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Salaita Case Illustrates the Divide Between Humanities and Science in Academia

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Why did most humanities faculty support Salaita’s appointment and most hard science faculty oppose it? Some have gone so far as to say that this is because academics in the sciences tend to be ‘more objective.’

Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Salaita case illustrates ‘two cultures’ of academe, many...

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Tufts University Hires ‘Humanist’ Chaplain

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Finally, a chaplain for students who… don’t believe in religion. Wait, what?

Julianne Stanford of the College Fix reports.

Tufts Puts ‘Humanist’ Chaplain On Its Own Payroll, First In America

In the midst of a hiring spell this summer for its University Chaplaincy, Tufts University added its first non-religious chaplain: a “humanist in residence.”

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Ivy Student or Grad? There’s a Dating App Exclusively For You

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

Elitists who can’t connect with the opposite sex in person unite, because now there is a dating/hooking up app just for you. Fittingly, it’s called The League.

From the Cornell Review blog:

‘The League’ is Tinder for the Ivy League

Are you a single, lonely Ivy League student or graduate? Well, not for long,...

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15-Year-Old to Begin Graduate School At Stanford

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Here’s a kid with a bright future ahead of him.

CBS 5 in California reports.

15-Year-Old Set To Begin Graduate School At Stanford University

He is not old enough to drive or vote. But on Monday, a 15-year-old is starting graduate school at an elite Bay Area university.

Arun Jambulapati said he is ready to...

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Hundreds Protest Harassment Policy After U. Delaware Prof Offers Top Grades for Sex

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

The protests focused on increased transparency in harassment investigations: apparently, the students who filed complaints against the professor knew nothing about his forced resignation until they read about it in the student newspaper.

Here’s more from the College Fix:

Hundreds Protest U. of Delaware Harassment Policy After Accusations Against Prof

A sociology professor at...

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Baylor University Student Senate Approves Concealed Carry on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

We recently reported that a vote was coming on this subject. The verdict is in.

CBS DFW reported.

Baylor Student Board Approves Concealed Guns On Campus

The Baylor University Student Senate has approved a resolution that would allow students and others who have concealed handgun permits to carry their guns on the Waco campus.

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Professor Kanye West (No Joke)

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Remember that scuffle ‘Yeezus’ got into with a paparazzo a while back? Well, he was sentenced to 24 months of probation and 250 hours of community service as a result of it.

Now, Mr. West is spending those 250 hours teaching fashion at the L.A. Trade Technical College.

From MTV:

These Lucky Fashion Students...

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Christians and Free Speech on College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:00am

A new column by Harvey Silvergate at the Wall Street Journal examines the denial of free speech to Christians on college campuses.

A Campus Crusade Against the Constitution

In my lifetime I have been fortunate to see private associations within civil society promote astonishing social and political advancements in civil rights for African-Americans,...

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Wake Forest U. Begins ‘Thrive’ Program, Hires ‘Director of Well-Being’

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:30am

Another development in the push to make universities about happiness and comfort, not intellectual growth.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Where Your Money Goes: Wake Forest Hires ‘Director of Well-Being’

Check it: Wake Forest isn’t just about academics. It has recently started a program for the well-being of students and...

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College Campuses in Mississippi Get Military Weapons

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Why is it that concealed carry for college students is controversial and this isn’t?

Emily Le Coz of the Clarion-Ledger reports.

Miss. campuses get military weapons

One hundred state and local law enforcement agencies in Mississippi collectively own 1,354 military-grade items, including two grenade launchers and one mine-resistant-ambush-protected-armored truck that officials say they need...

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Math is Apparently the ‘Domain of Old, White Men’

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Even the most basic fundamentals of education aren’t safe from progressive politics.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

Teach For America: Math is the ‘Domain of Old, White Men’

Who knew? Who knew that math … excluded so many? For, according to the Teach For America website, “math has traditionally been seen as...

