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Cornell Student on the flaws of “Diversity Programs”

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

During 2013, we have covered many stories highlighting the unintended consequences of school diversity programs.

Cornell University student Julius Kairey adds another example.

When Lanya Olmstead, the daughter of a Taiwanese-American woman and Norwegian-American man, filled out her college applications a few years ago, she left one box conspicuously blank: “I don’t want...

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Who Needs Student Loan Counseling?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently highlighted a piece suggesting that personal finance should be a core requirement. A new report from Eric Owens of The Daily Caller seems to reinforce that idea.

Claim: 40 percent of student loan debtors have no clue if they received mandatory loan counseling

America’s collective student loan debt exceeded $1 trillion...

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U.of Maryland’s famed Testudo statue burnt by finals week “luck” offerings

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is pyromania replacing pornography as the newest trend on college campuses?

First, University of Michigan students got in hot water when they created a bonfire from couches.

Now, a famous campus statue at the...

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Police Discover Drug Factory in Arizona State Dorm Room

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

How to ruin your college career in two easy steps. 1. Manufacture drugs in your dorm room. 2. Get caught.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

Police Discover Ecstasy Factory in College Dorm

Arizona police have discovered an illegal narcotics manufacturing operation in an unexpected place–a college dorm room.

Detectives say the suspect in the...

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Mariachi music inspires Washington high schoolers to march into college

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00am

Talk about marching to the beat of a different drummer!

One Washington school’s music group is inspiring its young participants to go into college.

A school program in Washington state is using Mexico’s mariachi music to push students into higher education.

The program from the Wenatchee school district features a 25-member touring band that...

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Two Americans Arrested at Benghazi University

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 9:30am

Prior to reading this report from Cheryl K. Chumley of the Washington Times, I wasn’t even aware that there was a university in Benghazi.

It will be interesting to see if this story is ignored by the media. They don’t have a good record on stories about Benghazi.

American basketball players arrested at...

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Photo Essay: Life in a 1964 College Fraternity

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 8:00am

Given the fact that sex toys and adult film stars are now standard fare on many college campuses, it could be argued that “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.

The following is one of the 21 photos featured in a Business Insider essay by Justin Maiman about 1964...

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Loyola University Student Explains Why Liberals Fear the Tea Party

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Posted by    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

Loyola student Matthew Lamb has written a new post for the College Conservative that’s worth your time.

Why the Tea Party scares liberals

Let’s face it: the Tea Party has liberals scared. If the Tea Party was dying and ineffective, then liberals wouldn’t spend so much time attacking us. So why are liberals...

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Left-wing Professors Shun Conservative Generosity and Real Debate

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Posted by    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Washington Times editorial staff has some scathing remarks about leftist professors and their recent complaints about the $1 Million Koch brother donation to Catholic University.

Liberals can’t stand competition. From their comfortable lofts in ivy-covered towers, left-wing professors sneer at free-market philanthropists eager for a role in the support of higher...

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UCSB Freshman Loses Both Feet Due to Meningitis

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Posted by    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

Yikes! Last month we reported that multiple college campuses are dealing with meningitis outbreaks.

The College Fix provides this alarming report.

Meningitis Outbreak: Freshman Has Both Feet Amputated at UCSB (VIDEO)

A freshman lacrosse player at the University of California Santa Barbara had both feet and part of his leg amputated after he contracted...

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Liberal College Town in Iowa Warmly Welcomes Gun Retailer

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Posted by    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

The following story may be a portent of things to come in 2014.

Grinnell, Iowa and Grinnell College are rolling out the welcome mat for a new Brownells Inc. firearms accessory distribution and retail center along Interstate 80. Central to Brownells’ accessories are “high capacity” magazines for AR-15s and AK-47s.

According to the...

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A Creative Way to Teach Children About Taxes

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Posted by    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Check out this hilarious picture from Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog.

The recommendation in the sign is for children but I can think of a few adults who would benefit from the same lesson.

 
 
 
 

New NYC schools chancellor’s plan for success: Even more progressive agenda!

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Posted by    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Americans vote with their feet, and recent population numbers indicate New Yorkers are fleeing the state for more prosperous area.

The newly appointed head of the New York City school system should speed this process along considerably, as her goal is to move policies toward even more “progressive” approaches.

Now that New York...

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University of West Alabama Wins The FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Students at UWA better not send any “harsh” texts or emails.

Samantha Harris of The FIRE blog reports.

Speech Code of the Month: University of West Alabama

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for January 2014: the University of West Alabama (UWA).

The University of West Alabama has a new policy prohibiting “Cyberbullying...

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College Textbook Company Seeks $2 Billion in Bankruptcy Exit Loans

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Posted by    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 8:00am

The Higher Education Bubble burst has claimed a new victim — a college textbook company.

And given how overpriced most text books are, the firm’ s fiscal plans should come as no surprise.

Cengage Learning Inc., the college textbook publisher that agreed in July with lenders to restructure $5.8 billion of debt, is...

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U. of Arizona Student’s Research Leads to New Planet Formation Theories

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

A University of Arizona graduate’s research is leading astronomers to new theories of planet formation.

Student reporter Mark Armao has the details.

A UA graduate student’s research recently led to the discovery of a planet that has many astronomers rethinking planet formation.

The planet, dubbed HD 106906 b, is a gas giant orbiting its...

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College Students’ Thesis Topics Inspire Laughter, Sadness

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

Will Oremus of Slate provides a report on a new site that tracks thesis topics of college students. You’ll laugh and maybe cry when you read some of them.

College Students’ Thesis Topics Are Hilarious, Depressing

Enter lolmythesis.com, a Tumblr started by a Harvard senior procrastinating on her own undergraduate thesis. The blog...

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Missouri Starts Successful Teacher Home Visit Program

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Posted by    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

More than 30 public schools in the state of Missouri area are participating in a new program that sends teachers on home visits several times a year, with very promising results.

…The nonprofit HOME WORKS! program is modeled after one in Sacramento, Calif. that over the past decade has since spread to...

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Fraternity at Salisbury University Investigated for Extreme Hazing

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

Despite laws against hazing, the practice is still carried out at many US schools. This case from Salisbury University is making national headlines.

John Hechinger and David Glovin of Bloomberg reported.

Deadliest Frat’s Icy ‘Torture’ of Pledges Evokes Tarantino Films

On a chilly March night, Sigma Alpha Epsilon bro...

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Judge says Geneva College does not have to provide contraception coverage

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

A federal judge has ruled that Geneva College can temporarily exclude coverage for contraception when it offers a health insurance plan to its employees.

Geneva College doesn’t have to provide its employees with insurance coverage for contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and other “preventive services,” under a decision issued Monday by U.S. District Judge...

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