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Students Panic over False Report That Yik Yak is Blocking Princeton for Harassment

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Posted by    Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:30am

Students freaked out about the idea of losing a social media app.

Matthew Boyer of the College Fix reports.

Yik Yak is blocking Princeton for harassment? False report, but real panic

Rogue ‘support agent’ plays on racial tensions following ‘Urban Congo’ spat

When a c...

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USC Student Responds to Removal of Pro-Life Banners

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Posted by    Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00am

This student is only a freshman but shows promise.

The College Fix reports.

Student pens eloquent open letter to USC regarding removal of pro-life banners

USC recently removed pro-life banners showing fetuses in utero from several lightposts on campus. The banners had been hung Tuesday morning, and were taken down Tuesday afternoon, with campus...

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University of Maryland at College Park Cancels ‘American Sniper’ Screening

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

And another university jumps into the ‘American Sniper’ ridiculousness.

Jake New reports for Inside Higher Ed:

‘American Sniper’ Shut Down

A student organization at the University of Maryland at College Park has called off a screening of American Sniper after students complained that the film fuels “anti-Arab and anti-Islamic sentiments” and “helps to proliferate...

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The New York Times Profiles Ted Cruz’s College Debate Skills

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

I’m really looking forward to seeing Ted Cruz in presidential debates.

Still, this is a fun read.

Ted Cruz Showed Eloquence, and Limits, as Debater at Princeton

By the time he was a senior at Princeton University in 1992, Ted Cruz had developed an arsenal of rhetorical skills and theatrical gestures that made him...

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University of Arkansas Student Reportedly Arrested for Lying About Alleged Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

Are the tides finally turning on those that falsely claim ‘sexual assault’?

According to Arkansas Matters:

U of A Student Arrested for Lying About Sexual Assault

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA) – Police arrested 20-year-old Lindsey Sweetin Thursday for filing a false police report about a sexual assault she originally said happened in the Harmon...

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“Don’t tell me whats oppressive. I tell you.”

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new column at National Review, Charles C.W. Cooke examines the issue of censoring those with whom we disagree on college campuses.

How to Censor Speakers on College Campuses

In Monty Python’s Life of Brian, there is a scene in which a market seller becomes irritated with his customer because he does...

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If You’re Pregnant Start Saving For College Now

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

You have to start early these days.

The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Pregnant? Start saving for college now.

Experienced moms have a message for pregnant women: Wake up and start saving for college today, according to a NerdWallet survey of more than 1,200 mothers nationwide.

NerdWallet polled more than 600 pregnant women and 600 mothers...

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Drunk College Student Pays $1,240 for Cab Ride from New Orleans to San Marcos

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Maybe next time this kid could ask a friend to be his designated driver.

My San Antonio reported.

Texas State University frat member paid $1,240 for drunken cab ride from New Orleans to San Marcos

A Texas State University fraternity member had quite the hole in his pocket after a crazy weekend in...

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Emory University Students Disrespect Veterans

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:30am

No respect for veterans.

WJHG reports.

College Students Disrespect Veterans at the Warrior Beach Retreat

Emory University released this statement Thursday morning by email:

“Emory University was appalled to learn of acts of disrespect and harassment that were directed at attendees of the Warrior Beach Retreat in Florida this past weekend.

Our brave veterans who have...

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Christina Hoff Sommers Discusses Her Recent College Appearances With Megyn Kelly

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Megyn Kelly seems almost stunned as Sommers describes the scenes at Georgetown and Oberlin where she recently spoke.

Kelly offers advice to these students. “Toughen up buttercup!”

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$330,000 Grant Goes to Syracuse University to Teach Vets Business Skills

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Post-military vets might benefit from a sizable grant given to Syracuse University.

Rick Moriarty reports for Syracuse.com:

Syracuse University gets $330,000 federal grant to teach vets business skills

Syracuse, N.Y. — The U.S. Small Business Administration is giving $330,000 to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management to expand services to veterans embarking...

