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U. Texas at Austin Paper Trashes New Ad From Wendy Davis Campaign

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Posted by    Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Wendy Davis has released a new ad attacking her opponent Greg Abbott. David Davis Jr. of the Daily Texan isn’t impressed.

The Wendy Davis campaign: Desperate times call for disgusting measures

The Davis ad, which leaves very little to the imagination, references an instance in which a woman was sexually assaulted by a...

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NSA Now Partnering With Universities

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

The NSA is working to redeem itself in the hearts and minds of college students everywhere, but many hyper-paranoid individuals are attempting to ban the NSA from setting up outreach and recruiting plans on college campuses.

Courtney Such at The College Fix reports:

NSA Partners With Universities, ‘Model’ Legislation To Block Cooperation Fails

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Survey Says Almost Half of Maryland’s College Students Binge Drink

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

If you’re only in school to party, your wasting other people’s time and money.

CBS News in Washington, DC reported.

College Drinking Survey: Nearly Half of Maryland Students Binge Drink

About 47 percent of Maryland college students who responded to a survey on alcohol consumption engaged in binge drinking during the month before they...

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Should Catholic Universities be Forced to Pay for Elective Abortions in California?

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

You can practice whatever religion you want, but the government may force you to commit a mortal sin on the order of murder if it wants to.

The College Fix reports:

Catholic Universities May Be Forced To Pay For ‘Elective’ Abortions In California

For anyone surprised that Jesuit universities had once covered all abortions in...

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Columbia Cancels Concert in Order to Stop Campus Rape Culture

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

A biannual music concert at Columbia with the unfortunate name of the ‘Bacchanal’ has been cancelled due to what Jessica Roy of New York Magazine describes as “the insidious rape culture flourishing across its campus.”

Columbia Solves Campus Sexual Assault Problem Once and for All by Canceling Biannual Student ‘B...

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College Dropouts Strike Again with ‘Push for Pizza’ App

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

College dropouts with zany ideas and a knack for a little computer programming have struck again. This time, it’s with an app called “Push for Pizza,” which, as you’ve already guessed, allows you to select either cheese or pepperoni pizza for delivery.

That’s right, you enter your address and credit card information...

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Tuition Prices Don’t Usually Rise in Election Years

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:00am

Anyone who’s surprised by this news, please raise your hand.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Tuition Politics

Over much of the past half-century, state governors have helped keep public college tuition artificially low during gubernatorial election years, according to a new

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Survey Shows All Americans Except Millennials Support Israel Over Hamas

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:30am

Born after the Holocaust, the Six Days War, the Yom Kippur War, the Munich Olympic Massacre, and too young to remember Iran’s threat to “wipe Israel off the map,” young Americans are the only age demographic to find Israel’s current actions in the conflict with Hamas unjustified.

Niall Stanage has the story:

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Pepperdine Prof Allegedly Refers to Former Conservative Student as ‘Full Retard’

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:00am

The saddest part of this story is how easy it is to believe.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Claim: Pepperdine Prof Says Conservative Graduate of School Went ‘Full Retard’ on Cable News Show

The Pepperdine University Graphic reports on how Twitter is rocking with news of pundit Michelle Fields’ claims that Pepperdine...

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University of Illinois Wants to Use Surveillance Cameras Off-Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

What business does the school have using surveillance cameras off-campus?

WAND News reported.

Off-campus surveillance cameras proposed by University of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign city council members are considering a proposal that would allow the University of Illinois to expand its network of surveillance cameras off campus and onto city streets.

The university suggests phas...

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Ron Paul Still a Hit With Libertarian College Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Ron Paul has always been popular among college students and his message of personal liberty keeps gaining ground.

Bill Frezza writes at Forbes.

Ron Paul’s Campus Legacy Catches Fire as Young Americans for Liberty Booms

Youthful rebellion takes many forms. But when was the last time you saw college kids turning out in large...

