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You Can Now Take a Course in Selfies at Indiana U. Northwest

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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

Selfie culture has now entered the world of higher education.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

Indiana U. Northwest to offer course dedicated to studying … selfies

Eve Bottando’s course “Mass Communications and Culture” at Indiana University Northwest this fall will be all about the “selfie.”

“People think selfies aren’t worthy of nuanced conversations,...

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College Student Claims She Was Assaulted by TSA Agent

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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 9:30am

This is a very sordid story. I feel bad for the student if it’s true.

Philip Messing reports at the New York Post.

Student ‘molested’ by TSA agent in LaGuardia bathroom

A uniformed TSA agent lured a college student into a La Guardia Airport men’s room under the pretense she needed more screening —...

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Higher Education is No Place for Group Think

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

A new post by Peter Wood of Minding the Campus explores the danger of group think in academia.

The Pressure of Group Thought

Academic “consensus” is in the news. Stetson University professor of psychology Christopher Ferguson, writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education,recently gave a run-down on how the American Psychological Association supposedly...

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Students Boo Mandatory Diversity Class at University of Oklahoma

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

Have students had enough of mandatory diversity?

The College Fix reports.

New mandatory diversity class at University of Oklahoma draws boos from students

Freshmen will be required to take a 5-hour course on diversity in their first year, starting this fall at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa World reported in June.

Now that students are...

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University Bans Fake Dreadlocks and Native American Hairstyles Over Cultural Appropriation

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:30am

There’s no end to the things you’re not allowed to do on college campuses.

National Post reports.

University bans native headdresses, fake dreadlocks from frosh week because of ‘cultural appropriation’

Leave your native headdresses and fake dreadlocks at home. And don’t bother with the Mohawks, bandanas, tank tops or short shorts, either.

Western University student...

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Some Colleges Now Using Finance Textbook by Jonathan Gruber

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

You may remember Jonathan Gruber. He’s the guy who called Americans stupid for falling for his and Obama’s lies about Obamacare.

Alex McHaddad reports at the College Fix.

College students nationwide assigned public finance textbook by Jonathan Gruber

The architect of the Affordable Care Act is also the architect behind the way in which many...

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College Student Prevented From Starting Campus Club for Conservatives

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

The left is always talking about fairness but they don’t really mean it.

Lauren Houck reports at Campus Reform.

Student told she can’t start conservative club

Moriah DeMartino, an incoming freshman at Hagerstown Community College (HCC) in Maryland, has been told she cannot establish a conservative club on campus.

When DeMartino approached school administrators in...

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Dartmouth Football Team’s New Tackle Dummy is a High-Tech Robot

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:00am

This report is fascinating. The new tackle device is remote controlled and can even right itself. Plus it cuts down on player injuries.

Watch the video below.

 
 
 

Department of Justice Promotes Study Which Says 43 Percent of College Women Are Victims

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8:00am

Gotta keep pushing that narrative.

Morgan Chalfant of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Feds Promote Study Saying 43 Percent of Dating College Girls Are Victims of ‘Abuse’

The Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is promoting a study that claims 43 percent of college women who date are victims of “dating abuse,” a category...

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Former Students Claim Trump University Was a Scam

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

This could be a problem for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Time magazine reports.

Trump University Was A Scam, Say Former Students

Do you remember Trump University? Probably not — it didn’t really catch on.

And one big reason it didn’t catch on is because it was a total scam, say a slew of former students...

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Is it Time to Start Taxing College Endowments?

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Some colleges are sitting on endowments worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Should they be taxed?

Howard Gleckman explores the issue in a new column at Forbes.

Should College Endowments Be Taxed?

Last week, the often-provocative Victor Fleischer rocked the higher education world with a New York Times op-ed that accused universities of hoarding...

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Two Leaders at University of Illinois Resign After Using Personal Email for Business

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

There seems to be a lot of this sort of thing going around these days.

Valerie Strauss reports at the Washington Post.

Sound familiar? Two university leaders resign after using personal e-mails for business

Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is embroiled in a contr...

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Colorado Official Wants to Fund College Scholarships With Marijuana Tax

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Now here’s a plan to deal with the rising cost of college. Make the pot smokers pay.

Jesse Paul reports at the Denver Post.

Pueblo County commissioner seeks marijuana tax-funded college scholarships

A Pueblo County commissioner is proposing a ballot measure for a program to fund college scholarships through a marijuana excise tax.

Commissioner Sal...

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Suspended Old Dominion Frat Was Displaying Signs on Off-Campus House

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Since the frat house was off-campus and this is a public university, the school really had nothing to say about it.

Sarah McLaughlin reports at the FIRE blog.

Public Universities Threaten Students Over Controversial Off-Campus Banners

Public universities must tolerate students’ off-campus speech even when it offends some, or most, of the student body....

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University of Connecticut Now Offering Transgender Voice Lessons

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Posted by    Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 8:00am

Doesn’t it seem like some schools are going to extreme lengths to prove how progressive they are?

Breana Noble reports at the College Fix.

Public university offers transgender voice lessons

UConn group meant for individuals ‘pursuing vocal and communication changes related to gender identity’

Classes to help transgender individuals alter their vocalization are slated to be offered this...

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College Student Wins Free Tuition With Amazing Half Court Basket

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

This is awesome. A student named Lem Turner has won free tuition for a semester at Ball State for making a half court basket.

Watch the video below:

FOX News has more.

Ball State freshman wins free tuition with half-court shot

An incoming freshman has won free tuition for a semester at Ball State University...

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Some Duke Students Object to Graphic Novel Depicting Lesbian Relationships

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

Should students be required to violate the terms of their faith for an assignment?

Colleen Flaherty reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Not So ‘Fun Home’

Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has won numerous accolades and its stage adaptation swept this summer’s Tony Awards. The book is an autobiographical meditation on...

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Scientist Resigns from Northwestern Over Censorship

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

Free speech is an issue that’s even affecting scholars on campus, not just students.

Alex Morey reports at the FIRE blog.

Bioethicist Alice Dreger Resigns from Northwestern Over Censorship

Bioethicist and author Alice Dreger has resigned from her professorship at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, citing continuing censorship by university administrators.

“An institution in...

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Prager University – Are You on the Wrong Side of History?

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

In the newest video from Prager University, author and columnist Jonah Goldberg examines the phrase “wrong side of history” and its political implications.

This is entertaining and enlightening.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Are you on the wrong side or the right side of history? Is there even a “wrong side” or a “right side”?...

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Old Dominion Frat Suspended Over Vulgar Signs on House

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:00am

With all the attention that’s focused on frats these days, you’d think these students would have been smarter.

USA Today reports.

Frat suspended over ‘freshman daughter drop off’ signs

The Sigma Nu chapter at Old Dominion University has been suspended while the school investigates an incident involving controversial banners hung outside an off-campus house,...

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College Professor Among Those Who Helped Stop French Train Attack

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Everyone is talking about the heroes who stopped the terror attack on a French train and rightly so, but apparently there was another man who helped; a college professor.

The FOX News Insider reported.

French-American Professor Was Shot Trying to Take Down Train Gunman

Another hero has emerged in the French train attack: a...

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Sweet Briar College Escapes the Higher Ed Bubble for Another Year

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

Sweet Briar College was set to close but alumnae and friends took swift action.

FOX News reports.

Saving Sweet Briar: Women’s college alumnae stave off shutdown, buy time for new president

Students are returning to classes at Sweet Briar College, months after the women’s college in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains seemed...

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