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Liberal Academia Needs The “Old Yeller Treatment”

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:30am

My friend and professional harvester of leftist beta tears, Kurt Schlichter, has a plan for liberal academia; one that starts with an ‘S’ and ends with ‘corched Earth.’

Kurt Schlichter writes at Townhall:

Let’s Destroy Liberal Academia

It’s time to give current university system the Old Yeller treatment, except normal Americans will giggle when...

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UCLA Holds Workshop Comparing Illegal Aliens to AIDS Victims

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:00am

This is probably not the most appropriate comparison. In fact, it’s offensive.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

UCLA Workshop: Illegal Aliens Are Just Like Dying AIDS VICTIMS; US Government Is To Blame

The University of California, Los Angeles hosted a workshop last week comparing the “mass deaths” of illegal aliens “along the...

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Duke University Raises Tuition

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

Just keep pumping up that higher ed bubble.

ABC 11 reports.

Duke University Leaders Raise Tuition by About 4 Percent

Duke University students will pay higher tuition bills next fall, with undergraduates paying 4 percent more and those seeking graduate or professional degrees seeing similar increases.

The Durham school’s Board of Trustees on Saturday approved...

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College Students Walk Out on Jeb Bush at CPAC

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

Not a good sign for the former Florida governor’s 2016 prospects.

Watch.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn and Gabriella Morrongiello of Campus Reform reported.

VIDEO: College students stage Jeb Bush walkout during CPAC speech

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush was met with protest during a speech Friday afternoon at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Conference-goers, including a...

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GOP Senator Proposes Rewrite of “Higher Ed Act” with Eye Toward Deregulation

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

Academic leaders have serious problems with the Obama Administration’s new college rating system, mostly about the level of regulation.

One Republican is proposing new legislation, with an eye to “deregulation.”

The response to his proposal by the academics should be….fascinating.

Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday committed to finishing a rewrite of the Higher...

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Berkeley Students Upset When Prof Mentions Black on Black Crime

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

Should we just pretend that type of crime doesn’t exist?

From the Daily Californian.

Graduate students voice concerns about professor’s comments on Black Lives Matter movement

Graduate students at the School of Social Welfare held a teach-in Tuesday to voice concerns about comments made by a professor in relation to the Black Lives...

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Have Fun at a Sober College Party

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

Sober parties at college? These events are held by participants in the Collegiate Recovery Program.

The New York Times reports.

Not the Usual College Party (This One’s Sober)

It started with a wine cooler, said Paige Cederna, describing that first sweet, easy-to-down drink she experienced as a “magic elixir.”

“I had no inhibitions with alcohol,”...

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U. Michigan frat damage to resort tops $430,000

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11:00am

When a University of Michigan frat trashed a ski resort, initial damage estimates were around $75,000. After further assessing the damage, Treetops Resort says they’re now estimating $430,000 in damage.

Patricia Montemurri and Robert Allen report at the Detroit Free Press:

Treetops Resort: Fraternity damage could top $400,000

One day after the University of...

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CPAC 2015 According to a College Kid

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:30am

Couldn’t make it to CPAC or perhaps you just want to read a recap? Well, learn all about what occurred from the point of view of a young college conservative.

Elizabeth Marcello from The College Conservative reports.

CPAC 2015 According to a College Kid

Several of us from TheCollegeConservative have been lucky enough to cover CPAC...

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ISIS Threatens Tennessee Professor

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 8:00am

It appears as though even academia isn’t safe from these terrorists.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

ISIS Is Now Threatening To Murder A COLLEGE PROFESSOR IN TENNESSEE

Leaders of ISIS are now calling on followers to assassinate an American college professor in the group’s propaganda magazine.

The professor is Yasir Qadhi, reports Memphis...

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NYC’s “Free School Lunch Program” Dreams Hit Wall of Fiscal Reality

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Posted by    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

Showing there is no such thing as a “free lunch.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio ’s administration has no plans to expand a free-lunch program to elementary and high school students, New York City’s schools chancellor said Wednesday, setting up a battle with the City Council and advocates who have been championing free...

