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Prof Accused State Trooper of Racial Profiling But Dashcam Audio Proved Otherwise

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Capital Community College professor Minati Roychoudhuri was pulled over for an improper lane change. After the incident, she accused the officer of racial profiling. When investigators listened to the dashcam audio, they discovered Roychoudhuri’s accusations to be less than accurate and substantially so.

The Blaze reports:

College Professor Accuses State Trooper of Racial...

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University of Illinois Named Nation’s Top Party School

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

Not exactly the distinction most schools would want to be known for.

FOX News reports.

University of Illinois earns title of top party school in the nation, followed by Iowa

The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and...

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Prager University – The Iran Nuclear Deal

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

In the newest video from Prager University, Dennis Prager examines the Iran Nuclear Deal and compares it to another time in history you may find similar.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

Is the nuclear agreement between the United States and...

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How to Find The Cheapest College Textbooks

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

Tuition is expensive, so save some money on textbooks.

Forbes reports.

Finding The Cheapest College Textbooks (A Case Study)

Last year I wrote about a number of online tools and tips to help folks find good deals on college textbooks. It was an issue dear to my heart as my wife and I had...

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Uninvited Visitors Shut Out of Hillary Clinton Campus Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:00am

Transparency isn’t Hillary Clinton’s strongest suit.

The College Fix reported.

Hillary Clinton shuts out uninvited visitors to campus speech

Some who sought access to Clinton’s talk on Cuba at public university turned away, video shows

Hillary Clinton staffers denied entrance to a group of millennials who sought to gain admittance to her speech Friday at...

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Environmental Justice Course Argues Capitalism Punishes the Poor with Pollution

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:30am

Some in academia are at war with capitalism.

The College Fix reports.

Environmental Justice 101 – Professors argue capitalism abuses poor minorities through pollution

When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new global warming regulations last year, its leader claimed the measures were not just about saving the environment, but also “justice” for “communities...

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Gay Rights Groups Want Common Application to Add Questions on Sexual Orientation

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 8:00am

What will these groups gain by having this data collected?

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Calling the Question

In 2010, when Campus Pride urged the Common Application to add optional questions about gender identity and sexual orientation, the idea was novel. No colleges at that time included such questions, and early in...

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A Few Tips to Transition from Community College to University

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

Depending on the community college, the transition to a major university can be daunting.

USA Today offers some suggestions to make the transition easier:

3 tips for transitioning from community college to university

A student’s journey from high school graduation to college graduation is not always clearly defined. Today, with such a wide...

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U. Oregon Hacked: School Printers Print Out Muslim ‘Shahada’

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

Cyber security seems to be an ongoing issue in higher education.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

U. of Oregon victim of hacking: School printers print out Muslim ‘Shahada’

A hacker known as “Le Pink” took control of four printers at the University of Oregon last week, and for a time the machines...

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FTC Investigates University of Phoenix’s Parent Company, Apollo Education Group

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 3:30pm

Trouble continues to mount for former online university behemoth.

The Daily Beast reports:

Death of a Diploma Mill: University of Phoenix Going Down in Flames?

A phoenix is a bird that rises from the ashes, but the University of Phoenix is a diploma mill that may soon go down in flames.

On Wednesday, University...

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Will College Tenure Make it Past the 2016 Election?

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

Let’s hope that higher education reform will play a significant role in the election.

Carl M. Cannon examines the issue at Real Clear Politics.

Can College Tenure Survive the 2016 Election?

University of Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently sent a letter to the governor, Scott Walker, asking him to veto a provision in the...

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Catholic Women’s College Now Accepting Male Graduate Students

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 12:30pm

Some big changes for this traditionally Catholic women’s college.

The Washington Times reports.

Saint Mary’s College accepting male graduate students

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Saint Mary’s College, a 171-year-old Roman Catholic women’s college, is opening its doors to men as it starts enrolling graduate students for the first time in more than...

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Cost of College Textbooks up 1,041 Percent Since 1977

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 11:00am

Now that pretty much everything is online, why do we even have textbooks anymore?

NBC News reports.

College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977

Students hitting the college bookstore this fall will get a stark lesson in economics before they’ve cracked open their first chapter. Textbook prices are soaring. Some experts say...

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College Students Show Support for Post-Birth Abortion

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:30am

Surprised by the Planned Parenthood videos? Here is something else to shock you. Post-birth abortions are now rising in support by college students.

The College Fix reports.

ICYMI: More college students support post-birth abortion

Tell me, honestly – were you really shocked when you heard the news that Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts?

I...

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University of New Hampshire Drops Language Bias Guide

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Posted by    Monday, August 3, 2015 at 8:00am

The story about the word ‘American’ being problematic went viral and gave the school lots of unwanted attention.

Now they’re backing off.

Robby Soave reports at Reason.

Speech Police Back Down at University of New Hampshire, But War on Words Is Not Over

The University of New Hampshire’s outrageous Bias-Free Language Guide seems to have...

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Since April University of Illinois Has Reported 60 Cases of Mumps

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

About a dozen cases a year in this area is par for the course. But 60?

CNN reports:

60 reported cases of mumps at University of Illinois since April

Sixty cases of mumps have been diagnosed in Champaign County, Illinois, since April, according to a local health official, who told CNN on Friday...

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Rutgers Prof Who Said U.S. is Worse Than ISIS Has History of Weird Statements

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

What a surprise. How could anyone have guessed?

Maxim Lott reports at FOX News.

Nutty professor: Rutgers teacher who said US worse than ISIS has history of bizarre statements

A Rutgers University professor who is under fire for saying that the U.S. is “more brutal” than ISIS has used racial slurs against white men,...

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FIU Students Protesting Hillary Clinton’s Campus Speech Threatened With Arrest

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

Students protesting Hillary Clinton’s speech at Florida International University were threatened with arrest.

Footage obtained by Campus Reform shows the encounter:

Police surround protesters during Clinton speech at FIU

Connservative student groups and community activists came together on the campus of Florida International University (FIU) today to protest an invite-only event on behalf of...

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FIRE Calls Out UNH President After Language Bias Guide Controversy

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is a follow-up report over the issue of the word “American’ being problematic.

Susan Kruth reports at the FIRE blog.

In Attempt to Distance UNH from Bias-Free Language Guide, UNH President Ignores Ludicrous ‘Red Light’ Policy

This week, a “Bias-Free Language Guide” posted on the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH’s) website made its...

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Competency Based Education Focuses on Learning, Not Teaching

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 11:00am

No classroom, no college quad, no grades.

The Atlantic reports.

A College Without Classes

MANCHESTER, Mich.—Had Daniella Kippnick followed in the footsteps of the hundreds of millions of students who have earned university degrees in the past millennium, she might be slumping in a lecture hall somewhere while a professor droned. But Kippnick has...

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Judge Rules Chicago State Can’t ‘Interfere’ With Faculty Blog During First Amendment Case

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 9:30am

Professors have free speech rights too.

The College Fix reports.

Judge: Chicago State can’t ‘interfere’ with critical faculty blog while First Amendment case proceeds

Chicago State University has drawn terrible headlines in 2015 for its fight...

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How College is Different Now

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Posted by    Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 8:00am

Some things are still the same, but some things have changed.

NBC reports.

Parents: Ready to Feel Old? Here’s How College Is Different Now

If you’re a parent of a college-bound kid, get ready to tell a lot of stories that start with “Back in my day.” The college experience is nothing like it...

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