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New Mexico State Gets Government Grant for ‘Fat Vests’ to Study Weight Sensitivity

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Over $17,000 for ‘fat vests’ to find out what it’s like to be overweight?

Really?

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform reported.

University gets federal grant for fat vests, ‘weight sensitivity training’

New Mexico State University (NMSU) received a hefty grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) so students and faculty can run around...

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Former Teacher at Florida Islamic School Accused of Raping Female Students

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 9:30am

There are claims of a massive cover-up. The real question is if, as in the case with the mass raping of girls in England over a fifteen-year span, outsiders were involved in the cover-up as well.

From the Daily Mail:

Police hunt former head teacher of Florida Islamic school accused of raping students...

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Law Prof Sues for Discrimination After Denial of Tenure

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8:00am

One has to wonder how much of this was about politics and not scholarship.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports.

Duquesne Prof Sues Dean, Law School For Discrimination After Tenure Denial

National Law Journal, Law Professor Files Bias Suit Against Duquesne, Dean:

A Duquesne University School of Law professor, whose subjects include Islamic law, has...

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More Christian Colleges Join Fight Against Obamacare Abortion-pill Mandate

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

Shouldn’t Christian colleges have a choice in this matter? Remember when the left liked choices?

Greg Piper of the College Fix reported.

More Christian colleges sue government for Obamacare abortion-pill mandate

Two Christian universities in Indiana and a Christian education group representing more than a hundred Christian colleges are suing the Obama administration for forcing...

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Shocking Report: Colleges Want more Government Money

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Some people just want to keep pumping up that higher ed bubble.

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Colleges Want more Public and State Funding

Running out of funds and ideas, colleges want more public funding to help keep them afloat. During a recent panel discussion at the liberal think tank Center for...

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Is Climate Change Really The Missing Debate on College Campuses?

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

According to this New York Times op-ed, it really is.

The Missing Campus Climate Debate

CLIMATE CHANGE is our era’s defining challenge, but most of America’s universities are planning to sit this one out. Though students and faculty members at more than 400 colleges have called for administrators to divest from fossil-fuel energy...

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British Students Protest Law Society’s Endorsement of Sharia Law

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

These students could teach a few things to BDS supporters on American campuses.

The Marayam Namazie blog reports.

Press Release: Wills without bigotry – protest against the Law Society

About 70 protesters rallied outside the office of the Law Society to condemn their endorsement of discriminatory sharia law on April 28 2014.

The protest was...

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UC San Fransisco Online Abortion Course Could Endanger Women’s Health

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 11:00am

Apparently the course, which purports to teach students about the medical process of abortion, relies exclusively on multiple choice exams and two peer-reviewed essays.

Genevieve McCarthy at the College Fix has the story:

University’s online abortion course could endanger women’s health, experts say

The University of California-San Francisco’s new online abortion course raises serious...

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Liberal Group Blames Student Athlete Fraud at UNC on White Supremacy and Heteropatriarchal Capitalism

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 9:30am

A student group at UNC called The Real Silent Sam has gotten to the bottom of a scandal involving student athletes.

Ian Tuttle of National Review reported.

Student Group Says UNC’s Student-Athlete Fraud Is Actually a Result of White Supremacist, Heteropatriarchal Capitalism

An enormous academic scandal is not sitting well with some students at...

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U Penn Columnist: No One Is Really Responsible For Their Own Actions

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 8:00am

According to Roderick Cook at The Daily Pennsylvanian, robbery is just a “crime of survival”, and we must blame gentrification and capitalism, not the actual offender:

Reframing violence

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “violence at Penn”?

Many of us think of interpersonal physical violence that occurs around our school, such...

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5 Pennsylvania College Football Players Charged in Vicious Assault

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Their victim is intensive care with severe brain trauma.

The California University of Pennsylvania president Gerladine Jones said, “Behavior has consequences.”

She should be fired.

5 College Football Players Charged in Assault

Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and...

