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Oberlin Athletics Coaches Required to Take Transgender Sensitivity Training

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

That should help win some ball games.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reports.

New Oberlin College policy would mandate transgender sensitivity training for entire athletics department

Oberlin College is considering a set of rules to create a more “inclusive” athletics department which includes mandatory transgender sensitivity...

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Business Schools Turning to Plato for Student Lessons

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

In The Wall Street Journal, Melissa Korn takes a look at the new philosophy being implemented at some business schools across the country.

Most business-school students are gunning for jobs in banking, consulting or technology. So what are they doing reading Plato?

The philosophy department is invading the M.B.A. program—at least at a...

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College Student Asks Random Women for Sex, Gets no Takers

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

I don’t know how his strategy failed. The College Fix reports.

Did You Hear About The College Student Who Went Around Asking Women For Sex?

Sounds like the start of a joke, right? But it’s not.

UNC Professor Mike Adams’ latest Townhall column is great:

I was introduced to the controversy shortly after a student of...

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San Diego State U. student’s guide to good fiscal health

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 11:00am

With all the attention given to student sexual health on campus, it seems that the lessons on good financial health are completely overlooked.

San Diego State University student Kelly Gardner has a very smart review of handling taxes, credit cards, and other fiscal life skills that are often under appreciated by young...

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Amherst College Bans Fraternities and Sororities

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 9:30am

This seems a little extreme, even for Amherst.

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Amherst Bans Fraternities, Sororities, and Similar Organizations On and Off Campus

Amherst College’s Board of Trustees sent out an email Tuesday announcing that it was reaffirming its 1984 ban on the college’s recognition of fraternities and sororities—and that it would...

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State College Funding Levels Sputtering Along with the American Economy

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 8:00am

With a growth rate of only 0.1 percent in the last quarter, it is quite reasonable to question whether there has been a real economic recovery during Obama’s term in office.

It looks like the recovery isn’t the only thing that has been sputtering — so has the funding for state colleges.

Forty-eight...

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Former Purdue Quarterback Supports Unionization Efforts

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

Colin Mairet, Sports Editor of Purdue’s The Exponent, recently interviewed a former quarterback who supports the unionization of college football players.

Despite direct opposition from current student-athletes and administrators at Northwestern, one former Purdue quarterback believes the players at the school want to unionize and the process is a “step in the...

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Chocolate Mustaches Too Offensive for NC State

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

In the future, everyone will be offended by everything for 15 minutes.

The College Fix reports.

University Apologizes For ‘Offensive’ Chocolate Mustaches Given For Dessert

North Carolina State University’s dining services officials have apologized for handing out “offensive” chocolate mustaches for dessert on Monday – Cinco de Mayo.

“We held a Cinco de Mayo event...

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Pro-Obamacare Group Hits the Bars in Quest for Young Enrollees

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

Some young Americans could be experiencing very painful hangovers the next time they hit the local clubs!

Night clubbers, beware. An Obamacare evangelist may be coming to a bar near you.

On a call outlining its strategy to get people to sign up for Obamacare over the summer, leading Obamacare advocacy group Enroll...

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Check Your Privilege is an Idiotic Phrase

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

College Insurrection readers are well acquainted with the leftist concept of white privilege.

In a new video, “Token Libertarian Girl” Julie Borowski addresses the issue.

“Check Your Privilege” Is An Idiotic Phrase

“Check your privilege” an insulting...

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Fiscal Affirmative Action: Universities May Prefer Rich Chinese Students to Asian-Americans

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00am

In discussions of affirmative action, the plight of Asian Americans is often overlooked by proponents.

However, a review of admittance numbers shows there may be another challenge for that particular group of students — rich Asians who will pay full tuition.

United States universities favoring wealthy Chinese students over Asian-Americans has been a...

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U. Michigan Kicks Out Male Student Over Trumped up Rape Charges

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:30am

The war on college men continues unabated.

The College Fix has the story.

