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Common Core Emerging as Big Issue in November’s Election

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

“Common Core opposition is …grassroots, and support is so astroturf. ”

In addition to Obamacare, it looks like American voters may be heading to the polls to issue a referendum on Common Core:

Parents across the country may hold the key to this year’s mid-term elections as they vent their anger over the implementation of a controversial education achievement measure called the Common...

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Rutgers Student Government Votes to OK Condi Rice as Grad Speaker

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

We recently told you that some faculty members at Rutgers were objecting to the choice of Condoleezza Rice as commencement speaker. Now the student government has voted and the objectors lost.

The College Fix reports.

In Narrow Vote, Rutgers Student Government OKs Condi Rice As Grad Speaker

In a close vote preceded by plenty...

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UVA student sues state for $40 million over her “bottled water and cookie dough” arrest

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

About a year ago, we covered the story of a University of Virginia student who spent the night in jail when her water bottle and cookie dough purchases were confused for something illegal by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents.

It looks like that purchase may be very, very expensive…for the state.

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U. Oregon Arts Course Focuses on Climate Change

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

The left is methodically politicizing every area of study in higher ed. Even the arts are no longer safe.

Richard Perez-Pena of the New York Times reports.

Using the Arts to Teach How to Prepare for Climate Crisis

University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at...

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Once Unionized, Obamacare Forces Northwestern to Pay for Football Players’ Maternity Coverage

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have been following the drive for unionization by the Northwestern University football team.

If they proceed, due to the rules of Obamacare, it looks like the school will be buying maternity coverage for...

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NYU Prof Thinks You Should Pay More Taxes if Your Parents Were Rich

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Professor Dalton Conley of NYU wrote the article excerpted below for the Washington Post with his son. I guess we can file this story under economic justice.

Were your parents rich? Maybe you should pay more in taxes.

We have both been lucky enough to attend one of the best public high schools...

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Intriguing New Campus Event: “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less”

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:30am

The University of South Carolina Upstate is hosting a production of “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less.”

But….I thought that you were born that way? Progressive activists really need to learn to be more consistent.

The event is part of the school’s “Bodies of Knowledge 6 Symposium and Conference”....

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Some Ohio State Students Unhappy With Choice of Chris Matthews for Commencement Speaker

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8:00am

Luckily for Chris Matthews, since he’s a liberal, students won’t show up to protest his appearance, rudely interrupt his speech or get up and walk out. That only happens to conservative speakers.

Collin Binkley of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio State students upset Chris Matthews tapped as commencement speaker

Some Ohio State University students...

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Showing it’s “All About the Benjamins” NYU’s Newest Course Features Puff Daddy

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

After a New York University scholar sets up a date using the Hook-Up Facebook page, what music may best set the proper mood?

Given the escalating tuition costs, I might suggest the ever cl...

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American University College Republicans President Responds to Student Video

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Last week we shared a video of American University students who were unable to name a single US senator.

This weekend, the president of the College Republicans at the school appeared on Fox and Friends to respond.

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Waynesburg U. Co-Ed – No one will ever win the battle of the sexes

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

Waynesburg Univeristy student Nika Anschuetz thinks that instead of pitting men against women (as often occurs as part of progressive campus activism),  the qualities of both should be cherished and celebrated.

…Equality is overused by both political parties. Political leaders aim to sway voters by using the term “equality.” Gender...

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Daytona State Approves $10,000 Bachelor’s Degree in Education

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

$10,000 seems like a such a reasonable price for a Bachelor’s degree. Looks like Florida’s governor Rick Scott is getting results.

Channel 13 News of Florida reports.

Daytona State College board approves $10,000 bachelor’s degree in education

Earning a bachelor’s degree in education at Daytona State College will soon be more affordable than ever.

Beginning...

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Touchdown! NLRB office backs union for Northwestern football players

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have been following the efforts of the Northwestern University football team to unionize.

In potential landmark case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) backed  bid for collective bargaining by Northwestern...

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‘Work Colleges’ Let Students Pay Off Debt Before Graduation

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:00am

Given the student debt crisis, you’d think more colleges would follow this model.

Lisa Rathke of Pilot Online reports.

Students’ jobs pay off tuition at N.C. work college

Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven “Work Colleges” around the country, students are...

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JP Morgan stops investment account of “America’s Deadliest Fraternity”

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 9:30am

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the fraternity whose  icy ‘torture’ of pledges that evoked Tarantino films and allegedly led to the death of some students, is now facing further consequences of its past hazing activities.

Early this month, JPMorgan Chase & Co. stopped managing an investment account for a prominent client: the charitable foundation...

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U. Arizona Students Riot Over Basketball Team’s Loss

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Posted by    Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:00am

So your team lost the big game. Is that any reason for mob behavior?

There’s no excuse for this.

FOX News reports.

University of Arizona students riot after NCAA Tournament loss

Tucson police said Saturday night that they shot pepper spray at several hundred fans who took to the streets and threw beer bottles and...

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Baylor U. Student on Free Markets and Fast Cars

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Baylor University student Danny Huizinga explores the American car market and how far its been driven from the realm of a truly free market.

News broke last week that Tesla, a California-based electric car company, had been banned from selling cars in several states due to lobbying pressure from existing car dealers....

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University of Idaho Prepares for Guns on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

Sounds like the state of Idaho has real respect for the Second Amendment.

How refreshing.

The Washington Times reports.

University preparing for guns on campus

The University of Idaho is taking steps to comply with a new state law that allows people with an enhanced concealed-carry permit to bring a concealed weapon on campus.

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UPenn Criticized for Response to Recent Student Suicides

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

Tragically, four students at the University of Pennsylvania have committed suicide this academic year, three of them since Christmas.

Though the school’s president and provost have launched the Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare, UPenn administrators are drawing fire for waiting months to publicly report a student’s suicide and for...

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University of Iowa Denies HBO Request to Film ‘Girls’ on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Just think of what the students at the University of Iowa are missing out on. Disruptive film crews, entire areas of campus restricted to people who work for the show. Who wouldn’t want to deal with that?

Nikara Johns of Variety reports.

University of Iowa Denies Request to Film ‘Girls’ on Campus

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UCLA student explains problems with science classes’ peer review approach

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 11:00am

Amid all the troubling reports of problems with the new, national education standards implementation, there is chatter about instituting “Common Core” at colleges.

University of California – Los Angeles student Samah Pirzada takes look at science course peer review system at her school, which is similar in concept to some Common...

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Progressives Try to Block Condoleezza Rice from Speaking at University of Minnesota

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 9:30am

It’s worth noting that this same thing recently happened at Rutgers. In this case a student and a professor, both of them white men, are leading the charge.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

Bitter white...

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