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May, 2013  (Page 7)

Most California State Universities now charge a graduation fee

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:00pm

Apparently the money gained by tuition, room, board, books and student activity fees isn’t enough for California’s state universities.

Most of them are now charging a fee to graduate.

CBS 5 in California reports.

Most Cal State University Campuses Now Charging A Fee To Graduate

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Gr...

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IRS Investigated Groups for Teaching about the Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2:45pm

Legal Insurrection has been following the fallout from the discovery that the Internal Revenue Service targeted Tea Party groups for special attention.

It also looks like groups that teach the US Constitution merited some extra review from that government agency, too.  Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute has the details:

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San Jose State scrubs photo of professors burning book

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 1:46pm

We recently covered the news that wo professors at San Jose State burned a book because they disagreed with its point of view.

Showing that administrators understand the Internet as much a climate science, the school decided it could remove the image from the collective memory:

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Swarthmore’s descent into madness

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:30am

Stanley Kurtz of National Review recently pointed out that Swarthmore College has fallen into madness. Students for fossil fuel divestment have completely taken over.

Swarthmore Spinning Out of Control (With Videos)

What happens when Saul Alinsky goes to college? Intimidation, polarization, and an end to the free inquiry and exchange that are the...

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Stanford University – Where the accused are guilty until proven guilty

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:00am

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus points to a disturbing new development at Stanford University.

Stanford Abandons Due Process

Students at Stanford are the latest to fall victim to the assault on due process mandated by the “Dear Colleague” letter. Last week, the university’s faculty senate approved the “Alternative Review Process,” an across-the-board...

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Recent Graduate Paradox: Overqualified and Underprepared

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Posted by    Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:30pm

For years, the educational focus has been on “self-esteem”.

However, given the challenges of the economy, perhaps “preparedness” should be the new mantra. Jermaine Taylor of CNBC reports on the findings of a new study:

As close to 2 million college students prepare to graduate, a study finds that many of them face...

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U of Missouri Student: $15/hour Minimum Wage is a Bad Joke

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Posted by    Monday, May 13, 2013 at 5:00pm

One economic topic that directly impacts many college students is the minimum wage.

In fact, it is an issue politicians often use to appeal to young voters.  University of Missouri-Columbia student chimes in that with some sound economic thoughts on the matter:

I remember the first time I ever heard someone...

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College Bubble Finally Pops

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Posted by    Monday, May 13, 2013 at 3:30pm

Stein’s Law states, “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.

And it looks like the current mode of financing higher education is now proving that law true. Conservative pundit Michael Barone has this analysis in RealClearPolitics:

Markets work. But sometimes they take time.

That’s the uncomfortable lesson that proprietors of America’s colleges...

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Public college chiefs rake in the dough

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Posted by    Monday, May 13, 2013 at 2:00pm

Students dealing with debt and rising tuition costs won’t be happy to hear this.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian of Reuters reports.

Salaries of public college chiefs rise, median tops $400,000

Salaries of presidents of U.S. public universities rose almost 5 percent in the last fiscal year, even as tuition rose and student debt soared, with...

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Why are so many domestic terrorists teaching at colleges?

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Posted by    Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:30pm

Ryan James Girdusky has written a guest post at The Other McCain in which he examines the alarmingly high number of domestic terrorists teaching on college campuses.

Domestic Terrorists Teaching At Colleges?

Controversy ensued when the news broke that Kathy Boudin, former member of the Weather Underground who was convicted in 1984 of...

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Five Pennsylvania colleges now allow concealed carry on campus

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Posted by    Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:00am

In a new story posted at USA Today, Michael Rubinkam of the Associated Press reports that at least five colleges in Pennsylvania now allow concealed carry.

Some Pa. colleges allow students to carry guns

KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Students on some of Pennsylvania’s college campuses might be carrying more than books.

At least five...

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Oregon public colleges may start asking students about sexual orientation

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Posted by    Monday, May 13, 2013 at 9:30am

This seems like an unnecessary invasion of privacy. What business do colleges have asking such personal questions?

Queenie Wong of the Statesman Journal reports.

Oregon public colleges could start asking students about their sexual orientation

Data about sexual orientation is scarce on college campuses, leading an Oregon graduate student to turn to lawmakers for...

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Occupy brings “two chickens, three goats and a rabbit” as part of takeover of U. California farm

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Posted by    Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:00am

It must be nice to be an occupy activist. You just do whatever you want with no fear of being harassed by the IRS.

Judith Scherr of Mercury News reports.

More than 100 Occupy the Farm protesters return to University of California-owned Gill Tract

Chanting “Whose farm? Our farm!” some 150 people marched from...

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University of California denies claims of liberal bias

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Posted by    Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 6:00pm

Despite overwhelming evidence, leaders at UC refuse to admit the obvious.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

UC System Leaders Dismiss Massive Claims of Liberal Bias

Leaders of the University of California system have agreed to disagree with – and outright dismiss without discussion – a lengthy report that details examples of leftist...

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Generation Jobless: Who will get political blame?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 4:00pm

Young Americans are facing their own deficit —  of over 4 million jobs.

Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger wonders who will get the blame for the sky-high joblessness among these potential voters.

In Campaign 2012, Barack Obama promised the youth vote a rose garden. What they’ve got instead, as far as the eye...

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College investigating professor accused of assaulting student over politics

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Posted by    Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 2:30pm

The student’s account of what happened here is easy to believe, and that says something about the political environment on college campuses.

Timothy Dionisopoulos of Campus Reform reports.

College investigating alleged assault of student by professor

American River College [ARC] administrators are investigating allegations that a professor smashed the cellph...

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New poll suggests most college students want government out of their lives

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Posted by    Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 12:30pm

Katie Pavlich of TownHall.com points to a new poll which suggests American college students may be a bit more libertarian than previously thought.

Overwhelming Majority of College Students Want Government Out of Their Lives

A new poll shows the vast majority of college-age students was the government to stay out of their lives....

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U. New Hamphsire student funds used to hire hookers for sex conference

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Posted by    Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 11:00am

Typically, college sex-oriented events have featured porn stars.

However, one New Hampshire institution has taken the next step in the “pornification” of our campuses. Campus Reform’s Timothy Dionisopoulos reports that student funds have been used to hire prostitutes for a conference.

The event, entitled “The Global...

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Carnegie Mellon student who marched as nude pope charged with indecent exposure

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Posted by    Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 9:30am

A couple of weeks ago, a Carnegie Mellon student decided to march in the school’s art parade dressed as the pope and naked from the waist down.

She has now been charged with indecent...

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“Diversity” Corrodes UC System’s Original Mission

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Posted by    Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 8:00am

The University of California system is now directed more toward social justice than serious research.

This priority is seriously impacting the futures of both students and the country. City Journal contributor Heather MacDonald takes a look at the how “diversity” is destroying the original mission of the Golden State’s education system.

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Northwestern to celebrate ‘social justice week’

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Posted by    Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 5:00pm

Social Justice week highlights the rebirth of a campus organization at Northwestern called the Peace Project.

Anthony Settipaniof the Northwestern Chronicle reports.

The Rebirth of Northwestern’s Peace Project

After years on the sidelines of University affairs, Northwestern’s Peace Project is striving to assert its voice once more in matters of social justice on campus.

Originally...

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The College Conservative – Appalachia has always been conservative

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Posted by    Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:00pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, writer Aaron Kidd examines the political history of West Virginia and Appalachian culture.

He concludes that Appalachia has always been essentially conservative.

Appalachian Conservatism

Here in West Virginia, caring for yourself, your family, and your neighbor is a way of life.

No, it isn’t required care by...

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