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University of Michigan Students Were Questioned About Free Speech — With Alarming Results

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

Is free speech important? Simple question, right? Not necessarily.

Steven Crower visited the University of Michigan and the responses he received were alarming to say the least.

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University of Michigan ‘Activism’ Class Teaches Capitalism Should be Overthrown

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00am

I wonder if any of the students in this class have cell phones, TVs, cars, or computers? If they do, they can thank Capitalism.

Hunter Swogger of the College Fix reports.

‘Activism’ class at University of Michigan teaches capitalism should be ‘overthrown’

A textbook used for an “activism” class at the University of Michigan...

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The Rise Of The Pro-Choice Republican – On Education

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:30am

Democrats have long touted themselves as the party of choice, but Republicans are giving them a run for the title when it comes to education. With large Republican majorities across the country, educational choice has become a hot topic.

The Economist reports:

Pro choice

ON THE desk of Zeus Rodriguez, the president of St...

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UNC Board Panel UNC wants to Shut Center on Poverty led by Prof who Criticizes Conservatives

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00am

I don’t know why this professor doesn’t like conservatives. Every analysis I’ve ever read about charitable giving in America suggests conservatives give more than liberals.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Who Is Being Political?

There is wide agreement in North Carolina that Gene Nichol is an articulate and forceful advocate for the...

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Nevada Legislature Introduces Campus Carry Bill

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Campus carry continues to be the hotly debated topic in state houses across this country. Nevada joins the ranks of other states mulling campus carry.

Sean Whaley reports for the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Campus gun carry bill introduced in Nevada Legislature

CARSON CITY — A bill that would allow those with concealed weapons...

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Law Profs at Penn Blast School’s Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

There’s a lot of this going around these days.

Jacob Gershman of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Penn Law Professors Blast University’s Sexual-Misconduct Policy

Another Ivy League university is facing criticism from its own law professors over school procedures for handling sexual-assault complaints against students.

A group of 16 University of Pennsylvania Law School professors...

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Why Did Neo-Nazis Threaten An Arizona State Professor?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

In today’s edition of strange and bizarre headlines, we bring you this one from Raw Story.

Travis Gettys of Raw Story reports:

Neo-Nazis threaten Arizona State professor over ‘whiteness’ course after Fox News freakout

An Arizona State University professor has received death threats from white supremacists and neo-Nazis after a Fox News report about...

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What do Texas License Plates Have to do With Free Speech on Campus?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

More than you might think…

Catherine Sevcenko of the FIRE blog reports.

Citing ‘Stand Up For Speech’ Cases, FIRE Urges Supreme Court Not to Expand ‘Government Speech’ Doctrine

Yesterday, FIRE filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the case Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., which is currently before the...

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Boston College Being Investigated for Not Being Accessible

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

Boston College will be investigated after complaints about accessibility.

The Boston Globe reports.

BC faces inquiry over accessibility of campus

Federal and state officials are investigating Boston College for possible violations of accessibility laws, amid complaints from some current and former students with disabilities who describe navigating sections of the campus as a nightmare.

Problem spots,...

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University Prep School Includes White Privilege and Social Justice in Physics Class

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:00am

Of course. How can you understand physics if you don’t understand white privilege? Right?

Katherine Timpf of National Review reports.

New High-School Physics Curriculum Includes Lessons on White Privilege

A high-school physics teacher has developed his own six-day curriculum that he uses to teach about institutional racism, privilege, and social justice as part of...

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Stanford to Host White House Summit

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 9:30am

The famous California university located “where the rolling foothills rise” in the heart of Silicon Valley will host a summit which will discuss cybersecurity and consumer protection.

Stanford University’s Hoover Institue reports.

White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

On Friday, February 13, the White House will host a daylong summit on cybersecurity...

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Wisconsin College Republicans Attacked With Vile Language for Defending Scott Walker

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Read below to see a telling display of that “new tone” Democrats love to lecture the right about.

