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Two Northwestern Students are Biking Across South America for Charity

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Reversing the trend of young people from Central and South America crossing into our country and relying on our charity, two young men studying at Northwestern University are planning a bike trek through South America for charity.

Two rising sophomores are set to embark on a 3,000-mile bike ride across South America.

Jacob...

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New York Times Says Lower Evidence Standard for Campus Rape is Justified

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

We’re talking about lives that can be ruined by a false accusation but the New York Times thinks that’s fine.

The College Fix reports.

Lower Evidence Standard For Campus Rape Justified, NYT Editorial Says

In a column on new Department of Education draft rules telling colleges how to meet federal requirements for campus safety, ...

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Loyola Student: SCOTUS Ruling Gives Christian Colleges Hope For Obamacare Exemption

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Legal Insurrection covered the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case that a closely held corporation cannot be required to provide contraception coverage.

Loyola University student Matt Lamb looks at the reaction from Christian Colleges, which were awaiting this decision in hopes their schools would be able to get exemptions.

Backers of...

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Study Finds College Students Expect Safety and Privacy on Social Media

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

This seems to defy common sense. If there’s one place no one should expect safety and privacy, it’s on social media.

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reports.

When to Intervene

“I wish Gina would die!! aaaargh! I think I might kill her tomorrow! Stick a knife rihht in her! LOL!”

Students, faculty members and...

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Student Editors at The Daily Illini – EPA’s New Rules Toxic to Employment

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Like the Internal Revenue Service, the US Environmental Protection Agency is now reporting it has lost emails that are critical to a congressional hearing.

The editorial board of The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois, is reviewing some of the EPA’s most recent work themselves.

Their conclusion: The agency’s...

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Wake Forest Student on Hobby Lobby: A Question of Faith and Profits

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new post at the College Conservative, David Giffin offers some thoughts on the Hobby Lobby decision.

Hobby Lobby: A Question of Faith and Profits

The Supreme Court has handed down a victory for religious liberty activists yesterday, with a 5-4 ruling in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The case,...

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Harvard’s Digital Media Law Project Which Helps Bloggers With Legal Issues Shutting Down

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:30am

Via The College Fix is news related to a group that helped bloggers like us with legal issues:

The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society said it’s shutting down and spinning off its initiatives.

It started in 2007 as the “Citizen Media Law Project” to help bloggers and...

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Corinthian College Collapse would be Largest in History of the For-Profit Education Industry

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 8:00am

One of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains, Corinthian Colleges, stands to lose federal funding due to allegations that it cooked its books on job placement figures. Financial aid and grants courtesy of the federal government are the lifelines of Corinthian and companies like it.

Losing the government dollars would spell its...

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UConn Grad Student Files Anti-Affirmative Action Claim Over Scholarship Switch

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

“Pam was not allowed to compete for a merit based scholarship because of her race.”

In another sign that campus affirmative-action policies aren’t all they are cracked up to be, one Connecticut graduate student is taking her school to court over its switch of a merit-based scholarship to one that was based on race.

An anti-affirmative action case was filed against UConn, raising controversial questions about multicultural...

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UCLA’s MBA Program Turns Down State Funding

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Say what? A college turning down tax dollars? In California?

Apparently, they’re going to try a different route to revenue.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Public to Private MBA at UCLA

A small chunk of the University of California is set to break slightly away tomorrow and become “self-supporting,” as the state system...

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Security Breach at Butler U. Exposes Personal Data of Nearly 200,000

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another college is reporting a data security breach, which seems to be an increasing occurrence at today’s institutions.

This incident may have exposed the personal records of nearly 200,000 students.

Butler University is the latest victim...

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Prof Claims Proposed Alcohol Ban in Public Park is ‘White Privilege’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s gotten to the point where the easier question to ask is: What isn’t an example of White Privilege?

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

Prof Denounces Proposal to Ban Drinking Alcohol in Park, Calls it ‘White Privilege’

COLUMBIA, MO – A black University of Missouri professor has described a proposal by a...

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Arab American Group Files Lawsuit Demanding In-State Tuition for U. Michigan Student

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

When “dreamers” from Mexico and Central America were given in-state college tuition, it looks like they provided some intriguing inspiration for other immigrant groups.

Now, an Arab-American civil rights group has filed a class-action lawsuit against the University of Michigan after a engineering student was denied in-state tuition.

George Washington University student Andrew...

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Tufts University to Offer Course on Hipsters

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Anyone who knows anything about hipsters knows that real hipsters would hate a course about hipsters.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reports.

University to offer ‘Demystifying the Hipster’ class

Next semester, Tufts University in Boston will offer a class called “Demystifying the Hipster,” which promises to make students “critics and sociologists of today’s...

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U. Washington Students Notice Their Debt has Become a Hot Political Issue

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 9:30am

University of Washington students Sasha Glenn and Steve Xu report on a recent campus panel that focused on student debt and the role it is now playing in today’s politics.

Earlier this month, students from UW Seattle, UW Tacoma, and Bellevue College gathered in Odegaard Undergraduate Library for a roundtable discussion hosted...

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Leader of Mississippi College Republicans Quits to Join Democrats

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:00am

I don’t know this young man but I find it hard to believe that someone who claimed to hold Republican views could switch to the Democratic Party so easily.

Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller reported.

Leader of Mississippi College Republicans Resigns to Join Democrats

The leader of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans...

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Video: A Look at Modesto J.C., a Campus Free Speech Battleground

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have been following the case of a California community college student prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution — on Constitution Day, of all days, because of campus “free speech zone” restrictions.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has a video that reviews the background of Robert Van...

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College Endowments See Lower Returns

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Things are tough all over in today’s economy. Even college endowments are feeling the effects.

Terry Keenan of the New York Post reports.

Higher education has lower returns for college endowments

Nearly two months after most US college students took their finals, the nation’s college and university endowments are closing the books on their...

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Cal Poly Student: Christian Students Discriminated Against by Anti-Discrimination Rules

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

Aaron Bandler, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, has an in-depth look at how Christian students are pushing back on campus policies that seemingly target their groups under the guise of “anti-discrimination”.

Plans by the California State University system’s leaders to reject Christian campus organizations because they won’t let non-Christians...

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U. Toledo Faculty and Students Unhappy With Large Payout to Departing President

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

The payout is worth over a million in cash and benefits. Nice work if you can get it.

Cleveland.com reported.

University of Toledo’s $1.3 million payout to departing president angers some faculty, students

The University of Toledo’s president is set to receive $1.3 million in salary and bonuses over t...

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American Colleges at Center of Newest “Housing Boom”

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Those who say the “housing boom” is bust may want to take a look at American institutions of higher education.

Of course, the newest “campus housing boom” may go bust when the Higher Ed bubble bursts explosively.

Universities across the nation are in the midst of a campus housing boom.

Aging residence halls are...

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Occidental College Request To Seal Sexual-Assault Records Rejected by Judge

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00am

Another nightmare scenario based on a false allegation of rape. At least the judge is siding with the accused.

Matt Lamb writes at The College Fix.

Judge Rejects Occidental College Request To Seal Sexual-Assault Records

School’s own investigation suggests accuser wasn’t “incapacitated” when she had sex with expelled student

Occidental College’s belated attempt to seal...

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