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Oregon Football Players Mock Cleared Florida State Quarterback with “No Means No” Chants

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00am

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is one of the young men who has faced legal challenges under the college system of questionable justice for alleged sex crimes.

And while the charges against Winston were dropped, his Rose Bowl opponents still used the case as an opportunity for some ugly mocking.

Several Oregon players...

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Quinnipiac suspends frat and expels student over hazing allegations

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

More hazing-related troubles at another fraternity.

Only solid detail: It didn’t involve Uber.

Quinnipiac University has banned the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity from campus, suspended two students and expelled another after a student conduct investigation revealed a hazing incident at the school.

“The univers...

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Newest College Scheme: Financial Aid to the Middle Class

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

The good news: Colleges recognize that a degree is now beyond the means of many middle class kids.

The bad news: It’s hard to see how the amounts proposed will help significantly, given the rising tuition and multiplying fees.

As soaring college costs saddle more students with debt, colleges are increasingly earmarking aid...

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One college shows that there is merit to giving up “Merit Aid” programs

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:30am

In The Washington Post, Nick Anderson takes a look at an intriguing experiment involving “Merit Aid” programs.

The open secret of higher education is that private colleges competing for students often slash prices for families wealthy enough to pay full tuition.

Some dangle “merit aid” to lure academic stars. Others use discounts to...

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University of Hawaii Graduate Does Commencement in Traditional Loincloth

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

No word yet if the feminist activists on campus will file a sex harassment suit against one proud Hawaiian college graduate.

While Kalā Kaawa sat with his fellow graduates at the University of Hawaii’s winter commencement ceremony earlier this month, he texted his mom in the audience to tell her that he...

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UCLA Student: Explore all your options before pursuing a medical career

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

Given the chaos Obamacare has injected into the American medical system, University of California – Los Angeles student Kunal Patel offers up a dose of common sense.

But after working at hospitals and interacting with doctors over the last three years, I am convinced that the path to medicine and the lifestyle...

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UNC Officials Want Academic Whistleblower’s Lawsuit Dismissed

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

We have been covering the story of a University of North Carolina professor who was threatened with death after revealing athletes’ shockingly low reading levels.

The whistleblower, Mary Willingham, resigned then filed a lawsuit against the school.  There are new developments:

Three administrators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

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Oberlin College denies request to suspend failing grades for student demonstrators

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 9:30am

In a rare act of sanity on the campus of Oberlin College, the school has refused to suspend failing grades this semester despite requests for relief from students who skipped classes and missed study time to engage in race-based protests.

A student petition, signed by more than 1,300, called for the college...

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Catholic theologians compare Eric Garner with Jesus in racial-justice manifesto

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

St. Louis University student Nathan Rubbelke offers this analysis of a disturbing statement issued by over 400 Catholic theologins in this country, some who work at institutions that have previously made our reports for some

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Newest UVA controversy: Student leaders recommend secret trials for rape cases

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

In arguably one of the most chilling developments related to the University of Virgina rape hoax, The College Fix Assistant Editor Dave Huber reports that the school’s student leaders have issued a series of truly scary recommendations.

One wishes these demands were a hoax.

“Taking Action On Sexual Assault — A Student Perspective”...

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Seven Wyoming School Districts Drop Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunch Program

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

For Christmas this year, seven Wyoming schools districts are giving their students a gift that will keep on giving.

Citing numerous student complaints, the schools are ditching Michelle Obama’s “Healthy Lunch” program.

After reviewing the complains, it would have been better named “No Lunch” program.

Several Wyoming schools have dropped the new federal rules...

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Drexel U. Ending Community College Partnership and Reduced Tuition Program

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 9:30am

At a time when students are trying to find ways to stretch their education dollars, it is difficult to imagine the calculation that went into Drexel University’s decision to end its partnership with community colleges.

Drexel University is ending its partnership with Burlington County College (BCC) and other two-year institutions in which...

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Sony Email Shocker: CEO Is Interested in Becoming NYU’s Next President

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

The continued release of additional Sony emails after the “cyber-vandalism” hack attack has released even more shocking information.

When will the madness end?

Among the leaked emails resulting from a hacking attack on Sony, one note revealed that the company’s chief operating officer was interested in becoming the next president of New...

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Donor Gifts Statue of PT Barnum’s Jumbo to Tufts University

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

Melissa Korn of The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story about an iconic display at Tuft’s University.

One has to wonder what the campus animal rights activists have to say about the subject!

When Dick Reynolds contemplated a six-figure gift to Tufts University, he knew it wouldn’t be enough for a new...

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The Rise of America’s Homeless College Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

But I thought the economy was rebounding!

With the number of homeless college students increasing over 75% in the past three years, you have to question the veracity of the economic and employment numbers we have been getting.

Sean McLean’s first day of college at the University of Massachusetts Boston came on the...

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Ukraine’s Donetsk National University now under Russian management

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 9:30am

As chaos descends all over the globe, it is easy to forget about the ongoing aggression of the Russians on its neighbors.

Here is a troubling update impacting a prestigious university in Ukraine.

In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major...

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Adjunct professor explains why he is leaving academia

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Posted by    Monday, December 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

Ten-year adjunct professor, Troy Camplin, can’t say he wasn’t warned: Once an adjunct, always and adjunct.

He’s jumping off the treadmill, and explains why:

…Also at issue is the fact that I taught challenging classes. For academic bureaucrats, the most important thing of all is retention. That is,...

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Congressman charges that U.S. universities are too cozy with China

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Posted by    Monday, December 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

The College Fix Assistant Editor Greg Piper reports on a congressional hearing that looked at the “cozy” relationship between US academia and China.

China’s reported crackdown on college students celebrating Christmas is just the tip of the iceberg for Rep. Chris Smith, Republican of New Jersey.

The chairman of the Human Rights Subcommittee...

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Gospel according to English prof: Virgin Mary justifies Affirmative Consent rules

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Posted by    Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

File this story under “Sacrilegious Studies”

Perhaps English professors shouldn’t be venturing into theology, but Liberty University’s Karen Swallows Prior makes a valiant attempt to convince us that the Virgin Mary would have approved of today’s bureaucratic attempts to regulate campus sex.

Writing in The Atlantic, Prior pairs Luke’s Gospel with Antioch College’s...

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Former Prof sues Catholic university for firing him and ignoring their own policy

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Posted by    Monday, December 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Frederick Fagal, formerly a tenured professor at Catholic Marywood University in Pennsylvania, is suing the school, alleging that it terminated his employment without following its own written procedures.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) offers these details:

…Fagal’s suit argues that Marywood’s written policies governing discipline of tenured faculty clearly state...

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U. Central Arkansas Gets $3 Million Gift for Updating its Science Center

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

This Christmas season, the University of Central Arkansas received a great present for its Science Center.

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $3 million donation from Conway Corporation to renovate their science center, school officials announced.

The gift, which will be paid out at approximately $600,000 per year over five years,...

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College Makes Promise to Students: 37K Job or Loans Reimbursed

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

One innovative institution is taking a lesson from the free market: Guaranteed results or your money back.

It already being rewarded by an increase in student enrollment.

When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class...

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