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CU-Boulder responds to its conservative prof with as much tolerance for his diversity as you’d expect

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

Last year, the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Boulder) appointed Steven Hayward as its first Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy.

How has his year been going so far?

He is being treated with the kind of “tolerance” for his political diversity as we have come to expected at progressive institutions. The Foundation for Individual...

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Yale University Tells Student She’s Too Thin

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

The student cooperated with school officials at first, trying to gain weight but has since refused to comply. She has no eating disorder and claims she’s just naturally thin.

Jim Shelton of the New Haven Register reported.

Yale student , 92 lbs., stuffed her face with Cheetos, ice cream to pacify school officials

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Loyola U. Student – Push a growth friendly, fence friendly immigration reform

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

While Jeb Bush promotes the “Act of Love” immigration reform plan, Loyola University student Mathew Lamb offers an arguably more sensible alternative.

…It’s an economic fallacy to believe that an influx of immigrants will permanently drive down wages, since those immigrants will also buy products here and could help the economy in...

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100 Arrested at California Spring Break Party

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s all fun and games until 15,000 people show up and somebody starts throwing rocks and bottles.

William M. Welch of USA Today reports.

100 arrested after Calif. spring break party turns violent

Six police officers were injured, more than 100 people were arrested and dozens were hospitalized when a large spring break party...

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Transgender Wars: Christian university denies transgender’s request to live in all-male dorm

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:30am

It appears that California’s transgender battles have spread to Oregon.

A transgender college sophomore has been barred from living in all-male dorms, and now his lawyer has lodged a federal complaint against the university.

George Fox University, a Christian school in Newberg, Ore., says officials denied Jayce’s December request to live with his...

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Virginia Bans Campus Free Speech Zones as Unconstitutional

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 8:00am

Congratulations to Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia General Assembly for respecting the free speech rights of college students.

The FIRE reports.

Virginia Bans Unconstitutional Campus ‘Free Speech Zones’

RICHMOND, Va., April 7, 2014—On Friday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill into law effectively designating outdoor are...

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Unauthorized Search Uncovers Teen’s Non-Lethal Weapons, Jail Follows

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Jordan Wise is an 18-year old who was looking forward to serving his country and its citizens in several worthy endeavors.

For example, here is a touching video in response to a suicide within his school’s district.

For perspective, here is one of the comments on that video: “You should be an inspirational...

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Wesleyan Allows Students to Graduate in Three Years

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

For students who prefer the tuition savings and a faster track to the working world, this sounds like a great idea.

Marcella Bombardieri of the Boston Globe reports.

Wesleyan bucks trend, lets students graduate in 3 years

They’ve given up on studying abroad, taking a summer vacation,...

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U. of Colorado derails business model for firms helping out-of-state students get in-state tuition

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

In an effort to circumvent the ever increasing costs of college in that state, two Colorado companies promised to help out-of-state students get in-state tuition.

Then, the University of Colorado got wise to the business model, and instituted some changes: Changes that leave it richer, and one of the two companies closed.

Inside...

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Not All College Athletes Are for Unionization

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

As Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports below, not all college athletes are for unionizing sports.

Divisions of Labor

Brandon Kerns knew he was hurt the second he contested the pass. He felt like a dog—a big one—had latched on to the back...

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Former staffer sues U. of Tennessee after Facebook based firing

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Her post supported cleaning a filthy microwave oven.

University of Tennessee’s seem to have no problem with exposing students to Sex Week gems such as an “Aphrodisiac Cooking Class”.

So it will be fascinating to hear the defense in a case brought by a former University of Tennessee staffer against the the institution over online comments about a dirty...

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Returning Vets Expected to Increase College Enrollments

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Military cuts and the scaling back of America’s presence in the Middle East is going to mean many more American veterans will be enrolling in college.

FOX News reports.

US universities bracing for surge of vets heading to college as military downsizes, wars abate

Officials from universities nationwide are getting set for a wave...

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Student Protest of Transgender’s Bathroom Bust Threatened by College’s Free Speech Zone

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:30am

File this story under “Blue vs Blue”.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) reports that students at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) who are planning to protest in support of a

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Call for Guns on Campus Renewed After Fort Hood Shooting

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8:00am

Responsible law abiding adults should be allowed to arm themselves, even if they’re college students.

Julianne Stanford of The College Fix reports.

Fort Hood Shooting Sparks Renewed Calls for Campus Gun Rights

TUCSON, ARIZ. – Second Amendment advocate Katie Pavlich called for increased gun rights on campuses, military bases and across America in the...

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Violence Breaks out during Grad Student Protests at UC Santa Cruz

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Graduate students throughout the University of California system are engaging in some precarious extra-curricular activities.

And, when it comes to strikes, don’t forget to look for the union label.  At one school, the unrest during these protests has escalated.

One day after 20 undergraduate students were arrested at the University of California Santa...

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Harvard Makes Grisly Discovery in its Library

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is kind of sickening but an interesting story nonetheless.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

Greg Newkirk of Road Trippers reports.

Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh

There’s something undeniably creepy about big, expansive libraries. The hushed whispers, the almost artificial quiet, and the smell of dusty tomes combine to...

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San Diego State U.’s New “Certificate of Transgender Studies”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

San Diego State University has announced its an exciting, new graduate-level program.

This should really help graduates get a career-launching job…at the local coffee house.  Or, in the case of San Diego, perhaps a regional brewery.

The university will offer an “Advanced Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies,” starting this fall.

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Feminists Who Blocked Reporter Now Complain About Her Lack of Student Interviews

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

Last week a Campus Reform reporter was blocked from interviewing students at a feminist conference. In a stunning turnaround, these same dopes are now complaining that the reporter didn’t interview...

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Harvard Implicated in Title IX Sexual Assault Complaint

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 11:00am

School allegedly failed victims who reported attacks.

A group is poised to file a complaint against Harvard University, charging that the Ivy League school violated Title IX in not adequately responding to reports of sexual assault.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity with the Huffington Post, the two lead complainants said they are part of a group filing the...

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No One at Dartmouth is Being Oppressed

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:30am

You may have heard about the hostile takeover at Dartmouth last week, we covered here and in fact, I made it the focus of this week’s round-up at Legal Insurrection.

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal weighed in on the subject.

Oppressed by the Ivy League

On Tuesday Dartmouth’s finest seized the main administration building...

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