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Marco Rubio Calls for Overhaul of U.S. College ‘Cartel’

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

Republicans would be wise to spend more time focusing on higher education reform.

Reuters reports that Marco Rubio wants changes.

Republican Rubio urges overhaul of U.S. college ‘cartel’

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio called for an overhaul of the U.S. higher education system on Tuesday, saying colleges were operating as a “cartel” and not...

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Majority Support Education Savings Accounts For All Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

New polling data Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and Braun Research, Inc. found a majority of Americans support educational savings accounts.

Opportunity Lives writes:

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Education Savings Accounts for All Students

More states are passing School Choice legislation than ever before despite the backlash from teacher unions. Education savings accounts...

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Report Shows Federal Student Loans Tied to Rising Cost of College

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

Who could have imagined such a thing is true? Besides the people who have been saying it for years, I mean.

Blake Neff reported at the Daily Caller.

Feds Discover Their Own Aid Is To Blame For Rising Tuition

A new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found that the...

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How Ailing Colleges Stay Accredited

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

What will schools do to stay accredited? Some examples are suing, lobbying, and looking for a new rater.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

How Ailing Colleges Stay Accredited

When a Maryland college went to court last week to try to keep its accreditation, it was following a playbook that troubled schools have used for...

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New Jersey Legislator Wants a Lottery to Clear the Winners’ Student Loan Debt

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:00am

Why not just do a ‘Hunger Games’ style competition for the prize?

Jacqueline Thomsen reports at Inside Higher Ed.

A ‘Loan Lottery’

In New Jersey, some may be able to pay off thousands of dollars in student loans with one $3 payment — if they’re lucky.

A New Jersey state representative proposed legislation Monday morning...

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Sweet Briar Admission Disaster May Have A Happy Ending

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 9:30am

She was admitted to Sweet Briar, but found it was closing forever. Now, she is planning to attend this fall.

The Washington Post reports.

A college-admissions disaster. And now, hopes for a happy ending

Amelia Currin sailed through the winter of her senior year of high school in North Carolina, admitted early decision to...

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Advocacy Group Makes Sexual Consent Contracts Available to College Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 8:00am

Have we really come to this? Will every college student need a lawyer in the future too?

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reported.

Advocacy group distributes sexual ‘consent contracts’ to college students

The Affirmative Consent Project, which advocates for “yes means yes” sexual consent policies, has been distributing “consent contracts” to college students...

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Could For-Profit Colleges Help Students Avoid the Burden of Debt?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

For-profit colleges might prove a viable alternative for those wishing to avoid the stranglehold of student loan debt.

Opportunity Lives writes:

For-Profit College Offer Viable Path For Students Looking to Avoid Crushing Debt

The Obama administration recently won a legal battle in its ongoing push against the for-profit college industry. Yet, as is so...

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Family Sues California State U. Northridge Over Student’s Death During Hazing Hike

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

A sad story to be sure. Your heart breaks for the student’s family.

FOX News reported.

Family sues a year after California fraternity pledge dies on grueling hazing hike

The family of a California college student who died during a grueling fraternity hazing hike is suing the organization and the school, saying the young...

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Baylor University Revokes Ban of ‘Homosexual Acts’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

Texas private school Baylor University recently announced they’d be dropping a long-standing ban on ‘homosexual acts.’

The Houston Chronicle reports:

Baylor drops ban on ‘homosexual acts’

The world’s largest Baptist university has dropped a ban on “homosexual acts” in its sexual conduct policy.
After years of appeals from students, alumni and others, Baylor University revised...

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‘Kinky Trojans’ Sex Club Launches at USC

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

The irony is that this student club will be seen by most as less controversial than a campus club for conservative students.

Pardes Seleh of Campus Reform reports.

Kinky sex club rises at USC

Students at the University of Southern California (USC) could soon be tied up, but not in their studies.

USC students have...

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What Employers Look for When Hiring Recent Grads

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

Let’s get inside the mind of an employer.

Forbes reports.

