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Student of U. of Arizona Sues School After Hand Gets Crushed by Meteorite

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Posted by    Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

I always hate it when my hand gets crushed by a meteorite, too.

Arizona Central reports:

University of Arizona student sues school after 270-pound meteorite crushes his hand

A University of Arizona student is suing after he says a 270-pound meteorite toppled over at a university museum and crushed his hand, according to a...

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President Obama Abandons College Ranking System

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Posted by    Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

After a two year crusade to create a government-based collegiate ranking system, President Obama is throwing in the towel.

The New York Times reports:

With Website to Research Colleges, Obama Abandons Ranking System

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Saturday abandoned his two-year effort to have the government create a system that explicitly rates the...

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Texas A&M University’s Freedom from Terrorism Memorial

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Posted by    Friday, September 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

The campus memorial is dedicated not only to those who lost their lives on 9/11, but to those who gave their lives in the fight against terrorism. Beat the hell outta terrorism!

From My Aggie Nation:

Freedom from Terrorism Memorial

Beat the hell outta terrorism,” were A&M President Robert Gates’ closing remarks on Dec....

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Valencia College Staff and Community Members Create 9/11 Flag Display

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Posted by    Friday, September 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

The community comes together to remember.

From My News 13:

Valencia College displays 911 memorial

OSCEOLA COUNTY —
This week mark 14 years since two planes struck the Twin Towers in New York.

Now, local leaders in Central Florida want to make sure today’s young people fully grasp the horror and tragedy when terrorists attack the...

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9/11 Tribute Held at Joliet Junior College

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Posted by    Friday, September 11, 2015 at 9:30am

Joliet Junior College joins others across the country who are taking time to remember those we lost fourteen years ago today.

From the Joliet Patch:

Joliet Junior College to Hold 9/11 Tribute

Joliet Junior College will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at 8:45 a.m....

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Thai University Makes Transgender Education Mandatory

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

Forget gender “sensitive” pronouns, this University in Thailand is requiring all students to take a class which focuses on gender identification.

From AOL:

University introduces mandatory transgender education class

One of Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious schools, Thammasat University, is turning heads as they are now requiring freshmen to take a Social Life Skills...

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Carnegie Mellon Gets $5.5 Million From Uber

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

Uber Technologies dropped a chunk of coin that will be used to create robotics fellowships at Carnegie Mellon.

Trib Live reports:

Uber gives $5.5 million to Carnegie Mellon University

Uber Technologies gifted $5.5 million to Carnegie Mellon University for a faculty chair and three new robotics graduate fellowships, the university...

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Ditch These High School Habits Before College

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

Want to be successful in college? Might want to think about ditching these habits before they cause you trouble in the world of higher education.

USA Today reports:

8 high school habits that will fail you in college

Some of your high school habits will serve you well. However, making the assumption that they...

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Kansas State Apologizes for Marching Band Halftime Mishap

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

When the Kansas State marching band’s depiction of the Starship Enterprise broke apart, the result had a few spectators wondering what had happened.

9 News reports:

Kansas State apologizes for ‘lewd’ halftime show

The last thing any university or team needs during the opening game of...

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Can You Guess What College Students Consume More Than Any Other Food?

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Posted by    Monday, September 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

Frozen yogurt. That’s right, frozen yogurt. Froyo because YOLO?

USA Today reports:

College students order more frozen yogurt than any other food

College students are not generally known for their healthy eating habits. It isn’t until you leave home that you realize cooking is a lot harder than your parents made it look.

Ordering food...

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No More Hard Liquor for University of Missouri Frats

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Posted by    Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

Hard liquor is now considered contraband at University of Missouri fraternities.

KMBC reports:

University of Missouri fraternities ban hard alcohol

University of Missouri fraternities will not be able to have hard alcohol at social events this year and any violations will be immediately reported to the Office of Student Conduct...

