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Quinnipiac University Bans Uber from Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

I have great personal interest in Uber. It’s a disruptive innovation that should be championed, not demonized. Unfortunately, Quinnipiac University’s administrators would rather bow down to paranoia and fear of change than let free markets reign.

University bans Uber from campus

Quinnipiac University (QU) has banned Uber over concerns about the ridesharing business’s...

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College Republicans Celebrate Midterm Victories

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Posted by    Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00am

I think we should all be doing a little celebrating right now.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

College Republicans celebrate good times

Victory parties. Celebratory statements on social media. High fives.

Conservative and college Republican students on Tuesday basked in the glow of the 2014 midterm election results.

“Christmas came early this year,” Berkeley...

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Former Yale Quarterback Attacks College Rape Tribunal: “There was never any evidence.”

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Posted by    Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9:30am

Despite the fact that “there was never any evidence — nor any effort made to discover evidence”, Yale’s rape tribunal nearly ruined former quarterback, now Harvard law student Patrick Witt’s life.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Former Yale QB indicts campus rape tribunal for trashing his reputation

It’s not just...

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West Virginia University Freshman Becomes America’s Youngest State Lawmaker

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Posted by    Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:00am

College Insurrection would like to offer hearty congratulations to Republican Saira Blair for her outstanding achievement.

Kris Maher of the Wall Street Journal wrote about Ms. Blair yesterday.

West Virginia Elects America’s Youngest State Lawmaker

A West Virginia University freshman who did most of her campaigning out of her dorm room became the youngest...

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Stanford, Dartmouth Apologize for Tampering with Montana Elections

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

I guess they’re just going to shrug and say, “Our bad.”

From HuffPo:

Stanford, Dartmouth Apologize For ‘Deceitful’ Montana Election Experiment

The presidents of Stanford University and Dartmouth College are sending 100,000 letters to Montana residents disavowing election mailers that state officials called deceitful and worried will influence the state’s two Supreme Court elections.

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Regis University Sends Accidental Bomb Threat Alert

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

Oops! False alarm, everyone. Go about your business.

NBC News 9 in Colorado reported.

Regis University accidentally sends bomb threat alert

DENVER – Regis University accidentally sent a “bomb threat” alert to people across the metro area even prompting Rangeview High School in Aurora to go on emergency lockdown.

“Regis does regret that the message...

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U. Oregon Student Senator Believes Being Mocked On Tumblr Is “Criminal”

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

Student Senate Vice President Miles Sisk has reportedly contacted the cyber police, saying that consequences will never be the same.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

News flash to student senators: Being mocked on Tumblr is not ‘cyber-bullying’

So here’s my conflict of interest: I’m a native Oregonian and my dad...

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California Woman Gets Jail Time for Running Fake University

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

Don’t enough people already think college is a scam? Higher education doesn’t need news like this.

Via ABC News.

Woman Gets 16 Years for Running Fake University

A San Francisco Bay Area woman was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for running what prosecutors s...

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Syracuse University Students Occupy Administration Building

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

At first I thought this article I linked was particularly poorly written because it is not until the end of it where the writer explains what the students were protesting about.

Then I realized I was too harsh on the writer. The students don’t have anything to be protesting about. They’re just...

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College Students Launch “UnKoch My Campus” Campaign

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11:00am

The Koch Brothers give millions of dollars to colleges and student groups.

If students who have been brainwashed by Democrats don’t want their money, the Kochs should comply and cut them all off without another cent.

Kaitlin Mulhere of Inside Higher Ed reports.

‘UnKoch My Campus’

Students on nearly 30 campuses around the country called...

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Dartmouth Faculty Votes to Abolish Greek System

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:30am

Joseph Asch at the Dartblog writes of the recent Dartmouth faculty vote to abolish Greek life, and questions why the school’s president — previously seen as a proponent of the Greek system — did not offer one word of counterargument:

And Where Was Phil?

