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Princeton Faculty Wants to Treat College Students Like Adults

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9:30am

Expose students to ideas they might not like? What an innovative concept.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Princeton faculty take a stand against sheltering students from offensive ideas

Professors declare: ‘It is not the proper role of the university to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable,...

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Lauren Hill Passed Away After Battling Brain Cancer

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Posted by    Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8:00am

Afflicted with inoperable brain cancer, Lauren Hill played women’s basketball at Mount St. Joseph’s in spite of her condition. Friday, it was reported that Hill lost her battle with cancer.

Shannon Russell reports for USA Today:

Lauren Hill dies at 19 after battle with brain cancer

Lauren Hill...

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Rand Paul to Speak at University of Iowa

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

Rand Paul will be paying the University of Iowa a visit.

Darshan Patel reports for KCRG:

White House hopeful Rand Paul to speak at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY – Presidential candidate Rand Paul will address students and the community Friday morning on the University of Iowa campus.

As part of the Stand with Rand...

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Condom Usage Dropping Among College Sophomores

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

Sex without a condom was unthinkable to most college students in the 80′s and 90′s. Not so much today.

NPR reported.

Why Is Condom-Use Suddenly Dropping Among College Sophomores?

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

There’s research about sex in college – new research – and also on the precautions students of different ages and from different economic...

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Mad Men Actor Accused of Violent Hazing At University of Texas

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Events from 1990 might have just caught up to an Emmy-nominated actor.

USA Today reports.

Hamm was accused in violent college hazing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mad Men star Jon Hamm took part in a violent university hazing in 1990 at the University of Texas that led to criminal charges, according to court and...

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Who’s to Blame for the Rising Cost of College Tuition?

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

I think Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of the Washington Post may be onto something here.

College tuition is getting more expensive. Here’s who’s actually to blame.

In an op-ed in the New York Times over the weekend, University of Colorado law professor Paul F. Campos offered a provocative answer to the frequently asked question: why...

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President Reagan Bust Among Those Defaced at Chapman University

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00am

Clearly a terrible decision by students.

Campus Reform reports.

Reagan, Thatcher busts defaced at Chapman University

Students at Chapman University awoke Wednesday morning to find many of the statues around campus strewn with caution tape and defaced with accusations of “racism,” “homophobia,” and “neo-liberalist ideology.”

The statues, depicting historical figures such as Ronald Reagan, Margaret...

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Indiana Student Accepted to Every Ivy League College

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:30am

Congratulations to Stefan Stoykov, who couldn’t even speak English when he came to America at the age of 8.

The Indy Star reports.

North Central senior accepted to every Ivy League college

On his first day of school in the second grade at Nora Elementary, Stefan Stoykov sat in the corner of the classroom,...

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Are College Financial Aid Letters Flawed?

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Posted by    Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00am

As if applying to college isn’t difficult enough, navigating through financial aid can be a journey of its own.

Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post reports:

Five flaws with college financial aid letters

College acceptances — and rejections — are now out and millions of students are trying to figure out how they are...

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Budget Austerity Protests Result in Class Cancellation at University in Quebec

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Posted by    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

Rowdy students clash with law enforcement resulting in class cancellation at this downtown Montreal university.

According to an Associated Press report on ABC News:

Quebec University Classes Canceled After Clashes With Police

Classes in a building at a downtown Montreal university are canceled for the day after more than 250 students occupied it for...

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Victor Davis Hanson – Modern University Is Failing Students

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Posted by    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

In a new column for National Review, Victor Davis Hanson suggests that our higher education system is no longer achieving its objective. I couldn’t agree more.

The Modern University Is Failing Students in Every Respect

Modern American universities used to assume four goals.

First, their general education core taught students how to reason inductively...

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Bad Home States for College Students

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Posted by    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

You might not stick around in these states after college.

The Washington Post reports.

