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This University Doesn’t Want Students Addressed as “Mr.” or “Ms.”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

Staffers have been advised to stop using gendered courtesy titles such as Mr. or Ms. at City University of New York.

Mike Vilensky writes at the Wall Street Journal:

CUNY: Don’t Address Students as ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’

“Mr.,” “Mrs.” and “Ms.” are being shown the door at the Graduate Center...

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The Factual Feminist Explains the Truth About Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

A new video from Christina Hoff Sommers offers the facts vs. the myths about sexual assault with an eye to college campuses.

Watch below.

National Review has more.

The “Factual Feminist” on Sexual Assault

In the American Enterprise Institute’s ongoing YouTube video series, the “Factual Feminist,” myth-laden feminist talking points are critically analyzed and, ultimately,...

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Department Chair at American University Pleads Guilty to Multiple Charges

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

A department chair at American U. has ended up pleading guilty to a long list of illegal actions. Keith L. Alexander from the Washington Post reports.

American University professor charged with setting fires pleads guilty to burglary

An American University professor who was charged with breaking into an office building and setting several...

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Queens College CUNY Prof Wants to Let Illegal Immigrants Vote

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

Just wondering, which other countries let non-citizens vote in their elections?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Professor: America Should Let Illegal Aliens VOTE

Earlier this month, a professor at Queens College, City University of New York asserted that “the right to vote in this country has never been...

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Facebook – Enemy of the 4.0

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

Facebook and college students do not mix well. Steve Kolowich from The Chronicle of Higher Education has the story.

Facebook Addiction and GPA

Facebook is a tempting distraction. I have it open as a tab in my browser as I write this. And look, it’s showing that I have a new notification! I...

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Did NPR Influence the Education Department on Sexual Harassment?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00am

Our friend Hans Bader has written a new column for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Did Slanted NPR Story Lead to Hasty, Illegal Education Department Sexual Harassment Rules?

Bad things can happen when an agency (like the Education Department) throws caution to the wind and regulates based on slanted media coverage from National Public Radio,...

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This Judge’s Ruling Could Change Veteran Tuition Benefits In Texas

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:30am

What are the implications of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr.?

Benjamin Wermund of The Houston Chronicle writes:

Judge decides on UH veterans tuition benefits

In a ruling that could add to Texas universities’ financial challenges, a judge on Monday struck down a clause in a state law limiting veterans’ tuition...

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Obama Drops Plan to Tax College Savings Accounts

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:00am

How did they think this was a good plan? Luckily they’ve dropped it. What does it say about Obama that even Nancy Pelosi thought this was a bad idea?

Bernie Becker of The Hill reports.

Obama scraps plan to tax college accounts

President Obama is scrapping his proposal to tax withdrawals from a popular...

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Will a SCOTUS Ruling Make Colorado a School Choice Hot Spot?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will Taxpayers v. Douglas County Board of Education be a game changer?

Ben DeGrow of Watchdog.org writes:

Supreme Court ruling could make Colorado a school choice destination

Anticipation is building among school choice supporters for a Colorado court ruling that could create wide and deep ripples in the fabric of American K-12 education.

On Dec....

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Amherst College Settles Suit Over Diploma Withheld Because of Alleged Rape

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Here’s another example of how an accusation of rape can nearly ruin a student’s life.

Stephanie Barry reports via Masslive.

Amherst College settles suit filed after diploma withheld over rape allegation

A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation...

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NY Times Writer Slams Yale Police for Mistaking His Son for Campus Suspect

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

A New York Times columnist known for criticizing racial profiling is now publicizing his own son’s story with Yale campus police. The New Haven Independent reports.

Update: Columnist’s Son Was Forced To Ground At Gunpoint

(Updated) A Yale cop ordered a black student to the ground at gunpoint because he allegedly “matched” a...

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Prager University – How Dark Were the Dark Ages?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

It turns out the ‘Dark Ages’ weren’t as dark as you might think.

Check out this fascinating new Prager University video hosted by Professor Anthony Esolen of Providence College.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Were the Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, characterized by oppression, ignorance, and backwardness in areas like human rights,...

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Free Community College is Really a $60 Billion Plan

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Free community college does not exist unless you live in a universe where paying $60 billion over ten years is ‘free.’ Arielle Mueller from Hillsdale College’s The Collegian has the story.

There is no ‘free’ community college

“We still live in a country where too many bright, striving Americans are priced out of...

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California Governor Jerry Brown Says UC Berkeley Has Closed its Doors to ‘Normal’ People

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Don’t you love it when a politician says something honest?

I don’t mean to take the governor out of context. Read the report by Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed.

The New Normal at Berkeley

California Governor Jerry Brown this week said the state’s flagship — the University of California at Berkeley — has closed...

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What You Should Know About School Choice Week

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:30am

National school choice week kicked off yesterday. What do you know about school choice?

Maureen Sullivan of Forbes writes:

Kicking Off School Choice Week With 9 Things You Need To Know

School Choice Week has grown from 150 events in 2011 to more than 11,000 events coming up this week around the country. They...

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Lena Dunham Talks About Campus Rape at the Sundance Film Festival

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:00am

Lena Dunham’s account of her own sexual assault at Oberlin has been a controversial subject for months due to details which have fallen apart under scrutiny.

That didn’t keep her from discussing campus rape on a panel at the Sundance Film Festival.

Dominic Patten and Anthony D’Alessandro of Deadline Hollywood reported.

Lena Dunham Tackles...

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UConn Under Pressure To Reveal Foundation Funding Sources

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

How does the first amendment factor in to university transparency?

Kathleen Megan of the Hartford Courant writes:

Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation

For years, attempts to require the University of Connecticut Foundation to be more open about how it raises and spends millions of dollars each year have fizzled in...

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Berkeley School Paper Column Protests Old White Male Philosophers

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

Rodrigo Kazuo And Meg Perret of the Daily Cal are tootin’ mad. Who cares about all those old, white male philosophers anyway?

Occupy the syllabus

We are calling for an occupation of syllabi in the social sciences and humanities. This call to action was instigated by our experience last semester as students in...

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Advice for College Students – Avoid the All-Nighters

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

Thinking of pulling an all-nighter? It’s a bad idea. University Herald explains why.

Pulling An All-Nighter Doesn’t Really Help

Pulling an all-nighter to study for an exam might be self-defeating.

Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived,...

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The Media’s Negative Influence on Rape Culture

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new columnn at the Daily Beast, Christina Hoff Sommers explains how the media plays a role in campus rape culture.

The Media Is Making College Rape Culture Worse

In 2010, a small team of investigative journalists published a report revealing, so they claimed, an epidemic of college r...

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Virginia Legislature Considering Bills That Restrict Drones, Except for Higher Education

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

Three bills in the Virginia legislature seek to restrict warrantless drone usage by law enforcement, but make special provisions for higher education research.

TJ Martinell of the Tenth Amendment Center writes:

Virginia Legislation Would Stop Warrantless Drone Surveillance

Several bills under consideration this year in the Virginia General Assembly would restrict the use of...

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“No Child’s College Fund Left Behind”

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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00am

Howie Carr has a few thoughts on Obama’s proposal to tax 529 college savings plans.

Carr: No child’s college fund left behind

If you work for a living, Barack Obama is looking to rob you — again.

This time he and his Democrat kleptocrats are after your 529s. Those are the states’ college-savings plans,...

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