What Employers Are Looking For When Hiring Recent College Grads

Many employers today feel that recent college graduates are falling short in their preparedness to join the workforce. The qualities that result in job success are becoming harder and harder to find in college...

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Confederate Memorial Vandalized at UNC

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00am

This is apparently going to be a regular thing now.

Alex Griswold of Mediaite reported.

UNC Confederate Memorial Vandalized with ‘Black Lives Matter,’ ‘KKK’

A memorial to Confederate soldiers who lost their lives in the Civil War on University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s campus was defaced over the weekend with the words “KKK,” “murderer,”...

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Scholar Accused of Faking Cherokee Heritage

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 9:30am

She is accused of not being related to the Cherokee People.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Scholar who has made name as Cherokee is accused of not having Native American roots

When the scandal broke last month over Rachel Dolezal, the Spokane, Wash., NAACP leader and adjunct instructor of Africana studies at Eastern Washington University...

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College Democrats Skip Hillary Event at Dartmouth, College Republicans Turned Away

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8:00am

Hillary’s enthusiasm gap at the college level might be worse than previously thought.

Sandor Farkas reported at the College Fix.

As Hillary Clinton stumps at Dartmouth, College Democrats no-shows, College Republicans turned away

‘I did not see any College Democrats there’

HANOVER, N.H. – A recent Hillary Clinton campaign stop at Dartmouth College saw College Republicans...

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College Student Depression Linked to Helicopter Parenting

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Posted by    Monday, July 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

According to these studies, overbearing parents may be the cause of increased instances of depression among college students.

Slate reports:

Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out

Excerpted from How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry Holt...

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Teen Entrepreneur Gets $100,000 to Not Go to College

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Posted by    Monday, July 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is one clever way to avoid student loans.

From the Daily Breeze.

Tech-minded El Segundo teen granted $100,000 to not go to college

Like so many parents, Tanya and Jim Latta expected their son Zach to go on to college after graduating from high school. As social workers with master’s degrees, the pair...

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U. of Minnesota Takes Up ‘Affirmative Consent’ Rule

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Posted by    Monday, July 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

The progressive war on sex rages on…

The Star Tribune reports:

University of Minnesota to adopt ‘affirmative consent’ rule for sex partners

The University of Minnesota is joining a national movement requiring students to obtain “affirmative consent” from their sex partners or risk being disciplined for sexual assault.

The policy change, sometimes known as the...

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Congress Searches for Ways to Cut the Cost of College

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Posted by    Monday, July 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

They could start by stopping the flow of money out of Washington.

Emma Baccellieri writes at the Providence Journal.

Congress looks for ways to cut college costs

As college costs continue to climb, Congress is taking a fresh look at federal financial aid and considering ways to stop states from driving up tuition at...

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Time to Start Closing Down Law Schools?

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Posted by    Monday, July 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

Applications are down, but new law schools are being formed.

Bloomberg reports.

Is It Time to Start Shutting Down Law Schools?

This month, the American Bar Association provisionally accredited a new law school at Concordia University. More than 200 law schools are accredited in the U.S. An analysis of data from the ABA itself...

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Progressive Official: Student Loan Debt isn’t so Bad

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Posted by    Monday, July 6, 2015 at 11:00am

Courtney Such of Real Clear Policy recently interviewed Ben Miller from the Center for American Progress.

He doesn’t think student loan debt is a very big problem.

Student Loan Debt: It’s Not All Bad

As the national conversation about student debt continues, Ben Miller, senior director for post-secondary education at the Center for American...

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Gay Marriage Ruling Divides Conservatives at Western Conservative Summit in Denver

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Posted by    Monday, July 6, 2015 at 9:30am

A party divided?

The Denver Post reports.

Gay marriage ruling divides conservatives at Denver gathering

The legalization of gay marriage nationwide produced a stark political and generational divide Saturday at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

“I think you’d be really hard-pressed to find a college Republican who doesn’t like gay marriage,” said David Stoffey,...

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