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U. of Wisconsin’s Latest Post-Doctorate Program: Feminist Biology

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9:30am

The bad news: A biology program has devolved into a pseudo-science.

The good news: The material published in this program will have tons of mock-worthy content.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced last week that it will be offering a post-doctorate in “Feminist biology” in an attempt to uncover and reverse gender bias in...

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Policy makers weigh automatic income-based repayments for student loans

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Policy makers and higher education researchers are considering the merits of automatic income-based repayment schemes as a way to reform programs for student loan borrowers.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford files this report.

There is relatively broad consensus among policy makers and advocates in Washington that income-based repayment is, in most cases, a...

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Brown’s student newspaper leaks details of professor’s plagiarism case

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

A story from Brown University demonstrates the power of the student press.

Brown University’s investigation into a professor accused of plagiarism was supposed to remain confidential. But after it was leaked to the student newspaper, the professor is speaking out both to apologize for what she says was unintentional plagiarism and to...

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Clemson Coach Responds to Freedom From Religion Foundation Complaint

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently reported that the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist organization, has accused Clemson University of endorsing Christianity within its football team.

Now, the Clemson head football coach responds.

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney would like to clear the air in regards to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s (FFRF) complaint...

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Hawaii Students Sue for Being Ordered to Stop Distributing U.S. Constitution Pamphlets

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 8:00am

It sees college administrators are slow to learn.

We reported that California’s Modesto Junior College (MJC) agreed to settle a First Amendment lawsuit filed by student, whom the college prevented from handing out copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day. The videotaped incident drew national media attention.

Now, a group of students in...

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Bard College experiments by offering admissions essay in place of ACTs, SAT, GPAs

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

In The American Conservative, Gracy Olmstead reports on her tutoring experiences as they relate to an admissions experiment Bard College is conducting.

I once tutored a student who could write an A+ essay, and then get a D on her multiple-choice tests. In working with that student, I learned that these two...

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Free Speech Magic Gives Instructor Legal Win Against Campus PC Police, Wiccans

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

The staff of The College Fix report an another legal win for campus free speech, this time for a paramedics instructor at Antelope Valley College who was charged with being insensitive to Wiccan beliefs.

Veteran paramedic and tenured instructor Lance Hodge settled his lawsuit against the college after a recent ruling in the...

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Dartmouth Derides Swarthmore’s new “Genderfuck” Program

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00am

Perhaps this is part of Dartmouth’s goal to get away from its rowdy image, but a recent piece rips another school for a particularly tasteless “sexual scholarship” program.

The esteemed Swarthmore College apparently hosts an annual party called “Genderfuck” in which men dress like women and women wear very little. Before the...

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Prospective Students and Parents Should Evaluate a School’s Free Speech Rights

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00am

Virginia Postrel, a Bloomberg View columnist who writes about commerce and culture, offers her views about what college students and their parents really need to know about a college before submitting an application.

The author, who is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Individual Rights in...

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Brigham Young U. Graduate Reviews Causes of ASU Coed’s Tragic Alcohol Related Death

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

We recently touched upon the tragic death of Arizona State University student Naomi McClendon, who fell 10 floors off the balcony of an off-campus apartment after a night of binge drinking.

Recent Brigham Young University graduate Emily Holmstead looks at the events leading up to the death and what the school is now...

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FedEx Sued over Humboldt U. Student Tour Bus Crash that Killed 10

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently reported that five students on their way to a tour Humboldt State University in California were among those killed when a FedEx truck crashed into their tour bus.

Now, the mother of one of those students is suing FedEx.

FedEx Corp. was sued over an April 10 collision on a California...

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Connecticut Prof Apologizes for Anti-GOP Bashfest

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently posted a video of a Connecticut professors rant-fest, in which he said that Republicans were “Racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people” who want to stop blacks, Latinos from voting.

It looks like he is now getting a little exercise…by walking the statement back.

A professor at Eastern Connecticut State University has now apologized...

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Columbia Stops the Presses, Ending Daily Print Student Newspaper

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:30am

New media is transforming to not only professional news services, but those on campus as well.

In light of its first year as a money loser, the editors of a student newspaper at one school are ending the daily edition.

The Columbia Daily Spectator, the student newspaper distributed daily at Columbia University and...

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Recent graduate suggests “killing all the law schools”

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

As the famous quote in Shakespeare’s King Henry VI goes, “The first thing we must do is kill all the lawyers.”

Recent law school graduate Matt Bruenig proposes an entirely different target. Interestingly, his suggestions are rather free market, which is unusual for someone who normally writes about poverty, inequality, and economic...

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Prager University Video: The Government vs. the American Character

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

Prager University has released a new video, entitled “The Government vs. the American Character.”

Over the past 50 years, the purpose of the American government has radically transformed. Whereas it’s main goal in domestic matters used to be to protect liberty, it is now an entitlements machine, transferring over $2 trillion per...

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Plug is Pulled on Gates Foundation’s Intrusive Student Database Proposal

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

We noted that there were enormous privacy concerns centering on a $100 Million Database proposed by the Gates Foundation to record a wide array of student information.

It looks like the plug has been pulled on the scheme. The D...

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The Supposed “Gender Pay Gap” is About Expanding Entitlements

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Posted by    Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 9:30am

In TheCollegeConservative, student Mitch Hall takes a look at the supposed “Gender Pay Gap.”

He asserts it is one of many instances of a concept used to promote entitlements, instead of real equality.

This year’s Equal Pay Day witnessed the renewal of attacks from the left on conservatives, as well as a media...

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In a Divorce, Who is Responsible for Student Loans?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

In a world where obtaining both student loans and divorce is easy, The Wall Street Journal’s Charlie Wells asks the important question: In a divorce, who is responsible for the education debt?

For many young couples today, marriage means more than loving, honoring and cherishing each other—it also means taking on a...

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Washington and Lee U. students theaten “civil disobedience” if diversity demands not met

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

Student groups seem to be getting more aggressive when it comes to making demands related to “diversity”.

We reported that University of Michigan and Dartmouth students threatened “physical action” if their dem...

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North Dakotans Push for Legislation Protecting Student Journalists

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

A group of students and staff at the University of Jamestown (UJ) in North Dakota are pushing for legislation that would protect student journalists.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is following the drive closely.

Though the text of the bill has not yet been finalized, its advocates intend the “New...

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UNC’s Academic Fraud Whistleblower Mary Willingham Resigns

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:30am

We have been closely following the reports of academic fraud perpetrated by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill athletic department.

The whistleblower in that case, Mary Willingham, has resigned after meeting with the Chancellor.

Mary Willingham, an academic adviser at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says she will leave the...

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Chicago Schools to offer “Afro-centric” curriculum as part of Common Core program

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

Not content with gutting useful math skills and rewriting history, organizers of the Common Core program in Chicago are now planning to focus on “Afro-centric” material in their districts.

Chicago public schools are set to introduce a new Afro-centric...

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