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Middlebury College Requires Seminar on Privilege and Inequality

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

The full day course, which will take place at the college’s Bread Loaf campus 20 minutes away from the main campus.

The Weekly Standard reports.

Vermont College Mandates Seminar on Privilege and Inequality

Middlebury College in Vermont is requiring all first-year students to take a course covering topics like inclusivity, identity, privilege, and inequality.

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Oregon State to Force Students to Take Social Justice Training

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00am

Progressive ideas are so appealing that people have to be forced to listen to them.

Reason reports.

Oregon State University Will Force Incoming Students to Take ‘Social Justice Training’

Critics of the current intellectual climate at university campuses believe classrooms are indoctrination camps where left-wing academics brainwash students into becoming social justice activists. They...

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Is It Time To Tax The Ivy League?

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:30am

The elite universities have endowments worth billions.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Is Taxing Harvard, Yale and Stanford the Answer to Rising College Costs?

Lawmakers have a new solution for the high cost of college: Make the wealthiest universities pay for it.

Elite U.S. schools have grown richer since the 2008 financial crisis by investing...

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Liberals Once Again Outnumber Conservatives As Graduation Speakers

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00am

It’s the same as last year and the year before and…

Townhall reports.

Shocker: Liberal Graduation Speakers Outnumber Conservatives 4-to-1

Liberal bias? What liberal bias?

According to Campus Reform, out of the top 100 universities, 40 of them are featuring explicitly liberal speakers at their commencement ceremonies. Only 10 are hosting speakers who are either...

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CSU Students Stage Die-In for Greater Diversity Funding

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:30pm

The students also want a tuition freeze. Math is hard.

Campus Reform reports.

CSU students stage die-in to demand lower tuition, diversity funding

Students across the California State University (CSU) system are threatening to starve themselves until their school forks over $8 million for diversity funding, and some are even staging “die-ins” along...

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Governor of Georgia Vetoes Campus Carry Bill

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

A pretty lame move, especially considering he’s a Republican.

CNN reports.

Georgia governor vetoes campus carry bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed controversial “campus carry” legislation on Tuesday that would have allowed college students to carry concealed guns onto campuses with some restrictions.

Conservatives and Second Amendment activists cast House Bill 859 as a crucial...

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Man Tries To Grab Cop’s Gun By Monroe College

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

Four pedestrians watched from the sidewalk and did nothing.

New York Daily News reports.

EXCLUSIVE: Man, 27, tries to grab cop’s gun outside Bronx college, 4 onlookers fail to help

A 27-year-old man tried to grab a cop’s gun outside a Bronx college Tuesday night, as several passers-by stopped and gawked — but not...

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Black Students at Cornell Want Mandatory Diversity Training for Faculty

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

Isn’t it a bit presumptuous for students to think they can dictate such things to the faculty?

The Cornell Daily Sun reports.

Cornell Black Students United to Submit Faculty Training Resolution to Student Assembly

Black Students United will present a resolution prompting the Faculty Senate to examine how Cornell’s faculty members are educated in...

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Accreditor Tried To Shut Down A For-Profit

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:30pm

Watchdog Barks — and Gets Slapped Down.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Controversial accreditor ACICS tried to shut down a for-profit but was blocked by judge

A chorus of powerful critics wants to shut down the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a national accreditor, for allegedly being too lax with Corinthian Colleges and...

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Blinn College Settles Lawsuit With Student Over Gun Rights Sign

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:00am

A student at Blinn College was told that she needed special permission for a gun rights sign.

The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Texas College Settles Lawsuit by Student Whose Gun Rights Sign Needed ‘Special Permission’

A Texas College settled a First Amendment lawsuit filed by a student who was told her gun rights sign...

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Florida State Says No To Wearing Headdresses To Games

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:30am

Making matters worse, university spokeswoman Browning Brooks told NBC Miami that the resolution is a “very thoughtful and reasonable request.”

The College Fix reports.

Florida State U. student government tells fans not to wear headdresses to games

Florida State University’s student government has a message for its fans: If you come to games, don’t...

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Enrollment Decline at Mizzou is Worse Than Previously Thought

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00am

The University of Missouri has a disaster on their hands. Enrollment is way down.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Mizzou’s enrollment plummet is more drastic than previously projected

This fall could mark the smallest class of incoming freshmen at the University of Missouri-Columbia in nearly a decade as the school continues to lose students,...

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This is Where In-State Students Pay The Most

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

The University of Pittsburgh again topped the list with an in-state tuition of $18,192.

US News reports.

10 Colleges With the Highest Tuition for In-State Students

When it comes to tuition, enrolling in an in-state college rather than a private institution is typically a way to save money. But some in-state schools have a...

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College Students Across the Country Declare ‘Socialism Sucks’

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

A recent Twitter campaign that went viral involved students declaring socialism sucks.

Twitchy collected the best tweets.

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College Marketing Efforts Look The Same

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3:30pm

The effect is often grandiose, stylized and crushingly clichéd.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Your Future Starts Here. Or Here. Or Here.

In its brochures, a college is never just a college. A college is a gateway, or a launchpad, or a training ground.

Condensed into a few words, colleges’ missions are similar, and the concrete...

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SUNY Albany Students Charged With Staging Racism Hoax

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

It’s so sad when this happens because it takes away from real instances of racism.

CNN reports.

N.Y. college students accused of fabricating racially motivated attack

Three New York college students who said they were targets of a racially motivated attack face multiple charges for what prosecutors are calling a false claim.

A grand jury...

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How Does One Student Choose One College?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:30pm

How does an individual student look at the 3,000+ U.S. institutions and decide on just one?

Forbes reports.

Decision Day; Where Should I Go College?

It’s May 1. Enrollment deposits are due from students who will be entering college this fall, making it decision day in a lot of U.S. households.

How does that decision...

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SFSU Students Stage Hunger Strike Demanding More Funding for Ethnic Studies

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:00am

Students like these will be the hardest hit when the higher ed bubble finally bursts.

The San Francisco Examiner reports.

SFSU students begin hunger strike over funding for Ethnic Studies

A group of San Francisco State University students have decided to forgo food beginning Monday until administrators set aside $8 million in funding for...

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Did You Know You Could Be Un-Admitted For College?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:30am

It’s relatively uncommon but you can be “un-admitted.”

Time Money reports.

These Senior-Year Missteps Could Cost You Your College Acceptance

You’ve picked your future alma mater and sent in your commitment to enroll. Decision made, deposit paid, now all that’s left to do is finish your senior year of high school without fading.

We’re not...

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Black Conservative Disinvited From Speaking at Virginia Tech

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Jason Riley is a brilliant guy who writes for the Wall Street Journal but he’s been disinvited from speaking at Virginia Tech.

Hypeline reports.

Black conservative scholar Jason Riley disinvited from speaking at Virginia Tech

Jason Riley — a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal —...

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Outrage Brews As University of Hartford Sells Political Memorabilia

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6:30pm

One donor has threatened to sue to stop the auction.

ABC News reports.

Outrage Over College’s Plans to Sell Political Memorabilia

One of America’s largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from some who do not want to see it divided up and sold to...

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Most Americans Oppose the Idea of Free College

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

Most people aren’t stupid and know that there’s no such thing as free.

The Daily Caller reports.

Most Americans Don’t Support Making College Free

Free public college is a key part of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, but his daring populist proposal is provoking a shrug from the American public.

According to a Gallup poll...

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