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University of Colorado Boulder Bans ‘Offensive’ Halloween Costumes

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2013 at 8:00am

Here at College Insurrection we’ve told you about colleges hosting sex weeks, sex toy workshops, Israel bashing professors, conservative bashing professors and more but now some of the politically correct pinheads at U. Colorado Boulder are worried about offending people with Halloween costumes.

Lucy Kinder of The Telegraph UK reports.

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Smaller Tuition Increases Don’t Make College More Affordable

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:30pm

Smaller tuition increases don’t matter much if you couldn’t afford tuition in the first place.

Tom House of The Daily Caller reports.

Tuition increases slow, but that doesn’t mean college ‘suddenly more affordable’

The latest rise in the average published price for in-state students at four-year public universities rose 2.9 percent, the smallest in...

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Conservative student paper wins final legal battle with Oregon State

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:00pm

Let’s hear it for the underdogs!

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a college free speech case that pitted a conservative newspaper against school administrators at  Oregon State University. Rachel Lynn Aldrich, student at Patrick Henry College, explains why this is a win for conservatives in World Magazine:

The 9th U.S....

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OOPS! College TA Emails T and A Pics to Class

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 3:30pm

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Don’t take nude photos of yourself!

Sara Agnew of USA Today reports.

College teaching assistant e-mails nude pics to class

A University of Iowa teaching assistant e-mailed “inappropriate content to her students” this week, an incident that now is under review, university officials said Wednesday.

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Notre Dame Student Decries School’s Participation In “Coming Out Day”

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Posted by College Insurrection    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 2:00pm

Last week, many campuses marked “National Coming Out Day”.

This included one famously Catholic institution, and one student decries the observance as inappropriate for that campus.

Michael Bradley, a philosophy and theology senior at the University of Notre Dame and editor-in-chief of its independent student newspaper the Irish Rover, writes in Public Discourse:

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College Students Speak Out for Free Speech Week

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:30pm

Shouldn’t every week be free speech week on American college campuses?

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

It’s Free Speech Week, and Students Are Speaking Out

October 21­–27 is Free Speech Week, a celebration of Americans’ First Amendment right to free expression. You can celebrate by sharing information about constitutional rights with your friends, planning a...

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College Students Mock Bristol Palin in Hoax Event

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:00am

It seems that campus progressives are at their most creative when staging hoaxes.

The most recent example comes from the University of Pennsylvania. Cortney O’Brien of Townhall.com has the details:

Fliers scattered around the University of Pennsylvania campus read that Bristol Palin was going to be this year’s fall speaker. Penn’s Special Events...

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Big Brother Enters Academia

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 9:30am

I can’t imagine being a college student today and knowing my free speech was being monitored by my school but that’s the reality for many students.

The College Fix reports.

More Universities are Spying on Students

The Guardian reports on a troubling trend in higher ed:

It monitors email and social media accounts, uses thousands...

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Brown’s $400,000 NIH Study: Pesos for Mexican Prostitutes

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:00am

File this story under “Cerdo”:

If you give U.S. tax dollars to a Mexican male prostitute, will he agree to stay disease-free? That’s what government-funded researchers at Brown University would like to know.

The study is called “Conditional Economic Incentives to Reduce HIV Risks: A Pilot in Mexico,” and uses a grant from...

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“Angry Birds” and “Guild Wars 2″ are now teaching tools

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:30pm

It’s not everyday that teachers adopt a teaching technique that promises to bring joy to the hearts of millions of students.

The Wall Street Journal reporter Stephanie Banchero has the details on some new teaching tools being phased into American classrooms.

At a private school in Houston, eighth-gr...

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Indiana State Prof Says Obamacare Site is a Disaster

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 5:00pm

Not even the president is disputing the fact that Healthcare.gov is a disaster but as the College Fix points out, this man is a professor of medicine and an Obama fan.

Professor: ‘Obamacare Website Has Been A Disaster’

Aaron Carroll, professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, director of its...

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Miami teacher fired for passing out post-prom party favors of booze and alcohol

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:30pm

Perhaps if one Miami teacher had used the excuse of “student health concerns” during a post-prom event, she might still have her job today.

A Miami teacher was fired Wednesday after she allegedly provided alcohol and condoms to high school students at a post-prom bash, according to a report on WSVN.com.

Isabel Diaz-Almaraz,...

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More Professors Using Social Media in the Classroom

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:00pm

College Insurrection recently published a post about using Twitter in the classroom. Now the Huffington Post is reporting much more.

How Professors Are Using Social Media

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The Campus Battle on the “Looks-are-Everything” Culture

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:30pm

A very popular item in The Harvard Crimson is its list of the “15 Hottest Freshmen”.

This is only one example of the image-oriented culture that pervades college campuses, and which now has become a target for one woman’s campaign. Katie England,a student at Colorado State University Pueblo, files this report:

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Yale University Hosts its First Pro-Life Conference

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:00am

George Saussy of the Yale Daily News has the story. Nothing in his report indicates loud aggressive protests by liberal students. I wonder why.

Yale hosts first pro-life conference

Last weekend Yale hosted Vita et Veritas, the first pro-life conference to be held at the University.

Presented by the student organization, Choose Life at...

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Dartmouth student asks: Should college athletes be compensated?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:30am

A recently analysis shows that college football players are worth a half million each to their respective schools.

Subsequently, Dartmouth College student Joshua Schiefelbein has very free-market based query:

Since college athletics became a lucrative business, there has been constant debate about what constitutes an amateur student-athlete. But in just the past couple...

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Amherst College Insults Alumni in Warning to Current Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 8:00am

We recently reported that some students at Amherst College don’t think there’s enough leftist dialogue on campus but that pales in comparison to this damaging report from Eric Owens at the Daily Caller.

If I was an alum of Amherst College, I’d be closing my checkbook right about now.

Amherst College warns students...

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Entrepreneurship Empowers Foster Kids to Beat Tough Odds

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:30pm

Marquis Cabrera is the founder and Chairman of Foster Skills.

In The Huffington Post, he asserts that children in foster care can benefit from skills learned from entrepreneurship.

Beyond managing product development cycles that gain traction with potential customers, entrepreneurship is learning to survive all the while figuring out how to thrive. In...

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U. Arizona Prof. Tells Students Fox News Viewers are Ignorant

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 5:00pm

Leave aside the ignorance of this professor’s comments. What business does he have telling his students what news channels to watch?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Professor Tells Students Fox News Viewers Are Ignorant

People who watch Fox News are less informed than people who get their news from other outlets such...

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Oregon Student on Ducking Debt with School’s New Visa “Duck Card”

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:30pm

Students across the nation are struggling with heavy school loan burdens.

As University of Oregon student Craig Garcia notes, that load is not made lighter by accepting special university credit cards:

Credit cards and student loans are the two primary sources of debt in America. Soon enough, envelopes for both of those bills...

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