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No Need To Pay College Athletes

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 3:30pm

Yes, major sports at big-time colleges bring in lots of money. And the players are cosseted like royalty.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Let’s Not Pay College Athletes

Whenever March Madness rolls around, evidence of the obvious riches involved in the spectacle of the men’s NCAA Division I basketball tournament—the lavish television coverage, the...

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Prescott College Charges Students Extra Fee to Fund Illegal Immigrant Scholarships

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00pm

Funny. None of the usual suspects are holding protests at this school. Why not?

Campus Reform reports.

Arizona college imposes annual student fee to fund illegal immigrant scholarships

Prescott College in Arizona has decided to charge students a $30 annual fee to finance a scholarship fund for illegal immigrant students.

The fee was originally proposed...

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Israel Divestment Debate Continues At Cornell

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

Cornell is no stranger to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign aimed at Israel.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Students Renew Call for Israel Divestment

The Cornell Daily Sun recently featured an opinion piece written by three students calling on Cornell to divest its endowment from Israeli companies.

Like many other universities across the...

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Forty Percent of Student Loan Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:00am

This should end well. The dam is eventually going to burst.

Breitbart reports.

Student Loan Bubble Update: Some 40 Percent Of Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments

Screwing around with loan markets to create huge bubbles, then blaming everything on what remains of the free market when they burst, has been a major socialist pastime since...

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Why Have Two Law School Deans?

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 9:30am

“It’s a little bit like a marriage.”

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Why universities hire two deans to lead their law schools

At first, it was a short-term solution: the law school needed a new dean, and Michael Scharf and Jessica Berg would fill the role together.

Both were leaders in different academic divisions of Case...

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Stanford Students Claim Western Civ Classes Would Harm Diversity

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:00am

How did these people get into college? That’s not even a joke, I really want to know.

PJ Media reports.

Stanford Students: Offering Western Civilization Classes Destroys Diversity

“Hey, hey, ho, ho, the mere option of studying Western culture’s got to go.”

Those aren’t the words but the spirit of what a group of Stanford...

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Massive Data Leak At Hutchinson Community College Affects 1,000 Employees

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Posted by    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:30pm

The college found out about the breach on March 24.

WIVB reports.

Data leak affects more than 1,000 employees at Kansas college

HUTCHINSON, Kansas (KSN) – It’s tax season, which means people are rushing to fill out their returns on time.

But, some employees at a Kansas community college have to take extra steps this...

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Feds Set Up Fake University to Fight Visa Fraud

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Posted by    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

Wow. The government did something clever and effective. Will wonders never cease?

The Washington Post reports.

The feds set up a fake university in N.J. and had a real learning experience — about alleged visa fraud

The current state of some American institutions of higher learning, flush with debates about trigger warnings, sexual assault...

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Seven Minute Grace Period Called “Harvard Time” Could End

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Posted by    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

The new proposal aims to reduce course scheduling conflicts for students.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

‘Harvard Time’ Could End By Fall 2018

The clock is ticking for “Harvard time.”
Two pending proposals suggest to eliminate the unofficial seven-minute grace period between classes starting as early as fall 2018, in anticipation of the School of Engineering...

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Indiana University Students Mistake Priest for KKK Member on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 2:00pm

There’s so much idiocy on college campuses these days. Here’s a prime example.

Powerline reports.

Proof That Colleges Are Making People Stupid

This story out of Indiana University yesterday hardly needs comment (but I’ll supply some anyway):

Everyone mistook a priest for a KKK member last night

Rumors of a klansman on campus have proven false...

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Gallup Poll Reveals How College Students Feel About Free Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

Many think college should be a gentle hothouse where students are carefully protected from biased speech.

The Daily Caller reports.

1 In 4 American College Students Wants To Crush First Amendment Rights If Someone Is Offended

A newly-released Gallup survey indicates that a solid majority of students at America’s colleges and universities supports free...

