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Michigan State Football Fans Boo President Obama, Get Chastised for Supporting Rape Culture

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

A journalist at MSU’s State News somehow interpreted that the football stadium’s booing of Obamas appearance in an “It’s On Us” campaign video as approval of campus rape, and not just the dislike of an unpopular president.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Michigan State football fans chastised for booing...

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Equating Conservatism With Hate Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

If liberals can classify conservatism as hate speech, they can ban it on campus. This report from Hans Bader at the Examiner is cause for concern.

Most Democrats back hate speech ban in poll; conservatism equated with hate

51% of Democrats back a ban on “hate speech,” while only 21% oppose such a...

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Christian Student Groups “Derecognized” at California Public Universities

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

“We engage in education, not discrimination.”

Those are the words of the attorney representing California’s public university stem, which has officially “derecognized” 23 Christian student clubs on 19 of its campuses. These clubs belonged to the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and required of members to believe in Jesus and abstain from sex...

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Cornell Students Concerned About ‘Cisheteropatriarchy’

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:00am

Do you ever get the sense that some of today’s college students are focused on all the wrong things? Robert Stacy McCain points to a recent report by Campus Reform.

Bad Ideas and Bad Prose at Cornell

Cornell University may be the only Ivy League school with a “diversity” quota for the mentally...

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‘Diversity’ and ‘Inclusion’ are Always a Problem, Even When The Problems are Hoaxes

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 9:30am

The fact that one student used a racial slur is a sign of a racial crisis, and even if such an event is a hoax, that’s also… a sign of a racial crisis?

Dave Huber at the College Fix has the story:

The never-ending ‘need’ for college ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ efforts

Syracuse University higher-ups...

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Mexican College Students Murdered and Buried in Mass Grave

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s surprising that this story isn’t getting more press coverage. This report comes from Randal C. Archibold of the New York Times.

In Case of Missing Students, Hillside Mass Graves Point to a Death March

IGUALA, Mexico — The journey up — far, far up — to the m...

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Why is There so Much Bad Writing in Academia?

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

An excellent question, which is answered by Steven Pinker in a new post at the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Why Academics Stink at Writing

Together with wearing earth tones, driving Priuses, and having a foreign policy, the most conspicuous trait of the American professoriate may be the prose style called academese. An editorial...

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Food Pantry Use Increases at New York Colleges

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

College life in the era of hope and change.

Melanie Grayce West of the Wall Street Journal reported.

Food Pantries Grow on New York Campuses

Tucked on the fringes of Kingsborough Community College’s campus in Brooklyn’s Manhattan Beach, walled off from the corner of a computer lab, sits a small room about 10...

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La Salle U. Prof Says Black Gun Rights Advocates Would Be Treated Differently Than Whites

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Apparently, the reason most white people “gun up” is to confront racial anxieties.

Here’s more from the College Fix:

Prof: Black gun rights advocates would be treated differently than whites

Professor Charles Gallagher of La Salle University believes the public would be a lot more suspicious of a group of armed blacks walking through,...

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University of Southern Maine Considers Closing a Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

This idea is on the table because the school has to cut something. If it isn’t a campus, it’s faculty.

Noel K. Gallagher of the Portland Press Herald reported.

USM Faculty Senate proposes closing a campus

Facing a plan by administrators to cut 50 University of Sou...

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New Jersey High School Football Players Accused of Sexual Assault in Hazing Case

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 11:00am

I never understood this erotic/sexual assault type of hazing. What’s the joy in joining a group if the only way to get in is to submit oneself to humiliating and depraving acts?

Sean Carlin reports for the Associated Press:

7 charged in high school football hazing case

Seven students were charged with sex crimes...

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Students at Ohio U. Encouraged to March Naked to Protest ‘Rape Culture’

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9:30am

This sounds like a logical and well thought out plan.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reported.

