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American University Prof Says Anti-Semitism Doesn’t Exist In The Middle East

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s amazing how a professor could so blatantly deny reality.

By Samantha Reinis of Campus Reform via Business Insider.

College Professor Claims Anti-Semitism Doesn’t Exist In The Middle East

According to American University professor Hillary Mann Leverett, anti-Semitism doesn’t exist in the Middle East.

The Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at the School of International Service...

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Research Suggests Students Don’t Need Teacher of Same Race to Succeed

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

Shocking, I know: race is not the most important part of a person’s identity and doesn’t determine how good you are at a given job.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Do Kids Need Teachers Who ‘Look Like Them’ in Order to Succeed?

The “conventional wisdom.”

Inspired by the recent news out of Fresno,...

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Are You Ready for “Social Justice” Schools?

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:00am

Who needs math, science and spelling? Left wing politics is much more important.

Michelle Malkin writes of a new trend in education coming soon to your neighborhood.

Readin’, Writin’ and Social Justice Agitatin’

It’s back-to-school season across the country. But in an increasing number of districts, “back to school” doesn’t mean back to learning....

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Caffeine and Alcohol Top List of Millennial Vices

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:30am

Caffeine, alcohol, and fast food are Millennials’ top three vices according to a survey conducted by Level Money.

Gluttony well represented, but what lust, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride?

From Hadley Malcom of USA Today:

Millennials spend big bucks on these vices

Millennials are giving into temptation and shelling out hundreds of dollars a...

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Princeton and Wellesley May go Back to Grade Inflation

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:00am

You have to wonder why these schools are reversing such a long held policy.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reported.

Princeton and Wellesley May Re-inflate Grades

Princeton and Wellesley are considering reversing actions they took a decade ago to curb grade inflation:  Princeton capped A-range grades at 35%, and Wellesley imposed a mandatory B+...

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Another Wealth Gap? Critics Say New NCAA Rules Benefit Only Wealthiest College Conferences

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Posted by    Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

The term “wealth gap” has officially jumped the shark. It’s now being used to describe the disparity in spending among different college sports conferences.

Steve Eder of the New York Times reports:

Fears Rise Over Wealth Gap as Top College Conferences Push Overhaul

The head football coach at Alabama makes $6.9 million a year,...

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Paul Ryan Offers Conservative Reforms for Higher Education

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Posted by    Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

Paul Ryan is still living up to his reputation as an idea man.

Andrew Kelly of Forbes reports.

Paul Ryan And The Emerging Conservative Reform Agenda In Higher Education

Paul Ryan’s 73-page blueprint for expanding opportunity is chock full of ideas for higher education and job training reform. And rightfully so: opportunities for high...

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Surprising Research Finds Less Education, Less Religion for ‘Generation X’

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Posted by    Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

Another nail in the coffin of the idea that atheists are more intelligent than religious people.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

Less Education, Less Religion for ‘Generation X,’ Surprising Research Finds

This is an interesting flip of the conventional wisdom that a college education drives people away from religion.

Research by Philip...

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Iowa State Discontinues Student Festival Over Rioting and Arrests

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Posted by    Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

In a situation like this, you have to feel bad for the students who didn’t cause any problems.

J. Baulkman of University Herald reports.

Iowa State University Discontinues VEISHEA Celebration

Iowa State University will no longer host the VEISHEA student festival each spring due to years of disturbances and student injuries, school officials...

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Minimum Wage Warrior Robert Reich Earns Quarter Million Dollars a Year to Teach One Class

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Posted by    Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 11:00am

Robert eich is a minimum wage increase warrior whose name is surfacing once again because of this piece he recently wrote characteristically criticizing big business, Wall St. types, free market capitalism, and the Ivy League.

However, publicly-available salary information shows that to teach one class last year at University of California at...

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University of Virginia Rethinks Proposal to Silence Dissent

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Posted by    Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 9:30am

This was a wise decision. Luckily, people spoke out against the policy.

Nick Anderson of the Washington Post reported.

