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America Abandons Judeo-Christian Values in Favor of Hedonism and Nihilism

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix explains that, without God, nothing means anything, and when nothing means anything, the only thing left to do is party, shop, and drink your days away:

Today’s Culture of Meaninglessness – and What It All Means

America no longer holds Judeo-Christian values.

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Minding the Campus Wants Your Worst College Orientation Stories

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Calling college Freshmen…

There’s a call for stories over at Minding the Campus which was inspired by Instapundit.

All the details are below.

Wanted: Your Worst Orientation Stories

While mandatory college orientation programs have always veered toward the absurd, they’ve now sunk to new depths. Today Glenn Reynolds (the Instapundit) noted that some of these...

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Newark Reforms Public Schools, Teacher Unions and Parents Boycott

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

One Newark is a new school district-wide initiative to reform the region’s public school system, which includes shutting down failing schools and no longer assigning students to schools based on where they live. In turn, teachers unions and some parents are boycotting.

How are they boycotting exactly? By not allowing their kids...

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Columbia Student Protests Inaction on Her Alleged Rape by Carrying Mattress Around Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:00am

The student is carrying around a twin sized bed mattress which can’t be easy. Apparently, she’s worked it into a project for her art class as well.

Jessica Roy of New York Magazine has the story.

Columbia Student Will Carry a Mattress Everywhere Until Her Alleged Rapist Is Expelled

Emma Sulkowicz says she was...

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University of Oregon Considers Adding Self-Defense Classes to Fight Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:30am

I can already here the feminist mobs shouting “Victim Blaming!”

Greg Piper at The College Fix reports:

Ass-Kicking Classes Among University’s Recommendations For Sexual Assault

The former president of George Washington University was on to something when he proposed in a controversial radio interview that women on campus “need...

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Michigan Education Association Needs Remedial Math

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Posted by    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:00am

The only way to explain the story below is a need for a refresher course in basic math. Or lying.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Teacher’s Union Misses Millions

Apparently, some teacher’s union officials have taken too much public school math.

“On a Saturday in May, members of the Michigan Education Association...

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University Offers Scholarships for Video Game Players

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

Is playing video games the best way to spend your time? Not really, unless, of course, you’re applying for a $50,000 scholarship to Robert Morris University in Chicago.

Douglas Belkin of the Wall Street Journal has the story:

Liberal Education: At This College, Videogames Are a Varsity Sport

ean Bensema stayed up late one...

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Newspaper Theft at Auburn University May Have Been Politically Motivated

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

Is your school paper going to publish a story you don’t like? Just steal all the hard copies.

Sarah McLaughlin of the FIRE blog reports.

Over 1,000 Newspapers Stolen at Auburn University

The Student Press Law Center reports that on August 28, more than 1,000 copies of The Auburn Plainsman were stolen, costing Auburn...

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College Costs Too High? Blame Reagan

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

At least, that’s what Devin Fergus argues in this op-ed from the Washington Post.

My students pay too much for college. Blame Reagan.

This fall, I’ll be teaching some of the most financially distressed students in America.

At my employer, Ohio State University, student loan debt reportedly rose 23 percent faster than the national...

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New England Liberal Arts Colleges Can’t Handle Negative Cheering at Sports Events

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

No negative cheering will be allowed.

Al Weaver of the Daily Caller reports.

New England Liberal Arts Colleges Allow ONLY Positive Cheering At Games, Thinks Their Fans Have No Self-Control

A letter is circulating on behalf of the NESCAC Men’s soccer coaches to parents of student-athletes, saying the conference will only allow ‘positive’ cheering...

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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Undocumented UC Students from Receiving Aid

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

By what logic do these guys get to qualify for in-state tuition? They’re quite literally international students.

The College Fix has the story:

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Grants, Aid from Going to Undocumented Students

Judicial Watch Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the University of California Board of Regents seeking...

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Annual Meeting of Poli-Sci Academics Features Little Talk of Obama

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Paul A. Rahe of Ricochet attended the American Political Science Association conference in Washington, DC last weekend. Guess who no one wanted to talk about.

