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Two Former College Presidents Discuss Higher Education’s Problems

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 3:30pm

What should be done?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Authors discuss new book on higher education’s problems, real and imagined

Bachelor’s degrees should be completed in three years. MOOCs should replace general education. Coding boot camps are the game changer. College should be free. Internships are more important than instruction. Eliminate administrative bloat and higher...

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University of North Dakota Prof Calls 911 Over ROTC on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

Sometimes the special snowflakes on campus are the professors. This is unreal.

The Grand Forks Herald has the story.

LETTER: Military maneuvers startle already-stressed UND campus

Apparently, it’s not enough that UND’s administration is attacking the quality of education by cutting programs and experienced faculty and jacking class sizes. Now, we must also feel...

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Detroit Begins Program For Free College Degrees

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 12:30pm

It provides Detroit high school graduates a tuition-free path to an associate’s degree.

The Detroit News reports.

Detroit launches free college degree program

Detroit — Permanent funding is on the way for a program that is providing Detroit high school graduates a tuition-free path to an associate’s degree, along with a pilot program to...

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Very Few “Entrepreneurship Professors” Have Started Businesses

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:00am

This will remind you of that scene in Back to School when Rodney Dangerfield schools the business professor on real life.

The Captain Capitalism blog reports.

Only 1/3 of “Entrepreneurship Professors” Ever Started Companies

I quit my research early only after 31 data points.

And the reason I quit my research early is, frankly, because...

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Gwinnett College President Says Blast Might Be Linked to Sewer Gas

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 9:30am

He says there’s no indication of foul play.

ABC News reports.

College President: Blast May Be Linked to Sewer Gases

The president of an Atlanta-area college says an explosion that seriously injured a food worker could be linked to a buildup of gases in a sewer line.

A statement from Georgia Gwinnett College President Stas...

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Safe Spaces Prevent The Point of Going to College

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:00am

If you can’t hear challenging ideas without a safe space, why are you even at college?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

How ‘Safe Spaces’ Stifle Ideas

In After Virtue, the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre suggests that, when a culture is in good shape, its condition will have much to do with the robust arguments...

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Brown University Sets Up First-Generation College Student Center

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6:30pm

First-generation students comprise about 16 percent of Brown’s undergraduate student body.

Washington Times reports.

Brown to open center for first-generation college students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Brown University is opening a center for its students who are the first in their families to attend college.

The Ivy League school is set to open a First-Generation...

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Should Universities Have Affirmative Action for Conservative Professors?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:00pm

There’s certainly a lack of conservative professors at American colleges. Would this help?

The Los Angeles Times reports.

Do universities need affirmative action for conservative professors?

Even though we are conservative professors, we’ve argued publicly that conservative attacks on universities are too often overheated and counterproductive. Nonetheless, liberals shouldn’t pretend that academia is untouched...

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Health Inspectors Find Mice and Roaches in Brooklyn College Cafeteria

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 3:30pm

Brooklyn College students vented their disgust on social media.

New York Post reports.

Officials find ‘mice and roaches’ in Brooklyn College eatery

City health inspectors shuttered a Brooklyn College cafeteria for two days after finding roaches, mice and filth flies.

A Tuesday inspection flunked the Boylan Hall cafeteria, citing a smorgasbord of violations, including unsanitary...

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Prager University – America’s Socialist Origins

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video for Prager University, history professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton explains how America’s early settlements tried social communism but decided against it due to starvation.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early...

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Lorain County Community College Sells Itself On Supporting Business

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:30pm

It created a new training center focused specifically on sales.

Crain’s Cleveland Business reports.

Community college selling itself as business tool

Lorain County Community College in Elyria is adding to its suite of services directly supporting the local business community with a new training center focused specifically on sales.

The new Richard Desich Sales Institute...

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Jewish Frat House at Brown University Covered With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:00am

It’s interesting that you rarely hear about incidents like this in the mainstream media.

Campus Reform reports.

UPDATE: Jewish frat covered in anti-Semitic graffiti at Brown University

UPDATE: The Brown Daily Herald reports that the graffiti in Marcy House said, “Gay will die,” and “Holocaust 2.0.”

Both Beta Rho Pi and Zeta Delta Xi released...

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Is The ‘Union of White Cornell Students’ A Hoax?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:30am

It “also plan[s] to host a white students’ march and initiate a speaker series.”

The College Fix reports.

A big hoax? ‘Union of White Cornell Students’ says it will march, issue demands

The Cornell Daily Sun held an interview this past Wednesday with two supposed members of the group “Union of White Cornell Students.”

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George Mason University Students Arrested for Having Bomb Making Materials in Dorm

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:00am

Early reports offer no possible motivation for the students’ actions but we’ll be following this story.

FOX 5 in DC reports.

3 arrested after bomb-making materials found in George Mason University dorm room

Three students have been arrested after a drug and explosives investigation on the campus of George Mason University.

Officials say there is...

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College Students Forced To Live Beyond Their Means

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:30pm

Where are the students getting the money for this?

Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

College pushes students to live beyond their means

The lazy rivers. The dining hall steakhouse. The hot tubs. The dazzling fitness centers. Journalists who cover higher education love these lists of amenities in student housing, and readers love to hate...

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U. Kansas Prof Keeps Job After Investigation Over Racial Slur

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

This professor used a bad word in class as part of a lesson which sparked an investigation. Now it’s over and she’s keeping her job.

FOX News reports.

University of Kansas professor keeps job after using racial slur in class

A four-month investigation into a University of Kansas professor who used a racial slur...

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Colleges Are Recruiting Undocumented Students

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

The students are called DREAMers after the proposed federal DREAM Act.

Red Alert Politics reports.

College actively recruiting undocumented students

Those young immigrants who are undocumented and living here illegally may be seeing a rise in their opportunities, rather than fears of uncertain fates. ABC News recently profiled Western New Mexico University, a small...

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U. New Mexico Seal Called Racist for Not Having Indians On It

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

This is just further proof that the left is never satisfied. Something will always be wrong.

The Daily Caller reports.

University Of New Mexico Seal Denounced As Racist For Not Having Indians On It

Student activists at the University of New Mexico (UNM) are demanding that the school abolish...

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Brevard College Students Find Dead Body on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 12:30pm

Officials confirm two students found a body behind this building on the eastern side of campus.

Fox 8 reports.

Body found on college campus in North Carolina

BREVARD, N.C. — The Brevard police chief has confirmed the body discovered Friday night near Brevard College was in fact located on the campus, according to WLOS.

Chief...

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American University Student Body Candidates Promise 24-Hour Counseling

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Are these students really so fragile that they need 24 hour counseling?

The College Fix reports.

American University candidates promise snowflakes 24-hour counseling, more ‘inclusion’

It’s election season at American University, and candidates for student body president are telling students exactly what they want to hear: Your lives are hard, and we care.

The Eagle reports...

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Disruptive Classmates Lower Future Earnings

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 9:30am

A bad classmates can hurt you.

Joanne Jacobs reports.

Disruptive kids lower classmates’ future earnings

Exposure to a disruptive classmate in elementary school reduces earnings at age 26 by 3 to 4 percent, according to a working paper, The Long-Run Effects of Disruptive Peers.

One disruptive student in a class of 25 also lowers high...

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Student Expelled From Palestinian University for Hugging Fiancé

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Posted by    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8:00am

Wow. Talk about strict rules of conduct.

The Jerusalem Post reports.

Palestinian university expels student for hugging fiancé

In the first case of its kind, a Palestinian university on Sunday expelled a student who hugged his fiancé on campus.

The Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie in Tulkarem accused the student of “immodest conduct” during a...

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