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Pistol Packing Prof at Idaho State Shoots Himself in the Foot

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Posted by    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

I feel bad for the guy but he certainly hasn’t done any favors for the cause of concealed carry on campus.

Brandy Zadrozny of the Daily Beast has the story.

The Concealed Carry on Campus Movement Shoots Itself in the Foot

Just into the second week of fall classes, a Idaho State University professor...

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What’s Worse: Teen Drinking or Teen Marijuana Use?

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Posted by    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00am

Plenty will occur on campus this weekend, but which is worse?

Victoria Bekiempis has the story for Newsweek:

Is Teen Drinking Worse Than Teen Marijuana Use?

Every year, more and more Americans support marijuana legalization. In 2010, 41 percent of Americans favored legalization; by 2014, 54 percent supported such reforms, per the Pew Research...

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NPR Begins to Figure Out the Rape Culture Scam

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Posted by    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9:30am

As we say in Massachusetts, light dawns on Marblehead.

Tovia Smith reports.

Some Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus Say System Works Against Them

After years of criticism for being too lax on campus sexual assault, some colleges and universities are coming under fire from students who say the current crackdown on perpetrators has...

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Study Finds People are Quicker to Shoot Whites Than Blacks (Updated)

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Posted by    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 8:00am

There are probably a few milliseconds in there where the officer weighs his chances of being labeled a racist against his chances of being killed. It’s a tough decision, really.

Dave Huber at the College Fix has the story:

Narrative Fail: Study Shows People Shoot at Whites Quicker Than Blacks

A recent study published...

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The Problem With the Idea of “Global Citizenship”

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Posted by    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Everyone’s still asking what their country can do for them, not what they can do for their country.

Daniel E. Ritchie at Minding the Campus has the story:

Why “Global Citizenship” is Flawed

Within a few years of the September 11 attacks, anyone on a university campus could observe the steady growth of programs and...

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‘Intellectual Comfort’ is the Enemy of Free Speech

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Posted by    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

A recent post at Minding the Campus examines the importance of free speech on campus and society at large.

‘Intellectual comfort’ and the Struggle for Free Speech

The fight for free speech is growing ever more urgent, argues Greg Lukianoff in Freedom from Speech, his new Encounter Broadside. Lukianoff, the President of the...

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23 Year Old Republican Wins Election for Florida House of Representatives Seat

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Posted by    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

#FreshFace Jennifer Sullivan, a 23-year old who lives with her parents in Lake County, Florida, defeated her opponent by a six-point margin last week to win a seat in the state’s house of representatives.

From Campus Reform:

Millennial elected to Florida House of Representatives at age 23

Jennifer Sullivan, a 23 year old Republican,...

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Yale Student Thinks Conservatives Make Campus ‘Uncomfortable’ for Muslims and Gays

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Posted by    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

Here is one of the fundamental problems in higher education today. Too many students don’t understand that the college experience is supposed to challenge their views.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

Yale Student: Conservative Club Problematic Because It Makes Campus ‘Uncomfortable’ For Muslims, Gays

I don’t know a great deal about Yale University...

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College Misuses Student Privacy Law to Protect Convicted Rapist

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Posted by    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

While due process in campus sexual assault cases is definitely an issue, it should also be noted that campuses do occasionally protect rapists.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Student Privacy Law Wrongly Used To Shield Convicted Rapist

While much of The College Fix‘s legal coverage has focused on colleges denying due...

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Prager University – Why is Modern Art so Bad?

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Posted by    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, artist Robert Florczak discusses the devolution of modern art.

Here’s more info:

Course Description

For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern Art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How...

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Should Cornell Cut Ties with Qatar?

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Posted by    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 9:30am

Let’s see what readers think.

Stewart Ain of The Jewish Week has the story:

Cornell’s Ties To Qatar Getting Fresh Scrutiny

Cornell University is being called upon to close its medical campus in Qatar, an Arab country in the Persian Gulf that is the chief financier of Hamas, which just waged a 50-day war...

