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Two-Time Communist Party Candidate for VP Cashes in at Colleges

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:30am

“We need peace, justice, equality, and socialism for us all.” These are the words Angela Davis used to conclude one of her college speeches.

She’s now cashing in at universities (the latest to be on Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and receiving between $10,000-$20,000 for speaking.

Isn’t she being a little capitalistic?

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40 Percent of College Grads Lack Skills for White Collar Jobs

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Obviously, American colleges need more core requirements in gender studies and social justice.

Douglas Belkin reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Test Finds College Graduates Lack Skills for White-Collar Jobs

Four in 10 U.S. college students graduate without the complex reasoning skills to manage white-collar work, according to the results of a test of...

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Microaggressions and the Hypersensitive Generation

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

College Insurrection has consistently covered “microaggressions” and now we return to the popular topic.

This time it is used to introduce today’s college students as the “Hypersensitive Generation.”

Study: colleges ‘full of subtle racism and sexism’

You’ve heard of the “Greatest Generation?” Contemporary college students may become known as the “Hypersensitive Generation.”

A new study by Harvard’s...

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College Newspaper Staff Alleges Threats by School Administrators

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

Remember freedom of the press? It doesn’t look like Northern Michigan University does.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

CLAIM: College newspaper staff threatened by administrators

The staff at Northern Michigan University’s The North Wind student newspaper allege that they are facing intimidation and threatened retribution after filing several Freedom of Information Act...

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Are Nano-Degrees Reshaping College Education?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

So called ‘nano-degrees’, degrees that are quickly completed and highly specialized are being offered more frequently, but will they reshape higher education as we know it?

Forbes reports:

Nano-Degrees as a New Model to Integrate into Higher Education

Last year, AT&T and the online educational organization Udacity teamed up to offer a “nano-degree” that...

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Columbia Prof Cites Abu Ghraib as Excuse for Charlie Hebdo Attack

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is a professor of journalism at Columbia. In a recent appearance on CNN, he raised the claim by two of the Paris terrorists that they were motivated by Abu Ghraib.

Via Weasel Zippers.

 
 
 
 

Applications Drop at UVA After Discredited Rape Story

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

The University of Virginia is experiencing lower enrollment after having its reputation tarnished with a now discredited rape story.

Bloomberg reports.

UVA Applications Drop in Wake of Discredited Gang-Rape Story

Applications to the University of Virginia dropped for the first time in 12 years as students made their decisions amid an uproar about a...

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Prager University on Myths and Lies About Capitalism

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Arthur Brooks corrects some common misconceptions about Capitalism and the power of the free market.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Does free enterprise hurt the poor? Is it unfair...

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Should Higher Education Boards Handle Textbook Policies?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:30am

State Rep. Mike Sparks of Tennessee has suggested texbook reform by prohibiting professors from requiring books they’ve written as requisite material for college classes.

While well-intentioned, this might not be the best solution to burdensome textbook costs.

The Daily New Journal reports:

Let higher-education boards deal with textbook policies

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Brandeis Prof Retiring Because of all the Conservatives on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 8:00am

Does Brandeis really have a lot of conservatives on campus? That would probably be news to Daniel Mael.

Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform reports.

Professor quits because there are too many conservatives on campus

A professor of politics at...

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UVA Begins to Deal With Legal Costs of Discredited Rape Story

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

This is going to be an expensive situation for UVA. I hope all the fraternity members have good lawyers.

From Business Insider.

University Of Virginia Legal Costs Mount After Discredited Rape Story

The costs to the University of Virginia after a discredited report by Rolling Stone magazine of a fraternity gang rape are mounting,...

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Autistic Student Allowed to Return to College

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

We reported on this last week and it turns out the story will have a happy ending.

Even the woman that received the hug and kiss on the scalp says the punishment went way too far. Scott Gordon from NBC-Dallas Fort Worth reports.

Autistic Man Who Hugged Stranger Allowed To Return to College

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Minority Students at University of Oklahoma Vent Their ‘Grievances’

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

Are there any college students who don’t have a list of grievances these days?

The College Fix reported.

‘Unheard’ minority Oklahoma students vent their ‘grievances’

It seems the University of Oklahoma suffers from the same “problem” as other American colleges: It’s not (allegedly) “doing enough” for the school’s minority community.

A couple of evenings...

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The State of Wyoming Has the Lowest College Tuition

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

College prices are going up, so what state has the lowest tuition? Wyoming does and you can find out why in this article by James Marshall Crotty of Forbes.

Wyoming Has Lowest College Tuition In America

It might seem strange at first to pick a college primarily based on tuition. However, sometimes the...

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Indiana U. Monitored ‘Hate Tweets’ as Part of Study

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

It’s good to know Indiana University is using tax dollars so wisely.

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Indiana University Monitored ‘Hate Tweets’ in Aftermath of Truthy Scandal

Internal emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through a public records request from Indiana University about “Truthy” reveal that the school monitored “hate...

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Bible Colleges in Illinois Sue for Right to Issue Degrees

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00am

This is an interesting First Amendment issue.

NBC Chicago reports:

Illinois Bible Colleges Sue for Right to Issue Degree

Bible colleges in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against state education regulators, seeking the unencumbered right to award degrees to students who complete their programs.

The lawsuit, filed late Friday...

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Ann Coulter Weighs in on Obama’s Plan for Free Community College

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:30am

In the way that only Ann Coulter can.

As Long as Obama Brought up the Cost of College

I gather from Obama’s “free” community college proposal that his plan for dealing with the Republican Congress over the next two years is to throw out ridiculously expensive ideas no one has ever heard of...

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This Professor Hopes SCOTUS Doesn’t Protect Speech He Doesn’t Like

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:00am

This is real life

At least he’s honest?

Evan Bernick of the Huffington Post writes:

Professor: Supreme Court Shouldn’t Protect Speech I Don’t Like

This Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, an important free speech case. Garrett Epps, a prominent law professor and contributor to the Atlantic,...

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A List of Reasons Why “Free Community College” Won’t Work

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Posted by    Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Here’s a list of the many reasons Obama’s free community college plan is a bad idea.  Via the College Fix.

17 reasons why Obama’s ‘free community college’ plan is a really bad idea

The chorus of folks lampooning President Obama’s “free community college” plan – an obvious attempt to pander to liberals and...

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UMass Amherst Regrets Spy Program After Student Dies of Heroin Overdose

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Posted by    Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

A program designed to use students as drug informants has ended in tragedy.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

UMass: Maybe Spying On Students Was A Bad Idea

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has announced that it will end a program that recruited students as police informants after...

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College Profs’ Theory “Design Individual Lessons For Every Student”

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Posted by    Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

College professors and education specialists have argued for the implementation of tailoring every lesson to each student’s individual learning style. It’s easier to juggle with one hand behind your back than to put this theory into action.

Another educational fad torn asunder

Two articles from this past week have shed some much needed...

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Writer Thinks Campus Rapes Can be Reduced by Raising Beer Tax

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Posted by    Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

Of course. Raising taxes is the liberal solution for almost everything.

P.J. Gladnick of News Busters reported.

New York Mag Writer: Reduce Campus Rapes by Raising Beer Tax; Smoking More Dope

It is only a couple of weeks into the new year but it looks like we already have a strong contender for the...

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