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U. of Oregon showcases anti-whiteness play as part of ‘The Race Card Project’

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Posted by    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:30am

Last year, we reported that The Race Card Project was introduced on the University of Michigan campus by its creator, Michele Norris.

The African-American journalist developed this special project during a sabbatical from National Public Radio.  The project has subsequently moved onto the University of Oregon, with all the class and tolerance...

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Youth Misery Index Hits All-Time High Under Obama

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Posted by    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8:00am

Anyone who’s surprised, raise your hand. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Under Obama, Youth Misery Index Hits All-Time High

A Youth Misery Index that measures young Americans’ woes has skyrocketed under President Barack Obama and hit an all-time high.

The index, released Wednesday, was calculated by adding youth unemployment...

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Hillsdale College Student on What “Income Inequality” Really Is

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

President Obama and leading Democrats have been chanting “income inequality” as their newest mantra.

Hillsdale College student Conner Dwinell describes what it looks like in reality:

This week, the Obama Administration announced that its main focus for the coming years will shift from the current (and increasingly prominent) problems with Obamacare to the...

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NYU Expansion Plan Blocked by State Judge

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

Maybe New York University should leave public parks alone.

Christie Smythe of Bloomberg reports.

New York University Expansion Plan Blocked by Judge

New York University was blocked by a state judge from beginning much of a 2 million-square-foot expansion in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.

State Supreme Court Justice Donna M. Mills in Manhattan ruled yesterday...

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Virginia Tech fined $5,000 for safety violation leading to 2007 massacre

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

The federal government has recently fined Virginia Tech $5,000 for a violation of a campus safety law in connection with the infamous 2007 massacre.

The fine, ordered Friday by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, follows a finding that the university had inconsistent policies on the timely warning of safety threats and failed...

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New Study Links Tenure to Incompetence

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of course, if you can’t get tenure you can always get a real job.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Tenure and Incompetence

Want your colleagues to remain effective teachers and researchers after tenure? Then prioritize quality over quantity in publishing during the tenure process, avoid collegiality as a tenure criterion and make...

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Seven Special Degrees for Students “Majoring in Fun”

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

Cornell’s course allows students to master grape growing and winemaking.

The Huffington Post contributor Kelsey Pomeroy has a roundup of seven majors for students who would rather focus on fun instead of getting an education worthy of a career — like in business, computer science or nursing.

1. Pop Culture

Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)

Do you enjoy binge-watching television shows on...

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Rolling Stone Magazine Urges Millennials to Embrace Communism

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11:00am

This story got a lot of play in the blogosphere last weekend but I’m posting it here in case you missed it.

College students beware. Rolling Stone used to be a music magazine but lately it looks more like a communist newsletter.

Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

Guaranteed jobs, universal basic...

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U. of Maryland Students Earn Credit For Choosing Progressively Proper Food

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:30am

Course rewards students for eating healthy, locally grown, sustainable food.

Food control seems to be one of the biggest obsessions for campus progressives.

Kara Mason of the University of Colorado-Pueblo reports on a  class at the University of Maryland that  gives students credit to temporarily eliminate sugar from their diet or skipping a meal,  which aims to teach  food choice “consequences”.

Animal and...

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University of Virginia Prof Says Republicans Could Win it All in 2014

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:00am

Professor Larry J. Sabato is well known for his political predictions and if this recent article in Politico is accurate, Democrats should be concerned.

Republicans Really Could Win It All This Year

Another midterm election beckons, and over the next 10 months we’ll see headlines about a thousand supposedly critical developments—the “game changers”...

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UC Davis’ creates innovative digital badge system for students

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

Allows assessment on student competency in sustainable agriculture program, out-of-class work.

New technologies are being used at University of California – Davis to determine student participation and competency in its “sustainable agriculture program”.

Interestingly, the fact that the system allows assessment on competency is the reason the approach is gaining attention nationwide.

The idea was hatched as the university worked toward the 2011 launch...

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A Dartmouth Alum Asks: Why Do We Cost More Than Brown?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Joseph Asch of Dartblog asks a question that many Dartmouth students have probably wondered to themselves.

Why Do We Cost More Than Brown?

The answer to today’s quiz will be easy for longtime readers, but play along anyways, please. How expensive is it to run Brown University as compared to Dartmouth?

Brown now has...

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National Common Core committee member worries about students’ STEM futures

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

The fact that a Common Core test recently offered a completely unsolvable math problem is probably one of the many reasons that an expert associated with this program is giving it a failing grade when it comes to preparing students for futures in the science and technology fields.

An excerpt from a...

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Student Movement at Amherst College Aims to Bring Conservatism Back to Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

Anyone familiar with Amherst College knows this is going to be an uphill battle.

Katrin Marquez of The College Fix reports.

Bringing Conservatism Back To Amherst College

A student-led, conservative counter-culture movement at Amherst College is in full swing.

Tucked away in a rural valley in Massachusetts lies Amherst College, a small yet venerable...

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Frat’s “Torture” Hazing Leads to Calls for Tougher Penalties

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that a Maryland fraternity was under investigation for hazing rituals reminiscent of torture scenes in some Hollywood films.

The hazing stories have now resulted in calls for tougher state...

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Quinnipiac University Prof. Says Gun Control is Bad Public Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 11:00am

Finally, a professor who gets it and he’s a Democrat too!

Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reports.

Democrat Professor: Gun Control Is Not Good Public Policy

Last week, Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius faced accusations of possessing a “political agenda” following his study which showed the failures of gun c...

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New Jersey Coed: German Class Turns into Obamacare Love-fest

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 9:30am

When Emma Colton signed up for a language class last fall at The College of New Jersey, she wanted to focus on learning  conversational German.

It looks like language was the last item on the professor’s agenda.

What I did not expect to learn in German 103 was that the Affordable Care Act...

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Higher Education Has Violated its Contract With Society

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 8:00am

Writing at National Review, Victor Davis Hanson suggests that the relationship between colleges and American society has changed and that higher ed now deserves more scrutiny.

The Outlaw Campus

Two factors have so far shielded the American university from the sort of criticism that it so freely levels aga...

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Applying the “JC Penny” Approach to College Pricing

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Aleister recently reported that an “educational leadership” leader asserted that “we Are creating Walmarts of Higher Education.”

Proof that the free market forces currently popping the “Higher Education Bubble” are unsettling progressives is offered in a Huffington Post piece by ProPublica’s Marian Wang:

…The growing discount rates and...

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“US Higher Ed has a product that does not work”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new piece at Forbes, Todd Hixon suggests it’s time for serious reform in American higher education. I’m sure many people agree with him.

Higher Education Is Now Ground Zero For Disruption

Why? US Higher Ed has a product that does not work, ridiculous costs, and an antiquated business model. For many...

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