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The Ivy League And the Major League Have Much in Common

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 9:30am

Professional baseball and higher education are starting to overlap.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Baseball general managers go to the head of the class

BOCA RATON, Fla. • Major League Baseball’s general managers have become the brainy bunch.

Ivy in the major leagues these days isn’t just a reference to Wrigley Field’s vine-covered walls. Four GMs...

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Which is More Important on Campus: Freedom or Political Correctness?

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 8:00am

We’re at the point where colleges have to choose between freedom and political correctness.

As Mitchell Blatt notes at The Federalist, you can’t have both.

Freedom Can’t Coexist With Campus Political Correctness

When Chinese President Xi Jinping talked about strengthening “democracy” in a speech to Australian parliament in 2014, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott...

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University of Kansas Hit With Special Snowflake Epidemic

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

Is there no end to this madness?

Jazz Shaw writes at Hot Air:

Special snowflake syndrome spreads to University of Kansas and beyond

Is anyone really surprised? In what is quickly beginning to look like a bad case of copycat hysteria, yet another American campus of higher learning has produced an uprising. It’s taken...

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Anti-Israel Students Target UT-Austin Israeli Studies Prof After Disrupting His Speech

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

The Palestine Solidarity Committee launches campaign against Prof. Ami Pedahzur.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Anti-Israel Students Target UT-Austin Israeli Studies Prof After Disrupting His Speech

The intimidation of Israeli and pro-Israeli speakers on campuses continues unabated.

We recently covered the disruption of a speech by an Israeli professor at the University of Minnesota...

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Yale Students Present New Demands to School President

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 3:30pm

At what point does someone stand up to these bullies and just tell them to go home?

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

Yale students bring new demands to school president, administration

Approximately 200 students dubbing themselves “Next Yale” marched on President Peter Salovey’s house Thursday evening to bring him a “new set”...

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“When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in diversity and demanding safe spaces.”

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

So says Mona Charen in a great new column at Real Clear Politics.Her title asks a question with an easy answer.

Snowflakes or Fascists?

There was a much-beloved quote circulated among leftists, often attributed to Sinclair Lewis, that “when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a...

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Tuition for Flagship Universities Just Keeps Rising

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

At public four-year institutions, tuition is 40 percent higher than it was in the 2005-06 school year.

SF Gate reports.

The College Board releases tuition, fee numbers of flagship universities in the US

The College Board has published its Trends in Higher Education report, and there’s somewhat bad news on the tuition and...

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Dartmouth Protesters Allegedly Assaulted Students in School Library

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:00am

Where is the administration on this? Are these people going to be expelled or what?

Alex Pfeiffer reports at the Daily Caller.

Dartmouth Protesters Assault Students While Screaming Racial Threats

A group of Black Lives Matter protestors at Dartmouth College led a violent protest Thursday, hurling racial insults at students and pushing them up...

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Why is Tuition Expensive? Big Government!

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 9:30am

Government action has created the problem, and the victims demand government action to solve it.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Dear #MillionStudentMarch: Tuition is expensive because of Big Government

A loose connection of student groups organized a day of protest against the costs of college on Thursday.
Students at 115 colleges and universities demonstrated for free...

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Students at Columbia Claim Activists Are Pressuring Them to Join Protests

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Posted by    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:00am

According to a new report from Aaron Short at the New York Post, students at Columbia are being pressured into joining campus protests.

Columbia student activists: Protest with us, or else!

Either you’re with us or you’re against us.

Columbia student activists are pestering peers to attend campus protests and walk-outs in solidarity with...

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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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