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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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Campus Accountability and Safety Act Contains a Conflict of Interests

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

College Insurrection contributor Hans Bader has written an enlightening new piece for the Examiner about the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.

Disturbing provision harms due process in Campus Accountability and Safety Act

It is a conflict of interest — and sometimes a violation of due process — for a fine to go to...

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Random Drug Tests for Miami High School Students

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

Starting this year the Miami-Dade County School Board will randomly test high school students for performance-enhancing drugs or steroids.

I suspect readers will either champion the school board’s initiatives to combat illicit drug use in public high schools, or they will abhor the plan as government overreach.

Cynthia Demos of CBS Miami has...

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Dartmouth Student Wants to Carry a Gun Due to Stalker

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

Who can blame this young woman for wanting the ability to protect herself from a stalker?

Awr Hawkins of Breitbart has the story.

Dartmouth Student to ‘Drop Out’ Unless She Can Carry Gun to Fend Off Stalker

A Dartmouth student who has been the victim of stalking says she will “drop out” of the...

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British Academic: Radio Show on Gardening is ‘Racist’

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 9:30am

This just in: flowers are dirty racists, and probably closeted homosexuals. Also: liberal academics do not see racism everywhere! How dare you imply such a thing, you racist!

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

British Academic: Radio Show on Gardening is ‘Racist’

No, this isn’t from The Onion: Dr. Ben Pitcher, a lecturer...

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U. Minnesota Wants to Ban Mention of Redskins in November Game

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:00am

The Redskins will be playing the Vikings but no one wants to ban the name of that team. Yet.

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air reported.

University of Minnesota attempts to ban mention of Redskins for Nov 2nd game

Why does this matter? Thanks to the Minnesota legislature, the state is currently building the Minnesota...

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U. Kansas Cuts Student Work Hours Due to Obamacare

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

An unfortunate but widely predicted consequence of the Affordable Care Act.

Aaron Bandler of the Daily Caller reported.

University Reducing Student Work Hours Thanks To Obamacare

The University of Kansas has reduced student employment hours from 30 hours a week to 20 hours a week due to the Affordable Care Act mandate that compels...

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Common Core Advocates Want to Use Curriculum in College Admissions

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

After all, Common Core has worked well in so many other ways.

Andrew Desiderio writes at the College Fix.

Common Core Advocates Push for Curriculum’s Use in College Admissions

Even as several state leaders repeal their acceptance of the controversial “Common Core” federal standards for K-12 schools, the curriculum’s proponents are pushing for it to be...

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‘Liberty Kids’ Redefining L.A. Republican Party

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Apparently, it is possible for someone to align with the Republican Party and have socially liberal views, such as supporting the legalization of gay marriage and marijuana decriminalization. No doubt liberal Democrats are panicking at the thought of losing their “sure-bet” millennial base.

From a Reuters article published by Yahoo News:

‘Liberty Kids’...

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College Student – Nixon Resigned, Shouldn’t Obama?

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, Elizabeth Marcello asks an important question.

Nixon Resigned, Shouldn’t Obama?

With the fortieth anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency on August 3rd came replays of the Watergate scandal on most television news stations. Eager to avoid listening to the half-informed remarks of commentators...

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