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Prof: County Clerks in Red States Should Marry Gay Couples or Resign

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Posted by    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:00am

Another fine example of liberal tolerance.

The College Fix reported.

Professor: County clerks in red states must marry gay couples or resign

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry, a controversial 5-4 decision that legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states – even ones that had banned the practice with...

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Cannabis College Hosts D.C. Marijuana Seminar

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Posted by    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 9:30am

A college perfect for Cheech & Chong.

Washington’s Top News reports.

Cannabis college hosts D.C. marijuana seminar

But this isn’t your typical college seminar. It’s a crash course on all things cannabis.

The Sunday event, held at the Capital Hilton on 16th St. NW, was put on by Oaksterdam University, a Oakland, California-based school that...

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University of North Texas Hires New VP of Diversity for Big Bucks

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Posted by    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:00am

As Peter Hasson of Campus Reform reports, this new VP of Diversity will make more than any American governor.

Texas university’s VP of diversity and inclusion to earn more than any governor

The University of North Texas (UNT) is paying its new vice president of Diversity and Inclusion a salary that exceeds that...

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How Do You Get a Job After College?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

So you have your degree. Now what?

From USA Today:

How do you land that job after college?

Katie Diekman, 22, is looking forward to a “gap” year after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in May.

But Diekman, who majored in women’s studies and history, still needs to find a...

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Bear Crashes Lehigh University Party

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

An uninvited guest of a completely different sort.

Fox News reports:

Black bear crashes Lehigh University party, gets collared

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up.

The black bear, weighing between 300 and 400 pounds, crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of...

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Monks Sue for More Authority at Benedictine University

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

This story reminds me of my days in Catholic school.

Kellie Woodhouse reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Monks Seek Shared Governance

Monks are suing trustees at Benedictine University in Illinois for shutting their religious order, which founded the institution 128 years ago, out of major decisions.

The monks want power to approve the institution’s next...

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Law Prof: Pictures of Gay Marriage Will Defeat ISIS

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

Another brilliant idea brought to you by academia.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

Law prof: Defeat ISIS by posting pictures of gay marriage

It what may be the silliest expression of triumph at the Supreme Court ruling yesterday legalizing gay marriage across the United States, Rosa Brooks, a law professor at Georgetown...

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Are the Left’s Bad Ideas About Science More Harmful Than the Right’s?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 11:00am

The real War on Science?

Reason reports.

The Left’s Bad Ideas About Science Are More Harmful Than the Right’s

This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called The Republican War on Science. I could just as easily write a book called The Democratic War on Science.

The conflict conservatives have with science is...

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Stinky Fridge at U. Kentucky Sends 10 to the Hospital

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 9:30am

It’s extremely important to clean your fridge. You never know what can be growing in there if you don’t.

ABC News reported.

Smelly Refrigerator at the University of Kentucky Sends 10 People to the Hospital

The University of Kentucky got a stinky surprise.

A haz-mat team was brought in to decontaminate 10 people Wednesday morning...

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When is the Best Time to Visit Colleges?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 8:00am

Got a prospective student looking at colleges? Here is some advice.

Time reports.

Here’s the Best Time to Visit College Campuses

Know what you want before the visit

There is no doubt that visiting a prospective college or university is one of the best ways to experience the culture of a particular school. By the...

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Tuberculosis Diagnosis at Riverside City College

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Posted by    Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

A TB diagnosis of a Riverside City College student has prompted warnings from Health Care officials.

KTLA reports:

Riverside City College Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis, Prompting Warning From Health Officials

Riverside County health officials are warning the public to be on alert after a college student was diagnosed this week with tuberculosis.

The Riverside...

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Penn State Hit by Cyber Attack… Again

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Posted by    Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

In May, Penn State’s Engineering school was the target of two China-based hacking attempts. Friday, it was reported that Penn State’s College of Liberal Arts was also hit with a cyber attack.

Philly.com reports:

Second college at Penn State hit by cyber attack

Another college at Pennsylvania State University has been affected by a...

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Europe’s Free College Isn’t Really Free

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Posted by    Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

What a shock. Someone is actually paying for ‘free’ college?

Abby Jackson reports at Business Insider.

‘Free’ college in Europe isn’t really free

While Democratic national contenders are calling for debt-free college in the US, they offer few details about how they would finance such a plan.

Of course, many European countries like Germany already...

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Graduate Early and Miss Senior Year?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Get the degree or stay?

Forbes reports.

Graduating College Early: Is The Money Saved Worth Missing Senior Year?

At the College Board average, if students graduate in three years instead of the expected four, they will save approximately $42,419 at a private four-year university or $32,762 at a public in-state university. Currently, the majority...

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Student Ratings Cause Professors to Lower Standards

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Posted by    Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 9:30am

Not that surprising. Professors like keeping their jobs too.

George Leef writes at Minding the Campus.

Student Ratings Bait Profs Into Lowering Standards

In the fall of 1980, towards the end of my first semester of college teaching, I received a memo saying that on the last day of class I was to hand...

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Northwestern Student Graduates with $350K Debt

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Posted by    Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:00am

This grad has a lot to pay back. She graduated not only with a MBA, but a JD.

Kellogg MBA Graduated With $350K Debt

For Kellogg MBA Cacky Calderon, far more is at stake than money when it comes to paying off her staggering student debt. And staggering it is: Calderon earned an...

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Wayne State Will See Tuition Increase of 3.2%

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

Because the cost of higher education isn’t high enough…

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Wayne State University raises tuition 3.2%

Wayne State University students will pay 3.2% more to come to school next year than they did this year.

The Board of Governors unanimously approved the tuition increase at its meeting Friday afternoon. Board members...

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Harvard Prof in Hot Water With PBS Over Ben Affleck Debacle

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

You might remember a story from a few months back about Ben Affleck misrepresenting his family history for a TV program.

It turns out a Harvard professor has been dragged into the fray.

The Daily Mail reported.

Harvard professor who covered up Ben Affleck’s slave roots could be dropped from PBS after he is...

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What’s The Best Time to Visit College Campuses?

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

Looking to start a college visit tour? When are the best times to visit?

TIME has some good suggestions:

Here’s the Best Time to Visit College Campuses

Know what you want before the visit

There is no doubt that visiting a prospective college or university is one of the best ways to experience the...

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Video: College Life With a Liberal Roommate

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

This Campus Reform video is actually a promo for the Western Conservative Summit but it’s funny enough to watch for its own sake.

Take a look.

Here’s more.

At the Leadership Institute’s Campus Reform we regularly cover leftist bias and abuse on campus.

College students are regularly forced to listen to professors claim that...

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Texas Bill Makes it Easier to Receive College Credit in High School

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

Good news for students and parents!

The Texas Tribune reports.

Law Allows More College Credits for High Schoolers

Earning college credit may soon get easier for high school students who take Advanced Placement courses in Texas.

A bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott this month will require the state’s colleges and universities to...

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Prof Who Criticized Hamas is Vilified by His University

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Posted by    Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:00am

Remember, the speech police are always listening.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

A professor who criticized Hamas is being vilified by his university – and people are paying attention

Every so often a new poster child for academic vilification emerges.

The University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s Mike Adams fought for seven years with the...

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