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Education Department Harassment Rules a Classic Case of Regulatory Overreach

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Our friend Hans Bader has a new column at the Competitive Enterprise Institute which looks at new bullying rules from the Education Department.

Education Department Harassment Rules Metastasize through Administrative Fiat

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), where I used to work, today declared that schools can be liable for bullying...

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Could 10% of Law Schools Close by 2019?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports some higher ed bubble news with roots in recent history.

Organ: Will 10% of Law Schools Close by 2019, Just as 10% of Dental Schools Closed 25 Years Ago?

Following up on my previous post, Will Top Tier Law Schools be the First to Close, Like Emory...

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Prager University – Who Are the Racists: Conservatives or Liberals?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:00am

In this new video from Prager University, Derryck Green of Project 21 examines the issue of racism through a political lens. His argument is logical and he offers many real world examples to back it up.

Don’t miss this great video.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

To call someone a racist is a serious...

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Stony Brook University Violated Election Law Promoting Rally for Democrat

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Here’s a story you won’t see in the mainstream media. Especially in an election year when Republicans are expected to win.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform has the story.

Public university violated federal election laws in promoting rally for Dem congressman, Bill Clinton, says lawyer

A public university in New York violated federal election...

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Harvard Has Tougher Rules for Ebola Than the United States

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

I wonder if any of the progressives who claim travel bans are racist will go after Harvard?

Neil Munro of the Daily Caller reports.

Even Harvard Sets Tougher Ebola Rules Than US

Harvard University is copying Senegal and many other African countries by instituting tough new exclusions to segregate its members from people who...

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Federal Investigations of Sex Assaults on Campus Have Grown 50% Since May

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Have sex assaults on campus increased 50% since May? Of course not.

Nick Anderson of the Washington Post reports.

Tally of federal probes of colleges on sexual violence grows 50 percent since May

The number of federal investigations into how colleges handle sexual violence reports has jumped 50 percent in the past six months,...

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Political Correctness and the College Board

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00am

In a recent post at National Review, Jason Richwine examined recent trends at the College Board.

Why Has the College Board Gotten So PC?

Two familiar tropes about the SAT have haunted the Web over the past couple of weeks, and they may be more directly related than they seem.

The first is the...

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Has The Federalist Society Caved to Rape Culture?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:00am

If you read Cathy Young at Minding the Campus it sure looks that way.

The Federalist Society Caves to “Rape Culture” Orthodoxy

I first joined the Federalist Society’s speakers’ bureau in 1999. Over the years, I spoke at the student chapters of numerous schools including UCLA, Stanford, the University...

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British University Refuses to Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Students at Goldsmiths University in London think commemorating Holocaust Day would be too colonialist.

Justin Jalil from the Times of Israel reported.

London university rejects Holocaust commemoration

Students at a London university last Wednesday struck down a measure to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Goldsmiths University Student Union voted 60:1 against a measure to hold...

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Ball State University Loses $12.6 Million in Scam

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

You can be sure some people will lose their jobs over this, not to mention jail time.

Seth Slabaugh of the Indy Star reports.

Ball State University writes off $12.6 million from scam

A report released Friday by a former federal prosecutor who investigated the Ball State University investment scandal does not include what...

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Colleges Get Serious About Ebola

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s very smart for colleges to be on high alert. Any time you have so many people living so closely, diseases can spread rapidly.

Katherine Mangan of the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

As Ebola Fears Touch Campuses, Officials Respond With an ‘Excess of Caution’

Colleges across the country faced Ebola scares this week...

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Women’s Studies Profs Throw a Fit Over George Will Appearance

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Posted by    Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:00am

George Will is the new object of the left’s two minutes hate.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

Women’s Studies Professors Pitch Tantrum Over George Will Appearance

Syndicated columnist George F. Will is scheduled to speak this week at Miami University and professors in the public school’s women’s, gender and sexuality studies program...

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Ohio University Senate Demands $15 Minimum Wage on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

These students might as well hold a “raise our tuition” rally. What’s the difference?

Maygan Beeler of The Post reports.

Senate’s agenda passes, moving forward

Student Senate passed a multi-pronged resolution Wednesday that calls on Ohio University President Roderick McDavis’ administration to enact several bold policies, such as the establishment of a $15 minimum...

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Liberal Student Angry That White Guys Lead University’s Anti-Sexual Assault Campaign

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

For liberals, identity politics trump finding solutions to a problem.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

Liberal student flips out after white guys lead university’s anti-sexual assault campaign

One might think that efforts to end sexual assault on campus would be cheered by all students, left-leaning ones included. Usually they are – unless said...

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35,000 Apply for Free Tuition Program at Community College in Tennessee

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

Nothing brings out a crowd like offering something for free.

Joey Garrison of The Tennessean reported.

35,000 Tennessee students apply for free community college

If there’s a single moment that has best captured the rush to attend community college for free in Tennessee, it probably came at Motlow State last month.

The Lynchburg, Tenn., school...

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Gangs Suspected in Random Attacks at University Of Illinois

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Posted by    Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 9:30am

Being attacked by a gang is certainly not what most people would anticipate on a college campus.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

Gang Of Men Is Viciously Beating People At Random At The University Of Illinois

Over the last two weekends, a group or groups of black men have...

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San Diego State Student Dies of Meningitis

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

Because we didn’t have enough to worry about with Ebola, right? Prayers for this young woman and her family.

Itica Milanes of ABC News in San Diego reported.

San Diego State student suffering from probable meningitis passes away

An 18-year-old San Diego State University freshman student who was critically ill with meningococcal meningitis, a...

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National Union of Students Won’t Condemn ISIS, Fearing it Would be ‘Islamophobic’

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Somehow, I don’t think ISIS cares about political correctness.

Julian Robinson of the Daily Mail reported.

National Union of Students refuses to condemn ISIS due to fears it would be ‘Islamophobic’

The National Union of Students has come under fire after it refused to condemn ISIS – because of fears it was ‘Islamophobic’.

Students put...

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Christian College to Give Full-Ride Scholarship to Sex Trafficking Victims

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Posted by    Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Here’s a feel good story for a Saturday.

Samantha Watkins of the College Fix reported.

Full-ride scholarship for sex trafficking victims in the works at Christian college

‘The last thing we would want is to set someone up for failure’ by not providing crucial resources

Victims of sex trafficking will have a chance to get a...

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Colleges Keep Spending Despite Declining Enrollments

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

It seems the basic laws of economics are lost on some college administrators.

Richard Vedder of See Thru Edu reports.

Gamble: Despite Declining Enrollments, Colleges Resume Spending Spree

Most aging academics worry about global warming (or its recent nonexistence), income inequality, or perhaps even erectile dysfunction, but I fret about the Higher Education Price...

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UCLA Campus Banners Feature Photo of Communist Leader Angela Davis

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of all the notable figures the school could have chosen to picture on the banners, this is the best they could do?

Ron Radosh of PJ Media has the story.

UCLA’s New Cover Girl: Guess Which Far Leftist It Is!

Look whose photo graces the campus of UCLA, meant to be an inspiration to...

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Southern Oregon University Threatens Students for Passing Out Copies of the Constitution

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00am

The students’ crime? They were outside the free speech zone.

From Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon.

University Threatens Students for Distributing Constitutions Outside Free Speech Zone

Southern Oregon University officials threatened student activists with disciplinary action for handing out copies of the Constitution outside of the campus’ designated free speech zone. They...

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