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University of Denver Creates Animal Law Professorship

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

Because animals need representation too?

West Word writes:

Legal Beagle: The University of Denver Creates Professorship for Animal Law

Justin Marceau doesn’t eat animals. He represents them.

And starting this fall, he will teach University of Denver law students to do the same, thanks to the school’s new Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Professorship. Marceau...

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This Texas College Produces More CEOs Than The Ivy Leaguers

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

As an Aggie myself, I’d like to proudly say, “thanks, and gig’em.” Also, BTHO Ivy League!

Paper City Mag writes:

CEO Hotbed: Underhyped Texas College Shocks The Ivy Leaguers, Ties For First In America

When it comes to producing CEOS, one Texas college stands above the rest.

Whether one thinks leaders are born or made,...

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LSU’s Athletic Department Will Give $10M to the University

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 6:30pm

When business is good, everyone benefits.

CBS Sports reports:

LSU athletic department to transfer over $10 million to the university

Each year, LSU’s athletic department transfers $7.2 million to the university to use for funding academics, research and public service, but this year that number is just north of $10 million. The reason for...

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UK Govt Issues Creepy Guidance on ‘Extremist College Speakers’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

What could possibly go wrong?

The Guardian reports:

Universities will be allowed to host extremist speakers – within limits

University campus meetings which give a platform to extremist speakers will only be allowed to go ahead if they are to be directly challenged by somebody with opposing views at the same event, under compromise...

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Autonomous Car Test “City” Opened by U. of Michigan

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

Is the future nigh? The University of Michigan opened a test city for driverless cars.

ABC News reports:

University of Michigan Opens Test “City” for Autonomous Cars

Automakers and researchers say a new simulated city at the University of Michigan could help speed the development of driverless and connected cars.

The 32-acre site on...

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Judge Rules U. of California, San Diego Didn’t Hold Fair Trial in Sexual Assault Case

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

What? You mean Kangaroo Courts are… Kangaroo Courts?!

NPR reports:

Judge Rules That University Did Not Hold Fair Trial In Sexual Assault Case

A sexual assault complaint at the University of California, San Diego, led to a university investigation. The accused student was suspended. But a Superior Court judge has ruled that the school...

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Bowling Green and the Case of The Missing Turkish Mosaics

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Posted by    Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

Does Bowling Green University have the missing pieces of an allegedly stolen Turkish mosaic?

Al Jazeera reports:

Ohio university grapples with case of missing mosaic

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — About 1,800 years ago, a rich resident of Zeugma, a Roman city in what is today southern Turkey, decided to install a mosaic in the dining...

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College Student Blows Through $90K College Fund

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

As if spending $90,000 on shopping trips and trips to Europe weren’t irresponsible enough, she then blamed her parents for not teaching her to budget.

Mediaite has the story:

College Student Who Blew $90k Fund: My Parents ‘Should Have Taught Me To Budget’

For your daily dose...

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How These University Experts Are Becoming a Thorn in the Anti-Tobacco Lobby’s Side

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Posted by    Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

After years of litigation deciding in favor of claimants over Big Tobacco, these medical experts with university connections are turning the tables.

The Chronicle of Higher Education writes:

University Experts Renew Denials of Links Between Tobacco and Disease

After decades of legal victories by smokers over tobacco companies, some recent lawsuits are being undermined...

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University of Michigan Sued By Open Carry Advocate

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

When lawfare is turned in the other direction…

The Detroit Free Press writes:

Open-carry advocate sues U-M over campus gun ban

An Ann Arbor resident is suing the University of Michigan after being denied a permit to open carry a gun on campus.

Joshua Wade charges in the lawsuit that the university is in violation...

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Are Our Universities Failing at Ethics?

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Posted by    Friday, July 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

Are ethics another value fallen by the wayside thanks to academia?

TIME writes:

American Universities Are Failing at Ethics

Ethics, an academic discipline that routinely arbitrates competing claims, is rarely invoked as a discipline to address university problems

The narratives that help illustrate the lack of professional ethics at American universities occur with greater...

