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28 Harvard Law Professors Oppose School’s New Sexual Assault Policies, Say They Violate Due Process

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9:30am

Okay, 28 Harvard Law professors are coming out against these new sexual assault policies.

Maybe the current administrators, legislators, and student mobs crafting these new rules and guidelines should listen to what they have to say. I don’t know, they might know a thing or two about due process.

Even Alan Dershowitz, Harvard...

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Many People With Advanced Degrees Struggle With Long Term Unemployment

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Posted by    Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:00am

We frequently hear about the plight of people who just finished a four year program and can’t find work but in many cases, people with advanced degrees are even worse off.

Martha C. White of NBC News reports.

Highly Educated, Unemployed and Tumbling Down the Ladder

In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these...

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SUNY Canton: Fight Rape Culture With Selfies

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

‘Slacktivism’ is taking over: SUNY Canton’s newest campaign to fight campus sexual assault asks students to post selfies with the hashtag “#itsonus”. What exactly this achieves is anyone’s guess.

North Country Now reports:

SUNY Canton launches sexual assault awareness campaign with ‘selfie’ challenge

SUNY Canton is joining a growing movement to combat sexual assault...

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College Democrats Campaigning for Alison Grimes in Kentucky Cover Up Obama Shirts

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

A number of College Democrats who traveled to Kentucky to campaign for Alison Grimes were surprised to learn that the Obama t-shirts they were wearing were considered inappropriate attire.

Victoria Sheridan of the GW Hatchet reported.

Behind-the-scenes moments from the College Democrats’ trip to Kentucky

Many students filled their bags for the trip with...

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Seeking a Cure for “Hyper-Parenting”

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Coddled, spoiled, and sheltered for their entire young lives, too many children and young adults today are the psycho-social products of what some are now referring to as “hyper-parenting.” We already know what it means and how it manifests itself not only in parent-to-child relations but also in broader social contexts...

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Hillary Clinton Charges University $225K for Speech on the High Cost of Tuition

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

No hypocrisy here, folks. Nosiree.

Jim Geraghty of National Review reported.

Clinton Charges University $225,000 for Speech on High Cost of Tuition

Only Hillary Clinton can take a $225,000 speaking fee from a public university and then, in the speech, lament how high the cost of higher education is.

“Higher education shouldn’t be a privilege for...

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Only in Illinois: Substitute Teach for One Day, Receive $1 Million Taxpayer-Funded Pension

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

You read that right. They’re still receiving their pensions after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation “reforming” the state pension system back in 2012.

Adam Andrzejewski of Forbes has the story:

In Illinois, Substitute Teaching For One Day Reaped Nearly $1 Million in Taxpayer-Funded Pension Money

In 2011, the Chicago Tribune exposed a pair of...

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Protesters at St. Louis University Claim They’re Fighting White Supremacy

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:00am

They also claimed that they’re all about “addressing systemic problems people face regardless of race.”

Wesley Lowery and Arelis R. Hernández of the Washington Post reported.

In ‘Moral Monday,’ activists protest Brown shooting with acts of civil disobedience

Chanting “hands up, don’t shoot,” marchers headed toward St. Louis University. University security and police officers...

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Yale Dorms Defaced with Swastikas

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:30am

Afterwards, dozens of students and student groups joined together to create a mural to stand against the signs.

Stephanie Addenbrooke and Rachel Siegel at the Yale Daily News have the story:

Swastikas drawn on Old Campus

Three students huddled outside Entryway B of Durfee Hall just before midnight on Monday, dish soap and lemon-scented...

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Liberal Writer Ezra Klein Approves of New Campus Consent Laws

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:00am

If you know anything about Klein’s news site “VOX” you might not trust his opinion on anything.

Robby Soave reports at Reason.

Ezra Klein ‘Completely Supports’ ‘Terrible’ Yes Means Yes Law

Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein waded into the debate over “Yes Means Yes” affirmative consent laws Monday, signalling his complete support for California’s SB...