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Ohio University Student Does ‘Blood Bucket’ Challenge for BDS

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Posted by    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00am

You’ve surely heard about the ice bucket challenge. Now, witness a new low for the BDS movement.

Ashley Pratte of Breitbart reported.

Blood Bucket Challenge: New Anti-Semitic Movement at Ohio University

Throughout the past month our social media accounts have been flooded with many “ice bucket” challenge videos designed to raise awareness for ALS.

Yesterday,...

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Lee County Opts Back in to Common Core Testing

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

Florida’s Lee County became the first county in the country to opt out of administering Common Core testing. On Tuesday, it opted back in after the school county superintendent and state educational groups pressured the school board to reverse its decision.

From Florida Today:

Lee County schools rescind vote to opt-out of Common...

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Columbia Student Group Blames Capitalism for War and Poverty

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

I wonder if these students are using their cell phones to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other products of the free market?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Idiot Ivy League Students Blame Capitalism For ‘Countless Wars, Endless Poverty’

Columbia University student radicals published an activist manifesto for the new...

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America Abandons Judeo-Christian Values in Favor of Hedonism and Nihilism

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix explains that, without God, nothing means anything, and when nothing means anything, the only thing left to do is party, shop, and drink your days away:

Today’s Culture of Meaninglessness – and What It All Means

America no longer holds Judeo-Christian values.

But how...

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Minding the Campus Wants Your Worst College Orientation Stories

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Calling college Freshmen…

There’s a call for stories over at Minding the Campus which was inspired by Instapundit.

All the details are below.

Wanted: Your Worst Orientation Stories

While mandatory college orientation programs have always veered toward the absurd, they’ve now sunk to new depths. Today Glenn Reynolds (the Instapundit) noted that some of these...

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Newark Reforms Public Schools, Teacher Unions and Parents Boycott

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

One Newark is a new school district-wide initiative to reform the region’s public school system, which includes shutting down failing schools and no longer assigning students to schools based on where they live. In turn, teachers unions and some parents are boycotting.

How are they boycotting exactly? By not allowing their kids...

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Columbia Student Protests Inaction on Her Alleged Rape by Carrying Mattress Around Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:00am

The student is carrying around a twin sized bed mattress which can’t be easy. Apparently, she’s worked it into a project for her art class as well.

Jessica Roy of New York Magazine has the story.

Columbia Student Will Carry a Mattress Everywhere Until Her Alleged Rapist Is Expelled

Emma Sulkowicz says she was...

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University of Oregon Considers Adding Self-Defense Classes to Fight Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:30am

I can already here the feminist mobs shouting “Victim Blaming!”

Greg Piper at The College Fix reports:

Ass-Kicking Classes Among University’s Recommendations For Sexual Assault

The former president of George Washington University was on to something when he proposed in a controversial radio interview that women on campus “need...

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Michigan Education Association Needs Remedial Math

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:00am

The only way to explain the story below is a need for a refresher course in basic math. Or lying.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Teacher’s Union Misses Millions

Apparently, some teacher’s union officials have taken too much public school math.

“On a Saturday in May, members of the Michigan Education Association...

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University Offers Scholarships for Video Game Players

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

Is playing video games the best way to spend your time? Not really, unless, of course, you’re applying for a $50,000 scholarship to Robert Morris University in Chicago.

Douglas Belkin of the Wall Street Journal has the story:

Liberal Education: At This College, Videogames Are a Varsity Sport

ean Bensema stayed up late one...

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Newspaper Theft at Auburn University May Have Been Politically Motivated

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

Is your school paper going to publish a story you don’t like? Just steal all the hard copies.

Sarah McLaughlin of the FIRE blog reports.

Over 1,000 Newspapers Stolen at Auburn University

The Student Press Law Center reports that on August 28, more than 1,000 copies of The Auburn Plainsman were stolen, costing Auburn...

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