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Tennessee sheriff’s deputy is fired after choking an unresisting college student

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

Recently, deputies were called to a University of Tennessee student party that spilled out onto a residential street.

What happened next cost one of the responding officers his job.

A sheriff’s deputy in Knox County, Tennessee has been fired after he was caught on camera allegedly choking a university student Saturday night.

Frank Phillips,...

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Missouri Could Dump Common Core

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

The state of Indiana is no longer the only one thinking of giving the boot to Common Core.

The Washington Times reports.

Missouri considers dumping new education standards

Missouri could become the second state to drop new education benchmarks if lawmakers approve legislation to require the state to start the process of writing its...

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U. Wisconsin-Madison’s Advanced Pleasure Workshop: Sex Out Loud

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

For cryin’ out loud!

Look at what the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering in the name of “student health”!

What do you get when you allocate nearly $100,000 annually from taxpayer, tuition and student-fee funded coffers to a campus organization dedicated to sexual health?

I’m glad you asked. Let’s take a look.

Sex...

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Protesters Celebrate Student Debt in Boston

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of course, the celebration wast the whole point of the protest. Naturally, some of the student protesters think college should be ‘free’ for everyone.

Jonathan Adams of Open Media Boston reported.

Student Debt “Celebrated” Outside the Dept. of Education

BOSTON/Financial District – The Campaign for a Debt-Free Future hit out at the growing levels...

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Berkeley student says “…nothing inherently wrong with an unequal distribution of income”

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of California Berkeley student Jacob Grant refutes the assertion that income inequality is a dire problem.

…[T]here is nothing inherently wrong with an unequal distribution of income. Without income inequality, there would be no bonuses, raises, promotions or advancement; no way to reward education, hard work, skill or experience; no way...

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College ‘Trigger Warnings’ Get Noticed by the MSM

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently told you about trigger warnings which are meant to warn students about sensitive subjects. The Associated Press is now writing about the subject.

Trauma warnings move from Internet to Ivory Tower

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It seemed like a modest proposal, or so thought Bailey Loverin, a literature major at the...

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Brown Students for Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Professor Jacobson is battling the anti-Israel activism that pervades today’s campuses.

Meanwhile, Brown Students for Israel explain their role on campus.

In the lively and often confusing campus discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Brown Students for Israel feels that its values and identity have frequently been misrepresented, and it would like to take...

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Supreme Court Upholds Colorblind College Admissions and Michigan’s Proposal 2

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:00am

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court reversed a bizarre lower court ruling claiming that it violates the Constitution for voters to ban racial preferences in state college admissions and government contracts and employment. In its 6-to-2 decision Tuesday in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (BAMN), it overturned an 8-to-7 ruling...

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Harvard’s New Business Lesson: Student-Run Business Closed by School Regulations

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

Students at Harvard University just got an important lesson in real world business problems.

A student-run enterprise was shut because it couldn’t meet requirements from the administration.

Welcome to the real world, kids!

InstaNomz, a student-run food delivery service that launched at the beginning of March, has ceased operations indefinitely due to what it...

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Michigan Student Radicals Claim Affirmative Action Ruling Proves Nation Still Racist

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Do you ever get the sense that leftist students really wish they were living in the America of 100 years ago?

Derek Draplin writes at The College Fix.

Michigan Student Radicals: Affirmative Action Ruling Shows Nation Still Racist

ANN ARBOR – In the wake of a Supreme Court decision this week that effectively bans...

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Don’t trust latest unemployment figures for college grads

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

With graduation season looming, it is no surprise that the Obama administration is going to manipulate the numbers to make the job situation for graduates appear rosier than it is.

One more time.

The U.S. Labor Department is not using the most accurate data to define unemployment numbers for recent college graduates, a...

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UCLA Prof Says GOPers are Disseminators of ‘Pure Lunacy’

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Nothing to see here folks, just another leftist college professor insulting half of the country.

Tom Johnson of News Busters reports.

UCLA Professor: GOPers Are ‘Sick and Twisted’ Disseminators of ‘Pure Lunacy’

The headline referred to “partisan asymmetry in motivated cognition,” but in his Thursday blog post on the Washington Monthly’s web site, Mark...

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While campus sex assaults remains a problem, administrations offer “safe spaces” solutions

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have often featured stories about campus “free speech zones” that school administrators rely on to solve complaints that arise from progressives about those pesky conservative student organizations and their events.

And while claims of a “campus rape culture” may be debatable, Katie J.M. Baker of BuzzFeed offers the background on some...

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Purdue Study Finds Benefits to Having Guns in Schools

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00am

In cases of a violent attack, Purdue found that schools would benefit from having protection. It sounds like common sense, really.

Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reported.

Purdue University Research: Guns Are Beneficial in Schools

Purdue University’s Homeland Security Institute (HSI) has used a “special threat assessment computer program … to look at the issue...

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U. of Wisconsin’s Latest Post-Doctorate Program: Feminist Biology

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9:30am

The bad news: A biology program has devolved into a pseudo-science.

The good news: The material published in this program will have tons of mock-worthy content.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced last week that it will be offering a post-doctorate in “Feminist biology” in an attempt to uncover and reverse gender bias in...

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Jonah Goldberg Discovers a Clever Student Group at Williams College

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 8:00am

I think the strategy of the Williams College group “Uncomfortable Learning” qualifies as College Insurrection. Simply brilliant.

Jonah Goldberg tells a fun story here.

America Eats Itself

I’m sitting here in the lobby of the Williamstown Inn waiting for the restaurant to open. The décor is a mix between New England traditional and cat-lady...

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Policy makers weigh automatic income-based repayments for student loans

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Policy makers and higher education researchers are considering the merits of automatic income-based repayment schemes as a way to reform programs for student loan borrowers.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford files this report.

There is relatively broad consensus among policy makers and advocates in Washington that income-based repayment is, in most cases, a...

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Profs at UW-Madison Want First Two Years of College to be Free

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

I’m just thinking out loud here but… Isn’t kind of hard to pay professors if no one is paying for college?

The Daily Cardinal reported.

UW-Madison professors propose making first two years of college free

Students could have their first two years of public university paid for by the federal government, according to a...

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Brown’s student newspaper leaks details of professor’s plagiarism case

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

A story from Brown University demonstrates the power of the student press.

Brown University’s investigation into a professor accused of plagiarism was supposed to remain confidential. But after it was leaked to the student newspaper, the professor is speaking out both to apologize for what she says was unintentional plagiarism and to...

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Student Groups at Duke Appoint Themselves Word Police

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

Aren’t the students of Duke University lucky to have a small group of colleagues who have decided which words you can and can’t say on campus?

Warner Todd Houston of Breitbart reports.

Duke University Student Groups Launch Word Police Campaign

A pair of student groups at North Carolina’s Duke University has launched a poster...

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Clemson Coach Responds to Freedom From Religion Foundation Complaint

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently reported that the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist organization, has accused Clemson University of endorsing Christianity within its football team.

Now, the Clemson head football coach responds.

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney would like to clear the air in regards to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s (FFRF) complaint...

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Man Says College Rejected Him Over Religious Beliefs

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 9:30am

I was skeptical when I saw this post by Josh Encinias at National Review until I read it. The comments from the school’s program director are pretty clear.

Baltimore Man Claims College Rejected Him Because of His Religious Beliefs

A prospective student of the Community College of Baltimore County sued school officials in federal...

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