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Free College for Illegal Students?

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

Undocumented students are not privy to federal aid dollars for higher education. The University of the People is free, but end of course exams cost $100 each.

NPR reports:

The Online College That’s Helping Undocumented Students

Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective,...

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Do Elite Schools Have the Clout to Reshape College Admissions?

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

They’re certainly going to try.

From the New York Times:

Can a New Coalition of Elite Schools Reshape College Admissions?

Perhaps the college application process should be preceded by a trigger warning. For students, it’s the season of stress. Admissions deans aren’t so fond of it, either. They complain of a system that is...

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Gov. Kasich’s University Affordability and Efficiency Task Force Leaves Faculty in the Cold

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

Ohio faculty are wondering why a university task force created by the Governor doesn’t include faculty members.

From Cleveland.com:

Why no professor on Gov. Kasich’s university affordability and efficiency task force?

Gov. John Kasich’s task force on affordability and efficiency in higher education released its recommendations to the General Assembly recently, and the...

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Crash at Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade Leaves 4 Dead

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

A woman accused of driving while intoxicated crashed her car into a crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade killing 4 and injuring 47.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Four Dead in Crash at Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade

Four people died, including a toddler, when an allegedly intoxicated young woman drove her...

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College Newspaper Apologizes to Malia Obama For Releasing Photos

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Brown’s Daily Herald issued an apology after a photo of Malia Obama next to a beer pong table went viral.

From The Blaze:

College Newspaper Apologizes to Malia Obama After Photo of Her at a Party Went Viral

At 17-years-old, Malia Obama has already toured multiple colleges in the quest to find where she’ll...

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Texas A&M Will Donate Proceeds of 12th Man Towels to South Carolina Relief Efforts

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

Texas A&M University is raising money and soliciting food donations for South Carolina’s relief efforts.

From KBTX:

Texas A&M to Donate Proceeds from Special 12th Man Towel Sales to South Carolina Relief Efforts in Addition to Hosting Aggies CAN

Texas A&M, Home of the 12th Man, has waved 12th Man towels in support of...

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College Accreditation Fight Imminent?

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) be in the middle of the next higher education brawl?

From the Washington Post:

A fight is brewing in Washington over college accreditors

Republicans are up in arms over the government’s consumer watchdog investigating the largest national accreditation agency, the gatekeeper between colleges and...

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Game-Related Shooting at Tennessee State University Leaves 1 Dead

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Giving, “it’s just a game,” a whole new meaning.

From Fox News:

1 dead in shooting linked to dice game at Tennessee State University

One man was killed and three women were wounded in a shooting late Thursday on the campus of Tennessee State University, police said.

Witnesses said an argument broke out over a...

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Why is the Republican Presidential Field Flocking to This Prof for Advice?

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Posted by    Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

Robert P. George and his social views are highly sought perspective from about half the GOP candidates for president.

From Bloomberg Politics:

Half the Republican Field Seeks Advice From This Princeton Professor

Robert P. George is not a political consultant. “I’m not Karl Rove or David—what’s his name?—Axelrod.” In fact, he says, “Any...

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Texas A&M Study: No Correlation Between Concealed Handgun Licenses and Crime

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Posted by    Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

Science!

From The Batt:

Study: no correlation between CHLs, crime

October has already seen three separate school shootings, the most deadly of which killed 10 people and injured seven. But while a national discussion on whether or not the government should closer regulate guns in America continues to trend, one study by the A&M...

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Phone App Helps Locate Missing College Student

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 6:30pm

Technology done right.

ABC News reports:

Friends Use iPhone App to Find Missing College Student

A college student who went missing after a sorority semi-formal was found by his friends two days later, lying face down in a ditch next to train tracks.

Jimmy Hubert, an engineering student at Georgia Tech, was last seen Friday...

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UCLA Investigates Campus Gatherings

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

Campus free speech, the least free of them all.

