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College Students Are Sheltered On Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00am

Students now are not confronted with course materials that might upset them.

The New York Times reports.

The Sheltering Campus: Why College Is Not Home

Erika Christakis used to teach a course at Yale titled “The Concept of the Problem Child,” a discussion of child development and socialization in a historical and modern context....

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Labor Union Wants Bill Clinton to Cancel UC Berkeley Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:30am

The union is basically using Clinton as a bargaining chip.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Union Calls on Bill Clinton to Cancel Speech at UC Berkeley

A labor union is calling on Bill and Chelsea Clinton to cancel their appearance at an upcoming conference at the University of California Berkeley unless the school takes...

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Harvard Says It Wants To Change College Admissions

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00am

A new report suggests college applications emphasize how students strive for the “common good.”

Boston reports.

Harvard wants to revolutionize college admissions. Will it work?

For parents of burned-out kids, the recommendations of a new Harvard report sound like a fantasy world: No more endless extracurricular activities. No more juggling six honors classes, drama...

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New Details Emerge About Professor With Alleged Ties to ISIS

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 6:30pm

A questionable past.

The College Fix reports.

Professor with alleged ISIS ties also has mysterious criminal charge and stole a Kindle

A Kent State University professor under federal investigation for alleged ties to the Islamic State not only has a criminal record, but he may also be a petty thief.

The College Fix found militant...

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BDS Activists Fail at the University of South Florida

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

Activists tried to force a resolution but it was vetoed at the executive level.

Campus Reform reports.

Anti-Israel divestment fails at South Florida

An Israeli divestment bill at the University of South Florida (USF) was vetoed by the student body president and vice president shortly after its passage last week.

The student senate’s joint resolution...

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College Student Who’s Also a Cop Escorted From Class For Having Gun

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

He was in full uniform.

The Blaze reports.

Care to Guess Why a Cop Who’s Also a College Student Was Escorted From Class? (Hint: He Was in Full Uniform)

A police officer who’s also a student at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia, was attending a class Wednesday when the instructor reportedly became uncomfortable...

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University of Iowa Suffers From Party School Image

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

A school’s academic reputation can be tarnished when this happens.

FOX News reported.

Pollster warned University of Iowa of ‘party school image’

A pollster warned the University of Iowa last year that its public standing was suffering from an image as a heavy-drinking school where sexual assault was too common.

In a report obtained by...

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St. Paul Principal Won’t Celebrate ‘Dominant Holidays’ for Inclusiveness

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 12:30pm

No Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

The College Fix reports.

St. Paul school’s ‘difficult decision’: No more celebration of ‘dominant holidays’

A principal at a St. Paul, Minnesota elementary school has decided — because diversity and inclusiveness!! — that there will be no more celebration of “dominant holidays” on campus.

“My personal feeling is...

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The Way Colleges Are Ranked is Changing Rapidly

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:00am

U.S. News and World Report is famous for its college rankings but their methods are becoming obsolete.

The Washington Post reported.

The end of college rankings as we know them

It’s been nearly 25 years since U.S. News & World Report introduced the annual version of its college rankings. That’s also when the rankings...

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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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