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Number Of Jewish Students Being Suppressed Doubles

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Posted by    Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 8:00am

Strong uptick in anti-Semitic incidents after BDS resolutions.

The College Fix reports.

Suppression of Jewish students’ speech on campus nearly doubles in a year, report finds

Jewish college students saw their speech suppressed and suffered civil rights violations on campus in greater numbers in the first half of 2016 than the first half of 2015, according to a new report by a pro-Israel campus organization.

The mid-year study by the AMCHA Initiative, tracking anti-Semitic incidents on 113 college campuses with the highest Jewish undergraduate populations, found nearly 100 more total incidents from January through June than the same period last year.


 
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Clinton’s Free College Plan Will Really Just Help The Rich

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Posted by    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6:30pm

The plan is a giveaway to the upper-middle class, if not the rich.

Forbes reports.

Clinton’s Free College 2.0 Doesn’t Cut It

Democrats may finally be waking up to the reality that free tuition at all public colleges and universities would be a giveaway to richer Americans who do not need help paying for higher education. Senator Tim Kaine, recently announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, admitted as much in a Quora Q&A several weeks ago. “By making all public university education free,” Kaine said, “we’d be giving away college education to richer Americans who don’t need the assistance paying for it.”

This is different from Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s defeated rival for the Democratic nomination, who called for free tuition at all public institutions regardless of students’ incomes. Still, Sanders’ influence is evident in Clinton’s general election platform on higher education. The Democratic nominee is revising her original call for universal “debt-free” public college; she would now make tuition free at four-year public institutions for all students whose family incomes are less than $125,000 per year.


 
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Longwood University to Host Only Vice Presidential Debate of 2016

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Posted by    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5:00pm

Longwood University is an appropriate setting for a political debate. The school has connections to American history.

ABC in Virginia reports.

Longwood University prepares for only Vice Presidential debate of 2016

Preparations are underway for the only Vice-Presidential debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence. L...

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This College Counselor Does Not Believe In Having A “First Choice” College

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Posted by    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3:30pm

Every school on a student’s list should be one he or she is eager to attend.

Forbes reports.

Don’t Have a “First Choice” College

With college acceptance rates falling like the mercury in a Chicago winter, it’s more important than ever for students and parents to research colleges thoroughly and apply thoughtfully to ensure...

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Documentary Examines The Stifling of Free Speech at Brown University

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Posted by    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

Yesterday, I mentioned this short film and said we’d find it so here it is.

It’s thirteen minutes long and looks at how the social justice warrior left has shut down the free exchange of ideas at Brown. Of course, the situation at Brown isn’t isolated, this is happening at campuses all...

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Oregon Community College Security Guard Accused Of Murder

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Posted by    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 12:30pm

Lara had worked as a part-time public safety officer at Central Oregon Community College since December 2014.

CBS News reports.

Suspect in Ore. woman’s murder linked to Calif. crime spree

BEND, Ore. — Police say an Oregon college security guard charged with murdering a missing woman fled to California where he carjacked a family...

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University Of Louisville President Gets $690,000 Payout After Resigning

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Posted by    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00am

Who knew being a university president could be so lucrative, even when you resign?

NPR reports.

University Of Louisville President Resigns, With $690,000 Payout

Amid two troubling investigations at the University of Louisville, school President James Ramsey resigned Wednesday. The university is facing scrutiny over separate scandals that involve allegations of financial misdeeds and...

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Vandals Break Into Shuttered Burlington College

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Posted by    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 9:30am

“There was substantial vandalism.”

Burlington Free Press reports.

Vandals hit Burlington College

A van and computers that had been stolen from the former Burlington College were recovered Monday night in Troy, New York, Burlington police confirmed Tuesday morning.

The break-in on the former college campus occurred between Sunday evening and Monday morning according to Deputy...

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University in Wisconsin to Offer ‘Green Lives Matter’ Environmental justice Class

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Posted by    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8:00am

Is it racist to say Green Lives Matter? It’s got to be a microaggression, at least.

The College Fix reports.

University to offer ‘Green Lives Matter’ environmental justice class

A first-year seminar class on tap this fall at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay promises to merge civil rights with pollution.

The course, called “Green Lives Matter,”...

