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Hobby Lobby and its impact on Higher Ed

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 8:00am

What influence is the Hobby Lobby decision going to have on colleges? John Rosenberg of Minding the campus reports below.

Hobby Lobby’s Impact on Colleges

As everyone knows by now, the Supreme Court has just held in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (discussed here) that requiring the owners of a closely held family business...

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President of UT Austin Told to Resign or be Fired

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bill Powers, President of the University of Texas at Austin, has reportedly been told to resign by Fransisco Cigarroa, the chancellor of the University of Texas system. Powers, a proponent of raising tuition rates and affirmative action, has frequently clashed with Governor Rick Perry, but was generally defended by UT regents,...

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University of Arizona Drops Prof who was Studying Use of Marijuana for Vets With PTSD

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

Most Americans would be up for anything that might help our veterans. Too bad this study got axed.

Lauren Clark of Campus Reform reported.

University drops professor heading medical marijuana research to help veterans

A professor researching medical marijuana as a possible treatment for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder has been let go...

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Some states looking into no-tuitition community colleges

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Even if there is no tuition, as Milton Friedman once said: “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”

Still, here with the story printed in USA Today is Stephanie Wang of the Indianapolis Star:

Indiana debates free tuition for community college

INDIANAPOLIS — In Tennessee — one of the few states less...

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New Hampshire May Freeze University Tuition for Four Years

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

As you may recall, Suffolk University recently froze salaries. We can expect to see more of this.

WBZ News in Boston reported.

New Hampshire Considers 4-Year University Tuition Freeze

A proposal to further freeze tuition at the University System of New Hampshire would be a first for the state, but students elsewhere already have...

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Are Colleges Capable of Trying Sexual Assault Cases Fairly?

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Some college attorneys think not — colleges not only lack the power to retrieve the necessary evidence for a trial, but also have been robbed of the ability to decide which cases are even worth trying.

The full story is from KC Johnson at Minding the Campus.

College Attorneys Face the War on...

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U. of South Carolina President Refuses to Teach Nation’s Founding Documents

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:00am

This is a violation of state law. It’s also unethical and surprisingly anti-academic behavior for a college president.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

U. of South Carolina President Violates State Law

It’s state law: all public universities must teach about the nation’s founding documents, but University of South Carolina President Harr...

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For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell most campuses

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 9:30am

Two days ago we posted an article speculating on the demise of Corinthian Colleges, one of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains, due to a freeze out from federal financial aid due to accusations the company cooked its books on job placement figures.

Now, it seems Corinthian is indeed going under, in...

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Small Group of College Students Join Democrats to Fight Voter IDs

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 8:00am

There are seven students in this group. Not 700, not 70, just 7. Naturally, the New York Times thinks this is a big deal.

Are these students aware that big unions which support the Democratic Party require photo ID’s to vote in their elections?

Matt Apuzzo reports.

Students Joining Battle to Upend Laws on...

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FIRE Files Lawsuits Against First Amendment Violating Universities

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

At least there’s somebody fighting for free speech on college campuses. FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has recently announced that it has filed lawsuits against four universities whose campus policies violate the First Amendment.

Jace Gregory has the story at Accuracy in Academia.

FIRE Files Four Lawsuits

FIRE announced support today...

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William and Mary Student – Only Permanent Danger to America is Ourselves

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

Elizabeth Marcello of the College Conservative reflects on July 4th in a new post.

This year’s Fourth of July is painted with division: underneath the fireworks bursting in the air stands an American people torn apart by politics and ideological stigmas. The Supreme Court split 5-4 on ...

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No unionization of scholarship athletes, say college presidents

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

They play for their own benefits, say the college and university presidents. We play for the school’s benefit, say the scholarship athletes.

It’s a war of words that stands to change collegiate sports forever.

The Associated Press article published by Fox News has more:

College presidents oppose federal ruling that scholarship athletes can unionize...

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Writer Claims Fireworks are “Pretend War” That Make us OK With Real War

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

The writer in question works for the Howard Zinn Education Project. Shocker.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Fireworks Are ‘Pretend War’ That Make Us OK With Real War

Did you know that fireworks are actually a “propaganda campaign that inures us—especially the children among us—to the real wars half a world away”?

That’s...

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Princeton Student to Obama “I Want My American Dream Back”

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 11:00am

Ryan Spaude is a student at Princeton University and an intern at the Republican National Committee.

He shares his thoughts, shared by many of his generation, about the current state of  “The American Dream.”

…When asked if the American Dream was within their reach today, nearly 6 in 10 Americans sadly answered “no,”...

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Arizona State Prof Gives Extra Credit for Body Hair Experiment

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 9:30am

You’ll be shocked to learn that she teaches women and gender studies.

Matt Crum of ASU News reported.

ASU professor encourages students to defy body hair norms

To shave or not to shave?

That’s the question confronting students in classes taught by Breanne Fahs, associate professor...

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U. Cincinnati Medical Center sued for posting medical records to Facebook

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 8:00am

One of the University of Cincinnati’s Medical Center’s employees has an approach to handling medical records may cost the institution a chunk of change.

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is being sued after a patient’s medical records were posted to Facebook.

According to the lawsuit filed last week in the Hamilton County...

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University Changes Fight Song To Make It More Inclusive

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

It seems that no tradition is safe from the political correctness brigade. And, apparently, even the word “man” can now offend — sorry – marginalize some people.

Jennifer Kabbany writes at the College Fix:

University Changes Fight Song to Make it More ‘Inclusive’ After Sexism Complaints

The University of Utah has agreed to change the lyrics to its...

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The Duke Porn Star is a Libertarian?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

Well she’s just full of surprises, isn’t she? Next we’ll find out she’s working on a book about Friedrich Hayek.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has the story.

Duke Porn Star Is Libertarian Group Campus Coordinator And Really Sad About Sex Worker Hierarchy

Fresh off a very insightful analysis of skyrocketing college costs...

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Days from graduation, 18-year old dies from “caffeine poisoning”

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

People often don’t realize that pure caffeine is so potent that it qualifies as a “toxic” compound under transportation shipping rules.

Sadly, an autopsy conducted on a young man who died days before graduating high school shows his death was caused by an overdose of this stimulant.

Logan Stiner, a popular student and...

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University at Buffalo Won’t Reveal Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Fee

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

I certainly hope college students are paying attention to the growing number of stories about Mrs. Clinton’s ridiculously high speaking fees.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

University at Buffalo Refuses to Reveal Hillary’s Speaking Fee

The University at Buffalo is refusing to disclose how much they p...

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College debit card provider fined for misleading and deceiving students

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:00am

Illinois state and federal regulators fined Higher One partner Cole Taylor Bank $4.1 million for deceptive business practices and marketing.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Federal and state regulators fine Higher One bank partner for misleading and deceptive practices

Federal and state regulators on Tuesday ordered a Chicago bank to...

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Students in New York File Lawsuit to End State Tenure Laws

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 9:30am

Perhaps the people of New York are upset because so few of their high school grads are ready for college.

Carl Companile of the New York Post reports.

Fed up students file lawsuit to overthrow NY tenure laws

A group of fed-up students and parents on Thursday declared their independence from incompetent New York...

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