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Overturned Sex Assault Cases Are Getting Expensive for Colleges

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:00pm

Students who are cleared of sexual assault often sue colleges and that settlement cash adds up fast.

The Independent Women’s Forum reports.

Overturned Sexual Assault “Convictions” Getting Very Expensive for Colleges and Universities

A recent University of Southern California court decision is the eighth so far this year in favor...

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Ninth Circuit’s Ruling Threatens Student Journalism

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:30pm

Unfortunately, last week’s Ninth Circuit ruling did nothing to answer our concerns.

FIRE reports.

Disappointing Student Speech Ruling from Ninth Circuit Threatens Student Journalism

On April 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down its opinion in O’Brien v. Welty, ruling against California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) student...

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Big Reforms Are Needed in Higher Education

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11:00am

In a recent column at Real Clear Politics, Froma Harrop pointed out that big change is needed in higher ed.

Higher Ed Needs Major Disruption

There’s been much talk on the campaign trail about helping students pay for college and not enough about exactly what they’re buying. It’s ludicrous that student debt has...

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LinkedIn Releases New App To Help College Grads Get Jobs

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 9:30am

LinkedIn told VentureBeat that there are 40 million students on the social network.

VentureBeat reports.

LinkedIn’s newest app helps college grads find jobs

For all the talk about its benefit to the “economic graph,” one of the main things LinkedIn is recognized for is being an online resume — it’s a social network that...

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University of Missouri Begins Cutting Jobs

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 8:00am

The fallout from the protests of last fall are having a wide reaching impact.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports.

50 jobs eliminated as University of Missouri cuts hit cleaning, maintenance operations

The University of Missouri will be shaggier and dirtier and faculty will be responsible for taking their own trash to dumpsters under the...

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Coachella Music Festival is “Berniechella” for Millennials

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

Millennials experiencing music, arts, recreational drugs, and politics.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Coachella: Music, drugs, and “Berniechella”?

This year’s Coachella music festival will feature music, arts, recreational drugs, and — thanks to Bernie Sanders — politics. Sanders introduced Run the Jewels, which includes Sanders supporter Killer Mike, via a video message.

Sanders spoke in front...

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Mizzou Protesters Demanded Generators And Fire Pits

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:00pm

Some of the crazy demands made by Mizzou protesters last fall are just coming to light.

Campus Reform reports.

Mizzou students demanded ‘heat and refrigeration’ during November protests

Email correspondences extracted from the University of Missouri’s (Mizzou) system server reveal that participants in last November’s protests demanded generators and a fire pit to keep...

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Former Stanford Dean Shares Skills That Everyone Should Have By Eighteen

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 3:30pm

Welcome to the real world.

Business Insider reports.

Former Stanford dean shares the 8 skills everyone should have by age 18

1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers.

Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store clerks, human resource managers, coworkers, bank tellers, health care providers, bus drivers, mechanics — in the real world.

The crutch:...

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Prager University – Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist looks at the real science behind climate change.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities…but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans...

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The Millennial Vote Preview For New York

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:30pm

How will the youth vote in the Empire State?

Red Alert Politics reports.

Millennial vote preview: New York

After weeks of campaigning, Tuesday’s New York primary will play an important electoral role for the first time in decades.

CBS Radio spoke with six young Democratic voters on Friday, three...

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Washington College Offers Students Debt Relief

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:00am

Is this the beginning of a new trend or an isolated incident?

The Washington Post reports.

Washington College gives graduating seniors a parting gift: Debt reduction

Before the class of 2016 receives diplomas from Washington College this May, the liberal arts school in Chestertown, Md., will give them a memorable graduation gift: money to...

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Cornell Student Assembly Concludes Race-Based Elections Are A Good Idea

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 9:30am

Regardless of the preexisting presence of a minority liaison and women’s issues liaison, the members of the Student Assembly pine for more.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Student Assembly Ponders ‘Restructuring’ and Concludes Race-Based Elections are a Good Idea

On Thursday, April 7th, the Student Assembly (SA) hosted a public forum on its present...

