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Camille Paglia Criticizes Overblown Campus Rape Culture

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new column at Time, Paglia suggests that over-hyped rape culture obscures real dangers faced by young women on campus.

Camille Paglia: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil

The disappearance of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham two weeks ago is the latest in a long series of girls-gone-missing cases that often...

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Handling of Athlete’s Concussion Spurs Outrage at University of Michigan

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Students were outraged that U. Michigan quarterback Shane Morris suffered a concussion mid game and was immediately put back into play, risking even further massive head trauma and potentially even death.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Protests and controversy over how U. of Michigan responded to athlete’s concussion

University of...

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Prager University – How to Solve America’s Spending Problem

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute looks at America’s debt and offers a few suggestions on how to deal with it.

Here’s more information.

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Everyone complains about America’s debt, and rightly so, but how do we get out of it? As Cato’s Michael Tanner explains,...

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Anti “Rape Culture” Protesters at Cornell Target University President

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 9:30am

As part of the National Day of Protest Against Rape Culture, about one hundred Cornell students gathered to give speeches, read poems, and dragged around a mattress in order to bring about the end of “rape culture.”

From the Review Blog:

“End Rape Culture” Protest at Cornell Targets President Skorton

Students gathered on Ho...

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Convicted Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to Give Commencement Address at Goddard College

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Posted by    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:00am

How sadly unsurprising.

If Ann Coulter or some other conservative wants to speak on campus all hell breaks loose.

Convicted cop killer? No problem.

Dave Boyer of the Washington Times reported.

Cop-killing ex-Black Panther to give college commencement address

A convicted cop killer and former Black Panther whose case helped to derail one of President Obama’s...

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NYU Professor: Climate Change to Blame for Rise of ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

This is no joke, repeat, no joke.

So it goes: In recent years climate change has been “partly” responsible for drought conditions across the Middle East, including in Syria, provoking anger at Assad’s leadership thereby giving birth to ISIS.

While I agree climate conditions can affect economics ones, and economic conditions can affect...

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‘Gentle’ Repayment Terms for Student Loans Don’t Work

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

George Leef explains why in a recent post at See Thru Edu.

How ‘Gentle’ Repayment Terms for Student Loans Hurt Everybody

It’s just inevitable – any time the government decides to be generous with taxpayer money, interest groups will start scheming for ways to maximize their take, and politicians will start scheming to...

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College Student Admonishes ‘Generation Wuss’

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Alex McHugh at the College Fix explains why all this talk of “civility” and students’ “comfort” is dragging education into a censorious ditch:

College Students Must Grow Thicker Skin: An Argument Against Civility

In the latest campus free-speech showdown, Yale’s Muslim Student Association, along with other campus groups, pressured the William F. Buckley...

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U. New Mexico Sex Week Includes ‘Negotiating Successful Threesomes’ Event

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Based on current campus sex laws, I hope the event features a session about getting sworn witnesses and signed affidavits beforehand.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Public University’s Sex Week Includes ‘Negotiating Successful Threesomes’ Event

The University of New Mexico has launched its first-ever “Sex Week” observance this week with a controversial agenda...

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Cornell Selects First Female President

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

I found some “stuff” on her time at the University of Southern California, but I’ll write about that some time soon.

Elizabeth Garrett, USC provost, named Cornell’s 13th president

The Cornell University Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University...

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Will Colleges Ban Fraternities and Sororities?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:00am

You knew this question would be asked eventually, didn’t you?

Jake New writes at Inside Higher Ed.

Banning Frats?

This month was not kind to the already-embattled image of the American college fraternity.

Wesleyan University announced that its fraternities would have to go coeducational amid a push from students and faculty members who say that fraternities...

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Drake University Students Destroy Newspaper Over Pro-Life Ad

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 9:30am

It’s not technically burning books, but hey, it’s the thought that counts, right?

Kasey Marie Shores at The College Fix has the story:

Student Newspapers Destroyed Over Christian Crisis Pregnancy Center Ad

Hundreds of copies of Drake University’s student paper The Times-Delphic were recently destroyed, allegedly because it consistently ran an advertisement for a Christian...

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Catholic College Finally Approves Student Group That Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8:00am

You wouldn’t think it would be so difficult to get such a group approved at Notre Dame. Isn’t this the position of the Catholic Church?

The FIRE blog reports.

After Denial, Group Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Approved at Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, Ind., September 30, 2014—Months after being rejected on the grounds that it was...

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Student Explains Why Economics Still Matter

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

No, we’re not living in a ‘post-materialistic’ society, and no, we’re no just going to ignore the economy in favor of dealing with every new ‘social issue’ that’s hip these days.

Matthew Dragonette at The College Conservative writes:

Why Economics Still Matter

Beginning in the 1970s, University of Michigan professor Ronald Inglehart proposed a theory...

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Princeton Prof: The Cultural Elite is no Longer Tolerant of Christians

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Absolutely true and refreshing words from someone in academia.

Ginni Thomas of the Daily Caller has the story.

Princeton Professor: Cultural Elite Can No Longer Tolerate Christians

Last May, one of the most influential conservative and religious intellectual leader in America gave a somber speech in Washington, declaring it to be “Good Friday in...

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Northeastern Journalism Prof has ‘Complete Confidence’ Fareed Zakaria is a Plagiarist

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

It seems like everyone thinks Zakaria is a plagiarist, except for Jeff Zucker and Fareed himself.

Tony Lee writes for Breitbart:

JOURNALISM PROFESSOR: ‘COMPLETE CONFIDENCE’ FAREED ZAKARIA IS A PLAGIARIST

After CNN chief Jeff Zucker said he had “complete confidence” in CNN’s Fareed Zakaria even after at least 24 instances of plagiarism on his...

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“Don’t Know Much About History”

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new post at See Thru Edu, Robert Paquette notes that higher education has a history problem.

“Don’t Know Much About History” at Elite U.S. Colleges

Little more than a year after the ending of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, James Madison wrote Thomas Jefferson a penetrating letter on the political future...

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Loyola University Palestinian Group Suspended for Harassing Jewish Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Doubtlessly, Loyola’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine will say that their freedom of speech and assembly has been denied. Problem is, they were trying to prevent Hillel members from promoting Birthright Israel, a direct violation of Hillel students’ freedom of speech and assembly.

From The CollegeFix:

SJP CHAPTER SUSPENDED AFTER HARASSING...

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Hood College Holds Mandatory Civil Rights March

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00am

When is a civil rights march a violation of your civil rights? You can learn the answer to that question at Hood College.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Hood College Civil Rights March — Where Attendance is Compulsory

Faculty and students from Hood College,...

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California Affirmative Consent Bill Finally Signed Into Law

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:30am

Thanks, Jerry Brown.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual-Consent Bill Finally Signed Into California Law

Soothing allies who were afraid he would give in to pressure from civil liberties and men’s rights groups, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill that makes his state...

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Yale to Host Radical Sheikh Who Advocated Killing of American Soldiers

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00am

Gee. I wonder if anyone in the Yale community will protest? You know, like they did with Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon has the story.

Yale to Host Radical Terror Sheikh Who Advocated Killing of U.S. Soldiers

A radical Tunisian sheik who has called for the murder of U.S....

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New Study Shows Using Social Media Increases Youth Voter Turnout

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

Facebook is the most effective social media platform in getting young people to vote, according to a University of Sydney study entitled The Civil Network.

From Business Standard:

Facebook most effective in engaging young people in politics

An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook being...

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