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‘Gender Justice’ Profs OK With Discrimination Against White Men

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

According to these folks, the answer to fighting discrimination is… more discrimination.

Mark Tapson of Frontpage Mag reports.

‘Gender Justice’ Professors Urge Discrimination Against White Males

Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was recently the scene of a forum on misogyny titled “Transforming our campus and strengthening our community.” The discussion, hosted in part...

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Domino’s Pizza Thanks Cows, UC Berkeley Animal Rights Club Protests

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

Because of course they did.

G. Haley Massara of The Daily Californian reports:

Campus animal rights club protests Domino’s Pizza location

A UC Berkeley animal rights activist club held a demonstration in front of a Domino’s Pizza franchise Saturday, protesting an ad campaign they felt was misleading as well as the company’s use of...

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Sororities at UVA Told to Avoid Fraternity Event

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

Isn’t it strange how some people are acting like the now discredited story about rape at UVA really happened?

CBS News in Washington, DC reported.

National Leaders Tell U. Va. Sororities to Avoid Frat Bid Night

Sororities at the University of Virginia have been told to stay away from fraternity recruitment events scheduled Saturday.
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Former Athletes Sue UNC and NCAA after Fake Courses Scandal

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

The repercussions from the fake UNC courses for athletes are still occurring. The athletes are now striking back for not receiving a quality education.

Inside Higher Ed has the story.

Two Former Athletes Sue UNC, NCAA Over Fake Courses

Two former athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are suing the...

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College Students in India Killed by Train While Taking Selfie

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

A sad story and a reminder to students. Don’t let your phone distract you from your surroundings.

Ishita Mishra of the Times of India reports.

Selfie in front of running train costs three college-goers their life

Attempts to click “eye-catching pictures” to upload them on social networking sites cost three college going friends from...

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Berkeley Wants to Build Their “Global” Campus Just 10 Miles Away

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

The campus is going to feature a ”global citizenship” curriculum, too.

Berkeley Plans to Build a Global Campus, 10 Miles From Home

The University of California at Berkeley plans to open a global campus, but it intends to do so without going very far from home. Under the plan, partner universities from around the...

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Oklahoma State Study Finds 80% of Americans Want Labels on Food That Contains DNA

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00am

Maybe the labels should also indicate foods which contain molecules and atoms.

Ilya Somin of the Washington Post reported.

Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA”

A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on...

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North Dakota Bill Requiring Students To Pass Citizenship Test Hits Governor’s Desk

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:30am

Civic duty or burdensome requirement?

In North Dakota, students might soon be required to pass the same exam those seeking U.S. Citizenship must pass.

Mike Nowatzki of the Grand Forks Herald reports:

Bill requiring students to pass civics test before graduating on its way to N.D. governor’s desk

BISMARCK – A bill requiring North Dakota high school students to...

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Ohio State Wants to Give Honorary Degree to Kathleen Sebelius

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00am

After all, she did such a bang-up job with Obamacare, right?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Ohio State wants to give Kathleen Sebelius an honorary degree

Remember the lady who flubbed the Affordable Care Act roll out so badly that she resigned in disgrace? Ohio State wants to give the Obamacare flunky one of...

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This University Doesn’t Want Students Addressed as “Mr.” or “Ms.”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

Staffers have been advised to stop using gendered courtesy titles such as Mr. or Ms. at City University of New York.

Mike Vilensky writes at the Wall Street Journal:

CUNY: Don’t Address Students as ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’

“Mr.,” “Mrs.” and “Ms.” are being shown the door at the Graduate Center...

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The Factual Feminist Explains the Truth About Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

A new video from Christina Hoff Sommers offers the facts vs. the myths about sexual assault with an eye to college campuses.

Watch below.

National Review has more.

The “Factual Feminist” on Sexual Assault

In the American Enterprise Institute’s ongoing YouTube video series, the “Factual Feminist,” myth-laden feminist talking points are critically analyzed and, ultimately,...

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Department Chair at American University Pleads Guilty to Multiple Charges

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

A department chair at American U. has ended up pleading guilty to a long list of illegal actions. Keith L. Alexander from the Washington Post reports.

American University professor charged with setting fires pleads guilty to burglary

An American University professor who was charged with breaking into an office building and setting several...

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Queens College CUNY Prof Wants to Let Illegal Immigrants Vote

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

Just wondering, which other countries let non-citizens vote in their elections?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Professor: America Should Let Illegal Aliens VOTE

Earlier this month, a professor at Queens College, City University of New York asserted that “the right to vote in this country has never been...

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Facebook – Enemy of the 4.0

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

Facebook and college students do not mix well. Steve Kolowich from The Chronicle of Higher Education has the story.

Facebook Addiction and GPA

Facebook is a tempting distraction. I have it open as a tab in my browser as I write this. And look, it’s showing that I have a new notification! I...

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Did NPR Influence the Education Department on Sexual Harassment?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00am

Our friend Hans Bader has written a new column for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Did Slanted NPR Story Lead to Hasty, Illegal Education Department Sexual Harassment Rules?

Bad things can happen when an agency (like the Education Department) throws caution to the wind and regulates based on slanted media coverage from National Public Radio,...

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This Judge’s Ruling Could Change Veteran Tuition Benefits In Texas

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:30am

What are the implications of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr.?

Benjamin Wermund of The Houston Chronicle writes:

Judge decides on UH veterans tuition benefits

In a ruling that could add to Texas universities’ financial challenges, a judge on Monday struck down a clause in a state law limiting veterans’ tuition...

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Obama Drops Plan to Tax College Savings Accounts

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:00am

How did they think this was a good plan? Luckily they’ve dropped it. What does it say about Obama that even Nancy Pelosi thought this was a bad idea?

Bernie Becker of The Hill reports.

Obama scraps plan to tax college accounts

President Obama is scrapping his proposal to tax withdrawals from a popular...

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Will a SCOTUS Ruling Make Colorado a School Choice Hot Spot?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will Taxpayers v. Douglas County Board of Education be a game changer?

Ben DeGrow of Watchdog.org writes:

Supreme Court ruling could make Colorado a school choice destination

Anticipation is building among school choice supporters for a Colorado court ruling that could create wide and deep ripples in the fabric of American K-12 education.

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Amherst College Settles Suit Over Diploma Withheld Because of Alleged Rape

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Here’s another example of how an accusation of rape can nearly ruin a student’s life.

Stephanie Barry reports via Masslive.

Amherst College settles suit filed after diploma withheld over rape allegation

A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation...

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NY Times Writer Slams Yale Police for Mistaking His Son for Campus Suspect

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

A New York Times columnist known for criticizing racial profiling is now publicizing his own son’s story with Yale campus police. The New Haven Independent reports.

Update: Columnist’s Son Was Forced To Ground At Gunpoint

(Updated) A Yale cop ordered a black student to the ground at gunpoint because he allegedly “matched” a...

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Prager University – How Dark Were the Dark Ages?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

It turns out the ‘Dark Ages’ weren’t as dark as you might think.

Check out this fascinating new Prager University video hosted by Professor Anthony Esolen of Providence College.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Were the Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, characterized by oppression, ignorance, and backwardness in areas like human rights,...

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Free Community College is Really a $60 Billion Plan

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Free community college does not exist unless you live in a universe where paying $60 billion over ten years is ‘free.’ Arielle Mueller from Hillsdale College’s The Collegian has the story.

There is no ‘free’ community college

“We still live in a country where too many bright, striving Americans are priced out of...

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