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Iowa College Students Not Thrilled About Hillary Visit

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00am

This is from the UK’s Daily Mail. Good luck finding a report like this in the American media.

Iowa students preparing for Hillary’s first ‘listening’ session think she’s a ‘control freak’ who will be ‘talking s**t’ and only wants immigration reform because the Democratic party needs voters

  • Daily Mail Online spoke to ten...
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At Clarion University, Pro-life Crosses Tossed in the Garbage

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

Ah yes, the ‘tolerance’ crowd is always so tolerant. Except when they aren’t.

Jessica Chasmar reports for the Washington Times:

Pro-life crosses mocked, thrown in garbage at Clarion University

Students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania destroyed a pro-life display on campus that featured dozens of white crosses commemorating lives lost to abortion.

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Stampede Kills One and Injures 100 at Kenyan College

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

A tragedy shows the tension and fear in the air after last week.

NBC News reports.

Stampede at Kenya College Kills One, Injures 100 a Week After Garissa Attack

NAIROBI — A Kenyan student died and more than 100 others were injured as they fled after a electricity transformer explosion before dawn on Sunday...

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Washington University Rowing Team Attacked by Flying Fish

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

Some things you simply can’t make up. Like this one:

The Daily Mail reports:

Flying fish! Amazing footage shows university rowing team in the crossfire as HUNDREDS of Asian carp leap at them from the water

A university rowing team found themselves caught up in the crossfire when hundreds of flying fish mounted...

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Lawsuit Seeks to Keep Sweet Briar College from Closing

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

As we recently reported, the small college has come to the point of closure but many are upset by this development.

Susan Svrluga of the Washington Post.

Sweet Briar faculty join lawsuit seeking to stop the college from closing

A group of faculty and staff members at Sweet Briar College has filed a motion...

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Student Loans are the Biggest College Hangover

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

Stress is not just coming from finals, but the cost!

Fox Business reports.

The High Emotional Cost of College

Today’s young parents are seriously stressed out about money. In a recent survey by T. Rowe Price, roughly 70% of Gen-Xers (currently age 35-50) and 60% of Millennials (age 21-34) described themselves as “overwhelmed by...

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Colleges Try to Renew Interest in the Study of Chemistry

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:00am

If you have the mind for it, chemistry can lead to a very lucrative career path.

Melissa Korn of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Chemistry Departments Try to Attract More Students by Retooling the Major

Forget economics. Chemistry might be the real dismal science.

Undergraduate programs have been characterized for decades by rigid, yearlong sequences...

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Princeton Debates Which Music is Offensive

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:30am

Princeton students are using all that brain power on a musical question.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Music Criticism, Race and Gender

This article contains explicit and potentially offensive terms that are essential to reporting on this situation.
Should music that plays to stereotypes be condemned? Should musicians who do so be hired to perform at...

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Divest Harvard Group Blocks Entrances to Campus Building

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8:00am

Students from Harvard who want to school to divest from fossil fuels staged a protest in which they blocked entrances to Massachusetts Hall.

Video and report via the Harvard Crimson.

Calling for Divestment, Protesters Blockade Mass. Hall

Members and supporters of the activist group Divest Harvard began a planned blockade of three entrances to...

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Protestors Project ‘Columbia Protects Rapists’ Onto Building

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

Student protestors projected the words ‘Columbia Protects Rapists’ onto campus buildings.

Buzzfeed News reports:

“Columbia Protects Rapists” Projected Onto University’s Administration Building

Columbia University’s No Red Tape student group protested the school’s handling of alleged sexual assaults on campus Sunday night by projecting “Columbia Protects Rapists” on the main administr...

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Joe Biden: Let’s Make Community College Free Like High School

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

If we make community college “free” who’s really going to pay for it?

Doesn’t someone always pay?

From The Hill.

Biden: Make community college ‘free’ like high school

“It’s simple, folks — two years of community college should become as free and universal as high school is today if we’re to make this economic resurgence...

