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The LGBT Movement’s “New Morality” Making Gay Okay

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

In his new book, Making Gay Okay, Robert R. Reilly argues that the modern rationalization of homosexuality signals a radical moral upheaval, one which could bring human society — or even possibly the human race — to its knees. No pun intended.

Spencer Irvine at Accuracy in Academia writes:

LGBT Movement’s “New Morality”: Making...

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Prager University – How the Liberal University Hurts the Liberal Student

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy Matthew Woessner explains how colleges fail liberal students by neglecting to challenge their world view.

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Course Description

Are most college professors liberal? Yes, says Penn State Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy Matthew Woessner. Perhaps surprisingly,...

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Campuses Nationwide Now Offering Courses in Undead Studies

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9:30am

Ever onward marches the pop-culture takeover of the once proud and sophisticated American academia. They even got Harvard.

Mark Bauerlein at Minding the Campus has the story:

The Undead Are Rising on Campus

Scores of colleges, from Goucher to Harvard, now feature “Undead Studies,” that is, academic work on zombies and vampires. Depending on...

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American Colleges Recall Students From Israel Amid Conflict

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s a shame when higher education suffers because of global events but this is the world we live in now.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Colleges Recall Students from Israel as Conflict Rages

Several U.S. colleges have decided to cancel their study abroad programs in Israel and evacuate students from the...

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Campaign at Clemson University Says Football Players are Slaves

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

From what I can suss out of A.D. Carson of the See The Stripes Campaign’s arguments, anything you do on a former plantation without saying something along the lines of ‘Slavery Was Bad’ is racist. Or slavery. Or something.

I don’t know why I’m trying to make sense of th...

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New Nonprofit Supports Rights of Students Accused of Campus Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

If a college student is accused of sexual assault, it can ruin their college career and future job prospects even if they’re completely innocent.

We’re going to need more organizations like this.

Tracy Frank of the Bismarck Tribune reports.

Nonprofit supports rights of those accused of campus sexual assault

Sherry Warner Seefeld spent nearly three...

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An Explanation of Big College Football Overhauls

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

Big changes are in store for college football this year, after university presidents voted two years ago to implement the changes this year.

Read Antonya English’s explanation if you’re a bit confused:

Explaining the new college football playoff system

Are you ready for the playoffs? If you’re like most college football fans, you’ve been...

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Prof Who Was ‘Banished’ from U. Colorado Seeks $2 Million in Damages

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

Who knew the practice of banishment is alive and well in higher education?

The Denver Post reported.

University of Colorado prof seeks $2 million for campus banishment

A University of Colorado philosophy professor who was banished from the Boulder campus this spring is seeking $2 million in damages from the university.

Associate professor Dan Kaufman...

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College Students More Empowered Than Ever, But Use Power to Shut Out Opposing Viewpoints

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is what happens when colleges invest more into making students feel ‘comfortable’ than they do into their actual education.

Susan Kruth at FIRE has the story:

College Students Get Comfortable—Often, Too Comfortable

Late last month, The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Eric Hoover took a close look at trends in higher education...

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Michigan Gov. With Awful Record on Unemployment Now Teaches Job Growth at UC Berkeley

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:00am

If you made this up for a story, no one would believe it.

Derek Draplin reports at the College Fix.

Michigan Gov. Who Drove Up Unemployment Now Teaches Job Growth at UC Berkeley

The former Michigan governor whose leadership oversaw a severe economic downturn, skyrocketing unemployment, Detroit’s emerging bankruptcy, and the meltdown of the...

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Liberal Colleges an Intellectual Disservice to Liberal Students, Duke Professor Says

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:30am

Actually, what Professor Michael Munger means is that liberal universities and professors are inadequately preparing liberal students for the realities of life after college by intellectually coddling them.

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform has the story:

Duke professor: College leaves liberal students ill-equipped

A Duke professor says colleges are so left-wing that they are...

