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U. of Maryland Students Earn Credit For Choosing Progressively Proper Food

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:30am

Course rewards students for eating healthy, locally grown, sustainable food.

Food control seems to be one of the biggest obsessions for campus progressives.

Kara Mason of the University of Colorado-Pueblo reports on a  class at the University of Maryland that  gives students credit to temporarily eliminate sugar from their diet or skipping a meal,  which aims to teach  food choice “consequences”.

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University of Virginia Prof Says Republicans Could Win it All in 2014

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Posted by    Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:00am

Professor Larry J. Sabato is well known for his political predictions and if this recent article in Politico is accurate, Democrats should be concerned.

Republicans Really Could Win It All This Year

Another midterm election beckons, and over the next 10 months we’ll see headlines about a thousand supposedly critical developments—the “game changers”...

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UC Davis’ creates innovative digital badge system for students

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

Allows assessment on student competency in sustainable agriculture program, out-of-class work.

New technologies are being used at University of California – Davis to determine student participation and competency in its “sustainable agriculture program”.

Interestingly, the fact that the system allows assessment on competency is the reason the approach is gaining attention nationwide.

The idea was hatched as the university worked toward the 2011 launch...

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A Dartmouth Alum Asks: Why Do We Cost More Than Brown?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Joseph Asch of Dartblog asks a question that many Dartmouth students have probably wondered to themselves.

Why Do We Cost More Than Brown?

The answer to today’s quiz will be easy for longtime readers, but play along anyways, please. How expensive is it to run Brown University as compared to Dartmouth?

Brown now has...

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National Common Core committee member worries about students’ STEM futures

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

The fact that a Common Core test recently offered a completely unsolvable math problem is probably one of the many reasons that an expert associated with this program is giving it a failing grade when it comes to preparing students for futures in the science and technology fields.

An excerpt from a...

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Student Movement at Amherst College Aims to Bring Conservatism Back to Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

Anyone familiar with Amherst College knows this is going to be an uphill battle.

Katrin Marquez of The College Fix reports.

Bringing Conservatism Back To Amherst College

A student-led, conservative counter-culture movement at Amherst College is in full swing.

Tucked away in a rural valley in Massachusetts lies Amherst College, a small yet venerable...

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Frat’s “Torture” Hazing Leads to Calls for Tougher Penalties

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that a Maryland fraternity was under investigation for hazing rituals reminiscent of torture scenes in some Hollywood films.

The hazing stories have now resulted in calls for tougher state...

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Quinnipiac University Prof. Says Gun Control is Bad Public Policy

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

Finally, a professor who gets it and he’s a Democrat too!

Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reports.

Democrat Professor: Gun Control Is Not Good Public Policy

Last week, Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius faced accusations of possessing a “political agenda” following his study which showed the failures of gun c...

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New Jersey Coed: German Class Turns into Obamacare Love-fest

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 9:30am

When Emma Colton signed up for a language class last fall at The College of New Jersey, she wanted to focus on learning  conversational German.

It looks like language was the last item on the professor’s agenda.

What I did not expect to learn in German 103 was that the Affordable Care Act...

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Higher Education Has Violated its Contract With Society

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 8:00am

Writing at National Review, Victor Davis Hanson suggests that the relationship between colleges and American society has changed and that higher ed now deserves more scrutiny.

The Outlaw Campus

Two factors have so far shielded the American university from the sort of criticism that it so freely levels aga...

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Applying the “JC Penny” Approach to College Pricing

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Aleister recently reported that an “educational leadership” leader asserted that “we Are creating Walmarts of Higher Education.”

Proof that the free market forces currently popping the “Higher Education Bubble” are unsettling progressives is offered in a Huffington Post piece by ProPublica’s Marian Wang:

…The growing discount rates and...

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“US Higher Ed has a product that does not work”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new piece at Forbes, Todd Hixon suggests it’s time for serious reform in American higher education. I’m sure many people agree with him.

Higher Education Is Now Ground Zero For Disruption

Why? US Higher Ed has a product that does not work, ridiculous costs, and an antiquated business model. For many...

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Despite Federal Warnings “Rainbow” Chemistry Experiment Results in Student Burns

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

The US Chemical Safety Board recently issued a video warning of the dangers of the “Rainbow” experiment, a common one across the country.

Despite this waning, a Manhattan high school ran that experiment — resulting in an accident that sent a plume of fire across the science lab, engulfing two students and leaving...

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University of Missouri Basketball Game Chants Deemed Offensive

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

We can’t have college students hearing chants at sporting events that might offend their delicate sensibilities, can we?

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

Longtime MU Fan Chants Deemed Offensive, Banned From Arena

Scum, scum, scum – go back to where you’re from . . .” is a chant th...

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Historians dream of government jobs

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

When Megan McArdle suggested those with doctoral degrees go after real jobs when tenure wasn’t an option, I suspect this is not quite what she meant.

Seminars on landing tenure-track jobs are common at annual gatherings of academic associations. And the recent meeting of the American Historical Association was no exception, with...

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Far Left Demagogue Harry Belafonte to Speak at U. Michigan on Martin Luther King Day

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Harry Belafonte, who used to be known for his music, in recent years has repeatedly lashed out at the Tea Party, urged Obama to be more like a dictator and sung the praises of Hugo Chavez.

He hardly seems like an appropriate choice to celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther...

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Glenn Reynolds: Nobody ever got shot or pregnant from online or home schooling

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:30am

In his newest USA Today column, Professor Glenn Reynolds (author of The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself) shares his thoughts on modern alternatives to the traditional school approach.

…Public schools were designed to be rigid. Back in the 19th century, when Massachusetts Board of Education...

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Modern Language Association Blocks Jewish News Service from Covering Convention

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:00am

Yesterday, we linked to a piece by Eric Owens in which he reported that the Daily Caller was being blocked from covering the MLA convention.

Now, he is reporting that the Jewish News Service is also being blocked.

Now Modern Language Association bans Jewish wire service from anti-Israel rant session

It turns out that...

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Wilmington College boots frat that hazed student who lost testicle

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

The last time we checked on Ohio’s Wilmington College, the state police were investigating a college fraternity hazing incident that left a 19-year-old pledge short one testicle.

The school has now acted on the findings.

A fraternity at a southwest Ohio college has been kicked off campus following what officials said was a...

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When Politicians Join Academia

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Libby A. Nelson of Politico has written a new piece which examines the trend of politicians making the switch to higher education.

Universities hire politician presidents

Mitch Daniels self-deprecatingly describes himself as a freshman in higher education. If that’s the case, Janet Napolitano is his classmate.

The former Indiana governor and former secretary of...

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