A new report underscores a troubling trend we have chronicled at College Insurrection: Campus administrators and bureaucrats supported at the expense of faculty positions and student needs (hat-tip,
Over the weekend, Politico ran a piece by Benjamin Kline Hunnicut about Republicans and work.
Why Do Republicans Want Us to Work All the Time?
This week, America’s political class has been consumed by an intense, vitriolic debate over a single number: 2.5 million.’
That’s the amount by which, according to the Congressional Budget...
Eastern Florida State’s rescinding its ban on guns after a student was attacked is a hopeful sign that the tide is turning on campus attitudes toward the Second Amendment.
Southern Methodist University student Hayley Waring offers some related observations, based on another incident.
Have you heard or read about the terrible shooting that...
Apparently, too many students are unable to meet academic standards when they enter college. The solution? Common Core, of course!
Michael Gormley of Newsday reports.
Educators: lack of Common Core hampers college students
The furor over New York’s move to the higher standards of a Common Core curriculum in public schools found a new...
A member of Dartmouth College’s ski team collapsed and died over the weekend while competing in a cross-country ski race in Vermont.
Torin Tucker, 20, a junior from Sun Valley, Idaho, was climbing an uphill stretch of a rugged 25-kilometer course in northeast Vermont on Saturday morning when he fell to the ground....
This story from Vivian Hughbanks of The College Fix is a fine example of real College Insurrection.
College Students Protest Obama During Michigan State Visit
EAST LANSING – About 50 college students braved subfreezing weather on Friday afternoon to line a snowy sidewalk where President Barack Obama’s motorcade passed by and lodge their...
Baltimore teachers believe a clause in a new union contract is designed to silence dissenters.
Based on the report filed by Rachel Stoltzfoos in The Daily Caller, they have plenty of reason to be concerned.
The Baltimore Teacher’s union has demanded exclusive rights to teachers’ interdepartmental emails and mailboxes in a new contract...
Senator Warren wants college students to be able to refinance their student loans and have flexible terms like a car buyer.
One problem. Most people don’t buy cars that cost up to and over $100,000.
Ben Jacobs writes, via Yahoo News.
Pay for College Like a Car
Elizabeth Warren wants paying for college to be...
A look at the current set of comments to Obama administration’s proposed college rating system reveals much confusion about program goals and a great deal skepticism about its viability.
It’s like Obamacare for Higher Education!
The Obama administration on Thursday released hundreds of pages of formal comments on its proposed college rating system,...
Harvard senior Joshua Lipson makes the case that his fellow scholars need to get “into the habit of occasional rule-breaking and convention-flouting” by using marijuana.
Perhaps he is considering continuing his education at Humboldt’s Marijuana Institute?
Every election season, Harvard’s undergraduate population bubbles over with enthusiasm for Barack Obamas and Elizabeth Warrens—standard-bearers of...
In a new post at The Federalist, writer Peter Tucci describes four ways in which the Affordable Care Act hurts Millennials.
Four Ways Obamacare Hurts Millennials
Every law creates winners and losers. Unfortunately, Obamacare creates more winners than losers—and the losers are disproportionately young. Here are four ways the law hurts millennials.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has an analysis of Yale University’s latest campus sexual misconduct report.
Some of the details, or lack thereof, are drawing reasonable concerns about the rights of the accused.
Yale University’s latest Report of Complaints of Sexual Misconduct relays details about 70 complaints of sexual misconduct...
Common Core certainly needs public relations after recent revelations, but should such PR spin be funded by tax dollars?
Joy Pullmann of the Washington Examiner reports.
The Common Core bait-and-switch, funded by your taxes
A key argument for the Common Core national curriculum and testing mandates is the promise that they are “voluntary” and...
As Professor Jacobson noted, Henry Waxman is leaving his seat in Congress after 40 consecutive years as a representative for a West Los Angeles.
The district includes the University of California – Los Angeles. Student Maia Ferdman offers her thoughts...
Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame recently appeared on the John Stossel show to discuss the future of education, the role of technology and much more.
Watch the full clip below.
Today marks the birthday of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the patriarchal figure of modern conservatism as we know it to be and one of the most influential presidential leaders of these United States. Agree with him or not — like him personally or not — President Reagan left a historical legacy deserving...
Give the subject matter covered in some of our country’s college courses, perhaps a few American professors might benefit from a Mexican university’s new “Becoming a U.S. Citizen” program.
A Mexican university with a branch campus in San Antonio, Texas will now offer the first-ever college-level course in how to become a...
In a new post at See Thru Edu, Richard Vedder explores the hot new campus buzzword.
The Unbearable Lightness of Campus “Sustainability” Schemes
Universities often support causes, usually with a distinct leftish orientation, that they think demonstrate their social consciousness and, arguably, moral superiority. A decade ago, “diversity” was the key buzz word,...
Fox New Channel’s Bill O’Reilly met with President Barack Obama for a brief interview before the start of the Super Bowl.
Elizabeth Marcello, student at the College of William and Mary, says that...
Susan Kruth of The FIRE writes of an interesting free speech issue raised by a professor from Fordham University.
Law Prof’s Argument for Punishing ‘Hate Speech’ Sparks Passionate Defenses of First Amendment