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Overreaction? Overdose Death Leads Louisville To Implement Drug Testing For Cheerleaders

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

Will this spread across the nation?

From Breitbart Sports:

LOUISVILLE CHEERLEADERS TO BE DRUG TESTED LIKE ATHLETES

Louisville’s cheerleaders will now be drug tested like athletes.

After a cheerleader died of what is believed to be a heroin overdose, the university announced that its “spirit teams will have to undergo the same drug testing” as athletes, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

As the Courier-Journal noted, cheerleaders do not need to be drug tested because while “university rules require drug screening of student-athletes in accordance with NCAA rules to detect use of banned drugs, but cheerleading is not an NCAA-sponsored sport.” But Louisville officials told the paper that cheerleaders will have random drug testing throughout the season going forward.


 
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Colleges Introduce ‘Snooze Rooms’ for Student Naps

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

All I want to know is, where were these when I was an undergrad?

Olivia B. Waxman of Time reports.

Napping Around: Colleges Provide Campus Snooze Rooms

Michigan put cots in a library and is testing out a high-tech chair designed for napping, while James Madison is adding more bean bags to a nap room in the student center.

In college, the best grades are usually considered to be the product of sleepless nights. Now, universities nationwide are setting up designated rooms for napping or expanding existing spaces to show students that they don’t have to sacrifice sleep to do top work.

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the latest school to make headlines for piloting a napping station through fall 2014. In the walk-up to finals on April 23, 2014, six vinyl cots and disposable pillowcases were placed on the first floor of the University of Michigan’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library, which is open 24/7. First-come, first-serve, with a 30-minute time limit on snoozing, the area was the brainchild of rising senior Adrian Bazbaz, 23, an aerospace engineering major who came up with the idea as a member of U-M Central Student Government after watching countless students fall asleep in front of the library computers. “They’ll just put their backpacks on the table and lie on them,” he says.

Ryan DeAngelis, 21, a senior majoring in neuroscience and philosophy, used the napping station twice during finals, each time around 12:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m. for about 20 minutes while writing a 12-page paper about metaphysics. Even though he lives on campus, he says the library setup helped him get the job done because he was in a place where the people around him were studying.
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“It forces you to stay there,” he adds. “You’re going to wake up in 20 minutes and keep working, but if you go back to the dorm, you’re tempted to fall asleep and then maybe procrastinate ‘til the morning.”


 
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Washington State University Student Planner Features a Picture of University of Wisconsin Building

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

It’s an honest mistake.

The College Fix reports:

College’s Humorous Back To School Fail

How would you like to see your crosstown rival’s beautiful campus building staring you in the face everyday?

That’s apparently what students at Washington State University Pullman will have to endure this year, as a student planner distributed on the campus this...

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Princeton Tells Employee to Give Up Medical Marijuana or Lose His Job

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s hard to see how Princeton justifies this. I mean, if the guy has a prescription…

Mike Davis of the Times of Trenton reports.

Princeton University to employee: Give up medical marijuana or lose job

A former Libertarian candidate for the state Senate says his employer, Princeton University, has told him must choose between...

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Harry Reid Already Losing the Digs: Name Removed From University Building

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Come November, we can only hope Reid will lose his position as Senate Majority Leader. As of now, he’s lost his name on Southern Utah University’s Outdoor Engagement Center building.

Fox News reports:

Reid’s name removed from center at Utah university from which he graduated

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s name has been removed...

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How Can an Anti-Rape Product Promote Rape Culture?

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Have you heard about this new nail polish which can detect rape drugs?

Some feminists are saying it promotes rape culture.

Julie Borowski weighs in below.

 
 
 
 

OSU Cowboys v. FSU Seminoles ‘Trail of Tears’ Sign Gets Hate Speech Accusations

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 9:30am

Personally, I just thought it was a clever reference to an historical event.

Jennifer Kabbany at the College Fix has the story:

Oklahoma State ‘Trail of Tears’ Gameday Sign Prompts Hate Speech Accusations

A large sign that read “Send ‘Em Home” along with the prominent hashtags #Trail_of_Tears and #GOPOKES has been decried as racist hate...

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America’s Most Overpaid College Presidents

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:00am

Alex Pfeiffer of the Daily Caller has compiled this handy list of overpaid college presidents.

America’s Seven Most GROSSLY OVERPAID College Presidents EVER

If you are out of job and looking to start a new prosperous career, look no further than becoming a college president. The benefits are good. You certainly won’t be...

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Paint Opposing Team’s Lockers Pink, Get Accused of Sexism and Possibly Sued

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Add pink to the list of colors you’re not allowed to use anymore.

Dave Huber at The College Fix reports:

Color the Opposing Team’s Locker Pink and … Risk a Lawsuit?

