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Gay Fraternities, Lesbian Sororities: Newest Trend in Campus Living

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:30am

In The Wall Street Journal, Mike Vilensky discusses the increasing number of gay fraternities and lesbian sororities in New York and New Jersey.

When Syracuse University junior Aaron Goldsmith couldn’t picture himself at any of his school’s fraternities, he decided to start one where gay men would be in the majority.

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Butler University Caught Awarding Scholarships on Basis of Race, Gender

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:00am

This looks pretty bad for Butler. In today’s academic climate, they won’t get much sympathy from the public.

The College Fix has the report.

DISCRIMINATION: University Caught Awarding Scholarships on Basis of Race

Butler University has awarded endowed scholarships on the basis of race and gender, The College Fix has learned.

Butler removed the listing...

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UC Berkeley Students Demand “Sustainable Cap And Gowns”

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

Commencement season seems to bring out the crazy, especially on some campuses.

We recently reported that University of California – Berkeley students have to pay to attend their own graduation. Now, some of those students are going green in their demands for ceremonial attire.

Students at the University of California – Berkeley are...

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Former Princeton President Blasts College Students for Speaker Controversy

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

Former Princeton president William Bowen spoke at Haverford College over the weekend and blasted students who protested another speaker who was forced to withdraw.

The Trentonian reported.

Former Princeton University President calls Pa. college students immature, arrogant

A commencement speaker on Sunday blasted college students as “immature” and “arrogant” for protesting another speaker who...

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U. Oregon’s male students’ Title IX complaint is newest counterstrike in campus “War on Men”

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

A counter-attack on the campus “War on Men” has been initiated with a civil rights complaint being filed against the University of Oregon.

As Professor Glenn Reynolds notes, “If this flies, a lot of schools will be at risk.”

Former Eugene City Councilor Kevin Hornbuckle has filed a civil rights complaint on behalf...

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Thomas Sowell – Campus Rape Cases Should be Handled by the Criminal Justice System

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

In his latest column, Thomas Sowell has a few reminders for the higher ed system when it comes to sex crimes.

Sexual Assault on Campus

There seems to be a full-court press on to get colleges to “do something” about rape on campus.

But there seems to be remarkably little attention paid to two...

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Smith College Economics Profs Decry Campus Activists for IMF Director’s Commencement Cancellation

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

Recently, the left’s “War on Women” claimed a very influential victim.

We recently noted that Massachusetts’ Smith College announced that International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde withdrew as the school’s 2014 commencement speaker due to faculty and student protests over her organizations policies.

The economics faculty, who are focused on a subject...

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Australian Prof Battles University Over Climate Change Data

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:00am

It sounds like the science isn’t as settled as some would like us all to think.

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reported.

Where Did ’97 Percent’ Global Warming Consensus Figure Come From?

The University of Queensland in Australia is taking legal action to block the release of data used by one of its...

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An Inconvenient Course: Furman U. student reviews South Carolina school’s class on Al Gore

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9:30am

Furman University student Lauren Cooley reviews one South Carolina’s new political science course that focuses on our former Vice President.

A government course at the University of South Carolina is led by the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and touts former Vice President Al Gore and his environmentalism causes.

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Nancy Pelosi Tells College Grads to be Disruptors

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 8:00am

In an age when college students already have a reputation for being incapable of sitting through a speech without trying to shout down the speaker, is this really the best message to send?

Timothy Cama of The Hill reports.

Pelosi’s message to grads: Be disruptors

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) encouraged graduates of...

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$75 million now being thrown at Obama administration’s newest higher ed innovation

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

With enrollments dropping, degree programs being gutted, and significant faculty cuts at institutions across the nation, it is obvious that there is serious turmoil within the American system of higher education.

The Obama Administration is now responding with its traditional approach, which is to throw money at the problem!

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Young Hillary Supporters Struggle to Name One of Her Accomplishments

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

In the video below, Michelle Fields of PJTV visits the campus of George Washington University and interviews young Hillary Clinton supporters.

They’re so gosh darned excited about the fact that Hillary Clinton is a woman. In fact, that’s all they seem to care about.

They certainly can’t name anything she’s actually done.

 
 
 
 

Lewis & Clark administrators sweeps free speech controversy under the rug

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

We recently reported that Lewis & Clark College had received numerous complaints about overreacting when it disciplined  two students for using racially offensive language during a small, late-night private party in a dormitory suite last fall.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) reports that...

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Condoleezza Rice Defended by… The New York Times?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems the Condoleezza Rice debacle at Rutgers left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. Timothy Egan of the New York Times writes.

The Commencement Bigots

It’s commencement season, cellphones off please, no texts or tweets. Even with a hangover from debt, alcohol or regret, grads across the land may be lucky enough...

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Harvard survey confirms libertarian streak among Millennials

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 11:00am

A Harvard survey confirms our report on the rise of Libertarianism across campuses nationwide.

Last week, Harvard University’s Institute of Politics released its 25th “Survey of Young Americans Attitudes toward Politics and Public Service,” providing valuable insight into the political mindset of the millennial generation. Conducted biannually since 2000, the poll traces...

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“Thanks for Not Disinviting Me”

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Stephen L. Carter is a law professor at Yale. He also writes for Bloomberg and in this piece, he lets the class of 2014 have it.

Dear Class of 2014: Thanks for Not Disinviting Me

Members of the Class of 2014, I salute you. My warmest wishes on the occasion of your graduation...

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New proposal requires NYC colleges to release monthly sex crime reports

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Columbia Spectator student reporter Maia Bix covers a new legislative proposal that would mandate colleges within New York City to prepare monthly sex crime statistics.

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James proposed new legislation on Monday to address sexual assault on college campuses.

The NYC Campus Safety Act would require private and...

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Citadel Professor Mallory Factor Interviewed about “Big Tent Conservatism”

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Posted by    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

Mallory Factor is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel -  Military College of South Carolina as well as a Fox News Contributor.

He was recently interviewed by PJ Media’s Ed Driscoll about his new book, Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution–As Told...

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When Anti-Discrimination Rules Discriminate

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Posted by    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

What’s that old saying about the road to hell being paved with good intentions?

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Anti-Discrimination Rule that Discriminates

When scholars enthuse over laws and regulations, they are often the last to notice the unintended consequences of the statutes and rules. “Why is every attempt that involves...

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Loyola Student Wonders if 2016′s Election Will Resemble 2008′s

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Posted by    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

Many political pundits are getting an early start to 2016 Presidential election predictions.

Despite a promise not to opine so early, Loyola University student Matthew Lamb explores one potential match-up and makes a startling assertion.

…In this hypothetical match-up, I look at how a possible 2016 match-up of Hillary Clinton vs. Rand Paul...

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Here Comes the ‘Divest From Tobacco’ Movement

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Posted by    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Not content with trying to divest from fossil fuels and Israel, higher ed is now setting its sights on tobacco.

Cory Weinberg of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Divestment From ‘Moral Evil?’

The Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania will weigh an unusual question next month: Are tobacco companies “morally evil”?

If trustees decide...

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Conservative student at Swarthmore recounts his campus experiences

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Posted by    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00am

Swarthmore College is one of the most notoriously liberal bastions in the country.

After four years, student columnist Tyler Becker recounts his experiences as a campus conservative.

…Sometimes I regret calling my column “The Swarthmore Conservative.” While I am a conservative, I have written about more than politics in this column. Certain issues...

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