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There is No Enforcement of the Ohio State Smoking Ban

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Ohio State, which earlier this year banned all tobacco use on campus, has absolutely no way to enforce this ban. In fact, the committee which enacted the ban didn’t even think about actual enforcement. Talk about only caring about PR.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Ohio State’s Smoking Ban...

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John Oliver Takes on Student Debt but Leaves a Few Things Out

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

HBO’s John Oliver has noticed student loan debt. Welcome to the party, John. Just so you know, you missed a few things.

Avi Snyder of National Review:

What John Oliver Forgot to Tell You about Student Debt

Most of Oliver’s viewers are likely living the nightmare that is the student debt crisis, and in...

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Pick an Economical Major, Not an Economics Major

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 11:00am

Petroleum engineering, mineralogy, other types of engineering, and computer sciences always land at the top of these lists of median earnings.

However, I feel that as long as you choose something reasonable and apply and work diligently you will maximize your potential to earn a high salary.

Anyways, from the FiveThirtyEight blog:

The Economic...

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There Seems to be a Shortage of Law School Applicants

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 9:30am

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog has noticed that law schools may have an enrollment problem.

Where Are All the Law School Applicants?

Connecticut Law Tribune editorial, Where Are All the Law School Applicants?:

Nearly every law school in America is facing declining applications. Nationally, the level...

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The States’ Most Educated Cities Are…

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Check out the “most educated” cities in your state. Keep in mind, however, that simply have a college degree doesn’t mean much. I mean, you read College Insurrection, right?

From Business Insider:

Here’s The Most Educated Town In Every State

We recently looked at the most affluent towns in every U.S. state. Now we’re...

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If Ohio State Students Don’t Agree “Why” They Had Sex it’s Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

College Insurrection contributor Hans Bader has a new post at Minding the Campus which must be read to be believed.

Students Must Agree “Why” They Had Sex or It’s Sexual Assault

At Ohio State University, to avoid being guilty of “sexual assault” or “sexual violence,” you and your partner now apparently have to...

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Canadian University Punishes Students for Profanity on Politically Incorrect T-Shirts

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

Would the situation be different if the T-Shirts had a politically approved message? Probably.

The College Fix reported.

Canadian University Punishes Students Wearing ‘F**k Safe Space’ T-Shirts

Carleton University in Canada has pledged to issue “sanctions” against students – some of them orientation team leaders – who were photographed wearing shirts that said “F**k...

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Have a Problem with the Koch Brothers? Then Don’t Take Their Money

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s quite mind-boggling to read this Daily Beast article whining about the Koch brothers demanding universities comply with certain conditions of theirs when they take their donation money. The solution, if you’re opposed to the brothers’ political philosophy, is to not accept their money.

Anyways, try reading David Levanthal’s article:

Koch Foundation to...

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Hillsdale College Student Interviews Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is worth every minute of your time. Via John J. Miller of National Review.

VDH: The Video Interview

Here is Hillsdale College student Evan Carter interviewing Victor Davis Hanson on the Middle East, Russia, and the foreign policy of President Obama.

 
 
 
 

Law Prof Campaigns to Have FCC Recognize ‘Redskins’ as Obscene

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:00am

If he wins his case, radio stations will have to start referring to the Washington football team as ‘The-Team-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named.”

Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix has the story:

Activist Law Prof Petitions FCC to Deem ‘Redskins’ Obscene, Unlawful to Say On Air

An activist law professor has formally requested that the Federal Communications Commission...

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Government Schools Aren’t Helping Hispanics

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9:30am

But… Doesn’t this defy everything Democrats have been saying for years?

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia has the story.

Government Schools Harm Hispanics

Frequently, left-wing ideologues manage to harm the very people they claim they are aiding. “When your government and your school are const...

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Should Harvard Lose Its Nonprofit Status?

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00am

Annie Lowrey writes at the New York Magazine:

Take Away Harvard’s Nonprofit Status

The world’s richest university just got a little richer. On Monday, Harvard announced that it has received its largest-ever gift of $350 million and it will rename its school of public health after its benefactor’s father.

Public health is a wonderful...

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Student Loan Debt Will Follow You into Retirement

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

A report released Wednesday by the U.S. Accountability Office says that student loan debt owed by those 65 years and older has jumped to $18.2 billion, all the way up from $2.8 billion in 2005.

Michael Stratford at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Student debt increasingly trails Americans into retirement, U.S....

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Lovely: 6th Graders at Washington DC School Told to Compare George W. Bush and Hitler

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Who looks at a lesson plan like this and thinks it sounds reasonable?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

Sixth Graders Asked To Compare Bush And Hitler In Homework Assignment

A sixth-grade teacher at a Washington, D.C. public school will apologize to students but otherwise is receiving no punishment whatsoever for sending students...

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Atheist Activists Force Arkansas State Football Players to Remove Memorial Crosses

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

Arkansas State University football players volunteered to wear printed crosses on their helmets in memory of a fallen teammate, but protests complaining about their religious symbolism forced them to remove or modify them.

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix has the story:

Arkansas State Football Players Forced To Remove Helmet Memorial Crosses

They wanted...

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Did Shakespeare Really Write His Plays?

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

English literature majors can tell you this controversy comes around every few years.

Matthew Reisz of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Shakespeare Studies Spat

A major spat has broken out within the world of Shakespeare studies.

In January this year, the editors of the Italian journal Memoria di Shakespeare asked Richard Waugaman to revise his paper...

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Jezebel Writer Pens Obnoxious, Profane Critique of College Student Piece on Minimum Wage

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

The minimum wage debate is a tough topic for conservatives and libertarians to argue, because no matter how many facts, economic models, and philosophical arguments we make, we’re almost always privileged in some way or another, thereby completely discrediting anything we say.

Ok, so we just have to try harder. But one...

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Prager University – Was it Wrong to Drop the Atom Bomb on Japan?

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Notre Dame history professor Father Wilson Miscamble explains why President Truman’s decision to use atomic bombs in Japan was the right thing to do.

Here’s more info:

Course Description

In recent years, many academics and o...

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The Cornell Review’s First Issue of the Year

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 9:30am

A bit of self-promotion: I’m the editor-in-chief of The Cornell Review, and we just printed our first issue of the year. We are a conservative-libertarian student publication, both print and online.

Below is an excerpt from an article I wrote, which is a letter to incoming freshmen. You can read the whole...

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College Students Recognize 9/11 Nationwide

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s important to remember how young today’s college students were on 9/11. Still, it’s good to see so many observances of the day.

Dominic Lynch of the College Fix reported.

College Students Nationwide Mark 9/11 In Somber Campus Observances

The University of Michigan has been home to bitter campus disputes among several groups of...

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Ohio University Profs appear to glorify self-immolation as “nonviolent” protest

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:45pm

Professors Defend Ohio University Student Who Staged Anti-Israel Blood Bucket Stunt

We have covered the story of Megan Marzec, the Ohio University student who co-opted the ALS ice bucket challenge to suit her anti-Israel views by turning it into a bucket of blood. Professor William Jacobson has also covered the story extensively at Legal Insurrection.

Now Sharona Schwartz of The Blaze is reporting...

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North Carolina State Columnist Says Whites Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Rap

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

You know what the best way to stop all of this heinous ‘cultural appropriation’ would be? To just keep people of different races from ever interacting with each other. They had a system like that in South Africa; the name escapes me right now, but I hear it worked out great.

Dave...

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