An article at Inside Higher Ed highlights (no, not in hot pink) a … “controversy” at the University of Iowa: the opposing team’s...

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U. South Alabama Pro-Life Group Alleges Constitutional Violations

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another student group has been told they only have freedom of speech in a tiny “free speech” zone. Ridiculous.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reported.

U. of South Alabama Pro-Life Group Alleges First, Fourteenth Amendment Violations

The University of South Alabama (USA) student group Students for Life USA filed suit aga...

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Study Says That Big Government Makes People More ‘Contented’

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

However, many countries with greater economic intervention by the government than the US — for example, France — are reportedly less content than Americans. So, is there really even a trend here?

The College Fix reports:

Study: Big Government Makes People ‘More Satisfied’

A study from Baylor University says that “People living in countries with...

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Anthem College Files for Bankruptcy

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

Who says there’s no such thing as the higher ed bubble?

Sam Cohen of FOX 40 reported.

Anthem College Files for Bankruptcy, Rancho Cordova Campus May Close

Students could not attend class Thursday at a college in Rancho Cordova.

Outside Anthem College, students told FOX40 they didn’t know what was going on, but they couldn’t...

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Empty Stadiums: Why College Football Games are Losing Attendees

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 11:00am

Pretty soon colleges will have to sell their mega-million stadiums and play on patches of grass.

From Brad Tuttle of Time Magazine:

Why Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games

With college football ticket prices soaring and expanded conferences leading to less exciting matchups, fans—students in particular—are more likely to watch games from home.

There’s...

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Suffolk Law School Buying Out Faculty Members

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:55pm

First the school declared a pay freeze, now this. Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reported.

Suffolk Law School Offers Buyouts to All Of Its Tenured Faculty

Following up on last month’s post, Boston Law Schools Shrink Enrollments, Faculties:  Boston Globe, Suffolk University Abruptly Replaces President:

Just days before the start of the new school...

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Students for Justice in Palestine at Cornell Stage Anti-Israel Protest

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:50pm

Dear Readers, this one is from yours truly at The Cornell Review, along with fellow staff writer Andres Sellitto.

Students for Justice in Palestine at Cornell Stage Anti-Israel Protest

Written by Casey Breznick and Andres Sellitto.

A ragtag group of students, faculty, and city locals associated with Cornell’s chapter of Students of Justice in...

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Philosophy Dept. Declares No Confidence at U. Illinois Over Steven Salaita Decision

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Who knew this would set off such a firestorm?

Nick DeSantis of The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Illinois’s Philosophy Dept. Declares No Confidence in University Leaders

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s philosophy department has approved a resolution expressing no confidence in the...

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Cornell Student Newspaper Sex Columnist Celebrates Incest?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

A guest article submission to the Cornell Daily Sun on Aug. 28 from “Rocky M.” was, to say the least, quite disgusting and very bizarre. Basically, it tells the tale of two Cornellian twin brothers who were with a woman at the same time. Technically, the brothers weren’t doing anything to...

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New Study Says Affirmative Action Stigmatizes the Minorities it Claims to Help

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

It sounds like common sense to me: affirmative action actually lends some credence to the age-old chant of ‘they’re takin’ our jobs!” And, if you couldn’t already tell, people don’t like it when people take their jobs.

The College Fix reports:

Study: Affirmative Action Stigmatizes Beneficiaries

Research by George Mason University’s David Kravitz and...

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Vandals at UC Berkeley Paint “Kill Frats” on University Gate

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Additional graffiti promoted communism. I wonder if the culprits are leftists?

Sophie Mattson of The Daily Californian reported.

Police arrest 4 teens in connection with campus vandalism

UCPD officers detained one UC Berkeley student and three men not affiliated with the campus on suspicion of vandalizing Sather Gate and other campus locations early...

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ALS Ice Bucket Challengers Need to Check Their Privilege

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00am

It had to happen eventually. There seems to be one rule to liberal activism: every good thing people try to do as actually a really bad thing, because it doesn’t address every single thing wrong in the world. Want to support ALS research? Screw you, you didn’t do anything about the...

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Colleges Screening Students Returning From Ebola-Stricken Places

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 9:30am

The last thing a college campus needs is another infectious disease passing among students.

US colleges screen some students for Ebola

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola...

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Colleges Now Buying Special Insurance to Cover Campus Rape Scandals

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8:00am

This could be the beginning of a whole new market for the insurance industry.

From Bloomberg via the College Fix.

REPORT: Colleges Buy Special Insurance to Cover Campus Rape Scandals

Bloomberg Businessweek reports:

As schools grow more aware of the risk of sexual attacks on campus, some have implemented educational programs for students or reformed...

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