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Queen’s University Reverses Decision, ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Conference Will Convene After All

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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

A few weeks ago, Queen’s University announced it was canceling a conference that would have focused on French Satirical paper, ‘Charlie Hebdo’ citing alleged security risks. The resultant backlash caused Queen’s University to reconsider.

The Guardian reports:

University to go ahead with Charlie Hebdo conference after outcry

Queen’s University Belfast has reversed its earlier...

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Bernie Sanders Proposes Free College Tuition Plan

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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

Of course he does. Everything should be free, right?

Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Independent Take on Free

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders made it official on Thursday by announcing his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Vermont Independent, who is 73, used part of his informal, 10-minute news conference on Capitol...

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Citing Hazing, St. Joseph’s University Cancels Remainder of Softball Season

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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

St. Joseph’s women’s softball team has been benched for the rest of the season after an investigation into hazing allegations.

WPVI reports:

St. Joseph’s University Cancels Remainder of Softball Season After Hazing Investigation

St. Joseph’s University announced Friday that they have suspended the women’s softball team for the remainder of the season.

The decision comes...

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College students in Massachusetts Hold March for Undocumented Students

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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

‘Undocumented Students’ is liberal speak for illegal immigrants.

Mass Live reported.

College students to march from Amherst College to UMass to highlight plight of undocumented students

Bryan Torres came to the United States from El Salvador nine years ago but because he has only a work permit, he was unable...

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LSU Students Protest Possible Big Budgets Cuts

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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00am

The budget could be slashed by as much as $600 million.

The Advertiser reports.

LSU students march in protest of possible deep college cuts

BATON ROUGE – Chanting “No Funds, No Future,” hundreds of LSU students and university supporters converged Thursday on the Louisiana Capitol to protest budget cuts that threaten to shutter programs,...

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You Can Now Major in Drone Studies

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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:30am

This actually sounds like a fascinating field of study.

Ars Technica reports.

College students can now major in drone studies

On the night of May 4, 2007, a tornado classified as a 5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale reached the town of Greensburg, Kansas. Within 20 minutes, the storm ravaged 95 percent of the...

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The Conscience of a Cornell Conservative

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Posted by    Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00am

Are the values of free and open debate still alive at Cornell University?

Julius Kairey writes in his column for the Cornell Daily Sun.

Conscience of a Cornell Conservative

Before starting classes at Cornell, I joined my fellow freshman in attending the “Tapestry of Possibilities” theater event on North Campus. Presented by an on...

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Princeton Students Protest Upcoming Big Sean Concert

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:30pm

The social justice crowd’s fight with the first amendment has worked its way into an upcoming Princeton Festival.

Spencer Parts reports for the New York Times:

Invitation of Big Sean to Princeton Festival Brings Debate on Free Speech

Selecting performers for a college music festival can be a thankless job. Musical tastes vary, and...

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‘Students of Color’ Group at Marquette Demands ‘White Privilege’ Classes

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

If you think the point of college is social justice activism, you’re wasting time and money.

David Hookstead of the College Fix reports.

Marquette ‘students of color’ say they’re oppressed, demand ‘white privilege’ classes

Students allege they’re victims of ‘discriminatory violence’ from school’s historic seal and its lack of...

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UC Riverside Says Decision to Stop Selling Sabra Hummus Was a Mistake

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Students for Justice in Palestine pushed for UC Riverside to stop selling Sabra Hummus, a partially owned Israeli company. UC Riverside capitulated at the time, but now university officials say that decision was a mistake.

Joseph Serna reports for the Los Angeles Times:

UC Riverside official: Decision to stop selling S...

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UC Berkeley Misused Almost $2 Million in Taxpayer Funds

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

This could be the one thing that will never ever get protested at UC Berkeley.

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

UC Berkeley Misused $1.8 Million in Taxpayer Funding

The University of California, Berkeley, misused nearly $2 million in taxpayer funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) on unallowable salaries for researchers...

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The Best Ways For Parents To Pay For College

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

Tuition is expensive, so here are some tips.

