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Since April University of Illinois Has Reported 60 Cases of Mumps

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

About a dozen cases a year in this area is par for the course. But 60?

CNN reports:

60 reported cases of mumps at University of Illinois since April

Sixty cases of mumps have been diagnosed in Champaign County, Illinois, since April, according to a local health official, who told CNN on Friday...

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FIU Students Protesting Hillary Clinton’s Campus Speech Threatened With Arrest

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

Students protesting Hillary Clinton’s speech at Florida International University were threatened with arrest.

Footage obtained by Campus Reform shows the encounter:

Police surround protesters during Clinton speech at FIU

Connservative student groups and community activists came together on the campus of Florida International University (FIU) today to protest an invite-only event on behalf of...

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More States Requiring Institutional Outcomes as Contingency of Funding

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

In at least 26 states, two and four year institutions must meet certain outcome requirements in order to receive state funding.

USA Today explores:

States to colleges: Prove you’re worth it

New College of Florida doesn’t offer pre-professional degrees, like nursing or engineering. Students choose the public liberal arts college because they want an...

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Optional Standardized Testing? Some College are Making the Switch

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Posted by    Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

George Washington University is dropping the standardized testing as an admissions requirement.

The Statesman writes:

Is optional standardized testing improving diversity on campuses?

College-entry exams have been a staple in the college admissions process.

But it hasn’t always been that way, and their future seems uncertain as more selective colleges try to improve diversity...

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More Universities Arming Campus Police

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:30pm

More and more college campuses are arming their police forces.

USA Today takes a look:

Universities increasingly arming their cops

For years, an increasing number of university police departments have been arming their officers to deal with threats posed by active shooters and the fear of encroaching criminal activity, according to law enforcement...

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Big Cuts at Bergen Community College

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:30pm

64 lecturer positions were cut to save money.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

Bergen Community College Cuts 64 Lecturer Positions to Save Money

Bergen Community College has cut 64 full-time lecturer positions in an effort to save money, The Record, a New Jersey newspaper, reports. The college says the move will...

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Wheaton College Nixes Student Health Plans Because of Birth Control

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:00pm

Thanks to Obamacare mandates, Wheaton College will no longer be offering student health care plans.

USA Today reports:

Wheaton College ends student health plans over birth control

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Wheaton College in suburban Chicago will stop offering health insurance plans to students beginning Friday in an effort to avoid providing birth control...

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Choosing a College Based on Their Social Media Presence?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

While some colleges might be studying prospective student social media history as an admission consideration, prospective students are beginning to do the same.

Forbes reports:

Starting The College Search From Your Smartphone

One thing drilled into every college applicant: What you put on social media may affect what a college thinks about you. But...

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Use Frequent-Flyer Miles to Pay for College? You Can in Canada

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

How would you like to pay for college using frequent-flyer miles?

Bloomberg reports:

In Canada, You Can Pay for College With Frequent-Flyer Miles

All those frequent-flyer points can pile up, especially now that airlines are making it harder than ever to redeem them for flights.

Why not spend them on something re...

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Campus Rape Expert Has Trouble Answering Questions About His Sources

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

Just how “expert” is an expert that struggles to answer questions about the sources that define his theory?

Reason writes:

Campus Rape Expert Can’t Answer Basic Questions About His Sources

David Lisak’s serial predator theory of campus rape has made him a celebrity. Once a virtually unknown associate professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston,...

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Program Plans to Track Down Students Who Unknowingly Earned Associates Degrees

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will tracking down students who’ve unknowingly earned an associates degree encourage them to continue their education? The University of Texas thinks so.

The Texas Tribune writes:

Program Aims to Give College Credit Where it’s Due

Across Texas, tens of thousands of students have earned enough college credit for an associate degree without knowing it....

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At San Diego City College, Man Dressed as Woman Sexually Assaults Man

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is troubling to say the least.

NBC San Diego reports:

Man Dressed as Woman Sexually Assaults Man at City College: PD

A man dressed in a crop top, miniskirt and blonde wig sexually assaulted ano...

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University of Texas Kicks Off Multi-Year System-Wide Sexual Assault Study

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

The study will also dig into stalking and dating violence.

The El Paso times reports:

University of Texas launches system-wide study on sexual assault

The University of Texas System is launching a multiyear study of sexual assault and dating violence on its campuses, including the University of Texas at El Paso.

The effort aims to...

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U. of California Tables Anti-Semitism Definition Debate in Favor of Discussion of “Tolerance”

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Posted by    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

Another win for the pro-BDS crowd on college campuses.

A debate urging the adoption of the the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism has been squashed in favor of a broader discussion on tolerance at the University of California.

This is Salon’s side of the story:

A win for activists in University of California’s...

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Wabash College Works to Improve Minority Graduation Rates

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 5:30pm

A summer immersion program targeting minority, first-generation students is attempting to improve retention and graduation rates.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports:

Wabash College gives minority students ‘head start’

While driving around Crawfordsville during a recent visit to Wabash College, Byshup Rhodes noticed the Confederate flags hoisted above porches and displayed in windows.

“You see...

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Spelman College Terminates Professorship Endowed by Bill Cosby

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

Yet another college moves to disassociate itself from Bill Cosby.

CNN reports:

Spelman College discontinues professorship funded by Cosbys

Atlanta (CNN)Spelman College, a historically black women’s school in Atlanta, has officially terminated a professorship endowed by actor Bill Cosby and his wife Camille.

While the university did not cite a reason, the move comes one...

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Cancer Patient Greeted by College Marching Band After Last Treatment

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Posted by    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 5:30pm

Here’s your feel good story for the weekend.

Fox News reports:

Marching band accompanies cancer patient out of last treatment

A video of a cancer patient being escorted out of her last chemotherapy treatment by a college marching band has gone viral.

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124 Colleges Under Investigation for Their Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

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Posted by    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

The Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office is going to be very busy.

The Huffington Post reports:

124 Colleges, 40 School Districts Under Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Assault

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating 124 colleges and universities and 40 elementary and secondary schools over how they have...

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A British Teen Has Been Accused of Plotting to Commit a College Massacre

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

“You ruined my whole life … I will teach you a little lesson on respect with my 9mm hollow points.”

ABC News reports:

British Teen Accused of Plot to Commit College Massacre

A British teenager planned a gun and bomb attack on a college that had kicked him out for bad behavior, a prosecutor...

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College of DuPage Dismantles Controversial Wall That Cost $220,000

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

Installed last year, this painted, theme wall has met its demise as part of sweeping reforms. Apparently, it’s symbolic of “old culture.”

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Amid reform at College of DuPage, controversial $220,000 wall comes down

Until recently, visitors to the College of DuPage president’s office passed through a wood-paneled hallway with displays...

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What are College Kids Reading?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Music and book collections speak volumes (no pun intended). What are college kids reading these days?

From NPR:

What The College Kids Are Reading

I can remember the weeks before starting school at Skidmore College, furiously trying to finish Gregory Howard Williams’ memoir, Life on the Color Line. The book had been assigned as...

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First Lady Hosts College Students at the White House

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Ah to have been a fly on the wall…

The Washington Post reports:

At the White House, First Lady hosts college students with difficult paths

For many high school students, just applying to college can be a challenge. But for some, test scores and grade-point averages aren’t the biggest things st...

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