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U. of Sussex Pays Student Protester Whopping £20,000 in Damages

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30pm

Being wrong can be costly.

From The Guardian:

University of Sussex to pay student protester £20,000 in damages

The University of Sussex has apologised to a former student, admitting there was “no truth” in its claim that he’d led an unlawful occupation of the university and carried out acts of criminal behaviour.

The university agreed...

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97% of Faculty Donors at Cornell Univ. Contribute to Democrats

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5:00pm

Because of course they do.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

97% of Faculty Donors at Cornell Univ. Contribute to Democrats

How politically diverse is the Cornell University faculty?

Not very, according to a study done by The Cornell Daily Sun, the student newspaper. By dollar volume, 96.62% of political donations during 2011-2014 went to...

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‘Open Textbooks’ a Coming Reality for College Students?

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

This could certainly help mitigate skyrocketing college expenses.

From the Christian Science Monitor:

How ‘open textbooks’ could ease college sticker shock

A bill introduced in the Senate last week could soften the blow of college textbooks prices.

An average US college student spends about $1,225 per year on books and supplies, according to the College...

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UC Berkeley Defends Handling of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Professor

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

After allegations of sexual harassment surfaced, UC Berkeley the professor in question off with a warning. Students say that’s not enough.

From Raw Story:

UC Berkeley defends handling of sexual harassment claims against astronomy professor

BERKELEY, Calif. — As fury grows over reports that astronomer Geoff Marcy sexually harassed female students for years, the...

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Campus Carry Bill Introduced in Wisconsin Legislature

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

Governor Walker supports it, liberals and the Associated Press are unsurprisingly, freaking out.

From KSL.com:

UW police urge lawmakers not to allow weapons in buildings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police who protect the University of Wisconsin’s flagship campus in Madison are urging state lawmakers not to allow concealed weapons to be carried into...

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University of Phoenix In Trouble With The Feds

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

Troubles continue to mount for the online educator.

From AL.com:

University of Phoenix: Why for-profit college is in hot water with feds

One day after the Department of Defense put the University of Phoenix on probation for alleged recruiting violations, the Justice Department and the Department of Education confirmed they are coordinating an investigation...

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California’s Governor Vetoes Minimum Punishment Bill for Campus Sexual Assault Cases

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

Is there some sanity in California? Governor Brown vetoed legislation Sunday that would’ve created mandatory minimum punishments for campus sexual assault cases.

From the Huffington Post:

California Governor Vetoes Bill Calling For Minimum Punishments In College Sexual Assault Cases

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed legislation Sunday that would have made California the first...

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Campus (Dildo) Carry Protest Planned at University of Texas

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

You know what they say — never bring a dildo to a gun fight. Well, they don’t say that, but someone probably should.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Campus (Dildo) Carry Protest Planned at University of Texas

Longhorn alumna Jessica Jin plans to protest campus carry in a somewhat unconventional way — by...

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Why These Two Colleges Are Cutting Tuition Prices By 40%

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Posted by    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

Two small liberal arts colleges are slicing tuition prices.

From CNBC:

Getting an education at bargain basement price? Two colleges say yes

Bucking the trend of annual tuition increases, two small private liberal arts colleges are actually cutting tuition next year — by more than 40 percent.

Utica College...

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Portland State To Have ‘White Privilege’ Course

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Posted by    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Making ‘whiteness strange’ is the goal of this SJW class.

From Campus Reform:

Portland State course aims to ‘make whiteness strange’

According to Portland State University Professor’s Rachel Sanders’ “White Privilege” course, “whiteness” must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved.

The course description states that “whiteness is the lynchpin of structures of...

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Clemson Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food

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Posted by    Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

Social Justice Warriors ruin everything.

From Campus Reform:

UPDATED: Clemson University apologizes for serving Mexican food

Clemson Dining’s “Maximum Mexican” night, has become a student favorite over the last several years, and this year was no different, at first.

Everything was going great. Students were loving the food and festivities. Except for two students, who...

