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New Poll Says Women are Better at Writing Than Men

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

The battle of the sexes comes to the written word.

From the Daily Beast:

Poll: Women Are Better Writers Than Men

Women write better, male writers get to the point faster, and both sexes are more likely than not to write about people like themselves, says a poll by the staff of Grammarly.

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California Sorority in Trouble After Taco Event Deemed Racist

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:00am

Do colleges now employ people who are in charge of going around campus ruining everyone’s fun? Are there actual brigades of PC police roaming around looking for things like this?

Katherine Timpf reported at National Review.

Sorority in Big Trouble after Taco Tuesday Event Deemed Racist

A sorority at California State University Fullerton is...

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Gets Standing Ovation at Yale

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:30am

To think, there were a number of students who didn’t want her to show up at all. This is definitely a moment of triumph for freedom of expression.

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix has the story:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Given Standing Ovation at Yale

Ayaan Hirsi Ali received a standing ovation at the...

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Video: College Students Sign Petition to Support ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00am

To be fair, not all students who were asked signed the petition. In fact, two of them let the f-word fly.

Here’s the kicker – this video was shot on September 11th.

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

College Kids Sign Petition to Support ISIL

The terrorist group ISIL released its third beheading...

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U. Arizona Forced to Cancel Alec Baldwin Appearance After Poor Ticket Sales

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

I guess Alec Baldwin is old hat now.

Kasey Marie Shores at The College Fix has the story:

University Cancels Alec Baldwin Appearance Due to Poor Ticket Sales

TUCSON, Ariz.  – An upcoming appearance by actor Alec Baldwin at the University of Arizona has been cancelled because of poor ticket sales, a campus...

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Economics Profs Call Obamacare a Nightmare for Working Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

Can you imagine what it must be like to be one of these students who voted for Obama?

The College Fix reported.

Economics Profs Describe ObamaCare as Nightmare for Working College Students

Indiana University Southeast business professor Linda Christiansen and economics professor D. Eric Schansber rip Obamacare a new one in a jointly bylined op-ed...

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What do porn stars and math have in common in Thailand?

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

Apparently, a “basic math” textbook published by MuangThaiBook Perhaps features a studious porn star in a “school girl’s” outfit on the cover. Perhaps a MuangThaiBook employee thought it would be a good gag.

NY Daily News reports:

Embarrassed Thailand education officials recall thousands of math textbooks after ‘teacher’ on cover revealed to be...

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Students at Paul Smith’s College Can Now Minor in Craft Beer

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

All I want to know is this: Where were these programs when I was in college?

Kelsey Rupp of Red Alert Politics reported.

The college where students minor in craft beer

You probably guzzled down a lot of beer in college, but did you brew any of it? Or, even better, get credit hours...

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Urban Outfitters Apologizes for ‘Vintage’ Bloody Kent State Shooting Sweatshirt

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

I feel what happened here is that the “suits” at Urban Outfitters, who under normal circumstances would have immediately vetoed this idea, feared being labeled “out-of-touch” and “old-timey.” So, they shut out common sense and let this inane idea go all the way through to store shelves.

Jessica Durando of USA...

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UCLA Prof Says Photo ID Laws Will Oppress Transgender Voters

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:00am

Isn’t is amazing how the left can find political correctness violations in anything?

Johnny Kampis of Alabama Watchdog reports. Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.

Election monitor argues strict photo ID laws won’t oppress transgender voters

A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be d...

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After Yale President Pleas for Free Expression, Students Attempt to Silence Critic of Islam

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 9:30am

It’s not just the universities stifling free expression: students are all too often ready to do the thought policing themselves.

Jake New at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Following Yale president’s plea for free expression, student groups protest speaker

At Yale University’s Freshman Assembly last month, Peter Salovey, Yale’s president, urged students to avoid the...

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Koch Brothers Donate Money to Hope College Student Group

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:00am

The more charitable the Kochs are, the more it drives the left absolutely nuts.

Brian McVicar of M Live reported.

Markets and Morality: Koch brothers foundation bankrolls Hope College student group

A Hope College student group focusing on economics and Christianity has received a $13,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, a philanthropic arm...

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Catholic College Employees File Federal Complaint About California Abortion Mandate

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

They also told Penn State they’d be coming for them, too, after the university began removing Bibles from hotel rooms.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

California Abortion Mandate Challenged Federally By Catholic College Employees

Employees of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles are tak...

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College Students Still Waging Pointless War on Big Oil

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

College is supposed to be about getting an education, not becoming a professional activist. Why are so many students wasting their time fighting the oil industry?

Megan McArdle writes at Bloomberg.

College Students Can’t Defeat Big Oil

The idea of divestment from fossil fuels is gaining traction on U.S. college campuses. Last year, student...

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Princeton Editorial Refuses to Believe Michael Brown Wasn’t a ‘Wonderful Person’

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

I don’t know about you, but based on what little I know about Michael Brown’s drug use and robbery of a liquor store tells me he’s not a ‘wonderful person’, or even a person I’d particularly like to spend time with.

The College Fix reports:

Princeton Editorial: ‘No Doubt’ Michael Brown Was ‘Wonderful...

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College Students Spend Half of Waking Hours on Smartphones

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

There was a time not too long ago when college students spent most of their waking hours reading books. I guess those days are over.

Kathryn Roethel of the San Francisco Gate reported.

College students spending hours daily on smartphones

College students are giving new meaning to the term “phoning it in.” Recent research...

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Bad at Math? Pick up a New Language

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

English has more number vocabulary than many other languages like Chinese and Korean, and therefore makes math more difficult for young children who speak English compared to those who speak other languages.

However, the education competency gaps in mathematics and other areas is a problem that goes beyond language.

Sue Shellenbarger of the...

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Olivet College Students Succumb to Group Think

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00am

Who knew group think could send so many people to the hospital?

M Live reported.

‘Group think’ may have landed 55 Olivet College students in the hospital

Most of the 55 Olivet College students sent to a Charlotte hospital earlier this week have been diagnosed as being just fine, according to media reports.

Only three...

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Obama Admin. Easing Access to College Loans

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9:30am

What will the result of this measure be?

Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal reports:

Parents Poised to Gain Easier Access to College Loans

The Obama administration is moving to ease access to student loans for parents with damaged credit, a policy reversal that could saddle poor families with piles of debt but...

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Baylor University to Hold Vote for Concealed Carry on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 8:00am

The vote is set for Thursday. We’ll keep an eye on this story for an update.

Regina Dennis of the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.

Baylor students set vote for handguns on campus

Baylor University Student Senate members have set a vote for next week on a resolution to allow licensed concealed handgun holders to carry...

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Judge Knocks Down Anti-Free-Speech Law, Quotes House of Cards

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

The quote in question: “There’s no better way to overpower a trickle of doubt than with a flood of naked truth.”

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Judge Quotes ‘House Of Cards’ To Knock Down Ohio Law Trampling Student Speech

Let no one say that federal judges are removed from the average...

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The Free Speech Movement vs. the Chancellor of UC Berkeley

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

You may have heard that the chancellor of UC Berkeley isn’t a big fan of free speech. The pro-free speech community has certainly noticed.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reports.

The Free Speech Movement vs. UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks on Free Speech

FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and Popehat’s Ken White aren’t the only...

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