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University Offers Scholarships for Video Game Players

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

Is playing video games the best way to spend your time? Not really, unless, of course, you’re applying for a $50,000 scholarship to Robert Morris University in Chicago.

Douglas Belkin of the Wall Street Journal has the story:

Liberal Education: At This College, Videogames Are a Varsity Sport

ean Bensema stayed up late one...

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Newspaper Theft at Auburn University May Have Been Politically Motivated

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

Is your school paper going to publish a story you don’t like? Just steal all the hard copies.

Sarah McLaughlin of the FIRE blog reports.

Over 1,000 Newspapers Stolen at Auburn University

The Student Press Law Center reports that on August 28, more than 1,000 copies of The Auburn Plainsman were stolen, costing Auburn...

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College Costs Too High? Blame Reagan

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

At least, that’s what Devin Fergus argues in this op-ed from the Washington Post.

My students pay too much for college. Blame Reagan.

This fall, I’ll be teaching some of the most financially distressed students in America.

At my employer, Ohio State University, student loan debt reportedly rose 23 percent faster than the national...

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New England Liberal Arts Colleges Can’t Handle Negative Cheering at Sports Events

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

No negative cheering will be allowed.

Al Weaver of the Daily Caller reports.

New England Liberal Arts Colleges Allow ONLY Positive Cheering At Games, Thinks Their Fans Have No Self-Control

A letter is circulating on behalf of the NESCAC Men’s soccer coaches to parents of student-athletes, saying the conference will only allow ‘positive’ cheering...

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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Undocumented UC Students from Receiving Aid

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

By what logic do these guys get to qualify for in-state tuition? They’re quite literally international students.

The College Fix has the story:

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Grants, Aid from Going to Undocumented Students

Judicial Watch Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the University of California Board of Regents seeking...

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Annual Meeting of Poli-Sci Academics Features Little Talk of Obama

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Paul A. Rahe of Ricochet attended the American Political Science Association conference in Washington, DC last weekend. Guess who no one wanted to talk about.

A Straw in the Wind

It would be tempting to explain the dearth of panels on Obama’s presidency on the supposition that academic political science is a conspiracy...

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Hate Crime Hoax: Social Justice Crusader Hangs ‘White Only’ and ‘Colored’ Signs on Bathroom Doors

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 9:30am

At this point in time I’ve heard of way more hate crime hoaxes than I’ve heard of actual hate crimes.

Jennifer Kabbany at the College Fix reports:

Hate Crime Exposed as Hoax: Student Hung ‘White’ and ‘Colored’ Signs to ‘Make a Point’

Campus president calls stunt ‘well-intentioned’ and ‘theoretically positive’

The student who hung “White...

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Distorting U.S. History One College Class at a Time

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:00am

In a new post at Minding the Campus, KC Johnson weighs in on the college board’s changes to U.S. history.

The College Board Distorts U.S. History

A while back, I wrote a series here at Minding the Campus on the transformation of U.S. history in higher education. In a virtually unprecedented development, the...

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A Generation Ago Young People Had More Jobs

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Why is this? Innovation, mechanization, digitization, etc.

But could one of the culprits be government-mandated minimum wage increases?

From Natalie Kitroeff of Bloomberg Businessweek:

Young People Have Fewer Jobs Than a Generation Ago

Young people of all races and ethnicities were not employed in 2013 at the rate they were a generation ago, according to...

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Students at Burlington College Call for President’s Ouster

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

Burlington College is off to a rough start this year. First they were having enrollment problems, now this.

Tim Johnson of the Burlington Free Press reported.

Burlington College students ask for president’s ouster

Embattled Burlington College President Christine Plunkett emerged from a board of trustees meeting in downtown Burlington Friday morning to be met...

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Campus Police Outfitted with Heavy Weaponry by Pentagon

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

What are they gearing up for? Is there an underground college terrorist network that I don’t know about? Because the campus protesters at my school seem pretty tame.

