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The Economist Releasees Their First College Rankings

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00am

Where does your alma mater rank on this new list?

The Economist reports.

Our first-ever college rankings

AMERICAN universities claim to hate the simplistic, reductive college rankings published by magazines like US News, which wield ever-growing influence over where students attend. Many have even called for an information boycott against the authors of such...

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Ithaca College Prof Claims Agriculture is ‘Capitalist Racialized Patriarchy’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:30am

This is one lecture you should be glad you missed.

The Cornell Review reports.

Ithaca College Prof. at Cornell Lecture: Agriculture is ‘Capitalist Racialized Patriarchy’

Zillah Eisenstein, a professor politics at Ithaca College, declared in a lecture last Friday that agriculture is “capitalist, racialized patriarchy.”

The lecture was titled “Thinking about Hetero-Racist Misogyny in ‘Agriculture’”...

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University of North Texas Dean Accuses Officers of Stopping Her for ‘Walking While Black’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00am

The police officers claim the dash cam video tells a different story.

The Blaze reports.

College Dean Accuses Texas Officers of Stopping Her for ‘Walking While Black’ — Police Claim Dashcam Video Tells a Different Story

Dorothy Bland, dean of the journalism school at the University of North Texas, is used to taking a...

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President Obama Takes on College Language Police

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

Credit where credit is due.

From Forbes:

Trigger Warning: Obama Criticizes The Language Police On College Campuses

With the 2016 presidential election underway, it is becoming increasingly clear that the nation is in for another divisive election season. The American public remains divided about significant issues—from matters of culture to the future course of...

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Nontenured Faculty at U. Chicago File to Unionize

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

In Chicago? I’m surprised they’re not unionized already.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

University of Chicago’s nontenured faculty file to unionize

Nontenure-track faculty at the University of Chicago on Thursday filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to unionize, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

They are requesting an election for a bargaining unit that...

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Campus Sexual Assault: Bad Statistics Don’t Help Victims

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

Agenda-driven studies are skewing the campus sexual assault debate.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Campus Sexual Assault: Bad Statistics Don’t Help Victims

For years, we have heard that that 1-in-4 or 1-in-5 college women are victims of rape or sexual assault. The studies behind the statistic tended to be agenda-driven and unscientific, but...

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College Zombiefest Bans Zombie Costumes

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

Well of course, why would you want zombies at an event that’s named for them?

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

Zombies And All Other Costumes Banned At College ZOMBIEFEST

Florida Gulf Coast University will hold its big Zombiefest on Wednesday night. However, anyone who shows up to the c...

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Sanders Speaks at George Mason University

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

He hammered at Republicans throughout his speech.

The Daily Campus reports.

Bernie Sanders holds town hall for college students at George Mason University

A national college student town hall was hosted by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at George Mason University Wednesday night.

The event featured thousands of excited college students gathered together to hear Bernie...

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College Offers Contact Info to Report Offensive Halloween Costumes

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00am

Big academia won’t be happy until Halloween is ruined for everyone.

The College Fix reports.

College posts contact info of 5 officials standing by to tell students if their costume’s offensive

Think your Halloween costume might be culturally insensitive?

If you’re a student at State University of New York at Geneseo, all you’d have to...

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College Republicans Get Clever in Mocking Hillary Clinton

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:30am

The College Republicans are getting personal with their attacks.

The College Fix reports.

College Republicans get creative – and personal – in attacks on Hillary Clinton’s character

The presidential campaign of Democrat frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to have fired up many College Republicans, who have hosted demonstrations against the politician that not only...

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Leftist College Students Demand Censorship

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00am

It really does seem like all the demands for censorship are coming from the left these days.

William Bigelow reports at Breitbart.

Leftist College Students Want Censorship

A new poll shows that a majority of leftist college students oppose censorship in theory – but also support censorship in practice when it boosts their “politically...

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In Michigan, Student Debt Has Increased 57% in the Last 10 Years

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

More students are leaving in debt than they were a decade ago.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Student debt at Michigan colleges up 57% since 2004

Michigan’s college students are leaving school deeper in debt than their peers did a decade ago — by almost 60% on average.

A new report from the nonprofit the...

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College Dumps ‘Crusader’ Nickname Because it Lacks Diversity

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

It’s amazing that things like this are happening at colleges all the time. It’s ridiculous.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

College Dumps ‘Crusader’ Nickname For Being Insufficiently Diverse

Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania has decided to jettison its long-standing “Crusader” nickname on the grounds that it is incompatible with diversity. The decision to...

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Cornell Shuts Down Jessie Waters

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

So this is a thing that happened.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Streisand Effect – Cornell shuts down Jesse Watters on air during student interviews

WHY? WHY? WHY?

The Cornell Daily Sun student newspaper ran an excellent article showing that over 96% of Cornell faculty political donations went to Democrats. It was simple,...

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NYU Wants to Rename Engineering School After Donors

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Some students and faculty don’t like the idea.

Kellie Woodhouse reports at Inside Higher Ed.

How Much for a Name?

When donors give $100 million to an institution, many expect gratitude, not criticism. But a recent nine-figure donation to New York University’s engineering school garnered the latter after many students and alumni balked at...

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Student Senator at U. Mississippi Faces Calls for Resignation for Supporting State Flag

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

He has been called racist and homophobic and unfit to be a representative of the University of Mississippi.

Campus Reform reports.

Ole Miss student senator faces calls for resignation after supporting state flag

A member of the student senate at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is facing calls for his resignation over his...

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Community College Gets Away With Retaliating Against Student Journalists

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11:00am

These students should consider contacting The FIRE.

The College Fix reports.

Community college gets away with retaliating against student journalists and faculty adviser

Student journalists sued Muscatine Community College earlier this year for allegedly retaliating against them (and their faculty adviser) for their coverage, which included using a headshot of an administrator who complained he...

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Idaho State Student Kicked Out for ‘Inadequate’ English is Suing

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 9:30am

He is alleging discrimination based on national origin and denial of due process.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

‘International student sues his university for discrimination after dismissal

An international student from China who was dismissed from a doctoral program in psychology after clinical supervisors judged his English-language communication skills as inadequate for engaging in patient...

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U. Maryland Holds Workshop Called ‘How to F**k in College’

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:00am

Higher education used to be a dignified pursuit. Now we get this.

Christian Spencer reports at Campus Reform.

UMD teaches students ‘How to F*** in College’

At a workshop-style event last week, students at the University of Maryland, College Park were taught “How to F*** in College.”

Sex ed expert Francisco Ramirez, who has a...

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University of California Will Revise Its Stringent Intolerance Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

A win for campus free speech.

ABC News reports:

University of California Revises Divisive Intolerance Policy

The University of California is going back to the drawing board Monday after a proposed policy on intolerance was rejected by Jewish organizations that say it does not go far enough to address anti-Semitism on UC’s 10 campuses.

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U.K. Universities to Start Hiding Applicant Names in Order to Reduce Bias

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Some people are just convinced that government can solve problems like unfairness.

Jena McGregor reports at the Washington Post.

To reduce bias, U.K. companies and universities will start hiding applicant names

On Monday, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced that several public and private employers had agreed to make job applications for new graduates...

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State Flag No Longer Flying at Ole Miss

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

The Confederate battle flag fight makes its way to a Mississippi campus. What does that mean for the Rebels?

From The Guardian:

Ole Miss removes Mississippi state flag from university campus

The University of Mississippi on Monday removed the state flag from its Oxford campus, because the banner contains the Confederate battle emblem, which...

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