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ALS Ice Bucket Challengers Need to Check Their Privilege

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00am

It had to happen eventually. There seems to be one rule to liberal activism: every good thing people try to do as actually a really bad thing, because it doesn’t address every single thing wrong in the world. Want to support ALS research? Screw you, you didn’t do anything about the...

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Colleges Screening Students Returning From Ebola-Stricken Places

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 9:30am

The last thing a college campus needs is another infectious disease passing among students.

US colleges screen some students for Ebola

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola...

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Colleges Now Buying Special Insurance to Cover Campus Rape Scandals

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8:00am

This could be the beginning of a whole new market for the insurance industry.

From Bloomberg via the College Fix.

REPORT: Colleges Buy Special Insurance to Cover Campus Rape Scandals

Bloomberg Businessweek reports:

As schools grow more aware of the risk of sexual attacks on campus, some have implemented educational programs for students or reformed...

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Vanderbilt ‘All-Comers’ Policy Stifles Religious Freedom, Christian Student Group Speaks Out

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

Robert Shibley at FIRE gives commentary on an article recently published in Christianity Today by Tish Harrison Warren, a former religious student group leader whose religious beliefs were stifled by Vanderbilt’s ‘All-Comers’ Policy:

A Victim of Vanderbilt’s So-Called ‘All-Comers’ Policy Speaks Out

Tish Harrison Warren, a former religious student group leader at Vanderbilt University, has ...

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Georgetown Prof Admits Obama Supporters Think He’s Jesus

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

It sounds like this professor may be auditioning for a job at MSNBC.

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

Professor Admits Obama Supporters Think He’s Jesus

Georgetown University sociology Professor Michael Eric Dyson not only likened President Obama to Jesus in a recent television appearance, but admitted many of the president’s supporters really...

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Teacher Sues After Bad Online Reviews Cost Her Job

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Well, if the reviews indicate things this teacher actually did in class, then her firing seems justified.

From Amy Biolchini of MLive:

Ann Arbor teacher files lawsuit over removal from classroom based on bad online reviews

An Ann Arbor high school teacher accused of arranging her class seating chart by race, calling students names...

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“Respect Your Limits While Drinking” Is Apparently Rape Culture

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

Feminists reacted strongly against the former president of George Washington University’s remarks suggesting that drinking responsibly could help prevent women from being sexually assaulted. Yes, you heard it here first: women should not be responsible for anything at all. Ever. Especially for how much alcohol they willingly consume.

Greg Piper at The College...

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Who’s Got a Millennial Problem?

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

Probably the last person you thought: Hillary Clinton.

From Nick Gillepsie writing for the Daily Beast:

Hillary’s Got a Millennial Problem

The former Secretary of State looks like she’ll clobber a Republican like Rand Paul in 2016—but only if she doesn’t alienate the young.
Sure, projecting a winner in a presidential election a couple of...

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Yale Chaplain Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:00am

If you can follow that twisted logic, perhaps you too could work at Yale University.

David Bernstein writes at the Washington Post.

Yale Episcopal chaplain Rev. Bruce Shipman digs deeper

Time to revisit Rev. Shipman, the Episcopal Chapman at Yale.

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Satisfaction with Country’s Education System Increases: Gallup

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9:30am

This is strange, considering the poor state the country’s public education system is in as reflected in international benchmark exam scores.

From Gallup:

Americans’ Satisfaction With Education System Increases

As students return to school in the U.S., 48% of Americans are “completely” or “somewhat satisfied” with the quality of k...

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University of Oregon Drops Charges Against Student Who Made a Joke

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 8:00am

This is an update to a story we reported earlier this week.

Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

College Cracking Down on Jokes

Update, 4:30 p.m.: Hours after the publication of this story, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued a statement this afternoon announcing that the charges against the...

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University Study Finds Couples With Limited Pre-Marital Experience Have Happier Marriages

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

All that serial dating and wild casual sex students are having these days could put a damper on their future happiness.

Jace Gregory at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Marriage is Different from Popular Perception, Study finds

The popular “try before you buy” mentality may be helpful when buying a car, but not...

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MIT Students Build a Working Roller Coaster on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Engineering majors have all the fun, don’t they?

Galen Moore of Bostinno reports.

MIT Kids Built a Campus Roller Coaster and Here It Is (Pics, Video)

Last week, I wrote about an MIT student working at Formlabs, who 3D-printed a scale model of a roller coaster. The best part of...

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Ultra-Feminists Decry Anti-Rape Drug Nail Polish as Promoting Rape Culture

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

So, should these innovative, entrepreneurial college students not have invented this nail polish, which turns a different color when exposed to date-rape drugs?

Katherine Timpf of he National Review has the story:

Feminists Say Roofie-Detecting Nail Polish Is Actually Also Rape Culture

A group of college students have invented a nail polish that changes...

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Student Loan Reform Has Become a Major Political Issue

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new post at Minding the Campus, David Wilezol writes that Washington is no longer ignoring student loans.

Student Loan Reform Is Now a Major Political Issue

As student debt continues to climb and reform fails to materialize, it’s not surprising that some politicians are capitalizing on their constituents’ frustration. In fact,...

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Sen. Boxer Pressures California Colleges to Install Sexual Assault ‘Victim Advocates’

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

Her bill hasn’t even made it through congress yet, but she’s already trying to enact it.

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix has the story:

Sen. Boxer Pressures Campus Leaders to Install Sexual Assault Czars at Every College in California

Ultra-liberal Democratic California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who helped introduce the SOS Campus Act  in July,...

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UW-Stevens Point Bans Smoking Everywhere – Even City Property

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Do college administrators ever get tired of banning things? Apparently not.

Matt Lamb of the College Fix reports.

Smoking Banned Everywhere – Even City Property – Under UW-Stevens Point Policy

Smoking of any kind – even if it involves neither tobacco nor smoke – has been banned at the University of Wisconsin-St...

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Colleges Worsen, Not Improve, Income Inequality

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:30am

Most college students and professors believe they are helping alleviate income inequality when in fact they are exacerbating it.

With the story is Elizabeth MacDonald of Fox Business:

Colleges Worsen Income Inequality

Tuition gouging for degrees that are useless in the real world and a failed business model have put U.S. colleges front and...

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Salem College Professor Bans Student Email

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Anyone who gets tired of responding to endless emails could probably identify.

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Don’t Email Me

A Salem College faculty member last semester took an uncompromising approach to curbing syllabus and inbox bloat: Why not ban most student emails?

“For years, student emails have been an assault on professors,...

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‘Affirmative Consent’ Standard Passes the California Assembly and Senate

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

Remember, kids, there are two things you must do every time you have sex: wear a condom, and get consent in writing and certified by a notary public.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

BREAKING: ‘Affirmative Consent’ Rape Standard Passes California Assembly

California colleges are one step closer to enforcing an...

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University Doesn’t Want Profs to Tell Students about Cheaper Textbooks

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

We can’t have over burdened college students saving money, can we?

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

GW University to Profs: Don’t Inform Students about Cheaper Textbooks!

After initially informing its faculty about their “contractual obligation” with the organization that runs the campus bookstore, George Washington University eventually backed off after profs complained.

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Beloit College Releases Annual ‘Mindset’ List, Reminding Profs How Much Things Have Changed

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

You’d be surprised how out of touch those old fogeys in the academy are these days.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Beloit releases annual ‘mindset list’

As the academic year starts, Beloit College has each August since 1998 released a “mindset list” to remind professors and administrators that their experiences...

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