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Pro-Traditional Marriage Student Group Denied Recognition at Notre Dame

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is strange, the last time I checked, Notre Dame was a Catholic school.

Dominic Lynch of the College Fix reports.

Notre Dame Denies Official Recognition to Pro-Traditional Marriage Student Group

A relatively new student group at the University of Notre Dame formed to defend traditional marriage has been denied official recognition as a...

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Cinco de Mayo insanity continues: Stanford fraternities and sororities endure “cultural appropriation” scolding

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently pointed out that the real purpose of most Cinco de Mayo celebrations is to provide an excuse to drink copious amounts of Mexican beer.

And beer drinking is often a focus of campus fraternity and sorority life. However, students at the University of California – Davis were forced to cancel...

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Op-Ed: How to Make College Affordable

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent article at National Review, Mona Charen suggests that Mitch Daniels and others are pointing the way to college affordability.

How to Make College Affordable

There’s a debate among economists about why a college degree is worth so much. That the credential is valuable is not in doubt. According to the...

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College students continue to display stunning ignorance about Benghazi

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently featured a video in which a group of New York University students said they would consider studying abroad in Benghazi.

It looks like college students at another institution are similarly uninformed.

Makes you wonder what...

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Do American Literature Classics Need Trigger Warnings?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8:00am

I can’t believe this question is even being asked. It’s come to this.

Jennifer Medina writes at the New York Times.

Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm

Should students about to read “The Great Gatsby” be forewarned about “a variety of scenes that reference gory, abusive and misogynistic violence,” as one Rutgers...

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Paralyzed Rutgers football player LeGrand draws cheers during his commencement speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

Now here’s a commencement speaker everyone can support!

Four years after a football injury left Eric LeGrand paralyzed from the neck down, he is now a Rutgers University graduate.

Speaking from his mechanical wheelchair in sight of his No. 52 jersey – the only number in the history of Rutgers’ football program to...

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Names of Alleged “Rapists” Listed on Bathroom Walls at Columbia

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Well this story doesn’t have multiple lawsuits written all over it or anything.

Yeesh.

Chelsia Rose Marcius and Sasha Goldstein of the New York Daily News report.

Lists of alleged Columbia University ‘rapists’ scrawled on bathroom walls across campus

Vigilantes at Columbia University have scribbled the names of alleged “rapists” in building bathrooms across the...

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Man arrested for gun possession at sister-in-law’s Boston U. graduation

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

Zero-tolerance campus gun policies have claimed their latest victim.

This time, it was a man on his making his way through the security checkpoint at Boston University’s commencement ceremony.

Andrea Massa of Marshfield is facing charges of firearms violation for bringing two loaded guns with high-capacity magazines into the Boston University Commencement ceremony,...

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Prager University Video Covers the War on Boys

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

We’ve covered the war on men in education but that begins early with the war on boys. In this new video, Prager University offers some ideas for reform.

War on Boys

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What ever happened to letting “boys be boys?” Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for...

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Prof. Glenn Reynolds: Higher education is becoming a bad joke

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, better known as Instapundit, is the author of The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself.

His latest column asserts that because American colleges...

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Former Quinnipiac Student Stages Graduation Bomb Threat to Hide Dropout Status

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:00am

This young woman is obviously not one of Quinnipiac’s best and brightest. FOX News reports.

Ex-Quinnipiac student calls in bomb threat at graduation to hide being a dropout

Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman who they say phoned in bomb threats to Quinnipiac University on Sunday in an attempt to get commencement ceremonies...

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Gay Fraternities, Lesbian Sororities: Newest Trend in Campus Living

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:30am

In The Wall Street Journal, Mike Vilensky discusses the increasing number of gay fraternities and lesbian sororities in New York and New Jersey.

When Syracuse University junior Aaron Goldsmith couldn’t picture himself at any of his school’s fraternities, he decided to start one where gay men would be in the majority.

“This is...

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Butler University Caught Awarding Scholarships on Basis of Race, Gender

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:00am

This looks pretty bad for Butler. In today’s academic climate, they won’t get much sympathy from the public.

The College Fix has the report.

DISCRIMINATION: University Caught Awarding Scholarships on Basis of Race

Butler University has awarded endowed scholarships on the basis of race and gender, The College Fix has learned.

Butler removed the listing...

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UC Berkeley Students Demand “Sustainable Cap And Gowns”

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

Commencement season seems to bring out the crazy, especially on some campuses.

We recently reported that University of California – Berkeley students have to pay to attend their own graduation. Now, some of those students are going green in their demands for ceremonial attire.

Students at the University of California – Berkeley are...

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Former Princeton President Blasts College Students for Speaker Controversy

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

Former Princeton president William Bowen spoke at Haverford College over the weekend and blasted students who protested another speaker who was forced to withdraw.

The Trentonian reported.

Former Princeton University President calls Pa. college students immature, arrogant

A commencement speaker on Sunday blasted college students as “immature” and “arrogant” for protesting another speaker who...

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U. Oregon’s male students’ Title IX complaint is newest counterstrike in campus “War on Men”

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

A counter-attack on the campus “War on Men” has been initiated with a civil rights complaint being filed against the University of Oregon.

As Professor Glenn Reynolds notes, “If this flies, a lot of schools will be at risk.”

Former Eugene City Councilor Kevin Hornbuckle has filed a civil rights complaint on behalf...

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Thomas Sowell – Campus Rape Cases Should be Handled by the Criminal Justice System

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

In his latest column, Thomas Sowell has a few reminders for the higher ed system when it comes to sex crimes.

Sexual Assault on Campus

There seems to be a full-court press on to get colleges to “do something” about rape on campus.

But there seems to be remarkably little attention paid to two...

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Smith College Economics Profs Decry Campus Activists for IMF Director’s Commencement Cancellation

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

Recently, the left’s “War on Women” claimed a very influential victim.

We recently noted that Massachusetts’ Smith College announced that International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde withdrew as the school’s 2014 commencement speaker due to faculty and student protests over her organizations policies.

The economics faculty, who are focused on a subject...

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Australian Prof Battles University Over Climate Change Data

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:00am

It sounds like the science isn’t as settled as some would like us all to think.

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reported.

Where Did ’97 Percent’ Global Warming Consensus Figure Come From?

The University of Queensland in Australia is taking legal action to block the release of data used by one of its...

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An Inconvenient Course: Furman U. student reviews South Carolina school’s class on Al Gore

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9:30am

Furman University student Lauren Cooley reviews one South Carolina’s new political science course that focuses on our former Vice President.

A government course at the University of South Carolina is led by the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and touts former Vice President Al Gore and his environmentalism causes.

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Nancy Pelosi Tells College Grads to be Disruptors

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Posted by    Monday, May 19, 2014 at 8:00am

In an age when college students already have a reputation for being incapable of sitting through a speech without trying to shout down the speaker, is this really the best message to send?

Timothy Cama of The Hill reports.

Pelosi’s message to grads: Be disruptors

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) encouraged graduates of...

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$75 million now being thrown at Obama administration’s newest higher ed innovation

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Posted by    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

With enrollments dropping, degree programs being gutted, and significant faculty cuts at institutions across the nation, it is obvious that there is serious turmoil within the American system of higher education.

The Obama Administration is now responding with its traditional approach, which is to throw money at the problem!

The probability of its...

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