Legal Insurrection
College Insurrection
All Posts (Page 49)

Prager University Video: The Promise of Free Enterprise

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

The latest video from Prager University is focused on the many benefits, including emotional, of the free enterprise system.

Built into the foundation of free enterprise is a promise. It’s a promise that no other economic system offers. This promise has a great deal to do with your sense of well-being, that...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Students Held Hostage by Gunmen at University in Iraq

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

The conflict is now over but it must have been a traumatic experience for these students.

FOX News reported.

Dozens of students held hostage after gunmen storm Iraq university

Dozens of students were being held hostage after gunmen stormed a university in the restive Anbar province west of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

Police and...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Free Speech Victory: VA Community College System settles lawsuit for $25,000

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

We reported that the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks, asserting he was denied free speech rights because administrators prohibited him from talking about Jesus Christ on the quad.

The school as settled out of court, which is a free speech for...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

San Diego State Using Zombies as a Teaching Tool

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:00am

The best part of this story is where the teacher says the students are bored with issues like racism and classism.

The cure for that is zombies apparently.

Beth Accomando of NPR reported.

San Diego State Wants To Draw Students In With Zombies

ARUN RATH, HOST:

From NPR West it’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I’m Arun Rath....

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Veterans upset over UCLA’s grad speaker choice of “Hanoi Jane” Fonda

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 9:30am

Given how many successful entrepreneurs and entertainers reside in the Greater Los Angeles area, it is a little perplexing that the organizers of an upcoming UCLA graduation ceremony couldn’t manage to invite a less controversial speaker.

Vietnam veterans in California are furious all over again with Jane Fonda, after the actress was...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

College Grads Enter Depressing Job Market

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:00am

A recent story by Rachel L. Swarns in the New York Times focused on Brooklyn College graduates but I think this applies across the country.

Degree? Check. Enthusiasm? Check. Job? Not So Fast.

He pulled the maroon robes over his shoulders and straightened his cap, his body tingling with that nothing-can-kill-this-day kind of...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Utah students upset about school’s digital modesty modifications to their yearbook photos

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

Some Utah students are upset about their yearbook photos because the school decided to photoshop some modesty modifications into the images.

A group of female high school students in Wasatch County say their school took “modesty” standards too far when their yearbook photos were digitally altered to cover up skin.

Several girls at...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Oregon College Students Discover the Benefits of Studying Personal Finance

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

You really have to wonder why personal finance isn’t a requirement for college students. This sort of knowledge is useful for your entire life.

Brent Hunsberger of The Oregonian reports.

More college students finding Personal Finance a must-have class

Miriah Page boosted her credit score by 100 points.

Mark Morrissey refinanced his home mortgage.

Yoshiko Inoue...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

MLA’s latest resolution criticizing Israel doesn’t make the cut as its official policy

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

The Modern Language Association blocks many news agencies from covering their conferences and events.

However, the news of the anti-Israel activism of many of its members continues to seep out unabated.

Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik reports that while majority of members voted to pass an resolution critical of Israel, it didn’t receive...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Brown University Student Describes What it’s Like to be Accused of Rape

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

Daniel Kopin told his story in a recent exclusive report with Cathy Young at The Daily Beast.

Exclusive: Brown University Student Speaks Out on What It’s Like to Be Accused of Rape

“We were friends.”

Over the course of a nearly two-hour conversation, Daniel Kopin returns to this point again and again. Ten months...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Potential Candidate for White House Poet Laureate Offers “1-800-White Man Privilege Hotline”

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

Progressives around the country have gotten the memo: The newest meme to spread is “White Privilege”!

One of them, Denice Frohman, is a questionably talented poetess whose...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

College Foodies Find Success on the Web

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:00am

This is a great story of college entrepreneurs finding a need in the market and filling it. They seem to be having fun, too.

Zainab Mudallal of American Journalism Review has the story.

College Isn’t Just About the Food, It’s About Writing About the Food

When Mackenzie Barth, a junior at Northwestern University Medill...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Brown students can now focus on meditation in new “Comtemplative Studies” major

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 9:30am

Brown University may have set a new record…for the tendency of today’s schools to mollycoddle students.

On the other hand, for those select students who want to teach at a yoga school, perhaps the new degree may actually lead...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Obama to Sidestep Congress on Student Loans

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 8:00am

This should come as a surprise to no one. Obama has been sidestepping congress quite a bit lately.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

Obama Throws A Bone To Americans Crushed With Student Loans

College students and the rest of America’s youth voting bloc fell for candidate Barack Obama like a bl...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

The Wolf of Ball State: Cheating Investment Advisor Sentenced to 4 Years

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Many universities are facing daunting fiscal struggles because of the combination of escalating costs and declining enrollments.

However, one noted Indiana institution appears to had a little push from a crooked investment adviser.

Call him the “Wolf of Ball State”.

An investment adviser was sentenced to four years and three months in prison for...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Koch Brothers Give $25 Million to United Negro College Fund

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

Of course, leftists will find some way to make this seem like a bad thing.

Fredreka Schouten of USA Today reports.

Charles Koch donates $25 million to United Negro College Fund

The United Negro College Fund announced a $25 million donation Friday from two organizations tied to billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, whose conservative political...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Southern Methodist student is grateful for Mayor Bloomberg’s free speech support

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

Her grade on paper went up 20 points after challenging progressive prof.

We recently noted that Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused the entire Ivy League of liberal political bias during a particularly fiery commencement address at Harvard University.

Southern Methodist University student Hayley Waring expresses her gratitude for the defense of speech, especially in light of a personal experience with progressive...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Why the College Board is Changing US History

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

Last week we told you about a new development at the college board regarding US history.

Joy Pullmann has written an update at The Federalist. Here’s an excerpt.

Why College Board Is Revising U.S. History

Beginning in August, such a course will be offered to 500,000 of America’s most talented high-school sophomores and juniors...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

U. Akron students complain of “bait and switch” as school changes cash reward system

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11:00am

In an attempt to remain competitive in the distribution of financial aid to students, the University of Akron decided to stop converting unused scholarship awards to cash for students with other scholarships.

Affected students are complaining about “bait and switch”.

Officials at Akron, a 27,000-student public institution in Ohio, wanted to free up...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

George Will – Colleges Are Victims of Progressivism

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 9:30am

In his regular column at the Washington Post, George Will describes how higher education has become a victim of its progressive politics.

Colleges become the victims of progressivism

Colleges and universities are being educated by Washington and are finding the experience excruciating. They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

ACT Adds Test Subscores for Science, Technology and Career Readiness

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8:00am

In wake of complaints that its exams have lost relevance in predicting college success, one noted testing firm is shaking up its approach and adding new sets of scores.

ACT, the most popular college admissions exam, is adding more subscores for science, technology and career readiness after criticism that the tests have...

Read More...
 
 
 
 

Students give Georgia Tech online master’s degree program a thumbs-up

Comments
Permalink
Posted by    Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

Georgia Tech is still putting the finishing touches on its affordable MOOC-like online master’s degree, but students are giving it a passing grade.

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higer Ed files this report:

Administrators at the Georgia Institute of Technology are optimistic but “not declaring victory” after one semester of its affordable online master’s...

Read More...
 
 
 
Page 49 of 262« First...102030...4748495051...607080...Last »