From FIRE:

Party Poopers: University Administrators Chill Speech by Investigating Campus Gatherings

Earlier this month, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) administrators temporarily suspended a campus fraternity and sorority for hosting a “Kanye Western”-themed party before even completing an investigation into allegations that some attendees...

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Franklin & Marshall College Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

Another one bites the dust.

Penn Live reports:

Bill Cosby loses honorary degree from Franklin & Marshall College

Bill Cosby has lost another honorary degree, this time from Franklin & Marshall College.

The college’s board of trustees voted unanimously last week to revoke the honorary degree in humane letters that was bestowed on Cosby,...

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Notre Dame Swaps Out Physical Education Course for Gender Theory and Feminism

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

Because these two things are related?

From Church Militant:

Notre Dame Mandates Course on Gender Theory and Feminism

The University of Notre Dame has replaced a mandatory physical education class in favor of a new class on gender theory and feminism.

Named Moreau First Year Experience after Bd. Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the...

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Almost Three Quarters of College Students Say They Have Easy Access to Prescription Medications

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Forget the hard drugs, what prescription drug abuse?

From NBC News:

Most College Students Say It’s Easy to Get Prescription Meds on Campus

Almost three quarters of college students say it’s easy to find controlled stimulants on campus, according to a new survey.

The most common reason to take them: 85% of students who misused...

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Michelle Obama Gets Ready to Launch College Campaign

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Posted by    Monday, October 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

The First Lady is preparing to launch a public awareness campaign geared towards 14-19 year-olds, encouraging them to continue their education after high school.

From ABC News:

Michelle Obama to Unveil Website for College Campaign

Michelle Obama is unveiling a new phase of her initiative encouraging students to continue education after high school, a...

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Maryland Student Sues College Saying It Refused to Let Her Start Conservative Club

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Says it’s censorship.

From The Blaze:

Student Sues College Because It Refused to Let Her Start a Conservative Club: It’s ‘Censorship. Pure and Simple’

A Maryland college student has filed a lawsuit against her community college after school officials denied her request to start a conservative club on campus — a choice that she...

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Rand Paul Counts on College Students for Iowa Win

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Posted by    Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

College students are a key part of Rand Paul’s presidential strategy.

From ABC News:

Rand Paul Banks on College Students to Win Iowa

Presidential hopeful Rand Paul spent part of last week back in college, touring universities throughout Iowa as part of his campaign’s strategy to win the state by banking on attracting...

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Portland State University’s Library Receives Book 52 Years Late

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

Better late than never?

From Oregon Live:

Borrower returns books 52 years late to Portland State University’s library, with unsigned note

Memo to the person who anonymously returned two books to the Portland State University Library 52 years after borrowing them:

You can drop the Groucho-glasses disguise. Even if you’d signed your confession,...

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What Do Successful College Mental Health Programs Look Like?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

Why aren’t colleges doing a better job of providing mental health care to students?

From The Week:

What a successful university mental health program looks like

On May 20, Karen Arkin was standing in the common room of her son’s dormitory at Northwestern University. The day before, in the early morning hours, Jason Arkin...

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Lab Designed by Thomas Jefferson Discovered at University of Virginia

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6:30pm

Renovations unearthed a chemical lab designed by Thomas Jefferson.

From Fox News:

Chemical lab designed by Thomas Jefferson discovered in University of Virginia Rotunda

An ongoing two-year renovation of the University of Virginia’s Rotunda has revealed a chemical lab designed by Thomas Jefferson that dates from the 19th century.

Workers uncovered the early science...

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Germany Launches Online University for to Accommodate Influx of Migrants

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Posted by    Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

I suppose that’s one solution.

From NPR:

As Migrants Pour In, Germany Launches Online University For Them

In May, 21-year-old Kashif Kazmi fled his hometown of Parachinar in northwest Pakistan. As part of the country’s Shiite minority, Kazmi was targeted by the Pakistani Taliban. The rest of his family are still there.

“I really miss...

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