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College Republicans at Purdue Talk GOP Politics

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:30pm

The College Republicans at Purdue are starting to plug into the 2016 race.

The Purdue Review reports.

Student Republicans speak out

A quick poll on candidate loyalty by show of hand at the Feb. 25th Purdue College Republicans meeting revealed that support was split between three top contenders for the GOP primary. Several hands...

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Chicago State University Cancels Spring Break

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00am

It was to save money.

KTVZ reports.

Chicago college cancels spring break to save money

If students at Chicago State University weren’t aware of the the budget crisis in Illinois yet, they are now. The school just canceled spring break as a way to save money.

An eight-month-long budget impasse at the state level has...

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Your College Degree Might Not Mean as Much in Hawaii

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:30am

This is bad news for anyone who was hoping to lounge on the beaches of Hawaii after graduation.

The Honolulu Civil Beat reported.

Is Higher Education Less Valuable In Hawaii?

Hawaii residents are more likely to have a college degree than their mainland counterparts, but may not be reaping the same economic benefits of...

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UC Berkeley May Dissolve College of Chemistry

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Posted by    Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:00am

It is as a cost-cutting measure.

The Daily Californian reports.

Campus considers dissolving the College of Chemistry to cut costs

The campus is considering dissolving the College of Chemistry and integrating it into another college as a cost-cutting measure.

The dissolution of the college is one of many options the administration is considering as the...

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Forty Members Of Columbia Faculty Join Anti-Israel ‘Apartheid Divest’ Petition

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

The petition says Columbia should “divest from corporations that supply, perpetuate, and profit from a system that has subjugated the Palestinian people.”

Columbia Spectator reports.

40 faculty sign petition in solidarity with Columbia University Apartheid Divest

Forty faculty members have signed a petition calling upon the University to “divest from corporations that supply, perpetuate,...

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University of Vermont Fights Binge Drinking With Meditation

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

This story has Vermont written all over it.

NBC News reports.

It’s Brain Science: University Fights Binge Drinking With Meditation

A song by U2 blares from loudspeakers as Dr. James Hudziak tosses a brain-shaped football back and forth to students, calling them out by name as they file in to the University of Vermont...

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The Drowning Bunnies President Resigns From Mount St. Mary’s

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 3:30pm

He left calling the recent controversy “too great of a distraction.”

Inside Higher Ed reports.

President quits at Mount St. Mary’s

Simon Newman, the college leader whose metaphor about drowning bunnies made him infamous in higher education, announced late Monday that he has resigned, effective immediately, as president of Mount St. Mary’s University.

“I am...

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Oberlin Professor Claims Israel Behind 9/11 and ISIS

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

Is this really acceptable rhetoric from a college professor?

The College Fix reports.

Oberlin ‘social justice’ professor claims Israel behind 9/11 and ISIS

Oberlin College professor Joy Karega, a social justice writing instructor at the Ohio-based liberal arts college, has published a series of posts on social media that largely blames the 9/11 attacks...

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U. Texas Changes Protocols For Investigating Campus Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 12:30pm

Replacing ‘tradition with science’.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

U of Texas announces new protocols for investigating campus sexual assault

Police officers at all 14 University of Texas campuses will soon be trained to follow new investigative protocols aimed at changing how campus law enforcement officers interview and support victims of sexual assault, the system...

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University of Louisiana at Monroe Students Protest Budget Cuts

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11:00am

The unfortunate reality here is that protests don’t solve financial problems.

The Hawkeye reports.

No more cuts: students rally at state capitol to prevent higher education cuts

Most students never saw it coming, but for Jeffery Williams time was all that stood in the way of our current higher education funding crisis.

“I remember the...

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MIT Dean Setting Out To Create University With No Majors Or Degrees

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 9:30am

A very new model of learning.

USA Today reports.

MIT dean to create university with no majors or lectures

Christine Ortiz is setting out to break the mold with a radical approach to higher education.

The dean of Graduate Education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently announced that she’s taking a (minimum) one-year leave of...

