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Big Startup Dreams From College Dorms On Display At Competition

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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 12:30pm

The competition has come full circle.

CNBC reports.

Move over, Mark Zuckerberg. These college start-ups want to be the next big thing

Dreams can advance well beyond a college dorm room, and Xperii proves it.

On Thursday night in Los Angeles, the start-up won the Recess national pitch competition among some of the country’s most...

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Fraternity Banned From Virginia Tech for 10 Years

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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11:00am

The ban stems from an alleged hazing incident which turned violent.

ABC News reports.

Virginia Tech Fraternity Banned From Campus for 10 Years

Virginia Tech’s first black Greek organization has been banned from campus for 10 years after a pledge says he was blindfolded and beaten over several days earlier this year.

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Lawmakers Battle Over Transgender Rights At Colleges

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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:30am

Schools that fail to provide adequate housing to transgender students could face lawsuits or the loss of any federal funding they rely on.

Reuters reports.

College dorms a new front in U.S. battle over transgender rights

As lawmakers across the United States battle over whether to allow transgender Americans to use public restrooms that...

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How Campus Rape Culture Hurts Real Victims

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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 8:00am

Naomi Schaefer Riley of the New York Post points out that rape culture obscures the very real horror of the crime of rape.

The frenzy over ‘campus rape culture’ is hurting real victims

If you want to know the difference between someone who is a...

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Are The Ivy League Schools Engaging in Price-Fixing?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

Is there a case for price-fixing to be made here?

Dartblog reports.

Ivy Price-Fixing? A Circumstantial Case

Do the Ivies price-fix? Look how all of the Ancient Eight raised their prices for tuition, room and board, and fees this year. Not much of a difference one from ‘tuther, is there?

Six schools including the College...

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Western Illinois U. Eliminates Women’s Studies and African American Studies

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Posted by    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 3:30pm

When colleges feel the cash crunch, which are the first programs to go?

Expect to see more of this as the higher ed bubble grows.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Western Illinois University eliminates women’s studies, African-American studies

Western Illinois University trustees on Friday voted to eliminate African-American studies, women’s studies and two other degree...

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ACT College Admissions Test Forced To Cancel After Leak

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Posted by    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00pm

This is the latest in a continuing series of international cheating scandals.

The Washington Post reports.

Leaked ACT college admissions test canceled hours before students were to take it

The ACT — the most widely used college admissions exam — was canceled for thousands of test takers planning to take it in South Korea...

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Harvard Business Review Says Employers Don’t Care Where You Went to College

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Posted by    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 12:30pm

In the land of gainful employment, your skill set is king.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Harvard Business Review: Employers care about skills, not college name

The college legacy as a defining factor of a student’s future has lost its influence to what students do during their college years.

“A series of decisions that start the...

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More College Grads Are Moving Back Home

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Posted by    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:00am

For the first time, more 18- to 34-year-olds live at home with their parents than in any other arrangement.

CNBC reports.

More college grads move back home with mom and dad

Even before graduating last month with a finance degree from San Diego State University, Lisa Huckemeyer’s son Tyler landed a job loaded with...

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Introducing New ‘Cultural Competency’ Program

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Posted by    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 9:30am

This is important because the left doesn’t have enough control over academia yet.

The College Fix reports.

Slow clap: University of Wisconsin-Madison readies its new ‘cultural competency’ program

Incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have the, er, “pleasure” of attending the “Our Wisconsin” program which is “aimed at increasing knowledge about cultural...

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Nashville High Schoolers Train To Be Baristas

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Posted by    Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8:00am

With barista training, he notes, students can get jobs at coffee shops to support themselves.

NPR reports.

Nashville High Schoolers Train As Baristas To Prepare For The College Grind

It’s the afternoon lull at Bongo Java East, and five students from KIPP Academy are tripping over each other behind the counter of this hip...

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Ivy League Rules To Give Athletes More Recovery Time

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Posted by    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

Both proposals were discussed, vetted and unanimously approved.

Pilot Online reports.

