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Miami Prof Beaten up, Possibly for Giving a Bad Grade

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:00am

If you believe your professor has given you a bad grade unfairly, there are better ways to reconcile the situation than this.

Paul Caron of the TaxProf Blog has a nice round up of links.

Miami Professor ‘Beaten to a Pulp’ in Retaliation for a Bad Grade

Miami Dade College music professor Marc Magellan...

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Recent graduate suggests “killing all the law schools”

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

As the famous quote in Shakespeare’s King Henry VI goes, “The first thing we must do is kill all the lawyers.”

Recent law school graduate Matt Bruenig proposes an entirely different target. Interestingly, his suggestions are rather free market, which is unusual for someone who normally writes about poverty, inequality, and economic...

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UC Grad Student Employees Think They Have a ‘Right’ to Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

And lactation stations. Were you aware that you have a “right” to these things? It’s news to me.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Right to Gender-Neutral Spaces

In what advocates are calling an extremely significant development in the fight for gender-neutral restrooms on college campuses, graduate student workers across the University of...

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Prager University Video: The Government vs. the American Character

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

Prager University has released a new video, entitled “The Government vs. the American Character.”

Over the past 50 years, the purpose of the American government has radically transformed. Whereas it’s main goal in domestic matters used to be to protect liberty, it is now an entitlements machine, transferring over $2 trillion per...

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Glenn Reynolds – Get Rid of Bad College Administrators

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

Professor Glenn Reynolds, our good friend from Instapundit, has written a new column for USA Today which is well worth your time.

Here’s an excerpt.

Toss out abusive college administrators

Like most professors, I hate doing administrative work. And since somebody has to do it, universities have increasingly built up a corps of full-time...

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Plug is Pulled on Gates Foundation’s Intrusive Student Database Proposal

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

We noted that there were enormous privacy concerns centering on a $100 Million Database proposed by the Gates Foundation to record a wide array of student information.

It looks like the plug has been pulled on the scheme. The D...

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College Twitter Users Document Liberal Bias on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent post, the bloggers of Twitchy have compiled a long list of tweets inspired by the College Republican National Committee from college students describing liberal bias on their campuses.

#MyLiberalCampus: Left-wing bias and ‘diversity of thought’ on college campuses

Many Americans don’t seem to know just how far left most college...

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The Supposed “Gender Pay Gap” is About Expanding Entitlements

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 9:30am

In TheCollegeConservative, student Mitch Hall takes a look at the supposed “Gender Pay Gap.”

He asserts it is one of many instances of a concept used to promote entitlements, instead of real equality.

This year’s Equal Pay Day witnessed the renewal of attacks from the left on conservatives, as well as a media...

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Socialists at Winthrop University Celebrate Abortion With Wire Hanger Display

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Sick. Absolutely sick. At least they don’t have to worry about their display being thrown in the trash as pro-life displays often are.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reported.

College socialists celebrate abortion with wire hanger display

The Socialist Student Union at Winthrop University covered the DiGiorgio Campus Center’s lawn in wire hangers to...

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In a Divorce, Who is Responsible for Student Loans?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

In a world where obtaining both student loans and divorce is easy, The Wall Street Journal’s Charlie Wells asks the important question: In a divorce, who is responsible for the education debt?

For many young couples today, marriage means more than loving, honoring and cherishing each other—it also means taking on a...

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College Offers Course on “The Theology of Harry Potter”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Why not offer a course on how to write a blockbuster like Harry Potter and make millions? Where do I sign up for that course?

Samantha Watkins of The College Fix reported.

College Offers Religion Course – on Harry Potter

“The Theology of Harry Potter” is a religion course recently offered at Centre College...

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Washington and Lee U. students theaten “civil disobedience” if diversity demands not met

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

Want Acknowledgement of Gen. Lee’s “Racist”, “Dishonorable” Conduct!

Student groups seem to be getting more aggressive when it comes to making demands related to “diversity”.

We reported that University of Michigan and Dartmouth students threatened “physical action” if their dem...

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Libertarian Writer Charles Murray Disinvited from Speaking at Azusa Pacific University

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Murray’s talk has been scheduled for months but the school axed his appearance because they thought it might hurt people’s feelings.

Pathetic.

He has written an open letter to the students of the school at the American Enterprise Institute website.

Charles Murray: An open letter to the students of Azusa Pacific University

I was scheduled...

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North Dakotans Push for Legislation Protecting Student Journalists

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

A group of students and staff at the University of Jamestown (UJ) in North Dakota are pushing for legislation that would protect student journalists.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is following the drive closely.

Though the text of the bill has not yet been finalized, its advocates intend the “New...

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Texas and Rick Perry Keep the $10K Degree Dream Alive

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s worth noting that this issue goes all the way back to the fall of 2012. Good to know they’re still working on it.

Thomas K. Lindsay of See Through Edu has the story.

Texas’s ‘Impossible’ $10K Degree Marches On

When Bill Ayers observed that “...

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UNC’s Academic Fraud Whistleblower Mary Willingham Resigns

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:30am

We have been closely following the reports of academic fraud perpetrated by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill athletic department.

The whistleblower in that case, Mary Willingham, has resigned after meeting with the Chancellor.

Mary Willingham, an academic adviser at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says she will leave the...

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Eastern Connecticut State Prof Says Colleges Will Close if Republicans Win the Senate

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:00am

I have news for the professor… they’re gonna close anyway.

The part about colleges closing, by the way, is the nicest thing he has to say. Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform has the story.

Professor: ‘Racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people’ want to stop blacks, Latinos from voting

professor at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) was...

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Chicago Schools to offer “Afro-centric” curriculum as part of Common Core program

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

Not content with gutting useful math skills and rewriting history, organizers of the Common Core program in Chicago are now planning to focus on “Afro-centric” material in their districts.

Chicago public schools are set to introduce a new Afro-centric...

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Obama Gets Icy Reception from College Students in Pennsylvania

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

It looks like Obama’s magic touch with college crowds may be a thing of the past.

Cortney O’Brien of Townhall reports.

Ouch: College Students Give Obama a Cold Reception in Pennsylvania

The president’s speeches may need to be accompanied by a laugh track from now on, consider...

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Loyola Student Looks at Catholics and the GOP

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

As tw0 beloved modern popes — John Paul II and John XXIII — are poised to be canonized, Loyola University student Matthew Lamb takes a look at Catholics and their role in American politics.

…[T]the Republican Party is much closer to the Catholic Church on social issues than the Democrat Party, and...

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Purdue Students Create Plan to Colonize the Moon

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

College students are now doing the job NASA used to do.

CBS News in Houston reported.

College Students Create $550 Billion Plan To Colonize Moon

A team of Purdue University students has created a $550 billion plan to colonize the moon as part of a senior design...

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Western Michigan U. Gives Rapper a Bad Rap, Bans Campus Pefrormance

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has a report on the case of a Western Michigan University student group whose invite to a rap artist was rejected based on false charges.

The Kalamazoo Peace Center (KPC) had invited activist and rapper Boots Riley to give a performance at their annual...

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