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Audit Finds Questionable Expenses at University of Nebraska

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems there was a lot of air travel upgrading going on in the last year.

Chris Dunker at the Columbus Telegram:

University’s first-class world travel slammed in audit

An audit of travel expenses submitted by University of Nebraska employees found overpriced first-class flights, oceanfront hotel stays and other violations of university policy and...

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Ammo for the #WarOnMen: Study Says Students Give Male Profs Better Evaluations

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:00am

Providing more ammunition for the continuing campus “War on Men”, a new study claims that male professors are apt to get better evaluations than female counterparts.

Rumor had it the author of the study is Lena Dunham.

Students tend to give better evaluations to their professors if they think they’re male instead of...

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UVA Enters Damage Control Mode Over Rolling Stone Rape Story

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 9:30am

The administration at University of Virginia is beginning to realize the school has been tarnished by Rolling Stone’s sloppy and factually challenged report on a gang rape.

FOX News reports.

University chairman decries “drive by” journalism in wake of Rolling Stone rape article

The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is...

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Police Union Blasts U. Pennsylvania President for Joining “die-in”

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Posted by    Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 8:00am

We reported that University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann ended up joining student protesters in a “die-in”  after they crashed her  holiday party.

Looks like there has been unintended consequences.

A Pennsylvania police union is slamming University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann after officers witnessed her participate in a “die-in” protest led...

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Harvard’s Dining Services Admits Politics went into SodaStream Decision

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

Harvard’s Dining Services is now admitting the obvious.

In the face of criticism over a spring decision to suspend purchases from an Israeli soda water company with a presence in the West Bank, a Harvard University Dining Services spokesperson wrote in a statement Thursday that HUDS “mistakenly factored political concerns” into the...

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‘Framework’ for Higher Ed Rating System Released by Education Department

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

The framework is short on details and transparency but this is the Obama administration we’re talking about here.

FOX News reported.

Education Department releases ‘framework’ for higher-ed rating system

The Education Department released a “framework” Friday for how it will rate more than 7,000 colleges and universities across the nation.

The institutions were hoping the...

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Emerson College Offers Minor in Comedy

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is not a joke.

Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix has the story:

That degree is a joke: You can minor in comedy at Emerson College

Boston’s Emerson College, the alma mater of comedy kings such as Jay Leno, is now offering its students the opportunity to minor in comedy.

According to a release...

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Prof: Trigger Warnings are Preventing Rape Law From Being Taught

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

So leftist tropes like “trigger warnings” are now interfering in the process of education. Who could have guessed such a thing would happen?

Ashley Dobson of Red Alert Politics reports.

‘Trigger warnings’ prevent professors from teaching rape law

The anti-rape culture movement and an excessive need for “trigger warnings” are preventing law professors from...

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U. of Chicago Black Co-ed Offers Glimpse into “Black Rage”

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00am

University of Chicago student Nina Katemauswa offers a glimpse into the race-based thinking fueling many of the campus protests that are occurring nationwide.

…Black is still black.

For once you are born black, there is no growing up—only growing in. Every year you are encouraged to retreat more and more into yourself and...

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U. Michigan’s Anti-Discrimination Policy Doesn’t Cover Students’ Political Views

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 9:30am

But maybe it should. Do you think Republican students feel comfortable after a member of the faculty wrote that it’s OK to hate Republicans?

Greg Piper of the College Fix:

The University of Michigan is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to buffoonish attacks on anyone who departs from progressive orthodoxy.

Today’s...

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U. New Mexico Football Players Plan to Sue University Over Sexual Assault Investigation

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8:00am

These cases just keep on piling up:

Stephen Edwards at The College Fix has the story:

Football players plan to sue university for ‘shoddy’ sexual-assault investigation

Two University of New Mexico football players and another student plan to sue the school for how it investigated sexual-assault allegations against...

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Civil Rights Group Outraged at Bowdoin’s ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Outrage

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

One civil rights group is outraged at Bowdoin College’s outrageous punishment of students who dressed up as pilgrims and American Indians for a Thanksgiving party – calling it “cultural appropriation”

In an email shared with The College Fix, Michael Meyers, executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition, wrote to...

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Debunking the Myth of Evil Fraternities

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a recent column for Politico, writer Peg Tyre defended fraternities from the many stereotypes which are heaped upon them.

Don’t Blame the Frats

This year’s monster: Fraternities. As Gawker put it, “No fraternity, no gang rape.” As the Guardian said, “It’s time to talk about banning fraternities.” Bloomberg View decided: “On balance,...

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Michigan Daily Student Columnist Gets Fired for Satirical Article

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is an update to this story. All of a sudden, the editors decided that the writer’s long running columns in both the Michigan Daily and The Michigan Review were a “conflict of interest.”

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

‘Michigan Daily’: We fired column...

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America’s Oldest Black College on the Brink of Financial Collapse

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Cheyney University is about to succumb to the effects of the higher ed bubble.

David Dekok of Reuters reports.

Oldest U.S. black college on verge of financial collapse

The nation’s oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to...

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UCLA Students Hold Town Hall About Alleged Police Brutality and to Draft Demands

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

About this time of year, most college students are focused on finals.

However, at the University of California – Los Angeles, many of them are drafting grievance demands instead.

I wonder if the grades they get this semester are dependent on the quality of their grievances.

More than 100 individuals at a student-led town...

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George Mason U. Students Sign Petition to Make Jon Gruber Secretary of Defense

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00am

Dan Joseph of MRCTV recently visited George Mason University and asked students to sign a petition supporting Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber for secretary of defense.

Not all the students he asked would sign but 12 of them did.

From CNS News.

 
 
 
 

UC San Diego Researchers Say Minimum Wage Increase Cost 1.4 Million Jobs

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 9:30am

“Wow, I never expected that!” said the federal government, who apparently do not have a single economist on staff.

Here’s more from the College Fix:

UC-San Diego researchers: 1.4 million jobs lost because of minimum-wage hikes

The federal minimum-wage hikes between 2007 and 2009 were accompanied by severe drops in the “employment-to-population ratio” for...

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Marquette University Suspends Conservative Prof From Campus Over Gay Marriage Flap

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:00am

Dissent from the liberal position will not be tolerated.

Turning Point USA reported.

BREAKING: Conservative professor banned from campus!

Marquette University has banned a tenured professor, John McAdams, from Marquette University until further notice. This is because he published a controversial blog post about another professor, Cheryl Abbate, who told a student, “If you...

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WSJ Finance Expert: College Kids Should Have Some “Skin in the Game”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Darla Kashian is vice president-financial adviser at RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis.

In The Wall Street Journal, she offers some sage advice about students’ education costs.

…Children are more likely to value the educational opportunity they’ve been given if they have some skin in the game. Taking responsibility for funding part of one’s...

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Does Higher Ed Have an ‘Adjunctification’ Problem?

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

Rob Jenkins of the Chronicle of Higher Education seems to think so.

Straight Talk About ‘Adjunctification’

It’s unclear precisely when the term “adjunctification” was borne. It’s mentioned as far back as 2000 in articles about the job market in the humanities. Linda Collins used the phrase in a speech in 2002 when she...

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Oberlin Prof Gives Brilliant Response to a Ferguson Related Request for Exam Delays

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

To summarize: “No.”

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Prof’s epic response to Ferguson-related exam delay request

It’s probably safe to assume to that Oberlin student Della Kurzer-Zlotnick was not prepared for her professor’s response when she asked him about delaying exams due to Ferguson-related stress.

Seemingly anointing herself a (white) spokesperson...

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