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Consider Studying Economics if You’re Going For a Ph.D.

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:00am

This is where the jobs are for Ph.D.s.

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

More Jobs for Econ Ph.D.s

It’s a good time to have a new Ph.D. in economics and be seeking a job in academe. Or outside of academe.

A new report by the American Economic Association found that its listings for...

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American University Curriculum to Now Include ‘Race and Multiculturalism’

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 8:00am

What college education would be complete without these elements?

The College Fix reports.

American University plans to insert ‘race and multiculturalism’ into general education curriculum

American University students of color are demanding more “inclusion” and an environment that makes them feel “welcome and safe,” according to The Eagle.

What that means in practice is largely...

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Loyola University Adjuncts Seek to Unionize

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

Just what American education needs. More unions.

The Nation reports.

Adjuncts at Loyola University Chicago Want a Union. Will the Jesuit University Respect Their Demands?

As a wave of labor organizing rolls across college campuses around the country, Loyola University Chicago now faces the challenge of putting its Jesuit principles into practice as frustrated...

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Muslim Student Association Wants ‘Islamophobic Speech’ Punished

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

Who will get to decide what counts as Islamophobic speech?

The College Fix reports.

Muslim Student Association demands all ‘Islamophobic speech’ be punished

The Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University is demanding that administrators combat Islamophobia by developing a “zero tolerance policy explicitly for Islamophobic speech and actions.”

The demands, modeled after similar...

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Report Suggests Almost Half of Public Colleges Restrict Student Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Higher education has drifted so far from its purpose; the free exchange of ideas.

Campus Reform reports.

REPORT: Nearly half of public colleges restrict student speech

An annual report on speech policies at major colleges and universities finds that while some progress was made toward lifting speech restrictions this year, much work remains to...

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Professor Calls White Americans Racist in the NY Times

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:00am

What better way to get people into the spirit of the holidays.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Professor in NY Times: White Americans should ‘admit to the racist poison inside you’

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a letter to white Americans calling them  racist. Make no mistake, if you are white, you are racist.

As theBlaze ...

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Prof Claims Diversity on Campus is Under Threat

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 8:00am

This is a ridiculous suggestion. There is no industry more obsessed with diversity than higher education.

Columbia professor John McWhorter writes at CNN.

Diversity on campus: Does it have a future?

Diversity is under threat on college campuses across the land — from exactly the students cherished for their diversity by admissions committees.

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You Will Never Believe What Harvard’s Tuition Was in 1840

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

Think of a number and then go lower. Keep going. Lower. Lower.

Forbes reports.

Harvard’s Tuition in 1840 Was $75

The annual tuition at Harvard in 1840 was $75 a year. What if the price of Harvard over time had risen at the same rate as prices generally – that is equaled the rate...

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Campus Carry Bill Proposed by Missouri Lawmaker

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Campus carry is taking hold in more states now than ever. Who will be next?

Ozarks First reported.

Southwest Missouri Lawmaker Proposes Campus Carry Bill

A southwest Missouri state senator wants to remove the all-out ban on guns on college campuses.

Currently, college campuses are one of several places in Missouri where concealed-carry permit holders...

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Black College Students Don’t Realize They’re Making Impossible Demands

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

Many black college students want more black professors but there aren’t enough to meet the demand.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Black college students demanding more black professors don’t realize ‘they are demanding the impossible.’

In recent weeks, America’s campuses have been on the front page. Instances of racial insensitivity and acts have caused...

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Some Colleges Offer Students Massages and Snacks During Finals

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

College sure has changed over the years.

The LA Times reported.

Colleges offer massages, snacks and more to help stressed-out freshmen prepare for their first finals

Just before winter break, Kristina Reed began to feel a bit off. She developed a sore throat and cough. The Pomona College freshman was fatigued and lethargic. She...

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The Absurdity of College Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 11:00am

James Miller of Frontpage Mag points out that college students should be treated like adults.

What College Safe Spaces Should Be

I would love to see the results of an experiment where black students make a deliberately preposterous demand of their college to test how their school’s white liberal...

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Lawsuits Claim Male Students Arrested for Orgy Initiated by Female Student

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s probably a good rule to just avoid orgies altogether.

The College Fix reports.

Male students arrested for orgy initiated by female student, lawsuits claim

William Paterson University in New Jersey has apparently never considered the possibility that women can initiate orgies.

That’s the thrust of two lawsuits by students who were charged with “aggravated sexual...

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Jewish Student at College in Brooklyn Assaulted and Told ‘Leave the School You Jew’

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Anti-Semitism is a serious problem that needs to be addressed on American college campuses.

The Jerusalem Post reported.

Jewish student at Brooklyn college told to ‘leave the school you Jew’

In an incident being investigated as a hate crime, a 24-year-old Jewish student at a Brooklyn college was assaulted on campus.

The student, who was...

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Marylhurst University Struggles With Lower Enrollment

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

The higher ed bubble cometh.

Oregon Live reports.

Enrollment plunges at Marylhurst University, as feuds, financial losses threaten recovery

At first glance, nothing appears amiss at Marylhurst University.

The private liberal-arts school sits 10 miles south of Portland between Lake Oswego and West Linn, its manicured lawns...

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College President Claims Inclusivity and Diversity More Important Than Tuition Cost

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

Here’s a college administrator who needs to meet some struggling, debt laden students.

Campus Reform reported:

College president says inclusivity more important than diversity, tuition costs

The President of the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) says he will devote the final year of his tenure to promoting inclusivity, arguing that diversity is more important...

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Washington State to Introduce Student and Faculty Rights Bill

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Will other states follow Washington’s lead?

The FIRE blog reports.

Student and Faculty Rights Bill Coming in Washington State

2016 is right around the corner, and it promises to bring good news to college students and faculty members in Washington state. When the Washington State Legislature reconvenes in January, State Representative Matthew Manweller plans...

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Texas Attorney General Says Guns Allowed in Dorms

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 8:00am

The anti-gun crowd loses this round.

The College Fix reported.

Christmas gift for gun-loving Texas students: Attorney general says guns allowed in dorms

Hundreds of faculty members at public colleges in Texas, notably UT-Austin, have been pressuring their presidents to restrict guns on campus as much as possible under the new campus-carry state...

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High School Debate Teams Want Championship Moved From Liberty University

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is a lame response to the Liberty University president’s recent remarks about guns.

WUSA reports.

Va. debaters want HS championships moved from Liberty University

Some high school debate teams in Virginia are planning to boycott the state championships unless they’re moved from Liberty University.

Debate team coaches and students are angry over Chancellor Jerry...

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Lawrence University Accidentally Prints Photo With Racial Slur in Newsletter

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

The school has since apologized for the mistake.

FOX 11 reports.

Lawrence University apologizes for printing photo with racial slur

Lawrence University is apologizing after a photo that included a racial slur was printed in the school’s newsletter.

The school says it was a mistake, but some say the situation is revealing a deeper issue.

Alumna...

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Three People at the University of Michigan Make More Than the School President

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

Nice work if you can get it. By the way, why does college tuition keep going up?

MLive reports.

Salary search for all 41,000 University of Michigan employees

In 2015, three University of Michigan employees had a higher base pay than President Mark Schlissel, and that two of them are assistant football coaches, the...

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College Students Dismissed for Sexual Assault Now Suing School

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 11:00am

The two students in question were cleared of charges and now they’re fighting back.

NBC News in New York reports.

2 Former Students Sue William Paterson University Over Sex Assault Charges

Two former William Paterson University students who were charged with sexual assault and expelled even though...

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