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Syracuse University Attempts to Get its Finances in Order

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

It looks like Syracuse is trying to avoid being consumed by the higher ed bubble. Good for them.

Syracuse.com reports.

After years of losing money, Syracuse University tightens its belt and its mission

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud grew up outside of Rochester. The lesson of Eastman Kodak is part of his DNA.

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Robert De Niro to NYU Grads – You’re F**ked

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Robert De Niro probably deserves credit for honesty, though his choice of words could have been better.

Daniel NUssbaum of Breitbart reported.

De Niro to Graduating Class: You’re F**ked

Robert De Niro delivered the commencement speech to graduates of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts on Friday, opening up his remarks with a blunt...

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Nancy Pelosi Tells College Grads to Find Strength in Diversity

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00am

The former house speaker gave a commencement speech at San Jose State University.

Mark Hensch of The Hill reported.

Pelosi to new grads: Find strength in diversity

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) instructed the Class of 2015 on Saturday to celebrate America’s history as a cultural melting pot.

“Our founders had confidence in a...

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Student Debt is Going to Play a Role in the 2016 Election

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 8:00am

Since student debt is now over a trillion dollars, it’s hard to see how this wouldn’t be an election issue.

Douglas Belkin of the Wall Street Journal reported.

Student Debt Is Hot Topic for 2016 Field

The rise in college costs—and student-loan burdens—is breaking through...

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Jon Bon Jovi Busts Out Guitar During Commencement Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

Rutgers-Camden students got a special performance during their graduation ceremony this year.

Fox News reported.

New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi addresses Rutgers-Camden graduates with new song

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has a new song of graduation advice.

He broke it out Thursday while giving a commencement address for Rutgers University’s Camden campus.

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College Coeds Go Topless to Protest Indecency Laws

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

Because patriarchy or something, right?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Crowd of college coeds go topless in quad to protest indecency laws

A crowd of female UC San Diego students took off their shirts and bras and hung around a grassy quad with their breasts exposed Wednesday in a protest against indecency laws.

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Student Sues College Over ‘Permission’ Requirement for Gun Rights Sign

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 9:30am

Some colleges seem to have trouble with the first and second amendments.

Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Student Sues College After Gun Rights Sign Needed ‘Special Permission’

A student at a Texas college filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming administrators shut down her free speech event that included a gun rights...

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University of Wisconsin to Hold Symposium: How to Become ‘a Thief in the University’

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Skills that any college student needs to learn, right?

David Hookstead of the College Fix reports.

Univ. of Wisconsin symposium to teach how to become ‘a thief in the university’

An upcoming workshop scheduled to take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to teach campus radicals and socialists how...

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Boston University Prof Impersonated Another Woman on Adult Website

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

This woman’s new job at BU is off to a very rough start.

Boston.com reported.

Incoming Boston University professor talks about the time she impersonated another woman online

Incoming Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2008 after she made a fake account for another woman on an adult...

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Matthew McConaughey Gets Standing Ovation at University of Houston

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:30am

Kind of surprising, given the message in his speech.

Barbara Boland of the Washington Examiner.

Actor Matthew McConaughey receives standing ovation from grads: Don’t be a victim, life’s not fair

“Congratulations class of 2015,” Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey told the graduating class at the University of Houston Friday. “Life’s not fair. It never was,...

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Prager University – Do You Understand the Electoral College?

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is part two of a special series this week. See part one here.

In this video, Tara Ross explains how the electoral college works and why we use it.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Right now, there’s a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It’s called the...

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New Campus Survey Suggests You’ve Been Raped if You Had a Drink Before Sex

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:30am

Some people seem determined to find evidence of rape by any means necessary.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Had a drink before sex? You’ve been raped, says latest 1-in-5 campus rape survey

This should be the headline on any media report of this new single-university study of campus sexual assault: “Researchers say...

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Bernie Sanders’ Free College Tuition Plan Won’t Work

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

What? There’s no such thing as free money?

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of the Washington Post.

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants free tuition at four-year public colleges. Here’s why it won’t work.

Imagine graduating from college without a dime in debt. No monthly loan payments to Navient, AES or Great Lakes. No calculation of whether to take...

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Former Yale President Gets $8.5 Million Payout

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

Keep this in mind for the next time someone at Yale brings up income inequality.

Melissa Korn of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Yale Gives Former Leader $8.5 Million Payout

Yale University made a special $8.5 million payment to former president Richard C. Levin, an unprecedented lump-sum payout highlighting the increasingly lucrative compensation for...

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Marquette Fires Official Who Greenlit Cop-Killer Mural

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

This isn’t very surprising news. The story generated a lot of bad publicity for the school.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

BREAKING: Marquette official who greenlit cop-killer mural gets canned

Some things are too much even for progressive Jesuits to tolerate. One of those things is a school-sponsored mural honoring a convicted...

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U. Texas at Austin Prof Says Americans are ‘Unable to Handle Gun Ownership’

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:00am

How can someone with the credentials to be a professor say something so dumb?

Gabriella Morrongiello of Campus Reform reports.

Texas professor: Americans are ‘unable to handle gun ownership’

Americans are “unable to handle” their constitutional right to keep and bear arms, according to one Texas professor.

In a recent column for the Dallas Morning...

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Posters Appear Around Columbia Calling Mattress Girl Emma Sulkowicz ‘Pretty Little Liar’

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9:30am

The posters seem to be the work of an anonymous figure who’s showcasing pictures of the posters on Twitter under an account called @fakerape.

Here are a few examples.

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College Diversity Officer Could be Fired for Tweeting ‘Kill all White Men’

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Posted by    Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 8:00am

We’ve written about this charming young lady before. Now she’s back in the news.

The London Evening Standard reports.

Bahar Mustafa: Goldsmiths diversity officer could lose job after tweeting hashtag ‘kill...

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Ohio State’s Largest College Has $10 Million Budget Gap

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

That’s a pretty serious financial hurdle to get over.

The News Herald reports.

Report: Ohio State’s largest college faces $10M budget gap

Spending cuts are expected next school year at Ohio State University’s largest college due to a projected $10 million budget gap, according to a newspaper report.

The College of Arts and Sciences plans...

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Bill Nye Gets $35K to Talk to Rutgers Students About Global Warming

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Nice work if you can get it. I wonder if he walked to Rutgers?

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports.

Bill Nye Paid $35K To Tell Students To Dismiss Global Warming ‘Skeptics’

Bill Nye the “Science Guy” was paid a handsome speaking fee to tell Rutgers University students to dismiss those who would...

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Mattress Girl Brings Mattress to Columbia University Graduation

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:00am

What an awful way to hog the spotlight from your fellow graduates.

Sara Bliss of Yahoo News reported. Note the choice of words.

Activist Emma Sulkowicz Carries Her Mattress to Columbia University Graduation

Student activist Emma Sulkowicz made headlines last fall, pledging to carry her mattress around Columbia University’s campus until the administration expelled...

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Kennesaw State Adviser Who Accused Student of Harassment Placed on Leave

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8:00am

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

Abby Phillip of the Washington Post reports.

Kennesaw State adviser placed on leave after confrontation...

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