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In Preparation for Ferguson Verdict, Saint Louis University Gives Students Protesting Tips

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 9:30am

The tips include recommendations for neutralizing tear gas and urges students not to bring “an address book, illegal drugs, weapons, or contact lenses.”

Nathan Rubbelke at The College Fix has the story:

Saint Louis University gives students protesting tips ahead of Brown verdict

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Saint Louis University officials recently sent students...

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Doctor Removed From Yale Medical School After Sexual Harassment Finding

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:00am

He was initially moved to another position but women on the faculty protested.

Tamar Lewin of the New York Times reported.

Yale Medical School Removes Doctor After Sexual Harassment Finding

Yale Medical School has removed a doctor after a finding of sexual harassment as director of its Cardiov...

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U. of Maryland Student Explains Why a Republican is State’s New Governor

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

The impact of the Nov. 4th election tsunami is still being assessed.

Matt Dragonette, a junior at the University of Maryland, reviews the reasons for the biggest upset of the evening: Republican Larry Hogan win in Maryland’s gubernatorial election over incumbent Democrat Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown.

…Central to Hogan’s campaign was his use...

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Duke University Launches Investigation of Alleged Cheating in Computer Science Class

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

This investigation could take a while, considering the number of students who were enrolled in the course.

Jane Stancill of the Durham News reports.

Duke University investigates cheating in computer science classes

Duke University is investigating academic misconduct in a computer science course that enrolled hundreds of students.

University spokesman Keith Lawrence said Monday that...

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Student at Jesuit College Told He Can’t Openly Disagree with Gay Marriage

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

I’m pretty sure we’ve hit the point where we can’t even call Jesuits Catholics.

Matt Lamb at The College Fix has the story:

Student told he can’t openly disagree with gay marriage in class at Jesuit college

In an exclusive interview, student tells The College Fix...

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University Of Southern Maine Students Take Over Trustees Meeting to Protest Cuts

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

The higher ed bubble cometh. If these students are angry now, just wait.

From the Huffington Post.

Students Take Over University Of Southern Maine Trustees Meeting In Protest

University of Southern Maine students frustrated over budget cuts that eliminated programs and led to staff reductions disrupted University of Maine System trustees on Monday, marching...

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Catholic Loyola University student govt’ considers ‘gender neutral’ restrooms

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

The new bathrooms pair nicely with the pagan student club that has just been approved.

Loyola University Chicago’s student government is considering whether to recommend all restrooms on campus be made “gender-neutral.”

What’s not clear from the sponsor, however, is whether multi-stall restrooms would be open to men, women and trans students for...

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Headline: Professor Accused of Siphoning Funds from Student-run Meat Store

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:00am

It may look like something out of The Onion but it isn’t.

From AZFamily.com.

UA professor accused of siphoning funds from student-run meat store

University of Arizona police are looking into allegations that a professor siphoned funds from a student-run meat store.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that authorities on Tuesday seized computers, cash, inventory...

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Harvard University Sued for Discriminating Against Asian-Americans in Admissions

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Harvard has apparently instituted a strict cap on the admission of Asian American students.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans, ‘similar challenges’ planned

It started with Jews in the 1920s and it continues with Asian-American students today, according to a lawsuit filed against Harvard for its...

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George Washington U. Law Professor Jonathan Turley – Obama Amnesty Tearing at Fabric of Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s worth noting, as we have before, that Professor Turley is a liberal who voted for Obama.

Here’s more from Brendan Bordelon of National Review.

Liberal Law Prof: Obama’s Executive Amnesty ‘Tearing at the Very Fabric of the Constitution’

Georgetown law professor Jonathan Turley, a political liberal but a longstanding critic of President Obama’s...

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Teachers Union now demanding free tuition for teachers

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

Hoping to add to its numbers, a prominent teachers union wants another big perk: free tuition.

Despite massive losses by the candidates it supported, the National Education Association is proceeding headlong this week with its “Degrees Not Debt Week of Action.” The week of political theater seeks to rally support for new...

