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George Mason University Prof Attacked by Loon in His Classroom

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

Professor Tyler Cowen of George Mason was attacked by a peper spray wielding crazy person in his classroom this week. Elizabeth Nolan Brown of Reason reported.

Economist Tyler Cowen Pepper Sprayed While Teaching Class at George Mason University

Economist, author, and George Mason University (GMU) professor Tyler Cowen was pepper sprayed in his...

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U. of M. Student: Ukraine Crisis Initiates Cold War, Version 2.0

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

University of Michigan student Derek Draplin has a detailed review of the unfolding events in Ukraine and Russia’s interests in that region.

He surmises that the swiftest end to the crisis would be similar to what stopped the Cold War: Solid leadership, Ronald Reagan style.

…Besides Ukraine’s economic and historical significance to Russia,...

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Victory for Free Speech on College Campuses in Tennessee

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

It’s amazing that legislation which undermines free speech is sometimes introduced by the very people who are supposed to represent our best interests. We need more watchdogs.

Joseph Cohn of The FIRE reports.

Victory in Tennessee: Bill Banning Outside Speakers Is Abandoned

News reports today indicate that Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield is abandoning...

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Princeton Co-Ed Makes the Modern Woman’s Case for Celebrating Chivalry

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

Princeton student Penina Krieger makes a brilliant case for preserving chivalry in The Princeton Tory.

…The reason for chivalry cannot simply be women’s need to have someone help them with the odious task of opening the door; if this were the reason for the tradition, an automatic door would do just as...

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Knox College Student – Democrats Sink to New Low

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

Knox College student Alex Uzarowicz has written a new post for the College Conservative in which he examines the political effects of Obamacare on the Democratic Party.

Democrats Sink to New Low

The political chatter on the Left is clear: Obamacare is good news. The law will expand coverage, lower healthcare costs, and...

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Bold, New Idea: Let’s Make “Non-Profit” Colleges Accountable, too!

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

We recently reported that the Obama Administration is poised to release new rules on “for profit” colleges, which were based on ones that a judge declared “arbitrary” and “capricious”.

However, in an opinion piece published by Reuters, Reihan Salam suggests some of the rules may have merit — and should be applied...

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U. Chicago to Borrow $400 Million This Year

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

It looks as though finances at the University of Chicago are handled in a manner very similar to its home state of Illinois.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

U of Chicago Plans to Borrow Hudreds of Millions This Year

This week, news emerged that the University of Chicago, another of our nation’s elite...

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Laoyffs at Maine universities pitting younger profs against older faculty

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

Anger at faculty layoffs at Southern Maine is boiling over into a battle between the generations.

Professors say administration is attacking tenure, pitting younger and older faculty members against one another. Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard files this report:

Anger over faculty layoffs at the University of Southern Maine boiled over Friday when...

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Video – College Students Can’t Name a US Senator

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

This video is just sad.

I’d be willing to bet that the students who read College Insurrection would be able to answer this question easily.

To be fair, one young woman does name Rand Paul.

Dan Joseph of MRCTV is a patient man.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller provides a good description.

American University students...

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Lost Generation: Today’s youth will be haunted by the “Great Recession”

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

Bloomberg contributor Mike Dorning analyzes historic data and today’s economic climate, as it pertains to the career prospects for young people around the world.

His conclusion: The specter of the “Great Recession” will continue to haunt this generation for quite some time to come.

The worst global economic slump since the Great Depression...

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College Conservative – Socialism is Responsible for the Deaths of 100 Million

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new essay at the College Conservative, Vladimir Davidiuk responds to his own school newspaper and provides a reminder of the truth about socialism.

Socialism: 100 Million Dead

In the March 6, 2014 edition of the University of St. Thomas student newspaper, The Summa, a rather troubling and disturbing article entitled, “The Undeservedly...

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Indiana may become first state to ditch Common Core

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

A recent announcement indicates that Indiana is the first state to formally abandon the Common Core standards.

However, the news is being met with skepticism as critics of the nationalized initiative believe that the state may simply “rebrand” most of the same Common Core standards with a different label.

Dr. Susan Berry of...

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SEIU Targets Adjunct Professors Across the Nation

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

Unions like the SEIU are always looking for ways to expand the ranks of their dues paying membership. What better group to target than adjunct professors who have a growing list of grievances?

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

‘Critical’ Organizing

Hoping to reach an estimated 1 million adjunct professors nationwide, Service Employees...

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U. Wisconsin – Madison Diversity Workshops: No Whites, Heterosexuals Allowed

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently discussed that a Washington state community college recently promoted a “no whites” Happy Hour to celebrate diversity.

Now, the University of Washington – Madison offer “no whites allowed” events that are even less diverse; a portion will also exclude heterosexuals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently hosted a diversity forum that banned...

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UCSB Responds to Prof’s Attack on Pro-Life Teen by Blaming the Victim

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently told you about Mireille Miller-Young, the professor who has now been charged for her assault on a pro-life teen. Alec Torres of National Review now reports that the school administration has responded by blaming the victim.

UCSB Smears Pro-Lifers After Pr...

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Swarthmore’s “Fat Justice” Feminism Event as classy as you would expect

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 9:30am

Seminar given by self-described “angry, man-hating lesbian.”

The only thing missing from Swarthmore College’s recent seminar was a “blame Bush” talking point.

But there is always next year!

Swarthmore College hosted a “Fat Justice and Feminism” seminar during which students were told that President Ronald Reagan “fucked everything up” for fat people, that the Body Mass Index was invented by...

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Pro-Israel Students at U. Michigan Called Kike, Dirty Jew

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:00am

When did hateful, disgusting antisemitism become acceptable on college campuses? Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon provides the shocking report below.

Pro-Israel Students Called ‘Kike,’ ‘Dirty Jew’ at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan would not explain how it is responding to death threats and racial epithets that were reportedly issued...

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Film About Anti-God Bias on Campus Opens to Strong Box Office Returns

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

We recently told you about a new movie called ‘God’s Not Dead’ which looks at anti-God bias in higher ed. It did very well on its first weekend.

The College Fix reports.

‘God’s Not Dead’ Takes Weekend Box Office By Storm

“God’s Not Dead” – a movie that highlights the anti-God bias prevalent at universities...

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Hunter College Student on Sheryl Sandburg and #BanBossy

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Legal Insurrection recently reported on Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and the “Ban Bossy” campaign that is likely to have been launched as part of Hillary Clinton’s move to secure the 2016 nomination as the Democratic candidate for president.

Hunter College student Kyle Sabo analyzes the video as well, seeing a bit...

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Students Protest Budget Cuts at University of Southern Maine

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

Protests don’t change financial truths but I expect we’ll see more protests like this at other schools in the coming months.

Sam Hill of the USM Free Press reports.

Over two hundred students protesting university budget cuts at Woodbury Campus Center

Students and faculty listened to several speakers at the Woodbury amphitheater, including state...

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Prager U. Video: What is Social Justice

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

This week’s video course at Prager University asks an intriguing question: What is “Social Justice”.

In this week’s video, author and columnist Jonah Goldberg tells you how to stump your left-wing friends: Ask them to define the term “social justice.” That should be easy, right? After all, the term is everywhere: on...

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Mumps Outbreak Spreads From Campus of Ohio State

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

Yesterday we told you about an unusual outbreak of Mumps at Ohio State. Alexandra Sifferlin of Time is now reporting that the disease has left campus.

Ohio Mumps Outbreak Spreads Beyond University Walls

Outbreak began in Ohio State University, but health officials in Columbus say virus is now affecting people with no links...

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