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Loss of Master Keys to Cost College Of William and Mary $500K

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 5:00pm

Losing your keys is frustrating but it’s worse when it costs a ton of cash.

USA Today reports.

Loss of master keys costs college $500K

The struggle is real at the College of William and Mary.

According to a Jan. 26 report by the college’s student newspaper, The Flat Hat, the college will have to...

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Mammoth Bones Discovered Under Football Field at Oregon State University

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:30pm

Those cheers of excitement you’re hearing in the distance are from the school’s science department.

WBUR reported.

A Mammoth Find At Oregon State University Football Field

Workers were in for a big surprise as they dug beneath the north end zone of Oregon State University’s football stadium this week. A crew member uncovered a...

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Mizzou Prof Melissa Click to do Community Service

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00pm

She got a pretty lenient sentence for assault, don’t you think?

Campus Reform reports.

Mizzou prof. avoids jail time with community service deal

University of Missouri (Mizzou) professor Melissa Click will perform 20 hours of court-ordered community service in exchange for a dropped assault charge, according to a statement released Friday evening.

In November, Click...

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For-Profit College Grads Now Want Their Loans Erased

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 12:30pm

More than 7,500 people have asked the federal government to forgive a total of $164 million in student loans.

CBS News reports.

Feeling burned, for-profit college grads want loans erased

For thousands of Americans with student loans, repaying what they owe may be the least of their problems.

More than 7,500 people have asked the...

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Karl Marx is the Most Assigned Economist at American Colleges

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00am

This might explain why Bernie Sanders is so popular among college students.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Data: Karl Marx is the most assigned economist at U.S. Colleges

Everyone knows that the foundation of a good education is reading, writing, arithmetic — and communism?

Market Watch reported that Karl Marx is the most assigned economist in...

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Bergen Community College to Offer a Drone Class

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 9:30am

They just got clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate drones.

NJ reports.

Bergen Community College gets clearance for drone classes

PARAMUS — Bergen Community College became one of just three community colleges to get clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate drones, allowing the college to start offering educati...

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Anti-Capitalist Campus Co-op May Shut Down for Refusing to Pay Rent

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Posted by    Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8:00am

This place must be popular with Bernie Sanders supporters.

The College Fix reported.

‘Anti-capitalist’ campus co-op faces shutdown because renters refuse to pay rent

Call it dwell-and-dash.

The Campbell Club at the University of Oregon is $17,000 in debt because, well, people take its anti-capitalist bona fides seriously. Or they’re just lazy bums.

The Daily Emerald reports...

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Cornell to Consider Fossil Fuel Divestment

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 5:00pm

Like other schools, there is probably a small group of campus activists driving this whole thing.

Bloomberg reports.

Cornell University to Consider Divesting Fossil Fuel Investments

Cornell University’s trustees are planning to discuss divesting from fossil fuels, an issue that many of the richest U.S. schools have grappled with while only a few have...

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University of Kentucky Offers Course on Taco Literacy

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 3:30pm

This is a great class to take if you plan on working at Taco Bell after graduation.

Eater.com reports.

Get Schooled in Taco Literacy at the University of Kentucky

Students at the University of Kentucky now have the distinct privilege of being able to get college credit for eating tacos. According to Munchies, the...

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Maryland to Offer Scholarships to High Schoolers Who Graduate Early

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00pm

Sounds like a pretty good deal for students to take advantage of.

Red Alert Politics reported.

Gov. Hogan: Scholarships for high schoolers who graduate early

An executive order by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday created a program that offers college scholarships to high school students who graduate early.

Hogan justified the action by saying...

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Colleges Where Grads Have The Least Debt

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:30pm

Americans owed more in student debt than any other kind of household debt other than mortgages in 2013.

US News reports.

10 Colleges Where Graduates Have the Least Debt

At Princeton University, the average debt for 2014 graduates who borrowed was $6,600.

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular...

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Rhodes Statue to Remain at Oxford University

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00am

Angry alums and donors made their voices heard.

The Guardian reports.

