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New Charleston Law School President Resigns After 8 Days

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

That’s not even enough time to get your desk organized.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reports.

Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job

Charleston Post and Courier, New Charleston...

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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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HuffPo Writer: Feminists are Losing the War on Campus Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00am

Naomi Shatz of the Huffington Post has some tough love for the feminist crowd.

Feminists, We Are Not Winning the War on Campus Sexual Assault

It is no secret to anyone who occasionally picks up a newspaper or magazine that we are in the middle of a cultural sea change regarding sexual assault...

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Florida Atlantic U. Students Must Answer Questions About Their Sex Lives to Enroll

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9:30am

I’m personally not sure what the answer to the question “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last three months?” has to do with preventing sexual assault — the claimed purpose of this questionnaire.

Brian Entin at WPTV Channel 5 in West Palm Beach has the story:

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Swarthmore College Settles Lawsuit With Student Accused of Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:00am

I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more cases like this in the future.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reported.

Due process win: Swarthmore college settles lawsuit with accused student

Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has settled a lawsuit brought by a student accused of sexual assault, admitting...

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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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ESPN Prohibits Religious Signs at College Game Day

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Of course. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone, right?

Twitchy reported.

‘Really, @CollegeGameDay?’ ESPN’s ‘No religious signs’ rule confounds some

Are religious signs really a concern at college football games? Even the president quoted scripture in his executive amnesty speech to the nation Thursday night.

A 2013 “all-access” look at the behind-the-scenes effort to make...

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Advice For Interacting With International Students: Don’t Compliment Their English

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00pm

We’ve gotten to the point where even an honest compliment can be read as offensive.

Areeba Kamal at USA Today offers up this and other advice for interacting with international students:

“But your English is so good!” and other things you shouldn’t say to an international student

“When I tell people that I am...

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When Academia is Selective About Human Rights

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 10:00am

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia notes that some countries with a record of violating human rights are conveniently overlooked.

Academic Bias on Human Rights

Academics have made a cottage industry of their concern over human rights but their consciousness gets raised pretty selectively. “In August, Yale University announced a new undergraduate...

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Stanford Student Activists Get Controversial Andrew Jackson Play Cancelled

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 8:00am

There’s already been blowback against the activist group responsible, who now fear being defunded because the student body perceives them as “censoring radicals.”

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

American Indian activists get Andrew Jackson musical canceled at Stanford

“Were this not an academic setting, I personally would have made the...

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Study Shows that Northeast and Midwest Colleges Leave Students With Higher Debt

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 4:00pm

For all the money-conscious students out there: avoid the Northeast and head to New Mexico, the only state with average student debt below $20,000.

Michael Cipriano at The College Fix has the story:

Higher debt loads for students graduating from Northeast and Midwest, study finds

For-profit colleges aren’t ‘voluntarily’ sharing their average debt levels

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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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Leaflet Given to St. Louis Students Says to ‘take Amerikkka if the murdering pig walks’

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00pm

Lovely. There are clearly some sinister elements which are trying to incite violence over Ferguson and this will probably get worse before it gets better.

Nathan Rubbelke of the College Fix reported.

Leaflet tells St. Louis students to ‘take Amerikkka if the murdering pig walks’

Communist handout encourages St. Louis students to help shut...

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Lehigh Student Sues Professor for Better Grade and Loses

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00am

She believed that she got a C+ — just a step below the B required by subsequent courses — because her professor “retaliated against her for her support of gay marriage.”

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Lehigh student who sued prof for better grade loses appeal

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Computer Journal Accepts Anti-Spam Joke Paper for Publication

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Here’s a little Saturday humor for you from Inside Higher Ed.

Journal Accepts Profanity-Laden Joke Paper

The paper was written in 2005 and never meant for publication. But it appears “Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List” has found a potential spot in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology. Although the paper...

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U. Tennessee Drops the Word “Lady” from Women’s Sports

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:30pm

School rebrands women’s sports teams, igniting controversy.

The University of Tennessee is the next in a long line of institutions rebranding sports teams and mascots.

The power-that-be probably did not realize that losing “Lady” from women’s sports team names would stir such controversy.

Sports columnist Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post chimes in on the University of Tennessee’s decision to...

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Pacific School of Religion Hosts ‘Queer Santas’ Art Show

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

No, not Santa Claus. Catholic saints. Genevieve McCarthy of the College Fix reports that the artist got a few things wrong.

‘Queer Santas’ art show is clueless on female saints and gender roles

In her art show at the Pacific School of Religion, “Queer Santas: Holy Violence,” artist Alma Lopez portrays a number...

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Oxford Debate on Abortion Cancelled After Feminist Complaints and Threats of Protest

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

Apparently two heterosexual men don’t have the right to discuss abortion.

Ryan Shinkel at The College Fix has the story:

University cancels debate on abortion after feminists complain

Oxford Students for Life’s debate on abortion and its effects on British culture was cancelled this week after student feminists vehemently complained that two heterosexual men...

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27 College Football Coaches Make Over $3 Million

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Who knew being a college football coach could be so lucrative?

From Inside Higher Ed.

27 College Football Coaches Make More Than $3 Million

The University of Alabama’s Nick Saban is by far the nation’s highest-paid college football coach, at $7.1 million this year, but another 26 coaches are also earning at least $3...

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Franklin and Marshall student fisks Dartmouth “scholar’s” tasteless query to Rick Perry

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

Looking at a piece on Jonathon Gruber and the credentialed class, Dr. Glenn Reynolds noted, “I’m beginning to feel that America’s educational system hasn’t produced the best-possible governing class.”

Daniel Pellegrino, a student at Franklin and Marshall College, would probably concur with this assessment.  He recently reviewed a Dartmouth’s “scholar’s” tasteless query...

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Tuition at California’s Public Universities Just Keeps Going Up

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00am

California’s taxes keep going up, their spending keeps going up and their tuition keeps going up. It’s almost like these things are related.

Kate Pickert of Time writes.

What California’s College Tuition Hike Says About the Future of Higher Education

When does a public university system become one in name only? That’s the question...

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San Diego State Will Not Give in to Demands to Get Rid of ‘Aztec’ Mascot

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9:30am

The resolution didn’t even make it past the Student Assembly, who voted 25-1 to quash it.

Colleen Larson at The Daily Aztec has the story:

A.S. votes to reject mascot resolution

The Associated Students University Council voted to 25-1 to reject the resolution to change the mascot at its meeting on Nov. 19. There...

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