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Dartmouth College to Host Angela Davis

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

Gee, I wonder if anyone will protest the appearance of an avowed communist with a criminal past?

Joseph Asch of Dartblog reports.

Show Tolerance for Angela Davis

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, describes springtime as “disinvitation season” for speakers at American universities. The New York Times reports:

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Pro-life student describes encounter with sign-stealing, student-assaulting, feminist UCSB prof

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Student decries the Left’s “mob rule” on campuses.

St. Thomas Aquinas College student Mairead McArdle recently decried the protest tactics seen in this video, which shows a group of students at Portland State University storming a panel and while chanting “we will not be silenced in the face of your violence” until the event was shut down.

McArdle has first...

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Scary Student Debt Chart of the Day

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

According the Wall Street Journal, student loan debt is now up over 361% since 2003, topping the trillion dollar mark.

Anyone who doubts the reality of the higher ed bubble need look no further than the chart below.

 
 
 
 

Harvard’s Freshmen May Be Forced into ‘Check Your Privilege’ Training

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

I wonder if Catholic students will be forced to attend?

Starting this fall, incoming students at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government may be mandated to check their privilege at freshmen orientation, a student group has announced.

“The administration has officially expressed its desire to collaborate with us on designing a privilege training...

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USC Closes Gender Studies Center

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00am

How could this happen? Aren’t there thousands of high paying jobs out there for someone with a degree in gender studies?

Hat tip to Instapundit. ABC 6 in Tennessee reports.

USC Upstate Trims Costs, Closes Gender Studies Center

SPARTANBURG, S.C – USC Upstate leaders say their strategic plan cuts $450,000 in administrative costs but...

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Leaked documents reveal some potential reasons for Amherst’s frat ban

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently noted that Amherst College renewed a 30 year ban on sororities and fraternities.

And while there is an unfortunate tendency the limit the constitutional freedoms of students, such as the right to peaceful assembly and association, documents have been revealed that do not, perhaps,  make the best case for reinstatement...

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The Class of 2014 Needs to Shut Their Mouths and Open Their Minds

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Posted by    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:00am

Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast has some choice words for the class of 2014.

All I can add is… what she said.

The Oh-So-Fragile Class of 2014 Needs to STFU And Listen to Some New Ideas

As temperatures finally rise and trees bloom, the class of 2014 is preparing to don their caps...

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Young Americans No Longer “On the Move”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bloomberg’s Steve Matthews and Victoria Stilwell note that the poet e.e. cummings once wrote, “One thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move.”

They then take a look at the current economic data to note that this isn’t true for today’s young Americans, and this is ”an historic shift for a...

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Funding for Cornell Student Groups Depends on ‘Diversity and Inclusion Plan’

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

Mandatory diversity. What could possibly go wrong?

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Cornell Conditions Student Group Funding on ‘Diversity and Inclusion Plan’

Cornell University’s Student Assembly (SA) has passed a resolution calling for scores of student organizations to demonstrate a plan to enlist membership that is demographically similar to the rest of the...

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After new book published, Arizona State prof accused of plagiarism…again

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

A professor accused and cleared of intentional plagiarism has been accused again, this time for his new book.

Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty files this report.

An investigation into plagiarism allegations against an Arizona State University professor of history in 2011 found him not guilty of deliberate academic misconduct, but the case remained...

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Online Faculty Discussion About Appalachia Involves Bias Against Poor White People

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Somehow I doubt the social justice crowd will be organizing any protests over this situation.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Last Acceptable Prejudice?

A quick exchange on a university’s faculty discussion board has led experts in Appalachian studies to consider again whether bias in academe (and society) is too accepted when...

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Harvard’s Catholic students deride black mass, educational pretenses, and hate speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

The good news about Harvard’s  “black mass” event is that there were protests, and several hundred Catholics, fellow Christians, and other supporters participated in a more uplifting celebration that included scripture reading and signs reading “Jesus, I adore you.”

The student editors of The Harvard Crimson took the administration’s position to ...

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The Higher Ed Bubble Hurts Poor Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new post at Hot Air, writer Kevin Glass points out the often overlooked effect the higher ed bubble has on low income students.

How the student loan debt bubble hurts the poor

We’re all aware of the student loan debt bubble and how it has quadrupled in the last ten years....

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USA Today editors: College rape tribunals fail students

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9:30am

We have noted the unfairness and ineptness of the kangaroo-court style proceedings that have evolved as colleges attempt to addresses sexual assault cases on their campuses.

Now, the editors of USA Today deride the campus-style “justice” (hat-tip, Instapundit)

…The strongest punishment schools can deliver is to expel a rapist from campus. That’s an...

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Commencement Speaker Purge Comes to Smith College

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Once again, liberal faculty and students bully a woman off campus.

Abby Phillip writes at the Washington Post.

One of the most powerful women in the world won’t speak at Smith College after protests

The commencement speaker purity bug has hit Smith College.

The Northampton, Mass., women’s college announced Monday that International Monetary Fund managing...

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College Theater Production Features “White Privilege” Blame Game

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

Kalamazoo College student Jenna Neumann has a report on a college production that is now playing in the “Theater of the Absurd.”

When I arrived at Dalton Theater on a recent Friday night to attend a black cultural awareness troupe performance at Kalamazoo College, I went with an open mind and...

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Quinnipiac University Laying Off 15 Professors in ‘Areas of Declining Enrollment’

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

The school is adding some new faculty in areas which are growing but the cause is obviously the higher ed bubble.

Hat tip to Instapundit. Ebony Walmsley of the New Haven Register reports.

Quinnipiac University to lay...

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States’ bills attempt to regulate study abroad programs

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

Minnesota lawmakers are poised to pass legislation requiring colleges to report on the safety of study abroad programs; bill in New York would mandate disclosure of financial relationships with providers.

Inside Higher Ed’s Elizabeth Redden offers these details:

…The Minnesota proposal, which has been included as a provision of the state budget bill...

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Ted Cruz Delivers Commencement Address at Stephen F. Austin State

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

I enjoy highlighting videos of conservative commencement speakers because as we know, there are so few of them.

Here’s Senator Ted Cruz speaking at Stephen F. Austin State.

Enjoy!

 
 
 
 

Tennessee Deputy Who Choked Student Opts for “Deferred Retirement”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

However, Frank Phillips faces no criminal assault charges.

We recently reported that a sheriff’s deputy in Knox County, Tennessee was fired after he was caught on camera allegedly choking a university student.

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Ideological Conformity and Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00am

Ruth R. Wisse of the Wall Street Journal has written a new piece which seeks to explain the madness currently taking place on college campuses.

The Closing of the Collegiate Mind

There was a time when people looking for intellectual debate turned away from politics to the university. Political backrooms bred slogans and...

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Harvard Chaplains condemn “Black Mass” as Catholic students petition for cancellation

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:30am

We have been covering the controversial “black mass” proposed by a Harvard University extension school club, which is proceeding despite the enormous public outcry over its profanity and tastelessness.

In The Harvard Crimson, Harvard’s chaplains express their anger and Catholic students say they have organized a petition that has received hundreds...

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