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How New York’s Affirmative Consent Laws are Confusing Students

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

What could possibly go wrong?

From FIRE:

New York’s Affirmative Consent Law Affirmatively Confuses Students (VIDEO)

In an effort to address sexual assault on college campuses, New York became the second state to pass an affirmative consent—or “yes means yes”—law this summer, putting college students at risk of punishment if...

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Campus Anti-Rape Activists Complain They Have Trouble Finding Casual Sex Partners

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

Gosh, what could be the reason for this problem?

The College Fix reports.

Campus anti-rape activists gripe about the travails of ‘hooking up’

In an article in New York Magazine last week, several campus anti-rape activists describe to writer Allison P. Davis their difficulties with meeting men, dating, and “hooking up.”

“Nobody ever explicitly said,...

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Arizona State Honors American Military Hero Pat Tillman

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

It’s nice to see a feelgood story every once in a while, isn’t it?

NewsBusters reports.

Arizona State Honors American Hero Pat Tillman with Jersey Bearing his Name

We interrupt our regularly scheduled chronicling of the decay and leftward lurching of the sports media, and, well, sports in general, to bring you this rare...

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Groups Want Social Media Censored on Campuses

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 11:00am

The case for the censorship is harassment and intimidation covered by Title IX.

Fox News reports.

Groups call for censorship of popular social media app on college campuses

A new call for the federal government to crack down on a social media app popular with college students, but sometimes used to spre...

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Almost Half of College Students Surveyed Are Afraid to Disagree With Professors

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 9:30am

This isn’t how higher education is supposed to work.

CNS News reports.

Survey: 49% of College Students Feel ‘Intimidated’ When Expressing Beliefs Different From Professors

Forty-nine percent of U.S. college students admit they feel “intimidated” when they express beliefs or opinions that differ from their professors, according to a new nationwide survey of...

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Ithaca College Student Government Gives President ‘No Confidence’ Vote

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 8:00am

There is tension at Ithaca College.

The Cornell Review reports.

Ithaca College President Gets ‘No Confidence’ Vote from Student Government

The Ithaca College (IC) student government unanimously voted no-confidence in President Tom Rochon Monday night following weeks of contention over allegations of racism and discrimination at the school.

The resolution, passed by all 11 members...

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9-Year-Old Girl Applies for Cambridge’s Lego Professor Position

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hard to imagine a more qualified applicant.

From The Telegraph:

Girl, 9, applies for Cambridge University’s Professor of Lego post

A super keen nine-year-old girl has applied for the role of Professor of Lego at Cambridge University – before the job was even advertised.

The youngster put herself forward citing her experience building Lego and...

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High School Students Now Eligible for Federal Aid to Take College Classes

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:30pm

Now students can get a head start on student loan debt.

From Quartz:

US students can now get federal money to take college classes while still in high school

Taking college courses during high school is the classic overachiever’s move. It impresses recruiters, employers, and college admissions officers alike—and, as a bonus, it helps...

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Campus Newspaper at UNC Denounces Democrats for Saying America is Great

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is the only way Democrats can upset liberal college students.

Mediaite reports.

UNC Campus Newspaper Denounces Democrats For Calling America ‘Great’

The University of North Carolina’s student newspaper The Daily Tar Heel criticized the Democratic Party for selling merchandise saying that America is “already great.”

In response to Donald Trump‘s iconic “Make America Great...

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University of Louisville President Apologizes for Wearing a Sombrero

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:30pm

Remember when something so silly wasn’t considered a crime?

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

University president apologizes for wearing a sombrero

The president of the University of Louisville has apologized … for wearing a sombrero. The college has also promised to immediately launch “training on diversity and racial equality issues.”

President James Ramsey...

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The Economist Releasees Their First College Rankings

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00am

Where does your alma mater rank on this new list?

The Economist reports.

Our first-ever college rankings

AMERICAN universities claim to hate the simplistic, reductive college rankings published by magazines like US News, which wield ever-growing influence over where students attend. Many have even called for an information boycott against the authors of such...

