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Universities Should Be “Unsafe” For Political Correctness

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Posted by    Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8:00am

Let the ideas be heard!

Gatestone Institute reports.

Universities Should Be Unsafe For Political Correctness

The current code word being tossed around to protect political correctness from competition in the marketplace of ideas is “unsafe.”

“I feel unsafe” has become the argument stopper on many university campuses. Efforts have been made to shut down controversial...

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Meningitis Outbreak Spreads at University of Oregon

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Posted by    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

One University of Oregon student passed away from meningitis and now the father of a student has also been diagnosed.

Courtney Sherwood reported for Reuters:

University of Oregon meningitis outbreak grows; student’s father diagnosed

The father of a University of Oregon student has contracted the potentially deadly meningococcal disease amid an outbreak that...

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‘Real food’ Movement on Campus Just Another Left-Wing Cause

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Posted by    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

Progressives see politics and opportunities for power in everything. Even the food you eat.

Matt Lamb reports at the College Fix.

‘Real food’ movement on campus funnels real money to left-wing causes

Stop GMOs if you want to give people ‘real power’

A movement to bring “real food” to Northwestern University may have less to...

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Is Northwestern University Abusing Title IX?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2:10pm

This story is disturbing, to say the very least.

Jonathan H. Adler writes for the Washington Post:

How Northwestern University is throwing academic freedom under the bus (and wasting money) under the guise of Title IX compliance

Laura Kipnis is a professor at Northwestern University. She’s also a prominent feminist author. Earlier...

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Stanford Political Science Department Overhauls Major for Undergraduates

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Posted by    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

Sounds like some students find the subject boring. I probably would too.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Rethinking Poli-Sci

What are the root causes of inequality? Why does war break out? What stories can data tell about politics? These are some of the big questions many undergraduates hope to tackle in introductory...

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Black UK Scholar Says He Was Denied Job For Being Too Critical of White Establishment

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Posted by    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00am

He wanted a “critical white studies” course instead of “black studies”.

Times Higher Education reports.

Rejected MA was too critical of white establishment, says academic

Stuck in the past: much of Dr Coleman’s work has concentrated on whether UCL has favoured ‘dead white men’

One of t...

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American Universities Expelled 8,000 Chinese Students Last Year

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Posted by    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:30am

Mostly for cheating.

From the Wall Street Journal.

U.S. Schools Expelled 8,000 Chinese Students

As tens of thousands of Chinese students prepare to study in the U.S., they might reflect on the experience of some of those who went before them. According to an estimate by a U.S. education company, some 8,000 Chinese students...

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Finding Conservatism in the Most Liberal of Places

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Posted by    Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00am

Is it possible?

The College Conservative reports.

Finding Conservatism in the Most Liberal of Places

It’s very nice to be writing for The College Conservative again. Since my last article, I have spent three months in Europe studying at Oxford University, where I took two tutorials in economics. Two of those months were spent...

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Montana Students Required to Take Sexual Assault Course Prior to Registration

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will a short online class curb instances of sexual assault on campus? Montana universities will soon find out.

KTVQ reports:

Montana college students must complete sexual assault course in order to register

BILLINGS -
Sexual violence is unfortunately no stranger to college campuses, as stories of assault and rape arise at universities all across...

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San Francisco State Hosts Special Graduation Ceremony for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

Their own ceremony? Really?

Campus Reform reports.

Public university hosts special graduation party for illegal immigrants

Undocumented students graduating from San Francisco State University (SFSU) received an extra treat this week—a special celebration at the university in their honor.

Hosted by the student organization Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS), 25 students who are...

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Fed Govt Spent $579,301 on Video Game Teaching College Students About Rape

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

Your hard earned tax-payer dollars are being spent on… a video game?

Liz Harrington writes for the Free Beacon:

Feds Spend $579,301 on Video Game to Teach College Students About Rape

The Department of Justice is spending more than a half a million dollars to create a video game that teaches college students about...

