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How Ted Cruz Debated in College

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

“Cool, spectacular, a god,” said an onlooker from Cruz’s college debate days.

From The National Journal:

I watched Ted Cruz debate in college. Don’t count him out.

What do you stand for? Ted Cruz was asking me. We were sitting on a staircase in a towering, run-down New York City brownstone, at a college...

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FOX News Speaks to TCU Student Disciplined for Comments on Islam and Baltimore

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

We covered the case of this student earlier this week. In the video below, he speaks on the FOX Business Network about what happened.

Judge Napolitano makes some interesting observations about the case as well.

 
 
 
 

Chancellor of U. Illinois Unhappy With Top Party School Ranking

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

I can understand why she’s unhappy about the news. It’s not a great talking point for any school.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

College Head Furious After School Is Named No. 1 Party School In US

The Princeton Review, which ranks colleges on a host of metrics from academics to beer consumption,...

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Anti-Semitism High on California and Canadian College Campuses

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

A quarter of Jewish students said they had “been blamed during the past year for the actions of Israel because they were Jewish.”

The Canadian Jewish News reports.

Brandeis study finds anti-Semitism high on Canadian campuses

There are particularly high levels of hostility toward Jews or Israel on Canadian campuses, according to a new...

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Christian College Students Learn to Defend Their Faith in Prep Course

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:00am

One college prep course is giving Christian students the tools they need to defend their beliefs.

Kate Hardiman reports at the College Fix.

‘Fearless Faith’ college-prep class arms Christian college students for intellectual battle

Seminar teaches debate tactics, logic and science supporting Christianity

When young people raised in Christian homes head off to college, they...

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Syracuse University Audit Finds 200 Administrators Manage 1 Person

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 9:30am

Some administrative bloat is being advised to be cut after this discovery.

The College Fix reports.

Syracuse pushes retirement buyouts after audit finds 200 managers supervise one person apiece

Syracuse University – a 2015 “Best Value School” according to U.S. News & World Report – recently began offering employees a retirement incentive package on...

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U. Wisconsin ‘Queer Migration’ Prof Makes $87K Per Year

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 8:00am

Who knew that ‘Queer Migration’ was an area of study with such high demand?

EAG News reported.

EXPENSIVE USELESS KNOWLEDGE: U of WI pays ‘queer migration’ professor $87k a year

MADISON, Wis. – The guiding principle of the University of Wisconsin is the Wisconsin Idea, a concept first outlined in 1904 by then-UW President...

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Studying Abroad in Italy Made Student Appreciate America More

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

A trip to Italy made a student prouder to be an American. Here’s why.

The College Fix reports.

Summer lessons abroad: How living in Italy made me appreciate America even more

Sometimes things in America aren’t nearly as bleak as we perceive them to be– it’s just a matter of perspective.

I learned that this...

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American University Professors Claim Their Age Kept Them From Getting Tenure

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is certainly sad if true. Ageism is a serious charge.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed has the story.

Too Old for Tenure

Does American University have an age discrimination problem when it comes to tenure? That’s what two former assistant professors over 50 are alleging. One is already suing the university and...

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Spokeswoman for SAFER Campus Opposes New Due Process Bill

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:00pm

SAFER Campus is a group that advocates for rape victims.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reported.

Opponent of new campus due process bill doesn’t hide her contempt for basic rights

An opponent of a new bill aimed at providing due process rights to students accused of sexual assault disparaged the thought of such...

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Many Students are Paying More as Colleges Spend Less On Them

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

The situation is more acute at public institutions.

Forbes reports.

College Students Are Paying More, But Many Schools Are Spending Less On Them

For the past 30 years, U.S. colleges and universities have been increasing tuition costs by 2% to 5% per year. But that doesn’t mean all those dollars are allocated for increased...

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College Student Punished for Criticizing Islam and the Baltimore Riots

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:00am

This is clearly a case of heresy. How dare this student criticize such things.

Todd Starnes reported at FOX News.

TCU student punished for criticizing Islam, Baltimore riots

All it took was 140 characters for Texas Christian University to suspend a conservative student who posted a series of social networking posts that insulted the...

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A Factual Response to the Professor Who Said America is More ‘Brutal’ Than ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 9:30am

Time to fact check this professor’s opinion.

The College Fix reports.

FACT CHECK: A data-driven response to professor who says America is more ‘brutal’ than ISIS

When a Rutgers University journalism professor’s infamous tweet went viral earlier this month, claiming that America was more “brutal” than the self-proclaimed Islamic State because of the death...

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Harvard Study Claims Conservative Media is Destroying the Republican Party

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 8:00am

Republican voters probably know what’s best for the party, not someone at Harvard. Would liberal media really be better?

Ben Shapiro reported at Breitbart.

Harvard Study Laments Conservative Media Destroying Republican Party

Last week, Jackie Calmes, national correspondent for the New York Times and Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, released a study decrying...

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Will These Magic Words Get You Into Harvard?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 6:30pm

An analysis of Harvard applicant essays produced fascinating findings. Could using these words in an essay be the ticket into Harvard?

Fast Company writes:

Use These Two Words on Your College Essay to Get Into Harvard

Getting into an elite college has never been more cutthroat. Last year, Harvard’s admissions rate dipped to a...

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Prof Accused State Trooper of Racial Profiling But Dashcam Audio Proved Otherwise

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Capital Community College professor Minati Roychoudhuri was pulled over for an improper lane change. After the incident, she accused the officer of racial profiling. When investigators listened to the dashcam audio, they discovered Roychoudhuri’s accusations to be less than accurate and substantially so.

The Blaze reports:

College Professor Accuses State Trooper of Racial...

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University of Illinois Named Nation’s Top Party School

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

Not exactly the distinction most schools would want to be known for.

FOX News reports.

University of Illinois earns title of top party school in the nation, followed by Iowa

The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and...

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Prager University – The Iran Nuclear Deal

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

In the newest video from Prager University, Dennis Prager examines the Iran Nuclear Deal and compares it to another time in history you may find similar.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

Is the nuclear agreement between the United States and...

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How to Find The Cheapest College Textbooks

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

Tuition is expensive, so save some money on textbooks.

Forbes reports.

Finding The Cheapest College Textbooks (A Case Study)

Last year I wrote about a number of online tools and tips to help folks find good deals on college textbooks. It was an issue dear to my heart as my wife and I had...

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Uninvited Visitors Shut Out of Hillary Clinton Campus Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:00am

Transparency isn’t Hillary Clinton’s strongest suit.

The College Fix reported.

Hillary Clinton shuts out uninvited visitors to campus speech

Some who sought access to Clinton’s talk on Cuba at public university turned away, video shows

Hillary Clinton staffers denied entrance to a group of millennials who sought to gain admittance to her speech Friday at...

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Environmental Justice Course Argues Capitalism Punishes the Poor with Pollution

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:30am

Some in academia are at war with capitalism.

The College Fix reports.

Environmental Justice 101 – Professors argue capitalism abuses poor minorities through pollution

When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new global warming regulations last year, its leader claimed the measures were not just about saving the environment, but also “justice” for “communities...

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Gay Rights Groups Want Common Application to Add Questions on Sexual Orientation

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 8:00am

What will these groups gain by having this data collected?

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Calling the Question

In 2010, when Campus Pride urged the Common Application to add optional questions about gender identity and sexual orientation, the idea was novel. No colleges at that time included such questions, and early in...

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