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Cellphones Could Help Students With Drinking Problems

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Posted by    Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

Students are on their cellphones so much anyway. If they can help with problems, great.

J Baulkman of University Herald reports.

Cell Phones May Help College Students With Drinking Problems

Porismita Borah of Washington State University has received a pilot grant to see how mobile technologies can help encourage safer behavior.

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Happy Fifteenth Birthday to The FIRE!

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Posted by    Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education turned 15 this week. Happy birthday FIRE and thank you for all the great work you do.

FIRE Celebrates 15 Years of Defending Rights on Campus

NEW YORK, October 23, 2014—Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is joining civil liberties luminaries and supporters...

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West Virginia University Students Expelled for Rioting

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Posted by    Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:30am

I’ve never understood the whole rioting after a sports event thing.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Expulsions After Riots

Students at West Virginia University, perhaps more so than any other college, have a reputation for lighting things on fire.

Most famously, they burn couches to celebr...

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Conservatives Must Speak Out for Real Higher Education Reform

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Posted by    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new post at See Thru Edu, Robert Paquette points out that too many conservatives are keeping silent about needed reforms in higher ed.

Will Public Discontent Bolster Higher-Education Reform?

A recent poll conducted by Fox News asked registered voters for their opinion about the future of the country. When asked, “Do...

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University of Minnesota Tells Students to Choose Respectful Halloween Costumes

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Posted by    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

If college feminists want to stage “slut walks” that’s fine, but they better choose a politically correct Halloween costume.

Allison Maass of Campus Reform reports.

University tells students to dress ‘respectfully’ for Halloween festivities

Students at the University of Minnesota (U of M) received an email last week encouraging them to be respectful in...

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Saint Louis University Caves in to Leftist Protesters

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Posted by    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00am

This is pretty sad. We recently told you about protesters who descended on the campus of Saint Louis University.

The school caved in to their demands.

Danny Wicentowski of the Riverfront Times reported.

Here’s the Agreement that Ended the Occupation of Saint Louis University

The sit-in dubbed Occupy SLU ended quietly this weekend. By Saturday...

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Protesters Obstruct Entrance at George Will’s Miami University Speech

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Posted by    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s not enough that these folks don’t want to hear what George Will has to say. They want to prevent everyone else from hearing what he has to say too.

Katie Webster of the College Fix reported.

Raucous protesters choke entrance at George Will’s Miami University speech

Hoisting signs such...

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Prof. Tells Son of Syrian Immigrants He’s Exerting White Privilege

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Posted by    Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

This happened because the professor didn’t like the fact that the student was making a video of a forum at a public university. Here’s the video.

From Taylor Egly of Campus Reform.

Prof. tells son of Syrian immigrants that he’s ‘exerting’ his ‘white privilege’

LGBTQ activist and guest speaker at Minnesota State University Mankato...

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U. of Oklahoma President Stands up for Free Speech of School’s Marching Band

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Posted by    Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s nice to hear about a college leader sticking up for free speech.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reports.

U. of Oklahoma President Defends Speech Rights of Marching Band Members

University of Oklahoma (OU) President David Boren took a stand for students’ free speech rights after learning that members of the university’s marching...

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Texas Tech Student in Trouble for False Rape Claim

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Posted by    Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:00am

Rape is such a serious charge that there should be harsh penalties for lying about it.

Here’s a video report.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

KCBD News reported.

TTU student admits to making false statements about sexual...

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Outraged Liberals Derail Dinesh D’Souza Speech at UCSB

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Posted by    Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Liberals love free speech, as long it’s their free speech.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

Dinesh D’Souza campus speech axed after ‘pressure from liberals’

A campus lecture by embattled conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza slated for Tuesday night at the University of California – Santa Barbara was abruptly cancelled after the...

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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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