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Report Claims 10 Percent of College Grads Think Judge Judy Serves on Supreme Court

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00am

If this is true, it’s a sad commentary on higher education.

From Intellectual Takeout.

10% of College Graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) released a new report entitled “A Crisis in Civic Education” at...

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Harvard Battling to Stay Number One in Economics

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:30am

Star professors are leaving Harvard for other top schools.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

At the Margin: Harvard Economics’ Precarious Spot on Top

When it comes to Nobel laureates, Harvard has plenty to brag about. The 26 affiliates who have won the Prize—including five for the economic sciences—put Harvard in a comfortable place among its...

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Prof Requires Students to Write 8-Page ‘Commitment to Social Justice’

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Posted by    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00am

What would happen if a professor required students to commit to a conservative concept? Protests?

The College Fix reports.

Professor requires students write 8-page ‘commitment to social justice’

Students also told to Like left-wing Facebook pages

A teacher at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro requires students in her class to write an 8-page commitment to...

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Woman at Center of Rolling Stone UVA Rape Hoax Forced to Turn Over Communications

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 6:30pm

Jackie, as she is known, is being forced to cooperate in the lawsuit.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

UVA’s Jackie Will Be Forced To Turn Over All Her Chats With Rolling Stone

Jackie Coakley, the UVA student at the center of Rolling Stone’s bogus gang rape story from 2014, is going to...

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Calls Grow for Firing of Mizzou Prof Melissa Click

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 5:00pm

Lots of people resigned or lost their jobs over the recent campus protests.

Why not Melissa Click?

The Kansas City Star reports.

Missouri curator wants university to fire Melissa Click

Missouri legislators looking to ax University of Missouri assistant professor Melissa Click have an ally on the university’s board of curators.

Curator David Steelman, a Republican...

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Presidential Candidates And Action For Higher Ed

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 3:30pm

Peter Wood of Minding the Campus has some ideas about higher education for presidential candidates.

What Candidates Can Do For Higher Education Now

In 2014 Senator Marco Rubio lent his support to CASA, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act—the effort by Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to strip...

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Harvard Law Accepting a Large Number of Transfer Students

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2:00pm

People are starting to wonder if the applicants aren’t good enough.

Bloomberg reports.

Is the Law School Crisis Affecting Harvard?

Harvard Law School accepted 55 students who transferred from other schools in 2015, according to data recently released by the American Bar Association. In the four prior years, the school never took in more...

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Ithaca College President Retires After Campus Unrest

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:30pm

In December, 78% of the college’s full-time, continuing faculty voted “no confidence” in the president.

New York Daily News reports.

Ithaca College president Thomas Rochon announces retirement following protests, racially-charged incidents on campus

Ithaca College’s president announced his retirement Thursday following a series of racially-charged incidents on campus and calls for his resignation.

President Thomas...

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American University Bans Filming of Black Lives Matter Co-Founder

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:00am

What’s so secret that the public can’t see it?

The College Fix reports.

American University bans filming of Black Lives Matter co-founder as she promotes filming cops

ANALYSIS

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors started a movement with a hashtag, and she praises technology for BLM’s rise.

She’s even developing a new social-media platform so the...

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More Colleges Are Banning Hoverboards

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 9:30am

Over 30 have banned the electric boards.

USA Today reports.

More than 30 colleges ban hoverboards amid safety concerns

Colleges and universities nationwide want students to stay grounded.

Due to safety concerns about the use of hoverboards — two-wheel, self-balancing electric boards — a growing number of schools are implementing campus or partial-campus bans on...

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Christian Colleges Under Fire From the Left

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Posted by    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:00am

David  French of National Review points out that the left is fixated on Christian colleges and not in a good way.

The Radical Left Will Never Let Christian Colleges Be Christian

One of the nation’s premier evangelical educational institutions — Wheaton College — is under intense fire for its decision to begin termination...

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University of Southern California Apologizes for Asking Students to Disclose Sexual Histories

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Posted by    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:30pm

Well that didn’t take long. This story just broke a few days ago and the school is already saying sorry.

