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Small Colleges Inch Closer to the Higher Ed Bubble

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

Some small schools like Saint Michael’s College see the writing on the wall but for many others it’s already almost too late.

Michael McDonald at Yahoo Finance.

Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops

At a Dowling College campus on Long Isl...

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Easter Free Speech Miracle: Students Can Now Talk About Jesus at VA Community College

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

It’s an Easter Week miracle!

We recently reported that the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks, asserting he was denied free speech rights because administrators prohibited him from talking about Jesus Christ on the quad.

Now, the school has rescinded those policies.

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Shouldn’t UC Irvine Rescind its Invitation to ‘War Criminal’ Commencement Speaker Obama?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11:00am

If you follow the logic of today’s leftists, Barack Obama really has no business being the commencement speaker at UC Irvine or any other college for that matter. Don’t the left’s rules apply to them too?

Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon writes.

UC Irvine Should Immediately Rescind Its Invitation to 2014...

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UCSB Deltopia Riot Investigation Reveals No Clues as to What Triggered Violence

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:30am

Last week, we reported that a big Spring Break beach party on Isla Vista, close to University of California – Santa Barbara, devolved into a riot during which  100 were arrested and many were injured.

An investigation into the incident has not revealed the cause for the violence.

With the Deltopia riot come...

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Victor Davis Hanson Revises Dartmouth Protester Demands for Accuracy

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:00am

If you read College Insurrection, you’ve probably followed the coverage of Dartmouth’s professional victims. In a new piece at PJ Media, Victor Davis Hanson has re-written the demands of these spoiled brats for accuracy.

Our Psychodramatic Campuses

“We, the Dartmouth micro-aggressed students, demand that the college hire no more part-time or adjunct faculty...

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Students Invited to Dennis Prager Talk in Los Angeles

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

We often feature videos by conservative icon Dennis Prager from his online university.

Instead of waiting for a school to invite him to speak, Prager his heading out to California and invites high school and college students to attend his special event.

On April 23, Dennis will be speaking at Pierce College in...

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U. Alaska Fairbanks Students Told to Inject Each Other With Strange Substance

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

Note to all college students – Never let anyone with a needle anywhere near you unless they’re a nurse or a doctor.

FOX News reports.

College students reportedly told to inject each other with non-approved solution

University of Alaska Fairbanks officials are reviewing procedures after students in a medical assistant program were told to...

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Waynesburg U. Student: Why We Can’t Limit Campaign Contributions

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Waynesburg University student Nika Anschuetz has a few thoughts about campaign finance reform:

Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman, will go down in the history books as a champion of free speech. The Alabama businessman was the named appellant in the Supreme Court’s recent McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling, a 5-4 decision that...

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University of Minnesota Course Ratings May Go Public

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

Naturally, there are people coming down on both sides of the issue, but how can more transparency be a bad thing?

Maura Lerner of the Star Tribune reports.

Course ratings, long secret, may go public at University of Minnesota

For years, students at the University of Minnesota have been dutifully filling out evaluations at...

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Pace University’s Latest Study: Pubic Hair – To Trim or Not to Trim

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

Talk about over-specialization!

Tyrel Starks, assistant professor of Psychology at Pace University, has a study that focuses on pubic hair.

My report below comes from data collected from the first week of our six-week study, and is entitled PUBIC HAIR: To Trim or Not to Trim.

The human is perhaps the only mammal noticeably...

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Duke Porn Star Inspires Other Co-Eds to Become Strippers

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00am

The young woman at Duke University who works in pornography is back in the news. It seems she’s providing an example to other young women in college.

Richard Johnson of the New York Post reports.

Belle Knox inspiring more NYC co-eds to be strippers

Belle Knox, who is paying her tuition at Duke University...

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Student Tour of Humboldt U. Ends in Bus Crash Tragedy

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:30am

Five students on their way to a tour Humboldt State University in California were among those killed when a FedEx truck crashed into their tour bus.

Details about the accident are still being uncovered.

Students from Los Angeles who went on to attend an orientation program at Humboldt State University after Thursday’s deadly...

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Academic Dishonesty on the Rise at Harvard

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:00am

It looks like new generations of Harvard students are taking their cue from the recent past.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

2012-2013 Ad Board Stats Reflect Three-Fold Spike in Academic Dishonesty Cases

Administrative Board statistics detailing the outcomes of cases heard by the disciplinary body in the last academic year show that, as expected, the...

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Troy University Prof Explains Economists’ Prediction Failures

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

They use 1950′s models for new millennium realities.

It looks like the reasons that economists have had trouble predicting what is happening in today’s markets are similar to those explaining climate scientists failures at forecasting weather.

Both groups are using bad models.

An economist from Troy University offered an explanation for why so many of his peers failed to anticipate the...

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U. Minnesota Students Riot After Hockey Loss

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

A sad display took place this weekend when drunken students from U. Minnesota rioted over a hockey game.

Jon Terbush of The Week reported.

University of Minnesota fans riot after hockey title loss, mess with reporter

The top-ranked University of Minnesota Golden Gophers’ thrilling run to the NCAA hockey championship ended Saturday with a...

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U. of Kansas Regents “Social Media Workgroup” Proposal is Finalized

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Months after Professor David Guth’s tweets wishing death for the children of NRA members led to his suspension,  the University of Kansas Board of Regents  tasked a group of faculty and staff to develop a...

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Most Employers Don’t Care Where You Went to College

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new piece at Time Magazine, Michael Bernick suggests most employers don’t place much value on school selection.

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go to College

This month, high school seniors across America are receiving college decision letters of acceptance and rejection. Many of these students, and their parents, will think that...

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Colgate tests approach, allowing students to address sex assault prevention measures

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

Colgate administrators are taking an innovative approach in addressing sex assaults on campus, by allowing students students take the reins on developing measures to address the problem.

Interestingly, historically party-oriented campus climate may be improving as a result.

Scott C. Brown, associate vice president and dean of students at Colgate University, isn’t afraid...

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College Student in Canada Finds People are Nicer to Her When She’s Wearing a Hijab

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:00am

The student was performing an experiment to prove people are racists and found people were actually more friendly when she wore a hijab.

The Daily Mail UK reported.

Canadian college blogger who wore a hijab for 18 days to reveal how racist her community is – finds people are actually NICER to her

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Rutherford Institute’s Battle Against Onerous New Jersey Anti-Bullying Law Continues

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:30am

The Rutherford Institute filed a federal lawsuit arguing that state officials in New Jersey violated a student’s First Amendment rights when they enforced the state’s anti-bullying statute against him for truthfully stating that another student had head lice.

The Institute recently filed a brief opposing the New Jersey Commissioner of Education’s motion...

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Brandeis Students Who Heckled Israeli Soldier Trying to Renew Partnership With Al Quds

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Last November, Brandies University severed its partnership with Al-Quds University after an astonishing display of hatred for Jews took place during an Al-Quds student demonstration.

Now two students who once heckled an Israeli soldier are attempting to renew the school’s relationship with Al-Quds.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

J Street Student...

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Pope Francis: At school, “children should not be subjected to thinly veiled indoctrination”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

Showing that he isn’t afraid to really shake things up by weighing in on serious matters of the day, the Holy Father has a few thoughts on school choice.

Pope Francis said Friday parents have the right to determine how their child is educated, and their children should not be subjected to...

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