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Facebook Is Censoring To Benefit Democrats

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Posted by    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

WikiLeaks noticed a Twitter trend involving countless tweets from followers, complaining that their Facebook posts with the links had been deleted.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Facebook accused of blocking DNC leaked email links

Facebook is under fire once again for censoring content on the website, and it looks as though the censoring is once...

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New Campus Carry Law in Texas Doesn’t Apply to Two Year Colleges

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Posted by    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

This aspect of the law may change in the future but for now that’s the way it is.

KXII News reports.

Texas’ campus carry law doesn’t apply for 2 year colleges in 2016

Colleges and universities are preparing for campus car to go into effect on Monday, but it won’t apply to community or...

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Tips For College Students And The Common App

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Posted by    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

The Common App is the way students apply to most colleges and universities.

US News reports.

College Students Share Common App Tips, Tactics

College application season is always a busy time for high school students. Every school has its own specific set of application requirements, and every student has a different set of outside...

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Brown Alum Blasts PC Culture at the School in New Documentary Film

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Posted by    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2:00pm

We’re going to try to find the film or a clip to share tomorrow. This sounds very interesting.

FOX News reports.

Brown alum’s film blasts PC culture at Ivy League school

Brown University officials give an alumni’s short film on censorship at the Ivy League school low marks, but the man behind the camera...

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American University Students Have It Easy

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Posted by    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 12:30pm

‘No trigger warnings here … the only way for French universities to control the number of students attending is to weed them out through failure’

The College Fix reports.

Students at American universities have it easy: What I learned studying abroad in France

It is a common French adage that a perfect score on...

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University of Michigan Pays $165,000 Settlement to Grad Student Union Activist

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Posted by    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 11:00am

This student was ejected from the school and now they’re paying for it.

Click on Detroit has the story.

University of Michigan pays $165,000 to ex-student who was dismissed

The University of Michigan has agreed to pay $165,000 to settle a lawsuit over a graduate student’s dismissal from an engineering program in 2011.

The school...

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Online College Programs Are About To Face New Regulation

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Posted by    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 9:30am

What is new?

Consumerist reports.

New Rules Aim To Regulate Online College Programs

Colleges offering distance education, such as online courses, must receive authorization from each state where it has students in order to received federal financial aid, according to recently released rules that aim to better regulate the online education industry and ensure...

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Study Shows College Antisemitism Rising in 2016

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Posted by    Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8:00am

Anyone who’s been paying attention for the last few years won’t be surprised by this but it’s still a serious problem.

Campus Reform reports.

STUDY: college antisemitism increasing in 2016

A new study shows antisemitism and suppression of speech incidents are increasing on college campuses.

AMCHA, a non-profit organizati...

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University of Cape Town Disinvites Freedom Lecture Speaker

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:30pm

In rescinding the invitation, Cape Town’s vice chancellor, Max Price, invoked the language of “safe spaces”.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Speaker Uninvited to Academic Freedom Event

The University of Cape Town has disinvited a speaker set to give its annual TB Davie Academic Freedom Lecture for fear of security risks and the possibility of...

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Professor Says Colleges Are Indoctrinating Students on Climate Change

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

The professor who makes this claim says it’s affecting the study of science. Not surprising.

The Daily Caller reports.

Professor Says College Students Are Learning ‘Advocacy, Not Climate Science’

Academics are teaching college students how to be climate and energy advocates, not climate scientists, a noted global warming researcher said Friday.

“What I have observed...

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Two Extra College Years Can Cost You $300,000

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 3:30pm

The six-year rate hovers around 60%.

Market Watch reports.

Two additional years in college can cost $300,000 over your life

College administrators are sending a message to their students: Hurry up.

Low graduation rates hurt a school’s reputation, and staying enrolled for extra years adds to the tab for students. So dozens of schools and...

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Loyola Marymount Reinstates Employee Suspended for ‘Denying Transgenderism’

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

When it comes to any issue the left sees as important, you simply can’t disagree with them. They’re worse than the Inquisition.

The Washington Times reported.

Loyola Marymount University reinstates employee suspended for ‘denying transgenderism’

A Loyola Marymount University employee has been fully reinstated without loss of pay, after the school suspended and investigated...

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California’s Religious Colleges Are In Danger

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

“It’s a direct assault on our First Amendment rights of our free exercise of religion.”

Daily Signal reports.

California’s War on My Religious College and Others

I had a very weird college experience.

My memories aren’t of frat parties, of slugging down drinks in games of quarters or beer pong, of losing my voice cheering...

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