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Leslie’s Top 10 College Insurrection Posts of 2013

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Posted by    Monday, December 30, 2013 at 9:30am

As we enter into the New Year, I wanted follow one of blogging’s finest traditions: The Top 10 List.

The top of my favorite post list features those about the wonderful Canto Talk interviews I did with my compatriot, Aleister of American Glob.

1) College Insurrection Night on Canto Talk: Aleister and I...

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High School Student Creates College Research Method Using Twitter

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Posted by    Monday, December 30, 2013 at 8:00am

You have to hand it to this kid. Her research was so compelling that the Washington Post published her story.

The College Twitter Happiness Index can help students

The college hype machine is overwhelming. So I decided to bypass the sugar-coated information of tour guides, review books and even adults seeking to help...

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Greensboro College Hires Security for Nativity Scene

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Posted by    Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 5:00pm

The following story is a sad comment on the state of religious “tolerance” that exists on some American college campuses.

Keeping an eye on the Nativity display at Greensboro College is a full-time job for Stancil Locklear. That includes Christmas.

“It’s my first time ever having to work on Christmas and being away...

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Walmart is Now More Selective Than Harvard

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Posted by    Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:30pm

Harrison K. Wexner of the Harvard Crimson and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central seem to think this is a humorous situation. Keep laughing, guys.

Sorry, Class of 2018. Harvard Is No Longer America’s Most Elite Institution

Harvard may have met its match. In a segment that aired earlier this week on “The Colbert...

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Rejected: Ohio Representative’s Proposal for State-Approved Homeschooling Parents

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Posted by    Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00pm

The following story highlights the concerns Americans should have about the degree of progressive indoctrination at the nation’s universities.

The Daily Caller’s Education Editor Eric Owens has the story on a law proposed by an Ohio representative, a graduate of Stanford and Georgetown, which would have required background checks on homeschooling parents.

Ohio...

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Baptist Universities Win Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate

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Posted by    Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 12:30pm

It’s about time liberty won a battle, isn’t it?

The wonderfully named Cypress Creek Mirror reports.

Baptist universities win lawsuit against controversial HHS mandate

On Friday a Houston federal court delivered a major blow to the controversial Health and Human Services mandate ruling in favor of East Tex...

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British High School Offers its Students “Man Days”

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Posted by    Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:00am

One British school is waging an intriguing counter-attack in the “War on Men”.

An analysis of the situation highlights the need for more male teachers instead of specialized lessons (hat-tip, Instapundit).

CHASE High School in Westcliff, Essex, is offering students ‘man days’. An Ofsted inspection found achievement among male students was “inadequate”. Victoria...

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Gender Neutral Restrooms are Coming Soon to a College Near You

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Posted by    Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:30am

This is just the latest effort by progressives to make everyone equal. Equally miserable, that is.

Trey Sanchez of Truth Revolt has the story.

Coming to a College Near You: All Gender Restrooms!

In an attempt to “desegregate Wesleyan bathrooms,” a group that calls themselves “Pissed Off Trans* People” have been tearing down the...

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Colleges Cut Bloated Staffing Budgets

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Posted by    Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:00am

Finally!

In the wake of a continued combination of reduced state subsidies and student complaints about tuition increases, American colleges and universities are trimming administrative staffing bloat and reducing back-office waste.

The State University of New York system shaved $48 million in the past two years by cutting unused software licenses and consolidating...

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Colleges Pursue Free Market Finance Solution: Tie Presidents’ Raises to Results

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 5:00pm

As we have chronicled frequently, one aspect of the “Higher Education Bubble” is the lavish pay many  administrators (including school presidents) enjoy.

Surprisingly, some schools are now trying a free market tactic to alleviate the situation: Tying raises to results.

Like all leaders of American colleges and universities these days, Massachusetts Bay Community...

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Should Colleges Have to Pay for Student Loans When Students Can’t?

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:30pm

That question is at the center of a new report from Karen Weise of Business Week.

Should Colleges Be On the Hook When Students Can’t Repay Their Loans?

