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Chinese and Saudis Lead Foreign Student Surge at American Schools

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

I wonder if the Chinese and Saudi students headed to America’s institutions of higher learning will be taking course on Beyonce and zombies.

Foreign students are entering U.S. colleges and universities in surging numbers, according to a report released Monday, with China and Saudi Arabia helping to fuel an 8 percent annual...

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Obama’s Teacher-Training Proposal Stirs Debate

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Caroline Porter of The Wall Street Journal reports on the Obama administration’s proposed new rules for teacher training programs that would tie federal aid to metrics — including how well their graduates perform in the job market.

Shockingly, many teachers are not happy about this development.

Job placement and the performance of students...

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New Jersey Considers ‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual Assault Policy

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

A story that shows that California leads the way, once again, in the production of questionable legislation and policies.

New Jersey may be the next state to adopt the “Yes Means Yes” sexual assault policy amid national attention being paid to how colleges adjudicate the crime.

According to the Associated Press, the policy...

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Anger about U. Minnesota’s ‘Galactic Fiesta’ really a ploy for ethnic studies funding

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

We report that the University of Minnesota  apologized for a “Galactic Fiesta” bowling party that offended the usual suspects.

And, as with much else in life, the reason for that anger can be traced back….simply by following the money.

The University of Minnesota wasn’t responding to any campus outcry when it...

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U. Chicago Reports Race-Based Facebook Threat was a Hoax

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

The University of Chicago has become the latest institution to discover that a race-based incident was actually a hoax.

As the University of Chicago reels from a controversy over racist Halloween costumes and cultural sensitivity on campus, new information has come to light, fur...

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Florida State President Shoots Down Concealed Carry on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:30am

It seems like just yesterday that liberal elites were complaining about the appointment of a Republican as President of Florida State University.

Given his actions related to student Second Amendment rights that recently had dramatic consequences, their concerns were baseless.

As news reports announced 31-year-old Florida State University alumnus Myron May drew a...

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Student identifies the true victims of the Ferguson Riots

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

The College Conservative’s Chelsea Gruenwald takes a look at the news surrounding the Ferguson riots, and identifies the real victims of this disturbance.

Violent protests erupted throughout the St Louis area Monday night, following the news that a grand jury did not indict the police officer involved in a well-known case from...

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Petition Started to Rescind Bill Cosby’s Yale Honorary Degree

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

While the rape and sexual assault charges against famed comedian Bill Cosby are troubling, it is also true that he has not been convicted.

Despite this fact, there is a petition being launched to rescind his honorary degree from Yale University.

However, given the current campus approach of guilty-until-proven-innocent, such an action should...

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Student Debt is the Star of Michigan State U. Art Exhibit

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

It is said that great art comes from the world you know best.

Given the staggering level of student debt nowadays, the new exhibit at Michigan State University should be a hit.

The Eli and Edythe Broad (BROHD) Art Museum at Michigan State University is teaming up with...

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Ohio State football player is missing, family reports

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

A senior football player at Ohio State University has been reported missing by his family.

The family of senior walk-on Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge has reported him missing after he left his apartment early Wednesday and has not been heard from.

His sister Sophia Karageorge said yesterday that Karageorge, a...

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Eckerd College President’s Open Letter Targets Alcohol and Casual Sex as Rape Causes

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Posted by    Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00am

I predict that Eckerd College’s President will be targeted by campus feminist activists in short order.

…Eckerd College President Donald Eastman sent an “open letter” to all students and faculty urging students to cut back on alcohol and casual sex in order to prevent sexual assault. He says that by doing so,...

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UCLA Students Hold ‘Die-in’ as Part of Ferguson Demonstrations

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

Given that a black employee of University of California- Los Angeles claims he Was racially profiled by campus police, it must be noted that the campus “die-in” to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision seems to have gone off without any police intervention.

Daily Bruin student reporter Jeong Park files this report:

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Berkeley Student Arrested at Protest Crowdfunds his Bail

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

A UC Berkeley student who was arrested during a local protest shows that protesting in the age of social media has certain advantages.

The Daily Cal reported.

Jeff Noven, a 21-year-old UC Berkeley student detained at a protest last week, will no longer face charges.

Noven was arrested at the UC Board of Regents...

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New York State’s Test Security Unit Focuses on Cheating Teachers

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Posted by    Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

A fascinating piece in The Wall Street Journal reviews information on 32 teachers and administrators who settled cases of alleged cheating misconduct with New York State in the past two years.

These cases were reviewed by the state’s new Test Security Unit.

Richard M. Brzeski had his teaching license suspended for two years...

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Wesleyan University Receives $250,000 Donation for Faculty Support Fund

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

Wesleyan University recently received $250,000 to establish a faculty support fund.

Students of that school may be interested to learn that this donation is eligible for a $250,000 major-gift match, which increases the value of the endowment to $500,000…just in case the faculty needs even more support.

Fifty years after earning his degree...

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A Review of Student Second Amendment Rights

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Posted by    Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

The College Conservative’s Chelsea Gruenwald reviews the status of student rights related to the Second Amendment on campuses across the country.

And while the news is good, more work needs to be done.

The majority of the 4,400 colleges and universities in the United States prohibit their students from carrying firearms on campus....

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U. of Tennessee has some good tips for the new GOP Congress

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of Tennessee student Treston Wheat has some good advice for the Republican leaders in the next session of Congress, so they won”t squander the mandate they have been given by the American people.

Now that the GOP has taken back the legislature, if they want to change this country for the...

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For-Profit Colleges Sue To Keep Billions In Federal Aid

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:30am

A trade group of 1,400 for-profit colleges and universities sued in federal court to force the U.S. Department of Education to rescind regulations designed to prevent the schools from taking billions in federal aid if they also stick students worthless degrees.

The Daily Caller Education Editor Eric Owens files this report:

Mainly at...

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California Teachers Suing Their Union Over Dues, Politics

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

I offer this as the “feel good” story of the week.

Rebecca Friedrichs figures 30 years is long enough when it comes to paying her dues.

A fourth-grade teacher in Anaheim public schools, Friedrichs has long had problems with the way the California Teachers Association spends...

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Throwing Money at Higher Ed – Gambling monkey study and cardio programs for lions

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn compiles examples of  waste and abuse in his annual “Wastebook.”  

This year’s list is filled with pulse-raising examples of bad  gambles made by the “smart set” using taxpayer dollars.

Cardio for mountain lions – University of California-Santa Cruz

At the University of California-Santa Cruz, professor Terrie Williams was awarded an $856,000...

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New school’s “Vaquero” mascot upsets the usual activist suspects

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 4:00pm

The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley hasn’t even opened, but proposals for its cowboy-like mascot has already hit the activist trifecta.

Protesters argue that the “Vaqueros” mascot would be racist, sexist, and culturally insensitive.

Some students, scholars and others associated with the newly forming University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley...

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Princeton Eating Club Under Investigation for Distributing Lewd Photo

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

A mandatory orientation session at Princeton University each year features a play called “Sex on a Saturday Night,” a piece of student theater designed to teach freshman about the dangers of STDs, date rape, drugs and alcohol.

A Princeton University club is being investigated for the distribution of a photo of an...

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