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Auburn Signs Deal With… Cuba?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

Yes, you read that correctly.

Alabama.com reports:

Auburn University signs pact with Cuba: Why it matters to Alabama

Beyond the headlines of new diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, Auburn University is put that diplomacy into action.

The school has signed an academic exchange pact with Agrarian University of Havana and the Cuban National...

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Chris Christie Opposes Free Higher Education

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

Uh oh. Why even bother running for president if you’re not going to promise free college?

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Christie Opposes Free Higher Ed

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, an undeclared candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, used a speech at Iowa State University Thursday to attack the idea (gaining...

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College Board Investigates Problems with SAT Test

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:00am

Oops.

New Jersey reports.

SAT error: College Board investigating problem with June 6 test

Students who took the SAT exam last weekend may have gotten extra time due to a printing error on the tests, administrators of the college entrance exam said.

The College Board, the non-profit group that oversees the SAT, said the exams...

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‘Hate Crime’ Activists Sue South Carolina for Charging Children of Illegals Out of State Tuition

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 9:30am

Hate crimes? Really? I think these activists may have overplayed their hand.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

‘Hate crime’ activists sue South Carolina for charging out-of-state tuition to children of illegal immigrants

South Carolina is charging out-of-state tuition to residents who are the children of undocumented parents, a violation of the Constitution,...

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Quakertown Community High School Grads Protest Graduation Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 8:00am

Dozens of students and recent graduates of Quakertown Community High School protested a graduation speech because they did’t like it.

The Intelligencer reports.

Quakertown grads protest school board president’s speech

At Thursday night’s graduation ceremony for Quakertown Community High School, the district’s school board president called on students to exercise their right to...

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California College Counselor Advises Students to Be ‘Less Asian’

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

Nothing suspect about that advice. Nosiree.

Breitbart reports.

California College Counselor Advises Students to Be ‘Less Asian’

In the midst of a heated lawsuit alleging Harvard holds Asian students to a much higher standard during its admissions process, some college admissions counselors in California and elsewhere are coaching Asian American students to appear “less...

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Former University Admissions Dean Says Racial Stereotyping is Alive and Well

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

She says people don’t come right out and say it but that it’s an open secret.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Former admissions dean admits truth: ‘Racial stereotyping is alive and well’

Sara Harberson, founder of AdmissionsRevolution.com, a subscription college counseling website, penned an op-ed this week in The Los Angeles Times...

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This Graduating Class Had 72 Valedictorians

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

One in five students at this high school were valedictorians.

Dalton Miller of The Washington Post reports:

Here’s how my graduating class ended up with 72 valedictorians

In the final week of May, 222 graduates from one Ohio school district flung their caps in the air while claiming the same title: valedictorian. One in...

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Study: Higher Education Gets More from Federal Than State Governments

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

Somehow, this isn’t very surprising.

Kellie Woodhouse of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Impact of Pell Surge

Federal spending has surpassed state spending as the main source of public funding in higher education, and the primary reason is a surge in Pell Grants in the last decade.

Federal and state funds have different missions. The majority...

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Where Are the Young Conservatives?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00am

What will attract the youth vote?

The College Conservative reports.

Why Can’t Conservatives Attract Young Voters?

It’s no secret that conservatives have had difficulty winning over Millennials. According to a 2014 Pew Research study, 41% of Millennials identify as mostly or consistently liberal, while only 15% identify as mostly or consistently conservative – a...

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A College Student Describes Political Correctness on Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:30am

The student who wrote this is anonymous and the piece was published by Thomas Lindsay of See Thru Edu.

Campus Cannibals?: A Student’s Take on Political Correctness

The fact that far-leftists are stifling free speech on college campuses has become almost a truism. But things have taken a surprising turn: leftist censorship has...

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Man Disguised as Woman Peeped in the Ladies Room At Bellevue College

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8:00am

He did all this for access to the ladies room. Disgusting!

Seattle Pi reports.

Charge: Man disguised as woman peeped on students at Bellevue College ladies room

A Sammamish man accused of disguising himself as a woman to peep on students using a Bellevue College ladies room has been charged with voyeurism.

King County prosecutors...

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University of Cambridge Will Soon Have a “Professor of Lego”

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

I read things like this and wonder where I went wrong in life. Professor of Lego? Sign me up!

The Telegraph reports:

University of Cambridge to hire ‘professor of Lego’

One of the world’s best universities is planning to hire a professor – of Lego.

The lucky candidate will be the head of their own...

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Successful Anti-Rape Training Program Criticized For Not Blaming Men

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Success isn’t good enough? It has to be the right kind of success?

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

Anti-rape training program that actually reduced rape gets nitpicked because it didn’t blame men

There’s no shortage of training programs, voluntary and mandatory, to prevent sexual assault on campus.

Some of them promulgate dubious claims...

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Is Scott Walker Really “Attacking” Wisconsin Universities?

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

That’s one theory anyway…

Steve Salzberg writes the “Scott Walker Hates Universities” argument at Forbes:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Dual Attacks On The University Of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker really doesn’t like professors. He seems to have a special grudge against the University of Wisconsin, against which he has launched a two-pronged attack...

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U. Missouri May Ban Women From Frats on Weekends to Fight Rape

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

What a simple solution to the rape culture problem. Gender segregation.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Missouri Might Fight Rape By BANNING Women From Frats

The University of Missouri at Columbia is considering a policy that would ban women from going into frats on weekends, in a very paternalistic attempt to protect...

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All Degrees are Not Created Equal

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

Picking a major is key to future earnings.

USA Today reports.

Picking your college major could mean big money

NASHVILLE — Tens of thousands of high school graduates across the state are enjoying a summertime victory lap before college, but for many of them an important,...

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Is Title IX Being Used to Regulate Speech Off Campus?

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:00am

Our friend Hans Bader wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal in response to Jessica Gavora’s recent column.

Title IX: From Pro-Female Reform to an Anti-Male One

Ms. Gavora rightly criticizes the Education Department, where I used to work, for pressuring colleges to adopt unconstitutional speech codes in the name of fighting...

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Law School Applications Continue to Fall

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 9:30am

Tuition increases, but law schools apps continue to decrease.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Law School Applications Keep Falling

As the cost of law school rises and the number of entry-level legal jobs stagnates, the number of law-school applicants continues to fall.

According to the latest numbers from the Law School Admission Council, 50,269 people...

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University of Oklahoma Gives Gay Students Separate Study Lounge

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:00am

Why should gay students be treated differently than everyone else?

Cabot Phillips and Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform report.

Public school gives LGBTQ students special study lounge

LGBTQ students at the University of Oklahoma will soon have their own special study center.

According to a report in...

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Who’s teaching college kids?

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

You knew your kid’s grade school teachers. They were full-time educators, but who’s teaching your kids at college?

Jeffrey Salingo writes at the Washington Post:

Who is teaching your kids in college? You might be surprised.

For 13 years of primary and secondary schools in the United States, parents are assured of one thing:...

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Nobel Prize Winner Succumbs to Anti-Free Speech Outrage, Resigns from Post

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

Forget this man’s stellar accomplishments, he had the gal to observe that women in science sometimes cry and have a tendency to fall in love with their male counterparts.

BBC Reports:

Sir Tim Hunt resigns from university role over girls comment

A Nobel laureate has resigned from his position...

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