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Due-Process Group Takes on ‘Victim-Centered’ Rape Investigations

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Posted by    Monday, June 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

The backlash against campus rape culture is growing.

The College Fix reports.

Due-process group launches campaign against ‘victim-centered’ rape investigations

Even as critics of college sexual-assault investigations say that law enforcement should be more involved in the process, police themselves are adopting some of the more questionable recommendations of anti-rape activists, particularly that accusers should face...

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Ohio School Districts Say Free College Courses Cost Too Much

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Posted by    Monday, June 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

Lobbyists for school organizations say they support the program’s goal of making college less expensive, but it’s costing them too much.

The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Free college courses cost Ohio schools too much, districts say

College Credit Plus, the statewide program that lets middle and high school students take free college courses, was a...

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Student Facebook Group for ‘Women of Color’ Caught Bashing Asians and Whites

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Posted by    Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:00am

This won’t count as racism to the left, will it?

The College Fix reports.

‘Women of Color’ student Facebook group caught bashing Asians, whites

A “Women of Color” Facebook group for students at the Claremont colleges was shut down recently after screenshots of their posts bashing Asians and whites, as well as other derogatory comments,...

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University Of San Diego Law Professor Gail Heriot Gets Death Threats

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Posted by    Monday, June 6, 2016 at 9:30am

The occasion was a House Judiciary hearing on “executive overreach”.

The College Fix reports.

Law professor gets death threats for ‘Russian princess’ remark in transgender hearing

Silicon Valley’s congresswoman used her bully pulpit to sic a horde...

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Yale Students Object to English Department Teaching About White Male Poets

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Posted by    Monday, June 6, 2016 at 8:00am

If you’re studying English, it’s extremely difficult to avoid white male writers.

Reason reports.

Yale Students Tell English Profs to Stop Teaching English: Too Many White Male Poets

Some Yale University students are demanding changes to the English Department curriculum: specifically, they don’t think it should feature so many English poets who were straight,...

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When Colleges Have Mediocre Graduation Rates

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

The report shows that many colleges are not fulfilling their promise of upward mobility to students.

The New York Times reports.

Hidden Side of the College Dream: Mediocre Graduation Rates

To rise in society, “go to college” is such a proven prescription that Michelle Obama made a rap video of it. But while, on...

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DePaul University Has History of Silencing Conservatives

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

This isn’t difficult to believe after the events of the last few weeks.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Exclusive: DePaul University’s long history of silencing conservatives

More than a year before Milo Yiannopoulos, “the Kane West of Journalism,” was silenced at DePaul University by Black Lives Matter activists and school officials who refused to provide adequate security, the...

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Socially Conservative Princeton Professor Is Honored

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

He beat the odds.

The College Fix reports.

Socially conservative Princeton professor honored with ‘Distinguished Teaching’ award

Princeton Prof. Robert George has beaten the odds: Not only did he not have to sue his university for an improperly withheld promotion or fight for his tenure, but the conservative academic has just been honored...

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Is Cal-State Going to Restrict Conservative Speakers on Campus?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 12:30pm

College campuses are supposed to be places where ideas are freely exchanged and discussed. Any institution that shuts down debate is hindering the learning process.

Accuracy in Academia reports.

Cal-State Administrators May Restrict Conservative Speakers from Campus

At a “healing space” discussion, UCLA President William Covino said, “I would never” invite a speaker like...

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The College Majors That Are Most Likely To Vote

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 11:00am

Most people assume sociology or political science majors are the most likely to vote.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Study: Unexpected college majors are most likely to vote

Although it is common knowledge that voting behavior is significantly lower (and can sometimes seem practically non-existent) among many college students, it has been found that certain...

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Colleges Claim Outdated Software Hurts Effort to Accommodate Transgender Students

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 9:30am

This is such a small issue but it’s taking on major proportions due the current obsession with it by a few.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

When Data Don’t Fit the Box

The U.S. Department of Education is telling colleges that accommodating transgender students extends to the data collected about them, but many colleges are...

