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Merced College Embezzler Will Serve Prison Time

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

He was convicted of embezzling more than $350,000.

The Merced Sun-Star reports.

Merced College embezzler gets 2 years in prison

A former Merced College employee convicted of embezzling more than $350,000 was sentenced Tuesday to serve two years in state prison.

Joseph Bisinger, 49, pleaded no contest late last year to one count of felony theft by false pretenses. While working as the college’s lead purchasing agent, prosecutors said, Bisinger charged the college for fake janitorial service at a Los Banos building no longer in use.

Bisinger charged the college for bogus work from November 2007 to February 2014 at the shuttered campus in Los Banos, prosecutors said. The college sold that campus in September 2007.


 
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Small College in Minnesota Angers Students by Cutting Foreign Language Majors

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

The school needed to make some cuts and the students aren’t happy.

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

HASTA LA VISTA, BABY: Minnesota College Infuriates Students By Cutting Foreign Language Majors

The decision at a small, private liberal arts college in Minnesota to cut costs by eliminating a handful of majors including German, French and Latin has students and alumni in an uproar.

The site of the kerfuffle is Concordia College, a 2,500-student school associated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, reports the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.

Officials at the $43,064-per-year school in northwest Minnesota announced plans to abolish nine majors last week. Protests began within a couple days. Students and alumni complained on Twitter, of course. Handbills deriding the budget-balancing major purge popped up on campus.

“Concordia College, Moorhead has decided to get rid of the following majors due to ‘low enrollment,’” the petition says — with the words “low enrollment” in derisive quotes.

The majors to be eliminated are: classical studies, classics, Latin, Latin education, French, French education, German, health (but not physical education or exercise science) and a standalone humanities major.

Also, Concordia’s Scandinavian studies concentration will be closed to any new students.

“Concordia is known for it’s [sic] language programs,” the petition swears. “Please, sign this petition to show that these departments matter and lets [sic] see if we can get the administration to realize their mistake.


 
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College Financial Aid At The Center of Increasing Tuition

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 3:30pm

More federal financial aid available to students pushes colleges to raise their tuition.

Market Watch reports.

Has college financial aid totally backfired?

It’s pretty clear that college tuition has been going up over the past several decades, and there are many theories as to why. A new study offers more evidence to an...

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Students Who Took Over Dartmouth Library Face No Discipline

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

Everyone put on your shocked face.

Dartblog reports.

No Peace and No Justice

Word from the inside says that no students are currently under investigation or facing College discipline for the BLM invasion of Baker Library on November 12:

You will recall that we published two eye-witness reports of the ugly events in the library...

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Mount St. Mary’s University Plan For Identifying Failing Students Becomes Scandal

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

“You just have to drown the bunnies … put a Glock to their heads.”

Fox News reports.

College officials fired after problem students likened to drowning ‘bunnies’

EMMITSBURG, Md. – A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary’s University...

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Princeton ‘Opens Dialogue’ on Racism and Woodrow Wilson

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:00am

Racist progressive Woodrow Wilson attended Princeton and ultimately served as the school’s president.

The Associated Press reports.

Princeton Opens Dialogue on Alumnus Woodrow Wilson, Racism

How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that...

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UC Irvine Hosts ‘Political Prisoner’ Who Assisted In Cop Killings

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:30am

These days, one may view Odinga’s invitation as not much of a head-scratcher.

The College Fix reports.

UC-Irvine welcomes ‘political prisoner’ involved in cop killings

Today, the African American Studies Department at the University of California-Irvine is hosting a talk by Sekou Abdullah Odinga, aka Nathaniel Burns.

Odinga was a member of the Black Liberation...

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Progressive Rutgers Students Protest Milo Yiannopoulos by Smearing Themselves With Fake Blood

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Posted by    Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:00am

In the video below, the protest starts right after Yiannopoulos says some students can’t handle new ideas. The protesters actually prove his point perfectly.

Campus Reform has more.

Rutgers students smear themselves with fake blood to protest ‘Most Dangerous Faggot’

Protesters were out in full force Tuesday night during Milo Yiannopoulis’ “Most Dangerous Faggot...

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Meningitis At Three Different Campuses Leads To Death

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:30pm

It is very rare for college students to get it.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Meningitis on three campuses leads to one outbreak and one death

In recent weeks, three different college campuses have seen instances of meningitis — one which resulted in the death of a university employee — but only one of those...

