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This Social Media Mistake Cost the University of Illinois $2 Million

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

A cautionary tale.

Inc. reports:

How a Single Social Media Blunder Cost a University $2 Million

The University of Illinois will spend over $2 million because of its handling of a social media situation that might have been avoidable.

In July 2014, Steven Salaita, who was to begin a tenured $85,000-a-year faculty job at Illinois,...

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American College Student Killed in Paris Terror Attacks

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:30pm

Keep this young woman and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

The Los Angeles Times reports.

Friends mourn Cal State Long Beach student killed in Paris terror attacks

A Cal State Long Beach student was among those killed in the Paris terrorist attacks, according to the university.

Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old design student from...

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Why We Shouldn’t Be Coddling College Students

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

At some point, we all have to grow up.

Ruth Marcus writes at Real Clear Politics:

College Is Not for Coddling

WASHINGTON — Trigger warning: I’m about to commit a micro-aggression. Maybe a macro one. Here goes: Yale students worked up over an email about Halloween costumes, grow up. Learn some manners. Develop some...

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Bisexual Professor Targeted for Disagreeing With Gay Marriage

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 12:30pm

It doesn’t matter if you’re part of a protected class. All bets are off if you disagree with the hive.

Life Site News reports.

Bisexual prof. raised by lesbians who supports traditional marriage faces loss of tenure

Robert Oscar Lopez isn’t your typical social-conservative professor: he was raised by his mom and her lesbian...

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What Should Entrepreneurial Students Do After Graduation?

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 11:00am

Start the business or work for one?

Entrepreneur reports.

Should Entrepreneurial College Students Go Big or Go Small After Graduation?

I spoke to a group of University of Virginia students last week who were interested in entrepreneurship. One of them asked me, “Isn’t it a good idea to go to a big-name brand firm...

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Crybullies is The Perfect Word to Describe Today’s College Protesters

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 9:30am

Roger Kimball of the Wall Street Journal has a great new column about what’s been happening on college campuses this week.

The Rise of the College Crybullies

As one left-wing professor wrote in the Chronicle of Higher Education, “After the Vietnam War, a lot of us didn’t just crawl back into our literary...

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Christie Says Obama Is Encouraging Race Protests on College Campuses

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 8:00am

Christie is calling the actions of the students in Missouri and at Yale a direct consequence of Obama’s contribution to divisiveness in the country.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Christie: “Lawless” Obama encouraging race protests on campus

When asked about the campus protests at Missouri and Yale that have garnered numerous headlines in the past...

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Ben Carson is Critical of College Protests

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Posted by    Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

“To say that I have a right to violate your civil rights because you’re offending me is un-American. It is unconstitutional,” said Carson.

The Huffington Post writes:

Ben Carson Says College Protests Against Racism Could Spark ‘Anarchy’

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson criticized college students for clampdowns on free speech this week, as racial...

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U. Colorado Boulder Cancels Solidarity Rally When Black Students Object

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Posted by    Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

It almost seems like some of these campus protesters don’t want unity or solidarity.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Boulder Class Cancels Solidarity Rally After Black Students Object

Students in a class at the University of Colorado at Boulder gave up a planned rally to support protests...

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Alan Dershowitz: “Fog Of Fascism Is Descending” on College Campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

What do you think?

From Real Clear Politics:

Alan Dershowitz on College Protests: “Fog Of Fascism Is Descending,” “These Students Are Book-Burners”

ALAN DERSHOWITZ: These are the same people who claim they are seeking diversity. The last thing these students want is real diversity, diversity of ideas. They may want superficial diversity, diversity of...

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Claremont College Paper Denounces Campus Protests in Editorial

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Posted by    Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

It took guts for these students to defy the narrative. Kudos to them.

We Dissent

The student protests that have swept through Claremont McKenna College (CMC) over the past few days—and the ensuing fallout—have made us disappointed in many of those involved.

First, former Dean Mary Spellman. We are sorry that your career had...

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Campus Marxists Spreading Movement to Limit First Amendment

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Posted by    Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11:00am

This is happening across the country.

