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Brown releases report detailing how protests forced Ray Kelly lecture cancellation

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Four months ago, Professor Jacobson reported about a lecture by New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at Brown University was called off due to protesters interrupting the speaker.

This week, the university released a report outlining what happened. Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik has the details:

The report says that the university offered...

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U. Virginia Politics Prof Analyzes Disappointment of the Obama Faithful

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

The piece excerpted below is a very smart analysis of politics as they relate to Obama supporters and their cult-like devotion to the president.

James W. Ceaser, a professor of politics at the University of Virginia published this at The Weekly Standard.

Hat tip to Ace...

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Missouri Republican sets $8 aside in budget for Common Core skeptics’ tin foil hats

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

The level of disrespect one Missouri Republican has shown his constituents is truly astonishing.

Skeptical that the national Common Core standards will improve the quality of education in local schools? Then you must be a lunatic conspiracy theorist — at least according to Missouri State Rep. Mike Lair, a Republican, who set...

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U. of St. Thomas Student – Freedom is Owning a Gun

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Vladimir Davidiuk has written a new piece for The College Conservative that celebrates the second amendment.

Give it a look.

Freedom Is Owning A Gun

The right to bear arms, enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution, has been under attack by liberals for decades. They fight on, in spite of the fact...

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NCAA Asserts It Doesn’t Have to Share TV License Fee Profits with Players

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00am

Athletes are quickly learning to calculate how to best cash in on the enormous money made in college sports.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is now being forced into a trial by football and basketball players seeking a share of $800 million a year in licensing fees for televised games.

The case is...

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Sexual Consent on Campus Now Has to be More Explicit Than Sex

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:30am

Cathy Young of Minding The Campus has published a new essay about sexual consent among college students that serves as a warning. You might want to get that yes in writing before proceeding.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

Want to Have Sex? Sign This Contract.

The idea that sexual consent requires an explicit “yes”–one step...

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Dear White People: Race Identity Film Set at “Ivy League Institution”

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Here is evidence that the rather hefty investment in “Diversity Programs” at Ivy League institutions as been a real waste of money.

A new film is about to debut at the famous Sundance Film Festival, and it focuses on race-based misconceptions that whites at those schools still supposedly have.

Cloaked in satire, the...

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UC Davis student newspaper holds news hostage to raise student fees

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have recently featured articles about students calling for certain news items or opinions not to be published if they were “offensive”.

However, the University of California – Davis student publication is not printing any news as part of a fascinating new marketing strategy to promote a fee increase.

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Education Department to Begin Negotiations on Student Aid

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Oh to be a fly on the wall at these meetings. Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Let the Rule Making Begin

WASHINGTON– A 15-person panel appointed by the U.S. Education Department on Wednesday began a months-long negotiating process aimed at developing a package of regulations relating...

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Richard Vedder on “College Endowment Inequality”

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

In the wake of Obamacare and Common Core failures, the Obama Administration has been trying to change the media focus to “income inequality” in recent weeks.

Richard Vedder, economist and adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has ano...

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Catholic College in Seattle to Host Drag Show

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

What a perfect example of the double standard on college campuses.

Students at public universities constantly have their pro-life displays vandalized or taken down, but drag shows are a-OK at a Catholic school.

The College Fix reports.

Catholic University To Host Drag Show; Plans Prompt Protest

Seattle University, a Catholic university founded in 1891, is set to...

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Hedge-Fund Manager Becomes Harvard’s Biggest Donor

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

When progressives on Harvard’s campus rage against the “1 percenters”, perhaps they might to consider that some of their patrons fall into that category.

In fact, a noted hedge fund manager just gave the school its biggest donation in history.

Hedge-fund manager Kenneth Griffin, a 1989 graduate of Harvard University, gave his alma...

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U. Maryland Database Containing Student and Staff Info Hacked

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Hacks are a dime a dozen but this database contained some very sensitive information.

Courtney Pomeroy of CBS News in Washington, DC reported.

U-Md. Database Containing Thousands of Student, Staff Records Hacked

University of Maryland officials have released a statement a day after the university’s president announced a database containing sensitive information about faculty,...

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Who to Blame: Colleges That Produce Most Members Of Congress

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:30am

Given the political and personal shenanigans associated with members of the US Congress, perhaps it is time for Americans to review where their elected representatives have been educated.

More members of Congress attended Harvard University than any other higher education institution, with 47 elected officials on Capitol Hill counted as Crimson alumni,...

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“Diversity has become corporatized on American campuses”

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:00am

The title of this post is the opening line of a new piece by Victor Davis Hanson of National Review.

Diversity just ain’t what it used to be.

The Outdated Business Model of Diversity, Inc.

Diversity has become corporatized on American campuses, with scores of bureaucrats and administrators accentuating different pedigrees and ancestries. That’s...

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U. of St. Thomas Student on Walmart’s Real Investment in America

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

A powerful, new ad from Walmart, narrated by “Dirty Jobs” icon Mike Rowe, was just released on the company’s website and Youtube channel.

University of St. Thomas student Vladimir Davidiuk gives it a two-thumbs-up review.

“At one time I made th...

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States Fix Common Core Problem by Changing its Name

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Common Core is a toxic education program no matter what it’s called but rather than deal with the real problem, some states are just re-branding it.

Perry Chiaramonte of FOX News reports.

Name game: Amid opposition, states change title of Common Core

It might take more than a name change to quell parental anger...

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Flagler College VP Resigns in Wake of False Data Submission Investigation

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

One college official is getting a harsh lesson in the merits of honesty (hat-tip, Instapundit).

Flagler College’s vice president for enrollment management has resigned after an internal investigation revealed he exaggerated test scores, GPAs and class rankings of incoming freshmen from fall 2010 to fall 2013.

Flagler President William Abare, Jr., said Monday...

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College Rethinks Policy Banning Disrespect for College Officials

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

Disrespect is such a broad term. If you look at someone the wrong way they could claim you disrespected them.

Samantha Harris of The FIRE reports.

Centre College Revises Policy Banning “Disrespect for a College Official”

Centre College, FIRE’s June 2012 Speech Code of the Month, has finally revised its policy banning any “disrespect...

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On National Youth Enrollment Day, Obamacare Website Was Down

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that college students were the focus of a major Obamacare enrollment drive.

So, as National Youth Enrollment Day dawned, it seems that organizers forget a major component of potential success was forgotten — yet, again. On that very day, the HealthCare.gov website underwent scheduled maintenance and could not complete...

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Duke University Student Moonlights in Porn

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00am

I guess that’s one way to pay for college. Frankly, the most surprising aspect of the story is that the student says she’s a Republican.

Katie Fernelius of the Duke Chronicle reports.

Portrait of a porn star

*Editor’s note: The sources’ names in this story were changed to protect their identities. The stage name...

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UNC’s Illegal Immigrant Candidate Soundly Defeated in Runoff Election

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9:30am

Illegal immigrant. Check.

Gay. Check.

Feminist. And check.
A progressive’s dream candidate who was running for student body President at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill was soundly defeated in a run-off election. The Daily Caller education editor Eric Owens has more details on Emilio Vicente’s defeat.

Vicente was, in fact, crushed by a...

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