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Yale Profs Protest New Faculty Conduct Policy

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

What’s the problem? College students all over the country have to deal with ridiculous rules of conduct.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Writing Bad Code?

Is a professor sending out a late recommendation letter for a student as bad as one who commits academic misconduct or, say, sexually harasses a colleague? And...

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Cold Winters Present New Dangers for Some College Students

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00pm

Maya Rao of the Star Tribune points out that in especially cold winters, college students who drink face a real danger of getting caught outside and freezing to death.

Minnesota college tragedies: Drunk, frozen and underage

Pink flowers adorn a tree by the wooded trail where a drunk college student wandered in her...

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Even NPR is Admitting Liberal Bias Exists on College Campuses

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:00am

When National Public Radio is addressing the problem, it’s pretty clear that it’s real.

Debate: Do Liberals Stifle Intellectual Diversity On The College Campus?

There is agreement on both the political left and right that a majority of college professors in the United States are liberal or left-of-center. But do liberals stifle free...

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Sweet Briar College Closing its Doors Forever This Spring

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:00am

The higher ed bubble has finally burst for this all women college in Virginia.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

This $47,095-Per-Year College Will Shut Its Doors FOREVER This Spring

Sweet Briar College, an all-female bastion of the liberal arts since its founding in 1901, announced on Tuesday that it will permanently cease...

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Howard University to Pay Students to Graduate on Time

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

It’s good to give students incentives, but paying them?

FOX 13 reported.

University to pay students who graduate on time

Howard University is going to pay its students to graduate in four years.

The school says it will cover 50% of the cost of a student’s final semester if they graduate early or on time,...

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Protections for Human Subjects Questioned at the University of Minnesota

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

Have you ever volunteered for a scientific study? Be sure to read the fine print.

Jennifer Couzin-Frankel of Science Insider reports.

Human subjects protections under fire at the University of Minnesota

A damning report on how the University of Minnesota (UM) protects volunteers in its clinical trials concludes that researchers inadequately reviewed research studies...

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The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2014

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:00am

I can’t say there are many surprises on this list. The FIRE blog reports.

FIRE Announces 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2014

More than half of America’s top colleges maintain speech codes that blatantly violate First Amendment standards. But every year the Found...

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Some on Campus Rape Panel Think Students Accused of Rape Have too Many Rights

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:00am

Yeah, who cares about things like laws and due process? This is long but read it all.

David Hookstead of the College Fix reports.

Students accused of rape have too many rights, say some at campus rape panel

A “Confronting Campus Rape” discussion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Monday night delved into the...

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Sean Hannity Gives Liberty University Convocation

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is from about ten days ago but I just stumbled on it last night. It’s over 30 minutes long but I was drawn in and watched the whole thing.

Sean discusses politics, terrorism, foreign affairs, Israel, the economy and many aspects of his own life.

Watch it all below.

 
 
 

Ithaca College to Raise Tuition

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

I don’t understand why some colleges are raising their prices when everyone is already saying higher education is too expensive.

Max Denning of The Ithacan reports.

Ithaca College announces tuition increase for 2015–16

The Ithaca College Board of Trustees has approved a tuition increase...

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Bloomfield College to Offer Simplified Tuition Program

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:00am

One of the things that makes college so expensive is all the line item fees and charges for things besides tuition. That’s what makes this plan so attractive.

Kelly Heyboer of NJ.com reports.

Bloomfield College to simplify tuition, offer ‘one cost’ for attendance

In an effort to be more “straight forward” about how much...

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UCLA Holds Workshop Comparing Illegal Aliens to AIDS Victims

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:00am

This is probably not the most appropriate comparison. In fact, it’s offensive.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reported.

UCLA Workshop: Illegal Aliens Are Just Like Dying AIDS VICTIMS; US Government Is To Blame

The University of California, Los Angeles hosted a workshop last week comparing the “mass deaths” of illegal aliens “along the...

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Duke University Raises Tuition

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

Just keep pumping up that higher ed bubble.

ABC 11 reports.

Duke University Leaders Raise Tuition by About 4 Percent

Duke University students will pay higher tuition bills next fall, with undergraduates paying 4 percent more and those seeking graduate or professional degrees seeing similar increases.

The Durham school’s Board of Trustees on Saturday approved...

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College Students Walk Out on Jeb Bush at CPAC

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

Not a good sign for the former Florida governor’s 2016 prospects.

Watch.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn and Gabriella Morrongiello of Campus Reform reported.

VIDEO: College students stage Jeb Bush walkout during CPAC speech

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush was met with protest during a speech Friday afternoon at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Conference-goers, including a...

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Berkeley Students Upset When Prof Mentions Black on Black Crime

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

Should we just pretend that type of crime doesn’t exist?

From the Daily Californian.

Graduate students voice concerns about professor’s comments on Black Lives Matter movement

Graduate students at the School of Social Welfare held a teach-in Tuesday to voice concerns about comments made by a professor in relation to the Black Lives...

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ISIS Threatens Tennessee Professor

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Posted by    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 8:00am

It appears as though even academia isn’t safe from these terrorists.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

ISIS Is Now Threatening To Murder A COLLEGE PROFESSOR IN TENNESSEE

Leaders of ISIS are now calling on followers to assassinate an American college professor in the group’s propaganda magazine.

The professor is Yasir Qadhi, reports Memphis...

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Be Careful When Choosing an Internet Based College

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

According to a new report from Benjamin Plackett of the Chronicle of Higher Education, there’s a scam going around.

‘World’s Largest University’ Is Scamming Students, Investigation Reveals

A global network of fraudulent online universities is using high-pressure sales tactics and phony scholarships to extract money from students who end up with worthless degrees.

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The College Conservative – Christian Persecution is Still a Pervasive Issue

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00am

Here’s a recent post from Chelsea Gruenwald of the College Conservative that’s worth your time.

Frequently, the freedom and security that we enjoy as Americans can blind us to the issues faced by many other people in the world. We either don’t know that they are a problem, or underplay the severity...

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Scott Walker’s Higher Education Reforms Are Mainstream

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Liberals and union supporters will never admit this but it’s true.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Scott Walker’s Mainstream Higher Ed Reform

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker unveiled his higher education reforms for the state university system, the reaction from that quarter was predictably negative. Yet and still, Governor Walker’s proposals...

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North Dakota House of Representatives Sticks up for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s refreshing to see government officials standing up for free speech in academia.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reported.

North Dakota House Unanimously Approves Student Journalism Bill

Last Friday, the North Dakota House of Representatives voted 92–0...

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Journalism Grads Face Rising Unemployment Rate

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00am

You can bet this is at least partly due to the rise of new media.

Don Irvine of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Unemployment Rate for Journalism Grads Continues to Climb

A new report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that unemployment rates for recent college graduates are falling for almost...

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Does Barnard College Think Diversity is More Important Than Language and Science?

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00am

It sure looks that way.

Katherine Timpf of National Review reports.

Barnard College May Ease Language and Science Recs and Add a Diversity One

arnard College is considering cutting back on the school’s language and laboratory-science requirements and add a diversity requirement.

The new rules would decrease the language requirement to two semesters and the...

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