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Harvard President Comes Out Against Free Tuition Plan

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9:30am

Harvard president would rather have less diversity than less tuition.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Faust Condemns Free Tuition Proposal from Outsider Overseers Ticket

University President Drew G. Faust dismissed on Monday a group of alumni’s proposal that undergraduate tuition at Harvard should be free.

Last month, a group of five alumni, including five-time presidential candidate...

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University of Pennsylvania Administrator Fired Over False Claim of Ph.D.

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:00am

Falsifying your academic record is a sure way to lose your job in higher education.

Josh Logue reports at Inside Higher Ed.

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An administrator working for the University of Pennsylvania’s Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life lost his job in January after a student-run blog cast doubt on his academic credentials.

Onward State, a...

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Pay Now for College Credits Later?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

Pay tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices?

Time Money reports.

Should You Gamble on a Prepaid College Tuition Plan?

Pay tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices? That sounds like a great deal—and it might be, but only under certain circumstances. Here’s what you need to understand about prepaid 529 plans.

HOW THEY WORK: In about a dozen...

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Gonzaga University Blocks Public Access to Dinesh D’Souza Campus YAF Event

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

The school claims D’Souza clashes with their social justice policy.

Red Alert politics reports.

Gonzaga blocks public access to Dinesh D’Souza campus YAF event

Gonzaga University has opened plenty of political events up to the public before. But, when the speaker and host group is conservative, the same standards don’t exactly apply. YAF reported...

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More Students Are Experimenting With E-Cigarettes

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:30pm

Older people use it to quit smoking. Students do it for fun.

The Daily Caller reports.

This Is The Real Reason College Students Vape

A University of Buffalo (UB) study claims to have found what is driving large-scale experimentation with e-cigarettes among college students.

In contrast to older people, who typically vape to quit smoking,...

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Brown Staff Attends Social Justice and Diversity Retreat

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

Some of these liberal colleges just aren’t liberal enough without workshops like this.

The College Fix reports.

Just what they need: Brown staff attend ‘social justice/diversity’ retreat

Seemingly because contemporary American universities don’t already do enough about so-called social justice and diversity, Brown University’s Office of Campus Life and Student Services held a day-long...

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How To Save On College Tours

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12:30pm

Six tips to help you save.

Time Money reports.

6 Smart Ways to Save on College Tours

If you have a son or daughter who’s headed for college, chances are you’ll be touring at least a few campuses to help your kid decide where to apply—or, later on, which school’s offer to accept.

Fortunately, if...

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Harvard Prof: Discrimination Not the Cause of Gender Pay Gap

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:00am

Defying the narrative takes guts.

From Intellectual Takeout.

Harvard Professor: Discrimination Not the Cause of ‘Gender Pay Gap’

During the last seven years, the Obama presidency has faithfully recognized “Equal Pay Day,” the date on which “we mark how far into the new year women would have to work just to earn the same...

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Does A Prestigious Degree Lead to Higher Pay?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 9:30am

Specifically, for business and other liberal-arts majors, the prestige of the school has a major impact.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Do Elite Colleges Lead to Higher Salaries? Only for Some Professions

For all the thought that families put into choosing a college, very often the decision is dominated by a simple line of...

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Prof Downplays Historic Iowa Wins of Cruz And Rubio

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Professor Roberto Suro of the University of Southern California has written an opinion piece for the New York Times which sarcastically downplays the tact that two Latino Republicans did well in Iowa.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Made History. Didn’t You Hear?

DEFYING most polls and predictions, a Latino won the Republican Iowa...

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U. California Faculty Members Object to Having Emails Monitored

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 6:30pm

Big brother?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

U of California faculty members object to new email monitoring

“Secret monitoring is ongoing.”

Those ominous words captured the attention of many faculty members at the University of California at Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources when they received an email mess...

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Georgetown Law Won’t Let Students Engage in Political Speech ‘Over the Internet’

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

Isn’t political speech part of free speech?

The College Fix reports.

Georgetown Law prohibits students from engaging in political speech ‘over the internet’

It’s never a good sign when lawyers think basic political freedoms are subject to the whims of the IRS.

Georgetown Law Center in DC, which is suffering through an interminable highway construction project...

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William and Mary Student Has The Zika Virus

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

The student was traveling in Central America during the college’s winter break.

The Washington Post reports.

Student at College of William & Mary has contracted the Zika virus

A student at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., has contracted the Zika virus, but appears to pose no health risk, according to...

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Prager University – Crime, Punishment and Foreign Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 2:00pm

In this new video from Prager University, Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal suggests the the ‘Broken Windows’ theory of crime prevention should be used in American foreign policy.

Here’s more information:

Is there a middle ground between the aggressive foreign...

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Student Sues College For Alleged Injuries Suffered Playing Tag

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:30pm

Ercolani is seeking $50,000 in damages against both King’s and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Times Leader reports.

King’s College student, allegedly injured during a game of tag, sues school and Maryland nonprofit

WILKES-BARRE — A King’s College student who claims to have fractured her hip during a game of tag in a muddy marsh...

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University Poster Claims Adele Song Encourages Sexual Harassment

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:00am

Rape culture activists will go to amazing lengths to make their case.

Katherine Timpf reports at National Review.

University Poster: Adele’s ‘Hello’ Encourages Sexual Harassment

According to posters placed around the University of Oklahoma campus by the Gender+Equality Center, Adele’s song “Hello” is one of many songs that “normalize sexual harassment.” The poster features...

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Heads of Harvard Residential Colleges Don’t Know What to Call Themselves

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 9:30am

They used to be called Masters.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

College Has Yet To Replace House Master Title

After unanimously agreeing to change their collective titles last December, Harvard’s House masters have yet to agree on a replacement.

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana issued a statement in December announcing that the leaders of Harvard’s...

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Prof Calls Popularity of Bernie Sanders Among Youth a Failure of Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 8:00am

This is true. If students truly knew history and the horrors of socialism, Sanders wouldn’t be so popular.

From NewsOK.

OU professor: Youths’ attraction to Sanders shows education failure

It’s disheartening that an avowed socialist is a viable candidate for president of the United States. Socialism is a dead end. For hundreds of years,...

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Temple University Will Pay Students To Work Less

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:30pm

Work less and receive a grant to study more?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Temple U offers grant in exchange for students agreeing to work less, study more

When Henry Fountain enrolled at Temple University last year, he was working two jobs: 40 hours per week with his local government during summer break and 23...

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College That Came Close to Closing Gets Record Number of Applications

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 5:00pm

Sweet Briar College almost closed last year but the’re getting lots of potential new students now.

USA Today reports.

Sweet Briar College gets record number of applicants

Less than a year after almost closing, Sweet Briar College has received a record-breaking number of applications.

Its old management announced plans in March to shut down the...

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Cornell University Creates Business College

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 3:30pm

Many faculty and alumni are not happy.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Over Faculty Objections, Cornell Creates Business College

Cornell University’s Board of Trustees voted to establish a College of Business, the university announced Saturday.

The new College of Business will include Cornell’s three existing accredited business programs: the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H....

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UConn Building ‘Black Only’ Segregated Dorm

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 2:00pm

Is this progress? It feels like we’re going backwards.

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

This Taxpayer-Funded University Is LITERALLY Building A Segregated Dorm

The University of Connecticut is building a new residence hall that will segregate black people away from the general student population.

The new, segregated, all-male residence hall at the taxpayer-funded,...

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