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VIDEO: Harvard Students Punk Prospective Yalies

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Posted by    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00pm

I guess this is supposed to be funny but I’ve never been a fan of “punked” style humor where the joke is made at the expense of people who aren’t in on the joke. Watch the video and draw your own conclusions.

Betsi Fores of Rare reports.

Harvard undergrads hilariously troll prospective Yalies

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Google Inspires Innovative Proposal to Fund Colleges with Ads Instead of Tuition

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Posted by    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 6:00pm

Normally, college administrators shy away from embracing free market principles.

However, an Argentine university president is putting out a proposal that institutions of higher education could learn something from Google’s business model that could be applied their funding.

Could a university ever adopt the Google business model and offer tuition for free?

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Feds Back Away from New Campus Free Speech Codes

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Posted by    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 4:30pm

Finally, some good news for free speech on campus.

The Fire reports.

‘Blueprint’ No More? Feds Back Away from New Campus Speech Restrictions

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2013—The federal government is backing away from the nationwide “blueprint” for campus speech restrictions issued this May by the Departments of Education and Justice. The agencies’ settlement with...

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Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy to Teach Journalism at Emerson College in December

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Posted by    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 3:00pm

He’s actually just going to teach for one day as a promotion for the movie Anchorman 2 but the school is taking it pretty seriously. They’re even re-naming the communications school for him while he’s there.

Eric Randall of Boston Magazine reports.

Ron Burgundy to Teach Emerson College the Finer Points of Journalism

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Young Conservatives of Texas Cancel its “Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game”

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Posted by    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm

We covered the outrage expressed at a University of Texas conservative student group that hosted an “affirmative action bake sale.”

But its most recent event garnered such a serious threat from the administration, that the game was over before it began.

A conservative student group at the University of Texas has cancelled their...

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Cornell multicultural group uses “diversity” to excuse spending sprees, missing funds, mismanagement

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Posted by    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 12:00pm

It would seem that the “too big to fail” mentality exists on campuses, too.

Over the past two days, the Cornell Review has reported on the financial mismanagement of a student-run, multicultural umbrella organization: The African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) Intercultural Programming Board.

This organization admits that they “lost” $8000 of...

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UCLA Prof accused of racist “micro-aggression” for correcting student grammar

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Posted by    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:42am

Grammar is bad and racist, right?

That’s the accusation by some students at UCLA who have accused a professor of creating a racially hostile environment through aggressive grammar corrections.

Seriously, it’s called “micro-aggression,” as David Thompson reports:

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Southern Methodist U. Student Reviews Political Career of Texas Progressive Wendy Davis

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Posted by    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 9:30am

When Texas state senator Wendy Davis held an eleven hour long filibuster to block Senate Bill 5, legislation that would create new abortion regulations in Texas, she was hailed as the new liberal hero by media outlets.

Southern Methodist University student Haley Waring details Davis’ biography and why this should worry Americans,...

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U. Nebraska Student Senator Faces Impeachment for Quoting Chris Rock, Citing Double Standard

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Posted by    Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8:00am

No free speech issues here, no siree.

Reece Ristau of The Daily Nebraskan reports.

Derogatory language resolution sparks controversy at ASUN meeting

After lengthy debate, including a racial slur-laden speech by a senator, the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska passed a resolution Wednesday pledging the senate’s support to remove derogatory language...

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Tea Party Patriot Chats with a UC Berkeley Student

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Posted by    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:30pm

The College Fix features an intriguing review by Mark Agather, a leader within the Montana Tea Party movement, about his recent chat with a University of California – Berkeley student.

It went precisely as one would expect.

Sometimes it is hard to believe what’s going on in our world. For ex...

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MA High School Cancels Rest of Football Season over Discovery of Racist Graffiti

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Posted by    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 5:00pm

First of all, how do we know this isn’t another racism hoax? Second of all, why is the entire school being punished?

Sterling Beard of National Review reports.

Mass. High School Cancels Rest of Football Season after Racial Graffiti Appears on Player’s House

A high-school football team in Massachusetts has canceled the remainder of...

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San Jose State Faculty Demand Outside Review of Institution’s Governance

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Posted by    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 3:30pm

After a year of experimenting with increasingly popular online education formats, faculty members at San Jose State University are urging a review of how the institution is run.

Carl Straumsheim of “Inside Higher Ed” offers these details:

Faculty at San Jose State University on Monday rebuked their administration’s many ventures into online education...

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Langston University English Prof. Uses Profanity to Attack GOP over Obamacare

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Posted by    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:00pm

The left knows it’s losing the Obamacare battle in the world of ideas. The harsher their rhetoric gets, the more obvious it becomes.

Matthew Boyle of Breitbart has the story. (Language warning)

Professor Tells ‘Evil’ GOP Rep ‘F*ck You’ over Obamacare Criticism

An English professor for the taxpayer-subsidized Langston University, a historically black college...

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Thousands Of SUNY Cortland Students Riot During its ‘Cortaca Jug’

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Posted by    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 12:30pm

State University of New York – Cortland students broke out into a riot after the annual “Cortaca” football game between Cortland and longtime rival Ithaca College.

Business Insider contributor Peter Jacobs files these details:

Thousands of Cortland students took to the streets during the day Saturday, apparently while the game was still being...

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VIDEO: College Students Don’t Know Jack About the Gettysburg Address

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Posted by    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11:00am

Yesterday, we showed you a video of college students struggling to say whether Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat or a Republican. Now watch them struggle to say anything intelligent about the Gettysburg Address.

At least they’re getting free birth control, right?

Via Eric Owens of The Daily Caller.

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Point Loma Nazarene Student Defends Northwestern’s Patriotic Football Uniforms

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Posted by    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9:30am

It looks like school mascots are not the only things under attack by progressive activists.

Point Loma Nazarene University student Jacob Roth comes to the defense of another school’s football uniforms.

The Northwestern University Wildcats will take on University of Michigan’s Wolverines this afternoon in a football game that’s largely a pride match...

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Georgetown to Host Member of Egypt’s Nazi Party

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Posted by    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:00am

How is Georgetown allowed to continue identifying as a Catholic school? Also worth noting – the keynote at the event is being given by Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Georgetown University to Host Member of Egypt’s Nazi Party

Georgetown University is scheduled to host an event...

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College Holds Disability Studies Meeting, Doesn’t Provide Access for People with Disabilities

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:30pm

Yes, this really happened.

Megan Rogers of Inside Higher Ed reports.

No Access

At a gathering for scholars interested in the intersection of health, humanities and disabilities this weekend, a professor who uses a wheelchair was asked to ring a bell to gain access to the meeting.

William Peace, a visiting professor at Syracuse University,...

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Online Tutoring Offers Innovative Way to Help Struggling Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5:00pm

Not only are college courses going online, but so is tutoring help.

And, as a Wall Street Journal article reports, this innovation is a very good development for struggling scholars.

It’s a nightly dilemma in many households: A student hits a wall doing homework, and parents are too tired, too busy—or too...

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Charter School Offers Real Hope in Economically Depressed Massachusetts City

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 3:30pm

Liberals don’t typically support charter schools. Why? Too much parental choice and not enough union control.

Rob Eno of Red Mass Group reports there are thousands of kids on waiting lists to get into one charter school in Lawrence, MA.

4000+ Lawrence School Children Are Being Left Behind, But There is Hope on...

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