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UCLA Student Reports from the Frontlines of Student-Workers Union Strike

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

We reported on the University of California system’s United Student-Workers Union organized strike, featuring news from the Santa Cruz and San Diego institutions.

Now, UCLA student Josh Hedtke files this report from his school:

The strikers, totaling in...

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UConn’s Logo Inspires Rape Culture or Something

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

The university of Connecticut’s wolf logo is the only reason it wins basketball games according to at least one feminist student. Also, it’s all about rape culture or something.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

With logo feminist says intimidates women and empowers rape culture, UConn sweeps NCAAs

The men’s and women’s basketball...

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NYC education officials complain about “ambiguous” “inappropriate” Common Core test questions

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

Some test questions even featured product placement!

Ironically, Common Core test preparers may have accidentally alighted upon a way to fund education: Corporate product placement in test questions.

But this form of marketing is not going over well with New York City principals, who offer a scathing review of a recent test.

New York City principals are rising up against...

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Saint Michael’s College Prepares for the Higher Ed Bubble to Burst

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00am

Saint Michael’s College in Vermont sees the writing on the wall and although they’re in good shape, they’re taking steps to deal with the coming crisis.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Shrinking as a Strategy

After surveying the fate of small private liberal arts colleges, Saint Michael’s College in Vermont is now...

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UC Santa Barbara Student’s Dim View of California’s Beach Party Gone Wild

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that a big Spring Break beach party on Isla Vista, close to University of California – Santa Barbara, went wild.

So wild that 100 were arrested and many were injured.

UCSB student Alexa Shapiro takes a dim view of the entire event, and indicates that some of the problems stemmed...

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Conservative Prof Wins $50K in Back Pay and a Promotion

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8:00am

All hail the judge. The administration of UNC Wilmington should consider this a teachable moment.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Judge Awards Embattled Christian, Conservative Prof $50K – and a Promotion

GREENVILLE, N.C. – A U.S. district court judge on Tuesday ruled that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington must promote a conservative, Christian professor who...

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Prager University – God vs. Atheism, Which is More Rational?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

The latest video offering from Prager University is well timed for the Passover/Easter season.

Belief in God, according to atheists, is irrational, illogical, and dumb. Belief that the universe created itself is,...

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University of Baltimore to Students – Get a Free Semester if You Finish in Four Years

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

This sounds like a pretty good deal for students and provides incentive to finish school in four years.

Amy Scott of Business Insider reports.

University Offers Students A Free Semester For Finishing In 4 Years

Samantha Peterson is what you might call a “typical student” at the University of Baltimore.

“I am a junior-ish,” she...

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Alumna & Conservative Speaker Booted From Campus Theater in Favor Of Box-Office Bomb

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another day, another conservative speaker gets dissed at a “diverse” and “tolerant” institution.

At the University of Arizona, a student group that properly reserves a room to host a conservative speaker months in advance of its event apparently doesn’t get priority over an indie movie screening about a guy who falls in...

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Higher Ed Ignores High Paying Energy Jobs in Favor of Climate Change

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a recent article at the Wall Street Journal, Paul H. Tice noted that many colleges and universities are ignoring a field in high demand by paying lip service to environmentalism.

How Climate Change Conquered the American Campus

Here is a college quiz. While many parts of the U.S. economy struggle to recover...

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Rutgers Athletic Director wants New Jersey Star-Ledger out of newspaper game

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

Many of us wish various newspapers would fold.

The Athletic Director at Rutgers University caused quite a stir when she expressed the desire that a local publication fold.

Perhaps adding insult to injury for a prominent newspaper scaling back in a struggling industry, Julie Hermann, the athletic director at Rutgers University said she...

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Joe Biden – I Sleep With a College Professor Every Night

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00am

He’s talking about his wife, get it? Isn’t that funny? CNN clearly thinks this is just Joe being Joe which is a nice way of saying they ignore the dumb things he says because he’s a Democrat.

Biden on sleeping with a college professor

There he goes again.

Vice President Joe Biden delivered another...

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Saudi Arabia shows more tolerance than some American campuses

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 9:30am

CAIR recently succeeded in shutting down a screening of the film, “Honor Diaries,” at the University of Michigan, claiming that the film is ‘Islamophobic.

In some respects this acts shows that Saudi Arabia is more tolerant than some of our college campuses.

Muslim women’s rights activist Dr. Qanta Ahmed explains in National...

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UCSB Student Calls Campus Prolife Protestors ‘Domestic Terrorists’

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 8:00am

A UCSB student interviewed by Austin Yack of The College Fix brings new meaning to the term low information voter.

Not only is the ‘feminist studies’ major blaming the victim of an attack, she’s using a term best reserved for someone like Bill Ayers.

UCSB Student: Campus Prolife Protestors ‘Domestic Terrorists’

Prolifers who display...

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“Adjuctification” of community colleges potentially impacting graduation rates

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

A new report sheds light on the ”adjunctification” of community colleges, which may be a barrier to college completion.

More than half the nation’s most vulnerable college students are in courses taught by part-time, adjunct faculty members who lack the job security, credentials and experience of full-time professors – as well as the campus...

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George Washington University to Offer Master’s in Lobbying

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Just what America needs, a new generation of professionally trained influence peddlers.

Molly Greenberg of In The Capital reports.

GW Launches Brand New Lobbying Master’s Program For Aspiring Global Influencers

Described as the first program to teach students not only how to engage with their own home st...

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CU-Boulder responds to its conservative prof with as much tolerance for his diversity as you’d expect

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

Last year, the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder) appointed Steven Hayward as its first Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy.

How has his year been going so far?

He is being treated with the kind of “tolerance” for his political diversity as we have come to expected at progressive institutions. The Foundation for Individual...

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Yale University Tells Student She’s Too Thin

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

The student cooperated with school officials at first, trying to gain weight but has since refused to comply. She has no eating disorder and claims she’s just naturally thin.

Jim Shelton of the New Haven Register reported.

Yale student , 92 lbs., stuffed her face with Cheetos, ice cream to pacify school officials

Frances...

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Loyola U. Student – Push a growth friendly, fence friendly immigration reform

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

While Jeb Bush promotes the “Act of Love” immigration reform plan, Loyola University student Mathew Lamb offers an arguably more sensible alternative.

…It’s an economic fallacy to believe that an influx of immigrants will permanently drive down wages, since those immigrants will also buy products here and could help the economy in...

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100 Arrested at California Spring Break Party

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s all fun and games until 15,000 people show up and somebody starts throwing rocks and bottles.

William M. Welch of USA Today reports.

100 arrested after Calif. spring break party turns violent

Six police officers were injured, more than 100 people were arrested and dozens were hospitalized when a large spring break party...

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