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Feds Accuse Shaw University of Discrimination Against Disabled Student

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:40pm

The historically black university in Raleigh is under fire after feds claim discrimination.

WRAL reports:

Feds: Shaw University discriminated against disabled student

Shaw University has revised its admissions policy after a federal complaint was filed against the school for denying acceptance to a student with cerebral palsy.

Officials at the historically black university in Raleigh...

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Fordham Theology Chair Marries Partner

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

Fordham backed their Theology Chair following his gay wedding.

The Washington Times reports:

Jesuit Fordham University backs theology chair after gay wedding

A private Jesuit university in New York City has come out in support of its theology department chair after he wed his gay partner last month.

Patrick Hornbeck, Fordham University’s chair of...

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Spoon University Raises Over $2 Million to Fund Food Network

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

Crowd sourcing a Food Network for millennials? That’s what these gals have done.

Tech Crunch writes:

Spoon University Raises $2M To Serve A Food Network To Millennials

A who’s-who of early stage investors are putting a $2 million bet that two young Northwestern grads can teach millennials a better way to eat with their...

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Dept. of Education Strikes Deal With Corinthian College Students

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Posted by    Monday, July 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

A temporary agreement concerning student loan debt has been reached between the Department of Education and students of the now closed Corinthian College.

The Hill reports:

Corinthian College students reach agreement with Education Dept.

The Department of Education has agreed to suspend all judicial actions to collect on student loan debt from former...

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Prof Wants to Punish Private Confederate Flag Displays as Hate Crimes

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Posted by    Monday, July 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

I’m sure museums will be thrilled.

National Review’s David French writes:

Professor Calls for Punishing Private Confederate Flag Displays as a “Hate Crime”

We’re officially at the “can you top this” stage of the Confederate flag debate, where the intolerant Left competes to make the most extreme cultural and legal demands. As Memphis votes...

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Bear Falls Out of Tree on University of Colorado Boulder Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Beware of falling bears.

The Independent reports:

Tranquilized bear falls out of a tree on Colorado university campus, becomes second bear to do this in three years

A university in Colorado was forced to call authorities on Friday when a two year old bear was spotted high up in a tree.

The authorities waited...

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Does Changing from a College to a University Bring More Money and Students?

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Posted by    Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

What’s in a name? Money, apparently.

The Huffington Post reports an AP wire story:

Switching From A College To A University Could Mean More Money, More Students

CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — What’s in a name? For colleges looking to gain prestige along with more students and precious out-of-state tuition dollars, plenty.

Faced with declining enrollment,...

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Utah’s Dixie State University in Social Justice Warrior Crosshairs

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Posted by    Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

Also caught up in the confederate flag deabte — Dixie State University. Supporters say, “name honors Mormon settlers from south and is separate from the history of slavery.”

The Guardian reports:

Utah’s Dixie State university back in focus as Confederate flags come down

Amid the removal of Confederate flags from public property and displays...

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U. of Akron Cut Baseball Team to Save Money

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Posted by    Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Thanks to declining enrollment, University of Akron was forced to make some severe budget cuts.

Cleveland.com reports:

University of Akron students furious over cutting of 215 positions, baseball team

AKRON, Ohio — The University of Akron announced Friday it was eliminating 215 positions and eliminating its baseball team to save $40 million in the...

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Oregon Senate Passes Bill That Would Provide Free Community College

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

“Free” community college.

USA Today reports:

Oregon Senate passes bill to offer free community college next year

Last week, Oregon legislators passed Senate Bill 81 — or, the “Oregon Promise” — to offer free community college to eligible in-state students.

According to CNN Money, qualified students must be Oregon residents and apply for state and...

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Sanctions Levied Against University of Phoenix Dropped

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Posted by    Friday, July 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

The accrediting agency that placed the University of Phoenix on “notice” has dropped sanctions.

AZ Central reports:

Accrediting agency lifts sanction against University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix has been removed from “notice” status by its accrediting agency and faces no other academic sanctions, the company announced Thursday.

The Higher Learning Commission, a private,...

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