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Boston University Responds to Prof’s Racist Tweets Aimed at White Men

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

Earlier today, we brought you the story of a newly minted Boston University professor who took to Twitter to bash white guys. “White masculinity isn’t a problem for america’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for america’s colleges,” tweeted Saida Grundy, an incoming...

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A Young Woman Writes of Her Brother’s Death at the College of William and Mary

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Your heart will break for this young lady as you read this. She clearly loved her brother very much.

Cassie Smith-Christmas wrote about her brother at the Washington Post.

On a brother’s suicide: ‘I wish I had never told him to go to counseling’

I do not blame William and Mary for my brother’s...

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94-Year-Old Man Graduates 75 Years After Beginning College

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

World War II interrupted his education.

94-Year-Old Man Finally Graduates From College, More Than 75 Years After He Started

A 94-year-old man will graduate from West Virginia University (WVU) this month after working on his degree on and off for more than 75 years.

Anthony Brutto of Morgantown enrolled at WVU in 1939 and...

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Newly Hired Boston University Prof Bashes Whites and Men on Twitter

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00am

There’s nothing like getting off on the right foot at a new job.

FOX News reports.

Boston University prof flunks ‘white masculinity’ in controversial tweets

Critics say a newly-hired Boston University professor has crossed the line with recent tweets bashing whites, but the school says it’s simply free speech.

“White masculinity isn’t a problem for...

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If You Start College Make Sure to Finish

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 9:30am

Don’t end up with mountains of debt and no degree!

Hardest hit: College students who never finish school

MACHIAS — When Kat Ragot, 42, accepts her diploma for a bachelor of arts degree Saturday from the University of Maine at Machias, she will finish a journey that began 25 years ago and left...

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Dartmouth Students Demand Resignation of Gay Black Student Body President

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2015 at 8:00am

Some students are claiming that the student body president is too conservative.

Blake Neff reports at the Libertarian Republic.

Dartmouth Students Demand Gay Black Student President Resign for Being too Conservative [Video]

Students at Dartmouth College launched a petition drive demanding the newly-elected student body president resign after...

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Dillard University Students Get Four Life Goals From Denzel Washington’s Commencement Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

Denzel Washington gave Dillard University students four succinctly doable life goals in yesterday’s commencement address.

Sue Strachan reports for NOLA.com:

Denzel Washington gives Dillard University students four life goals in commencement speech

Denzel and Dillard: A successful partnership that on Saturday (May 9) made for a special commencement for Dillard University’s Class of 2015.

The...

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University of Minnesota Student’s Claim of Being Raped at Knifepoint Falls Apart

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

It sounds like the student in question may need some psychological assistance.

The Star Tribune reported.

University of Minnesota police no longer believe student was raped at knifepoint

University of Minnesota police said Thursday that the student who reported being raped by armed strangers in her dorm Sunday was “in crisis” and in need...

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Michelle Obama Discusses What it’s Like to be the First African-American First Lady at Tuskegee University

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

At a commencement address at Tuskegee University yesterday, Michelle Obama used her time to talk about her experience as the first African-American First Lady.

Rowena Lindsay reports for the Christian Science Monitor:

What did Michelle Obama say to Tuskegee University graduates?

First lady Michelle Obama spoke at the 130th commencement ceremony of Tuskegee...

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Muscatine Comm. College Students File Suit After School Intimidates Student Newspaper

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

Remember freedom of the press? The administration at Muscatine doesn’t seem to.

Sarah McLaughlin reports at the FIRE blog.

Students File Suit After Muscatine C.C. Attempts to Chill Newspaper’s Speech

Journalists at The Calumet, the student newspaper at Muscatine Community College (MCC), claim MCC’s administration attempted to intimidate the paper due to its critical...

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Santa Cruz 4th Graders Get the College Experience

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:00am

Some 4th graders recently got to be college students.

Santa Cruz Sentinel reports.

