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Diversity Drama Features North Dakota Students Wearing “Siouxper Drunk” T-Shirts

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Posted by    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

The latest “Diversity Drama” involves a group of North Dakota students wearing t-shirts that combined their love of beer with an homage to a cherished school mascot.

It the event would had been staged in a fraternity, it would have been the perfect trifecta for politically correct outrage.

As it is, the local...

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Notre Dame Gives Lame Excuse for Denying Student Group Recognition

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Posted by    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

We recentlky told you about a student group at Notre Dame which backs traditional marriage. They were denied recognition by the school. Now Notre Dame is being forced to respond.

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Notre Dame Offers Weak Excuse for Denying Controversial Student Group Recognition

The University of Notre Dame is refusing...

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Thousands Attend Paddle-Out in Memory of Slain UCSB Students

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

We have been covering the slaying of six University of California – Santa Barbara students at the hands of a mentally ill spree killer.

UCSB student reporter Max Fernbacher reports on the paddle-out in their memory that was attended by thousands.

Thousands of students and Isla Vista residents gathered on the beach below...

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Colleges See Dramatic Rise in Speaker Disinvitations

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Posted by    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00am

This news will come as no surprise to College Insurrection readers, but see the chart below.

Christopher White writes at The College Fix.

REPORT: College Campuses See Dramatic Spike In Speaker Disinvitations

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Universities have experienced a dramatic spike in the rate at which campus guest lecture and commencement speaker invitations are jettisoned because some...

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Furman U. student reviews UCLA’s newest hires: “Discrimination Officers”

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Posted by    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:30am

Despite the fact that the claims that black students are under-represented at the University of California – Los Angeles are completely bogus, the school has felt respond to the false charges with a move that is right out of the campus progressive playbook.

Furman University student Lauren Cooley covers UCLA’s recent decision...

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Duke Student Accused of Sex Assault Gets Expelled, Now Suing for Degree

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Posted by    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:00am

College men need to be so careful in sexual situations. All it takes is an accusation and your life can become a nightmare.

WRAL reports.

Duke student, expelled after sex assault claim, sues for degree

A Duke student is suing the university after he was banned from the May 10 graduation ceremony because of...

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UC Berkeley Student Observes that Not All Free Speech is Meaningful Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

University of California – Berkeley student Olivia Cusimano shares some good observations about campus activism and the differences between free speech and meaningful speech.

….When people find out I go to Berkeley they tend to ask a certain set of questions. Is everyone really liberal there? Have you been in any protests?...

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Amherst College Students Resist Campus Ban on Fraternities

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

We recently reported that Amherst College has banned fraternities and sororities on campus. Some students are unhappy about the situation and they’re letting the administration know it.

Matt Rocheleau of the Boston Globe reports.

Move to ban frats at Amherst College resisted

Many Amherst College undergraduates, the school’s student government, and some faculty and...

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“White Privilege” Academics Thrilled with All the Media Attention

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Even for professors, it seems “all publicity is good publicity.”

Despite the fact the campus “white privilege” movement has been widely mocked, including by students, many of its academic proponents are relishing all the attention it has received.

The concept of white privilege – with roots in the 19th century, a resurgence in...

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“By the standards of Wall Street, higher ed is in deep trouble.”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

The title of this post is a line from an interesting report from NPR which is excerpted below. The higher ed bubble cometh.

The Crisis In The ‘Ivory Tower’

A trillion dollars in debt. Financial outlook downgraded. Skyrocketing prices yet falling or stagnant revenue for 40 percent of the sector. Government threatening to...

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Two US Senators Promote “Rape Arrests” as Way to Combat Campus Sex Crimes

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

One can only hope the two senators promoting rape arrests for campus sex crimes also have the same enthusiasm for protecting the rights of the defendants and ridding institutions of kangaroo courts, too.

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill, who led sweeping changes in how the U.S. military handles rape cases, now...

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Prof Hates Students, Offers Them an A if They Don’t Hand in Any Papers

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:00am

This man seems to really dislike being a professor and everything that goes with the job.

Hat tip to Ace of Spades HQ. Critical Theory has the story.

Professor of the Year, “If You D...

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Princeton’s “White Privilege” Denier Tackles “Academic Justice”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Princeton student Tal Fortgang refuses to bow to the forces of political correctness just because he’s a white male and completely derides the newly arising “White Privilege” movement.

In  another opinion piece, Fortgang  tackles another insidious progressive concept that we reported earlier this year: “Academic Justice.”

…In the editorial, Harvard undergraduate student Sandra...

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Prof Links UCSB Shooter’s Misogyny with Christianity

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:00am

You knew it was just a matter of time before someone on the left said this, right?

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reported.

Prof Links UCSB Shooter’s Misogyny with Christianity’s ‘Strict Gender Roles’

A professor has linked the misogynistic mindset of UCSB assailant Elliot Rodger with the “strict gender roles” found among...

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Higher Ed Tech Company Head in Trouble for Ordering Hack on Competition

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

The leader of the higher ed technology company named Symplicity is now learning a valuable business lesson: Cheating is never the answer to solving business problems.

He may have plenty of of time to reflect on lessons learned, too.

Inside Higher Ed’s Cory Weinberg files this report:

During the summer of 2010, Symplicity Corporation...

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Columbia to Spend Millions in Tax Dollars on Climate Change Games

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Gosh, what a wise and careful use of taxpayer money. The worst part is that you just know no one at Columbia sees anything wrong with this.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reports.

Columbia University to spend $5.7 million in taxpayer funds on climate change games

Columbia University has received millions in taxpayer funds...

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College Porn Actress Commits Suicide after Cyber-bullying

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

College students who are contemplating a temporary career in the adult film industry to pay the bills need to understand that the decision may have deep consequences that those who want to glorify the “pornification” of campuses wish to ignore.

Alyssa Funke, a straight-A student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, committed...

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Obama Labor Secretary Praises Collectivism in Tweet to Oberlin Grads

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is anyone surprised?

Obama has spent his entire life surrounding himself with people who think this way. And how ironic that he’s speaking to Oberlin grads. They deserve him.

Twitchy reported.

‘Nothing commie to see here. Move along’: Obama’s Labor Secretary preaches collectivism to Oberlin grads

Is anyone really surprised that President Spread-the-wealth’s Secretary of...

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After 75 years, Maine woman receives college degree delayed because of a $5 “late fee”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

One Maine college has just given the term “late fee” a whole new meaning!

A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.

Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony on Friday hosted by...

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Faculty at Louisiana Tech Walk Out on Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00am

These people are supposed to be intellectuals? How thin skinned and petty.

The College Fix reports.

Duck! LGBT Activism Sparks Faculty Walkout at Phil Robertson Ceremony

A few faculty at Louisiana Tech University walked out of Saturday’s commencement ceremony honoring alumnus Phil Robertson of reality TV’s “Duck Dynasty,” following an anti-Robertson social media campaign...

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Harvard students outraged over axing of “difficulty scores” from course evaluations

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that Harvard University is removing the “difficulty scores” from its course evaluation guide.

Student evaluations regarding this decision are none too positive.

Responding to what Undergraduate Council President Gus A. M...

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Prof Imagines Trigger Warnings for Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Rest assured, this piece is making fun of trigger warnings.

Doni Wilson writes at The Federalist.

9 Trigger Warnings for Hamlet

First of all, I thought right off the bat that you, as a professor, become a BIG WALKING SPOILER, because to give a “trigger warning,” you basically have to give all the high...

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