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Morgan State Journalism Dean: Free Speech Doesn’t Protect Offensive Images of Mohammad

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is a journalism dean. He has a weird interpretation of the first amendment.

Alexandra Zimmern of the College Fix reported.

Journalism dean: Free speech doesn’t protect offensive images of Mohammad

Free speech attorney says scholar is way off the mark

DeWayne Wickham, dean and distinguished professor of journalism at Morgan State University, published an...

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Condoleezza Rice To Lead Education Advocacy Group Founded By Jeb Bush

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

The former Secretary of State begins a new adventure with the Bush family.

Andrew Ujifusa of Education Week writes:

Condoleezza Rice Tapped to Lead K-12 Advocacy Group Founded by Jeb Bush

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been picked to be the next leader of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the influential...

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Has a Strange Way of Showing Concern for Campus Rape

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

It loos like senator Kirsten Gillibrand has taken up campus rape as an issue. Perhaps she should think about how she shows support.

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports. Hat tip to Instapundit.

Shame On Gillibrand

Apart from Claire McCaskill, no senator has more aggressively advocated weakening due process protections for students accused...

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Pennsylvania Experiments With New Tuition System

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Considering scrapping their flat-rate tuition system, Pennsylvania begins experimenting with charging by the credit hour.

Jan Murphy of Penn Live writes:

More tuition experiments being tried at State System of Higher Education universities

Bloomsburg University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are going to be the latest state universities to test the idea of scrapping...

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When College Life Imitates Art

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9:30am

In a new post at See Thru Edu, Robert Paquette compares the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with some of the “theater” we’ve been seeing on college campuses.

Hamilton College Professor: School’s Latest ‘Lie’

In the movie version of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, “Big...

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Phone Records Linked to Frat After Duke Rape

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00am

A rape linked with Greek life has led to the suspension of a fraternity at Duke.

Warrants: Phone records associate fraternity members with Duke rape case

Search warrants released Thursday indicate how investigators are piecing together a second-degree rape case involving a Duke University student who reported being assaulted after attending an off-campus...

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Newly Minted Texas Governor Makes Education A Priority

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Governor Abbott made education a priority in his inaugural address saying a a cookie cutter approach was not the best path forward.

Eleanor Dearman of the Daily Texan Online writes:

Abbott, Patrick focus on education and border security in inauguration speeches

“We will promote policies that limit the growth of government — not the...

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Campus Police at Most Public Universities Now Armed With Guns

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

According to this report from FOX News, private universities are following suit.

Report: Nearly all police armed on public campuses; experts say private schools exploring idea

Nearly all campus police officers at public universities now carry guns, pepper spray and other weapons, according to a new Justice Department report, and experts say more...

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Penn Bioethicists Want to Bring Back Mental Asylums

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

A return of mental asylums is being proposed by bioethicists at the University of Pennsylvania. Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer has the story.

Penn bioethicists call for return of mental asylums

In a paper that is bound to generate controversy, three University of Pennsylvania bioethicists argue in a medical journal this week for...

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Non-Profit Organization Offers Freshmen a Year of Free College Online

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

In the real world, this is what free college looks like. This would be a great opportunity for students who aren’t sure if they’re ready for the huge financial commitment of going to college.

Rudy Takala of CNS News reports.

Education Venture to Offer ‘Freshman Year for Free’ Online

The non-profit Modern States Education...

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Would Standardized Online Classes Increase Higher Education Efficiency?

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

With more enrolling in online classes, would standardization increase efficiency or prove more problematic?

CCAP writes at Forbes:

Standardized Online Classes Would Lead Toward Increased Efficency in Higher Education

Colleges and universities are offering more and more online classes to their students. Textbook companies like Pearson PLC are beginning to standardize these classes by...

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‘Problem of Whiteness’ Course at Arizona State Taught by White Professor

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2015 at 11:00am

From the “you can’t make stuff like this up” department.

Lauren Clark of Campus Reform reports.

White professor teaches ‘problem of whiteness’ course at Arizona State

At Arizona State University (ASU), students can now learn about the “problem of whiteness” in America.

The public university is offering an English class to its students this semester...

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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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