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Cornell President: Government Should Regulate Speech to ‘Serve a Compelling State Interest’

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

What “compelling state interest[s]” might college administrators be interested in using to silence students?

From The Cornell Review:

Cornell President Says Government Should Regulate Speech to ‘Serve a Compelling State Interest’

“We must heed the call to be radical and progressive.”

When Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett uttered these words in her inauguration speech last Friday,...

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Cornell Professor on Iran Deal: ‘If anyone owes them, it’s us’

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Posted by    Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 8:00am

Three professors all sharing the same exact view—reflexively blaming America and Israel, and bending over backwards to appease Iran. That’s higher education for you today.

Iran Nuclear Deal Apology Tour: Cornell Prof Says ‘If anyone owes them, it’s us’ (Video)

On Thursday, the Cornell International Affairs Review (CIAR) sponsored a discussion about the...

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Univ. of California Mulling Tuition Hike Over Next 5 Years

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Posted by    Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

The extra money is needed to pay for retirement costs for faculty and hiring more faculty and staff to service the increasing student body.

University of California Weighs Tuition Hike Plan

Tuition at the University of California’s 10 campuses would increase by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five...

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Christian College to Offer Scholarships to Victims of Human Trafficking

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Posted by    Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 3:00pm

A worthy scholarship, unlike some you find at other schools.

From HuffPo:

Christian University Offers Full Scholarships To Human Trafficking Survivors

Point Loma Nazarene University wants to offer human trafficking survivors who want to earn a college degree a full-ride scholarship.

PLNU, a private Christian university located in San Diego, officially launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding...

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Young Republicans Helped Secure Midterm Wave

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Posted by    Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9:00am

Derek Daplin breaks down voter data to show that in many key races, the majority of millennials went with Republicans, or at least the margin narrowed significantly.

From The College Fix:

YOUNG REPUBLICAN VOTERS HELPED MIDTERM ELECTION’S RED WAVE, EXIT POLLS SHOW

While millennial voters still favor Democrats, that margin has narrowed, and exit...

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No Privacy at Harvard: Students Secretly Photographed in Attendance Study

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Posted by    Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Maybe this is where Rand Paul, with his notable anti-NSA spying stance, swoops in and wins the Harvard vote.

Harvard secretly photographed students to study attendance

Harvard University has revealed that it secretly photographed some 2,000 students in 10 lecture halls last spring as part of a study of classroom attendance, an admission...

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Academics to Attend Multicultural Education Conference at $200 Night, ‘Conquistador’ Hotel

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Posted by    Friday, November 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Discussing income inequality at a $200-a-night hotel. Of course, there is no word on how much attendees are paying, but it just seems a little odd.

Eric Owens writes for the Daily Caller:

Multicultural Education Conference Will Tackle ‘Hierarchies’ At Swanky El Conquistador Resort

The National Association for Multicultural Education is holding a conference...

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Former University Pres. Republican Ben Sasse Wins Nebraska Senate Seat

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Posted by    Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

He helmed Midland University in Nebraska since 2010.

From the Washington Times:

Ben Sasse cruises to victory in Nebraska Senate race

Republican Ben Sasse cruised to victory Tuesday in Nebraska, ensuring both of the state’s U.S. Senate seats remain in GOP hands.

Mr. Sasse handily defeated Democrat Dave Domina, an attorney who has led the...

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Quinnipiac University Bans Uber from Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

I have great personal interest in Uber. It’s a disruptive innovation that should be championed, not demonized. Unfortunately, Quinnipiac University’s administrators would rather bow down to paranoia and fear of change than let free markets reign.

University bans Uber from campus

Quinnipiac University (QU) has banned Uber over concerns about the ridesharing business’s...

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Stanford, Dartmouth Apologize for Tampering with Montana Elections

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

I guess they’re just going to shrug and say, “Our bad.”

From HuffPo:

Stanford, Dartmouth Apologize For ‘Deceitful’ Montana Election Experiment

The presidents of Stanford University and Dartmouth College are sending 100,000 letters to Montana residents disavowing election mailers that state officials called deceitful and worried will influence the state’s two Supreme Court elections.

