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MIT Prof Says Feminism Attacks Nerds, Gets Attacked by Feminists

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Posted by    Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 9:30am

This post is a little long but you have to read it all to appreciate the ironic ending.

Courtney Such reports at the College Fix.

MIT professor sparks culture war by saying feminism attacks ‘nerds’

Feminist workshops gave him ‘fresh paranoia and self-hatred to last me through another year’

When an MIT professor defended a disgraced colleague’s...

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Standard and Poor’s: Nonprofit Higher Ed Looking Bleak

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Posted by    Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:00am

The financial services behemoth isn’t too optimistic about the future of nonprofit higher education.

Andy Thomason of The Chronicle of Higher Education writes:

Standard & Poor’s Issues Negative Outlook for Nonprofit Higher Education

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has issued a negative outlook for nonprofit higher education for 2015, citing, among other things, tension...

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Joe Paterno’s Wins Restored?

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

Following the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal that rocked Penn State, the NCAA reached an agreement with the school to reinstate Paterno’s wins.

ESPN reports:

Joe Paterno is now winningest coach

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State’s football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry S...

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Teacher Shaves Head to Show ‘Black Lives Matter’

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

A teacher and her friend have shaved their head to show “black lives matter”. Read why they did this and hear professors analyze the meaning behind shaving your hair in this article by the College Fix.

Shaving your head shows that ‘black lives matter,’ or something

Here is what happens when you have...

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Oxford University Press Tells Writers to Refrain From Mentioning Pork

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

They don’t want to offend anyone, you see.

Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review has the story.

Oxford University Press: Authors Shouldn’t Talk about Pork In Case They Offend Others

Per the BBC, Oxford University Press has instructed its authors to refrain from mentioning . . . pork. The International Business Times reports:

One of the biggest...

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Student Activists Want Criminal Charges Against Frat

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

More news with fraternities in trouble sparking protest. This time at Clemson University, the student protesters are now trying to have criminal charges put against members of a fraternity that held a “gang- and rapper-themed “Crip’mas” party”.

The attacks against fraternity life increase. Greg Piper from The College Fix reports.

Fraternities punish their...

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Holyoke College Cancels the ‘Vagina Monologues’ for Not Being Feminist Enough

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

What could possibly be more feminist than the Vagina Monologues? I’m not sure I want to know.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reported.

Here’s the reason this all-women’s college cancelled its yearly ‘Vagina Monologues’

The “Vagina Monologues” was once a yearly tradition at Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s school in Massachusetts. But not...

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First Amendment Suit Over Student Facebook Post Revived

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11:00am

What happens when the first amendment, a Facebook post, and University Administration get involved in a law suit?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Court Revives First Amendment Suit on Facebook Post

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit revived a lengthy First Amendment lawsuit against Valdosta State University on Monday, reversing a lower...

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Princeton Editor-In-Chief Will Not Push Politically Correct Agenda

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:30am

Too bad he is the outgoing editor and a member of the class of 2015 at Princeton. Mr. Rochabrun criticizes fellow students that expect the school newspaper to push an agenda. He strikes back and pushes the point that his newpspaper staff strives to be “journalists first, students second”.

Princeton editor-in-chief calls...

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Duke Cancels Plans for Muslim Call to Prayer on Campus After Outcry

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Posted by    Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8:00am

Well that was quick. To find out what happened, just read the report below from Adam Bell of the Charlotte Observer.

Duke reverses decision, will not allow Muslim call to prayer at its chapel

In the face of mounting controversy, Duke University reversed itself Thursday afternoon and announced it will not allow a...

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Study: Fields Requiring ‘Brilliance’ Punish Women

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Posted by    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:52pm

According to a study conducted by philosophy professor at Princeton, fields that require ‘innate brilliance’ are dominated by men and subsequently, punish women.

Madeline Will writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Disciplines That Expect ‘Brilliance’ Tend to Punish Women, Study Finds

Here’s a downside to our cultural obsession with genius: It might...

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Prof Admits Affirmative Action isn’t Necessary

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Posted by    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

There was a time when it was needed but the world has changed.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Professor admits Farce of Affirmative Action

Every now and then, academics drop their guard and reveal that one or another of the shibboleths that the modern academic world holds dear is—a sham. “The...

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Why is Higher Education so Expensive? A Look at Williams College

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Posted by    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

Parents, you know college is expensive. If you are a student and unaware of the price tag be grateful to your parents. Do you know why college is expensive and where all that tuition money goes?

The answer is finally given as Williams College, one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges,...

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Georgia Southern University Wins FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s getting to the point where some schools define sexual harassment so broadly that almost anything qualifies.

Samantha Harris reports at the FIRE blog.

Speech Code of the Month: Georgia Southern University

Last month, we highlighted a policy change at Pennsylvania State University that tracks the recommendations made by OCR in its May 2013...

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George Washington U. Handles Sexual-Assaults Poorly

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Posted by    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 12:30pm

George Washington University is located in our nation’s capital. The system this university has put into place for handling sexual-assaults is poorly setup. The College Fix reports.

GW faculty have no idea how to handle sexual-assault reports

Whatever your thoughts on the fairness of the sexual-assault reporting system at George Washington University, its utter...

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Campus Reform Debates Obama’s Free Community College Plan on FOX News

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Posted by    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00am

As Caleb Bonham points out below, nothing is free and the government usually gets its cost estimates wrong.

Watch the exchange:

Sterling Beard has more.

Campus Reform’s Caleb Bonham Talks About Obama’s #FreeCommunityCollege plan on Fox News

Last Thursday, President Obama announced a plan to make the first two years of community college free for...

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Officers Allege College Officials Stole $1.5 Million in Taxpayer Dollars

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Posted by    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 9:30am

Officers thought they were just investigating a low-level book store employee that was stealing. The case did not end there, but was traced to high-ranking officials of the college. Now the officers that discovered this are being threatened. The case does not end there though.

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Duke University to Begin Weekly Muslim Call to Prayer on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8:00am

This should go over well.

According to the Duke Chronicle:

Duke’s bylaws state that the University’s aims are to “assert a faith in the eternal union of knowledge and religion set forth in the teachings and character of Jesus Christ” and specify that of the 36 elected members of the Board of Trustees—Duke’s...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Proposes Spending $20 Billion on Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will record spending soon be a Florida reality?

If passed, this would make for record education spending in Florida.

Kathleen McGrory and Amy Sherman of the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau write:

Gov. Rick Scott proposes record high education spending in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — After promising to boost education spending to a record high, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday released a plan to spend...

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Conservative Prof Still Banned From Marquette University Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

It looks like the administration of Marquette University hasn’t caved to public or media pressure yet.

Karen Herzog of the Journal Sentinel reports.

Marquette University professor John McAdams remains banned from campus

Marquette University students returned from winter break this week, but a longtime associate professor of political science whose public criticism of a...

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What Do The Buckeyes and President Obama Have In Common?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

They’ve both managed to misspell ‘Ohio.’ Who knew “Ohio” was so hard to spell?

Brad Crawford of Saturday Down South writes:

Buckeyes misspell OHIO in pre-game celebration

On the grand stage, something that has been practice hundreds of time was executed poorly prior to tonight’s national championship game at AT&T Stadium.

Ohio State’s spirit leaders...

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University of California Gets Record Number of Applications

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is despite the fact that tuition keeps going up at the California university system.

FOX News reported.

University of California sees record number of applications despite threat of higher tuition

The threat of higher tuition is not keeping prospective students from applying to the University of California in record numbers, UC officials said.

The...

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