A Straw in the Wind

It would be tempting to explain the dearth of panels on Obama’s presidency on the supposition that academic political science is a conspiracy...

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Hate Crime Hoax: Social Justice Crusader Hangs ‘White Only’ and ‘Colored’ Signs on Bathroom Doors

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 9:30am

At this point in time I’ve heard of way more hate crime hoaxes than I’ve heard of actual hate crimes.

Jennifer Kabbany at the College Fix reports:

Hate Crime Exposed as Hoax: Student Hung ‘White’ and ‘Colored’ Signs to ‘Make a Point’

Campus president calls stunt ‘well-intentioned’ and ‘theoretically positive’

The student who hung “White...

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Distorting U.S. History One College Class at a Time

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:00am

In a new post at Minding the Campus, KC Johnson weighs in on the college board’s changes to U.S. history.

The College Board Distorts U.S. History

A while back, I wrote a series here at Minding the Campus on the transformation of U.S. history in higher education. In a virtually unprecedented development, the...

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A Generation Ago Young People Had More Jobs

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Why is this? Innovation, mechanization, digitization, etc.

But could one of the culprits be government-mandated minimum wage increases?

From Natalie Kitroeff of Bloomberg Businessweek:

Young People Have Fewer Jobs Than a Generation Ago

Young people of all races and ethnicities were not employed in 2013 at the rate they were a generation ago, according to...

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Students at Burlington College Call for President’s Ouster

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

Burlington College is off to a rough start this year. First they were having enrollment problems, now this.

Tim Johnson of the Burlington Free Press reported.

Burlington College students ask for president’s ouster

Embattled Burlington College President Christine Plunkett emerged from a board of trustees meeting in downtown Burlington Friday morning to be met...

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Campus Police Outfitted with Heavy Weaponry by Pentagon

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

What are they gearing up for? Is there an underground college terrorist network that I don’t know about? Because the campus protesters at my school seem pretty tame.

Christopher White at The College Fix reports:

Pentagon Doles Out Assault Rifles, Armored Vehicles To College Cops

Are campus police departments preparing for war?

The Ferguson Police...

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Off-Campus Party at University of Akron Ends in Arrests

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

When 4,000 people show up for a party, you know things are going to get out of hand.

FOX News in Cleveland reported.

Arrests, damage following huge off-campus party called ‘Shermanfest’

About a dozen people have been arrested following a party that police say attracted as many as 4,000 people over the weekend.

The party,...

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Remember the Dartmouth Frat Boy Confessions? Not Everyone’s Buying His Story

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

I posted about this when it first came out: Dartmouth Frat Boy Confessions (Warning: Graphic).

Now Dartmouth, The Dartmouth (student newspaper), and Dartmouth students are coming out against Andrew Lohse and his so-called confessions, saying they are untrue. Either Lohse pulled a fast one to make a quick buck, or Dartmouth has...

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Vassar College Freshman Orientation is a Celebration of all Things Progressive

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:00am

Preferred pronouns, white privilege, Vassar has it all.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Men’s Rights Advocate Outs Wacky Vassar College Freshman Orientation On Reddit

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on at freshmen orientation sessions at small liberal arts colleges, then a recent post on Reddit will give you some insights.

One of...

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Radical Leftists at Columbia University Publish ‘Disorientation Guide’

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:30am

It’s essentially the little pamphlet that schools hand out to freshman, except with twice the usual amount of feminist and communist propaganda.

The College Fix has the story:

Columbia Radicals Create ‘Disorientation Guide’

Via Bwog: Activist groups at Columbia University have created a new “Disorientation Guide,” in order to “inform new students about activist...

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U. Florida Launching Islamic Study Center

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Any college student who’s thinking of military service should consider learning middle eastern languages.

FOX News reported.

University of Florida to launch Islamic study center

The University of Florida is launching a center for global Islamic studies.

The Gainesville Sun reports that the center has already been approved by university officials and will be announced...

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