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Mercer University Student Offers Conservative Immigration Solutions

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, David Greenberg offers some advice on our current immigration crisis.

Conservative Immigration Solutions

Conservatives of every age and type get it – amnesty is a bad idea. It sends the wrong moral message and could increase the burden of the welfare state. After these important...

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Vaportini is ‘Game Changer’ for college binge drinking scene

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00am

The Vaportini is a device that allows users to inhale alcohol directly into the bloodstream. It has yet to gain high-level exposure to the college binge drinking scene, but already frat bros are saying it “completely changes the game.”

Jennifer Retter of USA Today reported:

Vaportini craze: Will it hit the college scene?

The...

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U. Connecticut to Pay $1.3 million for Sexual Assault Settlement

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 9:30am

That’s an awful lot of money for a college to lose. Especially in this economic environment.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Major Sexual Assault Settlement

The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to five current and former students to settle a federal lawsuit that accused the university...

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What Can College Football Learn From Major League Soccer?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 8:00am

A lot, apparently.

As attendance at college football games and Major League Soccer (MLS) matches trend in opposite directions (spoiler: soccer is on the way up), college football programs from University of Florida to Oklahoma State are turning to MLS teams and Sporting Innovations, a sports technology firm, for new ideas.

Ben Cohen...

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Religious Institutions in Danger of Losing Accreditation

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Gordon College in Massachusetts and Trinity Western University in British Columbia are both having their accreditation reviewed over their policies regarding gay and lesbian students and faculty.

Is it ethical to use accreditation — traditionally a judge of a college’s competency and credibility — to enforce the currently popular cultural worldview? Or...

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Marygrove College in Detroit Opens Doors to Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

If you’re an American citizen, you pay a significant amount in tuition to attend Marygrove College. Enter the country illegally and you can attend for free.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

College opens doors as asylum for illegal immigrants

Marygrove College President David Fike has opened his school as a “refuge” for illegal...

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Fighting Back Against Ohio State University’s Gun Bans

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

Students for Concealed Carry and Ohioans for Concealed Carry have filed suit against OSU, which prohibits students from storing guns in locked cars or carrying them at off-campus university events — violating Ohio State law, if not the Second Amendment.

Matt Lamb at The College Fix has the story:

Ohio State Can’t Ban...

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Moody’s Issues More Bad News for Higher Education

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

We recently reported that college credit downgrades outnumber upgrades according to Moody’s. The Chronicle of Higher Education is now reporting more bad news from the agency.

Don Troop has the story.

Moody’s Issues Negative Outlook for Higher Education

On the heels of a similarly downcast assessment by Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service has...

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Reason-Rupe Poll: Millennials aren’t more Democratic but…

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

A recent Reason-Rupe poll shows that millennials actually aren’t that much more Democratic than their older counterparts. However, they are considerably less Republican and more Independent.

Reporting for Reason, with plenty of good charts, is Emily Elkins:

Millennials Aren’t More Democratic—They’re Just Less Republican

In 2012 millennials voted for President Barack Obama over Mitt...

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Discrimination Disguised as Diversity at U. Texas

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00am

Yesterday, we told you about the court sanctioned discrimination at the University of Texas. John Rosenberg of Minding the Campus has more.

In Texas, No Fatal Bullet for “Diversity”

Most of the sturm and drang about discrimination for the past week or two has involved bitter disputes over recent Supreme Court decisions (Hobby...

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Profs Given Grant to Study how Science Fiction is Racist

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9:30am

You heard it here first: Professors at UC Riverside have been given a grant to “explore ethnic futurisms” because “there has long been an unacknowledged tradition of SF written by people of color.” This is obviously true, because science fiction has surely never addressed the social problems of its day...

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Conservative Prof Who Converted to Christianity Gets Promotion After Seven Year Battle

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:00am

This is an update about Dr. Mike Adams who teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He started his job as an atheist but suffered discrimination after converting to Christianity.

He finally won a promotion after a long legal battle.

The College Fix reported.

Conservative Professor Granted Promotion After Seven-Year Battle

Criminology Professor Dr....

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In Defense of Using Graphic Images to Protest Abortion on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

Mairead Mcardle of The College Fix tells us why the use of graphic images in pro-life protests is supremely effective:

Why I Use Graphic Images to Protest Abortion

Boise State University was sued recently for requiring pro-life students to use warning signs when they protest abortion on campus with graphic images of...

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Federal Appeals Court Rules U. Texas Can Discriminate on Basis of Race

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

Discrimination is apparently acceptable when it’s done in the name of diversity.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Federal Appeals Court Rules University Of Texas Can Discriminate On Basis Of Race

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held on Tuesday that the University of Texas at Austin may discriminate in...

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Ohio University to Ban Smoking on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

In addition to reducing the number of on-campus designated smoking zones to zero, Ohio University plans to institute a number of possibly mandatory courses on quitting smoking, which may be forced upon students found disobeying the campus-wide ban. I guess the “my body, my decision” mantra only applies when the University...

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Princeton Prof Accused of Stealing Lawn Signs

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is another one of those stories that’s surprising because you expect a college professor to be above this sort of behavior.

Fox News in New York reported.

Princeton professor accused of stealing lawn signs

Police have charged a Princeton University professor with stealing lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business.

Owner Ted Horodynsky...

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American dream or American myth: Should all high school students go to college?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Karen Cates is one of the few brave professors and writers out there who is willing to tell the truth about higher education: it’s not for everybody.

According to Cates, a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, having a college degree isn’t necessary to get a high-paying job that is...

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Campus Rape Tribunals are Wrong and Unfair

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:00am

Colleges aren’t courts and are the absolutely wrong environment to hold hearings on sexual assault.

Robert Carle writes at the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse blog.

The Trouble with Campus Rape Tribunals

The scourge of sexual assaults on college campuses rightly fills us with rage and indignation. But crimes that produce such visceral emotions need...

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Bowdoin College Exhibits Nude Photos of its Female Students

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:30am

In April, approximately 10 percent of the Bowdoin female population (about 100 women) agreed to pose nude for a photo exhibit meant to ‘empower’ them. How exactly does having your naked body on display for anyone to see make anyone more ‘empowered’? You got me on that one.

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University at Buffalo paid Hillary Clinton $275,000 for Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:00am

Just recently, we reported that the school refused to divulge the amount of Clinton’s fee. Now Philip Rucker of the Washington Post reports.

University at Buffalo paid $275,000 for Hillary Clinton speech

When Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed to address the University at Buffalo, the largest campus of the State University of New York...

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How Grad Schools Factor Diversity into Admissions

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

In case you were wondering exactly what grad schools do to make their admissions more ‘diverse’, here’s Scott Jaschik from Inside Higher Ed with coverage of a study that asks how graduate admissions look at diversity:

Scholar explores how graduate admissions committees view measures of merit and diversity

Litigation and political battles about...

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Two Student Loan Debt Relief Firms Sued by Illinois

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

The firms in question seem rather shady in that they were charging students for services the government provides free of charge.

Kelly Field of the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

Illinois Sues 2 Student-Loan Debt-Relief Firms

The attorney general of Illinois filed lawsuits on Monday against two student-loan debt-relief companies, accusing them of charging...

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