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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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University of Oregon Doing Mass Campus Vaccinations

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

An outbreak of meningococcal disease has caused illnesses and a death on campus.

JoNel Aleccia of the Seattle Times reports.

University of Oregon to do mass vaccinations in deadly outbreak

Health officials at Washington universities are on alert as the University of Oregon launches a mass vaccination campaign to halt the spread of potentially...

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University of Michigan-Dearborn Holds Campus Deer Cull

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

I’m amazed this was allowed to happen.

Gus Burns of MLive reports.

University of Michigan-Dearborn contracted hunters kill 14 deer first day of special hunt

The University of Michigan-Dearborn campus and neighboring Wayne County park land has become a temporary and unlikely deer hunting oasis.

However, it’s not hunters, but rather “wildlife managers” who are...

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Campus Christian Clubs Struggle After Charges of Discrimination

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00am

It sounds to me like it’s the Christian students who are being discriminated against.

Aaron Bandler reports at the College Fix.

Rejected as ‘discriminatory’ and shunned from campuses, Christian clubs struggle

Membership, visibility dwindles for some Christian clubs; meanwhile, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students lead fight to revamp new policy

When Cal Poly Sal...

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Wesleyan Offers LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM Housing

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:00am

If you don’t know what LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM means don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Katherine Timpf of National Review explains below.

Wesleyan Now Offering LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM Housing (Not a Typo)

eslyan University in Connecticut is now offering “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM” housing, because apparently “LGBT” — or even “LGBTTQQ” — wouldn’t have been inclusive enough. For the culturally ignorant among...

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KC Johnson Heckled at Ohio University for Presenting the Facts on Campus Rape

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus is an authority on this subject but some people don’t want to hear the truth.

KC Johnson Amid The Hecklers

Thanks to an invitation from the George Washington Forum, I had the opportunity last week to speak at Ohio University on due process and campus sexual assault....

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Prager University – Israel’s Legal Founding

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Alan Dershowitz examines the founding of Israel and emphasizes the nation’s legal right to exist.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

When the state of Israel was founded in 1948, it was done so with the approval of the United Nations. But today, Israel’s enemies...

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George Mason U. Student Govt Rep Loses Position for Opposing In-State Tuition for Illegals

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11:00am

The student simply voiced his opposition to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants on Twitter.

Glori Foster of Campus Reform reports.

Student gov’t rep removed from office over opposition to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

A former student representative at George Mason University was removed from his position after tweeting about “illegals” receiving in-state college...

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ROTC Vans Burned at Kent State, Arson Suspected

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:00am

If this was an act of arson, it’s an absolute disgrace.

FOX 8 in Cleveland reports.

Kent State: Arson suspected after ROTC vans damaged; reward offered

A spokesperson for Kent State University tells FOX 8 News that two ROTC vans were damaged by fire. It happened just after 2:30 a.m. Monday in the R3...

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Wesleyan University Students Hospitalized for Drug Overdose

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Experimenting with drugs is a dangerous proposition. These students are lucky to be alive.

Abby Ohlheiser reports at the Washington Post

A dozen hospitalized after apparently overdosing on Molly at Wesleyan University

Ten Wesleyan University students and two campus visitors were hospitalized in Connecticut over the weekend with “overdose symptoms consistent with the use...

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Some Debt Ridden Colleges Are Making Quiet Promises to Investors

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

File this story under higher ed bubble.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

In Debt, Making New Promises

In largely unnoticed side deals with investors, several colleges have promised they will raise prices on students, force students to live in dorms and even increase class sizes as they lay off faculty.

These are not...

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Colleges Will Provide Housing for 2016 Republican Convention

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:00am

It’ll probably be the first time so many Republicans were in these college dorms at once.

Karen Farkas of Cleveland.com.

Colleges to provide housing for 2016 Republican National Convention

College residence halls are being secured for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and while dorm rooms may not be opulent,...

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U. Wisconsin Chancellor Lobbies Alumni Against Scott Walker

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8:00am

So we have a professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offering students extra credit to attend Walker protests, and the chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Madison working against Walker too.

These are taxpayer funded schools.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Taxpayer-Funded U. Wisconsin Chancellor Spends Her Days Lobbying Alumni Against Scott Walker

Rebecca Blank, the...

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U. Wisconsin Prof Offers Extra Credit for Attending Scott Walker Protest

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:00am

It’s hard to imagine something more inappropriate than this.

Emily Jashinsky of Campus Reform reports.

Wisconsin prof offers extra credit for attending anti-Walker budget protests

English students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater have been offered extra credit for protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) recent budget proposal, which includes cuts to the UW system.

The MacIver...

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