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College Profs Nervous About Armed Students in the Classroom

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:00am

Conservative students are made to feel uncomfortable in college classrooms all the time. Sorry if the Second Amendment makes you nervous.

Elaine Godfrey reports at New York Mag.

Many Professors Anxious About Legally Armed Students in Their Classrooms

A professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Aust...

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Why Do For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Get U.S. Funds?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 9:30am

Why are they still getting money?

The New York Times reports.

For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Receive U.S. Funds

When the Obama administration agreed this summer to erase the federal loan debt of some former students at Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit school that filed for bankruptcy in the face of charges of widespread...

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Hillsborough Community College Drops Pledge of Allegiance From Meetings

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8:00am

The goal of every campus progressive has been achieved at one Florida school.

Rebecca Downs reports at Red Alert Politics.

College bans Pledge of Allegiance: It ‘violated beliefs in academic freedom’

WFLA.com reported that the advisory council for Hillsborough Community College, in Fla., voted at its September meeting to drop the Pledge of Allegiance...

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Campus Carry Bill Introduced in Wisconsin Legislature

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

Governor Walker supports it, liberals and the Associated Press are unsurprisingly, freaking out.

From KSL.com:

UW police urge lawmakers not to allow weapons in buildings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police who protect the University of Wisconsin’s flagship campus in Madison are urging state lawmakers not to allow concealed weapons to be carried into...

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University of Phoenix In Trouble With The Feds

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

Troubles continue to mount for the online educator.

From AL.com:

University of Phoenix: Why for-profit college is in hot water with feds

One day after the Department of Defense put the University of Phoenix on probation for alleged recruiting violations, the Justice Department and the Department of Education confirmed they are coordinating an investigation...

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University of Ottawa Prof Addresses Kangaroo Courts on Campus (VIDEO)

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

University of Ottawa professor Janice Fiamengo asks some very pertinent questions about the current climate on college campuses.

Particularly with regard to rape culture and due process. Watch:

 
 
 
 

Cornell President Takes Stand Against Politically Correct Censorship

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

We need more leaders in higher education to do the same.

This New York Post editorial praises Cornell president Elizabeth Garrett, and rightly so.

Hopefully Cornell president’s free speech stance sets a trend

Calling herself “an avid supporter of freedom of speech,” Elizabeth Garrett — Cornell University’s new president — came out firmly against...

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Six Paths to Better College Essays

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

What makes a good essay?

Forbes reports.

Violins, Trash and Calculus: 6 Paths To Better College-Entry Essays

What delights college admissions officers as they read high-school students’ application essays? What’s a total turn-off? Six experts weighed in on the subject yesterday at the annual convention of college admissi...

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College Students Urge the Pope to Divest the Vatican From Fossil Fuels

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:00am

What’s next? Trigger warnings in the Bible?

Pardes Seleh of Campus Reform reported.

Students from 82 colleges urge Pope Francis to divest Vatican from fossil fuels

Fossil Free, a global network of “campaigns and campaigners” aimed at economically hindering companies that profit from fossil fuels, has recently busied itself with lobbying the Pope to...

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Small Colleges Take Advantage When a Scholar Wins a Nobel

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 9:30am

Start the marketing!

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

When a Small-College Scholar Wins a Nobel, the Marketing Begins

Drew University loves William Campbell.

Mr. Campbell is a research fellow emeritus at Drew, a liberal-arts college in Madison, N.J., with just over 2,000 students, and on Monday he was named one...

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University of Missouri Students Deface Campus Statue of Thomas Jefferson in Protest

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00am

Is nothing sacred? The University of Missouri should be ashamed of this.

The Missourian reported.

Students protest Thomas Jefferson statue, call for its removal

COLUMBIA — In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “All men are created equal.” On Wednesday, the words were plastered to his forehead.

Throughout the day, students covered the Jefferson...

