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Why Did Oklahoma Ban AP History Classes?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

I’m frightened for my country when I find myself agreeing with a Thinkprogress article. But here we are. Something about broken clocks…

Lawmakers in Oklahoma have voted to ban AP History classes (Advanced Placement, where students are prepped to take exams that count for college credit).

Judd Legum writes at Think Progress:

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Prager University – Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00am

This new Prager University video hosted by UCLA Economics Professor, Lee Ohanian should be required viewing at all colleges and universities.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Do the rich pay their fair share of taxes? It’s not a simple question. First of all, what do you mean by rich? And how...

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Democrat Mayor of America’s #1 Collegetown is Pro-Growth

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 9:30am

The mayor of Ithaca, NY (Rated as America’s #1 Collegetown) has lost support from the left.

Benjamin Rutkovsky from the Cornell Review reports.

Review of Ithaca Mayor Myrick: A Pro-Growth Democrat

In December of last year, I discussed how local government authorities lifted zoning regulations related to parking in Ithaca and the positive effect...

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College Student Barred from Housing Because he Reminded a Girl of Her Rapist

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Just to be clear, the student in this story didn’t rape anyone, he was completely innocent. Yet he reminded a girl of her rapist for some reason.

This story is from Janet Halley of the Harvard Law Review Forum. Hat tip to Ann Althouse.

Trading the Megaphone for the Gavel in Title...

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Woman Selected To Head Texas A&M Corps Of Cadets For First Time Ever

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

One of the most conservative public schools in the country is making headlines by appointing the first ever woman as the Corps Commander.

Texas A&M has a rich military tradition and still maintains an ROTC unit of about 2,400 students, including combat veterans.

Texas A&M Today reports:

Corps Of Cadets Selects First Woman To...

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Students Use ‘Condomgrams’ To Raise Money For Planned Parenthood

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

Just think, had you known sooner, you could’ve sent your Valentine a Condomgram…

Sarah Zagorski writes at Life News:

Students Raise Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz With Anonymous “Condomgrams”

Apparently around Valentines Day, Planned Parenthood in New York sells condoms with candy at Columbia University and calls their volunteers, “condomgram fairies.” Students can...

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Brian Williams Becomes the Subject of College Classroom Discussion

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

College classrooms are now discussing Adam Smith, Socrates, and Brian Williams.

Tristate Reports.

College Classroom Talks Brian Williams Scandal

Brian Williams was the focus of a broadcasting class at USI.

“It’s important because it relates to reliability and it relates to honesty in the news. One thing about being an anchor is you gotta have...

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Columbia Student Paper to End Comment Sections on Sex Assault Articles

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Commenting on stories about sex assault is no longer allowed but you can still carry a mattress around if you want.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

‘Columbia Spectator’ to shut down comment sections on sex assault articles

The Columbia Daily Spectator student newspaper will no longer provide comment sections for articles dealing...

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The Democratic Party is the Ivy League Reunion Party

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

A look at where the leaders of the two parties went to college. The discovery is a major difference between the two parties.

Forbes reports.

The Democrats: The Party of the Elite College Education

Democrats are supposedly the party of the poor and oppressed, mightily concerned about the distribution...

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FIRE Calls Marquette’s Subversion of Free Speech Dangerous

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:00am

In the case of professor John McAdams, FIRE is calling out Marquette.

Peter Bonilla of the FIRE blog reports.

Marquette’s Dangerous Subversion of Free Speech

Last week, I wrote about the systemic due process failures at Marquette University, which plans to fire tenured political science professor John McAdams for criticism of a graduate student...

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Florida’s University System Not A Fan Of Campus Carry

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:30am

While schools like Texas A&M are willing to consider allowing permitted, concealed weapons on campus, Florida’s university system is none to thrilled with the prospect.

According to CBS Miami:

University System Takes Aim At Guns On Campus

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Florida’s university system wants state lawmakers to holster the idea of allowing guns...

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Students At UC Berkeley Hold Vigil For UNC Victims

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:00am

Berkeley students held a vigil organized by Muslim Student Association to honor the Chapel Hill victims.

Ivana Saric writes at the Daily Californian:

UC Berkeley groups host vigil to honor victims of UNC shooting

To honor the victims of a recent shooting at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, campus organizations came...

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Donors Who Made Major Gift to Chapman University Want Their Money Back

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

Can you say public relations nightmare?

Jeremiah Dobruck of the LA Times reported.

Couple who pledged $12 million to Chapman University want donation back

A 98-year-old Newport Beach philanthropist and his wife are suing Chapman University, alleging that the college coerced him into donating $12 million and then failed to keep its promises.

James and...

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Maybe America Should Divest from the University of California

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

This column by Debra Saunders at Real Clear Politics is outstanding.

Divest UC of USA or Vice Versa?

The University of California Student Association has approved a resolution to direct UC regents to divest financially of the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Sri Lanka and the United States. “UC...

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American Universities are Getting into the Start-Up Business

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

It’s not a bad business to be in if you have the cash.

Steven Overly of the Washington Post reports.

Universities are venturing into new territory: Funding start-up businesses

Universities across the country have developed entre­pre­neur­ship programs in recent years aimed at encouraging students and faculty to turn promising business ideas into actual companies....

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FIRE is Making a Big Difference for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

In today’s world of speech codes and microaggressions, FIRE is making a huge difference.

PG Veer of the Daily Caller writes.

Meet The Group That’s Burning Through College Speech Codes

Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) gave hope to students tired of asking permission to speak out on campus...

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After Budget Cuts at U. Wisconsin, Protesters Pledge to Shutdown Campus

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

Budget cuts occur and the response by protesters? “Shut it Down!”

The College Fix reports.

Univ. of Wisconsin protesters pledge to shut campus down over budget cuts

MADISON, Wis. – Several hundred students, professors and community activists converged at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Saturday to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts, a...

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University of California Student Government Votes to Divest from America

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:00am

It began with efforts to divest from Israel. The new radical call is to divest from the United States.

Jennifer Kabbany from the College Fix reports.

University of California student government passes resolution to divest – FROM AMERICA

The University of California Student Association board – which represents all 233,000 students enrolled in the...

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Elon University Investigates Hazing Charges

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:30am

Hazing is considered a serious crime these days. Why would anyone risk it?

WCNC News reports.

Elon University investigating report of hazing

Elon University says it is investigating allegations of hazing by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity in its new member education program.

In a statement from the university, it says the activities of the...

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UT Arlington Student Admits to Making up Claim About Campus Gunman

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8:00am

This student could be in real trouble. Most schools have pretty harsh penalties for things like this.

Matt Peterson of the Dallas Morning News reported.

UT-Arlington student admits making up claim that gunman followed her to campus, threatened her

A UT-Arlington student who claimed she was threatened at gunpoint on campus this week admitted...

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Conservative Writer Katie Pavlich Barred From Speaking at Oxford Debate Society

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

It should be noted that the Oxford Debate Society bills itself as the ‘last bastion of free speech.’

Tweets below via Twitchy.

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College Freshmen Depression Levels All-Time High

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

College freshmen today use social media more and study more. They’re also more depressed.

Allie Bidwell from US News reports.

College Freshmen Socialize Less, Feel Depressed More

College freshmen are spending less time socializing with friends and partying, and more time interacting through online social networks and studying.

Perhaps as a result, students’ emotional health...

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