Santa Cruz County fourth-graders introduced to college

By fourth grade, assigned reading books include more words than pictures.

But the illustrations still carry some sway.

More than 3,300 fourth-graders from across Santa Cruz County had real-life demonstrations of...

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Gender Neutral Bathrooms Used as Political Weapon at University of Oregon

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 9:30am

Here’s a story to keep in mind the next time someone says gender neutral bathrooms are all about being inclusive.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Transgender candidate tries to get judges in trouble for bathroom ruling

This is a stunning development: The “trans femme” candidate in University of Oregon student elections who ...

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Are Big-Name Commencement Speakers A Waste of Money?

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 8:00am

Is all that money worth it?

The John William Pope Center reports.

Big-name commencement speakers: revered tradition or a waste of time and money?

Commencement season is an often-controversial time. Last year was conspicuous for its wave of politically motivated disinvitations, with students trying, sometimes with success,...

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Michelle Obama Speaks at Tuskegee University

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

Alabama gets a visit from the First Lady.

The Huffington Post reports:

Michelle Obama To Speak At Tuskegee University

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Michelle Obama is visiting Alabama to give the commencement address at Tuskegee University.

The first lady will speak Saturday morning to about 500 graduates at the historically black university.

Obama will become the...

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Judge Rules School Can’t Punish Student for Idle Threat on Facebook

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 3:30pm

Another tale of college life in the age of social media.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

School can’t punish student for idle threat on Facebook, federal judge rules

If you’re familiar with the Supreme Court’s Tinker precedent, you know that schools can only punish students for their on-campus speech if it causes “substantial”...

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Jeb Bush Hopes to Sway Evangelicals With Liberty University Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00pm

Will he succeed?

Politico reports:

Jeb courts evangelicals in Liberty University address

Jeb Bush on Saturday made a major overture to evangelical voters, seeking to reassure a skeptical voting bloc that when it comes to core beliefs about religious freedom and Christianity’s role in the world, he’s with them.

The former Florida governor and likely...

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Your Major is More Important Than Your Degree

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

The major you choose in college can make a huge difference in the amount of money you’ll earn over your lifetime.

Jason Russell writes at the Washington Examiner.

Your college major matters more than the degree itself

The government spends billions of dollars a year sending students to college to make a better life...

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What You Don’t Hear When You Graduate

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00am

Graduating? Here is some advice that you won’t hear.

Time reports.

20 Things Nobody Tells You When You Graduate College

I have never been invited to give a commencement address at a college. This is disappointing because, for the first time in my life, I own a sports coat...

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Life as a Conservative on Campus isn’t Easy

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 9:30am

In a column at the Detroit News, Derek Draplin writes about the reality of being a conservative on a college campus.

On a college campus, it’s not easy being Conservative

As a political science student at the University of Michigan I always felt as though I had to tiptoe around class discussions in...

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Philosophers Say Reading to Your Kids is Bad for Social Equality

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00am

Stop reading and loving your family! It is an unfair advantage!

Australian Broadcasting Company reports.

Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?

Plato famously wanted to abolish the family and put children into care of the state. Some still think the traditional family has a lot to answer for, but some plausible arguments...

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University of New Hampshire Will Offer Course on ‘Deflategate’

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

University of New Hampshire students curious about the legal implications of ‘Deflategate’ will be able to earn four hours while learning the down and dirty of the NFL scandal.

ESPN reports:

University of New Hampshire to offer course on ‘Deflategate’ this fall

DURHAM, N.H. — Grade inflation is coming to the University of New...

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U. Mary Washington Students Arrested for Refusing to Vacate Building After Divestment Protest

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

If these students have been holed up in a building for weeks, how have they gone to class? If they haven’t gone to class, why are they in college?

Emily Jashinsky of Campus Reform has the story.

Student protesters arrested after weeks-long divestment sit-in

After a three week sit-in, pro-divestment student protesters at the...

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