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Penn State Student on Virginia Governor’s Race Results

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:30pm

“Focus our efforts on our opponents, not ourselves.”

Pennsylvania State University student John Plucenik takes an in-depth look at the results at the Virgina governor’s race, offering the Libertarians and Republicans some sound advice on how to address stealth “Libertarian” candidates like Robert C. Sarvis in the future.

…After accumulating this information, it becomes evident that it’s not a Libertarian...

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Video – Jesse Watters Visits the Least Sexy College in America

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 5:00pm

We recently showed you Jesse Watters’ visit to the sexiest college in America.

Now, the least sexy college in America which is the University of Houston.

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Brown Student Reviews Drop in Humanities Majors

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Posted by College Insurrection    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 3:30pm

Even the campus of Brown University is not immune to market forces.

In the current job market, those students with science or technical degrees are finding better employment opportunities.  In this context, student reporter Joseph Zappa reviews the fall in the number of humanity majors in and how the departments are responding.

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Chicago State Tries to Close Down Faculty Blog

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:00pm

It’s a good thing Cornell has never tried to do this.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Chicago State vs. Faculty Blog

Last year, Chicago State University briefly required that all professors have prior approval to talk to any reporter, use social media or engage in most forms of public communication....

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Harvard Law internationalizes Veterans Day (Update – Harvard responds)

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 1:03pm

Veterans Day, dating back to the WWI Armistice, honors those who served in one of the branches of the U.S. military.

Until today, I had not heard of Veterans Day being internationalized into a general holiday honoring anyone who served in any military, domestic or foreign.

A reader who is a student at HLS writes...

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U. Wisconsin – Madison College Republicans: Obamacare Counterpoint

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 12:30pm

Many significant problems related to the Obamacare program implementation have surfaced, which has lead many to question how effective big government is at managing large-scale health programs.

This includes University of Madison – Wisconsin student Ali Sinkula, who argues that the free market system is better suited to address the health needs...

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U. Maryland Defends Prof’s Despicable Comment About America’s National Anthem

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 11:00am

Kevin Blackstone is a U. Maryland professor and sometimes commentator on ESPN. He recently said on the air that the Star Spangled Banner is a war anthem. The university is standing behind his comment.

Ben Shapiro of Breitbart reports.

Publicly-Funded University of Maryland Defends ESPN Commentator’s ‘War Anthem’ Comments

In honor of Veterans Day,...

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Family Challenges Bequest of Gore Vidal Estate to Harvard

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9:30am

The famous author Gore Vidal might find the dramatic, page-turning legal developments related to his estate worthy of a novel (via TaxProfBlog).

[Burr] Steers revealed … that his uncle [Gore Vidal] had left nothing to his family or intimates in his will. Instead, he bequeathed his entire fortune and assets to Harvard...

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Student Loan Debt has Increased 463% Under Obama

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:00am

Higher education bubble? What higher education bubble?

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller reports.

Student loans skyrocketed 463 percent under Obama

President Obama won two national elections in large part due to the hard work and support of struggling American college students, who believed his promised reforms would alleviate their financial difficulties and souring...

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Makers of SAT, ACT sued for selling students’ personal information

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:30pm

It looks like the makers of two of the country’s most important scholastic tests will be undergoing an examination of their own….a legal one.

The companies that administer the SAT and ACT college entrance exams are being sued over their sales of students’ personal information to outside parties.

A lawsuit filed this week...

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Entrepreneur and Fellowship Winner Wants You to Skip College

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 5:00pm

Would some students be better off skipping higher education to pursue accomplishments in the real world?

Mike Bruschini of Reason reports.

Just Say No to College

Paul Gu is the winner of a Thiel Fellowship-a two-year $100,000 grant designed to encourage teenagers to skip college and pursue scientific or entrepreneurial projects in the real...

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Student’s swan song to Dartmouth Beer Pong

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 3:30pm

Dartmouth College’s fraternity culture is often featured at College Insurrection.

The following candid account is excerpted from a new Dartmouth memoir called “Three For Ship” by from Crispus Knight, who graduated from the school after an academic expulsion.

I make no excuses, nor can I adequately explain what happened. The truth of the...

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Report Says Colleges Downgrade Applicants Based on What They Find on Social Media

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2:00pm

Want to maximize your chances of getting into the school of your choice? Watch what you say on Twitter and Facebook.

Paul Caron of the TaxProf Blog has the story.

NY Times: 30% of Colleges Downgrade Applicants Based on What They Find on Social Media

New York Times: They Loved Your GPA. Then They...

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California Schools “Angry Arab” Mascot Anger Civil Rights Activsts

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

It looks like one high school’s mascot is living up to its hype.

A graduate from a Southern California high school under fire for its “Arab” mascot says the mascot is not a swipe at any ethnic group, but rather a source of pride at the school.

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Law School Prof. Creates ‘Anything But Law School’ Scholarship

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00am

Now if we could only get a few political science professors on board with this sort of thing.

Chris Deaton of Red Alert Politics reports.

It took a law school professor to create the ‘Anything But Law School’ scholarship

Just call him the Billy Madison of lawyers, telling students who say they can’t wait...

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Southern Methodist U. Student: No, the Tea Party Does Not Hate Women

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9:30am

Southern Methodist University student Hayley Waring has a few words for Vice President Joe Biden, who recently state that Tea Party conservatives are the biggest impediment to progress in America, and tied his ramblings into the “war on women”.

There are very few things that anger me quite as much as when the...

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Socialist Economics Prof. Runs for Office, Wants to ‘Collectivize’ Amazon

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8:00am

Of course she’s getting into politics! Just what we need, more wrongheaded, former professor, socialist politicians.

Alex B. Berezow of Real Clear Science reports.

Why Is a Socialist Allowed to Teach Economics?

If I offer a teenager $50 to mow my lawn — and an extra $25 if he trims the bushes — then...

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Colleges Smell Opportunity with Their Own Colognes and Perfumes

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 6:30pm

Despite the disdain for free market principles on many campuses, some colleges are sniffing out potential profits in custom fragrances.

When word got out in June that Texas A&M University was coming out with its own brand of fragrances this fall, students and alumni took to Twitter to suggest some scents. Among...

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Musical homage to Whoopi Goldberg film earns sorority “diversity” training

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:00pm

Campus diversity crusaders have successfully targeted the members of a Mississippi sorority that did a musical homage of “Sister Act”, a comedy film featuring Whoopi Goldberg.

A sorority at Delta State University has been ordered to apologize to campus leaders and students for an incident during Homecoming where a white member dressed...

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Duke University Healthcare Expert: 68 Percent May Lose Private Health Insurance

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 3:30pm

If you like your plan, you can keep… oh, wait.

Melanie Batley of Newsmax reports.

Duke Healthcare Expert: 68 Percent May Lose Insurance Under Obamacare

Sixty-Eight percent of privately-insured Americans may not be able to keep their current health coverage once Obamacare is fully implemented, despite the president’s repeated promises that anyone who wanted...

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