These states are terrible at hanging on to their college-bound students

Imagine if people were forced to attend college in their home state. If you’re from New Jersey, tough luck — there wouldn’t be room for 30 percent of your...

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Mandatory ‘Cultural Competency Training’ Demanded by Students at Binghamton

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Posted by    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

I’m not sure I even know what ‘cultural competency training’ is but some students at Binghamton feel it’s a must.

Bethany Salgado of Campus Reform reports.

Binghamton students demand mandatory ‘cultural competency training’

Students for Change, an anti-discrimination group on Binghamton University’s campus, met with university President Harvey Stenger to address a list of...

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Charles Koch to be 2016 Commencement Speaker for Stanford Business School Group?

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Posted by    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

The article below actually includes a Trigger Warning! It’s a tongue in cheek invite to someone who probably is despised by Stanford students who don’t know any better.

From the Stanford Review.

Stanford GSB taps Charles Koch as 2016 Commencement Speaker

TRIGGER WARNING: This article 1) contains references to the Koch brothers, 2) expresses...

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Columbia Students Not Allowed to Discuss Content of Amal Clooney’s Class

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Posted by    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11:00am

As we recently reported, George Clooney’s wife Amal Clooney is teaching a class at Columbia this spring. For some strange reason, students aren’t allowed to discuss what happens in the class.

The New York Times reported.

How Amal Clooney Took New York

At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Amal Clooney walked into Classroom 103 in...

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Alabama State University Marching Band Will Have Reality Show

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Posted by    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 9:30am

The show premiers on Lifetime today.

Amber Sutton reports for AL.com

Alabama State University marching band reality show set to premiere Friday on Lifetime

Viewers across the nation will get an inside look at Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets on Friday when a new reality show centered around the band premieres on Lifetime.

“Bama...

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Boston University Screens Documentary Film About Campus Rape

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Posted by    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00am

The University of Michigan almost didn’t show American Sniper when some students protested, but Boston University got almost no news coverage for a film they showed on campus this week.

BU Today reported.

Campus Rape Film The Hunting Ground Screens Tonight

The BU community is invited to a free screening tonight of The Hunting...

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Texas State University Accidentally Sends 450 Acceptance Pamphlets

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

Oops?

Julie Chang reports for the Austin American-Statesman:

Texas State University sends 450 mistaken acceptance brochures

More than 450 students received acceptance brochures to Texas State University last month only to be told it was a mistake.

University spokesman Jayme Blaschke said that on March 27, an outside vendor accidentally mailed acceptance brochures to hundreds...

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Barry University Prof Files Charges Against Student Who Worked With James O’Keefe

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

The student had already been suspended. Now there’s a criminal complaint.

From WPLG News.

Barry University professor files criminal complaint against student

The suspended Barry University student who taped undercover footage portraying professors as ISIS supporters is now named in a criminal complaint.

Florida’s law against recording conversation without knowledge or consent is the basis...

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Are Campus Hard Liquor Bans Effective?

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 3:30pm

Will the environment be like 1920s prohibition at Dartmouth?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Banning Booze

The next few months could be a more lucrative time for bars in Hanover, N.H.

The home of Dartmouth College is not especially known for its bar scene, with many students choosing instead to drink on campus at fraternity parties....

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The Far Left Ruined Liberalism on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:00pm

Taylor Schmitt of Minding the Campus reminds us that the left is responsible for the state of college campuses today.

How the Far Left on Campus Ruined Liberalism

I have some confessions to make: I am a liberal. I am pro-choice. I favor the legalization of gay marriage and marijuana. Claremont imageGiven supreme...

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Student Explains Why He’s Suing Cal Poly

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

This student’s “best expression” of his feelings was to sue his school.

Fire reports.

Cal Poly Pomona Plaintiff Speaks Out on Why He Decided to Sue His School

In a recent op-ed for California State Polytechnic University, Pomona’s student newspaper, The Poly Post, student-plaintiff Nicolas Tomas reviews the events that led him to sue...

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