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FOX News Covers Hypocritical Harvard Outrage Over Obamacare

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8:00am

As we reported yesterday, some members of the faculty at Harvard are outraged over the increased cost of their healthcare plan due to Obamacare.

It’s ironic considering how many people at Harvard supported the president’s plan. Did they think it wasn’t going to apply to them too?

FOX News discussed the issue...

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Why are students now paying public colleges more than states?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

The Government Accountability Office’s latest report reveals an unsettling fact

With tuition costs on the rise, the deficit has to be met somewhere. According to the Government Accountability Office, it’s not the states picking up the tab for public higher education.

Benjamin Wermund at the Houston Chronicle reports:

Students now pay public colleges more than states do

Students now pay public colleges and universities...

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Effort to Unionize Adjunct Faculty Surges at Colleges in California

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

If the SEIU succeeds in its efforts to unionize adjunct faculty members, it will mean lots of new dues paying members and cash for the union. It could also lead to higher tuition at colleges in the state.

Larry Gordon of the LA Times reported on the union’s efforts.

California colleges see surge...

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The Unhealthy Relationship Between College Tuition and Financial Aid

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

Everyone knows college is becoming more and more expensive. Colleges have not been able to control their spending. Find out why in a new article by A. Barton Hinkle of Reason.

How Financial Aid Drives Up the Cost of College

Meanwhile, administrative costs have skyrocketed; the growth in support personnel has far outstripped...

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University of Toledo Campus Pastor – Will Progressivism be History in 2015?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

University of Toledo’s campus pastor Peter M. Burfeind has written a column for The Federalist which is well worth your time.

Is 2015 The Year History Rebels Against Progressivism?

Is the “arc of history” straining against its preordained leftward course? Or, to use a pop culture reference, has progressivism finally jumped the shark?

Recent...

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Does Class Size Matter for Online Courses?

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

Study after study has proven smaller class sizes foster more productive learning environments and better scholastic results. But what about online class size?

Scott Jaschik at Times Higher Education writes:

Online class sizes ‘may not matter’

Conventional wisdom (backed by many research studies) holds that students benefit from smaller classes.

They receive more personal attention...

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Princeton Student Says Joking About the Way He Says ‘Cool Whip’ is a Microaggression

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:00am

Didn’t I see this on an episode of Family Guy? No, really.

Katherine Timpf of National Review has the story.

Princeton Student: Joking About How I Pronounce ‘Cool Whip’ Is a Microaggression

According to a Princeton University student, joking about the way he pronounces “Cool Whip” is a microaggression, and microaggressions are very serious...

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NFL Coaches Now Going Back to College

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 9:30am

The NFL is not the place to be. NFL Coaches are choosing to head back to the halls of academia instead. Marc Tracy from the New York Times takes a look at this trend.

N.F.L. Coaches Now Reach for Next Level: College

In the early days of his first se...

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Harvard Faculty Complains About Higher Costs Under Obamacare After Many of Them Backed It

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 8:00am

These Harvard professors were all for Obamacare when they thought other people would be affected by it and pay for it.

Now that it’s at their doorstep? Not so much.

Robert Pear of the New York Times:

Health Care Fixes Backed by Harvard’s Experts Now Roil Its Faculty

WASHINGTON — For years, Harvard’s experts on...

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Law banning tobacco purchases to those under 21 angers U. Missouri students

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

University of Missouri graduate student Christopher White reports on a smoking controversy involving a recently passed law.

Students can legally vote, purchase handguns, join the military and be tried as an adult at the age of 18.

But according to the political elite in Columbia, the home of the University of M...

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Boston Looks into Overcrowded Student Housing

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

Student housing in Boston has always been an issue. Even with this new data, one has to wonder what the city is planning to do about it.

Todd Wallack of the Boston Globe reports.

Boston zeroes in on overcrowded student housing

Boston housing officials have identified roughly 580 potentially overcrowded student apartments across the...

