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Alumni network forming to address campus sex assault prevention and policy

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 9:30am

We have noted that 55 school are under investigation for improperly handling campus sex assault cases at the same time the number of lawsuits initiated by those abused by school kangaroo-court style justice are on the increase.

Now, alumni from some of those impacted institutions are joining together in helping their...

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CU Boulder Prof Talks About Conservatism With the College Fix

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s still amazing to think that there are so few conservative professors that CU Boulder had to go out of its way to find one.

Andrew Desiderio has the story.

Conservative Professor Heads Into The Fray

Conservatism is often misunderstood, maligned and manipulated, said Dr. Bradley J. Birzer.

Its “poor reputation,” said Birzer – recently...

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UC Berkeley Student Finds New Respect for Ronald Reagan

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

University of California – Berkeley student Kevin D. Reyes used the recent anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s passing to reflect how learning history influenced his opinion of the President.

June 5 marks the 10th anniversary of former president Ronald Reagan’s passing. I vaguely remember watching the breaking news reports as a 10-year-old kid....

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Obama on Defense for College Ratings System

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Obama is being forced to defend his plan from a growing chorus of disapproval in Washington.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Obama Defends College Ratings

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan pair of Congressional lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives opposing the Obama administration’s college ratings system. The president,...

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College staff complains after mandatory assembly includes “Vagina Monologues” excerpt

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

When faculty and staff members filed their complaint that during a mandatory assembly they were forced to endure a presentation from The Vagina Monologues,  I wonder if it included charges related to “sexual harassment” or “cruel and unusual punishment”.

Inside Higher Ed’s Charlie Tyson files this report.

Employees at a New Jersey community...

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Al Gore Tells Princeton Grads Climate Change is New Civil Rights Movement

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Have you noticed that Democrats always compare their agenda to something good like civil rights? It’s always framed the same way too.

(Insert liberal cause) is the new (insert older, respected cause).

Lauren Clark of Campus Reform reports.

Al Gore tells Princeton students climate change is the new civil rights movement

Former Vice President Al...

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Heritage Foundation responds to student’s concern that grade was lowered for using its material

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

Hayley Waring, a student at Southern Methodist University,  recently thanked former New york City mayor Michael Bloomberg for his defense of campus free speech.

This gratitude was especially heartfelt, as she had personal experience with campus political harassment.

I’ve always had a feeling that...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Bill Goes Nowhere

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:00am

Elizabeth Warren’s student loan bill isn’t meant to go anywhere, it’s all for show to make it look like she’s trying to do something.

Patrick Brennan writes at National Review.

Elizabeth Warren’s Student-Loan Bill Fails

This morning, the Senate tabled a proposal by Elizabeth Warren to let holders of all student loans lower the interest...

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Former UCLA Basketball Player “I was an athlete masquerading as a student.”

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:30am

Ed O’Bannon is a former basketball player for the University of California – Los Angeles and is lead plaintiff in an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA for not compensating student athletes.

As the case gets underway, he offered some fascinating testimony.

According to ESPN, the former UCLA basketball player opened up the trial...

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Western Washington University Student Government Rejects BDS in Unanimous Vote

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Posted by    Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:00am

The folks at Stand With Us are applauding these students and with good reason. Congratulations to these students for taking a stand and doing the right thing.

StandWithUs Applauds Western Washington University Student Government’s Unanimous Vote to Reject All Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Based on National Origin

StandWithUs applauds the student government at...

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Obama’s yet to be executed orders on student loans already getting bad reviews

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

We recently reported that President Obama is poised to sign executive orders that will limit the percentage of income student debtors must pay on student loans.

Reviews on these orders are coming in, just ahead of the formal announcement, and they are  scathing (hat-tip, Instapundit).

The order will extend the cap on student loan...

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Study Claims Students, not Professors are the Liberal Influence on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

There are a lot of left wing professors out there and you’ve read about many of them here at College Insurrection.

Yet according to a study cited by Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed, it’s the students who make colleges more liberal.

Stop Blaming Professors

Part of the conservative critique of higher education is...

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“Hanoi Jane” Street Art Pops Up around LA ahead of Fonda’s UCLA Commencement Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently reported that many veterans are angered over UCLA’s grad speaker choice of “Hanoi Jane” Fonda.

Now, in a protest form that is often seen in Los Angeles, street art is appearing that succinctly expresses the nature of that outrage.

In anticipation of Jane Fonda’s commencement speech on June 13 at UCLA’s...

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Critics Say Pro-Palestinian Student Groups are Intimidating Others on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

The BDS movement has been well documented here and at Legal Insurrection. Now, some folks in cable news are catching on to the story.

This column by Perry Chiaramonte at FOX News is hard hitting.

Pro-Palestinian students bring hate, intimidation to campus, critics say

They’ve become the bullies of the quad at college campuses...

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How a Real Feminist Should Hit on Guys…. for Self Defense

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

During the recent pageant, Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez (now Miss USA) created controversy by suggesting that women should learn self-defense in order to prevent or avoid being sexually assaulted. Sanchez is a fourth degree black belt in taekwondo.

Jennifer Kabbany, Associate Editor at The College Fix, shares her own self-defense training...

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Jobless College Grads are Moving Back in with Their Parents

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

How many of these young people will end up sitting in their old bedroom staring at a poster that reads Students for Obama?

Andrew Desiderio writes at the College Fix.

Jobless Millennials: Recent College Grads Move Back in with Parents

While the latest job numbers suggest a slight improvement in the U.S. economy, jobless...

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How much can college women really make by stripping?

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 9:30am

File this report under “Theory vs Reality”

….Reliable statistics about strippers’ salaries are basically impossible to come by. Here’s what’s out there: A 2010 U.K. study found dancers earning about $74,000 per year. Dancers who sued one New York club reportedly said they could earn $1,000 or more in a day. A...

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God Removed From Graduation at MIT

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:00am

The commencement at MIT this year was going to include a prayer until a student wrote an op-ed claiming that removing the prayer would make the event more inclusive.

Samantha Reinis of Campus Reform reports.

MIT takes God out of graduation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) removed religious prayer from its commencement ceremony...

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Reaction of some educators to Koch Brothers $25 million UNCF donation exactly what you’d expect

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

We recently reported that the Koch brothers made a major gift to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), primarily for scholarships .

The reaction of some educators is filled with as much “tolerance” as we have come to expect from progressives.

….When the UNCF announced one of its largest gifts ever on...

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Higher Education Will be Very Different in the Future

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

And by the future, I mean 10 to 15 years. College is going to change, because it has to.

Melissa Korn writes at the Wall Street Journal.

The End of College As We Know It (And Students Feel Fine)

In 15 years, college as we know it won’t disappear, but it will be profoundly...

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Prager University Video: The Promise of Free Enterprise

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

The latest video from Prager University is focused on the many benefits, including emotional, of the free enterprise system.

Built into the foundation of free enterprise is a promise. It’s a promise that no other economic system offers. This promise has a great deal to do with your sense of well-being, that...

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Students Held Hostage by Gunmen at University in Iraq

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

The conflict is now over but it must have been a traumatic experience for these students.

FOX News reported.

Dozens of students held hostage after gunmen storm Iraq university

Dozens of students were being held hostage after gunmen stormed a university in the restive Anbar province west of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

Police and...

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