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Professor Jonathan Turley on Obama overreaches: We’re at a constitutional tipping point

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00am

By now, College Insurrection readers should be well acquainted with Professor Jonathan Turley. Once again, this Constitutional law expert is sounding the alarm and he doesn’t disappoint.

Allahpundit of Hot Air reports.

Jonathan Turley on Obama’s executive overreach: We’re at a constitutional tipping point

The other key takeaway here,...

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Former Black Pather Angela Davis is Keynote Speaker at U. Minnesota Diversity Event

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:30am

“We need much more activism today.”

It looks like former Communist Party USA leader and Black Panther Angela Davis is doing a grand tour of American schools.

After speaking at Catholic Seattle University and Elizabethtown College, she gave the keynote address for the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s (UMD) Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism.

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Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro Takes on BDS at UCLA in Epic Smack Down

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00am

In case you missed it at Legal Insurrection, at UCLA this week the student council voted down a resolution to divest from Israel.

Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro, who is an alum, attended the event and gave a speech for the ages.

Here’s the full text of Shapiro’s comments…

My name is Ben Shapiro. I’m an...

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Modesto Junior College Settles Constitution-Distributing Student’s Lawsuit

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have been following the case of a California community college student prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution — on Constitution Day, of all days, because of campus “free speech zone” restrictions.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announces a victory in...

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Funny Video Looks at the Downside of College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

This video is a parody commercial for “EveRy University” and it’s pretty darn funny.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller describes it this way.

This hilarious video explains why college is so awful

Do you want to go thousands of dollars into debt studying irrelevant subjects in order to have a chance to compete...

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Dartmouth Students Rail Against Reparation Demand Email

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

“I think that these people are completely out of touch with reality.”

We recently reported that a student “Diversity Group” at Dartmouth threatened physical action if their questionable demands aren’t met.

If the response to this demand email is any indication,  “diversity drama” has little audience among Dartmouth’s students.

A mysterious email that appeared in Dartmouth College students’ inboxes Monday that claimed the Ivy League institution...

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Lawsuit Seeks Reimbursement for Students With Debt but no Career

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

Can’t find a job after paying for college? Just sue someone, it’s the American way.

Emily S. Rueb writes at The New York Times.

Suit Seeks Relief for Trade School Students With Years of Debt but No Career

The Wilfred Academy promised her “everything you’ll need for your beauty career.” When she enrolled, Ana...

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Madison University committee notes lack of specificity in new “Diversity Plan”

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

One school has caught on that vaunted “diversity plans” are often a little light on specifics and firm goals.

The Associated Students of Madison University Affairs Committee met Tuesday to discuss the latest campus diversity plan as drafted by the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee.

The AHDPC was formed in 2012 and is composed...

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Google Doesn’t Care About Hiring Top College Grads

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00am

Lots of people want to work for Google, the company pretty much has its pick of employees.

Do they want the best of America’s colleges and universities? Nope.

Max Nisen of Quartz reports.

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved...

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UNC Poverty Center’s Inappropriate, Possibly Illegal, Political Activities Revealed

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:30am

A public records request filed by a state conservative organization confirms that the University of North Carolina’s Poverty Center is using publicly funded resources for inappropriate (and possibly illegal) political activities (hat-tip, Instapundit).

The Civitas Institute reports:

Email records show that the center...

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Mother Takes the SAT 7 Times to Help Her Son Get into College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:00am

Mind you, she didn’t take the SAT for him, she claims she was trying to help motivate him.

The mother is Debbie Stier and she wrote about her experience in The Atlantic. There are a few choice excerpts below.

I Took the SAT 7 Times to Help My Son Get Into College

Ethan’s d...

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Franklin and Marshall College Student: Bill de Blasio, Poster Child for Idiocy

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

Franklin and Marshall College student Daniel Pellegrino has an early review of how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio handling his new position.

The student, a New York City resident, is less than impressed.

When asked by his boss, Michael Scott, what the most inspirational thing that he had ever told him...

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South American Anarchists Teach Anti-Capitalist Tactics to American Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

Keep this story in mind the next time a conservative American speaker is protested or banned from speaking on a college campus.

Katrin Marquez of The College Fix reports.

Chilean Anarchists Teach Anti-Capitalist Tactics To American Students

In recent years, college students in Chile have led anti-capitalist protests that have been so successful that...

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Prager University Video – America’s Debt Crisis Explained

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

Prager University has released its newest video, which explains the reasons for the nation’s current debt crisis and features Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner.

From the Youtube description:

Fact: America’s national debt stands at $17 trillion. That’s a tough number to grasp. Most people will never come close to making $1 million in any...

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Newest Critics of Common Core? Teachers’ Unions

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

There’s an upside to this story. Maybe now that the teachers’ unions are complaining, someone in Washington, DC will listen.

Frederick M. Hess of National Review reports.

Common Core: Teachers’ Unions Think Again

In recent days, there has been a spate of news stories reporting that the nation’s teachers’ unions are having second thoughts...

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Student Suspended for Fishing Knife Left in Dad’s Car

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

Zero tolerance insanity has now spread to include fishing knives.

A senior at Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn. has been suspended for 10 days and faces a multitude of additional punishments including criminal charges because school officials found a knife belonging to his father inside his father’s car.

The student is David...

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Op-Ed: Cut Off Harvard to Save America

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:00am

In light of a certain piece from the Harvard Crimson recently featured here at College Insurrection, I’m inclined to agree.

Richard Vedder writes at Bloomberg View.

Cut Off Harvard to Save America

College endowments totaled $448.6 billion in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, an increase of 11.7 percent compared with a year...

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Dept. of Education Does End-Run Around Congress to Lower Sex Harassment Case Standards

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:30am

It looks like President Obama isn’t the only one ignoring the US Congress!

Today, the Department of Education began the second of three sessions of negotiated rulemaking on changes to federal campus crime reporting requirements. Unfortunately, negotiators are attempting to advance regulatory measures specifically rejected by lawmakers in...

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Duke Student Who Works in Porn is a Women’s Studies Major

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8:00am

Too many aspects of this young woman’s story are starting to look fishy.

She claims to be a Republican, who does porn and is a women’s studies major? It just doesn’t add up.

Emmeline Zhao of Real Clear Education recently interviewed her.

Duke Porn Star Talks College Costs

RealClearEducation’s Emmeline Zhao, herself a Duke graduate,...

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Australian University’s Giant Mural Glorifies Global Warming Narcissist

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

Panel claims “Nobel Prize” for prof’s research; award actually given to IPCC.

An Australian University has glorified one of its climate scientists in a huge mural.

Underneath the panel is the claim about his Nobel Prize research. Breitbaret’s Nicke Hallett has an analysis on the self-promoting claim centered on false science.

An Australian university has put up a giant mural on one of its walls,...

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