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Wake Forest U. Begins ‘Thrive’ Program, Hires ‘Director of Well-Being’

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:30am

Another development in the push to make universities about happiness and comfort, not intellectual growth.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Where Your Money Goes: Wake Forest Hires ‘Director of Well-Being’

Check it: Wake Forest isn’t just about academics. It has recently started a program for the well-being of students and...

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College Campuses in Mississippi Get Military Weapons

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Why is it that concealed carry for college students is controversial and this isn’t?

Emily Le Coz of the Clarion-Ledger reports.

Miss. campuses get military weapons

One hundred state and local law enforcement agencies in Mississippi collectively own 1,354 military-grade items, including two grenade launchers and one mine-resistant-ambush-protected-armored truck that officials say they need...

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Math is Apparently the ‘Domain of Old, White Men’

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Even the most basic fundamentals of education aren’t safe from progressive politics.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

Teach For America: Math is the ‘Domain of Old, White Men’

Who knew? Who knew that math … excluded so many? For, according to the Teach For America website, “math has traditionally been seen as...

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Before You Take a Women’s Studies Course…

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

You should familiarize yourself with the work of Robert Stacy McCain.

The Mythic World of Women’s Studies

Are you tired of reality? Do you feel that you are being oppressed by facts and logic? Then you should consider majoring in Women’s Studies at one of our nation’s elite universities, where your liberated consciousness...

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The Ivy League’s 13 Most Liberal Courses

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

I’m just going to list them here. If you’re interested in reading about them, check out the Daily Caller’s original post.

The Daily Caller Presents: The Ivy League’s 13 Most Daffy, Outrageously Liberal College Courses

Brown...

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White House College Rape Awareness Campaign not Based in Reality

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

Our friend Hans Bader has an enlightening new piece at Liberty Unyielding.

White House’s college rape awareness campaign promotes legal myths

Echoing the “War on Women” meme it used in the 2012 election, the Obama administration today announced the start of a poorly-conceived campus rape awareness campaign. Unfortunately, its flaws mean it will...

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Shaking My Head: Search “Teacher” On Google News

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:00am

I’ve been meaning to make a post like this ever since I started working for College Insurrection. Often, as part of my research for this site gathering articles related to college, education, and young people, I go to news.google.com and search “teacher.”

Every time, I am astounded by the results. Google usually...

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law Now Has Lower Rating Than Venezuela

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9:30am

This is a follow up report on a recent post about Thomas Jefferson School of law. Things don’t look good.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports.

S&P Lowers Thomas Jefferson Law School’s Junk Bond Rating to CC (3 Notches Lower Than Venezuela’s); Default Is Expected

Following up on Wednesday’s post, Thomas Jefferson Law School...

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Groups Call on Congress to Stop Funding Politicized Middle East Studies With Taxpayer Dollars

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8:00am

Signatories of the statement, which points out the strong Anti-American and Anti-Israeli bias in many Middle East Studies Departments, include the Louis D. Brandeis Center and Accuracy in Academia.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Groups to Congress: No Taxpayer Funds for Biased, Politicized Middle East Studies

This morning several...

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James Madison University Loses ‘Green Light’ Free Speech Rating from FIRE

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

A sad state of affairs as far as free expression is concerned.

Samantha Harris of the FIRE blog reports.

James Madison University Loses Its ‘Green Light’ Rating

After failing to heed several warnings from FIRE about new speech codes, James Madison University—which FIRE

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Brown Student: Electric Vehicles Are a Dead End

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

Ian Tarr of the Brown Spectator isn’t a big fan of electric cars and he may have a point.

Think Global, Act Local, and Achieve Nothing: Electric Vehicles Are A Dead End

Most students at Brown are no strangers to the environmentalist movement. An abundance of on-campus groups advocate for conservation, composting, alternative...

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Survey Finds That Students Only Love the First Amendment When It’s Convenient to Them

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

When freedom of speech is inconvenient, or makes their life a bit difficult, they’re totally okay with government censorship.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

Students Love First Amendment… When It’s Convenient For Them, Survey Finds

The Knight Foundation’s new report on First Amendment attitudes among high school students and teachers...

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Survey Says Millennials Overwhelmingly Oppose Affirmative Action

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

This doesn’t really fit with the liberal narrative, does it?

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Who’da Thought? Millennials Overwhelmingly Oppose Affirmative Action

Writing in the University of Georgia’s The Red & Black, Katelyn Umholtz cannot seem to reconcile how Millennials can believe in a colorblind society … and also oppose affirmative action...

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Yale Muslim Groups Illustrate Disturbing Academic Trend: Arguing With Feelings, Not Reason

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Mark Bauerlein at Minding the Campus details how logic and reason have begun to slip away from university campuses, only to be replaced by ‘identities’ and ‘sensitivities’:

Yale Muslims: Hurt Feelings but No Arguments

As Lauren Noble wrote two days ago here at Minding the Campus, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s speech at Yale on...

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“When is a kiss considered to be sexual assault?”

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:30am

The title of this post is taken from a new report by Julius Kairey of the Cornell Daily Sun which you should read.

THROWDOWN THURSDAY: Should California Redefine Campus Sexual Assault?

When is a kiss considered to be sexual assault?

According to the U.S. Justice Department’s website, almost always. It defines sexual assault as...

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Clemson University No Longer Requiring Students to Submit Drinking and Sex Information

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00am

Yesterday Campus Reform reported that Clemson University was requiring students to submit information about their drinking behavior and sex lives using identifiable log-in data.

Late last night the university backtracked on its plan, Campus Reform now reports:

Clemson University is no longer prying into its students’ sex lives

In a campus-wide email late Wednesday...

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For-Profits Attacked By New Student Debt Regulation

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

A U.S. Department of Education regulation stating that a for-profit institution cannot offer a program that has a debt-to-student ration of 8% or more is being challenged by representatives from Kaplan, mostly because a huge number of programs at non-profits and public schools don’t pass the same test.

Spencer Irv...

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Students Get College Credits for Promoting Socialism

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

Do college students ever get credit for promoting Republican or Libertarian values?

Derek Draplin of the College Fix has an interesting story here.

Colleges Give Students Academic Credit for Pushing Socialist Causes on Campus

College students can earn academic credit for promoting socialist causes on their campuses through a program run by the Young...

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20 Universities That Have Produced the Most Billionaires

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Looking to make ten figures? Go to UPenn (or, more specifically, Wharton). Your second best bets are attending Harvard, Yale, or University of Southern California.

Peter Jacobs reports for the Business Insider:

The 20 Universities That Have Produced The Most Billionaires

More billionaires went to the University of Pennsylvania for their undergraduate degrees than...

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds to Muslim Critics at Yale

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Here’s an excerpt from Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s speech at Yale in which she responds to the Muslim student group which sought to silence her.

From the Washington Free Beacon.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Urges Yale MSA To Refocus Energies

Despite more than 30 student organizations petitioning her appearance, Somali-American women’s rights activist and author Ayaan...

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Harvard Receives Largest Donation Ever

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

That’s $350 million, all from graduates Dr. Gerald Lok-chung Chan and Ronnie Chi-chung Chan — so much money that Harvard has decided to rename an entire school after their father: The T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Matthew R. Zubrow at The Dartmouth Review has the story:

Harvard Continues Trend of Large...

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Prager University – Is the UN Fair to Israel?

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video from Prager University, Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights examines the UN and its scrutiny of Israel.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

Israel is a vibrant democracy with full rights for women and gays, a free press and independent judiciary. You would think that the United...

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