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Campus Reform’s Caleb Bonham Talks About Crazy College Classes

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Bonham makes some excellent points here. Is it any wonder why some college students don’t know what ISIS is?

Campus Reform’s Caleb Bonham discusses crazy college classes

Think college is a worthy investment? Well, it depends on the courses students are signing up for.

As the Daily Caller originally reported, classes like Politicizing Beyonce...

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University of Denver Takes up Social Engineering With Freshmen

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

As you’ll read below, the University of Denver doesn’t seem to trust students to form new ideas and relationships on their own.

Adam Kissel of Minding the Campus reports.

Freshmen: Here Are the Friends and Values We Want You to Have

For years, some colleges assigned new students roommates from different regions, races or...

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Jesse Watters Asks College Students How They Would Deal With ISIS

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

I saw this on the air Tuesday night and I have to warn you, it’s painful to watch.


From FOX News Insider.

Watters’ World: How Would College Students Deal With ISIS?

How would...

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The Most Searched for University on Google Might Surprise You

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

It’s not Harvard. It’s not MIT (though that school is number two). It’s not Cambridge or Oxford.

It’s the University of Phoenix.

Sean Coughlan reports for BBC:

Google reveals most searched-for universities

Google has revealed the most popular searches for people around the world looking for universities.

This ranking of online searches is very different from...

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Indiana U. School of Law Prof Says Republicans Will Turn State into a Third World Country

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11:00am

Has this professor looked at Obama’s record lately?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Nutty Professor Says Greedy Republicans Will Turn Indiana Into Third World Country

“I have seen Indiana’s future, and it is Haiti.”

So says Fran Quigley, clinical pr...

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U.S. Colleges Are Growing Increasingly Financially Unstable

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:30am

Revenue going down? Check.
Expenses going up? Check.
Rally in stock market only thing keeping them afloat? Check.

Ira Sager writes for Businessweek:

How U.S. Colleges Are Screwing Up Their Books, in Three Charts

You might think that years of galloping tuition used to build new facilities, bigger stadiums, state-of-the-art gyms, and health-conscious dining halls is...

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Republican Politician to Become President of Florida State

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8:00am

Republican state senator John Thrasher is set to take over the presidency of Florida State University. Naturally, some faculty members opposed the decision.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Florida State’s Politician President

Florida State University’s next president will be a political insider without professional higher education experience, the university’s Board of Trustees...

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Young Republicans Descend on Climate March to Defend Capitalism

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

Fight fire with fire.

Caleb Bonham of Campus Reform has the story:

Republicans taunt NYC climate change protesters with giant Reagan cutout

Occupy Wall Street’s climate change protests saw some unwelcome guests this afternoon as a group of young Republicans descended upon lower Manhattan with a giant Ronald Reagan cutout.

The counter-protesters, which have been...

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You Never Know When You’ll Need a Mine-Resistant Military Vehicle on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

Florida International University in Miami is ready for anything but their recent military acquisitions have some students unsettled.

Daniel Rivero of Fusion reported.

FIU campus police say mine-resistant military vehicle is a handy acquisition

University police departments across the country are getting military-issued equipment from the Pentagon’s controversial 1033 program, which has been hounded...

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African-American Ivy League Students form Radical ‘Black Ivy Coalition’

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

The Coalition claims that America devalues ‘people of color’ and indiscriminately kills black people.

Here’s more from The College Fix:

Ivy League Black Students Form Group; Claim U.S. Devalues, Kills Black People

Black student leaders at all eight Ivy League campuses on Monday launched a multi-university “Black Ivy Coalition” because, they say, Americans devalue...

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Colleges Get Poor Ratings on Cybersecurity

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

Talk about the potential for trouble. Thousands of kids roam college campuses with phones in hand using social media every day.

Abigail Wang of PG Mag reports.

College Campuses Get An “F” In Cybersecurity

Ah, it’s that time of year again on college campuses. Freshmen hurry to f...

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Skeletons in the Closet – Miss America was Kicked Out of a Sorority for Hazing

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

Yes, I know fraternities and sororities have been hazing for a long time, and it’s probably no worse now than it was 20, 30, 40 years ago. But it doesn’t make it right.

From Fox News:

Miss America Kira Kazantsev kicked out of sorority for hazing

Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of...

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University of Wyoming Student Thinks America Should ‘Get Over’ 9/11

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:00am

As the world is falling apart and all hell is breaking loose in the Middle East, no less.

Michael Cipriano of the College Fix reports.

College Student Argues America Should ‘Get Over’ 9/11 – Here’s Why He’s Wrong

We as a nation should “get over” the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks because there are bigger...

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Syracuse U. Scales Back Program for Recruiting Low-Income and Minority Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:30am

The chancellor of Syracuse University, Kent Syverud, has been quoted as saying he “cares about college rankings.”

Ry Rivard at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Syracuse U. curbs work with program to help urban youth attend college

Syracuse University plans to scale back its involvement in a scholarship program for public high school...

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Berkeley Journalism School Considers $10,000 Tuition Increase

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Hey, it’s only an extra $20 thousand dollars over two years, right?

Kaitlin Mulhere of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Jacking Up J-School Tuition

A proposal to raise tuition at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism has some faculty members, alumni and students worried about destroying the school’s distinctive ch...

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Two Students from Norway May Have Solved America’s Campus Housing Crisis

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

Their idea is creative and may surprise you.

David Mac Dougall of Forbes reports.

The Students From Norway Solving America’s Campus Housing Crisis

The solution to America’s current campus housing crisis may have already been solved by two students from Norway.

Across America this Fall, universities are facing a chronic shortage of accommodation. At San...

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University of Virginia Creates New ‘Committee on Diversity and Inclusion’

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

It probably sounded good on paper but as you’ll read below, it’s just more of the same political correctness we’ve all come to know so well.

John Rosenberg of Minding the Campus reports.

Diversity–The Vague, Ever-Expanding Cloud

Doubling down on its ever expanding commitment to “diversity,” the University of Virginia Board of Visitors has...

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Common Application Allows Colleges Without Application Essays to Join

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

It had been a longstanding rule that colleges without application essays — those that did not evaluate applications ‘holistically’ — were not allowed to have a membership in the Common App, the most widely-used online college application platform in the US.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Common Application ends...

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U. Kentucky Event Features “With Jews We Lose” Senate Candidate

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

How could this be more embarrassing? The event was Constitution Day.

Anne Halliwell and Morgan Eads of the Kentucky Kernel reported.

An unexpected lesson in freedom of speech

A group that included high school students got an unexpected lesson in the messiness of freedom of speech Wednesday during Constitution Day celebrations in the...

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Fraternity Accused of Color Coding Date Rape Targets

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Members of the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee allegedly color-coded their date rape targets with “red Xs” on their hands.

CNN reports:

Fraternity investigated over ‘date rape’ drug allegations

A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is being investigated on suspicion that members put “d...

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Wesleyan University Fraternities Must Now Accept Women

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:00am

Can a co-ed fraternity still be called a fraternity?

Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times reported.

Wesleyan rules fraternities must start accepting women

Fraternities at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, must start accepting women and all residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years, the school’s Board of Trustees has ruled.

The...

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Salaita Case Illustrates the Divide Between Humanities and Science in Academia

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Why did most humanities faculty support Salaita’s appointment and most hard science faculty oppose it? Some have gone so far as to say that this is because academics in the sciences tend to be ‘more objective.’

Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Salaita case illustrates ‘two cultures’ of academe, many...

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