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Is Federal Data on Low-Income Graduation Rates Wrong?

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

The federal government finally released graduation rates for low-income students, but some say the data is off — way off.

From the Hechinger Report:

There’s finally federal data on low-income college graduation rates—but it’s wrong

The U.S. Department of Education has released college-by-college graduation rates for low-income students receiving federal grants, for the first...

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Arizona College Shooting Results in 1 Dead, 3 Injured

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

A shooting at Northern Arizona University left one dead.

From The Hill:

1 dead, 3 injured in Ariz. college shooting

Officials say one is dead and three wounded after an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff.

Authorities said that a suspect, identified as freshman Steven Jones, 18, was in custody and...

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LSU Will Learn South Carolina Fight Songs for Saturday’s Games

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

This is what Aggies called “good bull.”

From SEC Country:

LSU band to learn South Carolina alma mater and fight song for Saturday’s game

LSU may be playing a “road” game at Tiger Stadium, but the university is doing its best to give the South Carolina Gamecocks a hometown atmosphere for Saturday’s contest.

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Indiana University Frat Shut Down Over “Highly Offensive” Video

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

A fraternity has been shut down and their charter revoked after cell phone video surfaced.

From the Indy Star:

IU fraternity shut down due to video

The national organization of Alpha Tau Omega has closed the Indiana University chapter and revoked its charter, citing the release of a sexually explicit cell phone video.

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Campus Amazon ‘Pick Up’ Store? Yes, Please!

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Making life just a little bit easier.

From Fortune:

An Amazon ‘pick-up’ store may be coming to a college near you

E-commerce giant Amazon plans to open more customer service outlets near college campuses so students can pick up their orders, according to several job listings on the company’s website.

Students...

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Prof Says Campus Carry Will ‘Shut Down’ Dissent

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

Um, okay…

From Campus Reform:

UT prof. says campus carry will ‘shut down’ dissent, free speech

A professor at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) is concerned that a recently enacted law allowing concealed carry in university buildings will “shut down dissent and free speech,” according to an interview with The Trace on...

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Harvard Debate Team Loses to New York Inmates

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 8:00am

This is one of the best stories you’ll read this week.

From Fox News:

Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to NY inmates

BOSTON – A group of New York inmates has toppled Harvard’s prestigious debate team.

It took place at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in Napanoch. The Ivy...

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Middlebury Student Paper Concerned Legal System Might Interfere with College Disciplinary System

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

Heaven forbid students be subjected to you know, laws…

From FIRE:

Middlebury Student Paper Condemns Judicial Scrutiny of College’s Disciplinary Processes

In a shocking editorial published last week, the staff of The Middlebury Campus railed against the ability of “outside individuals” like lawyers and judges to demand basic fairness from Middlebury College’s disciplinary processes.

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Colleges Aren’t Equipped to Handle Sexual Assault ‘Trials’

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

Leave crime to the criminal justice system and education to the educators.

From The Courier-Journal:

College tribunals wrong venue for sex charges

Colleges must be terrifying places these days, with the supposed explosion of rape on campuses. Why would any parent pay $60,000 a year for private tuition if there truly is a “rape...

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Newsweek Discovers ‘Gun Free’ Zones Don’t Stop Campus Shootings

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Posted by    Monday, October 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

Gee. You don’t say.

From Newsweek:

Weapons Common on Oregon College Campus Despite ‘Gun-Free Zone’

When a gunman killed eight students and a teacher at an Oregon college last week, he also revived a debate on the need to change firearm laws and whether the school’s “gun-free zone” policy only made easier for him.

President...

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Vanderbilt Warns: Bulging Biceps Advance Unhealthy Masculinity

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Posted by    Monday, October 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

If you’re a wuss, perhaps.

From the College Fix:

Students warned: Bulging biceps, big guns advance unhealthy masculinity

‘Being emotional is manly in my opinion’

The size of G.I. Joe’s biceps and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s guns in the Terminator movies is proof that the dominant form of masculinity is out of control.

That message and similar...

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