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Be Aware of Bait-and-Switch Financial Aid

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:30am

The financial aid offer you get now might not be the same next year.

Reuters reports.

College freshmen need to beware of bait-and-switch aid offers

(Reuters) – Families receiving college financial aid offers this spring should beware: what they see this year may not be what they get next year.

Some colleges make their most...

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ROTC Vans Burned at Kent State, Arson Suspected

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:00am

If this was an act of arson, it’s an absolute disgrace.

FOX 8 in Cleveland reports.

Kent State: Arson suspected after ROTC vans damaged; reward offered

A spokesperson for Kent State University tells FOX 8 News that two ROTC vans were damaged by fire. It happened just after 2:30 a.m. Monday in the R3...

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Was This UCLA Student Denied A Place In Student Government For Being Jewish?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

You be the judge.

Rachel Beyda was a shoe-in for the role of appointed justice to UCLA’s Judicial Board of the Undergraduate Students Association Council, according to a friend who wrote to the school paper on Beyda’s behalf.

According to Beyda’s friend, members of the Council all agreed Beyda was qualified...

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Wesleyan University Students Hospitalized for Drug Overdose

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Experimenting with drugs is a dangerous proposition. These students are lucky to be alive.

Abby Ohlheiser reports at the Washington Post

A dozen hospitalized after apparently overdosing on Molly at Wesleyan University

Ten Wesleyan University students and two campus visitors were hospitalized in Connecticut over the weekend with “overdose symptoms consistent with the use...

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Charged With Rape, Student Says ’50 Shades of Grey’ Was His Inspiration

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is horribly tragic.

Kristen DeSilva writes at the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Student charged in rape told police he was re-enacting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

A University of Illinois at Chicago student leader w...

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Some Debt Ridden Colleges Are Making Quiet Promises to Investors

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

File this story under higher ed bubble.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

In Debt, Making New Promises

In largely unnoticed side deals with investors, several colleges have promised they will raise prices on students, force students to live in dorms and even increase class sizes as they lay off faculty.

These are not...

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High Rates of Anti-Semitism Found on Campuses

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

A new survey has found that Jewish students are often targeted in high rates on college campuses.

NOLA reports.

Survey finds high rates of anti-Semitism on college campuses

More than half of 1,157 Jewish students surveyed at 55 college campuses in the U.S. reported being subjected to or witnessing anti-Semitism at their schools, according...

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Colleges Will Provide Housing for 2016 Republican Convention

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:00am

It’ll probably be the first time so many Republicans were in these college dorms at once.

Karen Farkas of Cleveland.com.

Colleges to provide housing for 2016 Republican National Convention

College residence halls are being secured for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and while dorm rooms may not be opulent,...

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This University Of Texas Professor Doesn’t Think They Need Guns On Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:30am

This is an op-ed in the University of Texas campus paper.

Interestingly, the author writes, “One of the characteristics that make our University grounds so pleasant is that violence, and the threat of violence, are almost nonexistent.” Perhaps she’s unaware of what happened in 1966 when Charles Whitman killed 14 people and...

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U. Wisconsin Chancellor Lobbies Alumni Against Scott Walker

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8:00am

So we have a professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offering students extra credit to attend Walker protests, and the chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Madison working against Walker too.

These are taxpayer funded schools.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Taxpayer-Funded U. Wisconsin Chancellor Spends Her Days Lobbying Alumni Against Scott Walker

Rebecca Blank, the...

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Financial Aid Director Solicited Sex on Craigslist for Scholarships

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

What happens when grant money ends up in the wrong hands? Things get weird, very weird.

Scott Jaschik from Inside Higher Ed reports.

Scholarships for Sex

The financial aid director at North Idaho College was arrested this month and fired for offering to trade scholarships for sex with a student. However, the student...

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Columbia Professor Who Trains Cops To Diffuse Heated Situations Charged With Assault

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Those who can’t do, teach?

Caitlin Keating writes at People.com:

Columbia University Professor Joann Baney Charged with Assaulting Boyfriend

In a strange turn of events, a New York City college professor who trains police and firefighters how to diffuse heated situations has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

Joann Baney, an adjunct associate professor at Columbia...

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Is The Cost Of Campus Carry In Texas Too High?

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

The Houston Chronicle has an article estimating how much it would cost two university systems if campus carry is enacted in the state of Texas.

The moaning and bellyaching about training campus personnel and other necessary implementations is pretty comical seeing as university administrators typically don’t mind breaking the bank for things...

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Admission Secrets Exposed After University Of Texas Investigation

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

The University of Texas might fancy itself a progressive establishment, but their admission requirements remain a bit antiquated.

Maureen Sullivan reports at Forbes:

University Of Texas Investigation Exposes Admissions Secrets

On a tour last summer of the University of Texas at Austin campus, no one mentioned to my teenagers that it would be easier...

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Are Asian Americans Treated Fairly in College Admissions?

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

The race for the top ranked schools has become more and more competitive. In this environment are some races more advantaged than others?

The Los Angeles Times reports.

For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and dug through...

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U. Wisconsin Prof Offers Extra Credit for Attending Scott Walker Protest

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:00am

It’s hard to imagine something more inappropriate than this.

Emily Jashinsky of Campus Reform reports.

Wisconsin prof offers extra credit for attending anti-Walker budget protests

English students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater have been offered extra credit for protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) recent budget proposal, which includes cuts to the UW system.

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College Apologizes for Black History Month Menu

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9:30am

Wright State University has just apologized for what it had on its menu for Black History Month.

USA Today reports.

College apologizes for Black History Month menu of chicken, collard greens

The president of Wright State University and its dining services vendor have apologized for a Black History Month menu that featured fried chicken...

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Vanderbilt Prof Criticized for Anti-Israel Rant

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:00am

The BDS movement isn’t just for students, apparently.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Vanderbilt Law Professor Under Fire For Anti-Israel Rant

A Vanderbilt law professor is facing backlash from the pro-Israel community after launching a campaign to shut down a rally supporting the Jewish state and opposing global terrorism, according to...

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New SAT Presents New Problems

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

There will be a new SAT in 2016. Is this a good change?

The Atlantic reports.

New SAT, New Problems

In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.

In his speech, Coleman finally acknowledged...

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Lawyer Who Lied About Anti-Cop Video to Get Honor at Harvard Law – Cancelled

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

No one will protest this. If however, the school was giving the same honor to someone like Ann Coulter…

The New York Post reported.

Harvard Law to honor lawyer who lied about anti-cop video

Students at Harvard Law School plan to honor the Bronx public defender who was caught ly...

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Black History Month Controversy Unfolds at Penn

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Is Black History Month separatist? Some students seem to think so.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Black History Month troubles some black Penn students

It seems February — officially Black History Month — doesn’t sit well with some (black) University of Pennsylvania students.

Concerns range from it being seen as “separatist,” to the...

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Why Progressivism is Bad for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

This Washington Post piece by Wendy Kaminer is rather enlightening.

The progressive ideas behind the lack of free speech on campus

Is an academic discussion of free speech potentially traumatic? A recent panel for Smith College alumnae aimed at “challenging the ideological echo chamber” elicited this ominous “trigger/content warn...

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