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University Researchers Show How NSA Legally Spies on Americans

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

It’s still stunning that this is even happening in America. Kudos to these researchers.

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

University Researchers Show NSA Can Legally Spy By Rerouting Internet Traffic

The National Security Agency can legally monitor every American, inside and outside the U.S., “by collecting their network traffic abroad,” according...

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NCAA Contemplates Reforms in Governance

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00am

The NCAA plans to vote on giving greater autonomy to high resource college sports conferences, and some critics think this could compound stratification between wealthy and poor schools. With this autonomy, some have proposed a number of athletic reforms, including guaranteed student-athlete scholarships and better athlete healthcare.

Jake New at Inside Higher...

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Student Journalists are the Latest Victims of Obamacare

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 9:30am

It almost seems like no one read this bill before it was rushed into law.

Every problem that comes up is a surprise.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

Obamacare’s Latest Victims: Student Journalists, Campus Accountability

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been anything but straightforward. From President Obama’s “lie of the...

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Yale Railroads Men Accused of Rape, Punishes Them Even When Found ‘Not Culpable’

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8:00am

Have you ever read The Trial by Franz Kafka? Because Yale is hosting a live re-enactment of the acclaimed novel, starring young men accused of sexual assault as the novel’s Josef K., a man victimized by an unfair court system, never allowed to properly defend himself or even told what his...

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Wesleyan U. Considers Axing Fraternities

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

Wesleyan may soon join Amherst College and others in shutting down their Greek system — yet another overreaction to ‘rape culture’ hysteria.

Charlotte Allen at Minding the Campus has the story:

Why Is Wesleyan Targeting Its Frats?

“Will Wesleyan Be the Next School to Do Away With Frats?” That was the headline that ran...

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College Democrats of America Leader Resigns Over Israel Comment

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

As we reported yesterday, the leader of the College Democrats of America recently compared Israel to Nazi Germany.

He has since resigned.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

UPDATE: College Democrats of America Bigwig Resigns

As reported yesterday, two College Democrats of America social media coordinators went after a pro-Israel member of the group...

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Renowned Berkeley Math Prof Criticizes Common Core, Says Will Lower US International Standing

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

Professor emerita of mathematics Marina Ratner at the University of California at Berkeley offers a scathing criticism of Common Core. She refutes the notion that Common Core standards are internationally bench-marked and says the new math curriculum will, to the effect, dumb down students.

To send Common Core to the dust bin...

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Campus Accountability and Safety Act Contains a Conflict of Interests

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

College Insurrection contributor Hans Bader has written an enlightening new piece for the Examiner about the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.

Disturbing provision harms due process in Campus Accountability and Safety Act

It is a conflict of interest — and sometimes a violation of due process — for a fine to go to...

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Random Drug Tests for Miami High School Students

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

Starting this year the Miami-Dade County School Board will randomly test high school students for performance-enhancing drugs or steroids.

I suspect readers will either champion the school board’s initiatives to combat illicit drug use in public high schools, or they will abhor the plan as government overreach.

Cynthia Demos of CBS Miami has...

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Dartmouth Student Wants to Carry a Gun Due to Stalker

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

Who can blame this young woman for wanting the ability to protect herself from a stalker?

Awr Hawkins of Breitbart has the story.

Dartmouth Student to ‘Drop Out’ Unless She Can Carry Gun to Fend Off Stalker

A Dartmouth student who has been the victim of stalking says she will “drop out” of the...

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British Academic: Radio Show on Gardening is ‘Racist’

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 9:30am

This just in: flowers are dirty racists, and probably closeted homosexuals. Also: liberal academics do not see racism everywhere! How dare you imply such a thing, you racist!

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

British Academic: Radio Show on Gardening is ‘Racist’

No, this isn’t from The Onion: Dr. Ben Pitcher, a lecturer...

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U. Minnesota Wants to Ban Mention of Redskins in November Game

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:00am

The Redskins will be playing the Vikings but no one wants to ban the name of that team. Yet.

