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College Doesn’t Make Everyone Equal

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:00am

In his regular New York Times column yesterday, Ross Douhat examined college and equality through the filter of two books.

College, the Great Unequalizer

NO doubt by now you’ve finished last month’s assigned reading, Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” for our spring-semester course on Stratification in America. I’m sorry about the...

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Federal judge rules Cornell and Ithaca can be sued for negligence in student’s suicide

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 9:30am

In 2010, Cornell University freman Bradley Ginsburg jumped committed suicide by jumping into one of the many gorges surrounding the campus.

His father subsequently filed a lawsuit that has resulted in a contentious court case.

The fight over a $180 million lawsuit filed against Cornell by the father of a student who committed...

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Cinco de Drinko Party Causes Protest at UC Davis

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 8:00am

Don’t most people celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking? Isn’t that the central marketing campaign of Corona beer?

FOX News reports that one celebration at UC Davis is causing trouble.

California university students protest party name, calling it racially insensitive

DAVIS, Calif. – Students at the University of C...

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Amid protests, Eric Holder cancels Oklahoma police academy graduation speech

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

It looks like the people of Oklahoma don’t have a very high opinion of our Attorney General.

I wonder why?

Attorney General Eric Holder canceled a speech to a graduating class of police cadets in Oklahoma City on Thursday, after crowds of Oklahomans flocked to the ceremony to protest his appearance.

Protest organizers said...

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Princeton Student Who Defied Claims of White Privilege Offers No Apologies

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently told you about Princeton student Tal Fortgang who refuses to bow to the forces of political correctness just because he’s a white male.

He appeared on the Greta Van Susteren show this weekend and offered additional commentary.

From the FOX Nation.

Princeton Student: Why I Don’t Apologize For ‘White Privilege’

University Freshman Tal...

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Nicholls State University Nixing Remedial Courses

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

One university is changing its policy on remedial courses, daring to expect its incoming students to be able to do college level work when they arrive for their first classes.

Nicholls State University in Louisiana will no longer accept students who need remedial courses in an effort to boost admission standards,...

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College Students Shocked to Hear Hillary Clinton Quote on Gay Marriage

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

Like President Obama, Hillary Clinton’s views on gay marriage have evolved over the years to coincide with polls. Watch below as MRCTV’s Dan Joseph quizzes students in a game of who said what.

Matt Vespa of CNS News reported.

Video: Students Shocked to Hear What Hillary Said

MRCTV’s Dan Joseph recently ventured onto the...

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George Washington U. student reviews UConn prof’s profanity infused, “moral duty” homage to Darwin

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:00am

A University of Connecticut anthropology recently confronted a group of evangelical demonstrators in a profanity-laced tirade before leading students in a “Praise Darwin” counter-protest chant.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reviews both the video and the professor’s claim it was his moral obligation to reveal his Darwin-based outrage.

“It was my moral...

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Who Really Needs Financial Aid at Cornell?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 9:30am

In a new post at the Cornell Daily Sun, Sofia Hu writes about the problem of international diversity and the plight of foreign students to receive financial aid.

Students Allege Cornell International Diversity Lacking

Undergraduate international students are not as economically diverse as domestic students — partially because of a lack of financial...

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U. Michigan student reviews the rise of religious persecution around the world

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8:00am

University of Michigan student Derek Draplin takes a look at the rise of harassment and violence that targets people based on their faith.

For Americans in a modernized world, religious persecution seems like an antiquated and archaic notion rather than an infringement upon liberty and natural rights. In fact, Americans-—millennials, in particular—-dispassionately...

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American Schools Producing Excellent Workforce for… China

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

Bloomerberg’s David J. Lynch explores the unintended consequences of American schools relying on foreign students to fill rapidly emptying seats.

Barely 26 years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in Beijing and now may launch an...

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Med School Student Auctions off Her Virginity

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

Somehow I think people expect better than this sort of thing from people who study medicine.

The College Fix reports.

SHOCK: Medical Student to Auction Off Her Virginity

CBS Las Vegas reports a story today that may leave you speechless:

An American medical student is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder, and although the...

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USA Today Editorial Board Objects to School “Trigger Warnings”

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

In their latest quest to cater to hypersensitive activists, schools are now considering the establishment of “trigger warnings,” which are intended to protect people from taking part in class discussions and media that might offend.

The Editorial Board of USA Today just issued its own set of warnings — about this concept.

Universities...

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The University of Georgia isn’t a Big Fan of Free Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Limiting free speech on campus to ‘free speech zones’ is bad enough but what if there are hardly any of those spaces on campus?

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

Public university sued for limiting speech to less than one percent of campus

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Educational Equity, Inc. explores “investment” model for college tuition

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00am

One company is exploring a different model for helping students finance their degrees.

A Chicago-based start-up firm has noted a trend, often reported here, that less “fun” degrees are usually the ones with real earning potential. They base their approach on an “investment” model (hat-tip, Instapundit).

One idea for dealing with the student...

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White House attacks due process and cross-examination rights in campus sexual assault push

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Four generations ago, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that “the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”

However well-meaning it may be, the Obama administration’s “guidance” this week for colleges on sexual assault and harassment contains insidious attacks on cross-examination...

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Big 12 College Football Coaches Focus on Potential Team Unionization

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:00am

At their recent meeting, Big 12 coaches were talking unionization, anticipating a potential move for student football players to organize.

…The NCAA has two lawsuits on one hand and a Northwestern football team that will vote Friday on whether or not to form a union. Since the National Labor Relations Board in...

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Video: Does an Entrepreneur Need a College Degree?

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

The latest video on Bloomberg TV asks: Does an Entrepreneur Need a College Degree?

On today’s “The Agenda,” Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu, and Adam Johnson look at trending news stories and the Twitter question of the day on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

 
 
 
 

Columbia Prof Suggests GOP Opposition to Minimum Wage Hike Is Racist

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

Of course. As we’ve learned all too well over the last several years, opposition to anything Obama and Democrats want is racist.

Matt Hadro of News Busters reports.

Columbia Professor Says GOP Opposition to Medicaid Expansion, Minimum Wage Hike Is Racist

MSNBC guest Dorian Warren thinks that racism is behind the GOP’s opposition to...

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Rand Paul on SCOTUS Ruling: College Admissions Must Be Colorblind

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul agreed on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling to uphold Michigan’s ban on colorblind admissions.

Speaking with former Obama adviser David Axelrod at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, Paul said that there was a time when the country needed special protections for minorities because of the “terrible...

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Long Distance Train Trip Gives College Student a New Perspective

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

Christo Eliot has written an entertaining new piece for the Cornell Daily Sun about his decision to take a train cross-country. I have a feeling he’ll be flying next time.

Vomit-Induced Perspective

I learned everything I need to know about progress and developed an immense appreciation for the...

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U. of Florida Prof’s Admission: We Really Do Read Student Evaluations

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

As the school year begins to wind down and instructors are poised to pass out course evaluations, University of Florida professor Clay Calvert makes a startling admission.

With classes quickly coming to a close on college campuses across the country, Millennials from frosh through super seniors are busy doing more than just...

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