Forbes reports.

The Best Ways For Parents To Pay For College

College is expensive, but education is purposeful. Most parents understand this and want their children to go to college. College boosts incomes. College betters society. But the monetary cost can be hard to overcome.

For parents...

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The Onion Spoofs Lack of Intellectual Diversity on College Campuses

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:00am

You’ve got to hand it to The Onion. Sometimes they get it just right.

College Encourages Lively Exchange Of Idea

Students, Faculty Invited To Freely Express Single Viewpoint

BOSTON—Saying that such a dialogue was essential to the college’s academic mission, Trescott University president Kevin Abrams confirmed Monday that the school encourages a lively exchange...

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Cornell University Police Investigate Student Protesters

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:30am

Are these protesters being targeted?

The Cornell Review reports.

Professors Denounce Police Crackdown on Student Protesters, Chief Defends Actions

Police claim they are investigating a crime, but many Cornellians are beginning to think their civil liberties are under attack.

As first reported by the Cornell Review, the Cornell University Police Department (CUPD) is cracking down...

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Book Claims the Clintons Had Questionable Financial Relationship With Laureate University

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00am

The hits from the new book ‘Clinton Cash’ just keep coming.

Geoff Earle of the New York Post reported.

University paid Bill while Hillary steered State Dept. money to its nonprofit affiliate: book

Bill Clinton collected hefty speaking fees as the “honorary chairman” of a for-profit university, but suddenly ended his relationship last week...

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Do You Know How to Read University Rankings?

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

So many ranking systems, so many… well, rankings. Which ones matter most?

The Telegraph reports:

How to read the different university rankings

University rankings have always proved popular. Both among prospective and current students – not to mention the university alumni who happily share new tables should their university be doing well. There is...

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Council on American-Islamic Relations Protests ‘Anti-Islam’ College Speakers

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

One example given by CAIR is conservative writer David Horowitz.

Eugene Volokh of the Washington Post writes.

Council on American-Islamic Relations says anti-Muslim college speakers “create a hostile learning environment for Muslim and Arab-American students”

Huffington Post (Alexandra Svokos) reports that conservative firebrand David Horowitz spoke at the University of North Carolina, and said...

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NYU to Vote on Fossil Fuel Divestment

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 3:30pm

NYU’s faculty senate will vote on fossil fuel divestment today. Amazingly, faculty seem to largely oppose the measure.

Maxim Lott reports for Fox News:

Universities under pressure to ‘divest’ from fossil fuels

Environmental activists are pressuring universities around the country to “divest” and stop all investment in fossil fuels. Many are taking heed, and...

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University of Maryland Will Show American Sniper After All

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00pm

Common sense has finally prevailed at U. Maryland.

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Boomer Wins: University of Maryland Will Show American Sniper

Less than a week after former NFL star and University of Maryland alumnus Boomer Esiason threatened to cut off his support for the school over the cancelation...

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Paine College Kicks Out 35 Students for Non-Payment of Tuition

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:30pm

Pack up your things and leave.

WRDW reports.

Paine College releases 35 students after tuition non-payment issue

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) — Paine College has informed some of its students that they have been withdrawn from their classes and need to leave their residence hall by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Helene Carter, the assistant Vice...

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Bill de Blasio’s Son to Attend Yale University

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:00am

That’s kind of an expensive, elitist, one-percenter university, isn’t it?

NBC New York reports.

Dante de Blasio to Attend Yale University

Mayor de Blasio’s son will be heading to Yale University this fall.

Dante de Blasio’s mother, Chirlane McCray, made the announcement Wednesday morning via Twitter. She wrote, “So excited for your next adventure,...

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Penn Students Hold Mock Slave Auction to Protest Frat’s Beyonce Doll

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:30am

The story begins with a Christmas card.

National Review reports.

Ivy League Students Launch Mock Slave Auction to Protest a Frat’s Beyonce Doll

A Penn social-justice group aimed to tie the purchase of the doll to the purchase of slaves.

Students at the University of Pennsylvania staged a mock slave auction outside of a fraternity...

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