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The College Conservative – How Twitter is Changing the Political Landscape

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

Sam Leanza at The College Conservative explains how Twitter has made it much easier for the population to participate in political action, but has also made it a whole lot worse at doing so:

Social Media and Social Unrest

Much like Apple has revolutionized the way we buy music, social media has changed...

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Auburn University Students Protest ‘Misogynistic’ Pro-life Display

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

Christian crosses are now misogynistic, apparently. Where do progressives get this stuff?

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

Students protest ‘misogynistic’ pro-life display

Pro-abortion students at Auburn University held a counter-protest on Wednesday against a pro-life display of crosses on the grounds that it was “misogynistic” and “sham[ed] women’s reproductive choices.”

Auburn University’s Students for...

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Berkeley “Indigenous People’s Day” Sparked by Controversial Native American Play

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

It wasn’t Columbus that made Berkeley start celebrating “Indigenous People’s Day” on Columbus Day, but a controversial Native-American themed play, which some students believed depicted Native Americans at the time of manifest destiny as “asking for it.”

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix has the story:

Controversial Native American play, not Columbus, sparks...

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Berkeley Prof: Killing Black People is Killing Obama

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

To people who think like this, it doesn’t seem to matter that the U.S. elected Barack Obama president. Twice.

Trey Sanchez of Truth Revolt reported.

CA Prof: Killing Black People Is Killing Barack Obama

Famed music critic and Berkeley professor Greil Marcus likened killing black people to essentially killing Barack Obama.

No really, he did....

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Is Music Education the Solution to Improving the American School System?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

Is this just some liberal progressive fantasy where school children are encouraged to explore the arts rather than math and science, or is there some credible thought and science behind this proposal?

Joanne Lipman writes for the Wall Street Journal:

A Musical Fix for American Schools

American education is in perpetual crisis. Our students...

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Prager University – A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, a member of the South African parliament named Kenneth Meshoe explains why Israel is nothing like an apartheid state.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Is Israel an “apartheid state,” as its enemies claim? Who better to answer that charge than a Black South African who lived through...

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Professor Encourages Others Professors and Students to Use and Edit Wikipedia

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9:30am

I don’t think college students and professors have a “moral obligation” to disseminate knowledge via editing Wikipedia as Professor Jemielniak suggests, but the rest of his argument makes sense. Wikipedia is a powerful tool that can only be made better if more and more people use it and edit it.

Dariusz...

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Preacher Assaulted at Colorado State University

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Just two weeks ago we reported that a preacher was pepper sprayed at Montana State, now this.

Keegan Williams and Kate Winkle of the Collegian reported.

UPDATE: Preacher injured on campus, CSUPD investigating

UPDATE: 4:21 p.m.

A Colorado State University spokeswoman responded to Thursday’s incident in an email to the Collegian, “I can confirm at...

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Army War College Revokes Plagiarist Senator John Walsh’s Masters Degree

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

Folks, never plagiarize.

Army War College Revokes Sen. John Walsh’s Degree

The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded that he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate.

The college assigned an academic review board to the probe in August after The New York...

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Liberal Bias in Academia is Affecting Quality of Research

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

The $60,000 question is: What is anyone going to do about this?

Naomi Schaefer Riley of the New York Post reported.

Liberal bias in academia is destroying the integrity of research

How reliable is academic research? Not very it seems, after noting that the Journal of Vibration and Control, a reputable academic publication, had...

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Michigan State Football Fans Boo President Obama, Get Chastised for Supporting Rape Culture

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

A journalist at MSU’s State News somehow interpreted that the football stadium’s booing of Obamas appearance in an “It’s On Us” campaign video as approval of campus rape, and not just the dislike of an unpopular president.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Michigan State football fans chastised for booing...

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Equating Conservatism With Hate Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

If liberals can classify conservatism as hate speech, they can ban it on campus. This report from Hans Bader at the Examiner is cause for concern.

Most Democrats back hate speech ban in poll; conservatism equated with hate

51% of Democrats back a ban on “hate speech,” while only 21% oppose such a...

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