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Notre Dame to Pay for Abortion Drugs While Still Fighting Obamacare Mandate

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

This inconsistency could ruin their case against the contraceptive and abortifacient mandate.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Notre Dame Will Pay For Abortifacients Even As It Fights Obamacare Mandate

The University of Notre Dame may have undermined its legal case against the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare by approving a student...

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UNC Meddles in the Romantic Lives of Students While Misstating What Consent is

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

College Insurrection contributor Hans Bader has written a new piece for Liberty Unyielding. It seems UNC is getting a little nosy about the student body and not giving all the facts.

UNC meddles in students’ romantic lives while misstating what consent is

Rigid “consent” requirements are for legally-binding contracts, not casual interaction among...

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Low Blow: University Mascot Wipes Rear End with College Republican Handouts

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

As readers well know, most college campuses are very hostile towards Republicans, conservatives, and even libertarians. This, however, I’ve never heard of or seen, but I’m not surprised.

From Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform:

University mascot wipes ass with College Republican handouts

During routine College Republican tabling Tuesday afternoon at the University of St....

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Video: College Students Unaware of 9/11 Anniversary and ISIS Beheadings

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:00am

On the other hand, many of these students know all about the nude celebrity picture scandal. Young America’s Foundation made the video, the report is from Ashley Pratte at Breitbart.

VIDEO: Students Unaware of Beheaded Journalists, Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Young America’s Foundati...

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Oppression and Elitism are Everywhere, Even at Your Dinner Table

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30am

I never saw it that way. Thanks, North Carolina State University researchers.

From Emily Jashinsky of Campus Reform:

Study claims family dinners are elitist, put unnecessary pressure on mothers

A study published by professors at North Carolina State University claims that pressure put on mothers to cook nightly meals is elitist and stressful for...

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Yale’s Muslim Students Criticize Buckley Program for Inviting Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:00am

Could the problem be that Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticizes the treatment of women in Muslim countries?

Ryan Lovelace of National Review reported.

Yale’s Buckley Program Under Fire for Inviting Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Campus

Yale’s Muslim Students Association has written a letter criticizing a decision made by Yale’s William F. Buckley, Jr. Program to...

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Another Anti-Rape Device Developed By Entrepreneurial College Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

First there was the nail polish that detects date-rape drugs mixed in drinks. Now there’s a wrist band called Vive that will monitor your health and alert other wearers if you are falling unconscious and in a high-risk situation.

Let’s see how long it takes the “crowd” to start bashing it.

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University of Maryland University College Struggles to Survive

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

The higher ed bubble comes to another school. Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reports.

War on Multiple Fronts

The University of Maryland University College is used to serving members of the military. Now, the university is fighting a war for survival on multiple fronts.

The university’s dilemma: It needs to grow its enrollment...

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CSU Bans Christian Group for Not Allowing Non-Christian Leaders

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

I think the doctrine of ‘inclusiveness’ has gone a little bit too far when NO group is allowed to be insular. There is such thing as freedom of association, and that does in fact require you to be free to NOT associate with someone.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has...

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Butler University Removes Free Speech Zone From Demonstrations Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

Good news about free speech is good news for everyone. Kudos to Butler University.

Azhar Majeed of the FIRE blog reported.

Butler Removes Free Speech Zone From Demonstrations Policy, Sets Positive Example

As a new academic year gets underway, we at FIRE are optimistic about working with colleges...

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President of University of Miami, a Former Clinton Official, to Resign

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

My guess: She’s going to join the Hillary campaign.

From the Miami Herald:

University of Miami President Shalala announces she will retire in 2015

University of Miami President Donna Shalala, who led the school for 14 eventful years, announced Monday morning that she plans to retire...

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Duke Application Essay asks for Details on Preferred Gender, Sexual Proclivities

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:00am

Aren’t those kind of invasive questions?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Duke Adds Essay To Application For Details on Preferred Gender, Sexual Proclivities

Long gone are the days when you simply checked the box marking either male or female on college applications.

In today’s world, where sexual desires trump biology and humans are ...

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Princeton Forced by Federal Government to Lower Evidence Standards in Sexual Assault Cases

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9:30am

The days in which the purpose of government was to protect the rights of its citizens seems to have passed us by.

Matt Lamb at the College Fix has the story:

Princeton Forced To Lower Evidence Standard In Sexual-Assault Proceedings

By month’s end, Princeton University could lower the evidence standard it uses for judging...

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Is Beyoncé’s Birthday a Valid Reason to Miss Class?

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:00am

Probably not but that didn’t stop one student.

Via Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog.

Is Beyoncé’s Birthday a Valid Excuse for a Student to Miss Class?

 
 
 
 

Cornell Student Columnist Makes Distinction Between Islamophobia and Racism

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

And faces calls for censorship as a result.

Here’s an excerpt from Julius Kairey’s well-written piece published last Thursday in the Cornell Daily Sun:

Islamophobia and Racism

In the United States, to be termed a racist is to be shunned from the arena of respectable debate, and for good reason. History has repeatedly shown...

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Columbia Prof Compares U.S. Bombing of ISIS to Russia Invading Ukraine

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

There are times when you just have to shake your head and say oh come on. Really?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

Columbia Professor Says U.S. Bombing of ISIS Same As Russia Invading Ukraine

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St. Mary’s College Tries a New Faculty Wage System

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

By attempting to put all university positions — from administrators to STEM professors to English professors — on to the same scale, St. Mary’s College may realize one crucial fact: some employees and some positions are just more valuable than others.

James Piereson at Minding the Campus has the story:

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Young Families Struggle With Student Loan Debt

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

Young families are defined as headed by someone under 40. Their student loan debt has risen significantly.

Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Young Families and Student Debt

Studies that show student loan debt increasing are a dime a dozen these days. But while a new report from...

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Republicans at Harvard? An Open Letter to the Few

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

Devi R. Nair is the President of Harvard College Republicans.

Dear New Harvard Republicans

It was the fall of 2012. A choking waft of liberalism filled the air as eager freshmen lined their windowsills with blue Obama posters. And as I stood in the middle of the yard, drowning in this sea of...

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Today’s College Students?

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:00am

Amy Joyce of the Washington Post seems to think so and if the stories she tells below are true, she’s right.

How helicopter parents are ruining college students

Attention, parents of college students.

Say your kid has a problem with a roommate. Maybe one “borrowed” his favorite t-shirt. Maybe your daughter’s roommate leaves old,...

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Survey Suggests that Humanities Departments Aren’t Dead Yet

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:30am

The STEM disciplines haven’t yet destroyed the place of the humanities in academia: a new survey shows that humanities departments nationwide are remarkably stable.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Survey finds stability in humanities departments

Maybe the sky didn’t fall on the humanities after all.

The new edition of “The Humanities...

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American University Professor Charged With Burglary

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:00am

Is it really so hard to get by on a professor’s salary that this guy had to resort to theft?

Warner Todd Huston of Breitbart reported.

D.C. Diversity Professor Charged With Burglary, Property Destruction, Put on Leave

A professor for American University in Washington D.C. has been placed on leave after being arrested for...

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