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Syracuse University Students Occupy Administration Building

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

At first I thought this article I linked was particularly poorly written because it is not until the end of it where the writer explains what the students were protesting about.

Then I realized I was too harsh on the writer. The students don’t have anything to be protesting about. They’re just...

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Who Said Your College Degree Wouldn’t Be Worthless?

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:30pm

The worth of a college degree is derived from the person standing behind it and his/her achievements and potential, not the piece of paper itself.

From CNN:

My college degree is worthless

Rosalyn Harris, an unemployed single mother who had never gone to college, thought getting a degree would be the ticket to a...

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Gangs, Police, and Corrupt Politicians Had Roles in Disappearance of 43 College Students in Mexico

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

This crazy story out of Mexico reads like the plot to a spaghetti western.

Gang-affiliated police raid a Mexican town, and while the mayor manages to escape 43 college students go missing–for a month now. There is suspicion that the mayor ordered the kidnapping of the students because he didn’t want them...

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Former Columbia Business School Prof Charged in $3 Million Investment Scheme

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

His former students might feel swindled out of part of their education, too.

Ex-business professor charged in $3M investment scheme

A former adjunct professor at Columbia Business School has been charged with bilking investors including a former student out of $3 million.

Gregory Rorke was freed on $1 million bail Friday after his initial...

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Former Teacher at Florida Islamic School Accused of Raping Female Students

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Posted by    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 9:30am

There are claims of a massive cover-up. The real question is if, as in the case with the mass raping of girls in England over a fifteen-year span, outsiders were involved in the cover-up as well.

From the Daily Mail:

Police hunt former head teacher of Florida Islamic school accused of raping students...

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Is Climate Change Really The Missing Debate on College Campuses?

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Posted by    Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

According to this New York Times op-ed, it really is.

The Missing Campus Climate Debate

CLIMATE CHANGE is our era’s defining challenge, but most of America’s universities are planning to sit this one out. Though students and faculty members at more than 400 colleges have called for administrators to divest from fossil-fuel energy...

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5 Pennsylvania College Football Players Charged in Vicious Assault

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Their victim is intensive care with severe brain trauma.

The California University of Pennsylvania president Gerladine Jones said, “Behavior has consequences.”

She should be fired.

5 College Football Players Charged in Assault

Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and...

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Allegations of Massive Cheating on SAT in China, South Korea

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Posted by    Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Chinese and South Korean students who took the Oct. 11 SAT are having their scores delayed in order for the College Board to determine whether there was mass cheating. Each test will be evaluated for evidence of cheating.

From Time:

Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea

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Creationist Professor Accused of Forcing Religion on Students

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Posted by    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

History professor Emerson McMullen of Georgia Southern University is being accused of pushing his creationist and Christian religious views on students, often awarding extra credit to students whose views agree with his own. Notable atheist Richard Dawkins is leading the calls for an investigation into the professor’s academic conduct.

This type of...

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UCSD Students Protest Eviction of Campus Che Guevara Cafe for Failing to Pay Rent

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Posted by    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:30am

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, except at UCSD apparently.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn reports for Campus Reform:

Che Guevara cafe protests eviction after failing to pay rent

In the guerrilla spirit of the venue’s namesake, University of California at San Diego (UCSD) students protested the school’s eviction of the Che Cafe Collective.

Students gathered...

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College Students in Neighboring States Flock to Colorado Pot Shops

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

The pot shops should just bus them over. Call it the canni-bus.

Seth Paxton reports for Fox News:

Road trip: Colorado pot shops lure college kids from nearby states

Neighboring Colorado is Oklahoma, a state where both medical and recreational marijuana is illegal. With little surprise to State of Oklahoma officials, Colorado marijuana has...

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Family Sues Teacher, School Board for $3 Million for ‘Malicious Sexual Contact’ with Son

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Posted by    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

Remember the 17-year old who received oral sex from his 22-year old substitute teacher on her first day of work? Well, a month after this, the family is now suing the teacher and the D.C. school board.

Eric Owens reports for the Daily Caller:

Family Of 17-Year-Old Male Student Who Received Oral Sex...

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