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A British Teen Has Been Accused of Plotting to Commit a College Massacre

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

“You ruined my whole life … I will teach you a little lesson on respect with my 9mm hollow points.”

ABC News reports:

British Teen Accused of Plot to Commit College Massacre

A British teenager planned a gun and bomb attack on a college that had kicked him out for bad behavior, a prosecutor...

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Some Colleges in Boston Aren’t Paying for Basic City Services

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Haven’t these schools heard that we all have to pay our fair share?

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

HAPPY MISERS! Colleges Across Boston Refuse To Pay For Basic City Services

A bunch of fancypants colleges and universities in Boston blatantly fail to pay voluntary fees for essential services provided by the taxpayers,...

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College of DuPage Dismantles Controversial Wall That Cost $220,000

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

Installed last year, this painted, theme wall has met its demise as part of sweeping reforms. Apparently, it’s symbolic of “old culture.”

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Amid reform at College of DuPage, controversial $220,000 wall comes down

Until recently, visitors to the College of DuPage president’s office passed through a wood-paneled hallway with displays...

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Obama’s College Ratings Plan is Finished

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

It wasn’t a very good plan anyway. Now it’s not going to happen.

The LA Times reported.

College ratings system proposed by Obama is scrapped

Nearly two years ago, President Obama proposed a federal system to rate the nation’s colleges and universities, one that would provide families with an objective and unified tool to...

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Anti-Smoking Organization Goes on Tour to Reach More Young People

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

Tobacco use has dropped 20% among teens since 1997.

USA Today reports.

Anti-smoking organization launches tour to end teen tobacco use

Teen smoking rates are at a low.

According to a 2014 University of Michigan press release, out of a national survey of 40,000 to 50,000 teens in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades, only...

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Vassar College Prof Pens Tirade Against Scott Walker

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Here we go again. Is there any other political figure who inspires so much hatred from academia?

David Hookstead reported at the College Fix.

Professor pens massive tirade against Scott Walker, tells governor: ‘F– you’

Vassar scholar figuratively froths with anger and vitriol over Republican politician

A professor at Vassar College has penned a lengthy...

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Dean of UC Irvine Law Says Justice Scalia is Ruining Law Students with Hilarious Opinions

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 9:30am

Does this law school dean not understand irony and sarcasm?

From Accuracy in Academia.

Justice Scalia is ruining my students because he’s too entertaining, law school dean says

University of California-Irvine law professor complained about Scalia’s sarcastic remarks in his written opinions, as the College Fix reported:

“Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California-Irvine’s...

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Lincoln University Prof Under Fire for Hateful Facebook Comments

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:00am

We reported on this story yesterday but this is an update. The story was picked up by the Philadelphia Inquirer which suggests that there’s real trouble brewing here.

Lincoln prof blasts ‘dirty Jewish’ thugs, ‘homo uprising,’ and ‘sluts’

A longtime Lincoln University professor drew ire from Pennsylvania officials in 2010 when he called...

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What are College Kids Reading?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Music and book collections speak volumes (no pun intended). What are college kids reading these days?

From NPR:

What The College Kids Are Reading

I can remember the weeks before starting school at Skidmore College, furiously trying to finish Gregory Howard Williams’ memoir, Life on the Color Line. The book had been assigned as...

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U. Missouri Profs Now Expected to Police Each Other for Triggering Language

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

This shouldn’t interfere with teaching or anything, right?

Christopher White reports at the College Fix.

University of Missouri faculty told to be on lookout for professors who use triggering language

Just three days after ‘Campus Free Expression Act’ OK’d, profs told to correct peers who use words that might offend others

Four pages of ‘inclusive...

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First Lady Hosts College Students at the White House

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Ah to have been a fly on the wall…

The Washington Post reports:

At the White House, First Lady hosts college students with difficult paths

For many high school students, just applying to college can be a challenge. But for some, test scores and grade-point averages aren’t the biggest things st...

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Freshman Reading Lists Focus on Left Wing Issues

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

Is this higher education or indoctrination?

