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Department of Justice Promotes Study Which Says 43 Percent of College Women Are Victims

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8:00am

Gotta keep pushing that narrative.

Morgan Chalfant of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Feds Promote Study Saying 43 Percent of Dating College Girls Are Victims of ‘Abuse’

The Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is promoting a study that claims 43 percent of college women who date are victims of “dating abuse,” a category...

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Former Students Claim Trump University Was a Scam

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

This could be a problem for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Time magazine reports.

Trump University Was A Scam, Say Former Students

Do you remember Trump University? Probably not — it didn’t really catch on.

And one big reason it didn’t catch on is because it was a total scam, say a slew of former students...

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Is it Time to Start Taxing College Endowments?

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Some colleges are sitting on endowments worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Should they be taxed?

Howard Gleckman explores the issue in a new column at Forbes.

Should College Endowments Be Taxed?

Last week, the often-provocative Victor Fleischer rocked the higher education world with a New York Times op-ed that accused universities of hoarding...

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Two Leaders at University of Illinois Resign After Using Personal Email for Business

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

There seems to be a lot of this sort of thing going around these days.

Valerie Strauss reports at the Washington Post.

Sound familiar? Two university leaders resign after using personal e-mails for business

Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is embroiled in a contr...

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Colorado Official Wants to Fund College Scholarships With Marijuana Tax

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Now here’s a plan to deal with the rising cost of college. Make the pot smokers pay.

Jesse Paul reports at the Denver Post.

Pueblo County commissioner seeks marijuana tax-funded college scholarships

A Pueblo County commissioner is proposing a ballot measure for a program to fund college scholarships through a marijuana excise tax.

Commissioner Sal...

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Suspended Old Dominion Frat Was Displaying Signs on Off-Campus House

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Since the frat house was off-campus and this is a public university, the school really had nothing to say about it.

Sarah McLaughlin reports at the FIRE blog.

Public Universities Threaten Students Over Controversial Off-Campus Banners

Public universities must tolerate students’ off-campus speech even when it offends some, or most, of the student body....

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University of Connecticut Now Offering Transgender Voice Lessons

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 8:00am

Doesn’t it seem like some schools are going to extreme lengths to prove how progressive they are?

Breana Noble reports at the College Fix.

Public university offers transgender voice lessons

UConn group meant for individuals ‘pursuing vocal and communication changes related to gender identity’

Classes to help transgender individuals alter their vocalization are slated to be offered this...

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College Student Wins Free Tuition With Amazing Half Court Basket

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

This is awesome. A student named Lem Turner has won free tuition for a semester at Ball State for making a half court basket.

Watch the video below:

FOX News has more.

Ball State freshman wins free tuition with half-court shot

An incoming freshman has won free tuition for a semester at Ball State University...

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Some Duke Students Object to Graphic Novel Depicting Lesbian Relationships

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

Should students be required to violate the terms of their faith for an assignment?

Colleen Flaherty reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Not So ‘Fun Home’

Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has won numerous accolades and its stage adaptation swept this summer’s Tony Awards. The book is an autobiographical meditation on...

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Scientist Resigns from Northwestern Over Censorship

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

Free speech is an issue that’s even affecting scholars on campus, not just students.

Alex Morey reports at the FIRE blog.

Bioethicist Alice Dreger Resigns from Northwestern Over Censorship

Bioethicist and author Alice Dreger has resigned from her professorship at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, citing continuing censorship by university administrators.

“An institution in...

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Prager University – Are You on the Wrong Side of History?

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

In the newest video from Prager University, author and columnist Jonah Goldberg examines the phrase “wrong side of history” and its political implications.

This is entertaining and enlightening.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Are you on the wrong side or the right side of history? Is there even a “wrong side” or a “right side”?...

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Old Dominion Frat Suspended Over Vulgar Signs on House

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:00am

With all the attention that’s focused on frats these days, you’d think these students would have been smarter.

USA Today reports.

Frat suspended over ‘freshman daughter drop off’ signs

The Sigma Nu chapter at Old Dominion University has been suspended while the school investigates an incident involving controversial banners hung outside an off-campus house,...

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College Professor Among Those Who Helped Stop French Train Attack

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Everyone is talking about the heroes who stopped the terror attack on a French train and rightly so, but apparently there was another man who helped; a college professor.

The FOX News Insider reported.

French-American Professor Was Shot Trying to Take Down Train Gunman

Another hero has emerged in the French train attack: a...

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Sweet Briar College Escapes the Higher Ed Bubble for Another Year

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

Sweet Briar College was set to close but alumnae and friends took swift action.

FOX News reports.

Saving Sweet Briar: Women’s college alumnae stave off shutdown, buy time for new president

Students are returning to classes at Sweet Briar College, months after the women’s college in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains seemed...

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Some Millennials Now Using GoFundMe to Pay for College

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is certainly a creative way of dealing with the rising cost of tuition.

Natalie Sportelli of Forbes reports.

Meet The Millennials Crowdfunding Their College Tuition

Christopher Pena is a rising sophomore at the College of Saint Rose and, like millions of other college students, he grapples with enormous tuition bills. Even after grants,...

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Republican Lawmaker Sends Letter to Colleges Urging Them to Embrace Free Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Kudos to Bob Goodlatte of Virginia for standing up for free speech on campus.

Meghan Keenan of Red Alert Politics reports.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte tells 160 colleges to change their speech policies to comply with the First Amendment

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to 160 colleges with “restrictive”...

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Student Activists Who Accused Entire Frat of Rape Could be Sued

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

Student activists at Ohio University might learn the hard way that you can’t go around making blanket accusations.

The College Fix reports.

Fraternity accused of ‘raping girls’ can sue student activists for libel, professor says

Advice to student activists: If you’re going to accuse an entire organization of “raping girls,” you’d better have a...

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A Lesson About Free College for Hillary Clinton

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:00am

Hillary Clinton is promoting plans for dealing with college debt but Bruce Bialosky of Townhall has a lesson for her.

Free College Is Not Free, Hillary

I hate to kick a lady when she is down, but once again Hillary has forced me to respond to her. This time it is her recent...

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Rutgers Scrubs Line From Website Claiming There’s ‘No such thing as Free Speech’

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:00am

A page on the Rutgers University website said ‘There’s no such thing as free speech’ but has been changed since The Liberty Standard filed this report yesterday.

Rutgers University Says There is No Such Thing As Free Speech

Rutgers University has reached a new low by declaring on their website that “There is...

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Alarming Number of Student Loan Debts Aren’t Being Paid

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

This dam is eventually going to break and all bets will be off.

Zero Hedge reports.

7 Million People Haven’t Made A Single Student Loan Payment In At Least A Year

Of course one reason no one is panicking – yet – is that the severity of the problem is masked by artificially suppressed...

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People From California Finding it Harder to Get Into State’s Public Colleges

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

According to Matt Krupnick of the Hechinger Report, this is going to become the norm in many states.

Californians increasingly can’t get into state’s public colleges

They were once the envy of the world for the access they offered to high-quality education for all students at a low price. But California’s public colleges...

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Grad Students Account for Growing Segment of Student Borrowers

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

This development is starting to raise red flags for many who are concerned about student loan debt.

Josh Mitchell reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Grad-School Loan Binge Fans Debt Worries

Virginia Murphy borrowed a small fortune to attend law school and pursue her dream of becoming a public defender. Now the Florida resident...

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