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Poll Says Millennials Find Government Inefficient and Abusive of Power

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

These would be the same Millennials who voted overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008 and 2012. Maybe there is hope after all.

Reason reports.

Millennials Think Government Is Inefficient, Abuses Its Power, and Supports Cronyism

A Reason-Rupe survey of 2,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 finds 66 percent of millennials believe...

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Washington and Lee University Forced to Apologize for Owning Slaves in Early 1800s

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

This past April, a group of black law students at Washington and Lee University in Virginia who call themselves ‘The Committee’ demanded that the University, among other things, formally apologize for having been a part of the slave trade between 1826 and 1852.

On Tuesday, the President did just that in a...

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Campus Rape Crisis Figures May Not be Accurate

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

In a new column at the Daily Beast, Eleanor Clift notes that the numbers being cited for campus rapes may be wrong.

Is the Campus Rape Crisis Overblown?

The finding that one in five women are sexually assaulted in college is as widely known as it is startling. Countless media reports repeat and...

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Huffington Post not Ready to Accept College Republican Who Switched to Democrats

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

Last week College Insurrection featured an article about Evan Alvarez, the former chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans who switched parties after that state’s highly controversial Senate primary runoff.

While many conservatives and Republicans expressed bewilderment of Alvarez’s abrupt, public resignation and party crossover–but seem to have quickly gotten over...

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Union Severs Ties to United Negro College Fund for Accepting Donation from the Koch Brothers

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

AFSCME is a union for government employees and is known for it’s nearly exclusive support of the Democratic Party.

This news is pathetic. Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.

Jacob Fischler of BuzzFeed reported.

Major Union Drops Partnership With United Negro College Fund Because Of The Kochs

One of the nation’s largest public-sector unions is severing...

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Emmanuel College Prays for Donations in Massive Cash Shortage

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

After some of the employees of Emmanuel College (a Pentecostal college in Georgia) concealed financial problems from the administration, the school has been left $1.5 million in debt. Now, it turns to the entire Pentecostal denomination, begging for donations to help save it from financial disaster.

Charlie Tyson has the story at...

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Family of John Wayne Fights with Duke University Over Name

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

Wayne’s heirs want to market a new brand of bourbon called Duke but the school worries it will tarnish their image.

FOX News reported.

John Wayne heirs sue university over the name Duke

John Wayne’s heirs are taking Duke University to court over the family’s right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the...

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Stepping stone: International students coming to US for high school first, then college

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

A week ago I posted a link to an article alleging systematic cheating on college applications from Chinese students applying to US universities.

Now, reports are surfacing that record numbers of international students are first coming to the US for high school, thereby increasing their chances of acceptance to US universities.

Mary Beth...

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Ohio State Sued by Gun Rights Groups

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

Can a university tell students what they can do off campus? Ohio State seems to think so.

Stephen Adkins of University Herald reports.

Gun Rights Groups Sue Ohio State over Weird Anti-Firearms Policy

Gun rights advocates have filed a civil lawsuit against Ohio State University for bizzare anti-gun rules.

Students for Concealed Carry and another...

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Redskins Game at UMN Could Cause Campus-wide Protests

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

A blast from the past: the Redskins’ name is once again stirring up controversy. This time, it’s from Students at the University of Minnesota, who claim that the Redskins playing on campus would violate campus policies against racism and other forms of intolerance.

Here’s more from Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix:

CLAIM:...

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University’s Football Clinic for Women Offends Feminists

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Posted by    Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00am

College Insurrection readers may find this story difficult to believe.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

University’s ‘Football 101 for Women’ Clinic Upsets Some Feminists (Surprise, Surprise)

A story in the Daily Camera on Tuesday described how some “CU Boulder alums” are upset about the school’s upcoming “Football 101 For Women” clinic. The...

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A bright future? NYT says teenagers might grow up to be conservatives

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Posted by    Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 9:30am

The seemingly overwhelming dominance of liberalism and progressivism among teenagers and millennials casts a bleak outlook for the future of this country.

But the bleakness of today, according to a New York Times editorial, might make more and more teenagers grow up conservative.

As David Leohardt of the New York Times writes:

Why Teenagers...

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Widow of Recently Deceased Law Prof Says Devotion to His Work Came at a Price

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Posted by    Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8:00am

Work is important but we must never forget to enjoy life along the way. Debra Cassens Weiss of ABA Journal tells the story of professor Andrew Taslitz.

Was law prof’s ‘frenzied output’ worth it? His widow says work devotion came at a price

When American University law professor Andrew Taslitz died in February,...

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Tanning centers, spas, golf-simulators: luxury resort-style living at Univ. of Central Florida

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

Where there’s a demand, there’s a supply.

At the University of Central Florida, the demand so happens to be resort-style living at relatively affordable prices, and the supply is courtesy of Landmark Properties’ Retreat at Orlando, who have gone from being a laughingstock to serious money makers. Now, other developers are copying...

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The College Fix Offers Journalism Internship in Washington, DC for Fall 2014

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

If you’re interested in journalism and higher education, all the details to apply are below.

During the fall of 2014, the Student Free Press Association, parent organization for The College Fix, will offer paid internships at a Washington, D.C.-based media organization.

Who is eligible?

The internship is open to all SFPA members, who have also liked this...

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College Football Players at Northwestern Trying to Unionize

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

Northwestern University, supported by the NCAA and some Republican lawmakers, is pushing to reverse a recent decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board which would allow their student athletes to unionize.

Jake New at Inside Higher Ed has the story.

NCAA, Republican lawmakers back Northwestern’s appeal of football...

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Report Examines College Grads’ Employment Experiences in Years After Recession

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

I have a feeling this era of higher education will be examined in studies for many generations to come.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Employment After the Recession

Four of five students who graduated college in 2008 were able to find some sort of employment in the four years after their graduation,...

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Freshmen Reading Lists Consist Exclusively of Liberal Books, Study Finds

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems that the only diversity universities don’t care about is the only one that really matters: diversity of beliefs.

More from the College Fix:

Study Finds Zero Conservative Books, Many Liberal Ones, on Freshmen Reading Lists

Young America’s Foundation has surveyed ...

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New York Times Runs Letter About Rape Culture by College Insurrection Contributor

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:00am

Hans Bader is a frequent contributor at College Insurrection. When he saw this in the Times, he wrote a letter and they ran it in the online edition.

Via the Exam...

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Universities battling for Obama presidential library

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 9:30am

Which university will get to hold the distinct honor of featuring the presidential library for 44th President of the United States Barack Obama?

A Presidential Contest … For Obama’s Library

There are 13 presidential Libraries in the United States run by the National Archives, and when President Obama leaves office,...

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Prager University – Do You Pass the Israel Test?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 8:00am

In a new video from Prager University, George Gilder explains how you pass or fail.

Course Description

Would you believe us if we said that the best litmus test of any society’s success is its attitude towards Israel? Well, it’s true. As Ge...

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Marijuana Major: New school teaches exclusively about pot

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis is the first of its kind in New England and the latest installment in the push to legalize marijuana across the nation. It’s an intriguing venture, backed by private investors, and it will be interesting to see whether it succeeds or goes up in smoke.

Blake Ellis...

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