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What Makes A College President Effective?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12:30pm

Do individuals with Ph.D. degrees in economics become college president more than those from other disciplines?

Forbes reports.

Training To Be A College President

Good university presidents can make a difference; leadership matters. Is there training that improves the probability that a person will make a good university president? Working with Central Michigan University...

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Large College Endowments Are Becoming Political Targets

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Posted by    Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 11:00am

Some college endowments reach into the billions and because they’re non-profits they get tax breaks.

Minding the Campus notes that endowments are becoming political targets.

Top College Endowments Are Political Targets Now

One of the pillars of our education establishment, The Education Trust, recently published a report meant to pressure colleges and universities with...

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82 Year Old Man Goes Back to College With Granddaughter

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Posted by    Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 9:30am

The inspiring story of Salazar’s grandfather went viral after she posted a tweet about how proud she is of him.

Fox News Latino reports.

82-year-old goes ‘Back to School’ with his college freshman granddaughter

Rodney Dangerfield may have played a successful businessman who went back to college with his chagrined son in the 1986...

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Profs to Students: Drop This Class if You Dispute Man-Made Climate Change

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Posted by    Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 8:00am

Remember the old days when college professors encouraged debate? They don’t.

The College Fix reports.

Professors tell students: Drop class if you dispute man-made climate change

‘We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change’

Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of...

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City College of New York Discovers They’re Missing $600,000

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6:30pm

Where is the money?

The New York Times reports.

$76 Where There Should Be $600,000: Missing City College Donation Prompts Inquiry

The City University of New York is investigating whether a recent $500,000 donation intended to bolster the humanities and arts at its flagship school may have been improperly diverted.

The inquiry was prompted by...

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U. Wisconsin-Madison Named Nation’s Top Party School

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 5:00pm

This isn’t the sort of superlative most school officials would want to receive.

ABC News reports.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Is Top Party School in US

University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders are chafing under a state-imposed tuition freeze and the football team didn’t crack the Top 25 prese...

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Campus Protest Culture Leads to More Diversity Programs

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 3:30pm

Many colleges are adding diversity programs to orientation or requiring students to complete online multicultural training.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Protests, racist incidents lead to more multicultural programs on campuses

Last year, colleges were rocked by a series of protests over racial inequality on campuses and across the country. With signs pointing to those...

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Stanford Sets up Safe Space for Students to Heal

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:00pm

This is the exact opposite of what the University of Chicago is doing.

FOX News reports.

Stanford sets up official ‘safe space’ where students can go to ‘heal’

While the University of Chicago works to eliminate the concept of a “safe space” from its campus, other schools are wholeheartedly embracing the concept of walling...

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Vigil Held for Ithaca College Student Killed at Cornell

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 12:30pm

Mourners gathered Monday afternoon at Muller Chapel to remember Ithaca sophomore Anthony Nazaire.

New York Daily News reports.

Vigil held at Ithaca College for slain Brooklynite stabbed at Cornell University

The Brooklyn-raised Ithaca College student killed in a senseless stabbing at Cornell University Sunday was a dedicated student intent on earning an MBA and...

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U. North Dakota Offers Students Special ‘Social Justice’ Housing Option

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 11:00am

Can you imagine the atmosphere in a ‘social justice’ themed dorm? Laughs galore, for sure.

Campus Reform reports.

Progressive UND students get social justice-themed housing option

The University of North Dakota (UND) is offering students the chance to live in a specialized housing community dedicated entirely to social justice.

The Social Justice Living-Learning Community is...

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Fired Professor Charged with Attempting to Murder Dean

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 9:30am

It is rare but not unheard of for academics to be charged with murders of other academics.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Dean allegedly shot by a fired professor

Authorities have charged Hengjun Chao, a former assistant professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with attempted murder for shooting the school’s dean and another...

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Student who Survived Virginia Tech Massacre Defends Campus Carry

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 8:00am

People who survive shooting incidents often become gun rights supporters.