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Ithaca College Prof Claims Agriculture is ‘Capitalist Racialized Patriarchy’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:30am

This is one lecture you should be glad you missed.

The Cornell Review reports.

Ithaca College Prof. at Cornell Lecture: Agriculture is ‘Capitalist Racialized Patriarchy’

Zillah Eisenstein, a professor politics at Ithaca College, declared in a lecture last Friday that agriculture is “capitalist, racialized patriarchy.”

The lecture was titled “Thinking about Hetero-Racist Misogyny in ‘Agriculture’”...

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University of North Texas Dean Accuses Officers of Stopping Her for ‘Walking While Black’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00am

The police officers claim the dash cam video tells a different story.

The Blaze reports.

College Dean Accuses Texas Officers of Stopping Her for ‘Walking While Black’ — Police Claim Dashcam Video Tells a Different Story

Dorothy Bland, dean of the journalism school at the University of North Texas, is used to taking a...

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President Obama Takes on College Language Police

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

Credit where credit is due.

From Forbes:

Trigger Warning: Obama Criticizes The Language Police On College Campuses

With the 2016 presidential election underway, it is becoming increasingly clear that the nation is in for another divisive election season. The American public remains divided about significant issues—from matters of culture to the future course of...

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Nontenured Faculty at U. Chicago File to Unionize

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

In Chicago? I’m surprised they’re not unionized already.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

University of Chicago’s nontenured faculty file to unionize

Nontenure-track faculty at the University of Chicago on Thursday filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to unionize, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

They are requesting an election for a bargaining unit that...

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Campus Sexual Assault: Bad Statistics Don’t Help Victims

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

Agenda-driven studies are skewing the campus sexual assault debate.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Campus Sexual Assault: Bad Statistics Don’t Help Victims

For years, we have heard that that 1-in-4 or 1-in-5 college women are victims of rape or sexual assault. The studies behind the statistic tended to be agenda-driven and unscientific, but...

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College Zombiefest Bans Zombie Costumes

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

Well of course, why would you want zombies at an event that’s named for them?

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

Zombies And All Other Costumes Banned At College ZOMBIEFEST

Florida Gulf Coast University will hold its big Zombiefest on Wednesday night. However, anyone who shows up to the c...

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Sanders Speaks at George Mason University

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

He hammered at Republicans throughout his speech.

The Daily Campus reports.

Bernie Sanders holds town hall for college students at George Mason University

A national college student town hall was hosted by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at George Mason University Wednesday night.

The event featured thousands of excited college students gathered together to hear Bernie...

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College Offers Contact Info to Report Offensive Halloween Costumes

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00am

Big academia won’t be happy until Halloween is ruined for everyone.

The College Fix reports.

College posts contact info of 5 officials standing by to tell students if their costume’s offensive

Think your Halloween costume might be culturally insensitive?

If you’re a student at State University of New York at Geneseo, all you’d have to...

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College Republicans Get Clever in Mocking Hillary Clinton

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 9:30am

The College Republicans are getting personal with their attacks.

The College Fix reports.

College Republicans get creative – and personal – in attacks on Hillary Clinton’s character

The presidential campaign of Democrat frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to have fired up many College Republicans, who have hosted demonstrations against the politician that not only...

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Leftist College Students Demand Censorship

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Posted by    Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00am

It really does seem like all the demands for censorship are coming from the left these days.

William Bigelow reports at Breitbart.

Leftist College Students Want Censorship

A new poll shows that a majority of leftist college students oppose censorship in theory – but also support censorship in practice when it boosts their “politically...

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In Michigan, Student Debt Has Increased 57% in the Last 10 Years

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

More students are leaving in debt than they were a decade ago.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Student debt at Michigan colleges up 57% since 2004

Michigan’s college students are leaving school deeper in debt than their peers did a decade ago — by almost 60% on average.

A new report from the nonprofit the...

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