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Lauren Hill Passed Away After Battling Brain Cancer

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8:00am

Afflicted with inoperable brain cancer, Lauren Hill played women’s basketball at Mount St. Joseph’s in spite of her condition. Friday, it was reported that Hill lost her battle with cancer.

Shannon Russell reports for USA Today:

Lauren Hill dies at 19 after battle with brain cancer

Lauren Hill...

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Rand Paul to Speak at University of Iowa

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

Rand Paul will be paying the University of Iowa a visit.

Darshan Patel reports for KCRG:

White House hopeful Rand Paul to speak at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY – Presidential candidate Rand Paul will address students and the community Friday morning on the University of Iowa campus.

As part of the Stand with Rand...

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Are College Financial Aid Letters Flawed?

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00am

As if applying to college isn’t difficult enough, navigating through financial aid can be a journey of its own.

Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post reports:

Five flaws with college financial aid letters

College acceptances — and rejections — are now out and millions of students are trying to figure out how they are...

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Budget Austerity Protests Result in Class Cancellation at University in Quebec

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

Rowdy students clash with law enforcement resulting in class cancellation at this downtown Montreal university.

According to an Associated Press report on ABC News:

Quebec University Classes Canceled After Clashes With Police

Classes in a building at a downtown Montreal university are canceled for the day after more than 250 students occupied it for...

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Alabama State University Marching Band Will Have Reality Show

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Posted by    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 9:30am

The show premiers on Lifetime today.

Amber Sutton reports for AL.com

Alabama State University marching band reality show set to premiere Friday on Lifetime

Viewers across the nation will get an inside look at Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets on Friday when a new reality show centered around the band premieres on Lifetime.

“Bama...

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Texas State University Accidentally Sends 450 Acceptance Pamphlets

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

Oops?

Julie Chang reports for the Austin American-Statesman:

Texas State University sends 450 mistaken acceptance brochures

More than 450 students received acceptance brochures to Texas State University last month only to be told it was a mistake.

University spokesman Jayme Blaschke said that on March 27, an outside vendor accidentally mailed acceptance brochures to hundreds...

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Anti-Israel Divestment Trickery Hits NYU

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:30am

When tactical changes are widespread, it’s probably not due to coincidence.

Professor Jacobson writes at our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

More anti-Israel divestment trickery — at NYU

I reported the other day how U. Penn anti-Israel students try backdoor divestment ploy:

I will give the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement credit for one...

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University of Michigan Backtracks Plans to Cancel Showing of American Sniper

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

After reports surfaced that the University of Michigan cancelled an on campus showing of American Sniper over “racist” and “mass killing” concerns, the university has walked back the decision to cancel.

According to the University of Michigan’s official campus involvement Twitter account, the film will be shown, but in a...

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Frat and Sorority Parties Banned at Rutgers

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

Rutgers Greek life will have to look beyond their houses if they have any interest in partying for the rest of the semester.

Kelly Heyboer reports for NJ.com:

Rutgers University bans fraternity and sorority parties

Rutgers University is banning all fraternity and sorority house parties for the remainder of the spring semester after several...

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Harvard Graduate Students Look to Unionization

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 9:30am

Will graduate students at Harvard join the ranks of Big Labor?

Jill E. Steinman writes at The Harvard Crimson:

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

In a move that could alter the working dynamic between Harvard and many of its teaching fellows and Ph.D. seekers, a group of graduate students has begun an effort...

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3,000 University of Florida Admits Later Find Out Their Admission Was Online Only

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

The University of Florida is experimenting with a new program that admits freshman with a catch — they spend their first year taking classes online.

Valerie Strauss reports for the Washington Post:

University of Florida admits 3,000 students — then tells them it is only for online program

Some 3,100 students accepted as freshman...

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Duke University Gets Rejection Letter from Teen

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9:30am

This 17-year-old rejected her rejection letter…

Katie Kindelan of Good Morning America reports for KVUE:

Teen writes rejection letter to Duke University’s rejection letter

Spring is here along with the angst of the college admissions process for high school seniors everywhere.

