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Mumps Outbreak Hits Ohio State U.

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

We noted that campuses nationwide have been experiencing outbreaks of meningitis.

Now, it is being reported that mumps have struck nearly 30 students at Ohio State University.

City health officials say the number of mumps cases associated with the outbreak among Ohio State University students has increased to 28.

Of those, 23 are students,...

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Free Speech on Campus Means Having Your Beliefs Challenged

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

In a new post at The FIRE, Greg Lukianoff explains that free speech on campus is a sometimes messy but always important aspect of higher education.

When Campus Intolerance Means Free Speech Gets Torn Up and Run Over, Literally

Being offended is what happens when you have your deepest beliefs challenged. And if...

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Worcester Polytechnic Investigates Facebook Claims of 3 Women Involving Sex, Ice and Pudding

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11:00am

A small college in Massachusetts are checking out claims made in Facebook postings of three female students, which describing abusive behavior by fraternity members.

If true, perhaps the fraternity in question could claim they were simply celebrating “Sex Week”, which has featured fetishes and food on other campuses.

At least three women at...

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Illinois State President Resigns Over Assault Allegation

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9:30am

Timothy Flanagan hasn’t been on the job very long but it’s hard to get around allegations of assault.

ABC 7 in Chicago reports.

Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan resigns amid assault claim investigation

Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan resigned Saturday after just seven months in the job.

Authorities are investigating a claim that...

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U. of Washington students push for new Pacific Islander Studies major

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Apparently, there isn’t enough unmarketable specialized “studies” degrees at the University of Washington.

Students there want the school to create a whole, new degree program devoted to an ethnic group.

Perhaps potential majors should weigh their realistic career outcomes before pressing farther on their demands.

To many, the Pacific Islands may seem to be...

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Drexel U. Student Dies From Meningitis, Deemed “Princeton Strain” by CDC

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

We have been reporting on multiple college campuses that are dealing with meningitis outbreaks, including an infection at the University of California – Santa Barbara that cost a student both feet.

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New Film Addresses Anti-God Bias in Higher Ed

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

The denigration of traditional religious views on college campuses is a subject we’ve covered extensively at College Insurrection. Here’s a movie our readers may find interesting.

Julieanne Stanford writes at The College Fix.

New Movie Tackles Anti-God Bias at Universities

‘God’s Not Dead,’ a movie that opened nationwide Friday, March 21, raises awareness of discrimination against...

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Two Mississippi high school students presumed guilty of gang signing in photo

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Two Mississippi teens have been expelled for a photograph taken of them making sports-related hand signals.

At least they didn’t make finger guns. Then, they would have been in real trouble.

Two Mississippi high school students were maliciously expelled after they were photographed making supposedly gang-related hand gestures, even though the kids had...

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Georgetown Student Charged With Possession of Ricin

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is pretty serious. People don’t typically have ricin in their possession for casual purposes.

CNN reports.

Georgetown University student accused of ricin possession

A Georgetown University student was charged on Friday with possessing ricin after admitting he made the poison in his campus dorm room, a court document showed.

Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, appeared...

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Who would win the NCAA tournament if the games were based on academics?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11:00am

With the college basketball season’s March Madness in full force, Inside Higher Ed asks the important question:

Who would win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament if the games were decided by the teams’ classroom performance?

While the academic tournament has at times been surprisingly accurate in predicting March Madness victors, last year’s tournament...

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Charges Filed Against Prof Who Attacked Pro-Life Teen

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Professor Mireille Miller-Young, who recently assaulted a pro-life teen on a college campus and stole her sign, is now facing formal charges.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller provides an update.

Charges for prof who claimed ‘MORAL RIGHT’ to censor, batter 16-year-old abortion foe

The district attorney in Santa Barbara, Calif. has formally filed...

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It’s a Miracle! Stanford Finds Funds For Traditional Marriage Event Security

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Demonstrating the power of a fully operational, conservative social media network:

After Stanford University’s student government refused to help fund an upcoming traditional marriage conference, calling the topic “hate speech,” campus administrators have agreed to foot the bill for the astronomical amount of security they require for the event.

The Stanford Anscombe Society, the...

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Unsurprisingly, U. of Illinois Mandatory “Diversity” Program Not Really Useful to Students

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Have you ever wondered what a campus “diversity program” would be like?

University of Illinois student Simran Devidasani recounts her experiences during the mandatory workshop, which were less than satisfying:

…The University’s most recently required workshop, I-Connect, is important in opening our eyes to the diversity on c...

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The Special Relationship Between College Student Fees and Propaganda

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

In a new post at See Thru Edu, George Leef explains what many of those student fee dollars are used for.

How College “Student Fees” Fund Propaganda

The fees that college students often are required to pay creates a large fund of money that attract all kinds of people and organizations that like...

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Baylor U. student questions Obama’s executive order for minimum wage hike

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Did Obama really make the “right call” by using his mighty pen to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage?  Baylor University student Danny Huizinga doesn’t think so.

First, Obama’s executive order cannot constitutionally raise the minimum wage for all workers. Peter Kirsanow at National Review notes that the president’s executive order must...

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George Washington University Decides Against Giving Honorary Doctorate to Alec Baldwin

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Last November it was revealed that GWU was considering Alec Baldwin for an honorary doctorate. That idea has been scrapped.

Andrew Desiderio writes at The College Fix.

Alec Baldwin Passed Over For Honorary Doctorate at GWU

Administrators at The George Washington University have decided not to give Alec Baldwin an honorary doctorate this May –...

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FIRE Video: Dartmouth Student Fails to “Coexist” with Pro-Life Display

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently commented that  after promoting a “no whites” social event, organizers at a community college event should consider a course in remedial English as they obviously don’t understand the meaning of the word “diversity”.

One Dartmouth student should consider doing the same thing: He doesn’t get the meaning of “coexist”.

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Several Universities Want to Break from Pennsylvania’s Higher Ed System

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:30am

These colleges are looking for lifeboats on the deck of the SS Higher Ed Bubble. Here’s wishing them lots of luck.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Pulling Out in Pennsylvania?

Several Pennsylvania public colleges are looking for a way out of the state’s struggling 14-university system.

Supporters say a bill proposed this month...

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Experts Discuss Merits of Salary-Based Selection of College Majors

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:00am

The Wall Street Journal recently asked a panel of business experts of salary prospects should drive students’ choices of degree programs.

While the obvious answer is “yes”, the panel avoids belittling any potential major.

Unlike President Obama.

In January, President Barack Obama inadvertently caused a bit...

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Report says Obama’s college “ratings” don’t resolve rankings consequences

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

A new paper by the American Council on Education says the Obama administration’s ratings proposal is likely to lead to the same negative consequences as college rankings.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higer Ed has this analysis:

Since the White House rolled out its plan to create a federal college ratings system last August,...

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Conservative Students Raise Awareness on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Who says only liberals students can be campus activists? College campuses would be better off if more conservative and libertarian students spoke out like this.

Andrea Billups of Newsmax reports.

Student Conservatives Muster Voters, Awareness on College Campuses

John Publicover was barely 18 when he decided he needed to learn more about the political...

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TRIFECTA! Michgan Teacher Union’s Newest Deal Discriminates Against Whites, Men & Christians

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit to being a graduate of the Ferndale High School Class of 1980.

Some of the most amazing and wonderful people I have met in life were the teachers I had while attending public school in that district (special shout-out to my teachers for...

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