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Liberal Writer Ezra Klein Approves of New Campus Consent Laws

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:00am

If you know anything about Klein’s news site “VOX” you might not trust his opinion on anything.

Robby Soave reports at Reason.

Ezra Klein ‘Completely Supports’ ‘Terrible’ Yes Means Yes Law

Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein waded into the debate over “Yes Means Yes” affirmative consent laws Monday, signalling his complete support for California’s SB...

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The College Conservative – How Twitter is Changing the Political Landscape

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

Sam Leanza at The College Conservative explains how Twitter has made it much easier for the population to participate in political action, but has also made it a whole lot worse at doing so:

Social Media and Social Unrest

Much like Apple has revolutionized the way we buy music, social media has changed...

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Auburn University Students Protest ‘Misogynistic’ Pro-life Display

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

Christian crosses are now misogynistic, apparently. Where do progressives get this stuff?

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

Students protest ‘misogynistic’ pro-life display

Pro-abortion students at Auburn University held a counter-protest on Wednesday against a pro-life display of crosses on the grounds that it was “misogynistic” and “sham[ed] women’s reproductive choices.”

Auburn University’s Students for...

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Berkeley “Indigenous People’s Day” Sparked by Controversial Native American Play

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

It wasn’t Columbus that made Berkeley start celebrating “Indigenous People’s Day” on Columbus Day, but a controversial Native-American themed play, which some students believed depicted Native Americans at the time of manifest destiny as “asking for it.”

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix has the story:

Controversial Native American play, not Columbus, sparks...

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Berkeley Prof: Killing Black People is Killing Obama

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

To people who think like this, it doesn’t seem to matter that the U.S. elected Barack Obama president. Twice.

Trey Sanchez of Truth Revolt reported.

CA Prof: Killing Black People Is Killing Barack Obama

Famed music critic and Berkeley professor Greil Marcus likened killing black people to essentially killing Barack Obama.

No really, he did....

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Is Music Education the Solution to Improving the American School System?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

Is this just some liberal progressive fantasy where school children are encouraged to explore the arts rather than math and science, or is there some credible thought and science behind this proposal?

Joanne Lipman writes for the Wall Street Journal:

A Musical Fix for American Schools

American education is in perpetual crisis. Our students...

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Prager University – A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, a member of the South African parliament named Kenneth Meshoe explains why Israel is nothing like an apartheid state.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Is Israel an “apartheid state,” as its enemies claim? Who better to answer that charge than a Black South African who lived through...

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Professor Encourages Others Professors and Students to Use and Edit Wikipedia

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9:30am

I don’t think college students and professors have a “moral obligation” to disseminate knowledge via editing Wikipedia as Professor Jemielniak suggests, but the rest of his argument makes sense. Wikipedia is a powerful tool that can only be made better if more and more people use it and edit it.

Dariusz...

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Preacher Assaulted at Colorado State University

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Just two weeks ago we reported that a preacher was pepper sprayed at Montana State, now this.

Keegan Williams and Kate Winkle of the Collegian reported.

UPDATE: Preacher injured on campus, CSUPD investigating

UPDATE: 4:21 p.m.

A Colorado State University spokeswoman responded to Thursday’s incident in an email to the Collegian, “I can confirm at...

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Army War College Revokes Plagiarist Senator John Walsh’s Masters Degree

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

Folks, never plagiarize.

Army War College Revokes Sen. John Walsh’s Degree

The U.S. Army War College revoked Democratic Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree after an investigation completed Friday concluded that he plagiarized a research paper required to graduate.

The college assigned an academic review board to the probe in August after The New York...

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Liberal Bias in Academia is Affecting Quality of Research

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

The $60,000 question is: What is anyone going to do about this?

Naomi Schaefer Riley of the New York Post reported.

Liberal bias in academia is destroying the integrity of research

How reliable is academic research? Not very it seems, after noting that the Journal of Vibration and Control, a reputable academic publication, had...

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Michigan State Football Fans Boo President Obama, Get Chastised for Supporting Rape Culture

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

A journalist at MSU’s State News somehow interpreted that the football stadium’s booing of Obamas appearance in an “It’s On Us” campaign video as approval of campus rape, and not just the dislike of an unpopular president.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Michigan State football fans chastised for booing...

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Equating Conservatism With Hate Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

If liberals can classify conservatism as hate speech, they can ban it on campus. This report from Hans Bader at the Examiner is cause for concern.

Most Democrats back hate speech ban in poll; conservatism equated with hate

51% of Democrats back a ban on “hate speech,” while only 21% oppose such a...

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Christian Student Groups “Derecognized” at California Public Universities

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

“We engage in education, not discrimination.”

Those are the words of the attorney representing California’s public university stem, which has officially “derecognized” 23 Christian student clubs on 19 of its campuses. These clubs belonged to the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and required of members to believe in Jesus and abstain from sex...

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Cornell Students Concerned About ‘Cisheteropatriarchy’

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:00am

Do you ever get the sense that some of today’s college students are focused on all the wrong things? Robert Stacy McCain points to a recent report by Campus Reform.

Bad Ideas and Bad Prose at Cornell

Cornell University may be the only Ivy League school with a “diversity” quota for the mentally...

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‘Diversity’ and ‘Inclusion’ are Always a Problem, Even When The Problems are Hoaxes

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 9:30am

The fact that one student used a racial slur is a sign of a racial crisis, and even if such an event is a hoax, that’s also… a sign of a racial crisis?

Dave Huber at the College Fix has the story:

The never-ending ‘need’ for college ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ efforts

Syracuse University higher-ups...

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Mexican College Students Murdered and Buried in Mass Grave

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s surprising that this story isn’t getting more press coverage. This report comes from Randal C. Archibold of the New York Times.

In Case of Missing Students, Hillside Mass Graves Point to a Death March

IGUALA, Mexico — The journey up — far, far up — to the m...

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Why is There so Much Bad Writing in Academia?

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

An excellent question, which is answered by Steven Pinker in a new post at the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Why Academics Stink at Writing

Together with wearing earth tones, driving Priuses, and having a foreign policy, the most conspicuous trait of the American professoriate may be the prose style called academese. An editorial...

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Food Pantry Use Increases at New York Colleges

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

College life in the era of hope and change.

Melanie Grayce West of the Wall Street Journal reported.

Food Pantries Grow on New York Campuses

Tucked on the fringes of Kingsborough Community College’s campus in Brooklyn’s Manhattan Beach, walled off from the corner of a computer lab, sits a small room about 10...

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La Salle U. Prof Says Black Gun Rights Advocates Would Be Treated Differently Than Whites

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Apparently, the reason most white people “gun up” is to confront racial anxieties.

Here’s more from the College Fix:

Prof: Black gun rights advocates would be treated differently than whites

Professor Charles Gallagher of La Salle University believes the public would be a lot more suspicious of a group of armed blacks walking through,...

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University of Southern Maine Considers Closing a Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

This idea is on the table because the school has to cut something. If it isn’t a campus, it’s faculty.

Noel K. Gallagher of the Portland Press Herald reported.

USM Faculty Senate proposes closing a campus

Facing a plan by administrators to cut 50 University of Sou...

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New Jersey High School Football Players Accused of Sexual Assault in Hazing Case

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 11:00am

I never understood this erotic/sexual assault type of hazing. What’s the joy in joining a group if the only way to get in is to submit oneself to humiliating and depraving acts?

Sean Carlin reports for the Associated Press:

7 charged in high school football hazing case

Seven students were charged with sex crimes...

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