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USA Today Editorial Board Objects to School “Trigger Warnings”

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

In their latest quest to cater to hypersensitive activists, schools are now considering the establishment of “trigger warnings,” which are intended to protect people from taking part in class discussions and media that might offend.

The Editorial Board of USA Today just issued its own set of warnings — about this concept.

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Educational Equity, Inc. explores “investment” model for college tuition

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00am

One company is exploring a different model for helping students finance their degrees.

A Chicago-based start-up firm has noted a trend, often reported here, that less “fun” degrees are usually the ones with real earning potential. They base their approach on an “investment” model (hat-tip, Instapundit).

One idea for dealing with the student...

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Big 12 College Football Coaches Focus on Potential Team Unionization

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Posted by    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:00am

At their recent meeting, Big 12 coaches were talking unionization, anticipating a potential move for student football players to organize.

…The NCAA has two lawsuits on one hand and a Northwestern football team that will vote Friday on whether or not to form a union. Since the National Labor Relations Board in...

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Video: Does an Entrepreneur Need a College Degree?

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

The latest video on Bloomberg TV asks: Does an Entrepreneur Need a College Degree?

On today’s “The Agenda,” Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu, and Adam Johnson look at trending news stories and the Twitter question of the day on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

 
 
 

Rand Paul on SCOTUS Ruling: College Admissions Must Be Colorblind

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul agreed on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling to uphold Michigan’s ban on colorblind admissions.

Speaking with former Obama adviser David Axelrod at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, Paul said that there was a time when the country needed special protections for minorities because of the “terrible...

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U. of Florida Prof’s Admission: We Really Do Read Student Evaluations

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

As the school year begins to wind down and instructors are poised to pass out course evaluations, University of Florida professor Clay Calvert makes a startling admission.

With classes quickly coming to a close on college campuses across the country, Millennials from frosh through super seniors are busy doing more than just...

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Colleges now dealing with increasing heroin use by students

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:30am

In addition to campus alcohol and marijuana abuse, schools are now dealing with an old scourge: The use of heroin by students.

Cory Weinberg if Inside Higher Ed files this report:

Officials at the University of Rochester are discussing a problem that rarely reaches the agendas of campus medical centers or presidents: How...

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LA Science Teacher Back in School after “Zero Tolerance for Weapons” Suspension

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

We often report on school “zero tolerance” gun policies that punish students in some way.

Recently, a Los Angeles school science teacher was burned by those policies. Happily, common sense has prevailed and he is back on the job.

The beloved science teacher at a public high school in Los Angeles who was...

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Dartmouth students mock school’s cancellation of charity fiesta over insipid racism charge

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another diversity drama is playing out on the campus of Dartmouth University.

And, based on the student mocking it is receiving, the progressives responsible may have overplayed their hand.

The first act of this particular drama features the school’s cancellation of a charity event when a single charge of racism was made.

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Obama administration moving forward with its controversial teacher preparation programs

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Obama administration officials say they are moving ahead with a controversial proposal to more tightly regulate programs that educate teachers.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford files this report.

The Obama administration is planning to move ahead this summer with a proposal that would tie federal grants for teacher preparation programs, in part, to...

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#WarOnMen continues with study that shows male researchers stress out lab rats

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 9:30am

If you are a young man with your heart set on medical research, the results of a new study may be heartbreaking.

An international team of pain researchers led by scientists from McGill University found that the gender of experimenters has a big impact on the stress levels of rodents, which are...

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Free Speech Group Says Discipline of Lewis & Clark Students Too Harsh

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

It is quest to avoid having the delicate sensibilities of some students offended, another university represses the free speech rights of others.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is keeping an eye on another care of over-reaching and over-reaction.

A national university free speech group says Lewis & Clark College grossly...

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U. Virginia student recounts life after being cleared of false rape charges

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

While progressives rage against “campus rape culture”, sadly many stories we cover highlight a culture of hoaxes and kangaroo courts.

In The Cavalier Daily, a student shares his story about being falsely charged with rape and how the University of Virginia made bad matters even worse (hat-tip, Instapundit).

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Student Rails Against Harvard’s Closure of Campus Enterprise

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that a student-run enterprise at Harvard was shut because it couldn’t meet requirements from the administration.

Student Manuel Cominsky is angered by the decision, indicating that the university has been hypocritical in its approach to campus business practices.

Harvard gave the founders two options if they wanted to continue: Either...

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U of Michigan Faculty Denounce High Administrator Pay

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently noted that when California students were protesting, the high pay and platinum perks of  university system administrators were among the top items on their long list of grievances.

It looks like a similar battle is brewing in the Midwest.

In an open letter to the University’s Board of Regents dated April...

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Tennessee sheriff’s deputy is fired after choking an unresisting college student

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

Recently, deputies were called to a University of Tennessee student party that spilled out onto a residential street.

What happened next cost one of the responding officers his job.

A sheriff’s deputy in Knox County, Tennessee has been fired after he was caught on camera allegedly choking a university student Saturday night.

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U. Wisconsin-Madison’s Advanced Pleasure Workshop: Sex Out Loud

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

For cryin’ out loud!

Look at what the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering in the name of “student health”!

What do you get when you allocate nearly $100,000 annually from taxpayer, tuition and student-fee funded coffers to a campus organization dedicated to sexual health?

I’m glad you asked. Let’s take a look.

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Berkeley student says “…nothing inherently wrong with an unequal distribution of income”

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of California Berkeley student Jacob Grant refutes the assertion that income inequality is a dire problem.

…[T]here is nothing inherently wrong with an unequal distribution of income. Without income inequality, there would be no bonuses, raises, promotions or advancement; no way to reward education, hard work, skill or experience; no way...

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Brown Students for Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Professor Jacobson is battling the anti-Israel activism that pervades today’s campuses.

Meanwhile, Brown Students for Israel explain their role on campus.

In the lively and often confusing campus discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Brown Students for Israel feels that its values and identity have frequently been misrepresented, and it would like to take...

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Harvard’s New Business Lesson: Student-Run Business Closed by School Regulations

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

Students at Harvard University just got an important lesson in real world business problems.

A student-run enterprise was shut because it couldn’t meet requirements from the administration.

Welcome to the real world, kids!

InstaNomz, a student-run food delivery service that launched at the beginning of March, has ceased operations indefinitely due to what it...

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Don’t trust latest unemployment figures for college grads

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

With graduation season looming, it is no surprise that the Obama administration is going to manipulate the numbers to make the job situation for graduates appear rosier than it is.

One more time.

The U.S. Labor Department is not using the most accurate data to define unemployment numbers for recent college graduates, a...

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While campus sex assaults remains a problem, administrations offer “safe spaces” solutions

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have often featured stories about campus “free speech zones” that school administrators rely on to solve complaints that arise from progressives about those pesky conservative student organizations and their events.

And while claims of a “campus rape culture” may be debatable, Katie J.M. Baker of BuzzFeed offers the background on some...

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