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CA prof’s “food systems” course features Bin Laden as “freedom fighter”

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Never doubt the creativity of progressive professors.

One California genius has managed to tie a terror icon to his “World Food Systems” course. However, a savvy student found the concept “hard to swallow”.

Usama bin Laden was a freedom fighter and the U.S. is a “neocolonial power,” according to a California state university...

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CU Boulder Philosophy Department Embroiled in Sexual Harassment Scandal

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Posted by    Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:00am

Aren’t the folks in the philosophy department usually considered the smart people?

Sarah Kuta of The Denver Post reports.

CU-Boulder reports pervasive sexual harassment within philosophy department

The University of Colorado on Friday made public an independent investigation that found pervasive sexual harassment and bullying within the philosophy department, a report that has now...

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Johnson & Johnson Sign Drug Research Data Pact With Yale

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a move toward greater transparency in drug research, Johnson & Johnson has signed pact with Yale University under which the company will share detailed clinical trial data from hundreds of drugs and other products with outside academic researchers.

The Wall Street Journal has a report detailing the agreement.

Under the unusual arrangement,...

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New President of Ohio State Hits Pay Dirt

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Given the struggle of so many college grads to find work in today’s economy, doesn’t 1 million dollars a year seem a bit excessive for a college president?

Carrie Ghose of the Columbus Biz Insider reports.

New Ohio State University president’s pay starts at $1 million

Dr. Michael Drake’s annual compensation as Ohio State...

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New York State United Teachers Denounce Common Core

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

It appears that the Obama Administration has brought both the left and right together on another issue besides dissatisfaction with Obamacare: Unhappiness with Common Core.

The Daily Caller’s Robby Soave files this report:

Another key backer of Common Core has reversed its earlier support for the national education standards: the New York State...

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Libertarian Students at U. Michigan Demand End to Progressive Agenda

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Let’s hope that conservative and libertarian students all over America follow this example. The students’ “demands” are obviously meant to prove a point and are likely a response to this.

The College Fix reports.

UM Students, Tired of Liberalism Shoved Upon Them, Present Dem...

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UNC Whistle Blower Bravely Answers Critics

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11:00am

We have been covering the story of a University of North Carolina professor who was threatened with death after revealing athletes’ shockingly low reading levels.

The Huffington Post has her response to the threats:

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill reading specialist Mary Willingham struck back Thursday at critics regarding her research suggesting...

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Franklin Pierce U. Cutting Six Academic Programs

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9:30am

I guess we can file this story under the higher education bubble.

HT to Instapundit.

Kaitlin Mulhere of the Sentinel Source reports.

Franklin Pierce University to cut six academic programs

Franklin Pierce University said Wednesday it will stop offering degrees in six academic programs, effective immediately.

The university will no longer offer majors or minors in...

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Dartmouth’s Fascinating Debate Between Dinsesh D’Souza and Bill Ayers

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza took time out from dealing with his legal wranglings centered on alleged campaign law violations to debate former domestic terrorist and current Obama supporter Bill Ayers.

The event was at Dartmouth Colege, and student Sandor Farkas has this report:

The debate, titled “America: Good or Bad?” started right away...

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Students Rush to Sign-Up for N.C.’s Craft Beverage Institute

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

It looks like the craft beer degree is poised to become one of the most popular on college campuses.

We recently noted that the University of California – San Diego had scholarships available for their beer program.  Now, three North Carolina community colleges  have created”stackable” degree tracks for the fast-growing craft beer...

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Senator Rand Paul Reaches Out to College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is a sneak peek at a piece that’s going to appear in the Spring 2014 issue of Intercollegiate Review.

Rand Paul, who is the author of this piece, has a talent for connecting with college students.

Sneak Peek at the IR’s Newest Issue: Rand Paul’s Challenge to Students

One of the things I...

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Twitter Being Utilized as Fun, New Education Tool

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

File this under “If you can’t beat them, join them.”

Some school officials try to prevent students from tweeting in class. But others are embracing social media as a learning tool, saying sites like Twitter can expand discussions beyond a classroom’s four walls.

Chris Lazarski teaches public policy at Wauwatosa West High School...

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Pope Francis Tells Notre Dame to Defend the Catholic Faith

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Apparently, Pope Francis isn’t acquainted with Notre Dame professor Gary Gutting.

Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart reports.

Pope Francis Tells Univ of Notre Dame to ‘Defend, Preserve, Advance’ Catholic Faith

On Thursday Pope Francis delivered a statement to...

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Accreditor’s decision about massage school rubs judge the wrong way

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11:00am

A federal judge has overturned an agency’s 2012 decision to revoke a massage school’s accreditation — and imposed a $429,000 financial penalty as well.

Interestingly, the approach the judge used in deciding the case could apply to any accreditor’s review of any college, and it raises issues much more broadly for higher...

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Op-Ed: Conservatives are the Real Victims of Campus Discrimination

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:30am

This new piece from the College Fix points out some the issues faced by conservative students on campus.

Former College Fix assistant editor writes today for The Detroit News about the recent racial controversy at the University of Michigan, claiming that political conservatives are the real victims on campus:

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Arizona State U. suspends frat over MLK Day party featuring gang signs, watermelon

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Posted by    Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00am

It can be argued that students are tiring of the “diversity” emphasis on campuses when they organize parties that completely contradict today’s progressive messaging.

However, it appears that one Arizona fraternity took their counter-culture attitude one step too far:

Knowing they attend a university that has high standards when it comes to costume...

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Stanford law prof – Restriction has to be at the core of American gun rights

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

The this is Stanford’s version of a law professor, I think I would prefer to take my chances on new their electronic faculty.

A Stanford University law professor took the view that the Second Amendment permits strong gun control, telling the crowd that “restriction has to be at the core” of the...

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Hillsdale Student – State of the Union was a Lesson in Contradictions

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Conner Dwinell writes for The College Conservative. In a new post he examines the recent state of the union address by President Obama.

A Lesson in Contradictions: The State of the Union

This year, President Obama decided to approach his

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“Crusaders” Mascot Sacrificed on Altar of College Political Correctness

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

Someday, the only college mascots left will be fluffy bunnies and cute kitties.

An, even then, they may become the target of a PETA campaign.

A small, Christian college in Watertown, Wis., has decided to toss its longtime “Crusaders” mascot, saying the word is too controversial.

“In light of our global outreach and more...

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Brandeis Rethinks Compensation Policy After $5 Million Payout to Ex-President

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

I expect many colleges and universities will be following suit, given lower enrollment and the stagnant economy.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Last $5M Payday?

Brandeis University paid its former president, Jehuda Reinharz, $4.9 million on Jan. 2, three weeks before it announced an overhaul of its executive compensation policies.

Reinharz, who...

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600,000 U. of Missouri library books suffer mold damage

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

The following story is a cautionary tale for college budget experts trying to trim staff.

A Missouri university had a library preservation officer, who was let go several years ago. Now, their collection has millions of dollars in mold damage.

University of Missouri Libraries officials are trying to decide what to do with...

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Was Karl Marx a Poet?

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00am

The folks at the Modern Language Association seemed to think so.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Marxist Poetry @ the MLA

Only at the Modern Language Association (MLA) can you find an English professor who will boldly go where no Marxist has ever gone before. It is one thing to think...

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