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Dean College Eliminates Entire Police Force

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

The same week, Northeastern University announced it would arm its campus police force with semiautomatic rifles in case of emergency.

Boston.com reports.

One Mass. college has eliminated its entire police force

The same week Northeastern University announced it would arm its campus police force with semiautomatic rifles in case of emergency, another Massachusetts college...

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Scandals Plague the College of DuPage

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:00am

This school has seen its share of trouble over the last year and things aren’t getting better.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Crisis deepens for College of DuPage

For the past year, Gloria Roark has told her classmates at the College of DuPage not to worry.

Yes, the school has been plagued by a series of...

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Oxford May Remove Rhodes Statue

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 9:30am

The campaign in Oxford is part of an international wave of student protests.

BBC News reports.

Oxford college considers removing Rhodes statue

Protesters have argued that the views of the colonial politician are incompatible with an “inclusive culture” at the university.

Oriel College says it will consult on the statue’s future – and has decided...

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Poll Suggests Most College Students Reject Microaggressions

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 8:00am

According to a new poll, many college students reject the liberal campus issues in the news lately.

Katie Pavlich reports at Townhall.

New Poll Shows College Students Reject Absurd “Microagression” Culture, Black Lives Matter

A new scientific poll sanctioned by Young America’s Foundation and conducted by Inc./Woman Trend shows the majority of college students...

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Democrats Say College Students Too Drunk And Crazy to be Trusted With Guns

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

What an insult. How does this party enjoy more support from college students?

Campus Reform reports.

Congressional Dems say college students too drunk, crazy to be trusted with guns

According to several House Democrats, college students cannot be trusted to carry concealed firearms because of their propensity to drink...

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One Negative Effect of the Omnibus Bill on Education

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

At this point, it’s safe to say that no one on the right is happy with the Omnibus Bill.

Hans Bader writes at Minding The Campus.

Omnibus Bill Rewards the Perverse OCR

On Friday, the House will vote on the year-end omnibus spending bill, formally known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. As...

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BDS Resolution Overturned by UC Grad Students’ National Union for Discriminating Against Jews

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is like a Christmas miracle. Will wonders never cease?

The College Fix reported.

BDS resolution overturned by UC grad students’ national union: It discriminates against Jews

Foes of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel got a big boost Wednesday when a national union told a local chapter it couldn’t adopt a...

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Undergraduate Firm Beats Wall Street

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

It is run 100% by undergraduate students with alumni as advisors.

USA Today reports.

How a student-run investment firm beats Wall Street

A firm that can consistently beat the S&P 500 is a unicorn amongst Wall Street investors. But, Global Platinum Securities has done just that since 2008.The firm’s advantage? It’s run entirely by...

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Adjunct Says Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Fired Him Over Props in a Play

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 11:00am

Was this a case of censorship or religious liberty?

Colleen Flaherty reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Fired Over a Phallus?

During the week, David Hillman was one of the most popular instructors at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, attracting students to study Greek and Latin not only through his expertise but his vast knowledge...

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Florida Atlantic University Moves to Fire Professor Who Questioned Sandy Hook

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 9:30am

The professor was served a notice of termination on Wednesday.

ABC News reports.

College Moves to Fire Professor Who Questioned Sandy Hook

Florida Atlantic University has taken steps to fire a professor who has repeatedly raised questions about the shooting deaths of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and other mass killings.

FAU...

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FIRE Warns UC San Diego on Unconstitutional Defunding of Student Media

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 8:00am

Thank goodness we have organizations like FIRE to defend free speech on campus.

From the FIRE blog.

FIRE to UC San Diego: Reverse Unconstitutional Defunding of Student Media

This week, FIRE sent a letter to the Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and its student government president, urging the revers...

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U. Florida Prof Suggests Fertilizing Football Field With Urine

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

It would be a cheap source of fertilizer, right?

Eric Owens reported at the Daily Caller.

University Of Florida Professor: Fertilize Football Field With Huge Vats Of Pee

You want to save the environment, right? Live a sustainable lifestyle, save the world’s 13 Icelandic snow owls, that kind of thing.

Then you will certainly agree...

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Kansas State to Spend $31 Million Renovating Student Union

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

That’s a pretty hefty price tag to fix up the student union.

KSL.com reports.

Kansas State University to spend $6M more on student union

Kansas State University is set to spend $6 million more than originally budgeted for the renovation of its student union.

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University of Alabama Tests Fraternity Members for Drug Use

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

The school claims it’s part of a new policy to discourage drug abuse.

AL.com reported.

University of Alabama quietly testing fraternity brothers for drugs

Every week, several members of the University of Alabama’s Sigma Nu fraternity chapter are randomly chosen to report to a cluster of dingy offices on the bottom floor of the...

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How to Do Well After College

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

Here are three crucial factors to have!

Forbes reports.

How To Thrive After College: 3 Obvious But Underrated Skills

If you want to thrive after college — and who doesn’t? — what are the most important intellectual and practical skills for success? Some timely research highlights three crucial factors in employers’ checklists, both of...

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Number of College Graduates With Excessive Debt is Growing

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00am

Democrats want everyone to go to college. What happens when everyone is saddled with debt?

Doug Lederman reports at Inside Higher Ed.

More Grads Have ‘Excessive’ Debt

The growing public focus on student loan debt in recent years has been driven by some numbers that really matter (like the passing of the $1 trillion...

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How Campus Culture Limits The Human Mind

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 9:30am

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like.

The Atlantic reports.

The Coddling of the American Mind

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas,...

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Ted Cruz Calls Out Pampered Teenagers on College Campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s nice to hear someone finally calling this what it is.

The College Fix reports.

Ted Cruz calls out ‘pampered teenagers’ on college campuses – and their parents

‘We shouldn’t be raising a generation of young people that are so pampered that they never have heard anything that offends them’

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted...

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Yale Reacts With Disbelief Over Video of Students Signing Petition Against 1st Amendment

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

It is a pretty embarrassing video. These are supposed to be the smart people, after all.

FOX News reports.

Sadness, shame and blame at Yale over First Amendment repeal video

“It numbs the mind that dozens of Yale students could sign a petition to revoke the First Amendment,” freshm...

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Ohio University Might Increase Tuition Due to Budget Deficit

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Just keep pumping up that higher ed bubble, it’ll never burst.

The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio University may increase tuition, fees to offset budget deficit

Ohio University is talking about raising tuition and fees for incoming freshmen in fall 2016.

An OU budget advisory committee voted last Friday to recommend raising tuition by 1.7 percent,...

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Prager University – How Big Should Government Be?

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

In this video from Prager University, Dennis Prager examines the role of the government from the perspectives of the right and left.

The downside of big government is his focus.

Here’s more info:

How big should the government be? And what is its proper role in the daily lives of Americans? The Left and...

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Rutgers Leaders Declare Campus Founded by Pillaging Racists

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Posted by    Friday, December 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

This would be the same Rutgers which recently spent a week honoring a communist.

The College Fix reports.

Rutgers leaders declare campus founded by pillaging racists, earmarks funds for diversity teach-ins

University marks 250th anniversary by launching ‘enslaved and disenfranchised populations in Rutgers his...

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