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Michelle Obama Urges Activism in Commencement Speech at Oberlin

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Of course. If there’s one thing that no one associates with Oberlin, it’s liberal activism.

David Knowles of Bloomberg reports.

Michelle Obama Urges Activism in Oberlin College Commencement Speech

First lady Michelle Obama had a message for the graduates of Oberlin College on Monday: Get to work.

“I want to urge you to actively seek...

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Students at University of Oregon May Get University Health Care Plan

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

The University of Oregon is considering rolling out a student health care plan that’s Obamacare friendly.

According to the The Register-Guard:

University of Oregon considers creating UOCare, its own self-insured student health plan

The University of Oregon is proposing to create its own health insurance plans — UOCare —...

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Islamic University Draws Backlash in Italy

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

Italians aren’t too thrilled with plans for a new university in their backyard.

Newsweek reports:

Odd School Ties: Islamic University Creates Backlash in Italy

Perched on the heel of Italy’s “boot,” the town of Lecce has long been known for its comely churches and intricate Baroque buildings. Today, however, the “Florence of the South”...

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Syracuse University Attempts to Get its Finances in Order

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

It looks like Syracuse is trying to avoid being consumed by the higher ed bubble. Good for them.

Syracuse.com reports.

After years of losing money, Syracuse University tightens its belt and its mission

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud grew up outside of Rochester. The lesson of Eastman Kodak is part of his DNA.

He does...

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Robert De Niro to NYU Grads – You’re F**ked

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

Robert De Niro probably deserves credit for honesty, though his choice of words could have been better.

Daniel NUssbaum of Breitbart reported.

De Niro to Graduating Class: You’re F**ked

Robert De Niro delivered the commencement speech to graduates of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts on Friday, opening up his remarks with a blunt...

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Over 500 UC Alumni Pushing for Measures to Fight Campus Antisemitism

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

Students need to be protected.

The College Fix reports.

Over 500 UC alumni urge adoption of measures to fight campus antisemitism

More than 500 University of California alumni have joined 23 organizations in requesting that UC President Janet Napolitano “adopt a number of measures to rein in antisemitic acts against students.”

One of these is...

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Nancy Pelosi Tells College Grads to Find Strength in Diversity

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00am

The former house speaker gave a commencement speech at San Jose State University.

Mark Hensch of The Hill reported.

Pelosi to new grads: Find strength in diversity

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) instructed the Class of 2015 on Saturday to celebrate America’s history as a cultural melting pot.

“Our founders had confidence in a...

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Drake College of Business is Closing

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:30am

Another college planning to close.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Notoriety and Now Closure

Just a few years ago New Jersey-based Drake College of Business was seeing record growth and opening its second location. But now the for-profit institution, with a campuses in Elizabeth and Newark, will close its doors.

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Student Debt is Going to Play a Role in the 2016 Election

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 8:00am

Since student debt is now over a trillion dollars, it’s hard to see how this wouldn’t be an election issue.

Douglas Belkin of the Wall Street Journal reported.

Student Debt Is Hot Topic for 2016 Field

The rise in college costs—and student-loan burdens—is breaking through...

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How This University is Helping Blind Students With Math

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is the kind of thing we love to see from our institutions of higher education.

The Washington Times reports:

University begins project to help blind students with math

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Until he was 13, Logan Prickett did everything a normal child did.

However, anaphylactic reaction to contrast dye in an MRI test...

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Jon Bon Jovi Busts Out Guitar During Commencement Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

Rutgers-Camden students got a special performance during their graduation ceremony this year.

Fox News reported.

New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi addresses Rutgers-Camden graduates with new song

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has a new song of graduation advice.

He broke it out Thursday while giving a commencement address for Rutgers University’s Camden campus.

In verse, he...

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Climate Activists Still Hounding Edinburgh University

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

Climate activists have set their crosshairs on Edinburgh University.

The Guardian reports:

Climate activists attack Edinburgh University’s stance on fossil fuels

A group of academics and climate activists from around the world has condemned the University of Edinburgh’s refusal to divest from fossil fuel companies, saying that its arguments for not doing so are...

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College Coeds Go Topless to Protest Indecency Laws

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

Because patriarchy or something, right?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Crowd of college coeds go topless in quad to protest indecency laws

A crowd of female UC San Diego students took off their shirts and bras and hung around a grassy quad with their breasts exposed Wednesday in a protest against indecency laws.

The coeds...

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Free Agency in College Football

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Football in college is more like the pros now.

Bleacher Report reports.

Everett Golson and the New Free Agency in College Football

In the end, the only things missing from The Decision: Everett Golson-style were Jim Gray and ESPN. But it’s one thing waiting for the world’s greatest professional basketball player, LeBron James, to...

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Student Sues College Over ‘Permission’ Requirement for Gun Rights Sign

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 9:30am

Some colleges seem to have trouble with the first and second amendments.

Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Student Sues College After Gun Rights Sign Needed ‘Special Permission’

A student at a Texas college filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming administrators shut down her free speech event that included a gun rights...

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UC President Wants to Adopt State Department Anti-Semitism Definition

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Though it may likely be called a violation of the first amendment.

FIRE reports.

State Department’s Anti-Semitism Definition Would Likely Violate First Amendment on Public Campuses

In a radio interview yesterday, University of California (UC) President Janet Napolitano stated that she believes the UC system should adopt the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism....

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College Grads Look to Expensive Coding Classes in Hopes of Getting a Job

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Even ivy league grads having difficulty finding a job are turning to expensive coding classes in the hopes they’ll then be poised to find a job.

Bloomberg reports:

Nice Ivy League Degree. Now if You Want a Job, Go to Code School

In a Boston basement that houses a new kind of vocational training...

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University of Wisconsin to Hold Symposium: How to Become ‘a Thief in the University’

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Skills that any college student needs to learn, right?

David Hookstead of the College Fix reports.

Univ. of Wisconsin symposium to teach how to become ‘a thief in the university’

An upcoming workshop scheduled to take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to teach campus radicals and socialists how...

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WATCH: Students Think Speaker Boehner Should Resign Because of ‘Deflategate’

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

Campus Reform’s Editor-In-Chief, Caleb Bonham has another man on the street video that is more than face-palm worthy. Their latest takes place on the University of Colorado.

Take a look:

VIDEO: Students think John Boehner should resign because of ‘Deflategate’

 
 
 
 

Boston University Prof Impersonated Another Woman on Adult Website

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

This woman’s new job at BU is off to a very rough start.

Boston.com reported.

Incoming Boston University professor talks about the time she impersonated another woman online

Incoming Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2008 after she made a fake account for another woman on an adult...

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New Haven Charter School Has 100 Percent College Acceptance Rate

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00am

Congratulations Class of 2015!

Fox CT reports.

New Haven charter school celebrates 100 percent college acceptance for graduates

NEW HAVEN – For the sixth consecutive year, New Haven’s Achievement First Amistad High School hosted Senior Signing Day, which had nothing to do with athletic scholarships. Instead, it is a ceremony for the school’s seniors...

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Matthew McConaughey Gets Standing Ovation at University of Houston

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:30am

Kind of surprising, given the message in his speech.

Barbara Boland of the Washington Examiner.

Actor Matthew McConaughey receives standing ovation from grads: Don’t be a victim, life’s not fair

“Congratulations class of 2015,” Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey told the graduating class at the University of Houston Friday. “Life’s not fair. It never was,...

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