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Are Colleges Teaching Students That 9/11 Was Our Fault?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is incredibly concerning.

The New York Post reports:

Colleges brainwash students into believing 9/11 was our fault

Not all of us will be mourning 9/11 victims and their families this Friday on the 14th anniversary of the attacks. Hundreds of college kids across the country will instead be taught to sympathize with...

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Is Joining A College Honors Program Worth It?

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

IS joining a college honors program worth the extra work required?

USA Today explores:

Should I join my college’s honors program?

College honors programs are designed to facilitate academic challenges and growth opportunities for exceptionally motivated students. These programs may have a generalized scope, or certain schools may offer a variety of honors programs...

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Law Prof Criticizes “Yes-Means-Yes” Sexual Assault Laws

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Posted by    Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

A law professor from the University of Miami is concerned about the increase of “yes-means-yes” sexual assault laws and argues they’re shifting the burden of proof in a detrimental way.

Ashe Schow writes for the Washington Examiner:

Miami law professor criticizes burden of proof shifting

A University of Miami Law professor is criticizing...

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Baylor University Hires Outside Lawyers To Investigate Internal Handling of Sex Abuse Cases

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Posted by    Friday, September 4, 2015 at 6:30pm

Baylor University has retained the services of outside counsel for an internal investigation into the school’s handling of sexual abuse cases.

Yahoo News reports:

Outside lawyers to probe Baylor University’s handling of sex abuse

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Baylor University President Ken Starr, who gained prominence for his investigation of former U.S. President...

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University of Houston Dumps Millions Into Athletic Programs

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Posted by    Friday, September 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

Surrounded by athletic greats like Texas A&M University, The University of Texas, Baylor University, and Rice University, the University of Houston his pumping major bucks into their athletic programs.

The Texas Tribune writes:

University of Houston Pours Millions into Athletics

As classes wrap up at the University of Houston on Thursday, marching band members...

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3,000 Former Corinthian College Students Will Have College Debt Erased

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Posted by    Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 6:30pm

If your college goes belly under, you too might have your college debt paid for from the tax payer coffers.

U.S. News and World Report writes:

Thousands of students ask government to erase college loans, claiming fraud or school closure

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,000 former Corinthian College students will have their college...

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Cornell Ranks as 4th Most Liberal College

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

With so many different ways to determine where a school sits on the political spectrum, this particular report looks at faculty political donations.

From the Cornell Review:

Cornell is 4th Most Liberal College as Measured By Faculty Political Donations

Surprise, surprise?

According to political data analytics firm Crowdpac, Cornell is the fourth most liberal university...

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Months After Charges Dropped, San Diego State U. Lifts Suspension on Student Accused of Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

No charges were filed, no reason was provided as to why the charges were dropped either. San Diego State University sent a campus-wide email when Francisco Paiva Sousa was arrested, but failed to do so when charges were dropped. Needless to say, this is yet another mess created by a University...

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Columbia Revises Sexual Assault Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

Columbia’s sexual assault policies received an overhaul thanks to new state laws.

The Columbia Spectator explains:

Columbia revises sexual assault policy to include reforms to hearing and appeals processes, additional clarifications

In accordance with a New York state law passed this summer, Columbia’s new sexual assault policy includes changes to the appeals process...

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Avoiding College Debt Starts by Teaching Kids in High School

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 6:33pm

Who knew teaching kids how to manage money might help them handle it responsibly as adults?

Today writes:

Want your kids to avoid college debt? Start in high school

Stephanie Land graduated from the University of Montana in the spring of 2014 with a B.A. in English, $50,000...

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Increasing Number of College Students Are Using Marijuana Daily

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Out: cigarettes. In: joints. Why are more college students turning to daily pot smoking than before?

The Wall Street Journal reports:

More College Students Use Marijuana Daily, Study Finds

College students in the U.S. are now more likely to smoke marijuana on a daily basis than cigarettes, as pot-smoking rates continue...

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