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Four Arrested For Scamming College Students

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

The brothers allegedly posted “help-wanted” ads on Craigslist.

12 News reports.

4 arrested for scamming college students

PHOENIX – Four men were arrested and indicted in a scam that targeted college students looking for employment on Craigslist, said Attorney Mark Brnovich.

Twelve victims have been identified. Most of them were in their 20s and looking for part-time work while going to school.

Arizona Attorney General Special Agents arrested brothers Aaron and Matthew Blodgett, and their associates Zoran Vuckovic and Damir Karadascevic Thursday morning.

The brothers allegedly posted “help-wanted” ads on Craigslist.

They told the victims who applied that they had bad credit, and encouraged the students to take out loans, which they promised to pay to better their scores.


 
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Colleges Suffering New Outbreaks of Mumps

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

Unfortunately, colleges are sometimes hotbeds for spreading illnesses.

ABC News reports.

Harvard Mumps Outbreak Jumps to 41; Second Outbreak Reported at Connecticut University

At least 41 people at Harvard University have been diagnosed with the mumps, according to university officials. The news comes as a second outbreak has been reported at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where at least eight have been diagnosed with the mumps.

At Harvard, 11 people have been put into isolation in an effort to stop the virus from spreading through campus, according to school officials.

“Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) has been actively working with groups from across the university to keep the Harvard community informed about best practices for preventing the spread of mumps,” Dr. Paul Barria, director of HUHS, said in a statement yesterday. The school is working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Cambridge Public Health Department.

At least 40 of the people sickened at Harvard were vaccinated. The source of the outbreak, which was first reported on Feb. 29, remains unknown.

A second outbreak was reported Wednesday by Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, where eight students have reportedly been infected with the virus. Another 17 possible cases are still being investigated. All students have fully recovered.

College students are particularly at risk for contracting the virus, health officials told ABC News. The mumps is spread through the saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although most people are vaccinated against mumps at a young age through the MMR vaccine, the vaccination does not provide full protection. Two doses of the vaccine are approximately 88 percent effective at preventing mumps and one dose is 78 percent effective, according to the CDC.


 
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The Problem Of Being In The Middle For Financial Aid

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

Too rich and too poor.

Fox 40 reports.

Too Poor to Pay for College, Too Rich for Financial Aid

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Gage Marquez’s dream is to become the first in his family to go to college, get his degree from the University of California at San Diego, and eventually become a cardiologist.

He...

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Black Students at Salisbury University Caught in Racism Hoax

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

Don’t students who do stuff like this realize they discredit real instances of racism?

The College Fix reports.

Fake hate: Black students behind racist drawing at Salisbury University library

Officials at Salisbury University (Maryland) have identified several black students responsible for a racist image discovered at the school’s Blackwell Library earlier this month, which featured...

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New Partnership Will Allow More Minority Students To Study Abroad

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

Penn will select 10 students each school year from various institutions who will receive scholarships.

US News reports.

Partnership Sends Minority College Students Abroad

Socioeconomic factors often hinder minorities from studying abroad, experts say.

The college student population has become increasingly diverse in the last few decades, but white students are still the majority of...

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Boston College Students Think Core Curriculum is Too Eurocentric

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

As Campus Reform points out, this charge is totally bogus.

BC students demand change to ‘Eurocentric’ core curriculum

Students at Boston College (BC) are petitioning administrators to change the school’s core history requirement because it is too “Eurocentric.”

“After careful analysis of the core curriculum at Boston College, we, the students, have come to...

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Calhoun’s Name To Remain On Yale Residential College

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

“It became evident that renaming Calhoun College could have the effect of hiding the legacy of slavery.”

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Yale will keep Calhoun name on residential college and drop use of term “master”

Yale University announced Wednesday that it will keep John C. Calhoun’s name on one of its residential colleges. The...

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Free College Will be Worse Than What We Have Now

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

Nothing is free. Smart people know this and also know making college free is a bad idea.

From Real Clear Politics.

Is College Too Pricey? Wait Till It’s Free

As he panders for the youth vote, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders promises free tuition at public colleges and universities because, he says, “a college...

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Only 37% of High School Seniors Prepared for College

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

These numbers aren’t going the way we want.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Just 37% of U.S. High School Seniors Prepared for College Math and Reading, Test Shows

Only 37% of American 12th-graders were academically prepared for college math and reading in 2015, a slight dip from two years earlier, according to test scores...