Perhaps the most striking aspect of the faculty meeting,...

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Women in Academia Angered by Sexy Ph.D. Costume

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:00am

No one seems to have a sense of humor anymore.

The Stupid Girl blog reported.

I guess it’s an oxymoron: Female academics outraged at “sexy Ph.D.” Halloween costume

How to get a doctorate in no sense of humor:

The “Delicious Women’s Phd [sic] Darling Sexy Costume,” sold by Amazon, received a lot of virtual eye...

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Who Said Your College Degree Wouldn’t Be Worthless?

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

The worth of a college degree is derived from the person standing behind it and his/her achievements and potential, not the piece of paper itself.

From CNN:

My college degree is worthless

Rosalyn Harris, an unemployed single mother who had never gone to college, thought getting a degree would be the ticket to a...

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College in Florida Gave Students Scripted Answers for Scott-Crist Debate

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

Remember when going to college meant learning to think for yourself?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Taxpayer-Funded Florida College Gave Students SCRIPTED ANSWERS For Scott-Crist Debate

Students who attended the Oct. 15 debate between Florida gubernatorial candidates Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist on the campus of Broward College were...

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Harvard Offers Anal Sex Workshop, Titled “What What In the Butt”

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

When did modern culture become so out and out obsessed with sex? You can’t even go to Harvard, supposedly the pinnacle of human knowledge and understanding, without having sex paraded around in front of you like a strip club.

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix has the story:

Harvard University workshop to teach...

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Ohio University Trains Faculty to ‘Assume’ Sex-Assault Accusers Tell the Truth

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Whatever happened to the accused being presumed innocent until proven guilty?

Matt Lamb of the College Fix reports.

University trains faculty to ‘assume’ sexual-assault accusers tell the truth

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In an effort to help faculty and staff provide useful information to students who report sexual assaults to them, Ohio University is encouraging them to side...

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Gangs, Police, and Corrupt Politicians Had Roles in Disappearance of 43 College Students in Mexico

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

This crazy story out of Mexico reads like the plot to a spaghetti western.

Gang-affiliated police raid a Mexican town, and while the mayor manages to escape 43 college students go missing–for a month now. There is suspicion that the mayor ordered the kidnapping of the students because he didn’t want them...

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Prager University Explains The Progressive Income Tax

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:00am

This new video from Prager University uses an article by economist, Kip Hagopian to explain the progressive income tax through a story about three brothers.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

“The Progressive Income Tax” is one of those economic terms that gets bandied about, but few actually know what it means or how it...

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Prof Resigns From Journal Rather Than Apologize for Anti-Israel Remarks

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:30am

How hard is it to just apologize?

Daniel Mael at Truth Revolt has the story:

Kent St. Professor: ‘There is But One Path to Liberation—Daily Blows Against the Empire’

A Kent State University professor has resigned from the editorial board of an academic journal following Watchdog’s publication of a letter in which he accused...

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Duke University Prof Wants to Cancel Midterm Elections

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8:00am

Gee, I wonder why? Could it be because Republicans are expected to win?

I don’t remember anyone making this argument back in 2006.

The professor is David Schanzer and he wrote this column with a student named Jay Sullivan.

It was published by the New York Times.

Cancel the Midterms

By Tuesday night about 90 million...

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Dartmouth Administration Says Faculty Diversity is “Paramount to Academic Excellence”

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

The problem with this idea is that the diversity that liberal academics love to go on about — racial and cultural diversity — is at best a poor substitute for the type of diversity that actually matters in a liberal arts education: diversity of thought.

Charles C.W. Jang at the Dartmouth Review...

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Chinese University Caught Running a Brothel on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

This university obviously hasn’t heard about rape culture.

China Daily reported.

Wuhan college hosts brothel on campus

A university in central China’s Wuhan city has come under fire after media reports suggest that the school has been operating a brothel on campus.

Students from Wuchang Polytechnic School have reported to local police that a hotel...

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