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Michelle Obama to Give Commencement Speech at Oberlin College

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

I wonder if Oberlin’s childish feminists will post trigger warnings anywhere on campus when the first lady speaks?

ABC News 5 in Cleveland reports.

Michelle Obama to speak at Oberlin College commencement in May

Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at Oberlin College’s commencement in May, the White House announced Tuesday.

Oberlin, along with King College...

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Valdosta State University American Flag Protests Continue

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

The saga continues.

Jon Shirek and Michael King report for :

Flag protests continue at Valdosta State University

ATLANTA (WXIA) — Tense times continue at Valdosta State University after an internet video became viral showing protesters trampling on the US flag, and a military veteran taking the flag away from the protestors and scuffling...

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Democrats Pressure Hillary Clinton to Push for ‘Debt-Free College’

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

As you can probably guess, the whole idea of ‘debt-free college’ comes from the Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

Phillip Rucker of the Washington Post reported.

Liberal Democrats pressure Clinton to advocate ‘debt-free college’

Liberal leaders are pressuring Hillary Rodham Clinton advocate a national plan for “debt-free college” in her presidential campaign, part...

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Sexual Assault Survey Leaves Students Feeling Victimized

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

A survey causes problems on college campuses.

Fox News reports.

‘Explicit’ survey on sex assault leaves college students feeling victimized

A survey being conducted at nearly 30 major universities to gauge the true scope of sexual abuse in college is so rife with “explicit” language that it is “opening wounds” and “triggering” flashbacks in...

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Student Government at Johns Hopkins University Bans Chick-fil-A from Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00am

These students have decided that Chick-fil-A is intolerant and they won’t tolerate it.

Andrew Guernsey reports at National Review.

The Johns Hopkins Chick-fil-A Ban and the Coming Gay-Marriage Witch Hunt

A new spirit of intolerance has arisen on the Johns Hopkins University campus, and conservative Christians are the targets. The JHU student government’s vote...

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Check Out the Current Average Salaries of College Grads

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 9:30am

See the real numbers below.

Time Money reports.

Here’s What the Average Grad Makes Right Out of College

Income for new bachelor’s degree holders varies widely depending on college major.

Students who graduated college in the class of 2014 earned median starting salaries of $45,478, according to a new report from the National Association of...

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Berkeley Students Block Campus Gate Intimidating and Harassing Others

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00am

The students claim they were trying to raise awareness of police brutality which you’ll find very ironic if you watch this video.

The Daily Californian has more.

Students block Sather Gate to protest police brutality, express campus climate concerns

A group of about 50 students and some community members gathered at Sather Gate on...

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Conference on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ cancelled at Queen’s University

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

Potential security risks caused the cancellation of a discussion on the French Satirical paper.

Aine McMahon reports for The Irish Times:

Queen’s University conference on Charlie Hebdo ‘cancelled’

A conference about the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo that was set to take place at Queen’s University Belfast has allegedly been cancelled because of a...

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College Students Won’t Take Sexual Assault Survey Because it’s ‘Triggering’

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

I could understand if students claimed the survey was an invasion of privacy but triggering? Really?

Julianne Stanford of the College Fix reported.

Students refuse to take national sexual-assault survey because it’s ‘triggering’

Others accuse their school of trying to keep victims from taking the survey

This month, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness month,...

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University of Queensland Offers Course on Science of Climate Denial

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

Hopefully they’ll start with the fact that ‘climate denial’ itself is a misnomer. I’ve never seen an instance where anyone denies the existence of weather…

Dana Nuccitelli reports for The Guardian:

University offering free online course to demolish climate denial

The course coordinator is John Cook, University of Queensland Global Change Institute climate communication...

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Cornell Athletes Run on Chocolate Milk

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Cornell’s dairy has a healthy relationship with the athletics department.

Seth Berkman of the New York Times.

Cornell’s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap

ITHACA, N.Y. — Throughout the school year, Cornell’s strength and conditioning center is filled with a chorus of clanging weights and thumping rock music.

Posters in the entrance to the center instruct...

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