Jacqueline Thomsen reports at Inside Higher Ed.

A Little Heavy Reading

Social justice. Climate change. Racial inequality. Immigration. Hunger. While those topics might read like a laundry list of some of the world’s biggest problems, they are just a few of the issues covered in books that are...

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Which Universities Produce the Best Startup Talent?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

Harvard did not make the list.

Tech.Co reports.

Which Universities Produce the Best Startup Talent?

It’s an ongoing debate just how much influence universities have over the startup landscape anymore. There’s an exhaustive list of entrepreneurs who never finished their degrees who actively speak out against the importance of higher ed in the tech...

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University of California to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:00am

When tuition goes up, will students protest this decision?

The Huffington Post reported.

University Of California Raises Minimum Wage To $15

The movement to raise the minimum wage across the U.S. gained ground Wednesday with the huge University of California system announcing plans to increase base pay for its employees and contract workers to...

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Davidson College Launches New Test Prep Modules for Advanced Placement

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 9:30am

The instruction modules are open online.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Davidson College Launches Advanced Placement Test Preparation Modules

Davidson College is today launching a series of online test preparation modules through massive open online course provider edX to help high school students and teachers in Advanced Placement courses.

The initiative, known as Davidson Next, has...

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Lincoln University Prof Bashed Jews and Gay People on Facebook

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00am

These comments are shocking, especially coming from a professor.

Alex Griswold reported at Mediaite.

Public Univeristy Professor Bashes ‘Dirty Jewish Zionists’ and ‘Homo Lobby’ on Facebook

A professor at Lincoln University, a historically-black public university in southern Pennsylvania, has been accused of posting virulently anti-Semitic, homophobia, sexist, anti-Israel, and anti-American sentiments on his...

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University of Denver Creates Animal Law Professorship

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

Because animals need representation too?

West Word writes:

Legal Beagle: The University of Denver Creates Professorship for Animal Law

Justin Marceau doesn’t eat animals. He represents them.

And starting this fall, he will teach University of Denver law students to do the same, thanks to the school’s new Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Professorship. Marceau...

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Prof Who Compared Scott Walker to Hitler Won’t Face Discipline for Controversial Tweets

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

It looks like UW-Madison wants this story to just go away as quickly as possible.

Steven Elbow of the Capital Times reported.

UW-Madison University Committee: No discipline for Sara Goldrick-Rab’s tweets

The executive committee for the UW-Madison Faculty Senate Monday tried to put to rest rumors th...

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This Texas College Produces More CEOs Than The Ivy Leaguers

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

As an Aggie myself, I’d like to proudly say, “thanks, and gig’em.” Also, BTHO Ivy League!

Paper City Mag writes:

CEO Hotbed: Underhyped Texas College Shocks The Ivy Leaguers, Ties For First In America

When it comes to producing CEOS, one Texas college stands above the rest.

Whether one thinks leaders are born or made,...

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Millennials Shocked to Learn Hillary Clinton Gets Cash From Wall Street

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric about big banks and CEOs doesn’t match reality as some millennials recently learned.

From Campus Reform.

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People shocked to discover Hillary gets Wall Street cash

On Monday, Hillary Clinton gave a speech outlining her economic vision for the United States.

Clinton spoke on the need for a minimum wage increase, her...

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Parents Willing to Pay More for College

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

More money from mom and dad.

Fortune reports.

Parents are shelling out more money for kids to attend college

Parents opened their wallets more generously in the 2014-2015 school year, a report shows, reclaiming their place as the primary source of college funding for the first time since 2010.

Parental income and savings now cover...

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Increased Access to College Lowers Intelligence of Marine Officers

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11:00am

War is one place where the “everyone gets a trophy” philosophy doesn’t apply.

Jonah Bennett reports at the Daily Caller.

So Many Stupid Kids Are Going To College, Marine Officers Are Actually Getting Dumber

A new study indicates that Marine Corps officers’ intelligence has consistently declined over a 35-year period, and researchers are placing...

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