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UCLA Bruin Republicans Protest Diversity Requirement

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 9:30am

Members of the UCLA Bruin Republicans are fighting a proposed diversity requirement with protests and the hashtag #LetUsChoose.

Roberto Luna Jr. of the Daily Bruin reports.

Bruin Republicans protest diversity requirement proposal

About 10 members of Bruin Republicans led a protest on campus Wednesday afternoon calling for students to urge their professors to vote...

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Obama’s ‘Free College’ Plan isn’t Free at All

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8:00am

Like all things in life, someone has to pay. Guess who’s going to do it in this case.

Joel B. Pollak of Breitbart reports.

Obama’s Lying to You About Free College, Kids

President Barack Obama took his State of the Union on the road yesterday, telling college students in Boise, ID that he will...

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New Hampshire to Offer $10K Veterans Grants for Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

Taking care of those that take care of us: New Hampshire has a new incentive for veterans.

Joe Gullo of My Champlain Valley writes.

$10K Veterans Grant Announced NH’s Higher Education Institutions

CONCORD, N.H. – A $10,000 veterans grant was announced for New Hampshire’s higher education institutions. The New Hampshire Legislative Commission on Post...

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Canadian Court Tells Pro-Life Students They Have no Right to Demonstrate on Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

If these students were leftists, they wouldn’t seek permission, they’d just take over a college building.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Canadian court: No right to free speech for pro-life students

Canada’s hostility to free speech isn’t exactly a secret, but British Columbia’s chief justice just took that government-sanctioned denigration of conscience...

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1984 is Real in Some College Classrooms

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

1984 isn’t just a novel being discussed in college English classes. Some students will have to live in a big brother environment now.

The College Fix reports.

Big brother – and your parents – are watching

The feds have given a Missouri tech scholar $50,000 to develop a facial recognition app that would allow...

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MIT Prof Calls Global Warming Alarmists a Cult

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

This should go over well with the left. Boston radio talker Howie Carr wrote this report for Breitbart.

MIT Climate Scientist: Global Warming Believers a ‘Cult’

An MIT professor of meteorology is dismissing global-warming alarmists as a discredited “cult” whose members are becoming more hysterical as emerging evidence continues to contradict their beliefs.

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Mitt Romney Charges Much Lower College Speaking Fee Than Hillary Clinton

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

Romney is often depicted as a bloodthirsty capitalist. Now compare his campus speaking fee to Hillary’s and see the huge difference as Rosalind S. Helderman and Philip Rucker from The Washington Post report.

Romney’s speaking fee at public university is $50,000, far less than Clinton’s

Mitt Romney will charge Mississippi State University $50,000...

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How Republicans Can Play the ‘Free College’ Game

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:00am

As long as Obama and other Democrats are going to keep playing this game, Republicans need a strategy.

Daniel Oliver of The Federalist has an idea.

Forget College For Everyone: Forgive Student Loans And End Further Subsidies

Both Obama’s and Warren’s populist proposals are meant to make Republicans look like anti-learning skinflints. Two parties...

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How Obama’s Higher Education Tax Credit Misses The Mark

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 9:30am

Do tax credits have any effect on college outcomes? Research says “no.”

Allie Bidwell of U.S. News and World Report writes:

Obama’s Higher Education Tax Credit Reform Misses the Point

Part of President Barack Obama’s tax reform unveiled ahead of Tuesday’s State of the Union address would make changes to a higher education tax...

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Use of “Sugar Daddies” to Pay for College Increases

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00am

Especially in the south, according to this article by Terrance F. Ross of The Atlantic.

Where the Sugar Babies Are

In recent years the rising cost of student debt has given birth to an odd phenomenon: a population of ostensibly generous older men who appear poised to solve the higher-educ...

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Former UT Law Dean Racked Up a $400K Campus Credit Card Bill

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:30pm

Hey big spender

Seems like a lucrative gig.

Jon Cassidy of Watchdog.Org reports:

Ex-UT Law dean’s credit card bill: $400k in four years

For years before a forgivable loan scandal forced him to resign as dean of the University of Texas Law School in 2011, Lawrence Sager was running up annual six-figure bills on a credit card...