Cecil Rhodes statue to remain at Oxford University after alumni threaten to withdraw millions

The governing body of Oriel College, which owns the statue, has ruled out its removal after being warned that £1.5m worth of donations have already been cancelled, and that...

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These Colleges Have the Best Student Retention

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 9:30am

Leading is Columbia and University of Chicago at 99 percent.

US News reports.

Colleges Where Freshmen Usually Return

The process of finding the right college doesn’t always end once students move into their dorms and start their freshman year.

Some realize their chosen university doesn’t offer what they need or the time isn’t right for...

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UMass Students Can Earn Academic Credit for Building LGBTQ Themed Light Displays

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Posted by    Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00am

Earn credit for promoting the progressive agenda!

The College Fix reports.

UMass students can earn academic credit for building LGBTQA-themed electronic light displays

Take some electrical engineering and throw in a little LGBTQA and what have you got? “Queer Lights.”

No, seriously. It’s the newest class at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students can earn...

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College Endowments Had A Bad Year in 2015

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 6:30pm

It was the lowest return since 2012.

CNBC reports.

US college endowment returns sink to 2.4% in fiscal 2015

U.S. college and university endowments earned an average return of 2.4 percent after fees in the fiscal year ended in June, their lowest return since fiscal 2012 and a sharp drop from the 15.5 percent...

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Campus Carry Initiative Takes Hold in Georgia

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 5:00pm

This seems to be cathing on in more and more states.

Online Athens reports.

Move to allow guns on college campuses resurfaces in Georgia legislature

A renewed effort to allow guns to be carried on college campuses has surfaced at the Georgia General Assembly.

Earlier this week, five Republican legislators filed a bill that would...

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College Clinton Backers Frustrated by Bernie Supporters

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 3:30pm

When it comes to the 2016 race, the left is tearing itself apart on college campuses.

The Boston Globe reports.

College students backing Clinton are frustrated with ‘Bernie Bros’

As the youthful cult of Bernie Sanders supporters continues to draw converts, college-age Hillary Clinton fans are feeling outnumbered.

“I wouldn’t say I’m completely alone in...

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Kansas U. Student Senate Almost Impeached Members Who Didn’t Support Black Lives Matter

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2:00pm

Did they want these students to be forced to wear a special garment indicating their shame?

Campus Reform reports.

KU Senate declines to impeach executives who didn’t ‘stand in solidarity’

Three student government executives at Kansas University have emerged unscathed after Student Senate voted Wednesday to drop impeachment proceedings against them.

Student Body President Jessie...

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University of Tulsa Student Sues After Being Suspended Over Someone Else’s Facebook Post

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 12:30pm

His then-fiancee, who wasn’t even a UT student, posted criticism of two UT professors and tagged Barnett.

Washington Examiner reports.

Student suspended over someone else’s Facebook post is suing

A University of Tulsa student is suing the university after being suspended for Facebook posts that his fiancee published.

George “Trey” Barnett was suspended in late...

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Ex-Mizzou President Claims School Faced ‘Ferguson-Like Event’ to Get More Police

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:00am

The drama continues at the University of Missouri.

The College Fix reported.

Ex-Missouri president claims it faced ‘Ferguson-like event’; campus to get more police

No explanation how university will pay for grad-student benefit spike

The former president of the University of Missouri System abruptly resigned in November to preempt a “Ferguson-like event” on the Columbia...

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University of Denver Republican Presidential Murals Vandalized

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9:30am

The only thing drawn on the Democratic mural was a smiley face near Bernie Sanders’ head.

FOX 31 Denver reports.

Vandals target Republican presidential candidate murals on DU campus

DENVER — Murals depicting Republican presidential candidates have been getting vandalized on the University of Denver campus.

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Some Cornell Students, Faculty, and Alumni Angry Over Proposed College of Business

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:00am

Oh no. Not a school that might result in employed graduates!

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Students, Faculty, and Alumni Outraged by… Proposed College of Business

Of all the things, the collective ire of Cornell students, faculty, and the all-important alumni-donor base has zeroed in on University President Elizabeth Garrett’s proposal of a new...

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