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The College Conservative – Christian Persecution is Still a Pervasive Issue

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00am

Here’s a recent post from Chelsea Gruenwald of the College Conservative that’s worth your time.

Frequently, the freedom and security that we enjoy as Americans can blind us to the issues faced by many other people in the world. We either don’t know that they are a problem, or underplay the severity...

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Boston’s Winter Storms Chilling College Scholarship

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:30am

Social media options used to make-up for missed classes.

The students in Boston have even more reason to doubt “global warming” as a series of winter storms slam the area and impact campus life.

USA Today’s Dani Marrero files this report:

With sub-zero wind chills, minimal sidewalk space and more snow likely to come, Boston has been struggling to keep running....

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Letting Yik Yak Speak on Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00am

Yik Yak, the latest college form of social media is analyzed below. Why should it be banned?

The Daily Illini reports.

Silencing an issue doesn’t solve the problem

Everything sets on fire all the time — frats, academic buildings, restaurants. Knife-wielding maniacs roam the Quad. Tim Beckman gets fired a few times a week....

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Philadelphia University Student Creates Real ‘Bat Suit’ for Combat

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

Holy education, Batman!

An innovative creation by a Philadelphia University student is a perfect blend of fantasy and practicality.

University Herald reports.

Jackson Gordon, a student at Philadelphia University, recently took to Maryland’s Katsucon anime convention to show off his (almost) fully functional Batsuit.

Speaking with USA Today College, Gordon said he invited people he...

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Scott Walker’s Higher Education Reforms Are Mainstream

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

Liberals and union supporters will never admit this but it’s true.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Scott Walker’s Mainstream Higher Ed Reform

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker unveiled his higher education reforms for the state university system, the reaction from that quarter was predictably negative. Yet and still, Governor Walker’s proposals...

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30% of Millennial College Grads Live with Their Parents

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

Get a degree and live at home. You paid for this.

Campus Reform reports.

Degree in hand, millennials move home after college

An all-time high of 30.3 percent of millennials are living with a parent, according to data released from the U.S. Census Bureau’s study, “Young Adults: Then and Now.”

The study, released Dec., 4,...

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North Dakota House of Representatives Sticks up for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s refreshing to see government officials standing up for free speech in academia.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reported.

North Dakota House Unanimously Approves Student Journalism Bill

Last Friday, the North Dakota House of Representatives voted 92–0...

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Harvard Students Respond to Their Professors’ Stance on Obamacare

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Harvard students are responding to the fact that their professors pushed for Obamacare, then rejected the plan when it came to campus.

The Harvard Salient reports.

Harvard’s Healthcare Hypocrisy

At the end of last year, the Harvard faculty voted to reject a set of changes that their employer, the University, made to the health...

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Journalism Grads Face Rising Unemployment Rate

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00am

You can bet this is at least partly due to the rise of new media.

Don Irvine of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Unemployment Rate for Journalism Grads Continues to Climb

A new report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that unemployment rates for recent college graduates are falling for almost...

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Student Recorded Female Student in the Shower Since October 2014

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:30am

This is a major violation of privacy as well as a despicable crime.

Jeff Mayes from the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Wheaton College student charged with videotaping student in her shower

A student at a west suburban Christian college is facing felony charges after prosecutors say he secretly videotaped a female student taking showers...

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Does Barnard College Think Diversity is More Important Than Language and Science?

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Posted by    Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00am

It sure looks that way.

Katherine Timpf of National Review reports.

Barnard College May Ease Language and Science Recs and Add a Diversity One

arnard College is considering cutting back on the school’s language and laboratory-science requirements and add a diversity requirement.

The new rules would decrease the language requirement to two semesters and the...

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Purdue University gets $40 Million Grant to Support STEM Projects

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

Given that some of the best career options for students are in science and engineering, it’s good to see one university rewarded for enhancing its efforts in those vital areas instead of squandering funds in social justice or campus beautification efforts.

University Herald reported.

Purdue University in Indiana has received the largest in...

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University of Oregon Doing Mass Campus Vaccinations

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

An outbreak of meningococcal disease has caused illnesses and a death on campus.

JoNel Aleccia of the Seattle Times reports.

University of Oregon to do mass vaccinations in deadly outbreak

Health officials at Washington universities are on alert as the University of Oregon launches a mass vaccination campaign to halt the spread of potentially...

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Northern Arizona University Students and Faculty Air Rescued After Being Stranded in Snow

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

Some of these students and faculty are probably rethinking “climate change” in light of their recent visit to the Grand Canyon.

Sixteen Northern Arizona University students and four faculty members were rescued by air after becoming stranded at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

“There’s nobody in danger. Nobody has any health...

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University of Michigan-Dearborn Holds Campus Deer Cull

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

I’m amazed this was allowed to happen.

Gus Burns of MLive reports.

University of Michigan-Dearborn contracted hunters kill 14 deer first day of special hunt

The University of Michigan-Dearborn campus and neighboring Wayne County park land has become a temporary and unlikely deer hunting oasis.

However, it’s not hunters, but rather “wildlife managers” who are...

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Justices Asked to Revisit Race as College Admissions Factor

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

Should race really be a factor in college admissions?

USA Today reports.

Justices asked to reconsider race in college admissions

WASHINGTON — One of the Supreme Court’s most consistently vexing issues — the use of racial preferences in college admissions — may be returning yet again.

The new challenge is a repeat performance of an...

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Campus Christian Clubs Struggle After Charges of Discrimination

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00am

It sounds to me like it’s the Christian students who are being discriminated against.

Aaron Bandler reports at the College Fix.

Rejected as ‘discriminatory’ and shunned from campuses, Christian clubs struggle

Membership, visibility dwindles for some Christian clubs; meanwhile, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students lead fight to revamp new policy

When Cal Poly Sal...

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The Age of Feelings and College Students Who Need to Grow Up

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:30am

So many college students just need to to grow up.

Minding The Campus reports.

College Students Who Won’t Grow Up

When I read Omar Mahmood’s parody, Do The Left Thing, I was rolling on the floor. The kid is good. I mean, he has it. Oh sure, no doubt he was going to rile...

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Wesleyan Offers LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM Housing

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:00am

If you don’t know what LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM means don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Katherine Timpf of National Review explains below.

Wesleyan Now Offering LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM Housing (Not a Typo)

eslyan University in Connecticut is now offering “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM” housing, because apparently “LGBT” — or even “LGBTTQQ” — wouldn’t have been inclusive enough. For the culturally ignorant among...

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Who’s Holding Higher Education Accountable?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

American higher education needs improvement, but is it possible to hold the system accountable?

John Ebersole writes at Forbes:

A Discussion On Higher Education Accountability

A recent New York Times op-ed, “How to hold colleges accountable,” lists a number of problems with contemporary higher education and offers the solution of greater accountability. While I...

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KC Johnson Heckled at Ohio University for Presenting the Facts on Campus Rape

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus is an authority on this subject but some people don’t want to hear the truth.

KC Johnson Amid The Hecklers

Thanks to an invitation from the George Washington Forum, I had the opportunity last week to speak at Ohio University on due process and campus sexual assault....

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The Best College Majors for Getting a Job

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Want a job after graduation? Find out what you should study and what to possibly avoid.

The Washington Post reports.

These are the best college majors if you actually want a job after graduation

Wondering what to major in? If you’re a college student wondering what you’ll do after you graduate, it might be...

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