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Yale Grad Students Claim They Need More Therapists on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 12:30pm

Too many people at Yale are having a crisis.

The New Haven Register reports.

Yale grad students say mental health care in ‘crisis’, university adds therapists

Alyssa Battistoni, a fourth-year doctoral student in political science at Yale University, felt depressed two years ago and went to Yale Health to seek out a therapist.

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Employers Are Raising Education Requirements

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Posted by    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 11:00am

A growing number of employers are requiring applicants to have a college degree.

Chicago Tribune reports.

No college degree? That’s a growing hurdle to getting hired

Employers are raising their educational requirements for new hires, a trend that troubles workforce development experts who say it puts jobs out of reach of those who need...

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Social Justice Enters the Classroom at Cornell

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Posted by    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:30am

Here’s a glimpse at something that’s happening on campuses around the country.

The Cornell Review reports.

Social Justice in the Classroom at Cornell

There is no way to deny that each and every day I wake up on this beautiful campus, I’m proud to be a Cornellian. The opportunities that we all have here...

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North Carolina First-Graders Take ‘Field Trip’ To Black Lives Matter Rally

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Posted by    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 8:00am

Yes, during the school day.

The College Fix reports.

Teacher takes first-graders on ‘field trip’ to Black Lives Matter rally

Stef Bernal-Martinez, a self-described “Radical Queer Progressive Educator” at Central Park School for Children in Durham, North Carolina, took her entire first grade class to a local Black Lives Matter rally this past Thursday.

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University of California Merced Stabbing Suspect Had ISIS Propaganda

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 5:00pm

He began his preparations for the attack at least one week in advance.

Fox News reports.

FBI: California college stabbing suspect may have been self-radicalized, had ISIS propaganda

The California college student who stabbed four people last fall in a campus spree that ended when he was killed by campus police had ISIS propaganda...

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Brown University Students Protest Black Transgender Speaker

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 3:30pm

Why? Because she supports Israel. These students are so pathetic.

The Blaze reports.

Brown University Students Protest Black Transgender Speaker — but for a Completely Unrelated Reason

A speech by an LGBTQ activist at Brown University was cancelled after students protested the event because it w...

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Risky Colleges May Have To Post Letters Of Credit

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00pm

Education Department may soon tell more colleges to set aside money to cover federal loan discharges and other costs.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

As federal loan forgiveness jumps, Education Department may require more risky colleges to post letters of credit

As the U.S. Department of Education forgives thousands of loans students took out to...

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Williams College President Bans Opinions He Doesn’t Like From Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 12:30pm

Another college becomes part of the anti-free speech movement.

The College Fix reported.

Williams College president doubles down on banning opinions he doesn’t like from campus

The president of Williams College isn’t very good at debating.

It explains his half-assed reply to the head of the National Association of Scholars, who questioned Adam Falk’s decision to ...

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San Jose State University Library Attack Brings Up Safety and Accessibility

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00am

Many campus libraries are open to those with no affiliation with the colleges and are proud of that tradition.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

San Jose State University library attack highlights safety issues

Around 9 p.m. on March 8 a woman — mid-50s, no affiliation with San Jose State University — was wash...

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Grinnell College Wins FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:30am

Students have to be very careful about what they say at this school.

The FIRE blog reports.

Speech Code of the Month: Grinnell College

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for March 2016: Grinnell College in Iowa.

FIRE recently downgraded Grinnell College to our poorest, “red light” speech code rating for a “bias-motivated...

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Iowa City High School Student Gets Kicked Out of Hillary Clinton Event

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Posted by    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8:00am

She accidentally called the Democratic front-runner “Monica” at a press conference.

Student reporter accidentally calls Hillary, ‘Monica,’ gets booted out of event

Saying the wrong name during sex could get someone kicked out of the bedroom; mistaking Hillary Clinton’s name with a woman who had an affair with her husband will get you...

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Job Market Worse For Millennials In Europe

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 6:30pm

Across the EU, youth unemployment has reached 22 percent.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Millennial misery: Bad in America, worse in Europe

As tough as the job market is for millennials, it could be worse: they could be European.

“The European Union is failing its young,” according to a report from the Intergenerational Foundation, with high...

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Demand for Vegan Food at Colleges in Minnesota Drives up Meal Prices

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00pm

Everyone is going to pay a little more at some schools in Minnesota so a few can enjoy Vegan food.

ABC 5 reports.

Demand for Vegan, Allergen-Free Foods on College Campuses Drives Meal Price Increases

Some universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will see price incre...

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How To Overcome College Applications Anxiety

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 3:30pm

Five things that can help.

USA Today reports.

How to overcome college application fears

What do werewolves, zombies and the college application process have in common? If you’re like a lot of people, all three of these things strike fear in your heart. Most applicants have at least some apprehension about applying, and some...

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University of Missouri Agrees to Review From Outside Group

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 2:00pm

The University of Missouri has to do something, their enrollment is tanking.

FOX News in St. Louis reports.

University of Missouri approves of outside review of system

The University of Missouri approves of a proposed outside review of the system’s operations and rules.

Vice President for University Relations Steve Knorr said the university supported the...

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College Presidents Give Obama Poor Grades

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12:30pm

His worst areas were regulation, college affordability, and research support.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Poll: Not even college presidents think Obama is doing a good job

When university presidents were asked about President Obama’s performance on higher education, the response was tepid.

University presidents are naively optimistic about race relations on their campuses, but they...

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Students at the University of Arizona Issue Left Wing Demands

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:00am

Items include a $500,000 diversity budget. That’s realistic, huh?

Robby Soave writes at the Daily Beast.

Freedom of Thought Is on Life Support at the University of Arizona

Are student-protesters trying to bankrupt their universities? If activists at the University of Arizona get everything they want—including a whopping $500,000 diversity budget—the administration would have...

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University of Minnesota-Morris Students Form Satanist Group To Battle Conservatives

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9:30am

Now, this is creepy.

The College Fix reports.

Student Satanist group forms to combat conservative students on campus

So this is creepy and troubling: A gay student Satanist group formed to combat a growing conservative movement at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Apparently there is a bunch of “gay devil worshipers” on campus and they seek...

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University of Georgia Students Protest Campus Carry

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Posted by    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:00am

We’ve come to this. Students demanding less freedom.

The Red and Black reports.

Backpackin’ heat: University community takes stand against campus carry

Professors use trigger warnings to alert students of explicit or sensitive materials contained in syllabi, powerpoint slides and assigned textbooks.

“And now I’m afraid I’m going to need literal trigger warnings when I’m...

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Farmingdale State College Went On Lockdown Over A Toy Lightsaber

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Posted by    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:30pm

Police investigated a 911 call about someone with a rifle in the parking lot.

Time reports.

New York College Goes on Lockdown After Toy Lightsaber Is Mistaken for a Rifle

A college in East Farmingdale, N.Y., went on lockdown Wednesday morning following reports of gun on campus that turned out to be just a...

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University of Cincinnati Prof Arrested for Trading Child Pornography

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Posted by    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 5:00pm

This guy is going to be put away for a long time.

The Daily Caller reports.

Cincy Professor Admits To FBI He Traded Child Porn ‘Every Day’ For Years

A professor at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is looking at a stiff prison term after FBI agents arrested him and he told them he’d...

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Colleges Lack a Diversity of Ideas

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Posted by    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:30pm

When it comes to the free expression of ideas does the interest in diversity seem to retreat.

Accuracy In Academia reports.

Colleges Are All For Diversity — Except When It Comes To Ideas

ALEXANDRIA, VA — When it comes to “diversity,” American colleges and universities are eager to embrace differences in race, ethnic background,...

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