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George W. Bush Could Teach Something to Anti-Israel Campus Activists

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new post at Minding the Campus, Jonathan Marks has some advice for aspiring BDS activists on campus.

Anti-Israel Campus Activists Could Learn Something from George Bush

In a speech delivered to a joint session of Congress fewer than two weeks after September 11th, the much maligned President Bush repeatedly distinguished between the...

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Is a Hard Liquor Ban in Dartmouth’s Future?

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:30am

It sure sounds that way. Hope you enjoyed a martini on campus last year.

Joseph Asch of Dartblog reports.

A Grand Bargain on Alcohol?

Word is floating around campus that the administration might try to ban hard liquor (anything other than beer and wine) when the new social life rules are announced in the...

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Northern Illinois U. Blocks Access to Websites it Deems ‘Unethical’

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Posted by    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8:00am

It doesn’t matter where your politics are, this is plain wrong.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reports.

Northern Illinois U. Blocks Access to ‘Unethical’ Websites

Northern Illinois University (NIU) has enacted a stunningly restrictive network use policy and is enforcing it through a filter that blocks or tags websites based on content—including speech...

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The Howard Zinnification of American History

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Posted by    Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new post at Minding the Campus, Peter Wood writes of the College Board’s new AP US History exam.

It seems some folks on the left don’t like having their agenda questioned.

Pushing American History as a Long Tale of Oppression

The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution on August 8 criticizing the...

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College Leaders Turn on Each Other as Higher Ed Implodes

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Posted by    Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

If they think things are bad now, just wait until the bubble bursts.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

As Higher Ed Implodes, College Leaders Accuse Peers of Dereliction of Duty

As higher education faces a crisis of epic proportions, a group of respected campus leaders from across the nation have called on...

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The FIRE Provides Free Speech Resources for Students, Faculty, and Administrators

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Posted by    Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Are you concerned about free speech on your college campus this fall? If so, The FIRE has you covered. Check out all the resources they provide below.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reports.

Don’t Miss These Resources for Students, Faculty, and Administrators!

With the new academic year almost here, we at FIRE want...

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Was it Right for U. Illinois to ‘Unhire’ Professor Steven Salaita?

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Posted by    Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8:00am

In a new post at See Thru Edu, George Leef reminds us that free speech applies to all.

Should We Fear Academic Blacklisting?

One of the hottest academic controversies of the year involves the decision by the University of Illinois to “unhire” Professor Steven Salaita. He had been tentatively awarded a position in...

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New Poll Suggests Pretty Much Everyone Hates Common Core

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

That didn’t take long. While parents in America have been complaining about Common Core for quite a while, now even many teachers don’t like it.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Poll: Public, Teachers Souring On Common Core

A new poll from the group Education Next indicates that support for Common Core education...

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Brown University to Change Name of ‘Third World’ Center

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

Apparently, the term ‘third world’ is no longer politically correct.

Dante O’Connell of the Brown Daily Herald reported.

Third World Center likely to receive new name

The Third World Center will likely have a new name as early as September 2014, said Mary Almandrez, director of...

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Quinnipiac University Raises Tuition Almost $10,000 in Six Years

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Administrators at Quinnipiac aren’t just part of the higher ed bubble, they’re driving it.

The College Fix reports.

University Raises Tuition Nearly $10,000 Over Six-Year Span

Higher education bubble alert, and it’s a doozy. WTHN reports:

While Quinnipiac (University) is a great school with a prestigious reputation, like many schools, with the construction of new buildings...

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Campus Sex Assault Bill Criticized in Editorial

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:00am

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is not a fan of the new campus sex assault bill and points out the lack of due process on campus.

EDITORIAL: Campus sex assault bill flattens due process

America’s college campuses have long displayed contempt for the First and Second Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Now Congress is...

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Mitch Daniels Shows a New Way at Purdue

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

Since taking over at Purdue, Mitch Daniels has shown that real higher education reform is possible.

Richard Vedder writes at See Thru Edu.

University Presidents, 2.0

While almost all new presidents speak eloquently of change, Daniels (not a particularly charismatic speaker) has shown that action talks louder than words. In less than two years,...

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College Fraternities Now Under a Microscope

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Despite increased enrollments over recent years, the Greek system is becoming a point of controversy for some.

Douglas Belkin of the Wall Street Journal reports.

College Fraternities Drawing More Scrutiny

Tyler Kuhn’s most cherished Dartmouth memories involve smoking $6 Romeo y Julieta cigars, sipping Keystone Light beer on the porch of his Sigma Nu...

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Feminist Prof Who Attacked Pro-Life Teen Avoids Jail

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00am

Of course. She’s just a professor who attacked a teenage girl and stole her property. Why should she go to jail?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

UPDATE: Feminist Professor Who Attacked Prolife Teen Avoids Jail Time

A feminist studies professor who attacked a prolife teenager and stole and destroyed her anti-abortion poster...

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Four Legal Victories for Due Process on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 8:00am

Finally, some good news on this subject. KC Johnson writes at Minding the Campus.

Four Straight Legal Victories for Due Process

In the fourth consecutive court ruling of its type (following X...

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Ebola Causes Concern as Students Return to Campus

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

No one seems to be anticipating an outbreak but it’s good to be prepared.

Kristin Anderson of WKYC reports.

Universities prep for Ebola as students return to campus

The Ebola outbreak is raising concerns for universities as they get ready to welcome international students back to campus. The University of Akron is working with...

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College Students in Alabama Challenge Campus Gun Policies

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is there a chapter of “Students for Concealed Carry on Campus” at your school? Why not start one?

Daniela Perallon of WHNT News reported.

Alabama college students challenge gun policies on campus

Fresh from their third national conference earlier this month, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is lobbying lawmakers and pressuring administrators to...

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Ecstasy Use has Increased on College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:00am

Mary Schenk of the News-Gazette reports that use of the drug Ecstasy is up among college students.

A dangerous campus combination

OK, parents of college students. As the semester begins, you’ve undoubtedly discussed the do’s and don’ts with your child.

No running over on the cellphone data plan. Never overdraw on the checking account....

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Blame the High Cost of College on Big Government

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Investor’s Business Daily cites a new report which lays the high cost of college at the feet of big government.

Report: Big Government Is To Blame For Soaring College Costs

Americans have watched in anguish as the cost of college has soared out of reach. What they don’t know is that a big...

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The Department of Education Has Global Goals

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

When did “eliminating gender inequality” become a priority for the DOE?

Spencer Irvine writes at Accuracy in Academia.

Dept. of Ed Goes Global

The U.S. Department of Education’s report, “Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement” tries to show how American students will gain more international experience. The report features six quotes by the...

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Defenders Say UCSB Prof Attacked Pro-Life Teen Because of Slavery

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

The story of UCSB professor Mireille Miller-Young just keeps getting weirder.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller has a new update.

Professors Now Say SLAVERY Forced Colleague To Batter Teen, Destroy Her Anti-Abortion Poster

The saga of University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young has taken yet anot...

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Elite Universities and the Roots of Progressivism

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 9:30am

Benjamin Weingarten of the Blaze takes a look back at the role higher education played in producing today’s progressives.

How America’s elite universities paved the way for progressivism 70 years ago

Blaze readers are likely familiar with the so-called “Long March” of progressivism through America’s institutions, whereby leftists undertook a concerted effort to...

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