David Hookstead of the College Fix reports. Language warning.

Wisconsin College Republicans called ‘c*nts,’ ‘ignorant’ for defending Walker

A plea by College Republicans to keep an open mind about Gov. Walker and his budget plan elicits...

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That Time Justice Thomas Asked A Question About Religion At Yale

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

What’s the role of religion in public service?

For this particular question, Justice Thomas wasn’t donning a robe.

Tony Mauro writes at the Legal Times:

Justice Clarence Thomas Asks a Question — at Yale

Religion in the Public Service: A Conversation with Clarence Thomas and John Danforth from Yale Law School on Vimeo.

A weighty discussion at Yale Law School on the role...

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Carnegie Mellon Accidentally Admits 800 Extra Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Oops. Carnegie Mellon just disappointed 800 high school seniors.

Bloomberg reports.

Carnegie Mellon Mistakenly Admits 800 Students

Carnegie Mellon University just joined the ranks of MIT, Johns Hopkins University, UCLA, and other elite schools that have recently broken hearts through a technology glitch, by mistakenly e-mailing hundreds of applicants that they’d been accepted. The...

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Texas Governor Abbott Lists Education As First of Five State Emergencies

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott gave his State of the State address. He listed five key priorities, with education being at the top of the list.

KXAN News and Paul J. Weber report:

Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State highlights 5 emergency items

AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) — Addressing a joint session of the House...

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Football Players At The University Of Tennessee Facing Rape Allegations

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

If the Washington Post’s reporting is accurate, it looks as though we may have yet another incident where rather than turning to law enforcement, a student took their case before university officials.

Susan Svrluga reports at the Washington Post:

University of Tennessee football players facing rape allegations

A former University of Tennessee student says...

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Why Did Oklahoma Ban AP History Classes?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

I’m frightened for my country when I find myself agreeing with a Thinkprogress article. But here we are. Something about broken clocks…

Lawmakers in Oklahoma have voted to ban AP History classes (Advanced Placement, where students are prepped to take exams that count for college credit).

Judd Legum writes at Think Progress:

Oklahoma Lawmakers...

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Prager University – Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00am

This new Prager University video hosted by UCLA Economics Professor, Lee Ohanian should be required viewing at all colleges and universities.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Do the rich pay their fair share of taxes? It’s not a simple question. First of all, what do you mean by rich? And how...

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Democrat Mayor of America’s #1 Collegetown is Pro-Growth

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 9:30am

The mayor of Ithaca, NY (Rated as America’s #1 Collegetown) has lost support from the left.

Benjamin Rutkovsky from the Cornell Review reports.

Review of Ithaca Mayor Myrick: A Pro-Growth Democrat

In December of last year, I discussed how local government authorities lifted zoning regulations related to parking in Ithaca and the positive effect...

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College Student Barred from Housing Because he Reminded a Girl of Her Rapist

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 8:00am

Just to be clear, the student in this story didn’t rape anyone, he was completely innocent. Yet he reminded a girl of her rapist for some reason.

This story is from Janet Halley of the Harvard Law Review Forum. Hat tip to Ann Althouse.

Trading the Megaphone for the Gavel in Title...

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Woman Selected To Head Texas A&M Corps Of Cadets For First Time Ever

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

One of the most conservative public schools in the country is making headlines by appointing the first ever woman as the Corps Commander.

Texas A&M has a rich military tradition and still maintains an ROTC unit of about 2,400 students, including combat veterans.

Texas A&M Today reports:

Corps Of Cadets Selects First Woman To...

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Students Use ‘Condomgrams’ To Raise Money For Planned Parenthood

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

Just think, had you known sooner, you could’ve sent your Valentine a Condomgram…

Sarah Zagorski writes at Life News:

Students Raise Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz With Anonymous “Condomgrams”

Apparently around Valentines Day, Planned Parenthood in New York sells condoms with candy at Columbia University and calls their volunteers, “condomgram fairies.” Students can...

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