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U. of Minnesota Black Student Groups Demand Race Ban from Crime Alerts

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:30am

It looks like another campus black student group is issuing demands.

This time, it is at the University of Minnesota (hat-tip,

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Obama Doesn’t Want You to Get an Art History Degree

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Posted by    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8:00am

There’s a lot of truth to what Obama says here but it probably won’t score him any points with his base.

Andrew Johnson of National Review has the story.

Obama Alienates Base, Telling Off Art-History Majors

In an effort to encourage more young people to consider jobs in “the trades,” President Obama took a...

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Third Grade Common Core Math: 50 Shades of Nonsense

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

It looks like the math team of Common Core has done it again!

The latest nightmarishly awful Common Core math worksheet to bubble up courtesy of Twitter is for third graders, according to Twitchy.
Here it is, in all its surreal, subtly cruel glory:

My 3rd grader’s #CommonCore math homework. Note that there are...

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College Loans: Borrowers Financing Borrowers

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Jim Windham of See Thru Edu has a new post about the real world of college financing that may surprise you.

Exposing the Dirty Little Secret in College Finance

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal by Douglas Belkin exposes a shady element of college finance that, while long- and well-known by...

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Is Artwork Stolen by Nazis at the University of Oklahoma?

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

In an upcoming release, The Monuments Men, an unlikely World War II platoon rescues art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returns them to their owners.

It looks like they missed one, and it landed at the University of Oklahoma.

The Jewish Daily Forward reports some details on the history of the pa...

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Government Conducted a Study of a Study about Studies

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

Confused? You should be. This is the efficiency of your government at work.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

True Story: Government Conducted a Study of a Study about Studies

The United States government paid for a study to analyze a Defense Department study that evaluated a series of other studies.

This really happened.

How much...

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U. of Tennessee’s 2014 Sex Week Features Porn Star Instructor and Aphrodisiac Cooking Class

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Last year, the University of Tennessee hosted a Sex Week so distasteful that it inspired law school student Brandon Whiteley to detail The Big Orange Screw.

Fox New’s Bill O’Reilly also had a report covering the controversy.

Student reporter Jessica Carr offers a description of some of this year’s events.

UT Sex Week has...

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Psychologist – College is Becoming a Hostile Working Environment for Men

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00am

Dr. Helen Smith is a psychologist and author who you may know as the wife of Instapundit blogger, Glenn Reynolds.

She was recently interviewed by Jerry Bowyer of Forbes.

Welcome To “Girlington”: Helen Smith On How College Is Becoming A Hostile Working Environment For Men

Jerry: “There’s a sort of universal theme in twentieth...

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Adjunct Professors: The Latest “Civil Rights” Victims

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:30am

The plight of adjunct professors is such that it was recently asked, “Are adjunct professors the fast-food workers of the academic world?”

However, instead of addressing the “supply vs demand” issue at the core of this development, a new book from a longtime adjunct activist Keith Hoeller claims that working conditions for...

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University in Canada Violates Free Speech, Bans Book

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00am

Administrators at McMaster University in Canada have banned a book that some people have deemed offensive.

Even worse, the school has suspended students just for reading it.

Adam Kissel of the Panam Post reports.

Canada: Students Cheer as University Violates Free Speech

McMaster University administrators in Canada have effectively banned a book they find immoral,...

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New report indicates textbook prices may resrict students’ class choices

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

A new report says that textbook costs are so high hey are impacting the class choices students are making.

However, the textbook publishers dispute the findings. Inside Higher Ed’s Allie Grasgreen has this analysis:

Despite some recent improvement in textbook market options and transparency, rising prices continue to hinder students who, in the...

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MLA Featured Panel on Using English Literature to Teach Environmental Sustainability

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

No wonder the Modern Language Association blocked so many news agencies from covering their conference.

Accuracy in Academia reports.

Environmental Activism in English Literature

A panel at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting in Chicago on environmental sustainability and its role in English literature featured Foothill College’s Scott Lankford, Geoffrey Martin of the Harry...

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Student busted with counterfeit bill signed by US Treasury Sec. “Moe Money”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is certainly one way out of a bad student debt problem!

Unfortunately, for one North Carolina student, her solution — while humorous — wasn’t exactly legal. Only the US Treasury is allowed to print massive amounts of money at will.

The Raleigh News Observer reports that a student was busted with nearly...

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Chancellor of U. Illinois Attacked on Twitter for Not Cancelling Class Over Snow

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

Sounds like some members of the student body need to do some growing up.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Snow Hate

Students (and plenty of professors) love snow days. But when they can’t get what they want, is that any reason for a blizzard of hate on Twitter?

That is among the questions...

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Naropa’s silent professor returns from suspension

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that one professor at a Buddhist Institution, Naropa University, was suspended for refusing to speak in class.

It looks like his career has been reincarnated.

A religious studies professor in Colorado who was suspended after his silent protest against alleged racial bias led to complaints about his refusal to speak...

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Rutgers U. Offers Course on Beyoncé

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:00am

Maybe Rutgers is taking a cue from the University which is offering a course on two other pop stars.

The College Fix reports.

Rutgers University Offers Course on Beyonce

Rutgers University offers a course on pop sensation Beyoncé Knowles.

Called “Politicizing Beyoncé,” the Department of Women and Gender Studies’ class aims to look at the...

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Are College Football Players Planning to Unionize?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Members of the Northwestern University football team poised to go down in history for something they are doing off the field.

Bloomberg contributor Jonathan Mahler has these details:

You might say that we’ve been building toward this moment for a little while now. ESPN reports that the movement to unionize began with Northwestern’s...

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U. Michigan Caves to Demands of Student Group Which Made Threats

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:00am

What a great message to send to the student body. This report is an update to this story.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller has the details.

UMich meets demands of black students who threatened ‘physical action’

After making a list of seven demands and threatening “physical action” if they were not met within...

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Gov. Scott Walker’s Son Running for Chairman of Wisconsin College Republicans

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

Here’s to hoping, “Like Father, Like Son”.

Right Wisconsin reports that Gov. Scott Walker’s son, Matthew, has launched a bid to become the chairman of the Wisconsin College Republicans.

“While many say that millennials are liberal, I have seen growing numbers of conservative students across Wisconsin,” Matthew Walker wrote in a statement announcing...

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Law Prof – Obama Meets Every Definition of an Imperial Presidency

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

The professor is Jonathan Turley of George Washington University who College Insurrection readers may remember from a previous post.

Hat tip to Allahpundit of Hot Air.

Linda Feldmann of the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Is Barack Obama an imperial president?

In their use of executive orders, Bush and Obama are virtually tied: In his first...

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Victor Davis Hanson Says We Are “Eating our Young”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

Bring out the Greek pillars for this analysis!

Victor Davis Hanson takes a look at how today’s policies are impacting young Americans and makes a stunning analogy to the fatherly care Cronus gave his divine brood (hat-tip, Instapundit).

It is popular now to talk...

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Shocking New Report Shows Many Colleges Ignore Core Components of Education

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has released a new report and the findings are stunning.

William Gonch of National Review offers some key takeaways.

New ACTA Report Shows Elite Colleges Neglect Core Components of Education

It will come as no surprise to readers here that many...

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