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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.

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U. of South Dakota has “Bitch” Magazine Editor as Keynote Speaker for Diversity Symposium

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Posted by    Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 8:00am

“Feminism’s image problem was something we wanted to up-end (with Bitch magazine)”

When the latest progressive movement focuses on banning the word “bossy”, it would be intriguing to learn what perspectives the editor of “Bitch” magazine may have.

The students at the University of South Dakota had the opportunity during their “Diversity Symposium.” It was everything you would imagine it to be…and more!

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State regulators worry over Education Department’s new online programs proposal

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Education Department has just issued its first draft of new regulations for online programs operating across state lines.

Unsurprisingly, the new proposal has some state regulators deeply concerned: They say the proposal is going to impose substantial burdens on their offices.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford files this report:

The department is looking...

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Video – Greg Lukianoff on ‘The State of Free Speech in America’

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Greg Lukianoff is the nation’s foremost authority of free speech issues on college campuses. If that subject is of interest to you, don’t miss the video below.

Pierce Babirak of The FIRE reports.

Video: ‘The State of Free Speech in America’ with Lukianoff, Fish, Rauch, Posner, Rosen

This Tuesday, FIRE hosted an event focused...

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Harvard student editors’ take on #TwitterisBlocked in Turkey

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

Legal Insurrection recently reported that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blocked Twitter in his country.

The editorial staff of The Harvard Crimson offered their thoughts on the act and what it means about the realities of Turkish democracy.

Hoping to encourage a functional, friendly state in the Middle East, Western powers were...

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College Basketball Coaches Sure Are Angry

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

And bossy.

A new piece by Colin McGowan of Vice takes an in-depth look at the issue.

The Insane Rage of College Basketball Coaches

The NCAA basketball tournament isn’t quite the “One Shining Moment” montage CBS would have you believe it is, but as a television program you can watch that makes you feel...

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U. of Virgina student explores the troubling realities of med, law student debt

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00am

“Large part of our effort is explaining to our students how to manage their debt once they leave medical school.”

We have reported that graduate students are being slammed hard by the high costs associated with their education, to the point many need food stamps.

University of Virgina student Leopold Spohngellert takes a hard look at the realities of graduate student finances of his...

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American University Students Protest Dick Cheney Appearance, Want Him Arrested

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:30am

I guess no one has told the students at American University that Barack Obama has been president for the last six years.

Then there’s the pesky issue of free speech.

How do you think these students would react if someone tried to shut them down?

Via Twitchy…

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Extreme Grade Inflation: UNC Athlete’s Error-Ridden Essay earns A minus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00am

We have been keeping track of the reports of academic fraud perpetrated by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill athletic department.

Business Insider’s Tony Manfred provides an example of the shoddy scholarship that was allowed to fester at the institution. At most, the following essay on Rosa Parks was worth a solid...

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Gates Foundation Presses Feds to Collect Data on College Graduates’ Lives

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

Given the standing ovation Senator Rand Paul received at the blue bastion of UC Berkeley, the following news likely to add fuel to the fire of anger young Americans are experiencing over privacy right violations.

Breitbart’s Frances Martel has this report:

A study released by the Gates Foundation is promoting a system that...

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Adults in Indiana Now Allowed to Keep Guns in School Parking Lots

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

Kudos to the state of Indiana for respecting law abiding adults and their Second Amendment rights.

Stephanie Wang of the Indy Star reports.

Gov. Mike Pence signs bill to allow guns in school parking lots

In line with his history of support for gun rights, Gov. Mike Pence signed in...

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UNC football player denounces institutional academic fraud

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

We have been covering the story of a University of North Carolina professor who was threatened with death after revealing athletes’ shockingly low reading levels.

The Daily Caller reporter Robby Soave has a review and update of the case, which has exposed very troubling instances of academic fraud.

At the University of...

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Skidmore College to Offer Course on Miley Cyrus

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

Alternate title: Skidmore College takes a wrecking ball to higher education.

Have we really come to this?

Jennie Grey of The Saratogian reports.

Skidmore to offer course on Miley Cyrus

Skidmore College, whose slogan is “Creative thought matters,” will offer an innovative course this summer starring Miley Cyrus and all her incarnations as a way...

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Chinese Exchange Students Targeted by College’s “Zero Tolerance” Gun Rules

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

Based on the following story, perhaps administrators of student exchange programs should focus more effort on explaining the complexities of campus gun rules for their charges.

Two Chinese students at La Roche College in Pennsylvania are facing criminal charges for shooting a toy gun on campus.

Haotian Liu and Dixiaonan Zhou brought a...

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‘Rape Culture’ Activism at Occidental College and BuzzFeed

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

KC Johnson of Minding The Campus reports on a situation at Occidental College where students and faculty have joined forces in rape culture activism and a BuzzFeed report which made things worse.

Irrational ‘Rape Culture’ Activism at Occidental and BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is uncritically fascinated with “rape culture.” Combine that with Occidental, a college...

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Oxymoronic: U of M Exhibit celebrates Abortion as “Life-Sustaining Act”

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

An oxymoron is defined a figure of speech by that produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect.

File the latest news from the University of Michigan as “oxymoronic,” then.

Vivian Hughbanks, a student at Hillsdale College, files this report:

Abortion – the “life-sustaining act” of the ages.

That’s the theme behind an exhibit currently on display...

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