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College Students in Alabama Challenge Campus Gun Policies

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is there a chapter of “Students for Concealed Carry on Campus” at your school? Why not start one?

Daniela Perallon of WHNT News reported.

Alabama college students challenge gun policies on campus

Fresh from their third national conference earlier this month, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is lobbying lawmakers and pressuring administrators to...

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Johns Hopkins Political and Advocacy Groups Face Massive Funding Cuts

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Students involved in “Advocacy and Awareness” groups at John Hopkins will see a massive cut in university funding in the coming year: where once such groups received about the same funding per year as other groups (a few thousand dollars), they will now be receiving as little as $300.

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Ecstasy Use has Increased on College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:00am

Mary Schenk of the News-Gazette reports that use of the drug Ecstasy is up among college students.

A dangerous campus combination

OK, parents of college students. As the semester begins, you’ve undoubtedly discussed the do’s and don’ts with your child.

No running over on the cellphone data plan. Never overdraw on the checking account....

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Sweet Gig: ‘Doctor of Chocolate’ Research Project at Cambridge University

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Do you have a knack for scientific research and a sweet tooth? Then world-premier Cambridge University might just have the sweetest offer for you: a three-and-a-half year research project into the properties of chocolate in warm weather.

Maev Kennedy of The Guardian reports:

PhD in chocolate – a sweet job on offer at...

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Blame the High Cost of College on Big Government

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Investor’s Business Daily cites a new report which lays the high cost of college at the feet of big government.

Report: Big Government Is To Blame For Soaring College Costs

Americans have watched in anguish as the cost of college has soared out of reach. What they don’t know is that a big...

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New College Ranking Categories: ‘Reefer Madness’, LGBT-Friendly

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

Two weeks ago I wrote a short piece reviewing various college ranking methods, with the two conclusions that none is perfect and that they are not a whole lot pertinent to deciding which college to attend.

However, for a growing number of young people the following two ranking categories might become serious...

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The Department of Education Has Global Goals

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

When did “eliminating gender inequality” become a priority for the DOE?

Spencer Irvine writes at Accuracy in Academia.

Dept. of Ed Goes Global

The U.S. Department of Education’s report, “Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement” tries to show how American students will gain more international experience. The report features six quotes by the...

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Louisiana College Beats Obamacare Contraceptives Mandate

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

This makes 20 Christian colleges that have beaten the Obamacare mandate to provide abortion pills.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Another Christian College Beats Obamacare ‘Abortion-Pill’ Mandate

Louisiana College, a Southern Baptist institution, can’t be forced to even indirectly provide contraceptives that could...

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Defenders Say UCSB Prof Attacked Pro-Life Teen Because of Slavery

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

The story of UCSB professor Mireille Miller-Young just keeps getting weirder.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller has a new update.

Professors Now Say SLAVERY Forced Colleague To Batter Teen, Destroy Her Anti-Abortion Poster

The saga of University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young has taken yet anot...

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Teen Guilty of Rape Returns to High School Football Team

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 11:00am

The people of Steubenville, Ohio would do some good in this world if they boycott each of this football team’s home games.

Jen Steer reports:

Steubenville teen guilty of rape returns to high school football team: Reaction

One of the two Steubenville teens convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl is back on the high...

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Elite Universities and the Roots of Progressivism

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 9:30am

Benjamin Weingarten of the Blaze takes a look back at the role higher education played in producing today’s progressives.

How America’s elite universities paved the way for progressivism 70 years ago

Blaze readers are likely familiar with the so-called “Long March” of progressivism through America’s institutions, whereby leftists undertook a concerted effort to...

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Student’s Defamation Lawsuit Against College in Sexual Assault Case Continues

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 8:00am

Marlboro College attempted to dismiss a lawsuit by a student suing the university after his sexual assault trial, but their plea was knocked down. They also pleaded for special privileges in the trial, saying they were ‘analogous to a government entity’ and therefore couldn’t be deposed — the judge knocked this...

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What Will Make Millennials Vote GOP?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

S.E. Cupp interviews a Millennial currently serving in Congress, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL).

Click on the link below to see the interview. Below is Cupp’s introduction:

What millennials want to hear from politicians

Millennials will represent nearly 40% of the voting population by the year 2020, and the race is on to win this...

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U. Mississippi Will Keep ‘Ole Miss’ Nickname

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Posted by    Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

Leaders at the school obviously saw objections to the name as political correctness gone wild.

Andrew Desiderio of the College Fix reported.

After Uproar, ‘Ole Miss’ Leaders Defend Embattled Nickname, Pledge To Keep It

Was it all just one big misunderstanding?

In an interview with The College Fix, University of Mississippi’s chief communications officer Tom...

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U. Alabama Blocks Sororities from Speaking to Media, Fearing Race War

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Posted by    Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

Last year, no black women were successful in rushing a sorority at University of Alabama. This year, the university decided to cut all contact between the media and all sororities on campus. Though they gave no substantial reasons why, many believe it is an attempt to ease racial tensions in light...

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College Republicans Win Battle With Hillary Clinton PAC

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Posted by    Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

This just the first battle of many between now and 2016, no doubt.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

College Republicans Pick Awesome Street Fight With Hillary Clinton PAC, and Win!

“The College Republicans at Sacramento State outshined the Democrats at their own ‘Ready for Hillary’ fundraiser … They eventually gave up their...

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Cornell Visiting Scholar Arrested for Allegedly Groping Woman on Flight

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Posted by    Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:00am

Cornell has suspended the visiting scholar upon further development in this case.

Tyler Alicea of the Cornell Daily Sun has the story:

Former Cornell Visiting Scholar Arrested for Reportedly Groping Woman on Flight

A former Cornell visiting scholar was arrested after groping a woman’s breast on a flight from Tokyo, according to federal prosecutors.

Eun-jong...

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UC-Hastings Dean Says it’s Time to Rethink Law School

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Posted by    Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 9:30am

Maybe it’s time to rethink all types of higher education, not just law school.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reported.

UC-Hastings Dean: It’s Time to Rethink Law School

San Francisco Daily Journal:  It’s Time to Rethink Law School, by Frank Wu (Dean, UC-Hastings):

There are two schools of thought about legal education. One insists that...

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GOP Senators Rubio, Ayotte, Grassley Speak in Favor of Weakening Due Process Rights

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Posted by    Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8:00am

The new Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which may weaken even further the due process rights of those accused of sexual assault, is in fact a bipartisan effort, and that’s not because the GOP has been duped by fine print: its Republican backers actually support this attack on due process.

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Ex-MIT Professor Pleads Guilty to Investment Scam Linked with Bernie Madoff

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Posted by    Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

Former MIT Sloan School of Management professor Gabriel Bitran and his son plead guilty to charges of running a fraudulent hedge fund investment scheme.

From 2005 to 2011, the two ran GMB Capital Management LLC. During the time, they raised over $500 million in funds to invest and took fees of $16...

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Law Prof – Illegals Have More Rights Than Students Accused of Rape

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Posted by    Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is actually an excellent point. I’m surprised it took someone so long to make it.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

Professor: ‘Illegals at border have more rights than college students accused of rape’

Those who illegally cross into the United States have more rights than a college student accused of rape, according...

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Article Shows Education Research Not Adequately Supported

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Posted by    Friday, August 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

A recent article in Educational Researcher shows that hardly any research experiments in the field of education are replicated by other researchers, casting heavy doubt on the veracity of their findings.

Charlie Tyson at Inside Higher Ed reports:

Almost no education research is replicated, new article shows

The word “replic...

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