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Lynn University drops Old Learning Management System in favor of iTunes U

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Given how ubiquitous iPods and iPads are on campuses today, it is not surprising that at an institution is graduating to iTunes U.

Lynn University will phase out its learning management system for the next stage of its tablet-centric evolution. Beginning this fall, the university’s daytime undergraduate courses will be managed through...

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Eric Cantor – Champion of School Choice

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

Democrats love to say that they’re all about choice until you want to choose your school, of course. Good for Eric Cantor for defending this issue.

Stephanie Simon and Maggie Severns of Politico report.

Eric Cantor vows fierce protection of school choice

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor vowed Wednesday to protect and promote school...

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Tennessee student on Common Core: “Our schools are being turned into data-run factories.”

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

A high school student from Farragut High School in Tennessee made a compelling argument against Common Core at a school board meeting.

[The] student, Kenneth Ye, gave a rousing speech before the Knox County school board urging it to drop the Common Core standards because they make learning joyless and, in fact,...

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Ted Cruz Writes Essay for Harvard Law Review, Media Uproar Ensues

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

There are some conservatives who cause the media to flip out no matter what they do or say. Ted Cruz is at the top of that list.

Mark Whittington of the Examiner writes.

Ted Cruz causes media uproar with scholarly Harvard Law Review essay

It is a rare occurrence that an essay in The...

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Judge upholds new Florida rules tying professors’ tenure-style contracts to student results

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:00am

A judge has upheld new Florida rules tying evaluation of professors’ achievements to professional rewards like continuing contracts.

Some of the affected professors are unhappy with the new, achievement-oriented direction.

An administrative law judge in Florida last week upheld new rules by the State Department of Education that require significantly more of state...

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Prediction: How the College Bubble Will Burst

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:30am

Richard Vedder and Christopher Denhart have written a new piece for the Wall Street Journal which seeks to predict how the end will come.

Richard Vedder and Christopher Denhart: How the College Bubble Will Pop

The American political class has long held that higher education is vital to individual and national success. The...

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UC Berkeley Students Plan to Take Back City Politics

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Posted by    Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 8:00am

The students on the campus of the University of California – Berkeley are making some intriguing plans for 2014.

Safeena Mecklai, Berkeley’s Associated Students – University of California (ASUC) external affairs vice president, shares the details that center on proposed redistricting and a student map that was approved in a Dec. 3...

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UCLA Student: ASA’s anti-Israel boycott is “fundamentally hypocritical and irresponsible”

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Posted by    Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

Professor Jacobson has just filed an IRS whistleblower complaint against the American Studies Association based on its anti-Israel academic boycott.

Meanwhile, University of California – Los Angeles student Maia Ferdman deems the group’s act as “fundamentally hypocritical and irresponsible.”

In an act of political solidarity, the American Studies Association resolved last month to...

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Arkansas Mom Destroys Common Core Curriculum in Four Minutes

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Posted by    Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

This woman means business. I hope the folks on this board were listening carefully.

Nathan Harden, editor of The College Fix reports.

Mom Destroys Common Core Curriculum With Passionate Speech (VIDEO)

The new “Common Core” curriculum standards have been widely criticized for being poorly designed and overcomplicated. It’s the latest ham-handed and heavy-handed government...

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Cambridge students outraged over favoritism for Prince William

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Posted by    Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

Prince has access to a course he doesn’t have to grades to attend.

It’s not easy being king…or even the Prince of Wales.

Cambridge University students are in an uproar over what they perceived is the school’s favored treatment of Prince William, giving him access to a course he doesn’t have to grades to attend.

The prince, 31, whose family has traditionally attended Cambridge, was admitted...

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Colorado Prof Who Staged Prostitution Skit Headed Back to Class

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Posted by    Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

Last month we brought you a report about Professor Patti Adler who found herself at the center of controversy over a classroom prostitution skit. She’s now headed back into the classroom. Andrew Johnson of National Review reports.

Professor to Return to Classroom after Having TAs Dress like ‘Whores’ for Lesson

A University of...

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Cecil College Student: Government’s $8 Million Guam Bird Boondoggle

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Posted by    Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00am

Cecil College student Atarah Golden reports on a government program that really is for the birds.

In an effort to boost Guam’s bird population and prevent further damage to electrical equipment on the Andersen Air Force Base believed to be caused by snakes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently spent $8 million...

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Law Schools Ranked by Religion

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Posted by    Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:30am

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog points to an interesting study that breaks down the best law schools ranked by religion.

Religious Law School Rankings

We first identified the 52 law schools that are affiliated with a religious faith. We then gathered detailed information from the schools and from other sources. We also gathered...

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College Insurrection Night on Canto Talk – #BridgeGate and 2014 Predictions

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Posted by    Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:00am

I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off 2014 on Canto Talk than by chatting with my College Insurrection compatriot, Aleister. We had a chance to discuss the high (and low) points of 2013 on American campuses — and what 2014 is likely for our nation’s students.

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William and Mary Student Reviews “Lone Survivor” More than a Movie

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Posted by    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

Mark Wahlberg’s latest movie, Lone Survivor, premieres Friday, January 10.

College of William and Mary Student Elizabeth Marcello reviews the background on the film, which may be the first blockbuster of 2014.

Who doesn’t love a good patriotic action flick? Yet, the movie and its storyline goes much deeper than celebrating the heroism of...

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CATO Institute Video – Downsize the Department of Education

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Posted by    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

As you’ll see in the video below, the US could do just fine without the DOE.

Perhaps better.

Downsize the Department of Education

The Department of Education operates a wide range of subsidy programs for elementary and secondary schools. The aid and related federal regulations have not generally lifted academic achievement. The department also...

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Insurrection! California students suing state over bad teachers, pro-union policies

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Posted by    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

File this under “Real Insurrection”.

There have long been complaints that the California school systems acts for the benefit of teachers unions instead of the students.

Now, some California students are fighting back in court.

Nine California students have launched a lawsuit against the state, arguing that current law and entrenched practices they see...

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Will 2014 be a New Year for Student Rights?

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Posted by    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

Joseph Cohn of The FIRE seems to think so and he writes about it at Real Clear Policy. Let’s hope he’s right.

A New Year for Student Rights

We would like to think of American universities as the first place where young adults come into their full freedom — rationally run institutions where...

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Yale’s Assistant Professor Died from Meth Induced Heart-Attack

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Posted by    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have been following the case of Samuel See, an assistant professor at Yale University who was arrested on charges of fighting police officers, then taken to a jail where he died the next day.

Further investigation has now led to a conclusion about the cause of death:

Samuel See, the Yale assistant...

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Liberal Writer Calls the Florida State Seminoles the ‘Champions of Racist Mascots’

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Posted by    Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00am

The Nation is a publication of the politically correct, whiny and dull progressive left. Their writer Dave Zirin must feel right at home there.

The Florida State Seminoles: The Champions of Racist Mascots

It’s easy to oppose the name of the Washington Redskins and call for owner Dan Snyder to change his beloved...

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