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500 Students Protest Confederate Flag Hung in Bryn Mawr Dorms

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:30am

I think we’ve reached a pretty comfortable situation when the most important thing students can think of to protest is a couple kids hanging a Confederate flag in their dorm room.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Confederate Flag at Bryn Mawr College Dorm Causes Uproar

Two members of the Bryn...

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Ohio University Frat Parodies Sorority Recruitment Video

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 8:00am

This has people talking for some reason. You can watch both videos below via Inside Higher Ed.

The Sorority video:

The parody:

 
 
 
 

Exposing the Hypocrisy of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

Claire Chiara at the College Fix shows how the Berkeley Free Speech Movement is totally rooted in hypocrisy:

Berkeley College Republicans Call Bullsh*t on Free Speech Celebrations

November 2013: Berkeley student government unanimously passes a bill to ban the term “illegal alien” from campus discourse.

September 2013: After several Mexican-American members of the campus...

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University of Texas Prof Not a Fan of the ‘White Sports Media Complex’

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Some people just see racism everywhere.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

University of Texas Prof Rips ‘White Sports Media Complex’

Speaking in the nigh comprehensible language of deconstuctivism, Professor Ben Carrington gave a speech last year stating that the “’white sports media complex’ works to further ‘white privilege’ even as it claims...

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Sexual Consent App Good2Go Faces Legal Problems

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

This app was created in earnest, not as a joke, to help couples establish consent before engaging in sexual activity. However, the app developers seem completely unaware of the legal Pandora’s Box that’s been placed in their laps.

Greg Piper of The College Fix has the story:

ROLLOUT OF GOOD2GO SEXUAL-CONSENT APP GREETED...

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What You May Not Know About College Admissions

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

Jane S. Shaw of National Review offers a little behind the scenes info in a recent post.

College Admissions Facts

The Wall Street Journal has a personal finance section that it sells to about 70 newspapers around the country.  I don’t know how accessible it is (you may have to be a subscriber),...

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Map Shows How the Country Roots For College Football Teams

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

The New York Times has been creating several of these types of maps lately. They’ve made ones for professional football, basketball, and baseball, and now one for the second most popular sport in the U.S.–college football. The data they use is based on Facebook ‘likes.’

N.C.A.A. Fan Map: How the Country Roots...

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Law Prof Defends the Constitution and Original Intent

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11:00am

Despite regular complaints from the left, the Constitution is just fine.

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia writes.

The Constitution and Original Intent are Still Relevant Today

Contrary to the assertions of critics of the original intent approach to the Constitution, super majority rules, such as requiring a two-thirds majority to amend the Constitution,...

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Louisiana State Professor Proposes Scrapping the Constitution

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 9:30am

And, surprise surprise, the document he’d like to replace it with has Leftist Single-Party State written all over it.

Dave Huber at the College Fix has the story:

Scrap the Constitution? And Replace It With What?

A week ago, long-time Democratic operative Donna Brazile tweeted...

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Swastikas Painted On Jewish Fraternity House At Emory University

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Posted by    Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8:00am

This is so unacceptable. Hopefully, the people who did this will be caught swiftly.

Peter Jacobs of Business Insider reports.

Swastikas Painted On Jewish Fraternity House At Emory University Hours After Yom Kippur

Offensive graffiti — including swastikas — was found early Sunday morning on...

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U. Tennessee Fights the Freedom From Religion Foundation for its Right to Pray

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Posted by    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

The University of Tennessee will continue to allow prayer at their football games, and unfortunately for the FFRF, the Supreme Court is on the university’s side.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

University of Tennessee Stands Firm Against Atheist Group

The Volunteers are holding firm against threats by the Freedom From...

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The Myth of “Free” College

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Posted by    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

There are plenty of people in America who believe a college education should be free for everyone.

What they don’t understand or perhaps just refuse to admit, is that nothing is free.

Christopher Denhart of Forbes reports.

There Is No Such Thing As A Free College Education

Following Wednesday’s decision to overturn tuition and fees...

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College President Will Pay for Student’s Textbooks if Beaten in Madden Video Game

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

This is pretty cool, though it would be better if the contest didn’t involve a video game but something a little more intellectual instead. But I can’t seeing a chess tournament gaining as much national attention and student interest as a video game tournament.

Matt Fin reports for Fox News:

College president offers...

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Hundreds of Harvard Students Receive Same Threatening Email

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Posted by    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

The message threatened a shooting would take place at the school.

NBC News in Boston reported.

Harvard University working to keep campus safe after threat

The campus community at Harvard University is on edge after a threat was emailed to about 500 people.

The message, which was sent just before 5 p.m. Friday, includes a...

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HuffPo: Colleges Should Ban Yik Yak

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Posted by    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 11:00am

Remember when liberals were all about greater personal liberty and freedom? Not anymore. Now they are the advocates-in-chief for banning this and that—even cool, hip social media apps.

Ryan Chapin Mach makes the case for banning access to the popular social media app:

Why Your College Campus Should Ban Yik Yak

Last week, students...

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East Carolina University to Offer Course on Conservative Politics in America

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Posted by    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9:30am

Stop the presses! Isn’t it sad that this is so noteworthy?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

No Way! Public University Offers Course On Conservative Politics In America

An associate professor at East Carolina University is currently teaching the first-ever course at the school on the history of conservative intellectual thought in the...

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U. Chicago Students Publish “Hyde Park List” Accusing Six Students of Sexual Violence

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Posted by    Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 8:00am

This close to a massive defamation case.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

U. of Chicago: ‘Hyde Park List’ Accuses Six of Sexual Violence

A Tumblr page dubbed the Hyde Park List has accused six University of Chicago students of sexual assault/harassment was all the talk last weekend at the school.

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The Threats to Academic Freedom are Coming From Inside Academia, New Books Say

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

Something many of us have already found out: not only are professors creating skewed notions of academic freedom, but students are also far too willing to censor speech when it makes them uncomfortable.

Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed gives the run down on two recent books about academic freedom:

New books warn...

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Colleges in New York to Implement Politically Correct Handicapped Parking Signs

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

If you’re anything like me, your first thought was – What is a politically correct handicapped parking sign?

Maggie Lit of Campus Reform reports.

University system to use politically correct handicapped parking signs

Over the next 18 months, universities across New York will implement politically correct handicapped park...

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College Republican Chairwoman Tries to Prevent Campus Voter Registration

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Upsetting that this is coming from anyone, especially a college republican.

Campus Reform has the story:

VIDEO: College Republican Chairwoman suppresses voter registration

A North Carolina College Republican Chairwoman was caught on camera allegedly suppressing the voter registration efforts of a non-profit, conservative student group Wednesday afternoon.

The video, obtained by Campus Reform, captures the...

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The College Conservative – Mitt Shouldn’t Run in 2016

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, Conner Dwinell says Mitt should skip running in 2016.

Why Mitt Shouldn’t Run in 2016

As we near the November elections, the U.S. Senate races draw nearer.  Arguably the most important indicator of the changing (or perhaps not) needs and political opinions of the American...

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Student Editor Receives Death Threats After Publishing Letter Calling for ‘White Student Union’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00am

Some at East Carolina University have already referred to the anonymous letter’s request for a White Student Union to parallel the Black Student Union as “racist” and “hate speech.”

Here’s more from the College Fix:

Call For ‘White Student Union’ Prompts Death Threats, Massive Campus Unrest

“Will someone explain to me why there is...

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