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Scripps College ‘Unofficial Survival Guide’ Justifies Hatred of White People

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

It’s funny that the social justice warrior crowd is seemingly OK with this.

Campus Reform reports.

Scripps ‘Unofficial Survival Guide’ claims ‘hatred of white people’ is ‘legitimate response to oppression’

Last summer, two Scripps College students spent approximately 500 hours creating a 217-page “ Unofficial Scripps Survival Guide” intended...

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Be Happy About Going to College But Stop And Consider The Debt

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

Think seriously about the consequences of taking on a lot of student loan debt.

The Washington Post reports.

Celebrate that college choice — but consider the debt

May 1 is an important date for a lot of families.

It’s the day that many colleges require deposits as a declaration that a student will enroll in...

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Campus Free Speech Threatened by New DOJ Letter

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

The Obama administration doesn’t have a great record when it comes to supporting free speech on campus.

The FIRE blog reports.

New DOJ Letter Threatens Campus Speech, Warns Former OCR Attorney

Free speech on college campuses was dealt a significant blow last week when the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a findings letter against...

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Millennials Now Are The Largest Generation

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

It’s predicted that by 2050, the Millennial count will reach 79.2 million, and the Baby Boomer population will drop to 16.6 million.

USA Today College reports.

Millennials now largest generation in U.S., surpass Baby Boomers

That’s according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released this month, which bottom line say Baby Boomers are no...

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Believing in Two Genders Now a ‘Hate Crime’ Under Investigation at Marymount University

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

Stating reality as it has been known for thousands of years is now a hate crime?

The College Fix reports.

Believing in two genders is a ‘hate crime’ under police investigation at Catholic college

‘You can have your opinion’ as long as it doesn’t ‘deny my existence’

It’s uncommon at Jesuit universities these days for...

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UC Berkeley Gets An Interim Provost After Sexual Harassment Scandal

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

Provost Claude Steele resigned amid accusations that the campus has mishandled sexual harassment cases.

SF Gate reports.

Ex-Smith College president named UC Berkeley interim provost

A UC Berkeley professor who once served as president of Smith College, a liberal arts women’s school in Massachusetts, has been named interim provost at UC Berkeley — a...

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College Student Sues School After Suspension for Consensual Sex

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

We’re going to see more of this in the future as students fight for their future.

The FOX News Insider reports.

‘His Life Was Derailed’: College Student Sues After Suspension for Consensual Sex

A Colorado college student spoke out exclusively on The Kelly File tonight, saying that he was suspended from Colorado State University-Pueblo...

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University of Chicago Earns Highest Free Speech Rating

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

It’s the 27th institution to earn FIRE’s highest rating overall.

The College Fix reports.

University of Chicago dumps speech codes, earns highest rating from free-speech group

It pioneered the faculty statement in favor of freedom of expression, and now the University of Chicago has earned a coveted green-light rating from the Foundation for Individual...

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Poll Shows Majority of Millennials Reject Capitalism

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

This goes a long way to explaining the support enjoyed by Bernie Sanders on college campuses.

The Washington Post reports.

A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism.

The Harvard...

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College Counselor Laments Admissions Process

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

Here’s a new piece by Barnard, who is the director of college counseling at the Derryfield School, a private college preparatory day school.

The Washington Post reports.

College counselor: I’m sick of reading about golden kids getting into Harvard. Here’s the story I want to see.

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Steven Crowder Goes Off On Social Justice Warriors at UMass

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

Steven Crowder, Milo Yiannopoulos and Christina Hoff Sommers made an appearance at the University of Massachusetts this week and before they could even begin their discussion, leftist critics in the audience tried to shout them down.

Crowder shut them down in an epic rant you can watch below.

Strong language warning.

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79% of Millennials Don’t Identify as “Socialist”

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

Young voters support Sanders because he is likable and visionary, not because of his socialist views.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Harvard Poll: 79% of millennials don’t identify as “socialist” (Sorry, Bernie)

Yes, millennials love Sen. Bernie Sanders — but a new poll demonstrates that it isn’t because his supporters universally favor socialism.

Harvard’s latest poll...

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Government Now Funding Search for Microaggressions

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11:00am

What a ridiculous waste of time and money. Don’t we have more important issues to deal with?

Minding The Campus reports.

Feds Fund Search for Microaggressions

Earlier this month, The Washington Free Beacon, the conservative online newspaper, reported that the National Science Foundation was spending over half a million federal dollars “to videotape male...

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