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Florida State Athletes Get Slap on the Wrist for Hit and Run Accident

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

There’s such a thing as getting off too easy.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

Florida State football players barely disciplined for hit and run accident

FSU cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby were involved in a hit and run accident back in October which totaled both cars … but were given a...

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Study Says Education Majors Get Easier Courses and More A’s

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 3:30pm

Seems like they’re not even trying the do part anymore, just skipping straight to teach.

Rebecca Koenig at The Chronicle of Higher Education has the story:

Do Education Programs Dole Out Too Many Easy A’s?

Are teacher-training programs rigorous enough? A new study, completed by a group that has long criticized the quality of teacher preparation,...

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Is Higher Education Run for the Benefit of Students, Faculty or Administrators?

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

An excellent question. It was apparently the focus of a panel at the National Lawyers Convention.

Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog reported.

Federalist Society Panel: Is Higher Education Run for the Benefit of Students, Faculty or Administrators?

At today’s 2014 National Lawyers Convention: Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law:

Showcase Panel III:  Higher Education:...

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West Virginia University suspends fraternities/sororities in wake of student death

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

West Virginia University (WVU) has suspended all fraternity and sorority activity after a student, who was originally found unconscious at a frat house, has died.

Nolan Burch, the 18-year-old student at West Virginia University (WVU) who was found at a fraternity house unconscious and without a pulse early Thursday morning, has died.

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Colleges Aren’t Competent to Conduct Rape Trials

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s hard to believe these words were printed by the New York Times.

Jed Rubenfeld writes.

Mishandling Rape

OUR strategy for dealing with rape on college campuses has failed abysmally. Female students are raped in appalling numbers, and their rapists almost invariably go free. Forced by the federal government, colleges have now gotten into...

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College Student Arrested for Having Sex With a Sheep

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 9:30am

One Fresno State student just couldn’t handle the stress of exams, and just needed an outlet. Unfortunately, that outlet turned out to be a nearby sheep.

Dave Huber of the College Fix cites this report by Erik Rosales at KMPH Fox 26:

Fresno State Student Arrested For Having Sex With Sheep

Fresno State University...

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43 Dartmouth Students Accused of Cheating – in an Ethics Class

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Posted by    Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:00am

It sounds like these students missed the whole “ethics” thing in this ethics course.

Peter Jacobs of Business Insider reported.

43 Dartmouth Students Suspected Of Cheating In Ethics Class Designed For Athletes

Forty three students at Dartmouth College have been “implicated in an academic dishonesty case” in an ethics course, student newspaper The...

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Arizona State to Get Prescription Drug Vending Machine On Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 4:00pm

The service is called “InstyMeds.”

What could possibly go wrong?

CBS News Las Vegas reported.

University Installs Prescription Drug Vending Machine On Campus

An InstyMeds vending machine has been installed on Arizona State University’s campus, allowing any student or university employee to pick up prescription drugs from the dispenser.

Any ASU student or university employee...

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Concordia U. Student Looks at Loretta Lynch Nomination

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Posted by    Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

President Obama recently announced Loretta Lynch as his nomination to replace the soon-to-be former Attorney General, Eric Holder

Sam Leanza, a student at Concordia University, takes a look at the nominee and the why she is being selected now, when her background shows her to be a potentially better fit that Eric...

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Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Donates $10,000 to Boston University’s Student Newspaper

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Posted by    Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 12:00pm

That’s a very generous gift. The newspaper was struggling and Bill O’Reilly is an alum who wrote for the paper at one point.

Peter Jacobs of Business Insider reported.

BILL O’REILLY: Here’s Why I Donated $10,000 To Save Boston University’s Student Newspaper

Earlier this week, Boston University student newspaper The Daily Free Press —...

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Cornell Overregulation of Fraternities May Have Driven Binge Drinking Off-Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10:00am

This is the problem with the “fraternities are dangerous and drive students to drink excessively” narrative: fraternities are in fact the most regulated sources of alcohol on campus, whereas student drinking off campus is entirely lawless.

Chris Byrns at The Cornell Daily Sun reports:

Students Push for Review of Greek Quarter System

Students on campus...

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