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Belmont U. Student on Cognitive Dissonance and Political Tough Love

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

Belmont University student Taylor Smith offers an intriguing blend of a important psychological theory and politics:

…Cognitive Dissonance Theory, in addition to explaining why we devalue the information put forward by our opponents, also conversely explains how we react to information that we already agree with. When we encounter information that we agree...

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Tufts Launches Program to Give Students a Year Off From School

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

This could be a good thing if the time is used wisely. Interning or volunteering can often lead to job opportunities.

FOX News reports.

College offers to pay for students’ year off, removing financial barrier to travel, volunteer

A new program at Tufts University hopes to remove the financial barriers keeping cash-strapped students from...

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The College Fix is Hiring!

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

The College Fix is one of the best sources of conservative news and views on today’s campuses.

It is giving some talented college students an opportunity to gain journalism experience, and to report on a wide variety of higher education news.

The College Fix has two main goals: to provide college students an...

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Op-Ed: Duke Porn Star a Sign of our Degraded Culture

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

Duke University’s student porn actress has been in the news a lot this week. In a recent column, Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post offered some sobering thoughts on the subject.

What the Duke porn-star student shows us about our degraded culture

To read about the Duke University freshman turned adult-film star is...

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College group’s diversity “Happy Hour” canceled after “no whites allowed” promotion

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Perhaps the organizers of a community college event should consider a course in remedial English.

They obviously don’t understand the meaning of the word “diversity” (hat-tip, Instapundit).

An event meant to celebrate diversity and combat racism at a Washington state community college has been cancelled after a flier emailed to guests said white...

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Google Accused of Data-Mining Student Emails

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:00am

We’ve gotten to the point where everyone is spying on everyone. Even Google isn’t immune from allegations of spying.

Benjamin Herold of Education Week reported.

Google Under Fire for Data-Mining Student Email Messages

As part of a potentially explosive lawsuit making its way through federal court, giant online-services provider Google has acknowledged scanning the...

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U. of Wisconsin Student: Stand Up To Outrageous Bias and Left-Wing Hate

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:30am

Two weeks ago, a video that Kyle Brooks filmed of a radical guest lecture in a required sociology course at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater went viral.

In The College Fix, he now offers a “call to action”, based in his experiences

…For every video we see...

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Florida House Panel Wants an Armed Employee on Every Campus

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8:00am

This sounds like a common sense plan but Democrats are holding up the process.

Leslie Postal of The Orlando Sentinel reported.

Allow armed ‘school safety’ employees on every campus, House panel says

Every Florida school could have an employee carrying a concealed gun, under a bill a House education panel approved Wednesday. The bill...

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Duke Breaks Into the Top 10 Law School List

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

Some good news for Duke University in the form of a new list of top law schools in the country.

U.S. News & World Report’s law school rankings for 2015 are led by the usual schools, with one exception: Duke University’s School of Law broke into the top tier for the first...

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UC Berkeley Prof – Is Paul Ryan Racist?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

UC Berkeley professor Ian Haney Lopez asks this question in a new article at, you guessed it, Politico.

Hat tip to Twitchy.

Is Paul Ryan Racist?

aul Ryan triggered a fires...

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Young Conservative Women Seek Chivalrous Candidates for “Gentlemen’s Showcase”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

Last year, we featured that a conservative group, the Network of Enlightened Women, organized an annual “Gentlemen’s Showcase” to honor men who have acted chivalrously by, for example, opening the door for a woman or digging a woman’s car out of several feet of snow.

They are now seeking candidates for this...

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New MTV Backed Show to Focus on Campus Hook-Up Culture

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

Should a pop culture giant like MTV be celebrating and even normalizing hook-ups? Isn’t there anything better for college related entertainment?

The College Fix reports.

New MTV-backed Show Will Celebrate ‘Walk of Shame’

A new reality show produced by MTV-owned network, VH1, will attempt to make entertainment out of one-night st...

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FIRE’s Review of 2014′s “Disinvitation Season”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:00am

Greg Lukianoff is the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

FIRE has dubbed the spring “disinvitation season,” and in an essay on the increasingly numerous campus protests of conservative speakers (including Condoleezza Rice at Rutgers), he goes on to explain why:

…That is the time, usually early in the...

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Oberlin College Prof Threatened by Muslim Colleague

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 9:30am

Threatening behavior of any kind is not the sort of thing one expects from a college professor. Given the school’s history, it will be interesting to see how the Oberlin community re...

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Yale Raises Tuition, Room and Board Charges for Upcoming School Year

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 8:00am

Bonus: The increase exceeds the benchmark U.S. inflation measure.

Signs of spring abound: The clocks are moved forward, the country is thawing from the “Polar Vortex”, and institutions of higher learning are announcing tuition hikes!

Yale University says that it is increasing prices by 4 percent.

And, as an extra bonus for Young Americans railing against the “1 percenters”,...

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Fee Rip-Off Alert: Students Charged for Dorms Rooms They Don’t Use

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

Students spend countless thousands on housing fees for dorms they may never live in at colleges and universities they may never attend.

The ethics of charging such fees to cash-strapped families are now being scrutinized.

Colleges are asking students for untold thousands of dollars in nonrefundable fees for dorm rooms they may never...

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Meet the Duke University Student Who Works in Porn

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

We’ve reported on her before but she’s no longer hiding her identity.

Her name is Miriam Weeks and here’s what she looks like.

William McGurn writes at the New York Post.

Since the first headlines about the Duke University freshman making...

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A College the Size of a Seminar

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

Leah Libresco, an editorial assistant at The American Thinker takes a look at the evolution of education in an increasingly online world.

A glut of Ph.D.s and endlessly rising college tuition prompted Hollis Robbins to wonder in the Chronicle of Higher Education if we should revive the tradition of the priv...

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Feminists Outraged by New ‘Princeton Mom’ Book

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

I wish these angry feminists would check out Feminism 2.0 with Tammy Bruce.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

Feminists Outraged Over New Book by ‘Princeton Mom’

Susan Patton, aka “The Princeton Mom” has finally released her book, Marry Smart, based on the controversial letter she published last year in The Daily Princetonian, which...

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Harvard Student Advocates for 6 Year One-Time Presidency

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00am

Harvard math major David Freed reviews the history of American presidential elections, calculating that the term should be limited to six-years — with only one-time in office for each President.

Think about it: We would be nearing the end of the Obama presidency of this system were already in place.

Freed explains:

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Stanford Students Denied Funding for Event With Speakers Who Don’t Support Gay Marriage

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:30am

Politically correct totalitarians at Stanford denied the free speech and funds to a student group that believes in traditional marriage. Do you think this would have happened if the shoe was on the other foot?

Susan Kruth of The FIRE has the story.

Last week, the Stanford University Gr...

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U. Michigan Activists Forcing Engineering Students Into Race Studies

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00am

One of the saving graces of the usually challenging science and engineering programs at many universities is that they are light on progressive agenda items.

However, a group of University of Michigan activists is trying to change that.

To become a good engineer of business major, a student must first study the all-important...

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