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Students Invited to Dennis Prager Talk in Los Angeles

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

We often feature videos by conservative icon Dennis Prager from his online university.

Instead of waiting for a school to invite him to speak, Prager his heading out to California and invites high school and college students to attend his special event.

On April 23, Dennis will be speaking at Pierce College in...

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U. Alaska Fairbanks Students Told to Inject Each Other With Strange Substance

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

Note to all college students – Never let anyone with a needle anywhere near you unless they’re a nurse or a doctor.

FOX News reports.

College students reportedly told to inject each other with non-approved solution

University of Alaska Fairbanks officials are reviewing procedures after students in a medical assistant program were told to...

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Waynesburg U. Student: Why We Can’t Limit Campaign Contributions

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Waynesburg University student Nika Anschuetz has a few thoughts about campaign finance reform:

Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman, will go down in the history books as a champion of free speech. The Alabama businessman was the named appellant in the Supreme Court’s recent McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling, a 5-4 decision that...

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University of Minnesota Course Ratings May Go Public

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

Naturally, there are people coming down on both sides of the issue, but how can more transparency be a bad thing?

Maura Lerner of the Star Tribune reports.

Course ratings, long secret, may go public at University of Minnesota

For years, students at the University of Minnesota have been dutifully filling out evaluations at...

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Pace University’s Latest Study: Pubic Hair – To Trim or Not to Trim

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

Talk about over-specialization!

Tyrel Starks, assistant professor of Psychology at Pace University, has a study that focuses on pubic hair.

My report below comes from data collected from the first week of our six-week study, and is entitled PUBIC HAIR: To Trim or Not to Trim.

The human is perhaps the only mammal noticeably...

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Duke Porn Star Inspires Other Co-Eds to Become Strippers

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00am

The young woman at Duke University who works in pornography is back in the news. It seems she’s providing an example to other young women in college.

Richard Johnson of the New York Post reports.

Belle Knox inspiring more NYC co-eds to be strippers

Belle Knox, who is paying her tuition at Duke University...

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Student Tour of Humboldt U. Ends in Bus Crash Tragedy

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:30am

Five students on their way to a tour Humboldt State University in California were among those killed when a FedEx truck crashed into their tour bus.

Details about the accident are still being uncovered.

Students from Los Angeles who went on to attend an orientation program at Humboldt State University after Thursday’s deadly...

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Academic Dishonesty on the Rise at Harvard

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:00am

It looks like new generations of Harvard students are taking their cue from the recent past.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

2012-2013 Ad Board Stats Reflect Three-Fold Spike in Academic Dishonesty Cases

Administrative Board statistics detailing the outcomes of cases heard by the disciplinary body in the last academic year show that, as expected, the...

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Troy University Prof Explains Economists’ Prediction Failures

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

They use 1950′s models for new millennium realities.

It looks like the reasons that economists have had trouble predicting what is happening in today’s markets are similar to those explaining climate scientists failures at forecasting weather.

Both groups are using bad models.

An economist from Troy University offered an explanation for why so many of his peers failed to anticipate the...

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U. Minnesota Students Riot After Hockey Loss

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

A sad display took place this weekend when drunken students from U. Minnesota rioted over a hockey game.

Jon Terbush of The Week reported.

University of Minnesota fans riot after hockey title loss, mess with reporter

The top-ranked University of Minnesota Golden Gophers’ thrilling run to the NCAA hockey championship ended Saturday with a...

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U. of Kansas Regents “Social Media Workgroup” Proposal is Finalized

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Months after Professor David Guth’s tweets wishing death for the children of NRA members led to his suspension,  the University of Kansas Board of Regents  tasked a group of faculty and staff to develop a...

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Most Employers Don’t Care Where You Went to College

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new piece at Time Magazine, Michael Bernick suggests most employers don’t place much value on school selection.

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go to College

This month, high school seniors across America are receiving college decision letters of acceptance and rejection. Many of these students, and their parents, will think that...

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Colgate tests approach, allowing students to address sex assault prevention measures

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

Colgate administrators are taking an innovative approach in addressing sex assaults on campus, by allowing students students take the reins on developing measures to address the problem.

Interestingly, historically party-oriented campus climate may be improving as a result.

Scott C. Brown, associate vice president and dean of students at Colgate University, isn’t afraid...

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College Student in Canada Finds People are Nicer to Her When She’s Wearing a Hijab

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:00am

The student was performing an experiment to prove people are racists and found people were actually more friendly when she wore a hijab.

The Daily Mail UK reported.

Canadian college blogger who wore a hijab for 18 days to reveal how racist her community is – finds people are actually NICER to her

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Rutherford Institute’s Battle Against Onerous New Jersey Anti-Bullying Law Continues

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:30am

The Rutherford Institute filed a federal lawsuit arguing that state officials in New Jersey violated a student’s First Amendment rights when they enforced the state’s anti-bullying statute against him for truthfully stating that another student had head lice.

The Institute recently filed a brief opposing the New Jersey Commissioner of Education’s motion...

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Brandeis Students Who Heckled Israeli Soldier Trying to Renew Partnership With Al Quds

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Last November, Brandies University severed its partnership with Al-Quds University after an astonishing display of hatred for Jews took place during an Al-Quds student demonstration.

Now two students who once heckled an Israeli soldier are attempting to renew the school’s relationship with Al-Quds.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

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Pope Francis: At school, “children should not be subjected to thinly veiled indoctrination”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

Showing that he isn’t afraid to really shake things up by weighing in on serious matters of the day, the Holy Father has a few thoughts on school choice.

Pope Francis said Friday parents have the right to determine how their child is educated, and their children should not be subjected to...

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15 Employees Laid Off at Loyola University Maryland

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

The higher ed bubble, coming soon to a college or university near you.

Carrie Wells of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Loyola University Maryland lays off 15 employees

Loyola University Maryland has laid off 15 staff members and its president said Friday that the college had reached a “critical moment” where large tuition increases could...

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Connecticut Sorority Suspended for Hazing Practices

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

A sorority at the University of Connecticut has taken the “gender equality” ideal a little too seriously.

It now faces suspension for its hazing rituals, which is usually the punishment ladled out to fraternities.

University of Connecticut has temporarily suspended the Delta Zeta sorority chapter following hazing allegations.

The sorority allegedly hazed members of...

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Ann Coulter’s Visit to Notre Dame Goes Surprisingly Well

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

Ann Coulter probably didn’t expect the civil reception she got at Notre Dame this week. Kudos to the student body for respecting her right to speak even if they disagreed with her.

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Notre Dame Students Embrace Opportunity for Dialogue in Coulter Visit

The University of Notre Dame’s College...

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CA History Lesson Parallels Cherished Civil Rights Icon with Cop Killer

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 11:00am

In a stunning example of agenda-driven scholarship, one California district has a history lesson forcing students to “draw parallels” between an iconic American with a murderer.

And while it is no longer a formal part of the curriculum, the lesson is still accessible and provides insights into the reasons behind the state’s...

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NJ Anti-Bullying Law Challenged As First Amendment Violation Over Head Lice Mention

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 9:30am

New Jersey’s anti-bullying law, which covers both schools and colleges, is so overly broad that a fourth-grader was punished just for noting, in response to a question, that a classmate had suffered from head lice. A civil-liberties group called the Rutherford Institute is now helping that kid bring a First Amendment...

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