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College Men Fight an Increasing Number of Sex Assault Allegations

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

I have a hard time believing that there are so many more sexual assaults on campus now than there were just a few years ago.

Ashby Jones reports at the Wall Street Journal.

More Men Fight College Allegations of Sexual Assault

A former undergraduate student sued Cornell University, alleging the Ivy League school wrongly...

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Why Did Ted Cruz Pick Liberty Universtiy?

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President last night on Twitter. Today, he launches his campaign from Liberty University.

From the CNN Wire at WTVR:

Why Ted Cruz picked Liberty University

WASHINGTON — It’s no accident that Sen. Ted Cruz chose Liberty University to make his expected presidential announcement on Monday.

Founded by former...

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Students at State College Presbyterian Turn Guns into Garden Tools

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

What an… interesting school project.

Statecollege.com reports.

Guns Turned Into Garden Tools at State College Presbyterian

“And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn...

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The Princeton Review’s List of Dream Schools

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

These are the schools where parents and students dream of attending.

PR Newswire reports.

The Princeton Review’s 2015 “College Hopes & Worries Survey” Reports On 12,000 Students’ & Parents’ “Dream Colleges” And Application Viewpoints

NEW YORK, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Some call it “the other March madness.” It’s nail-biting se...

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College isn’t a Place to Hide from Scary Ideas

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11:00am

When I first saw the headline for this New York Times piece by Judith Shulevitz, I thought it must be parody.

Sadly, it isn’t.

In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

KATHERINE BYRON, a senior at Brown University and a member of its Sexual Assault T...

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Disturbing Book Discovery Causes North Carolina Frat to be Suspended

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:30am

Here’s how a book caused a fraternity to be suspended.

WRAL reports.

NC State fraternity placed on interim suspension after ‘embarrassing, scary’ book found

RALEIGH, N.C. — Pi Kappa Phi has placed its North Carolina State University chapter on interim suspension pending the outcome of an investigation into the contents of a book that...

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*Shock* – White Christian Republican Males most underrepresented law professor group

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:00am

James Lundgren of Northwestern University law school has been studying law faculty diversity since 1997, Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013, and finds that white male Christian Republicans are the most underrepresented:

The data show that in 1997 women and minorities were underrepresented compared to some populations, but Republicans and...

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Reportedly, Shooting Near Edinboro University Involves Students

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is tragic.

Stephanie Ritenbaugh reports for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Students involved in shooting near Edinboro University campus

A shooting that happened Friday night near Edinboro University’s campus involved university students, officials confirmed Saturday.

Two individuals were shot in the 100 block of Meadville Street and were transported to the hospital. Their condition was...

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Communities Begin Cracking Down on Spring Break

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

I have to say, I’d hate to live in a town that got invaded during spring break.

Patrik Jonsson of the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Spring Break crackdown: Has the college ritual really gotten worse?

It may be the ultimate love-hate relationship: the annual spring migration of hordes of college-aged Spring Breakers into sunny...

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Ted Cruz Has ‘Important Speech’ For Liberty University

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Will Cruz announce a Presidential bid at this ‘important speech?’ The tension mounts…

Fox News reports:

Cruz to deliver ‘important speech’ at Liberty University — but aides mum on possible presidential bid announcement


Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is set to deliver an “important speech” at a Virginia university...

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Chicago State President Accused of Pushing Bogus Sex Harassment Claims

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

The worst part? It was all about school politics.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

College President Accused Of Pushing Fake Sex Harassment Claims

The president of Chicago State University pressured a high-level administrator at the school to file a bogus sexual harassment claim against a faculty member who criticized him.

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Making College Tours Less Boring

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Hate college tours? You’re not alone. This could be the solution.

New Orleans, LA Local News reports.

Justin Bayer’s Big Idea: College tours with personal insight

Justin Bayer is on a mission to save college campus tours from boring.

Bayer has been on dozens of campus tours over the 12 years he spent working in...

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Ohio University Student Argues That Women Can’t be Sexist

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9:30am

So, half of the human beings on Earth are incapable of sexism? Good to know.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

Female student: women can’t be sexist

Women cannot be sexist, a journalism student at Ohio University argued in a recent editorial.

In a guest column for the Post, OU’s student publication, Erin Davoran, a...

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UNC Settles Complaint to the Tune of $335,000

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 8:00am

UNC just spent a lot of money to settle a complaint.

The Dartmouth Review reports.

UNC and Folt Settle with Willingham

When UNC learning support specialist Mary Willingham came forward with allegations that UNC had allowed sub-standard athletes to take non-existent courses, Chancellor Carol Folt was quick to respond — by attacking Willingham so...

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Southampton University Holds Anti-Israel Conference

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

Thankfully, their conference questioning Israel’s right to exist has been condemned as anti-semitic.

Patrick Sawer, and Jonny Paul report for The Telegraph:

University’s ‘anti-Semitic’ Israel conference condemned

A leading British university has been condemned for hosting a conference questioning Israel’s right to exist which critics say will legitimise anti-Semitism.

Pressure is growing on Southampton...

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Update on Free Speech Case at Dixie State

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

These students are lucky to have FIRE on their side.

David Deerson of the FIRE blog reports.

Media Report on Latest Stand Up For Speech Case: Censorship at Dixie State

Earlier in the month, students William Jergins, Joey Gillespie, and Forrest Gee filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Utah’s Dixie State University, the eighth...

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Too Catholic to Teach at A Catholic School?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

Could a teacher be too Catholic to teach? Not at a public school, but a Catholic school!

Accuracy in Academia reports.

At NJ School, Chalk It up to Intolerance

Is it possible to be too Catholic to teach at Catholic school? New Jersey’s Immaculata High School thinks so. In a story that would be...

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Honoring Conservative College Journalism Luminary M. Stanton Evans

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

Evans obviously touched many lives with his work.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Honoring a luminary of the conservative college journalism movement

Vivian Hughbanks, a Hillsdale College student and our former intern at the Student Free Press Association, has written a short Townhall account from last Friday’s tribute to conservative college journalism...

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Is it Worth Going to College?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Is it better to get the degree or dropout?

Forbes reports.

Is College Still Worth It?

Mark Zuckerberg. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Sir Richard Branson. These are some of the world’s most illustrious college dropouts. Of course, they’re also outliers – extraordinary individuals who probably didn’t need college to be successful in the first...

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Writing Teachers Talk About ‘White Privilege’ at Composition Instructors’ Meeting

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:30am

Apparently, social justice is a key component of being an effective writer.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Write Privilege

TAMPA, Fla. — White privilege — the concept that whites benefit from structural racism in ways that similarly situated nonwhites don’t — has been hotly debated among academics for decades. But recent events...

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There’s More To The Reed College Student Getting Banned From Class Story…

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Yesterday it was reported that a student from Reed College was banned from class because of his views on rape. Today, more details reveal the issue was not one of opinion, but one of behavior.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

College student banished from class for his views on rape?

Yesterday, BuzzFeed News...

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Frat Suspended At University Of Houston For Alleged Hazing

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

Sigma Chi is the latest fraternity to find itself suspended.

Michal Graczyk from the Associated Press reports for ABC News:

University of Houston Suspends Fraternity for Alleged Hazing

University of Houston officials are promising swift punishment, including expulsion and criminal charges, if allegations of hazing...

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