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Making College Tours Less Boring

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Hate college tours? You’re not alone. This could be the solution.

New Orleans, LA Local News reports.

Justin Bayer’s Big Idea: College tours with personal insight

Justin Bayer is on a mission to save college campus tours from boring.

Bayer has been on dozens of campus tours over the 12 years he spent working in...

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Ohio University Student Argues That Women Can’t be Sexist

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9:30am

So, half of the human beings on Earth are incapable of sexism? Good to know.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported.

Female student: women can’t be sexist

Women cannot be sexist, a journalism student at Ohio University argued in a recent editorial.

In a guest column for the Post, OU’s student publication, Erin Davoran, a...

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UNC Settles Complaint to the Tune of $335,000

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 8:00am

UNC just spent a lot of money to settle a complaint.

The Dartmouth Review reports.

UNC and Folt Settle with Willingham

When UNC learning support specialist Mary Willingham came forward with allegations that UNC had allowed sub-standard athletes to take non-existent courses, Chancellor Carol Folt was quick to respond — by attacking Willingham so...

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Southampton University Holds Anti-Israel Conference

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

Thankfully, their conference questioning Israel’s right to exist has been condemned as anti-semitic.

Patrick Sawer, and Jonny Paul report for The Telegraph:

University’s ‘anti-Semitic’ Israel conference condemned

A leading British university has been condemned for hosting a conference questioning Israel’s right to exist which critics say will legitimise anti-Semitism.

Pressure is growing on Southampton...

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Update on Free Speech Case at Dixie State

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

These students are lucky to have FIRE on their side.

David Deerson of the FIRE blog reports.

Media Report on Latest Stand Up For Speech Case: Censorship at Dixie State

Earlier in the month, students William Jergins, Joey Gillespie, and Forrest Gee filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Utah’s Dixie State University, the eighth...

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Too Catholic to Teach at A Catholic School?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

Could a teacher be too Catholic to teach? Not at a public school, but a Catholic school!

Accuracy in Academia reports.

At NJ School, Chalk It up to Intolerance

Is it possible to be too Catholic to teach at Catholic school? New Jersey’s Immaculata High School thinks so. In a story that would be...

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Honoring Conservative College Journalism Luminary M. Stanton Evans

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

Evans obviously touched many lives with his work.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Honoring a luminary of the conservative college journalism movement

Vivian Hughbanks, a Hillsdale College student and our former intern at the Student Free Press Association, has written a short Townhall account from last Friday’s tribute to conservative college journalism...

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Is it Worth Going to College?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Is it better to get the degree or dropout?

Forbes reports.

Is College Still Worth It?

Mark Zuckerberg. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Sir Richard Branson. These are some of the world’s most illustrious college dropouts. Of course, they’re also outliers – extraordinary individuals who probably didn’t need college to be successful in the first...

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Writing Teachers Talk About ‘White Privilege’ at Composition Instructors’ Meeting

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:30am

Apparently, social justice is a key component of being an effective writer.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Write Privilege

TAMPA, Fla. — White privilege — the concept that whites benefit from structural racism in ways that similarly situated nonwhites don’t — has been hotly debated among academics for decades. But recent events...

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There’s More To The Reed College Student Getting Banned From Class Story…

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Yesterday it was reported that a student from Reed College was banned from class because of his views on rape. Today, more details reveal the issue was not one of opinion, but one of behavior.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

College student banished from class for his views on rape?

Yesterday, BuzzFeed News...

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Frat Suspended At University Of Houston For Alleged Hazing

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

Sigma Chi is the latest fraternity to find itself suspended.

Michal Graczyk from the Associated Press reports for ABC News:

University of Houston Suspends Fraternity for Alleged Hazing

University of Houston officials are promising swift punishment, including expulsion and criminal charges, if allegations of hazing...

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Berkeley Students Demand School Rename Building After Cop Killer

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

Of course they do. Nothing that happens at Berkeley surprises me anymore.

FOX News reported.

Student group demands California university rename building after convicted cop killer

A black student organization at the University of California at Berkeley is demanding the university rename a building on campus after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, convicted...

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Frat Member Found Dead At University of South Carolina

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is a tragic story.

NBC News reports:

University of South Carolina Fraternity Member Found Dead

A University of South Carolina fraternity member was found dead at an off-campus home, authorities said. The national organization of Pi Kappa Alpha has suspended the chapter.

Authorities identified the student as Charles Terreni Jr., 18, a freshman. Richland...

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Reed College Student Barred from Class for Disputing Rape Statistics

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

You can’t question rape culture in today’s academic environment. The narrative will not be challenged.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

Student Barred From Class For Disputing Rape Statistics

A student at Reed College has been banned from class for denying the existence of “rape culture” in...

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Penn Professor Arrested for Ranting and Smoking on A Plane

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

No college lectures and smoking on planes please.

New York Daily News reports.

SEE IT: Penn State-Abington professor arrested for ranting, smoking on Nicaragua-Miami flight

She couldn’t save it for the lecture hall.

A Pennsylvania college professor got arrested for launching into a recorded rant about U.S. relations with Venezuela halfway through a flight from...

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BDS Resolution Against Israel Returns to Loyola University-Chicago

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00am

This issue was put to bed at the school last year but the BDS activists won’t take no for an answer.

Matt Lamb of the College Fix reports.

Divestment resolution against Israel back on the table at Jesuit university

More support as a queer, feminist and black issue

Despite a veto from the student government...

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Ivy League Professor Will Trick You Into Eating Better

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:30am

He is the Ivy League food psychologist. He knows what makes you consume more calories.

Mother Jones reports.

This Fast-Food-Loving, Organics-Hating Ivy League Prof Will Trick You Into Eating Better

The Chicken Quesadilla Grande is calling to me. I am jet-lagged, starving, and fairly certain that a giant pile of melted cheese will dramatically...

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Students Shocked to Learn Their Share of National Debt

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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:00am

Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform recently spoke with some students about their share of the national debt.

Take a look below.

VIDEO: Students shocked by their share of the national debt

Campus Reform hit...

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Obama’s Former Law Prof Says EPA Is “Burning Up The Constitution”

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Straight from the horse’s mouth.

Ed Morrissey writes for Hot Air:

Former Obama law prof: EPA is “burning the Constitution” with its CO2 regulations

What happens when two Constitutional law scholars collide? Usually, the more learned of the two prevails, but don’t bet on it in this case. Harvard University Professor Lawrence Tribe, described...

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Concealed Carry on Florida’s College Campuses Grows Nearer

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

This could be a reality before you know it.

The Herald Tribune reports.

Concealed weapons on college campuses closer

TALLAHASSEE — Emotionally charged legislation that would allow concealed weapons on Florida’s college campuses gained momentum Monday, easily clearing a second Senate committee following impassioned testimony from gun control advocates and gun rights supporters.

The bill...

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Ivy League Grad Turns Down Amazon for Job in China

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

China is taking young talent from America’s tech giants.

Why one Ivy League grad turned down Amazon for a job in China

Fresh out of business school in the U.S., Belinda Chen had her pick of jobs — including a plum offer from Amazon. But she headed east instead to join online retailer...

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U. Michigan Frat That Caused Extraordinary Damage to Resort Disbanded

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is hardly surprising. The last time we checked this story, the damage had topped $400,000.

USA Today reports.

Party’s over for frat after ski-resort rampage

The University of Michigan’s Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity has been permanently disbanded by its parent organization for not only wrecking a northern Michigan resort but also for not...

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