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Makers of SAT, ACT sued for selling students’ personal information

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:30pm

It looks like the makers of two of the country’s most important scholastic tests will be undergoing an examination of their own….a legal one.

The companies that administer the SAT and ACT college entrance exams are being sued over their sales of students’ personal information to outside parties.

A lawsuit filed this week...

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Entrepreneur and Fellowship Winner Wants You to Skip College

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 5:00pm

Would some students be better off skipping higher education to pursue accomplishments in the real world?

Mike Bruschini of Reason reports.

Just Say No to College

Paul Gu is the winner of a Thiel Fellowship-a two-year $100,000 grant designed to encourage teenagers to skip college and pursue scientific or entrepreneurial projects in the real...

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Student’s swan song to Dartmouth Beer Pong

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 3:30pm

Dartmouth College’s fraternity culture is often featured at College Insurrection.

The following candid account is excerpted from a new Dartmouth memoir called “Three For Ship” by from Crispus Knight, who graduated from the school after an academic expulsion.

I make no excuses, nor can I adequately explain what happened. The truth of the...

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Report Says Colleges Downgrade Applicants Based on What They Find on Social Media

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2:00pm

Want to maximize your chances of getting into the school of your choice? Watch what you say on Twitter and Facebook.

Paul Caron of the TaxProf Blog has the story.

NY Times: 30% of Colleges Downgrade Applicants Based on What They Find on Social Media

New York Times: They Loved Your GPA. Then They...

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California Schools “Angry Arab” Mascot Anger Civil Rights Activsts

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12:30pm

It looks like one high school’s mascot is living up to its hype.

A graduate from a Southern California high school under fire for its “Arab” mascot says the mascot is not a swipe at any ethnic group, but rather a source of pride at the school.

“There was no intention to demean...

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Law School Prof. Creates ‘Anything But Law School’ Scholarship

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Posted by College Insurrection    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00am

Now if we could only get a few political science professors on board with this sort of thing.

Chris Deaton of Red Alert Politics reports.

It took a law school professor to create the ‘Anything But Law School’ scholarship

Just call him the Billy Madison of lawyers, telling students who say they can’t wait...

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Southern Methodist U. Student: No, the Tea Party Does Not Hate Women

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9:30am

Southern Methodist University student Hayley Waring has a few words for Vice President Joe Biden, who recently state that Tea Party conservatives are the biggest impediment to progress in America, and tied his ramblings into the “war on women”.

There are very few things that anger me quite as much as when the...

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Socialist Economics Prof. Runs for Office, Wants to ‘Collectivize’ Amazon

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8:00am

Of course she’s getting into politics! Just what we need, more wrongheaded, former professor, socialist politicians.

Alex B. Berezow of Real Clear Science reports.

Why Is a Socialist Allowed to Teach Economics?

If I offer a teenager $50 to mow my lawn — and an extra $25 if he trims the bushes — then...

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Colleges Smell Opportunity with Their Own Colognes and Perfumes

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 6:30pm

Despite the disdain for free market principles on many campuses, some colleges are sniffing out potential profits in custom fragrances.

When word got out in June that Texas A&M University was coming out with its own brand of fragrances this fall, students and alumni took to Twitter to suggest some scents. Among...

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Musical homage to Whoopi Goldberg film earns sorority “diversity” training

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:00pm

Campus diversity crusaders have successfully targeted the members of a Mississippi sorority that did a musical homage of “Sister Act”, a comedy film featuring Whoopi Goldberg.

A sorority at Delta State University has been ordered to apologize to campus leaders and students for an incident during Homecoming where a white member dressed...

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Duke University Healthcare Expert: 68 Percent May Lose Private Health Insurance

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 3:30pm

If you like your plan, you can keep… oh, wait.

Melanie Batley of Newsmax reports.

Duke Healthcare Expert: 68 Percent May Lose Insurance Under Obamacare

Sixty-Eight percent of privately-insured Americans may not be able to keep their current health coverage once Obamacare is fully implemented, despite the president’s repeated promises that anyone who wanted...

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Rutgers’ theology course features lyrics of Bruce Springsteen

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 2:00pm

A new theology course is “Born in”….the State of New Jersey, and is a perfect class for those who wish to “major in fun”.

The Gospel according to Springsteen?

A New Jersey university is offering students a theology class examining the many religious references found in Garden State favorite son Bruce Springsteen’s songwriting.

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Hey, Let’s Have Hollywood Celebrities Teach Online Courses

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:30pm

Academia hasn’t drifted far enough to the left already. Let’s get Hollywood involved.

Jeffrey R. Young of Slate reports.

The New Rock-Star Professor

Free online courses do big numbers these days. So-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, typically get tens of thousands of sign-ups to watch video lectures delivered by tweedy academics, some...

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UC Berkeley Student: Don’t Take President Obama at His Word

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00am

It sounds like President Obama has offered an apology for misleading people about their ability to keep their healthcare plans under is new program.

However, University of California – Berkeley student Kevin Gu questions the wisdom of taking the President at is word…at any time on any subject.

In his campaign to pass...

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Student Body President at Northwestern Christian U. Announces He’s an Atheist

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:30am

Why would an atheist want to attend a Christian school? According to this student it was for the school’s communications program.

Billy Hallowell of The Blaze has the story.

‘I’m an Atheist’: Christian College Student Body President Reveals Shocking Secret in Op-Ed

Eric Fromm, student body president at Northwest Christian University, a faith-based college...

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College’s use of ‘queer’ as a gender choice on application draws complaint

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Posted by    Monday, November 11, 2013 at 8:00am

The campus “diversity” drive across the country have expanded the number of genders beyond two, which has resulted in a formal complaint by one Pennsylvania man who recently filed a job application.

A job application listing “queer” as one of the gender choices for applicants prompted a Pennsylvania man to file a...

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U. Pennsylvania’s Conservative Students Start New Publication

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Posted by    Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 5:00pm

The Statesman, the newest conservative student publication, has just opened for business at the University of Pennsylvania.

In April, a handful of freshmen decided that they were unhappy with the state of political discourse on campus.

Though Penn is home to various political groups,...

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Youth Unemployment Remains at 15.9%

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Posted by    Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:30pm

According to the president’s plan, these are the people who will pay more for healthcare to finance older, sicker people.

How are they supposed to pay more for healthcare when they can’t even find jobs?

Nathan Harden, Editor of The College Fix reports.

Obama Fail: Youth Unemployment Remains High at 15.9%

Generation Opportunity released its...

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New “Zero Tolerance” Gun Policy Targets Nerf Guns

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Posted by    Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:00pm

The administrators at Missouri State University just declared war on fun.

Toy nerf guns — the weapon of choice for students participating in Missouri State University’s semi-annual “Humans vs. Zombies” live-action game — may be the latest casualty of irrational anti-gun hysteria at American universities.

Humans vs. Zombies, a once-per-semester tradition at the...

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Education Philanthropist Has Had it With Higher Ed

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Posted by    Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 12:30pm

Assad Meymandi is a psychiatrist, a scholar and someone who gives money to worthy causes. In a recent piece at the John William Pope Center, he explained his frustration with higher education.

The Sad State of Higher Education in America

America’s greatness is in danger, not because as a nation we are economically...

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