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Creating New Victims on Campus With Microaggression

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 9:30am

A recent piece by Heather Mac Donald at City Journal points out the pitfalls of Microaggression.

The Microaggression Farce

In November 2013, two dozen graduate students at the University of California at Los Angeles marched into an education class and announced a protest against its “hostile and unsafe climate for Scholars of Color.”...

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Duke Sociologist Claims America is Still Racist, Even “Without Racists”

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 8:00am

Or, in other words, “You’re racist, even if you don’t actually do racist things.”

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Duke sociologist: ‘Racism without racists’ today in America

Duke University sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva says today’s racism is fomented without the use of actual racists. Or something like that.

He’s also written a...

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UCLA Students Hold ‘Die-in’ as Part of Ferguson Demonstrations

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

Given that a black employee of University of California- Los Angeles claims he Was racially profiled by campus police, it must be noted that the campus “die-in” to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision seems to have gone off without any police intervention.

Daily Bruin student reporter Jeong Park files this report:

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Syracuse University to Offer Course on Doctor Who

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Rejoice, science fiction fans.

Kristen Eskow of USA Today has the story.

Syracuse University professor starts ‘Doctor Who’ course

A class on the BBC television series Doctor Who is coming to Syracuse University this spring semester, and will also be open online (for free!) to any members of the public interested in the course.

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Berkeley Student Arrested at Protest Crowdfunds his Bail

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

A UC Berkeley student who was arrested during a local protest shows that protesting in the age of social media has certain advantages.

The Daily Cal reported.

Jeff Noven, a 21-year-old UC Berkeley student detained at a protest last week, will no longer face charges.

Noven was arrested at the UC Board of Regents...

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Japanese Man Sues Women’s College After Being Denied Admission

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

He’s suing the college for gender discrimination. This is the world we live in now.

First Post reports.

Japanese man sues women’s university for denying him admission

Tokyo: A young Japanese man is suing an all-women public university for gender discrimination after being denied admission, according to a media reports.

The man, aspir...

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New York State’s Test Security Unit Focuses on Cheating Teachers

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

A fascinating piece in The Wall Street Journal reviews information on 32 teachers and administrators who settled cases of alleged cheating misconduct with New York State in the past two years.

These cases were reviewed by the state’s new Test Security Unit.

Richard M. Brzeski had his teaching license suspended for two years...

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UMass Ends Relationship With Bill Cosby

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:00am

As allegations mount against the comedian, UMass has decided to sever ties with him despite the fact that he’s a high profile alum.

Matt Rocheleau and Eric Bosco of the Boston Globe reported.

UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

The University of Massachusetts Amherst severed its ties Wednesd...

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Ohio U. Students Petition to Ban Fraternity Based on Anonymous Social Media

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9:30am

That sounds like solid evidence that would totally hold up in a court of law to me!

Dave Huber at The college Fix has the story:

Ohio University students: Ban frat based on anonymous social media

Hmm. The university where a senior journalism major wants to ban anonymous social media like Yik Yak now...

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Lincoln University President Resigns Over Rape Comments

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8:00am

The president of Lincoln University has been forced out for daring to question the motives of students who make rape allegations.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Rape Comments Send University President Packing

The president of the country’s oldest degree-granting historically black college tumbled from power this week, brought low after remarks went...

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Wesleyan University Receives $250,000 Donation for Faculty Support Fund

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

Wesleyan University recently received $250,000 to establish a faculty support fund.

Students of that school may be interested to learn that this donation is eligible for a $250,000 major-gift match, which increases the value of the endowment to $500,000…just in case the faculty needs even more support.

Fifty years after earning his degree...

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Michigan State University College of Music Plays Vivaldi: Selections from Magnificat

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Here’s something nice to kick off the holiday season.

The video was just uploaded yesterday and these students are incredibly talented.

We hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving.

 
 
 
 

A Review of Student Second Amendment Rights

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

The College Conservative’s Chelsea Gruenwald reviews the status of student rights related to the Second Amendment on campuses across the country.

And while the news is good, more work needs to be done.

The majority of the 4,400 colleges and universities in the United States prohibit their students from carrying firearms on campus....

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Portland State Prof Blames Thanksgiving on Consumerism

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

If you’re just about to eat Thanksgiving dinner, you may want to save this story for later.

Caitlin Grimes of Campus Reform has the story.

Prof. blames Thanksgiving on consumerism, suggests spirit of holiday is apologizing

The modern portrayal of Thanksgiving is filled with historical inaccuracies based on a consumer culture, according to a...

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Brigham Young University Cracks Down on Beards

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

Some students are seeing their “beard passes” revoked, and those who managed to keep them are being required to wear the passes on a lanyard around their neck.

Greg Piper at The College Fix reports:

BYU refuses to renew ‘beard passes’ for some students in claimed crackdown

Update on our summer story about the...

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You Need College to Get a Good Job But You Still Might Not Get a Job

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s a catch 22. College helps you get a better job but there’s no guarantee you’ll get one.

Robert Reich writes at the Huffington Post.

Why College Is Necessary But Gets You Nowhere

This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college, and when I get lots of mail about...

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UC-Davis Caves Over Sexual Assault Training Materials

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 9:30am

It only took two weeks.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

UC-Davis quickly caves when challenged about sexual-assault training coercion

That was fast: Less than two weeks after the University of California-Davis defended its sexual-assault training materials that require students to agree that certain words and phrases (“pimp,” “slut”) are “problematic,”...

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Faculty at UVA Wants to Abolish the Greek System

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 8:00am

Someday in the not too distant future, we’re going to run out of things to ban on college campuses.

Sonny Bunch of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

UVA Faculty Want Abolition of Greek System, Emails Reveal

University of Virginia faculty members are floating the abolition of Greek life on campus after an explosive Rolling...

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College Student Believes He Deserved to be Mugged Because of His ‘Privilege’

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

There are some people you just can’t help. This young man might be one of them.

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform reported.

Student mugged, says he deserved it because of his ‘privilege’

A Georgetown University (GU) student who says he was mugged at gunpoint says he “can hardly blame”...

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Research Determines That Parental Involvement Is Good For High Schoolers

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

I, for one, am absolutely flabbergasted by the idea that parents being involved in their children’s lives is beneficial.

Dave Huber at The College Fix reports:

Who knew? Parental involvement good for high schoolers

University of Pittsburgh researchers have done some research — and they’ve concluded that “parents should have strong relationships with their...

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Students from DC Area Colleges Protest Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

We’ll probably see more of this in the coming months.

Eva Palmer of the GW Hatchet reported.

D.C. college students protest Ferguson decision at White House

Students from GW and Georgetown, American and Howard universities gathered outside the White House on Monday night to protest a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to...

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U. of Tennessee has some good tips for the new GOP Congress

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of Tennessee student Treston Wheat has some good advice for the Republican leaders in the next session of Congress, so they won”t squander the mandate they have been given by the American people.

Now that the GOP has taken back the legislature, if they want to change this country for the...

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