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The $40 Million Dollar College Football Coach

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:00am

The University of Michigan is about to spend a lot of money to hire Jim Harbaugh.

John Feinstein of the Washington Post reports.

Why Jim Harbaugh is worth $40 million to the University of Michigan’s football team

The University of Michigan’s decision this week to commit at least $40 million to Jim Harbaugh over...

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Columbia Student’s 2015 Resolution: Free Speech Renewal

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Columbia University’s latest drama involved administrators attempting to get its marching band to cancel its traditional “Orgo Night,”when it mocks virtually every group on campus.

It is a target-rich environment.  Happily, the band failed to change its plans.

One Columbia student hopes that 2015 may be the year that the rest of the...

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New College Ratings System May Hurt Disadvantaged Students

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

We’re from the government and we’re here to help.

Michael L. Lomax recently wrote this at the Washington Post.

A proposed federal college rating system could hurt disadvantaged students

Last month, the Obama administration released the draft metrics of its long-awaited college rating system. Unfortunately, the proposed system appears to have major shortcomings —...

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Marquette U. Now Denies Suspending Conservative Professor

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

There is a fascinating update to the Marquette University professor who was banned from the school in wake of his conservative response to another professor’s gay marriage blog-post.

Marquette University’s administration appears to be unfamiliar with its own faculty handbook, because it’s denying that conservative professor John McAdams has been “suspended.”

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Jesuit Universities Move Catholic Education to the Left

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

Among Catholic universities, Jesuit schools tend to be more liberal. That earns them praise from outlets like The Atlantic.

This piece by Autumn Jones is a perfect example.

The New Brand of Jesuit Universities

A Jesuit priest and a comedian walk into a bar…

That may sound like the beginning of a Catholic joke, but...

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Ball State faculty fail to quickly embrace “chronic low performer” rules

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 11:00am

The professors at one university obviously have studied British philosopher Bernard Williams, who once wrote, “I like the word ‘indolence’. It makes my laziness seem classy.”

Ball State University faculty are taking their sweet time to approve procedures for firing “chronic low performers” in their ranks, The Star Press reports.

The university is trying...

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Harvard Law Prof Alan Dershowitz Accused of Sexual Assault – He vigorously denies

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9:30am

Dershowitz denies the accusations and is already preparing legal action. Anyone who would wrongly accuse Dershowitz of anything is either very brave or very stupid.

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner reported.

Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz fights accusations of sexual assault

Unlike other celebrities and politicians who have allowed sexual assault accusations to ruin...

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Bowie State University Student Files $3M Lawsuit Against Frat Over Hazing

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 8:00am

A threat against his mother may have inspired a Bowie State University student, who has been a Maryland Army National Guard member since 2013, to file a $3 million lawsuit against a fraternity.

…Student Kevin Hayes on Monday sued the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in Prince George’s County Circuit Court for alleged...

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Texas A&M assistant coach pulled from Liberty Bowl after hitting 2 WVU players

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

A Texas A&M student assistant coach would benefit from a lesson in sportsmanship.

Texas A&M student assistant coach Michael Richardson was sent home early from the Aggies’ appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after hitting West Virginia players in the first half of Texas A&M’s 45-37 win on Monday at Liberty Bowl...

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Is the Department of Education Helping Schools Hide Sexual-Assault Investigations?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 3:30pm

If true, why isn’t this information being reported by the news media?

Samantha Watkins of the College Fix reports.

Department of Education helps schools hide their sexual-assault investigations

Agency’s previous interaction with University of Montana led to controversial harassment ‘blueprint’

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TV sitcom ‘Seinfeld’ now a psychiatry professor’s teaching tool

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

File this story under “Entertainment as Education.”

“Seinfeld” — the long-running sitcom billed as being about nothing — has resurfaced at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital as a psychiatrist’s teaching tool to help students identify certain disorders.

NJ.com reported that Anthony Tobia is offering medical students at the facility a “Psy-feld” class that...

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Campus Speech Codes Silence Pro-Israel Students

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 12:30pm

Speech codes aren’t good for anyone but they present a real challenge to pro-Israel students.

From the Jerusalem Post.

How campus speech codes silence the pro-Israel community

The infamous Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns and “apartheid week” displays on college campuses are not the only threat to Jewish students. A much greater threat...

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Piano stores closing across US as students opt for other extracurricular activities

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11:00am

Piano lessons, a staple of American extracurricular activities, may be another tradition that is dying in the age of soccer and social media.

“When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.

When he closed Foster Family Music in late December, not one was still...

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Harvard Law Prof Calls Fed Approach to Sexual Assault ‘Madness’

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 9:30am

Harvard recently adopted the federal position on campus sexual assaults.

Joe Palazzolo of the Wall Street Journal reported.

Harvard Law Professor: Feds’ Position on Sexual-Assault Policies Is ‘Madness’

On Tuesday, the Department of Education said Harvard Law School’s current and past harassment policies and procedures didn’t comply with Title IX requirements, which bar gender...

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Oregon Football Players Mock Cleared Florida State Quarterback with “No Means No” Chants

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00am

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is one of the young men who has faced legal challenges under the college system of questionable justice for alleged sex crimes.

And while the charges against Winston were dropped, his Rose Bowl opponents still used the case as an opportunity for some ugly mocking.

Several Oregon players...

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FOX News Covers Extreme Helicopter Parenting Story

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

This video segment is about a story we recently covered.

Should parents be following their kids to college?

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Former New York Times Reporter Banned from Penn for Calling ISIS ‘the new Israel’

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

What an offensive and ignorant thing to say.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Calling ISIS ‘the new Israel’ gets former New York Times reporter banned from Penn

Via The Daily Pennsylvanian, this reminder that some anti-Israel rhetoric is too much for even Israel critics to tolerate.

Former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges...

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Quinnipiac suspends frat and expels student over hazing allegations

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

More hazing-related troubles at another fraternity.

Only solid detail: It didn’t involve Uber.

Quinnipiac University has banned the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity from campus, suspended two students and expelled another after a student conduct investigation revealed a hazing incident at the school.

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There Won’t be any Student Athlete Unions at Public Colleges in Michigan

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

The governor just forbade them. Blake Neff of the Daily Caller has the story.

Michigan Bans Student Athlete Unions

Athletes at Michigan universities are prohibited from unionizing under a new law signed Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The law, hastily introduced and passed by Michigan Republicans during the state legislature’s lame-duck session, requires that...

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Newest College Scheme: Financial Aid to the Middle Class

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

The good news: Colleges recognize that a degree is now beyond the means of many middle class kids.

The bad news: It’s hard to see how the amounts proposed will help significantly, given the rising tuition and multiplying fees.

As soaring college costs saddle more students with debt, colleges are increasingly earmarking aid...

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Occidental College Prof: Blame the NRA for Murder of New York Cops

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:00am

I’m not sure what if anything the NRA had to do with the recent murder of two New York cops but Professor Peter Dreier seems convinced in this article from Talking Points Memo.

Take The NRA To Task, Not De Blasio, For The NYC Cop Murders

It’s been more than a week since...

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One college shows that there is merit to giving up “Merit Aid” programs

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:30am

In The Washington Post, Nick Anderson takes a look at an intriguing experiment involving “Merit Aid” programs.

The open secret of higher education is that private colleges competing for students often slash prices for families wealthy enough to pay full tuition.

Some dangle “merit aid” to lure academic stars. Others use discounts to...

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