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At Universities in the UK, Islamists Conquer Free Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Does the UK believe in freedom of speech anymore?

From the American Thinker:

Free speech loses to Islamists at UK universities

Two events last week crystallized the grave danger facing freedom of speech in the United Kingdom.

Warwick U. Students’ Union Censors Speaker against Radical Islam, Then Caves

Miryam Namazie is a human rights campaigner, critic...

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Kansas Court Rules on Case of Student Expelled for Off-Campus Tweeting

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Posted by    Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

Should rude tweets between students during summer break be enough to provoke expulsion?

FIRE reports:

Kansas Court of Appeals Decides Off-Campus Tweeting Case

Last week, the Kansas Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Yeasin v. University of Kansas, affirming a district court ruling reversing the expulsion of a student for purely...

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Dept. of Education Enforcing Guidance Without Authority

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

Leave it to bureaucrats to attempt to force laws without the authority to do so.

From FIRE:

Second Department of Education Official in Eight Days Tells Congress Guidance Is Not Binding

The Department of Education is issuing guidance that does not have the force of law, but...

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Has the Sun Set on America’s Small Colleges?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

By 2017, as many as 15 colleges may be shutting down each year, according to Moody’s Investor Service.

The Atlantic reports:

Farewell to America’s Small Colleges

“Schools will do anything to survive,” said Kent Chabotar, a former president of Guilford College, in a recent interview with Inside Higher Ed. “The last thing a...

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Drew University Gets First Full-Term Woman President

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

A first for this New Jersey school.

From NJ.com:

Drew University inaugurates first full-term woman president

Drew University inaugurated MaryAnn Baenninger as its first full-term woman president on Friday, Oct. 2 before hundreds of onlookers.

Baenninger, who will serve as the school’s 13th president, told the crowd she became convinced that she “desperately” wanted the...

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UC Davis Steps Up to Treat Pets Burned in California Wildfires

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

Your Friday feel-good story.

From the Sacramento Bee:

UC Davis veterinarians treating dozens of pets badly burned in California wildfires

In a brightly lit makeshift burn unit inside the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, a feline wildfire victim, her face raw and her paw pads seared bright red, quivered in the arms of...

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Oxford Student Union Finds Free Speech Magazine ‘Offensive’, Bans It

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Posted by    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:30pm

The irony is not lost on us, no siree.

From The Telegraph:

Oxford University Student Union bans free speech magazine because it is ‘offensive’

Student journalists at the University of Oxford were dismayed to find out that their magazine – which promotes free speech – was banned from Fresher’s Fair because the Student’s Union...

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Reported Shooting at an Oregon Community College

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Posted by    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Early reports indicate as many as 20-25 injured and 15 dead.

From the Washington Post:

Shooting reported at Oregon community college

Police in Oregon are responding to reports of a shooter on a rural community college campus Thursday, authorities said.

A fire official from one of the agencies responding to the reported shooting said that...

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Trump Can’t Shake Fraud Claims Over Trump University

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

Claims that Trump’s real estate University was a fraudfest linger as The Donald tries to win a seat in the Oval Office.

From CNN:

Trump University fraud claims follow Donald Trump on campaign trail

Donald Trump has told American voters there will be so much winning when he is president, people will “get bored...

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Court Nixes Payments to College Athletes

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

First, no NCAA unions, now, the ninth circuit has tossed out a provision that would’ve allowed college athletes to receive deferred compensation.

From the New York Times:

Court Strikes Down Payments to College Athletes

The N.C.A.A. may restrict colleges from compensating athletes beyond the cost of attendance, a three-judge panel of the United States...

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Number of Law Enforcement Officers on College Campuses Continues to Increase

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

Is the uptick in patrolling campus law enforcement officers helpful?

The Atlantic digs in:

The Rise of Law Enforcement on College Campuses

Bill Taylor, the chief of police at Texas’s San Jacinto College, has spent four decades patrolling higher-education campuses. A veteran in the field, Taylor said his niche line of law enforcement...