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air reported.

University of Minnesota attempts to ban mention of Redskins for Nov 2nd game

Why does this matter? Thanks to the Minnesota legislature, the state is currently building the Minnesota...

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U. Kansas Cuts Student Work Hours Due to Obamacare

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

An unfortunate but widely predicted consequence of the Affordable Care Act.

Aaron Bandler of the Daily Caller reported.

University Reducing Student Work Hours Thanks To Obamacare

The University of Kansas has reduced student employment hours from 30 hours a week to 20 hours a week due to the Affordable Care Act mandate that compels...

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Common Core Advocates Want to Use Curriculum in College Admissions

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

After all, Common Core has worked well in so many other ways.

Andrew Desiderio writes at the College Fix.

Common Core Advocates Push for Curriculum’s Use in College Admissions

Even as several state leaders repeal their acceptance of the controversial “Common Core” federal standards for K-12 schools, the curriculum’s proponents are pushing for it to be...

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‘Liberty Kids’ Redefining L.A. Republican Party

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Apparently, it is possible for someone to align with the Republican Party and have socially liberal views, such as supporting the legalization of gay marriage and marijuana decriminalization. No doubt liberal Democrats are panicking at the thought of losing their “sure-bet” millennial base.

From a Reuters article published by Yahoo News:

‘Liberty Kids’...

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College Student – Nixon Resigned, Shouldn’t Obama?

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, Elizabeth Marcello asks an important question.

Nixon Resigned, Shouldn’t Obama?

With the fortieth anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency on August 3rd came replays of the Watergate scandal on most television news stations. Eager to avoid listening to the half-informed remarks of commentators...

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Bad Statistics Behind Bill On ‘Campus-Rape Epidemic’

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Apparently the likelihood of a woman being raped on campus is closer to 1 in 100 than to 1 in 5. Would you call that an epidemic?

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Shoddy Statistics Behind Bill On ‘Campus-Rape Epidemic,’ Former U.S. Official Says

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act, introduced...

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Leader of College Democrats of America Equates Israel With Nazi Germany

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Since American media is completely fair, Democratic leaders in American politics will be forced to comment on this story on all the news shows.

Right?

Daniel Mael of Truth Revolt has the story.

College Democrats of America Student Leader Equates Israel With Nazi Germany

In a shocking exchange uncovered by citizen journalist Aaron Robinow, high...

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UT Austin Football Coach Charlie Strong Enforcing Strict Moral Code, ‘Core Values’

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:30am

Charlie Strong is the head coach of the Texas Longhorns, the first black head coach of any athletic program at the University of Texas at Austin.

He’s working on the field to revitalize this iconic sports program, and he’s working off the field to instill certain ‘core values’ in his players: honesty,...

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President of Kentucky State Gives up $90K of his Salary to Boost Pay of Lower Wage Workers

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Posted by    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 8:00am

A nice gesture to be sure. Maybe everyone who’s concerned about income inequality could do the same.

Merlene Davis of Kentucky.com reported.

KSU president gives up over $90,000 of his salary to boost lowest-paid campus employees

Raymond Burse, interim president of Kentucky State University, has given up more than $90,000 of his salary so...

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MIT Researchers Can Listen to You By Looking at Potato Chip Bag Next to You

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

Equal parts cool and scary.

Rachel Feltman of the Washington Post reports:

MIT researchers can listen to your conversation by watching your potato chip bag

Imagine someone listening in to your private conversation by filming the bag of chips sitting on the other side of the room. Oddly specific, I know, but researchers at...

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Wayne State University and the Roots of the College BDS Movement

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

We’ve offered many reports on the BDS movement at some of America’s colleges and universities. Now Alex Vanness of Breitbart reports on the history of this phenomenon.

The BDS Movement’s History of Dishonesty

For many, the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement began in 2005.  This movement calls for the economic, cultural,...

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