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UC Santa Barbara Student Government Votes For Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

Good for these students! We need more free speech, not less.

The FIRE blog reports.

Student Government at UC Santa Barbara Votes to Support Free Speech on Campus

On March 2, 2016, the Associated Students Senate of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) voted in favor of a resolution asking administrators to protect...

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Rubio Pitching Message To Youth

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

In his ads, he pitches his candidacy as the way of the future for millennials.

Red Alert Politics reports.

CPAC preview: Can Rubio mesh youth appeal with neo-conservatism?

Marco Rubio used his closing statement at the GOP debate as a pitch to millennials about the future, but it’s a canned line with a dangerous...

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Young Americans for Freedom Chapter in California Called ‘Hate Group’

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 2:00pm

The left just can’t stand college students who don’t get in line.

The College Fix reports.

California State-LA chapter of Young Americans for Freedom called ‘hate group,’ ‘KKK’

After protesters’ efforts at thwarting conservative speaker Ben Shapiro from delivering a talk last week were unsuccessful, campus progressives have turned their attention to the group...

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Law School Committee Thinks The Harvard Seal Should Change

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

The seal bears the crest of the former slave-owning Royall family.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Law School Committee Recommends Seal Change

A committee tasked with re-considering Harvard Law School’s seal in light of its ties to slavery recommended Friday that the Harvard Corporation revoke the emblem’s status as...

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University of Pittsburgh Students Traumatized by Gay Conservative

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11:00am

Milo Yiannopoulos strikes again.

The Pitt News reports.

Students speak out against Yiannopoulos

In the spirit of free speech, Pitt’s Student Government Board passed the microphone Tuesday to a line of students speaking out about a controversial speaker whose visit SGB partially funded.

At its public meeting in Nordy’s Place, students packed the William Pitt...

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Students React To CPAC Without Donald Trump

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:30am

Trump was scheduled as the first event of Saturday morning.

Red Alert Politics reports.

‘Not Welcome’: Students react to Donald Trump dropping out CPAC

After a rowdy debate performance on Thursday night, Donald Trump made a bombshell announcement that he would not be speaking at CPAC 2016. Trump was scheduled as the first event...

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Trump’s Refusal to be Politically Correct Appeals to Many College Students

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Posted by    Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8:00am

This article from Robby Soave of Reason is a couple weeks old but we just noticed it now and thought it was worth sharing.

How Political Correctness Caused College Students to Cheer for Trump

Surely, there’s no place less likely to become the site of an impromptu Trump rally than a college campus....

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Diversity isn’t Working so Well at Dartmouth

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

The Ivy League school is trying to make things better but it’s not working out.

Dartblog reports.

Diversity Efforts Make Things Worse

If you have ever wondered how it can be that two generations of affirmative action and diversity besottedness have brought us to the worst campus race relations in memory, the Senior Fellow...

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Trump Had a Super Tuesday With Young Voters

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3:30pm

Trump did better than young people than expected.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Super Tuesday: Trump wins big with young voters, breaks turnout records

No way to cut it, Donald Trump had a good night on Super Tuesday — winning at least six states and leading in another one as of the writing of this article.

Trump...

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University of Texas Dean Resigns After Handgun Law

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

He has led the architecture school in Austin for 15 years.

The New York Times reports.

Dean at University of Texas Resigns in Part Over Handgun Law

A highly regarded dean at the flagship campus of the University of Texas announced this week that he was leaving the school in part because of his...

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Norovirus Outbreaks Hit College Campuses Around the Country

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

Take care of yourselves, college students.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Infected

Outbreaks of norovirus on college campuses in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the last month have sickened hundreds of students, and a handful of new cases have recently been confirmed at the University of California at Berkeley.

Miami University of Ohio reached roughly 200...

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McGill University Student Body Rejects Controversial Israel Boycott

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 11:00am

This represents the fourth time since 2009 that the effort to persuade the student body to adopt an anti-Israel Boycott.

Algemeiner reports.

McGill University’s Student Body Rejects Student Government’s BDS Vote

The student body at Canada’s McGill University has failed to ratify Monday’s controversial Israel boycott vote by the general assembly of the...

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Student Takes Stand Against Prof for the Bible

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 9:30am

Why is the Bible a subject of controversy on campus?

The College Fix reports.

Prof: ‘Don’t take this class if you believe the Bible is infallible’ — One student’s brave reply

“Don’t take this class if you believe the Bible is inspired or infallible.”

That was how a professor at UC Berkeley had launched his...

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University of California Berkeley Has Cyber Security Trouble Again

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Posted by    Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 8:00am

Now, we find the school in cyber security trouble again as some 80,000 students and staff had their information as the result of a breach of their systems.

CSO Online reports.

University of California Berkeley breached again

Almost a year later, it seems that the University of California Berkeley has been breached yet again....

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How To Fix The Rising Cost Of College

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

So what’s the solution?

Forbes reports.

Why College Is So Expensive, And How To Fix It

It’s no secret that a college education in America is more expensive than it’s ever been. With tuitions at many Universities now exceeding $40,000 per year, even a plethora of financial aid opportunities and scholarships leave the average...

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Student Claims Sorority Rush Counts as Hazing Because it’s Stressful

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

Imagine how difficult the real world is going to be for this student.

The College Fix reports.

Sorority rush counts as hazing because it’s stressful and makes girls cry, student argues

ANALYSIS: Is sorority rush a safe space?

‘After six hours of judgment and insecurity … it’s hard and confusing to leave a house after...

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Technology Has Changed College Admissions

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

Technology has upended the entire college application process.

The Week reports.

How technology is upending college admissions

Gone are the days of anxious college applicants awaiting the fat or thin envelope in their mailboxes. No more truckloads of transcripts and recommendation letters piling up at the admissions office. Indeed, technology has upended the entire...

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College Republicans at Purdue Talk GOP Politics

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:30pm

The College Republicans at Purdue are starting to plug into the 2016 race.

The Purdue Review reports.

Student Republicans speak out

A quick poll on candidate loyalty by show of hand at the Feb. 25th Purdue College Republicans meeting revealed that support was split between three top contenders for the GOP primary. Several hands...

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Chicago State University Cancels Spring Break

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00am

It was to save money.

KTVZ reports.

Chicago college cancels spring break to save money

If students at Chicago State University weren’t aware of the the budget crisis in Illinois yet, they are now. The school just canceled spring break as a way to save money.

An eight-month-long budget impasse at the state level has...

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Your College Degree Might Not Mean as Much in Hawaii

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:30am

This is bad news for anyone who was hoping to lounge on the beaches of Hawaii after graduation.

The Honolulu Civil Beat reported.

Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii?

Hawaii residents are more likely to have a college degree than their mainland counterparts, but may not be reaping the same economic benefits of...

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UC Berkeley May Dissolve College of Chemistry

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:00am

It is as a cost-cutting measure.

The Daily Californian reports.

Campus considers dissolving the College of Chemistry to cut costs

The campus is considering dissolving the College of Chemistry and integrating it into another college as a cost-cutting measure.

The dissolution of the college is one of many options the administration is considering as the...

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Forty Members Of Columbia Faculty Join Anti-Israel ‘Apartheid Divest’ Petition

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

The petition says Columbia should “divest from corporations that supply, perpetuate, and profit from a system that has subjugated the Palestinian people.”

Columbia Spectator reports.

40 faculty sign petition in solidarity with Columbia University Apartheid Divest

Forty faculty members have signed a petition calling upon the University to “divest from corporations that supply, perpetuate,...

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