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U. of Chicago Black Co-ed Offers Glimpse into “Black Rage”

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00am

University of Chicago student Nina Katemauswa offers a glimpse into the race-based thinking fueling many of the campus protests that are occurring nationwide.

…Black is still black.

For once you are born black, there is no growing up—only growing in. Every year you are encouraged to retreat more and more into yourself and...

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U. Michigan’s Anti-Discrimination Policy Doesn’t Cover Students’ Political Views

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 9:30am

But maybe it should. Do you think Republican students feel comfortable after a member of the faculty wrote that it’s OK to hate Republicans?

Greg Piper of the College Fix:

The University of Michigan is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to buffoonish attacks on anyone who departs from progressive orthodoxy.

Today’s...

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U. New Mexico Football Players Plan to Sue University Over Sexual Assault Investigation

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8:00am

These cases just keep on piling up:

Stephen Edwards at The College Fix has the story:

Football players plan to sue university for ‘shoddy’ sexual-assault investigation

Two University of New Mexico football players and another student plan to sue the school for how it investigated sexual-assault allegations against...

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Civil Rights Group Outraged at Bowdoin’s ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Outrage

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

One civil rights group is outraged at Bowdoin College’s outrageous punishment of students who dressed up as pilgrims and American Indians for a Thanksgiving party – calling it “cultural appropriation”

In an email shared with The College Fix, Michael Meyers, executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition, wrote to...

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Debunking the Myth of Evil Fraternities

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a recent column for Politico, writer Peg Tyre defended fraternities from the many stereotypes which are heaped upon them.

Don’t Blame the Frats

This year’s monster: Fraternities. As Gawker put it, “No fraternity, no gang rape.” As the Guardian said, “It’s time to talk about banning fraternities.” Bloomberg View decided: “On balance,...

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Michigan Daily Student Columnist Gets Fired for Satirical Article

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is an update to this story. All of a sudden, the editors decided that the writer’s long running columns in both the Michigan Daily and The Michigan Review were a “conflict of interest.”

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

‘Michigan Daily’: We fired column...

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America’s Oldest Black College on the Brink of Financial Collapse

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Cheyney University is about to succumb to the effects of the higher ed bubble.

David Dekok of Reuters reports.

Oldest U.S. black college on verge of financial collapse

The nation’s oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to...

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UCLA Students Hold Town Hall About Alleged Police Brutality and to Draft Demands

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

About this time of year, most college students are focused on finals.

However, at the University of California – Los Angeles, many of them are drafting grievance demands instead.

I wonder if the grades they get this semester are dependent on the quality of their grievances.

More than 100 individuals at a student-led town...

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George Mason U. Students Sign Petition to Make Jon Gruber Secretary of Defense

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00am

Dan Joseph of MRCTV recently visited George Mason University and asked students to sign a petition supporting Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber for secretary of defense.

Not all the students he asked would sign but 12 of them did.

From CNS News.

 
 
 
 

UC San Diego Researchers Say Minimum Wage Increase Cost 1.4 Million Jobs

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 9:30am

“Wow, I never expected that!” said the federal government, who apparently do not have a single economist on staff.

Here’s more from the College Fix:

UC-San Diego researchers: 1.4 million jobs lost because of minimum-wage hikes

The federal minimum-wage hikes between 2007 and 2009 were accompanied by severe drops in the “employment-to-population ratio” for...

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Marquette University Suspends Conservative Prof From Campus Over Gay Marriage Flap

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:00am

Dissent from the liberal position will not be tolerated.

Turning Point USA reported.

BREAKING: Conservative professor banned from campus!

Marquette University has banned a tenured professor, John McAdams, from Marquette University until further notice. This is because he published a controversial blog post about another professor, Cheryl Abbate, who told a student, “If you...

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WSJ Finance Expert: College Kids Should Have Some “Skin in the Game”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Darla Kashian is vice president-financial adviser at RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis.

In The Wall Street Journal, she offers some sage advice about students’ education costs.

…Children are more likely to value the educational opportunity they’ve been given if they have some skin in the game. Taking responsibility for funding part of one’s...

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Does Higher Ed Have an ‘Adjunctification’ Problem?

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

Rob Jenkins of the Chronicle of Higher Education seems to think so.

Straight Talk About ‘Adjunctification’

It’s unclear precisely when the term “adjunctification” was borne. It’s mentioned as far back as 2000 in articles about the job market in the humanities. Linda Collins used the phrase in a speech in 2002 when she...

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Oberlin Prof Gives Brilliant Response to a Ferguson Related Request for Exam Delays

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

To summarize: “No.”

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Prof’s epic response to Ferguson-related exam delay request

It’s probably safe to assume to that Oberlin student Della Kurzer-Zlotnick was not prepared for her professor’s response when she asked him about delaying exams due to Ferguson-related stress.

Seemingly anointing herself a (white) spokesperson...

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Swastikas Painted on Building at Tufts University

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is the second such incident in two months.

Chris Caesar of Boston.com reported.

Police Investigate ‘Several’ Swastikas Painted on Tufts Campus Building

Police are investigating “several” swastikas painted on the south side of a Tufts University campus building Saturday morning.

The markings were seen on the rear of Lewis Hall along Powderhouse Blvd. and...

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Playing Southern Anthem During “Black Lives Matter” Rally Gets Cop Suspended

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Truly, timing is everything in life.

This may be the first time Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” got an on-duty cop in trouble.

The Chicago Police Department has suspended a cop for 10 days who says he was honoring the University of Alabama by playing the Southern anthem in his patrol car on Saturday. (UA...

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Liberal Bias in Academia is Affecting Social Science

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:00am

Nothing gets challenged or debated when everyone agrees with each other.

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes at The Week.

How academia’s liberal bias is killing social science

I have had the following experience more than once: I am speaking with a professional academic who is a liberal. The subject of the underrepresentation of conservatives in academia...

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New York Senator Pushes for Nationwide Adoption of ‘Yes Means Yes’ Laws

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Damn the facts, let’s keep this legislation going!

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story

NY Senator Gillibrand: ‘Yes means yes’ should go nationwide

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing to make affirmative consent laws — figuratively known as “only yes means yes” when engaging in any kind of sexual activity...

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U. Michigan Prof Writes Column “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:00am

University of Michigan Communications professor Susan J. Douglas sure is comfortable explaining why she hates Republicans.

Her column was published by In These Times.

It’s Okay To Hate Republicans

I hate Republicans. I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa...

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Harvard’s President Faust Expresses Concerns About Obama’s Federal College Ratings Plan

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

In an interview with The Washington Post, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust expresses some serious concerns about the Obama Administration’s new federal college ratings plan.

“I think it raises the issue of what do you rate them for?” Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust told The Washington Post. “It goes back to what...

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Columbia Student in Critical Condition After Jump from 8th Floor of Dorm

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

A sad story. Authorities suspect drugs were involved.

Chelsia Rose Marcius and Barry Paddock of the New York Daily News reported.

Columbia University student critically injured in apparent jump from eighth floor of Wien Hall dorm

A Columbia University student believed to be high on drugs was critically injured when he apparently jumped from...

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Minnesota Transgender High School Students can Play on ‘Preferred Gender’ Sports Teams

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

File this story under “School Choice”.

The Minnesota State High School League has voted to allow boys who identify as girls, and girls who identify as boys, to play and compete on sports teams of their “preferred gender.”

The new rule will take effect in the 2015-2016 season.

Fox News reports:

The policy requires transgender...

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