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Northwestern Scholarship Football Players May Say “No” to Unionization

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have been following the drive of the Northwestern University football team to unionize.

Despite a recent ruling allowing the team to proceed, the unionization plan still may be tackled by the players themselves.

The National Labor Rights Board (NLRB) may have allowed Northwestern University’s football players on a scholarship to unionize, but...

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William and Mary Student Writes of the Youth Vote and Coolness

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, Elizabeth Marcello notes the “cool” factor which has become so pervasive in American politics.

Want the Youth Vote? Be Cool

As a young Republican in liberal academia, I find it quite difficult at times to make political progress with my peers, especially other women on...

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UNC-Chapel Hill student gets DJ banned over ‘Blurred Lines’ because of ‘rape culture’

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

The promulgation of the “campus rape culture” meme has spilled over into the local bar scene at one university.

A hysterical and overwrought reaction by a North Carolina student to the song “Blurred Lines” has caused a permanent ban on both the song and the DJ who played it at a...

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Common Core Portrays White Voters as Racists Who Hate Obama

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

Common Core: Rewriting history according to progressives one page at a time.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden has the story.

Common Core Text Portrays White Voters as Obama-Hating Racists

A biography of Barack Obama designed for fourth graders and approved under the new federal Common Core curriculum standards portrays white voters as racists, hell...

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Ann Coulter expecting warm reception at Notre Dame

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

…warm as in “heated opposition”!

Conservative icon Ann Coulter is addressing Notre Dame students as part of the Notre Dame College Republican’s Lincoln Day celebrations.

Kudos to the school for not rescinding her invite, though she can expect the usual brouhaha from the usual suspects upon her arrival.

Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter will address Notre Dame students...

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The FIRE Calls on Saint Louis University to Allow Political Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:00am

Saint Louis University hides behind its tax exempt status as a reason not to allow political discourse on campus. The FIRE is calling them out on it.

Saint Louis University Kicks Political Speech Off Campus

ST. LOUIS, April 9, 2014—Last fall, Saint Louis University (SLU) demanded a student group take an event featuring...

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Washington University students stage sit-in to protest school’s “evil coal” ties

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 9:30am

Students at Washington University in St. Louis are staging a sit-in, calling for the school to cut its ties to Peabody Energy, a coal company.

Dozens of students are pledging to camp out on campus until the University removes the coal company’s CEO Gregory Boyce from the school’s board of directors, CBS...

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Dartmouth Occupier Refers to Himself and Company as ‘Victims of Hate’

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:00am

Oh boo-hoo. I’m a victim of hate who just happens to go to one of the most exclusive universities in the world.

If this kid is representative of the spoiled brats who took over the office of Dartmouth’s president, I weep for America’s future. Frankly, I’ve never seen a better argument for...

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Heartbreak! “How to be a Lesbian in 10 Days” event cancelled!

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

We recently reported that the University of South Carolina Upstate was hosting a production of “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less.”

It appears that the self-identified “guide to gay for budding lesbians, no matter their sexual orientation” has been cancelled.

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CT College That Punished Student for Questioning Gun Control Now Censoring Facebook

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

We covered the first chapter in this story last week. Now Asnuntuck Community College is digging itself into an even deeper hole.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

Tim Cushing of Tech Dirt reports.

College Violates Student’s Rights, Follows It Up By Deleting Critical Comments From Its Facebook Page

from the showing-a-definite-preference-for-wrongs-over-rights dept

Another college has deployed censorious...

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UCLA Student Reports from the Frontlines of Student-Workers Union Strike

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

We reported on the University of California system’s United Student-Workers Union organized strike, featuring news from the Santa Cruz and San Diego institutions.

Now, UCLA student Josh Hedtke files this report from his school:

The strikers, totaling in...

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UConn’s Logo Inspires Rape Culture or Something

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

The university of Connecticut’s wolf logo is the only reason it wins basketball games according to at least one feminist student. Also, it’s all about rape culture or something.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

With logo feminist says intimidates women and empowers rape culture, UConn sweeps NCAAs

The men’s and women’s basketball...

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NYC education officials complain about “ambiguous” “inappropriate” Common Core test questions

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

Some test questions even featured product placement!

Ironically, Common Core test preparers may have accidentally alighted upon a way to fund education: Corporate product placement in test questions.

But this form of marketing is not going over well with New York City principals, who offer a scathing review of a recent test.

New York City principals are rising up against...

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Saint Michael’s College Prepares for the Higher Ed Bubble to Burst

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00am

Saint Michael’s College in Vermont sees the writing on the wall and although they’re in good shape, they’re taking steps to deal with the coming crisis.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Shrinking as a Strategy

After surveying the fate of small private liberal arts colleges, Saint Michael’s College in Vermont is now...

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UC Santa Barbara Student’s Dim View of California’s Beach Party Gone Wild

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that a big Spring Break beach party on Isla Vista, close to University of California – Santa Barbara, went wild.

So wild that 100 were arrested and many were injured.

UCSB student Alexa Shapiro takes a dim view of the entire event, and indicates that some of the problems stemmed...

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Conservative Prof Wins $50K in Back Pay and a Promotion

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8:00am

All hail the judge. The administration of UNC Wilmington should consider this a teachable moment.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Judge Awards Embattled Christian, Conservative Prof $50K – and a Promotion

GREENVILLE, N.C. – A U.S. district court judge on Tuesday ruled that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington must promote a conservative, Christian professor who...

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Prager University – God vs. Atheism, Which is More Rational?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

The latest video offering from Prager University is well timed for the Passover/Easter season.

Belief in God, according to atheists, is irrational, illogical, and dumb. Belief that the universe created itself is,...

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University of Baltimore to Students – Get a Free Semester if You Finish in Four Years

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

This sounds like a pretty good deal for students and provides incentive to finish school in four years.

Amy Scott of Business Insider reports.

University Offers Students A Free Semester For Finishing In 4 Years

Samantha Peterson is what you might call a “typical student” at the University of Baltimore.

“I am a junior-ish,” she...

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Alumna & Conservative Speaker Booted From Campus Theater in Favor Of Box-Office Bomb

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another day, another conservative speaker gets dissed at a “diverse” and “tolerant” institution.

At the University of Arizona, a student group that properly reserves a room to host a conservative speaker months in advance of its event apparently doesn’t get priority over an indie movie screening about a guy who falls in...

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Higher Ed Ignores High Paying Energy Jobs in Favor of Climate Change

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a recent article at the Wall Street Journal, Paul H. Tice noted that many colleges and universities are ignoring a field in high demand by paying lip service to environmentalism.

How Climate Change Conquered the American Campus

Here is a college quiz. While many parts of the U.S. economy struggle to recover...

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Rutgers Athletic Director wants New Jersey Star-Ledger out of newspaper game

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

Many of us wish various newspapers would fold.

The Athletic Director at Rutgers University caused quite a stir when she expressed the desire that a local publication fold.

Perhaps adding insult to injury for a prominent newspaper scaling back in a struggling industry, Julie Hermann, the athletic director at Rutgers University said she...

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Joe Biden – I Sleep With a College Professor Every Night

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00am

He’s talking about his wife, get it? Isn’t that funny? CNN clearly thinks this is just Joe being Joe which is a nice way of saying they ignore the dumb things he says because he’s a Democrat.

Biden on sleeping with a college professor

There he goes again.

Vice President Joe Biden delivered another...

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