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California School District Hires Professional Chefs to Appease Unhappy, Hungry Students

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

One California school district is taking an innovative approach to address the numerous student complaints about the quality of its lunch program.

The Santa Clarita Valley school systems in California lost $250,000 in cafeteria sales last year when students rejected healthier fare designed to meet new federal nutrition standards. Now the districts...

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“The Simpsons” on Campus, Popular Sitcom Enters Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

As Homer Simpson would say, “The lesson is, never try.”

Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn’t stopped them from showing up on college campuses.

TV’s animated smart-mouths are now a teaching tool at colleges across the nation.

At Hofstr...

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An Examination of a Controversial, Historic Donor to Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:00am

Thanksgiving season is over but many elite institutions are rewriting the history of the Pilgrim era.

St. John’s College and Thomas Edison State College student Christopher McDonald takes a look at figure from another era’s history, and asks a pertinent question about applying the sensibilities of today to those of the past.

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Student paper’s funding ended following ginned-up tale about ‘rich white’ scholarship fund

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Posted by    Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 8:00am

The following story shows the approach to news taken by many of today’s journalists is the template for student reporters as well.

[From] the Redl...

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Student Unimpressed by Media’s Flawed UVA Rape Story Excuses

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

The College Conservative’s Chelsea Gruenwald is taking a very dim view of the media’s reasons for promoting an exceedingly flawed story by saying it will start “discussions.”

Last month, the Rolling Stone magazine released an article telling the story of Jackie, a brutal rape victim from the University of Virginia. Since its...

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Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Team Sparks Controversy With “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

Many people are suddenly discovering there are unintended consequences when they promote divisive messages.

Perhaps this controversy will start one of those “discussions” that campus progressives seem to cherish so much?

The Notre Dame women’s basketball team met with representatives of the local police union after they wore t-shirts with the phrase “I...

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Former Washington and Lee student expelled following rape accusation, sues school

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

As Professor Glenn Reynolds once noted, litigating on behalf of young men falsely accused of rape is a lawyer’s ticket to fast jets and super-models.

A day after Rolling Stone published an article describing a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house, a former Washington and Lee student claims...

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NJ School Principal Demoted After Posting “Dicember” Sign

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 11:00am

I suspect Santa will be bringing former New Jersey principal Antoinette Young a dictionary for Christmas this year.

A large sign outside a New Jersey elementary school that misspelled “December” appears to have cost the principal her $108,000 a year job.

The Bergen Record says the sign outside School 20 in Paterson also...

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New Study Shows Personality Outsmarts Intelligence in School Success

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 9:30am

A new study may may offer some inspiration to students everywhere!

When it comes to success in education, certain personality traits may be more important than intelligence, according to a recent study.

Researcher Arthur Poropat of Griffith University in Australia has conducted the largest ever reviews of personality and academic performance. He based...

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New Jersey student’s tuition lawsuit against parents headed to appeals court

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Posted by    Friday, December 26, 2014 at 8:00am

The saga of New Jersey student Caitlyn Ricci’s tuition lawsuit against her parents continues.

In today’s chapter,  Samantha Walkins of Point Loma Nazarene University reports the case is now headed to appeals court.

A New Jersey student is suing...

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College Student: Don’t Call for Minimum Wage Hike in My Name

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Posted by    Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

The College Conservative contributor Joseph Schartz has a problem when someone promotes a minimum wage hike in the name of young Americans such as himself.

The day after the November election, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader ran a story on South Dakota’s monstrous minimum wage increase.  It quoted 54 year-old voter Mary...

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Bowdoin College to Help Pay for Education of Slain NYPD Officer’s Son

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

Now for some positive news from the campus of Bowdoin College.

Bowdoin College in Maine will provide the son of one of the slain New York City police officers full financial aid to finish out his education.

The private college announced Monday that beginning in January, or “whenever he is ready to return” it...

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Columbia School of Journalism Tasked with Review of Rolling Stone’s Infamous UVA Story

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

While the University of Virgina struggles to find ways to clean the tarnish off the school’s reputation in the wake of a discredited rape story, the publisher of that article is now turning to a famous journalism school for an independent...

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Arizona State Makes Deal for Struggling Business School

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

Arizona State University is giving the students of a struggling business school a real gift this year: A second chance.

Arizona State University has completed its deal to take over the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the last chapter in what has been a yearslong saga for the troubled Glendale, Ariz.,...

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GOP Calls New College Ratings System Another Obama Overreach

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems that President Obama can bring people together!

Not only do academic leaders have problems with the Obama Administration’s new college rating system, but so do Republican Party leaders.

…Congressional Republicans, outraged, are already going on the attack.

“They’re getting involved in something they have no business getting involved with,” said Rep. Virginia...

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U. Pennsylvania Frat Suspended Over Holiday Card Featuring Sex Doll

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

Perhaps imbibing too many seasonal spirits explains one Pennsylvania fraternity’s choice for their card.

The downside: The groups has been suspended by the school.

The upside for the frat? Its choice is generating more “conversations.”  According to progressive academics, that’s a good thing.

A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation...

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Despite Complaints, Obama Rolls Out His College Ratings Plan

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

I hope academics enjoy the imperial presidency they so enthusiastically supported!

Despite numerous complaints about a proposed college ratings plan, Obama is going forward with enacting his plans.

The Obama administration will spell out an ambitious college-rating plan on Friday that introduces new metrics to judge the nation’s roughly 5,000 colleges and...

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December Graduates Have Big Advantage: Lack of Job Competition

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Those students graduating during the chilly month of December receive one unanticipated holiday gift that should warm their hearts.

While millions of students every year graduate college in Dec., it is still far less than the amount of those who do so in May and that is...

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Johns Hopkins Mistakenly Sends “Welcome” Email to Rejected Applicants

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Some John Hopkins hopefuls are going to be getting a big dose of “humbug” this holiday season once the university corrects its email error.

Johns Hopkins University says nearly 300 applicants were mistakenly sent welcome messages when they were actually rejected or deferred.

University officials tell The Washington Post it was a mistake...

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Ammo for the #WarOnMen: Study Says Students Give Male Profs Better Evaluations

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Providing more ammunition for the continuing campus “War on Men”, a new study claims that male professors are apt to get better evaluations than female counterparts.

Rumor had it the author of the study is Lena Dunham.

Students tend to give better evaluations to their professors if they think they’re male instead of...

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Police Union Blasts U. Pennsylvania President for Joining “die-in”

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 8:00am

We reported that University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann ended up joining student protesters in a “die-in”  after they crashed her  holiday party.

Looks like there has been unintended consequences.

A Pennsylvania police union is slamming University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann after officers witnessed her participate in a “die-in” protest led...

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Harvard’s Dining Services Admits Politics went into SodaStream Decision

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Harvard’s Dining Services is now admitting the obvious.

In the face of criticism over a spring decision to suspend purchases from an Israeli soda water company with a presence in the West Bank, a Harvard University Dining Services spokesperson wrote in a statement Thursday that HUDS “mistakenly factored political concerns” into the...

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