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13 Useless College Courses

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00am

Thomas K. Lindsay of See Thru Edu has compiled a list of college courses you won’t believe some people pay to take.

The 13 Most Ridiculous College Courses

Across the country, thousands of bright-eyed undergrads are beginning their college career. Likewise, thousands of parents are worrying about their precious child as they start...

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Dartmouth Frat Boy Confessions (Warning: Graphic)

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

Andrew Lohse is a whistleblower like few others, for he isn’t divulging information about illicit corporate or government activities. Instead, he’s telling the world something it already knows, but in a fashion that still shocks us.

Of the New York Daily News, Sherrely Connelly reports:

Dartmouth fraternity pledges ordered to swim through feces...

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Hillary Clinton’s Hypocritical College Tour

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

In a new video from PJTV, the Trifecta team examines the ridiculous terms of Hillary Clinton’s college speaking engagements.

From YouTube:

Trifecta: Hillary Tour: Selling Socialism at $250K a Pop and Doing It In Style

Four speeches to college kids brings Madame Clinton $1 million, and her contract makes Madonna blush. Living like a...

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U. New Mexico Women’s Soccer Team Hazing – Forced Drinking, Stripping, Getting Sprayed with Urine

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

Fraternity hazing rituals are famously insane (have you ever heard of the Elephant Walk?), but apparently girls can be just as bad: members of the University of New Mexico’s Women’s Soccer Team spent a night drunk, naked, and soaked in pee. And it wasn’t by accident.

The College Fix reports:

Hazing Claim Rocks...

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Colleges Now Using Social Media to Raise Money

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

It was probably just a matter of time before this happened.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Hat in Hand on Facebook

Colleges are increasingly turning to one-day social media blitzes to raise money, especially from their youngest alumni.

The latest will take place today at the University of Vermont, the state’s flagship in...

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CU Boulder Accused of Cultural Chauvinism for Naming Dorms in English

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:30am

Cultural chauvinism. Where do leftists come up with these terms?

Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller reported.

CU-Boulder Called ‘Culturally Chauvinist’ For Naming Dorms In English

The University of Colorado-Boulder is renaming two dormitories after Native American chiefs, but it has angered some for choosing the English translations of their names rather than the...

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Students Believe Cops Disproportionately Kill African Americans — Data Says Otherwise

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Maybe this is because the only time anyone hears about police shootings is when an African American is shot and the media decides to use this incident to bait a race war and boost their ratings.

Dave Huber at The College Fix reports:

At Campus Rallies Nationwide, Students Say Cops Disproportionately Kill Blacks

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Millennials Who Want Liberty Need Virtue As Well

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Rachel Lu of The Federalist looks into the libertarian moment among young people we keep hearing about.

If Millennials Want Liberty, They Need Virtue Too

It’s a libertarian meta-moment. Across the political spectrum pundits are asking: is libertarianism on the rise? If so, how long will it last? And is it a...

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Students Change Name of School Paper ‘The Bullet’ Saying the Name Propagates Violence

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

Add ‘bullet’ to that list of words you’re not supposed to say anymore.

Jennifer Kabbany at the College Fix has the story:

Students at University of Mary Washington Make Really, Really Dumb Decision

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So, at the Fredericksburg, Va., University of Mary Washington, its student newspaper will be changing its name from The Bullet to The...

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Rape Culture Puts a Damper on Hook-Up Culture at Harvard and Stanford

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

There will probably come a point where college students won’t even look at each other for fear of a lawsuit.

John Lauerman and Jennifer Surane of Bloomberg reported.

Hook-Up Culture at Harvard, Stanford Wanes Amid Assault Alarm

As former social chair of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Harvard University, Malik Gill wants to appear...

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Study Finds That Professors’ Writing Assignments Are Uncreative

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Not only that — apparently professors often care more about grammar and spelling than they do content.

Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Study examines professors’ writing assignments for students

Professors sometimes bemoan their students’ writing skills. But how good are professors at creating quality writing assignments? There’s no recent, national...

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