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Prager University – What is Crony Capitalism?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Jay Cost of The Weekly Standard explains the truth about crony capitalism.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

This election season there’s a lot of talk about corruption, about politicians being “bought and sold”, and about “crony capitalism”. What do those terms mean? Why should we care? Is...

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Many College Students Are Having A Problem Graduating

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 12:30pm

There is a dropout problem.

The New York Times reports.

How to Help More College Students Graduate

The United States has a dropout crisis. Sixty percent of people go to college these days, but just half of the college students graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Some people earn a shorter, two-year associate’s degree. But...

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How to Handle a False Accusation of Sexual Assault in College

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:00am

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner has some words of advice for college students.

What to do if you’re falsely accused of campus sexual assault

Across the country, young men (and a few women) in college are being accused of sexual assault for sexual encounters that may not have actually been assaults. These...

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Cornell’s Black Students United Promises to Disrupt

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:30am

They are not happy with with the lack of progress made by the university in implementing their demands.

The College Fix reports.

Cornell’s Black Students United promise to ‘shut things down,’ ‘disrupt business as usual’

This past Thursday, members of Cornell’s Black Students United “expressed disappointment” with the lack of progress made by the...

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Actual Dumpster Fire Happens at University of Missouri

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 8:00am

This is rather ironic, isn’t it?

Total Frat Move reported.

How Fitting: There Was A Literal Dumpster Fire At Mizzou Today

The title says it all. There was a dumpster on fire not too long ago at America’s current inextinguishable dumpster fire: The University of Missouri.

I assume the fire has been extinguished by now,...

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Indiana College Campus Students Getting Mumps

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:30pm

Three different college campuses.

Indy Star reports.

Mumps spreading on Indiana college campuses

Mumps, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a contagious disease caused by a virus. (Dwight Adams/IndyStar) Wochit

More than a dozen Indiana university students have come down with mumps...

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Chicago State Struggles to Survive Amid Budget Crisis

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 5:00pm

Students have taken to activism but they’d be better off doing fundraising.

NBC News reports.

Budget Crisis Threatens Chicago State University, Activists Step Up

Student leaders at Chicago State University are calling on Illinois state lawmakers to put politics aside and agree on a budget that will keep their school open.

“We are in the...

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Investigation of Possible Hazing Death at Buffalo State College

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 3:30pm

Doyley, of Brooklyn, was a former member of the college’s basketball team and was set to graduate in the spring.

Fox News reports.

Authorities investigate possible hazing death of New York college student

Authorities in upstate New York are investigating the death of a college student who may have suffered injuries from a possible...

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Barnard College Dedicates Wall in Student Center to Trigger Warnings

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

Trigger warnings are super serious according to some students at Barnard College.

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

Girls At $62,741-Per-Year College Demand Trigger Warnings About The Real World

A student group at a fancypants women’s college on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has dedicated a whole wall of its student center to an...

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Williams College Cancels Speaker For Provocative Opinions

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 12:30pm

The college president canceled it himself.

The Washington Post reports.

Williams College cancels a speaker who was invited to bring in provocative opinions

Williams College’s president took “the extraordinary step” this week of canceling the speech of an author who had been invited to bring provocative ideas to campus, saying his ideas cross the...

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Duke Students Protest ‘Incarceration Themed’ Party And Compare US Prisons to Holocaust

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Comparing American prisons to the Holocaust is much more offensive than an incarceration themed party.

The College Fix reports.

Duke protesters irate at ‘incarceration-themed’ party, compare US prison system to the Holocaust

In an age where everything where just about everything is somehow offensive, now even a party where bad guys are the subject...

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Rhode Island Governor Tapping Into Public College Money

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:30am

Public college foundations raise money in part to offset tight state budgets. But Rhode Island’s governor is tapping foundation money to pay for state business.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

When the State Giveth, and Taketh

When public college foundations ask for donations, they tell a familiar story: state funding is tight, and donors can...

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Republicans Push Back on Campus Political Correctness

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:00am

It’s about time someone stood up for freedom of speech on campus.

The American Interest reports.

GOP Senators Push Back on Campus PC

A growing number of GOP lawmakers are expressing alarm about the Department of Education’s actions, cheered by the campus left, to curtail free speech and due process for college students. The...

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Four Things For Choosing The Right College to Attend

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

These are advice a professor gives to anxious high-school seniors on campus visits.

Forbes reports.

Four Important Things To Consider When Choosing A College

The college admissions process goes year-round these days, but the activity and the associated stress level peaks twice a year: once in the fall, when high-school students have to decide...

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BLM Activists at Mizzou Say Supporting Constitution is White Supremacist

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

What a poisonous message to send to college students.

Campus Reform reports.

BLM visits Mizzou, says supporting Constitution is white supremacist

During an event at Thursday evening #BlackLivesMatter founders Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi told Mizzou students that the goal of the Constitution was to make an agreement between factions known as states, which...

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Political Science Embraces Misguided Academic Populism

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

What has happened to political science?

The Stanford Review reports.

Political Science Abandons Its Soul

Man may be a political animal, but he does not seem so interested in political science anymore.

The number of political science and government degrees conferred across America fell 4.5% between 2008 and 2013, but at few institutions has this...

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Are Colleges Doing Enough About Anti-Semitism On Campus?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 12:30pm

The disappointing truth is that colleges aren’t doing nearly enough about this problem.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Shocking anti-Semitic trend on campuses: Are colleges doing enough?

Students at the University of Wisconsin are complaining about a lack of action from administrators following an anti-Semitic incident in one of the school’s residence halls. A student posted the now...

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Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Starts Debate At Georgetown University Law School

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Even emails are adding to the debate.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Justice Scalia, a Law School and Diversity of Thought

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has set off a debate at the Georgetown University law school about the appearance of institutional endorsements and intellectual diversity.

Some professors are criticizing the law school for a...

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Black Democrat Student is Called ‘Uncle Tom’ for Defending Free Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 9:30am

This is racism, straight up.

The College Fix reports.

Black, Democrat student called ‘Uncle Tom’ for defending free speech

Uncle Tom. Ben Carson. Clarence Thomas.

Those are just a few of the names 20-year-old Zach Wood said he has been called by peers this school year as a student at Williams College, an elite New...

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Companies Can Help Pay For College

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00am

Target, Staples and Home Depot are among the brands that offer employees cash for college.

US News reports.

Ask Your Company to Help Pay for College

Even if your company doesn’t offer money for college, your boss might know of other scholarships.

Many scholarships to help pay for college are competitive and see hundreds –...

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Cornell ‘Climate Action Plan Rally’ Ends Up Being A Dud

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is in response to Cornell’s decision not to go “carbon neutral” by 2035.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell ‘Climate Action Plan Rally’ a Dud, Students Complain of Cold and Retreat Into Fossil Fuel-Heated Building

A handful of student protesters gathered on Ho Plaza Thursday afternoon to denounce Cornell’s policy reversal on the Climate...

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Student Loan Forgiveness Can Lead to a Hefty Tax Bill

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:30pm

You can pay now or pay later but you will pay.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Student loan forgiveness = Big tax bill

Congratulations! You did it. It took four long years of studying and hard work, but the day has finally come and you have earned your degree. Sure, you had to take out...

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