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Survey Shows Colleges ‘Falling Short’ on Dealing with Sexual Assaults

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

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) says her recent survey shows that colleges are failing to adequately try sexual assaults, especially among student athletes.

Here’s more from Michael Stratford at Inside Higher Ed:

McCaskill says her survey shows colleges ‘falling short’ on dealing with sex assaults

WASHINGTON — More than a fifth of colleges nationwide allow...

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Lehigh Prof – Churches Can Help at Border as Long as They Don’t Mention Religion

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

Leave it to a liberal to decide on conditions for everyone else. They always know what’s best.

I notice she’s talking on MSNBC rather than providing any assistance at the border herself.

Via FOX Nation.

Professor: Catholic Churches Helping Illegals Is Good As Long As They Don’t Talk Jesus

Lehigh University professor and MSNBC guest...

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Income gap between college grads and non-grads growing, but not for good reasons

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

Despite the numerous claims to the contrary, a college degree does in fact look like it’s worth it, as the income gap between college grads and non-grads is growing. However, the gap’s widening is mostly due to continual downward trends of non-grads’ household incomes.

Myles Udland of Business Insider has the story...

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Obama’s Law Prof Says Obamacare Won’t Survive Next Legal Challenge

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

Of course, if there are any other problems with Obamacare, the president can just change the law on his own again. Isn’t that how lawmaking works now?

Joel Gehrke of National Review writes.

Obama’s Law Professor: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet’ on Obamacare Surviving Next Legal Challenge

President Obama’s old Harvard Law professor, Laurence Tribe, said...

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Boston Institutions Grab Attention with Provocative, Irreverent Ads

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Posted by    Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8:00am

Are you tough enough to attend Wheelock College, an 850 student,  predominantly female college in Boston? Wheelock, along with Suffolk University, another Boston school, realizes it can’t compete with the prestige of neighboring Harvard and MIT, so they’re trying a new angle: appeal to the working class and level some snark...

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Are Liberal Buzzwords Manipulating the Masses?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Mitch Hall at The College Conservative gives a rundown of frequently used liberal buzzwords that taint discussion and twist conservative beliefs into easy targets:

Because of both the frenzied competition among different media outlets, as well as our own shortening attention spans, flashy buzzwords and provocative headlines are...

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Christian College Could Lose Federal Funds Over Letter to Obama

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another example of the destruction of religious freedom in the age of Obama.

Joel Gehrke writes at National Review.

Christian College May Lose Federal Funding over Letter to Obama

The accreditors who control what schools have access to federal funding are reviewing a Christian college whose president signed a letter to President Obama pertaining to religious...

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College credit downgrades outnumber upgrades according to Moody’s

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Another higher ed bubble brewing?

Nick Anderson of The Washington Post reports:

In Moody’s U.S. college credit ratings, downgrades far outnumber upgrades

Howard University’s credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service fell this month for the second time in the past year, largely on concerns about money woes at its hospital.

But the historically black university...

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50 Colleges in America Now Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

I’m sure all that sweet money from government sponsored student loans has nothing to do with it.

Peter Jacobs of Business Insider reported.

There Are Now 50 Colleges That Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

As the average cost of higher education in America continues to rise, at least 50 American colleges and universities...

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British Academics: ‘Paedophilia is natural and normal’

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00am

In the 1970s and 1980s, many gay rights activists and organizations — including the International Gay and Lesbian Association — supported and marched with NAMBLA, which (as you’d know if you’ve watched South Park) stands for the North American Man/Boy Love Association: quite literally, advocates for paedophiles.

In 1994, GLAAD and other...

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Claire McCaskill’s War on Due Process on Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9:30am

In a new post at Minding the Campus, KC Johnson examines Senator Claire McCaskill’s curious disdain for due process when it comes to sexual assault cases on campus.

Claire McCaskill Declares War on Due Process

Over the past several months, Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) has emerged as the Senate’s most ferocious opponent of campus...

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Class of 2008 Grads: From the Depths of Recession to $52,000/yr

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:00am

In terms of getting a good job, the Class of 2008 graduated at the worst of all possible times in recent history. A new study shows that four years after graduation, the Class of 2008 was earning on average $52,200 a year in 2012, about a thousand more dollars than the...

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Feminist Ad Campaign Smears Top Universities with ‘Rape Problem’

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

Now, when prospective applicants search for the names of eight top universities, one of the first things they’ll see is an advertisement which simply states that the university they are searching for “has a rape problem.”

A gross distortion of facts? Yes. A blatant misrepresentation of these universities’ work to curb sexual...

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Starbucks’ Free College Tuition Program to be Funded by Taxpayers

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

I guess we should have known this program from Starbucks was too good to be true. Isn’t it funny how so many things that are described as ‘free’ are actually funded by taxpayers?

Andrew Desiderio of the College Fix reported.

Taxpayers To Foot Bill For Starbucks’ ‘Free’ College Tuition Program

Starbucks’ recently announced partnership...

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British professor performs striptease in class, still has job

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

Dr. Ian Lamond of Leeds Metropolitan University was just trying to teach his events management class how to make a good sales pitch.

But I think Dr. Lamond should take this lesson: Always be closing, and always wear clothing when closing.

Richard Spillet of the Daily Mail has more (warning, clicking to...

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Poll Says Millennials Find Government Inefficient and Abusive of Power

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

These would be the same Millennials who voted overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008 and 2012. Maybe there is hope after all.

Reason reports.

Millennials Think Government Is Inefficient, Abuses Its Power, and Supports Cronyism

A Reason-Rupe survey of 2,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 finds 66 percent of millennials believe...

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Washington and Lee University Forced to Apologize for Owning Slaves in Early 1800s

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

This past April, a group of black law students at Washington and Lee University in Virginia who call themselves ‘The Committee’ demanded that the University, among other things, formally apologize for having been a part of the slave trade between 1826 and 1852.

On Tuesday, the President did just that in a...

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Campus Rape Crisis Figures May Not be Accurate

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new column at the Daily Beast, Eleanor Clift notes that the numbers being cited for campus rapes may be wrong.

Is the Campus Rape Crisis Overblown?

The finding that one in five women are sexually assaulted in college is as widely known as it is startling. Countless media reports repeat and...

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Huffington Post not Ready to Accept College Republican Who Switched to Democrats

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 9:30am

Last week College Insurrection featured an article about Evan Alvarez, the former chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans who switched parties after that state’s highly controversial Senate primary runoff.

While many conservatives and Republicans expressed bewilderment of Alvarez’s abrupt, public resignation and party crossover–but seem to have quickly gotten over...

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Union Severs Ties to United Negro College Fund for Accepting Donation from the Koch Brothers

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:00am

AFSCME is a union for government employees and is known for it’s nearly exclusive support of the Democratic Party.

This news is pathetic. Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.

Jacob Fischler of BuzzFeed reported.

Major Union Drops Partnership With United Negro College Fund Because Of The Kochs

One of the nation’s largest public-sector unions is severing...

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Emmanuel College Prays for Donations in Massive Cash Shortage

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Posted by    Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

After some of the employees of Emmanuel College (a Pentecostal college in Georgia) concealed financial problems from the administration, the school has been left $1.5 million in debt. Now, it turns to the entire Pentecostal denomination, begging for donations to help save it from financial disaster.

Charlie Tyson has the story at...

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Family of John Wayne Fights with Duke University Over Name

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Posted by    Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

Wayne’s heirs want to market a new brand of bourbon called Duke but the school worries it will tarnish their image.

FOX News reported.

John Wayne heirs sue university over the name Duke

John Wayne’s heirs are taking Duke University to court over the family’s right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the...

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