Proposal to quash dissent on University of Virginia’s governing board is abandoned

A proposal meant to silence dissenters on the governing board of Virginia’s flagship public university was officially scuttled Wednesday, days after state lawmakers...

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More Than 300 Scholars and Librarians Pledge Academic Boycott of Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 8:00am

The BDS movement just keeps plugging away. From Greg Piper at the College Fix:

More Than 300 Scholars, Librarians Pledge Academic Boycott of Israel

File this in the Friday “surprise” column…

Middle East studies scholars and librarians are calling for a boycott of “Israeli academic institutions” until they “end their complicity in violating Palestinian rights,”...

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No Correlation Between College Selectivity and Graduation Rate

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

I never heard anyone ever say going to a more selective college or university increases one’s likelihood of graduating.

In fact, based on my own experience concerning friends of mine this past year, I’d say attending more selective schools, if anything, would decrease the likelihood of graduating at all or graduating on...

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Colleges Fail Liberal Students by Not Challenging Their Ideas

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

This piece from Michael Munger at Minding the Campus is further proof that American academia is too far to the left.

How Colleges Fail Liberal Students

This is an edited version of a talk sponsored by the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy and published Aug. 6 on the Pope...

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Common Core Critics to be ‘Punched in the Face’ Warns Teachers Union President

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

Quoth Michael Mulgrew, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT): “And I’m going to punch you in the face and push you in the dirt because this is the teachers!”

This is teachers.

The AFT’s new slogan, perhaps?

Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart has the story:

TEACHERS UNION PREZ DELIVERS FIERY, THREATENING RANT AGAINST...

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University Researchers Show How NSA Legally Spies on Americans

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

It’s still stunning that this is even happening in America. Kudos to these researchers.

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

University Researchers Show NSA Can Legally Spy By Rerouting Internet Traffic

The National Security Agency can legally monitor every American, inside and outside the U.S., “by collecting their network traffic abroad,” according...

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NCAA Contemplates Reforms in Governance

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00am

The NCAA plans to vote on giving greater autonomy to high resource college sports conferences, and some critics think this could compound stratification between wealthy and poor schools. With this autonomy, some have proposed a number of athletic reforms, including guaranteed student-athlete scholarships and better athlete healthcare.

Jake New at Inside Higher...

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Student Journalists are the Latest Victims of Obamacare

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 9:30am

It almost seems like no one read this bill before it was rushed into law.

Every problem that comes up is a surprise.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

Obamacare’s Latest Victims: Student Journalists, Campus Accountability

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been anything but straightforward. From President Obama’s “lie of the...

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Yale Railroads Men Accused of Rape, Punishes Them Even When Found ‘Not Culpable’

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8:00am

Have you ever read The Trial by Franz Kafka? Because Yale is hosting a live re-enactment of the acclaimed novel, starring young men accused of sexual assault as the novel’s Josef K., a man victimized by an unfair court system, never allowed to properly defend himself or even told what his...

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Wesleyan U. Considers Axing Fraternities

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

Wesleyan may soon join Amherst College and others in shutting down their Greek system — yet another overreaction to ‘rape culture’ hysteria.

Charlotte Allen at Minding the Campus has the story:

Why Is Wesleyan Targeting Its Frats?

“Will Wesleyan Be the Next School to Do Away With Frats?” That was the headline that ran...

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College Democrats of America Leader Resigns Over Israel Comment

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

As we reported yesterday, the leader of the College Democrats of America recently compared Israel to Nazi Germany.

He has since resigned.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

UPDATE: College Democrats of America Bigwig Resigns

As reported yesterday, two College Democrats of America social media coordinators went after a pro-Israel member of the group...

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Renowned Berkeley Math Prof Criticizes Common Core, Says Will Lower US International Standing

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

Professor emerita of mathematics Marina Ratner at the University of California at Berkeley offers a scathing criticism of Common Core. She refutes the notion that Common Core standards are internationally bench-marked and says the new math curriculum will, to the effect, dumb down students.

To send Common Core to the dust bin...

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