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Some Millennials Now Using GoFundMe to Pay for College

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is certainly a creative way of dealing with the rising cost of tuition.

Natalie Sportelli of Forbes reports.

Meet The Millennials Crowdfunding Their College Tuition

Christopher Pena is a rising sophomore at the College of Saint Rose and, like millions of other college students, he grapples with enormous tuition bills. Even after grants,...

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Republican Lawmaker Sends Letter to Colleges Urging Them to Embrace Free Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Kudos to Bob Goodlatte of Virginia for standing up for free speech on campus.

Meghan Keenan of Red Alert Politics reports.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte tells 160 colleges to change their speech policies to comply with the First Amendment

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to 160 colleges with “restrictive”...

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Student Activists Who Accused Entire Frat of Rape Could be Sued

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

Student activists at Ohio University might learn the hard way that you can’t go around making blanket accusations.

The College Fix reports.

Fraternity accused of ‘raping girls’ can sue student activists for libel, professor says

Advice to student activists: If you’re going to accuse an entire organization of “raping girls,” you’d better have a...

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A Lesson About Free College for Hillary Clinton

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:00am

Hillary Clinton is promoting plans for dealing with college debt but Bruce Bialosky of Townhall has a lesson for her.

Free College Is Not Free, Hillary

I hate to kick a lady when she is down, but once again Hillary has forced me to respond to her. This time it is her recent...

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Rutgers Scrubs Line From Website Claiming There’s ‘No such thing as Free Speech’

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:00am

A page on the Rutgers University website said ‘There’s no such thing as free speech’ but has been changed since The Liberty Standard filed this report yesterday.

Rutgers University Says There is No Such Thing As Free Speech

Rutgers University has reached a new low by declaring on their website that “There is...

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Alarming Number of Student Loan Debts Aren’t Being Paid

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

This dam is eventually going to break and all bets will be off.

Zero Hedge reports.

7 Million People Haven’t Made A Single Student Loan Payment In At Least A Year

Of course one reason no one is panicking – yet – is that the severity of the problem is masked by artificially suppressed...

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People From California Finding it Harder to Get Into State’s Public Colleges

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

According to Matt Krupnick of the Hechinger Report, this is going to become the norm in many states.

Californians increasingly can’t get into state’s public colleges

They were once the envy of the world for the access they offered to high-quality education for all students at a low price. But California’s public colleges...

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Grad Students Account for Growing Segment of Student Borrowers

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

This development is starting to raise red flags for many who are concerned about student loan debt.

Josh Mitchell reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Grad-School Loan Binge Fans Debt Worries

Virginia Murphy borrowed a small fortune to attend law school and pursue her dream of becoming a public defender. Now the Florida resident...

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Louisiana Makes Cuts to Higher Education

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11:00am

The higher ed bubble. Coming soon to a state near you.

Nola.com reports.

Louisiana is already cutting its state budget and, again, higher education takes the hit

Louisiana lawmakers — a mere six weeks into the current state budget cycle — are already being forced to cut $4.6 million from higher education and other...

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College Students Required to Attend Musical About How Not to Rape

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Study of the performing arts in higher education sure has changed.

Katherine Timpf reports at National Review.

College Freshmen Required to Attend a Musical about How to Not Rape Each Other

All freshmen at Indiana University at Bloomington have to attend a musical performance teaching them them how to not rape each other as...

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UCLA Gives $15,000 Scholarship to Illegal immigrant

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

We there no U.S. citizens who were worthy of such a tremendous advantage?

Peter Fricke and Christian Spencer of Campus Reform report.

Illegal immigrant granted $15K scholarship in Calif.

A community college student in California will soon be attending the University of California, Los Angeles on a $15,000 scholarship, despite her status as an...

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College of William & Mary Latest School to Scrub Confederate Items From Image

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

Just because people don’t like something, doesn’t mean it’s no longer part of history.

Nick Anderson of the Washington Post reports.

William & Mary drops a Confederate emblem and moves a plaque

The College of William & Mary, one of the most historic locales in Virginia, said Friday it is scrubbing imagery of the...

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Arizona Group Tries to Prevent Cuts to Higher Education With Threat of Taxation

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 11:00am

This group’s message is pretty clear: Pay now or pay later.

Jacqueline Thomasen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Spend or Be Taxed

Voters in Arizona may have a chance over the next few years to prevent future state cuts to higher education — with a catch.

An organization called Save Our Students is pushing an ...

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Prof Who Compared Scott Walker to Hitler Now Teaching Course on ‘Scholar Activism’

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 8:00am

Well, what a surprise. Greg Piper reported at the College Fix.

Professor who compared Scott Walker to Hitler is teaching a course on ‘scholar activism’

Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caused a firestorm</...

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$100 Million Dollar Donation is a No-Show at Portland State

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

That’s a pretty big gift to lose.

From KGW News in Portland.

$100M donation to Portland State University doesn’t show up

Portland State University was set to announce a $100 million donation that would have been the school’s largest gift in its nearly 70-year history, but the would-be benefactor failed to deliver.

“A prospective donor...

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Atheist Group Wants Colleges to Drop Football Chaplains

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

Why can’t people just be left alone?

Des Bieler reports at the Washington Post.

Why 25 public universities have been asked to drop their college football chaplains

Christian chaplains allow “football coaches to impose their personal religion on players,” according to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Accordingly, the organization, which describes itself as a...

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U. Wisconsin Official Doesn’t Think Shoplifting Should be Treated as a Crime

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:30am

I’m guessing this official has never been robbed.

The College Fix reports.

U. of Wisconsin official: Don’t treat shoplifting as a crime, community should decide what laws to enforce

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Everett Mitchell believes police should “stop responding to shoplifting and theft at Wal-Mart and Target” in order to reduce the “over-policing”...

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Grad Students at U. Missouri Struggle to Afford Healthcare

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

These students are essentially being punished by Obamacare for working.

From the Kansas City Star.

IRS says; get grad students off university subsidized health plans or pay up

Typical federal government right hand/left hand confusion has some graduate students at the University of Missouri in Columbia turning their pockets inside out to scrape together...

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Scholar to Live as David Bowie for a Year as Part of Study

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:00am

This apparently includes the weird hair-dos and everything else.

From Matthew Reisz at Inside Higher Ed.

Becoming David Bowie

Will Brooker is studying David Bowie by trying to live like him for a year.

A fan since he was a teenager, the professor of film and cultural studies at Kingston University has been commissioned to...

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University of Akron Administration Parodied in YouTube Video

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 9:30am

The makers of this video re apparently angry over recent cuts at the university as well as some of the extravagant expenses.

It’s a little crude but kind of funny at the same time.

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Ohio University Cuts Down on Smoking With Public Shaming

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Whatever happened to my body, my choice?

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Ohio University’s new smoking ban relies on public shaming, not fines – for now

If you see something, say something.

Ohio University isn’t currently using fines to punish people who violate its smoking ban, which includes “all nicotine, tobacco­-derived and plant­-based products”...

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Gorgeous Sorority Girls Frolicking in Bikinis Shouldn’t be a Problem in America

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Posted by    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

Seriously, when did the left become such a bunch of prudes?

Jennifer Kabbany writes at the College Fix.

America strikes back: There’s nothing wrong with gorgeous sorority girls frolicking in bikinis

‘Have we really reached a place where universities have to apologize because their sorority bid videos are too hot?’

Sometimes the P.C. police take...

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