The Independent reports.

University apologises after requiring students to disclose their sexual history before registering for classes

After students objected to the intimate nature of the questions, the university apologised. A spokesperson said that...

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Student’s Story of Brush With Death Due to Binge Drinking Goes Viral

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Posted by    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 5:00pm

Many students take the dangers of binge drinking for granted but this young lady doesn’t anymore.

From USA Today.

Student’s essay on near-death binge drinking goes viral

Doctors didn’t expect University of Nevada, Reno student Hanna Lottritz to live through the night when she arrived at Renown Regional Medical Center.

With a blood alcohol concentration...

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Battle Continues Over Campus Carry in Texas

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Posted by    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 3:30pm

Opponents aren’t giving up this issue without a fight.

KTRH News reports.

Fight Continues Over Campus Carry

Texas’ new campus carry law doesn’t take effect until August 1, but state universities are facing pressure from all sides about how to implement the law. The measure, passed by last year’s Legislature, allows those with concealed...

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Wisconsin Students Told Not to Chant U-S-A at Games

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Posted by    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 2:00pm

There are many people on the left who are made uncomfortable by chants of U-S-A.

FOX Mews reports.

Students advised to stop chanting ‘U-S-A, U-S-A’ and ‘air ball’

The wussification of Wisconsin has begun.

Last month the state’s governing body for high school athletics declared that chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A,” is unsportsmanlike behavior.

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic...

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College Is Not A Right

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Posted by    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12:30pm

Some gruesome reality to get some people into the real world.

The Blaze reports.

Sorry Kid, You Don’t Have The Right To A College Education

Things cost money, Student. Everything costs money. You better get used to it, because, out here in the real world, that gruesome reality will smack you in the face...

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Penn State Wants Students to Report Microaggressions to Administrators

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Posted by    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:00am

Turning college students into snitches.

The College Fix reports.

Penn State asks students to report microaggressions to administrators

At Pennsylvania State University, no hurt feeling is too small, no slight too inconsequential, no unintentionally biased statement too unimportant.

Administrators want to know it all.

The public university is in the midst of a massive campaign that...

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Muslim Cleric Tours UK Universities Saying It’s OK to Hit Women

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Posted by    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 9:30am

He advocates for hitting women and outlines the Islamic case for sex slavery and polygamy.

Daily Mail reports.

‘It’s fine to hit a wife who doesn’t please you’: What Islamic cleric is telling students as he tours British universities unchallenged… and he’s not alone

An Islamic cleric who defends domestic violence is among a...

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University of California Student Leaders More Concerned About Inclusivity Than Free Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:00am

This is what happens when feelings are more important than anything.

The FIRE blog reports.

University of California Student Leaders: Free Speech Shouldn’t ‘Distract’ from Inclusivity Discussions

The University of California (UC) Board of Regents has been at the center of a months-long debate over its problematic “Statement of Principles Against Intolerance,” proposed to...

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UCSB to Host Discussion on Safe Spaces for Fat Gay Men

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:30pm

From the department of you can’t make this stuff up.

Campus Reform reports.

UCSB to host discussion on ‘safe spaces’ for ‘fat, gay men’

The University of California, Santa Barbara will host a book discussion next week to discuss “the anti-fat stigma that persists in American culture,” specifically for “fat, gay men.”

The event, a...

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Police Officer Recognized for Serving Penn State for 50 Years

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s nice to hear a story about a cop being honored by a university, isn’t it?

Centre Daily reports.

Penn State police officer serves university for 50 years

Penn State Lt. Stew Neff had no idea 50 years ago that he would dedicate the majority of his life to public service.

On Jan. 10, 1966,...

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School Forces Students to Attend Racial Identity Classes on MLK Jr. Day

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 3:30pm

MLK wanted people judged on their character. How does this honor his memory?

Joel B. Pollak reported at Breitbart.

High School Forces Students to Attend ‘Racial Identity’ Classes on MLK Jr. Day

New Trier High School, one of the country’s top public schools, is forcing students to attend seminars on racial identity on Dr....

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