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Federal Reserve Study: College Degrees for Minorities No Guarantee of Raising Income

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Posted by    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 9:30am

The results are striking.

Campus Reform reports.

Fed study: degrees didn’t protect blacks, Latinos from downturn

As the 2016 presidential contenders eagerly vie for the youth vote with promises to expand and further subsidize higher education, a new study claims that a degree is no guarantee of financial stability, at least for African-Americans...

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Social Justice Film Contest for Undergrads Announced

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Posted by    Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:00am

Let’s hope they share the winning entries on YouTube.

From the Loyola school paper, The Maroon.

Social justice film contest seeks undergrad submissions

America Media and the Ignatian Solidarity Network have announced a new social justice film contest entitled “Voices from the Margins ’15.”

The contest invites college undergraduates to participate by creating short films...

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Roanoke College Staff Additions Include Former ‘Simpsons’ Producer

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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

Joe Boucher, former producer of the ‘Simpsons’ and ‘King of the Hill’ is returning to his alma matter, but this time as a staff member.

The Washington Times reports:

Former ‘Simpsons’ producer to return to Roanoke College

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Roanoke College is getting animated.

Joe Boucher, a former producer for “The Simpsons” and...

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Stanford’s “Angel of Grief” Statue Vandalized as Arm is Cut Off

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

Classless act by vandals.

Stanford News reports.

Stanford police seek information on vandalism of Angel of Grief

Stanford police are seeking information and witnesses to recent vandalism of the white marble Angel of Grief statue at the Stanford Family Mausoleum.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety received a report on Tuesday, Aug. 11, that someone...

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No One is Interested in Russian Studies Anymore

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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

Well, almost no one. Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports that very few people are majoring in the subject.

Russia Is Such A Backwater Dump Nobody Wants To Study It Anymore

The state of new research and graduate-level instruction on Russia in American colleges and universities is depressingly sad because, in a...

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You Can Now Take a Course in Selfies at Indiana U. Northwest

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

Selfie culture has now entered the world of higher education.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

Indiana U. Northwest to offer course dedicated to studying … selfies

Eve Bottando’s course “Mass Communications and Culture” at Indiana University Northwest this fall will be all about the “selfie.”

“People think selfies aren’t worthy of nuanced conversations,...

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U. Illinois Fires Football Coach Over Mistreatment of Players

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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:00am

He would push players to play while injured.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Allegations of Athletic Abuse Vindicated

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday abruptly fired its head football coach, Tim Beckman, after an external review into the coach’s behavior revealed that he put his players at risk by deterring them from reporting...

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College Student Claims She Was Assaulted by TSA Agent

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

This is a very sordid story. I feel bad for the student if it’s true.

Philip Messing reports at the New York Post.

Student ‘molested’ by TSA agent in LaGuardia bathroom

A uniformed TSA agent lured a college student into a La Guardia Airport men’s room under the pretense she needed more screening —...

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The Dos and Dont’s of Applying to Law School

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Posted by    Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 8:00am

Some advice for prospective law students.

US News reports.

Law School Grads Share Application Dos and Don’ts

Applying early can leverage opportunities for scholarships, says one law school graduate.

There is no surefire way for getting into the right​ law school.

Some applicants take the LSAT numerous times to get a competitive score. Others apply to...

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How the Small Job Economy is Affecting College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

Economic changes have prompted an increasing number of college students to take on contractor jobs as opposed to “traditional jobs.”

Robert Farrington explains at Forbes:

College Students And The Small-Job Economy

The modern day economy is changing, and the jobs that used to be readily available for college students have shifted. Th...

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Higher Education is No Place for Group Think

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

A new post by Peter Wood of Minding the Campus explores the danger of group think in academia.

The Pressure of Group Thought

Academic “consensus” is in the news. Stetson University professor of psychology Christopher Ferguson, writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education,recently gave a run-down on how the American Psychological Association supposedly...

