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What’s Behind the Rise of College Students’ Demand for Censorship?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 2:00pm

Pushing boundaries has been exchanged for “safe space.”

Megan McArdle writes at the New York Post:

Behind college kids’ rising demands for censorship

When I was in college, people who wanted to censor others were forthrightly moralistic, trying to silence “bad” speech. Today’s students don’t couch their demands...

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LeBron James to Pay Tuition for Qualifying Students

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Posted by    Friday, August 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

I love seeing those who do well help others in turn.

From the New York Daily News:

LeBron James will pay Akron University tuition for qualifying students through his ‘I Promise’ program

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James is giving kids from Akron — ones with challenging backgrounds like his — the chance...

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To Heal Her Broken Heart, Great-Grandmother Graduates College

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Posted by    Friday, August 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

Here’s today’s feel good story.

From TIME:

Great-Grandmother Graduates College After Going Back to Heal Her Broken Heart

Jean Kops, 87, went back to college to heal her broken heart after her husband of more than 50 years died. And this Saturday, she’s going to graduate.

Kops first began classes at the University of Nebraska...

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Hillary Asks College Grads to Express How They Feel… in Emojis

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Posted by    Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

And it went about as well as you’d expect.

Jon Gabriel writes at Ricochet:

Hillary Clinton Tries to Be Cool, Part CDXLVII

Hip, with-it grandma Hillary Clinton is jes’ “keepin’ it real” with the homeboys and flygirls out there on this thang we call the information cyberhighway. She knows these switched-on millennials aren’t down...

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University of Michigan Professor Arrested in Sex Sting

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Posted by    Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

A University of Michigan Professor is accused of traveling to Florida to meet with a 14-year-old boy.

From People Magazine:

University of Michigan Professor Arrested in Sex Sting After Allegedly Traveling to Florida to Meet with 14-Year-Old Boy

A University of Michigan professor is under arrest for allegedly trying to have sex with a...

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Will the Rise of Digital Text Books Put College Bookstores Out of Business?

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

Waiting in line to collect your overpriced books at the beginning of each semester is a college past time future generations might not experience.

Forbes explores:

Textbooks Are Going Digital, But Will That Put College Bookstores Out Of Business?

In the more than $10 billion dollar college textbook industry, students are captive consumers. Each...

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How an Independent Site Blew the Lid Off the University of Texas Admissions Practices

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

The Franklin Center’s Watchdog.org has reporters on the ground nation-wide. Their Texas chapter is to thank for some of the best ongoing coverage of the University of Texas’ admissions practices.

From the Franklin Center:

Texas Watchdog’s “bullet-proof” coverage of the UT admissions scandal

It’s not often that a center-left news outlet calls out a...

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10 Things Students Should Know About Their Religious Liberties

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

Here’s a nifty list of 10 facts every student should know about their guaranteed religious liberties.

This one comes to us from the Liberty Institute:

10 Facts Every Student Must Know about Religious Rights in School

Before students order their books and fill their backpacks, they need to think about preparing their most...

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Harvard Prof Larry Lessig Considering Democratic Presidential Run

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is so perfectly Democratic.

Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller writes:

Harvard Professor Larry Lessig To Explore Democratic Presidential Run

It’s not Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, but another liberal Harvard professor is going to challenge Hillary Clinton for president.

Larry Lessig, a progressive known for railing against big money in politics, plans to announce...

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U. of California System Dumps Big Money into Salary Increases

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Posted by    Monday, August 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

Getting a raise is great and all, but is it sustainable?

Reason reports:

University of California System Spending Big Money on Salary Boosts

A number of years ago, I wrote about a California pest-control agency that had lobbied taxpayers to raise their property taxes to help fight a scary stinging insect called the red-imported...

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Judge in U. of Tennessee-Chattanooga Sexual Assault Case: Can’t Shift Burden of Proof to the Accused

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Posted by    Monday, August 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

A win for due process in Tennessee.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner writes:

Judge rules university can’t shift burden of proof onto the accused

A Tennessee judge has ruled that a university cannot shift the burden of proof onto an accused student and force them to prove a crime didn’t occur.