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UW-Milwaukee Students Claim Administration Has Taken Control of Student Fees

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

The situation is so serious that there’s a lawsuit.

Lisa Kaiser of Express Milwaukee reported.

UWM Civil Rights Lawsuit Heads to Federal Court

The lawsuit brought by UW-Milwaukee student leaders is now a federal case.
The students argue that the administration of then-Chancellor Michael Lovell violated the University of Wisconsin System’s core value of shared...

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Tufts President Steps Up to Protect Free Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

The President of Tufts University should be applauded. While others demand to limit free speech, President Anthony Monaco has chosen to support the first amendment.

Will the rest of Tufts and other colleges follow his example?

Tufts president promises to protect speech ‘no matter how unpopular or provocative’

Tufts University President Anthony Monaco is...

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Does Obama Want to Tax College Savings Plans?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

It sure looks that way. Why would he want to do such a thing? Streiff of Red State explains.

Obama: Let’s tax college savings plans

In a tax code littered with carve outs, write offs, deductions, and other tomfoolery, damned little of that goes to the middle-class, which I’ll define broadly as anyone...

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Lawmaker in Maine Wants to Create a Board of Higher Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

Some supporters say the creation of a board will save money, but will it?

Mal Leary of Maine’s NPR News Source reports:

Maine Lawmaker Proposes Creating a Unified Board for Higher Education

Among the proposals up for consideration in the Maine Legislature this year is a plan by Lewiston Democrat Peggy Rotundo to consolidate...

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Louisiana Considers Cuts to Higher Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00am

The higher ed bubble cometh.

Julia O’Donoghue of NOLA.com reports.

Louisiana higher education officials talk about potential cuts to colleges and universities

Higher education officials are optimistic that the final cut to Louisiana’s colleges and universities won’t be as high as recently has been suggested, but if it stays up anywhere near the level...

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Two-Time Communist Party Candidate for VP Cashes in at Colleges

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:30am

“We need peace, justice, equality, and socialism for us all.” These are the words Angela Davis used to conclude one of her college speeches.

She’s now cashing in at universities (the latest to be on Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and receiving between $10,000-$20,000 for speaking.

Isn’t she being a little capitalistic?

Notorious Red...

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40 Percent of College Grads Lack Skills for White Collar Jobs

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Obviously, American colleges need more core requirements in gender studies and social justice.

Douglas Belkin reports at the Wall Street Journal.

Test Finds College Graduates Lack Skills for White-Collar Jobs

Four in 10 U.S. college students graduate without the complex reasoning skills to manage white-collar work, according to the results of a test of...

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Microaggressions and the Hypersensitive Generation

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

College Insurrection has consistently covered “microaggressions” and now we return to the popular topic.

This time it is used to introduce today’s college students as the “Hypersensitive Generation.”

Study: colleges ‘full of subtle racism and sexism’

You’ve heard of the “Greatest Generation?” Contemporary college students may become known as the “Hypersensitive Generation.”

A new study by Harvard’s...

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College Newspaper Staff Alleges Threats by School Administrators

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

Remember freedom of the press? It doesn’t look like Northern Michigan University does.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

CLAIM: College newspaper staff threatened by administrators

The staff at Northern Michigan University’s The North Wind student newspaper allege that they are facing intimidation and threatened retribution after filing several Freedom of Information Act...

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Are Nano-Degrees Reshaping College Education?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

So called ‘nano-degrees’, degrees that are quickly completed and highly specialized are being offered more frequently, but will they reshape higher education as we know it?

Forbes reports:

Nano-Degrees as a New Model to Integrate into Higher Education

Last year, AT&T and the online educational organization Udacity teamed up to offer a “nano-degree” that...

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Columbia Prof Cites Abu Ghraib as Excuse for Charlie Hebdo Attack

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is a professor of journalism at Columbia. In a recent appearance on CNN, he raised the claim by two of the Paris terrorists that they were motivated by Abu Ghraib.

Via Weasel Zippers.

 
 
 
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