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You Can Now Major in Drone Studies

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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:30am

This actually sounds like a fascinating field of study.

Ars Technica reports.

College students can now major in drone studies

On the night of May 4, 2007, a tornado classified as a 5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale reached the town of Greensburg, Kansas. Within 20 minutes, the storm ravaged 95 percent of the...

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The Conscience of a Cornell Conservative

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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00am

Are the values of free and open debate still alive at Cornell University?

Julius Kairey writes in his column for the Cornell Daily Sun.

Conscience of a Cornell Conservative

Before starting classes at Cornell, I joined my fellow freshman in attending the “Tapestry of Possibilities” theater event on North Campus. Presented by an on...

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Princeton Students Protest Upcoming Big Sean Concert

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:30pm

The social justice crowd’s fight with the first amendment has worked its way into an upcoming Princeton Festival.

Spencer Parts reports for the New York Times:

Invitation of Big Sean to Princeton Festival Brings Debate on Free Speech

Selecting performers for a college music festival can be a thankless job. Musical tastes vary, and...

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‘Students of Color’ Group at Marquette Demands ‘White Privilege’ Classes

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

If you think the point of college is social justice activism, you’re wasting time and money.

David Hookstead of the College Fix reports.

Marquette ‘students of color’ say they’re oppressed, demand ‘white privilege’ classes

Students allege they’re victims of ‘discriminatory violence’ from school’s historic seal and its lack of...

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UC Riverside Says Decision to Stop Selling Sabra Hummus Was a Mistake

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Students for Justice in Palestine pushed for UC Riverside to stop selling Sabra Hummus, a partially owned Israeli company. UC Riverside capitulated at the time, but now university officials say that decision was a mistake.

Joseph Serna reports for the Los Angeles Times:

UC Riverside official: Decision to stop selling S...

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UC Berkeley Misused Almost $2 Million in Taxpayer Funds

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

This could be the one thing that will never ever get protested at UC Berkeley.

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

UC Berkeley Misused $1.8 Million in Taxpayer Funding

The University of California, Berkeley, misused nearly $2 million in taxpayer funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on unallowable salaries for researchers...

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The Best Ways For Parents To Pay For College

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

Tuition is expensive, so here are some tips.

Forbes reports.

The Best Ways For Parents To Pay For College

College is expensive, but education is purposeful. Most parents understand this and want their children to go to college. College boosts incomes. College betters society. But the monetary cost can be hard to overcome.

For parents...

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The Onion Spoofs Lack of Intellectual Diversity on College Campuses

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:00am

You’ve got to hand it to The Onion. Sometimes they get it just right.

College Encourages Lively Exchange Of Idea

Students, Faculty Invited To Freely Express Single Viewpoint

BOSTON—Saying that such a dialogue was essential to the college’s academic mission, Trescott University president Kevin Abrams confirmed Monday that the school encourages a lively exchange...

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Cornell University Police Investigate Student Protesters

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:30am

Are these protesters being targeted?

The Cornell Review reports.

Professors Denounce Police Crackdown on Student Protesters, Chief Defends Actions

Police claim they are investigating a crime, but many Cornellians are beginning to think their civil liberties are under attack.

As first reported by the Cornell Review, the Cornell University Police Department (CUPD) is cracking down...

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Book Claims the Clintons Had Questionable Financial Relationship With Laureate University

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00am

The hits from the new book ‘Clinton Cash’ just keep coming.

Geoff Earle of the New York Post reported.

University paid Bill while Hillary steered State Dept. money to its nonprofit affiliate: book

Bill Clinton collected hefty speaking fees as the “honorary chairman” of a for-profit university, but suddenly ended his relationship last week...

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Do You Know How to Read University Rankings?

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

So many ranking systems, so many… well, rankings. Which ones matter most?

The Telegraph reports:

How to read the different university rankings

University rankings have always proved popular. Both among prospective and current students – not to mention the university alumni who happily share new tables should their university be doing well. There is...

