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Students Rush to Sign-Up for N.C.’s Craft Beverage Institute

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

It looks like the craft beer degree is poised to become one of the most popular on college campuses.

We recently noted that the University of California – San Diego had scholarships available for their beer program.  Now, three North Carolina community colleges  have created”stackable” degree tracks for the fast-growing craft beer...

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Senator Rand Paul Reaches Out to College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is a sneak peek at a piece that’s going to appear in the Spring 2014 issue of Intercollegiate Review.

Rand Paul, who is the author of this piece, has a talent for connecting with college students.

Sneak Peek at the IR’s Newest Issue: Rand Paul’s Challenge to Students

One of the things I...

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Twitter Being Utilized as Fun, New Education Tool

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

File this under “If you can’t beat them, join them.”

Some school officials try to prevent students from tweeting in class. But others are embracing social media as a learning tool, saying sites like Twitter can expand discussions beyond a classroom’s four walls.

Chris Lazarski teaches public policy at Wauwatosa West High School...

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Pope Francis Tells Notre Dame to Defend the Catholic Faith

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Apparently, Pope Francis isn’t acquainted with Notre Dame professor Gary Gutting.

Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart reports.

Pope Francis Tells Univ of Notre Dame to ‘Defend, Preserve, Advance’ Catholic Faith

On Thursday Pope Francis delivered a statement to...

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Accreditor’s decision about massage school rubs judge the wrong way

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:00am

A federal judge has overturned an agency’s 2012 decision to revoke a massage school’s accreditation — and imposed a $429,000 financial penalty as well.

Interestingly, the approach the judge used in deciding the case could apply to any accreditor’s review of any college, and it raises issues much more broadly for higher...

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Op-Ed: Conservatives are the Real Victims of Campus Discrimination

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:30am

This new piece from the College Fix points out some the issues faced by conservative students on campus.

Former College Fix assistant editor writes today for The Detroit News about the recent racial controversy at the University of Michigan, claiming that political conservatives are the real victims on campus:

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Arizona State U. suspends frat over MLK Day party featuring gang signs, watermelon

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00am

It can be argued that students are tiring of the “diversity” emphasis on campuses when they organize parties that completely contradict today’s progressive messaging.

However, it appears that one Arizona fraternity took their counter-culture attitude one step too far:

Knowing they attend a university that has high standards when it comes to costume...

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Stanford law prof – Restriction has to be at the core of American gun rights

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

The this is Stanford’s version of a law professor, I think I would prefer to take my chances on new their electronic faculty.

A Stanford University law professor took the view that the Second Amendment permits strong gun control, telling the crowd that “restriction has to be at the core” of the...

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Hillsdale Student – State of the Union was a Lesson in Contradictions

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Conner Dwinell writes for The College Conservative. In a new post he examines the recent state of the union address by President Obama.

A Lesson in Contradictions: The State of the Union

This year, President Obama decided to approach his

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“Crusaders” Mascot Sacrificed on Altar of College Political Correctness

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

Someday, the only college mascots left will be fluffy bunnies and cute kitties.

An, even then, they may become the target of a PETA campaign.

A small, Christian college in Watertown, Wis., has decided to toss its longtime “Crusaders” mascot, saying the word is too controversial.

“In light of our global outreach and more...

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Brandeis Rethinks Compensation Policy After $5 Million Payout to Ex-President

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

I expect many colleges and universities will be following suit, given lower enrollment and the stagnant economy.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Last $5M Payday?

Brandeis University paid its former president, Jehuda Reinharz, $4.9 million on Jan. 2, three weeks before it announced an overhaul of its executive compensation policies.

Reinharz, who...

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600,000 U. of Missouri library books suffer mold damage

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

The following story is a cautionary tale for college budget experts trying to trim staff.

A Missouri university had a library preservation officer, who was let go several years ago. Now, their collection has millions of dollars in mold damage.

University of Missouri Libraries officials are trying to decide what to do with...

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Was Karl Marx a Poet?

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00am

The folks at the Modern Language Association seemed to think so.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Marxist Poetry @ the MLA

Only at the Modern Language Association (MLA) can you find an English professor who will boldly go where no Marxist has ever gone before. It is one thing to think...

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U. of Minnesota Black Student Groups Demand Race Ban from Crime Alerts

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:30am

It looks like another campus black student group is issuing demands.

This time, it is at the University of Minnesota (hat-tip,

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Obama Doesn’t Want You to Get an Art History Degree

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8:00am

There’s a lot of truth to what Obama says here but it probably won’t score him any points with his base.

Andrew Johnson of National Review has the story.

Obama Alienates Base, Telling Off Art-History Majors

In an effort to encourage more young people to consider jobs in “the trades,” President Obama took a...

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Third Grade Common Core Math: 50 Shades of Nonsense

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

It looks like the math team of Common Core has done it again!

The latest nightmarishly awful Common Core math worksheet to bubble up courtesy of Twitter is for third graders, according to Twitchy.
Here it is, in all its surreal, subtly cruel glory:

My 3rd grader’s #CommonCore math homework. Note that there are...

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College Loans: Borrowers Financing Borrowers

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Jim Windham of See Thru Edu has a new post about the real world of college financing that may surprise you.

Exposing the Dirty Little Secret in College Finance

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal by Douglas Belkin exposes a shady element of college finance that, while long- and well-known by...

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Is Artwork Stolen by Nazis at the University of Oklahoma?

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

In an upcoming release, The Monuments Men, an unlikely World War II platoon rescues art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returns them to their owners.

It looks like they missed one, and it landed at the University of Oklahoma.

The Jewish Daily Forward reports some details on the history of the pa...

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Government Conducted a Study of a Study about Studies

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

Confused? You should be. This is the efficiency of your government at work.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

True Story: Government Conducted a Study of a Study about Studies

The United States government paid for a study to analyze a Defense Department study that evaluated a series of other studies.

This really happened.

How much...

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U. of Tennessee’s 2014 Sex Week Features Porn Star Instructor and Aphrodisiac Cooking Class

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

Last year, the University of Tennessee hosted a Sex Week so distasteful that it inspired law school student Brandon Whiteley to detail The Big Orange Screw.

Fox New’s Bill O’Reilly also had a report covering the controversy.

Student reporter Jessica Carr offers a description of some of this year’s events.

UT Sex Week has...

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