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Cost of College Textbooks up 1,041 Percent Since 1977

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 11:00am

Now that pretty much everything is online, why do we even have textbooks anymore?

NBC News reports.

College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977

Students hitting the college bookstore this fall will get a stark lesson in economics before they’ve cracked open their first chapter. Textbook prices are soaring. Some experts say...

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University of New Hampshire Drops Language Bias Guide

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 8:00am

The story about the word ‘American’ being problematic went viral and gave the school lots of unwanted attention.

Now they’re backing off.

Robby Soave reports at Reason.

Speech Police Back Down at University of New Hampshire, But War on Words Is Not Over

The University of New Hampshire’s outrageous Bias-Free Language Guide seems to have...

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Rutgers Prof Who Said U.S. is Worse Than ISIS Has History of Weird Statements

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

What a surprise. How could anyone have guessed?

Maxim Lott reports at FOX News.

Nutty professor: Rutgers teacher who said US worse than ISIS has history of bizarre statements

A Rutgers University professor who is under fire for saying that the U.S. is “more brutal” than ISIS has used racial slurs against white men,...

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FIRE Calls Out UNH President After Language Bias Guide Controversy

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is a follow-up report over the issue of the word “American’ being problematic.

Susan Kruth reports at the FIRE blog.

In Attempt to Distance UNH from Bias-Free Language Guide, UNH President Ignores Ludicrous ‘Red Light’ Policy

This week, a “Bias-Free Language Guide” posted on the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH’s) website made its...

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Judge Rules Chicago State Can’t ‘Interfere’ With Faculty Blog During First Amendment Case

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 9:30am

Professors have free speech rights too.

The College Fix reports.

Judge: Chicago State can’t ‘interfere’ with critical faculty blog while First Amendment case proceeds

Chicago State University has drawn terrible headlines in 2015 for its fight...

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Federal Work-Study Program Increases Debt Loads

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

A government program isn’t working as intended? Shocking!

Paul Fain reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Making Work-Study Work

Students who participate in federal work-study are more likely to graduate and get a job after college. But those who get the biggest academic benefits from the program — low-income students at public colleges who would...

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Faculty at Virginia Tech Still Face Political Litmus Test

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

What do your politics have to do with whether or not you deserve tenure?

From the FIRE blog.

Political Litmus Test for Faculty at Virginia Tech Gets New Lease on Life

Virginia Tech is reinvigorating its crusade to impose an ideological litmus test on professors being assessed for promotion and tenure. The university’s recently...

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What Role if Any, Did the White House Play in the UVA Rape Hoax?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 9:30am

An excellent question, which deserves to be answered.

The College Fix reports.

Questions raised on role White House played in UVA rape hoax

An editorial Thursday in The Washington Times questions what role, if any, the White House played in the University of Virginia rape hoax fiasco:

Catherine Lhamon, an assistant secretary of Education for...

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Republicans Introduce Bill to Strengthen Due Process Rights for Students

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:00pm

Imagine that. Due process rights for college students.

Jake New reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Fraternity Justice

Congressional Republicans on Wednesday introduced legislation designed to strengthen the due process rights of students accused of sexual assault and to prevent campus investigations from taking place unless a victim also reports the allegations to law enforcement....

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Prager University – What They Haven’t Told You about Climate Change

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:00pm

Prager University is doing an extensive series on environmental issues this week which is why we’re featuring a second video from them.

In this video, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore explains why climate change activists have got the whole thing wrong and why “climate denier” is such an offensive term.

This is great, watch...

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Campus Sex Assault Study Cited by White House Debunked

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11:00am

There’s too much misinformation on this subject out there.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Major Study On Campus Sex Assault Debunked

A college professor’s research on campus sexual assault that was used by the Obama administration to justify sweeping action on college sexual assault has been called into question in a pair...

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President of College Democrats Threatened With Impeachment Over Support for Israel

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:00am

I guess we now know where the College Democrats stand on this issue.

Nick Pappas of Breitbart reported.

College Democrats of America President Threatened With Impeachment, Attacked for Israel Support

The College Democrats of America (CDA) is in turmoil this week, with its president facing impeachment after being accused of pro-Israel allegiances and charged...

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Indiana University-Bloomington Lets LGBT Students Self-Segregate in Their Own Dorm

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

Wouldn’t it be wrong to suggest that gay students should be housed separately?

Matt Lamb reports at the College Fix.

Top-ranked university for LGBTQ students now lets them self-segregate in their own dorm

‘A safe space for those people who feel they need it’

One of the most gay-friendly universities in the country is becoming...

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Obama to Make Pell Grants Available to Prisoners

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

It didn’t take long for this plan to become a reality.

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Politics of Pell for Prisoners

The Obama administration’s plan to open up Pell Grants to some incarcerated students, which will be announced formally on Friday, is already drawing criticism from some Republicans.

The U.S. Department of Education...

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Minority Students Harder Hit by College Loan Debt

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 11:00am

According to a new report, minorities have a harder time getting out of college debt and accumulating wealth.

Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner has the story.

Student debt undermining advantages of college for minorities

The average black household headed by a college graduate has a median wealth of $23,000, about $160,000 less than...

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University of Phoenix Under Federal Investigation

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s been a very bad year in the world of for-profit higher education.

CNN reports.

University of Phoenix is the latest college under investigation

The University of Phoenix, one of the largest for-profit colleges still operating, is the next one the government is going after for allegedly deceptive pr...

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$900K Settlement at Valdosta State is Being Paid by Another Party, not the University

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

Valdosta State isn’t paying out the $900K. another party is and that might actually be a good thing.

Greg Piper of the College Fix explains why.

Guess who’s paying for college’s $900,000 settlement with...

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College Administrator Group Pleads for No New Campus Sex Assault Legislation

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Can you blame them? There are so many nutty codes and laws, their lives must be hell.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reports.

No more campus sexual assault legislation, begs national group of college administrators

Colleges don’t need any more sexual assault laws or policies, says Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA — Student...

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New Hampshire College Republicans Hand Out Hillary Proof Scissors to Journalists

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:00am

Remember when the Hillary Clinton campaign was corralling the press with ropes?

The College Republicans of New Hampshire have a fix for that and they’re sharing the technology with journalists.

This is hilarious.

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U. New Hampshire Language Guide Says the Word ‘American’ is Problematic

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:00am

A language guide at UNH is supposed to point out biases.

Peter Hasson of Campus Reform reports.

Bias-Free Language Guide claims the word ‘American’ is ‘problematic’

American,” “illegal alien,” “foreigners,” “mothering,” and “fathering” are just a handful of words deemed “problematic” by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide.

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Admissions Tests No Longer Required at George Washington University

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Students who don’t like to take standardized tests will no longer be required to do so if they’re applying to George Washington University.

Nick Anderson reports at the Washington Post.

George Washington University applicants no longer need to take admissions tests

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming...

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Prager University – The Co-Founder of Greenpeace Explains Why He Left

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore explains that he left the organization because it became politicized and anti-science.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

Patrick Moore explains why he helped to create Greenpeace, and why he decided to leave it. What began as a mission to improve the environment...

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