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UC System Sets $5 Million Aside for Illegal Immigrant Financial Aid

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30pm

Legal immigrants not eligible.

Campus Reform reports.

UC system allots $5M in financial aid to illegals, legal immigrants not eligible

The University of California (UC) announced Thursday in a press release that it has officially allotted the first $5 million in loans for distribution to illegal immigrant students through the California DREAM Act.

Approximately 3,500 illegal students in the UC system will be granted financial aid this year though the 2014 bill, which will serve students at all nine UC campuses.

UC president Janet Napolitano called the DREAM program an investment for the students, the state, and nation as a whole. Students residing in the U.S. illegally in California are eligible for state and UC aid, but not federal aid.

“This new program will reduce that gap,” Napolitano said in Thursday’s press release. “It will help even the playing field for undocumented students struggling to make ends meet.”


 
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College Removes All Nameplates Instead of Allowing a Donor One with a Bible Reference

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00pm

If you want to easily freak out a politically correct college community, try a Biblical reference.

The College Fix reports.

College removes all nameplates rather than allow a donor one with a Bible reference

Last fall, the Colorado School of Mines believed it would run afoul of the Constitution’s Establishment Clause after a donor to its athletic complex wanted a nameplate with a — gasp! — Bible reference on it.

As a result, it refused the reference. The donor, Michael Lucas, responded by filing a lawsuit.

The school has now countered — by deciding to remove all nameplates from its football locker room.

Not only that, but CSM has terminated the nameplate fundraising program entirely, and as such puts the kibosh on the lawsuit brought forth by Lucas.

The Alliance Defending Freedom reports:

In a letter to donors to the program, School of Mines President Paul Johnson wrote that all of the nameplates had been removed and that participants have the option to transfer their donation to a different program with different nameplates that don’t allow any personalized message. Although the original program allowed individuals to express a personalized message on their nameplates without any stated restrictions, the school oddly claims in the letter that it didn’t intend to allow “individual expression.”

“The school initially imposed no restrictions – or even guidelines – on the type of message a donor could include, and contrary to what the school argued, the First Amendment protects – not restricts – a simple reference to a Bible verse in this context,” said ADF Senior Counsel David Hacker. “Because the school apparently feared a simple Scripture reference would be like asbestos on the locker room walls, it decided to purge any trace of free expression from the facility.”

During the initial controversy, CSM issued a statement noting that “As a state institution, Mines is bound by the U.S. Constitution and the university’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination by promoting or supporting one faith or belief over others.”


 
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Harvard Race Activist Says Those That Disagree With His Views Are ‘Intellectual Cowards’

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:30pm

This is about Harvard Law School’s “controversial” seal.

The College Fix reports.

Harvard race activist calls those who disagree with him ‘intellectual cowards’

The debate over Harvard Law School’s “controversial” seal took an interesting turn on Thursday when one of the activists who wants the seal be changed accused those who disagree of...

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Northwestern Students Claim Burlesque Show Violated Their Safe Space

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:00pm

Why aren’t students who believe in safe spaces laughed off campus? This report from Robby Soave of the Daily Beast is ridiculous.

Students Say Burlesque Show Violated Their Safe Space

If I told you a provocative burlesque show at Northwestern University was being restructured in response to student compl...

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Should Football Play A Part In Choosing A College?

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

Being a recruited athlete can change everything in the selective admissions process.

Forbes reports.

Should Football Be Part Of Your College Search?

Recently I interviewed a multi-talented young man who is weighing the pros and cons not only of where to go to college, but of whether...

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Prof at University of Florida Tells Students Not to Say ‘Husband and Wife’

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

Terms like husband and wife are apparently not inclusive enough anymore.

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller.

Prof Bans Students From Saying ‘Husband’ Or ‘Wife’ Because It’s Not ‘Inclusive’

In just the latest instance of taxpayer-funded censorship, students in one University of Florida course have been banned from using words such as “husband,”...

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University Of Texas At Austin Student Builds Tiny House Instead Of Living In Dorm

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:30am

He constructed a 145-square-foot tiny house in a friend’s backyard.

Tech Insider reports.

This college student built a $15,000 tiny home instead of living in a dorm

Before enrolling at University of Texas at Austin, design major Joel Weber took one look at the rising cost of living for a struggling college student and...

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Social Psychologist Analyzes Lack of Intellectual Diversity on College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:00am

John Leo of Minding the Campus recently interviewed Jonathan Haidt about the lack of conservative voices on college campuses and the result is fascinating.

A Conversation With Jonathan Haidt

JOHN LEO: You set off a national conversation in San Antonio five years ago by asking psychologists at an academic convention to raise their...

