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Stanford’s Student Government Reasserts its Right to Suppress Campus Free Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that after Stanford University’s student government refused to help fund an upcoming traditional marriage conference, calling the topic “hate speech,” campus administrators agreed to foot the bill for the security required for the event.

And, despite numerous complaints about its thuggery, the student bureaucrats assert that they did nothing wrong. ...

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Race is Really Important to Professor of Race Studies

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11:00am

College Insurrection readers should find this story rather obvious and unsurprising.

The College Fix reports.

Surprise: Race Always Matters to Professor of Race Studies

David Leonard, Associate Professor of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies at Washington State University, wants you to know why he is comfortable in his classroom and is respected by...

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Duke’s Porn Princess Complains, “I Don’t Feel Respected”

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9:30am

The last time we checked on Duke University’s former student, Porn Princess Belle Knox, her example of entrepreneurial educational funding was an supposedly an inspiring example to other scholars.

However, the adult film actress seems to be having a few regrets now.  It’s doubtful that this development will get nearly the same...

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Liberals Block Appointment of Conservative to CUNY Board Over Lady Gaga Comment

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 8:00am

If conservatives held up board appointments over the controversial statements made by liberals, no one would ever be appointed to anything. This is such a clear case of liberal double standards.

Carl Campanile of the New York Post reports.

Liberals hold up CUNY board appointment over Gaga ‘slut’ comment

Liberal legislators are holding up...

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UC Berkeley students urge Nancy Pelosi to take her own commencement speech advice

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

San Francisco Representative and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delivered the commencement address at UC Berkeley.

The reviews are in…from the independent conservative students of that campus. The members of the California Patriot staff agree: She offered good advice, which the Democrats would do well to take.

…Pelosi certainly cannot be...

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College Students and Scholars Suffer Repression in Iran

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

American college students love to protest anything these days but they know very little of real repression.

This report from Elizabeth Redden at Inside Higher Ed is very enlightening.

‘Silenced, Expelled, Imprisoned’

A new report from Amnesty International documents the crackdown on Iranian students and scholars that came in the wake of former President...

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In wake of UCSB slayings, U. Arizona student proposes concealed carry as solution

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

After Elliot Rodger’s alleged slaying of six people and himself near the University of California-Santa Barbara campus, University of Arizona student Julianne Stanford weighs in on allowing campus concealed-carry for students as a way to prevent mass killings at schools.

…. Where it’s lawful, can students and faculty be trusted to effectively...

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California Bill Requires ‘Affirmative Consent’ For College Students Throughout Sexual Activity

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

Throughout sexual activity… It’s getting to the point where students would be safest by video taping their sexual activity.

Samantha Harris of The FIRE reports.

California ‘Affirmative Consent’ Bill Puts Colleges in Untenable Position

Colleges are in an increasingly untenable position when it comes to the sexual autonomy...

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Temple University Fails to Condemn Professor’s Anti-Semitic Diatribe

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Temple University is defending a professor who questioned the deaths of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust and engaged in “anti-Semitic discourse” by saying he is entitled to promote his controversial ideas.

The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo has the details.

Adjunct Temple University Professor Alessio Lerro came under fire from Jewish scholars...

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Top 30 Universities Feature No Conservative Commencement Speakers for Last 2 Years

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Here’s something to keep in mind the next time someone on the left starts talking about the importance of fairness.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

No Conservative Commencement Speakers at Top 30 Universities Last 2 Years

Bias. It’s a word we use all the time when we talk about the universities–especially the elite...

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Oklahoma’s New Law Protects Freedom of Association Rights for Religious Student Groups

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Religious student organizations at public colleges and universities in Oklahoma will have their “freedom of association” rights more robustly protected on campuses under new state legislation.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) reviews the new rules.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed HB 2873 (PDF) into law this week after both houses...

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Who’s Up for a Trigger Warning Writing Contest?

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 8:00am

From what I can tell, this is a real contest and it looks like fun. The National Association of Scholars is sponsoring.

Trigger Warning Contest

This spring, students at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Rutgers, Oberlin, and George Washington University have called for “trigger warnings” on syllabi and in courses that...

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Harvard Grads Place Red Tape on Caps in Sexual Assault Policy Protest

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

We reported that Harvard University was one of 5 Massachusetts institutions under federal investigation for its mishandling of sex assault cases.

Now, its students are expressing their unhappiness with the school’s handling of these cases in a graduation protest.

Dozens of Harvard University seniors marked their graduation caps with red tape in support...

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Prof Loses Job When His Face Appears on a Beer Can

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

Aside from the job loss, the back story here is somewhat humorous as you’ll read below.

Katie Frates of The Daily Caller has the story.

University Professor Fired After Picture Used On Beer Can

A Charleston Southern University associate professor was fired on Friday after his likeness appeared on a beer can.

NBC affiliate WCBD...

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Loyola Student Describes Prof’s “Migrant Trail” Game Featuring Illegal Border Crossing

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

For many years kids have amused themselves with a history-based video came named “Oregon Trail”.

Loyola University student Dominic Lynch shares details about one professor’s modified version of this classic.

…A New York University professor has developed a video game called “The Migrant Trail,” in which students can experience the perils of what...

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Texas Universities Flush With Cash Thanks to Oil

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

While leftist students are pushing colleges to divest from fossil fuels, college students in Texas enjoy low tuition and increased stability.

Imagine that.

James Osborne of the Dallas News reported.

Oil boom sends gusher of cash to Texas universities

Before hydraulic fracturing. Before the super majors. Before the first oil boom. Before Tex...

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Colleges Combine Career Centers and Development Offices to Push Student Employment

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

As the job market continues to be difficult for young Americans, many schools have been folding their career centers into their development offices with their well established alumni and parent networks.

Melissa Korn of The Wall Street Journal has the details.

Looking for the career-services office? Check with the fundraising and alumni-relations department.

New...

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14 Charged in Hazing Incident at Wilmington College

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:00am

This is actually an update to a story we brought you back in the fall of 2013. The injury at the center of the story was very serious.

WCPO News reports.

14 charged in Wilmington College hazing incident at the Gamma Phi Gamma house

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Fourteen men were arrested Thursday after an...

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DePaul Administrators Nix Israel Divestment

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 9:30am

At Legal Insurrection, Professor Jacobson promoted awareness of last week’s anti-Israel all-campus student divestment vote.

However, the measure passed (but only 10 percent of the students weighed in). Now administrators are are about to give the supporters of the measure a lesson in economics.

Loyola University student Matt Lamb offers this analysis.

Supporters of...

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Taxpayers Fund Meeting Between Profs and Terrorists

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s amazing that an institution of higher learning can so blatantly misuse tax dollars. How does this happen?

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Calif. Taxpayers Funded Professors’ Meeting with Terrorists

San Francisco State University (SFSU) spent more than $7,000 to send two of its professors to the Middle East for a...

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Which Schools and Majors Have Best Return on Investment?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

File this story under “News You Can Use.”

Here in the United States, education comes at a price. As the cost of education climbs and climbs, loans have become increasingly necessary for students interested in pursuing higher education.

As a result, the national student debt currently stands at a whopping 1.2 trillion dollars....

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Prof Defends Freedom on Social Media

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

How refreshing to hear a college professor defending freedom of speech. Hooray for Professor Oliver Bateman.

Azhar Majeed of The FIRE reports.

Professor Explains Why Restrictive Social Media Policies Are So Harmful

As we wrote recently on The Torch, the

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