The College Fix reports.

Virginia Tech student who lived through massacre defends campus carry at UT-Austin debate

Texas state capitol is full of guns – and heated debate

Following Wednesday’s unprecedented protest involving...

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Is There A Mountain Lion on Brookhaven College’s Campus?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6:30pm

Farmers Branch Animal Services officer says it’s unlikely that whatever animal was seen is a mountain lion.

Dallas Morning News reports.

Brookhaven College warns students about mountain lion on campus

Brookhaven College is warning its students about a mountain lion that was spotted on the northern side of campus Saturday afternoon.

Brookhaven police said they...

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Enrollment at Mizzou Drops as Students Choose Other Missouri Schools

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5:00pm

Mizzou is still paying the price for the campus protests last fall.

CBS St. Louis reports.

Enrollment Up at Other Missouri Universities as Mizzou Drops

While the University of Missouri is dealing with a sharp drop in enrollment this fall, many other four-year universities in the state reported an increase in the number of...

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Ithaca College Student Killed at Cornell

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 3:30pm

Efforts to obtain information on the suspect are ongoing.

CNN reports.

Police: Ithaca student fatally stabbed in ‘large fight’ at Cornell

One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a “large fight” on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both...

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Prager University – Every High School Principal Should Say This

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Dennis Prager imagines a school that rejects identity politics and embraces the idea that all of the students are Americans first.

It’s amazing that this seems like a radical idea today.

Here’s more information:

If every high school principal said this, it...

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Here’s Some Advice for What to do After College

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 12:30pm

Take our advice…please!

Time Money reports.

What We Would Do Over in College and After Graduating

Time Inc. staffers got together and looked back on their college years and early adulthood. Here’s the advice they would give themselves:

Do more: Join more clubs, be more social, try new things, or study abroad. Take the leap...

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LGBT Activists Release ‘Shame List’ of Religious Colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 11:00am

Does anyone want to bet that the ‘shame list’ doesn’t include any Muslim schools?

Campus Reform reports.

LGBT group releases ‘shame list’ of religious colleges

A leading LGBTQ non-profit has released a “shame list” of more than 100 schools whose religious affiliations apparently make them “the absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth.”

Indeed, the list...

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College Republicans Are Split on Endorsing Trump

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 9:30am

That Trump is facing challenges among some younger Republicans his hardly surprising.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Some college Republican groups decline to endorse Trump, setting off debates

Donald Trump is a historically controversial presidential candidate — even within his own party.

That fact is being reflected in the endorsement decisions, or lack thereof, issued by...

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According to Federal Definition, Anti-gun Dildo Protest at UT-Austin is ‘Sexual Harassment’

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 8:00am

The rules don’t apply to progressive students because they’re doing “good.”

The College Fix reports.

Anti-gun dildo protest at UT-Austin is ‘sexual harassment’ according to federal definition

The federal government should be descending on the University of Texas-Austin any day now to investigate the school’s response to hordes of students who practiced blatant “sexual harassment.”

That’s because...

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Northwestern State Revises Restrictive Demonstration Policy

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:30pm

The new policy is significantly improved.

FIRE reports.

Northwestern State Improves Speech Code Rating by Quickly Revising Problematic Policy

Northwestern State University in Louisiana (NSULA) has revised the restrictive demonstration policy that FIRE named as our August “Speech Code of the Month” just a few days ago. The university has eliminated the most problematic...

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Social Justice Warriors Unhappy With U. Chicago’s Position on Safe Spaces

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:00pm

This makes perfect sense since social justice warriors invented safe spaces.

Heat Street reports.

Social Justice Warriors Freak Out Over UChicago Dean’s ‘No Safe Spaces’ Stance

Social justice warriors at the University of Chicago and across the Internet are awash in despair after the school’s dean declared in a letter to incoming freshmen that...

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