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World Bank Approves US$ 65m Credit For Higher Education Reforms In Nepal

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

The US is not the only country fighting over higher education reform. Nepal recently received a large chunk of change to beef up their higher education system.

My Republica reports:

WB approves US$ 65m credit for higher education reforms

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The World Bank Friday approved a US$ 65 million credit for the...

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The Grades Are In: Jordanian Higher Education Needs Significant Improvement

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

America’s higher education system needs a makeover, but let us take a moment to be thankful that our higher education is still one of the systems in the world. Take Jordan, for example, where more than half of all universities flunked a higher education exam.

Saba Abu Farha reports for Al-Fanar Media:

Jordanian...

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University of Michigan Students Were Questioned About Free Speech — With Alarming Results

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

Is free speech important? Simple question, right? Not necessarily.

Steven Crower visited the University of Michigan and the responses he received were alarming to say the least.

Take a look:

 
 
 

The Rise Of The Pro-Choice Republican – On Education

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:30am

Democrats have long touted themselves as the party of choice, but Republicans are giving them a run for the title when it comes to education. With large Republican majorities across the country, educational choice has become a hot topic.

The Economist reports:

Pro choice

ON THE desk of Zeus Rodriguez, the president of St...

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Nevada Legislature Introduces Campus Carry Bill

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Campus carry continues to be the hotly debated topic in state houses across this country. Nevada joins the ranks of other states mulling campus carry.

Sean Whaley reports for the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Campus gun carry bill introduced in Nevada Legislature

CARSON CITY — A bill that would allow those with concealed weapons...

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Why Did Neo-Nazis Threaten An Arizona State Professor?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

In today’s edition of strange and bizarre headlines, we bring you this one from Raw Story.

Travis Gettys of Raw Story reports:

Neo-Nazis threaten Arizona State professor over ‘whiteness’ course after Fox News freakout

An Arizona State University professor has received death threats from white supremacists and neo-Nazis after a Fox News report about...

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That Time Justice Thomas Asked A Question About Religion At Yale

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

For this particular question, Justice Thomas wasn’t donning a robe.

Tony Mauro writes at the Legal Times:

Justice Clarence Thomas Asks a Question — at Yale

Religion in the Public Service: A Conversation with Clarence Thomas and John Danforth from Yale Law School on Vimeo.

A weighty discussion at Yale Law School on the role...

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Texas Governor Abbott Lists Education As First of Five State Emergencies

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott gave his State of the State address. He listed five key priorities, with education being at the top of the list.

KXAN News and Paul J. Weber report:

Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State highlights 5 emergency items

AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) — Addressing a joint session of the House...

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Football Players At The University Of Tennessee Facing Rape Allegations

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

If the Washington Post’s reporting is accurate, it looks as though we may have yet another incident where rather than turning to law enforcement, a student took their case before university officials.

Susan Svrluga reports at the Washington Post:

University of Tennessee football players facing rape allegations

A former University of Tennessee student says...

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Why Did Oklahoma Ban AP History Classes?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

I’m frightened for my country when I find myself agreeing with a Thinkprogress article. But here we are. Something about broken clocks…

Lawmakers in Oklahoma have voted to ban AP History classes (Advanced Placement, where students are prepped to take exams that count for college credit).

Judd Legum writes at Think Progress:

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Woman Selected To Head Texas A&M Corps Of Cadets For First Time Ever

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

One of the most conservative public schools in the country is making headlines by appointing the first ever woman as the Corps Commander.

Texas A&M has a rich military tradition and still maintains an ROTC unit of about 2,400 students, including combat veterans.

Texas A&M Today reports:

Corps Of Cadets Selects First Woman To...

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Students Use ‘Condomgrams’ To Raise Money For Planned Parenthood

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

Just think, had you known sooner, you could’ve sent your Valentine a Condomgram…

Sarah Zagorski writes at Life News:

Students Raise Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz With Anonymous “Condomgrams”

Apparently around Valentines Day, Planned Parenthood in New York sells condoms with candy at Columbia University and calls their volunteers, “condomgram fairies.” Students can...

