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University in Germany to Award Edward Snowden Honorary Doctorate

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Posted by    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30am

It seems they’ll give an honorary degree to anybody these days.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

German University To Award Edward Snowden Honorary Doctorate

Heralding him as the “Columbus of the Digital Age,” faculty at a German university have voted to award NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden an honorary doctorate.

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Illinois Colleges Warn Minimum Wage Hike Could Force Firing of Student Workers

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Posted by    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00am

A proposed minimum wage hike could make a bleak employment situation for young Americans even more dire.

School officials at college in Illinois are warning that if the state raises the minimum wage, the y will cut hours for student workers, Campus Reform reported.

“Right now, we are able to hire eight part-time...

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Students at U. St. Thomas Deem Camel Too Racist For Campus

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:00pm

It becomes ever more difficult to keep track of all the dumb things some college students are offended by. This one is a real hum-dinger.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

‘Hump Day’ event cancelled after students claim bringing a camel to campus was racist

Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota...

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Colorado school to offer “Marijuana Studies”

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

After the state legalizes the use of marijuana, one Colorado school offers a new, pot-based curriculum.

Its new “studies” program promises to put a new spin on the phrase, “higher education.”

Clover Leaf University in Colorado is offering an entire curriculum devoted to the study of cannabis, Campus Reform reported.

The new marijuana-themed institution...

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Democrats Prepare to Woo College Students With Student Loan Program

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

Democratic politics 101:

Step 1. Create a problem.

Step 2. Offer a solution to the problem you created.

Peter Schroeder of The Hill reports.

Dems ready student loan push

Senate Democrats are preparing a June offensive on student loans meant to bolster the party’s 2014 election message.

Democrats will push for a vote on legislation to allow...

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Grove City College student inspects Hillary Clinton’s new campus armies

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

Grove City College student Claire E Healey files this report on one of the frontlines in the upcoming 2016 presidential election battles: American college campuses.

When Hillary Clinton visited Yale University last month to accept an award, 100 students signed up for a campus group dedicated to supporting likely her 2016 presidential...

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Liberalism – Creating Victims on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a recent article, Heather Mac Donald of National Review suggested that sexual assault controversies on campus today are in fact a creation of liberalism in higher ed.

The Obama Administration’s Deserving Victims

For decades, universities have nurtured the most lunatic forms of feminism, denying the biological differences between males and females, promoting...

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Waynesburg U. student compares media treatment of Michael Sam and Tim Tebow

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

Waynesburg University student Nika Anschuetz compares the media treatment given to two of football’s most publicized players.

….Michael Sam has been praised for being the first openly gay football player in the NFL. On May 11, Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round; he was the 249th...

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Prof Wants to Jail “Climate Change Deniers”

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:00am

File this story under it’s not fascism when we do it.

Michael Schaus of Townhall reported.

Professor Wants Climate Change “Deniers” Thrown in Jail

An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology has proposed a bold plan to settle the debate on Global Warming. Lawrence Torcello wrote an essay suggesting that scientists who...

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North Dakota State U’s new weapons ban stabs heart of its fencing club

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 9:30am

This week’s edition of “zero tolerance insanity” is going to make it challenging for one school’s fencing club to actually practice its sport.

The fencing club at North Dakota State University cannot hold practices on campus as a result of the school’s weapons policy, Campus Reform reported.

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Students Shout Down Speaker at Portland State

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Posted by    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00am

This sort of thing has become an epidemic on college campuses. When is someone going to tell kids who do this to sit down and shut up or leave?

Hat tip to Instapundit. Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Shouted Down at Portland State

Portland State University students hold an annual forum with...

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College Students More Apt To Drive After Smoking Pot Than Taking a Shot

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

The results of a new study do not bode well for campus safety statistics, especially in Colorado.

Underage college students are more likely to drive after smoking pot or to ride in a car with a driver who had, according to a recent study Reuters reported.

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Dartmouth College to Host Angela Davis

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

Gee, I wonder if anyone will protest the appearance of an avowed communist with a criminal past?

Joseph Asch of Dartblog reports.

Show Tolerance for Angela Davis

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, describes springtime as “disinvitation season” for speakers at American universities. The New York Times reports:

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Pro-life student describes encounter with sign-stealing, student-assaulting, feminist UCSB prof

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Student decries the Left’s “mob rule” on campuses.

St. Thomas Aquinas College student Mairead McArdle recently decried the protest tactics seen in this video, which shows a group of students at Portland State University storming a panel and while chanting “we will not be silenced in the face of your violence” until the event was shut down.

McArdle has first...

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Scary Student Debt Chart of the Day

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

According the Wall Street Journal, student loan debt is now up over 361% since 2003, topping the trillion dollar mark.

Anyone who doubts the reality of the higher ed bubble need look no further than the chart below.

 
 
 
 

Harvard’s Freshmen May Be Forced into ‘Check Your Privilege’ Training

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

I wonder if Catholic students will be forced to attend?

Starting this fall, incoming students at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government may be mandated to check their privilege at freshmen orientation, a student group has announced.

“The administration has officially expressed its desire to collaborate with us on designing a privilege training...

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USC Closes Gender Studies Center

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00am

How could this happen? Aren’t there thousands of high paying jobs out there for someone with a degree in gender studies?

Hat tip to Instapundit. ABC 6 in Tennessee reports.

USC Upstate Trims Costs, Closes Gender Studies Center

SPARTANBURG, S.C – USC Upstate leaders say their strategic plan cuts $450,000 in administrative costs but...

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Leaked documents reveal some potential reasons for Amherst’s frat ban

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently noted that Amherst College renewed a 30 year ban on sororities and fraternities.

And while there is an unfortunate tendency the limit the constitutional freedoms of students, such as the right to peaceful assembly and association, documents have been revealed that do not, perhaps,  make the best case for reinstatement...

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The Class of 2014 Needs to Shut Their Mouths and Open Their Minds

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:00am

Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast has some choice words for the class of 2014.

All I can add is… what she said.

The Oh-So-Fragile Class of 2014 Needs to STFU And Listen to Some New Ideas

As temperatures finally rise and trees bloom, the class of 2014 is preparing to don their caps...

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Young Americans No Longer “On the Move”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bloomberg’s Steve Matthews and Victoria Stilwell note that the poet e.e. cummings once wrote, “One thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move.”

They then take a look at the current economic data to note that this isn’t true for today’s young Americans, and this is ”an historic shift for a...

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Funding for Cornell Student Groups Depends on ‘Diversity and Inclusion Plan’

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

Mandatory diversity. What could possibly go wrong?

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Cornell Conditions Student Group Funding on ‘Diversity and Inclusion Plan’

Cornell University’s Student Assembly (SA) has passed a resolution calling for scores of student organizations to demonstrate a plan to enlist membership that is demographically similar to the rest of the...

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After new book published, Arizona State prof accused of plagiarism…again

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

A professor accused and cleared of intentional plagiarism has been accused again, this time for his new book.

Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty files this report.

An investigation into plagiarism allegations against an Arizona State University professor of history in 2011 found him not guilty of deliberate academic misconduct, but the case remained...

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