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Are Recent Reforms Destroying Higher Education For Future Students?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

Reactionary higher education reforms might seem appealing in the here and now, but how will they affect future generations?

John Warner explores the lasting impact of current reforms at Inside Higher Education:

We’re Destroying Higher Education for Future Generations

I read the news last week…oh boy…
On Wednesday, the New York Times asked, “Is Your...

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Homeschooling In Virginia? You’ll Want To Watch These State Bills

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

Virginia’s General Assembly is considering a handful of Homeschool-friendly legislation.

The Home School Legal Defense Association writes:

Good Bills Moving Forward

Three bills to improve the Virginia home instruction laws are making excellent progress in the General Assembly. HSLDA and HEAV have worked hand in hand to draft, introduce, and promote these bills...

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The Department of Education Has A Plan To Improve Education Opportunity And Affordability

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

And you’ll want to see what’s in it…

A statement from the Department of Education outlines their plans to make higher education more affordable.

The 2016 Budget: Improving Opportunity and Affordability in Higher Education

Over the past six years, thanks to the hard work and determination of our country’s workers and businesses, our economy...

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‘Border Patrol’ Party Lands University Of Texas Frat In Hot Water

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:30pm

You’d think the Greek world would’ve learned to avoid controversially themed parties by now, alas…

Joshua Fechter of My San Antonio reports:

University of Texas fraternity under fire for ‘border patrol’ party

A fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin is taking heat for hosting an alleged “border patrol” party at its house...

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Is There a ‘Tyranny of Meritocracy’ In Higher Education?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

Lani Guinier, Harvard Law professor certainly seems to think so.

Richard Greenwald writes at the Boston Globe:

‘The Tyranny of the Meritocracy’ by Lani Guinier

We all understand the importance of college in the modern economy. This signal economic importance leads to the SAT becoming the sole difference between getting into a great school...

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How Will The FCC’s Ruling On Mobile Hot Spots Affect Higher Education?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 8:00am

The FCC made it clear that blocking or interfering with personal internet devises is illegal, but how do their hot spot regulations impact colleges and universities?

Carl Straumsheim writes for Inside Higher Education:

Waiting for the FCC

College and university chief information officers are unsure of what to make of the Federal Communications Commission’s...

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Oregon Students Plan Rally At State Legislature For $1.3 Billion In Higher Ed Funding

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

$1.315 billion? Pssh. Chump change, right? The Oregon Student Association seems to think so.

Alexandra Wallachy of the Daily Emerald Reports:

OSA to hold rally for investment in higher education from state legislature

Hey legislature, can you spare $1.315 billion? That’s the question that the Oregon Student Association will ask in Salem at its...

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Africa Makes Higher Education A Priority At Senegal Summit

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Key statesmen and policy makers from across the continent are trekking to Senegal for this groundbreaking summit.

Samantha Spooner of Mail & Guardian Africa writes:

Senegal to host one-of-a-kind higher education summit for Africa

THERE is a renewed focus on the importance of higher education to the continent’s development, and Africa’s leaders are coming...

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Higher Education’s First Amendment Bubble

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

This is a must watch if you’re concerned about increasing first amendment limitations in higher education:

The National Constitution Center released the following video Tuesday:

The growth of the Internet has made it ever harder to distinguish public from private, news from titillation,...

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How Is Education Dealing With Parents Who Won’t Vaccinate?

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9:30am

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate is a debate that’s taking up a lot of bandwidth these days.

Jacoba Urist writes at The Atlantic:

How Schools Are Dealing With Anti-Vaccine Parents

The debates over vaccinations are often cast as arguments over the integrity of science. But they can just as easily be understood as...

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Marquette University Prof Under Fire For Criticizing Pro-Gay Instructor

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

A tenured professor might be out of a job if Marquette University has their way.

Robby Soave writes at Reason:

Marquette University Trying to Fire Prof for Criticizing Pro-Gay Instructor

Marquette University is moving forward with its plan to fire a tenured professor over his criticisms of an instructor who wouldn’t let any of...

