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“League of Legends” Scholarship – University Adding Online Sports to Athletics Program

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00am

In an innovative move, one university is offering a new online sports scholarship that is sure to appeal to geeks who gave up on joining a college sports team long ago.

The Robert Morris University has become the first higher educational institution in the United States to add an online sport to...

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University of Washington Students Develop Medical Marijuana Delivery App

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

The app recently won the audience choice award at a TechCrunch startup conference.

To those who worry about the ability of college graduates to be innovative and technologically skilled, let me put your mind at ease.

Recently we noted New York University students had developed a hoodie that helps send texts to family and friends.

Now, University of Washington students have developed an app that is...

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The College Fix Profiles Paul L. Caron of TaxProfBlog

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

We’ve linked the work of Paul L. Caron here many times so it’s great to see him featured by our friends at The College Fix.

Andrew Desiderio writes.

Meet The Tax Professor Behind The Ultimate IRS Scandal Blog

A Pepperdine University tax law professor has chronicled every development in the IRS targeting scandal since...

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Boise State Under Fire For Shameful Targeting of Pro-Second Amendment Event

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

YAL chapter handed a nearly $500 invoice for “security” shortly before event.

We recently noted that liberal academics were panicking as Idaho’s new campus Gun law went into effect.

Now, one school is now under fire for its shameful treatment of a student group organizing a pro-Second Amendment event.

As the force behind a Supreme Court victory for Washington, D.C. gun owners, Dick Heller has...

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Tolerance, Diversity and the Redskins

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

At Minding the Campus, John Rosenberg writes of the turmoil over the Redskins and cites an excellent point by Professor Eugene Volokh.

Is “Tolerance” The New “Diversity”?

The politically correct speech enforcers at the Patent and Trademark office have just voted, for the second time, to cancel several Washington Redskins trademarks that contain...

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New York man guilty of rape after mention in college application essay

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Students often question the value of the college admissions essay.

However, one essay had some far-reaching results that have led to a man getting the justice he truly deserved.

Raped as an 8-year-old by her then-stepfather, a woman kept the secret from her family for nearly a decade until she drafted a college...

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Accuracy in Academia Launches Online Conservative University

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:30am

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia has an announcement which may interest College Insurrection readers.

First course offered will be “Sex, Lies & Women’s Studies”

Accuracy in Academia (AIA) is launching Conservative University – a free online video education initiative, at the Network of enlightened Women’s national conference on Friday, June 20,...

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Corinthian Colleges may shut down after clash with Feds over student data

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:00am

A for-profit college that has been clashing with US regulators over student data documentation is warning that it may be forced to close its doors.

This move has the potential to impact thousands of students across the country.

Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit education company with about 75,000 students nationwide, warned Thursday that it...

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UC Berkeley Researchers Use Algorithm to Explain Sex and Evolutionary Biology

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

Finally, University of California – Berkeley offers some real scholarship when it comes to sex!

A paper published Monday and co-authored by UC Berkeley researchers uses an algorithm to explain the diversity sexual recombination yields.

The paper, published in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the N...

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Online University Gets High Marks From National Review

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Jay Schalin of National Review recently wrote of Libertas U. and recommends it for knowledge hungry adults.

Calling All Life-Long Learners

I’ve taken five online courses at five different institutions over the years. Only one of them has been an enjoyable experience. That was at Libertas U., a new “virtual” online school that,...

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Vancouver School Board Adds Three Pronouns to Address Transgender Students

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

The new words are “xe, xem, and xyr.”

We have noted that the new diversity target for American colleges is transgendered students, especially with schools asking students for their preferred gender pronoun.

Now, The College Fix shares the news about a Canadian school district creating 3 new pronouns.  However, I am sure this inanity will be heading south in...

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Religious Freedom Under Fire at Bowdoin College

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

The school won’t recognize an evangelical student group and even smeared the group’s unpaid advisers.

John Leo of Minding The Campus reports.

Bowdoin: Is Religious Freedom Discriminatory?

Last Monday, Bowdoin College made page one of the New York Times with its decision to de-recognize an evangelical student group for refusing to sign an anti-discrimination...

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“‘We can’t afford that!” Young Adult Group Targets LA Senator Landrieu in Great Ad

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit advocacy group geared toward young adults, is attacking Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) on economic issues in a wonderful new ad (hat-tip, Instapundit)

The ad, shared first with The Hill, shows a young woman pushing a Landrieu look-a-like around a grocery store in a shopping cart. The politician greedily...

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Hampshire College Dumps the SAT for Admissions

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:00am

This isn’t that surprising if you know anything about Hampshire. They operate on a pass or fail basis with no letter grades.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reported.

‘Test-Blind’ Admissions

More than 800 four-year colleges and universities do not require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. But of these “test-optional” colleges, the...

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South Dakota Student Republicans Produce Hilarious “Breaking Up With Obama” Video

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:30am

We have noted that millennials are very unhappy with the Obama administration are are developing a decidedly libertarian streak.

South Dakota College Republicans a great video take on the opinion of President Obama, set to the song “Say Something” by A Great Big World.

The video depicts millennials “breaking up” with Obama like...

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GWU Prof Claims First Lady’s Anti-Obesity Program Linked to Big Business

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8:00am

Businesses are in business to make money. They don’t typically care if the customer’s money is coming from individuals or government.

Andrew Desiderio reports at The College Fix.

GWU Prof Calls Out First Lady’s Anti-Obesity Group for Link to Big Business

First Lady Michelle Obama’s effort to end childhood obesity includes partnerships with big...

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Ohio State Scholar Logs into Tenure Track Using MOOCs

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

Faculty questioning the value of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may find comfort in this story of a math scholar logging into tenure-track using this educational approach.

When Jim Fowler becomes an assistant professor of mathematics at Ohio State University this fall, he can thank his massive open online courses — and...

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College Coaches are Washington State’s Highest Paid Employees

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

This seems wrong somehow. I don’t resent college coaches for being well paid but the highest paid state employees? Really?

The Spokesman-Review reported.

College coaches state’s highest-paid employees

OLYMPIA – The official report of state employee salaries for 2013 is out, and as usual the highest-paid people on the list are coaches at Washington’s...

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Governor Bobby Jindal plans to withdraw Louisiana from Common Core

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

It looks like that Louisiana may be the next state to repeal Common Core, joining Missouri, Indiana and Oklahoma.

Bonus – It’s good to see someone other than Obama using executive orders for a change!

Gov. Bobby Jindal says he will issue an executive order requiring competitive bidding for tests tied to...

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Student Group at U. Minnesota Demands Mandatory Transgender Classes

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Oh and also, colonialism or something.

When it comes to mandatory courses, perhaps we should focus on more basic skills first.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller has the story.

Minnesota Radicals Demand Mandatory Transgender Classes Because Of Colonialism OR ELSE

Members of a radical leftist group at...

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Hillary Clinton Draws 1,000 at Harvard Book Store

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

The sales for Hillary Clinton’s new book have been dismal.

And it looks like Harvard may be the center for whatever sales have been made.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary D. Rodham Clinton attracted hundreds of people to the Harvard Book Store on Monday evening for a signing of her new book,...

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Colleges May Face Tougher Standards to Qualify for Federal Funds

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Posted by    Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:00am

Wouldn’t it be nice if taxpayers could enforce stricter rules on the federal government?

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

‘Tough Love’ for Higher Ed

WASHINGTON — As policy makers here ponder new ways to hold colleges more accountable for how well they serve students, they should start by laying down some tougher...

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