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Young people for traditional marriage, family are now the new counterculture, says student

Young people for traditional marriage, family are now the new counterculture, says student

Related Stories ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Students who support traditional marriage and religious commitment are part of the new “counterculture” on today’s college campuses, University of Michigan student Ryan Shinkel argued in a recent article for First Things . The article highlights the Love and Fidelity Network, which helps students stand up for marriage, family and sexual integrity on both secular and Catholic campuses. In his article, Shinkel observed that the counterculture of the 1960s, […]

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Profs turn to ‘The Simpsons’ to convey important literary works to students

Profs turn to ‘The Simpsons’ to convey important literary works to students

Related Stories SPRINGFIELD – As the “The Simpsons” celebrated their 25 th anniversary Wednesday, college professors around the country were highlighting how the cartoon has become ingrained in higher education. Hofstra University adjunct English instructor Richard Pioreck told the Associated Press that he’s looked to “The Simpsons” for years to help him connect with students and engage them in important literature parodied on the show. Pioreck teaches a Broadway theater class titled “The D’oh […]

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Harvard students protest soda fountains, claim dispensers assert ‘microaggression’

Harvard students protest soda fountains, claim dispensers assert ‘microaggression’

Student activists claimed the Israeli soda dispensers were “microaggressions” against supporters of Palestine. Harvard’s president is investigating the dining hall’s suspension of SodaStream. The president only learned of the suspension, after Harvard’s student newspaper published an article about it. The president of Harvard University is investigating the removal of soda dispensers from the school’s dining halls after student activists claimed the dispenser’s ties to Israel assert “microaggression” towards Palestine. Harvard’s Undergraduate Dining Services (HUDS) agreed […]

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College president accused of sexism after posing with male students raising money for charity

College president accused of sexism after posing with male students raising money for charity

Via @PresidentWelsh. Faculty at East Stroudsburg University are questioning whether the school is too cavalier about sexual assaults and has a double standard when it comes to gender after the university’s president tweeted a photo of herself with scantily clad male students who were raising money for charity. Last week, President Marcia Welsh tweeted a photo herself with 10 shirtless students from her official account. The students are all part of the Hawthorn Hotties […]

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HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigators

HHS Violates ACORN Funding Ban to Pay for Obamacare Navigators

Despite a 5-year-old congressional ban on federal funding for the notably corrupt Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Judicial Watch has obtained documents that show a chunk of taxpayer money went to an affiliate serving as an Obamacare “navigator.” The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) violated the ACORN funding ban by awarding a Louisiana nonprofit called Southern United Neighborhoods (SUN) a $1.3 million Obamacare navigator grant to recruit customers for […]

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Common Core fights brewing in statehouses across the country

Common Core fights brewing in statehouses across the country

Related Stories DES MOINES, Iowa – The Washington Post gives a preview of state house fights over Common Core that are on the horizon after the GOP wave. Strategists involved in the state-by-state fight against the national K-12 math and reading benchmarks say conservative legislators will introduce or have introduced legislation in dozens of states that will target individual components of Common Core standards, rather than single bills aimed at dismantling the whole program […]

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USDA releases dancing ‘healthy’ snowman snack video

USDA releases dancing ‘healthy’ snowman snack video

Related Stories WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the IRS warns it will be able to handle only about half the calls it receives from taxpayers this filing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a dancing snowman video in the name of making eating healthy snacks more fun. The USDA posted a blog of step-by-step instructions for healthy snack ideas while children are home from school during Christmas holiday break. You’re never too old to […]

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Marquette Prof Suspended For Criticizing Liberal Colleague Who Quashed Gay Rights Debate

Marquette Prof Suspended For Criticizing Liberal Colleague Who Quashed Gay Rights Debate

A tenured Marquette University political science professor has been officially barred from campus and suspended for writing a blog post criticizing a philosophy instructor who refused to allow a conservative student to debate the topic of gay marriage in her classroom. The suspended professor, John McAdams, received a letter on Tuesday from Richard Holz, the dean of the Wisconsin school, informing him of his suspension. “The university is continuing to review your conduct and […]

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‘Dicember’ school sign goes a week before anyone notices it’s riddled with mistakes

‘Dicember’ school sign goes a week before anyone notices it’s riddled with mistakes

Related Stories PATERSON, N.J. – An elementary school principal in New Jersey was removed from her position after a school board member pointed out a horribly misspelled sign that greeted students at the school for a week. “Dicember 2014,” read the sign at Public School Number Twenty in Paterson. “18 Progress reepor “23 Dismissal 1:00-PM “24 – 31 (the one was backwards) School Closed.” Paterson school board member Corey L. Teague posted a picture […]

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New Jersey 10-year-old explains why Common Core tests are ‘nonsense’

New Jersey 10-year-old explains why Common Core tests are ‘nonsense’

Related Stories MONTCLAIR, N.J. – A New Jersey 10-year-old is getting a lot of attention after delivering a speech to her local school board about the reasons she thinks Common Core testing is “nonsense.” Elizabeth Blaine, whose mother Sarah Blaine is former teacher and attorney who writes and education blog, attended the Montclair School Board meeting Monday to weigh in on a proposal that would allow parents to opt their children out of Common […]

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Students demand law profs. eliminate traumatic, ‘triggering’ rape law lessons

Students demand law profs. eliminate traumatic, ‘triggering’ rape law lessons

Law school students want to eliminate rape law from the curriculum because it is too traumatic, according to Harvard Law prof. Jeannie Suk. Suk says that removing rape law from classes will only hurt victims of sexual violence. Law school students are demanding professors eliminate rape law from the curriculum because it’s too traumatic, according to one Harvard Law professor. Professor Jeannie Suk penned an op-ed in The New Yorker decrying students’ hesitancy to […]

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LSU prayer service attacked by LGBT activists

LSU prayer service attacked by LGBT activists

Students and professors at Louisiana State University (LSU) are protesting a prayer and fasting service featuring Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), because they say the host organization is a “hate group.” The service, a call to prayer for a nation in crisis called “ The Response ,” was largely paid for by the American Family Association (AFA), a religious, socially conservative group that supports traditional marriage. “I hope those coming to protest will come out […]

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NEA’s ‘social justice award’ like Miley Cyrus giving a medal for modesty

NEA’s ‘social justice award’ like Miley Cyrus giving a medal for modesty

Related Stories TUSTIN, Calif. – A teachers union giving an award for social justice is like Miley Cyrus handing out a medal for modesty. The term “ social justice ” has gone through many permutations over the centuries, but these days it refers essentially to a progressive vision of the world. Its paramount issues include income inequality, sexual discrimination, the mere existence of the Koch brothers and a whole gaggle of “rights.” (Interesting that […]

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Chicago teacher arrested for choking multiple students

Chicago teacher arrested for choking multiple students

Related Stories CHICAGO – A Chicago substitute teacher faces multiple misdemeanor assault charges after he alleged choked several students at a local elementary school. “He started choking me, slammed me against the wall, and my nose was in the board,” a 7-year-old alleged victim told ABC . Abdul Muztar, 64, is charged with five counts of battery after an alleged incident at Sabin Magnet School last Friday, though further details on the case are […]

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