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Are Admissions at Dartmouth Really Need-Blind?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Joseph Asch at the DartBlog has some statistics that make Dartmouth’s claim of Need-Blind Admission seem a bit questionable:

Need-Blind Admissions? Really?

Sure, I understand that correlation is not causality, but still, the below figures do make one pause. Why do students not needing financial aid stand a much higher chance of getting...

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Georgia Southern University Banning all Tobacco Products

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

Interesting news considering Georgia’s history of tobacco farming. Also, I wonder how the school plans to deal with Marijuana use.

WOTC News reports.

Georgia Southern University becomes tobacco free in August

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel, Ph.D., recently announced the University would become 100 percent tobacco-free on Aug. 1.

The move to prohibit tobacco...

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Second Lawsuit Challenging Teacher Tenure Filed in New York

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

Seven families and former television journalist-turned-education activist Campbell Brown are filing a lawsuit using the same legal reasoning that prevailed in overturning California teacher tenure laws.

Ben Chapman and Stephen Rex Brown of the...

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Hidden Cameras Found in University of Delaware Restrooms

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:00am

The doctoral student who placed them there has been arrested.

Susannah Cullinane of CNN reported.

Hidden cameras in University of Delaware restrooms lead to man’s arrest

University of Delaware students are being offered counseling after a doctoral student allegedly hid video cameras in restrooms around the university’s Newark campus over a two-year period.

Police were...

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Harvard All But Does Away with Due Process in Sexual Assault Cases

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 9:30am

After the “Dear Colleague” Letter of 2011, Harvard joins other Ivy League institutions like Yale and Cornell in almost completely abandoning due process with its new policy for prosecuting sexual assault on campus.

KC Johnson at Minding the Campus has the story:

Harvard Joins the Ivy League’s Race to...

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Democrats Claim to Care About Student Debt in Bid to Keep Senate

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:00am

As Hillary Clinton travels the country collecting six figure speaking fees on college campuses, Democrats in the senate are insisting that they care very deeply about student debt.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Student Debt on Campaign Trail

Student debt attracted unprecedented levels of attention during the 2012 presidential election.

As the nation’s...

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Department of Education increases regulations on school special needs programs

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

However, an expert argues that a state-based approach is more effective.

Trust the Department of Education to layer on new rules wherever and whenever it can.

Its latest target? Schools with special needs programs. However, one state official with actual experience with these disagrees with the approach proposed.

The U.S. Department of Education is strengthening regulations for educational programs focused on students with...

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University of Texas Misspells ‘Texas’

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Coming off my own spelling mishap for a recent article on College Insurrection, I can’t really rip into University of Texas for this mishap. But, spelling ‘Texas’ as ‘Texsa” on every page...

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U. Georgia student looks at today’s new low in public opinion of news media

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

University of Georgia student Samuel Woo has a few thoughts about today’s news media and the public’s current disdain for what it has to offer.

When asked about their view on the news media, Americans used words like “immoral”, “corrupt”, “inaccurate” and “hurts democracy.”

Granted, it is fairly difficult to take the media...

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School Wrongly Invokes FERPA for Employee Emails in Sex Assault Case

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

It looks like even higher education is having problems with email these days. There’s a lot of that going around.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Another School Wrongly Invokes FERPA For Employee Emails in Sexual Assault Case

Not only does the University of Oregon appear to have a problem with lazy cops,...

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U. Hawaii Student Editor Asserts VA Should Have Acted Earlier in Her State

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

“With a strong military presence in our state, this information not only stains the image of nation, but that of our island as well.”

As the scandal associated with the Veterans Administration hospitals unfolds, Kristen Paul Bonifacio (Opinions Editor for the University of Hawaii’s The Voice of Kaleo) asserts that the agency should have acted earlier…especially in relation to the conditions at one of its Hawaii facilities.

In recent months, scandal has rocked VA medical centers...

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College Student Blasts Leftist Targeting of Israel

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:00am

The world would be a better place if more college students took a stand for what’s right. Kudos to this young lady.

Daniel Mael of Truth Revolt reports.

College Junior Blasts Left-Leaning, Irrational Targeting of Israel

Writing in the Times of Israel, college junior Erica Mandel blasted her the left’s irrational target...

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UNC Chapel Hill Professor Murdered During Mugging, Two Men Charged

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:30am

Two men have been charged in the violent mugging-turned-murder of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill pharmacy professor Feng Liu. Liu was an internationally renown scientist whose research specialized on using nanotechnology for drug delivery systems, especially for cancer drugs.

With the story are Anne Blythe and Tammy Grubb of the...

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UC Berkeley Diploma Features Unusual Typo

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s amazing what a difference one letter can make.

FOX News reported.

Typo in UC Berkeley grad’s diploma goes viral

A UC Berkeley grad’s diploma has gone viral on Reddit over what he calls a “small typo.”

Alex Harris earned his mass communications degree from the school in 2008. He sent back the first and...

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Bryman College to Close its Doors

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

The school was having trouble paying employees and eventually went bankrupt.

Amber Lee of KTVU reported.

Bryman College set to close Bay Area campuses

It’s the end of the line for all four Bay Area locations of Bryman College.

Employees say administrators told them on Friday afternoon that the college was closing its campuses in...

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Sex Themed Rituals Cause Scrutiny of Ohio State Marching Band

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

Ohio State has had its share of controversy in recent years and apparently it’s not over yet.

FOX News reports.

Ohio State band controversy puts university in spotlight again

Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing...

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Anthem College Closes Minnesota Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

File this story under higher ed bubble. Maura Lerner of the Star Tribune reports.

Anthem College shuts its doors in Minnesota

Anthem College, a health-career school in St. Louis Park, has quietly closed shop after 18 years in Minnesota.

It’s the second for-profit college to fold its operation in Minnesota this year, in what...

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Home Schooled 12 Year Old to Enroll in College

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

This boy has a very bright future ahead of him and his story makes a good case for home schooling.

The Fresno Bee reported.

Boy, 12, to be college’s youngest full-time pupil

A 12-year-old Southern California boy who hopes to become a computer engineer will be the youngest full-time student in the history of...

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Should High Schools Continue to Integrate Calculus into Curriculum?

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 11:00am

There’s a compelling case to be made, as Steven Salzberg of Forbes does, that high school math curriculum should focus more on statistics and computer programming than on calculus. The rationale is that the average person is more likely to need skills related to those two areas than in calculus throughout...

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University Fired Scientist Over Creationist Views

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:30am

Dissenting views will not be tolerated.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

LAWSUIT: University Fired Scientist For Finding Soft Tissue on Dinosaur Horn

Self-described creationist scientist Mark Armitage filed a lawsuit against California State University Northridge this week, claiming he was fired by college officials after he discovered soft tissue on a triceratops horn and published...

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Community College President Plans to Trade State Funds for Political Support

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:00am

The President of the College of DuPage in Illinois attempts to swindle $20 million from the state, but gets foiled by one leaked email.

Charlie Tyson at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Community college president’s leaked email shows plan to trade political support for state funds

A careless email has cost one community...

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College Student Offers Guide to Offending Absolutely No One

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Posted by    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

Jessica Freeman at The College Conservative offers up a quick and dirty guide to make sure every space is a safe space:

Official Approved and Endorsed Words, Sayings, and Phrases for Public Use:

  • Greetings. (Not “hi,” lest it be confused with “high” if accidentally said to a drug addict. Also not “hello” because it...
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