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Common Core Math Creators Respond to Growing Criticism

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

The two lead Common Core math creators responded to an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal we linked to a few days ago. That piece was written by renowned Berkeley math professor Marina Ratner.

Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart has the story:

LEAD COMMON CORE MATH WRITERS DEFEND STANDARDS: ‘APPROPRIATELY RIGOROUS’

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U. Colorado-Boulder Forced to Pay Big Money to Sex-Assault Victim

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

A faculty member allegedly engaged in retaliation against the victim.

Greg Campbell of the Daily Caller has the story.

Colorado University Pays Big For Alleged Retaliation Against Sex-Assault Victim

A tenured professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder is being fired after a student claimed that he retaliated against her for reporting that she was...

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How are Inequality, Education and Economic Growth Actually Related?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

Paul Krugman says inequality in education leads to lower economic growth.

Kevin D. Williamson of the National Review argues instead that bad education leads to both inequality and lower economic growth.

Inequality in Education

Paul Krugman and other like-minded gentlemen keep trying to make a case for more aggressive redistribution of income, but they...

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Student Governments Waste Money Just Like the Real Government

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent piece for the Weekly Standard, Mark Hemingway wrote about his alma mater, the University of Oregon, with an eye to student government and waste.

Schools for Scandal

For anyone who follows national politics, there is no shortage of scandals and harrowing economic figures to buttress the opinion that our leadership...

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Federal Judge Rules NCAA Violates Anti-Trust Law

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:30am

The NCAA plans to appeal a recent ruling in federal court that said some of the NCAA’s rules regarding revenue and athlete compensation violate federal anti-trust laws.

Federal judge: NCAA violates antitrust law

Some National Collegiate Athletic Association rules violate federal antitrust law, a federal judge ruled Friday. Judge Claudia Wilken issued an...

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Conservatives and Christians Win Campus Battles in Court

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 8:00am

Despite being massively outnumbered by the left on college campuses, conservatives are racking up legal victories.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

TRENDING: Conservatives, Christians Take Campus Battles to Court – And Win

They’ve been ordered not to hand out copies of the U.S. Constitution. They’ve been denied promotions because of their faith....

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Expelled UMass Student Sues School for ‘Pre-Judgment’ In Assault Case

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

One more reason that college men should be frightened to death of ever having sex: even if no one accuses you of sexual assault, your university can still expel you for sexual assault.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

BREAKING: Expelled UMass Student Sues School for ‘Pre-Judgment’ In Assault Case

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Auburn University Researchers Advance Treatment of Ebola

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more stories like this in the near future.

Amber Sutton of Al.com reported.

Auburn University researchers developed potential Ebola treatment with one small ‘tweak’ in virus molecules

AUBURN, Alabama — An Auburn University research team is hoping to slow down or possibly stop Ebola by making one small change in...

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Teachers Neither Overpaid Nor Underpaid

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

Opinion on public teacher pay is bimodal: either teachers are overpaid or they are underpaid.

According to this Forbes article, teachers on average are actually paid a fair, appropriate amount.

Jeffery Dorfman of Forbes investigates:

Low Teacher Pay And High Teacher Pay Are Both Myths

Google “low teacher pay,” “teachers paid too much,” or any...

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American University Prof Says Anti-Semitism Doesn’t Exist In The Middle East

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s amazing how a professor could so blatantly deny reality.

By Samantha Reinis of Campus Reform via Business Insider.

College Professor Claims Anti-Semitism Doesn’t Exist In The Middle East

According to American University professor Hillary Mann Leverett, anti-Semitism doesn’t exist in the Middle East.

The Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at the School of International Service...

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Research Suggests Students Don’t Need Teacher of Same Race to Succeed

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

Shocking, I know: race is not the most important part of a person’s identity and doesn’t determine how good you are at a given job.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Do Kids Need Teachers Who ‘Look Like Them’ in Order to Succeed?

The “conventional wisdom.”

Inspired by the recent news out of Fresno,...

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