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Is This Professor Spreading Disinformation About Ebola?

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

It certainly looks that way.

Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Academia reported.

Ebola Disinformation Spread by Leftist Professor

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the original piece, “Anti-American Disinformation on Ebola and AIDS“, which was published by Accuracy in Media.

The Ebola disinformation surfaced in a Liberian newspaper on September 9, 2014, in a ...

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Attorney Responds to “Women Only” Senate Seats: They’re Unconstitutional

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Even in a legislative body as tiny and ineffectual as student government can’t have racial or gender quotas.

Greg Piper at the College Fix reports:

Student senate can’t ‘set aside’ women or minority spots, attorney says

In response to The College Fix‘s post about Ohio University’s student senate considering whether to triple the number of women-only...

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Study Suggests Millennials are More Depressed Than Generation X

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

This doesn’t surprise me one bit. I’m a member of Generation X but if I was a Millennial I’d probably be depressed too.

Andrew Desiderio of the College Fix reports.

STUDY: Millennials more depressed than Gen-X counterparts

Millennials are more depressed than their Generation X counterparts, a fact attributed partly to millennials’ unrealistic expectations,...

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Allegations of Massive Cheating on SAT in China, South Korea

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Chinese and South Korean students who took the Oct. 11 SAT are having their scores delayed in order for the College Board to determine whether there was mass cheating. Each test will be evaluated for evidence of cheating.

From Time:

Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea

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The Carolina Review Calls Out Senator Kay Hagan

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 9:30am

Richard Wheeler of the Carolina Review is not a fan of Senator Kay Hagan. In a new post, he calls her out.

Hagan’s Hypocrisy

One of the most pressing issues in current American foreign affairs is undoubtedly the serious threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS). This ever growing organization continues to produce...

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UC Berkeley Finally Stands Up For Free Speech, Refuses to Uninvite Bill Maher

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00am

Maybe the Free Speech Movement was actually good for something.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

UC-Berkeley stands up for speech, ignoring Bill Maher disinvitation vote by students

Is this a turning point for universities which previously chickened out of featuring controversial speakers for graduation ceremonies?

First Miami University s...

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UCLA Student Government Abuses Student Fees By Pushing Leftist Political Causes

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Posted by    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

According to Jacob Kohlhepp at The College Fix, the UCLA student government has found a loophole in university policy about political ethics and is exploiting it to “push a progressive political agenda.”

UCLA abuses student fees to push progressive causes ahead of election

At UCLA, student fees and taxpayer money is used by...

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New Jersey May Pass Law to Freeze Tuition

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Posted by    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Not everyone thinks this is a good idea. In fact, lots of colleges don’t like it.

Matt Friedman of NJ.com reports.

Tuition freeze: N.J. Assembly passes 7 bills on higher education

A bill that would allow New Jersey college students to pay the same tuition for nine straight semesters is one step closer to...

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Creationist Professor Accused of Forcing Religion on Students

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Posted by    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

History professor Emerson McMullen of Georgia Southern University is being accused of pushing his creationist and Christian religious views on students, often awarding extra credit to students whose views agree with his own. Notable atheist Richard Dawkins is leading the calls for an investigation into the professor’s academic conduct.

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Purdue Student Commits Suicide After Being Convicted of Murder

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Posted by    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is a horrible story all around. It looks as though the young man had a history of mental illness.

Russell Westerholm of University Herald reports.

Cody Cousins, Purdue Student Convicted of Murder, Commits Suicide in His Cell

Cody Cousins, a 24-year-old man convicted of shooting a classmate in a Purdue University building, has...

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Ohio University Could Triple the Number of “Women Only” Student Senate Positions

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Posted by    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

Remember back in the early twentieth century when a group of women protested gender deciding what positions you could hold and jobs you could have? What was that group of women called again?

Maygan Beeler at The Post reports:

Student Senate to reform senate elections at Ohio University

With midterm elections rapidly approaching for candidates...

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