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NJ Anti-Bullying Law Challenged As First Amendment Violation Over Head Lice Mention

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

New Jersey’s anti-bullying law, which covers both schools and colleges, is so overly broad that a fourth-grader was punished just for noting, in response to a question, that a classmate had suffered from head lice. A civil-liberties group called the Rutherford Institute is now helping that kid bring a First Amendment...

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Good News – Law school grads’ prospects simply less bleak than before

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

A little ray of sunshine is peaking through the dark clouds of law school graduates’ employment opportunities!

Employment prospects for law-school graduates are less bleak than in past years, according to new data, but the job market is also showing few signs of improvement.

Law schools reported that 57% of class of 2013...

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Franklin and Marshall Student: Freezing Firefox’s Opinion

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

Franklin and Marshall College student Daniel Pellegrino has a few thoughts on the forced resignation of the CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, Brendan Eich, and what it means for today’s American culture.

…The irony that those who preach diversity and inclusion attacked and shut down someone who disagreed with them should not...

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U. North Dakota Sorority Slammed for ‘Insensitive’ Display of School Spirit

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

As we all know, hurting other people’s feelings is a serious crime on college campuses today.

Andrew Desiderio of The College Fix reports.

Sorority Apologizes For ‘Insensitive’ Display of School Spirit

The Gamma Phi Beta sorority at the University of North Dakota has apologized for what has been deemed an “insensitive” and “...

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U. of Utah’s Fight Song “Utah Man” Neutered by Inclusion Activists

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

University of Utah’s student government has just voted to change its fight song, Utah Man, to make it “more inclusive.”

Here is the offending anthem:

The student newspaper reports:

The [Associated Students of University of Utah Assembly] ASUU voted last week to support a potential change to make the U’s fight song, “Utah Man”...

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Law Prof Who Considered Suicide Offers Hope to Others

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

Professor Brian Clarke of Charlotte School of Law is a survivor of depression and is telling his story in hope that he can help other people.

The ABA Journal reports.

‘You are not alone’: Law prof who considered suicide tells his story

Charlotte School of Law professor Brian Clarke has a message for lawyers...

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260,000 Reasons Why College Isn’t Worth It

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

A new graph based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals how bad the job market really is for Young Americans during this “Great Recession.”

Its conclusion: Some scholars are better off getting the barista job before going to college instead of after.

Just last week we asked “Is college waste of time...

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Court Rejects EEOC Challenge to Background Checks That Protect College Students

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

Do you think colleges should be able to conduct background checks to weed out shady applicants for sensitive jobs, like people who have criminal convictions or financial problems that might tempt them to steal your student-loan money to pay off their debts? If so, rejoice in a recent appeals court decision...

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Top Campus Debit Card Provider Faces Investigation for “Deceptive Practices”

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

Higher One Holdings, the leading provider of campus debit cards on American campuses, faces an investigation by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in connection with the practices of a former bank partner involving college students’ accounts.

The new probe follows an investigation of Higher One by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,...

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Northwestern Scholarship Football Players May Say “No” to Unionization

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

We have been following the drive of the Northwestern University football team to unionize.

Despite a recent ruling allowing the team to proceed, the unionization plan still may be tackled by the players themselves.

The National Labor Rights Board (NLRB) may have allowed Northwestern University’s football players on a scholarship to unionize, but...

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William and Mary Student Writes of the Youth Vote and Coolness

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

In a new post at the College Conservative, Elizabeth Marcello notes the “cool” factor which has become so pervasive in American politics.

Want the Youth Vote? Be Cool

As a young Republican in liberal academia, I find it quite difficult at times to make political progress with my peers, especially other women on...

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UNC-Chapel Hill student gets DJ banned over ‘Blurred Lines’ because of ‘rape culture’

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

The promulgation of the “campus rape culture” meme has spilled over into the local bar scene at one university.

A hysterical and overwrought reaction by a North Carolina student to the song “Blurred Lines” has caused a permanent ban on both the song and the DJ who played it at a...

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Common Core Portrays White Voters as Racists Who Hate Obama

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

Common Core: Rewriting history according to progressives one page at a time.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden has the story.

Common Core Text Portrays White Voters as Obama-Hating Racists

A biography of Barack Obama designed for fourth graders and approved under the new federal Common Core curriculum standards portrays white voters as racists, hell...

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Ann Coulter expecting warm reception at Notre Dame

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

…warm as in “heated opposition”!

Conservative icon Ann Coulter is addressing Notre Dame students as part of the Notre Dame College Republican’s Lincoln Day celebrations.

Kudos to the school for not rescinding her invite, though she can expect the usual brouhaha from the usual suspects upon her arrival.

Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter will address Notre Dame students...

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The FIRE Calls on Saint Louis University to Allow Political Speech on Campus

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

Saint Louis University hides behind its tax exempt status as a reason not to allow political discourse on campus. The FIRE is calling them out on it.

Saint Louis University Kicks Political Speech Off Campus

ST. LOUIS, April 9, 2014—Last fall, Saint Louis University (SLU) demanded a student group take an event featuring...

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Washington University students stage sit-in to protest school’s “evil coal” ties

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

Students at Washington University in St. Louis are staging a sit-in, calling for the school to cut its ties to Peabody Energy, a coal company.

Dozens of students are pledging to camp out on campus until the University removes the coal company’s CEO Gregory Boyce from the school’s board of directors, CBS...

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Dartmouth Occupier Refers to Himself and Company as ‘Victims of Hate’

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

Oh boo-hoo. I’m a victim of hate who just happens to go to one of the most exclusive universities in the world.

If this kid is representative of the spoiled brats who took over the office of Dartmouth’s president, I weep for America’s future. Frankly, I’ve never seen a better argument for...

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Heartbreak! “How to be a Lesbian in 10 Days” event cancelled!

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

We recently reported that the University of South Carolina Upstate was hosting a production of “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less.”

It appears that the self-identified “guide to gay for budding lesbians, no matter their sexual orientation” has been cancelled.

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CT College That Punished Student for Questioning Gun Control Now Censoring Facebook

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

We covered the first chapter in this story last week. Now Asnuntuck Community College is digging itself into an even deeper hole.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

Tim Cushing of Tech Dirt reports.

College Violates Student’s Rights, Follows It Up By Deleting Critical Comments From Its Facebook Page

from the showing-a-definite-preference-for-wrongs-over-rights dept

Another college has deployed censorious...

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UCLA Student Reports from the Frontlines of Student-Workers Union Strike

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

We reported on the University of California system’s United Student-Workers Union organized strike, featuring news from the Santa Cruz and San Diego institutions.

Now, UCLA student Josh Hedtke files this report from his school:

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UConn’s Logo Inspires Rape Culture or Something

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

The university of Connecticut’s wolf logo is the only reason it wins basketball games according to at least one feminist student. Also, it’s all about rape culture or something.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

With logo feminist says intimidates women and empowers rape culture, UConn sweeps NCAAs

The men’s and women’s basketball...

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NYC education officials complain about “ambiguous” “inappropriate” Common Core test questions

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

Some test questions even featured product placement!

Ironically, Common Core test preparers may have accidentally alighted upon a way to fund education: Corporate product placement in test questions.

But this form of marketing is not going over well with New York City principals, who offer a scathing review of a recent test.

New York City principals are rising up against...

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