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More American Students Consider College in Canada Over Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/5/2017 at 12:30pm

Some American college students are considering what many American celebrities promised to do if Trump won. Head for the northern border.

FOX News reports:

College in Canada? After Trump’s win, more in US consider it

In the wake of the presidential election, more U.S. students are thinking about going to college in Canada.

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NASA Announces New Discovery Missions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 1/5/2017 at 10:30am
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Wednesday, NASA announced two new missions:

On Jan. 4, NASA announced the selection of two missions to explore previously unexplored asteroids. The first mission, called Lucy, will study asteroids, known as Trojan...

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Occidental College Still Reeling from Destruction of 9/11 Memorial

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It’s hard to imagine anything more despicable than disrespecting the victims of 9/11. This incident happened in the fall but it’s still impacting the school.

Forbes reported:

Occidental College Tries To Heal Campus Wounds After Attack On 9/11 Flag Memorial

What does a college do when students trash a 9/11 memorial? That was the...

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Reports: Matt Lauer “Blew a Gasket” Upon Learning of Megyn Kelly’s Move to NBC

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:30am 1/5/2017 at 7:30am
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Earlier this week, long-time Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly announced she’d be leaving cable news for a gig at NBC’s news desk.

Sources told Page Six that the “notoriously territorial” Matt Lauer “blew a gasket” when he learned Kelly would be his co-worker:

The negotiations over Megyn Kelly’s move to NBC were so...

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American U to Remove Statue of Killer of FBI Agents from Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 6:45pm 1/4/2017 at 6:45pm
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American University has recently been home to a statue of Leonard Peltier, who was found guilty of killing two FBI officers in the 1970s. Now the statue is coming down.

WJLA News reports:

AU removing controversial statue from campus

American University plans to remove a controversial statue from its campus after an outcry from...

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Girl Becomes Instafamous by Smooshing Bread With Her Face

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/4/2017 at 1:30pm
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Here’s a reason to love (or hate) the internet — a girl became “instafamous” (amassed ridiculous amounts of followers on Instagram) by smooshing her face into various kinds of bread. Yes, bread.

How does one decide they like squishing bread with their face? Actually, I’m not sure I really want to know...

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Prof: North Carolina No Longer a Democracy Because Republicans Win

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/4/2017 at 12:00pm

Who’s up for another round of professors say the darndest things?

From the Daily Caller:

Professor: North Carolina Is NO LONGER A DEMOCRACY Because Republicans Win Too Many Elections

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How Harmonica Therapy is Helping Lung Patients Recover

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10:30am 1/4/2017 at 10:30am

Sometimes it’s the simplest things in life that make the biggest difference.

A hospital in New Jersey is using ‘harmonicare’ to assist in the recovery of lung patients. Playing the harmonica reportedly helps, “strengthen diaphragm muscles” and stamina, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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NY Governor Proposes Free Tuition at Public Colleges

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9:00am 1/4/2017 at 9:00am

Are all the professors and administrators at these schools going to work for free now?

The Hill reports:

NY gov proposes free tuition for public colleges

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a plan Tuesday to offer free tuition at state and city colleges for qualifying...

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VIDEO: Why isn’t there peace between the Palestinians and Israel?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 7:30am 1/4/2017 at 7:30am
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Prager U‘s latest takes on the Middle East:

The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it’s very simple. Israelis want...

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Student Union at University in England Bans Use of Words ‘He and She’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:30am 1/3/2017 at 10:30am

This left wing craziness does no one any good in the real world.

The Daily Mail reports:

Student union bans use of ‘he’ and ‘she’ – because they ‘don’t want to make...

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What Are The Most Popular Fast Food Chains in Each State?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:00am 1/3/2017 at 9:00am
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Which fast food chains reign supreme?

Business Insider takes a look at which drive-through eateries have the most Four Square check-ins:

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Op-Ed: How Liberal Professors Are Ruining College

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:30am 1/3/2017 at 7:30am

Chris Sweeney of Boston Magazine has written an interesting piece about politics in higher education. He begins with a story many conservative students will find familiar.

Here’s an excerpt:

How Liberal Professors Are Ruining College

The freshman had his hesitations. “I am somewhat ‘in the closet,’” he emailed me from the safety of his...

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Saudi Arabia Executed Over 150 People in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/2/2017 at 2:30pm

Okay, everyone in the world. Keep criticizing the United States over human rights abuses. I’ll just show you another brutal and bloody year in Saudi Arabia at the hands of the kingdom for breaking

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Prof: Trump’s Views on Climate Change Disqualify Him From Using Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/2/2017 at 12:30pm

Is there anyone in academia who has not completely lost their mind over Trump?

Truth Revolt reports:

CA State Professor: Trump’s Climate Views Disqualify Him From Using Twitter

A history professor at Cal State University, Sacramento, argued President-Elect Donald Trump should not be able to use Twitter because “people who dismiss science in one...

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France: Law Permits Workers To Ignore Work Emails After Hours

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A new “right to disconnect” labor law going into effect January 1st, gives French workers the legal right to ignore work emails after hours.

The Guardian reports:

From Sunday, French companies will be required to guarantee their employees a “right to disconnect” from technology as the country seeks to tackle the modern-day scourge...

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Harvard Grad Students Claim School Hindered Unionization Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 8:30am 1/2/2017 at 8:30am

Grad students at Harvard held a recent vote over whether or not to unionize. Now they’re claiming the school interfered in the voting process.

From Boston.com:

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