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Prager University – Sticks and Stones

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 2:00pm

A new video from Prager University features FOX News host Tom Shillue comparing the standards of his youth to today’s hypersensitive environment.

This is very entertaining.

Here’s more information:

Is it true that sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you? Yes, but only if you choose to not...

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Tuition is Up at Public Universities Since the Recession

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 12:30pm

Arizona has increased its tuition the most at 72%.

Fortune reports.

Public University Tuition Has Jumped 28% Since Recession

Even years after the end of the recession, state budgets for higher education are still suffering.

Since the Great Recession, when states slashed their budgets for public higher education, support for public universities remains far below...

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Harvard Law Prof Wades Into Cruz Eligibility Issue

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00am

Most experts agree that Cruz is eligible and that this is a settled issue.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Harvard law prof: Originalist interpretation would make Cruz ineligible

It’s the birther controversy all over again, this time to do with Ted Cruz and the Republican Party. And just like Hillary Clinton had started the birther movement against...

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University Lobbyists Provide Free Football Tickets for Lawmakers

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 9:30am

An unusual way to lobby.

The Academe Blog reports.

University Lobbyists Providing Free Football Tickets and More to Legislators

Writing for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution [1 Jan. 2016: A,1], Chris Joyner and Aaron Gould Sheinin have reported on the unusual aspects of how Georgia universities lobby state legislators. Their article, “AJC at the Gold Dome:...

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Two Very Different Stories of Professors Supporting Each Other at Mizzou and Yale

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8:00am

Eric Rasmusen of the Law Professor Blog Network points out that professors offer each other support but much depends on the situation and department.

At Missouri, Humanities Professors Support a Communications Professor; at Yale, Science Professors Support a Sociology and Psychology Professor

What induces professors to sign letters of support for their colleagues...

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Open Carry is Coming to Classrooms in Texas Universities

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Posted by    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

The Texas Tribune reports that open carry is probably going to happen in classrooms at universities in Texas.

Texas Universities Likely to Allow Guns in Classrooms

The thousands of professors who attend the Modern Language Association’s annual conventions usually talk literature, linguistics and language. But last week in Austin, many...

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University of New Hampshire Holds Active Shooter Training Session

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Posted by    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

A training session like this can’t hurt. It’s good to know what to do in an emergency.

WMUR reports.

Police hold active shooter training at University of New Hampshire

As mass shootings become more common in the United States, schools both across the country and in New Hampshire are training for a day they...

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National Organization for Women Defends UVA Rape Hoaxer

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Posted by    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 3:30pm

There was no gang rape at UVA but the National Organization for Women is defending the young woman behind the story.

The Daily Caller reports.

National Organization For Women Defends Rolling Stone Gang Rape Fabricator

The radical feminist National Organization for Women is defending the former University of Virginia student whose false rape claims...

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Yale Frat Settles Lawsuit Over Fatal Accident

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Posted by    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

The lawsuit was based on an accident with a truck which occurred in 2011 and resulted in one death.

FOX News reports.

Yale frat settles lawsuits over 2011 tailgating death

A Yale University fraternity and more than 80 of its members have settled lawsuits over a fatal rental truck accident outside the popular Yale-Harvard...

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Historians Debating Future of Confederate Monuments and Symbols

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Posted by    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

The past is being confronted.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Historians debate the value and place for Confederate monuments and other symbols

ATLANTA — Those driving or even flying here this week for the American Historical Association’s annual meeting might have glimpsed Stone Mountain out their car or airplane window. The massive, Mount Rushmore-style tribute...

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Social Psychology is a Field With Few Conservatives

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Posted by    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11:00am

Some areas of academia are overwhelmingly run by people with only one political point of view.

Minding the Campus reports.

Social Psychology, a Field with Only 8 Conservatives

Just how much viewpoint diversity do we have in social psychology? In 2011, nobody knew, so I asked 30 of my friends in the field to...

