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Starting 2015, University of Missouri Health Care Will Refuse to Hire Smokers

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 11:00am

To be fair, it does make sense, and it’s their right to do so as an employer.

Amanda LaBrot of KOMU 8 reports:

MU Health Care won’t hire smokers starting in 2015

MU Health Care announced it won’t hire smokers starting on Jan.1, 2015.

The new nicotine-free hiring policy exempts current employees, but all new...

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New Phone App Lets You Report Campus Anti-Semitism Instantly

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 9:30am

Brought to you by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Awesome.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reported.

Report campus anti-Semitism instantly with Simon Wiesenthal Center’s app

Harassed by boycott, divestment and sanctions activists? Frat house vandalized with swastikas? Look no further than a new app called

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Texas A&M to Revive Journalism, Bring Objectivity Back

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s about time: most of today’s media is heavily biased one way or the other, and it’ll be nice to see some unbiased news sources popping up.

Don Irvine at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Texas A&M to Teach Aspiring Journalists How to “Put Bias Aside”

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Student Debt is the Star of Michigan State U. Art Exhibit

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

It is said that great art comes from the world you know best.

Given the staggering level of student debt nowadays, the new exhibit at Michigan State University should be a hit.

The Eli and Edythe Broad (BROHD) Art Museum at Michigan State University is teaming up with...

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Ferguson Makes its Way into Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Ashley Thorne of the National Association of Scholars reports on a new trend in education.

“Teaching” Ferguson

A new hashtag is trending on Twitter for the second time this fall—the first was in August shortly after police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. This time the h...

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Ohio State football player is missing, family reports

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

A senior football player at Ohio State University has been reported missing by his family.

The family of senior walk-on Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge has reported him missing after he left his apartment early Wednesday and has not been heard from.

His sister Sophia Karageorge said yesterday that Karageorge, a...

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Hillary Clinton Paid $300,000 for Speech at UCLA

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

I wonder if her talk included anything about income inequality.

Rosalind S. Helderman and Philip Rucker of the Washington Post reported.

Plans for UCLA visit give rare glimpse into Hillary Clinton’s paid speaking career

When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton,...

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Eckerd College President’s Open Letter Targets Alcohol and Casual Sex as Rape Causes

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00am

I predict that Eckerd College’s President will be targeted by campus feminist activists in short order.

…Eckerd College President Donald Eastman sent an “open letter” to all students and faculty urging students to cut back on alcohol and casual sex in order to prevent sexual assault. He says that by doing so,...

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Creating New Victims on Campus With Microaggression

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 9:30am

A recent piece by Heather Mac Donald at City Journal points out the pitfalls of Microaggression.

The Microaggression Farce

In November 2013, two dozen graduate students at the University of California at Los Angeles marched into an education class and announced a protest against its “hostile and unsafe climate for Scholars of Color.”...

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Duke Sociologist Claims America is Still Racist, Even “Without Racists”

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 8:00am

Or, in other words, “You’re racist, even if you don’t actually do racist things.”

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Duke sociologist: ‘Racism without racists’ today in America

Duke University sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva says today’s racism is fomented without the use of actual racists. Or something like that.

He’s also written a...

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UCLA Students Hold ‘Die-in’ as Part of Ferguson Demonstrations

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

Given that a black employee of University of California- Los Angeles claims he Was racially profiled by campus police, it must be noted that the campus “die-in” to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision seems to have gone off without any police intervention.

Daily Bruin student reporter Jeong Park files this report:

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Syracuse University to Offer Course on Doctor Who

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

Rejoice, science fiction fans.

Kristen Eskow of USA Today has the story.

Syracuse University professor starts ‘Doctor Who’ course

A class on the BBC television series Doctor Who is coming to Syracuse University this spring semester, and will also be open online (for free!) to any members of the public interested in the course.

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Berkeley Student Arrested at Protest Crowdfunds his Bail

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

A UC Berkeley student who was arrested during a local protest shows that protesting in the age of social media has certain advantages.

The Daily Cal reported.

Jeff Noven, a 21-year-old UC Berkeley student detained at a protest last week, will no longer face charges.

Noven was arrested at the UC Board of Regents...

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Japanese Man Sues Women’s College After Being Denied Admission

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

He’s suing the college for gender discrimination. This is the world we live in now.

First Post reports.

Japanese man sues women’s university for denying him admission

Tokyo: A young Japanese man is suing an all-women public university for gender discrimination after being denied admission, according to a media reports.

The man, aspir...

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New York State’s Test Security Unit Focuses on Cheating Teachers

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

A fascinating piece in The Wall Street Journal reviews information on 32 teachers and administrators who settled cases of alleged cheating misconduct with New York State in the past two years.

These cases were reviewed by the state’s new Test Security Unit.

Richard M. Brzeski had his teaching license suspended for two years...

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UMass Ends Relationship With Bill Cosby

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

As allegations mount against the comedian, UMass has decided to sever ties with him despite the fact that he’s a high profile alum.

Matt Rocheleau and Eric Bosco of the Boston Globe reported.

UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

The University of Massachusetts Amherst severed its ties Wednesd...

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Ohio U. Students Petition to Ban Fraternity Based on Anonymous Social Media

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

That sounds like solid evidence that would totally hold up in a court of law to me!

Dave Huber at The college Fix has the story:

Ohio University students: Ban frat based on anonymous social media

Hmm. The university where a senior journalism major wants to ban anonymous social media like Yik Yak now...

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Lincoln University President Resigns Over Rape Comments

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

The president of Lincoln University has been forced out for daring to question the motives of students who make rape allegations.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Rape Comments Send University President Packing

The president of the country’s oldest degree-granting historically black college tumbled from power this week, brought low after remarks went...

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Wesleyan University Receives $250,000 Donation for Faculty Support Fund

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

Wesleyan University recently received $250,000 to establish a faculty support fund.

Students of that school may be interested to learn that this donation is eligible for a $250,000 major-gift match, which increases the value of the endowment to $500,000…just in case the faculty needs even more support.

Fifty years after earning his degree...

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Michigan State University College of Music Plays Vivaldi: Selections from Magnificat

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

Here’s something nice to kick off the holiday season.

The video was just uploaded yesterday and these students are incredibly talented.

We hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving.

 
 
 
 

A Review of Student Second Amendment Rights

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

The College Conservative’s Chelsea Gruenwald reviews the status of student rights related to the Second Amendment on campuses across the country.

And while the news is good, more work needs to be done.

The majority of the 4,400 colleges and universities in the United States prohibit their students from carrying firearms on campus....

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Portland State Prof Blames Thanksgiving on Consumerism

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

If you’re just about to eat Thanksgiving dinner, you may want to save this story for later.

Caitlin Grimes of Campus Reform has the story.

Prof. blames Thanksgiving on consumerism, suggests spirit of holiday is apologizing

The modern portrayal of Thanksgiving is filled with historical inaccuracies based on a consumer culture, according to a...

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