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Oberlin College Now Offering Buyouts to Faculty and Staff

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Posted by    Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 3:30pm

Is Oberlin starting to feel the effects of the higher ed bubble? This could be a sign.

Cleveland.com reports.

Oberlin College offers buyouts to faculty and staff

Oberlin College, in an effort to save several million dollars a year, has offered buyouts to 323 faculty and staff.

Buyout offers at colleges are rare but have...

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More College Students Are Turning to Entrepreneurship

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Posted by    Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 12:30pm

This is a very good trend. College aged people will be better off if they take control of their future.

The Huffington Post reports.

The Rise of Entrepreneurship Among College/Graduate Students and Young Professionals

For the past several years, Barbara Hou has gained valuable insights into entrepreneurship, and she shares them (along with other...

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New York State Ramps Up Free College Program For Prisoners

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Posted by    Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 9:30am

This will help proponents of free college for all. They’ll ask why prisoners are getting free college while others don’t.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Thousands of New York-Area Inmates to Get Federal Funds for College Education

Several thousand inmates in the tri-state area will be eligible...

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Suffolk University Employee Steals Almost $50,000 in Student Loans

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Posted by    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 5:00pm

An employee at Suffolk University pretended to be a grad student and robbed the school blind while collecting a paycheck.

Red Alert Politics reports.

College employee pretends to be student, is awarded $47K in student loans

It’s not just colleges that are robbing students blind — sometimes “students” take advantage of the system.

An employee...

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Supreme Court Rules for Affirmative Action at University of Texas

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Posted by    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 2:00pm

The nation’s highest court has ruled in favor of Affirmative Action in a major case at the University of Texas.

The New York Times reports.

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at...

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UC Irvine Suspends College Republicans for Hosting Milo Yiannopoulos

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Posted by    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:00am

Milo is a conservative who was brought to campus by the College Republicans to speak, nothing more. This case is an illustration in unfairness.

Campus Reform reports.

College Republicans suspended by UC Irvine after hosting Milo

The University of California, Irvine has suspended its College Republicans chapter for an entire year after the group...

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University of Arizona to Launch Nation’s First Transgender Studies Program

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Posted by    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8:00am

Do you want to really impress your progressive friends on campus? Change your major to Transgender Studies.

The Daily Caller reports.

Taxpayer-Funded University Will Offer Degree Focusing On Dudes Who Dress Up As Women

The taxpayer-funded University of Arizona will officially launch America’s first transgender studies program.

The program, which will confer master’s degrees, is...

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VIDEO: What If Our Constitution Were Written Like Campus Speech Codes?

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Posted by    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 5:00pm

This short but brilliant video was created by FIRE.

Be sure to watch the whole thing.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

 
 
 

Could This Be The Campus Rape Lawsuit That Destroys Title IX?

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Posted by    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

If it doesn’t, we’ll probably see more lawsuits like it in the coming years.

Robby Soave of Reason has the story.

The Campus Rape Lawsuit That Could Destroy Title IX Has Finally Arrived

A University of Virginia law student who was accused of sexual misconduct and banned from campus—years after...

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VIDEO: Millennials Shocked by Hillary Clinton Quotes

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Posted by    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11:00am

Campus Reform recently played a game of “who said it?” with some young people. Nearly every person got all the questions wrong and were shocked by what they learned.

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VIDEO: Young people shocked by Hillary’s infamous quotes

Throughout the 2016 campaign, one of the biggest problems facing Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been...

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College Professors Investigated for Presenting Opposing Viewpoints

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Posted by    Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8:00am

The thought police are as active as ever on today’s college campuses.

The Washington Examiner reports.

Professors investigated for presenting opposing viewpoints

Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were investigated after students complained that they were forced to hear opposing viewpoints.

The complaints were made to Northern Colorado’s “Bias Response Team,” an Orwellian...

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Los Angeles City College Holds Transgender Career Fair

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:00pm

Transgender mania has arrived on another college campus.

Campus Reform reports.

LA City College hosts transgender career fair

A government-funded career fair for transgender workers was held on the Los Angeles City College (LACC) campus Monday.

Attendees were able to meet representatives from more than 50 companies, including Amazon, NBC Universal, and Target. Anyone could...

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New Campus Carry Policy in Tennessee Starts in July

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

As you’ll see from the report below by the Tennessean, not everyone is ready for this new policy to take effect.

Tennessee colleges scramble as law allowing guns on campus nears

At 8 a.m. Monday, police at the University of Tennessee will start registering employees who want to carry guns on the Knoxville...

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Protesters at U. Southern Mississippi Kicked Off Campus for Flying State Flag

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Part of the state flag includes the Confederate Flag so it’s anathema now.

The Daily Caller reports.

Protesters Kicked Off Campus For Flying Their Own State Flag

Protesters at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) were kicked off campus Sunday by a police officer who incorrectly told them the Mississippi state flag was prohibited...

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CUNY Considers Campus Free Speech Zones

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:00am

Free speech zones are the ultimate in Orwellian newspeak.

Note the ironic title from Inside Higher Ed.

Safeguarding Free Speech

The City University of New York is considering a new policy on freedom of expression. Administrators say the policy affirms the university’s commitment to safeguarding free speech at a time of protests and politically...

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College Professors Now Among Oldest Group in American Workforce

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

This makes sense in a way. Isn’t wisdom supposed to come with age?

The Atlantic reports.

The Workforce that Won’t Retire

The term “gray-haired professor” may seem like a cliché, but there’s some truth to it. Academia has long had a disproportionate number of employees older than 65, and the average American professor is...

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Prager University – The Benefits of Belief

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

In the newest video from Prager University, Boston College professor Peter Kreeft examines the benefits which come with a belief in God.

Take a look below.

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Even if you don’t believe in God, do you wish you did? Even if you’re an atheist or an agnostic, is there still good reason...

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16 Departments at UNC Chapel Hill Have Zero Republican Professors

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Further proof that ideological diversity in academia is severely lacking.

The College Fix reports.

At UNC Chapel Hill, 16 departments have zero registered Republican professors, analysis finds

Professors registered as Democrats outnumber those registered as Republicans by a ratio of roughly 12 to one at the University of North Carol...

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Boston University Dean Blames Hate Speech for Orlando Attack

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6:30pm

It’s sad how badly academia has reacted to the Orlando attack. Has anyone in higher ed gotten it right?

Campus Reform reports.

Boston U. Dean blames Orlando massacre on hate speech

Boston University has launched a social media crusade against gun violence, condemning the apparent pandemic as a “public health issue.”

The social media campaign,...

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Job Market Sags for People With PhD’s

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:00pm

Certain types of advanced degrees still pay off but on the whole, the market isn’t great.

Zero Hedge reports.

The PhD Bubble Has Burst: Graduating ‘Doctors’ Are Having Trouble Finding Work

Spending nearly a decade in college, racking up significant amounts of debt, and emerging with that coveted PhD designation isn’t what it used...

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President of U. Wyoming Declares School Facing Financial Crisis

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11:00am

The higher ed bubble comes to another school.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

U. of Wyoming’s President Declares Financial Crisis

The University of Wyoming’s president has declared a financial crisis and plans to reduce or cut academic programs and review the institution’s structure, according to a letter on Thursday from the president, Laurie...

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Increasing Government Spending Won’t Lower the Cost of College

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 8:00am

And yet that’s exactly what we’re about to do. Again.

The Daily Signal reports.

Taxpayer Funded Summer School Is Not the Answer to the College Cost Problem

In theory, part-time and full-time students who have increased access to Pell Grants would be encouraged to finish their degrees faster and graduate with less debt. Unfortunately,...

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