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Comedian Mark Normand: College Kids Can’t Take A Joke Anymore

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Mark Normand of Last Comic Standing chatted with the folks at The Federalist about college kids and their depressing lack of humor.

From The Federalist:

Comedian Mark Normand Says College Kids Can’t Take A Joke Anymore

The hilarious Mark Normand of Last Comic Standing joins Federalist Radio. The funnyman tells Ben that today comedy...

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Students Boo Mandatory Diversity Class at University of Oklahoma

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

Have students had enough of mandatory diversity?

The College Fix reports.

New mandatory diversity class at University of Oklahoma draws boos from students

Freshmen will be required to take a 5-hour course on diversity in their first year, starting this fall at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa World reported in June.

Now that students are...

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Colleges Continue to Spend Money With Reckless Abandon

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11:00am

Colleges definitely know how to spend money.

College Fix reports.

Colleges continue to blow through money like there’s no tomorrow

Two North Carolina institutions of higher education are announcing an agreement Thursday afternoon to streamline students’ ability to transfer between them.

That’s a boon to students at the 58 members of the North Carolina Community...

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University Bans Fake Dreadlocks and Native American Hairstyles Over Cultural Appropriation

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:30am

There’s no end to the things you’re not allowed to do on college campuses.

National Post reports.

University bans native headdresses, fake dreadlocks from frosh week because of ‘cultural appropriation’

Leave your native headdresses and fake dreadlocks at home. And don’t bother with the Mohawks, bandanas, tank tops or short shorts, either.

Western University student...

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UC Davis Ends Punishment of Student Club Over Use of University Name

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Posted by    Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 8:00am

Davis finally got it right.

FIRE reports.

UC Davis Reverses Punishment of Student Club That Used University Name

DAVIS, Calif., August 27, 2015—The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) has reversed its punishment of a student club, concluding that the Ayn Rand Society at UC Davis (ARS) did not violate the university’s trademark policy...

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College Grad Auctions College Diploma on Ebay to Pay for Student Loans

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

A Florida State diploma is not the only thing you get as part of this bargain. No, you will also receive Stephanie Ritter’s entire college experience. Or at least an abbreviated version of it.

From Rare:

This Florida State graduate just came up with an interesting way to get $50,000

Stephanie Ritter is...

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Some Colleges Now Using Finance Textbook by Jonathan Gruber

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

You may remember Jonathan Gruber. He’s the guy who called Americans stupid for falling for his and Obama’s lies about Obamacare.

Alex McHaddad reports at the College Fix.

College students nationwide assigned public finance textbook by Jonathan Gruber

The architect of the Affordable Care Act is also the architect behind the way in which many...

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U. of Tennessee Knoxville Wants Everyone Using ‘Gender Inclusive’ Pronouns

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

The University of Tennessee Knoxville is advocating revamping the English language in order to be more inclusive. ‘They?’ Hardly. You must now refer to ‘them’ as ‘hir’ ‘zir’ or ‘xem.’ Yes, this is real life.

From Fox News:

Call me ‘ze,’ not ‘he’: University wants everyone to use ‘gender inclusive’ pronouns

Educators in the...

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College Student Prevented From Starting Campus Club for Conservatives

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

The left is always talking about fairness but they don’t really mean it.

Lauren Houck reports at Campus Reform.

Student told she can’t start conservative club

Moriah DeMartino, an incoming freshman at Hagerstown Community College (HCC) in Maryland, has been told she cannot establish a conservative club on campus.

When DeMartino approached school administrators in...

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The Best Colleges According to Hiring Managers

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

MIT comes out on top.

Business Insider reports.

Hiring managers say these are the 25 best colleges in America

We recently released our seventh-annual list of the 50 best colleges in America.

To create the list, we asked more than 1,000 Business Insider readers to weigh in on which schools best prepare students for success...

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Dartmouth Football Team’s New Tackle Dummy is a High-Tech Robot

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Posted by    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:00am

This report is fascinating. The new tackle device is remote controlled and can even right itself. Plus it cuts down on player injuries.

Watch the video below.

 
 
 
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