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Libel Suit Over Rolling Stone’s False UVA Gang Rape Story Headed to Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1:39pm 9/26/2016 at 1:39pm
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A dean at the school is suing over the way she was portrayed in the story. What a mess. People will study this case for years to come.

The Daily Caller reports:

Rolling Stone Gang-Rape Libel Suit Headed To Trial

A University of Virginia (UVA) dean’s lawsuit against Rolling Stone over its retracted gang-rape...

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U. Wisconsin System Spends Millions on Speakers But No Conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:45am 9/26/2016 at 7:45am
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There’s not enough balance in the ideas being presented to college students. The University of Wisconsin system isn’t the exception here, it’s the rule.

Heat Street reports:

University of Wisconsin System Spent $2.7 Million on Speakers, But Conservatives ‘Notably Absent’

A top state lawmaker is calling for the University of Wisconsin to bring more...

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Colleges Are Going to Hate Trump’s Plan to Cut The Cost of Higher Ed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 10:00am 9/25/2016 at 10:00am
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This may seem blunt but in some ways, it’s exactly what American colleges and universities need to be told.

The Daily Caller reports:

Trump To Colleges: Cut Costs, Or Lose Taxpayer Cash

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a daring policy proposal Thursday night, saying that as president he would pressure schools to lower...

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Roger Williams U Student Govt Blocks YAF From Forming Campus Group

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 8:30am 9/25/2016 at 8:30am
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The Young America’s Foundation not only gives conservative students a place to go for community, they often do a lot of good works on campus. What’s the deal, Roger Williams University?

The College Fix reported:

Conservative YAF group blocked from forming campus club

Students seeking to form a Young Americans for Freedom club at...

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Hillary’s College Affordability Plan Met Gets Mixed Reviews in Nevada

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 4:03pm 9/24/2016 at 4:03pm
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I imagine the reviews are based on partisan views and the presidential election. Also, she’s pushing this because she needs college age voters who aren’t thrilled about her campaign.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:

Clinton’s college aid plan meets with praise and skepticism

Hillary Clinton’s sweeping plan to make college more affordable — sparing...

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Mizzou Student Paper Fires Conservative Columnist Over Criticism of Black Lives Matter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:00am 9/24/2016 at 10:00am
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What’s more amazing, that this columnist was fired for criticizing Black Lives Matter or the fact that the Mizzou student paper had a conservative columnist?

Campus Reform reports:

Conservative columnist fired from Mizzou student paper

A conservative columnist was fired from the University of Missouri’s student newspaper after writing a column that criticized the...

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Dismissing History Week in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:30am 9/24/2016 at 8:30am
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Students at Georgetown were recently asked what they think of the U.S. Constitution. Their responses might surprise you, or make you weep for America’s future.

Free speech is still an issue…

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Ramapo College Students Told Their ‘America’ Themed Barbecue is Offensive

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:00am 9/24/2016 at 8:00am
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At some point, college students in a situation like this have to tell their progressive oppressors to stick it.

The Daily Caller reports:

Taxpayer-Funded College Bureaucrats Deem ‘American BBQ’ Theme ‘OFFENSIVE,’ Force Students To Change It

Students at taxpayer-funded Ramapo College of New Jersey attempted to organize a themed barbecue to kick off the...

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President of Northwestern U. Insults People Who Criticize Safe Spaces

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/23/2016 at 5:30pm
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Some college presidents want their student body to be a bunch of coddled babies. After all, it’s easier to pacify a baby.

Campus Reform reports:

Northwestern prez: only ‘idiots,’ ‘lunatics’ oppose safe spaces

In his convocation speech to new students Monday, the president of Northwestern University promised to provide “safe spaces” while snidely criticizing...

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Profs at Ghana University Claim Gandhi Was Racist, Want Campus Statue Removed

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/23/2016 at 2:30pm
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Here’s further proof that no one is safe from accusations of racism. Gandhi is a civil rights icon and was pivotal in securing independence for India but none of that matters, apparently.

The Guardian reports:

Petition calls for Gandhi statue to be removed from Ghana University

Ghanaian professors are calling for a statue of...

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University Librarians to Get Training on Dealing With Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/23/2016 at 1:00pm
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The left will eventually pervert every role on campus to specialize in one progressive policy or another.

Librarians who specialize in microaggressions is just another step.

The College Fix reports:

University librarians now trained on how to crack down on microaggressions

Gone are the days when the worst thing you might receive from a librarian...

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College Republicans in Texas Divided Over Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:30am 9/23/2016 at 10:30am
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College Republicans in various parts of the country have struggled to find common ground in this election. Many groups support Trump but there’s plenty of dissent. Groups in Texas are having a particularly tough time.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Texas College Republicans Split on Donald Trump

Much like some party elders, college Republican groups...

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Cornell football coach tweets photo of players in sombreros – all hell breaks loose

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A football coach at Cornell University tweeted a picture of players wearing sombreros and that’s a big problem for some reason.

The Cornell Daily Sun reports:

Students, Cornell Athletics Respond to ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Football Coach Tweet

Fresh off the heels of Cornell football’s first win of the season, offensive coordinator and line coach Roy...

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Oaksterdam University: Putting the High in Higher Education

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00am 9/23/2016 at 10:00am
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If you wish to work in the (ahem) growing field of Marijuana cultivation and distribution, you’ll be happy to know there’s a university where you can learn every angle of the trade.

Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California offers a full range of Cannabis related studies.

NBC4 reports:

Oakland University offers marijuana education

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Students in Oregon Shocked to Learn Free College Isn’t Really Free

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The left is absolutely convinced that higher education is a right and should therefore be free for anyone who wants it. Reality dictates that there’s no such thing as free.

In Oregon, politicians promised a free college program but reality spoiled all the fun.

The Register Guard reports:

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No Ithaca College Students Show Up For Diversity Forums They Demanded

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Maybe colleges shouldn’t be so quick to bend over backwards for social justice warrior students. At Ithaca College, they’re not even showing up for programs they demanded.

The Daily Caller reports:

College Activists Demand Diversity Forums, Literally Zero Students Attend

Students at a New York college haven’t bothered to show up for diversity discussion...

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Feminist Scholar: Menopause “Depicted” Exclusively as Female Condition

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/22/2016 at 2:30pm
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From the “you couldn’t make this stuff up” file, we get the following story. Actually, it comes from the Taylor and Francis Online blog but it is a real academic research article.

It’s a few years old but we just discovered it and wanted to share.

Menopause, Only for Women? the Social Construction...

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