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Michigan State Student Editors Celebrate New Veterans’ Center

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Posted by    Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 8:00am

Michigan State University recently opened the Veterans’ Resource Center, catering to one group that usually receives little “diversity outreach”.

The student editors of The State News see this as a positive sign, but note that having a public space is worthless without adequate support from university administrators.

Although the center is opening today,...

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Loyola U. Student: Selling Conservatism To Young Americans

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 5:00pm

Loyola University student Mathew Lamb has some ideas to make conservative ideals more appealing to fellow scholars.

In light of the massive failure of Obamacare, this may be an easier sale.

Much time has been spent by political pundits and consultants knocking their heads together to decide how the Republican Party can start...

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College Professors are Also Losing Health Plans Under Obamacare

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 3:30pm

Those would be the same college professors who donated overwhelmingly to Democrats.

Steven Hayward of The PowerLine Blog reports.

Obamacare Hits the Campus

The other day I mentioned that things might really get rough for Obama when health insurance cancellation notices hit elite Washington journalists. I neglected to consider what might happen if it...

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Video: College Students Struggle to Define the Terms “Conservative” and “Progressive”

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00pm

MRCTV’s Dan Joseph recently walked around American University asking students how they defined the terms “conservative” and “progressive.” It didn’t go so well:

In fairness, I suspect the responses would have been very different if the interviews were conducted at an institution like, say, Hillsdale College — and not American University. But...

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Sad State of the Economy: PhD Grads on Welfare

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:30pm

We recently featured a piece about out of work scholars finding life after academia. Now Nathan Harden of The College Fix highlights a related report.

New Trend: PhD Gr...

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Universities continue lobbying hard against sequester’s research funding cuts

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00am

The sequester is still impacting university research budgets, and administrators continue to lobby hard for the reinstatement of funding.

This week university presidents meeting in the nation’s capital denounced the sequester, as they have since before it took effect in March, and urged Congress to roll it back so that federally sponsored...

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Veterans Scarce at Nations Top Colleges

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 9:30am

America’s top colleges and universities fall all over themselves to recruit foreign students but American veterans? Not so much.

Wick Sloane of Slate reports.

G.I. Joe College

If you can believe it, the number of undergraduate veterans at the nation’s self-proclaimed most highly selective colleges is significantly fewer than we reported in 2011. The...

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Brown Daily Herald Editors: Don’t Limit Free Speech Based on “Uncomfortable Feelings”

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Posted by    Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8:00am

The student editors of the Brown Daily Herald offer a First-Amendment based perspective on the recent uproar over a speech by New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

The guest column (“Organizers and supporters of the demonstration against Ray Kelly: Standing for racial justice: A public statement,” Nov. 11) is troubling on many...

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Millennials Are Being Robbed by Obamacare

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 6:30pm

Reason Editor Nick Gillespie has written a piece for Time in which he points out something about Obamacare that many college-aged people don’t know. They’re being robbed.

Ads Hide Obamacare Truth: It’s Generational Theft

Is massive stupidity covered under Obamacare? What about sexual promiscuity and heavy drinking? Those are some of the questions...

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Snapshots of Today’s World Leaders as Twenty-Somethings

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:00pm

As today’s twenty-somethings struggle to finance their education or find jobs, Rosa Hyman of PolicyMic took a look at how current world leaders pent their formative years for inspirational examples of perseverance.

Here is what she found:

5. Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel

Netanyahu joined the Israeli military before he even turned 20,...

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Michelle Obama Finds US Ranking of College Graduates Unacceptable

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 3:30pm

You know what else is unacceptable? Student loan debt has risen 463% under President Obama.

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Michelle Goes to College

This past Tuesday, Mrs. Obama told a group of sophomores at a local Washington, D.C. high...

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Pizza and Beer Pongs: U. Miami Students Have “Drop out of Obamacare” Party

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 2:00pm

Obamacare is redefining the concept of “total system failure.”

Not only is the website fraught with issues, but instead of rushing to enroll in the program, the young Americans who were suppose to be a key component to program implementation are now having “Dropping Out” parties (hat-tip, Instapundit).

This weekend the “free-thinking, liberty-loving”...

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UC Student Protesters Call for Napolitano Ouster

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 12:30pm

Well that didn’t take long. It just goes to show that the left is never satisfied, no matter how much you try to placate them.

KPIX of San Francisco reports.

Protesters Seek New UC President’s Ouster Over Immigration Stand

University of California President Janet Napolitano’s first regents’ meeting as head of the system drew...

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Arizona U. Student: Some Faculty Demanding Race-Based Hiring

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:00am

University of Arizona student Katie Jones says some of the school’s professors are clamoring for administrators to implement new hiring policies based on race and not merit, to “even out the numbers.”

From 2009 to this year, 40 Asian, 3 black and 12 Latino educators were hired, in addition to two scholars...

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College Backed by Labor Unions Closing Due to Finances

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 9:30am

Not from The Onion…

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

A Small College’s Demise

Despite historic backing from the nation’s largest labor unions and niche offerings, the National Labor College plans to close – unable to get beyond ongoing financial difficulties, its president said Wednesday.

The college, in suburban Maryland, has a decades-long history...

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Video – Conservative Fliers Confiscated at Furman U. Event

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Posted by    Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8:00am

We recently reported that “civil rights” activist and notorious race-baiter Jesse Jackson spoke at Furman University in South Carolina.

In the background, another free speech drama was playing out…involving conservative students and a flier they were attempting to distribute.

A recently released video appears to show an administrator at Furman University attempting to...

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Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs – A Four-Year Degree isn’t the Only Path to Success

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:30pm

Mike Rowe, best known for his hit TV show “Dirty Jobs” and a series of Ford commercials, as some good insights when in comes to the rewards of hard work.

He recently appeared on The Glenn Beck Program to discuss his efforts with the

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U. St. Thomas Student – Obama is a Liar. Period. End Of Story.

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Posted by    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:00pm

Vladimir Davidiuk writes at The College Conservative. In a recent post, he laid out the truth.

Liar. Period. End Of Story.

Very little that Obama promised with regard to the Affordable Care Act has been proven true. In fact, to the contrary, Obama’s assurances that Obamacare would lower premiums and deductibles have resulted...

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Record number of foreign students enrolling in American colleges

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Posted by    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 3:30pm

A new study authorized from the State Department shows that the number of international students studying in this country has hit record levels.

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.

Similarly, all-time high...

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Human Beings of Different Sizes to Join List of Campus Approved Victims

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Posted by    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 2:00pm

The classic Kurt Vonnegut Jr. short story “Harrison Bergeron” comes to mind.

Emily Yavitch of The College Fix reports.

‘Sizeism’ Joins Campus PC Lexicon

Have you heard of sizeism? You will soon.

It’s the latest ‘ism’ to join the higher education discrimination lexicon, courtesy of San Diego State University’s recent “Tunnel of Oppression” theatrical exhibit.

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