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Colleges Introduce ‘Snooze Rooms’ for Student Naps

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

All I want to know is, where were these when I was an undergrad?

Olivia B. Waxman of Time reports.

Napping Around: Colleges Provide Campus Snooze Rooms

Michigan put cots in a library and is testing out a high-tech chair designed for napping, while James Madison is adding more bean bags to a nap...

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Princeton Tells Employee to Give Up Medical Marijuana or Lose His Job

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s hard to see how Princeton justifies this. I mean, if the guy has a prescription…

Mike Davis of the Times of Trenton reports.

Princeton University to employee: Give up medical marijuana or lose job

A former Libertarian candidate for the state Senate says his employer, Princeton University, has told him must choose between...

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How Can an Anti-Rape Product Promote Rape Culture?

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Have you heard about this new nail polish which can detect rape drugs?

Some feminists are saying it promotes rape culture.

Julie Borowski weighs in below.

 
 
 

America’s Most Overpaid College Presidents

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:00am

Alex Pfeiffer of the Daily Caller has compiled this handy list of overpaid college presidents.

America’s Seven Most GROSSLY OVERPAID College Presidents EVER

If you are out of job and looking to start a new prosperous career, look no further than becoming a college president. The benefits are good. You certainly won’t be...

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U. South Alabama Pro-Life Group Alleges Constitutional Violations

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another student group has been told they only have freedom of speech in a tiny “free speech” zone. Ridiculous.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reported.

U. of South Alabama Pro-Life Group Alleges First, Fourteenth Amendment Violations

The University of South Alabama (USA) student group Students for Life USA filed suit aga...

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Anthem College Files for Bankruptcy

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

Who says there’s no such thing as the higher ed bubble?

Sam Cohen of FOX 40 reported.

Anthem College Files for Bankruptcy, Rancho Cordova Campus May Close

Students could not attend class Thursday at a college in Rancho Cordova.

Outside Anthem College, students told FOX40 they didn’t know what was going on, but they couldn’t...

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Suffolk Law School Buying Out Faculty Members

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:55pm

First the school declared a pay freeze, now this. Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reported.

Suffolk Law School Offers Buyouts to All Of Its Tenured Faculty

Following up on last month’s post, Boston Law Schools Shrink Enrollments, Faculties:  Boston Globe, Suffolk University Abruptly Replaces President:

Just days before the start of the new school...

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Philosophy Dept. Declares No Confidence at U. Illinois Over Steven Salaita Decision

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Who knew this would set off such a firestorm?

Nick DeSantis of The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Illinois’s Philosophy Dept. Declares No Confidence in University Leaders

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s philosophy department has approved a resolution expressing no confidence in the...

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Vandals at UC Berkeley Paint “Kill Frats” on University Gate

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Additional graffiti promoted communism. I wonder if the culprits are leftists?

Sophie Mattson of The Daily Californian reported.

Police arrest 4 teens in connection with campus vandalism

UCPD officers detained one UC Berkeley student and three men not affiliated with the campus on suspicion of vandalizing Sather Gate and other campus locations early...

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Colleges Now Buying Special Insurance to Cover Campus Rape Scandals

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8:00am

This could be the beginning of a whole new market for the insurance industry.

From Bloomberg via the College Fix.

REPORT: Colleges Buy Special Insurance to Cover Campus Rape Scandals

Bloomberg Businessweek reports:

As schools grow more aware of the risk of sexual attacks on campus, some have implemented educational programs for students or reformed...

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Georgetown Prof Admits Obama Supporters Think He’s Jesus

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

It sounds like this professor may be auditioning for a job at MSNBC.

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

Professor Admits Obama Supporters Think He’s Jesus

Georgetown University sociology Professor Michael Eric Dyson not only likened President Obama to Jesus in a recent television appearance, but admitted many of the president’s supporters really...

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Yale Chaplain Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:00am

If you can follow that twisted logic, perhaps you too could work at Yale University.

David Bernstein writes at the Washington Post.

Yale Episcopal chaplain Rev. Bruce Shipman digs deeper

Time to revisit Rev. Shipman, the Episcopal Chapman at Yale.

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University of Oregon Drops Charges Against Student Who Made a Joke

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Posted by    Friday, August 29, 2014 at 8:00am

This is an update to a story we reported earlier this week.

Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

College Cracking Down on Jokes

Update, 4:30 p.m.: Hours after the publication of this story, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued a statement this afternoon announcing that the charges against the...

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MIT Students Build a Working Roller Coaster on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Engineering majors have all the fun, don’t they?

Galen Moore of Bostinno reports.

MIT Kids Built a Campus Roller Coaster and Here It Is (Pics, Video)

Last week, I wrote about an MIT student working at Formlabs, who 3D-printed a scale model of a roller coaster. The best part of...

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Student Loan Reform Has Become a Major Political Issue

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new post at Minding the Campus, David Wilezol writes that Washington is no longer ignoring student loans.

Student Loan Reform Is Now a Major Political Issue

As student debt continues to climb and reform fails to materialize, it’s not surprising that some politicians are capitalizing on their constituents’ frustration. In fact,...

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UW-Stevens Point Bans Smoking Everywhere – Even City Property

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Do college administrators ever get tired of banning things? Apparently not.

Matt Lamb of the College Fix reports.

Smoking Banned Everywhere – Even City Property – Under UW-Stevens Point Policy

Smoking of any kind – even if it involves neither tobacco nor smoke – has been banned at the University of Wisconsin-St...

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Salem College Professor Bans Student Email

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Anyone who gets tired of responding to endless emails could probably identify.

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Don’t Email Me

A Salem College faculty member last semester took an uncompromising approach to curbing syllabus and inbox bloat: Why not ban most student emails?

“For years, student emails have been an assault on professors,...

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University Doesn’t Want Profs to Tell Students about Cheaper Textbooks

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

We can’t have over burdened college students saving money, can we?

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

GW University to Profs: Don’t Inform Students about Cheaper Textbooks!

After initially informing its faculty about their “contractual obligation” with the organization that runs the campus bookstore, George Washington University eventually backed off after profs complained.

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University of Oregon Student Penalized Over Four Word Joke

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

This student made the right decision by contacting FIRE.

From the FIRE blog.

Four-Word Joke Results in Five Conduct Charges for University of Oregon Student

EUGENE, Oregon, August 26, 2014—The University of Oregon (UO) has filed multiple, blatantly unconstitutional conduct charges against a female student who jokingly yelled “I hit it first” from a...

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The Politicization of US History by the College Board

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently wrote about the Howard Zinnification of US history in the case of the college board’s AP US history exam.

Now Stanley Kurtz of National Review has more.

How the College Board Politicized U.S. History

The College Board, the private company that produces the SAT test and the various Advanced Placement (AP) exams,...

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U. Missouri Frat Slapped With Title IX Violations Over Dancing Teletubby

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00am

This is where political correctness meets the completely absurd. No more fun of any kind!

Total Frat Move reports. Hat tip to Instapundit.

Mizzou Fraternity Accused Of Title IX Violations For Dancing Teletubby

Call me a traditionalist, but when I think sexual harassment, I think of a Don Draper-esque man giving a secretary a...

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‘Bridesmaids’ Poster at U. Central Arkansas Angers Feminists

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

Higher education’s perpetual outrage machine cranks on.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Feminists Angered Over ‘Bridesmaids’ Poster at University of Central Arkansas

Some of the many welcome posters that hang at the University of Central Arkansas read: “Welcome to UCA. Meet all the other 2,201 freshmen, 3 of whom will be your future bridesmaids.”

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