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Young Americans No Longer “On the Move”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bloomberg’s Steve Matthews and Victoria Stilwell note that the poet e.e. cummings once wrote, “One thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move.”

They then take a look at the current economic data to note that this isn’t true for today’s young Americans, and this is ”an historic shift for a...

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Funding for Cornell Student Groups Depends on ‘Diversity and Inclusion Plan’

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

Mandatory diversity. What could possibly go wrong?

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Cornell Conditions Student Group Funding on ‘Diversity and Inclusion Plan’

Cornell University’s Student Assembly (SA) has passed a resolution calling for scores of student organizations to demonstrate a plan to enlist membership that is demographically similar to the rest of the...

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After new book published, Arizona State prof accused of plagiarism…again

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

A professor accused and cleared of intentional plagiarism has been accused again, this time for his new book.

Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty files this report.

An investigation into plagiarism allegations against an Arizona State University professor of history in 2011 found him not guilty of deliberate academic misconduct, but the case remained...

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Online Faculty Discussion About Appalachia Involves Bias Against Poor White People

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Somehow I doubt the social justice crowd will be organizing any protests over this situation.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Last Acceptable Prejudice?

A quick exchange on a university’s faculty discussion board has led experts in Appalachian studies to consider again whether bias in academe (and society) is too accepted when...

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Harvard’s Catholic students deride black mass, educational pretenses, and hate speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

The good news about Harvard’s  “black mass” event is that there were protests, and several hundred Catholics, fellow Christians, and other supporters participated in a more uplifting celebration that included scripture reading and signs reading “Jesus, I adore you.”

The student editors of The Harvard Crimson took the administration’s position to ...

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The Higher Ed Bubble Hurts Poor Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new post at Hot Air, writer Kevin Glass points out the often overlooked effect the higher ed bubble has on low income students.

How the student loan debt bubble hurts the poor

We’re all aware of the student loan debt bubble and how it has quadrupled in the last ten years....

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USA Today editors: College rape tribunals fail students

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9:30am

We have noted the unfairness and ineptness of the kangaroo-court style proceedings that have evolved as colleges attempt to addresses sexual assault cases on their campuses.

Now, the editors of USA Today deride the campus-style “justice” (hat-tip, Instapundit)

…The strongest punishment schools can deliver is to expel a rapist from campus. That’s an...

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Commencement Speaker Purge Comes to Smith College

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Once again, liberal faculty and students bully a woman off campus.

Abby Phillip writes at the Washington Post.

One of the most powerful women in the world won’t speak at Smith College after protests

The commencement speaker purity bug has hit Smith College.

The Northampton, Mass., women’s college announced Monday that International Monetary Fund managing...

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College Theater Production Features “White Privilege” Blame Game

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

Kalamazoo College student Jenna Neumann has a report on a college production that is now playing in the “Theater of the Absurd.”

When I arrived at Dalton Theater on a recent Friday night to attend a black cultural awareness troupe performance at Kalamazoo College, I went with an open mind and...

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Quinnipiac University Laying Off 15 Professors in ‘Areas of Declining Enrollment’

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

The school is adding some new faculty in areas which are growing but the cause is obviously the higher ed bubble.

Hat tip to Instapundit. Ebony Walmsley of the New Haven Register reports.

Quinnipiac University to lay...

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States’ bills attempt to regulate study abroad programs

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

Minnesota lawmakers are poised to pass legislation requiring colleges to report on the safety of study abroad programs; bill in New York would mandate disclosure of financial relationships with providers.

Inside Higher Ed’s Elizabeth Redden offers these details:

…The Minnesota proposal, which has been included as a provision of the state budget bill...

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Ted Cruz Delivers Commencement Address at Stephen F. Austin State

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

I enjoy highlighting videos of conservative commencement speakers because as we know, there are so few of them.

Here’s Senator Ted Cruz speaking at Stephen F. Austin State.

Enjoy!

 
 
 
 

Tennessee Deputy Who Choked Student Opts for “Deferred Retirement”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

However, Frank Phillips faces no criminal assault charges.

We recently reported that a sheriff’s deputy in Knox County, Tennessee was fired after he was caught on camera allegedly choking a university student.

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Ideological Conformity and Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00am

Ruth R. Wisse of the Wall Street Journal has written a new piece which seeks to explain the madness currently taking place on college campuses.

The Closing of the Collegiate Mind

There was a time when people looking for intellectual debate turned away from politics to the university. Political backrooms bred slogans and...

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Harvard Chaplains condemn “Black Mass” as Catholic students petition for cancellation

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:30am

We have been covering the controversial “black mass” proposed by a Harvard University extension school club, which is proceeding despite the enormous public outcry over its profanity and tastelessness.

In The Harvard Crimson, Harvard’s chaplains express their anger and Catholic students say they have organized a petition that has received hundreds...

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How to Respond to Campus Claims of Privilege

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 8:00am

Kurt Schlichter has written a new essay for Townhall which describes the best method for dealing with progressive claims of privilege on campus and it’s a must-read.

I Checked My Privilege, And It’s Doing Just Fine

This “Check your privilege” meme is the newest trump card du jour on college campuses and in...

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Police dogs find hot dogs and 62 students guilty of senior prank gone wild

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

When the police dogs chased down the source of some hot dogs, 62 New Jersey students were busted for a a particularly gross senior prank.

Sixty-two students were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into their high school overnight for a senior class prank, urinating in hallways, greasing doorknobs with petroleum...

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Terrorists Teaching in Illinois Higher Ed

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

The University of Illinois system sure seems fond of hiring former terrorists.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

TERRORIST UNIVERSITY: The University of Illinois System Keeps Hiring Terrorists

In Illinois, the two largest taxpayer-funded universities have now boasted bona fide American terrorists on their faculties.

The University of Illinois at Chicago, a dismal and...

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UC Berkeley Student Likens “War on Poverty” to WWI’s Battle of Verdun

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

The Battle of Verdun in 1916 was the longest single battle of World War One and was noted for its enormous casualties.

UC Berkeley student Jacob F. Grant makes an apt analogy to this battle to this country’s efforts in the “War on Poverty.”

Last week marked half a century since the then-leader...

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Harvard Defends Satanic Ritual on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of course they do. Anyone who’s surprised by any of this, please raise your hand.

The College Fix reports.

Harvard University Defends Satanic ‘Black Mass’ On Campus

Harvard University officials stand behind the planned Satanic Black Mass reenactment slated to be held on campus this Monday.

“Harvard … does not endorse the views or activities of any...

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Harvard student says young Americans not as high on pot legalization as you may think

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

In the Huffington Post, Harvard University student Mariel Klein college students are not as high on pot legalization as new reports seem to indicate.

Support for the legalization of marijuana among young Americans is not as high as many perceive. According to a poll by the Harvard Public Opinion Project released Tuesday...

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Dinesh D’Souza – Multiculturalists on Campus Who Defend Islam are the Problem

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent appearance on the Bill Maher show, Dinesh D’Souza described the war currently taking place in the minds of liberals. Via Real Clear Politics.

DINESH D’SOUZA: What’s going on here is there is a civil war in the mind of the liberal. On the one hand you have the...

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