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Dartmouth Profs Test New Way of Measuring Student Interest in Diversity

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Posted by    Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 11:00am

As we now know, diversity is more important than academics.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Diversity Students Seek

The 2015-16 academic year was one of numerous student protests demanding increases in the admission of minority students and the hiring of minority faculty members — not to menti...

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Hillary Clinton to Propose Free College Plan

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Posted by    Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8:00am

She’s going after the Bernie people by using one of his plans.

The New York Times reports.

Hillary Clinton Embraces Ideas From Bernie Sanders’s College Tuition Plan

Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced plans on Wednesday to eliminate college tuition at in-state public colleges and universities for families with annual incomes under $125,000 — a significant...

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New Jersey Forces Mother to Pay Student Loans for Her Murdered Child

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is a sad and shocking story. What is the State of New Jersey thinking?

The Daily Caller reports.

New Jersey Forces A Mother To Pay Back Student Loans For Her Murdered Child

When Kevin Daniel DeOliveira, 23, was murdered in January, 2015, his mother was suddenly faced with nearly $20,000 in student loans.

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UMass Prof to Work Social Justice Into Every Class

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

As you read this report from Campus Reform, note the specific use of language. Progressives in academia are creating their own language and if you don’t speak it, you will be left out.

UMass prof shoehorns social justice into every class

A professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is promising to put...

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Liberal Professors Outnumber Conservatives 28-to-1 in New England

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11:00am

If this kind of diversity deficit existed in any other way, it’d be considered a crisis.

The College Fix reports.

Liberal professors outnumber conservatives 28-to-1 in region known for Ivy League

Diversity everywhere, except in political thought.

Sarah Lawrence College Prof. Samuel Abrams, a self-described moderate who “might as well have been Ted Cruz” at...

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What Does The Future Hold For College Snowflakes?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 8:00am

Ashe Schow has been following campus issues for the Washington Examiner and wonders where the progressive campus crowd is going next.

What’s next for the college snowflakes?

This past school year, colleges and universities saw some of the most embarrassing displays of student and faculty behavior ever witnessed in modern history.

Bolstered by a...

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U. Miami Student Severely Injured After Stepping on Firework

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

This serves as a reminder of just how dangerous fireworks can be.

The Sun Sentinel reports.

University of Miami student severely injured after stepping on firework in Central Park

A firework that exploded when a 19-year-old unwittingly stepped on it Sunday in Central Park, seriously injuring his left foot, didn’t appear...

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Saint Martin’s University Tries to Stop Faculty Efforts to Unionize

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

Leftists in academia just love unions. They haven’t always worked out for the students, though.

The Seattle Times reports.

Saint Martin’s University fighting faculty efforts to unionize

Saint Martin’s University, a private Catholic institution in Lacey, is asking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a stay in the certification of a recent unionization...

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Colleges in Idaho and Texas Prepare for Campus Carry

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 11:00am

Idaho and Texas are poised to allow campus carry and preparations are being made.

Campus Reform reports.

Colleges prepare for campus carry

Starting today, Idaho residents aged 21 and older can now carry a concealed weapon without a permit nearly anywhere in the state, including on college campuses.

Idaho Senate Bill 1389, which was passed...

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Skidmore College Bans The Phrase ‘Make America Great Again’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 8:00am

Progressives in academia are now openly trying to squelch support for Trump by banning words. Amazing.

Red Alert Politics reports.

College: ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan banned as ‘racialized, targeted attack’

Those who support Donald Trump on campus continue to be punished, as his campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again” is considered a...

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Small Number of Campus Employees Sign Up to Carry in Tennessee

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Posted by    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 3:30pm

Campus carry is now a reality in Tennessee but not many people are taking advantage.

The Tennessean reports.

Tiny fraction of employees sign up to carry guns on campus

Full-time college employees are now allowed to carry guns on campus, but only a small percentage of those employees have indicated they will do so,...

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Prager University – Are You an Ideologue or a Pragmatist?

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Posted by    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

In the newest video from Prager University, Jonah Goldberg asks if you’re an ideologue or a pragmatist.

