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College of DuPage Trustees and Administrators used Scholarship Money at High-End Restaurant

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

Scholarship money ended up being used for alcohol!

The Chicago Tribune reports.

College of DuPage trustees, administrators bill alcohol to foundation

College of DuPage trustees and senior administrators used a separate — and previously undisclosed — account at the campus’ high-end restaurant to charge thousands of dollars in alcohol to a foundation intended to...

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Hispanic Americans are Least Worried About Paying for College

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Every ethnic group in America is concerned about being able to afford college but Hispanics worry the least.

From the Latin Post.

Hispanics More Confident in Ability to Pay for College Than Most Americans – Gallup

The majority of Hispanics in the United States are optimistic about higher education, saying that they think college...

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UCSB Student Discusses the Hate Aimed at Jewish Students During Divestment Vote

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 9:30am

The details are shocking.

Margaux Gundzik writes to the editor of The Bottom Line.

Letter to the Editor: A Hollow Victory for the Jewish Community

Last night, UCSB’s student senate met to discuss and vote on a student-written resolution calling for the divestment from companies that aid the Israeli Defense Forces. According to its...

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Oberlin Feminists Behave Like Children at Christina Hoff Sommers Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00am

Some people just aren’t mature enough for college. The feminists of Oberlin College are a good example.

As we reported yesterday, Christina Hoff Sommers was invited to speak by the Oberlin Republicans and Libertarians.

Take a look at what happened, via Twitchy.

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Is Dr. Oz’s Position at Columbia University in Jeopardy?

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30pm

10 physicians have called for Columbia University’s medical school to fire Dr. Oz.

ABC News reports:

Dr. Oz Fires Back After Calls for Him to Lose Columbia University Position

 
 
 
 

Prof Encourages Colleges to Defend the Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

We could use a lot more of this in higher education.

Shelby Emmett of the FIRE blog reports.

Professor to Colleges: Summon the Courage to Defend the Constitution

This week, Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor of history and education at New York University, authored an essay for Inside Higher Ed in which he criticizes colleges...

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Why College Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

A California university is working to raise awareness on the importance of sleep.

Tyler Kingkade write for the Huffington Post:

College Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep. These Universities Are Trying To Change That

The University of California-Los Angeles recently hosted a series of events on campus to raise awareness about the importance of sleep,...

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Prager University – Why You Should Love Fossil Fuel

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress talks about all the ways life and the environment have improved for humans as the result of fossil fuels.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Every year on Earth Day we learn how bad humanity’s economic development is for the...

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Reed College Student Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse and Harassment Allegations

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

He says he is not guilty. Now, read what he is accused of doing.

Oregon Live reports.

Reed College student Jeremiah True pleads not guilty to sex abuse, harassment allegations

Jeremiah Luther Josiah True, a 20-year-old student from Reed College, pleaded not guilty Friday to allegations that he inappropriately touched two young women during...

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University in Jamaica Plants First Legal Marijuana Crop

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Bob Marley and Peter Tosh would be proud today.

Fox News Latino reports.

Jamaican university plants first legal marijuana crop

Seeds for the first legal marijuana crop were sown at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica on Monday, a few days after the amendments to the bill decriminalizing...

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Ohio Working to Make College Cheaper

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 9:30am

Will the plan work?

The News-Herald reports.

Ohio politicians working on lowering college costs

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s governor and key state legislators agree that college affordability is a priority, although they are offering different approaches.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that universities are likely to feel the pinch after House Republicans and Gov. John Kasich agree...

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American Sniper Controversy Moves to Northern Illinois University

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Muslim students at the school are protesting a showing of the film.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Get ready for another ‘American Sniper’ protest by Muslim students

This time it’s happening at Northern Illinois University, where a veterans group will screen the film about Chris Kyle as “part...

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Student at University of Iowa Hands Out Pot Brownies

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

So this happened…

Mike Carlson reports for KCRG-TV9:

University of Iowa student hands out “pot brownies” on 4-20

IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa student is spending much of Monday handing out “pot brownies” on the Pentacrest in Iowa City.

Michael Corrie, a member of Young Americans for Liberty, said the demonstr...

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College Students Cite Only One Reason to Vote for Hillary

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

You know what the reason is, don’t you?

Via Campus Reform.

VIDEO: Students are ‘Ready for Hillary’ just because she’s a woman

It seems many students at the University of Washington can’t think of any reason why they should vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 — other than her gender.

Campus Reform headed to Seattle,...

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Football Player from University of Florida Arrested

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

According to police, J.C. Jackson turned himself in.

News 4 Jax reports:

University of Florida football player arrested after armed robbery

Gainesville police arrested a University of Florida football player Saturday in connection with an armed home invasion robbery. Investigators say J.C. Jackson turned himself in to authorities.

Investigators say it happened just before 4...

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‘Male Dominance’ in Cycling is Suddenly a Big Problem at UC Davis

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Do you ever wonder if there’s someone sitting around just trying to think up new problems like this?

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

UC-affiliated bike shop addresses ‘male dominance’ in cycling

Bike Forth, a bike shop run by an organization called the Davis Bike Collective, made a decision back in February to...

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Psychology Prof Says Racism Causes Poor Health

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

He says it’s not just mental, but physical health too.

The Red & Black reports.

“Racism is alive and sick”: visiting scholar presents research on racism and poor health

Recent headlines that read “Racism takes a toll on kid’s mental health, research shows” and “Discrimination is associated with mental health woes in black teens”...

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Ohio Bill Would Prevent Faculty Unions at Public Colleges

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:00am

This should go over well with Ohio progressives.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Professor Manager

Full-time faculty members at Ohio public institutions are objecting to proposed legislation with big implications for their right to organize unions. Tucked deep into a 3,090-page budget bill pending before the state’s House Finance Committee is language...

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No More Joking Around On College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:30am

I’m offended!

The College Fix reports.

Lighten up, buttercup: Special snowflakes on campus must learn how to take a joke

Humor is dying on campus – and it isn’t funny. Increasingly, jokes can’t be told, or laughed at, at least not without fearing backlash or a verbal lashing from the campus thought police.

As the...

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Christina Hoff Sommers to Speak at Oberlin College

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:00am

This is happening today and it’s especially newsworthy after what happened at Georgetown last week.

Sommers was invited to speak by the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians.

OCRL Lecture Series Fosters Diverse Opinions

The Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians are proud to host Christina Hoff Sommers as part of the Ronald Reagan Political...

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Valdosta State University Embroiled in American Flag Controversy

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

A military veteran reportedly removed an American flag from desecration and was subsequently questioned by police.

Jennifer Banks reports for Fox 5 News:

Valdosta State University releases statement on American flag dispute

VALDOSTA, Ga. – After many posts on social media and e-mails, FOX 5 News is looking into a viral video posted on...

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UCSB Student Government Votes Against Divestment from Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

This was a very close vote at 13 to 12 but it’s still good news for supporters of Israel.

The College Fix reported.

Another close divestment vote ends in victory for pro-Israel students

The University of California-Santa Barbara student government voted 13-12 against an Israel divestment resolution, with the senate president breaking the tie, The...

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