makes Six Figures

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Free markets, folks, free markets.

From Buzzfeed:

This 22-Year-Old Quit Being A Kindergarten Teacher To Twerk Professionally

This is Jessica Vanessa, a former assistant kindergarten teacher from Florida.

The 22-year-old didn’t mind her teaching job, but it was bringing in peanuts compared with what she could make twerking on Vine for her 2 million followers.

“What...

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Southern Oregon University Threatens Students for Passing Out Copies of the Constitution

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00am

The students’ crime? They were outside the free speech zone.

From Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon.

University Threatens Students for Distributing Constitutions Outside Free Speech Zone

Southern Oregon University officials threatened student activists with disciplinary action for handing out copies of the Constitution outside of the campus’ designated free speech zone. They...

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Catholic University DePaul Starts LGBT Mentoring Program

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 9:30am

I smell a contradiction with official Church doctrine.

Matt Lamb at the College Fix reports:

Catholic university DePaul adds ‘Queer Peers’ mentorship program

DePaul University in Chicago, the country’s largest Catholic school, is launching a new mentorship program for LGBT students called “Queer Peers.”

The program “connects current DePaul students with newly enrolled or newly out...

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New York Times Profiles Trans Men at Wellesley College

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8:00am

Wellesley is a women’s college but a handful of undergraduates born female now identify as men.

Ruth Padawer reported.

When Women Become Men at Wellesley

It was the first day of orientation, and along the picturesque paths there were cheerful upper-class student leaders providing directions and encouragement. They wore pink T-shirts stamped with this...

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Rand Paul Courts Millennials: “I am not opposed to the morning after pill”

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

Rand Paul walks a fine line between attempting to court the “Young Outsiders” (fiscally conservative and socially liberal millennials) voting bloc and outright contradicting himself, saying he is “100% pro-life” but “supports the morning-after pill.”

Christopher White at The College Fix has the story:

Prolife Rand Paul to college students: ‘I am not...

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University of Michigan to Spend $400K Moving One Tree

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

Higher ed bubble? What higher ed bubble?

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform reported.

University to spend $400K to move tree less than 100 yards

University of Michigan (UM) officials plan to spend $400,000 to move an old oak tree less than 100 yards from its original location to a more notable part of campus...

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Citing Ebola Cases, Texas College Rejects Applicants from Nigeria

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

Is Ebola hysteria infecting college admissions? The school in question is Navarro Community College, a two-year institution about 60 miles outside of Dallas.

Dan Mangan reports for NBC News:

Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Cites Ebola Cases

At least two students from Nigeria who applied to a Texas college were told they wouldn’t be...

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University of Colorado-Boulder Cuts Full-Time Hours for Students Over Obamacare

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

The sad irony is that many of these students probably voted for Obama.

Video via the College Fix.

Greg Piper reported.

VIDEO: Obamacare costs students full-time work at University of Colorado-Boulder

We already knew that Obamacare was spurring some colleges to cut...

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Fordham Prof. Faces “Secret Charges” in Kafka-esque Trial After Opposing Israel Boycott

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

The professor, Doron Ben-Atar, eventually discovered that his opposition to anti-semitism had somehow got him charged with “religious discrimination.” Of course, this was after the university dragged his name and reputation through the mud.

Ben-Atar writes in Tablet Magazine:

Kafka Was the Rage

The email arrived on the last Friday afternoon of the spring term...

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When it Comes to Debt, Some College is Worse Than None

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00am

If you’re going to go into debt for a college education, you’re better off to finish and at least get the degree.

Melissa Korn writes at the Wall Street Journal.

A Bit of College Can Be Worse Than None at All

Lauren Bizzaro has three years of college credits from High Point University in...

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28 Harvard Law Professors Oppose School’s New Sexual Assault Policies, Say They Violate Due Process

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9:30am

Okay, 28 Harvard Law professors are coming out against these new sexual assault policies.

Maybe the current administrators, legislators, and student mobs crafting these new rules and guidelines should listen to what they have to say. I don’t know, they might know a thing or two about due process.

Even Alan Dershowitz, Harvard...

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Many People With Advanced Degrees Struggle With Long Term Unemployment

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:00am

We frequently hear about the plight of people who just finished a four year program and can’t find work but in many cases, people with advanced degrees are even worse off.

Martha C. White of NBC News reports.

Highly Educated, Unemployed and Tumbling Down the Ladder

In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these...

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SUNY Canton: Fight Rape Culture With Selfies

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

‘Slacktivism’ is taking over: SUNY Canton’s newest campaign to fight campus sexual assault asks students to post selfies with the hashtag “#itsonus”. What exactly this achieves is anyone’s guess.

North Country Now reports:

SUNY Canton launches sexual assault awareness campaign with ‘selfie’ challenge

SUNY Canton is joining a growing movement to combat sexual assault...

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College Democrats Campaigning for Alison Grimes in Kentucky Cover Up Obama Shirts

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

A number of College Democrats who traveled to Kentucky to campaign for Alison Grimes were surprised to learn that the Obama t-shirts they were wearing were considered inappropriate attire.

Victoria Sheridan of the GW Hatchet reported.

Behind-the-scenes moments from the College Democrats’ trip to Kentucky

Many students filled their bags for the trip with...

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Seeking a Cure for “Hyper-Parenting”

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Coddled, spoiled, and sheltered for their entire young lives, too many children and young adults today are the psycho-social products of what some are now referring to as “hyper-parenting.” We already know what it means and how it manifests itself not only in parent-to-child relations but also in broader social contexts...

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