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Teachers Call For Boycott Against Time Magazine Over Critical Story on Tenure

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

The magazine’s most recent cover story is about the near-impossibility of firing public school teachers.

From the Washington Post:

A Time magazine cover enrages teachers — again

Time magazine has done it again: It published a cover that has enraged teachers around the country, triggering protesting e-mails...

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Prager University – What’s the Right Minimum Wage?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, economist David Henderson explains why raising the minimum wage isn’t a good idea.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

What’s the perfect minimum wage: is it $10 an hour? $15? $20? How about zero? That’s right. Zero. While Congress discusses a minimum wage hike, economist David Henderson shows...

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U Houston Misuses FERPA: “Talking about the lawsuit might lead us to disclosing education records”

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

Colleges have begun using FERPA as an excuse for keeping silent an time they get caught doing something questionable.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

University of Houston wrongly invokes student-privacy law in sex assault case

The Student Press Law Center’s latest example of college administrators misusing the Family Educational Rights...

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NYU Prof Thinks Coverage of Michelle Obama’s Arms Proves People Fear Strong Women

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of course, this exchange took place on MSNBC. Of course.

Breitbart news reports.

NYU Prof: Coverage of First Lady’s Arms Shows Fear of Strong Women

NYU Associate Professor Thuy Linh Tu argued that media coverage First Lady Michelle Obama’s arms shows “we’re always a little bit uncomfortable with a str...

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San Diego State Students Call for School to Ditch “Offensive” Aztec Warrior Mascot

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

First, they came for the Redskins…

Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix has the story:

Students say spear-wielding Aztec mascot offensive, demand its decommission

Some students at San Diego State University are pushing to scrap their “Aztec Warrior” mascot and its use of a spear, claiming they perpetuate “harmful stereotypes of Native Americans” and...

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Ohio University Senate Has No Idea How to Implement $15 Minimum Wage They Voted For

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Well, what a surprise. They voted for a $15 minimum wage on campus but they don’t know how to make it happen.

It doesn’t sound like they thought this through very thoroughly.

Alisa Warren of The Post reports.

OU Student Senate lacks plan for $15 minimum wage

Ohio University Student Senate still wants the university...

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College Lecture: Does Rap Music Espouse Conservative Values?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:30am

Black conservative pundit Sonnie Johnson thinks so. It’s something I’ve always thought, too. Of course, not all of rap music’s content jives with conservative values, like the misogyny and glorification of drugs. However, rap is certainly pro-capitalist, individualist, and skeptical of government.

Taylor Walters writes for Campus Reform:

Rap is aligned with conservative...

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NYC Hatchet Terrorist Was a Former Columbia Grad Student

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:00am

It would be interesting to see this man’s transcripts.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

NYC hatchet-terrorist who attacked cops for jihad had bachelor’s degree, attended Columbia as grad student

The maniac who used an ax against New York City cops in the name of jihad last week had roughly six years of...

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Female College Student: Concealed Carry Benefits Women

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

Posters, chants, and bra burning won’t stop rapists, but a bullet will.

Chelsea Gruenwald writes for The College Conservative:

I Carry, Therefore I am Female

Thirty years ago, one gun shop’s customers were 90% male, but today they report an even split between men and women. This increase in female gun use and interest...

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Tufts University Hosts Students for Justice in Palestine to Train Others in Activism

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Does Tufts University officially support the BDS movement now? That’s the message this sends.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’

A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take...

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Ohio State Spends $387,000 on Swedish Massages for Rabbits

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

No, this isn’t a headline stolen from the Onion.

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix has the story:

Rabbits given Swedish massages at Ohio State in $387,000 taxpayer-funded study

Ohio State University used a $387,000 National Institutes of Health grant to study the benefits of Swedish m...

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Notre Dame University to Host ‘Gay in Christ’ Conference

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

The conference is meant for abstinent gay people who follow church teachings.

Heather Clark of Christian News reports.

Notre Dame University to Host Controversial ‘Gay in Christ’ Conference for Abstinent Homosexuals

Notre Dame University, a popular Roman Catholic institution, will host a controversial conference entitled “Gay in Christ: Dimensions of Fidelity” this week for...

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Substitute Teacher Arrested for Sex With Student on First Day at Work

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

The 22-year old D.C.-area substitute teacher performed oral sex on a 17-year old student on her first day at work. Her first day.

D.C. Substitute Teacher Arrested After Performing Oral Sex On Student

D.C. substitute teacher Symone Greene, 22, is charged with felony, first-degree...

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Lincoln University President Gets Vote of No Confidence

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00am

I’m not sure all of the problems are the president’s fault. It looks as though Lincoln University is struggling with some higher ed bubble related issues.

Susan Snyder of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

A no-confidence vote for Lincoln University’s president

Citing falling enrollment, sluggish fund-raising, and a turnover in staff, the faculty union at...

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Anti-Semitism Still Rampant in Higher Education

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:30am

In fact, anti-semitic acts occur about 8 times as often as the anti-Muslim acts that academia just loves to harp on.

Malcolm A. Kline at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Anti-Semitism in Action

When faced with a choice between confronting two evils, elites—particularly academic ones—usually focus on...

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Multiple Cases of Meningitis Reported at the University of Maryland

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Posted by    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:00am

Yikes. There are different strains of Meningitis and not every one will kill you but this is still pretty serious.

Grace Toohey of The Diamondback reports.

University of Maryland confirms multiple cases of meningitis

There are confirmed and suspected cases of viral meningitis and viral syndromes on campus, wrote David McBride, director of the...

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Do Schools Resort to Calling the Police Too Often?

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

Dave Huber at The College Fix argues that maybe we’ve gone a bit too soft on public school kids, and that, just maybe, police intervention is warranted:

Schools resort to police too often … for ‘routine’ discipline?

A recent article at Education News.org caught my attention: “Police: Schools Start Path to Criminal...

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Technology Prof Bans Use of Technology in the Classroom

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

All those electronic gizmos can become very distracting.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports.

NYU Technology Prof Bans Student Use of Technology in His Classroom

Clay Shirky (NYU), Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away:

I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist...

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Professor Claims University Violated His Due Process

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s not just students being subjected to shadowy kangaroo courts: a professor at the University of Georgia says the school punished him after they had already approved his relationship with a teaching assistant.

Lauren McDonald at the Red & Black reports:

Professor to resign after NDAH policy ‘abused’ during EOO investigation

A University of Georgia...

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Students at Catholic Fordham University Demand Free Condoms

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems these students don’t understand the Catholic part of Catholic school.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Confused Students At Catholic College Call Lack Of Free Condoms ‘Pattern Of Injustice’

Hopelessly confused about how the Catholic Church and leaders at Jesuit universities view birth control, and blissfully unaware that a 36-count pack...

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Black Dem. Professor Says Reagan Did More for Black Education Than Obama

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:00am

I think Reagan did more for everyone than Obama has.

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform reports.

Black, Democrat prof: Reagan did more to help black education than Obama

A black, Democratic professor blames President Obama for the disenfranchisement of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), and credits Ronald Reagan for taking a stand for...

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Toronto School System Offers LGBTQ Activism for Middle Schoolers

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Posted by    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 9:30am

Some people would call this indoctrination.

Paul Bois of Truth Revolt writes.

Toronto School District to Host ‘LGBTQ’ Activism Conference for Middle-Schoolers

In the school district of Toronto, legislation mandating that gender-neutral bathrooms be constructed to accommodate transgender students has served as a gateway to several new “student conferences” with the purpose of advancing...

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