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Is Grade Inflation an Issue at Dartmouth?

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Posted by    Monday, June 8, 2015 at 8:00am

According to Paul Mirengoff of Powerline, there’s a committee to deal with the problem.

Committee Takes on Grade Inflation at Dartmouth

I wrote here about the problem of rampant grade inflation at Dartmouth. Last month, the College’s ad hoc committee on grading practices and grade inflation documented the extent of the problem and issued a...

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Get a Bachelor’s Degree Online from the U. of Arizona

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

The University of Arizona is expanding their degree offerings.

Tuscon.com reports:

University of Arizona will offer bachelor’s degrees online

When Starbucks recently went searching for a school to provide online education for baristas, it didn’t look twice at the University of Arizona.

The UA had nothing to offer the world’s largest coffee chain since...

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Is an Expanded University System Causing its Demise?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

If a majority have a college degree, has the value of a degree declined?

Jeremy Paxman writes for the Financial Times:

Expansion of the university sector has destroyed its status

Once upon a time, the clever young person who worked hard, got a good degree and was rewarded with a job at a decent...

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Morgan State Prof Suggests White People Should Give Their Money to Black People

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

I guess this the academic solution to income inequality or something.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

Morgan State prof: Whites should put their ‘unearned wealth’ in black bank accounts

Lawrence Brown, an assistant professor at Morgan State University, tweeted some … interesting comments at...

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Pro-Life Student Group Wins $20,000 in Free Speech Case

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is an update to our recent post about Boise State University.

From the Washington Post.

University pays pro-life student group $20,000 to settle free speech lawsuit

At Boise State University in Idaho, a campus organization — just one of many at the 22,000-student school — wanted to have its voice heard. At two...

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UC Irvine Prof Blasted Memorial Day

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Chuck O’Connell, professor of sociology at UCI, had some critical things to say. The following is his response to the Chancellor’s Memorial Day message.

New University of California Irvine reports.

UCI: University for Counterinsurgency and Imperialism?

Note the simplistic assumptions that soldiers who died did so “serving their country” and that those who served...

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Northeastern Illinois University is Trying to Seize Private Property

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 9:30am

File this story under academic expansion – the Chicago way.

Bryant Jackson-Green reports at the Blaze.

In Chicago, a Public University Moves to Seize Private Property

Should a public university be allowed to seize private property from people who don’t want to sell?

That’s what Northeastern Ill...

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Clearwater Christian College to Close

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 8:00am

Another casualty of the higher ed bubble.

Tampa Business News reports.

Clearwater Christian College closing after 50 years

A nearly 50-year-old private religious college will teach its last class this year.

Clearwater Christian College cited declining enrollment, increased debt and little endowments and revenue for the closing, according to a statement on the college’s website....

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University of Illinois to Cut Jobs

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

Citing a “budget crisis”, never mind Illinois just passed a $4 billion budget they can’t afford, the University of Illinois has announced pending job cuts.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

University of Illinois job cuts coming: Killeen

University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen said Wednesday that some administrative employees will be laid off...

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Howard University Sees Yet Another Credit Rating Slash

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

For the third time in three years, Howard University’s credit rating has been cut.

The Washington Post reports:

Howard University’s credit rating cut for third time in three years

Moody’s Investors Service cut Howard University’s credit rating Friday for the third time in three years, reflecting continuing financial struggles at one of the nation’s...

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Columbia’s Mattress Girl Releases a Sex Tape

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

Naturally. She’s been out of the spotlight for almost two weeks. Gotta keep that 15 minutes of fame going for as long as possible.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Columbia’s Mattress Girl Has Made An ‘Artistic’ Sex Tape

Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia graduate famous across the country as “Mattress Girl” after she...

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It’s Possible to Make Good Money Without a Bachelor’s Degree

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

Everyone is constantly told that they must go to college to earn good pay but it’s not true.

Mark Schneider of the Wall Street Journal.

