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At Georgetown, Bill Clinton Bashes Media for Unfavorable Obamacare Coverage

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Posted by    Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:30am

While speaking at Georgetown University, Bill Clinton worked hard to persuade his audience that Obamacare isn’t as bad as reports indicate.

It’s a good thing he likes to talk, as he has a lot of explaining to do.

In a long-winded speech on Wednesday at Georgetown University, former president Bill Clinton criticized the...

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Enrollment Decline Forces College in Kentucky to Cut 20% Of Faculty and End Four Majors

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Posted by    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Higher Education Bubble has burst over one college in Kentucky.

Georgetown College in Kentucky will eliminate 20 percent of its faculty and end four majors to minimize the impact of a $4 million deficit brought on by enrollment decline, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

School President Dwaine Greene announced Monday a “strategic renewal”...

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The New Economy of Well Educated Baristas

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Posted by    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

In The Wall Street Journal, William A. Galston reviews a new study that offers an unsettling explanation of why young adults have been hit hard in the current economy (hat-tip, Instapundit).

So why aren’t there more housing starts? Answer: Because new households are forming at less than 40% of the normal rate....

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Harvard Prof Predicts Up To 50% of US Universities May Fail In 15 Years

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Posted by    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

File this story under “Death Spiral”.

Soaring student debt, competition from online programs and poor job prospects for graduates are shrinking the applicant pools for many universities and, as Bloomberg reports, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities warns “there will clearly be some institutions that won’t make it…through these difficult...

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In California, Vandals Destroy Copies of College Magazine with GOP Elephant on Cover

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Posted by    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 9:30am

University of Arizona student Julianne Stanford reports on the serious hazards faced by student magazines on California campuses that bear the symbols of the Republican Party and articles questioning the American Studies Association’s anti-Israel boycott.

The leaders of a student-run magazine that put an elephant symbol associated with...

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Yale’s Graduate Students Demand Union

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

If Yale’s graduate students do unionize, here’s to hoping their demands are more rational than those of unionized students on the West Coast.

Chanting “Our work makes Yale work,” and “Union power in the ivory tower,” hundreds of graduate students...

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Notre Dame tells young Catholics to “cease and desist” promoting traditional marriage on campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

The administration at Notre Dame University has just told a group of Catholic students to “cease and desist” promoting traditional marriage on campus.

Members of the student group Tradition Family Property Student Action were told to “cease and desist” promoting traditional marriage on campus. Then...

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Harvard Protest Runs Out of Fuel When Student Gets Arrested

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

A protest over fossil-fuel investments ran out of steam when Harvard University police arrested a student blocking an entrance to the building housing President Drew Faust’s office.

Brett A. Roche ’15, a member of the environmental activist group Divest Harvard, was arrested by Harvard University Police around 7 a.m. Thursday morning for...

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Georgetown’s Editorial Staff has “Final Words” on Campus Free Speech, Gender Identity Issues

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:30am

The editorial staff of Georgetown University’s The Hoya offers some thoughts about the school’s decision-making policies on a wide range of subjects as it closes out the 2013-2014 academic year.

Free Speech

The extent of free speech on campus has long been a point of tension between students and administrators. Although the current...

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Google will stop its search for advertising keywords in university email accounts

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

There has been a fascinating development at the intersection of internet usage and higher education.

Google, pressured by privacy advocates and looming legal challenges, on Wednesday announced it will no longer scan student and faculty emails for advertising keywords, seeking to end a seven-year-long conflict that some university technology officers have said...

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UNC student says “Clean energy is a myth”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

University of North Carolina student Timothy Bame analyzes the real costs incurred from the “War on Coal.”

…According to the World Coal Association, 45% of the electricity generated in the United States is through the use of coal. It is also by far the cheapest form of electricity and the easiest to...

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U. of St. Thomas Student: We Must Stand With Israel

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

University of St. Thomas student Vladimir Davidiuk is urging students to reject the anti-Israel activism pervading campuses today.

In December of 2013, the American Studies Association, an organization ostensibly devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history, resolved to call for an unjustified, immoral and hateful boycott of Israeli academic institutions and also resolved...

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Court orders Ohio State to defend rejection of applicant with Crohn’s disease

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:30am

In the quest for “diversity”, one university may have neglected including those with chronic illnesses.

A federal appeals panel has just ordered Ohio State to defend accusations that it rejected a candidate for a Ph.D. program because she has Crohn’s disease. Inside Higher Ed’s Doug Lederman files this report.

Ohio State University must...

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FIRE’s President Responds to White House’s First Report on Campus Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Not surprisingly, the White House Task Force issued a series of constitutionally questionable recommendations that expand the “War on Men” on American campuses in an attempt to deal with sexual violence.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) President Greg Lukianoff has this scathing review of the Task Force report, which...

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U. North Carolina Student on How Porn Adversely Impacts His Generation

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

The “pornification” of our college campuses is disturbing.

University of North Carolina student Timothy Bame expresses his deep concerns about its unhealthy impact on his generation.

…On February 5th over 300 UNC students attended a presentation in Memorial Hall entitled Porn Nation. It was presented by Michael Leahy and his wife Christine. Leahy...

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Princeton now offering unapproved meningitis vaccine to persons “involved with students”

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

Princeton University has been plagued with a meningitis outbreak severe enough to earn its own strain designation from the Centers of Disease control.

Now, it is expanding its offering of an unapproved vaccine to people in “intimate relationships with students.”

The University will expand access to the unapproved meningitis vaccine Bexsero to include...

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Federal judge rules Cornell and Ithaca can be sued for negligence in student’s suicide

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 9:30am

In 2010, Cornell University freman Bradley Ginsburg jumped committed suicide by jumping into one of the many gorges surrounding the campus.

His father subsequently filed a lawsuit that has resulted in a contentious court case.

The fight over a $180 million lawsuit filed against Cornell by the father of a student who committed...

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Amid protests, Eric Holder cancels Oklahoma police academy graduation speech

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

It looks like the people of Oklahoma don’t have a very high opinion of our Attorney General.

I wonder why?

Attorney General Eric Holder canceled a speech to a graduating class of police cadets in Oklahoma City on Thursday, after crowds of Oklahomans flocked to the ceremony to protest his appearance.

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Nicholls State University Nixing Remedial Courses

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

One university is changing its policy on remedial courses, daring to expect its incoming students to be able to do college level work when they arrive for their first classes.

Nicholls State University in Louisiana will no longer accept students who need remedial courses in an effort to boost admission standards,...

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George Washington U. student reviews UConn prof’s profanity infused, “moral duty” homage to Darwin

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:00am

A University of Connecticut anthropology recently confronted a group of evangelical demonstrators in a profanity-laced tirade before leading students in a “Praise Darwin” counter-protest chant.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reviews both the video and the professor’s claim it was his moral obligation to reveal his Darwin-based outrage.

“It was my moral...

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U. Michigan student reviews the rise of religious persecution around the world

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Posted by    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8:00am

University of Michigan student Derek Draplin takes a look at the rise of harassment and violence that targets people based on their faith.

For Americans in a modernized world, religious persecution seems like an antiquated and archaic notion rather than an infringement upon liberty and natural rights. In fact, Americans-—millennials, in particular—-dispassionately...

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American Schools Producing Excellent Workforce for… China

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

Bloomerberg’s David J. Lynch explores the unintended consequences of American schools relying on foreign students to fill rapidly emptying seats.

Barely 26 years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in Beijing and now may launch an...

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