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Paradise Valley Community College Stops Students from Passing Out U.S. Constitution

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Posted by    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9:30am

Make sure to be in the “Free Speech” zone if you dare hand out the U.S. Constitution at this school.

Alliance Defending Freedom reports.

ADF: Phoenix-area community college should teach free speech, not shut it down

PHOENIX – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of a student who is...

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Poll Suggests Democrats Don’t Approve of the First Amendment on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:00am

The College Fix points out the findings of a new poll on free speech on campus.

Poll: Overwhelmingly, Democrats do not approve of the First Amendment on campus

The above is our straight-to-the-point headline; HuffPost College words theirs quite a bit differently: “Americans Are Split Along Party Lines Over Whether Schools Should Punish...

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College of DuPage Paid Former TV Journalist $30 Per Minute to Moderate Forum

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 5:00pm

The forum was held to gather input on the school’s next president

Chicago Tribune reports.

College of DuPage pays former TV reporter for president search forums

The College of DuPage paid a former TV journalist $2,500 — about $30 per minute — to moderate two recent public forums held to gather input on the...

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Modern Language Association Attendees March in Protest of Campus Carry Law

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3:30pm

Like many other organizations, the MLA has been completely taken over by leftists.

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Marching Against Campus Carry

AUSTIN, Texas — Chanting, “Gun-free UT. Make it safe for you and me,” and, “Guns are not a teaching tool. They do not belong in school,” more than 200...

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The College Conservative – Common Misconceptions About Guns

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00pm

Chris Nuelle of the College Conservative has written a new piece that’s worth your time.

Common Misconceptions About Guns

As we plunge into 2016, it has become very clear that Obama will use his last year of power to strip Americans of their second amendment rights. Guns have become...

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College Football Grows Along With Championship Rings

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 12:30pm

N.C.A.A. now caps their cost at $415.

The New York Times reports.

As College Football’s Popularity Expands, So Does Its Champions’ Jewelry

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After Alabama’s athletic director suggested last month that if college athletes were paid, many would spend the money on “tattoos and rims,” he clarified the statement as a “frivolous”...

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Forget Microaggressions – Now it’s ‘Micro-Inequities’

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 11:00am

If you’re having trouble keeping up with all these invented problems, you’re not alone.

The College Fix reports.

Now it’s ‘micro-inequities’ — they ‘do the most damage’

Australia’s Jill Rathborne may have added a new term to the already crowded field of politically correct academese: “micro-inequity.”

Not encouraged to study science while growing up, Rathborne...

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Heads of College Conferences See Salaries Soar

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 9:30am

Average commissioner pay in the so-called “Power Five” has soared from about $541,000 to $2.58 million.

Daily Gazette reports.

Salaries for top 5 college conference bosses soar

By 8:30 on the East Coast on Monday night, tens of millions of televisions across the country will be turned to the same channel, as the most-watched...

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Academia Has a Left Wing Problem

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Posted by    Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 8:00am

In her new column at Bloomberg, Megan McArdle examines the left wing bias of colleges and universities.

Academics Are So Lefty They Don’t Even See It

Consider this recent account of a graduate admissions committee meeting. An applicant to a linguistics Ph.D. program is a matriculating senior at a small historically black college...

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Applications Drop at University of Missouri Following Protests

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

Who could have guessed that this would happen?

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

SURPRISE! Mizzou Sees Application Drop After Days Of Protests, Illusory Klan Hoods, Poop Swastika

Applications for the fall 2016 academic year are down at the University of Missouri after last semester’s eruption of Black Lives Matter protests, which caused...

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Western New England University Opens Special Prayer Room for Muslim Students

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 3:30pm

They even held an event to “spread awareness of the Islamic religion to other students.”

Mass Live reports.

Western New England University opens Muslim prayer room on Springfield campus

Western New England University’s Office of Spiritual Life recently unveiled a new prayer space for Muslim students on campus.

Located in Rivers Memorial Hall, the prayer...

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