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Largest For-Profit College in America Sold to Group Led by Friend of Obama

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:00pm

This makes no sense. Don’t liberals despise for-profit education?

The Daily Caller reports.

America’s Largest For-Profit College Sold To Group Led By Obama’s ‘Best Friend’

Apollo Education Group, the company that owns the large but struggling University of Phoenix, is being sold to private inves...

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Cornell Students React To Alleged Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 3:30pm

A fraternity is on interim suspension.

USA Today reports.

Cornell students’ emotional reactions to alleged sexual assault

This past weekend, news broke that another another alleged sexual assault had taken place on a college campus. This time, the reported attack was at Cornell University at the Psi Upsilon fraternity house, where chapter President Wolfgang...

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Triumph the Insult Dog Savages Politically Correct College Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00pm

This video is as brutal as it is hilarious. Watch the whole thing but be warned…

strong content and language

 
 
 
 

The Cost of College 200 Years Ago

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 12:30pm

How was it studying in 1816?

Time reports.

Here’s What College Cost 200 Years Ago

If you were heading off to college in 1816, you wouldn’t have had to worry about buying extra-long sheets, renting a mini-fridge, or packing a spare iPhone charger. You would, however, need to load up on candles and oil—the...

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College Students in California Encouraged to Report Unwanted Jokes

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00am

You couldn’t make this stuff up. The academic war on humor continues.

National Review reports.

U California System Encouraging Students to Formally Report ‘Unwanted Jokes’

The University of California system is encouraging its students to report everything from “unwanted jokes” to “teasing” using its online “intolerance report form.”

If you hover your mouse over a...

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Simon Fraser U. Professors Stunned At Sexist Video on University Website

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:30am

‘Sweater Day’ is now sexist.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Faculty members ask why university posted sexist video on website

“Sweater Day” events are designed to encourage people to wear sweaters in colder months, and to set slightly lower thermostat levels than might otherwise be needed for comfort.

At Simon Fraser University, a video posted by...

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Students at Duke Condemn Racial Protestors and Call for Free Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:00am

Are we beginning to see a push back from the campus protests of last fall?

The College Fix reports.

At Duke, students condemn racial protestors’ name-calling, call for reasoned discussion, free speech

A group of Duke University students have come together to stand against their peers’ attempts to strong-arm administrators into censoring free speech,...

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The Most Violent Crimes Reported Are At These Schools

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:30pm

Take a look at the gallery to see which schools reported more than 20 violent crimes in 2014.

SF Gate reports.

These are the colleges and universities with the most violent crimes reported

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been gathering information regarding the nation’s crime statistics since 1930. Data such as homicides, property...

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Students and Faculty at Chicago State Protest Over Serious Budget Problem

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

Here’s the thing: You can’t protest against reality and win.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Chicago State students, faculty protest Springfield budget standoff

zens of Chicago State University students and faculty members rallied Monday in the Loop to protest the eight-month budget standoff in Springfield that could force the South Side institution to shut down...

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San Diego Unified School Board Trustee Allegedly Wanted The District To Pay For Son’s College

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3:30pm

The trustee tried to pressure the district’s superintendent to make that happen.

NBC 7 San Diego reports.

Trustee Wanted San Diego Unified to Pay for Son’s College: Warrant

Newly released court documents allege former San Diego Unified School Board Trustee Marne Foster wanted the district to pay for her son’s college education and tried...

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Prager University – Are Electric Cars Really Green?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Bjorn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus Center explains why green cars aren’t as green as you think.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how much greener? What about the CO2 emissions produced during electric cars’ production? And where...

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Cornell Daily Sun’s Hypocrisy In Latest Editorial

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 12:30pm

This is a textbook case of hypocrisy, classic do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do elitism.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Daily Sun Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment, Continues to Print 300,000 Newspapers per Semester

The Cornell Daily Sun’s latest staff editorial, “Failing Shared Governance”, calls on the Cornell’s Board of Trustees to divest the university’s endowment from fossil...

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How the Left Took Over Campus Culture

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:00am

The left rules academia for sure, but how did it happen?

Richard Vedder writes at Minding the Campus.

How the Leftist Monoculture Took Over the Campus

I didn’t sleep too well last night, thanks to Heterodox Academy’s (and NYU’s) Jonathan Haidt and John Leo, who recently carried on a provocative exchange in this space....

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