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Obama’s Student Loan Program Criticized by The New York Times

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

No one seems to like Obama’s plan but when even the New York Times piles on, you know there’s a serious problem.

Anna Bahr writes.

Obama’s Move to Help Students Is Not as Forgiving as It Seems

If you’re a student loan-burdened recent college graduate putting the final touches on a note to President...

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American Student Gets Stuck in Giant Stone Vagina in Germany

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

One has to wonders what America’s campus feminist activists will make of this story.

What was meant to be a funny dare turned into an utter embarrassment for an American exchange student, who found himself trapped in a giant stone vagina in Germany.

Firefighters had to be called in to deliver the man,...

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Should Congress End Tax Breaks for Higher Education?

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:00am

Joseph Thorndike of Forbes seems to think so.

Congress Should Abolish All Tax Breaks For Higher Education

College is hopelessly unaffordable. Only the very wealthy can manage to pay full freight at high-prestige private universities, and even less exalted institutions bleed their students dry. Sure, financial aid provides some help. But the bottom-line...

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Yale doctors test new drug that allowed man to regrow full head of hair

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 9:30am

Yale doctors recently tested a new arthritis drug, which yielded some intriguing results that may make it nearly as popular as viagra and pot someday.

Doctors at Yale used an FDA-approved arthritis drug to successfully grow a full head of hair on a 25-year-old man suffering from a rare autoimmune disease that...

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Ex-UNC Prof Charged With Academic Fraud

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8:00am

This professor is in pretty hot water. The charges involve fake courses in the African Studies department and student athletes who never really took those courses.

The College Fix reports.

Ex-UNC African Studies Professor Due In Court On Academic Fraud Charges

Years after reports surfaced about academic fraud tied to student athletes in the University of...

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Conservative College Student Shows Why Feminists are Wrong about Game of Thrones

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

Conservative college student Mitch Hall blends pop culture with punditry to show why campus feminists are wrong about a very popular cable TV series.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past four years, you’ve probably heard about the insanely successful HBO series Game of Thrones. The show, which has quickly...

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University of South Florida to Start Lending Drones to Students

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

College students with drones? There’s obviously no cause for concern here.

Jareen Imam of CNN reports.

Check it out: Florida university library to lend drones to students

Students at the University of South Florida will be soaring to new academic heights, with drones.

College students will be getting their hands on more than just books...

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Using Social Media Helps Freshmen Remember to Renew aid for Sophomore Year

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

It turns out that sometime social media can really aid academic success.

A new study shows that text messages encouraging first-year community college students to fill out federal student aid form boost persistence to sophomore year.  Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Ed has this report:

You’d think that those low-income college students who,...

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Leftists Want to Soak Taxpayers to Make College ‘Free’

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Progressives just don’t understand that nothing is free and that someone always pays. Either that or they just don’t care.

Check out this report from Eric Owens at the Daily Caller.

Brilliant Leftists Solve College Tuition Problem: Just Institute Price Controls, Soak Taxpayers

Now that America’s college graduates (and college dropouts) are under-employed by...

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U. Tennessee student – Moving Forward On Nuclear Energy

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Middle East, University of Tennessee student Treston Wheat promotes an idea whose time may just have come!

…The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 established a federal program for the management of high-level nuclear waste, which placed the Department of Energy (DOE) as the...

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Physics Prof Offers $10K to Anyone Who Disproves Man-Made Global Warming

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:00am

Someone will surely step up and take this professor’s challenge. We’ll see if he follows through on the money.

Andrew Desiderio reports at The College Fix.

Physicist Promises $10K to Anyone Who Disproves Man-Made Global Warming

A longtime physics professor promises to pay $10,000 of his own money to anyone who can disprove man-made...

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Selections from James O’Keefe’s columns for Rutgers Journal, The Centurion

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:30am

While a student at Rutgers University, famed conservative activist James Keefe and his peers launched a monthly political journal known as the The Centurion, a publication alternative to the usual progressive fare offered on campus.

Now, Vocative has posted selection of those college works.

Consider this a super-early Christmas present!

The Centurion, February 2005

O’Keefe pens...

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Pulls Out of White Privilege Conference

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Congratulations to UCCS for dropping out of this so-called conference. Just read the description below.

Charlotte Allen of the Weekly Standard has the story.

University Pulls Out of ‘White Privilege Conference’

The University of Colorado’s Colorado Springs campus has decided it won’t be involved in the White Privilege Conference anymore. Since 2007 the campus’s...

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Four Concerned Moms Got Oklahoma to Repeal Common Core

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

File this story under “Grizzly Moms”.

How’s this for an in-kind contribution: “One time when we were in Canton, Okla., speaking to the PTO moms, they gave us a basket of homemade bread and jams and all kinds of stuff!” Jenni White, the leading activist call...

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California Taxpayers May Fund College for Dreamers

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

California taxpayers are already stretched to the limit and there’s no relief in sight.

Merrill Hope of Breitbart reported.

CA May Give Student Loans to ‘Dreamers’

Weeks before the massive influx of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) from Mexico and Central America hit the U.S. southwestern border, California came one step closer to authorizing $9.2...

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National Association of Scholars Examines the Real Data on Sexual Assault

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Professor Jacobson reported that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch dumped conservative pundit George Will for speaking uncomfortably about campus victimhood.

His crime? In part, he dared to challenge some of the premises behind feminists’ “Against our Will” campus campaign.

Now, the National Association of Scholars crunches the numbers behind that campaign and Minding the...

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South Carolina State Suffers Accreditation Downgrade

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is not the position any school wants to be in as the Higher Ed Bubble reaches maximum capacity.

Andrew Shain of The State reported.

SC State University’s accreditation downgraded

COLUMBIA, SC — S.C. State University’s accreditation was placed on probation Thursday after an outside review cited the Orangeburg college for problems with its...

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New survey shows female students worry more about campus assaults

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 11:00am

Given the fact that the “Against our Will” sex assault campaign and other campus feminist activities  promote the idea that all men...

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Supreme Court Affirms Community College Employee’s Free Speech Rights

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 9:30am

The Supreme Court doesn’t rule unanimously very often these days but a free speech case recently brought the justices together.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reported.

A Win for Free Speech

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a community college employee who testified about an Alabama legislator’s no-show job...

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“League of Legends” Scholarship – University Adding Online Sports to Athletics Program

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00am

In an innovative move, one university is offering a new online sports scholarship that is sure to appeal to geeks who gave up on joining a college sports team long ago.

The Robert Morris University has become the first higher educational institution in the United States to add an online sport to...

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University of Washington Students Develop Medical Marijuana Delivery App

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:00pm

The app recently won the audience choice award at a TechCrunch startup conference.

To those who worry about the ability of college graduates to be innovative and technologically skilled, let me put your mind at ease.

Recently we noted New York University students had developed a hoodie that helps send texts to family and friends.

Now, University of Washington students have developed an app that is...

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The College Fix Profiles Paul L. Caron of TaxProfBlog

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 3:30pm

We’ve linked the work of Paul L. Caron here many times so it’s great to see him featured by our friends at The College Fix.

Andrew Desiderio writes.

Meet The Tax Professor Behind The Ultimate IRS Scandal Blog

A Pepperdine University tax law professor has chronicled every development in the IRS targeting scandal since...

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