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Is it Too Easy to Get Good Grades in College These Days?

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00am

Truth Revolt points to the findings of a new study which suggests college is too easy.

They’re Practically Giving Away A’s at Colleges and Universities

The research is in: getting an “A” in college is easier than ever because “grade inflation” is at an all-time high. Those studying...

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Bradley University Gets Rid Of Outside Commencement Speakers

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9:30am

Leaders hope to avoid controversy, cut costs and keep everyone awake.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Bradley University forgoes guest commencement speakers

With commencement season looming, colleges are announcing speakers. At least a handful of these announcements are likely to spark some controversy. Whether the college has chosen a speaker who is divisive or simply...

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Activists at Stanford Want Faculty Expelled for Microaggressions

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:00am

Are we really at the point where student activists are going to be speech police for professors? It sure looks that way.

Campus Reform reports.

Stanford activists want to expel faculty for microaggressions

A new Stanford group which claims to be committed to improving faculty diversity has called for boycotts of Wells Fargo and...

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Hocking College Closes Due To Escaped Inmate

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 6:30pm

He is considered to be dangerous.

The News Center reports.

Update: College closes campuses after inmate’s escape

Hocking College’s website says the escape of a prison inmate serving 18 year to life for murder, robbery and escape convictions has led officials to close all campuses of the college in Nelsonville.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation...

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Harvard Student Describes Anti-Free Speech Climate on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5:00pm

This Harvard Crimson article by a student describing attitudes on campus is very revealing.

​A Culture of Sensitivity

I used to believe that open discourse was a value all Americans hold dear. I presumed that when asked about what makes America so unique, many Americans would respond that our pluralistic society is the...

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NLRB Rules College Needs To Negotiate With Unions Before Cutting Credit Hours

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 3:30pm

The NLRB found the college’s actions were so egregious that it ordered Columbia College Chicago to pay the union’s negotiating expenses.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

NLRB rules that college must negotiate with union on changing credit hours of courses

Many faculty union contracts include clauses that say the administration retains the right to make...

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Prager University – What Muslim Americans Can Do About Islamic Terror

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Khurram Dara, a Muslim American author and attorney suggests that Muslim Americans have a unique opportunity and responsibility to help stop Islamic terror.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

What must the United States do to prevent more Islamist terror attacks like recent ones in Brussels, Paris, and...

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10 Things Every College Applicant Should Know

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:30pm

Some advice before starting the application process.

USA Today reports.

10 things college applicants need to understand

Somewhere between being a high school student and being a college student, there’s the complex phase of being a college applicant. While parents and counselors may spend a great deal of time helping students make the transition,...

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Op-Ed: How PC Culture is Killing Higher Education

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:00am

Our friend Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has a new column at USA Today which is worth your time.

Here’s an excerpt.

How PC culture is killing higher education

If I were to offer one piece of advice to university presidents, it would be to watch the scene from The Social Network in which Harvard...

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Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bills for College Affordability

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:30am

Democrats have criticized the package as merely campaign talking points, saying it does little to address student debt.

Fox 6 Now reports.

Gov. Scott Walker signs college affordability bills

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker is signing a series of bills Monday aimed at college affordability.

The four bills will increase grants for technical college students;...

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Protesters Try to Block Campus Carry From Taking Effect in Kansas

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 8:00am

Isn’t it funny how some students will actually protest for less freedom?

The College Fix reports.

Anti-gun protesters in Kansas try to block campus carry from taking effect

Choice: Either provide security or let people protect themselves

A Kansas law requiring all government buildings to allow guns is giving publicly funded colleges another 15 months...

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University of Iowa Student Thinks Disney Movie Is Calling For A Race War

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

He doesn’t just see racism where there is none – he sees an entire race war!

The College Fix reports.

College student warns: ‘Zootopia’ movie is ‘call to arms for white people’

Enter the mind of one Keith Reed, a student at the University of Iowa whose interpretation of the recent D...

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Swastika Discovered on Campus of Hollins University

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

People who spray paint swastikas anywhere are the lowest of low.

The Roanoke Times reports.

Hollins removes swastika painted on landmark

The Hollins University community was disturbed to discover a swastika spray-painted on The Rock, a beloved campus landmark, early Easter morning.

University officials and students alike responded swiftly. The Hollins University Security Department said...

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Nonprofit Owner Of Former Corinthian Colleges’ Campuses Loses $100 Million

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

The chain lost $100 million last year, and is making changes to its business model, curriculum and leadership.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Nonprofit owner of former Corinthian Colleges’ campuses loses $100 million while overhauling the career college chain

The remains of the former Corinthian Colleges’ Everest and WyoTech chains got a little smaller...

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Gun Shop Owner Prevents Potential Shooting at Ohio University

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 2:00pm

This guy deserves credit for doing the right thing and maybe saving lives.

Cleveland.com reports.

Gun shop owner thwarts possible mass shooting at Ohio University

A Hocking County gun shop owner may have prevented a mass shooting at Ohio University in Athens, authorities said.

John Downs, owner of...

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Most College Students Prefer Bernie Sanders

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 12:30pm

32 percent of respondents prefer Sanders.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Survey: Students’ Preference in Presidential Election

Preliminary results from a national survey of college students found that Senator Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is students’ preferred presidential candidate by a wide margin.

The survey of students at...

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Is Connecticut Going to Raid Yale’s Endowment for Cash?

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 11:00am

If the government of Connecticut needs cash, how can they legally pilfer it from Yale’s endowment?

The Daily Caller reports.

Connecticut May Raid Yale’s Endowment For Much-Needed Cash

Connecticut’s cash-starved government is considering raiding the endowment of Yale University in an attempt to plug a growing budget hole.

A bill introduced to the Connecticut Senate...

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San Jacinto College Helps Pay Off Grandparents’ Mortgage

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 9:30am

Had their grandson not stepped in, they would have continued to pay for another four years.

People reports.

College Student, 24, Pays Off Grandparents’ Mortgage by Saving Money Eating Microwave Pizza and Skipping Parties

The gift of a lifetime.

Stefun Darts – a Houston native, college students and founder of non-profit Caring Heart Youth –...

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Student Senator at USC Loses Stipend for Being Conservative

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Posted by    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:00am

If this student was a liberal this would probably be a national news story.

Campus Reform reports.

USC senator escapes impeachment, but loses stipend for being conservative

The University of Southern California student senate has decided to allow one of their colleagues to remain in office, but is confiscating the remainder of his stipend...

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Marquette University Threatens To Fire Conservative Professor Over Blog

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Posted by    Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

The school has refused to say what punishment was issued against McAdams.

The College Fix reports.

Jesuit university threatens to fire conservative professor if he doesn’t admit ‘guilt’ for blogging

John McAdams will be permanently dumped by Marquette University if the conservative professor doesn’t admit his “guilt” in the next two weeks for blogging...

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NYU Students Protest Application Question on Criminal Record

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Posted by    Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 3:30pm

Students at NYU don’t like the fact that their application asks if a person has ever been convicted of a crime.

Gothamist reports.

NYU Students Are Staging A Sit-In To Demand That The University ‘Abolish The Box’

Dozens of New York University students and community members have been occupying the Kimmel Center for University...

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Buffalo State Jails Black Student On Groping Charges With No Evidence

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Posted by    Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

Bethel still had the receipt from the restaurant where he and his friends were eating during the groping.

The College Fix reports.

Racist Buffalo State immediately jails black student on groping charges with no evidence

Black Lives Matter even when they are accused of sexual misconduct.

Elijah Bethel is telling his story of being wrongfully...

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