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College Fix Contributor Interviewed by Fox News Over al-Qaeda Freedom Fighters Story

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:00am

Last month we brought you a story from the College Fix by Aaron Bandler about a textbook that describes al-Qaeda as freedom fighters.

Bandler’s story was picked up by national media and he was interviewed by Tucker Carlson of FOX News last weekend.

College Fix contributor Aaron Bandler, a student at Cal Poly...

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American U. Student Likens College Meal Plans to Obamacare

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

American University student Josh Kaib makes a damning analogy for campus meal plans, likening them to Obamacare.

Across America, college kids are ripped off by campus meal plans.

It goes a little something like this: Students are faced with limited choices, high prices, and business monopolies on campuses. The quality is low, the...

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Howard University to Cut 200 From Staff

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

Howard University has had a number of financial problems in recent years but these cuts sound like the effects of the higher ed bubble.

Nick Anderson of the Washington Post reports.

Howard University to cut about 200 staff positions

Howard University is cutting about 200 staff positions during the next several months, a university...

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FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month: University of Richmond

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has given the University of Richmond the dubious honor of having the Speech Code of the Month for February 2014.

The University of Richmond’s Standards of Student Conduct (PDF) prohibit “disruption,” which includes, among other things, “inappropriate behavior or expression.” This extraordinarily broad and...

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Struggling College Students in the UK Turn to Selling Sex

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

At what point do you decide college isn’t worth it? Hopefully, sometime before you start selling sex.

Michael McKenna of the Mirror UK reports.

Struggling students sell sex to pay their way through university and avoid being saddled with debt

Struggling university students are turning to the sex trade to fund their education.

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States Reeling over High Cost of Common Core

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given the problems already discovered with Common Core math problems, it is not surprising that states are now reeling over cost calculations related to its implementation.

Some are now reconsidering their participation.

States are learning the cost of Common Core is uncommonly high.

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Why Do Successful College Students Take Their Own Lives?

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent piece at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan Snyder examined a sad aspect of campus life.

Addressing suicide among seemingly successful college students

Christopher Aiello broke into tears – again – when he got a call last month about Madison Holleran, a promising scholar-athlete at the University of Pennsylvania who jumped to...

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New Report Shows Administrator Hiring Expanded while Faculty Numbers Declined

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:30am

A new report underscores a troubling trend we have chronicled at College Insurrection: Campus administrators and bureaucrats supported at the expense of faculty positions and student needs (hat-tip,

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Professor of Leisure Studies Asks, Why do Republicans Want us to Work all the Time?

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 8:00am

Over the weekend, Politico ran a piece by Benjamin Kline Hunnicut about Republicans and work.

Why Do Republicans Want Us to Work All the Time?

This week, America’s political class has been consumed by an intense, vitriolic debate over a single number: 2.5 million.’

That’s the amount by which, according to the Congressional Budget...

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Southern Methodist U. Student: Protecting Citizens and Second Amendment

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

Eastern Florida State’s rescinding its ban on guns after a student was attacked is a hopeful sign that the tide is turning on campus attitudes toward the Second Amendment.

Southern Methodist University student Hayley Waring offers some related observations, based on another incident.

Have you heard or read about the terrible shooting that...

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New York Education Officials Think College Students Need Common Core

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

Apparently, too many students are unable to meet academic standards when they enter college. The solution? Common Core, of course!

Michael Gormley of Newsday reports.

Educators: lack of Common Core hampers college students

The furor over New York’s move to the higher standards of a Common Core curriculum in public schools found a new...

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Dartmouth Skier Dies During Cross-Country Race In Vermont

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

A member of Dartmouth College’s ski team collapsed and died over the weekend while competing in a cross-country ski race in Vermont.

Torin Tucker, 20, a junior from Sun Valley, Idaho, was climbing an uphill stretch of a rugged 25-kilometer course in northeast Vermont on Saturday morning when he fell to the ground....

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Obama Protested by College Students During Michigan State Visit

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

This story from Vivian Hughbanks of The College Fix is a fine example of real College Insurrection.

College Students Protest Obama During Michigan State Visit

EAST LANSING – About 50 college students braved subfreezing weather on Friday afternoon to line a snowy sidewalk where President Barack Obama’s motorcade passed by and lodge their...

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Baltimore teachers upset over union demands regarding emails, mailboxes

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 11:00am

Baltimore teachers believe a clause in a new union contract is designed to silence dissenters.

Based on the report filed by Rachel Stoltzfoos in The Daily Caller, they have plenty of reason to be concerned.

The Baltimore Teacher’s union has demanded exclusive rights to teachers’ interdepartmental emails and mailboxes in a new contract...

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Elizabeth Warren Wants College Loans to be Like Car Loans

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:30am

Senator Warren wants college students to be able to refinance their student loans and have flexible terms like a car buyer.

One problem. Most people don’t buy cars that cost up to and over $100,000.

Ben Jacobs writes, via Yahoo News.

Pay for College Like a Car

Elizabeth Warren wants paying for college to be...

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Obamacare for the Higher Education System

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Posted by    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 8:00am

A look at the current set of comments to Obama administration’s proposed college rating system reveals much confusion about program goals and a great deal skepticism about its viability.

It’s like Obamacare for Higher Education!

The Obama administration on Thursday released hundreds of pages of formal comments on its proposed college rating system,...

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Harvard Student Makes Convention-Flouting Case for Cannabis

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Harvard senior Joshua Lipson makes the case that his fellow scholars need to get “into the habit of occasional rule-breaking and convention-flouting” by using marijuana.

Perhaps he is considering continuing his education at Humboldt’s Marijuana Institute?

Every election season, Harvard’s undergraduate population bubbles over with enthusiasm for Barack Obamas and Elizabeth Warrens—standard-bearers of...

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How Obamacare Hurts Millennials

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

In a new post at The Federalist, writer Peter Tucci describes four ways in which the Affordable Care Act hurts Millennials.

Four Ways Obamacare Hurts Millennials

Every law creates winners and losers. Unfortunately, Obamacare creates more winners than losers—and the losers are disproportionately young. Here are four ways the law hurts millennials.

Cross-subsidies

Obamacare creates...

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Yale’s Latest Sexual Misconduct Report Offers Troubling Details

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has an analysis of Yale University’s latest campus sexual misconduct report.

Some of the details, or lack thereof, are drawing reasonable concerns about the rights of the accused.

Yale University’s latest Report of Complaints of Sexual Misconduct relays details about 70 complaints of sexual misconduct...

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Public Relations for Common Core Being Funded by Tax Dollars

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

Common Core certainly needs public relations after recent revelations, but should such PR spin be funded by tax dollars?

Joy Pullmann of the Washington Examiner reports.

The Common Core bait-and-switch, funded by your taxes

A key argument for the Common Core national curriculum and testing mandates is the promise that they are “voluntary” and...

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UCLA’s student’s wish list for Waxman’s replacement

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00am

As Professor Jacobson noted, Henry Waxman is leaving his seat in Congress after 40 consecutive years as a representative for a West Los Angeles.

The district includes the University of California – Los Angeles. Student Maia Ferdman offers her thoughts...

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Professor Glenn Reynolds Discusses the Future of Education on the Stossel Show

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Posted by    Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:30am

Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit fame recently appeared on the John Stossel show to discuss the future of education, the role of technology and much more.

Watch the full clip below.


 
 
 
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