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Experts debate how to measure college student learning for new federal ratings plan

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:30pm

With so many college students “majoring in Fun” and focusing their studies on “sexual scholarship”, education experts are facing a daunting challenge.

The annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education featured rigorous debate on how student learning outcomes fit into the Obama administration’s new proposed federal ratings system.

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Video: Ohio State Student Knocks Down Pro-Life Display

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:00pm

If the title of this post sounds familiar, it’s because the exact same thing happened at Ohio State back in April.

To this young woman’s credit, at least she agreed to help pick...

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Wellesley professor encourages a Georgia university to “allow space for conservatism”

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 3:30pm

Campus conservatism has a real champion, who hails from one of the most progressive schools in America.

Jonathon Imber, a professor of sociology at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, recently gave a fascinating address “On Teaching Conservatism” about to a group at a Georgia institution. It offers a ray of hope to those...

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William F. Buckley Award Given to the Cornell Review

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2:00pm

I believe congratulations are in order to Laurel Conrad, President of the Cornell Review who also is an intern at Legal Insurrection.

Cornell Review wins William F. Buckley award


The Cornell Review is honored to have received the William F. Buckley award this month.

The award is presented by the Collegiate Network to a...

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Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro Tells Students How To Win Arguments With Liberals

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:30pm

Sometimes, the most useful information is given outside of college classrooms.

Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, gave some savvy advice to Young America’s Foundation conference attendees on how to frame and win arguments with liberal peers and professors.

Step One: “Embrace the fight.”

Have courage, maintain...

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Fast-Track Remedial Courses Catch on at California Community Colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 11:00am

Given the fact that many California schools are focused more on “self-esteem” and “messaging” than real scholarship, institutions of higher learning rely on remedial classes to bring recent graduates up-to-speed.

Therefore, accelerated remediation is staring to catch on at California community colleges in a big way. Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed...

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan: “White suburban moms” cause of Common Core pushback

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 9:30am

About the only thing consistent within the Obama Administration has been its use of the race card to defend policy failures.

The most recent example comes from the US Secretary of Education and his explanation for the troubles facing Common Core.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan insisted that “white suburban moms” are to...

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Lecturer at Eastern Michigan U. Compares Eating Meat to the Holocaust

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:00am

Leaving aside the completely inappropriate comparison, there is consensus within the scientific community that meat consumption contributed greatly to the success of early man. Google it.

College Fix Editor, Nathan Harden reports.

Eating Meat ‘Worse than the Holocaust,’ Lecturer Tells Students

In a profanity-laced tirade at Eastern Michigan University, self-described animal rights activist Gary...

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Video: Harvard Students Can’t Name Capital of Canada

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9:25pm

You’ve heard of Canada, right? It’s that large country directly north of the United States where they play hockey and make ginger ale.

Could you name its capital? Most of these Harvard students couldn’t.

 
 
 
 

U. of Michigan’s new fundraising drive starts with $750,000 party

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30pm

We recently wrote about Michigan State University spending lavishly while its students face rising costs.

It looks like another of the state’s institutions of higher learning is following suit, as it starts its new fundraising campaign with a high-priced party.

Administrators at the University of Michigan, taking to heart the old saying “one...

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Four Reasons You Might Want to Choose Community College

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 5:00pm

Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Market Watch makes a good case here.

Four reasons to choose community college

Community colleges can boost economic mobility through their transfer and career functions, which are especially valuable to students who have been most adversely affected by recent economic trends and need help in order to enter rewarding careers.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports problems servicing private student loans

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 3:30pm

With student loan lenders, it seems you face a lose-lose situation.

A new report indicates that borrowers of student loans face obstacles not only when they seek flexibility from private lenders in reducing their monthly obligations, but also when they seek to pay down their debt more quickly.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

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Binge Drinking Out of Control at UC Berkeley

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 2:00pm

The situation is so dire, paramedics are having a tough time keeping up.

Dan Noyes of ABC San Francisco reports.

Binge drinking at UC Berkeley strains EMS system

Berkeley has a drinking problem. An increasing number of Cal students are getting so drunk, paramedics h...

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Arizona State Co-Ed on Obamacare’s Tasteless “Let’s Get Physical” Ad

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:30pm

Women are portrayed as desperate, giddy and easy.

It would be hard to imagine an ad more insulting to women than the “Life of Julia”.

But the Obama Administration has outdone itself in the new Obamacare campaign targeting young Americans.  For example, Arizona State University student Annica Benning finds the promotion anti-woman, extremely tasteless, and exceptionally offensive.

Obamacare advertisements released this week...

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Winston-Salem State Quarterback Viciously Beaten by Virginia State Team Members

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:00am

It seems some of the guys from Virginia State were out sick the day they taught good sportsmanship.

New York Daily News reports.

Winston-Salem State QB ‘viciously’ beaten by Virginia State players on eve of title game

A bathroom fight Friday among football players from Winston-Salem State and Virginia State during a CIAA championship...

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Washington U. Caters to Muslim Group’s Outrage by Hosting “Racism and Islamophobia” Event

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9:30am

When a picture of Washington University – St. Louis students depicting the heroism of Navy Seal Team 6 when viral, we reported that the campus Muslim group was “outraged”.

And what do campus administrators do about ginned-up activist outrage? Cater to it, of course!

One by one, Muslim students and...

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Rutgers University Students Rally for Bus Driver Forced to Resign for Praying

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Posted by    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 8:00am

Kudos to the Rutgers students who are standing up for this man.

FOX News reports.

Students rally for Rutgers University bus driver who says prayer led to his dismissal

Students at Rutgers University are rallying for the reinstatement of a campus bus driver who says he was pressured to resign after praying for a...

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San Diego State U. Students Awaken To Obamacare Realities

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Posted by    Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5:00pm

Young Americans are now being woken from dreams of healthcare nirvana, to discover the nightmare that awaits them by the realities of Obamacare.

San Diego State University student Emily Yavitch describes her classmates’ reactions during a meeting with Affordable Care Act promoters, who recently went to the school:

Affordable Care Act promoters are...

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Texas A&M Law Prof. Wants to Repeal and Replace the Second Amendment

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Posted by    Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 3:30pm

It’s not surprising to hear this kind of talk coming from a college professor but in Texas? Really?

Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reports.

Texas A&M Law Professor: Time ‘to Repeal and Replace Second Amendment’

Speaking in a gun violence symposium at University of Connecticut’s School of Law, Texas A&M law professor Mary Margaret Penrose...

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UC-Berkeley Student Editors: Lift the Ban on e-Cigarettes

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Posted by    Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00pm

California campuses have aggressively gone after campus smoking, and the editors of the University of California – Berkeley student newspaper are now saying the targeting of the increasingly popular e-cigarettes is going too far.

For decades, American society has been moving toward a complete ban on smoking tobacco. Since about the mid-20th...

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