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Florida’s University System Not A Fan Of Campus Carry

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:30am

While schools like Texas A&M are willing to consider allowing permitted, concealed weapons on campus, Florida’s university system is none to thrilled with the prospect.

According to CBS Miami:

University System Takes Aim At Guns On Campus

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Florida’s university system wants state lawmakers to holster the idea of allowing guns...

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Students At UC Berkeley Hold Vigil For UNC Victims

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:00am

Berkeley students held a vigil organized by Muslim Student Association to honor the Chapel Hill victims.

Ivana Saric writes at the Daily Californian:

UC Berkeley groups host vigil to honor victims of UNC shooting

To honor the victims of a recent shooting at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, campus organizations came...

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Why Did U. Of Tulsa Ban Student For Facebook Comments?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

Just when you thought higher education couldn’t possibly get any more bizarre, you come across a story like this one.

Jake New writes at Inside Higher Education:

Suspended for Spouse’s Statements?

The University of Tulsa has suspended a student over offensive Facebook posts that were written by his husband.

George “Trey” Barnett was banned from...

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Slate Argues College Students Are Really Children And Don’t Need Free Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00am

I’m not sure how this squares with the constant brow beating of “rape culture” but I digress.

Eric Posner epically trolls writes at Slate:

Universities Are Right—and Within Their Rights—to Crack Down on Speech and Behavior

Lately, a moral panic about speech and sexual activity in universities has reached a crescendo. Universities have strengthened...

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Texas A&M Chancellor Supports Campus Carry

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

Meanwhile in Austin… the University of Texas is adamantly opposed to campus carry.

Lauren R. McGaughy writes at the Houston Chronicle:

A&M chancellor backs campus carry bill

AUSTIN – In keeping with their status as in-state rivals, Texas A&M and the University of Texas have taken opposite sides in the debate over campus carry.

State...

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How The NLRB Is Digging Their Hooks Into Catholic Colleges

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:30am

What happens when Catholic Colleges ally with the SEIU?

Anne Hendershott of the Catholic World Report writes:

NLRB Makes Inroads at Catholic Colleges

While many Catholics have been concerned for decades about professors at Catholic colleges denying core Church teachings on theological issues, as well as about disputes over women’s ordination, same-sex marriage, and...

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Michigan Gov. Snyder To Ask Legislature For Additional $28 Mil In University Spending

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

What’s another $28 million?

Kyle Feldscher of Michigan Live reports:

Gov. Snyder to propose increases to higher education and community college budgets

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder plans to ask the Michigan Legislature to approve a $28 million increase in state spending for university operations when he unveils his 2016 executive budget on Wednesday.

That...

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Will Jeb Bush Run On His Educational Record?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:30am

Perhaps his greatest achievements as Florida’s Governor were his educational reforms. Will those reforms help or hider his likely presidential run?

The Herald Tribune explores the possibilities:

Education could define Jeb Bush run

As Jeb Bush edges closer to a presidential run, no issue may better def...

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Faculty At Private Universities Now Able To Unionize

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

What could possibly go wrong?

Alexandra Bradbury writes at Labor Notes:

At Last, Private Sector Faculty Get Green Light to Unionize

A new Labor Board ruling could finally unstick the unionization of professors in the private sector—a project that’s been stalled for 35 years.

“People for years have talked about when Obama’s NLRB finally gets...

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Michigan Students Getting High School Dimploma And Associates Degree In Five Years

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

Is Dearborn, Michigan creating a template for the rest of the country?

Brian Stone writes the Huffington Post:

How Dearborn Schools Became a Model for America

I woke up this morning to find out I’m the happiest gay Buddhist under Sharia Law, sipped my “America is doomed” latte (which tastes a lot like peppermint...

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