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Veteran Educator Reacts To Teaching Stereotypes

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Posted by    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:00am

A reaction to Buzzfeed’s “23 Things People Always Get Completely Wrong About Teachers”.

The College Fix reports.

Stereotypes of the teaching profession: Reactions from a retiring veteran educator

As a quarter-century-plus veteran educator who’s retiring from the field in a couple of weeks, I had to react to this Buzzfeed article which my wife...

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Should Freshmen Have First Term Grades Hidden on Transcripts?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

Faculty members at various institutions debate the pros and cons of shielding freshmen from themselves.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Should colleges shield freshmen from themselves by hiding first-term grades on their transcripts?

College is designed to be more rigorous than high school, but first-semester grades can still be a rude awakening for freshmen at...

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NYU Law Prof Claims America in “Post-Genocidal Society” at Commencement

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Posted by    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 3:30pm

The contempt some left wing academics have for America is truly stunning.

Accuracy in Academia reports.

NYU Law Professor Claims America is in “a Post-Genocidal Society” Today at Commencement

At the University of Delaware, no less:

“We are a post-genocidal society. On this continent there were native people, indigenous people, Native Americans, and they were...

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For-Profit College Students Makes Less Than Before Attending

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Posted by    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

In 2014, the average tuition for certificate students at for-profit colleges was $8,118, compared to $712 for community college students.

The Washington Post reports.

A popular college investment promised students a career, but didn’t pay off

Students who earned vocational certificates from for-profit colleges made an average of $900 less annually after attending the...

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Diversity Hires Not Always Best Choice for Universities

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Posted by    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 12:30pm

The effect diversity hiring has on universities is often negative, as Minding the Campus points out.

When Diversity Dictates Lower Quality Hires

Progressives at Tier 1 research universities and top liberal arts colleges sit at the summit of the higher ed hierarchy, where their eminence rests upon high standards of academic work. But...

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Prof Claims College Debt Not Preventing Home Ownership

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Posted by    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:00am

The absence of home buying is much more prevalent among people who never went to college.

The Detroit News reports.

College debt no drain on home buying, UM prof says

Is college debt truly keeping a generation of young adults from buying homes?

That’s been...

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George Mason U. Adjunct Claims Right Wing Bigger Threat Than Foreign Terrorists

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Posted by    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 9:30am

People on the left have tried to make this same stupid argument countless times.

The College Fix reports.

George Mason U. adjunct: GOP, domestic extremists a bigger threat than foreign terrorists

David Alpher, an adjunct at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, says “messages that...

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529 College Savings Accounts Can Boost College Savings

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Posted by    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 8:00am

You really don’t have to be a savvy investor to open a 529.

Time reports.

What You Need to Know About 529 College Savings Accounts

In honor of 529 College Savings Day on May 29th, MONEY wants to help you better understand how 529 plans can boost your college savings.

Your investment in a 529...

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National Honor Society Stoles Banned Because They Might Make Others Feel Left Out

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Posted by    Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6:30pm

Some students should be singled out, because they did accomplish more than other students.

National Review reports.

School Forbids Students from Wearing National Honor Society Stoles So Others Won’t Feel Left Out

God forbid we recognize academic achievement and community service.
Students at Plano Senior High School in Texas will not be allowed to wear...

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UCLA Shooting Immediately Sparks Calls for Greater Gun Control

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Posted by    Friday, June 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

Gun control proponents are ignoring the fact that California already has very strict gun control and UCLA is a gun free zone.

The Los Angeles Times reports.

California lawmakers invoke UCLA shooting in passing gun-control bills

The same day as a fatal shooting at UCLA , the state Assembly on Wednesday approved a package...

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Former Drug Dealer Earns Degree From Columbia University

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Posted by    Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:30pm

Poor choices, some violent, lead to a life mostly lived behind bars.

Fox 5 NY reports.

Harlem man’s journey from prison to the Ivy League

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – A Harlem man has turned his life around in an incredible way. To appreciate the feat David Norman, 67, accomplis...

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