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Charter School Puts College Spin on Lessons For Kids

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 3:30pm

At Bentley, every classroom takes the name of a college.

The Salem News reports.

Charter school puts college spin on elementary lessons

SALEM — Most Salem children won’t return to school for two more weeks. But for one group of elementary school students, class is already in session in places like Salem State University,...

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Stanford’s Alcohol Safety Policy Denounced as Sexist

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

The criticism got so bad the school deleted a page on its website devoted to alcohol safety.

The Daily Caller reports.

Stanford Deletes Alcohol Safety Page After It’s Denounced As Sexist

Stanford University has deleted a page warning women about the dangers of alcohol after critics complained the page was sexist and patronizing, and...

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Calculating How Much You Need for College Savings

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 12:30pm

It’s hard to know how much money they’ll need 18 or 19 years in the future.

LA Times reports.

How to calculate the ‘magic number’ for college savings

Many new parents want to pay for their child’s college education, but it’s hard to know how much money...

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Two College Presidents Endorse Safe Spaces After U. Chicago Denounces

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:00am

Some college presidents apparently love the idea of safe spaces, for some reason.

Campus Reform reports.

College presidents endorse safe spaces following UC letter

Two college presidents published an op-ed glorifying campus protests just one day after the University of Chicago cautioned incoming freshmen not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings.

Barry Glassner and...

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University of Chicago Rejects Political Correctness

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 9:30am

Students should expect to be exposed to ideas that make them uncomfortable and that challenge some of their most preciously held views.

Oregon Live reports.

Why the University of Chicago rejects political correctness and ‘intellectual safe spaces’

Higher education in the United States has been roiled in recent years by “microaggressions,” leading to demands...

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College Student Denounces Communism After Change of Heart

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Posted by    Monday, August 29, 2016 at 8:00am

In a normal world, this wouldn’t be major news but academia isn’t a normal world.

The College Fix reports.

Student denounces communism after years of singing its praises

‘As a former Maoist, I see what the left is doing. They are attempting to start another Cultural Revolution’

Twenty-year-old Cal State Los Angeles student Mark Kahanding...

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Cornell Student Assembly is Ready to Waste Money

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

Too much money?

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Student Assembly: We Have Too Much Money

SAy it isn’t so!

The Student Assembly (SA) held its first meeting of the school year last Thursday, and the all-important first subject of debate was how to spend all of its money –- “too much money” according to Executive...

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Federal Judge Rejects Academic Challenge to Campus Carry Law

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

Campus carry is Texas is safe for now.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Judge: Academic Freedom Doesn’t Bar Campus Carry

A federal judge on Monday denied a preliminary injunction sought by three faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin to block a new state law that permits concealed weapons on campus.

Specifically, the professors ...

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Muslim Student Suing After Trump Rally

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:00pm

The student is claiming it was a case of profiling.

The College Fix reports.

Confronted by Secret Service before Trump rally, Muslim student to sue school for ‘trauma’

When the Secret Service called her dad days before she planned to rile Donald Trump supporters with an editorial for her student newspaper, her first thought...

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FIRE Approves of U. Chicago’s ‘Academic Freedom’ Letter

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 12:30pm

The letter sent to students which told them not to expect safe spaces has been a winner for all who believe in free speech.

The FIRE blog reports.

U. Chicago’s ‘Academic Freedom’ Letter a Win for Campus Speech [UPDATED]

The University of Chicago (UC) has pushed back against the nationwide trend toward student-led calls...

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Is Off-campus Housing Increasing The Cost of College?

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 11:00am

Why is this happening?

USA Today reports.

Off-campus housing prices pour salt in the wound of college costs

The cost of a college degree in the U.S. hasn’t given students much to smile about lately. Tuition is rising, and aggregate student debt has surpassed $1.2 trillion.

And on top of that, off-campus housing prices have...

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UNC Prof Says Republicans Too ‘Anti-Science’ to Hire

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 9:30am

What’s the problem here? There are hardly any Republican professors anyway.

The College Fix reports.

UNC professor says Republicans too ‘anti-science’ to hire

William Snider, a professor of 17 years in the Department of Neurology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, says he knows why there’s a political imbalance at colleges — meaning,...

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Don’t Say This To A Professor of You Want to do Well

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Posted by    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 8:00am

“Professor, I NEED an A in this class.”

Slate reports.

Whatever You Do, Don’t Say This to a Professor

Many American colleges and universities convened classes this week, and as students take tours of all the safe spaces and water parks (or, if they’re in Texas, as they burnish their firearm collections), they are...

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Gunmen Attack American University of Afghanistan

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

There has been trouble brewing at this site for weeks now and it’s getting worse.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

American U of Afghanistan Attacked

The American University of Afghanistan was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday. Major media outlets described an explosion and gunfire on the walled campus in Kabul.

Reuters reported that 12 people —...

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Arkansas Colleges Offer Course in How Not to Get Pregnant

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 3:30pm

If you don’t know how to handle this by the time you’re in college, you may have bigger problems.

NPR reports.

A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

Orientation at Arkansas Tech University this year included a surprising topic for a Bible Belt state that pushes abstinence-only in high school....

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2016 Will Change Everything For College Football

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

“CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES!”

ABC News reports.

Why 2016 will be a year of change in college football

AS THE SOUTH CAROLINA Gamecocks shifted stations during their first practice of August, new head coach Will Muschamp sang along to the tune blaring through the speakers that spoke to the entirety of the college football world. “CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES!” Its...

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Frat at U. Georgia Admits Transgender Students But It’s ‘Not Enough’

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

When it comes to the left, it’s never enough. There will always be an objection.

The College Fix reports.

U. Georgia frat admits transgender students … but it’s ‘not enough’

The Chi Phi fraternity, “one of the oldest fraternities in the United States,” has opened its doors to transgender students at the University of...

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How to Fix Tuition Pricing

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00am

Here are three ways we can fix tuition pricing for the majority of parents and students.

The Washington Post reports.

Three ways to fix college tuition pricing

There are solutions to the college cost mystery that would allow students to know more about what they’ll pay, before they hit the books. (AP Photo/Jae...

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Psychiatrist Raises Concern About Mental Health of American College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 9:30am

Anyone who reads this site on a regular basis knows this is a legitimate concern.

CBS in Boston reports.

New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students

New concerns arise about the mental health of students on college campuses all across the country.

Dr. Gene Beresin, a psychiatrist and Executive Director of The Clay...

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Mizzou Thinks ‘Unisex’ Is Not Inclusive

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Posted by    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 8:00am

Such an uncomfortable and outdated word.

The College Fix reports.

Mizzou ditches ‘unisex’ because it’s not inclusive enough

No more “unisex” restrooms at the University if Missouri: Single-occupancy restrooms are being rebranded as “toilet.”

The Columbia Missourian reports that the change was prompted by a Missouri Students Association resolution approved in January, intended to “make...

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Here Are Some of the Craziest College Campus Practices

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6:30pm

What are these colleges doing?

The Daily Signal reports.

Examples of Lunacy on College Campuses

As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers, and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls “identity-based...

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Ithaca College Students Want Diversity Taught in Every Class

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Posted by    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s almost like the progressive agenda has become more important than academics.

Campus Reform reports.

Ithaca students want profs to teach diversity in every class

Student journalists at Ithaca College want their professors to incorporate diversity and inclusion into class discussions “in every area of academia.”

In an editorial Wednesday, The Ithacan notes that eight...

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