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College Porn Actress Commits Suicide after Cyber-bullying

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

College students who are contemplating a temporary career in the adult film industry to pay the bills need to understand that the decision may have deep consequences that those who want to glorify the “pornification” of campuses wish to ignore.

Alyssa Funke, a straight-A student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, committed...

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Obama Labor Secretary Praises Collectivism in Tweet to Oberlin Grads

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is anyone surprised?

Obama has spent his entire life surrounding himself with people who think this way. And how ironic that he’s speaking to Oberlin grads. They deserve him.

Twitchy reported.

‘Nothing commie to see here. Move along’: Obama’s Labor Secretary preaches collectivism to Oberlin grads

Is anyone really surprised that President Spread-the-wealth’s Secretary of...

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After 75 years, Maine woman receives college degree delayed because of a $5 “late fee”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

One Maine college has just given the term “late fee” a whole new meaning!

A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.

Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony on Friday hosted by...

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Faculty at Louisiana Tech Walk Out on Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00am

These people are supposed to be intellectuals? How thin skinned and petty.

The College Fix reports.

Duck! LGBT Activism Sparks Faculty Walkout at Phil Robertson Ceremony

A few faculty at Louisiana Tech University walked out of Saturday’s commencement ceremony honoring alumnus Phil Robertson of reality TV’s “Duck Dynasty,” following an anti-Robertson social media campaign...

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Harvard students outraged over axing of “difficulty scores” from course evaluations

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that Harvard University is removing the “difficulty scores” from its course evaluation guide.

Student evaluations regarding this decision are none too positive.

Responding to what Undergraduate Council President Gus A. M...

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Prof Imagines Trigger Warnings for Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Rest assured, this piece is making fun of trigger warnings.

Doni Wilson writes at The Federalist.

9 Trigger Warnings for Hamlet

First of all, I thought right off the bat that you, as a professor, become a BIG WALKING SPOILER, because to give a “trigger warning,” you basically have to give all the high...

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Architect of admin’s “gainful employment” rules says for-profit schools deserve more regulation

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

When the Education Department issued its rules on “Gainful Employment”  targeting for-profit educational institutions, its proposal was thrown out by a federal district court as “arbitrary” and “capricious.”

The architect of these “gainful employment” rules, Bob Shireman, just wrote a paper essentially saying that...

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U. St. Thomas Student – Time to Eliminate the Minimum Wage

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Writing at The College Conservative, Vladimir Davidiuk says it’s time to examine the minimum wage and its impact on jobs.

It was unsurprising but disappointing to encounter an article titled “Raising Minimum Wage: An Issue of Maximum Importance“ in the March 6, 2014 edition of the University of St. Thomas student newspaper, The Summa. Given the target...

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UCLA fraternity Phi Kappa Sigma admits reopens after hiatus

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

For a change there is a little good news for the “Greeks” on one California campus, who have been under attack at various institutions across the country for a wide variety of reasons.

The brick fraternity house with an ivy-covered front lawn and green shutters still bears its national seal above the...

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Colleges Not Thrilled About Obama’s Ratings Plan

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

Elections have consequences. Maybe the enormous number of people in higher ed who backed Obama will think twice before backing another progressive.

Michael D. Shear of the New York Times writes.

Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System

The college presidents were appalled. Not only had President Obama called...

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Brigham Young U. Investigates Improper Benefits Claims against Student Athletes

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

Administrators are potentially calling a “foul” at Brigham Young University (BYU).

The school is now formally investigating allegations that former student-athletes accepted improper benefits.

BYU spokesman Duff Tittle confirmed the probe to ESPN’s Brent McMurphy, but the NCAA would not comment on the matter. 1280 the Zone, a radio station in Salt Lake...

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Poll Says Over 70% of College Students Think America Less Respected Under Obama

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:00am

I’m sure there are just as many non-college students who would agree if they were asked.

Tony Lee of Breitbart reported.

Poll: 73% of College Students Believe America Less Respected Under Obama

College students overwhelmingly believe America is losing respect in the world under the leadership of President Barack Obama.

A Panetta Institute survey found...

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Vast sinkhole opens at a Tennessee university’s football stadium

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:30am

Administrators and athletes at one Tennessee university are getting a sinking feeling as they look at what’s happening at the football stadium!

Work crews at Austin Peay State University got an unpleasant surprise when a 40-foot sinkhole opened up in Governors Stadium, the team’s football field. Bill Persinger, Executive Director for Public...

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Leftists Angered When University Replaces Gender Studies With Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:00am

The University of South Carolina Upstate today, the rest of academia tomorrow.

Daniel Greenfield of Frontpage Mag reported.

Leftists Denounce “American Taliban” University for Replacing Gender Studies w/Constitution

The University of South Carolina is dumping its Gender Studies center  which became notorious for holding an event titled “How to Be a Lesbian in 10...

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U. of Delaware Gives Climate Change Skeptics the Cold Shoulder

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Posted by    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

The University of Delaware has decided that conservative groups questioning “climate change” are not entitled to requested items under “Freedom of Information Act” (FOIA) rules.

Compare that to their treatment of such noted purveyors of science and reason — like Greenpeace!

In December, 2009, David Legates, a University of Delaware professor who was...

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Cameron University Sued for Prohibiting Student from Distributing Flyers

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Posted by    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

It’s amazing that free speech violations like this are so common in higher ed.

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Cameron U. Sued After Prohibiting Student from Distributing Flyers

Cameron University student Daniel Harper enlisted the help of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) to file a lawsuit last week against the university for violating his...

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Court Rules That Two Christian Colleges Are Exempt From Obamacare Contraception Mandate

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Posted by    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

A federal court just handing down an important ruling that impacts two Christian colleges seeking to be exempt from the Obamacare contraception mandate.

A federal court temporarily halted the Obamacare abortion pill mandate for two Christian colleges, ruling that compliance with the law could cause “irreparable harm” to their religious freedom.

A federal...

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Poll Says College Students Fear Government Spying More than Terrorism

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Posted by    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

Given certain developments involving the NSA in the last year, who could blame college students for feeling this way?

Tony Lee of Breitbart reports.

Poll: College Students Fear Gov’t Spying More than Terrorism, Don’t Like Interventionism

College students fear the U.S. government will violate their privacy more than it will fail to prevent a...

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Newest College Amenity for “Mollycoddled Babies” Napping Stations!

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Posted by    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

This story just about proves Chester E. Finn’s assertion, “America’s college kids are a bunch of mollycoddled babies.”

The University of Michigan is now offering its students the latest in college amenities: Napping Stations.

On the surface, college libraries are designated as a place to study, check out books and use the computer....

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Polk State Prof Has Fake Diploma, Charged With Grand Theft

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Posted by    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:00am

When you read the story below, you won’t believe how much this fake professor was being paid.

Bay News 9 reports. Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.

Polk State professor with fake diploma charged with gr...

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UNC Wilmington Appeals Court Ruling Favoring Christian, Conservative Prof

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Posted by    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 9:30am

It looks the  University of North Carolina – Wilmington failed to learn anything from the “teachable” moment we recounted, when a court ruled that it had to give a Christian, conservative professor promotion and back pay.

The Foundation...

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Religious Liberty Scholar Under Attack From LGBT Activists

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Posted by    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 8:00am

Professor Stephen Bainbridge has a recent post on his blog which should alarm defenders of religious liberty.

The Purge Arrives at the University of Virginia: PC Thugs versus Douglas Laycock

The continuing effort by left-liberals to silence any dissent from their politically correct mandates is now taking on a famed legal scholar:

Douglas Laycock,...

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