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College Coaches are Washington State’s Highest Paid Employees

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

This seems wrong somehow. I don’t resent college coaches for being well paid but the highest paid state employees? Really?

The Spokesman-Review reported.

College coaches state’s highest-paid employees

OLYMPIA – The official report of state employee salaries for 2013 is out, and as usual the highest-paid people on the list are coaches at Washington’s...

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Governor Bobby Jindal plans to withdraw Louisiana from Common Core

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

It looks like that Louisiana may be the next state to repeal Common Core, joining Missouri, Indiana and Oklahoma.

Bonus – It’s good to see someone other than Obama using executive orders for a change!

Gov. Bobby Jindal says he will issue an executive order requiring competitive bidding for tests tied to...

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Student Group at U. Minnesota Demands Mandatory Transgender Classes

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Oh and also, colonialism or something.

When it comes to mandatory courses, perhaps we should focus on more basic skills first.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller has the story.

Minnesota Radicals Demand Mandatory Transgender Classes Because Of Colonialism OR ELSE

Members of a radical leftist group at...

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Hillary Clinton Draws 1,000 at Harvard Book Store

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

The sales for Hillary Clinton’s new book have been dismal.

And it looks like Harvard may be the center for whatever sales have been made.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary D. Rodham Clinton attracted hundreds of people to the Harvard Book Store on Monday evening for a signing of her new book,...

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Colleges May Face Tougher Standards to Qualify for Federal Funds

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:00am

Wouldn’t it be nice if taxpayers could enforce stricter rules on the federal government?

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

‘Tough Love’ for Higher Ed

WASHINGTON — As policy makers here ponder new ways to hold colleges more accountable for how well they serve students, they should start by laying down some tougher...

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“Pay It Forward” Tuition Plan Projected to Cost Oregon up to $20M for 20 Years

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 9:30am

Oregon’s “Pay it Forward” college tuition reform may sound great to many, but wait until state taxpayers get the bill!

Perhaps its proponents should take the new “Personal Fiance” class offered by Oregon College.

According to the Oregonian, the state of Oregon would have to pay an extra $5 million to $20 million...

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Prof Loses Think Tank Job for Disbelief in Climate Change

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8:00am

American University professor Caleb Rossiter used to believe in global warming, but when he changed his mind, he lost his position at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Dominic Lynch has an exclusive report at the College Fix.

EXCLUSIVE: Prof Fired For Calling Global Warming ‘Unproved Science’ Stands Firm

If one would have asked statistician...

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Germany to Solve Birthrate Based Brain Drain With Foreign Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Germany is one of many European countries now dealing with the consequences of embracing a culture of very low birthrates.

Bloomberg contributor Alex Webb discusses how the nation is dealing with a deficit of one million scientists because of the new demographics.

With Europe’s lowest birth rate and its oldest population, Germany needs...

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9 Year Old Girl Recruited by U. Miami Basketball Team

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

Here’s one family that doesn’t have to worry about going into debt for college tuition. Wow.

Scott Stump of Today News reported.

Ballin’! 9-year-old girl recruited by University of Miami basketball team

Jaden Newman spent three hours taking a tour of the University of Miami last week, where the women’s basketball coaching staff urged...

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Fake or Flake? Which academic biography is a work of fantasy and which is real?

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

PJ Media’s Roger Kimball offers readers an intriguing challenge.

Pick which academic biography is from a new piece of fiction and which one is real, but seems to be based on fantasy (hat tip to Instapundit)

The other day, I wrote about Harry Stein’s new comic novel Will Tripp: Pissed Off Attorney at...

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Veteran Student at U. Wyoming Told He Can’t Open Meetings With Pledge of Allegiance

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

You see, the Pledge of Allegiance might offend the two international students in the student government. The two international students did choose to come to America, right? So what’s the problem?

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

U. Of Wyoming Veteran Says He Was Barred From Saying Pledge

A veteran in the student...

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Social media allows conservative students to cope with liberal campuses

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently noted that the Twitter hashtag, #MyLiberalCampus, has been a great resource for conservative students to document liberal bias on their campuses and to transmit that information nationally.

Now, Kim Kozlowski of The Detroit News takes an in-depth look at how social media is helping c...

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Starbucks Will Pay for Employees’ Junior and Senior Years at Arizona State Online

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 11:00am

This sounds like a pretty cool offer for Starbucks employees. What a great opportunity to take advantage of.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Starbucks U.

Starbucks on Sunday night announced a major effort to help its...

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Man Caused Disaster Update – William and Mary Student Reviews Latest News on Benghazi

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Truly, the Obama Administration is a “Man-Caused Disaster”.

To help us keep track of some of the inanity, College of William and Mary freshman Elizabeth Marcello reviews the Benghazi scandal.

….Since news of the September 11th attack on the consulate and CIA annex in 2012 broke, everyone in the White House from President...

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Kennesaw State Prof Invents New Term: ‘Liberal Privilege’

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Professor Melvyn Fein nails it on the head with this one. We could use a few more profs like him.

The College Fix reports.

WOW! Professor Coins Awesome New Term: ‘Liberal Privilege’

Check this out: a professor not only speaks out against white privilege – saying people should be judged by the content of...

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King’s College Becomes First US School to Accept Bitcoin for Tuition

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

As colleges and universities race to keep up with new technologies, many are experimenting with the use of Bitcoin for the payment of school-related expenses.

Harvard recently opened up a Bitcoin ATM.

Now, a college has become the first in the nation to use Bitcoin for tuition payments.

The King’s College becomes the first...

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Duke Porn Star Offers Sensible Commentary on College Tuition

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

We’ve spent plenty of time talking about the Duke Porn Star but as Jesse Saffron of National Review points out below, she recently said something that made a lot of sense.

Common Sense Economics from a Porn Star

Do you remember “Belle Knox,” the Duke University student (real name Miriam Weeks) who made headlines...

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Furman Student Reports on Feminist Fury After Edits Made to #YesAllWomen Wiki Page

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

Wiki’s Crime? Filled with misandry, editors wanted to avoid #WarOnMen.

Given how favorably Wikipedia treats liberal causes, it is amusing how they have now become the target of feminist fury.

It seems that the editors of the online encyclopedia might be a bit concerned that the man-bashing tone might put-off a significant portion of their readership.

Perhaps it is time for men’s rights...

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Harvard Prof Teams up With Fan of Boston Marathon Bomber to Squelch Free Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

Liberal Harvard prof Lawrence Lessig has teamed up with liberal Cambridge based musician Amanda Palmer.

They’re trying to raise big money to get big money out of politics.

Palmer came under fire last year for penning a poem to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller has the story.

Harvard Professor...

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Network of Enlightened Women Invites Coeds to Washington DC Conference

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Female college students with a liberty-loving streak may be interested in attending an upcoming conference.

NeW, or Network of enlightened Women, is set to host its annual conference, and it’s encouraging liberty-loving ladies to come on by. The conference includes panels discussing key issues affecting women, professional development training, networking and more.

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Liberal Academics Panic as Idaho Campus Gun Law Goes Into Effect

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:00am

When something like Obamacare is passed, it’s the law of the land but when campus open carry laws pass, liberals plot and scheme to undo them.

Charlie Tyson writes at Inside Higher Ed.

Outgunned, for Now

“When may I shoot a student?” A Boise State professor’s satirical question, posed in the pages of The...

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Scholarship Named After Student Hero from Seattle Pacific University

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently noted the importance of  student security guards, in the wake of the heroic action of Jon Meis, who prevented a UCSB-like tragedy being replayed at Seattle Pacific...

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