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Liberal Vassar College Students Want to Cut Ties With Ben and Jerry’s Over Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

The students don’t like that the company has a “contractual relationship with an Israeli franchise that manufactures ice cream.”

Campus Reform reports.

Liberal students want to ban liberal Ben & Jerry’s from campus over Israeli ties

Students at Vassar College put forth a resolution on Monday urging their school to cut ties with “Ben...

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College Women Say They’re Offended by Hillary Clinton’s Use of the Gender Card

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

This might explain why so many young women seem to be supporting Bernie Sanders.

Mediaite reports.

College Women Tell NBC They Were Offended Hillary Clinton Played Gender Card

During an appearance on MSNBC, NBC reporter Tamron Hall said that the college women she spoke to after Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate were “offended” after Hillary...

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Students Get Into Selective Colleges Without Sending Scores

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00pm

Millions of students each year still take the ACT and SAT.

The Washington Post reports.

They took the tests. But they got into a selective college without sending scores.

Sara Ngo pushed herself in high school. The 18-year-old from Niagara Falls, N.Y., a daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, took Advanced Placement classes in history, economics...

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Eastern Illinois University Students Protest Funding Cuts

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

If these students think it’s bad now, wait until the bubble bursts.

The Journal Gazette and Times Courier reports.

Hundreds rally at Eastern for higher education funding

The “Fund EIU” rally in support of state funding for higher education drew hundreds of people to the Library Quad this afternoon.

Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman...

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Foreign Students At London School of Business and Finance Forced to Leave

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:00am

350 international students have been told they must leave the UK by the end of next month.

BBC News reports.

Foreign students must leave UK as college loses licence

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has had its permission to recruit and teach non-EU students revoked, t...

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Are Student Loan Borrowers Getting Scammed by the Department of Education?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 9:30am

Going to college with no loans is the best practice, if you can manage it.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Is the Dept. of Ed. scamming student loan borrowers? Basically

Debt relief companies have been using robocalls to drum up business from student-loan borrowers, but the practice resides in a legal gray area.

Some experts label...

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History Ph.D.s Face Tough Job Market

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 8:00am

Job postings just continue to decline.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Report finds poor job market for history Ph.D.s

New data from the American Historical Association add to the bad news for academic job seekers in the humanities.

The number of job postings the AHA received in 2014-15 was down 8 percent from the prior year....

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The Highest and Lowest Paying Majors

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

Out of the 25 highest paying majors, all but 2 are in STEM fields.

Bankrate reports.

The 10 highest- and lowest-paying college majors

What’s your major? That can be a multimillion-dollar question.

Post-recession, the days of declaring yourself “undecided” when it comes to a college major have started to fall by the wayside as graduates...

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Indiana University Title IX Administrator on Leave Over Sexual Assault Allegations

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3:30pm

Well this is sort of ironic, isn’t it?

The Indy Star reports.

Indiana University puts associate dean on leave after allegations

An Indiana University official is at the center of a sexual assault investigation after allegations surfaced this week, Fox59 reported.

Jason Casares, who serves as the associate dean of students and deputy Title IX...

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The Current State of The Youth Vote

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

Who are young voters showing up to support?

The College Conservative reports.

Checking on the Youth Vote

This past fall, I took part in a tabling effort for my College Republicans chapter on the commons of my predominately liberal college campus. We gave out flyers with information about our weekly meetings for the semester...

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Dartmouth Greek System Bans Indian Head from Public Display

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

Has anyone asked Elizabeth Warren for comment on this?

The College Fix reports.

‘Cultural appropriation’: Dartmouth Greek system bans Indian head from public display

On Monday, Dartmouth’s Greek Leadership Council passed a new rule which forbids Greek houses from displaying the Dartmouth Indian head.

Dartmouth’s frats and sororities are already banned from “engaging in acts...

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College Students Are Sheltered On Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00am

Students now are not confronted with course materials that might upset them.

The New York Times reports.

The Sheltering Campus: Why College Is Not Home

Erika Christakis used to teach a course at Yale titled “The Concept of the Problem Child,” a discussion of child development and socialization in a historical and modern context....

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Labor Union Wants Bill Clinton to Cancel UC Berkeley Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:30am

The union is basically using Clinton as a bargaining chip.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Union Calls on Bill Clinton to Cancel Speech at UC Berkeley

A labor union is calling on Bill and Chelsea Clinton to cancel their appearance at an upcoming conference at the University of California Berkeley unless the school takes...

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Harvard Says It Wants To Change College Admissions

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00am

A new report suggests college applications emphasize how students strive for the “common good.”

Boston reports.

Harvard wants to revolutionize college admissions. Will it work?

For parents of burned-out kids, the recommendations of a new Harvard report sound like a fantasy world: No more endless extracurricular activities. No more juggling six honors classes, drama...

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