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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Today’s College Students?

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:00am

Amy Joyce of the Washington Post seems to think so and if the stories she tells below are true, she’s right.

How helicopter parents are ruining college students

Attention, parents of college students.

Say your kid has a problem with a roommate. Maybe one “borrowed” his favorite t-shirt. Maybe your daughter’s roommate leaves old,...

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Survey Suggests that Humanities Departments Aren’t Dead Yet

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

The STEM disciplines haven’t yet destroyed the place of the humanities in academia: a new survey shows that humanities departments nationwide are remarkably stable.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Survey finds stability in humanities departments

Maybe the sky didn’t fall on the humanities after all.

The new edition of “The Humanities...

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American University Professor Charged With Burglary

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:00am

Is it really so hard to get by on a professor’s salary that this guy had to resort to theft?

Warner Todd Huston of Breitbart reported.

D.C. Diversity Professor Charged With Burglary, Property Destruction, Put on Leave

A professor for American University in Washington D.C. has been placed on leave after being arrested for...

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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, Except at Alabama State University

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

I’m pretty sure Alabama State University doesn’t have that much pull.

Food services exec: Officials at an Alabama university made ‘unethical request’ for free food

The head of a food services company said officials at Alabama State University threatened to cancel the company’s contract after it wouldn’t commit to provid...

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Colleges Have no Business in Law Enforcement

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a recent column at Real Clear Politics, Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution explains why colleges shouldn’t be doing the job of law enforcement professionals when it comes to rape.

U.S. Colleges’ Sexual Assault Crusade

If an undergraduate were accused of committing murder, no one in charge of a U.S. college or...

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New Wisconsin Startup Offers to Go to the Polls for Millennials

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

Vote (Mostly) Online, a new Wisconsin-based startup, will make it possible for millennials who can’t be bothered to get off the internet and go outside for once to, well, vote (mostly) online.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Too Lazy To Vote? Wisconsin Startup Offers To Do Most Of It...

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Notre Dame Program Will Ask High-School Kids to Question Their Genders

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

Catholic schools sure have changed over the years, haven’t they?

Katherine Timpf reports at National Review.

Catholic University Program Will Ask High-School Kids to Question Their Genders

The University of Notre Dame will host a “Gender and Culture in American Society” program for high-school students next summer, which will ask them to explain how...

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Law Students Should be Taught With Laughter?

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

At the undergraduate level, it’s definitely been more enjoyable having classes with humorous professors. (Whether they actually are humorous or simply attempt to be is left up for debate).

Jacob Gershman writes for the Wall Street Journal:

Law School Should be Funnier, Says Professor

Law Blog began the week highlighting a new law review...

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Profs Warn Students About Taking Classes in Middle Eastern Studies

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:00am

This ought to go over well with the BDS crowd.

Billy Hallowell of The Blaze reports.

Professors’ Warning for College Students Looking to Take Classes in Middle Eastern Studies

Two college professors are warning Jewish students to exercise caution when considering taking university classes that focus on the Middle East, claiming that many American...

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UC-Berkeley Chancellor Says Free Speech is Bad for the Community

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:30am

We wouldn’t want people to disagree about things, now would we? That would make them feel so very unsafe, and Berkeley is a safe space, as everyone knows.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

Free Speech Can ‘Undermine A Community’s Foundation,’ UC-Berkeley Chancellor Says

Sounding more like a kindergarten teacher than...

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Maybe Sally Shouldn’t Have Gone to College

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

I’m just offering one possible response to this Washington Post article by Joann Weiner.

Why Sally can’t get a good job with her college degree

Poor Sally. She has spent tens of thousands of dollars and four long years to get her college degree and has $26,000 in student loans to pay off,...

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According to Federal Policies, Schools Can’t Teach About the Role of Alcohol in Rape Cases

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

Telling someone “Drink Responsibly” s apparently victim blaming, and the Justice Department will have none of it.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

Federal Policies ‘Censor’ Colleges From Talking About Alcohol Role In Rape

Former George Washington University President Stephen Tractenberg found out the hard way that you shouldn’t tell college...

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History Jobs Dwindle in Higher Ed

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Since this is happening for the second year in a row, I guess we can call it a trend.

Sydni Dunn of the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

History Jobs Dip for a Second Consecutive Year

It’s hard out there for a historian. Once again, there were far fewer employment opportunities for history Ph.D.’s...

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Academics Are Biased Towards Dictatorships and Terrorist Organizations

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

As anyone who’s encountered a liberal in a debate about the Israel-Palestine conflict knows, liberal academia has absolutely no grasp of the hypocrisy of their support for dictatorships and terrorists.

Malcolm A. Kline at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Upside Down Academics

The divide between academics’view of the world and actual events on...

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Black Employee of UCLA Claims He Was Racially Profiled by Campus Police

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

A horrible story if true but this is UCLA, one of the most liberal school systems in the country. Could it be possible that racism exists in Progressive environments? Say it isn’t so.

Richard Winton of the LA Times reports.

Black UCLA employee claims racial profiling in arrest by campus police

A 46-year-old African...

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Businessman Has Ivy League Admissions Down to a Science

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Give Steven Ma the data and metrics for him to create the 12 variables his college admissions algorithm requires, and the program will tell him the odds a students has of admissions to various colleges and universities. Take it or leave it.

Peter Waldman of Bloomberg Businessweek has the story:

How to Get...

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University-Themed Jell-O Molds Spark Controversy

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 9:30am

Critics say these molds encourage drinking through the use of Jell-O shots.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Jell-O Shots: University-Approved?

Last month — just in time for a new season of college football — Kraft Foods released a new line of Jell-O molds in the shapes of various university logos. Four of...

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Autistic Teen Victim of Disgusting ALS Challenge Prank

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Posted by    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:00am

Nothing political here, but I’m curious to see what these kids’ punishment will be when apprehended.

Autistic teen victim of ALS challenge prank, parents say

Police in suburban Cleveland are investigating an incident in which a group of teens allegedly played a cruel joke on an autistic classmate, reports CBS affiliate WOIO.

In a...

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One-Fourth of Kentucky State University Students Kicked Out

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Posted by    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

… Because they didn’t pay tuition.

Hunter Schwarz reports for the Washington Post:

Kentucky State University drops a quarter of its students for not paying bills

Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse announced Wednesday the school was dropping 654 students for unpaid tuition and room and board payments.

“The institution cannot afford to carry them,”...

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Nevada Bans Marijuana Use on Campus at Public Universities

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Posted by    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

Does anyone really believe college students in Nevada are going to stop smoking pot on campus just because the state says they have to?

Please.

Lenita Powers of the Reno-Gazette Journal reports.

Nevada regents ban marijuana use on campus

It came down to health problems versus money...

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Swiss University’s Job Ad Seeks Women Only

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Posted by    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

If it’s not illegal, it’s pretty sexist. They’re quite explicitly hiring more women and ignoring the relative quality of their applications.

Holly Else at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Controversy in Switzerland over university job ad seeking only female applicants

A Swiss university is taking the “exceptional” step of advertising a job specifically...

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Pistol Packing Prof at Idaho State Shoots Himself in the Foot

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Posted by    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

I feel bad for the guy but he certainly hasn’t done any favors for the cause of concealed carry on campus.

Brandy Zadrozny of the Daily Beast has the story.

The Concealed Carry on Campus Movement Shoots Itself in the Foot

Just into the second week of fall classes, a Idaho State University professor...

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