LAWSUIT: University of Michigan Kicked Out Student Over Trumped Up Rape Charges

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Student Drew Sterrett was railroaded out of the University of Michigan on trumped-up rape allegations for which he was never criminally charged, according to a...

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Why are the real-world value of apprenticeships so under-appreciated?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:00am

While employers complain about the skills and abilities about young Americans, a proven pathway for producing qualified workers is under-utilized.

In The Wall Street Journal,  Lauren Weber takes a look at apprenticeships and why they have been on the decline despite their inherent value to many types of businesses.

Apprenticeships can offer a...

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Newsweek Attacks Comedian Who Challenged Common Core

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

Legal Insurrection’s Bryan Jacoutot covered comedian Louis C.K.’s epic rant against Common Core.

It has earned him a lashing from a noted arbiter of elitism.

After lambasting Common Core for ruining his kids’ education, Emmy Award-winning comedian Louis C.K. is taking flak from a Core-supporter at Newsweek.

In an article titled, “Sorry, Louis C.K.,...

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Reason TV Explores Trigger Warnings on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

If you read College Insurrection, you know all about trigger warnings.

I don’t normally offer my blunt opinion on this blog but I’m going to make an exception in this case.

If you need trigger warnings to discuss challenging topics, you have absolutely no business attending college. Period.

Zach Weissmueller of Reason describes...

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Ireland’s Trinity College Sacrifices Bible on its Crest to Polical Correctness

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

It looks like the United States isn’t the only country in which colleges sacrifice logos and mascots to political correctness.

This story comes from Ireland and involves a school named after the Holy Trinity to boot!

Dublin’s Trinity College is receiving harsh criticism for removing a depiction of the bible from their 422-year-old...

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Steve Hayes on Rutgers – The Idiots Are In Charge

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

We spent a lot of time on the story of Condoleezza Rice at Rutgers last week and I think Steve Hayes of The Weekly Standard speaks for all of us.

From Right Sightings on YouTube.

Steve Hayes on Rutgers Protesters: “The Idiots Are In Charge”

Steve Hayes (Weekly Standard / Fox News Contributor) calls...

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Study’s Shocking Conclusion: Social Media Use Leads to Lower Grades

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

In The Brown Daily Herald, student reporter Riley Davis analyzes the shocking results from a new study.

Many college students could not imagine a day without updating their Twitter feeds or Facebook statuses, but according to a recent study led by researchers at the Miriam Hospital, using social media may impair...

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Harvard Student Group to Host Satanic Ritual

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00am

Let me guess… This counts as diversity, right?

How much do you want to bet no one protests this event? Now if it were a pro-life demonstration on the other hand…

Debra Heine of Breitbart reports.

Harvard Student Club to Host Satanic Black Mass

A Harvard University student club is hosting a satanic black mass on...

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At Georgetown, Bill Clinton Bashes Media for Unfavorable Obamacare Coverage

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:30am

While speaking at Georgetown University, Bill Clinton worked hard to persuade his audience that Obamacare isn’t as bad as reports indicate.

It’s a good thing he likes to talk, as he has a lot of explaining to do.

In a long-winded speech on Wednesday at Georgetown University, former president Bill Clinton criticized the...

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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Help College Students by Raising Taxes on the Wealthy

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 8:00am

Yawn. The progressive solution to every problem on Earth in three words:

Tax the rich!

Hat tip to Hot Air. Robert Rizzuto of Mass Live reports.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren introducing bill to reduce burden of student loan debt in US and enact ‘Buffett Rule’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is introducing legislation in the...

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Enrollment Decline Forces College in Kentucky to Cut 20% Of Faculty and End Four Majors

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Posted by    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Higher Education Bubble has burst over one college in Kentucky.

Georgetown College in Kentucky will eliminate 20 percent of its faculty and end four majors to minimize the impact of a $4 million deficit brought on by enrollment decline, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

School President Dwaine Greene announced Monday a “strategic renewal”...

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