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UNC student says “Clean energy is a myth”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

University of North Carolina student Timothy Bame analyzes the real costs incurred from the “War on Coal.”

…According to the World Coal Association, 45% of the electricity generated in the United States is through the use of coal. It is also by far the cheapest form of electricity and the easiest to...

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Oil is Discovered on Campus at Indiana State University

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

Anyone want to place bets on how long it’ll take for environmental student activist groups to put together a protest?

The Indy Star reports.

Contractor strikes oil at Indiana State University campus

A contractor has struck oil at Indiana State University’s campus, but it could be a while before school officials know how much...

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U. of St. Thomas Student: We Must Stand With Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of St. Thomas student Vladimir Davidiuk is urging students to reject the anti-Israel activism pervading campuses today.

In December of 2013, the American Studies Association, an organization ostensibly devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history, resolved to call for an unjustified, immoral and hateful boycott of Israeli academic institutions and also resolved...

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No More Classical Studies at Michigan State

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00am

MSU is just one of many schools cutting back on programs of study these days.

Matthew Miller of the Lansing State Journal reported.

Final classics major at MSU gets diploma

Andrew Crocker wasn’t in East Lansing on Friday. He didn’t put on cap and gown along with Michigan State University’s 6,951 other graduates. He...

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Court orders Ohio State to defend rejection of applicant with Crohn’s disease

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:30am

In the quest for “diversity”, one university may have neglected including those with chronic illnesses.

A federal appeals panel has just ordered Ohio State to defend accusations that it rejected a candidate for a Ph.D. program because she has Crohn’s disease. Inside Higher Ed’s Doug Lederman files this report.

Ohio State University must...

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Student Alleges Prof Warned Ted Cruz-Teabaggers to Leave Class or go Home in Body Bag

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:00am

The student and professor are from UC Santa Barbara. If this is true, it’s pretty serious.

Austin Yack writes at The College Fix.

Student: Prof Warns Ted Cruz-Teabaggers To Leave Class Or Go Home In Body Bag

SANTA BARBARA – Alice Gilbert can vividly recall her first day of class last fall in a...

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FIRE’s President Responds to White House’s First Report on Campus Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Not surprisingly, the White House Task Force issued a series of constitutionally questionable recommendations that expand the “War on Men” on American campuses in an attempt to deal with sexual violence.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) President Greg Lukianoff has this scathing review of the Task Force report, which...

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Some College Students Using ADHD Drugs to Improve Academic Performance

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

As if recreational drug use on college campuses wasn’t bad enough, some students are now turning to prescription drugs for enhanced performance.

Karen Weintraub of USA Today reports.

Some students don’t see ADHD drug use as cheating

Society has clearly come out against performance-enhancing drugs in sports, but they are becom...

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U. North Carolina Student on How Porn Adversely Impacts His Generation

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

The “pornification” of our college campuses is disturbing.

University of North Carolina student Timothy Bame expresses his deep concerns about its unhealthy impact on his generation.

…On February 5th over 300 UNC students attended a presentation in Memorial Hall entitled Porn Nation. It was presented by Michael Leahy and his wife Christine. Leahy...

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Five Colleges in MA Under Federal Investigation for Mishandling Sex Assault Complaints

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

File this story under public relations disasters.

Matt Rocheleau of Boston.com reports.

5 Mass. Colleges, Universities Under Federal Investigation for Possible Title IX Violations

Five higher education institutions in Massachusetts are under investigation by the federal education department for possibly violating the law around handling sexual violence and harassment complaints, officials disclosed today.

Amherst College,...

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Princeton now offering unapproved meningitis vaccine to persons “involved with students”

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

Princeton University has been plagued with a meningitis outbreak severe enough to earn its own strain designation from the Centers of Disease control.

Now, it is expanding its offering of an unapproved vaccine to people in “intimate relationships with students.”

The University will expand access to the unapproved meningitis vaccine Bexsero to include...

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College Doesn’t Make Everyone Equal

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:00am

In his regular New York Times column yesterday, Ross Douhat examined college and equality through the filter of two books.

College, the Great Unequalizer

NO doubt by now you’ve finished last month’s assigned reading, Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” for our spring-semester course on Stratification in America. I’m sorry about the...

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Federal judge rules Cornell and Ithaca can be sued for negligence in student’s suicide

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 9:30am

In 2010, Cornell University freman Bradley Ginsburg jumped committed suicide by jumping into one of the many gorges surrounding the campus.

His father subsequently filed a lawsuit that has resulted in a contentious court case.

The fight over a $180 million lawsuit filed against Cornell by the father of a student who committed...

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Cinco de Drinko Party Causes Protest at UC Davis

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 8:00am

Don’t most people celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking? Isn’t that the central marketing campaign of Corona beer?

FOX News reports that one celebration at UC Davis is causing trouble.

California university students protest party name, calling it racially insensitive

DAVIS, Calif. – Students at the University of C...

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Amid protests, Eric Holder cancels Oklahoma police academy graduation speech

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

It looks like the people of Oklahoma don’t have a very high opinion of our Attorney General.

I wonder why?

Attorney General Eric Holder canceled a speech to a graduating class of police cadets in Oklahoma City on Thursday, after crowds of Oklahomans flocked to the ceremony to protest his appearance.

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Princeton Student Who Defied Claims of White Privilege Offers No Apologies

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently told you about Princeton student Tal Fortgang who refuses to bow to the forces of political correctness just because he’s a white male.

He appeared on the Greta Van Susteren show this weekend and offered additional commentary.

From the FOX Nation.

Princeton Student: Why I Don’t Apologize For ‘White Privilege’

University Freshman Tal...

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Nicholls State University Nixing Remedial Courses

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

One university is changing its policy on remedial courses, daring to expect its incoming students to be able to do college level work when they arrive for their first classes.

Nicholls State University in Louisiana will no longer accept students who need remedial courses in an effort to boost admission standards,...

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College Students Shocked to Hear Hillary Clinton Quote on Gay Marriage

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

Like President Obama, Hillary Clinton’s views on gay marriage have evolved over the years to coincide with polls. Watch below as MRCTV’s Dan Joseph quizzes students in a game of who said what.

Matt Vespa of CNS News reported.

Video: Students Shocked to Hear What Hillary Said

MRCTV’s Dan Joseph recently ventured onto the...

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George Washington U. student reviews UConn prof’s profanity infused, “moral duty” homage to Darwin

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:00am

A University of Connecticut anthropology recently confronted a group of evangelical demonstrators in a profanity-laced tirade before leading students in a “Praise Darwin” counter-protest chant.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reviews both the video and the professor’s claim it was his moral obligation to reveal his Darwin-based outrage.

“It was my moral...

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Who Really Needs Financial Aid at Cornell?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 9:30am

In a new post at the Cornell Daily Sun, Sofia Hu writes about the problem of international diversity and the plight of foreign students to receive financial aid.

Students Allege Cornell International Diversity Lacking

Undergraduate international students are not as economically diverse as domestic students — partially because of a lack of financial...

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U. Michigan student reviews the rise of religious persecution around the world

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8:00am

University of Michigan student Derek Draplin takes a look at the rise of harassment and violence that targets people based on their faith.

For Americans in a modernized world, religious persecution seems like an antiquated and archaic notion rather than an infringement upon liberty and natural rights. In fact, Americans-—millennials, in particular—-dispassionately...

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American Schools Producing Excellent Workforce for… China

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

Bloomerberg’s David J. Lynch explores the unintended consequences of American schools relying on foreign students to fill rapidly emptying seats.

Barely 26 years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in Beijing and now may launch an...

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