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Baylor University Student: Don’t Try to Explain Politics with Science

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Posted by    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

Conservative pundits often regale their audiences with reports of “scientific evidence” that their beliefs, actions, or attitudes are inferior to progressive ones based on some questionably obtained data.

Baylor University student Danny Huizinga explores this concept in more detail:

Do Democrats make better neighbors? According to a long article by Ken Stern in The Atlantic, the correct...

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Canadian University Honors Student’s Request to Not Work With Women on Religious Grounds

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Posted by    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

The student’s class professor initially denied the request but the school administration stepped in to override the prof’s decision.

Shawn Jeffords and Terry Davidson of the Toronto Sun report.

Hat tip to Ace Of Spades HQ.

York University prof fires back over religious accommodation controversy

A York University professor is firing back after being ordered...

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Your Next Teaching Assistant May be Named HAL

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Posted by    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

Stanford University may have crated a program that will soon bring “2001: A Space Odyssey” to a classroom soon!

A group of researchers at Stanford University has engineered a computer program which can process thousands of students’ submissions for an assignment in a computer programming course. This “robotutor,” called Codewebs, indexes submissions...

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President Obama Meeting With College Leaders at the White House

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Posted by    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

There’s a partial list of schools sending attendees at the link below. I look forward to providing a follow up report with a complete list and an outline of the topics discussed.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

The White House Summit

WASHINGTON — President Obama will convene a meeting with more than...

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Cal Poly Considers Ban on Student Drinking Games

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Posted by    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

There may be no more drinking games during registered fraternity and sorority parties at California Polytechnic State University, if newly proposed school policies are implemented.

The alcohol policies at Cal Poly have been in negotiation by the university and Greek leaders for the past several months. All fraternities and sororities on campus...

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UCLA Prof Tells People With ‘Jewish Sounding Names’ to Lobby Senate Against Iran Bill

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Posted by    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 11:00am

You would think a college professor would know better than to say such a thing. You would think.

Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon reports.

UCLA Prof Urges Those With ‘a Jewish Sounding Name’ to Lobby Against Iran Bill

A UCLA professor is urging those who “have a Jewish-sounding name” to lobby their...

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West Virgina U’s student newspaper staff: It’s time to talk about hazing

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Posted by    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:30am

Recently, hazing rituals have been described as torture, resulted in serious injury, and led to death.

The staff of West Virginia University’s student newspaper formally expressed concern about the practice in a recent editorial.

It’s 2014, and hazing is still an issue. With all the awareness campaigns and stories in the news, it...

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Education Department ‘Guidance’ Pressures Schools to Adopt Racial Quotas In Discipline

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Posted by    Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:00am

Crime rates are not the same for different racial groups, and student misconduct rates aren’t, either. The Supreme Court ruled many years ago that such racial disparities don’t prove racism or unconstitutional discrimination. But in guidance issued last week by the Education and Justice Departments, the Obama Administration signaled that it...

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Brown Student on Lawsuits in a World of “Free Healthcare”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

It is suspected that Obamacare’s failures will lead to demands for a single-payer healthcare system.

Brown University student Roja Garimella discusses what happens when the American legal system meets the world of “free healthcare”.

However, consider a different scenario in which people obtain services entirely free of charge and...

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The Top Issues Higher Education Will Face in 2014

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

John Ebersole of Forbes compiled the list below. You won’t find any surprises here.

Top Issues Facing Higher Education In 2014

The last several years have seen much white water in higher education. The currents of change have propelled the sector toward, or onto, one rock after another. This year offers no prospect...

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Why Law School Can’t be “Fixed” From Within

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

With applications and enrollments to law school plummeting, educators are wondering how best to fix the problem.

Cleveland State University law professor David Barnhizer has a few thoughts on how not to do it (hat-tip,

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How the GOP Can Win Young Voters in the Midterm Elections

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

There certainly is plenty of opportunity for Republicans with young voters right now.

Julianne Stanford writes at The College Fix.

How GOP Can Win Youth Vote In Midterm Elections

OPINION: Young people want to vote Republican, if the establishment GOP wises up already

In the past year, failed policies and broken promises have caused Millennials...

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Frat’s “Hell Night” Rituals include Hot Sauce and Poop

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

With stories like this, it certainly can be argued that fraternity members are among the most creative on campuses.

A student at the State University of New York at Canton in the furthest reaches of upstate New York has alleged that the fraternity hazing he and two other fraternity pledges endured near...

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Scary Chart of the Day

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:00am

The Washington Post’s Wonkblog asked some well known people for their “favorite” graph of the year. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel chose the graph below.

Peter Thiel’s Graph of the Year

Time has its “Person of the Year.” Amazon has its books of the year. Pretty Much Amazing has its mixtapes of the year....

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Education Department Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages for Financial Aid Packages

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 9:30am

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision hat invalidated part of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Education Department will begin recognizing same-sex couples for the purposes of distributing federal financial aid.

Under the new rules, the federal government will treat gay couples who are married in a state or country...

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Activists at UNC Chapel Hill Push for Gender Neutral Bathrooms

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 8:00am

It looks like some students at UNC are following in the footsteps of fellow activists at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Jay Schalin of See Thru Edu reports.

At UNC, The Personal is Political–Including Bathrooms

A couple of developments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this year illustrate why we have to...

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College Leaders, Faculty Express Concerns About Obama’s College Rating Plan

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have reported that many higher education luminaries, including Janet Napolitano (Former U.S. homeland security secretary turned as president of the University of California system), expressed skepticism about the workability of a college rating system the Obama administration is developing.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford reports on the comments received about the...

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Obamacare Offers Harsh Truth for Millennials

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

The Obama administration can keep calling Obamacare affordable but that doesn’t make it true.

Karl Rove writes at FOX Nation.

ROVE: ObamaCare’s Rude Awakening for the Young

President Barack Obama won PolitiFact’s 2013 “Lie of The Year” for claiming, that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” Instead of being...

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NY assistant principal allegedly steals $800K from teachers union

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

While teachers unions often claim they are victims of conservative policies, at least one seems to be the victim of a rogue assistant principal.

An assistant principal who works at a New York high school in ritzy Westchester County was charged Wednesday with grand larceny after being accused of stealing almost $800,000...

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Modern Language Association Fails to Boycott Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Last week we reported that the Modern Language Association blocked reportage by The Daily Caller and the

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College Student on Obamacare: “I heard it doesn’t work”

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

While professors may be staging an Obamacare love-fest, the administration still isn’t feeling much love from young Americans for its “Affordable Care Act.”

Breitbart’s Jerome Hudson has the details in an exclusive report:

President Obama’s support among young Americans ages 18 to 29 has plunged from 61 percent in December 2012 to last...

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UCLA Faculty Befuddled by Reaction to Left Wing Humanities Failures

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:00am

Back in December, we reported that English majors at UCLA are now required to take gender studies and other leftist favorites.

William Murchison has a new post at See Thru Edu which looks at the faculty reaction to the story which has now been widely reported.

Faculty Shaken by Revelations of Failed...

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