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Dartmouth Derides Swarthmore’s new “Genderfuck” Program

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00am

Perhaps this is part of Dartmouth’s goal to get away from its rowdy image, but a recent piece rips another school for a particularly tasteless “sexual scholarship” program.

The esteemed Swarthmore College apparently hosts an annual party called “Genderfuck” in which men dress like women and women wear very little. Before the...

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Applications Plunge at Dartmouth and Harvard

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:30am

Well, it looks like it’s not just small colleges which are feeling the effects of the higher ed bubble anymore.

Education Post reported.

Two Ivy League schools see applications plunge over scandal, shortfall in graduates

Two US Ivy League universities saw application numbers drop this semester, with the reasons ranging from scandal to demographic...

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Prospective Students and Parents Should Evaluate a School’s Free Speech Rights

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00am

Virginia Postrel, a Bloomberg View columnist who writes about commerce and culture, offers her views about what college students and their parents really need to know about a college before submitting an application.

The author, who is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Individual Rights in...

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Brigham Young U. Graduate Reviews Causes of ASU Coed’s Tragic Alcohol Related Death

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

We recently touched upon the tragic death of Arizona State University student Naomi McClendon, who fell 10 floors off the balcony of an off-campus apartment after a night of binge drinking.

Recent Brigham Young University graduate Emily Holmstead looks at the events leading up to the death and what the school is now...

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Harvard Pride Week Expands to Harvard Pride Month

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Apparently a week of BGLTQ pride just wasn’t enough. Now it’s a whole month.

The Harvard Crimson reported.

Harvard ‘Pride’ Expands From Week to Month

The Office of BGLTQ Student Life, in partnership with other campus organizations, has expanded Harvard’s Pride Week into Pride Month in order to increase its thematic scope and impact...

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FedEx Sued over Humboldt U. Student Tour Bus Crash that Killed 10

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently reported that five students on their way to a tour Humboldt State University in California were among those killed when a FedEx truck crashed into their tour bus.

Now, the mother of one of those students is suing FedEx.

FedEx Corp. was sued over an April 10 collision on a California...

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Obama’s Solutions are Making the Student Debt Problem Worse

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

The student loan debt crisis is reaching a tipping point and as the Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, Obama’s fixes haven’t helped.

Telling Students to Earn Less

Obama now calls for reforming his bleeding college loan program.

The federal student loan program is becoming so costly to taxpayers that even President Obama is...

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Connecticut Prof Apologizes for Anti-GOP Bashfest

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently posted a video of a Connecticut professors rant-fest, in which he said that Republicans were “Racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people” who want to stop blacks, Latinos from voting.

It looks like he is now getting a little exercise…by walking the statement back.

A professor at Eastern Connecticut State University has now apologized...

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Poll Reveals Majority Believe Parents and Students Responsible for Higher Ed Opportunities

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00am

A new poll from the American Action Forum presents some interesting data on the rising cost of college and how the public feels about who should pay.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

AAF Poll: Majority Wants Less Regulation of Colleges, Believe Parents and Students Responsible for Gaining College Opportunities

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Columbia Stops the Presses, Ending Daily Print Student Newspaper

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:30am

New media is transforming to not only professional news services, but those on campus as well.

In light of its first year as a money loser, the editors of a student newspaper at one school are ending the daily edition.

The Columbia Daily Spectator, the student newspaper distributed daily at Columbia University and...

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Miami Prof Beaten up, Possibly for Giving a Bad Grade

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:00am

If you believe your professor has given you a bad grade unfairly, there are better ways to reconcile the situation than this.

Paul Caron of the TaxProf Blog has a nice round up of links.

Miami Professor ‘Beaten to a Pulp’ in Retaliation for a Bad Grade

Miami Dade College music professor Marc Magellan...

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Recent graduate suggests “killing all the law schools”

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

As the famous quote in Shakespeare’s King Henry VI goes, “The first thing we must do is kill all the lawyers.”

Recent law school graduate Matt Bruenig proposes an entirely different target. Interestingly, his suggestions are rather free market, which is unusual for someone who normally writes about poverty, inequality, and economic...

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UC Grad Student Employees Think They Have a ‘Right’ to Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

And lactation stations. Were you aware that you have a “right” to these things? It’s news to me.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Right to Gender-Neutral Spaces

In what advocates are calling an extremely significant development in the fight for gender-neutral restrooms on college campuses, graduate student workers across the University of...

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Prager University Video: The Government vs. the American Character

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

Prager University has released a new video, entitled “The Government vs. the American Character.”

Over the past 50 years, the purpose of the American government has radically transformed. Whereas it’s main goal in domestic matters used to be to protect liberty, it is now an entitlements machine, transferring over $2 trillion per...

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Glenn Reynolds – Get Rid of Bad College Administrators

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

Professor Glenn Reynolds, our good friend from Instapundit, has written a new column for USA Today which is well worth your time.

Here’s an excerpt.

Toss out abusive college administrators

Like most professors, I hate doing administrative work. And since somebody has to do it, universities have increasingly built up a corps of full-time...

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Plug is Pulled on Gates Foundation’s Intrusive Student Database Proposal

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

We noted that there were enormous privacy concerns centering on a $100 Million Database proposed by the Gates Foundation to record a wide array of student information.

It looks like the plug has been pulled on the scheme. The D...

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College Twitter Users Document Liberal Bias on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent post, the bloggers of Twitchy have compiled a long list of tweets inspired by the College Republican National Committee from college students describing liberal bias on their campuses.

#MyLiberalCampus: Left-wing bias and ‘diversity of thought’ on college campuses

Many Americans don’t seem to know just how far left most college...

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The Supposed “Gender Pay Gap” is About Expanding Entitlements

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 9:30am

In TheCollegeConservative, student Mitch Hall takes a look at the supposed “Gender Pay Gap.”

He asserts it is one of many instances of a concept used to promote entitlements, instead of real equality.

This year’s Equal Pay Day witnessed the renewal of attacks from the left on conservatives, as well as a media...

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Socialists at Winthrop University Celebrate Abortion With Wire Hanger Display

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Sick. Absolutely sick. At least they don’t have to worry about their display being thrown in the trash as pro-life displays often are.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reported.

College socialists celebrate abortion with wire hanger display

The Socialist Student Union at Winthrop University covered the DiGiorgio Campus Center’s lawn in wire hangers to...

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In a Divorce, Who is Responsible for Student Loans?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

In a world where obtaining both student loans and divorce is easy, The Wall Street Journal’s Charlie Wells asks the important question: In a divorce, who is responsible for the education debt?

For many young couples today, marriage means more than loving, honoring and cherishing each other—it also means taking on a...

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College Offers Course on “The Theology of Harry Potter”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Why not offer a course on how to write a blockbuster like Harry Potter and make millions? Where do I sign up for that course?

Samantha Watkins of The College Fix reported.

College Offers Religion Course – on Harry Potter

“The Theology of Harry Potter” is a religion course recently offered at Centre College...

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Washington and Lee U. students theaten “civil disobedience” if diversity demands not met

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

Want Acknowledgement of Gen. Lee’s “Racist”, “Dishonorable” Conduct!

Student groups seem to be getting more aggressive when it comes to making demands related to “diversity”.

We reported that University of Michigan and Dartmouth students threatened “physical action” if their dem...

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