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U. of Florida Prof’s Admission: We Really Do Read Student Evaluations

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

As the school year begins to wind down and instructors are poised to pass out course evaluations, University of Florida professor Clay Calvert makes a startling admission.

With classes quickly coming to a close on college campuses across the country, Millennials from frosh through super seniors are busy doing more than just...

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High School Student Accepted at all Eight Ivy League Schools Chooses Yale

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently told you the story of Kwasi Enin, a high school student from New York who was accepted to every single Ivy League school. He has finally...

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Colleges now dealing with increasing heroin use by students

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:30am

In addition to campus alcohol and marijuana abuse, schools are now dealing with an old scourge: The use of heroin by students.

Cory Weinberg if Inside Higher Ed files this report:

Officials at the University of Rochester are discussing a problem that rarely reaches the agendas of campus medical centers or presidents: How...

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Fed Up Princeton Student Pushes Back at Claims of White Privilege

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Posted by    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Tal Fortgang is a student at Princeton University who’s sick of being told his opinions don’t matter because he’s a privileged white male.

He wrote a letter which is excerpted below from The College Fix.

There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down...

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LA Science Teacher Back in School after “Zero Tolerance for Weapons” Suspension

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

We often report on school “zero tolerance” gun policies that punish students in some way.

Recently, a Los Angeles school science teacher was burned by those policies. Happily, common sense has prevailed and he is back on the job.

The beloved science teacher at a public high school in Los Angeles who was...

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Job Prospects Grim for Class of 2014

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

As Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon reports below, the job market for college grads hasn’t improved in time for the class of 2014.

2014 College Grads Get Diplomas, Not Jobs

Graduating college seniors face a grim job market little improved since President Barack Obama’s reelection, and many say they are...

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Dartmouth students mock school’s cancellation of charity fiesta over insipid racism charge

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another diversity drama is playing out on the campus of Dartmouth University.

And, based on the student mocking it is receiving, the progressives responsible may have overplayed their hand.

The first act of this particular drama features the school’s cancellation of a charity event when a single charge of racism was made.

A Dartmouth...

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FIRE to Hold Summer Conference for Students

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Calling all college students who care about free speech rights on campus.

Emily Buck of the FIRE blog has the details.

Reminder: 2014 FIRE Student Network Summer Conference

The FIRE Student Network (FSN) will be holding its annual summer student conference this July 25–27 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. This free conference is for college...

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Obama administration moving forward with its controversial teacher preparation programs

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Obama administration officials say they are moving ahead with a controversial proposal to more tightly regulate programs that educate teachers.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford files this report.

The Obama administration is planning to move ahead this summer with a proposal that would tie federal grants for teacher preparation programs, in part, to...

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UC Berkeley is Charging Students to Attend Their Own Graduation

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Not only do students have to pay to attend their own graduation, one of the speakers is Nancy Pelosi. Talk about a no win situation.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reported.

UC Berkeley charges students to attend their own graduation

The University of California – Berkeley makes its students pay to attend their own...

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#WarOnMen continues with study that shows male researchers stress out lab rats

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 9:30am

If you are a young man with your heart set on medical research, the results of a new study may be heartbreaking.

An international team of pain researchers led by scientists from McGill University found that the gender of experimenters has a big impact on the stress levels of rodents, which are...

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UCLA Rejects $3 Million for Kidney Research From Donald Sterling

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Posted by    Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:00am

As College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports below, this decision makes no sense and could hurt a lot of people.

UCLA Rejects $3 Million Gift for Kidney Research From L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

UCLA has reportedly rejected a $3 million gift from disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, as a result of...

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Free Speech Group Says Discipline of Lewis & Clark Students Too Harsh

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

The pair’s crime? Tasteless race jokes at dorm party.

It is quest to avoid having the delicate sensibilities of some students offended, another university represses the free speech rights of others.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is keeping an eye on another care of over-reaching and over-reaction.

A national university free speech group says Lewis & Clark College grossly...

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Pro-Life Display Vandalized at the University of Miami

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

This happens on college campuses all the time and no one ever seems to be held accountable. Why?

The College Fix reports.

University of Miami Pro-Life Display Vandalized – TWICE!

It seems college students who put up prolife displays on their campuses should expect for them to be vandalized – The College Fix has chronicled...

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U. Virginia student recounts life after being cleared of false rape charges

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

Guilty until proven innocent.

While progressives rage against “campus rape culture”, sadly many stories we cover highlight a culture of hoaxes and kangaroo courts.

In The Cavalier Daily, a student shares his story about being falsely charged with rape and how the University of Virginia made bad matters even worse (hat-tip, Instapundit).

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Students at UNC Chapel Hill Protest Their School’s ‘White Supremacist History’

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

Never let an outrage go to waste. On today’s college campuses, anything that can be protested will be.

Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reports.

UNC-Chapel Hill Students Rally against School’s ‘White Supremacist History’

On April 23rd, a group of multiracial students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill rallied against what they describe...

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Student Rails Against Harvard’s Closure of Campus Enterprise

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

“… the entrepreneurial environment the university declares it has does not exist.”

We recently reported that a student-run enterprise at Harvard was shut because it couldn’t meet requirements from the administration.

Student Manuel Cominsky is angered by the decision, indicating that the university has been hypocritical in its approach to campus business practices.

Harvard gave the founders two options if they wanted to continue: Either...

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Prager University Explains the Middle East Problem

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:00am

This video should be shown on college campuses all over the country, especially at schools with active BDS groups.

Course Description

The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it’s very simple. Israelis want to live in peace and are willing to...

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U of Michigan Faculty Denounce High Administrator Pay

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently noted that when California students were protesting, the high pay and platinum perks of  university system administrators were among the top items on their long list of grievances.

It looks like a similar battle is brewing in the Midwest.

In an open letter to the University’s Board of Regents dated April...

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The War on College Men is Joined by the White House

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:00am

Men in college today have to be very careful. As KC Johnson of Minding the Campus points out in a new post, the deck is automatically stacked against them.

The White House Joins the War on Men

Two new documents out from the White House–the Vice President’s task force recommendations...

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The Conservative Student on a Liberal Campus

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Guest Post by Luka Ladan    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:36pm

As I’ve made clear before, it can be really difficult. The cards are clearly stacked against you, and anything remotely right of center is against the grain — there are a whole lot of liberal college students out there, a whole lot of Obama voters in very confined spaces. And many...

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Tennessee sheriff’s deputy is fired after choking an unresisting college student

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:30pm

Recently, deputies were called to a University of Tennessee student party that spilled out onto a residential street.

What happened next cost one of the responding officers his job.

A sheriff’s deputy in Knox County, Tennessee has been fired after he was caught on camera allegedly choking a university student Saturday night.

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