A Bachelor’s Degree Isn’t the Only Path to Good Pay

The bachelor’s degree is often promoted as a one-way ticket to a good career and high wages, but recent...

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College Dropouts Are Thriving in the Tech World

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11:00am

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg all left college. Will a new generation do it and succeed?

The Wall Street Journal reports.

College Dropouts Thrive in Tech

Near the end of his freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ari Weinstein was offered $100,000 to drop out of school.

Mr. Weinstein, now 20,...

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Ayn Rand Eliminated From Donation Agreement at U. Kentucky

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9:30am

It’s a shame. The school was even going to hand out free copies of her books.

Meghan Keenan of Red Alert Politics reported.

University of Kentucky eliminates Ayn Rand from donation agreement

The University of Kentucky’s college of business has renegotiated a donation agreement that would have advanced Ayn Rand’s free market philosophy.

UK’s Gatton...

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College Dropout Bill Gates Tells Students to Stay in School

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Posted by    Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 8:00am

Stay in school kids!

Time reports.

College Dropout Bill Gates Says We Need More College Grads

Despite never finishing college, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is urging today’s students to graduate with a university degree, touting it as “a much surer path to success.”

It’s a message contrary to some other tech luminaries in recent years...

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Prof at Texas Women’s U.: Campus Carry Will Force Scholars to Give ‘A’s

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

If you were looking for the dumbest reason to oppose campus carry, look no further.

Jennifer Kabbany writes at the College Fix:

Prof: Campus Carry Would Force Scholars to Give A Grades So They Don’t Get Shot

essica Smartt Gullion, an assistant professor of sociology at Texas Woman’s University, is actually arguing that scholars...

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Editorial: PC Madness on Campus Was Unleashed by the White House

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

This new editorial from the New York Daily News is pretty brutal. It looks like more people are waking up to the situation on college campuses.

Thought crimes on campus

Madness has been unleashed on college campuses — not by drunken frat boys but by the White House.

A wildly mishandled Obama administration campaign...

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Are Academics Using a ‘Journolist’ to Teach Ferguson?

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

Professors, teachers, and government employees appear to be working together, coordinating the best ways to teach “Ferguson.”

Peter Hasson of Campus Reform has the disturbing report:

Uncovered: How academics are teaching Ferguson, Baltimore with a Google Doc

llege professors, high school teachers, a Department of Defense employee, education consultants for the Library of...

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USC to Tighten Free Speech Policies Because of Pro-Life Banners

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 2:00pm

I wonder if images of a cop-killer or some other leftist favorite would have been a problem?

Alexandra Zimmern of the College Fix reports.

USC to tighten free speech policies after pro-life banners prompted controversy

‘We were informed there was no way our banners could be replaced this semester’

After images of fetuses growing in...

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19 Year Old Blinn College Student Killed Over Beer Pong Game

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

Tragic.

The Eagle reports.

Witness: Argument over game of beer pong led to death of 19-year-old Lacie LaRose

The death of 19-year-old Blinn College student Lacie LaRose at a graduation party last month was the result of an argument that began over a game of beer pong, a witness told The Eagle.

The two-bedroom home...

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Jerry Seinfeld Says Comedians Are Staying Away From Colleges Because They’re Too PC

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:00am

College campuses have become too PC for American comedians according to Seinfeld and other comics he knows.

That’s just sad. Listen to the clip below from Breitbart.

Seinfeld: Comedians tell me “Don’t go near colleges – They’re so PC”

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld appeared on ESPNU and ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on...

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Virginia Court Hears Appeal of Sweet Briar Closing

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Posted by    Friday, June 5, 2015 at 9:30am

A small hope emerges to save this institution.

ABC News reports.

Virginia Court Hears Appeal of Sweet Briar College Closing

Opponents of the planned closure of Sweet Briar College made a desperate plea Thursday to the Supreme Court of Virginia to temporarily block its shuttering in hopes of saving the 114-year-old women’s institution.

But an...

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