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Adjunct Professors: The Latest “Civil Rights” Victims

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:30am

The plight of adjunct professors is such that it was recently asked, “Are adjunct professors the fast-food workers of the academic world?”

However, instead of addressing the “supply vs demand” issue at the core of this development, a new book from a longtime adjunct activist Keith Hoeller claims that working conditions for...

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University in Canada Violates Free Speech, Bans Book

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00am

Administrators at McMaster University in Canada have banned a book that some people have deemed offensive.

Even worse, the school has suspended students just for reading it.

Adam Kissel of the Panam Post reports.

Canada: Students Cheer as University Violates Free Speech

McMaster University administrators in Canada have effectively banned a book they find immoral,...

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New report indicates textbook prices may resrict students’ class choices

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

A new report says that textbook costs are so high hey are impacting the class choices students are making.

However, the textbook publishers dispute the findings. Inside Higher Ed’s Allie Grasgreen has this analysis:

Despite some recent improvement in textbook market options and transparency, rising prices continue to hinder students who, in the...

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MLA Featured Panel on Using English Literature to Teach Environmental Sustainability

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

No wonder the Modern Language Association blocked so many news agencies from covering their conference.

Accuracy in Academia reports.

Environmental Activism in English Literature

A panel at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting in Chicago on environmental sustainability and its role in English literature featured Foothill College’s Scott Lankford, Geoffrey Martin of the Harry...

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Student busted with counterfeit bill signed by US Treasury Sec. “Moe Money”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is certainly one way out of a bad student debt problem!

Unfortunately, for one North Carolina student, her solution — while humorous — wasn’t exactly legal. Only the US Treasury is allowed to print massive amounts of money at will.

The Raleigh News Observer reports that a student was busted with nearly...

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Chancellor of U. Illinois Attacked on Twitter for Not Cancelling Class Over Snow

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

Sounds like some members of the student body need to do some growing up.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Snow Hate

Students (and plenty of professors) love snow days. But when they can’t get what they want, is that any reason for a blizzard of hate on Twitter?

That is among the questions...

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Naropa’s silent professor returns from suspension

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that one professor at a Buddhist Institution, Naropa University, was suspended for refusing to speak in class.

It looks like his career has been reincarnated.

A religious studies professor in Colorado who was suspended after his silent protest against alleged racial bias led to complaints about his refusal to speak...

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Rutgers U. Offers Course on Beyoncé

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:00am

Maybe Rutgers is taking a cue from the University which is offering a course on two other pop stars.

The College Fix reports.

Rutgers University Offers Course on Beyonce

Rutgers University offers a course on pop sensation Beyoncé Knowles.

Called “Politicizing Beyoncé,” the Department of Women and Gender Studies’ class aims to look at the...

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Are College Football Players Planning to Unionize?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Members of the Northwestern University football team poised to go down in history for something they are doing off the field.

Bloomberg contributor Jonathan Mahler has these details:

You might say that we’ve been building toward this moment for a little while now. ESPN reports that the movement to unionize began with Northwestern’s...

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U. Michigan Caves to Demands of Student Group Which Made Threats

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:00am

What a great message to send to the student body. This report is an update to this story.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller has the details.

UMich meets demands of black students who threatened ‘physical action’

After making a list of seven demands and threatening “physical action” if they were not met within...

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Gov. Scott Walker’s Son Running for Chairman of Wisconsin College Republicans

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

Here’s to hoping, “Like Father, Like Son”.

Right Wisconsin reports that Gov. Scott Walker’s son, Matthew, has launched a bid to become the chairman of the Wisconsin College Republicans.

“While many say that millennials are liberal, I have seen growing numbers of conservative students across Wisconsin,” Matthew Walker wrote in a statement announcing...

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Law Prof – Obama Meets Every Definition of an Imperial Presidency

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

The professor is Jonathan Turley of George Washington University who College Insurrection readers may remember from a previous post.

Hat tip to Allahpundit of Hot Air.

Linda Feldmann of the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Is Barack Obama an imperial president?

In their use of executive orders, Bush and Obama are virtually tied: In his first...

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Victor Davis Hanson Says We Are “Eating our Young”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

Bring out the Greek pillars for this analysis!

Victor Davis Hanson takes a look at how today’s policies are impacting young Americans and makes a stunning analogy to the fatherly care Cronus gave his divine brood (hat-tip, Instapundit).

It is popular now to talk...

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Shocking New Report Shows Many Colleges Ignore Core Components of Education

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has released a new report and the findings are stunning.

William Gonch of National Review offers some key takeaways.

New ACTA Report Shows Elite Colleges Neglect Core Components of Education

It will come as no surprise to readers here that many...

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Millennials are none too happy with the GOP, either!

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that multiple polls suggest millennials are unhappy with President Obama.

But an astute analysis by Francesca Chambers, the Editor of Red Alert Politics, says they aren’t rushing to join the Republican Party, either.

Though less college students now identify as Democrats, the percentage of college students who say they are...

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What’s The Least Free Place in America?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Would it surprise you to learn that the answer to that question is colleges and universities? This new video from Prager University featuring Greg Lukianoff of The FIRE will blow your mind.

Question: Which American institution—one that prides itself on being open, democratic, and diverse—punishes its members severely for offering unpopular opinions,...

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U. of Virginia’s newest loan policy may leave poorest students poorer

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:30am

In an effort to cut its costs,  the University of Virginia  changing a student aid policy that will pass the costs onto low-income students.

Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard has the details.

Instead of guaranteeing that poor undergraduates can get through college debt-free, the University of Virginia decided it’s going to make low-income...

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Anti-Semitism Invades Canadian College Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Hatred of Israel and Jewish students has become a problem at the University of Calgary. Prof. Phyllis Chesler outlined the situation in a recent op-ed at Israel National News.

Jewish Students Fight Back on Canadian Campus

It’s Gaza in the Canadian Rockies on campuses.

While Canadian PM Harper, a true friend of Israel, “gets...

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How the “War on Men” Affects the “War on Poverty”

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

Aspen Times contributor Melanie Sturm was recently featured on Canto Talk to discuss her newest “Think Again” column, To Win War On Poverty, Close Male Gender Gap.

Host Silvio Canto, Jr. and I joined her in the discussion of how the anti-boy environment in grades K-12 is now translating to declines in...

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“Are adjunct professors the fast-food workers of the academic world?”

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

James Hoff writes at The Guardian about working as an adjunct professor.

Sounds like the problem here is supply and demand.

Are adjunct professors the fast-food workers of the academic world?

I am what’s called an adjunct. I teach four courses per semester at two different colleges, and I am paid just $24,000 a...

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