Ivy League limits time demands on student-athletes

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The Ivy League has adopted two new rules that will further limit time demands on its student-athletes.

Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris announced the changes Tuesday. They will go into effect...

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Army Officer Reminds Bernie Supporters We Already Have a Free College Program

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Posted by    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 3:30pm

In the debate over free college, the military option is frequently ignored.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Army officer to Bernie Bros: Want free college? Free healthcare? Serve.

An American program exists that is 75 percent millennial and provides single-payer health care, free college, free vocational training, mortgage allowances, clothing allowances, free tax preparation services,...

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U. Chicago Student President Wants Special Treatment in Disciplinary Hearing

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Posted by    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

Kissinger’s possible penalties include expulsion.

The College Fix reports.

UChicago student president whines that he’s being disciplined for lying, helping squatters

Tyler Kissinger thinks he deserves special treatment from the University of Chicago. Why, it’s not clear.

The student body president is facing a disciplinary hearing Friday, the day before his planned graduation, because he

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University of Calgary Forced to Pay Ransom to Hackers

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Posted by    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

This is going to be an increasingly frequent problem since many colleges have outdated technology.

The Daily Caller reports.

Canadian University Forced To Pay $15k Ransom To Hackers

The University of Calgary was forced to pay 20,000 Canadian dollars (around $15,700) to hackers who infiltrated the college’s information technology systems.

The cybercriminals committed the ransomware...

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What To Do With Thousands In College Debt

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Posted by    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00am

Bonus tip: Avoid debt in the first place.

USA Today reports.

Ack! $37,000 in college debt! Now what? Top tips from 2 authors

The graduation party is barely over for the class of 2016, but for many the bills are already coming due. On average, this year’s crop of grads has just over $37,000...

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Men Are the College Rape Victims You Rarely Hear About

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Posted by    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:30am

Men are rape victims in college too, but you don’t hear about it because it’s rarely reported.

WFSB News reports.

College women rape college men but few men tell

College women rape college men far less often than they are victims, but it does happen, experts say.

Female-on-male rape survivors are a hidden, understudied minority....

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Cab Driver Gets 10 Years For Sexual Assault of U. Portland Student

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Posted by    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00am

Tajipour claimed the woman sat in the front seat of his taxi and came on to him.

Oregon Live reports.

Cab driver gets 10 years for attacking drunk University of Portland student

The 20-year-old University of Portland student was in a bad situation.

She had been drinking. She left a party near campus alone. Her...

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Federal District Court Tells NC State To Respect First Amendment Rights

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2016 at 6:30pm

These were, ultimately, a series of poor choices on NC State’s part.

The Fire reports.

Federal Court to NC State: Stop Requiring Speech Pass to Speak on Campus

On Saturday, a federal district court ruled that a student organization, Grace Christian Life, was likely to be successful in its First Amendment lawsuit against North...

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Ralph Nader Goes Off on ‘Absurd’ Progressive Campus Culture

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2016 at 5:00pm

When the left has lost Ralph Nader…

The College Fix reports.

Ralph Nader goes off on ‘absurd’ trigger warnings, ‘sensitive’ campus men, Black Lives Matter

Ralph Nader has a bone to pick with coddled college students.

In a wide-ranging interview with Pacific Standard, the veteran third-party presidential candidate and consumer crusader connects the rise of...

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College Students Need To Be Aware Of Overdraft Fees

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:30pm

“At that age, most people have less money coming in and more pressure to spend money, from peer pressure in particular.”

CBS News reports.

Yet another financial drain for college students

As college students pack up for summer break, there’s one housekeeping item they may want to add to their list: scrutinizing their...

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Vanderbilt University to Pay for Student Transgender Surgeries

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Posted by    Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2:00pm

Can you imagine something like this being reality even ten years ago?

The Daily Caller reports.

Another College Will Now Pay For Students’ Transgender Surgeries

Vanderbilt University officials announced student insurance packages will cover transgender-related surgeries starting next school year, according to reports Wednesday.

The measure was proposed by the director of Vanderbilt’s student health...

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