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College Football Unions Could Lead to Strikes

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

Allowing college football players to unionize will completely change the relationship between student athletes and colleges. There could be some negative consequences.

Ethan Gaitz of Accuracy in Academia reports.

College Football on Strike

The efforts of Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize could have profound implications for...

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SEIU Defeated as Adjunct Professors Reject Unionization

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00am

The SEIU was obviously just looking for new dues paying members. They’re out of luck now.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Major Union Handily Defeated As Adjunct Professors Reject Unionization

Last month’s vote to unionize by Hamline University’s adjunct faculty apparently had little effect on its fellow Minnesota private school, the University of St. Thomas, whose...

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Huffington Post on Wrong Side of Due Process in Campus Rape Case

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:00am

Leave it to the Huffington Post to wrongly criticize the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. (FIRE)

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports.

HuffPost Gets It Wrong on a Campus Rape Case

Earlier this week, Huffington Post’s Tyler Kingkade published an article strongly critical of FIRE’s efforts to shine light on Occidental College’s...

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Would Banning Alcohol on Campus Reduce Sex Assaults at Dartmouth?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

Joseph Asch examines the issue in a new post at Dartblog.

Shall We Just Ban Alcohol on Campus?

A thoughtful observer of the College scene has read this space’s reporting on sexual assault. His reaction has been voiced by other correspondents in the past:

Joe, You noted in the first paragraph: “Yes, alcohol is...

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Minnesota State Mankato to Welcome Freshman with Lecture on Female Orgasms

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

The lecture is being paid for with mandatory student fees, naturally.

Samantha Reinis of Campus Reform reports.

Minnesota State – Mankato to welcome incoming freshman with ‘I Heart Female Orgasm’ lecture

Minnesota State University – Mankato (MSUM) is welcoming students back to campus this fall with a lecture titled “I Heart Female Orgasm.”

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UCLA Poll Finds Spending $300K on Hillary Clinton Speech was Waste of Money

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00am

To be fair it was a 90 minute speech so it was a bargain at $100K for each half hour. What a deal!

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

UCLA POLL: Spending $300K on Hillary Clinton Speech was Waste of Money

Spending $300,000 to pay Hillary Clinton to speak on campus last spring...

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“How would you feel if everyone could see your college GPA?”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Alex Reibman of Minding the Campus reports on a worrisome violation of privacy for college students.

A New Threat to Student Privacy

How would you feel if everyone could see your college GPA? Students generally don’t need to worry thanks to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits schools from...

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Former Yale Prof Says Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Former Yale professor William Deresiewicz has written a column for New Republic in which he claims the country’s top schools are “turning our kids into zombies.”

Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also anxious,...

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Colleges Reach Out to Native American Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Given higher education’s obsession with diversity, many Native American students could probably attend the college of their choice with a free ride if they would just apply.

FOX News reports.

Programs to recruit, retain Native American college students grow nationwide

A growing number of universities are offering programs to recruit and prepare Native American...

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Faculty at Upper Iowa U. Claim They Lost Jobs for Questioning Curricular Changes

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00am

It sounds like there’s some sort of shake-up going on at this school but at least they could let the professors know why they lost their jobs.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Driven Out for Speaking Up?

Lisa Guinn was one of the lucky ones. The historian was offered a tenure-track job...

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Renowned Criminal Law Professor was Targeted for Murder

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Keep Professor Dan Markel’s family in your thoughts. Hopefully a full investigation is already underway.

The College Fix reported.

POLICE: Internationally Known Criminal Law Professor was Targeted for Murder

The recent shooting death of Florida State University College of Law Professor Dan Markel, described by...

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Prager University – The War on Work

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute examines America’s war on poverty, welfare programs and the disincentive to work they create.

More details here:

Course Description

The U.S. government has spent trillions of dollars in recent decades attempting to combat poverty, yet the poverty rate has remained virtually...

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Swarthmore Sets Low Bar to Deem Students a Rapist

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

If I was a parent with a child about to enter college, I’d be very careful in the selection process.

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports.

At Swarthmore, “A Very Low Bar” to Deem Students a Rapist

Parents considering sending the child to Swarthmore College no longer can claim they weren’t warned.

The Sunday ...

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Contrary to What You’ve Heard, Girls are Thriving in Math and Science

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new video, the Factual Feminist takes on a misleading ad campaign by Verizon which portrays girls as victims of sexism in math and science.

The description from YouTube:

Do girls fall behind in science and engineering because our society tells them they should be pretty, rather than, “pretty brilliant?” That’s the...

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Study Says ‘Young Outsiders’ Voting Bloc is up for Grabs by Republicans

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8:00am

You would think the job market for recent college grads would be enough to sway young voters these days but there are a number of factors.

Julianne Stanford of the College Fix reports.

‘Young Outsiders’ Voting Bloc Up For Grabs By Republicans, Study Says

OPINION: Republicans can capture this demographic if they hold back on...

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New Jersey Universities to Give College Credit for Life Experience

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Here’s one way to cut the cost of college and it sounds like a pretty good plan.

FOX News reports.

Life experiences to count for college credits at five NJ universities

Five New Jersey colleges are experimenting with offering students college credits for showing what they have learned from their jobs and life experience.

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Young America’s Foundation Announces Fall Campus Tour

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is there a YAF chapter on your campus? Here’s a great opportunity to get involved.

Raj Kannappan of the YAF blog reported.

Young America’s Foundation Announces Firing Up Freedom Tour

Young America’s Foundation is excited to announce the Firing Up Freedom Tour, a tremendous opportunity for Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapters to kick-start...

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Indiana University Student Killed on Plane Downed Over Ukraine

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:00am

It sounds like this young woman had a bright future ahead of her. What a sad and maddening tragedy.

From USA Today.

Indiana University student among 298 dead in crash

An Indiana University student from the Netherlands was on board the Malaysian airliner shot down Thursday in eastern Ukraine, university officials said Friday.

Karlijn Keijzer,...

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Investigation Leads to Major Drug Bust at Gettysburg College

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:00am

If you’re selling drugs on campus, you’re not only committing a crime you’re wasting other people’s time and money.

Lauren Linhard of the Hanover Evening Sun reported.

Drug bust leads Gettysburg College to sanction 27 students

More than 25 students were found to have violated Gettysburg College’s policy, resulting in expulsions, suspensions and dismissals...

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Nude Photos of Student-Athlete Leaked on Social Media at Henderson State University

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

To make matters worse, the student in the pictures is an incoming freshman. Whoever shared the photos deserves to be punished but this story serves as a reminder – Don’t take nude photos of yourself!

Josh Berry of Arkansas Matters reported.

Nude Student-Athlete Photos Shared with University on Social Media

A student athlete gets...

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Bomb Scare Shuts Down Campus of U. Louisiana at Lafayette

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Even though it’s summer, there are thousands of students on campus for summer school so this was a serious situation.

From Yahoo News.

Bomb scare shuts down Louisiana university campus

One of Louisiana’s largest universities told students to stay in on-campus apartments or go home after police found a suspicious device in a nearby...

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Marco Rubio Introduces Bipartisan Student Loan Bill

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:30am

Rather than using the student loan issue to score points for his party, Rubio is working with other members of congress to try to solve problems.

He deserves a lot of credit for that.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

Rubio Introduces Bipartisan Student Loan Bill

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has introduced a...

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