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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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Time to Use a Content Ratings System for College Courses?

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Posted by    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have been discussing a college ratings system from the Obama Administration, which has already impacted institutions’ acceptance choices.

Once students arrive on campus, RealClearPolitics contributor Peter Berkowitz suggests that a content-based rating be applied to every course offered, similar to the system used for movies.

Since the late 1960s, the movies have...

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Daughter of Murder Victim Questions New York State Prison College Program

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Posted by    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

Earlier this month, we reported that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to bring higher education back to the state’s prison system.

In the video below, a young woman whose father was murdered during a robbery questions the idea and says she might be for it with one caveat.

Video by CBS 6...

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Lesbian Professor’s “Road to Damascus” Moment

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Posted by    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

The College Fix contributor Samantha Watkins, a student at Point Loma Nazarene University, tells a fascinating story of one New York professor’s journey of faith discovery.

As a tenured lesbian professor at Syracuse University, Dr. Rosario Champagne Butterfield set out to study and ultimately expose the “Religious Right”...

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College Mascots, the Newest Victims of Global Warming

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Posted by    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

One thing has become clear, no one is safe from the ravaging effects of global warming. Even college mascots are now at risk.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

Democrat warns that global warming is about to kill your college mascot FOREVER

Well, America, it’s been a dreary, snowy and crazy-cold winter across...

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Rowan U. Defends Free Speech After Students Demand “Hate Speech” Policy

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Posted by    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) shares a story about role reversal — campus administrators defending free speech from student demands.

Rowan University student newspaper The Whit reported late last month on a student petition urging the school to revise its free speech policy in order to address “recent hate...

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Turns Out Some Female College Coaches are Awfully Bossy

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Posted by    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:00am

What a shame. These women are supposed to be role models not just boss people around. The worst thing about being bossy is that we then have to point out that the bossy person is being bossy.

Allie Grasgreen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Equal Opportunity Bullying

Carole Oglesby remembers emotional abuse from her...

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Texas Tech University Hikes Tuition for Upcoming Academic Year

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Posted by    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9:30am

According to a report by Breitbart’s Kristin Tate, school is about to get a bit more expensive for some Texas students.

Students in the Texas Tech University System will see a tuition increase of nearly 4 percent for the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the Associated Press.

More specifically, $183 will be added...

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Xavier U. Student Accused of Rape, Wins a Round in Federal Court

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Posted by    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8:00am

As KC Johnson of Minding the Campus points out below, this situation is highly unusual and maybe even a first.

A First–Accused of Rape, Xavier Student Wins a Round in Federal Court

In something close to a first-of-its-kind decision (in a similar case filed against Holy Cross, the judge sided with the university;...

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Princeton Student on “The Invisible Minority” on Campus – Low Income Students

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Posted by    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

While college administrators savor platinum perks and fraternity parties are targeted by diversity police, Princeton University sophomore Lea Trusty discusses an overlooked minority on campus: Low income students.

….You can imagine my surprise and panic when I was slapped with an $800 due expected by the end of February. I called the...

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Cameron University Prof May Lose Job for Accusing a Colleague of Racism

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Posted by    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

Professor Alfred Duckett is accused of creating a racially hostile environment at the school but his case is raising questions on the limits of free speech.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Free Speech or Hostility?

Is calling a colleague a racist in public grounds for termination? A tenured professor of music at...

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“CMT versus BET” frat party sparks outrage from the usual suspects

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Posted by    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

The Diversity Police are descending on another fraternity event, this one humorously pitting two cable music stations against each other.

McDaniel College in Westminster [Maryland] says it’s investigating a “CMT versus BET” party thrown by sorority and fraternity members wearing outfits inspired by Country Music Television and Black Entertainment Television.

Vice President for...

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Congratulations to Jeanne Kirkpatrick Award Winner Bob Paquette

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Posted by    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

Here at College Insurrection, we’ve linked the work of Bob Paquette many times. We’d like to join Jay Schalin and others at National Review in congratulating Bob on this award.

I’ll Second that Congratulations to Bob Paquette

Often, particularly in recent years, the world seems to m...

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Minnesota Daily Photos of Student Alcohol & Drug Use Raises Eyebrows, Concerns

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Posted by    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

A candid photo essay by a student newspaper on campus drug and alcohol use at the University of Minnesota may be giving its participants lessons in the consequences of social media messaging.

Concerns are being raised about the exploitation of students and how anonymous they truly are, living in an “Instagram” world.

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Girl Who Sued Parents for College Tuition Forced to Move Home

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Posted by    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently told you about a high school senior who was suing her parents for college tuition. She lost.

Tina Nguyen of Mediaite provides an update.

Cheerleader Who Sued Parents...

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