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Grad Students Account for Growing Segment of Student Borrowers

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

This development is starting to raise red flags for many who are concerned about student loan debt.

Josh Mitchell reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Grad-School Loan Binge Fans Debt Worries

Virginia Murphy borrowed a small fortune to attend law school and pursue her dream of becoming a public defender. Now the Florida resident...

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Hillary’s Cure For College Costs Doesn’t Solve the Problem

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

Nothing new, but just expansion of the status quo. Raise taxes and add to the national debt.

New York Post reports.

Hillary’s ‘cure’ for college costs only spreads the disease

Millennials are used to empty promises from policymakers seeking our support for their proposals. Unfortunately for millions of us facing higher college tuitions and...

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Louisiana Makes Cuts to Higher Education

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11:00am

The higher ed bubble. Coming soon to a state near you.

Nola.com reports.

Louisiana is already cutting its state budget and, again, higher education takes the hit

Louisiana lawmakers — a mere six weeks into the current state budget cycle — are already being forced to cut $4.6 million from higher education and other...

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Foreign Policy Professors Say John Kerry is the Worst Secretary of State

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 9:30am

Now there is “scientific proof” that the Iran deal was negotiated by the worst Secretary of State.

Newsmax reports.

Kerry Rated Worst Secretary of State by Foreign Policy Profs

John Kerry was at the bottom of the list of academics’ picks for the most effective U.S. secretary of state in the past 50 years,...

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College Students Required to Attend Musical About How Not to Rape

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Study of the performing arts in higher education sure has changed.

Katherine Timpf reports at National Review.

College Freshmen Required to Attend a Musical about How to Not Rape Each Other

All freshmen at Indiana University at Bloomington have to attend a musical performance teaching them them how to not rape each other as...

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UCLA Gives $15,000 Scholarship to Illegal immigrant

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

We there no U.S. citizens who were worthy of such a tremendous advantage?

Peter Fricke and Christian Spencer of Campus Reform report.

Illegal immigrant granted $15K scholarship in Calif.

A community college student in California will soon be attending the University of California, Los Angeles on a $15,000 scholarship, despite her status as an...

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Georgetown Study Indicates Growing Job Opportunities for College Grads

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Good news for college grads.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Fewer Good Jobs for College Grads? Not So, Says New Study

The emerging conventional wisdom is that America’s post-recession recovery was dominated by the rise of low-paying, part-time service jobs. But a new analysis challenges that narrative, finding that 2.9 million of the...

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College of William & Mary Latest School to Scrub Confederate Items From Image

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

Just because people don’t like something, doesn’t mean it’s no longer part of history.

Nick Anderson of the Washington Post reports.

William & Mary drops a Confederate emblem and moves a plaque

The College of William & Mary, one of the most historic locales in Virginia, said Friday it is scrubbing imagery of the...

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Holding a Job While Going to College Requires Juggling Skills

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

Should a student work a job in college?

The Sun Herald reports.

Kids and Money: Holding down a job in college requires juggling skills

Not long ago, the standard advice to college students was that hitting the books and holding down a job didn’t mix during the school year.

Now, whether out of necessity to...

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Arizona Group Tries to Prevent Cuts to Higher Education With Threat of Taxation

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 11:00am

This group’s message is pretty clear: Pay now or pay later.

Jacqueline Thomasen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Spend or Be Taxed

Voters in Arizona may have a chance over the next few years to prevent future state cuts to higher education — with a catch.

An organization called Save Our Students is pushing an ...

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Police Seek Felony Charges for Threats Against Kalamazoo College Faculty

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 9:30am

Someone is in deep trouble.

MLive reports.

Police seek felony charges for threat to kill Kalamazoo College faculty

KALAMAZOO, MI — Police are seeking felony charges for an online threat to kill Kalamazoo College faculty earlier this year.

Kalamazoo Public Safety investigators are seeking charges of making a threat of terrorism and using a computer...

