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University Diversity Officer Claims Minority Women Can’t be Racist

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:00am

This would be the same woman who recently excluded whites and males from a diversity event.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

University Diversity Officer: Minority Women Can’t Be Racist

A Goldsmiths University diversity officer who has faced accusations of racism after banning white people from an event has struck back with a...

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Middle Tennessee State University Brings College Courses to High Schools for Free

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:30am

500 Tennessee students are taking part in this program.

Daily News Journal reports.

MTSU brings college classes to high schools for free

MURFREESBORO An expanded dual enrollment program at Middle Tennessee State University is set to bring a wider range of college-level courses to high school campuses around Middle Tennessee at little to no...

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University’s Report Says a Room Full of White People is a Microaggression

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:00am

Do the people who come up with this stuff not know that people in the real world are laughing at them?

Katherine Timpf of National Review has the story.

University Report: A Room Full of White People Is a Microaggression

According to a new report released by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, just...

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Why can’t boys just be boys anymore?

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

War on Women? Hardly. Masculinity is under attack.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Why can’t boys just be boys anymore?

Forget the fictitious but politically expedient ‘War on Women,’ masculinity is under attack. Men are maligned for not being more feminine in quality and character, and little boys are expected to forsake...

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Somali-American College Students From Minnesota Charged With Conspiring to Join ISIS

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

These young men may end up using their college educations to make license plates in prison.

Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal.

Reach of ISIS Confounds a Minnesota College Campus

MINNEAPOLIS—They finished high school, attended college and worked to help their families. Compared with many young men in...

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UVA Dean Sues Rolling Stone for Defamation

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

After the Rolling Stone frat rape story was thoroughly and embarrassingly debunked, a Dean from the University of Virginia is taking legal action.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

UVA Dean Sues Rolling Stone for Defamation

The smoke may have cleared, but the Rolling Stone retraction disaster isn’t over yet. UVA associate dean of...

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ITT Educational Services Charged With Fraud

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

2015 has been a rough year in the world of for-profit higher education and the hits keep coming.

CNN Money reported.

Latest college with financial problems: ITT Educational Services

Things are tense in the world of for-profit colleges.

The latest to face problems is ITT Educational Services, which was charged with fraud Tuesday. The Securities...

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Mess at Mills College Caused by Financial Problems and Faculty Unrest

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

Will this college survive?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Trying to Survive

Mills College has struggled with enrollment declines, persistent budget deficits and faculty unrest. Despite a nine-figure endowment and year-after-year budget reductions, the Oakland, Calif., women’s college is just one step away from a junk bond r...

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The Class of 2015 is the Most Indebted in History

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:00am

The higher ed bubble keeps growing and the tipping point gets closer every year.

Morgan Chalfant of Red Alert Politics reports.

2015 college graduates are most indebted in history

College students graduating this year are leaving school as the most indebted class in history.

From the Wall Street Journal:

The average class of 2015 graduate with...

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Commencement Speakers 6 Times More Likely to be Liberal than Conservative

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:30am

Not surprising.

Washington Free Beacon reports.

Survey Finds Liberal Commencement Speakers Far Outnumber Conservative Ones

A new survey of 2015 commencement speakers at the country’s top 100 universities finds that liberals outnumber conservatives 6 to 1. The survey conducted by Young America’s Foundation (YAF) found that the disparity increased as the field of schools...

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Edinburgh University Rejects Divestment From All Fossil Fuels

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:00am

Most schools won’t divest completely from fossil fuels because of the massive amounts of money that come from such investments.

The Guardian reported.

Edinburgh university rejects calls to divest from all fossil fuels

Climate change campaigners reacted with disappointment as Edinburgh University announced on Tuesday that it would not fully divest from fossil fuels.

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Students at the University of Manchester Get to Nap in Sleeping Pods

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

What happened to taking a nap under a tree? Or finding an abandoned couch in an old liberal arts building to catch a few between-class zzzz’s? Now students will get to relax in nap pods that, “allow users to have 20 minutes of rest with ambient music and lighting to...

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Catholic University Investigated for Offending Muslims With Crosses

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Have we really come to this?

John Hayward of Breitbart reported.

Catholic University Investigated for Offending Muslims by Having too Many Crosses

“Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers,” reads the headline at BeliefNet.

It’s one of those headlines that sounds like a bad joke, but it isn’t. It’s not exactly a...

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Kirsten Powers: How Liberals Have Ruined College

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

Powers explains how liberal overuse of fear and intimidation have completely gutted American higher education.

Kirsten Powers at The Daily Beast:

How Liberals Have Ruined College

The root of nearly every free speech infringement on campuses across the country is that someone—almost always a liberal—has been offended or has sniffed out a potential...

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Prager University Explains The Happiness Equation

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Dennis Prager himself explains a simple equation for being a happier person.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

Is there an equation that can accurately predict how happy you will be? There is. Can you control the inputs of that equation, and thus your own happiness? You...

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Negotiate Pay for Your First Job Out of College

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

Negotiation is a skill rarely practiced.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Always negotiate pay – even on your first job out of college

Over the next several weeks, millions of 20-somethings will don caps and gowns and walk across a stage to pick up a piece of paper that was four years in the making....

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$30 Million Dollars Donated to Foundation That Gives Scholarships to Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:00am

Two very large gifts made up the $30 million. Very generous donations for people who aren’t American citizens.

Inside Higher Ed reported.

$30M for Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Two gifts of $15 million each were announced last week to TheDream.US Foundation, which supports financial aid for students who lack the legal documentation to live...

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Is There a Purpose to Professors?

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:30am

Attitudes towards professors have changed.

The New York Times reports.

What’s the Point of a Professor?

ATLANTA — IN the coming weeks, two million Americans will earn a bachelor’s degree and either join the work force or head to graduate school. They will be joyous that day, and...

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Required Nudity in College Art Class Causes Uproar

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:00am

I’m not sure why any student would enroll in this class if they know nudity will be required. It still seems a little weird, though.

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

REPORT: Professor requires students be naked in visual arts final exam or fail it

A University of California San Diego visual arts...

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University of Texas Reports Second Case of Mumps

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

Let’s hope this is the last of it.

Jackie Vega reports for KXAN:

Second University of Texas student diagnosed with mumps

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the state health department continues to investigate a mumps case at the University of Texas — believed to be the first on campus — comes news about another...

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Oberlin College Choir Creates Brilliant Musical Parody About ‘Triggered’ Students

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

The Oberlin College Choir wrote a song about feminists and other students who claimed they were triggered by the recent visit of Christina Hoff Sommers.

I can’t adequately put into words how impressed I am by this. It’s absolutely perfect. Follow the bouncing ball.

 
 
 
 

Boston University Responds to Prof’s Racist Tweets Aimed at White Men

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

Earlier today, we brought you the story of a newly minted Boston University professor who took to Twitter to bash white guys. “White masculinity isn’t a problem for america’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for america’s colleges,” tweeted Saida Grundy, an incoming...

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