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Colorado College Scholarships to be Funded by Weed

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Posted by    Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00am

Legal pot gets slightly more expensive as voters approve a 5 percent excise tax.

The Denver Post reports.

New in Colorado: College scholarships funded by weed

A Colorado county that boasts the world s largest outdoor marijuana farm and has been actively courting the new pot industry has approved the world s first marijuana-funded...

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Joe Biden to Begin College Speaking Tour

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

To commemorate the one year anniversary of the White House’s sexual assault preventive initiative, Joe Biden is heading out on a college campus speaking tour.

From USA Today:

Biden goes back to college to promote ‘It’s on Us’

Over a year after the White House rolled out its sexual assault prevention initiative It’s on...

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Battle Between Department of Education and College Accreditors Heats Up

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

A fight brewing centering around allegations that college accreditation entities have failed to hold high education accountable has spilled over into the Department of Education.

From ProPublica:

Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability from College Accreditors

The U.S. Department of Education announced new transparency measures for college accreditors today, encouraging the organizations to focus...

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Amherst College Mascot Under Fire for Not Being Diverse Enough

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

There’s just no end to this, is there?

The New York Times reports.

At Amherst College, Some Say It’s the Mascot’s Turn to Embrace Diversity

The Amherst homecoming game had all the trappings of a classic day at this prestigious liberal arts college: a home team victory, cheering alumni and the scent of charred...

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Feminists Continue to Demand Investigation of ‘Sexism’ on Social Media

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

If the investigation happens, what will be the preferred punishment for those found guilty?

The College Fix reports.

Feminists threaten Virginia university for not investigating ‘sexism’ on social media

‘We appreciate any guidance’ from the feds

The anonymous social-media app Yik Yak may be facing its biggest thre...

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SAT Scores Delayed due to Electronic System

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

Some applying for early decision may not get their scores on time.

NBC News reports.

College Applicants’ SAT Scores Delayed Due to Electronic Snafu

As if taking the SAT and ACT wasn’t stressful enough.

College hopefuls who recently took the standardized tests were informed some schools with a November 1 deadline for early decision may...

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Board of Small Technical College Becomes Newsworthy for Lack of Diversity

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:00am

The board of a small college lacks diversity? Quick! Someone do something!

Ashley A. Smith reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Board Tussle Over Race

At Milwaukee Area Technical College, more than half of the students are from the city of Milwaukee. Most are minorities. And low income. Yet many at the college are concerned...

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The Smart Way to Transfer Colleges

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 9:30am

You could come out financially ahead.

Time Money reports.

3 Smart Moves for Transferring to Another College

Courtney Fitch began her college career at prestigious Smith College. But reputation doesn’t necessarily translate to an ideal fit.

“While it is a great school, it was not the right place for me,” says the now 26-year-old consultant....

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Poll Shows Conservative Students More Likely to be Antagonized on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:00am

It takes real guts to be a conservative college student these days.

This piece by Paul Bedard pf the Washington Examiner shows it.

Zip it: GOP students ‘intimidated’ on campus, say views less tolerated

The rise of the Tea Party and a rowdy 2016 Republican presidential primary has d...

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Faculty at California State University Threaten Strike

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

Nearly 95% of the faculty union voted in favor of a strike if the union and the university are unable to come to an agreement over faculty pay.

The San Jose Mercury News reports:

California State University faculty threaten to strike

SAN JOSE — The union representing California State University’s 25,000 faculty members has...

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Jill Biden On Why Community College is One of The America’s Best Kept Secrets

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

What do you think?

From AOL.com:

Exclusive: Dr. Jill Biden explains why community college is ‘one of America’s best-kept secrets’

Thousands of high schoolers on Saturday will slide into desks at test centers across the country and put their pencils down to mark what may be their first real push toward higher education.

But the...

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Hillary Clinton Struggles to Win Over Millennials and Young Women

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

Funny how you don’t see the MSM mentioning this very often, huh?

Red Alert Politics reports.

Hillary Clinton is struggling to win over millennials and young women

It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton has a problem with...

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Eureka College Student Government Won’t Recognize Conservative Student Groups

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is where President Ronald Reagan went to college.

Peter Fricke of Campus Reform reports.

Student govt. at Ronald Reagan’s alma mater reluctant to recognize conservative groups

A student at Eureka College, Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, claims that his efforts to establish conservative groups on campus have been stymied by nitpicking from the school’s...

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Professors Get Fat Subsidies for Books No Will Read

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

Millions are spent by universities to subsidize their own academic presses.

The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy reports.

Stop the Presses! Or, At Least, Stop Their Subsidies!

Many universities, public and private, have an affiliated press. Examples include Harvard University Press, University of Michigan Press, Duke University Press, and, the focus...

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Harvard Sex Week is Pretty Much Everything You’d Expect

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 11:00am

What do events like this have to do with the pursuit of knowledge through education?

The College Fix reports.

Harvard Sex Week: 13,000 condoms, 1,200 bottles of lube, and ‘BDSM in the dorm’ lesson

Harvard University will soon mark its annual “Sex Week” observance, which this year features a workshop on how to navigate...

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Pima Community College Is Censoring Faculty Interacting with Journalists

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 9:30am

The administration is censoring.

FIRE reports.

Pima Community College Imposes Restrictive Media Policy on Faculty

In the era of social media and around-the-clock journalism, it’s no surprise that colleges and universities have become hypersensitive to their public image. FIRE has long been fighting administrative overreach and censorship perpetrated in the name of “branding.”

These image-conscious...

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UNC-Wilmington Prof to Students – You Have No Right to Not be Offended

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8:00am

Professor Mike Adams apparently made this the subject of his first class of the year. We could use more people like this in academia.

He reprinted his remarks at Townhall.

Get Out of My Class and Leave America

Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before...

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Are Rising College Tuition Prices Finally Leveling Off?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 6:30pm

After a decade of surging prices, the steep tuition climb may finally be over.

From Boston.com:

High rising college tuition might be leveling off

Even though students at four-year public colleges and universities pay 40 percent more for school than their peers did a decade ago, college costs seem...

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Protesters Shout Down Israeli Professor at U. Minnesota Law School

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 5:00pm

Tolerance.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection.

Protesters shout down Israeli Professor at U. Minnesota law school

Moshe Halbertal is a law professor at New York University, and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Hebrew University in Israel. He lectures widely on the ethics of war, particularly asymetric war of the type...

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LGBT Student Activists Shut Down LGBT Film Screening for Being too White

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 3:30pm

Nothing is ever enough for the left. The cycle of outrage just goes on and on.

The College Fix reports.

LGBT student activists shut down LGBT film screening because it’s too white

The film Stonewall shows a fictionalized grand opening of the gay-rights movement, but in a bid for commercial success, the filmmaker allegedly replaced (historical)...

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Campus Anti-Koch Movement Being Funded by Wealthy Liberal Groups

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 2:00pm

The left has convinced itself that the Kochs are evil, no matter how untrue it is. They’re also using big money from liberal groups to promote an anti-Koch campaign at colleges.

Lachlan Markay reports at the Washington Free Beacon.

Deep-Pocketed Donors Behind Campus Anti-Koch Movement

Liberal foundations financing a nonprofit news venture that is...

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Watters’ World Shows More Cornell University Footage

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is a week after Fox News was kicked off campus.

The Cornell Review reports.

Fox News Releases More Watters’ World Cornell Video

More footage from Fox News’ recent visit to Cornell’s campus aired on tonight’s O’Reilly Factor.

Last week, Jesse Watters of Fox News released video of him interviewing Cornell students about a Cornell...

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