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Texas Leads the Way for Concealed Carry on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Because of course they do. Who did you think was going to make this happen, Massachusetts?

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Texas On Brink Of Legalizing Concealed Carry At All Colleges

Texas lawmakers late Tuesday night took a big step towards legalizing the concealed carry of firearms at all of the state’s...

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Pro-Life Group Uses Campus Jumbotron to Display Abortion Horrors

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

The aggressive tactic is said to change minds on the spot.

The college Fix reports.

Pro-life group uses Jumbotron to broadcast abortion video on college campuses

The pro-life group Created Equal has initiated a Jumbotron campaign at college campuses that broadcasts a graphic video showing first-, second-, and third-trimester abortions, a video that includes...

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Listicle: 6 Insane Things You Learn When Your College Goes Bankrupt

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:00am

I think this is the first time College Insurrection has linked an article at Cracked.com but the subject matter is appropriate.

Writers Mark Hill and Kate Dobson did a great job of documenting the higher ed bubble.

6 Insane Things You Learn When Your College Goes Bankrupt

Unless your college advertises on TV at...

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Grinnell College’s Endowment Outperforms the Ivy League

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:30am

How does this tiny school do it?

Market Watch reports.

How tiny Grinnell College’s endowment outperformed the Ivy League

Grinnell College, a small liberal-arts school in the middle of Iowa, is giving much larger colleges a run for their money, literally.

In 2014, the school’s $1.8 billion endowment posted a 20.4% return — tying it...

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FOX Business Host Kennedy Interviews Professor Glenn Reynolds on Millennials and Higher Ed

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Posted by    Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:00am

Our good friend Professor Reynolds of Instapundit spoke to Kennedy about Millennials opting out of college and the positive benefits of doing so.

They also discuss the abundance of administrator positions at colleges which contributes to the higher ed bubble.

Watch it all below.

 
 
 
 

Auburn University Lab Tech Accused of Selling Date Rape Drugs

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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

An Auburn University lab tech allegedly used the university’s license to procure date rape drugs.

Fox News reports:

Auburn University lab tech sold date rape drug, police say

A chemistry lab technician at Auburn University was arrested Friday after allegedly selling a large amount of date rape drug, police say.

Police Chief Paul Register told...

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One in Four Harvard Students Say They Never Had Sex While They Were There

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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Perhaps they were just concerned about getting falsely accused of rape.

Susan Svrluga of the Washington Post reports.

That’s a lot of studying! One in four Harvard students say they never had sex there.

Doesn’t this sound just a little bit lonely? The Harvard Crimson surveyed seniors shortly before graduation, as they do every...

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UNC Drops Women’s and Gender Studies and 45 Other Degree Programs

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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

The University of North Carolina system made some substantial changes to their degree offerings.

Time Warner Cable News reports the AP Wire story:

UNC System Drops 46 Degree Programs, Consolidates 10 Others

CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina system has decided to discontinue 46 academic degree programs and consolidate 10 others.

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Opinion – Don’t Go to College!

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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

John Stossel has a new column at Reason which is worth a read. I think he makes an excellent point.

Don’t Go to College!

It’s graduation time! Have we learned much? No.

College has become a scam.

Some students benefit: those with full scholarships and/or rich parents so they don’t go deep into debt, those...

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Oregon Students Arrested for Demanding More Money from Taxpayers in Protest

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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

There’s no better way to endear yourself to taxpayers than to demand that they give more. Right?

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Oregon students arrested for trying to steal money from taxpayers

Under Oregon law, if tax collections are 2 percent or more above initial projections, the extra money goes back to...

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College Educated Millennials Still Struggle to Find Jobs

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Posted by    Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:00am

This generation will be studied for years to come. So many people have degrees but can’t find work.

Newsweek reports.

Millennial College Graduates: Young, Educated, Jobless

This spring, an estimated 2.8 million university graduates will enter the U.S. workforce with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees just as America’s unemployment rate hits its lowest level...

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