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Mizzou Activists Get Bad News From School’s Diversity Czar

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Posted by    Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Isn’t it awful when reality defies the progressive agenda?

The College Fix reports.

Black activists’ demands are ‘against state and federal law,’ Mizzou’s diversity czar says

Basketball pep squad publishes its own list of sarcastic demands

The University of Missouri’s new administrators won’t be cowed by attempted mob rule,...

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University Of Oregon Loses Case For Retaliation Against Whistleblower

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:30pm

University of Oregon Police Chief Carolyn McDermed stepped down Friday.

Oregon Live reports.

University of Oregon loses $755,000 police whistleblowing case — again

A federal jury’s $755,000 verdict against University of Oregon Police Chief Carolyn McDermed and two other department managers for retaliating against a whistleblower in their department was well-supported by evidence the...

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Writer Shares Harsh Reality With College Students

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

Matt Walsh has some tough love for today’s college students.

He shares his thoughts at The Blaze.

Nobody Really Cares About Your Feelings, College Kids

I’m assured that, on occasion, learning still happens on college campuses. I have not detected any evidence of this, but...

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Free College “Sounds” Terrific

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

It sounds terrific, but there are definite problems.

The American Conservative reports.

The Problem With Free College

Free college sounds terrific. Bernie Sanders has made it a central theme of his campaign. It was once the norm at our best public universities. They still do it in Germany and other European countries. Why not...

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Bernie Sanders Protests Reality at Chicago State University

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:00pm

Chicago State is in deep trouble but Bernie Sanders doesn’t get it.

USA Today reports.

Bernie Sanders calls out Illinois for holding higher-ed funds hostage

Bernie Sanders blasted Illinois legislators Thursday night for holding higher-education funds hostage, but he couldn’t stop the inevitable. On Friday, Chicago State University, the site of his rally, announced...

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College of Saint Rose President Wins Award After Cutting Tenured Faculty Jobs

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:30pm

Faculty members picketed on the sidewalk as she received the award.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

President wins an award for cutting tenured faculty jobs

When Carolyn Stefanco accepted the “disrupter” award inside an Albany hotel Friday, faculty members picketed on the sidewalk.

“Disruptive leadership,” their signs read, “is killing the College of Saint Rose.”

Stefanco, the...

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A Guide to Ridiculous Campus Gender-Neutral Language

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:00am

The people who promote this stuff have no idea how silly it looks to average people.

USA Today reports.

Ve said, xe said: A guide to gender-neutral language

The college experience has started to change in small but profound ways for non-binary students — those who don’t identify strictly...

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Will Hillsdale College Create A William Buckley Statue?

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 9:30am

WFB was a frequent visitor to Hillsdale, which does so much to preserve our patrimony.

National Review reports.

Buckley Deserves a Statue

n 2004, William F. Buckley Jr. sent Hillsdale College thousands of the columns, speeches, and articles he had written over the years. The founder of National Review donated much of his life’s...

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Mizzou Students Object to the Firing of Melissa Click

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Posted by    Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:00am

They just don’t seem to understand how seriously she messed up.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

‘She Doesn’t Deserve It’: Student Activists and Faculty Members Object to Click’s Firing

The University of Missouri’s decision to fire Melissa A. Click triggered strong objections from her faculty colleagues as well as students who had protested...

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Students Protest Closing of Mattia College

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6:30pm

It had granted medical technology and nursing degrees for the last 22 years.

CBS Miami reports.

Students, Faculty Protest Sudden Closing Of Small College

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Students took to the streets in Kendall Monday, protesting the sudden closure of Mattia College that granted medical technology and nursing degrees for the last 22 years.

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Mattress Girl Creates a Robot That Talks About Rape

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 5:00pm

Mattress Girl is back in the news for another bizarre reason.

The Daily Caller reports.

‘Mattress Girl’ Is Back, This Time With A Robot That Talks About Rape

Former Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz, better known as “Mattress Girl,” has reemerged after a few months out of the spotlight. This time, she’s brought a...

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