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Before You Take a Women’s Studies Course…

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

You should familiarize yourself with the work of Robert Stacy McCain.

The Mythic World of Women’s Studies

Are you tired of reality? Do you feel that you are being oppressed by facts and logic? Then you should consider majoring in Women’s Studies at one of our nation’s elite universities, where your liberated consciousness...

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The Ivy League’s 13 Most Liberal Courses

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

I’m just going to list them here. If you’re interested in reading about them, check out the Daily Caller’s original post.

The Daily Caller Presents: The Ivy League’s 13 Most Daffy, Outrageously Liberal College Courses

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White House College Rape Awareness Campaign not Based in Reality

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

Our friend Hans Bader has an enlightening new piece at Liberty Unyielding.

White House’s college rape awareness campaign promotes legal myths

Echoing the “War on Women” meme it used in the 2012 election, the Obama administration today announced the start of a poorly-conceived campus rape awareness campaign. Unfortunately, its flaws mean it will...

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Shaking My Head: Search “Teacher” On Google News

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:00am

I’ve been meaning to make a post like this ever since I started working for College Insurrection. Often, as part of my research for this site gathering articles related to college, education, and young people, I go to news.google.com and search “teacher.”

Every time, I am astounded by the results. Google usually...

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law Now Has Lower Rating Than Venezuela

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9:30am

This is a follow up report on a recent post about Thomas Jefferson School of law. Things don’t look good.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports.

S&P Lowers Thomas Jefferson Law School’s Junk Bond Rating to CC (3 Notches Lower Than Venezuela’s); Default Is Expected

Following up on Wednesday’s post, Thomas Jefferson Law School...

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Groups Call on Congress to Stop Funding Politicized Middle East Studies With Taxpayer Dollars

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8:00am

Signatories of the statement, which points out the strong Anti-American and Anti-Israeli bias in many Middle East Studies Departments, include the Louis D. Brandeis Center and Accuracy in Academia.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Groups to Congress: No Taxpayer Funds for Biased, Politicized Middle East Studies

This morning several...

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James Madison University Loses ‘Green Light’ Free Speech Rating from FIRE

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

A sad state of affairs as far as free expression is concerned.

Samantha Harris of the FIRE blog reports.

James Madison University Loses Its ‘Green Light’ Rating

After failing to heed several warnings from FIRE about new speech codes, James Madison University—which FIRE

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Brown Student: Electric Vehicles Are a Dead End

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

Ian Tarr of the Brown Spectator isn’t a big fan of electric cars and he may have a point.

Think Global, Act Local, and Achieve Nothing: Electric Vehicles Are A Dead End

Most students at Brown are no strangers to the environmentalist movement. An abundance of on-campus groups advocate for conservation, composting, alternative...

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Survey Finds That Students Only Love the First Amendment When It’s Convenient to Them

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

When freedom of speech is inconvenient, or makes their life a bit difficult, they’re totally okay with government censorship.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

Students Love First Amendment… When It’s Convenient For Them, Survey Finds

The Knight Foundation’s new report on First Amendment attitudes among high school students and teachers...

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Survey Says Millennials Overwhelmingly Oppose Affirmative Action

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

This doesn’t really fit with the liberal narrative, does it?

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Who’da Thought? Millennials Overwhelmingly Oppose Affirmative Action

Writing in the University of Georgia’s The Red & Black, Katelyn Umholtz cannot seem to reconcile how Millennials can believe in a colorblind society … and also oppose affirmative action...

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Yale Muslim Groups Illustrate Disturbing Academic Trend: Arguing With Feelings, Not Reason

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Mark Bauerlein at Minding the Campus details how logic and reason have begun to slip away from university campuses, only to be replaced by ‘identities’ and ‘sensitivities’:

Yale Muslims: Hurt Feelings but No Arguments

As Lauren Noble wrote two days ago here at Minding the Campus, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s speech at Yale on...

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