Judge Carol McCoy...

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Hillary Proposes a Debt-Free College Tuition Plan

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Posted by    Monday, August 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

And it’s only going to cost an estimated $350 billion over ten years.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Hillary Clinton Proposes Debt-Free Tuition at Public Colleges

WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton is proposing an expansive program aimed at enabling students to attend public colleges and universities without taking on lo...

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Do You Know What’s Changed in College Admissions This Summer?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

A handful of things got a little bit easier this summer.

From the Huffington Post:

What Changed in College Admissions This Summer

If they’ve done it the right way, members of the Class of 2016 are just coming back from their Best. Summer. Ever. to realize it may be time to get serious...

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College Placement Exams Under Fire Once Again

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Posted by    Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

Are placement exams forcing students into remedial classes?

The Boston Globe reports:

College placement exam comes under new scrutiny

One three-hour exam decides the fate of many Massachusetts college students. It isn’t the much-feared SAT exam, but it’s proving to be nearly as controversial.

Called...

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Hillary Expected to Propose College Debt Plan Monday

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Posted by    Friday, August 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Hillary Clinton is expected to deliver her plan to tackle student loan debt Monday.

The Washington Post reports:

Clinton to propose college debt plan Monday, answering key demand of liberals and young voters

Hillary Rodham Clinton will propose an expanded government program Monday to address what she calls the crisis of student debt,...

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Reinstated! TCU Reinstates Student Suspended for Social Media Posts

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Posted by    Friday, August 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

Victory!

FIRE reports:

TCU Reinstates Student Suspended for Facebook and Twitter Posts

Late yesterday, Texas Christian University (TCU) student Harry Vincent reported via Twitter that the institution has reversed a suspension levied against him in May for Twitter and Facebook posts about the protests in Baltimore,...

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Texas Wants 60% of Young Adults to Have a College Degree

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

Lofty goals from the Lone Star State.

Inside Higher Education writes:

Big Completion Goals in Texas

In order to stay competitive regionally and globally, states have been pushing for more residents to earn a college degree or certificate.

It’s an initiative that has been picking up steam across the country, as free-two-year college programs grow...

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How Ted Cruz Debated in College

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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

“Cool, spectacular, a god,” said an onlooker from Cruz’s college debate days.

From The National Journal:

I watched Ted Cruz debate in college. Don’t count him out.

What do you stand for? Ted Cruz was asking me. We were sitting on a staircase in a towering, run-down New York City brownstone, at a college...

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Will These Magic Words Get You Into Harvard?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 6:30pm

An analysis of Harvard applicant essays produced fascinating findings. Could using these words in an essay be the ticket into Harvard?

Fast Company writes:

Use These Two Words on Your College Essay to Get Into Harvard

Getting into an elite college has never been more cutthroat. Last year, Harvard’s admissions rate dipped to a...

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Prof Accused State Trooper of Racial Profiling But Dashcam Audio Proved Otherwise

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Capital Community College professor Minati Roychoudhuri was pulled over for an improper lane change. After the incident, she accused the officer of racial profiling. When investigators listened to the dashcam audio, they discovered Roychoudhuri’s accusations to be less than accurate and substantially so.

The Blaze reports:

College Professor Accuses State Trooper of Racial...

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A Few Tips to Transition from Community College to University

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 6:30pm

Depending on the community college, the transition to a major university can be daunting.

USA Today offers some suggestions to make the transition easier:

3 tips for transitioning from community college to university

A student’s journey from high school graduation to college graduation is not always clearly defined. Today, with such a wide...

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FTC Investigates University of Phoenix’s Parent Company, Apollo Education Group

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 3:30pm

Trouble continues to mount for former online university behemoth.

The Daily Beast reports:

Death of a Diploma Mill: University of Phoenix Going Down in Flames?

A phoenix is a bird that rises from the ashes, but the University of Phoenix is a diploma mill that may soon go down in flames.

On Wednesday, University...

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