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Campuses Are Being Targeted By Threats of Violence

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 8:00am

November has been a crazy month.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

In two weeks, more than a dozen campuses targeted by threats of violence

The day after the University of Missouri’s president resigned following a series demonstrations over racism on campus, violent threats appeared on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak. “I’m going to stand...

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Prof Finds Rare Bible Script On Ebay for $99

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

“It belongs in a museum!” – Indiana Jones

The Houston Chronicle reported:

University of Texas professor found this ancient, rare biblical script selling on eBay for $99

While perusing pages of antique auctions on eBay, a University of Texas professor was surprised to spot a rare, ancient fragment of the Greek New Testament inconspicuously...

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Substance Abuse Higher Than Average at Ithaca College

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

What is it about this NY school that makes students abuse substances more than others?

The Ithacan reports.

Ithaca College students drink and smoke more than average

Ithaca College students use marijuana, drink alcohol, feel stressed and have sex more than the national average, according to survey results from the National College Health...

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Smith College Will Review Media Access Policies

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

After reporters were banned from a student sit-in, Smith will revisit their media access policies.

Mass Live reports:

Smith College to review media access policies following ban on reporters at sit-in

Following a ban on reporters at a Smith College sit-in Wednesday imposed by student activists and upheld by administration, the school says it...

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Is Skipping College a Smart Career Move?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

One positive aspect is starting your working life without massive debt.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Skipping college: A smart career move?

The stock market is encouraging a reconsideration of the benefits of higher education. Sort of.

A recent op-ed running in Nasdaq notes that college is a good career move on average, but skipping it...

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Professors Have Begun to Call Thanksgiving Break ‘Fall Break’

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

Christmas vacation is already being called “Winter Break.”

The College Fix reports.

My professors have started calling Thanksgiving break ‘fall break’

Last week, I noticed my professors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst start referring to Thanksgiving Break as “Fall Break.”

That too?!

Most students are used to Christmas vacation being called “Winter Break.” And on...

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University of Minnesota Will Hold 9/11 Remembrance Despite Student Objections

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:00am

It’s stunning that some students even objected to this in the first place.

Campus Reform reports.

UMN admin. rejects safe space argument, adopts 9/11 remembrance

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents and President Eric Kaler announced Wednesday, November 18 that the university will move forward with a plan to have a moment of...

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White Student Union Pages Have Recently Sprung Up on Facebook

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 9:30am

More than 30 have been created in just a week.

The College Fix reports.

More than 30 ‘White Student Union’ pages created on Facebook in last week

More than 30 “White Student Union” pages have recently sprung up over the last several days on Facebook, pages that affiliate...

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Student Group at Princeton Pushes Back at Protests

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s good to know not all college students are buying into the current campus protest culture.

Derek Hunter reports at the Daily Caller.

Princeton Student Group Stands Up To Campus Protesters

A group of Princeton University students is pushing back on campus protesters, saying that their demands will “contribute to the politicization of the...

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Pro-ISIS Messages Found on Youngstown State University’s Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

“We are coming” was painted on an iconic rock on Youngstown’s campus.

The campus paper, The Vindicator, reports:

YSU students meeting now to repaint iconic rock

Youngstown State University students are working now to repaint the rock outside of Kilcawley Center with the American flag.

YSU senior Jordan Wolfe organized...

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Brown University to Spend $100 Million on Improving Race Relations

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

What this likely means is that Brown is going to spend $100 million on left wing diversity hires and programs.

The Guardian reports.

Brown University plans to spend $100m to improve race relations on campus

Brown University plans to spend $100m over the next decade, in order to address diversity and racism on...

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Brandeis Provost Green Lights Academic Pass for Protesters

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

Our parent site has the exclusive on the Brandeis chaos.

From Legal Insurrection:

EXCLUSIVE: Brandeis Provost Green Lights Academic Pass for Protesters

Earlier this week, Brandeis University became the latest in a long line of academic institutions to receive a “list of demands” from its allegedly beleaguered student body. Saying that “we [Brandeis has]...

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Prager University – The Missing Tile Syndrome

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Dennis Prager explains how we often undermine our own happiness by only focusing on what we don’t have.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I were ___”? Adjectives may have included: thinner, taller, smarter, etc. If so, you’re like virtually...

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Cornell Professor Blames Tea Party for Cartoons Showing GOP as ISIS

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

Some cartoons are causing trouble at Cornell.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Prof: Blame Tea Party for Backlash Against Cartoons Depicting GOP as Terrorists, Molesters

Faculty at Cornell’s ILR School are really flexing their spin-doctor muscle here.

In a Cornell Sun article published Monday about the cartoons displayed in the ILR School depicting the GOP...

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Stanford Employees Allegedly Padded Salaries With Taxpayer Money

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:00am

This should mean big trouble if true. Also note that is was money from Obama’s stimulus plan.

Andrew Follett reports at the Daily Caller.

Stanford Employees Padded Their Salaries With $124K From Taxpayers

Two senior Stanford University employees padded their paychecks with $124,000 in taxpayer funds given to the school as part of President...

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Students Go After Thomas Jefferson For Being a Racist

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 9:30am

Writing the Declaration of Independence wasn’t enough to save Jefferson from being targeted by students.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Thomas Jefferson is next target of students who question honors for figures who were racists

In the last week, Princeton University students who object to having Woodrow Wilson’s name on an academic unit and a...

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Occidental College Profs to Vote on Giving Students Power to Report Them for Microaggressions

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:00am

You have to wonder about the priorities of someone who claims to be an academic if they would approve of this.

Robby Soave reports at Reason.

Exclusive: Occidental Professors Voting to Give Students Power to Report Them for Microaggressions

In recognition of their complicity in “structural racism and oppression” at Occidental College, the faculty...

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University of Vermont Hosts Retreat For ‘Privileged White Students’

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Posted by    Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Let’s all hug and talk about our white feelings.

The Independent reports:

University of Vermont hosts 3-day retreat for ‘privileged white students’ to discuss ‘what it means to be white’

An American university has held a three-day retreat for students who “self-identify as white” to discuss “white privilege” in the midst of the ongoing...

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Millennials Cool With Restricting Free Speech, Says New Poll

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Posted by    Monday, November 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

First amendment? Meh.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Poll: Millennials Cool With Restricting Free Speech

Polling released by Pew late last week reiterates a disturbing trend among the millennial crowd — the desire to censor free speech.

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“Whiteness Is a Disease” Says Professor

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Posted by    Monday, November 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

So then what is the cure?

From Gateway Pundit:

Colorado Professor: “Whiteness Is a Disease”

Dr. Cheryl Matias is an assistant Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Matias is also a race hustler who believes “whiteness is a disease.”

Because preaching racist hate is acceptable...

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Utah Junior High School Apologizes for ISIS Propaganda Poster Project

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Posted by    Monday, November 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

After parents complained, the assignment was canceled.

Fox 13 Now reports.

Utah school apologizes for homework assignment to make propaganda poster for terrorist group

SALEM, Utah — Students in ninth grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization.

After...

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Appealing to Millennial Politics Through Music

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Posted by    Monday, November 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

Music’s effectiveness for getting a message across is powerful.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Next political tactic to reach millennials: Music

It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton has been having trouble appealing to Millennials, despite her obvious efforts. As a demographic, Millennials may be difficult overall to reach.

As All Access offers, Millennials are “more multicultural...

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