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What Can be Done About the Cost of College?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Kathryn Buschman Vasel of the FOX Business Network suggests there’s one thing most people agree on, college is becoming too expensive.

College is too Expensive, But How Do We Fix That?

No one disputes that college affordability and accessibility are increasingly becoming an issue for students and their families. What’s not as clear...

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New York’s Governor Cuomo Wants to Reopen Prison U.

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 11:00am

New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo believes paying for prisoners’ college educations can help cut costs.

Critics think the money is going to the wrong people. Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard has the details:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to bring professors back into prisons 20 years after Congress and one of his...

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Income Inequality – College Edition

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 9:30am

In a new post at Minding The Campus, Jonathan Marks points out that America’s most elite schools get the lion’s share when it comes to fundraising dollars.

In College Fundraising, the Rich Get Richer

College fundraising was up 9 percent last year, says the Council for Aid to Education, but there’s a worrisome...

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FBI Search May Become Part of U. of Tennessee “Sex Week 2014″

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Students at the University of Tennessee may be exposed to more than an “Aphrodisiac Cooking Class” during upcoming Sex Week activities.

A coalition of conservative groups has banded...

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Veteran Arrested at George Washington U. During Hillary Clinton Speech Files Lawsuit​

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Suit names the U.S. State Department and campus police as defendants.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reports that an Army veteran who dared turn his back on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2011 speech at the school, and then was arrested by campus police, has now filed a lawsuit.

He claims he was “forcibly and falsely” hauled off...

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Boise State Prof Op-Ed for the New York Times – When May I Shoot a Student?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Professor Greg Hampikian is clearly not in favor of students being allowed to have guns on campus. Naturally, the New York Times was happy to give him some space on their opinion page.

When May I Shoot a Student?

BOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of...

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Columbia U. Sorority’s “Beer Olympics” Center of Latest Diversity Drama

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Another sombrero-wearing sorority is in trouble after hosting a “Beer Olympics”.

A Columbia University sorority has come under attack following an Olympics themed beer pong tournament that many students said invoked offensive cultural stereotypes to portray various nationalities, including people from Mexico, Ireland, and Japan.

Student newspaper the...

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University of Utah Students Busted for Smoking Pot in Campus Igloo

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

College students getting busted for smoking pot is hardly breaking news, but a campus igloo? Really?

Breitbart News reports.

University of Utah Students Caught Smoking Pot in Campus Igloo

University of Utah police said officers peered inside an igloo built on campus and discovered a group of students smoking marijuana.

Garth Smith, spokesman for police...

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Harvard Student: How “Gay Pride” Backfires

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00am

In the wake of the alarming veto of Arizona’s religious freedom bill, a recent op-ed by Harvard student Ian R. Van may be worthwhile reading for gay activists.

…Institutions such as the Office of BGLTQ Student Life here at Harvard are counterproductive because they promote the sort of separateness that must be...

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Presumed Guilty On Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9:30am

A new piece by Peter Berkowitz at Real Clear Politics examines a legal case at Swarthmore and its implications for higher education.

On College Campuses, a Presumption of Guilt

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — On Feb. 22, in celebration of its sesquicentennial, Swarthmore College proudly hosted “The Liberal Arts in Action: A Symposium on the...

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New York University’s Super Secret Anti-Israel Confab

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:00am

Given the response to the UCLA student government’s rejection of an anti-Israel BDS resolution, little wonder that another institution wants to avoid drawing attention to its upcoming Israel-bashing conference.

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Fewer High School Graduates Means Hunt for College Applicants is On

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bloomberg’s Janet Lorin reports on the dwindling number of Midwest high school graduates that has spurred a hunt for college applicants.

She speaks to Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.”

 
 
 
 

Central Michigan U. to Offer Course on Zombies

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Don’t college students often discuss TV shows and movies in their free time anyway? Why does anyone need to pay for a course like this?

The Washington Times reports.

Mich. college offers course in zombies, apocalypse

Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course...

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Occidental College Bans Investment in “Assault Weapons” Manufacturers

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

Despite the fact that one of the few areas of growth in the American economy is gun sales, one college has decided weapons manufacturers shouldn’t be part of its investment portfolio:

A fascinating development, given that these same companies also produce the weapons bought by many campus police departments.

Occidental College trustees have...

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University Returns Funds to College Republicans After Public Outcry

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Last Sunday, we told you about the student government at Old Dominion University, which took funds from the College Republicans and gave them to another group. The money has now been returned.

Julius Lacano of The College Fix provides an update.

UPDATE: University Returns College Republicans Funds After Public Outcry

A week ago, the...

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Two University Newspapers at Prove the Value of a Student-Run Free Press

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

The Foundation of Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) features two student newspapers working to restore First Amendment rights to the student body and showcasing the importance of free press rights on campus.

Maxton Thoman of the [University of Alabama| student paper The Crimson White writes about the university’s repeated failures to uphold...

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Professor Jonathan Turley on Obama overreaches: We’re at a constitutional tipping point

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00am

By now, College Insurrection readers should be well acquainted with Professor Jonathan Turley. Once again, this Constitutional law expert is sounding the alarm and he doesn’t disappoint.

Allahpundit of Hot Air reports.

Jonathan Turley on Obama’s executive overreach: We’re at a constitutional tipping point

The other key takeaway here,...

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Former Black Pather Angela Davis is Keynote Speaker at U. Minnesota Diversity Event

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:30am

“We need much more activism today.”

It looks like former Communist Party USA leader and Black Panther Angela Davis is doing a grand tour of American schools.

After speaking at Catholic Seattle University and Elizabethtown College, she gave the keynote address for the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s (UMD) Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism.

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Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro Takes on BDS at UCLA in Epic Smack Down

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00am

In case you missed it at Legal Insurrection, at UCLA this week the student council voted down a resolution to divest from Israel.

Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro, who is an alum, attended the event and gave a speech for the ages.

Here’s the full text of Shapiro’s comments…

My name is Ben Shapiro. I’m an...

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Modesto Junior College Settles Constitution-Distributing Student’s Lawsuit

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have been following the case of a California community college student prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution — on Constitution Day, of all days, because of campus “free speech zone” restrictions.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announces a victory in...

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Funny Video Looks at the Downside of College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

This video is a parody commercial for “EveRy University” and it’s pretty darn funny.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller describes it this way.

This hilarious video explains why college is so awful

Do you want to go thousands of dollars into debt studying irrelevant subjects in order to have a chance to compete...

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Dartmouth Students Rail Against Reparation Demand Email

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

“I think that these people are completely out of touch with reality.”

We recently reported that a student “Diversity Group” at Dartmouth threatened physical action if their questionable demands aren’t met.

If the response to this demand email is any indication,  “diversity drama” has little audience among Dartmouth’s students.

A mysterious email that appeared in Dartmouth College students’ inboxes Monday that claimed the Ivy League institution...

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