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Council on American-Islamic Relations Protests ‘Anti-Islam’ College Speakers

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

One example given by CAIR is conservative writer David Horowitz.

Eugene Volokh of the Washington Post writes.

Council on American-Islamic Relations says anti-Muslim college speakers “create a hostile learning environment for Muslim and Arab-American students”

Huffington Post (Alexandra Svokos) reports that conservative firebrand David Horowitz spoke at the University of North Carolina, and said...

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NYU to Vote on Fossil Fuel Divestment

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

NYU’s faculty senate will vote on fossil fuel divestment today. Amazingly, faculty seem to largely oppose the measure.

Maxim Lott reports for Fox News:

Universities under pressure to ‘divest’ from fossil fuels

Environmental activists are pressuring universities around the country to “divest” and stop all investment in fossil fuels. Many are taking heed, and...

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University of Maryland Will Show American Sniper After All

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

Common sense has finally prevailed at U. Maryland.

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Boomer Wins: University of Maryland Will Show American Sniper

Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland alumnus Boomer Esiason threatened to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation...

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Paine College Kicks Out 35 Students for Non-Payment of Tuition

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

Pack up your things and leave.

WRDW reports.

Paine College releases 35 students after tuition non-payment issue

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) — Paine College has informed some of its students that they have been withdrawn from their classes and need to leave their residence hall by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Helene Carter, the assistant Vice...

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Bill de Blasio’s Son to Attend Yale University

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:00am

That’s kind of an expensive, elitist, one-percenter university, isn’t it?

NBC New York reports.

Dante de Blasio to Attend Yale University

Mayor de Blasio’s son will be heading to Yale University this fall.

Dante de Blasio’s mother, Chirlane McCray, made the announcement Wednesday morning via Twitter. She wrote, “So excited for your next adventure,...

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Penn Students Hold Mock Slave Auction to Protest Frat’s Beyonce Doll

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:30am

The story begins with a Christmas card.

National Review reports.

Ivy League Students Launch Mock Slave Auction to Protest a Frat’s Beyonce Doll

A Penn social-justice group aimed to tie the purchase of the doll to the purchase of slaves.

Students at the University of Pennsylvania staged a mock slave auction outside of a fraternity...

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No Recording Devices or Signs Allowed at Hillary’s Columbia University Appearance

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00am

Gee, Hilary Clinton sure is transparent as a candidate, isn’t she?

Twitchy reported.

Brave: Recording devices, placards banned from Hillary Clinton’s Columbia appearance Wednesday

Despite her campaign being well underway, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seems content for now to limit her appearances on camera to Chipotle security footage. Clinton will appear at Columbia...

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WATCH: University President Shows up at House Party, Gives a Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

It’s not every day a university President shows up at a giant house party, gives a speech, and is cheered by a rowdy crowd of college students. While Quinnipiac president John Lahey may have scored points with the kiddos, neighbors and parents weren’t too thrilled.

Jason Newton reports for WTNH:

Quinnipiac University president’s...

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Campus Carry Effort Spreads to More States

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is one campus issue that’s trending in favor of the right. For once.

Letty Burgin of Campus Reform reports.

More states are working toward campus carry

Lawmakers across the country want to add their states to the short list of states that allow students, faculty, and staff to legally carry concealed firearms on...

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Judge Will Decide Future of Wesleyan University’s DKE Frat

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

University officials planned to shut down Wesleyan’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity when they pushed back on a university requirement that would require the frat to admit women. DKE filed suit against the university.

CBS News reports:

Future of Wesleyan’s DKE frat in hands of judge

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Some Colleges Think Diversity is More Important Than Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Browse higher education news for a few days and you’ll lose count of the times that the word diversity is mentioned.

Harry Painter of the Pope Center writes about it in a new post.

All diversity, all the time, everybody, right now

It often seems as though the central m...

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