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Law Prof’s Argument for Punishing ‘Hate Speech’ Sparks Free Speech Debate

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

Susan Kruth of The FIRE writes of an interesting free speech issue raised by a professor from Fordham University.

Law Prof’s Argument for Punishing ‘Hate Speech’ Sparks Passionate Defenses of First Amendment

Colleges and universities often get confused about whether the First Amendment precludes them from prohibiting “hate speech”—whatever that phrase means to...

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UC Berkeley Prof Requires Students Tweet On Islamophobia

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Student says, “He’s basically using us as unpaid labor to work on his agenda.”

Showing today’s students can be savvy about both social media and academic agendas, some University of California – Berkeley students are upset over one professors latest class requirements.

UC Berkeley students enrolled in an Asian American Studies course called “Islamophobia & Constructing Otherness” are required to create Twitter accounts and Tweet about...

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College in Florida Reverses Gun Ban After Student is Attacked

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Kudos to the administration of Eastern Florida State for doing the right thing.

Judith Levy of Ricochet reports.

It’s a Start

Last Thursday, 24-year-old student Landrick Hamilton was assaulted by two men, one wielding a pool cue, near his car in a parking lot at Eastern Florida State College. During the attack, Hamil...

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Hillsdale professor rips Common Core as “superficial, biased, embarrassingly dumb”

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that anarchitect of the new federal education program Common Core Architect admitted partnership with the Obama campaign team.

This may readily explain a Hillsdale college professor’s devastating assessment of its quality.

A Hillsdale College professor has penned a book he hopes will serve as a user’s guide for parents, citizens,...

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Pro-life Posters Repeatedly Stolen and Trashed at UGA

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:00am

Blake Seitz of The College Fix has a new post with a theme that’s become all too familiar.

UGA Students’ Prolife Posters Repeatedly Stolen, Trashed All Week

University of Georgia’s Students For Life sought to advertise “Prolife Without God” speech by Secular Pro-Life national president

On Tuesday night, as University of Georgia sophomore Elizabeth...

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California agency looks to regulate new providers of tech training

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

It never fails: Whenever one group of innovators develops a profitable way to bypass regulations, regulators figure out new ways to impose rules and restrictions on them.

The latest case involves the ever expanding California bureaucracy and firms offering innovative tech training.

A new type of educational provider has quietly sprung up in...

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Prager University Video: Lower Tax Rates Lead to Higher Revenue

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is a fascinating video even if you’re not an economics major.

Via Jason Fertig of National Review.

Prager U: Lower Taxes, Higher Revenue

In the newest Prager University course, UCLA Professor of Economics Tim Groseclose explains the Laffer Curve – a representation of the non-linear relationship between tax rates and revenue collected at...

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San Diego Student Says Campus Smoking Ban Undermines “Diversity”

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

“While I’m a strong advocate for health, I’m also an advocate for doing what makes you happy.”

File this story under “When Worlds Collide”.

One of the most sacred cows on college campuses today is the “Diversity Program.” And a favorite target for progressive activists is second-hand smoke.

However, San Diego State University student Simon Shieh argues that recently enacted campus no-smoking rules undercut diversity.

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U.S. House introduces anti-academic boycott legislation

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:02pm

While legislation regarding academic boycotts is stalled in the NY State Assembly after widespread protests, a federal bill has been introduced by House Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.).  The bill is embedded at the bottom of this post.

The story was first reported by...

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Common Core Math Lessons Promote Disinformation About Republican Presidents

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

The more research I do on Common Core, the more convinced I become that its end goal is nothing more than political indoctrination.

Consider this new report from Eric Owens at The Daily Caller.

Common Core MATH lesson plans attack Reagan, list Lincoln’s religion as ‘liberal’

Another week has gone by and, like clockwork,...

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UConn responds to Title IX lawsuit about mishandled sex assault complaints

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

The University of Connecticut has responded to a Title IX lawsuit claiming that it mishandled several reports of sexual assaults on its main campus.

Kathleen Megan of The Hartford Courant files this report:

In court papers filed Monday, the University of Connecticut denied some of the key...

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Women of Wellesley College Freaked Out by Statue of Nearly Naked Man

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00am

Wellesley is an all women’s college and some of the students have started a petition to have a statue of a nearly naked man removed from campus. Why do the women of Wellesley hate art?

Jaclyn Reiss of Boston.com reports.

Realistic statue of man in his underwear at Wellesley College sparks controversy

A realistic-looking...

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Could unionized Northwestern football team spell end of women’s college sports?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that Northwestern University’s football team was weighing options to unionize.

Breitbart contributor C. Edmund Wright extrapolates what this could mean for Title IX-based sports team requirements that have expanded women’s teams to the detriment of men’s.

It’s been almost comical to watch the liberal sports media’s obvious arousal over what...

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U. Chicago Sex Week Features Flogging, Electrocution

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:00am

The University of Chicago is known as a research university. How does this improve their brand?

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

University’s Sex Week Includes Flogging, Electrocuting Students

Students can experience what it feels like to be sexually flogged and electrocuted during an upcoming Sex Week activity at the University of Chicago.

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George Mason U. students know Bieber better than SOTU

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Perhaps the best way to look at the following video is that it is proof President Barack Obama no longer occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of young Americans.

MRCTV’s Dan Joseph went to George Mason University and interviewed students on two of the week’s biggest news events: Justin...

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Are College Students Guilty of Microaggression?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

Have you not heard of Microaggression? Don’t you know it might be making you a racist?

Alec Torres of National Review reports.

Microaggression

As a group of students begins studying for a calculus exam, a white student turns to an Asian peer and says, “Hey, would you mind helping me solve this problem? It’s...

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Harvard, Berkeley profs’ study disproves Obama’s income inequality assertions

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

At this point, many Americans are dubious of President Obama’s statements on many subjects.

In fact, two new studies (including one lead by a group of Harvard and UC Berkeley economists) undermine the President’s State of the Union remarks about “income inequality.”

One study found that the ability of the poorest children to...

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Atheist Group Wants Bibles Removed from Iowa State

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

Having successfully bullied the University of Wisconsin into removing bibles from its lodge, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has now set its sights on Iowa State.

The College Fix reports.

Group Wants Bibles Booted From Iowa State

Legal opinions clash over Gideon Bibles in hotels on public grounds, such as publicly funded universities

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Labor law experts say college athletes have right to unionize

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that members of the Northwestern University football team are weighing the option to unionize.

According to labor law experts, the student players may have a case.

A recent play by some college football players to unionize is within the realm of possibility – as long as they convince the National...

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Asexuals Unite at Cornell

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00am

Cornell University has a new student group for asexuals. Eleven people showed up for the group’s first meeting.

Emma Ianni of the Cornell Daily Sun has the story.

New Group to Bring Awareness of Cornell Asexual Community

Human sexuality is a “spectrum” with asexuals and sexuals on opposing ends, according to ACE, the new...

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Columbia Art Students Battle “Patriarchy” with Lesbian Porn Film

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 9:30am

A group of feminist activist art students at a prestigious institution have decided to make a lesbian porn film to fight our male-dominated culture.

Perhaps they did not realize the target audience for such films is usually not lesbians?

Feminist art students at Columbia University claim to have struck a mighty blow against...

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Common Core Panelist Says ‘The Children Belong to All of Us’

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 8:00am

Last April, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry came under fire for a promotional video in which she said:

We have to break through our kind of private idea...

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