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Columbia U. Sorority’s “Beer Olympics” Center of Latest Diversity Drama

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Another sombrero-wearing sorority is in trouble after hosting a “Beer Olympics”.

A Columbia University sorority has come under attack following an Olympics themed beer pong tournament that many students said invoked offensive cultural stereotypes to portray various nationalities, including people from Mexico, Ireland, and Japan.

Student newspaper the...

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University of Utah Students Busted for Smoking Pot in Campus Igloo

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

College students getting busted for smoking pot is hardly breaking news, but a campus igloo? Really?

Breitbart News reports.

University of Utah Students Caught Smoking Pot in Campus Igloo

University of Utah police said officers peered inside an igloo built on campus and discovered a group of students smoking marijuana.

Garth Smith, spokesman for police...

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Harvard Student: How “Gay Pride” Backfires

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00am

In the wake of the alarming veto of Arizona’s religious freedom bill, a recent op-ed by Harvard student Ian R. Van may be worthwhile reading for gay activists.

…Institutions such as the Office of BGLTQ Student Life here at Harvard are counterproductive because they promote the sort of separateness that must be...

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Presumed Guilty On Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9:30am

A new piece by Peter Berkowitz at Real Clear Politics examines a legal case at Swarthmore and its implications for higher education.

On College Campuses, a Presumption of Guilt

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — On Feb. 22, in celebration of its sesquicentennial, Swarthmore College proudly hosted “The Liberal Arts in Action: A Symposium on the...

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New York University’s Super Secret Anti-Israel Confab

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:00am

Given the response to the UCLA student government’s rejection of an anti-Israel BDS resolution, little wonder that another institution wants to avoid drawing attention to its upcoming Israel-bashing conference.

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Fewer High School Graduates Means Hunt for College Applicants is On

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bloomberg’s Janet Lorin reports on the dwindling number of Midwest high school graduates that has spurred a hunt for college applicants.

She speaks to Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.”

 
 
 
 

Central Michigan U. to Offer Course on Zombies

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Don’t college students often discuss TV shows and movies in their free time anyway? Why does anyone need to pay for a course like this?

The Washington Times reports.

Mich. college offers course in zombies, apocalypse

Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course...

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Occidental College Bans Investment in “Assault Weapons” Manufacturers

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

Despite the fact that one of the few areas of growth in the American economy is gun sales, one college has decided weapons manufacturers shouldn’t be part of its investment portfolio:

A fascinating development, given that these same companies also produce the weapons bought by many campus police departments.

Occidental College trustees have...

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University Returns Funds to College Republicans After Public Outcry

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Last Sunday, we told you about the student government at Old Dominion University, which took funds from the College Republicans and gave them to another group. The money has now been returned.

Julius Lacano of The College Fix provides an update.

UPDATE: University Returns College Republicans Funds After Public Outcry

A week ago, the...

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Two University Newspapers at Prove the Value of a Student-Run Free Press

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

The Foundation of Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) features two student newspapers working to restore First Amendment rights to the student body and showcasing the importance of free press rights on campus.

Maxton Thoman of the [University of Alabama| student paper The Crimson White writes about the university’s repeated failures to uphold...

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Professor Jonathan Turley on Obama overreaches: We’re at a constitutional tipping point

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00am

By now, College Insurrection readers should be well acquainted with Professor Jonathan Turley. Once again, this Constitutional law expert is sounding the alarm and he doesn’t disappoint.

Allahpundit of Hot Air reports.

Jonathan Turley on Obama’s executive overreach: We’re at a constitutional tipping point

The other key takeaway here,...

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Former Black Pather Angela Davis is Keynote Speaker at U. Minnesota Diversity Event

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:30am

“We need much more activism today.”

It looks like former Communist Party USA leader and Black Panther Angela Davis is doing a grand tour of American schools.

After speaking at Catholic Seattle University and Elizabethtown College, she gave the keynote address for the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s (UMD) Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism.

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Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro Takes on BDS at UCLA in Epic Smack Down

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00am

In case you missed it at Legal Insurrection, at UCLA this week the student council voted down a resolution to divest from Israel.

Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro, who is an alum, attended the event and gave a speech for the ages.

Here’s the full text of Shapiro’s comments…

My name is Ben Shapiro. I’m an...

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Modesto Junior College Settles Constitution-Distributing Student’s Lawsuit

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have been following the case of a California community college student prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution — on Constitution Day, of all days, because of campus “free speech zone” restrictions.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announces a victory in...

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Funny Video Looks at the Downside of College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

This video is a parody commercial for “EveRy University” and it’s pretty darn funny.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller describes it this way.

This hilarious video explains why college is so awful

Do you want to go thousands of dollars into debt studying irrelevant subjects in order to have a chance to compete...

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Dartmouth Students Rail Against Reparation Demand Email

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

“I think that these people are completely out of touch with reality.”

We recently reported that a student “Diversity Group” at Dartmouth threatened physical action if their questionable demands aren’t met.

If the response to this demand email is any indication,  “diversity drama” has little audience among Dartmouth’s students.

A mysterious email that appeared in Dartmouth College students’ inboxes Monday that claimed the Ivy League institution...

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Lawsuit Seeks Reimbursement for Students With Debt but no Career

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

Can’t find a job after paying for college? Just sue someone, it’s the American way.

Emily S. Rueb writes at The New York Times.

Suit Seeks Relief for Trade School Students With Years of Debt but No Career

The Wilfred Academy promised her “everything you’ll need for your beauty career.” When she enrolled, Ana...

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Madison University committee notes lack of specificity in new “Diversity Plan”

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

One school has caught on that vaunted “diversity plans” are often a little light on specifics and firm goals.

The Associated Students of Madison University Affairs Committee met Tuesday to discuss the latest campus diversity plan as drafted by the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee.

The AHDPC was formed in 2012 and is composed...

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Google Doesn’t Care About Hiring Top College Grads

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00am

Lots of people want to work for Google, the company pretty much has its pick of employees.

Do they want the best of America’s colleges and universities? Nope.

Max Nisen of Quartz reports.

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved...

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UNC Poverty Center’s Inappropriate, Possibly Illegal, Political Activities Revealed

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:30am

A public records request filed by a state conservative organization confirms that the University of North Carolina’s Poverty Center is using publicly funded resources for inappropriate (and possibly illegal) political activities (hat-tip, Instapundit).

The Civitas Institute reports:

Email records show that the center...

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Mother Takes the SAT 7 Times to Help Her Son Get into College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:00am

Mind you, she didn’t take the SAT for him, she claims she was trying to help motivate him.

The mother is Debbie Stier and she wrote about her experience in The Atlantic. There are a few choice excerpts below.

I Took the SAT 7 Times to Help My Son Get Into College

Ethan’s d...

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Franklin and Marshall College Student: Bill de Blasio, Poster Child for Idiocy

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

Franklin and Marshall College student Daniel Pellegrino has an early review of how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio handling his new position.

The student, a New York City resident, is less than impressed.

When asked by his boss, Michael Scott, what the most inspirational thing that he had ever told him...

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