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Swarthmore Hillel Opens Door to Anti-Zionist Speakers

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Posted by    Friday, December 13, 2013 at 12:30pm

Question: How much diversity is too much?

Answer: Swarthmore College.

On Monday, the Swarthmore College Hillel Student Board passed a resolution opening its doors to anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian speakers and groups. The student board posted the resolution on its Facebook page. It read:

Swarthmore Hillel declares itself to be an Open Hillel; an organization that...

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Princeton Attempts Diversity in Job Listings, Fails

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Posted by    Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:00am

You have to wonder who looked at the Princeton human resources website and signed off on this. Whether or not you agree with the outrage, you had to know it was coming.

The College Fix reports.

After Complaints, Princeton Removes Its ‘Racist Stereotypes’

After complaints, Princeton University recently removed a 4-year-old human resources job listings...

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“Sex harassment” wording dropped from Colorado 6-year-old girl-kisser’s record

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Posted by    Friday, December 13, 2013 at 9:30am

Professor Jacobson covered the story of a Canon City school six-year-old boy, accused of sexual harassment and suspended for kissing a girl on the cheek and hand.

It looks like the ensuing shaming produced some results….shaming of the school, that is.

Officials at a Colorado school where a 6-year-old boy was suspended for...

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Universities UK Just Fine With Segregating Men and Women in College

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Posted by    Friday, December 13, 2013 at 8:00am

Who knew?

Universities UK is an organization that involves itself in British higher education policy with press, suggested guidelines, publications and so forth.

Their new guidelines suggest gender segregated seating is fine for Muslim students.

Sara Khan, writing for the Independent UK, isn’t buying it.

Segregating men and women at university events won’t lead...

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On Being Christian, Conservative and a Journalism Major

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Posted by    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6:30pm

Laura Meyers is a freshman in journalism and political science.

She is also a Christian conservative at Kansas State University, which makes her a genuine minority in the majors she has selected. Meyers shares her experiences about the realities of the campus “diversity” and “tolerance” culture.

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Harvard Votes to Ban Plastic Water Bottles on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 5:00pm

Remember when liberals believed in personal choices? Those days are over.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Harvard Votes To Banish Bottled Water

Harvard University students agreed by vote that plastic single-use water bottles should no longer be sold on campus, leaving the fate of plastic water bottles in jeopardy at the Ivy...

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Bishop Says “No” to Common Core in Diocesan Schools

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Posted by    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 3:30pm

Green Bay Bishop David Ricken says verdict is still out on the “common core standards.”

Implementation of the new “Common Core” education standards have resulted in a wide range of complaints, from pants-wetting to unsolvable math problems.

Green Bay area Bishop David Ricken h...

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Virginia State University Earns FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:00pm

Students at Virginia State better make sure they don’t offend anyone.

Samantha Harris of The FIRE blog has the story.

Speech Code of the Month: Virginia State University

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for December 2013: Virginia State University.

According to Virginia State’s Student Code of Conduct (PDF), “[s]tudents shall not injure,...

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Cornell’s South African Students: Youth Owe a Tremendous Amount to Mandela

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Posted by    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:30pm

The world media has been focusing on the global mourning for South Africa’s former political prisoner/President, Nelson Mandela.

Cornell University student Alane Otani interviewed some South African scholars on campus for their impressions of Mandela.

…South African student Christina Mosalagae law said she was floored when she learned of Mandela’s death.

“When I heard...

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The Campus War on Rape (and Free Speech)

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Posted by    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:00am

In a new post at Minding the Campus, Cathy Young profiles the “War on Rape” and the loss of free speech that comes with it.

‘Rape Culture’ and Free Speech

Much has been said about the campus “war on rape” and the way it imperils students’ due process rights, but there is another...

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U. Wisconsin Student: Obamacare Takes Serious Steps in Wrong Direction

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Posted by    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9:30am

It looks like another young American is giving Obamacare a failing grade.

University of Wisconsin – Madison student Caleb McCardell, a junior majoring in medical microbiology & immunology and neurobiology, has the following analysis of the President’s signature piece of legislation….which focuses on the role his generation is suppose to play in...

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Anti-Israel Activists at U. Michigan Serve Dorm Eviction Notices

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Posted by    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 8:00am

Here’s the latest obnoxious stunt from the college BDS movement we’ve all come to know so well.

Alicia Adamczyk of The Michigan Daily reported.

‘Evictions’ in residence halls cause stir on campus

Students in six residence halls across campus woke up to eviction notices Tuesday morning.

The notices, which were satirical, were distributed by Students...

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Yes, Higher Ed Does Fear Accountability

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:30pm

The title of this post is an answer to a question posed by George Leef of See Thru Edu who recently had an (ahem) interesting exchange with a testy professor.

DOES HIGHER ED FEAR ACCOUNTABILITY?

Recently, I found myself embroiled in a controversy with an extraordinarily abrasive pr...

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U. of Cincinnati Student: Quarter-Life Crisis is the New Mid-Life Crisis

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:00pm

It’s tough being a millennial!

University of Cincinnati student Kelsey Kennedy has coined a new term for the new phase in life being experienced by over-educated, underemployed, young Americans.

The quarter life crisis is the new mid life crisis.

As many of us near graduation, the term “quarter life crisis” seems to be surfacing...

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San Diego State Announces Useless New Grad Program in LGBT Studies

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 3:30pm

What job are you preparing yourself for with a Master’s degree in LGBT studies? Other than teaching LGBT studies, I mean.

Beth Downing Chee of the SDSU News Center reports.

New Grad Program Promotes Pride, Diversity

San Diego State University today announced the addition of a graduate-level certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender...

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U. of Minnesota destroys its healthcare plans in order to save them

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00pm

It looks like another campus is falling victim to Obamacare insurance requirements.

The University of Minnesota made its healthcare plans worse in order to avoid Obamacare-related penalties. Robby Soave of The Daily Caller has the details:

The Affordable Care Act levels an excise tax on high-value health coverage plans, and UM would have...

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White College Student Accused of Racism by Black Prof. Speaks Out

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:30pm

This is an update to a previous report.

The College Fix has the story.

White Student Harrassed By Black Professor Speaks Out

The Huffington Post has interviewed a former student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College who is at the heart of a national controversy surrounding allegations that a professor there singled him out and...

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Academic Bombshell: Study Vindicates McCain’s Choice of Sarah Palin as VP

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:00am

A new study is going to rock one of the most treasured beliefs held by campus progressives:  John McCain lost the election when he tapped Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

A pair of political scientists from Bradley University actually found Palin helped McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

“We find that...

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Illegal Immigrants Sue the State of Georgia for In-State Tuition

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 9:30am

Name another country in which illegal immigrants can use the legal system to sue a state. Name one. I’ll wait.

Kate Brumback of the Marietta Daily Journal reports.

Immigrant students seek Georgia’s in-state tuition rates

A judge said Thursday that he needs more information and time to decide the case of a group of...

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Yale demonstration to protest circumstances of jailed prof’s death

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:00am

“A death in jail is a political death…”

We have been following the story of Yale University professor Samuel See, who was arrested on charges of fighting police officers, then taken to a jail where he died the next day.

A police investigation uncovered his second job:

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