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California’s Governor Vetoes Minimum Punishment Bill for Campus Sexual Assault Cases

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

Is there some sanity in California? Governor Brown vetoed legislation Sunday that would’ve created mandatory minimum punishments for campus sexual assault cases.

From the Huffington Post:

California Governor Vetoes Bill Calling For Minimum Punishments In College Sexual Assault Cases

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed legislation Sunday that would have made California the first...

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Brothel Owner Offers to Pay Student Loans for Co-eds

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Of course, there are certain strings attached to this offer.

Eric Owens reported at the Daily Caller.

Bunny Ranch Brothel Offers To Pay Down Student Loans For Debt-Strapped Co-Eds

The owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal whorehouse in Nevada, has announced that he will pay down student loans for new sex worker underlings.

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Campus (Dildo) Carry Protest Planned at University of Texas

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

You know what they say — never bring a dildo to a gun fight. Well, they don’t say that, but someone probably should.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Campus (Dildo) Carry Protest Planned at University of Texas

Longhorn alumna Jessica Jin plans to protest campus carry in a somewhat unconventional way — by...

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Two Columns Scrubbed From Brown University Newspaper for Being Offensive

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

We can’t have nasty words offending sensitive college students can we?

Emily Shire writes at the Daily Beast.

Freedom of Speech? Not At Brown University

College is a time for participating in a number of head-scratching activities that make perfect sense inside the campus bubble, but appear utterly ridiculous and nonsensical to anyone in...

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Santa Clara University Promises It Won’t Rescind Speaking Offer to George Will

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

A college last year rescinded their offer.

The College Fix reports.

University promises it won’t disinvite George Will for his comments on ‘supposed’ campus rape

Last year Scripps College in California pulled back a speaking invitation for conservative syndicated columnist George Will, a decision he attributes to a column he wrote questioning whether sexual...

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Speaker Who Disagrees With Rape Culture Protested at Dartmouth

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 11:00am

At least it was a silent protest that didn’t interrupt the speaker.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

Dartmouth students stage silent protest during ‘controversial’ sexual assault speech

There’s been yet another college protest focused on an “against-the-sexual assault-narrative” speaker, this time Slate’s Emily Yoffe at Dartmouth.

Apparently, some of Yoffe’s articles — titled...

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High School Freshmen Can Start College Applications on New Site

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 9:30am

College apps at age 14.

NBC News reports.

New Site Allows High School Freshmen to Start College Application

A new online portal is enabling high school students to get started on their college applications when they’re as young as 14 years old.

Through the Coalition for College Access — a new group of more than...

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Texas College Students to Protest Campus Carry With Sex Toys

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 8:00am

What a mature way to respond to an issue you disagree with.

From The Blaze.

College Students Plan to Carry Sex Toys Around School to Protest Campus Carry

University of Texas at Austin students plan to carry dildos around campus next year in protest of recent legislation that allows concealed...

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Why These Two Colleges Are Cutting Tuition Prices By 40%

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Posted by    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

Two small liberal arts colleges are slicing tuition prices.

From CNBC:

Getting an education at bargain basement price? Two colleges say yes

Bucking the trend of annual tuition increases, two small private liberal arts colleges are actually cutting tuition next year — by more than 40 percent.

Utica College...

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College in California Won’t Allow Yacht Club Because Yachts Are Offensive

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Posted by    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

I wonder if anyone has informed John Kerry about this?

The FOX News Insider reported:

California College Denies Student Yacht Club, Says Yacht Clubs Are Offensive

Are yacht clubs — in and of themselves — offensive? According...

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Portland State To Have ‘White Privilege’ Course

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Posted by    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Making ‘whiteness strange’ is the goal of this SJW class.

From Campus Reform:

Portland State course aims to ‘make whiteness strange’

According to Portland State University Professor’s Rachel Sanders’ “White Privilege” course, “whiteness” must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved.

The course description states that “whiteness is the lynchpin of structures of...

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