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Queens College Student Arrested for Planning Attacks on Behalf of ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:00am

How is ISIS getting a foothold on American college campuses?

7 News in New York reported.

Queens College Student Charged With Planning Attacks on Behalf of ISIS

A 20 year old college student from Queens has been arrested for allegedly taking steps to plan to attack targets in the metropolitan area on behalf...

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Even Retirees Are Now Worried About Student Debt

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

According to a new study from LIMRA, student loan debt is no longer just for the young.

LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute Study Finds Student Loan Debt a Growing Concern for Retirement Saving

A new LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute study found that pre-retirees (55-64) and retirees (65-74) are carrying unprecedented amounts of student...

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UNC Fires Coach Who Has Criticized Kangaroo-Court System for Rape Accusations

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

The school says he was fired for other reasons.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

UNC fires coach who is outspoken critic of kangaroo-court system for rape accusations

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has just made a powerful enemy in the wrestling coach it fired under suspicious circumstances.

C.D. Mock was fired, the...

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FIRE Urges NY Legislators to Reject Governor’s Campus Sex Assault Bill

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:00am

And they have a pretty good record on this sort of thing.

Joseph Cohn reports at the FIRE blog.

New York Legislators Should Reject Governor’s Campus Sex Assault Bill

As the New York legislative session comes to a close this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing legislators to pass his well-intentioned but deeply flawed ...

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Video: College Students Try to Define Sexual Consent

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 8:00am

I feel bad for today’s college students, I really do. The Washington Post produced this video about sexual consent. Watch as students offer dozens of different explanations for what consent actually is.

College students remain deeply divided over what consent actually means

Many embrace “no means no.” They have grown familiar with another...

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Is UNC Discriminating Against Conservatives?

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Posted by    Monday, June 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

Caitlin Grimes of Campus Reform reports that conservatives at UNC were left out of a campus event.

UNC accused of discriminating against conservatives

A conservative nonprofit says it has proof that the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) discriminated against conservatives

This past January, UNC Chapel Hill put on a diversity dinner that brought...

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High School Senior Gets Over $3 Million in Scholarships

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Posted by    Monday, June 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

That’s like winning the academic jackpot.

Gretel Kauffman of the Christian Science Monitor reported.

High school senior awarded more than $3 million in scholarships

For Arianna Alexander, making a decision about college wasn’t easy: she had more than two dozen to choose from. The recent Kenwood Academy graduate was accepted to 26 schools, six...

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Let Police Handle Sex Assaults on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00am

This is from the Detroit News and it makes sense.

Editorial: Police should handle campus sex assaults

Michigan’s first lady wants more awareness directed to sexual assaults on college campuses. That’s a good call, but universities are already on high alert from the federal government that they must crackdown on assaults. If the...

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Crafton Hills College Student Objects to Graphic Novels in English Course

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Posted by    Monday, June 15, 2015 at 8:00am

The books apparently feature disturbing violence and pornography.

Redlands Daily Facts has the story.

Crafton Hills College student, parents protest material in graphic novels English course

A Crafton Hills College student and her parents have complained to college administrators that graphic novels taught in an English course are pornographic and violent.

Tara Shultz, 20, of...

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California University of Pennsylvania Wins FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

Students at this school have to be careful not to email any inappropriate messages.

Samantha Harris reports at the FIRE blog.

Speech Code of the Month: California University of Pennsylvania

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for June 2015: California University of Pennsylvania (CUP).

CUP (located in...

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Chris Christie Opposes Free Higher Education

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

Uh oh. Why even bother running for president if you’re not going to promise free college?

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Christie Opposes Free Higher Ed

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, an undeclared candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, used a speech at Iowa State University Thursday to attack the idea (gaining...

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‘Hate Crime’ Activists Sue South Carolina for Charging Children of Illegals Out of State Tuition

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 9:30am

Hate crimes? Really? I think these activists may have overplayed their hand.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

‘Hate crime’ activists sue South Carolina for charging out-of-state tuition to children of illegal immigrants

South Carolina is charging out-of-state tuition to residents who are the children of undocumented parents, a violation of the Constitution,...

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Former University Admissions Dean Says Racial Stereotyping is Alive and Well

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

She says people don’t come right out and say it but that it’s an open secret.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Former admissions dean admits truth: ‘Racial stereotyping is alive and well’

Sara Harberson, founder of AdmissionsRevolution.com, a subscription college counseling website, penned an op-ed this week in The Los Angeles Times...

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Study: Higher Education Gets More from Federal Than State Governments

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

Somehow, this isn’t very surprising.

Kellie Woodhouse of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Impact of Pell Surge

Federal spending has surpassed state spending as the main source of public funding in higher education, and the primary reason is a surge in Pell Grants in the last decade.

Federal and state funds have different missions. The majority...

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A College Student Describes Political Correctness on Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:30am

The student who wrote this is anonymous and the piece was published by Thomas Lindsay of See Thru Edu.

Campus Cannibals?: A Student’s Take on Political Correctness

The fact that far-leftists are stifling free speech on college campuses has become almost a truism. But things have taken a surprising turn: leftist censorship has...

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Successful Anti-Rape Training Program Criticized For Not Blaming Men

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Success isn’t good enough? It has to be the right kind of success?

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

Anti-rape training program that actually reduced rape gets nitpicked because it didn’t blame men

There’s no shortage of training programs, voluntary and mandatory, to prevent sexual assault on campus.

Some of them promulgate dubious claims...

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U. Missouri May Ban Women From Frats on Weekends to Fight Rape

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

What a simple solution to the rape culture problem. Gender segregation.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Missouri Might Fight Rape By BANNING Women From Frats

The University of Missouri at Columbia is considering a policy that would ban women from going into frats on weekends, in a very paternalistic attempt to protect...

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Is Title IX Being Used to Regulate Speech Off Campus?

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:00am

Our friend Hans Bader wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal in response to Jessica Gavora’s recent column.

Title IX: From Pro-Female Reform to an Anti-Male One

Ms. Gavora rightly criticizes the Education Department, where I used to work, for pressuring colleges to adopt unconstitutional speech codes in the name of fighting...

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University of Oklahoma Gives Gay Students Separate Study Lounge

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:00am

Why should gay students be treated differently than everyone else?

Cabot Phillips and Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform report.

Public school gives LGBTQ students special study lounge

LGBTQ students at the University of Oklahoma will soon have their own special study center.

According to a report in...

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Dubious Rape Accusation Leads to Expulsion at Amherst

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

The standards in this case would be funny if people’s lives weren’t being ruined.

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reported.

Amherst’s Version of Kafka’s ‘The Trial’

Kafka was born too early to write about Amherst College. At campus hearings on claims of sexual assault, procedures are relentlessly stacked again males and evidence of...

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California Profs Told Not to Say ‘America is the Land of Opportunity’

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

That’s apparently a microaggression now.

Josh Hedtke reports at the College Fix.

California professors instructed not to say ‘America is the land of opportunity’

That’s one of several phrases deemed a ‘microaggression’ at faculty leader training sessions initiated by University of California President Janet Napolitano

“America is the land of opportunity,” “There is only one...

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Woman Graduates From College at Age 99

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:00am

Congratulations to recent graduate Doreetha Daniels. I sure hope she doesn’t have any loan debt.

USA Today reported.

99-year-old woman graduates from college

Few college graduates have seen what Doreetha Daniels has seen.

At 99 years old, Daniels has lived through a number of watershed moments in American history, including the Great Depression, World War...

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