One out of every seven borrowers with student loan debt falls behind on payments within three years. The question is: Who should pay for those...

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Campus “Rape Culture” and the War on Men

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00pm

In terms of the campus “War on Men”, Cathy Young (contributing editor at Reason magazine) has a brilliant, detailed analysis of the battlefield.

One aspect of the anti-male campaign that Young reviews is the “Rape Culture” doctrine, explaining why young men are now “guilty until proven innocent”  as they are hauled  before kangaroo...

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Iowa State Prof. Admits Faking AIDS Vaccine for Millions in Grants

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 12:30pm

How incredibly low. Those grant dollars could have gone to some other legitimate research project.

Andy Soltis of the New York post reported.

Professor admits faking AIDS vaccine to get $19M in grants

An Iowa State University professor resigned after admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a vaccine for the...

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Frat Brothers Dominate Wall Street

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:00am

Despite the mainstream media meme, it is not membership in the GOP that is important to be a big player on Wall Street.

Max Abelson and Zeke Faux of Bloomberg news has the real story.

Conor Hails, head of the University of Pennsylvania’s Sigma Chi chapter, was in a Philadelphia hotel ballroom last...

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Vermont College Students Create Affordable Food Service Business

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:30am

Kudos to these young entrepreneurs for creating a successful product and service.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports.

Vt. college students create unusual food program

A group of Middlebury College students has created an unusual program that sells high-quality food, including meat and produce, to local residents at a fraction of the cost for the same...

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U. of Arizona Student on PC Push To Retag Buildings with ‘Culturally Chauvinist, Primitivizing’ Names

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Posted by    Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:00am

We recently noted that the University of Colorado – Boulder Campus Planning Commission recommended renaming two renovated dormitories “Houusoo Hall” and “Nowoo3 Hall” after two Arapaho Indian chiefs…using linguistic instead of phonetic spellings to be even more culturally sensitive.

University of Arizona student Julianne Stanford has an update, and notes this trend...

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Modern Times: Mom Advises Son to Get a ‘Yes’ Text Before Sex

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 6:30pm

Young men are now being hauled in front of campus courts, losing due process rights and being punished based on questionable testimony in alleged sex assault cases.

However, social media may come...

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Yale University Locked in Property Dispute With Popular New Haven Night Club

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 5:00pm

Yale clearly has the upper hand here. Let’s hope they can work things out with Toads. (The club.)

FOX News has the story.

Yale University locks horns with renowned nightclub in property-line dispute

Yale University has produced Nobel Prize winners, Supreme Court justices and presidents. Nearby, a nightclub called Toad’s Place has landed musical...

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Fairness at U. of Michigan: Fund Liberal Events while Denying Conservative Ones

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:30pm

We have been covering the disturbing situation at the University of Michigan, centering on the campus Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) request for funding from student fees to cover...

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Ohio U. Student Loses Scholarship and Presidency Following Disorderly Intoxication Arrest

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 2:00pm

It sounds like this student had a little too much fun during a football game.

Peter Jacobs of Business Insider reports.

Ohio University Student Loses Presidency And Scholarship After Arrest For ‘Disorderly Intoxication’

The president of Ohio University’s Student Senate has stepped down after he was arrested this weekend for “disorderly intoxication” and will...

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Political Correctness Infecting College Conservatives

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 12:30pm

Alvaro Watson is the founder of Students for Intellectual Freedom National (SIFNA), a politically and Classically Liberal/Conservative and Human Rights organization.

In an article for the Western Center of Journalism, he expressed deep concerns about how conservative student groups are caving to aggressive progressive activism.

Conservative students cannot solely rely on College-Republican student...

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Do Universities Breed Intolerance?

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:00am

In a new post at See Thru Edu, Robert Paquette examines college campuses, the issue of intolerance, elites and the new right.

How Our Universities Breed Intolerance

More than thirty years ago, a sociologist named Donald Warren focused attention on a disaffected segment of American society whose loudest voices he labeled Middle American...

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