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Colorado schools tempt kids with fun prizes to eat Michelle Obama’s “healthy lunches”

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

I suspect that no matter the prizes, bureaucrats are going to discover that when food isn’t tasty, it still won’t be eaten.

Over the past two years, First Lady Michelle Obama has been pushing to make school lunches healthier. But, the result has been fewer students buying lunch nationwide. In Jefferson County,...

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New Data from Census Bureau Paints Stark Picture for Recent College Grads

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 2:00pm

Unemployment among Millennials is still high and college isn’t getting any cheaper.

The editors of the New York Post recently examined the issue.

Overpaying for college

If millennials today think transitioning out of their parents’ basements and into adulthood is difficult, wait until they see new data from the Census Bureau. It reports that...

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Drexel prof says Obamacare wasn’t passed through deception

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

We have an early nominee for the “Dumbest Statements from Professors, 2015!” list.

I suspect that by the time this year ends, the competition will be fierce.

In an article titled “The five dumbest health care statements of 2014,” Robert I. Field, professor at Drexel’s School of Law and School of Public Health,...

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Atheists Demand Apology from Troy University for Linking God with Democracy

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00am

This will be the first of many angry atheist stories of 2015.

Michael Gryboski of the Christian Post reported.

Atheists Demand Troy University Apologizes for Saying Belief in God Is Essential for Democracy to Work in Video Sent to Students

A national atheist organization is demanding that the chancellor of Troy University in Alabama...

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2014 List of Top Schools, According to Their Achievements

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:30am

While it can be easy to despair of the actual education obtained by college students on today’s campuses,  there is a list of  schools with some of their remarkable achievements for the year 2014.

Here is a sampling from list, which features some College Insurrection favorites, and are heavy on sports...

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The $40 Million Dollar College Football Coach

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:00am

The University of Michigan is about to spend a lot of money to hire Jim Harbaugh.

John Feinstein of the Washington Post reports.

Why Jim Harbaugh is worth $40 million to the University of Michigan’s football team

The University of Michigan’s decision this week to commit at least $40 million to Jim Harbaugh over...

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Columbia Student’s 2015 Resolution: Free Speech Renewal

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Columbia University’s latest drama involved administrators attempting to get its marching band to cancel its traditional “Orgo Night,”when it mocks virtually every group on campus.

It is a target-rich environment.  Happily, the band failed to change its plans.

One Columbia student hopes that 2015 may be the year that the rest of the...

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New College Ratings System May Hurt Disadvantaged Students

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

We’re from the government and we’re here to help.

Michael L. Lomax recently wrote this at the Washington Post.

A proposed federal college rating system could hurt disadvantaged students

Last month, the Obama administration released the draft metrics of its long-awaited college rating system. Unfortunately, the proposed system appears to have major shortcomings —...

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Marquette U. Now Denies Suspending Conservative Professor

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

There is a fascinating update to the Marquette University professor who was banned from the school in wake of his conservative response to another professor’s gay marriage blog-post.

Marquette University’s administration appears to be unfamiliar with its own faculty handbook, because it’s denying that conservative professor John McAdams has been “suspended.”

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Jesuit Universities Move Catholic Education to the Left

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

Among Catholic universities, Jesuit schools tend to be more liberal. That earns them praise from outlets like The Atlantic.

This piece by Autumn Jones is a perfect example.

The New Brand of Jesuit Universities

A Jesuit priest and a comedian walk into a bar…

That may sound like the beginning of a Catholic joke, but...

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Ball State faculty fail to quickly embrace “chronic low performer” rules

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Posted by    Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 11:00am

The professors at one university obviously have studied British philosopher Bernard Williams, who once wrote, “I like the word ‘indolence’. It makes my laziness seem classy.”

Ball State University faculty are taking their sweet time to approve procedures for firing “chronic low performers” in their ranks, The Star Press reports.

The university is trying...

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