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University in Michigan Votes to Banish Certain Words

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is apparently a long standing tradition at Michigan’s Lake Superior State University. It’s not a free speech issue as much as not wanting to hear certain words anymore because they’re overused or misused.

Cheryl K. Chumley of the Washington Times reported.

Michigan university votes on ‘banished’ words: ‘Swag,’ ‘foodie,’ cra-cra,’ ‘hack’

Michigan’s Lake...

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UCLA Student: Explore all your options before pursuing a medical career

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Given the chaos Obamacare has injected into the American medical system, University of California – Los Angeles student Kunal Patel offers up a dose of common sense.

But after working at hospitals and interacting with doctors over the last three years, I am convinced that the path to medicine and the lifestyle...

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Professor – It’s Time for UVA to Apologize

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

Robert F. Turner is a professor at UVA. He wrote this column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch with his son who is a student at the school.

It’s time for a UVa. apology

One of us has taught at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years; the other, his son, is a...

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UNC Officials Want Academic Whistleblower’s Lawsuit Dismissed

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

We have been covering the story of a University of North Carolina professor who was threatened with death after revealing athletes’ shockingly low reading levels.

The whistleblower, Mary Willingham, resigned then filed a lawsuit against the school.  There are new developments:

Three administrators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Ends Football Program

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 11:00am

This is pretty shocking news. How could they just drop their football program?

Jenny Jarvie of the LA Times reported.

University in Alabama ends football program, angering just about everyone

In the powerhouse world of Alabama college football, the Blazers have long been the scrappy underdog.

This season, there was a turnaround for the University...

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Oberlin College denies request to suspend failing grades for student demonstrators

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 9:30am

In a rare act of sanity on the campus of Oberlin College, the school has refused to suspend failing grades this semester despite requests for relief from students who skipped classes and missed study time to engage in race-based protests.

A student petition, signed by more than 1,300, called for the college...

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Pro-life Students Attacked for Criticizing Planned Parenthood at a Catholic University

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 8:00am

Considering that Fairfield is a Catholic school, maybe it’s the College Democrats who are out of step here.

Anthony Gockowski of the College Fix reports.

Pro-life students attacked for criticizing Planned Parenthood

It all started in October with rows of crosses. Pink ones. Nearly 1,000 of them.

They were neatly spread along a lawn at ...

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Catholic theologians compare Eric Garner with Jesus in racial-justice manifesto

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

St. Louis University student Nathan Rubbelke offers this analysis of a disturbing statement issued by over 400 Catholic theologins in this country, some who work at institutions that have previously made our reports for some

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UCLA Grad Students Hold Sit-in to Protest Hostility Against Minorities

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Call me cynical but I have a hard time believing that UCLA is a hotbed of racism.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reported.

In-Class Sit-In

The University of California at Los Angeles has come under fire multiple times this fall for the state of race relations there. First, concern over the treatment of...

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Newest UVA controversy: Student leaders recommend secret trials for rape cases

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another awful demand: Mandatory Gender Studies courses.

In arguably one of the most chilling developments related to the University of Virgina rape hoax, The College Fix Assistant Editor Dave Huber reports that the school’s student leaders have issued a series of truly scary recommendations.

One wishes these demands were a hoax.

“Taking Action On Sexual Assault — A Student Perspective”...

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Campus Reform Looks Back at Bias on Campus in 2014

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform recently appeared on FOX and Friends to examine some of the big stories about liberal bias on campus in 2014.

If you read College Insurrection, you know there was no shortage of material.

Sterling Beard has more.

Campus Reform’s year in review

Campus Reform’s Editor-in-Chief Caleb Bonham joinedFox & Friends...

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Seven Wyoming School Districts Drop Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunch Program

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

“We are starving. We are hungry. This isn’t enough food for us.”

For Christmas this year, seven Wyoming schools districts are giving their students a gift that will keep on giving.

Citing numerous student complaints, the schools are ditching Michelle Obama’s “Healthy Lunch” program.

After reviewing the complains, it would have been better named “No Lunch” program.

Several Wyoming schools have dropped the new federal rules...

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FIRE’s Speech Codes of the Year for 2014

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 11:00am

Samantha Harris of the FIRE blog has the details.

And the awards go to…

Speech Codes of the Year: 2014

Each month, FIRE singles out a particularly reprehensible campus speech code for our Speech Code of the Month designation. While all of 2014’s Speech Codes of the Month flagrantly violated students’ or faculty members’...

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Drexel U. Ending Community College Partnership and Reduced Tuition Program

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 9:30am

At a time when students are trying to find ways to stretch their education dollars, it is difficult to imagine the calculation that went into Drexel University’s decision to end its partnership with community colleges.

Drexel University is ending its partnership with Burlington County College (BCC) and other two-year institutions in which...

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Harvard Law School Adopts ‘Preponderance’ Standard in Rape Cases

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 8:00am

It should be noted that the school did this despite the objection of many faculty members.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Harvard Law caves to feds by adopting ‘preponderance’ standard in rape cases

Students accused of sexual assault at Harvard Law School can now be found guilty under the “more likely than...

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Sony Email Shocker: CEO Is Interested in Becoming NYU’s Next President

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

The continued release of additional Sony emails after the “cyber-vandalism” hack attack has released even more shocking information.

When will the madness end?

Among the leaked emails resulting from a hacking attack on Sony, one note revealed that the company’s chief operating officer was interested in becoming the next president of New...

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Westchester Community College Goes After Students With Tuition Debt

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is one school that seems to understand the danger of the higher ed bubble.

Ernie Garcia of lohud.com reports.

Westchester Community College tuition lawsuits soar

Westchester Community College’s crackdown on former students with unpaid debts hit 838 lawsuits as the year ends.

The taxpayer-funded college in Valhalla was the region’s most litigious school in...

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Donor Gifts Statue of PT Barnum’s Jumbo to Tufts University

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

Melissa Korn of The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story about an iconic display at Tuft’s University.

One has to wonder what the campus animal rights activists have to say about the subject!

When Dick Reynolds contemplated a six-figure gift to Tufts University, he knew it wouldn’t be enough for a new...

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Should University Presidents be Paid More Than the President of the United States?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

Alex McHugh of National Review recently made an excellent point on this subject.

University Presidents Paid More than POTUS

A great number of Americans have not felt the benefits of the economic recovery, but in 2012, the number of private university presidents receiving over $1 million in compensation increased by one, the Chronicle of...

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The Rise of America’s Homeless College Students

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

Number has increased more than 75 percent in the previous three years.

But I thought the economy was rebounding!

With the number of homeless college students increasing over 75% in the past three years, you have to question the veracity of the economic and employment numbers we have been getting.

Sean McLean’s first day of college at the University of Massachusetts Boston came on the...

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Brandeis Student Who Publicized Ugly Tweets About Murdered Cops Now Getting Death Threats

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:00am

Daniel Mael is a Brandeis student who writes for Truth Revolt. He publicized the tweets of a fellow student who said she had no sympathy for murdered cops.

Professor Jacobson recently wrote about Mael at Legal Insurrection but I thought we should cover this report from Caleb Bonham at Campus Reform...

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Ukraine’s Donetsk National University now under Russian management

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 9:30am

As chaos descends all over the globe, it is easy to forget about the ongoing aggression of the Russians on its neighbors.

Here is a troubling update impacting a prestigious university in Ukraine.

In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major...

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