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Northeastern Journalism Prof has ‘Complete Confidence’ Fareed Zakaria is a Plagiarist

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

It seems like everyone thinks Zakaria is a plagiarist, except for Jeff Zucker and Fareed himself.

Tony Lee writes for Breitbart:

JOURNALISM PROFESSOR: ‘COMPLETE CONFIDENCE’ FAREED ZAKARIA IS A PLAGIARIST

After CNN chief Jeff Zucker said he had “complete confidence” in CNN’s Fareed Zakaria even after at least 24 instances of plagiarism on his...

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“Don’t Know Much About History”

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new post at See Thru Edu, Robert Paquette notes that higher education has a history problem.

“Don’t Know Much About History” at Elite U.S. Colleges

Little more than a year after the ending of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, James Madison wrote Thomas Jefferson a penetrating letter on the political future...

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Loyola University Palestinian Group Suspended for Harassing Jewish Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Doubtlessly, Loyola’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine will say that their freedom of speech and assembly has been denied. Problem is, they were trying to prevent Hillel members from promoting Birthright Israel, a direct violation of Hillel students’ freedom of speech and assembly.

From The CollegeFix:

SJP CHAPTER SUSPENDED AFTER HARASSING...

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Hood College Holds Mandatory Civil Rights March

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00am

When is a civil rights march a violation of your civil rights? You can learn the answer to that question at Hood College.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Hood College Civil Rights March — Where Attendance is Compulsory

Faculty and students from Hood College,...

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California Affirmative Consent Bill Finally Signed Into Law

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:30am

Thanks, Jerry Brown.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual-Consent Bill Finally Signed Into California Law

Soothing allies who were afraid he would give in to pressure from civil liberties and men’s rights groups, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill that makes his state...

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Yale to Host Radical Sheikh Who Advocated Killing of American Soldiers

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00am

Gee. I wonder if anyone in the Yale community will protest? You know, like they did with Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon has the story.

Yale to Host Radical Terror Sheikh Who Advocated Killing of U.S. Soldiers

A radical Tunisian sheik who has called for the murder of U.S....

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New Study Shows Using Social Media Increases Youth Voter Turnout

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

Facebook is the most effective social media platform in getting young people to vote, according to a University of Sydney study entitled The Civil Network.

From Business Standard:

Facebook most effective in engaging young people in politics

An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook being...

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Democrat Pushes Plan to Favor Graduates Who Become Public Employees

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

If senator Richard Blumenthal has his way, students who become public employees will get a better deal on student loans than students who go into the private sector.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

Dem Senator Wants To Punish Student Loan Borrowers Who Choose Private Sector

The U.S. economy has been strangely dismal...

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Liberal Groups Throw a Fit After Florida State Selects Republican as New President

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

FSU Liberals: “I’m sorry, but we don’t serve your kind here.”

We probably should have guessed this was going to happen.

Malcolm A. Kline at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Republican Sighted in Academe!

Academia is up in arms. The board of trustees at Florida State University (FSU) just named a Republican to be...

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The Onion Offers Tips for Paying for College

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

Here’s a little humor to help you get through Monday afternoon. The Onion has come up with some clever ways for students to tackle the high cost of college.

Tips For Paying For College

While many students take out federal or private loans to pay for college, the costs of tuition, fees, and...

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Colgate Mandates Diversity Training After Accusations of Racism

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

Here’s an update to our previous report.

Another university has caved in to a whining student body. Remember, faculty and staff: the student is always right!

Derek Draplin at The College Fix has the story:

Accused...

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The Politics of Student Loans

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00am

This is a subject that shouldn’t be subject to politics but both parties are vying for votes from college students.

Neal McCluskey of See Thru Edu lays it out in a new post.

When It Comes to Student Loans, It’s All Political

Writing in the Wall Street Journal last week, the American Enterprise Institute’s...

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U.S. University Professor Telling Liberians Dept. of Defense Manufactured Ebola

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Delaware State University associate professor Cyril Broderick published an article in a major Liberian newspaper, the Daily Observer, stating that the U.S. Department of Defense manufactured Ebola as part of its bio-terrorism research.

Terrence McCoy of the Washington Post reports:

A professor in U.S. is telling Liberians that the Defense Department ‘manufactured’ Ebola

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Brown Queer Alliance Cancels ‘Sex Power God’ Party

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:00am

FOX News is blamed, naturally.

Russell Westerholm of University Herald reports.

Brown University Queer Alliance Cancels ‘Sex Power God’ Party This Year for Fear of Safety

The Queer Alliance (QA) at Brown University has decided to cancel this fall’s “Sex Power God” (SPG) party for becoming unsafe for attendees.

According to the Huffington Post, the...

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Harvard MBA Students Can Take a Course on Beyoncé

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

I wonder how all the Harvard MBA grads feel about this. They’re probably not too happy their alma mater is diluting its prestige with joke classes like this while the rest of the world becomes increasingly business competitive.

BostInno reported.

Harvard Business School Students are Going To Be Studying Beyoncé

A new Harvard Business...

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University Study Says ‘Natural Wind Changes’ Contribute to Global Warming

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is bound to make lots of people very angry.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Heresy! Study Shows ‘Natural Wind Changes’ a Contributor to Global Warming

Wha-a-a-a …? “Natural wind changes” could be responsible for some of the global warming we’ve seen over the years?

Yes, say researchers from the University of Washington....

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Gordon College Could Be Denied Accreditation Over Ban on ‘Homosexual Practice’

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

It seems accreditation is no longer a measure of whether a school can educate it students, but a tool to force political ideology onto private businesses — forcing them to deny beliefs that are “deeply embedded in [their] culture.”

Here’s more from The College Fix:

Christian College Could Lose Accreditation In A Year...

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The College Conservative Examines the People’s Climate March

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, Chelsea Gruenwald takes a look at the hypocrisy of environmental activists.

People’s Climate March: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Around 400,000 concerned citizen and celebrity activists gathered in New York City this past weekend to express their concern about the climate and...

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University of Texas Massacre Rifle on Sale for $25K

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11:00am

‘Murderabilia’ is a surprisingly popular niche market. Look at this article, people bid $2500 for a lock of Charles Manson’s hair.

Sterling Beard of Campus Reform has the story:

Murder rifle used in 1966 University...

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Sorry, no More Drinks – You’re Only 21

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9:30am

Isn’t 21 still the legal drinking age? Not for some Dartmouth students.

Jake G. Rascoff of the Dartmouth Review has the story.

Students Denied Service

On Wednesday night, three Dartmouth students—one ’15 and two ‘16s—went to Molly’s to celebrate one of the aforementioned ‘16s’ twenty-first birthd...

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College Editorial Says Bras are Racist, Authors Can’t Handle the Resulting Hecklers

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 8:00am

The authors of an editorial which claimed that ‘flesh-colored’ bras were an example of racism are now pleading with the internet to stop making fun of them. No word yet on whether the internet will accept a truce.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

Stop Saying We Think Bras Are...

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Student Government at Marquette U. Blocked From Forming Diversity Coordinator Position

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Someone somewhere finally decided that this ‘diversity’ business has been taken a few steps too far.

Kyle Brooks at The College Fix has the story:

Marquette Student Government Blocks Diversity Coordinator Position

A Jesuit college that pays for same-sex partner benefits, has hosted a kinky-sex student workshop and whose pr...

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