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Purdue Study Finds Benefits to Having Guns in Schools

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00am

In cases of a violent attack, Purdue found that schools would benefit from having protection. It sounds like common sense, really.

Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reported.

Purdue University Research: Guns Are Beneficial in Schools

Purdue University’s Homeland Security Institute (HSI) has used a “special threat assessment computer program … to look at the issue...

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U. of Wisconsin’s Latest Post-Doctorate Program: Feminist Biology

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9:30am

The bad news: A biology program has devolved into a pseudo-science.

The good news: The material published in this program will have tons of mock-worthy content.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced last week that it will be offering a post-doctorate in “Feminist biology” in an attempt to uncover and reverse gender bias in...

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Jonah Goldberg Discovers a Clever Student Group at Williams College

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Posted by    Monday, April 28, 2014 at 8:00am

I think the strategy of the Williams College group “Uncomfortable Learning” qualifies as College Insurrection. Simply brilliant.

Jonah Goldberg tells a fun story here.

America Eats Itself

I’m sitting here in the lobby of the Williamstown Inn waiting for the restaurant to open. The décor is a mix between New England traditional and cat-lady...

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Policy makers weigh automatic income-based repayments for student loans

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Policy makers and higher education researchers are considering the merits of automatic income-based repayment schemes as a way to reform programs for student loan borrowers.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford files this report.

There is relatively broad consensus among policy makers and advocates in Washington that income-based repayment is, in most cases, a...

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Profs at UW-Madison Want First Two Years of College to be Free

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

I’m just thinking out loud here but… Isn’t kind of hard to pay professors if no one is paying for college?

The Daily Cardinal reported.

UW-Madison professors propose making first two years of college free

Students could have their first two years of public university paid for by the federal government, according to a...

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Brown’s student newspaper leaks details of professor’s plagiarism case

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

A story from Brown University demonstrates the power of the student press.

Brown University’s investigation into a professor accused of plagiarism was supposed to remain confidential. But after it was leaked to the student newspaper, the professor is speaking out both to apologize for what she says was unintentional plagiarism and to...

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Student Groups at Duke Appoint Themselves Word Police

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

Aren’t the students of Duke University lucky to have a small group of colleagues who have decided which words you can and can’t say on campus?

Warner Todd Houston of Breitbart reports.

Duke University Student Groups Launch Word Police Campaign

A pair of student groups at North Carolina’s Duke University has launched a poster...

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Clemson Coach Responds to Freedom From Religion Foundation Complaint

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently reported that the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist organization, has accused Clemson University of endorsing Christianity within its football team.

Now, the Clemson head football coach responds.

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney would like to clear the air in regards to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s (FFRF) complaint...

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Man Says College Rejected Him Over Religious Beliefs

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 9:30am

I was skeptical when I saw this post by Josh Encinias at National Review until I read it. The comments from the school’s program director are pretty clear.

Baltimore Man Claims College Rejected Him Because of His Religious Beliefs

A prospective student of the Community College of Baltimore County sued school officials in federal...

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Hawaii Students Sue for Being Ordered to Stop Distributing U.S. Constitution Pamphlets

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Posted by    Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 8:00am

It sees college administrators are slow to learn.

We reported that California’s Modesto Junior College (MJC) agreed to settle a First Amendment lawsuit filed by student, whom the college prevented from handing out copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day. The videotaped incident drew national media attention.

Now, a group of students in...

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Bard College experiments by offering admissions essay in place of ACTs, SAT, GPAs

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

In The American Conservative, Gracy Olmstead reports on her tutoring experiences as they relate to an admissions experiment Bard College is conducting.

I once tutored a student who could write an A+ essay, and then get a D on her multiple-choice tests. In working with that student, I learned that these two...

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Columbia Students File Complaint Over School’s Handling of Sexual Assaults

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

Higher education doesn’t have a good record on this subject. Why does this issue keep coming up?

Richard Perez-Pina of the New York Times reports.

Students File Complaints on Sexual Assaults at Columbia University

Pressure on Columbia University to overhaul its approach to sexual assault...

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Free Speech Magic Gives Instructor Legal Win Against Campus PC Police, Wiccans

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

The staff of The College Fix report an another legal win for campus free speech, this time for a paramedics instructor at Antelope Valley College who was charged with being insensitive to Wiccan beliefs.

Veteran paramedic and tenured instructor Lance Hodge settled his lawsuit against the college after a recent ruling in the...

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Tuition and Fees to Rise at University of Virginia

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

Higher education is a bit like the government. Nothing gets much better but the cost just keeps going up.

Nick Anderson writes at the Washington Post.

U-Va. tuition and fees to rise 4.3 percent for Virginians, more for those from out of state

The University of Virginia’s govern...

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Dartmouth Derides Swarthmore’s new “Genderfuck” Program

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00am

Perhaps this is part of Dartmouth’s goal to get away from its rowdy image, but a recent piece rips another school for a particularly tasteless “sexual scholarship” program.

The esteemed Swarthmore College apparently hosts an annual party called “Genderfuck” in which men dress like women and women wear very little. Before the...

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Applications Plunge at Dartmouth and Harvard

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:30am

Well, it looks like it’s not just small colleges which are feeling the effects of the higher ed bubble anymore.

Education Post reported.

Two Ivy League schools see applications plunge over scandal, shortfall in graduates

Two US Ivy League universities saw application numbers drop this semester, with the reasons ranging from scandal to demographic...

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Prospective Students and Parents Should Evaluate a School’s Free Speech Rights

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Posted by    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00am

Virginia Postrel, a Bloomberg View columnist who writes about commerce and culture, offers her views about what college students and their parents really need to know about a college before submitting an application.

The author, who is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Individual Rights in...

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Brigham Young U. Graduate Reviews Causes of ASU Coed’s Tragic Alcohol Related Death

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

We recently touched upon the tragic death of Arizona State University student Naomi McClendon, who fell 10 floors off the balcony of an off-campus apartment after a night of binge drinking.

Recent Brigham Young University graduate Emily Holmstead looks at the events leading up to the death and what the school is now...

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Harvard Pride Week Expands to Harvard Pride Month

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Apparently a week of BGLTQ pride just wasn’t enough. Now it’s a whole month.

The Harvard Crimson reported.

Harvard ‘Pride’ Expands From Week to Month

The Office of BGLTQ Student Life, in partnership with other campus organizations, has expanded Harvard’s Pride Week into Pride Month in order to increase its thematic scope and impact...

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FedEx Sued over Humboldt U. Student Tour Bus Crash that Killed 10

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently reported that five students on their way to a tour Humboldt State University in California were among those killed when a FedEx truck crashed into their tour bus.

Now, the mother of one of those students is suing FedEx.

FedEx Corp. was sued over an April 10 collision on a California...

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Obama’s Solutions are Making the Student Debt Problem Worse

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

The student loan debt crisis is reaching a tipping point and as the Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, Obama’s fixes haven’t helped.

Telling Students to Earn Less

Obama now calls for reforming his bleeding college loan program.

The federal student loan program is becoming so costly to taxpayers that even President Obama is...

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Connecticut Prof Apologizes for Anti-GOP Bashfest

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Posted by    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently posted a video of a Connecticut professors rant-fest, in which he said that Republicans were “Racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people” who want to stop blacks, Latinos from voting.

It looks like he is now getting a little exercise…by walking the statement back.

A professor at Eastern Connecticut State University has now apologized...

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