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Boston University Rejects Proposal to Divest From Gun Companies

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Leftists on campus have found something new to demand divestment from. Luckily, Boston University had more sense.

Inside Higher Ed reported.

Boston U. Won’t Divest From Gun Companies

The board of Boston University announced Monday that it has rejected a proposal from a campus group that the university sell investments in companies that produce...

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This Columbia Student Is Speaking Out Amidst Rape Allegations

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

Remember Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia student who’s carrying her mattress around as long as her alleged rapist is allowed to remain on campus?

Her alleged rapist is speaking out.

We reported at Legal Insurrection:

Columbia student fights back amidst rape allegations

Remember Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia student who’s carrying...

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Prager University – Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Professor Haroon Ullah of Georgetown examines the issue of freedom vs. Sharia using the nation of Pakistan as an example.

Watch below.

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Pakistan is the world’s fifth largest democracy. It is also deeply influenced by Islamic law (Sharia). Can these two traditions, Western...

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Tufts Calls Satire ‘Dangerous’ After Canadian Student Paper Publishes Mohammad

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

The University of Manitoba’s student paper chose to publish the photo with Mohammad along with a message to defend free speech from radical Islam.  Tufts didn’t get it. Greg Piper from College Fix reported.

Canadian student paper publishes Mohammad, Tufts calls satire ‘dangerous’

Much like plutonium in a DeLorean, the Charlie Hebdo massacre...

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FIRE and Students Win Free Speech Victory at Ohio University

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:00am

FIRE has been on a roll lately. This is their fourth recent free speech victory.

They reported on their blog Monday.

Students, FIRE Go Four-for-Four as Ohio U. Settles Speech Code Lawsuit

ATHENS, Ohio, February 2, 2015—In a settlement signed today, Ohio University (OU) agreed to revise several policies that restricted free speech on...

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Four Colleges Report Measles Cases

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:30am

A measles outbreak is occurring and has hit college campuses. Scott Jaschik from Inside Higher reports.

Responding to Measles Outbreak

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Saint Louis University to Honor Anti-Police Protest With Monument

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:00am

A monument to honor a protest? Isn’t this a bit much?

Nathan Rubbelke of the College Fix reports.

Saint Louis University to erect monument honoring anti-police protest

Saint Louis University has commissioned a sculpture to be erected on campus that administrators say they hope “captures the spirit and importance” of a weeklong “Occupy SLU”...

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Obama’s Proposed $4 Trillion Budget Seeks More Higher Education Spending

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:30pm

The president has asked for more than $70 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Education.

Melissa Korn and Caroline Porter of the Wall Street Journal report:

Obama’s Proposed Budget Seeks More for Education

President Barack Obama ’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal calls for $70.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department...

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Illinois Legislator’s Bill Would Ban Terrorists From Teaching at Public Colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

Obama’s pal Bill Ayers was unavailable for comment.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

America 2015: Proposed Illinois Law Would Ban TERRORIST PROFESSORS

An Illinois state legislator has introduced a bill that would prevent anyone who has been convicted of crimes related to terrorism from teaching courses at taxpayer-funded colleges and universities.

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Teachers Unions Claim They’ve Watched Free Community College Succeed

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 3:30pm

Yes, we raised our eyebrows, too.

Susan Svrluga writes at the Washington Post:

Teachers’ union: We have seen free community college succeed

President Obama’s call to make community college free was one of the most sweeping proposals in his State of the Union address. It was immediately controversial, with some alarmed by its...

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Harvard Law Sticks up for Due Process on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s good to know some people in academia are willing to stand up to the hysteria of rape culture on college campuses.

From the Wall Street Journal.

Harvard Law Pushes Back

The University of Virginia held a two-day conference last February on “Sexual Misconduct Among College Students.” One of the speakers was the Education...

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Conservative Princeton Prof Offers to Take Lashes for Persecuted Egyptian Blogger

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 12:30pm

A Princeton professor is offering take lashes for a blogger. You read that right, lashes.

Leonardo Blair of the Christian Post reports.

Conservative Princeton Professor Robert P. George and Others Offer to Take 1,000 Lashes for Saudi Blogger

Conservative Princeton University professor and vice chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, Robert...

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Who Cares if Scott Walker Doesn’t Have a College Degree?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:00am

I think it’s a good thing that Scott Walker has no college degree. In 2008, we were told Obama is a constitutional scholar and we all know how that worked out.

Albert R. Hunt of Bloomberg writes.

Does the U.S. President Need a College Degree?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has buzz. He has impressed...

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Penn Finds Link Between Negative Tweets and Heart Disease

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:30am

Twitter is 140 characters and a glimpse into your health. Shoba Babu from The Daily Pennsylvanian reports.

Penn researchers find link between negative tweets and heart disease

Negatively toned tweets could suggest something more dangerous — like a serious health problem.

Researchers at Penn led by psychology graduate student Johannes Eichstaedtfound that a community’s...

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Professor Jonathan Turley – Obama Guilty of ‘Violations of His Oath of Office’

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:00am

We have covered Professor Turley before but it is worth noting, as he does in the video below, that he is politically liberal and voted for Obama.

In his testimony for the Senate Judiciary Committee, he offered praise for Loretta Lynch but warned that if confirmed, she will be t...

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Texas A&M University Will Receive Special Gift From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Author

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Posted by    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

What do George R.R. Martin and Texas A&M University have in common?

Texas A&M Today reports:

‘Game of Thrones’ Author to Present Special Gift to Texas A&M

George R.R. Martin, author of the best-selling book series that spawned the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones,” will visit Texas A&M University to celebrate the acquisition...

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Not the Duke University Porn Star Again…

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Posted by    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

I thought we had heard the last of this young woman but alas, she’s in the news again.

Kevin D. Williamson of National Review.

Belle Knoxious

Miriam Weeks, better known as Belle Knox, even better known as “the Duke porn star,” is sophomoric — but then, she is still a sophomore – and, having...

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Matthew McConaughey Will Deliver Commencement Address For This Texas University

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Posted by    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

The former University of Texas grad will deliver the commencement address for the University of Houston.

Clifford Pugh of Culture Map Houston reports:

Surprise! Matthew McConaughey headed to University of Houston to wow students, UT ties no matter

Alright, alright, alright!”

The University of Houston has...

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College isn’t Always Worth the Investment

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Posted by    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

A new column by Danielle Paquette at the Washington Post points out that college isn’t always the best choice.

Why college isn’t always worth it

Earlier this month, after announcing his plan to make community college free, President Obama lauded a college degree as “the surest ticket to...

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A New McCarthyism Against Conservative UCLA Professors

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Posted by    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

We previously covered the diversity requirement at UCLA. The repercussions are not good for conservative professors.

Jacob Kohlhepp from the College Fix reports.

UCLA professors who questioned diversity mandate maliciously outed

ANALYSIS: McCarthyism against independent-minded professors is new modern-day witch hunt.

When 46 professors at UCLA...

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Brandeis University President Resigns

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Posted by    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:00am

There’s been plenty of controversy at Brandeis in recent months, so this is hardly surprising.

Truth Revolt reported.

Embattled Brandeis President Resigns

Beleaguered Brandeis University President Fred Lawrence announced he would resign at the end of the school year, releasing a statement to members of the community. Lawrence wrote, “After careful consideration, and in...

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Fracking is a New and Practical College Degree

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Posted by    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9:30am

A new fracking degree is being offered by an Illinois community college.

Lizzie Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Community college to create fracking degree program

A southwestern Illinois community college has received the go-ahead to create a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, program.

Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., will enroll its first students...

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