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The Future of Greek Life at Dartmouth

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Posted by    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

The greeks literally almost got kicked off campus recently. Now, what is the future for the Greeks at the college on the hill?

The Dartmouth Review reports.

What Moving Dartmouth Forward Means for Greek Life

Despite the 8:30 AM start time, which Daily Dartmouth columnist Michael McDavid found unfairly burdensome, hundreds of Greek-affiliated students...

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Innovative “All-Boy High School” proposal questioned by ACLU

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Posted by    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

Given how poorly America’s public education system serves our boys and young men, an innovative proposal for an all-boys high school sounds sensible.

However, the usual suspects are lining up to challenge the plan. The Washington Times reporter Andrea Noble files this report:

With D.C. Public Schools graduating less than half of its...

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Rabbi Warns Jewish Students to Stop Cowering

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Posted by    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

“Ignorance and apathy” is a warning to Jewish college students from America’s rabbi. Why did he say this? The warnings and advice follow anti-Israel resolutions.

‘Ignorance and apathy are infecting the Jewish student body politic,’ rabbi says

The man known as “America’s rabbi” issued a call to action to Jewish college students in...

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CA Lawmakers Propose Increasing Penalties For Possessing Date-Rape Drugs

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Posted by    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 11:00am

The newest piece of legislation from California a least makes more sense that the “Yes Means Yes” affirmative consent rules for campuses it recently passed.

Illegal possession of so-called date-rape drugs would become a potential felony under a bill in California to reverse what supporters say is an unintended consequence of a...

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Armed Students Could Mean Less Rapes

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Posted by    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9:30am

College ‘rape culture’ is repeatedly discussed. Could greater gun rights be the solution?

New York Times reports.

As gun rights advocates push to legalize firearms on college campuses, an argument is taking shape: Arming female students will help reduce sexual assaults.

Support for so-called campus carry laws had been hard to muster despite efforts...

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Berkeley Student-Feminist Opines on “50 Shades of Grey” Style BDSM

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Posted by    Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 8:00am

We recently reported that a University of Illinois at Chicago student leader was arrested and charged with raping a fellow student, saying that he used “50 Shades of Grey” as inspiration.

For another take on “50 Shades of Grey” and its impact on campus/feminist lifestyles, here is the perspective from University of...

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Western Nevada College Benches Baseball and Softball Teams Over Finances

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

These student athletes are the latest victims of the Higher Education Bubble.

The Western Nevada College baseball and softball teams will fold after the 2016 season because of funding cuts, college officials said Tuesday.

“It’s the toughest decision I made,” WNC President Chet Burton said. “These are gre...

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Common Core Fallout: Students opt out of standardized testing

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

Common Core continues to create unintended consequences on America’s educational system.

The numbers are in, and it looks like there is a jump in the number of students opting out of standardized exams to protest the “toxic culture of testing.”

When it comes to standardized tests, parents across the country are (a) concerned;...

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Be Careful When Choosing an Internet Based College

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

According to a new report from Benjamin Plackett of the Chronicle of Higher Education, there’s a scam going around.

‘World’s Largest University’ Is Scamming Students, Investigation Reveals

A global network of fraudulent online universities is using high-pressure sales tactics and phony scholarships to extract money from students who end up with worthless degrees.

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Conservative Group Lists The 10 Most Anti-Semitic College Campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

Two New York Ivy League campuses are on the top of the list.

JTA reports.

Conservative group lists 10 colleges with ‘worst anti-Semitic activity’

NEW YORK (JTA) — Ivy League schools Columbia and Cornell were among the American college campuses with the “worst anti-Semitic activity” in 2014, according to a list prepared by a...

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The College Conservative – Christian Persecution is Still a Pervasive Issue

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00am

Here’s a recent post from Chelsea Gruenwald of the College Conservative that’s worth your time.

Frequently, the freedom and security that we enjoy as Americans can blind us to the issues faced by many other people in the world. We either don’t know that they are a problem, or underplay the severity...

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