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Prof Who Compared Scott Walker to Hitler Now Teaching Course on ‘Scholar Activism’

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Posted by    Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 8:00am

Well, what a surprise. Greg Piper reported at the College Fix.

Professor who compared Scott Walker to Hitler is teaching a course on ‘scholar activism’

Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caused a firestorm</...

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Benefits of Going to College at Historic High

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

The degree is worth it!

US News reports.

Seriously, Go to College

Earnings differences between education levels are higher than in previous generations.

The value of higher education has never been greater, according to new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Senior economist Guillaume Vandenbroucke calculated the ratios between lifetime incomes for workers...

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$100 Million Dollar Donation is a No-Show at Portland State

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

That’s a pretty big gift to lose.

From KGW News in Portland.

$100M donation to Portland State University doesn’t show up

Portland State University was set to announce a $100 million donation that would have been the school’s largest gift in its nearly 70-year history, but the would-be benefactor failed to deliver.

“A prospective donor...

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J.J. Watt Pranks College Kids for Gatorade

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

J.J. Watt didn’t slack during the off-season. He spent some time having fun, pranking college kids as part of a, “Gatorade and NFL Films’ “Sweat It To Get It” college initiative,” reports the Washington Post.

Check it out:

The money line? “Muscle shirts? For muscles.”

 
 
 
 

Atheist Group Wants Colleges to Drop Football Chaplains

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

Why can’t people just be left alone?

Des Bieler reports at the Washington Post.

Why 25 public universities have been asked to drop their college football chaplains

Christian chaplains allow “football coaches to impose their personal religion on players,” according to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Accordingly, the organization, which describes itself as a...

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Universities Used Aborted Fetal Parts to Create ‘Humanized’ Mice to Study

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 11:00am

The University of Massachusetts spent $29,000 on fetal tissue, and used aborted babies’ tissues to create “humanized” mice for research.

Operation Rescue reports.

New Docs Confirm UMass Purchased Fetal Cadavers for Use in Humanized Mice as StemExpress Dumps Planned Parenthood

Worcester, MA – A loss in court and increased public outrage over fetal parts...

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U. Wisconsin Official Doesn’t Think Shoplifting Should be Treated as a Crime

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:30am

I’m guessing this official has never been robbed.

The College Fix reports.

U. of Wisconsin official: Don’t treat shoplifting as a crime, community should decide what laws to enforce

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Everett Mitchell believes police should “stop responding to shoplifting and theft at Wal-Mart and Target” in order to reduce the “over-policing”...

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Hack of Ashley Madison Website for Affairs Reveals Many .edu Addresses

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Posted by    Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 8:00am

Some professors are thanking God for tenure.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Extracurricular Activities

The hack of the Ashley Madison website, where those seeking extramarital affairs could theoretically communicate privately, has led to much analysis of the 36 million names of registrants now publicly available. More than 15,000 accounts, for example, were hosted by government...

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College French Class Creates Books For Haitian School Library

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 6:30pm

How much better off we’d be if this kind of project were more widely incorporated into college classrooms. There are few things more enjoyable in life than doing for others.

The Huffington Post reports:

College French Class Creates Custom Children’s Books To Fill Shelves Of Haiti School

Never underestim...

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New Benefits for College Athletes Worth Millions

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

College athletes didn’t need a union to get some nice benefits.

USA Today reports.

College athletes cashing in with millions in new benefits

Two recent changes in NCAA rules are resulting in major-college athletes receiving nearly $160 million a year in additional benefits, a USA TODAY Sports analysis has found.

That figure is certain to...

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Pre-College Homework? The Growing Trend is Causing Problems in Some States

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

Designed to create conversation for incoming classes, the pre-college summer reading homework is causing a few problems in New Jersey.

NJ.com reports:

A tough assignment for colleges: What should N.J. freshmen read?

The start of classes may be a few weeks away, but many incoming freshmen at New Jersey colleges and universities are already...

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