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Last Year Was Big for Campus Censorship

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s still stunning to consider that a war for free speech is being waged on college campuses.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE reported.

A Big Year for Campus Censorship

Yesterday, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and Senior Vice President Robert Shibley kicked off Minding the Campus’s series on “the year that was” in higher education...

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U. of Dayton’s New Logo: A Reminder to Get That STD Screening

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:30am

The University of Dayton’s new logo design has been met with criticism and laughter, as many believe it looks a lot like the initials VD.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

U. of Dayton is latest university to get into trouble with logo redesign

University of Dayton officials on Tuesday denied...

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Former TV Reporter Brings College Newspaper Back from the Brink

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8:00am

I can think of a few “professional” news organizations that could use this kind of rehabilitation.

Greg Piper of the College Fix has the story.

In The Throes Of Death Two Years Ago, College Paper Now Nabs Awards, Profits

Washington State University’s Daily Evergreen was on the verge of dying two years ago. It...

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‘Women Against Feminism’ Blows Up on Social Media

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

There’s a new anti-feminist campaign on the web, and it’s brought to you by young women who know who’s really waging the “War on Women.”

Julianne Stanford at The College Fix has the story:

‘Women Against Feminism’ Explodes On Social Media, Drives Feminists Crazy

The #YesAllWomen campaign has found itself an opponent in the ongoing...

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Campus Rape Culture Activists Form Circular Firing Squad

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

It was just a matter of time. Leftists usually turn on each other over control eventually.

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports.

Campus Rape Activists Feud Among Themselves

Brett Sokolow has been a model of inconsistency in the campus “rape wars.” As president of  the National Center for Hig...

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Temple Univ. Makes SAT Scores Optional for Admission

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

It will be interesting to see next year what percentage of those applicants who opt out of SAT score submission are accepted by Temple University.

Justin Udo and Cleve Bryan reported for CBS Philly:

Temple U. Makes SAT Scores Optional On Its College Application

Following an emerging trend among schools of higher learning, Temple...

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The Onion Cites Fascinating New Report on Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

You have to hand it to the folks at The Onion. When they get it right, they really get it right.

Study Finds College Still More Worthwhile Than Spending 4 Years Chained To Radiator

WASHINGTON—A study published Wednesday by the National Education Association has determined that a four-year college education is still a...

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Students at Berkeley Call for Legalization of Prostitution

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

The editors at The Daily Californian – the independent student newspaper at UC Berkeley — say that if Californians can shoot porn, then they can also become prostitutes. And this isn’t a slippery slope argument against shooting pornography: it’s a sincere call for the legalization of prostitution.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has...

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Admiral William McRaven Named New Chancellor of University of Texas System

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00am

You would be hard pressed to find a man with a more impressive work history. Nicholas Persac of UT’s Know blog has listed some of the admiral’s accomplishments.

10 Things You Need to Know About UT System’s Next Chancellor

1) McRaven spearheaded the military raid that led to the death of the world’s...

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Water Pipe Bursts and Floods UCLA Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:30am

Not much to say here, except that this all reminds me of a catchy song from 1972:
“It never rains in California, but girl, don’t they warn ya
It pours, man, it pours”

Broken water main floods UCLA campus, forces rescue of drivers, pedestrians

A 93-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles...

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Yale and NYU Get $200K Government Grant to Study why Wikipedia is Sexist

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:00am

I wasn’t aware that Wikipedia is sexist, were you? Does it really require $200,000 taxpayer dollars to find out why?

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Hat tip to Ace of Spades HQ.

Government-Funded Study: Why Is Wikipedia Sex...

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Student Palestinian Group Blames their University for Deaths in Gaza

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

After it refused to divest from companies that do business with Israel, a pro-Palestinian group at San Diego State University say SDSU is complicit in the deaths in the Gaza Strip.

Mairead Mcardle at The College Fix has the full story:

Criticism comes after San Diego State student leaders rejected BDS resolution

A pro-Palestinian...

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About that 1-in-5 College Women are Raped Statistic…

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

It’s flawed. As in, not at all correct. Yet the people who are pushing a climate of fear in “rape culture” cite the statistic all the time.

Stephen Edwards writes at the College Fix.

The Truth Behind that 1-in-5 College Women are Raped Statistic

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The oft-cited statistic that “one in five women is sexually...

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Sandy Hook Hero Teacher Has Book Deal

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

First-grade teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, who ushered her 15 students into a bathroom and saved them from what nearly certain, gruesome deaths, will have a book out next spring. It’s entitled “Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Your Life’s Darkest Hour.”

From the Associated Press story printed in the Sacramento Bee:

Teacher who survived Sandy...

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Black Leaders in Fresno Say a White Man Can’t Teach Cultural Studies

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

Saying that someone can’t teach a particular subject because of their skin color is kind of racist, isn’t it?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

WHITES NEED NOT APPLY: Black Leaders In Fresno Oppose White ‘Cultural Studies’ Teacher

Black community leaders in Fresno, Calif., are urging...

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Elite Feminists Ignorant of Legal Underpinnings of Hobby Lobby Decision

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Modern feminists are incredibly prone to black and white thinking (just think of all the times someone has been called a ‘misogynist’ for disagreeing with them), often at the expense of understanding the real issues at hand. Here’s another example of that: feminists at a recent Feminist Majority conference seemed completely...

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Student Resorts to Selling Letter from Obama to Pay for College

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:00am

The irony in this story is off the charts.

The College Fix reports.

Student Selling Handwritten Letter From Obama to Pay For College Tuition

Page Six of The New York Post has th...

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U. California Math: Short on Money One Day, Executive Bonuses the Next

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

The University of California Regents must be some math whizzes.

Last month California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a budget allotting $106 million less to the state public school system than was requested. The Regents then held a meeting last Wednesday to discuss the “funding shortfall” only to vote themselves 3% salary...

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Dartmouth Hosts Sexfest 2014

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:00am

Joseph Asch of Dartblog shared what is presumably the poster. Is this appropriate for a school that supposedly has a big problem with sexual assault on campus?

 
 
 
 

Freshman Year of College to Become Grade 12.5?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

English professor Rick Diguette offers a critique of Common Core from the perspective of a college professor who has been more than underwhelmed by his recent students’ mediocre writing skills.

Originally published in the Atlantic Journal-Constitution:

Has freshman year in college become grade 12½?

Once upon a time I taught college English at a...

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Prager University – Teachers Unions vs. Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new video for Prager University, Stanford University professor Terry Moe talks about the road blocks teacher unions have placed in the way of education reform.

More details here:

Course Description

There is a dilemma in American education. On the one hand, teachers are essential to student achievement. On the other, teachers unions...

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Are Admissions at Dartmouth Really Need-Blind?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Joseph Asch at the DartBlog has some statistics that make Dartmouth’s claim of Need-Blind Admission seem a bit questionable:

Need-Blind Admissions? Really?

Sure, I understand that correlation is not causality, but still, the below figures do make one pause. Why do students not needing financial aid stand a much higher chance of getting...

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