The Blaze reports.

Campus Thuggery Spreads as College Marxists Shun First Amendment

Well, so much for the First Amendment.

Tossing sanity to the wind, college kids behaving as Marxists at so-called places of higher learning around the nation have broken free their classroom constraints to wander their various respective...

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Clarion University Cancels Play Over White Actors

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Posted by    Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 9:30am

We’ve actually come to this. Political correctness is ruining the performing arts, too.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Clarion University forced to cancel play over actors’ race

Student actors and the stage crew at Clarion University arrived Tuesday evening for one of the final rehearsals before next week’s campus opening of “Jesus in India” only...

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Black Hunger Striker Protesting ‘White Privilege’ Is Privileged

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Posted by    Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:00am

His parents own a own lakeside home worth $1.1 million.

The College Fix reports.

Parents of black hunger striker protesting ‘white privilege’ own lakeside home worth $1.1 million

The University of Missouri grad student who led a hunger strike against what he contends is systemic racial oppression on his campus comes from a very...

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Marco Rubio Hits Hillary on Her Close Ties to Teachers’ Unions

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

“Hillary Clinton, who’s probably going to be the Democratic nominee, is not going to be able to be an innovator on K-12 because she’s fully owned by the teachers union when it comes to K-12 education,” Rubio said.

From the Washington Examiner:

Rubio: Clinton ‘fully owned by the teachers’ union’

Republican presidential candidate Sen....

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Amherst Students Demand President Denounce Colonial Mascot

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

The entitlement generation continues its nationwide temper tantrum.

Slate reports:

Amherst Students Demand That President Denounce Goofy Colonial Mascot by 5 P.M.

All across the country right now college campuses are discussing serious issues involving the United States’ history of racism. Troubling threats of violence have even led to arrests in Missouri, where it...

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Student Govt. at University in Minnesota Claims Remembering 9/11 Would Violate Safe Space

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

If you thought the news from college campuses this week couldn’t get any worse, you were wrong.

Kasey Carpenter reports at Campus Reform.

UMN student govt: 9/11 remembrance would violate our safe space

On Tuesday, November 10, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA)–the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN)– rejected a...

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Writer for Ms. Magazine Compares Rape on College Campuses to ISIS

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

With the piece below, we have officially moved into the category of dangerously stupid. How was this garbage allowed to be published?

The writer, Amy Lauricella, clearly needs to do more research.

Institutionalized Rape: It’s Not Just an ISIS Problem

The horrors of the Islamic State are becoming increasingly well known. This month, The...

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College Is Turning Students Into Giant Babies

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

Aren’t students supposed to be getting more mature?

The Blaze reports.

College Might Be Turning Your Kid Into A Giant Baby

Trigger warning.

Young people are entering college as budding adults and being immediately turned back into babies. That’s basically all I’ve gleaned from the fascist antics at the University of Missouri this week, although...

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Radical Campus Protests Smack of Proto-Fascism

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 11:00am

In a new column at the Fiscal Times, Ed Morrissey notes that what we’re seeing on college campuses right now is reminiscent of a darker time in world history.

Yale, Mizzou and Others—Training a Generation of Proto-Fascists

After a claim that someone had created a fecal swastika on a bathroom wall – another...

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Ithaca College Demonstrators Protest Against President

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:30am

Hundreds gathered on the campus to witness the protest.

Ithaca Journal reports.

‘We are here, and we demand change’ say IC protesters

The chant: “Tom Rochon. No confidence” echoed across campus Wednesday, shouted by at least a thousand students who took part in a “Solidarity Walk Out” at Ithaca College.

The demonstration was a response...

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Student Can’t Explain How to Pay for Entitlements College Protesters Are Demanding

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Posted by    Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00am

This video is so painful to watch. An organizer of the #MillionStudentMarch is asked by Neil Cavuto of FOX Business who is going to pay for the free college and other perks these students are demanding.

Her whole argument is taking money from the rich and giving it to the government. If...

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