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Laoyffs at Maine universities pitting younger profs against older faculty

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Posted by    Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:30am

Anger at faculty layoffs at Southern Maine is boiling over into a battle between the generations.

Professors say administration is attacking tenure, pitting younger and older faculty members against one another. Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard files this report:

Anger over faculty layoffs at the University of Southern Maine boiled over Friday when...

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Video – College Students Can’t Name a US Senator

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Posted by    Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:00am

This video is just sad.

I’d be willing to bet that the students who read College Insurrection would be able to answer this question easily.

To be fair, one young woman does name Rand Paul.

Dan Joseph of MRCTV is a patient man.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller provides a good description.

American University students...

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Lost Generation: Today’s youth will be haunted by the “Great Recession”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bloomberg contributor Mike Dorning analyzes historic data and today’s economic climate, as it pertains to the career prospects for young people around the world.

His conclusion: The specter of the “Great Recession” will continue to haunt this generation for quite some time to come.

The worst global economic slump since the Great Depression...

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College Conservative – Socialism is Responsible for the Deaths of 100 Million

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new essay at the College Conservative, Vladimir Davidiuk responds to his own school newspaper and provides a reminder of the truth about socialism.

Socialism: 100 Million Dead

In the March 6, 2014 edition of the University of St. Thomas student newspaper, The Summa, a rather troubling and disturbing article entitled, “The Undeservedly...

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Indiana may become first state to ditch Common Core

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

A recent announcement indicates that Indiana is the first state to formally abandon the Common Core standards.

However, the news is being met with skepticism as critics of the nationalized initiative believe that the state may simply “rebrand” most of the same Common Core standards with a different label.

Dr. Susan Berry of...

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SEIU Targets Adjunct Professors Across the Nation

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

Unions like the SEIU are always looking for ways to expand the ranks of their dues paying membership. What better group to target than adjunct professors who have a growing list of grievances?

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

‘Critical’ Organizing

Hoping to reach an estimated 1 million adjunct professors nationwide, Service Employees...

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U. Wisconsin – Madison Diversity Workshops: No Whites, Heterosexuals Allowed

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently discussed that a Washington state community college recently promoted a “no whites” Happy Hour to celebrate diversity.

Now, the University of Washington – Madison offer “no whites allowed” events that are even less diverse; a portion will also exclude heterosexuals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently hosted a diversity forum that banned...

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UCSB Responds to Prof’s Attack on Pro-Life Teen by Blaming the Victim

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently told you about Mireille Miller-Young, the professor who has now been charged for her assault on a pro-life teen. Alec Torres of National Review now reports that the school administration has responded by blaming the victim.

UCSB Smears Pro-Lifers After Pr...

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Swarthmore’s “Fat Justice” Feminism Event as classy as you would expect

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 9:30am

Seminar given by self-described “angry, man-hating lesbian.”

The only thing missing from Swarthmore College’s recent seminar was a “blame Bush” talking point.

But there is always next year!

Swarthmore College hosted a “Fat Justice and Feminism” seminar during which students were told that President Ronald Reagan “fucked everything up” for fat people, that the Body Mass Index was invented by...

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Pro-Israel Students at U. Michigan Called Kike, Dirty Jew

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:00am

When did hateful, disgusting antisemitism become acceptable on college campuses? Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon provides the shocking report below.

Pro-Israel Students Called ‘Kike,’ ‘Dirty Jew’ at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan would not explain how it is responding to death threats and racial epithets that were reportedly issued...

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Film About Anti-God Bias on Campus Opens to Strong Box Office Returns

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

We recently told you about a new movie called ‘God’s Not Dead’ which looks at anti-God bias in higher ed. It did very well on its first weekend.

The College Fix reports.

‘God’s Not Dead’ Takes Weekend Box Office By Storm

“God’s Not Dead” – a movie that highlights the anti-God bias prevalent at universities...

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Hunter College Student on Sheryl Sandburg and #BanBossy

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Legal Insurrection recently reported on Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and the “Ban Bossy” campaign that is likely to have been launched as part of Hillary Clinton’s move to secure the 2016 nomination as the Democratic candidate for president.

Hunter College student Kyle Sabo analyzes the video as well, seeing a bit...

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Students Protest Budget Cuts at University of Southern Maine

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

Protests don’t change financial truths but I expect we’ll see more protests like this at other schools in the coming months.

Sam Hill of the USM Free Press reports.

Over two hundred students protesting university budget cuts at Woodbury Campus Center

Students and faculty listened to several speakers at the Woodbury amphitheater, including state...

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Prager U. Video: What is Social Justice

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

This week’s video course at Prager University asks an intriguing question: What is “Social Justice”.

In this week’s video, author and columnist Jonah Goldberg tells you how to stump your left-wing friends: Ask them to define the term “social justice.” That should be easy, right? After all, the term is everywhere: on...

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Mumps Outbreak Spreads From Campus of Ohio State

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

Yesterday we told you about an unusual outbreak of Mumps at Ohio State. Alexandra Sifferlin of Time is now reporting that the disease has left campus.

Ohio Mumps Outbreak Spreads Beyond University Walls

Outbreak began in Ohio State University, but health officials in Columbus say virus is now affecting people with no links...

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Illegal Immigrant Upset He Must Pay For College Without the “Dream Act”

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00am

File  this under “Increíble.”

Lonely Conservative reports that some illegal immigrants rallied in Albany, NY, over the weekend, and one of the speakers complained that he will have to work to pay for his college education.

Mateo Tabares and two dozen other students chanted “Education not deportation” and similar slogans Saturday morning as...

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Kathleen Sebelius Pushes Obamacare at Montclair State University

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:30am

I wonder if anyone in the audience has heard that graduate students at some schools are having their work hours cut under Obamacare.

Kathleen O’Brien of the Star Ledger reports.

Sebelius to stump for Ob...

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Unintended Consequences of Grade Inflation: Riot Police Now Containing Student Celebrations

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 8:00am

We don’t tolerate our 3-year-olds throwing rocks; why pay tuition so our 19-year-olds can?

We recently reported that there was an ugly brawl at the conclusion of a basketball game between Utah Valley and New Mexico State.

A piece in the New York Post takes a look at the increasingly wild behavior on college campuses that has become so bad that some schools call in riot...

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San Diego State Student Runs for Office on Bikini Babe Platform

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

In his quest to run for student body, San Diego State student Luke Dzierzanowski released an ad on YouTube in which he’s surrounded by girls in bikinis. He never speaks but smokes a cigar.

I don’t know if this young man has a future in politics but he could probably go far...

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Indiana U. Slaps Down “Personal Misconduct” Charges, Based on Single Email, Against Student

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announce an important victory for student due process rights.

There’s good news to report from Indiana University – Bloomington (IU) this month after FIRE successfully stepped in to correct the university on a dangerously broad application of its “Personal Misconduct” policy to a student’s...

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UGA Prof Busted for Asking Student to Get Him a Happy Drug

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

It sounds like Professor Charles Lance was trying to put the “high” back into higher education. Unfortunately for him, the student he asked for help turned him in.

Alexis Stevens of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Cops: UGA professor asked student for ‘happy’ drug

A University of Georgia psychology professor accused of asking a student...

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Mumps Outbreak Hits Ohio State U.

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Posted by    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

We noted that campuses nationwide have been experiencing outbreaks of meningitis.

Now, it is being reported that mumps have struck nearly 30 students at Ohio State University.

City health officials say the number of mumps cases associated with the outbreak among Ohio State University students has increased to 28.

Of those, 23 are students,...

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