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University Of Southern Alabama Student Claims Speech Zones Are Unconstitutional

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

The long battle between the first amendment and university speech zones wages on.

Katherine Sweet writes at Alabama.com:

University of South Alabama speech zones are unconstitutional: guest opinion

Over a year ago, the club I had just founded, Students for Life USA at University of South Alabama, requested permission to a hold a “Cemetery...

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What Do Mad Men, Scott Walker, And Higher Education Have In Common?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:30pm

There’s a lot of buzz about Scott Walker as a viable, possibly dark horse presidential contender for 2016. But what are his views on higher education?

Peter Augustine Lawler writes at National Review Online:

Scott Walker, Mad Men, and Higher Education

So my reservations about Scott Walker as presidential candidate have to do with...

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This Columbia Student Is Speaking Out Amidst Rape Allegations

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

Remember Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia student who’s carrying her mattress around as long as her alleged rapist is allowed to remain on campus?

Her alleged rapist is speaking out.

We reported at Legal Insurrection:

Columbia student fights back amidst rape allegations

Remember Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia student who’s carrying...

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Obama’s Proposed $4 Trillion Budget Seeks More Higher Education Spending

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:30pm

The president has asked for more than $70 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Education.

Melissa Korn and Caroline Porter of the Wall Street Journal report:

Obama’s Proposed Budget Seeks More for Education

President Barack Obama ’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal calls for $70.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department...

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Teachers Unions Claim They’ve Watched Free Community College Succeed

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 3:30pm

Yes, we raised our eyebrows, too.

Susan Svrluga writes at the Washington Post:

Teachers’ union: We have seen free community college succeed

President Obama’s call to make community college free was one of the most sweeping proposals in his State of the Union address. It was immediately controversial, with some alarmed by its...

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Texas A&M University Will Receive Special Gift From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Author

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Posted by    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

What do George R.R. Martin and Texas A&M University have in common?

Texas A&M Today reports:

‘Game of Thrones’ Author to Present Special Gift to Texas A&M

George R.R. Martin, author of the best-selling book series that spawned the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones,” will visit Texas A&M University to celebrate the acquisition...

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Matthew McConaughey Will Deliver Commencement Address For This Texas University

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Posted by    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

The former University of Texas grad will deliver the commencement address for the University of Houston.

Clifford Pugh of Culture Map Houston reports:

Surprise! Matthew McConaughey headed to University of Houston to wow students, UT ties no matter

Alright, alright, alright!”

The University of Houston has...

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Concealed Carry Is Making Major Strides On College Campuses Across The Country

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Posted by    Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

Concealed carry on college campuses is a controversial issue for some. Yet the idea is gaining steam nationwide.

Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon reports:

Major Advances for Concealed Carry on Campuses in Several States

Concealed carry on campuses made strong advances with bills in Wyoming...

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College Counselors Are “Key” Says Michelle Obama

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Posted by    Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 11:00am

The White House is honoring College Counselors for the first time this year.

Alicia Maule of MSNBC writes:

Michelle Obama: College counselors are key

For the first time in history, the National School Counselor of the Year will be honored at the White House. The initiative was developed as a means to provide college...

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UC Berkeley Thinks Mexican City’s Decline Is The Fault Of Climate Change

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Posted by    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 5:00pm

Ozone, global warming, climate change, whatever… it’s hard to keep up these days. But researchers at UC Berkeley believe they’ve discovered the reason this ancient Mexican City fell out of prominence.

Sahil Chanoy at The Daily Californian writes:

UC Berkeley researchers link climate change to decline of Mexican city

In a study published this...

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China Issues Strict Warning: No Western Values Allowed In Higher Ed Curriculum

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Posted by    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00am

Heaven forbid college students learn about freedom, or liberty, or democratic republics. The Chinese education minister issued an edict to protect communism.

According to Fox News:

China education minister says Western values must be excluded from higher education curriculum

BEIJING – China’s education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological...

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