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The College Conservative – European Socialism Does Not Work

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 9:30am

Alex Christy of the College Conservative isn’t a fan of Bernie Sanders and explains why in a new post.

No, Bernie, European Socialism Does Not Work

Bernie Sanders and other supporters of “soft socialism” tell us that they think we should be more like Scandinavia.  Putting the fact that Sanders and his wife took...

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High School Won’t Post Pro-Life Flyers Featuring Baby Animals

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00am

“Save the Baby Humans.”

The College Fix reports.

High school refuses to post pro-life flyers with baby animals: ‘too controversial’

Realizing the power of cute animals long after the Internet discovered them, pro-life activists are changing up their messaging by incorporating friendly critters in addition to smiling babies.

That was simply too much for a...

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Lab Designed by Thomas Jefferson Discovered at University of Virginia

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

Renovations unearthed a chemical lab designed by Thomas Jefferson.

From Fox News:

Chemical lab designed by Thomas Jefferson discovered in University of Virginia Rotunda

An ongoing two-year renovation of the University of Virginia’s Rotunda has revealed a chemical lab designed by Thomas Jefferson that dates from the 19th century.

Workers uncovered the early science...

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Germany Launches Online University for to Accommodate Influx of Migrants

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

I suppose that’s one solution.

From NPR:

As Migrants Pour In, Germany Launches Online University For Them

In May, 21-year-old Kashif Kazmi fled his hometown of Parachinar in northwest Pakistan. As part of the country’s Shiite minority, Kazmi was targeted by the Pakistani Taliban. The rest of his family are still there.

“I really miss...

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Wesleyan Gives Students Guide to Non-Offensive Halloween Costumes

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

Of course, how can we have a Halloween without progressives trying to ruin it?

Peter Fricke reports at Campus Reform.

Wesleyan provides checklist to help students avoid ‘offensive’ Halloween costumes

Now that Columbus Day is over, Wesleyan University is turning its attention toward the next controversial date on the calendar: Halloween.

Wesleyan’s Office of Student...

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U. Tennessee System Ripped by Lawmakers Over Massive Spending on Diversity Programs

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

It looks like this “Diversity” spending was just a big gravy train.

Scott Greer reports at the Daily Caller.

TN Lawmakers Rip Apart University System For Spending Millions On ‘Diversity Programming’

Some Republican legislators in the Tennessee legislature are not happy with the state’s taxpayer-funded university system spending $5.5 million every year on...

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Mystery Surrounds Disappearance of Nevada College Student

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

She was last seen Oct. 6.

Fox News reports.

Mystery surrounds disappearance of Nevada college student Dianne Thacher

The disappearance of a college student in Santa Barbara, Calif., has police baffled and her East Coast family fearful Tuesday, after a full week of uncharacteristic silence.

Dianne Thacher, who at 23 was in her freshman year...

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Liberal UCLA Law Prof Opposes Affirmative Action

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:00am

Will wonders never cease?

The College Fix reports.

Affirmative action hurts students it’s intended to help, UCLA law professor argues

A UCLA law professor critiques affirmative action as detrimental to the very people it strives to aid: minority students.

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Cuesta College Faculty Members Protest for Pay Raise

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 9:30am

Over 50 faculty members gathered to rally.

The Tribune reports.

Cuesta College Faculty Members Rally for Pay Raise

Holding signs reading “United for Education. Fair Pay Now!” more than 50 Cuesta College faculty members gathered Wednesday on the San Luis Obispo campus to rally support for the faculty union’s goal to seek a...

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Sexual Harassment Investigation Causes Berkeley Astronomer to Resign

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:00am

This man was essentially forced out by his colleagues, not the school.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Putting Harassers on Notice

One of the biggest names in astronomy resigned his professorship at the University of California at Berkeley on Wednesday over the fallout from a damning investigation into his conduct with female...

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U. of Sussex Pays Student Protester Whopping £20,000 in Damages

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30pm

Being wrong can be costly.

