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Appalachian University Housing Defends Bulletin Board That Shames Privileged Students

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Despite widespread negative coverage of a bulletin board that shames ‘privileged’ students, Appalachian is leaving the board in place.

From The Appalachian.

University Housing defends East Hall bulletin board amidst controversy

University Housing said they will not take down a bulletin board posted in East Residence Hall by a resident assistant, despite a continuing...

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University of Phoenix Losing Steam?

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

Enrollment at the online university is down. Way down.

Spencer Jakab writes at the Wall Street Journal:

University of Phoenix Flames Out

Executives at Apollo Education Group Inc. would love to live their marketing slogan: “I am a Phoenix.”

While the once-soaring for-profit education giant isn’t in ashes, its business has shriveled. For example, degreed...

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There Will be Lawsuits Over False Rape Story at UVA

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

I hope the members of this fraternity (whose lives were ruined) end up owning the university.

Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reported.

President Of Fraternity Falsely Accused Of Gang-Rape In Rolling Stone Article Shares Details Of Who Might Be Sued

The national president of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity whose University of Virginia...

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Is College for Everyone?

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Maybe college is not always the right choice.

The Christian Science Monitor reports.

Why college isn’t (and shouldn’t be) for everyone

I know a high school senior who’s so worried about whether she’ll be accepted at the college of her choice she can’t sleep.

The parent of another senior tells me he stands at the...

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Liberty University’s Young Women for America Stand up Against Anti-Semitism

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

This was a very nice gesture on the part of these young ladies.

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Liberty University Female College Chapter Offers Support for Jewish Fraternities in Light of Anti-Semitic Graffiti

The Liberty University chapter for the Young Women for America, released a video to show their support for Jewish...

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An in Depth Look at the Cornell University Lawsuit

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

What happened at Cornell?

Minding the Campus reports.

Now Cornell Is Being Sued

Cornell is the latest university to face a due process lawsuit; last week, attorney Andrew Miltenberg filed a suit in New York’s Northern District. (You can read the complaint here.) The specifics are depressingly familiar—though with something of a twist, since...

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George Washington University Bans Jewish Student Over School’s Stupid Mistake

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:00am

This student may actually be expelled over a misunderstanding on the university’s part.

PR Log reports. Hat tip to Instapundit.

George Washington University Makes Racist Mistake, But Blames and Bans Student

George Washington University officials made a racist or religious mistake but, instead of promptly correcting it, they have blamed a Jewish student for...

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University of Mary Washington Rugby Team Suspended After Recorded Chant Surfaces

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:30am

So this happened…

Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel writes:

Entire College Rugby Team Suspended Over Recorded ‘Fuck a Whore’ Chant

One chilly afternoon in late November 2014, a few dozen students at the University of Mary Washington gathered in a house about a half mile off their Fredericksburg, Virgini...

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College Student Describes What it’s Like to be Accused of Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:00am

Talk about a life ruining nightmare. Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reports.

Student accused of sexual assault: Like being at the ‘bottom of this pit’

Joshua Strange was accused of sexual assault in 2011 by an ex-girlfriend and expelled from Auburn University. Since then, he’s told his story numerous times, but hasn’t...

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Appalachian State University Publicly Shames ‘Privileged’ Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

This sounds like something straight out of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book.

Unreal.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

App State dorm bulletin board shames ‘privileged’ students

A bulletin board hung by a resident assistant in a primarily freshmen and sophomore dorm shames those who are have white, male, Christian, able-bodied, heterosexual, or cisgendered “privilege.”

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NY’s ‘Victim and Survivor Bill of Rights’ Harms Students’ Due Process Rights

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Further compromising college student’s right to due process isn’t exactly progress. And that’s why FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) is opposing the bill.

Susan Kruth writes for FIRE:

Proposed ‘Victim and Survivor Bill of Rights’ Further Jeopardizes New York Students’ Due Process Rights

New York’s proposed budget for 2015–16 reportedly contains provisions...

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Andrew Cuomo and the No-Due-Process Club

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

In a recent post at Minding the Campus, KC Johnson outlined Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to bring affirmative consent to college campuses.

Cuomo Joins the No-Due-Process Club

The politics of campus due process are most unusual. Since the emergence of crime as a major (federal) political issue in the 1960s, Republicans have tended to...

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Spend One Less Semester in College

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

Save some money and finish without another semester.

Time reports.

4 Ways To Spend One Less Semester in College—and Save

The average college graduate takes an extra semester to earn a degree. Here’s how you can finish up in four years and avoid those additional costs.

In all the paperwork sent by colleges in those...

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Prager University – What Is the University Diversity Scam?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

In a new video from Prager University, Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute examines the scam of diversity on campus.

This is very enlightening.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

America’s campuses, particularly those in California, spend tens of millions of dollars on administrators and programs to combat issues like sexism, homophobia, and racism on...

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Study Finds $1.2 Billion Afterschool Program just doesn’t work

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:00am

$1.2 Billion was not spent well.

Brookings reports.

The $1.2 billion afterschool program that doesn’t work

As Tom Kane recently wrote in this forum, we should be investing more in research on education if we want to see more progress in education. We want education to embrace positive findings emerging from research. This logic...

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Students Accuse Missouri Museum of Censoring Ferguson-Palestine Event

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:30am

Can I just ask… What do Ferguson and Palestine even have to do with each other?

Nathan Rubbelke of the College Fix reports.

Student activists accuse Missouri museum of censoring Ferguson-Palestine event

You blindsided us with Palestine addition, museum counters

ST. LOUIS – An event billed as “an opportunity to learn about the parallels” between state...

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No Evidence Of Rape At UVA Fraternity Say Charlottesville Police

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Rape Culture hardest hit…

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

No evidence of rape at UVA fraternity say Charlottesville police

The seminal case in the fight against ‘rape culture’ ended today, leaving a giant, gaping hole in the Rape Culture agenda.

An investigation conducted by the Charlottesville Police Department found no evidence of rape at...

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Bloomsburg University Athlete Kicked Off Team For Tweet

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Be careful what you tweet…

Clay Lepard reports for WNEP:

Bloomsburg University Athlete Kicked off Team After Offensive Mo’ne Davis Tweet

BLOOMSBURG — A baseball player at Bloomsburg University has been kicked off the team...

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College Men Fight an Increasing Number of Sex Assault Allegations

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

I have a hard time believing that there are so many more sexual assaults on campus now than there were just a few years ago.

Ashby Jones reports at the Wall Street Journal.

More Men Fight College Allegations of Sexual Assault

A former undergraduate student sued Cornell University, alleging the Ivy League school wrongly...

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Why Did Ted Cruz Pick Liberty Universtiy?

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President last night on Twitter. Today, he launches his campaign from Liberty University.

From the CNN Wire at WTVR:

Why Ted Cruz picked Liberty University

WASHINGTON — It’s no accident that Sen. Ted Cruz chose Liberty University to make his expected presidential announcement on Monday.

Founded by former...

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Students at State College Presbyterian Turn Guns into Garden Tools

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

What an… interesting school project.

Statecollege.com reports.

Guns Turned Into Garden Tools at State College Presbyterian

“And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn...

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The Princeton Review’s List of Dream Schools

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

These are the schools where parents and students dream of attending.

PR Newswire reports.

The Princeton Review’s 2015 “College Hopes & Worries Survey” Reports On 12,000 Students’ & Parents’ “Dream Colleges” And Application Viewpoints

NEW YORK, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Some call it “the other March madness.” It’s nail-biting se...

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