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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 (WRDW) — Paine College has informed some of its students that they have been withdrawn from their classes and need to leave their residence hall by 5 p.m. Wednesday.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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No Recording Devices or Signs Allowed at Hillary’s Columbia University Appearance

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00am

Gee, Hilary Clinton sure is transparent as a candidate, isn’t she?

Twitchy reported.

Brave: Recording devices, placards banned from Hillary Clinton’s Columbia appearance Wednesday

Despite her campaign being well underway, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seems content for now to limit her appearances on camera to Chipotle security footage. Clinton will appear at Columbia...

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WATCH: University President Shows up at House Party, Gives a Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:30pm

It’s not every day a university President shows up at a giant house party, gives a speech, and is cheered by a rowdy crowd of college students. While Quinnipiac president John Lahey may have scored points with the kiddos, neighbors and parents weren’t too thrilled.

Jason Newton reports for WTNH:

Quinnipiac University president’s...

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Campus Carry Effort Spreads to More States

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is one campus issue that’s trending in favor of the right. For once.

Letty Burgin of Campus Reform reports.

More states are working toward campus carry

Lawmakers across the country want to add their states to the short list of states that allow students, faculty, and staff to legally carry concealed firearms on...

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Judge Will Decide Future of Wesleyan University’s DKE Frat

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

University officials planned to shut down Wesleyan’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity when they pushed back on a university requirement that would require the frat to admit women. DKE filed suit against the university.

CBS News reports:

Future of Wesleyan’s DKE frat in hands of judge

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Some Colleges Think Diversity is More Important Than Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:00pm

Browse higher education news for a few days and you’ll lose count of the times that the word diversity is mentioned.

Harry Painter of the Pope Center writes about it in a new post.

All diversity, all the time, everybody, right now

It often seems as though the central m...

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Le Moyne Students and Faculty Don’t Want Catholic Cardinal Giving Commencement

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

They want the college to change their choice because of the abuse scandals and remarks the cardinal has made about LGBT issues.

Syracuse.com reports.

Le Moyne students, faculty ask college to remove Cardinal Dolan as commencement speaker

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Some students and faculty at LeMoyne College will be closing their ears when Cardinal...

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Do Campus Sexual Assault Hearings Often Ignore Evidence?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:00am

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner asks a good question here. How does a student accused of sexual assault prove their innocence?

No such thing as evidence of innocence in campus sexual assault hearings

If a student has been wrongly accused of sexual assault on their college campus, how are they supposed to...

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Students Feel They Wasted Time as Corinthian College Closes

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 9:30am

The sad effects of a closing college.

NBC News reports.

‘Wasted My Time’: Displaced Corinthian College Students Lament School Closure

Students at the Corinthian College network of schools just learned a painful lesson from the real world.

Corinthian had billed their schools as places where busy people could advance their careers. Heald, one of the...

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Penn Law Prof: Reparations is the Answer to “Patriarchal White Supremacy”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:00am

How do so many social justice warriors find their way into academia?

From the Pundit Press.

Professor, MSNBC Contributor: Reparations is the Answer to “Patriarchal White Supremacy” that Runs US

Dr. Dorothy E. Roberts, who is described by Penn Law as “an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law,” believes that the United...

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Get a Life — Mitt Romney to Jacksonville University Graduates

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

The former Massachusetts governor had a few choice words for Jacksonville University graduates this past weekend.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Mitt Romney to Jacksonville University graduates: Get a life

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had a message Saturday for Jacksonville University graduates: Get a life.

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee told the nearly 900 students...

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Collapse of Corinthian Colleges Could Cost Taxpayers

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

File this story under higher ed bubble.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

For-Profit College Closure Could Cost Taxpayers Hundreds Of Millions

More than 16,000 students across the country have found their college educations abruptly ended after for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges abruptly ceased all operations at its 28 remaining campuses over the weekend....

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Texas A&M Galveston Prof Reportedly Flunks Entire Class

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

This professor couldn’t take it anymore so he flunked his entire class. The university is not upholding his decision though.

Gianna Caserta reported for Click 2 Houston:

Professor at Texas A&M Galveston fails entire class

A professor at Texas A&M Galveston failed an entire class, and he outlined his reasons in a fiery email...

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Prager University – Don’t Judge Blacks Differently

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, a student from University of New Orleans named Chloe Valdary offers a common sense analysis of true equality between people of different races.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

When whites riot, the public rightly labels them as criminals. When blacks riot, the public considers them to be...

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Good and Bad News About Current College Students

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

Do you want the good or the bad news first?

Minding The Campus reports.

College Students Now–the Good and the Bad

First, the good news: My undergraduate students here at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, are quite literate, contrary to all the bad press and fears. Every week I give them a 20-minute writing...

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Actor Vince Vaughn Headlines Libertarian College Conference

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 11:00am

Isn’t it amazing to learn that not all celebrities are progressive liberals?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

Actor Vince Vaughn headlines libertarian college conference; touts liberty, privacy

LOS ANGELES – Actor Vince Vaughn headlined a Young Americans for Liberty conference at UCLA over the weekend, offering candid thoughts and words of encouragement...

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Dartmouth Shutting Down the Real “Animal House”

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:30am

The inspiration for the movie is getting shut down.

WBNS – 10 TV reports.

Dartmouth College Shutting Down Famous Frat

In Ohio, four colleges have dealt with accusations of hazing, underage drinking, even rape involving different fraternities and sororities over the past year. Greek life at The Ohio State University, Ohio University, The University...

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Drexel Law Prof Writes of Public Shaming After Mistake

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:00am

Professor Lisa T. McElroy accidentally sent a link to a porn site to her students. She wrote about what followed in the Washington Post.

Hat tip to Paul Caron of the TaxProfBlog.

After a public shaming, reclaiming my dignity

When a Web site broke the news on April 3 that, instead of posting an...

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