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Two San Fransisco College Students Sue Police for Breaking Bones during Protest

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Posted by    Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

If the lawsuit doesn’t go their way, perhaps they will lead another protest?

Huffington Post contributor Lydia O’Connor files this story:

Two City College of San Francisco students who report suffering from broken bones and a concussion, as well as being choked and pepper-sprayed, at the h...

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Liberal UC Berkeley Claims Exemption From Higher Minimum Wage

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Posted by    Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Another classic case of do as I say, not as I do.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Hyperliberal UC Berkeley Won’t Pay Higher Minimum Wage

Famous nationwide as a bastion of liberalism, the University of California-Berkeley has chosen to ignore a local ordinance raising the minimum wage, claiming an exemption as a...

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Mathematician Takes Issue With Common Core

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Posted by    Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:00am

I’m pretty sure everyone but the creators of Common Core recognizes that Common Core promotes mediocre standards at best.

Malcolm A. Kline at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Mathematically Challenged Common Core

The roster of actual mathematicians taking issue with the math in Common Core grows. “In mathematics, mastery of several calculation skills...

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Catholic college administration rolls over for the SEIU

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Posted by    Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 9:30am

The SEIU is desperately seeking new members and they see colleges as ripe for the picking.

Samantha Watkins of the College Fix reported.

Catholic college administration rolls over for union activists

Contingent faculty at St. Mary’s College will vote on whether to unionize later this month, and the school’s administration has made clear it...

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According to Students at Brown ‘Faculty Whiteness’ is a Problem

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Posted by    Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 8:00am

Just imagine the reactions to a headline like “Faculty Blackness Complicates the Classroom.”

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Faculty ‘whiteness’ a problem at Brown

Is a racially diverse faculty is a necessary requirement for a good college education?

The Brown Daily Herald apparently believes so, with its story “Faculty Whiteness Complicates...

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170 Students Involved in Keene Pumpkin Festival Riots Disciplined

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Posted by    Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Before Ferguson, there was the Keene Pumpkin Festival Riot, which we covered in October this year.

The local college is addressing the citizen concerns by disciplining the students involved in the drunken mayhem.

…170 [Keene State College (KSC)] students have faced punishment for involvement in the riot, as the town and the school...

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Hillary Clinton Speech at Georgetown Has Many Empty Seats

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Posted by    Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

It doesn’t look like college students are as ga-ga for Hillary as they were for Obama.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Camera Catches Empty Seats at Hillary Clinton’s Georgetown Speech

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to pack the seats during her address on “Smart Power” at Georgetown University on Wednesday, indicating a...

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High Point University ends its relationship with Bill Cosby

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Posted by    Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

North Carolina’s High Point University has now removed actor and comedian Bill Cosby from its National Board of Advisors after allegations of sexual assault continue to be made against him.

The 77-year-old entertainer was added to the North Carolina school’s board in July, joining Gen. Colin Powell, and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of...

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Mount Holyoke Freshman Harassed After Writing About Ferguson for Campus Reform

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Posted by    Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

Mount Holyoke is an all women’s college and this Freshman has been bullied and threatened for having a conservative perspective.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

Women’s college viciously attacks freshman girl for conservative reporting

Nothing says progress quite like a hoard of liberal college students bullying one of their peers because of her...

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Satirical Poet at GMU Receives Rape and Death Threats from Ferguson Protesters

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Posted by    Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00am

“But rape and death threats are okay if we’re the ones making them!”

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Ferguson protesters make rape and death threats against satirical poet at GMU

Let’s see if the Gamergate critics get worked up over this particular example of

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Marijuana Class Sells Out at Law School in Colorado

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Posted by    Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9:30am

The class filled up very fast. Who knew this was a hot topic among law students?

Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal reported.

Marijuana class ‘sold out fast’ at this law school

The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law will be offering a class on cannabis law this January called “Representing the...

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Harvard Law Prof Calls EPA Carbon Rules ‘Executive Overreach’

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Posted by    Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00am

Harvard University law professor Laurence Tribe was once a mentor to Obama at Harvard Law School, calling him “the best student I ever had and the most exciting research assistant.”

However, he is less than impressed with the administration’s carbon rule for power plants, saying that it is “a remarkable example of...

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Harvard’s Bomb Hoaxer Pens Letter of Apology

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Harvard undergraduate Eldo Kim was responsible for school bomb threats last year that got him in lots of legal trouble.

Kim recently penned a letter of apology, which was published in The Harvard Crimson as part of the resolution of his pending criminal case.

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University of Texas Loses 100 Brains

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

Was there a zombie invasion in Texas that no one has told us about?

CBS News reported.

100 brains missing from University of Texas

About 100 brains, including one believed to be that of clock tower sniper Charles Whitman, are missing from a collection at the The University of Texas at Austin.

It remains unclear...

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West Virginia U. Launches Cost Effective Training Program for Science and Math Teachers

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

Allows math and science majors to earn both a degree and secondary teaching certification.

One university has created a new program to address the need for more science and math teachers in this country.

As an extra bonus: The school’s new regimen is more cost effective for the students.

West Virginia University establish a unique teacher-training program for secondary science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers using a...

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White Students at U. Missouri Told not to Take Part in Ferguson ‘die-in’ Demonstration

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

So much for fighting racism, huh?

Christopher White of the College Fix reported.

Missouri white students told not to take part in Ferguson ‘die-in’ demonstration

Columbia, MO. — Organizers of a recent Ferguson protest at the University of Missouri requested “only people of color” take part in the event’s “die-in,” one element of a larger demonstration...

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College That Restricted Student Free Speech Now Under Court Supervision

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

Another win for the folks back at FIRE.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

College that squelched student speech under court supervision for a year

Citrus College in California settled a lawsuit with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed on behalf of a student who was stopped from collecting...

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Obama Holds ‘Opportunity Summit’ With College Presidents

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00am

The purpose of the summit was to address jobs for college grads and to make sure kids who start college can finish.

Naturally, part of the plan involves spending more money.

ABC News 7 WJLA reported.

 
 
 
 

Oklahoma Schools Forced to Scrap Elective Literature Course Focusing on the Bible

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:30am

You can’t even read the Bible as literature in schools these days.

Oklahoma Schools ditch Bible Elective Curriculum after Pressure

It may be the Good Book, but it’s getting a bad rap in Oklahoma. Just months after being the first district to adopt a new Bible as literature curriculum, the Mustang School D...

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For-Profit College Used Strippers to Recruit Students

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00am

This school would be in big trouble if it wasn’t already defunct. Of course, the former owner of the college is up the creek without a paddle.

Inside Higher Ed reported.

College Used Strippers as Student Recruiters, Feds Say

The legal pursuit of a defunct for-profit college in Florida and its former owner gets...

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Only Nineteen Students ‘Ready for College’ in one New Jersey School District

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

Some sad statistics that add up to disaster for one New Jersey school district, as well as the rest of the nation (via Instapundit).

In Paterson, New Jersey only 19 kids who took the SAT’s are considered college ready. This means that...

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Miami Dade College Students Busted for Tax Fraud

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

As these students are about to find out, the IRS doesn’t screw around in situations like this.

Lauren Cooley of Campus Reform reports.

Busted: Students use financial aid accounts for tax fraud

Federal authorities froze more than 1,000 student bank accounts last month in response to a fraudulent scheme run by Miami Dade College...

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