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Your College Degree Might Not Mean as Much in Hawaii

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:30am

This is bad news for anyone who was hoping to lounge on the beaches of Hawaii after graduation.

The Honolulu Civil Beat reported.

Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii?

Hawaii residents are more likely to have a college degree than their mainland counterparts, but may not be reaping the same economic benefits of...

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University of Vermont Fights Binge Drinking With Meditation

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

This story has Vermont written all over it.

NBC News reports.

It’s Brain Science: University Fights Binge Drinking With Meditation

A song by U2 blares from loudspeakers as Dr. James Hudziak tosses a brain-shaped football back and forth to students, calling them out by name as they file in to the University of Vermont...

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Oberlin Professor Claims Israel Behind 9/11 and ISIS

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

Is this really acceptable rhetoric from a college professor?

The College Fix reports.

Oberlin ‘social justice’ professor claims Israel behind 9/11 and ISIS

Oberlin College professor Joy Karega, a social justice writing instructor at the Ohio-based liberal arts college, has published a series of posts on social media that largely blames the 9/11 attacks...

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University of Louisiana at Monroe Students Protest Budget Cuts

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11:00am

The unfortunate reality here is that protests don’t solve financial problems.

The Hawkeye reports.

No more cuts: students rally at state capitol to prevent higher education cuts

Most students never saw it coming, but for Jeffery Williams time was all that stood in the way of our current higher education funding crisis.

“I remember the...

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Mizzou Activists Get Bad News From School’s Diversity Czar

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Isn’t it awful when reality defies the progressive agenda?

The College Fix reports.

Black activists’ demands are ‘against state and federal law,’ Mizzou’s diversity czar says

Basketball pep squad publishes its own list of sarcastic demands

The University of Missouri’s new administrators won’t be cowed by attempted mob rule,...

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Writer Shares Harsh Reality With College Students

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

Matt Walsh has some tough love for today’s college students.

He shares his thoughts at The Blaze.

Nobody Really Cares About Your Feelings, College Kids

I’m assured that, on occasion, learning still happens on college campuses. I have not detected any evidence of this, but...

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Bernie Sanders Protests Reality at Chicago State University

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:00pm

Chicago State is in deep trouble but Bernie Sanders doesn’t get it.

USA Today reports.

Bernie Sanders calls out Illinois for holding higher-ed funds hostage

Bernie Sanders blasted Illinois legislators Thursday night for holding higher-education funds hostage, but he couldn’t stop the inevitable. On Friday, Chicago State University, the site of his rally, announced...

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A Guide to Ridiculous Campus Gender-Neutral Language

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:00am

The people who promote this stuff have no idea how silly it looks to average people.

USA Today reports.

Ve said, xe said: A guide to gender-neutral language

The college experience has started to change in small but profound ways for non-binary students — those who don’t identify strictly...

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Mizzou Students Object to the Firing of Melissa Click

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:00am

They just don’t seem to understand how seriously she messed up.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

‘She Doesn’t Deserve It’: Student Activists and Faculty Members Object to Click’s Firing

The University of Missouri’s decision to fire Melissa A. Click triggered strong objections from her faculty colleagues as well as students who had protested...

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Mattress Girl Creates a Robot That Talks About Rape

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 5:00pm

Mattress Girl is back in the news for another bizarre reason.

The Daily Caller reports.

‘Mattress Girl’ Is Back, This Time With A Robot That Talks About Rape

Former Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz, better known as “Mattress Girl,” has reemerged after a few months out of the spotlight. This time, she’s brought a...

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Many College Students Clueless About Supreme Court

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 2:00pm

It’s time for another one of those sad videos from Dan Joseph of MRCTV.

This time the subject is the Supreme Court.

Here’s more:

VIDEO: Most College Students Clueless About Supreme Court

With President Obama preparing to make a nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, MRCTV...

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University of Maryland Students Want to Use Class Time for Protests

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00am

If all you want to do is protest, why are you wasting time and money on college?

Campus Reform reports.

UMD students want to use class time for protesting

During a student forum held Thursday at the University of Maryland, Black Lives Matter advocates argued that activism should be taught in the classroom to...

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There’s No ‘Safe Space’ For Conservatives on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:00am

It’s the left which is always demanding safe spaces but they only want them for themselves.

FOX News reports.

Liberals turn Twitter, Facebook and even college campuses into unsafe spaces for the right

“Free speech isn’t free” the saying goes. Certainly not when we count on private institutions like colleges, Twitter or Facebook to...

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Political Science Prof Predicts Trump Will Win General Election

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm

Professor Helmut Norpoth predicts Trump will win the general election if he gets the Republican nomination.

The Statesman reports.

Political science professor forecasts Trump as general election winner

A professor of political science at Stony Brook University has forecasted that Donald Trump has a minimum 97 percent chance of winning...

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Prager University – Who NOT to Vote For

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Adam Carolla describes the types of politicians you should avoid when deciding how to cast your vote.

Take a look below.

Here’s more information:

Adam Carolla isn’t going to tell you who to vote for. But he is going to tell you who NOT to vote for....

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Chicago State University Prepares to Lay Off 900 Employees

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11:00am

Chicago State has entered the death spiral. It’s just a matter of time.

The Chicago Sun Times reports.

Cash dwindling, CSU sending out layoff notices to all 900 employees

Days after Chicago State University cancelled spring break to shorten its semester, the South Side university told all staffers Friday morning that layoff notices are...

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Joe Biden Talks About Campus Sexual Assault at the Oscars

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:00am

Maybe Biden isn’t the best person to take on this cause. There are a lot of photos of him with his hands on women floating around.

The Washington Examiner reports.

Biden at Oscars: ‘Take the pledge’ to stop campus sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden urged viewers of...

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College Republicans at Oklahoma University Contest Mandatory Diversity Training

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Posted by    Monday, February 29, 2016 at 5:00pm

Good for these students. The Republican Party is much more diverse than the Democrats. Just look at the presidential candidates for each party.

The College Fix reports.

Prepare to be called ‘racist’: Oklahoma U. College Republicans contest mandatory diversity training

Members of the University of Oklahoma’s College Republicans are taking on the five-hour “diversity”...

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Student Loans Account for Alarming Portion of Government Assets

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Posted by    Monday, February 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

When the higher ed bubble bursts, it’s going to make the last housing bubble look small.

Mike Flynn reports at Breitbart.

31% of U.S. Govt Assets Are Student Loans

Late last week, the U.S. Treasury Department released its annual financial report for the U.S. Government. The document calculates the government’s total number of assets...

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Prof Amazed When Bogus Paper is Accepted by Humanities Conference

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Posted by    Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:00am

Higher education has entered the ‘beyond parody’ phase.

The American Interest reports.

Academia Is Losing Its Mind

It’s not just right-wing populists who are worried that some academic humanities and social science fields are veering into irrelevance. The latest issue of the left-of-center magazine American Prospect has a depressing report by the leftist Occidental...

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Prof Makes ‘Constitutional’ Case for Democratic Socialism

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Posted by    Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8:00am

It’s amazing how far some people will go to show their support for Bernie Sanders.

Professor Achintya Ray writes at The Tennessean.

The constitutional case for democratic socialism

To ask if democratic socialism will be successful in America is like asking if humans will ever land on the moon or be successful in scaling...

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Big Spending Cuts Coming at Western Illinois University

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Posted by    Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

As people say, something that can’t go on forever, won’t.

This is from the school’s website.

Western Illinois University to Cut $20 Million

As a result of the budget impasse and probable reductions to state appropriated funding for higher education, Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas announced...

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