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College Student Claims He Was Thrown Off Flight For Speaking Arabic

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 8:00am

This story has lawsuit written all over it.

FOX News reports.

Calif. student claims he was kicked off Southwest flight for speaking Arabic

An Iraq-born University of California-Berkeley student has claimed he was told to leave a Southwest Airlines flight earlier this month after another passenger overheard him speaking Arabic.

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, 26, says he...

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College Students Can’t Take A Joke

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Posted by    Monday, April 18, 2016 at 6:30pm

They just don’t like free speech.

Reason reports.

Comedy, College, and the Fight to Save Free Speech: Can We Take a Joke?

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of millennials believe it would be appropriate for the government to restrict speech that offends minority groups. This mindset is...

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College-Bound Waitress Gets $1,000 Tip

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Posted by    Monday, April 18, 2016 at 5:00pm

Here’s a feel-good story to kick off the week.

FOX News reported.

Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress – a $1,000 tip.

Alesha Palmer says she was so stunned by...

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Liberal Millennial News Sites Are Collapsing

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Posted by    Monday, April 18, 2016 at 3:30pm

Many forced layoffs have occurred.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Crash and burn? Liberal millennial news sites are failing

Liberal millennial websites are having a rough start to 2016. Ad revenue is collapsing, layoffs are increasing, and let’s face it — there are only so many stories involving cat GIFs or 90s nostalgia that can...

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Here’s One Reason College Loans Are So Expensive

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Posted by    Monday, April 18, 2016 at 2:00pm

Tim Worstall of Forbes makes an excellent point about the high price of college loans.

Memo To Hillary And Bernie: Student Loans Are Expensive Because Student Loans Are Risky

That politicians who are running for office are going to find things about the current state of the world that they will then fix...

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Are College Sports In A Bubble?

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Posted by    Monday, April 18, 2016 at 12:30pm

This kind of spending is not sustainable.

USA Today reports.

Can college athletics continue to spend like this?

Bubble, in a sports context, typically refers to college basketball teams with middling résumés, or perhaps the sort of gum that comes with trading cards. Economist Andrew Zimbalist suggests college sports may be facing a bubble...

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University at Buffalo Mistakenly Sends 5,000 Students Acceptance Emails

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Posted by    Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00am

This seems to happen a few times a year. Schools have to be more careful.

ABC News reports.

University Mistakenly Sends 5,000 Students Acceptance Emails

More than 5,000 prospective students have mistakenly been notified by email that they’ve been accepted into an upstate New York university.

University at Buffalo spokesman John DellaContrada says the mistaken...

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Case Western Reserve University Latino Students Angry About ‘Triggering’ Skit

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Posted by    Monday, April 18, 2016 at 9:30am

The fraternity now finds itself under investigation.

The College Fix reports.

Fraternity under investigation for wearing sombreros, mentioning Trump’s border wall plans in skit

The Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Case Western Reserve University is under investigation by their national office and the campus office of student affairs, and Latino students on campus are...

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UCSD “Victimized” By Pro-Trump Signs

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Posted by    Monday, April 18, 2016 at 8:00am

The campus Trump meltdown continues apace.

KOGO News reports.

UCSD “Victimized” By Pro-Trump Signs (Pictures)

If you visit UCSD on any given day, you will see a variety of Obama, Sanders, and Clinton promotional materials. Chalking statements and causes on the ground at UCSD is pretty routine and accepted – some would say...

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Thousands Of College Students Put Into Waitlist Limbo

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Posted by    Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 5:00pm

For colleges, wait lists provide peace of mind during admission season, enabling enrollment chiefs to plug unexpected holes in a class.

The Washington Post reports.

Top colleges put thousands of applicants in wait-list limbo, and some won’t admit any

Apollo Yong, 17, a student at Washington-Lee High School, at his home in Arlington, Va....

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