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Two Mississippi high school students presumed guilty of gang signing in photo

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Two Mississippi teens have been expelled for a photograph taken of them making sports-related hand signals.

At least they didn’t make finger guns. Then, they would have been in real trouble.

Two Mississippi high school students were maliciously expelled after they were photographed making supposedly gang-related hand gestures, even though the kids had...

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Georgetown Student Charged With Possession of Ricin

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is pretty serious. People don’t typically have ricin in their possession for casual purposes.

CNN reports.

Georgetown University student accused of ricin possession

A Georgetown University student was charged on Friday with possessing ricin after admitting he made the poison in his campus dorm room, a court document showed.

Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, appeared...

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Who would win the NCAA tournament if the games were based on academics?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11:00am

With the college basketball season’s March Madness in full force, Inside Higher Ed asks the important question:

Who would win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament if the games were decided by the teams’ classroom performance?

While the academic tournament has at times been surprisingly accurate in predicting March Madness victors, last year’s tournament...

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Charges Filed Against Prof Who Attacked Pro-Life Teen

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Professor Mireille Miller-Young, who recently assaulted a pro-life teen on a college campus and stole her sign, is now facing formal charges.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller provides an update.

Charges for prof who claimed ‘MORAL RIGHT’ to censor, batter 16-year-old abortion foe

The district attorney in Santa Barbara, Calif. has formally filed...

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It’s a Miracle! Stanford Finds Funds For Traditional Marriage Event Security

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Posted by    Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Demonstrating the power of a fully operational, conservative social media network:

After Stanford University’s student government refused to help fund an upcoming traditional marriage conference, calling the topic “hate speech,” campus administrators have agreed to foot the bill for the astronomical amount of security they require for the event.

The Stanford Anscombe Society, the...

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Unsurprisingly, U. of Illinois Mandatory “Diversity” Program Not Really Useful to Students

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Have you ever wondered what a campus “diversity program” would be like?

University of Illinois student Simran Devidasani recounts her experiences during the mandatory workshop, which were less than satisfying:

…The University’s most recently required workshop, I-Connect, is important in opening our eyes to the diversity on c...

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The Special Relationship Between College Student Fees and Propaganda

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

In a new post at See Thru Edu, George Leef explains what many of those student fee dollars are used for.

How College “Student Fees” Fund Propaganda

The fees that college students often are required to pay creates a large fund of money that attract all kinds of people and organizations that like...

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Baylor U. student questions Obama’s executive order for minimum wage hike

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Did Obama really make the “right call” by using his mighty pen to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage?  Baylor University student Danny Huizinga doesn’t think so.

First, Obama’s executive order cannot constitutionally raise the minimum wage for all workers. Peter Kirsanow at National Review notes that the president’s executive order must...

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George Washington University Decides Against Giving Honorary Doctorate to Alec Baldwin

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Last November it was revealed that GWU was considering Alec Baldwin for an honorary doctorate. That idea has been scrapped.

Andrew Desiderio writes at The College Fix.

Alec Baldwin Passed Over For Honorary Doctorate at GWU

Administrators at The George Washington University have decided not to give Alec Baldwin an honorary doctorate this May –...

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FIRE Video: Dartmouth Student Fails to “Coexist” with Pro-Life Display

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently commented that  after promoting a “no whites” social event, organizers at a community college event should consider a course in remedial English as they obviously don’t understand the meaning of the word “diversity”.

One Dartmouth student should consider doing the same thing: He doesn’t get the meaning of “coexist”.

The full...

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Several Universities Want to Break from Pennsylvania’s Higher Ed System

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:30am

These colleges are looking for lifeboats on the deck of the SS Higher Ed Bubble. Here’s wishing them lots of luck.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Pulling Out in Pennsylvania?

Several Pennsylvania public colleges are looking for a way out of the state’s struggling 14-university system.

Supporters say a bill proposed this month...

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Experts Discuss Merits of Salary-Based Selection of College Majors

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Posted by    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:00am

The Wall Street Journal recently asked a panel of business experts of salary prospects should drive students’ choices of degree programs.

While the obvious answer is “yes”, the panel avoids belittling any potential major.

Unlike President Obama.

In January, President Barack Obama inadvertently caused a bit...

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Report says Obama’s college “ratings” don’t resolve rankings consequences

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

A new paper by the American Council on Education says the Obama administration’s ratings proposal is likely to lead to the same negative consequences as college rankings.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higer Ed has this analysis:

Since the White House rolled out its plan to create a federal college ratings system last August,...

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Conservative Students Raise Awareness on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Who says only liberals students can be campus activists? College campuses would be better off if more conservative and libertarian students spoke out like this.

Andrea Billups of Newsmax reports.

Student Conservatives Muster Voters, Awareness on College Campuses

John Publicover was barely 18 when he decided he needed to learn more about the political...

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TRIFECTA! Michgan Teacher Union’s Newest Deal Discriminates Against Whites, Men & Christians

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit to being a graduate of the Ferndale High School Class of 1980.

Some of the most amazing and wonderful people I have met in life were the teachers I had while attending public school in that district (special shout-out to my teachers for...

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Secular Pro-Life Movement Gains Support on College Campuses

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s important to note that these students are not anti-religion or anti-Christian. It will be interesting to see if this movement continues to grow.

Katie England writes at The College Fix.

Secular Pro-Life Movement Gains Support At College Campuses, Under-30 Crowd

You don’t have to believe in God to be pro-life.

That’s the message Kelsey...

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Harvard Students’ Israel Tour Includes Stop at Arafat’s Grave

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

While I would hope this visit was in the interest of making sure Yasser Arafat was dead, it doesn’t look like that was the case.

William Bigelow of Breitbart files this report:

As part of the “Harvard College Israel Trek 2014,” some of Harvard’s students recently visited the grave of former PLO terrorist...

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Scary Student Loan Debt Chart of the Day

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Student loans are still growing faster than any form of debt in the US. Take a look at the chart below which shows consumer debt changes from 2003 to 2013.

Note the blue line which keeps going up.

Education by the Numbers reports.

Student loans still growing faster than any other debt and now...

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Stanford Alumnus Scolds Students Who Denied “Traditional Marriage” Event Funding

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:30am

“Trying to silence others because one fears what they might say is no way to learn. “

We recently reported that the Stanford University Graduate Student Council denied a request from a student group, the Stanford Anscombe Society , for $600 to bring speakers to a conference on marriage and family issues.  Students cited that the event would support “hate speech”.

Jennifer S. Bryson, Ph.D., has a BA from...

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Rand Paul Gets a Standing Ovation… at UC Berkeley

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Posted by    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00am

Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spoke to a student forum at the left leaning UC Berkeley this week and was met with cheers. If you needed further proof that liberty is bipartisan, here you go.

Carla Marinucci of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Republican Rand Paul fires up a Berkeley crowd

Cheered by a...

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Brown Student Agency asks Frat Members to Take Bartending Course

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

Lessons will help distribute alcohol safely, reduce EMS rate.

Too often, College Insurrection covers the tragic deaths of students that are related to alcohol.

Now, a Brown University student organization is asking that frat brothers take a bartending course, so that they may learn the rules rules of alcohol safety.

Brown Student Agencies is working with Greek Council...

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College Bubble – The Documentary

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

The video below was created by a company called Crush The Street and it addresses many of the issues we’ve repeatedly covered here at College Insurrection.

The higher education bubble is real, the bubble will eventually burst and the problem is being driven by government spending in the same scenario as the...

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