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Cal State-LA Might Prevent Conservatives From Speaking

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Posted by    Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

President William Covino and others spitballed ideas for keeping conservative away.

The College Fix reports.

VIDEO: Cal State-LA mulls blocking conservatives from speaking on campus via bureaucracy

California State University-Los Angeles does not want another Ben Shapiro situation.

In a short video released by Young America’s Foundation Thursday afternoon, President William Covino and others spitballed...

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EcoSexual College Students Get ‘Married’ to the Ocean

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Posted by    Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell real college news from The Onion.

This was apparently a real thing.

Campus Reform provides this bizarre story.

‘EcoSexual’ students at SMC ‘marry the ocean’

Earlier this month, a...

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Trump Plans To Change College

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Posted by    Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2:00pm

Some of the ideas under consideration could be “revolutionary”.

Accuracy In Academia reports.

Trump Campaign Plans College Overhaul

Who knew that the Trump campaign would be getting involved in higher education policy this year?

Sam Clovis, a tenured economics professor and Trump campaign co-chair, recently noted that their objectives include getting the government out of...

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U. Kentucky to Layoff 75 Due to Reorganization

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Posted by    Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 12:30pm

The higher ed bubble comes to another school. This time the University of Kentucky.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports.

University of Kentucky reorganization bringing 75 layoffs

The University of Kentucky will lay off up to 75 people across several departments as part of an administrative reorganization, officials announced Thursday.

The layoffs of staff members and...

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What Does A College Grad Need To Succeed?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:00am

There are jobs out there for graduates, but finding one will take work.

WISN reports.

What do college grads need to succeed?

MILWAUKEE —Recent college graduates may have their degrees, but to find a job a career expert believes there’s one skill they can’t do without.

The director of the Career Planning and Resource Center...

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U. Minnesota Wrestlers in Hot Water Over Drug Investigation

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Posted by    Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:30am

Some guys on the school’s wrestling team are alleged to be using and selling drugs. Big trouble.

FOX News reports.

Drug investigation ensnares University of Minnesota wrestlers

The University of Minnesota police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs.

The school has provided information to...

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Should Criminal Record Information Be Included For College Applications?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8:00am

Research suggests that colleges that admit students with criminal histories are no less safe than others.

The New York Times reports.

College Applications That Cross a Line

The Obama administration is rightly urging colleges and universities to re-evaluate how they use criminal-record information in admissions decisions. By asking about criminal convictions on...

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Should Harvard Adopt The Yale Housing Model?

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Posted by    Friday, May 27, 2016 at 6:30pm

The two housing models differ in significant ways.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

The Yale Model

While Harvard freshmen spend part of their spring semester finalizing blocking groups, performing rituals to game the randomized upperclassman Housing assignments, and anxiously awaiting their fate on Housing day, their Yale counterparts trade excited speculation for certainty from...

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Oregon State Embraces Transgender Bathroom Order

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Posted by    Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

Transgender mania has hit another college campus.

Red Alert Politics reports.

#IllGoWithYou: Oregon State University embraces transgender bathroom order

College campuses across the nation have been affected by the federal order to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity and not their biological gender. While North Carolina has gained...

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Homeownership Less Likely Without a College Degree

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Posted by    Friday, May 27, 2016 at 3:30pm

People without college degrees are less likely to own homes as they tend to earn much less and aren’t as likely to get help from friends and family.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Homeownership Elusive for Young Adults Without College Degrees

Student loans are often blamed for the record-low homeownership rate among young adults....

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Well Known Academics at Yale Resign Over Protests

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Posted by    Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

You may remember this story from last fall. Leftists protesters just claimed two more scalps.

The Atlantic reports.

The Perils of Writing a Provocative Email at Yale

Last fall, student protesters at Yale University demanded that Professor Nicholas Christakis, an academic star who has successfully mentored Ivy League undergraduates for years, step down from...

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12 Year-Old Boy to Start College

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Posted by    Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

He has been accepted to UC Davis and received a regents scholarship to UC Santa Cruz.

CBS reports.

12-year-old California boy ready to start college

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying...

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De Paul University Has Failed Free Speech

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Posted by    Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11:00am

Minding the Campus has weighed in on the ridiculous De Paul protest of Milo Yiannopoulos.

De Paul Fails Free Speech Again

Black protesters and their allies shut down a speech by a conservative gay activist at DePaul University in Chicago last night. That’s not news, of course– it’s just what the campus...

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Harvard Is Financing Parties For Undergraduates

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Posted by    Friday, May 27, 2016 at 9:30am

The very top of Harvard’s administration helped finance the party.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Harvard’s Social Experiment

It’s a Friday night at Harvard, and hundreds of students are dancing to the live band. Drawn by the music, free admission, and promise of a different social experience, undergraduates fill a large tent in the Science...

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Commencement Speaker Heckled for Taking a Jab at Trump

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Posted by    Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8:00am

This is kind of amazing. College students are sticking up for Trump.

The College Fix reports.

Latina commencement speaker who took jab at Trump booed, heckled: ‘Get off the stage!’

Not everyone at Cal State Fullerton’s College of Communications graduation ceremony on Sunday appreciated the little swipe Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas took at...

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French Billionaire Opens A Free Coding University In Silicon Valley

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Posted by    Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30pm

It is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 30.

Forbes reports.

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University ’42’ In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to...

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Oberlin College Students Want Low Grades Abolished

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Posted by    Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a story from Oberlin is real of from The Onion.

This is real and it’s from Reason.

Oberlin Students Want Below-Average Grades Abolished, Midterms Replaced with Conversations

Oberlin College’s activist community is ready to call it quits. Progressive students are dropping out of college, citing academic and emotional...

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Free Speech Icon Mary Beth Tinker On Campus Free Speech Rights

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Posted by    Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 3:30pm

Tinker cautions that students must also recognize the effects of self-censorship.

FIRE reports.

From Black Armbands to the Supreme Court: Mary Beth Tinker and Student Free Speech Rights

Her journey started with wearing a black armband to school and proceeded to the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969),...

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Activists Lose Battle for Free Tuition at Harvard

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Posted by    Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 2:00pm

Why anyone thought a school with a multi-billion dollar endowment would have any interest in becoming tuition free is beyond logic.

Business Insider reports.

The fight for free tuition at Harvard just lost a major battle

Harvard alumni elected a new slot of members to the Harvard Board of Overseers on Monday — but...

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Community Colleges Feel Biggest Affect Of Overtime Rules

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Posted by    Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 12:30pm

Employees at community colleges may be the most affected by the Obama administration’s new rules for overtime pay.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Community colleges fret over overtime rules

Community colleges across the country could feel the biggest impact of the Obama administration’s recent proposals to change overtime pay rules. That’s due to the comparatively...

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Montana State Students Protest $8 Million Dollar Gift Because Donor is Pro-Life

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Posted by    Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:00am

Don’t you hope the donor revokes the gift? The nerve of these students is stunning.

Campus Reform reports.

MSU students protest $8 million gift from pro-life donor

LGBT activists at Montana State University are protesting the school’s decision to name a building after Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte because of his stance on...

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North Carolina School Board Makes Valedictorians A Thing Of The Past

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Posted by    Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:30am

“We have heard from many, many schools that the competition has become very unhealthy.”

Fox News reports.

North Carolina school board votes to stop naming valedictorians

Apparently working your hardest to be the best you can be — and being recognized for the effort — is one lesson a North Carolina school board no...

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