From The Guardian:

University of Sussex to pay student protester £20,000 in damages

The University of Sussex has apologised to a former student, admitting there was “no truth” in its claim that he’d led an unlawful occupation of the university and carried out acts of criminal behaviour.

The university agreed...

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97% of Faculty Donors at Cornell Univ. Contribute to Democrats

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

Because of course they do.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

97% of Faculty Donors at Cornell Univ. Contribute to Democrats

How politically diverse is the Cornell University faculty?

Not very, according to a study done by The Cornell Daily Sun, the student newspaper. By dollar volume, 96.62% of political donations during 2011-2014 went to...

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Illegal immigrant Elected Student Body President at California State Long Beach

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

The school’s by-laws prevent him from being paid for his work.

Hollie McKay reports at FOX News.

Illegal immigrant fights for pay after being elected Cal-Long Beach student body president

Politics pays in college, but not quite as well for illegal immigrants.

Student government representatives at most public universities collect money for their service, including...

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College Anti-Rape Activist Resigns Over Rape

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

File this story under, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

Anti-Rape Activist Resigns After Raping Somebody

Annie Teriba appears to have sterling credentials as an activist. She edited the journal No Heterox**, targeted at Oxford’s “queer and trans*” communities, was a member of the black students’ committee...

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Survey Suggests Most Freshmen Not Emotionally Prepared for College

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 12:30pm

60 percent of freshmen said they wished they had “more help getting emotionally ready for college.

NBC News reports.

Survey: Most Freshmen Are Not Emotionally Prepared for College

High school students spend years taking classes that will help them tackle the rigors of college courses.

But according to a new national survey, most freshmen were...

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Notre Dame Launches Mandatory ‘Cultural Competency’ Lessons

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:00am

This is just another higher education exercise in leftism and social justice.

The College Fix reports.

Notre Dame replaces PE class with mandatory ‘cultural competency’ lessons

At Notre Dame, tennis, golf and ultimate Frisbee have been replaced with “cultural competence,” “inclusiveness” and “human sexuality.”

The University of Notre Dame this semester replaced its longtime mandatory physical education course...

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#DemDebate: Who Won With Young Voters?

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 9:30am

Let’s take a look at the last debate.

Red Alert Politics reports.

#DemDebate: Who won over younger voters?

With the first Democratic primary debate now behind us, the question now is who won the night? Who will surge in the polls?

And, who will win the youth vote?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and self-identified...

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Harvard Study Suggests More Guns Leads to Less Crime

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:00am

How can this be true when the left is always telling us the opposite?

From Beliefnet.

Harvard University Study Reveals Astonishing Link Between Firearms, Crime and Gun Control

According to a study in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, which cites the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences...

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‘Open Textbooks’ a Coming Reality for College Students?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

This could certainly help mitigate skyrocketing college expenses.

From the Christian Science Monitor:

How ‘open textbooks’ could ease college sticker shock

A bill introduced in the Senate last week could soften the blow of college textbooks prices.

An average US college student spends about $1,225 per year on books and supplies, according to the College...

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Prager University – Is Honesty Always the Best Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

In the newest video from Prager University, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin examines the old saying that honesty is the best policy.

Is it really? Not always.

Here’s more information.

Telling the truth is usually right. But can it also sometimes be wrong? If so, when? And why? Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, a bestselling author and renowned...

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UC Berkeley Defends Handling of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Professor

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

After allegations of sexual harassment surfaced, UC Berkeley the professor in question off with a warning. Students say that’s not enough.

From Raw Story:

UC Berkeley defends handling of sexual harassment claims against astronomy professor

BERKELEY, Calif. — As fury grows over reports that astronomer Geoff Marcy sexually harassed female students for years, the...

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Anti-Religion Messages Scratched on Cars at UC Davis

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

What a mature way to make an argument.

Joel B. Pollak reports at Breitbart.

Anti-Religious Slurs Carved into Cars at UC Davis

Police are searching for a suspect who carved anti-religious hate messages on cars in a parking lot at the University of California Davis on Saturday.

Eleven cars were vandalized, among which eight had...

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