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Sexy and Smart – Professor David Brat acclaimed by his students

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

As the dust settles on the congressional primary race results that saw Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor defeated by a little known challenger, many pundits are offering their theories about this stunning upset.

Loyol...

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Should Taxpayers Have to Rescue College Students From Debt?

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

William G. Gale and Benjamin H. Harris of Brookings ask the question below.

The libertarian in me says no.

Should Taxpayers Rescue Debt-stressed College Grads?

This week, President Obama announced a plan to extend financial relief to households carrying student loan debt. The executive order would allow an additional 5 million existing borrowers with...

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After death threats, Palestinian Prof at Al Quds Resigns for Class Trip to Auschwitz

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

“I put my job on the line to expose the double-talk we live.”

We noted that Brandies University severed its partnership with Al-Quds University after an astonishing display of hatred for Jews took place during an Al-Quds student demonstration.

Now a Palestinian professor from that institution is resigning after enduring months of harassment and intimidation.

His crime?

In a quest for real tolerance and understanding, he took...

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Dave Brat, The Tea Party Professor

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

Dave Brat’s unexpected victory over Eric Cantor dominated the news cycle this week but one detail has been more overlooked than any other.

Dave Brat is a professor at Randolph-Macon College.

That fact was not lost on the Chronicle of Higher Education. Jack Stripling writes.

Higher Ed, the Tea Party’s Unlikely Farm Team

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10 year old Californian heading to college after receiving high school diploma

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

A 10-year old high school graduate says one of his goals is to become the President of the United States.

After reading about his efforts and accomplishments, I wish he didn’t have to wait 25 more years before he was legally eligible.

Tanishq Abraham has accomplished more at age 10 than many students...

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Former New York Times Editor to Teach at Harvard

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:00am

Jill Abramson’s recent departure from the New York Times caused quite a stir in the media world. Now she’s headed back to academia.

Ravi Somaiya writes at the New York Times.

Jill Abramson, Ex-Times Editor, to Teach at Harvard

Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, will teach undergraduate courses...

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Alumni network forming to address campus sex assault prevention and policy

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 9:30am

We have noted that 55 school are under investigation for improperly handling campus sex assault cases at the same time the number of lawsuits initiated by those abused by school kangaroo-court style justice are on the increase.

Now, alumni from some of those impacted institutions are joining together in helping their...

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CU Boulder Prof Talks About Conservatism With the College Fix

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s still amazing to think that there are so few conservative professors that CU Boulder had to go out of its way to find one.

Andrew Desiderio has the story.

Conservative Professor Heads Into The Fray

Conservatism is often misunderstood, maligned and manipulated, said Dr. Bradley J. Birzer.

Its “poor reputation,” said Birzer – recently...

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UC Berkeley Student Finds New Respect for Ronald Reagan

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

University of California – Berkeley student Kevin D. Reyes used the recent anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s passing to reflect how learning history influenced his opinion of the President.

June 5 marks the 10th anniversary of former president Ronald Reagan’s passing. I vaguely remember watching the breaking news reports as a 10-year-old kid....

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Obama on Defense for College Ratings System

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Obama is being forced to defend his plan from a growing chorus of disapproval in Washington.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Obama Defends College Ratings

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan pair of Congressional lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives opposing the Obama administration’s college ratings system. The president,...

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College staff complains after mandatory assembly includes “Vagina Monologues” excerpt

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

When faculty and staff members filed their complaint that during a mandatory assembly they were forced to endure a presentation from The Vagina Monologues,  I wonder if it included charges related to “sexual harassment” or “cruel and unusual punishment”.

Inside Higher Ed’s Charlie Tyson files this report.

Employees at a New Jersey community...

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Al Gore Tells Princeton Grads Climate Change is New Civil Rights Movement

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Have you noticed that Democrats always compare their agenda to something good like civil rights? It’s always framed the same way too.

(Insert liberal cause) is the new (insert older, respected cause).

Lauren Clark of Campus Reform reports.

Al Gore tells Princeton students climate change is the new civil rights movement

Former Vice President Al...

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Heritage Foundation responds to student’s concern that grade was lowered for using its material

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

Hayley Waring, a student at Southern Methodist University,  recently thanked former New york City mayor Michael Bloomberg for his defense of campus free speech.

This gratitude was especially heartfelt, as she had personal experience with campus political harassment.

I’ve always had a feeling that...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Bill Goes Nowhere

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:00am

Elizabeth Warren’s student loan bill isn’t meant to go anywhere, it’s all for show to make it look like she’s trying to do something.

Patrick Brennan writes at National Review.

Elizabeth Warren’s Student-Loan Bill Fails

This morning, the Senate tabled a proposal by Elizabeth Warren to let holders of all student loans lower the interest...

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Former UCLA Basketball Player “I was an athlete masquerading as a student.”

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:30am

Ed O’Bannon is a former basketball player for the University of California – Los Angeles and is lead plaintiff in an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA for not compensating student athletes.

As the case gets underway, he offered some fascinating testimony.

According to ESPN, the former UCLA basketball player opened up the trial...

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Western Washington University Student Government Rejects BDS in Unanimous Vote

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:00am

The folks at Stand With Us are applauding these students and with good reason. Congratulations to these students for taking a stand and doing the right thing.

StandWithUs Applauds Western Washington University Student Government’s Unanimous Vote to Reject All Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Based on National Origin

StandWithUs applauds the student government at...

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Obama’s yet to be executed orders on student loans already getting bad reviews

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

We recently reported that President Obama is poised to sign executive orders that will limit the percentage of income student debtors must pay on student loans.

Reviews on these orders are coming in, just ahead of the formal announcement, and they are  scathing (hat-tip, Instapundit).

The order will extend the cap on student loan...

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Study Claims Students, not Professors are the Liberal Influence on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

There are a lot of left wing professors out there and you’ve read about many of them here at College Insurrection.

Yet according to a study cited by Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed, it’s the students who make colleges more liberal.

Stop Blaming Professors

Part of the conservative critique of higher education is...

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“Hanoi Jane” Street Art Pops Up around LA ahead of Fonda’s UCLA Commencement Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently reported that many veterans are angered over UCLA’s grad speaker choice of “Hanoi Jane” Fonda.

Now, in a protest form that is often seen in Los Angeles, street art is appearing that succinctly expresses the nature of that outrage.

In anticipation of Jane Fonda’s commencement speech on June 13 at UCLA’s...

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Critics Say Pro-Palestinian Student Groups are Intimidating Others on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

The BDS movement has been well documented here and at Legal Insurrection. Now, some folks in cable news are catching on to the story.

This column by Perry Chiaramonte at FOX News is hard hitting.

Pro-Palestinian students bring hate, intimidation to campus, critics say

They’ve become the bullies of the quad at college campuses...

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How a Real Feminist Should Hit on Guys…. for Self Defense

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

During the recent pageant, Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez (now Miss USA) created controversy by suggesting that women should learn self-defense in order to prevent or avoid being sexually assaulted. Sanchez is a fourth degree black belt in taekwondo.

Jennifer Kabbany, Associate Editor at The College Fix, shares her own self-defense training...

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Jobless College Grads are Moving Back in with Their Parents

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:00am

How many of these young people will end up sitting in their old bedroom staring at a poster that reads Students for Obama?

Andrew Desiderio writes at the College Fix.

Jobless Millennials: Recent College Grads Move Back in with Parents

While the latest job numbers suggest a slight improvement in the U.S. economy, jobless...

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