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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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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, Except at Alabama State University

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

I’m pretty sure Alabama State University doesn’t have that much pull.

Food services exec: Officials at an Alabama university made ‘unethical request’ for free food

The head of a food services company said officials at Alabama State University threatened to cancel the company’s contract after it wouldn’t commit to provid...

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Colleges Have no Business in Law Enforcement

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a recent column at Real Clear Politics, Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution explains why colleges shouldn’t be doing the job of law enforcement professionals when it comes to rape.

U.S. Colleges’ Sexual Assault Crusade

If an undergraduate were accused of committing murder, no one in charge of a U.S. college or...

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New Wisconsin Startup Offers to Go to the Polls for Millennials

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

Vote (Mostly) Online, a new Wisconsin-based startup, will make it possible for millennials who can’t be bothered to get off the internet and go outside for once to, well, vote (mostly) online.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Too Lazy To Vote? Wisconsin Startup Offers To Do Most Of It...

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Notre Dame Program Will Ask High-School Kids to Question Their Genders

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

Catholic schools sure have changed over the years, haven’t they?

Katherine Timpf reports at National Review.

Catholic University Program Will Ask High-School Kids to Question Their Genders

The University of Notre Dame will host a “Gender and Culture in American Society” program for high-school students next summer, which will ask them to explain how...

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Law Students Should be Taught With Laughter?

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

At the undergraduate level, it’s definitely been more enjoyable having classes with humorous professors. (Whether they actually are humorous or simply attempt to be is left up for debate).

Jacob Gershman writes for the Wall Street Journal:

Law School Should be Funnier, Says Professor

Law Blog began the week highlighting a new law review...

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Profs Warn Students About Taking Classes in Middle Eastern Studies

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

This ought to go over well with the BDS crowd.

Billy Hallowell of The Blaze reports.

Professors’ Warning for College Students Looking to Take Classes in Middle Eastern Studies

Two college professors are warning Jewish students to exercise caution when considering taking university classes that focus on the Middle East, claiming that many American...

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UC-Berkeley Chancellor Says Free Speech is Bad for the Community

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:30am

We wouldn’t want people to disagree about things, now would we? That would make them feel so very unsafe, and Berkeley is a safe space, as everyone knows.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

Free Speech Can ‘Undermine A Community’s Foundation,’ UC-Berkeley Chancellor Says

Sounding more like a kindergarten teacher than...

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Maybe Sally Shouldn’t Have Gone to College

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:00am

I’m just offering one possible response to this Washington Post article by Joann Weiner.

Why Sally can’t get a good job with her college degree

Poor Sally. She has spent tens of thousands of dollars and four long years to get her college degree and has $26,000 in student loans to pay off,...

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According to Federal Policies, Schools Can’t Teach About the Role of Alcohol in Rape Cases

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

Telling someone “Drink Responsibly” s apparently victim blaming, and the Justice Department will have none of it.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

Federal Policies ‘Censor’ Colleges From Talking About Alcohol Role In Rape

Former George Washington University President Stephen Tractenberg found out the hard way that you shouldn’t tell college...

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History Jobs Dwindle in Higher Ed

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Since this is happening for the second year in a row, I guess we can call it a trend.

Sydni Dunn of the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

History Jobs Dip for a Second Consecutive Year

It’s hard out there for a historian. Once again, there were far fewer employment opportunities for history Ph.D.’s...

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Academics Are Biased Towards Dictatorships and Terrorist Organizations

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

As anyone who’s encountered a liberal in a debate about the Israel-Palestine conflict knows, liberal academia has absolutely no grasp of the hypocrisy of their support for dictatorships and terrorists.

Malcolm A. Kline at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Upside Down Academics

The divide between academics’view of the world and actual events on...

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Black Employee of UCLA Claims He Was Racially Profiled by Campus Police

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

A horrible story if true but this is UCLA, one of the most liberal school systems in the country. Could it be possible that racism exists in Progressive environments? Say it isn’t so.

Richard Winton of the LA Times reports.

Black UCLA employee claims racial profiling in arrest by campus police

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Businessman Has Ivy League Admissions Down to a Science

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Give Steven Ma the data and metrics for him to create the 12 variables his college admissions algorithm requires, and the program will tell him the odds a students has of admissions to various colleges and universities. Take it or leave it.

Peter Waldman of Bloomberg Businessweek has the story:

How to Get...

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University-Themed Jell-O Molds Spark Controversy

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 9:30am

Critics say these molds encourage drinking through the use of Jell-O shots.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Jell-O Shots: University-Approved?

Last month — just in time for a new season of college football — Kraft Foods released a new line of Jell-O molds in the shapes of various university logos. Four of...

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