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BYU Idaho Outlaws Man Buns

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

Man buns are “too extreme” for Brigham Young University Idaho administrators.

From the Huffington Post:

Man Buns Are Outlawed From BYU Campus For Being Too ‘Extreme’

To anyone who has ever looked at a guy wearing a man bun and sighed to herself, “He’s so extreme,” administers at Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus agree...

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No More Kiss Cam at Syracuse Because it “Encourages Male Entitlement and Sexual Assault”

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Posted by    Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

If you were looking for yet another reason to weep for humanity today, here you go.

From the Wall Street Journal:

University Hits Pause on Kiss Cam in Stadium

Syracuse University has put the kiss cam in the deepfreeze.

A long tradition at sporting events across the country, the kiss cam projects the image of...

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Why Aren’t More College Students Aware of Substance Abuse Risks?

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Posted by    Monday, September 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

A new survey suggests college students are less likely to understand the risks of binge drinking and substance abuse than their non-college going peers, why is that?

Fox News reports:

Many college students aren’t warned about substance use risks

According to a new survey, college students are less likely than their non-college peers to...

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University Bans Free Sombreros Handed Out by Local Tex-Mex Restaurant

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Posted by    Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Why? Because they’re “racist” of course.

From the Mirror:

Free sombreros handed out at restaurant BANNED by university chiefs – because they’re ‘racist’

Killjoy university chiefs have banned students from getting free sombreros – claiming they’re ‘racist’.

Students were being given free sombreros by a local Tex-Mex restaurant in a bid to drum up business...

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College Students Flock to See Pope Francis

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Posted by    Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

College students packed buses and headed out to see Pope Francis.

From the South Bend Tribune:

A papal pilgrimage for local college students

They climbed aboard buses with anticipation, ready to join hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful who are crowding into Philadelphia this weekend.

For the South Bend area college students, the draw, of...

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Bridgewater State University Unveils Statue of Boston Marathon Victim

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Posted by    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

A statue of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was dedicated at Bridgewater State University.

From ABC News:

University Unveils Sculpture of Youngest Marathon Victim

A life-size sculpture of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings is being unveiled at Bridgewater State University.

The sculpture of 8-year-old Martin Richard is artist Victoria...

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Gettysburg College Dean Reminds Students to ‘Welcome Debate and Discussion’

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Posted by    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

After Conservative group posters on campus were defaced, a Gettysburg College dean has to remind students to respect other points of view.

From The Blaze:

College Dean Has to Remind Students to ‘Welcome Debate and Discussion’ After Conservative Club’s Posters Are Defaced

After a conservative college organization had their signs defaced with swastikas and...

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Bernie Sanders to Visit University of Chicago Monday

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

Hillary’s biggest Democratic competition is continuing his university tour with a stop at the University of Chicago Monday.

From Chicagoist:

Bernie Sanders Is Coming To The University of Chicago Monday

Democratic Presidential nominee hopeful Bernie Sanders will pass through Chicago for the second time on the campaign trail, making a quick stop at the...

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Will Naropa University Save the Prairie Dogs?

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

A measure is underway to save a campus prairie dog population from mass extermination.

From Inside Higher Education:

Will a University Kill Its Prairie Dogs?

Nearly 140,000 people have signed an online petition opposing a “Buddhist-inspired” university’s pursuit of permission to exterminate a community of prairie dogs living on one of its campuses. The...

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Can Pricey Colleges Be Shamed Into Lowering Tuition?

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Not likely. At least not according to Bloomberg’s latest assessment.

From Bloomberg News:

Why Shaming Expensive Schools Won’t Lower the Price of College

It is now easier than ever for Americans to judge the return on investment at different institutions, but an informed consumer base probably won’t be enough to make a bachelor’s degree...

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Forbes Asks: Are Millennials Delusional?

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Half of millennials polled say they’ll cover the cost of college for their kiddos. Does this make them delusional?

From Forbes:

Are Millennials Delusional? Half Say They’ll Cover The Cost Of College For Their Kids

Let’s start with some good news: The percent of parents saving for college is rising. In a new...

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