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New Data Contradicts Campus ‘Rape Culture’ Claims

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 8:00am

Would you believe sexual assaults on campus are actually on the decline?

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

New Data Refutes ‘Rape Culture’ Activists

The Washington Post has helpfully compiled a table, using Clery Act statistics, of allegations of campus sexual assaults in 2012 (the last year for which figures...

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U. of Utah Researchers Discover Region of the Brain Which Causes Hangovers

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

A team of scientists have made a breakthrough discovery that may be of interest to students “majoring in fun.”

University of Utah researchers have discovered the area of the brain responsible for hangovers.

Researchers said that lateral habenula gets triggered by bad experiences. When this part of the brain is damaged or chronically...

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Conservative College Group for Women Gains Ground on Campuses Nationwide

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is good news for all college women. Diversity of thought and opinion is vital to higher education.

Claire E. Healey writes at the College Fix.

Conservative Female College Group Gains Ground on Campuses Nationwide

#NotAllWomen are radical feminists

“As a young female,...

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Iowa Supreme Court rules that chiropractic college discriminated against blind student

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

In a move that will impact how schools address the instruction of students who are handicapped, the Iowa Supreme Court just ruled that chiropractic college cannot reject a student’s request to meet requirements for analyzing X-rays through a reader.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed files this story:

The Iowa Supreme Court on...

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Chinese students applying to US colleges caught cheating

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

While students from China make up nearly one-third of all foreign students studying in the United States according to data compiled by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, some colleges and education institutions allege more and more Chinese applicants are committing various forms of fraud on...

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College Students Rally for Dinesh D’Souza’s New Movie “America”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given the current economy, our breached borders, and the state of world affairs, signs such as indicate that the Democratic Party should be extremely concerned about a once dependable bloc of voters.

Via The College Fix:

Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie is poised to...

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Professor Jonathan Turley – Hobby Lobby Ruling a Huge Blow to Obama

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s worth noting that Professor Turley of George Washington University is a liberal who supported Obama.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Liberal Prof: After Hobby Lobby Ruling ‘Obama Admin Probably Doesn’t Want To Get Out Of Bed’

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Monday of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, “It’s...

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Hearing Goes Against Boy Suspended for Making the Infamous Pop-Tart Gun

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Despite the fact a leading psychologist has deemed school “zero tolerance” weapons policies “psychotic”, a hearing examiner just ruled that suspension was an appropriate punishment for a boy who wielded the now infamous “Pop Tart Gun”.

A hearing examiner affirmed the suspension of an Anne Arundel County boy who chewed his breakfast...

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Professors Sue Chicago State for Trying to Shut Down Faculty Blog

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8:00am

School administrators don’t like being criticized on the site and the situation has gotten so bad that it led to a lawsuit.

Juan Perez, Jr. of the Chicago Tribune reported.

2 professors sue CSU in blog case

Two Chicago State University professors sued campus administrators in federal court Tuesday, alleging that campus policies illegally...

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Two Northwestern Students are Biking Across South America for Charity

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Reversing the trend of young people from Central and South America crossing into our country and relying on our charity, two young men studying at Northwestern University are planning a bike trek through South America for charity.

Two rising sophomores are set to embark on a 3,000-mile bike ride across South America.

Jacob...

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New York Times Says Lower Evidence Standard for Campus Rape is Justified

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

We’re talking about lives that can be ruined by a false accusation but the New York Times thinks that’s fine.

The College Fix reports.

Lower Evidence Standard For Campus Rape Justified, NYT Editorial Says

In a column on new Department of Education draft rules telling colleges how to meet federal requirements for campus safety, ...

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Loyola Student: SCOTUS Ruling Gives Christian Colleges Hope For Obamacare Exemption

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Legal Insurrection covered the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case that a closely held corporation cannot be required to provide contraception coverage.

Loyola University student Matt Lamb looks at the reaction from Christian Colleges, which were awaiting this decision in hopes their schools would be able to get exemptions.

Backers of...

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Study Finds College Students Expect Safety and Privacy on Social Media

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

This seems to defy common sense. If there’s one place no one should expect safety and privacy, it’s on social media.

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reports.

When to Intervene

“I wish Gina would die!! aaaargh! I think I might kill her tomorrow! Stick a knife rihht in her! LOL!”

Students, faculty members and...

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Student Editors at The Daily Illini – EPA’s New Rules Toxic to Employment

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Like the Internal Revenue Service, the US Environmental Protection Agency is now reporting it has lost emails that are critical to a congressional hearing.

The editorial board of The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois, is reviewing some of the EPA’s most recent work themselves.

Their conclusion: The agency’s...

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Wake Forest Student on Hobby Lobby: A Question of Faith and Profits

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new post at the College Conservative, David Giffin offers some thoughts on the Hobby Lobby decision.

Hobby Lobby: A Question of Faith and Profits

The Supreme Court has handed down a victory for religious liberty activists yesterday, with a 5-4 ruling in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The case,...

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Harvard’s Digital Media Law Project Which Helps Bloggers With Legal Issues Shutting Down

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:30am

Via The College Fix is news related to a group that helped bloggers like us with legal issues:

The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society said it’s shutting down and spinning off its initiatives.

It started in 2007 as the “Citizen Media Law Project” to help bloggers and...

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Corinthian College Collapse would be Largest in History of the For-Profit Education Industry

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 8:00am

One of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains, Corinthian Colleges, stands to lose federal funding due to allegations that it cooked its books on job placement figures. Financial aid and grants courtesy of the federal government are the lifelines of Corinthian and companies like it.

Losing the government dollars would spell its...

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UConn Grad Student Files Anti-Affirmative Action Claim Over Scholarship Switch

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

“Pam was not allowed to compete for a merit based scholarship because of her race.”

In another sign that campus affirmative-action policies aren’t all they are cracked up to be, one Connecticut graduate student is taking her school to court over its switch of a merit-based scholarship to one that was based on race.

An anti-affirmative action case was filed against UConn, raising controversial questions about multicultural...

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UCLA’s MBA Program Turns Down State Funding

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Say what? A college turning down tax dollars? In California?

Apparently, they’re going to try a different route to revenue.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Public to Private MBA at UCLA

A small chunk of the University of California is set to break slightly away tomorrow and become “self-supporting,” as the state system...

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Security Breach at Butler U. Exposes Personal Data of Nearly 200,000

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another college is reporting a data security breach, which seems to be an increasing occurrence at today’s institutions.

This incident may have exposed the personal records of nearly 200,000 students.

Butler University is the latest victim...

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Prof Claims Proposed Alcohol Ban in Public Park is ‘White Privilege’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s gotten to the point where the easier question to ask is: What isn’t an example of White Privilege?

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

Prof Denounces Proposal to Ban Drinking Alcohol in Park, Calls it ‘White Privilege’

COLUMBIA, MO – A black University of Missouri professor has described a proposal by a...

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Arab American Group Files Lawsuit Demanding In-State Tuition for U. Michigan Student

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

When “dreamers” from Mexico and Central America were given in-state college tuition, it looks like they provided some intriguing inspiration for other immigrant groups.

Now, an Arab-American civil rights group has filed a class-action lawsuit against the University of Michigan after a engineering student was denied in-state tuition.

George Washington University student Andrew...

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