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Prager University Video: Lower Tax Rates Lead to Higher Revenue

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is a fascinating video even if you’re not an economics major.

Via Jason Fertig of National Review.

Prager U: Lower Taxes, Higher Revenue

In the newest Prager University course, UCLA Professor of Economics Tim Groseclose explains the Laffer Curve – a representation of the non-linear relationship between tax rates and revenue collected at...

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San Diego Student Says Campus Smoking Ban Undermines “Diversity”

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

“While I’m a strong advocate for health, I’m also an advocate for doing what makes you happy.”

File this story under “When Worlds Collide”.

One of the most sacred cows on college campuses today is the “Diversity Program.” And a favorite target for progressive activists is second-hand smoke.

However, San Diego State University student Simon Shieh argues that recently enacted campus no-smoking rules undercut diversity.

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U.S. House introduces anti-academic boycott legislation

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:02pm

While legislation regarding academic boycotts is stalled in the NY State Assembly after widespread protests, a federal bill has been introduced by House Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.).  The bill is embedded at the bottom of this post.

The story was first reported by...

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Common Core Math Lessons Promote Disinformation About Republican Presidents

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

The more research I do on Common Core, the more convinced I become that its end goal is nothing more than political indoctrination.

Consider this new report from Eric Owens at The Daily Caller.

Common Core MATH lesson plans attack Reagan, list Lincoln’s religion as ‘liberal’

Another week has gone by and, like clockwork,...

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UConn responds to Title IX lawsuit about mishandled sex assault complaints

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

The University of Connecticut has responded to a Title IX lawsuit claiming that it mishandled several reports of sexual assaults on its main campus.

Kathleen Megan of The Hartford Courant files this report:

In court papers filed Monday, the University of Connecticut denied some of the key...

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Women of Wellesley College Freaked Out by Statue of Nearly Naked Man

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00am

Wellesley is an all women’s college and some of the students have started a petition to have a statue of a nearly naked man removed from campus. Why do the women of Wellesley hate art?

Jaclyn Reiss of Boston.com reports.

Realistic statue of man in his underwear at Wellesley College sparks controversy

A realistic-looking...

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Could unionized Northwestern football team spell end of women’s college sports?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that Northwestern University’s football team was weighing options to unionize.

Breitbart contributor C. Edmund Wright extrapolates what this could mean for Title IX-based sports team requirements that have expanded women’s teams to the detriment of men’s.

It’s been almost comical to watch the liberal sports media’s obvious arousal over what...

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U. Chicago Sex Week Features Flogging, Electrocution

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:00am

The University of Chicago is known as a research university. How does this improve their brand?

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

University’s Sex Week Includes Flogging, Electrocuting Students

Students can experience what it feels like to be sexually flogged and electrocuted during an upcoming Sex Week activity at the University of Chicago.

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George Mason U. students know Bieber better than SOTU

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Perhaps the best way to look at the following video is that it is proof President Barack Obama no longer occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of young Americans.

MRCTV’s Dan Joseph went to George Mason University and interviewed students on two of the week’s biggest news events: Justin...

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Are College Students Guilty of Microaggression?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

Have you not heard of Microaggression? Don’t you know it might be making you a racist?

Alec Torres of National Review reports.

Microaggression

As a group of students begins studying for a calculus exam, a white student turns to an Asian peer and says, “Hey, would you mind helping me solve this problem? It’s...

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Harvard, Berkeley profs’ study disproves Obama’s income inequality assertions

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

At this point, many Americans are dubious of President Obama’s statements on many subjects.

In fact, two new studies (including one lead by a group of Harvard and UC Berkeley economists) undermine the President’s State of the Union remarks about “income inequality.”

One study found that the ability of the poorest children to...

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Atheist Group Wants Bibles Removed from Iowa State

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

Having successfully bullied the University of Wisconsin into removing bibles from its lodge, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has now set its sights on Iowa State.

The College Fix reports.

Group Wants Bibles Booted From Iowa State

Legal opinions clash over Gideon Bibles in hotels on public grounds, such as publicly funded universities

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Labor law experts say college athletes have right to unionize

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that members of the Northwestern University football team are weighing the option to unionize.

According to labor law experts, the student players may have a case.

A recent play by some college football players to unionize is within the realm of possibility – as long as they convince the National...

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Asexuals Unite at Cornell

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00am

Cornell University has a new student group for asexuals. Eleven people showed up for the group’s first meeting.

Emma Ianni of the Cornell Daily Sun has the story.

New Group to Bring Awareness of Cornell Asexual Community

Human sexuality is a “spectrum” with asexuals and sexuals on opposing ends, according to ACE, the new...

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Columbia Art Students Battle “Patriarchy” with Lesbian Porn Film

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 9:30am

A group of feminist activist art students at a prestigious institution have decided to make a lesbian porn film to fight our male-dominated culture.

Perhaps they did not realize the target audience for such films is usually not lesbians?

Feminist art students at Columbia University claim to have struck a mighty blow against...

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Common Core Panelist Says ‘The Children Belong to All of Us’

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 8:00am

Last April, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry came under fire for a promotional video in which she said:

We have to break through our kind of private idea...

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Lafayette College Offers a More Sophisticated “Sex Week 2014″

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

Some schools offer aphrodisiac cooking classes and porn stars as part of their “Sex Week” celebrations.

Lafayette College in Pennsylvania has events that seem a bit more mature — in the good sense of the word.

A look at the Sex Week 2014 schedule for the school shows some science will be discussed:

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Video – Common Core Architect Admits Partnership With Obama Campaign

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

This eyebrow raising report from Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart is further proof that Common Core has more to do with politics than education.

Common Core Architect Brings in OFA Workers to Target ‘Low Hanging Fruit’

At a conference of the Annual Strategic Data Project (SDP) last year, Common Core “architect” and current ...

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Campus feminists staging another “Wikistorm”

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

As Professor Jacobson recently reminded us in a post on Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, Wikipedia is crowd-sourced and its information is subject to a high degree of manipulation.

However, for a cadre of progressive activists, Wikipedia is the also bane of feminists.

Feminist groups at more than a dozen universities are planning to...

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Two Florida Professors Charged in Trading Scam

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

I hear they have good college programs in the American prison system. They probably need more professors.

Lawrence Biemiller of the Chronicle for Higher Education has the story.

2 Professors Charged in Trading Scam, Securities Commission Says

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday that it had charged a professor and a...

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Top 20 Colleges With Most On-Campus Drug And Alcohol Arrests

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

Professor Jacobson has even more reason to be proud of Cornell University!

His school is not depicted anywhere on a set of maps from Rehabs.com, which shows where college students face the most arrests for drugs and alcohol.

Here is one of the generated images:

“We wanted to find interesting data that’s been under-explored,”...

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Employers Say College Grads Need More “Soft Skills”

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:00am

Kathryn Buschman Vasel of the FOX Business Network has a new report which should be of interest to any recent college grads seeking work.

The Skills Employers Wish College Grads Had

Turns out, the skills and education recent college graduates acquired during their time on campus might not be serving them well when...

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