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Progressives Try to Block Condoleezza Rice from Speaking at University of Minnesota

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 9:30am

It’s worth noting that this same thing recently happened at Rutgers. In this case a student and a professor, both of them white men, are leading the charge.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

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U. of South Dakota has “Bitch” Magazine Editor as Keynote Speaker for Diversity Symposium

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 8:00am

“Feminism’s image problem was something we wanted to up-end (with Bitch magazine)”

When the latest progressive movement focuses on banning the word “bossy”, it would be intriguing to learn what perspectives the editor of “Bitch” magazine may have.

The students at the University of South Dakota had the opportunity during their “Diversity Symposium.” It was everything you would imagine it to be…and more!

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State regulators worry over Education Department’s new online programs proposal

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Education Department has just issued its first draft of new regulations for online programs operating across state lines.

Unsurprisingly, the new proposal has some state regulators deeply concerned: They say the proposal is going to impose substantial burdens on their offices.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford files this report:

The department is looking...

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Video – Greg Lukianoff on ‘The State of Free Speech in America’

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Greg Lukianoff is the nation’s foremost authority of free speech issues on college campuses. If that subject is of interest to you, don’t miss the video below.

Pierce Babirak of The FIRE reports.

Video: ‘The State of Free Speech in America’ with Lukianoff, Fish, Rauch, Posner, Rosen

This Tuesday, FIRE hosted an event focused...

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Harvard student editors’ take on #TwitterisBlocked in Turkey

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

Legal Insurrection recently reported that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blocked Twitter in his country.

The editorial staff of The Harvard Crimson offered their thoughts on the act and what it means about the realities of Turkish democracy.

Hoping to encourage a functional, friendly state in the Middle East, Western powers were...

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College Basketball Coaches Sure Are Angry

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

And bossy.

A new piece by Colin McGowan of Vice takes an in-depth look at the issue.

The Insane Rage of College Basketball Coaches

The NCAA basketball tournament isn’t quite the “One Shining Moment” montage CBS would have you believe it is, but as a television program you can watch that makes you feel...

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U. of Virgina student explores the troubling realities of med, law student debt

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00am

“Large part of our effort is explaining to our students how to manage their debt once they leave medical school.”

We have reported that graduate students are being slammed hard by the high costs associated with their education, to the point many need food stamps.

University of Virgina student Leopold Spohngellert takes a hard look at the realities of graduate student finances of his...

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American University Students Protest Dick Cheney Appearance, Want Him Arrested

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

I guess no one has told the students at American University that Barack Obama has been president for the last six years.

Then there’s the pesky issue of free speech.

How do you think these students would react if someone tried to shut them down?

Via Twitchy…

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Extreme Grade Inflation: UNC Athlete’s Error-Ridden Essay earns A minus

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

We have been keeping track of the reports of academic fraud perpetrated by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill athletic department.

Business Insider’s Tony Manfred provides an example of the shoddy scholarship that was allowed to fester at the institution. At most, the following essay on Rosa Parks was worth a solid...

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Gates Foundation Presses Feds to Collect Data on College Graduates’ Lives

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

Given the standing ovation Senator Rand Paul received at the blue bastion of UC Berkeley, the following news likely to add fuel to the fire of anger young Americans are experiencing over privacy right violations.

Breitbart’s Frances Martel has this report:

A study released by the Gates Foundation is promoting a system that...

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Adults in Indiana Now Allowed to Keep Guns in School Parking Lots

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

Kudos to the state of Indiana for respecting law abiding adults and their Second Amendment rights.

Stephanie Wang of the Indy Star reports.

Gov. Mike Pence signs bill to allow guns in school parking lots

In line with his history of support for gun rights, Gov. Mike Pence signed in...

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UNC football player denounces institutional academic fraud

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

We have been covering the story of a University of North Carolina professor who was threatened with death after revealing athletes’ shockingly low reading levels.

The Daily Caller reporter Robby Soave has a review and update of the case, which has exposed very troubling instances of academic fraud.

At the University of...

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Skidmore College to Offer Course on Miley Cyrus

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

Alternate title: Skidmore College takes a wrecking ball to higher education.

Have we really come to this?

Jennie Grey of The Saratogian reports.

Skidmore to offer course on Miley Cyrus

Skidmore College, whose slogan is “Creative thought matters,” will offer an innovative course this summer starring Miley Cyrus and all her incarnations as a way...

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Chinese Exchange Students Targeted by College’s “Zero Tolerance” Gun Rules

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

Based on the following story, perhaps administrators of student exchange programs should focus more effort on explaining the complexities of campus gun rules for their charges.

Two Chinese students at La Roche College in Pennsylvania are facing criminal charges for shooting a toy gun on campus.

Haotian Liu and Dixiaonan Zhou brought a...

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‘Rape Culture’ Activism at Occidental College and BuzzFeed

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

KC Johnson of Minding The Campus reports on a situation at Occidental College where students and faculty have joined forces in rape culture activism and a BuzzFeed report which made things worse.

Irrational ‘Rape Culture’ Activism at Occidental and BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is uncritically fascinated with “rape culture.” Combine that with Occidental, a college...

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Oxymoronic: U of M Exhibit celebrates Abortion as “Life-Sustaining Act”

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

An oxymoron is defined a figure of speech by that produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect.

File the latest news from the University of Michigan as “oxymoronic,” then.

Vivian Hughbanks, a student at Hillsdale College, files this report:

Abortion – the “life-sustaining act” of the ages.

That’s the theme behind an exhibit currently on display...

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George Mason University Prof Attacked by Loon in His Classroom

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

Professor Tyler Cowen of George Mason was attacked by a peper spray wielding crazy person in his classroom this week. Elizabeth Nolan Brown of Reason reported.

Economist Tyler Cowen Pepper Sprayed While Teaching Class at George Mason University

Economist, author, and George Mason University (GMU) professor Tyler Cowen was pepper sprayed in his...

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U. of M. Student: Ukraine Crisis Initiates Cold War, Version 2.0

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

University of Michigan student Derek Draplin has a detailed review of the unfolding events in Ukraine and Russia’s interests in that region.

He surmises that the swiftest end to the crisis would be similar to what stopped the Cold War: Solid leadership, Ronald Reagan style.

…Besides Ukraine’s economic and historical significance to Russia,...

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Victory for Free Speech on College Campuses in Tennessee

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

It’s amazing that legislation which undermines free speech is sometimes introduced by the very people who are supposed to represent our best interests. We need more watchdogs.

Joseph Cohn of The FIRE reports.

Victory in Tennessee: Bill Banning Outside Speakers Is Abandoned

News reports today indicate that Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield is abandoning...

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Princeton Co-Ed Makes the Modern Woman’s Case for Celebrating Chivalry

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

Princeton student Penina Krieger makes a brilliant case for preserving chivalry in The Princeton Tory.

…The reason for chivalry cannot simply be women’s need to have someone help them with the odious task of opening the door; if this were the reason for the tradition, an automatic door would do just as...

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Knox College Student – Democrats Sink to New Low

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

Knox College student Alex Uzarowicz has written a new post for the College Conservative in which he examines the political effects of Obamacare on the Democratic Party.

Democrats Sink to New Low

The political chatter on the Left is clear: Obamacare is good news. The law will expand coverage, lower healthcare costs, and...

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Bold, New Idea: Let’s Make “Non-Profit” Colleges Accountable, too!

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

We recently reported that the Obama Administration is poised to release new rules on “for profit” colleges, which were based on ones that a judge declared “arbitrary” and “capricious”.

However, in an opinion piece published by Reuters, Reihan Salam suggests some of the rules may have merit — and should be applied...

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