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Common Core Author Says He Did it to End White Privilege

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Posted by    Friday, May 23, 2014 at 8:00am

But don’t worry, there’s absolutely no leftist political agenda in Common Core.

Caleb Bonham writes at Campus Reform.

VIDEO: Teacher says he helped write Common Core to end white privilege

A teacher told attendees at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics Monday night that he helped write the controversial Common Core education standards to...

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U. of Vermont “not renewing” faculty based on “incentive based budgeting”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

““There are courses where it is not the end of the world if we don’t have them.”

The University of Vermont is joining an ever-expanding list of schools that is cutting faculty and staff.

Interestingly, they have developed some fun new phrases to describe the act of termination: “Not renewing” based on “Incentive Based Budgeting”.

The Dean of College of Arts and Sciences has made cuts in four areas across...

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Law Prof Says Obamacare More a Penalty Than a Tax

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Posted by    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Maybe someone could forward this post to Chief Justice Roberts.

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia reports.

ObamaCare is a Penalty

Ilya Somin, law professor at George Mason University, said that the ObamaCare mandate is more of a penalty to Americans than a tax as the U.S. Supreme Court held in its past decision....

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U. of Illinois Student Mysteriously Vanishes at Chicago Airport

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Posted by    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

Investigators are attempting to locate a 19-year-old University of Illinois student who vanished from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport shortly after checking in for a flight, family members said.

Hye Min Choi, a 19-year-old student at the University of Illinois, has been missing since Saturday evening. Choi vanished after checking in his luggage...

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Atheist Prof Mocks Dinesh D’Souza’s Christian Faith After Guilty Plea

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Posted by    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Dinesh D’Souza worked in academia. I can’t imagine him saying such mean things about a fellow academic if the situation was reversed.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Atheist Professor Mocks D’Souza’s Christian Faith In Wake of Guilty Plea

Conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza plead guilty Tuesday to breaking federal campaign...

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College Student on the Left’s Approved Targets of Bullying – Political Opponents

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Posted by    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Conservative college student Mitch Hall notes that there is one form of bullying that progressives embrace: Political bullying.

… The frightening implication of this political bullying is the idea that if the general public disapproves of your opinions, then your rights may be taken from you. If you have the “wrong” opinion...

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Should a Wealth Tax Apply to Professorial Tenure?

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Posted by    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:00am

The title of this post is one of the central questions in a new article by Megan McArdle of Bloomberg. So, does she have a good point?

Taxing a Professor’s Privilege

I’ve been reading Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” You’ll have to w...

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Georgetown Revises and Improves Student Speech and Expression Policy

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Posted by    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 9:30am

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Edcuation (FIRE) has an update on revisions to Georgetown University’s new and seemingly improved  “Speech and Expression Policy.”

FIRE’s concerns about free speech on Georgetown’s campus go back to 2010, when the university refused to recognize the student group H*yas for Choice—hence the asterisk in the...

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University Researchers Claim Conservatism and Homophobia Caused by ‘Disgusting Odors’

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Posted by    Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8:00am

I haven’t read the study but I already think it stinks. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

STUDY: University researchers claim ‘disgusting odors’ cause political conservatism, homophobia

Researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that exposure to disgusting odors increases social conservatism.

Using only a small pool of students and...

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St. Louis U. Student on the Rise of Mob Rule in America

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

St. Louis University student Amy Lutz connects the news that former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich stepped down after the heat he received for donation to California’s Prop 8 and Condi Rice’s cancelled Rutgers commencement address to a disturbing national trend: The rise of “mob rule” in America.

…This kind of mob-like behavior...

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Prof at White Privilege Conference Suggests Marxism Can End Racism

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

So it turns out all this “privilege” BS we’re hearing about is just a re-branding of the same old tired leftist tropes. Anyone surprised?

The Examiner reported.

Professor at white privilege conference promotes Marxism as way to defeat racism

In a video posted Saturday at Progressives Today, Kankakee Community College adjunct professor Stephanie Baran...

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U. of Texas – Austin Restores Transparency in Funding of Student Organizations

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has an update from the University of Texas – Austin, where the were serious concerns about the fair distribution of mandatory student fees for the purpose of supporting a variety of student organizations

The trouble at UT began on March 6, when the UT...

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Pro-Traditional Marriage Student Group Denied Recognition at Notre Dame

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is strange, the last time I checked, Notre Dame was a Catholic school.

Dominic Lynch of the College Fix reports.

Notre Dame Denies Official Recognition to Pro-Traditional Marriage Student Group

A relatively new student group at the University of Notre Dame formed to defend traditional marriage has been denied official recognition as a...

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Cinco de Mayo insanity continues: Stanford fraternities and sororities endure “cultural appropriation” scolding

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently pointed out that the real purpose of most Cinco de Mayo celebrations is to provide an excuse to drink copious amounts of Mexican beer.

And beer drinking is often a focus of campus fraternity and sorority life. However, students at the University of California – Davis were forced to cancel...

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Op-Ed: How to Make College Affordable

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent article at National Review, Mona Charen suggests that Mitch Daniels and others are pointing the way to college affordability.

How to Make College Affordable

There’s a debate among economists about why a college degree is worth so much. That the credential is valuable is not in doubt. According to the...

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College students continue to display stunning ignorance about Benghazi

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently featured a video in which a group of New York University students said they would consider studying abroad in Benghazi.

It looks like college students at another institution are similarly uninformed.

Makes you wonder what...

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Do American Literature Classics Need Trigger Warnings?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8:00am

I can’t believe this question is even being asked. It’s come to this.

Jennifer Medina writes at the New York Times.

Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm

Should students about to read “The Great Gatsby” be forewarned about “a variety of scenes that reference gory, abusive and misogynistic violence,” as one Rutgers...

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Paralyzed Rutgers football player LeGrand draws cheers during his commencement speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

Now here’s a commencement speaker everyone can support!

Four years after a football injury left Eric LeGrand paralyzed from the neck down, he is now a Rutgers University graduate.

Speaking from his mechanical wheelchair in sight of his No. 52 jersey – the only number in the history of Rutgers’ football program to...

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Names of Alleged “Rapists” Listed on Bathroom Walls at Columbia

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Well this story doesn’t have multiple lawsuits written all over it or anything.

Yeesh.

Chelsia Rose Marcius and Sasha Goldstein of the New York Daily News report.

Lists of alleged Columbia University ‘rapists’ scrawled on bathroom walls across campus

Vigilantes at Columbia University have scribbled the names of alleged “rapists” in building bathrooms across the...

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Man arrested for gun possession at sister-in-law’s Boston U. graduation

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

Zero-tolerance campus gun policies have claimed their latest victim.

This time, it was a man on his making his way through the security checkpoint at Boston University’s commencement ceremony.

Andrea Massa of Marshfield is facing charges of firearms violation for bringing two loaded guns with high-capacity magazines into the Boston University Commencement ceremony,...

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Prager University Video Covers the War on Boys

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

We’ve covered the war on men in education but that begins early with the war on boys. In this new video, Prager University offers some ideas for reform.

War on Boys

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What ever happened to letting “boys be boys?” Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for...

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Prof. Glenn Reynolds: Higher education is becoming a bad joke

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, better known as Instapundit, is the author of The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself.

His latest column asserts that because American colleges...

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