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Campus Taco Bar Deemed Offensive

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

No fun of any kind will be tolerated. Now get rid of those racist tacos.

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

Campus Hispanic Group Demands Apology for ‘Offensive’ Taco Bar Study Break

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A Mexican-themed “free finals food” study break event put on by student leaders at the University of Missouri...

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Eurocrats Start with Slovenia in Attempt to Control University Standards Across EU

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00am

When countries signed up to join the European Union, the promise of better trade and fiscal health seemed like a sweet deal.

Now, as the laws of unintended consequences come into play, EU bureaucrats are looking to extend their power and influence into the higher education systems of participating counties.

Breitbart’s M.E. Synon...

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NAS Announces Trigger Warning Contest Winners

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 9:30am

Earlier this week, we linked to a trigger warning writing contest held by the National Association of Scholars. They have now announced the contest winners.

Trigger Warning Contest Winners

It’s been a great week for NAS’s

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Are college students in the middle of America’s next Civil War?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:00am

The recent spate of tragic slaughters on campuses across the country, including the spree killing near the University of California – Santa Barbara, has Chapman University student Haylee Barber reflecting on a potential historic analogy.

At age 21, I recently watched the 1939 film Gone with the Wind for the first time.

That...

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UC Berkeley Offering Online “Science of Happiness” Course

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

Given that many students are now on summer break, they probably don’t need to study why they are suddenly so happy.

However, the University of California – Berkeley is betting that some of them will tap into their inner geek and check out a new online course.

Students around the world will soon...

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Ohio State Spends $600K on Search for New President

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Wining and dining potential candidates can be expensive but over half a million dollars? Really?

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

Ohio State spent $600K on private jets, swank lunches in presidential search

Ohio State’s search for a new president came with a price tag — and a hefty one at that.

The Big Ten...

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One-Percenters: UPenn Refuses to Pay “Fair Share” of Fees for Essential Services

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

The administrators at one Ivy League institution seems to think  that “taxes are for the little guy.”

I wonder how their “1-percent” protesting students and faculty who support “Occupy Wall Street” feel about this news item?

Residents and activists in Philadelphia’s West Philly neighborhood, home to the University of Pennsylvania, recently gathered to...

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Law Prof Says Obama Has Assumed King-Like Powers

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

Professor Francis Buckley of George Mason University has some criticism for President Obama and he’s not holding back.

Jessica Berardino of CBS in Pittsburgh reports.

Law Professor: “President Obama Or King Obama?”

A Law Professor at George Mason University is afraid that we are on the horizon of a crowning government. Professor and author,...

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Princeton student explains newest academic trend of “pop culture” courses

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have recently noted that some universities are now offering courses featuring such pop-culture luminaries as Beyonce and Miley Cyrus.

Princeton student Sarah Schwartz sheds some light on this trend by reviewing a survey course that was recently promoted at her school — American Studies, AMS...

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Victor Davis Hanson on How Colleges Have Become America’s Dinosaurs

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11:00am

Writing at National Review, Victor Davis Hanson notes that higher ed is long overdue for reform.

America’s Medieval Universities

Employment rates for college graduates are dismal. Aggregate student debt is staggering. But university administrative salaries are soaring. The campus climate of tolerance has utterly disappeared. Only the hard sciences and graduate schools have...

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Are public universities going “Tea Party” as they push back on government control?

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 9:30am

Are public universities adopting a little “Tea Party” attitude, as many of them are now attempting to push back on the big government control that seems to keep growing?

Bloomberg’s Michael McDonald files this report:

…The universities want more control over tuition and academic programs as they become less dependent on public subsidies....

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Gay Activist Offends Students at U. Chicago by Saying “Tranny”

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Posted by    Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8:00am

Dan Savage is a leftist who has offended conservatives on plenty of occasions. Now he finds himself the in the position of having offended his fellow progressives.

The Illinois Review reports.

Univ. of Chicago students offended by gay activist’s “transphobic slur”

CHICAGO – LGBTQ students at the University of Chicago are circulating a petition...

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Magazine publisher teams with universities to co-brand college courses, credentials

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Posted by    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

A noted magazine publisher is shaking up its business model, by joining with universities to co-brand certificates and eventually degrees.

Inside Higher Ed’s Doug Lederman files this report.

Architectural Digest. Wired. Gourmet. Popular magazines and producers of high-quality content, of course — but educational providers?

In a way, yes, if their publisher, Condé Nast,...

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U. Alabama Football Coach to Make $55 Million

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Posted by    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

Wow. Who knew coaching college football could be a path to such tremendous wealth?

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

Univ. of Alabama Approves $55 Million Contract for Football Coach

Nick Saban is one of the most successful coaches in college football history, with multiple national championships to his credit. Still, his whopping new...

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New study shows vast majority of college presidents don’t want guns on campus

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Posted by    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

While a new study shows that huge majority of America’s college presidents oppose allowing guns on campuses, it seems to ignore that many campus deaths are related to other causes:  Stabbing, bow and arrows, and “marijuana intoxication”, to name but a few.

Furthermore, more and more students are appreciating the value of...

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Judge Sides With Duke Student Accused of Rape, Blocks Expulsion

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

This is an update to a story we told you about last week.

Jacob Gershman reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Judge Blocks Expulsion of Duke Student Accused of Sexual Misconduct

A North Carolina judge has stopped Duke University from expelling a male student who was accused of rape by a female freshman.

Duke, which...

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Six universities get $9 million in EPA funding to study “cleaner cookstove technology”

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Posted by    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

More American tax dollars are going up in smoke, as the combination of “global warming concerns” and “air quality issues” give the government an excuse to spend millions on cookstove research.

As an extra bonus: The air quality issues pertain to that in other countries.

Researchers at universities in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois...

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Prof Exposes Race Based Admissions Scandal at UCLA

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Posted by    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:00am

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog writes of a scandal unfolding at UCLA which is based on diversity policies. Professor Tim Groseclose claims that administrators were under pressure to admit students based purely on race.

Cheating: An Insider’s Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA

Tim Groseclose (UCLA, Department of Political...

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Stanford condemns old, frat-based emails from graduate who is now Snapchat CEO

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Posted by    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 9:30am

Stanford University shows that the trend of campus fraternity-shaming continues unabated.

The school is boldly condemning emails sent in 2009 and 2010 from Snapchat Inc. Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel, who was then a student at the institution.

Shockingly, the emails focused on sex and alcohol; the content is tied to “hate language,”...

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Occidental Student Expelled for Rape After Police Acquit Him

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Posted by    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00am

There is compelling evidence that the sex in this case was consensual and the actions of the college make no sense.

Robby Soave writes at Reason.

Occidental Expels Student for Rape Under Standard So Low That the Accuser Could Have Been Found Guilty, Too

Does all drunken sex constitute rape? Obviously not, but that’s...

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Wesleyan U. Student Mocks Left’s Useless “Hashtag Cavalry”

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

Over a week ago, Elliot Rodger went on a spree killing that killed six University of California – Santa Barbara students and shocked the nation.

Subsequently, progressives laid the blame on a variety of causes…except for...

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Temple U. Scrambles in Response to Anti-Semitic Row

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

Yesterday we told you about an incident involving a Temple professor engaging in Anti-Semitic discourse.

Now a follow up report from Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon.

Temple University on Defense Following Anti-Semitic Row

emple University is seeking to reassure donors and top officials after a member of its staff engaged in anti-Semitic...

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