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White Students at U. Missouri Told not to Take Part in Ferguson ‘die-in’ Demonstration

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

So much for fighting racism, huh?

Christopher White of the College Fix reported.

Missouri white students told not to take part in Ferguson ‘die-in’ demonstration

Columbia, MO. — Organizers of a recent Ferguson protest at the University of Missouri requested “only people of color” take part in the event’s “die-in,” one element of a larger demonstration...

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College That Restricted Student Free Speech Now Under Court Supervision

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

Another win for the folks back at FIRE.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

College that squelched student speech under court supervision for a year

Citrus College in California settled a lawsuit with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed on behalf of a student who was stopped from collecting...

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Obama Holds ‘Opportunity Summit’ With College Presidents

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00am

The purpose of the summit was to address jobs for college grads and to make sure kids who start college can finish.

Naturally, part of the plan involves spending more money.

ABC News 7 WJLA reported.

 
 
 
 

Oklahoma Schools Forced to Scrap Elective Literature Course Focusing on the Bible

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:30am

You can’t even read the Bible as literature in schools these days.

Oklahoma Schools ditch Bible Elective Curriculum after Pressure

It may be the Good Book, but it’s getting a bad rap in Oklahoma. Just months after being the first district to adopt a new Bible as literature curriculum, the Mustang School D...

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For-Profit College Used Strippers to Recruit Students

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Posted by    Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00am

This school would be in big trouble if it wasn’t already defunct. Of course, the former owner of the college is up the creek without a paddle.

Inside Higher Ed reported.

College Used Strippers as Student Recruiters, Feds Say

The legal pursuit of a defunct for-profit college in Florida and its former owner gets...

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Only Nineteen Students ‘Ready for College’ in one New Jersey School District

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

Some sad statistics that add up to disaster for one New Jersey school district, as well as the rest of the nation (via Instapundit).

In Paterson, New Jersey only 19 kids who took the SAT’s are considered college ready. This means that...

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Miami Dade College Students Busted for Tax Fraud

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

As these students are about to find out, the IRS doesn’t screw around in situations like this.

Lauren Cooley of Campus Reform reports.

Busted: Students use financial aid accounts for tax fraud

Federal authorities froze more than 1,000 student bank accounts last month in response to a fraudulent scheme run by Miami Dade College...

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Will Rape Hysteria on College Campuses Lead to More Chastity?

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix proposes that because of the new “yes means yes” policies, the best way out of false accusations for men is to just be chaste:

Campus rape hysteria’s upside

A return to modesty 

Under these new “yes means yes” campus sex policies, pretty much all hookups among college students...

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Libertarians vs. Progressives is the New Divide on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

According to a recent post at Minding the Campus by Peter Wood, Progressives and Libertarians now represent the two largest political groups on college campuses.

Libertarians vs. Progressives: The New Campus Divide

American college students these days seem to divide by moral temperament into two very different cohorts. On one hand, a large...

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UC Irvine Offers Students #Ferguson “Grief Counseling”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

The last time we checked on University of California – Irvine, it was giving one of its fraternities a hard time over its Fiji moniker.

So it should be no surprise the latest campus race-based drama involves Ferguson.

Former University of California regent Ward Connerly lashed out on Sunday at University of...

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College Conservative – Do Conservatives Still Support the Death Penalty?

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:00am

According to a new post at the College Conservative by Danny Huizinga, conservative support for the death penalty may be changing.

Are Conservatives Starting to Oppose the Death Penalty?

Are conservatives starting to turn against the death penalty? It certainly appears that may be the case.

Last week, former congressman Ron Paul wrote a ...

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College Students Protesting Ferguson Ignore Real Problems Facing the Black Community

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 9:30am

Ryan Shinkel at The College Fix argues that the main problem facing the black community is not police brutality, but “the catastrophic state of black family life”:

College students ignore real tragedy facing black community

After a grand jury recently decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown,...

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FIRE Celebrates Two Victories for Free Speech on Campus in 24 Hours

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Posted by    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:00am

I don’t know if people truly appreciate the work that FIRE does for free speech, particularly at colleges and universities. Congratulations and thank you, FIRE.

Second Victory in 24 Hours: College that Suppressed Anti-NSA Petition Settles Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, December 3, 2014—Today, Citrus College in California agreed to settle a student’s free speech...

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British University Bans UKIP Rep from Speaking on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

A story from the United Kingdom that shows no matter where you are in the world, debate is to progressives as garlic to a vampire.

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) describes iteself as a “democratic, libertarian party” in its constitution. In May 2014, UKIP became the first party in over a...

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The Sexual Revolution and the Breakdown of Campus Culture

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a recent post at National Review, David French examined the effect the sexual revolution has had on college campuses and where we are now.

The outlook isn’t good.

The Wheels Are Coming Off the Sexual Revolution

And the breakdown is most evident on college campuses.

The only thing that’s truly clear about the raging...

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Savannah College of Art and Design Installs “Gunshot-Detecting Technology” on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

The administrators should have probably considered concealed carry as a less expensive alternative.

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has adopted new gun-detecting technology that can locate a gun shot on campus in less than a minute.

According to WSAV, SCAD installed SST Inc.’s ShotSpotter this week to help first responders h...

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VIDEO: Hostile Student Protesters Force U. Michigan Regents to Leave Board Meeting

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

What makes an unruly mob of students think anyone is going to take them seriously when they act like children?

Maybe they should be treated like children.

The College Fix reported.

VIDEO: Hostile protesters force Univ. of Michigan regents to flee board meeting

Campus radicals shout list of demands, pledge to disrupt meetings until demands met

An...

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Chinese and Saudis Lead Foreign Student Surge at American Schools

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

I wonder if the Chinese and Saudi students headed to America’s institutions of higher learning will be taking course on Beyonce and zombies.

Foreign students are entering U.S. colleges and universities in surging numbers, according to a report released Monday, with China and Saudi Arabia helping to fuel an 8 percent annual...

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Comedian Chris Rock Won’t Play College Campuses Anymore Due to Easily Offended Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11:00am

I’ve never been a huge fan of Chris Rock but he’s spot on in his estimation of college campuses.

Kevin Glass of Townhall has the story.

What Chris Rock Said About Political Correctness Should Make College Students Gasp

From “free speech zones” to “sensitivity training” to “speech police“, it’s dangerous to say the wrong...

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Ferguson ‘Reactions’ Discussion at University of Michigan Filled With Mostly White People

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Can anybody say white savior complex?

Mariana Barillas at The College Fix has the story:

Mostly white students come to Ferguson ‘reactions’ discussion at UM-Flint

The University of Michigan-Flint offered its students a place to “share your reactions” to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, who is...

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Rolling Stone Story of Gang Rape at UVA Brings Out the Worst in Leftist Media

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8:00am

Rolling Stone Magazine’s explosive story about a gang rape at UVA had some holes in it to begin with but more sloppy and accusatory reporting from leftist media has made the situation worse.

Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist recently wrote.

Leftist Media Show How Not To Defend Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story

Several days...

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Obama’s Teacher-Training Proposal Stirs Debate

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Caroline Porter of The Wall Street Journal reports on the Obama administration’s proposed new rules for teacher training programs that would tie federal aid to metrics — including how well their graduates perform in the job market.

Shockingly, many teachers are not happy about this development.

Job placement and the performance of students...

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