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Former Washington and Lee student expelled following rape accusation, sues school

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

As Professor Glenn Reynolds once noted, litigating on behalf of young men falsely accused of rape is a lawyer’s ticket to fast jets and super-models.

A day after Rolling Stone published an article describing a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house, a former Washington and Lee student claims...

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Chinese University Bans Christmas

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

The sad thing is that there are some people in America who would agree with this.

Reuters reported.

Christmas banned by Chinese university, says it is “kitsch”

A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a “kitsch” foreign celebration unbefitting of the country’s own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films...

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NJ School Principal Demoted After Posting “Dicember” Sign

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 11:00am

I suspect Santa will be bringing former New Jersey principal Antoinette Young a dictionary for Christmas this year.

A large sign outside a New Jersey elementary school that misspelled “December” appears to have cost the principal her $108,000 a year job.

The Bergen Record says the sign outside School 20 in Paterson also...

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New Study Shows Personality Outsmarts Intelligence in School Success

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 9:30am

A new study may may offer some inspiration to students everywhere!

When it comes to success in education, certain personality traits may be more important than intelligence, according to a recent study.

Researcher Arthur Poropat of Griffith University in Australia has conducted the largest ever reviews of personality and academic performance. He based...

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New Jersey student’s tuition lawsuit against parents headed to appeals court

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 8:00am

The saga of New Jersey student Caitlyn Ricci’s tuition lawsuit against her parents continues.

In today’s chapter,  Samantha Walkins of Point Loma Nazarene University reports the case is now headed to appeals court.

A New Jersey student is suing...

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Video: Merry Christmas from Hillsdale College

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Posted by    Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

This video shows scenes from Hillsdale College accompanied by students singing Carol of the Bells.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

 
 
 
 

College Student: Don’t Call for Minimum Wage Hike in My Name

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Posted by    Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

The College Conservative contributor Joseph Schartz has a problem when someone promotes a minimum wage hike in the name of young Americans such as himself.

The day after the November election, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader ran a story on South Dakota’s monstrous minimum wage increase.  It quoted 54 year-old voter Mary...

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Texas A&M Scraps Plan to Name Building for Rick Perry

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Posted by    Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 11:00am

It doesn’t sound like this was a political decision. People don’t seem to want the building renamed for anyone.

Inside Higher Ed reported.

Texas A&M Drops Plan to Name Building for Rick Perry

The Texas A&M University Board of Regents called off a planned meeting Thursday at which members had been expected to rename...

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College President Poses With Male Students for Charity, Gets Accused of Sexism

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Posted by    Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 8:00am

The campus outrage machine never sleeps.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

College president accused of sexism after posing with male students raising money for charity

Faculty at East Stroudsburg University are questioning whether the school is too cavalier about sexual assaults and has a double standard when it comes to gender after the university’s president...

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Video: Merry Christmas from College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

I don’t know what piece of music the student choir is singing in this video but it’s beautiful.

From all of us at College Insurrection, may you have a blessed and Merry Christmas.

 
 
 
 

Bowdoin College to Help Pay for Education of Slain NYPD Officer’s Son

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

Now for some positive news from the campus of Bowdoin College.

Bowdoin College in Maine will provide the son of one of the slain New York City police officers full financial aid to finish out his education.

The private college announced Monday that beginning in January, or “whenever he is ready to return” it...

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Columbia School of Journalism Tasked with Review of Rolling Stone’s Infamous UVA Story

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

While the University of Virgina struggles to find ways to clean the tarnish off the school’s reputation in the wake of a discredited rape story, the publisher of that article is now turning to a famous journalism school for an independent...

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University of Iowa OK with Censorship for the Sake of Inclusiveness

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

The college’s president says they must be “open to all points of view”, soon after removing an anti-racist KKK statue from campus. Hypocrisy? I don’t know the meaning of the word!

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

University of Iowa: We didn’t censor anti-racist statue, we protected ‘inclusiveness’

The University of...

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Bill Maher Finally Gives Speech at Berkeley, Bashes Republicans

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:00am

He took a poke at the people who protested him but he had to jab the GOP too, naturally.

Ashley Dobson of Red Alert Politics reports.

Bill Maher finally gives his much contested commencement...

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Study Finds That Pornography Hurts Relationships

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 9:30am

Fifty years ago this was obvious to anyone with a brain, but somehow we’ve so degraded as a society that “Porn Hurts Couples” is now an actual headline.

Tony Perkins of Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Study: Pornography hurts Couples and Relationships

There are certain givens in life, things we take for granted...

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People Who Vandalized UVA’s Phi Kappa Psi House Unrepentant

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 8:00am

So much for changing your attitude in the face of new facts.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Vandals uf UVA’S Phi Kappa Psi House Unrepentant

Although the Rolling Stone “gang rape” story at the University of Virginia has fallen apart, the apparent ringleader of the attack on the Phi Kappa Psi house...

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Arizona State Makes Deal for Struggling Business School

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

Arizona State University is giving the students of a struggling business school a real gift this year: A second chance.

Arizona State University has completed its deal to take over the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the last chapter in what has been a yearslong saga for the troubled Glendale, Ariz.,...

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College Atheists Talk About Celebrating Christmas

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

You don’t have to be a Christian to enjoy Christmas. These students seem to be making a bigger deal out of it than most Christians.

Canton Winer of USA Today reports.

Students speak: Celebrating Christmas as an atheist

When University of New Hampshire freshman Rebekah Londoff returns home for winter break this year, she...

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Augustana College Bans Yik Yak After Student Demands

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

The small group of activists also demanded a mandatory “Privilege Summit” and more “racially diverse” curriculum.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

College blocks Yik Yak following racial demands from a few dozen students

Augustana College, a private school in Illinois, gave the appearance of caving into a small band of...

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Harvard Rethinks BDS Motivated SodaStream Decision

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

The recent controversy over SodaStream at Harvard was motivated purely by the company’s affiliation with Israel.

The administration has now stepped in to clarify.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Harvard backtracks on SodaStream decision

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GOP Calls New College Ratings System Another Obama Overreach

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems that President Obama can bring people together!

Not only do academic leaders have problems with the Obama Administration’s new college rating system, but so do Republican Party leaders.

…Congressional Republicans, outraged, are already going on the attack.

“They’re getting involved in something they have no business getting involved with,” said Rep. Virginia...

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Brandeis Student Resigns from Leadership Post After Saying She Had No Sympathy for Murdered Cops

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s a good thing this student resigned from her position. Leaders aren’t supposed to say things like this. Leaders are supposed to know better.

Daniel Mael of Truth Revolt reported.

Student Leader Resigns After Stating She Has ‘No Sympathy’ for Murdered Cops

The Brandeis University student leader who publicly stated that she had “no sympathy”...

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