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Simpson College Choir Stages Christmas Music Flash Mob in Iowa Shopping Mall

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 3:30pm

The musical selection is the Hallelujah Chorus and these college students do an awesome job with it.

Just listen to the crowd’s wild applause at the end.

Merry Christmas!

 
 
 
 

Veteran’s View of Going From the Military to Business School

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 2:00pm

Business schools are now reaching out to military officers, saying veterans lend leadership experience and global perspective to classroom discussions.

In The Wall Street Journal, Scott Poitevent of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business (a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School as well as a...

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Syracuse University Marching Band to Play Super Bowl

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 12:30pm

If you’re a member of marching band in college, it doesn’t get much better than this. Congrats to Syracuse.

Brent Axe of Syracuse.com reports.

Syracuse University marching band set to perform at the Super Bowl

“New York’s college band” will perform at New York’s Super Bowl.

A release from...

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Georgetown U. Student Defends the Concept of “Classy”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 11:00am

Our last few reports on Georgetown University featured a member of Egypt’s Nazi Party and a Condom bandit.

However, as an essay by Georgetown student Angela Morabito shows, there is both class and common sense at the...

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College Students Seek Summer Jobs on Winter Break

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 9:30am

Given the current economy and persistently weak job market, getting a head start on summer work is a great idea.

Robert Weisman of the Boston Globe reports.

Home for the holidays, college students hunt for summer work

College students home for the holidays will be bouncing between family get-togethers, catching up with friends, and...

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UCLA: The Campus with the Most Driven Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 8:00am

The University of California, Los Angeles has the most driven students in the world, according to data compiled by ViewsOnYou.

No, not because the southern California rely in automotive transportation, either! Peter Jacobs of Business Insider has the full report and list of other schools with highly motivated scholars.

The London based startup...

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Mount St. Mary’s University Students Stage Christmas Music Flash Mob in Campus Dining Hall

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 6:30pm

The musical selection is Carol of the Bells and these students do a great job with it. Here’s the video description from YouTube.

The Mount St. Mary’s University Chorale and Chapel Choir took Patriot Hall by storm! Thank you Mount students, Dr. Andy Rosenfeld and Dr. Kim Hess.

Merry Christmas!

 
 
 
 

13 Outrageously Dumb Campus Moments of 2013

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 5:00pm

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix has compiled a great list here.

13 of the Most Outrageously Dumb Campus Moments of 2013

This year has been a wild ride at The College Fix, and one need look no further than 13 of this year’s most outrageously dumb campus moments of 2013 to agree.

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Catholic University Keeps the $1 Million Koch Donation

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 3:30pm

Response slams “effort to manufacture controversy and score political points at the expense of The Catholic University of America.”

We recently reported that left-wing academic Catholics strenuously objected to Catholic University’s recent acceptance of a $1 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation to help fund a new school of business.

However, instead of doing penance for the act, the institution has blasted the effort as a means to “manufacture controversy”.

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Baylor University Student – Obama Needs to Work on his Negotiation Skills

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 2:00pm

Danny Huizinga writes for the College Conservative and in a new post, he examines one of Obama’s weaker points.

Why Obama Should Work on Negotiation

Congress hasn’t passed a budget in four years, so the sudden approval of the Ryan-Murray budget last week came as something of a surprise. What changed this time?...

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Craigslist Ad Offers $40,000 to Be Harvard Student Stand-In

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 12:30pm

The Pittsburgh edition of Craigslist recently posted an intriguing ad from someone who seems to want a Harvard degree without all that pesky scholarly work.

The ad has since been rescinded; perhaps the advertiser discovered that with “A” as the most common grade, being successful at that school wasn’t too hard...

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Polls Show Young Voters are Changing Their Opinions on Obama

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11:00am

Well, Obama always said he wanted change. I guess he’s getting it now.

Andrew Desiderio of The College Fix writes.

POLLS: Most Young Voters Lose Hope In Obama; Change Their Opinions Of Him

Matt Gang, a freshman at The George Washington University, used to like Barack Obama, and at...

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Prof at Canada’s Ryerson U.’s accidentally gives X-mas gifts to students: Test answers!

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:30am

A Canadian professor gave students an early Christmas gift during finals week…accidentally.

Twas the final before Christmas, and all through the hall,
It seemed that a gift had been given to all.
For one professor had shared, along with the test, 
A partial list of which answers were best.

No, it’s not just a nightmarish twist...

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Greg Lukianoff Lists the 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2013

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 8:00am

As the president of the FIRE, Mr. Lukianoff knows this subject pretty well.

The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2013

College is where inquisitive minds go to be exposed to new ways of thinking. But on some campuses, the quest for knowledge is frustrated when administrators censor speech they would prefer be...

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Hillsdale Student: Are bomb threats the “new normal”?

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 6:30pm

It’s isn’t just Harvard students who are upset over the bomb threat hoax during their finals week.

Hillsdale College student Thomas Novelly is also angry.

After I heard this story, I was mad. Wait, scratch that: I was furious, for multiple reasons.

I thought to myself, “Is this normal now?”. Are bomb threats going...

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Op-Ed: Pell Grants and Loans Drive Up Cost of Higher Education

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 5:00pm

Can the private sector help deflate the higher ed bubble?

Ken Blackwell writes at the Christian Post.

Pell Grants, Loans Drive Up the Cost of Higher Education

With skyrocketing tuition, there is no denying that college is too expensive. My friend, Professor Richard Vedder of Ohio University, has produced a lifetime of work showing...

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UCLA Professor Asserts that Jesus Would Support Obamacare

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 3:30pm

Ethnic studies professor also says the Lord would support amnesty, too!

Given how many times those attempting to navigate the Obamacare health exchange websites have probably invoked “Jesus Christ,”  “God” and “Heaven”, a UCLA professor’s assertions about Christ and Obamacare may have a little merit.

Samantha Watkins, a student at Point Loma Nazarene University, has a report on Robert Chao Romero, an ethnic...

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Harvard Fined $24,000 for Animal Cruelty

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm

You have to wonder how this situation got so out of control with no one noticing.

Myles Collier of the Christian Post reports.

Harvard Monkeys Die Due to Neglect and Mistreatment, University Fined $24,000

Harvard Medical School will have to pay thousands in fines related to the mistreatment of lab monkeys that caused several...

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Fraternity cuts ties with NYC chapter after hazing death during weekend retreat

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 12:30pm

We recently reported the tragic death of Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng, a New York City college freshman was fatally injured during a fraternity hazing ritual that required blindfolded pledges wearing weighted bags to navigate a path while being repeatedly knocked to the ground.

As a result, the fraternity has revoked its affiliation...

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Retired Connecticut University Official Gets Massive Pension but Wants More

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:00am

It seems the $16,000 a month he currently receives just isn’t enough.

Jon Lender of the Courant reports.

Six-Figure State University Retiree Wants More

The retired chancellor of the Connecticut State University System, David G. Carter, is receiving a lifetime pension of nearly $200,000 a year — but he has filed an appeal saying...

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