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Syracuse U. Scales Back Program for Recruiting Low-Income and Minority Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:30am

The chancellor of Syracuse University, Kent Syverud, has been quoted as saying he “cares about college rankings.”

Ry Rivard at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Syracuse U. curbs work with program to help urban youth attend college

Syracuse University plans to scale back its involvement in a scholarship program for public high school...

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Berkeley Journalism School Considers $10,000 Tuition Increase

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Hey, it’s only an extra $20 thousand dollars over two years, right?

Kaitlin Mulhere of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Jacking Up J-School Tuition

A proposal to raise tuition at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism has some faculty members, alumni and students worried about destroying the school’s distinctive ch...

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Two Students from Norway May Have Solved America’s Campus Housing Crisis

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

Their idea is creative and may surprise you.

David Mac Dougall of Forbes reports.

The Students From Norway Solving America’s Campus Housing Crisis

The solution to America’s current campus housing crisis may have already been solved by two students from Norway.

Across America this Fall, universities are facing a chronic shortage of accommodation. At San...

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University of Virginia Creates New ‘Committee on Diversity and Inclusion’

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

It probably sounded good on paper but as you’ll read below, it’s just more of the same political correctness we’ve all come to know so well.

John Rosenberg of Minding the Campus reports.

Diversity–The Vague, Ever-Expanding Cloud

Doubling down on its ever expanding commitment to “diversity,” the University of Virginia Board of Visitors has...

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Common Application Allows Colleges Without Application Essays to Join

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

It had been a longstanding rule that colleges without application essays — those that did not evaluate applications ‘holistically’ — were not allowed to have a membership in the Common App, the most widely-used online college application platform in the US.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Common Application ends...

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U. Kentucky Event Features “With Jews We Lose” Senate Candidate

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

How could this be more embarrassing? The event was Constitution Day.

Anne Halliwell and Morgan Eads of the Kentucky Kernel reported.

An unexpected lesson in freedom of speech

A group that included high school students got an unexpected lesson in the messiness of freedom of speech Wednesday during Constitution Day celebrations in the...

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Fraternity Accused of Color Coding Date Rape Targets

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Members of the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee allegedly color-coded their date rape targets with “red Xs” on their hands.

CNN reports:

Fraternity investigated over ‘date rape’ drug allegations

A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put “d...

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Wesleyan University Fraternities Must Now Accept Women

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:00am

Can a co-ed fraternity still be called a fraternity?

Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times reported.

Wesleyan rules fraternities must start accepting women

Fraternities at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, must start accepting women and all residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years, the school’s Board of Trustees has ruled.

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Salaita Case Illustrates the Divide Between Humanities and Science in Academia

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Why did most humanities faculty support Salaita’s appointment and most hard science faculty oppose it? Some have gone so far as to say that this is because academics in the sciences tend to be ‘more objective.’

Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Salaita case illustrates ‘two cultures’ of academe, many...

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Tufts University Hires ‘Humanist’ Chaplain

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Finally, a chaplain for students who… don’t believe in religion. Wait, what?

Julianne Stanford of the College Fix reports.

Tufts Puts ‘Humanist’ Chaplain On Its Own Payroll, First In America

In the midst of a hiring spell this summer for its University Chaplaincy, Tufts University added its first non-religious chaplain: a “humanist in residence.”

That’s...

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Ivy Student or Grad? There’s a Dating App Exclusively For You

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

Elitists who can’t connect with the opposite sex in person unite, because now there is a dating/hooking up app just for you. Fittingly, it’s called The League.

From the Cornell Review blog:

‘The League’ is Tinder for the Ivy League

Are you a single, lonely Ivy League student or graduate? Well, not for long,...

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15-Year-Old to Begin Graduate School At Stanford

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Here’s a kid with a bright future ahead of him.

CBS 5 in California reports.

15-Year-Old Set To Begin Graduate School At Stanford University

He is not old enough to drive or vote. But on Monday, a 15-year-old is starting graduate school at an elite Bay Area university.

Arun Jambulapati said he is ready to...

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Hundreds Protest Harassment Policy After U. Delaware Prof Offers Top Grades for Sex

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

The protests focused on increased transparency in harassment investigations: apparently, the students who filed complaints against the professor knew nothing about his forced resignation until they read about it in the student newspaper.

Here’s more from the College Fix:

Hundreds Protest U. of Delaware Harassment Policy After Accusations Against Prof

A sociology professor at...

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Baylor University Student Senate Approves Concealed Carry on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

We recently reported that a vote was coming on this subject. The verdict is in.

CBS DFW reported.

Baylor Student Board Approves Concealed Guns On Campus

The Baylor University Student Senate has approved a resolution that would allow students and others who have concealed handgun permits to carry their guns on the Waco campus.

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Professor Kanye West (No Joke)

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Remember that scuffle ‘Yeezus’ got into with a paparazzo a while back? Well, he was sentenced to 24 months of probation and 250 hours of community service as a result of it.

Now, Mr. West is spending those 250 hours teaching fashion at the L.A. Trade Technical College.

From MTV:

These Lucky Fashion Students...

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Christians and Free Speech on College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:00am

A new column by Harvey Silvergate at the Wall Street Journal examines the denial of free speech to Christians on college campuses.

A Campus Crusade Against the Constitution

In my lifetime I have been fortunate to see private associations within civil society promote astonishing social and political advancements in civil rights for African-Americans,...

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Wake Forest U. Begins ‘Thrive’ Program, Hires ‘Director of Well-Being’

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:30am

Another development in the push to make universities about happiness and comfort, not intellectual growth.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Where Your Money Goes: Wake Forest Hires ‘Director of Well-Being’

Check it: Wake Forest isn’t just about academics. It has recently started a program for the well-being of students and...

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College Campuses in Mississippi Get Military Weapons

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:00am

Why is it that concealed carry for college students is controversial and this isn’t?

Emily Le Coz of the Clarion-Ledger reports.

Miss. campuses get military weapons

One hundred state and local law enforcement agencies in Mississippi collectively own 1,354 military-grade items, including two grenade launchers and one mine-resistant-ambush-protected-armored truck that officials say they need...

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Math is Apparently the ‘Domain of Old, White Men’

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

Even the most basic fundamentals of education aren’t safe from progressive politics.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.

Teach For America: Math is the ‘Domain of Old, White Men’

Who knew? Who knew that math … excluded so many? For, according to the Teach For America website, “math has traditionally been seen as...

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Before You Take a Women’s Studies Course…

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

You should familiarize yourself with the work of Robert Stacy McCain.

The Mythic World of Women’s Studies

Are you tired of reality? Do you feel that you are being oppressed by facts and logic? Then you should consider majoring in Women’s Studies at one of our nation’s elite universities, where your liberated consciousness...

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The Ivy League’s 13 Most Liberal Courses

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

I’m just going to list them here. If you’re interested in reading about them, check out the Daily Caller’s original post.

The Daily Caller Presents: The Ivy League’s 13 Most Daffy, Outrageously Liberal College Courses

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White House College Rape Awareness Campaign not Based in Reality

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

Our friend Hans Bader has an enlightening new piece at Liberty Unyielding.

White House’s college rape awareness campaign promotes legal myths

Echoing the “War on Women” meme it used in the 2012 election, the Obama administration today announced the start of a poorly-conceived campus rape awareness campaign. Unfortunately, its flaws mean it will...

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