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How Republicans Can Win the Millennial Vote

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Posted by    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

In the 2012 election, Obama received two-thirds of the votes of those aged 18-29, significantly contributing to his electoral victories in swing states like Ohio and Florida. And everywhere you look it seems millennials—perhaps more than two-thirds—are left-wing.

Why? They form the root of their political philosophy around social issues, and then...

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Ohio State Teaches Atheists are Smarter than Christians

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Posted by    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

Imagine the outrage if this lesson pitted men against women or straight people against gay people.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists

An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points.

An online quiz...

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University of Virginia Offers Course About ‘Game of Thrones’

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Posted by    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00am

This summer, television series Game of Thrones joined the likes of Harry Potter, Mad Men, and 50 Shades of Grey on the ever-growing list of pop culture trends featured in university classes. I guess the only way to get the modern student interested is to pander to their immature interests.

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix...

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95 Percent of Professor Donations in California go to Democratic Politicians

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Posted by    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9:30am

When you look at the actual numbers below, the difference is stunning. How can anyone expect college students to get a balanced perspective when the political leanings of college professors are so lopsided?

Vivian Hughbanks of the College Fix reports.

In California, 95 Percent of Professors’ Donations Go To Democratic Politicians

College Fix survey...

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Former San Fran State Univ. Professor Charged with Filming Students in Bathroom

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Posted by    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8:00am

Former San Francisco State University accounting professor Mark Landis might have some trouble sorting the books on this one.

Rob Nagle of of the San Francisco Examiner reports:

Former SFSU professor charged with invading students’ privacy, filming in bathroom

A former professor for San Francisco State University is being accused of invasion of privacy...

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Colorado University Teaches How to Grow and Sell Marijuana

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

If there’s a demand someone is going to hook you up with the supply. Might as well corner the market while you can.

Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix reports:

State-Approved Colorado University Teaches How To Grow, Sell Marijuana

Touting marijuana as “one of the fastest growing...

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Grim Details Emerge in Murder of Law Professor

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Earlier this week we told you about the murder of Florida State University professor Dan Markel. Now Matt Gutman of ABC News provides an update.

Grim Details Emerge in FSU Professor’s Shooting Death

A criminal law professor at Florida State University gunned down at his home was shot in the side of the...

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Teachers Earning Less Than Auto Mechanics is a Problem for Ezra Klein and Vox

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

Liberal progressives like Ezra Klein and the staff of Vox will always try to come off as caring and humble. Yet this article shows their true colors: a condescending attitude towards certain segments of the population and types of people, as well as their true ignorance or disregard of economics.

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College Football Unions Could Lead to Strikes

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

Allowing college football players to unionize will completely change the relationship between student athletes and colleges. There could be some negative consequences.

Ethan Gaitz of Accuracy in Academia reports.

College Football on Strike

The efforts of Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize could have profound implications for...

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Is the Anti-Rape Bra Coming to Your Campus?

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

A Christmas gift for that incredibly paranoid special someone in your life. Just make sure to avoid those thank you hugs:

The Anti-Rape Bra: Coming to a Campus Near You?

College females take note: You may have a powerful new weapon in your arsenal to use against attackers … or even just...

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SEIU Defeated as Adjunct Professors Reject Unionization

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00am

The SEIU was obviously just looking for new dues paying members. They’re out of luck now.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Major Union Handily Defeated As Adjunct Professors Reject Unionization

Last month’s vote to unionize by Hamline University’s adjunct faculty apparently had little effect on its fellow Minnesota private school, the University of St. Thomas, whose...

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Judges Say Releasing L.A. Teacher Performance Info Not in Public Interest

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:30am

The three-judge state appellate court panel ruled in favor of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), saying that allowing the public to access the performance records of specific teachers would not be in the public’s best interest.

The decision was made in consideration of the teachers’ (note: not the parents’ and...

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Huffington Post on Wrong Side of Due Process in Campus Rape Case

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:00am

Leave it to the Huffington Post to wrongly criticize the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. (FIRE)

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports.

HuffPost Gets It Wrong on a Campus Rape Case

Earlier this week, Huffington Post’s Tyler Kingkade published an article strongly critical of FIRE’s efforts to shine light on Occidental College’s...

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Amherst Student Denied Degree For 5 Year Old Sexual Assault Allegation

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

Apparently double jeopardy doesn’t exist in college sexual assault litigation: an student at Amherst College is being forced into another misconduct hearing five years after he was first accused of unwanted sexual advances — a case his lawyer says was closed three years ago. And yet, his college is trying him...

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Would Banning Alcohol on Campus Reduce Sex Assaults at Dartmouth?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

Joseph Asch examines the issue in a new post at Dartblog.

Shall We Just Ban Alcohol on Campus?

A thoughtful observer of the College scene has read this space’s reporting on sexual assault. His reaction has been voiced by other correspondents in the past:

Joe, You noted in the first paragraph: “Yes, alcohol is...

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Millennials Hoarding Cash, Eschewing Stock Market

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

A Bankrate survey found 40% of people aged 18-29 prefer to invest in cash money they won’t need for at least ten years.

This might be a good strategy in the near- to long-term future, with looming rising interest rates and a strengthening dollar possibly causing significant sell-offs of equ...

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Minnesota State Mankato to Welcome Freshman with Lecture on Female Orgasms

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

The lecture is being paid for with mandatory student fees, naturally.

Samantha Reinis of Campus Reform reports.

Minnesota State – Mankato to welcome incoming freshman with ‘I Heart Female Orgasm’ lecture

Minnesota State University – Mankato (MSUM) is welcoming students back to campus this fall with a lecture titled “I Heart Female Orgasm.”

The lecture,...

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College Student Offers Thoughts on the Liberal Myth of ‘Empowerment’

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

Conner Dwinell at The College Conservative takes down the false narratives of ‘tolerance’ and ‘empowerment:’

The False “Empowerment” Narrative

In the United States, where everything from the real state of the job market to the White House’s involvement in scandals is uncertain, some things remain constant. For example, many liberals don’t usually articulate fully...

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UCLA Poll Finds Spending $300K on Hillary Clinton Speech was Waste of Money

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00am

To be fair it was a 90 minute speech so it was a bargain at $100K for each half hour. What a deal!

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

UCLA POLL: Spending $300K on Hillary Clinton Speech was Waste of Money

Spending $300,000 to pay Hillary Clinton to speak on campus last spring...

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NSA Recruiting from College Campuses Despite Unfavorable Sentiment Towards Agency

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:30am

With half of those age 18-29 saying the federal government should not prosecute Edward Snowden—compared to a majority in every other age group—it stands a surprise that the NSA is turning to current college students for its next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Jenna Lyons of USA Today reports:

NSA targets college students to...

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“How would you feel if everyone could see your college GPA?”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Alex Reibman of Minding the Campus reports on a worrisome violation of privacy for college students.

A New Threat to Student Privacy

How would you feel if everyone could see your college GPA? Students generally don’t need to worry thanks to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits schools from...

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Brandeis University: A Haven for the Anti-Israel Movement

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

You would think a university that was historically a safe haven for American Jews would be at least tolerant of Israel — but you’d be wrong. From student listservs to campus speakers, Brandeis is swarming with anti-Israel hatred.

David Wilezol at Minding the Campus has the story:

Why is Brandeis a Haven for...

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