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George Washington U. student reviews UConn prof’s profanity infused, “moral duty” homage to Darwin

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:00am

A University of Connecticut anthropology recently confronted a group of evangelical demonstrators in a profanity-laced tirade before leading students in a “Praise Darwin” counter-protest chant.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reviews both the video and the professor’s claim it was his moral obligation to reveal his Darwin-based outrage.

“It was my moral...

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Who Really Needs Financial Aid at Cornell?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 9:30am

In a new post at the Cornell Daily Sun, Sofia Hu writes about the problem of international diversity and the plight of foreign students to receive financial aid.

Students Allege Cornell International Diversity Lacking

Undergraduate international students are not as economically diverse as domestic students — partially because of a lack of financial...

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U. Michigan student reviews the rise of religious persecution around the world

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8:00am

University of Michigan student Derek Draplin takes a look at the rise of harassment and violence that targets people based on their faith.

For Americans in a modernized world, religious persecution seems like an antiquated and archaic notion rather than an infringement upon liberty and natural rights. In fact, Americans-—millennials, in particular—-dispassionately...

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American Schools Producing Excellent Workforce for… China

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

Bloomerberg’s David J. Lynch explores the unintended consequences of American schools relying on foreign students to fill rapidly emptying seats.

Barely 26 years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in Beijing and now may launch an...

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Med School Student Auctions off Her Virginity

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

Somehow I think people expect better than this sort of thing from people who study medicine.

The College Fix reports.

SHOCK: Medical Student to Auction Off Her Virginity

CBS Las Vegas reports a story today that may leave you speechless:

An American medical student is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder, and although the...

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USA Today Editorial Board Objects to School “Trigger Warnings”

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

In their latest quest to cater to hypersensitive activists, schools are now considering the establishment of “trigger warnings,” which are intended to protect people from taking part in class discussions and media that might offend.

The Editorial Board of USA Today just issued its own set of warnings — about this concept.

Universities...

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The University of Georgia isn’t a Big Fan of Free Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Limiting free speech on campus to ‘free speech zones’ is bad enough but what if there are hardly any of those spaces on campus?

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

Public university sued for limiting speech to less than one percent of campus

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Educational Equity, Inc. explores “investment” model for college tuition

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00am

One company is exploring a different model for helping students finance their degrees.

A Chicago-based start-up firm has noted a trend, often reported here, that less “fun” degrees are usually the ones with real earning potential. They base their approach on an “investment” model (hat-tip, Instapundit).

One idea for dealing with the student...

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White House attacks due process and cross-examination rights in campus sexual assault push

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Four generations ago, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that “the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”

However well-meaning it may be, the Obama administration’s “guidance” this week for colleges on sexual assault and harassment contains insidious attacks on cross-examination...

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Big 12 College Football Coaches Focus on Potential Team Unionization

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:00am

At their recent meeting, Big 12 coaches were talking unionization, anticipating a potential move for student football players to organize.

…The NCAA has two lawsuits on one hand and a Northwestern football team that will vote Friday on whether or not to form a union. Since the National Labor Relations Board in...

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Video: Does an Entrepreneur Need a College Degree?

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

The latest video on Bloomberg TV asks: Does an Entrepreneur Need a College Degree?

On today’s “The Agenda,” Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu, and Adam Johnson look at trending news stories and the Twitter question of the day on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

 
 
 
 

Columbia Prof Suggests GOP Opposition to Minimum Wage Hike Is Racist

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

Of course. As we’ve learned all too well over the last several years, opposition to anything Obama and Democrats want is racist.

Matt Hadro of News Busters reports.

Columbia Professor Says GOP Opposition to Medicaid Expansion, Minimum Wage Hike Is Racist

MSNBC guest Dorian Warren thinks that racism is behind the GOP’s opposition to...

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Rand Paul on SCOTUS Ruling: College Admissions Must Be Colorblind

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul agreed on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling to uphold Michigan’s ban on colorblind admissions.

Speaking with former Obama adviser David Axelrod at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, Paul said that there was a time when the country needed special protections for minorities because of the “terrible...

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Long Distance Train Trip Gives College Student a New Perspective

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

Christo Eliot has written an entertaining new piece for the Cornell Daily Sun about his decision to take a train cross-country. I have a feeling he’ll be flying next time.

Vomit-Induced Perspective

I learned everything I need to know about progress and developed an immense appreciation for the...

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U. of Florida Prof’s Admission: We Really Do Read Student Evaluations

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

As the school year begins to wind down and instructors are poised to pass out course evaluations, University of Florida professor Clay Calvert makes a startling admission.

With classes quickly coming to a close on college campuses across the country, Millennials from frosh through super seniors are busy doing more than just...

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High School Student Accepted at all Eight Ivy League Schools Chooses Yale

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently told you the story of Kwasi Enin, a high school student from New York who was accepted to every single Ivy League school. He has finally...

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Colleges now dealing with increasing heroin use by students

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:30am

In addition to campus alcohol and marijuana abuse, schools are now dealing with an old scourge: The use of heroin by students.

Cory Weinberg if Inside Higher Ed files this report:

Officials at the University of Rochester are discussing a problem that rarely reaches the agendas of campus medical centers or presidents: How...

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Fed Up Princeton Student Pushes Back at Claims of White Privilege

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Tal Fortgang is a student at Princeton University who’s sick of being told his opinions don’t matter because he’s a privileged white male.

He wrote a letter which is excerpted below from The College Fix.

There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down...

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LA Science Teacher Back in School after “Zero Tolerance for Weapons” Suspension

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

We often report on school “zero tolerance” gun policies that punish students in some way.

Recently, a Los Angeles school science teacher was burned by those policies. Happily, common sense has prevailed and he is back on the job.

The beloved science teacher at a public high school in Los Angeles who was...

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Job Prospects Grim for Class of 2014

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

As Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon reports below, the job market for college grads hasn’t improved in time for the class of 2014.

2014 College Grads Get Diplomas, Not Jobs

Graduating college seniors face a grim job market little improved since President Barack Obama’s reelection, and many say they are...

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Dartmouth students mock school’s cancellation of charity fiesta over insipid racism charge

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another diversity drama is playing out on the campus of Dartmouth University.

And, based on the student mocking it is receiving, the progressives responsible may have overplayed their hand.

The first act of this particular drama features the school’s cancellation of a charity event when a single charge of racism was made.

A Dartmouth...

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FIRE to Hold Summer Conference for Students

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Calling all college students who care about free speech rights on campus.

Emily Buck of the FIRE blog has the details.

Reminder: 2014 FIRE Student Network Summer Conference

The FIRE Student Network (FSN) will be holding its annual summer student conference this July 25–27 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. This free conference is for college...

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