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Christian University President Issues Warning Over Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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Posted by    Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

Religious institutions are very worried about losing their tax-exempt status.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Christian university president issues dire warning over same-sex marriage ruling

‘To force students by default to attend secular schools is a form of mind control’

Samuel “Dub” Oliver, president of Union University – a private, evangelical Christian liberal...

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Bankruptcy of Corinthian Colleges Causes a Debt Mess

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Posted by    Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

The slew of problems caused by this situation will drag on for months.

Trevor McGuire of See Thru Edu points to a piece by Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed.

Debt Forgiveness and Liquidation

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By Paul Fain

The messy dismantling of Corinthian Colleges is moving through a federal bankruptcy court, as a...

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Syracuse Prof Thinks Reason is a White Male Construct

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Posted by    Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9:30am

There’s just no end to stuff like this.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

Professor: Reason Itself Is A White Male Construct

A philosophy and religion professor at Syracuse University gave an interview to The New York Times Thursday in which he critiqued the notion of pure reason as simply being a “white...

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Marian Court College Has Closed its Doors

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Posted by    Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

We recently reported that the school’s students were trying to keep this from happening but time ran out.

USA Today reported.

Marian Court College closes

Marian Court College, a small Roman Catholic college based in Swampscott, Mass., closed its doors June 30 due to insurmountable financial challenges, according to The Boston Globe.

The commuter school...

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How Obama’s College Ratings Plan Fell Flat

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Posted by    Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

Nobody was ever particularly excited about the plan to begin with.

Read this AP report via ABC News.

How Obama Reversed Course on Federal College Ratings

President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015....

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Lawsuit Claims University of Illinois Segregated Black Basketball Players From Whites

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Posted by    Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 9:30am

A horrible story if true. Also interesting that it happened in such a blue state.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

University of Illinois segregated black basketball players from whites, lawsuit says

Former women’s basketball players are accusing current and former coaching staff and trustees of creating an environment that was “racially hostile”...

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Portrait of Former SC Governor Vandalized at Winthrop University

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Posted by    Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

A portrait at Winthrop University of former South Carolina governor Ben Tillman, a Democrat, has been vandalized.

WCNC News in Charlotte reported.

Political figure’s portrait vandalized at Winthrop University

A portrait of a South Carolina political figure on the Winthrop University campus was reportedly vandalized Thursday morning.

An NBC Charlotte viewer shared a letter with...

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Students in Tennessee Could Lose Scholarship Funds for Lack of Community Service

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Posted by    Friday, July 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

Tennessee has a program which provides scholarship money for students who meet certain qualifications but a key element is community service which many students have skipped.

ABC News in Nashville reports.

Thousands of Tennessee college freshmen in danger of losing scholarship

Thousands of incoming college freshmen across the state...

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Petition Seeks to Erase Vice President John C. Calhoun’s Name From Yale

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Posted by    Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:00am

Calhoun was vice president of the United States in the early 1800′s and was a slavery supporter.

He was also a Democrat, a fact which was conveniently left out of this report from NBC News in Connecticut.

Petition Calls for Yale University to Remove Slavery Supporter’s Name From College

A petition is circulating to...

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Washington Post Gives Credit for Lower Tuition in Washington State to Microsoft

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Posted by    Friday, July 3, 2015 at 8:00am

Microsoft will apparently be paying a higher business tax in the state which will help offset tuition costs but at least some credit should be given to Republicans in the state, who made this happen.

Jeff Guo’s report at the Wash...

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Should Small Liberal Arts Colleges be Worried?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

Richard Vedder of See Thru Edu seems to think so and he makes a good case.

Coming Demise of Small Liberal Arts Colleges?

The news that Sweetbriar College will be open in the fall no doubt pleased many alums of that institution, but while the school has been temporarily rescued from imminent death,...

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Millennials Shocked by Hillary Clinton’s Expensive Homes

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Posted by    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

Campus Reform made a game out of asking young people who owned four expensive homes pictured on a board.

There were plenty of Rubio and Trump guesses but everyone was shocked to learn all of the properties belonged to Hillary.

Gabriella Morrongiello has more:

Video: Hillary Clinton’s cribs shock young people

Hillary Clinton has...

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Republicans in the State of Washington Cut Tuition Up to 20 Percent

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Posted by    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 11:00am

For all the Democratic Party’s talk about the cost of college, they can’t point to results like this.

Greg Piper reported at the College Fix.

Victory for Republican lawmakers as Washington state cuts tuition up to 20 percent

It was a priority of Republicans in the closely divided Legislature, and they got it through:...

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CUNY Pays Paul Krugman $225K to Study Income Inequality

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Posted by    Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:00am

Is the irony of this situation lost on progressive fans of Krugman?

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

Paul Krugman Sticks It To Poor People With $225,000 Salary To Study Income Inequality

This week, trustees of the cash-strapped, taxpayer-funded City University of New York (CUNY) system approved a hefty annual salary...

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Ohio Church Pastor Helps People go Back to College

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is an inspirational story worth sharing.

From the Hechinger Report.

From pews to classes, a new push for higher ed in church

Damita Rhodie was on her way to a bachelor’s degree when she fell in love, got married, had kids, divorced, and ended up with no bachelor’s degree and no time to...

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Prager University – What Makes America Different?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

In this new video from Prager University, Australian writer Nick Adams examines America from an outsider’s perspective and explains what he believes makes America special.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

Is America really that great? Or is the United States just like any other nation? Outsiders tend to be the best judge of character,...

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Ohio University Students Can Now Choose Their Preferred Pronouns

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:00am

Some schools are focused like a laser on the issues facing college students today.

From the Post Athens.

LGBT-inclusive preferred name and pronoun policy approved for the 2015-2016 academic year

Shortly before the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same-sex marriage Friday, Ohio University President Roderick McDavis approved a policy...

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Saying ‘America is a melting pot’ is Now a Microaggression at U. Wisconsin-Stevens Point

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8:00am

Those who make up these rules should be ignored by rational people.

David Hookstead reported at the College Fix.

Wisconsin university dubs ‘America is a melting pot’ a racial microaggression

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have advised faculty that the term “America is a melting pot” is a racial microaggression.

The common phrase was among a list...

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Governor Bobby Jindal Signs Bills Which Help Veterans With Higher Education

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

It’s always nice to see an elected official do something good for our veterans.

KSLA News reports.

Gov. Jindal signs bills into law supporting higher education for veterans

Governor Bobby Jindal signed two bills into law on Friday aimed at helping military veterans and their spouses complete their education.

SB 132, introduced by Sen. Ben...

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New Report Says Terrorists are Targeting Universities

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

Most colleges and universities are gun free zones which makes them a convenient target.

The Times of Higher Education UK reports.

Terrorists ‘targeting universities and scholars’ says report

A new report has flagged up the sheer scale of violence and persecution suffered by university staff and students across the globe.

Part of the Academic Freedom...

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What About ‘Left Wing Privilege’ on Campus?

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:00am

We’ve heard about all kinds of campus privilege but not left wing privilege.

This piece by Tal Fortgang originally appeared at the College Fix but it was re-posted by Time.

38 Ways College Students Enjoy ‘Left-Wing Privilege’ on Campus

While the marginalization of right-wing thinkers on campus in no way compares to the experience...

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SCOTUS to Revisit Affirmative Action in College Admissions

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 8:00am

Based on what happened last week, is there any question how they’ll rule?

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher ed reports.

Supreme Court Returns to Affirmative Action

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to review the constitutionality of the consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions cases.

The case involves the admissions practices...

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