Take a look below.

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When it comes to politics, do you have an ideology? Or are you a pragmatist? What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? Jonah Goldberg, Senior Editor for National...

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U. Wisconsin-Madison to Spend $700K Training Profs on ‘Unconscious Bias’

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Posted by    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 11:00am

File this story under massive and unnecessary wastes of money.

Campus Reform reports.

Feds give UW over $700K to train faculty in ‘unconscious bias’

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received more than $700,000 from the federal government to fund “unconscious bias” training for its professors.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the public university...

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Three American College Students Among Those Killed in Bangladesh Terror Attack

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Posted by    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 3:30pm

This horrific attack was carried out with machetes.

The Daily Mail reported.

Three American students among 20 people hacked to death in Bangladesh by ISIS terrorists – who only spared those who could recite the Koran – before armored troops moved in

At least three American students have been identified among 20 people killed...

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University of Northern Colorado Gets Warning on Campus Speech Policy

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Posted by    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 12:30pm

Speech codes should be eliminated from every corner of academia.

The College Fix reports.

State lawmaker warns public university its regulation of speech may be illegal

Though the University of Northern Colorado recently said it plans to “revisit” how it uses its Bias Response Team, following criticism that it investigated professors for promoting debate in class, a state...

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Grad Students Could Lose Health Insurance Due to Obamacare

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Posted by    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 9:30am

How many of these students voted for Obama?

Red Alert Politics reports.

Grad students could lose health insurance due to Obamacare regs

The latest Affordable Care Act implementation problem is bad news for thousands of graduate students across the country, whose student health insurance plans will soon be cancelled unless the Obama adm...

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Income Inequality Experts at UC Berkeley Make $300K Per Year

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Posted by    Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 3:30pm

This should come as a surprise to no one. Many people on the left who love to talk about income inequality are very wealthy.

The College Fix reports.

UC Berkeley ‘income inequality’ experts earn more than $300,000 a year

Several UC Berkeley economics professors who support “income inequ...

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Campus Terror Attack Plot Uncovered in Boston

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Posted by    Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 12:30pm

This is a shocking story, especially considering the accused is the son of a police captain.

FOX News reported.

Boston police captain’s son indicted on terrorism charges in campus attack plot

A police captain’s son accused of plotting an attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State (ISIS) group was indicted Thursday...

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Latina College Student Campaigns for Trump on the Border

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Posted by    Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 9:30am

This young lady certainly defies the media narrative, doesn’t she?

Red Alert Politics reports.

Latina student campaigns for Trump on the South Texas border

24-year-old Miriam Cepeda is part of an unlikely group: young, Latina women who support Donald Trump for president.

Cepeda doesn’t just support Trump privately — she actually campaigns for him at the...

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Hillary’s College Debt Plan Criticized Because it Would Help Too Many White People

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Posted by    Friday, July 1, 2016 at 5:00pm

The race obsessed left can’t see any issue except through the prism of race.

The Daily Caller reports.

Hillary Debt-Forgiveness Plan Blasted Because It Would Help Too Many White People

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a new plan Tuesday that would provide student loan assistance, and potentially full forgiveness, to college graduates who...

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U. California Spends $158K on Planned Parenthood’s PR Firm to Prove it’s Not Biased

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Posted by    Friday, July 1, 2016 at 2:00pm

That’s one heck of a way to show that you’re not biased. Expensive too.

The College Fix reports.

University of California spends $158K on Planned Parenthood’s PR firm to prove it’s not biased

Just months after the University of California-Davis was caught paying $175,000 to a consultant to scrub the Internet of its infamous...

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Inventor of “Microaggressions” Term Says Liberals Are Misusing His Research

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Posted by    Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11:00am

Liberals are misusing something for political gain? Alert the media! Oh wait…

Red Alert Politics reports.

The guy who dubbed “microaggressions” term: Liberals are misusing my research

Microaggressions are a buzzword for higher education, but often misinterpreted, The College Fix highlighted.

Pr...

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