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Vandalism at Francis Marion University Prompts FBI Investigation

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

Red numbers mysteriously tagged across campus have officials baffled.

Joshua Lloyd reports for SCNow.com:

State Law Enforcement Division, FBI investigating vandalism at Francis Marion University

FLORENCE, S.C. – The state law enforcement division and the federal bureau of investigations have been called to investigate acts of vandalism on the Francis Marion University Campus.

Campus officials...

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UCLA Mandates Diversity Class Due to Bigotry

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Does anyone believe for a minute that there’s a ‘bigotry’ problem among students at UCLA?

Robert Wilde of Breitbart reports.

UCLA Mandates Diversity Class Because Students ‘Afflicted With Bigotry’

After twenty years of lobbying for a mandatory diversity class for all students, the University California Los Angeles faculty finally got their way.

Friday the university...

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The Daily Princetonian Profiles Ted Cruz

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

It looks like Ted Cruz’s interest in the constitution goes back to his days as an undergrad.

Katherine Oh of the Daily Princetonian.

Ted Cruz ’92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

While many now identify Ted Cruz ’92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still...

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Chapman University Won’t Punish Vandals Who Defaced Reagan Statue

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 11:00am

Good thing it wasn’t a statue of someone revered by Democrats or these students might be in real trouble.

The FOX News Insider reports.

College Won’t Punish Vandals Who Defaced Statues of Reagan, Thatcher

Statues of historic figures like Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Ayn Rand were defaced at a California college campus...

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New Law in Arkansas Gives Students Right to Counsel in Disciplinary Appeals

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:30am

Due process for college students? What an American idea.

Joseph Cohn of the FIRE blog reports.

New Arkansas Law Gives Students Right to Counsel in Disciplinary Appeals

In 2013,

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Screening of ‘American Sniper’ at U. Michigan Packs a Crowd

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Posted by    Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:00am

The College Fix reports there was applause at the end.

UMich screening of ‘American Sniper’ packs room, garners applause as credits roll

Movie screened under police presence, talks from campus ‘Bias Response Team’ officials

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan students thronged to the campus union on Friday night for the weekly UMix Late...

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Harvard to Launch Sexual Conduct Climate Survey

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Harvard is hoping to elicit a bevy of respondents in their latest campus survey.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

University Prepares To Launch Sexual Conduct Climate Survey

As Harvard prepares to launch a sexual conduct climate survey on April 12, administrators are emphasizing the confidentiality of the poll and are executing an aggressive publicity push...

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Northeastern Prof: If We Execute Tsarnaev the Terrorists Win

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

This sounds like a logical and well thought out position.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller.

Professor: If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Executed For Murdering This Little Boy, THE TERRORISTS WIN

A professor at Northeastern University has declared that a federal court should not sentence guilty Boston Mar...

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Former College Softball Coach Facing Charges for Sex With Players

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

94 counts, to be exact. This man is in serious trouble.

Lohud reports.

Fired Nyack College softball coach facing sex charges involving players

SOUTH NYACK – The former head women’s softball coach at Nyack College was charged Thursday with 94 counts of improper sexual contact with 13 players at the Christian school.

Kurt Ludwigsen, who...

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What is it About Free Speech and Due Process That Colleges Just Don’t Get?

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

The FIRE blog points to a few recent examples of free speech and due process violations in higher education.

Colleges Rush to Violate Free Speech, Due Process in Response to Speech Controversies

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2015—In the wake of the University of Oklahoma’s unconstitutional decision to summarily expel students involved in a racist...

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NJ Teacher Suspended After Having Class Send ‘Get Well’ Cards to Cop Killer

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:00am

What kind of class activity is this for elementary students?

Fox Philly reports.

Teacher Suspended Following Get Well Cards To Convicted Cop Killer

ORANGE, NJ – An elementary school teacher has been suspended for having her third-grade students write “get well” letters to an inmate convicted of killing a cop.

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