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Scholars at UC Berkeley Discover Unknown Works by Mark Twain

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

What an amazing find. Twain fans rejoice.

The Associated Press via Fox News in St. Louis.

California college uncovers new Mark Twain writings

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco.

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Some Single Sex Colleges Struggling to Survive

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

It may be that the single sex college is an outdated idea but the higher ed bubble doesn’t help.

Los Angeles Times reports.

Single-sex Deep Springs College faces its own fork in a rural road

The names of the two colleges — Sweet Briar and Deep Springs — are redolent of bucolic campuses. One...

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Immigrant From Haiti Accepted to 11 Colleges, Including Three Ivies

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Congratulations to this young woman for such an amazing accomplishment.

People Magazine has the story.

High School Student Accepted to 11 Colleges – Including Three Ivy Leagues – Makes Her Pick

Growing up as a Haitian emigree in Immokalee, Florida – one of the poorest communities in Florida – Regine Francois was determined to...

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Dixie State Suspends Restrictive Speech Codes After Lawsuit From Students and FIRE

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:30am

We’re very lucky to have an organization like FIRE to fight for free speech on college campuses.

The FIRE blog reports.

After Lawsuit’s Filing, Dixie State Suspends Restrictive Speech Codes, Plans to Revise Policies

ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 5, 2015—Dixie State University has announced that it will suspend the unconstitutional speech codes that three students challenged...

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Republicans and Conservatives Are Making Change Happen in Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:00am

This story focuses on North Carolina but I believe as more people realize how bad the situation is, we’ll see more stories like this.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Republicans and conservatives can effect change at universities: Here’s proof!

A recent headline in The Chronicle of Higher Education reads: “Conservative Think Tank Puts Pressure on...

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Tufts University Students on Hunger Strike Upset With University Response

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

Students engaged in a hunger strike to protest janitorial layoffs have a new reason to be upset — the university is in no hurry to meet their “demands.”

WHDH reports:

Hunger striking students frustrated with university response

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – Tufts University students on a hunger strike over janitor layoffs say they’re frustr...

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Prof Allegedly Denounced Christianity in Humanities Class

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

Some students were pretty upset about what was allegedly said.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

SHOCK CLAIM: Professor vehemently denounced, attacked Christianity in humanities class

Liberty Counsel, a conservative public interest law firm, has filed a demand letter with Polk State College over a humanities class at the public institution that is reportedly...

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University of North Dakota Searching For a New Nickname

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

And some of the suggestions are… creative.

Fox News reports:

University of North Dakota releases 1,200 possibilities for new nickname

BISMARCK, N.D. – From “Amber Waves” to “Zombies,” the list of potential new nicknames for University of North Dakota athletic teams ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.

UND released a list of...

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Prager University – Coolidge: The Best President You Don’t Know

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, writer and historian Amity Shlaes explains why Coolidge was a great president.

He did very little and it worked out pretty well.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Americans today place enormous pressure on presidents to “do something”…anything, to get the economy going. There was one president, though, Calvin...

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U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to offer online MBA through Coursera

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

The “lego blocks” way of learning.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

All-MOOC M.B.A.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has chosen an unusual partner for its online M.B.A. program: massive open online course provider Coursera.

The program, known as iMBA, will deliver most of its course content through Specializations, Coursera’s term for course sequences. Students will...

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Woman Pays Harvard Tuition With GoFundMe

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11:00am

That’s one creative way to pay for your college tuition.

Linda Matchan of the Boston Globe via WCVB.

Woman uses ‘GoFundMe’ site to pay for Harvard education

Tonika Morgan has not had an easy life. Now 32, the Toronto woman says she left home at 14, was homeless for four years, and slept in...

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University of Toledo Put on Alert but Finds no Gunman

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 9:30am

A scary situation ends with police finding nothing.

CBS News reports.

No gunman found Ohio college campus despite alert

TOLEDO, Ohio — Officials at the University of Toledo say they have no evidence that there is a gunman in the college’s student union.

Earlier Saturday, CBS Toledo affiliate WTOL-TV reported that the school issued an...

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Howard University Asks Alumni to Pay Debt for Current Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8:00am

If my college asked me to do this, I would say no. It took me a long time to pay off my own student loan debt.

Nick Anderson of the Washington Post reports.

Howard U. asks alumni to help clear student debts before graduation

A couple weeks before Howard University’s 147th commencement, its president...

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‘Charlie Hebdo’ Controversy Hits University of Minnesota

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

To censor or not to censor?

The Washington Post reports:

Charlie Hebdo censorship controversy at the University of Minnesota

Colleen Flaherty (Inside Higher Ed) reports (see also this Minnesota Daily story). This is very troubling stuff, involving a leading public university and a demand to take down posters describing a serious academic panel. Here’s...

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Swarthmore College Rejects Fossil Fuel Divestment

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

The college claims it would lose tens of millions of dollars if they went through with it.

The Washington Times reports.

Swarthmore College rejects divesting from fossil fuel

Swarthmore College has dealt a blow to the climate change movement by rejecting calls to divest from fossil fuels, an unexpected move given the college’s status...

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Police Say University of South Carolina Student Put Window Cleaner in Roommates’ Food

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

When roommate disagreements take a turn for the worse…

Fox News reports:

University of South Carolina student caught spitting, putting window cleaner in food: police

Police say a University of South Carolina student has been arrested after her roommates set up a camera and caught her spitting and putting window cleaner in their food.

Investigators...

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Report: Harvard Faculty Donate Money to Democrats by Wide Margin

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:00pm

I know you’re as shocked as I am to learn this.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political...

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Japan’s Prime Minister Gives Speech at Stanford While Protests Occur Over “Comfort Women”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

Protesters demanded an apology for something that happened during World War II.

NBC Bay Area reports.

Japan Prime Minister Gives Speech at Stanford Amid Protests Over Country’s Use of “Comfort Women” During WWII

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a speech at Stanford University Thursday amid demands by Korean-Americans and others that he apologize...

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Tufts Students Stage Hunger Strike Over Cuts to Janitorial Staff

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:00am

The protest is being staged by a student group called the Tufts Labor Coalition.

The Boston Globe reports.

Tufts students to begin hunger strike over job cuts

Five Tufts University students began a hunger strike Sunday to protest the planned layoff of janitors on the college’s Medford campus.

The Tufts Labor Coalition, a student group...

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Where Are All the College Men?

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:30am

Females are heading off to college more than males.

Forbes reports.

The Disappearing College Male

The “college for all” crowd laments that too few Americans are getting university diplomas. They also lament that some qualified minority and first generation college students are “under-matched”—they do not go to the best schools available for them. But...

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Claremont McKenna Student: Sometimes Yes Means No

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:00am

This student says ‘yes means yes’ isn’t enough. I suspect nothing will ever be enough for the rape culture crowd.

Katherine Timpf of National Review has the story.

Student Op-Ed: ‘Yes Means Yes’ Is Not Enough Because Sometimes ‘Yes Means No’

When it comes to consent, it’s not enough to teach that “no means...

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Bomb Threat at Clayton State University Causes Evacuation

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Posted by    Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:30pm

No word yet on the cause…

Alexis Stevens reports for AJC.com:

Clayton State University evacuated due to bomb threat

All buildings at Clayton State University were evacuated and being searched after a bomb threat Monday afternoon, according to police and university officials.

The campus, located in Morrow, was evacuated...

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