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University Clears Student of Rape Then Retries and Convicts Him

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Posted by    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:00am

This sounds like a case of double jeopardy.

Reason reports.

This University Cleared a Male Student of Rape, Then Re-Tried and Convicted Him Via Insane System

James Madison University initially cleared a male student of wrongdoing in a sexual assault dispute. But after his accuser appealed the decision, administrators put him through a wildly...

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Narcissistic Students Thrive Under Narcissistic Professors

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Posted by    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 9:30am

While less narcissistic students suffer, to the detriment of all.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

New study says narcissistic students thrive under narcissistic professors, perpetuating toxic behavior

Much has been written about the effects of toxic leaders in business, but a new study suggests that toxic business professors — specifically narcissists — wreak havoc in...

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Member of Student Government Kicked Out Over Pro-Trump Chalking

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Posted by    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00am

Do you think this would have happened to a student who supported Obama in 2008?

The Daily Caller reports.

Student Government At Public University Kicks Out Member Over Pro-Trump Chalking

Student government leaders at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have demanded one of its members to resign over chalking a message on campus...

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Conservative Hollywood Writer And Producer To Speak At Cornell

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 6:30pm

He received two Emmy nominations for his work writing and producing the long-running series Cheers.

The Cornell Review reports.

Rare Breed: Hollywood Conservative to Speak at Cornell

Cornell’s Program on Freedom and Free Societies will host award-winning television writer and producer Rob Long later in the month for a discussion on the end...

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UC Berkeley Students Want On-Site Abortion Clinic

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

These students don’t seem to have any sense of how controversial this is.

The Extract reports.

UC Berkley students claim on-site abortion clinic necessary for proper education

For generations, American college students have been able to venture off campus to perform any number of errands. A group of students at the far-left University of...

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Suspended Marquette Professor Says He Will Sue University

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 3:30pm

He defended a student who opposes gay marriage.

The College Fix reports.

Suspended Marquette prof RIPS into president for demanding apology in gay-marriage dispute

Prof. John McAdams has made it clear that he’s going to sue Marquette University for suspending and banishing him from campus on the pretext that he somehow threatened campus safety...

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Obama Administration to Revamp How Education Department Collects Student Loans

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

They’re going to make it easier for students to pay back the government. Who benefits most from that?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Revamped Loan Payment System

The U.S. Department of Education plans to revamp how it collects monthly payments from millions of Americans who have federal student loans, the department will announce on...

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56% Of Hawaii Public School Grads Went To College

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

Hawaii trails the nation on the metric.

Hawaii News Now reports.

Report: 56% of Hawaii’s 2015 public school grads went to college

More Hawaii high school students are earning college credits before graduating. But the percentage of Hawaii graduates who actually went to college didn’t budge in 2015,...

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University of Memphis President Says Campus Carry Would Disrupt Academic Mission

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11:00am

School administrators are obviously running out of reasons to oppose campus carry.

Campus Reform reports.

Memphis president: campus carry would ‘disrupt our academic mission’

As Tennessee lawmakers gear up for a final vote on a hot-button campus carry bill, one university president is publicly condemning the measure as a barrier to academic freedom.

“We oppose...

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Harvard President Defends $37.6 Billion Endowment

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 9:30am

Should large university endowments, including Harvard’s, be taxed?

The Harvard Crimson reports.

In Letter to Congress, Faust Makes Case For Endowment

Responding to congressional inquiry about university endowments, Harvard released an extensive document Friday explaining how its $37.6 billion endowment advances its educational—and tax-exempt—mission.

Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Congressman Kevin P. Brady, and Congressman Thomas...

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Protesters at Penn Shut Down Talk by CIA Director

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 8:00am

Another fine example of progressives silencing voices they don’t like.

The Fire blog reports.

CIA Director’s Talk Shut Down by Protesters at Penn

In what was no April Fool’s Day prank, three pairs of protesters at the University of Pennsylvania disrupted and ultimately shut down Friday’s talk by Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan....

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