One North Carolina teenager decided to fight back with a...

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Colorado Based Jones International University Closing

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Posted by    Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

Yet another distance based learning is imperiled due to drastically declining enrollment.

Jeff Baumgartner reports for MultiChannel News:

Jones International University to Shut Down

Jones International University, the Colorado-based distance education school founded by cable pioneer Glenn R. Jones in 1993, will be shutting down due to a sharp decline in enrollments, according to...

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Rolling Stone Gang Rape Article Was “Journalistic Failure”

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

The New York Times weighs in ongoing Rolling Stone/UVA scandal.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Rolling Stone Gang Rape Article Was “Journalistic Failure”

Last July, Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Erdely went looking for a hot take on campus sexual assault. She reached out to a staff member at the University of Virginia for...

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Duke Student Fesses Up to Hanging Noose on Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Reportedly, the student responsible for hanging a noose on Duke’s campus has admitted to doing so.

Steve Almasy reports for CNN:

Duke University: Student takes responsibility for noose found hanging on campus

A Duke student has admitted to hanging a noose made of rope from a tree near a student union, university officials...

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Auburn University Publishes 370,000 Current and Former Students’ Data on Website

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Posted by    Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

A data security issue at Auburn University reportedly caused the online publishing of 370,000 individual’s personal information.

Erin Edgemon reports for Al.com:

370,000 current, former Auburn students had personal data exposed on website, university says

Auburn University is investigating a data security incident that could have exposed the personal information of about 370,000 current,...

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This University Is Losing a Dollar a Second

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Posted by    Friday, April 3, 2015 at 6:30pm

Probably not the best way to spend money…

Forbes reports:

Losing at a Dollar a Second: Rutgers University

Of all the schools that have tried to use intercollegiate athletics to advance the university’s name recognition and mission, none have done so more vigorously and expensively than Rutgers University. At last report, the school’s spending...

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Medieval Graveyard Beneath Cambridge University Discovered

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Posted by    Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:30pm

It’s not every day a medieval graveyard containing hundreds of skeletons is found buried beneath a university.

NBC News Reports:

Hundreds of Medieval Skeletons Found Under Cambridge University

Hundreds of skeletons from a medieval graveyard have been discovered beneath Cambridge University in England.

Archaeologists got a rare chance to excavate one of the largest medieval...

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Hip-Hop Artist Common Might Get Nixed from Graduation Speech After Cops Voice Concerns Over Song Lyrics

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

As it turns out, his song about a woman convicted of killing a cop, then becoming a fugitive in Cuba isn’t exactly the sort of thing state police officers appreciate.

According to the Associated Press as reported by The Guardian:

University removes Common as graduation speaker amid police outcry

New Jersey’s Kean University has...

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Permission Withdrawn for University Conference Denying Israel’s Right to Exist

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:30am

Following intense backlash, the University of Southampton has withdrawn permission for a conference that was to be held on the premises.

Patrick Sawer and Jonny Paul report for The Telegraph:

Southampton University conference questioning right of Israel to exist scrapped after protests

A leading British university has scrapped scrap plans to host an controversial...

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Noose Found Hanging at Duke University Being Investigated

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:30pm

So this happened…

According to the Associated Press as reported on ABC News:

Duke University Investigates Noose Found Hanging on Campus

Duke officials said Wednesday that they are trying to find out who hung a noose outside a building that houses several offices, including those focused on diversity.

Officials say the rope tied into a...

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Berkeley Dropping ‘Spring Admit’ in Favor of More Inclusive Term

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Heaven forbid you call a spring admit a spring admit. Freshman entering the university in the spring semester will no longer by subjected to the tyranny of accurate identifiers.

Anna Sturla reports for the Daily Californian:

More inclusive term to replace “spring admit” descriptor for campus January admits

In a bid to make...

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