Christopher White at The College Fix reports:

Pentagon Doles Out Assault Rifles, Armored Vehicles To College Cops

Are campus police departments preparing for war?

The Ferguson Police...

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Off-Campus Party at University of Akron Ends in Arrests

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

When 4,000 people show up for a party, you know things are going to get out of hand.

FOX News in Cleveland reported.

Arrests, damage following huge off-campus party called ‘Shermanfest’

About a dozen people have been arrested following a party that police say attracted as many as 4,000 people over the weekend.

The party,...

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Remember the Dartmouth Frat Boy Confessions? Not Everyone’s Buying His Story

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

I posted about this when it first came out: Dartmouth Frat Boy Confessions (Warning: Graphic).

Now Dartmouth, The Dartmouth (student newspaper), and Dartmouth students are coming out against Andrew Lohse and his so-called confessions, saying they are untrue. Either Lohse pulled a fast one to make a quick buck, or Dartmouth has...

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Vassar College Freshman Orientation is a Celebration of all Things Progressive

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:00am

Preferred pronouns, white privilege, Vassar has it all.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Men’s Rights Advocate Outs Wacky Vassar College Freshman Orientation On Reddit

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on at freshmen orientation sessions at small liberal arts colleges, then a recent post on Reddit will give you some insights.

One of...

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Radical Leftists at Columbia University Publish ‘Disorientation Guide’

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:30am

It’s essentially the little pamphlet that schools hand out to freshman, except with twice the usual amount of feminist and communist propaganda.

The College Fix has the story:

Columbia Radicals Create ‘Disorientation Guide’

Via Bwog: Activist groups at Columbia University have created a new “Disorientation Guide,” in order to “inform new students about activist...

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U. Florida Launching Islamic Study Center

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Any college student who’s thinking of military service should consider learning middle eastern languages.

FOX News reported.

University of Florida to launch Islamic study center

The University of Florida is launching a center for global Islamic studies.

The Gainesville Sun reports that the center has already been approved by university officials and will be announced...

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Overreaction? Overdose Death Leads Louisville To Implement Drug Testing For Cheerleaders

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

Will this spread across the nation?

From Breitbart Sports:

LOUISVILLE CHEERLEADERS TO BE DRUG TESTED LIKE ATHLETES

Louisville’s cheerleaders will now be drug tested like athletes.

After a cheerleader died of what is believed to be a heroin overdose, the university announced that its “spirit teams will have to undergo the same drug testing” as...

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Colleges Introduce ‘Snooze Rooms’ for Student Naps

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

All I want to know is, where were these when I was an undergrad?

Olivia B. Waxman of Time reports.

Napping Around: Colleges Provide Campus Snooze Rooms

Michigan put cots in a library and is testing out a high-tech chair designed for napping, while James Madison is adding more bean bags to a nap...

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Washington State University Student Planner Features a Picture of University of Wisconsin Building

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

It’s an honest mistake.

The College Fix reports:

College’s Humorous Back To School Fail

How would you like to see your crosstown rival’s beautiful campus building staring you in the face everyday?

That’s apparently what students at Washington State University Pullman will have to endure this year, as a student planner distributed on the campus this...

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Princeton Tells Employee to Give Up Medical Marijuana or Lose His Job

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s hard to see how Princeton justifies this. I mean, if the guy has a prescription…

Mike Davis of the Times of Trenton reports.

Princeton University to employee: Give up medical marijuana or lose job

A former Libertarian candidate for the state Senate says his employer, Princeton University, has told him must choose between...

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Harry Reid Already Losing the Digs: Name Removed From University Building

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Come November, we can only hope Reid will lose his position as Senate Majority Leader. As of now, he’s lost his name on Southern Utah University’s Outdoor Engagement Center building.

Fox News reports:

Reid’s name removed from center at Utah university from which he graduated

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s name has been removed...

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How Can an Anti-Rape Product Promote Rape Culture?

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Have you heard about this new nail polish which can detect rape drugs?

Some feminists are saying it promotes rape culture.

Julie Borowski weighs in below.

 
 
 
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