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University of South Florida to Start Lending Drones to Students

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

College students with drones? There’s obviously no cause for concern here.

Jareen Imam of CNN reports.

Check it out: Florida university library to lend drones to students

Students at the University of South Florida will be soaring to new academic heights, with drones.

College students will be getting their hands on more than just books...

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Using Social Media Helps Freshmen Remember to Renew aid for Sophomore Year

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

It turns out that sometime social media can really aid academic success.

A new study shows that text messages encouraging first-year community college students to fill out federal student aid form boost persistence to sophomore year.  Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed has this report:

You’d think that those low-income college students who,...

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Leftists Want to Soak Taxpayers to Make College ‘Free’

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Progressives just don’t understand that nothing is free and that someone always pays. Either that or they just don’t care.

Check out this report from Eric Owens at the Daily Caller.

Brilliant Leftists Solve College Tuition Problem: Just Institute Price Controls, Soak Taxpayers

Now that America’s college graduates (and college dropouts) are under-employed by...

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U. Tennessee student – Moving Forward On Nuclear Energy

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Middle East, University of Tennessee student Treston Wheat promotes an idea whose time may just have come!

…The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 established a federal program for the management of high-level nuclear waste, which placed the Department of Energy (DOE) as the...

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Physics Prof Offers $10K to Anyone Who Disproves Man-Made Global Warming

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:00am

Someone will surely step up and take this professor’s challenge. We’ll see if he follows through on the money.

Andrew Desiderio reports at The College Fix.

Physicist Promises $10K to Anyone Who Disproves Man-Made Global Warming

A longtime physics professor promises to pay $10,000 of his own money to anyone who can disprove man-made...

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Selections from James O’Keefe’s columns for Rutgers Journal, The Centurion

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:30am

While a student at Rutgers University, famed conservative activist James Keefe and his peers launched a monthly political journal known as the The Centurion, a publication alternative to the usual progressive fare offered on campus.

Now, Vocative has posted selection of those college works.

Consider this a super-early Christmas present!

The Centurion, February 2005

O’Keefe pens...

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Pulls Out of White Privilege Conference

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Congratulations to UCCS for dropping out of this so-called conference. Just read the description below.

Charlotte Allen of the Weekly Standard has the story.

University Pulls Out of ‘White Privilege Conference’

The University of Colorado’s Colorado Springs campus has decided it won’t be involved in the White Privilege Conference anymore. Since 2007 the campus’s...

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Four Concerned Moms Got Oklahoma to Repeal Common Core

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

File this story under “Grizzly Moms”.

How’s this for an in-kind contribution: “One time when we were in Canton, Okla., speaking to the PTO moms, they gave us a basket of homemade bread and jams and all kinds of stuff!” Jenni White, the leading activist call...

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California Taxpayers May Fund College for Dreamers

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

California taxpayers are already stretched to the limit and there’s no relief in sight.

Merrill Hope of Breitbart reported.

CA May Give Student Loans to ‘Dreamers’

Weeks before the massive influx of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) from Mexico and Central America hit the U.S. southwestern border, California came one step closer to authorizing $9.2...

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National Association of Scholars Examines the Real Data on Sexual Assault

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Professor Jacobson reported that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch dumped conservative pundit George Will for speaking uncomfortably about campus victimhood.

His crime? In part, he dared to challenge some of the premises behind feminists’ “Against our Will” campus campaign.

Now, the National Association of Scholars crunches the numbers behind that campaign and Minding the...

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South Carolina State Suffers Accreditation Downgrade

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is not the position any school wants to be in as the Higher Ed Bubble reaches maximum capacity.

Andrew Shain of The State reported.

SC State University’s accreditation downgraded

COLUMBIA, SC — S.C. State University’s accreditation was placed on probation Thursday after an outside review cited the Orangeburg college for problems with its...

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New survey shows female students worry more about campus assaults

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 11:00am

Given the fact that the “Against our Will” sex assault campaign and other campus feminist activities  promote the idea that all men...

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Supreme Court Affirms Community College Employee’s Free Speech Rights

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 9:30am

The Supreme Court doesn’t rule unanimously very often these days but a free speech case recently brought the justices together.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reported.

A Win for Free Speech

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a community college employee who testified about an Alabama legislator’s no-show job...

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“League of Legends” Scholarship – University Adding Online Sports to Athletics Program

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00am

In an innovative move, one university is offering a new online sports scholarship that is sure to appeal to geeks who gave up on joining a college sports team long ago.

The Robert Morris University has become the first higher educational institution in the United States to add an online sport to...

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University of Washington Students Develop Medical Marijuana Delivery App

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

The app recently won the audience choice award at a TechCrunch startup conference.

To those who worry about the ability of college graduates to be innovative and technologically skilled, let me put your mind at ease.

Recently we noted New York University students had developed a hoodie that helps send texts to family and friends.

Now, University of Washington students have developed an app that is...

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The College Fix Profiles Paul L. Caron of TaxProfBlog

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

We’ve linked the work of Paul L. Caron here many times so it’s great to see him featured by our friends at The College Fix.

Andrew Desiderio writes.

Meet The Tax Professor Behind The Ultimate IRS Scandal Blog

A Pepperdine University tax law professor has chronicled every development in the IRS targeting scandal since...

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Boise State Under Fire For Shameful Targeting of Pro-Second Amendment Event

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

YAL chapter handed a nearly $500 invoice for “security” shortly before event.

We recently noted that liberal academics were panicking as Idaho’s new campus Gun law went into effect.

Now, one school is now under fire for its shameful treatment of a student group organizing a pro-Second Amendment event.

As the force behind a Supreme Court victory for Washington, D.C. gun owners, Dick Heller has...

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Tolerance, Diversity and the Redskins

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

At Minding the Campus, John Rosenberg writes of the turmoil over the Redskins and cites an excellent point by Professor Eugene Volokh.

Is “Tolerance” The New “Diversity”?

The politically correct speech enforcers at the Patent and Trademark office have just voted, for the second time, to cancel several Washington Redskins trademarks that contain...

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New York man guilty of rape after mention in college application essay

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Students often question the value of the college admissions essay.

However, one essay had some far-reaching results that have led to a man getting the justice he truly deserved.

Raped as an 8-year-old by her then-stepfather, a woman kept the secret from her family for nearly a decade until she drafted a college...

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Accuracy in Academia Launches Online Conservative University

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:30am

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia has an announcement which may interest College Insurrection readers.

First course offered will be “Sex, Lies & Women’s Studies”

Accuracy in Academia (AIA) is launching Conservative University – a free online video education initiative, at the Network of enlightened Women’s national conference on Friday, June 20,...

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Corinthian Colleges may shut down after clash with Feds over student data

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:00am

A for-profit college that has been clashing with US regulators over student data documentation is warning that it may be forced to close its doors.

This move has the potential to impact thousands of students across the country.

Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit education company with about 75,000 students nationwide, warned Thursday that it...

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UC Berkeley Researchers Use Algorithm to Explain Sex and Evolutionary Biology

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

Finally, University of California – Berkeley offers some real scholarship when it comes to sex!

A paper published Monday and co-authored by UC Berkeley researchers uses an algorithm to explain the diversity sexual recombination yields.

The paper, published in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the N...

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