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After new book published, Arizona State prof accused of plagiarism…again

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

A professor accused and cleared of intentional plagiarism has been accused again, this time for his new book.

Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty files this report.

An investigation into plagiarism allegations against an Arizona State University professor of history in 2011 found him not guilty of deliberate academic misconduct, but the case remained...

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Harvard’s Catholic students deride black mass, educational pretenses, and hate speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

The good news about Harvard’s  “black mass” event is that there were protests, and several hundred Catholics, fellow Christians, and other supporters participated in a more uplifting celebration that included scripture reading and signs reading “Jesus, I adore you.”

The student editors of The Harvard Crimson took the administration’s position to ...

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USA Today editors: College rape tribunals fail students

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9:30am

We have noted the unfairness and ineptness of the kangaroo-court style proceedings that have evolved as colleges attempt to addresses sexual assault cases on their campuses.

Now, the editors of USA Today deride the campus-style “justice” (hat-tip, Instapundit)

…The strongest punishment schools can deliver is to expel a rapist from campus. That’s an...

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College Theater Production Features “White Privilege” Blame Game

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

Kalamazoo College student Jenna Neumann has a report on a college production that is now playing in the “Theater of the Absurd.”

When I arrived at Dalton Theater on a recent Friday night to attend a black cultural awareness troupe performance at Kalamazoo College, I went with an open mind and...

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States’ bills attempt to regulate study abroad programs

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

Minnesota lawmakers are poised to pass legislation requiring colleges to report on the safety of study abroad programs; bill in New York would mandate disclosure of financial relationships with providers.

Inside Higher Ed’s Elizabeth Redden offers these details:

…The Minnesota proposal, which has been included as a provision of the state budget bill...

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Tennessee Deputy Who Choked Student Opts for “Deferred Retirement”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that a sheriff’s deputy in Knox County, Tennessee was fired after he was caught on camera allegedly choking a university student.

It looks like...

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Harvard Chaplains condemn “Black Mass” as Catholic students petition for cancellation

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:30am

We have been covering the controversial “black mass” proposed by a Harvard University extension school club, which is proceeding despite the enormous public outcry over its profanity and tastelessness.

In The Harvard Crimson, Harvard’s chaplains express their anger and Catholic students say they have organized a petition that has received hundreds...

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Police dogs find hot dogs and 62 students guilty of senior prank gone wild

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

When the police dogs chased down the source of some hot dogs, 62 New Jersey students were busted for a a particularly gross senior prank.

Sixty-two students were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into their high school overnight for a senior class prank, urinating in hallways, greasing doorknobs with petroleum...

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UC Berkeley Student Likens “War on Poverty” to WWI’s Battle of Verdun

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

The Battle of Verdun in 1916 was the longest single battle of World War One and was noted for its enormous casualties.

UC Berkeley student Jacob F. Grant makes an apt analogy to this battle to this country’s efforts in the “War on Poverty.”

Last week marked half a century since the then-leader...

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Harvard student says young Americans not as high on pot legalization as you may think

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

In the Huffington Post, Harvard University student Mariel Klein college students are not as high on pot legalization as new reports seem to indicate.

Support for the legalization of marijuana among young Americans is not as high as many perceive. According to a poll by the Harvard Public Opinion Project released Tuesday...

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Michigan State U. student says grades not as important as work ethic

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Posted by    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9:30am

In light of rampant grade inflation on campuses, Michigan State University student Emily Jenks offers a refreshingly different view on grades.

…Employers don’t look for good grades — they look for hard workers.

Having a degree is just the beginning when being considered for a job. There’s going to be a bunch of...

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U. of Idaho Faculty Vote to Expand Their Free Speech Rights

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

University of Idaho faculty recently voted in favor of broadening the scope of their academic freedom on campus and include an explicit right of free speech on matters of faculty governance.

Hopefully, it will include the rights of free speech for the conservatives among their number.

Patricia Hartzell, chair of faculty senate, said there...

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Business Schools Turning to Plato for Student Lessons

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

In The Wall Street Journal, Melissa Korn takes a look at the new philosophy being implemented at some business schools across the country.

Most business-school students are gunning for jobs in banking, consulting or technology. So what are they doing reading Plato?

The philosophy department is invading the M.B.A. program—at least at a...

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San Diego State U. student’s guide to good fiscal health

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 11:00am

With all the attention given to student sexual health on campus, it seems that the lessons on good financial health are completely overlooked.

San Diego State University student Kelly Gardner has a very smart review of handling taxes, credit cards, and other fiscal life skills that are often under appreciated by young...

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State College Funding Levels Sputtering Along with the American Economy

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Posted by    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 8:00am

With a growth rate of only 0.1 percent in the last quarter, it is quite reasonable to question whether there has been a real economic recovery during Obama’s term in office.

It looks like the recovery isn’t the only thing that has been sputtering — so has the funding for state colleges.

Forty-eight...

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Former Purdue Quarterback Supports Unionization Efforts

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

Colin Mairet, Sports Editor of Purdue’s The Exponent, recently interviewed a former quarterback who supports the unionization of college football players.

Despite direct opposition from current student-athletes and administrators at Northwestern, one former Purdue quarterback believes the players at the school want to unionize and the process is a “step in the...

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Pro-Obamacare Group Hits the Bars in Quest for Young Enrollees

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

Some young Americans could be experiencing very painful hangovers the next time they hit the local clubs!

Night clubbers, beware. An Obamacare evangelist may be coming to a bar near you.

On a call outlining its strategy to get people to sign up for Obamacare over the summer, leading Obamacare advocacy group Enroll...

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Fiscal Affirmative Action: Universities May Prefer Rich Chinese Students to Asian-Americans

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00am

In discussions of affirmative action, the plight of Asian Americans is often overlooked by proponents.

However, a review of admittance numbers shows there may be another challenge for that particular group of students — rich Asians who will pay full tuition.

United States universities favoring wealthy Chinese students over Asian-Americans has been a...

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Why are the real-world value of apprenticeships so under-appreciated?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:00am

While employers complain about the skills and abilities about young Americans, a proven pathway for producing qualified workers is under-utilized.

In The Wall Street Journal,  Lauren Weber takes a look at apprenticeships and why they have been on the decline despite their inherent value to many types of businesses.

Apprenticeships can offer a...

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Newsweek Attacks Comedian Who Challenged Common Core

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

Legal Insurrection’s Bryan Jacoutot covered comedian Louis C.K.’s epic rant against Common Core.

It has earned him a lashing from a noted arbiter of elitism.

After lambasting Common Core for ruining his kids’ education, Emmy Award-winning comedian Louis C.K. is taking flak from a Core-supporter at Newsweek.

In an article titled, “Sorry, Louis C.K.,...

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Ireland’s Trinity College Sacrifices Bible on its Crest to Polical Correctness

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

It looks like the United States isn’t the only country in which colleges sacrifice logos and mascots to political correctness.

This story comes from Ireland and involves a school named after the Holy Trinity to boot!

Dublin’s Trinity College is receiving harsh criticism for removing a depiction of the bible from their 422-year-old...

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Study’s Shocking Conclusion: Social Media Use Leads to Lower Grades

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

In The Brown Daily Herald, student reporter Riley Davis analyzes the shocking results from a new study.

Many college students could not imagine a day without updating their Twitter feeds or Facebook statuses, but according to a recent study led by researchers at the Miriam Hospital, using social media may impair...

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