March naked to protest ‘rape culture,’ Ohio University students encouraged

Telling women they should feel free to wear revealing clothing in dangerous places is out. Public nudity to protest “rape culture” is in.

Ohio University’s F*ckRapeCulture group was scheduled...

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Sorority Members Fess Up to Trashing Student Newspaper

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Posted by    Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 8:00am

I wonder what they thought they were going to achieve by trashing the newspapers.

Greg Piper of The CollegeFix has the story:

LATEST REASON TO THROW AWAY STUDENT NEWSPAPERS: GREEK LIFE EMBARRASSMENT

Apparently unfamiliar with Justice Louis Brandeis’s famous quote that the best response to speech you hate is “more speech, not enforced silence,”...

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MBAs Turning Away from Finance In Favor of Consulting and Tech

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Posted by    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

Even at my undergrad business school there is a lot more interest in consulting than in investment banking. The Economist article explains why.

Banks? No, thanks!

“AN INVESTMENT banker was a breed apart, a member of a master race of dealmakers. He possessed vast, almost unimaginable talent and ambition.” So wrote Michael Lewis...

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CU Boulder Cuts Student Work Hours Because of Obamacare

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Posted by    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

Isn’t it strange how the “Affordable” Care Act is making college less affordable?

Valerie Richardson of the Washington Times reported.

CU Boulder becomes latest university to cut student work hours under Obamacare

College students overwhelmingly swung for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, but they’re now finding their on-campus work hours cut back, thanks...

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How Conservatives Should Handle Gay Marriage

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Posted by    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

Kyle Sabo at The College Conservative suggests a more hands-off approach for Republicans on the issue of same-sex marriage:

On Politics and Civil Rights: Same-Sex Marriage

On October 6, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear seven appeals in same-sex marriage cases that have percolated up through the lower courts. After several years...

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The Value of a College Degree is Falling

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Posted by    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

In some cases, it doesn’t even matter what field of study you choose.

Maria Santos of Red Alert Politics reports.

Study: The value of a college degree is falling, even for high-paying majors

A new study suggests the benefits of a college degree are deteriorating—even for traditionally high-paying majors.

Data published by the National Bureau...

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British University Students: Pee in the Shower to Reduce Water Usage

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Posted by    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00am

It actually would reduce water usage, so there’s no fighting them on that point. People are free to make up their minds and do with their bodies as they please, so we shouldn’t demonize this type of thing. But, yes, it is funny.

Also, anyone who doesn’t wear sandals, flip flops, or...

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William & Mary Student – The Case Against Free College

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Posted by    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9:30am

In a new post at the College Conservative, Elizabeth Marcello examines the idea of “free” college.

Over the past several years, young Americans have faced the daunting economy upon completing their undergraduate degrees and after being thrust into a seemingly jobless country. Underemployment hast stifled development and innovation. Tuition, room...

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Proponent of Affirmative Consent Law Says: “It Helps Find Evidence Where There Is None”

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Posted by    Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:00am

… I don’t think she understands that that’s fabricating evidence, and, you know, bad.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

New Calif. sex consent law helps ‘find evidence where there is none,’ backer says

California’s affirmative-consent law for campus sexual relations is less than two weeks old, and supporters continue to speak of its...

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Good2Go Sexual Conset App to Undergo Changes, Relaunch in Spring

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Posted by    Friday, October 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

Legal and College Insurrection have been closely following Good2Go, most recently with its shut down earlier this week. Now the app’s developers are vowing to relaunch in the spring after modifying the app to make it purely educational not retain any user information.

Greg Piper writes for The CollegeFix:

NEXT VERSION OF GOOD2GO...

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Cooley Law School to Close Ann Arbor Campus

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Posted by    Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

File this story under higher ed bubble.

Jeremy Allen of M Live reported.

Cooley Law School announces plans to close Ann Arbor campus

Cooley Law School announced today that it intends to close its Ann Arbor campus — located at located at 3475 Plymouth Rd. — at the end of the year.

According to a...

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