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Contrary to What You’ve Heard, Girls are Thriving in Math and Science

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video, the Factual Feminist takes on a misleading ad campaign by Verizon which portrays girls as victims of sexism in math and science.

The description from YouTube:

Do girls fall behind in science and engineering because our society tells them they should be pretty, rather than, “pretty brilliant?” That’s the...

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Ethnic studies group backs Israel boycott

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:30am

Another “academic” group joins the BDS movement.

From Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed:

More Backing for Israel Boycott

The Critical Ethnic Studies Association has endorsed a boycott of Israel — including Israeli universities.

While some academics favoring a boycott of Israel have taken care to say that...

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Study Says ‘Young Outsiders’ Voting Bloc is up for Grabs by Republicans

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8:00am

You would think the job market for recent college grads would be enough to sway young voters these days but there are a number of factors.

Julianne Stanford of the College Fix reports.

‘Young Outsiders’ Voting Bloc Up For Grabs By Republicans, Study Says

OPINION: Republicans can capture this demographic if they hold back on...

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No Religious Exemption for Christian Schools on LGBT Policy

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

There are already countless strings attached to federal money, but it looks like there will soon be a few more: on Monday, President Obama plans to issue an executive order forbidding any anti-gay bias in federal contractors, including Christian Universities and Catholic Hospitals.

The New York Times reports:

Obama to Issue Order Barring...

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New Jersey Universities to Give College Credit for Life Experience

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Here’s one way to cut the cost of college and it sounds like a pretty good plan.

FOX News reports.

Life experiences to count for college credits at five NJ universities

Five New Jersey colleges are experimenting with offering students college credits for showing what they have learned from their jobs and life experience.

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Housing Non-Recovery Culprits: Millennials or the Middle-Aged?

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

Many pundits, economists, and businessmen are saying that millennials–saddled with student loan debt, unsure of job security (or are without jobs), and scared by the housing crisis half a decade ago–are holding back the general housing recovery necessary for a full-fledged economic recovery.

But, more and more are now saying that millennials...

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Young America’s Foundation Announces Fall Campus Tour

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is there a YAF chapter on your campus? Here’s a great opportunity to get involved.

Raj Kannappan of the YAF blog reported.

Young America’s Foundation Announces Firing Up Freedom Tour

Young America’s Foundation is excited to announce the Firing Up Freedom Tour, a tremendous opportunity for Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapters to kick-start...

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Study Says Students Are Having Less Sex

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

And when they are doin’ it, they’re doin’ it with their friends:

‘Students Today Are Having Less Sex’ Than 20 Years Ago, Study Says

Are today’s college students more – gasp – chaste than anyone thought?

Not quite, but they’re also not sex fiends compared to 20 years ago, according to a new study from...

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Indiana University Student Killed on Plane Downed Over Ukraine

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:00am

It sounds like this young woman had a bright future ahead of her. What a sad and maddening tragedy.

From USA Today.

Indiana University student among 298 dead in crash

An Indiana University student from the Netherlands was on board the Malaysian airliner shot down Thursday in eastern Ukraine, university officials said Friday.

Karlijn Keijzer,...

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NYC Pushing to Get Rid of Merit-Based Admissions for Prestigious High Schools

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:30am

Due to declining enrollment rates of blacks and Hispanics at the eight prestigious high schools in NYC—among them Stuyvesant High School and the Bronx School of Science—there is a growing push to change the admissions process from one based exclusively on test scores to more “holistic” and subjective standards.

The NAACP and...

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Investigation Leads to Major Drug Bust at Gettysburg College

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:00am

If you’re selling drugs on campus, you’re not only committing a crime you’re wasting other people’s time and money.

Lauren Linhard of the Hanover Evening Sun reported.

Drug bust leads Gettysburg College to sanction 27 students

More than 25 students were found to have violated Gettysburg College’s policy, resulting in expulsions, suspensions and dismissals...

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NYU Prof’s Global Warming Solution: Genetically Engineer Humans to be Shorter, Eat Less Meat

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is no joke.

From YoungConservatives:

NYU Professor’s “solution” for global warming is literally one of the most insane things ever…

Matthew Liao, director of the Bioethics Programme at New York University, says we should combat global warming by genetically engineering humans so they are shorter and allergic...

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Nude Photos of Student-Athlete Leaked on Social Media at Henderson State University

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

To make matters worse, the student in the pictures is an incoming freshman. Whoever shared the photos deserves to be punished but this story serves as a reminder – Don’t take nude photos of yourself!

Josh Berry of Arkansas Matters reported.

Nude Student-Athlete Photos Shared with University on Social Media

A student athlete gets...

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U. Wisconsin Madison Plans to take Diversity into account while Grading

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

According to a recent ‘diversity plan’ prepared by the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the university plans to push for ‘proportional participation’ of minorities in all aspects of the university — including, but not limited to, ‘the distribution of grades.’ This may be as benign as a some minority-targeted tutoring programs,...

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Bomb Scare Shuts Down Campus of U. Louisiana at Lafayette

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Even though it’s summer, there are thousands of students on campus for summer school so this was a serious situation.

From Yahoo News.

Bomb scare shuts down Louisiana university campus

One of Louisiana’s largest universities told students to stay in on-campus apartments or go home after police found a suspicious device in a nearby...

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Harvard Prof Blames US Foreign Policy for Downed Malaysian Plane

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Kennedy School of Government professor Stephen Walt rails on about how the United States and the European Union (the EU has a foriegn policy?) should have done more to keep the Ukraine as a “neutral buffer state” and integrate it into the EU.

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Marco Rubio Introduces Bipartisan Student Loan Bill

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:30am

Rather than using the student loan issue to score points for his party, Rubio is working with other members of congress to try to solve problems.

He deserves a lot of credit for that.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

Rubio Introduces Bipartisan Student Loan Bill

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has introduced a...

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Plea Bargaining: Prof Recounts Experiences with Grade Negotiations

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:00am

Ron Lipsman, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, recounts his most recent experiences in what he terms to be “plea bargaining for better grades,” which reflects a shift in student attitudes that has developed over the past decade.

…Two generations ago, such an approach to a professor by a...

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In response to rising costs, private colleges resort to steeper discounts

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

File this story under “The Free Market”.

Private colleges are continuing unabated their strategy of setting high sticker prices while giving most of their students steep discounts, according to the latest survey of private colleges by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

The colleges, many of which are struggling to...

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Let Student Loan Debt be Erased via Bankruptcy

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

At first glance this may seem like a liberal idea but the writer is Ike Brannon, a member of the George W. Bush Institute.

From the Weekly Standard.

‘Student Loan Relief Now’

My father is one of the reasons that student loans cannot normally be discharged via bankruptcy. Such an outcome was never his...

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Due Process for College Students Accused of Sexual Assault Still Under Attack

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Dartmouth College is currently hosting a ‘Summit on Sexual Assault’, a conference seeking to “educate campus and community on sexual assault prevention.” But, surprising absolutely no one, the list of speakers includes absolutely no one critical about the handling of due process in these investigations.

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Mercer University Student Offers Conservative Immigration Solutions

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, David Greenberg offers some advice on our current immigration crisis.

Conservative Immigration Solutions

Conservatives of every age and type get it – amnesty is a bad idea. It sends the wrong moral message and could increase the burden of the welfare state. After these important...

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