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Digital Course Materials Overtaking Print

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Posted by    Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:00am

The results — if accurate — represent a major milestone for the education publishing industry.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Publishers report digital sales overtaking print sales

Several of the largest education publishers say they now generate most of their sales and revenue from digital products, but both analysts and some in the industry disagree...

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Student Straightens His Own Teeth With $60

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 6:30pm

A crash course in dentistry.

The Washington Post reports.

A college kid spends $60 to straighten his own teeth. What could possibly go wrong?

A college student has received a wealth of interest in his dental work after publishing an account of straightening his own teeth for $60.

Amos Dudley, who studies digital design at...

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Student Body Presidents at Multiple Jesuit Schools Endorse Black Lives Matter

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 5:00pm

Is there some connection here, other than the fact that Jesuit schools tend to lean left?

Red Alert Politics reports.

28 Jesuit college student body presidents endorse #BlackLivesMatter

In a move of solidarity, the student body presidents of all 28 Jesuit universities came together to sign on to a letter released Monday morning. Its purpose...

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Self-Driving Cars Coming To A Campus Near You

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 3:30pm

Consider this scene at a California state college campus:

The Guardian reports.

Self-driving cars coming to a college campus near you as price of tech drops

A futuristic-looking golf cart rolls towards a student walking with her books. When it gets near, it stops on its own, then Brandon Moak leans out and says,...

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Law Faculty Members at American University Freak Out Over ‘All Lives Matter’ Message

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 2:00pm

Is it really so offensive to say all lives matter? Some people at American University think so.

Powerline reports.

American University Law Faculty Members Disgrace Themselves

Recently, a student at American University Washington College of Law put a note on the door of a law professor stating “All Lives Matter.” This expression of what...

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Silicon Valley Does Not Want Dropouts

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 12:30pm

Silicon Valley employers are actually more likely to require a degree or advanced degree.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Dropouts Need Not Apply: Silicon Valley Asks Mostly for Developers With Degrees

There’s a long-lived myth that Silicon Valley and the technology industry are meritocracies where all that matters is the caliber of your code....

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Grievance Culture Has Become an Industry on College Campuses

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:00am

Like everything else in life, it’s all about supply and demand.

The Washington Examiner reports.

The cottage industry of campus grievance culture

Someone said something you don’t like? Report them.

Someone you don’t like flirted with you? Report them.

Regret that drunken hookup? Report the other person.

The elevation...

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North Carolina Universities Resist New Bathroom Law

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 9:30am

The law requires public restrooms be used by people according to their biological gender.

The College Fix reports.

North Carolina universities balk at new bathroom law protecting privacy rights

A new North Carolina law that requires public restrooms be used by people according to their biological gender has been met with swift resistance by...

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Trump Chalk Hysteria Spreads to the University of Kansas

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00am

Panicking about pro-Trump chalkings is becoming trendy.

Mediaite reports.

Now University of Kansas Students Are Complaining About ‘Donald Trump 2016’ Chalkings, Too

A week after Emory University administrators set up counseling sessions after ‘Donald Trump 2016′ chalkings were found across campus, students at the University of Kansas complained after similar chalkings were found on...

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U. of California Accused Of Favoring Non-Californians

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Posted by    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:30pm

The University of California responded with a report of its own.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

State audit accuses U of California of putting in-state residents at a disadvantage

Facing severe budget cuts from the state around 2010, University of California campuses started increasing their admission of out-of-state students, who pay much higher tuition rates...

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University of Pittsburgh Settles Lawsuit With Transgender Student

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Posted by    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:00pm

The student, who used to be female, was expelled for using the men’s locker room.

ABC News reports.

University Settles Locker Room Case With Transgender Student

The University of Pittsburgh has settled a lawsuit brought by a transgender student who said he was wrongfully expelled from its Johnstown campus after a dispute over his...

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Europe Terror Attacks Raise Concerns About Studying Abroad

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Posted by    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:30pm

Recent attacks in Europe have targeted the most popular region for American study abroad students.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Terror attacks in Europe strike at epicenter of American study abroad

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign had 53 undergraduate students in Belgium at the time of the terrorist attacks at the Brussels airport...

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Harvard Continues to Threaten All-Male Clubs

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Posted by    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 2:00pm

The war on college men continues unabated.

The College Fix reports.

Harvard threatens all-male clubs again with new deadline for whether they will go coed

Harvard University’s sexual assault task force pointed the finger squarely at the school’s single-sex final clubs for allegedly high rates of “nonconsensual sexual contact,” recommending their total eradication in a...

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Business Owners and Locals Worried About College Beach Week 2016

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Posted by    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 12:30pm

Last year, Stratton Mitchell was killed on Atlantic Avenue the very first night of College Beach Week.

WTKR reports.

Business owners, locals worried about College Beach Week 2016

Virginia Beach – According to the social media account CBW2k16, a promoter for College Beach Week 2016, thousands of college students will be heading to the...

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Student Accused of Cultural Appropriation Speaks Out

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Posted by    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:00am

This is the white kid who was accosted by a black student over his dreadlocks.

He apparently agrees with the concept of cultural appropriation, he just doesn’t think it applied in this case.

 
 
 
 

Millennials Attack Hillary For Refusing To Debate Sanders

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Posted by    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 9:30am

A new hashtag has begun.

Red Alert Politics reports.

#ToneDownForWhat: Millennials slam Hillary for refusing to debate Bernie

Despite all their pandering, Hillary Clinton and her campaign do not know how to talk to millennials, especially after her aide told CNN that she won’t debate Sanders until he watches his tone.

“This is a man...

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Emory University President Writes His Own Chalk Message on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8:00am

This was a clever response to the recent panic over pro-Trump messages on campus.

Campus Reform reports.

Emory president responds to chalk incident with chalking of his own

Despite pressure from students, Emory University President James W. Wagner has reaffirmed his school’s commitment to free speech.

After “Trump 2016” appeared in chalk on the sidewalks...

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Columbia Students to Get $15 Minimum Wage

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:30pm

It will happen over the next three years.

Columbia Daily Spectator reports.

Columbia to pay student workers $15 an hour

Columbia will increase the hourly wage paid to students on work-study and in other part-time positions to $15 an hour, Provost John Coatsworth announced on Monday.

In an email to students, Coatsworth said that the...

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White Student Accused of Cultural Appropriation Over Dreadlocks Hairstyle

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:00pm

In the video below, a San Francisco State University student has a standoff with another student over his hairstyle.

She claims his dreadlocks are a form of cultural appropriation. He doesn’t agree.

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Williams College Administrator Says Students Not Coddled

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 3:30pm

Talk of coddled students and the squashing of unpopular positions started back in October when student groups first demanded the cancellation of a speaker.

USA Today reports.

Williams College administrator slams perception that students are coddled

As criticism of student concerns about microaggressions mounts, one college administrator at Williams College has come to...

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Scholar Suggests Millennials Only Like Socialism “Until They Get Jobs”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2:00pm

College students might not be “feeling the Bern” if they were working taxpayers.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Scholar: Millennials prefer socialism “until they get jobs”

Unlike any other generation, the majority of millennials have a favorable view of socialism. In a column for The Washington Post, Emily Ekins of the Cato Institute claimed “millennials like socialism — until they get...

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Vassar President to Step Down in 2017

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 12:30pm

The new president is expected to be appointed to begin July 2017, according to a statement released by the college.

Poughkeepsie Journal reports.

Vassar president to leave position at college

Vassar College President Catharine Hill has announced she will conclude her presidency of the school at the end of the 2017 academic year.

In an...

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