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Colgate tests approach, allowing students to address sex assault prevention measures

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

Colgate administrators are taking an innovative approach in addressing sex assaults on campus, by allowing students students take the reins on developing measures to address the problem.

Interestingly, historically party-oriented campus climate may be improving as a result.

Scott C. Brown, associate vice president and dean of students at Colgate University, isn’t afraid...

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College Student in Canada Finds People are Nicer to Her When She’s Wearing a Hijab

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:00am

The student was performing an experiment to prove people are racists and found people were actually more friendly when she wore a hijab.

The Daily Mail UK reported.

Canadian college blogger who wore a hijab for 18 days to reveal how racist her community is – finds people are actually NICER to her

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Rutherford Institute’s Battle Against Onerous New Jersey Anti-Bullying Law Continues

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:30am

The Rutherford Institute filed a federal lawsuit arguing that state officials in New Jersey violated a student’s First Amendment rights when they enforced the state’s anti-bullying statute against him for truthfully stating that another student had head lice.

The Institute recently filed a brief opposing the New Jersey Commissioner of Education’s motion...

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Brandeis Students Who Heckled Israeli Soldier Trying to Renew Partnership With Al Quds

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00am

Last November, Brandies University severed its partnership with Al-Quds University after an astonishing display of hatred for Jews took place during an Al-Quds student demonstration.

Now two students who once heckled an Israeli soldier are attempting to renew the school’s relationship with Al-Quds.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

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Pope Francis: At school, “children should not be subjected to thinly veiled indoctrination”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

Showing that he isn’t afraid to really shake things up by weighing in on serious matters of the day, the Holy Father has a few thoughts on school choice.

Pope Francis said Friday parents have the right to determine how their child is educated, and their children should not be subjected to...

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15 Employees Laid Off at Loyola University Maryland

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

The higher ed bubble, coming soon to a college or university near you.

Carrie Wells of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Loyola University Maryland lays off 15 employees

Loyola University Maryland has laid off 15 staff members and its president said Friday that the college had reached a “critical moment” where large tuition increases could...

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Connecticut Sorority Suspended for Hazing Practices

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

A sorority at the University of Connecticut has taken the “gender equality” ideal a little too seriously.

It now faces suspension for its hazing rituals, which is usually the punishment ladled out to fraternities.

University of Connecticut has temporarily suspended the Delta Zeta sorority chapter following hazing allegations.

The sorority allegedly hazed members of...

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Ann Coulter’s Visit to Notre Dame Goes Surprisingly Well

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

Ann Coulter probably didn’t expect the civil reception she got at Notre Dame this week. Kudos to the student body for respecting her right to speak even if they disagreed with her.

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Notre Dame Students Embrace Opportunity for Dialogue in Coulter Visit

The University of Notre Dame’s College...

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CA History Lesson Parallels Cherished Civil Rights Icon with Cop Killer

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 11:00am

In a stunning example of agenda-driven scholarship, one California district has a history lesson forcing students to “draw parallels” between an iconic American with a murderer.

And while it is no longer a formal part of the curriculum, the lesson is still accessible and provides insights into the reasons behind the state’s...

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NJ Anti-Bullying Law Challenged As First Amendment Violation Over Head Lice Mention

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 9:30am

New Jersey’s anti-bullying law, which covers both schools and colleges, is so overly broad that a fourth-grader was punished just for noting, in response to a question, that a classmate had suffered from head lice. A civil-liberties group called the Rutherford Institute is now helping that kid bring a First Amendment...

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Good News – Law school grads’ prospects simply less bleak than before

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:00am

A little ray of sunshine is peaking through the dark clouds of law school graduates’ employment opportunities!

Employment prospects for law-school graduates are less bleak than in past years, according to new data, but the job market is also showing few signs of improvement.

Law schools reported that 57% of class of 2013...

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Franklin and Marshall Student: Freezing Firefox’s Opinion

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Franklin and Marshall College student Daniel Pellegrino has a few thoughts on the forced resignation of the CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, Brendan Eich, and what it means for today’s American culture.

…The irony that those who preach diversity and inclusion attacked and shut down someone who disagreed with them should not...

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U. North Dakota Sorority Slammed for ‘Insensitive’ Display of School Spirit

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

As we all know, hurting other people’s feelings is a serious crime on college campuses today.

Andrew Desiderio of The College Fix reports.

Sorority Apologizes For ‘Insensitive’ Display of School Spirit

The Gamma Phi Beta sorority at the University of North Dakota has apologized for what has been deemed an “insensitive” and “...

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U. of Utah’s Fight Song “Utah Man” Neutered by Inclusion Activists

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

University of Utah’s student government has just voted to change its fight song, Utah Man, to make it “more inclusive.”

Here is the offending anthem:

The student newspaper reports:

The [Associated Students of University of Utah Assembly] ASUU voted last week to support a potential change to make the U’s fight song, “Utah Man”...

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Law Prof Who Considered Suicide Offers Hope to Others

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

Professor Brian Clarke of Charlotte School of Law is a survivor of depression and is telling his story in hope that he can help other people.

The ABA Journal reports.

‘You are not alone’: Law prof who considered suicide tells his story

Charlotte School of Law professor Brian Clarke has a message for lawyers...

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260,000 Reasons Why College Isn’t Worth It

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00am

A new graph based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals how bad the job market really is for Young Americans during this “Great Recession.”

Its conclusion: Some scholars are better off getting the barista job before going to college instead of after.

Just last week we asked “Is college waste of time...

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Court Rejects EEOC Challenge to Background Checks That Protect College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 9:30am

Do you think colleges should be able to conduct background checks to weed out shady applicants for sensitive jobs, like people who have criminal convictions or financial problems that might tempt them to steal your student-loan money to pay off their debts? If so, rejoice in a recent appeals court decision...

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Top Campus Debit Card Provider Faces Investigation for “Deceptive Practices”

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Posted by    Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00am

Higher One Holdings, the leading provider of campus debit cards on American campuses, faces an investigation by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in connection with the practices of a former bank partner involving college students’ accounts.

The new probe follows an investigation of Higher One by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,...

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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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