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Yale student worries about consequences of anonymous, amateur online psychological therapy

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have often noted the unintended consequences of student antics in an Instragram world.

Yale student Caroline Posner has some thoughtful observations on the potential aftermath of student commentary in online emotional revelations:

…But with Internet anonymity, as we all heard in middle school, comes a number of concerns — and Yale PostSecret...

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Colorado Mountain College part-time staff latest victim of Obamacare

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:30am

It looks like staff members at one Colorado college are more Obamacare victims.

Colorado Mountain College is prohibiting part-time faculty from working more than 30 hours per week to avoid the Obamacare mandate to provide part-time employees with health insurance, the Aspen Daily News reports:

The school relies heavily on adjuncts — there are only...

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Harvard Opens its First Bitcoin ATM

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have noted that students nationwide are clamoring for the increased use of the digital currency, Bitcoin, for campus transactions.

Harvard has responded by opening its first Bitcoin ATM.

Clover Food Lab, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant chain located on Holyoke St., installed the first Bitcoin ATM in Harvard Square Monday morning.

The ATM...

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Canadian university’s student election results: “None of the Above” landslide winner

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

The last time we checked in with the University of Windsor, it had becomes the first Canadian university to approve BDS through an undergrad vote.

The students have voted again, with intriguing results that might be far more inspirational to American college students as well as voters in our November election.

Christmas has...

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UC Berkeley Student: An Armed Campus is a Polite Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of California – Berkeley student Jacob F. Grant is truly on the front lines, when it comes to defending the Second Amendment.

In The Daily Californian, he reminds students of some of its benefits.

…Thus, it would seem that those hoping to restrict people’s legal right to guns are on the wrong...

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Real World Intrudes on Two Colleges as Faculty Complain About Layoffs

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9:30am

The realities of the “Higher Education Bubble” have intruded on two campuses recently, and professors are angry to find out that jobs can be eliminated without faculty involvement or even awareness of the possibility.

Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty offers these details:

Laying off faculty should be the last course of action for...

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Obama administration issues new rules on for-profit, career-oriented colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Because nothing in this country can be “for profit”, the Obama administration just proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges.

Turns out the new ones are based on others tossed out by a federal judge as “arbitrary” and “capricious”.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed files this report:

The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed...

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Learn Business “The Chicago Way” with U. Chicago’s New Economics Instructor

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

The University of Chicago’s new hire is perfect for the city’s notorious way of doing business!

Just in case you thought for a second that the sorry discipline we call economics couldn’t stoop any further into the gutter of academic idiocy and irrelevance, think again.

It’s now being reported that ex-Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice “Fabulous...

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Prager University: Parental Priorities

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Prager University’s latest course asks the question: “What Did Your Parents Most Want You to Be?”

When parents boast about their children with other people, what do most say first? Is it how nice they are to strangers? Or how much volunteering they did last year? Usually not.

More often, they talk about...

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Professor Calls “Climate Change Deniers” Criminals

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9:30am

As a scientist who is also a “climate change denier”, I hereby charge Lawrence Torcello with “hate speech”!

An assistant professor of philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology has penned a column in which he suggests scientists who are climate change deniers and those who fund their studies are guilty of “criminal negligence.”

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Belmont U. Student on Cognitive Dissonance and Political Tough Love

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

Belmont University student Taylor Smith offers an intriguing blend of a important psychological theory and politics:

…Cognitive Dissonance Theory, in addition to explaining why we devalue the information put forward by our opponents, also conversely explains how we react to information that we already agree with. When we encounter information that we agree...

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The College Fix is Hiring!

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

The College Fix is one of the best sources of conservative news and views on today’s campuses.

It is giving some talented college students an opportunity to gain journalism experience, and to report on a wide variety of higher education news.

The College Fix has two main goals: to provide college students an...

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College group’s diversity “Happy Hour” canceled after “no whites allowed” promotion

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Perhaps the organizers of a community college event should consider a course in remedial English.

They obviously don’t understand the meaning of the word “diversity” (hat-tip, Instapundit).

An event meant to celebrate diversity and combat racism at a Washington state community college has been cancelled after a flier emailed to guests said white...

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U. of Wisconsin Student: Stand Up To Outrageous Bias and Left-Wing Hate

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:30am

Two weeks ago, a video that Kyle Brooks filmed of a radical guest lecture in a required sociology course at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater went viral.

In The College Fix, he now offers a “call to action”, based in his experiences

…For every video we see...

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Duke Breaks Into the Top 10 Law School List

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

Some good news for Duke University in the form of a new list of top law schools in the country.

U.S. News & World Report’s law school rankings for 2015 are led by the usual schools, with one exception: Duke University’s School of Law broke into the top tier for the first...

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Young Conservative Women Seek Chivalrous Candidates for “Gentlemen’s Showcase”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

Last year, we featured that a conservative group, the Network of Enlightened Women, organized an annual “Gentlemen’s Showcase” to honor men who have acted chivalrously by, for example, opening the door for a woman or digging a woman’s car out of several feet of snow.

They are now seeking candidates for this...

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FIRE’s Review of 2014’s “Disinvitation Season”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:00am

Greg Lukianoff is the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

FIRE has dubbed the spring “disinvitation season,” and in an essay on the increasingly numerous campus protests of conservative speakers (including Condoleezza Rice at Rutgers), he goes on to explain why:

…That is the time, usually early in the...

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Yale Raises Tuition, Room and Board Charges for Upcoming School Year

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Posted by    Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 8:00am

Signs of spring abound: The clocks are moved forward, the country is thawing from the “Polar Vortex”, and institutions of higher learning are announcing tuition hikes!

Yale University says that it is increasing prices by 4 percent.

And, as an extra bonus for Young Americans railing against the “1 percenters”,...

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Fee Rip-Off Alert: Students Charged for Dorms Rooms They Don’t Use

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

Students spend countless thousands on housing fees for dorms they may never live in at colleges and universities they may never attend.

The ethics of charging such fees to cash-strapped families are now being scrutinized.

Colleges are asking students for untold thousands of dollars in nonrefundable fees for dorm rooms they may never...

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A College the Size of a Seminar

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

Leah Libresco, an editorial assistant at The American Thinker takes a look at the evolution of education in an increasingly online world.

A glut of Ph.D.s and endlessly rising college tuition prompted Hollis Robbins to wonder in the Chronicle of Higher Education if we should revive the tradition of the priv...

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Harvard Student Advocates for 6 Year One-Time Presidency

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00am

Harvard math major David Freed reviews the history of American presidential elections, calculating that the term should be limited to six-years — with only one-time in office for each President.

Think about it: We would be nearing the end of the Obama presidency of this system were already in place.

Freed explains:

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U. Michigan Activists Forcing Engineering Students Into Race Studies

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00am

One of the saving graces of the usually challenging science and engineering programs at many universities is that they are light on progressive agenda items.

However, a group of University of Michigan activists is trying to change that.

To become a good engineer of business major, a student must first study the all-important...

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