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Joe Biden to Begin College Speaking Tour

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

To commemorate the one year anniversary of the White House’s sexual assault preventive initiative, Joe Biden is heading out on a college campus speaking tour.

From USA Today:

Biden goes back to college to promote ‘It’s on Us’

Over a year after the White House rolled out its sexual assault prevention initiative It’s on...

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Battle Between Department of Education and College Accreditors Heats Up

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

A fight brewing centering around allegations that college accreditation entities have failed to hold high education accountable has spilled over into the Department of Education.

From ProPublica:

Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors

The U.S. Department of Education announced new transparency measures for college accreditors today, encouraging the organizations to focus...

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Faculty at California State University Threaten Strike

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

Nearly 95% of the faculty union voted in favor of a strike if the union and the university are unable to come to an agreement over faculty pay.

The San Jose Mercury News reports:

California State University faculty threaten to strike

SAN JOSE — The union representing California State University’s 25,000 faculty members has...

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Jill Biden On Why Community College is One of The America’s Best Kept Secrets

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

What do you think?

From AOL.com:

Exclusive: Dr. Jill Biden explains why community college is ‘one of America’s best-kept secrets’

Thousands of high schoolers on Saturday will slide into desks at test centers across the country and put their pencils down to mark what may be their first real push toward higher education.

But the...

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Are Rising College Tuition Prices Finally Leveling Off?

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

After a decade of surging prices, the steep tuition climb may finally be over.

From Boston.com:

High rising college tuition might be leveling off

Even though students at four-year public colleges and universities pay 40 percent more for school than their peers did a decade ago, college costs seem...

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Protesters Shout Down Israeli Professor at U. Minnesota Law School

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Tolerance.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection.

Protesters shout down Israeli Professor at U. Minnesota law school

Moshe Halbertal is a law professor at New York University, and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Hebrew University in Israel. He lectures widely on the ethics of war, particularly asymetric war of the type...

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Texas Colleges Prepare for Implementation of Campus Carry Laws

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

What changes are they making?

The Houston Chronicle reports:

College system set for start of campus carry law

It is illegal for a concealed handgun licensee to bring a firearm into a college building, and it will continue to be that way for almost two years at Lone Star College-Tomball or LSC-University Park although...

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Are Tax Credits Really Helping College Students?

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

Probably not.

The Washington Post reports:

Expanding tax credits has done little to help college students

Despite the billions of dollars the government spends on education tax credits, new research shows nearly 40 percent of undergraduate college students are ineligible to receive them, raising questions about whether the benefit is a good way...

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Manchester University Staff Considers Strike Over Job Cuts

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

Striking always creates more demand, right?

The BBC reports:

Manchester university staff in strike ballot over job cuts

The University and College Union says more than 250 staff are in fear for their jobs after managers ignored agreed procedures.

“We now feel we have no alternative but to ballot for industrial action,” said UCU regional...

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Yale Survey Exposes Threats to Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

You know what they say — the proof is in the survey. Or something.

From FIRE:

New Survey Exposes Threats to Free Speech on Campus

On Monday, Yale University’s William F. Buckley, Jr. Program released a national survey measuring U.S. college students’ attitudes towards free speech on campus. The results were troubling.

The 2015 Buckley...

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Liberty University Loosening Strict Student Rules

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

Progress or pressure?

The Washington Post reports:

The world’s largest Christian university relaxes some rules for students

Change is in the air at Liberty University: couples can now do more than hold hands in public without fear of fine, men can wear ponytails, and students can watch R-rated movies (with “caution”). Liberty, the...

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How New York’s Affirmative Consent Laws are Confusing Students

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

What could possibly go wrong?

From FIRE:

New York’s Affirmative Consent Law Affirmatively Confuses Students (VIDEO)

In an effort to address sexual assault on college campuses, New York became the second state to pass an affirmative consent—or “yes means yes”—law this summer, putting college students at risk of punishment if...

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9-Year-Old Girl Applies for Cambridge’s Lego Professor Position

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

Hard to imagine a more qualified applicant.

From The Telegraph:

Girl, 9, applies for Cambridge University’s Professor of Lego post

A super keen nine-year-old girl has applied for the role of Professor of Lego at Cambridge University – before the job was even advertised.

The youngster put herself forward citing her experience building Lego and...

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High School Students Now Eligible for Federal Aid to Take College Classes

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:30pm

Now students can get a head start on student loan debt.

From Quartz:

US students can now get federal money to take college classes while still in high school

Taking college courses during high school is the classic overachiever’s move. It impresses recruiters, employers, and college admissions officers alike—and, as a bonus, it helps...

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President Obama Takes on College Language Police

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

Credit where credit is due.

From Forbes:

Trigger Warning: Obama Criticizes The Language Police On College Campuses

With the 2016 presidential election underway, it is becoming increasingly clear that the nation is in for another divisive election season. The American public remains divided about significant issues—from matters of culture to the future course of...

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Campus Sexual Assault: Bad Statistics Don’t Help Victims

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

Agenda-driven studies are skewing the campus sexual assault debate.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Campus Sexual Assault: Bad Statistics Don’t Help Victims

For years, we have heard that that 1-in-4 or 1-in-5 college women are victims of rape or sexual assault. The studies behind the statistic tended to be agenda-driven and unscientific, but...

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In Michigan, Student Debt Has Increased 57% in the Last 10 Years

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

More students are leaving in debt than they were a decade ago.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Student debt at Michigan colleges up 57% since 2004

Michigan’s college students are leaving school deeper in debt than their peers did a decade ago — by almost 60% on average.

A new report from the nonprofit the...

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Cornell Shuts Down Jessie Waters

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

So this is a thing that happened.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Streisand Effect – Cornell shuts down Jesse Watters on air during student interviews

WHY? WHY? WHY?

The Cornell Daily Sun student newspaper ran an excellent article showing that over 96% of Cornell faculty political donations went to Democrats. It was simple,...

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University of California Will Revise Its Stringent Intolerance Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

A win for campus free speech.

ABC News reports:

University of California Revises Divisive Intolerance Policy

The University of California is going back to the drawing board Monday after a proposed policy on intolerance was rejected by Jewish organizations that say it does not go far enough to address anti-Semitism on UC’s 10 campuses.

Others...

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State Flag No Longer Flying at Ole Miss

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

The Confederate battle flag fight makes its way to a Mississippi campus. What does that mean for the Rebels?

From The Guardian:

Ole Miss removes Mississippi state flag from university campus

The University of Mississippi on Monday removed the state flag from its Oxford campus, because the banner contains the Confederate battle emblem, which...

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Ben Carson Thinks Government Should Monitor College Campus Bias

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

Good idea or bad?

From the Washington Post:

Ben Carson wants the government to monitor bias on college campuses. Can it?

Dr. Ben Carson, currently running in second for the Republican presidential nomination, told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday that he supports a system under which the government would investigate allegati...

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Citing Safety Concerns, Border Patrol Withdraws From College Job Fair

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

CBP was scared off by college protestors. Let that sink in.

From Fox News:

Safety concerns prompt Border Patrol to pull out of college job fair amid protests

The Border Patrol is looking for a few good men and women — but not angry confrontation, and that concern is what prompted the agency to...

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