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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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Clemson Ends Student Occupation With Arrests

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Posted by    Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:30pm

This is one protest that was over almost as soon as it started.

The Daily Caller reports.

Clemson Swiftly Ends Students’ Building ‘Occupation’ With Trespassing Arrests

Students at Clemson University who refused to leave a campus building they had attempted to occupy experienced a surprise — and a bitter taste of the cruel, real...

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College Students That Took The Spotlight During Election Season

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Posted by    Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:00pm

Here is the top five so far in this 2016 election season.

USA Today reports.

5 college students who owned the spotlight this election season

Presidential candidate John Kasich stepped messily into a discussion of sexual assault on campuses on Friday when he advised women not to attend parties “where there is a lot...

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Middle Eastern Students Wonder if They’ll be Safe at Idaho State

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Posted by    Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 12:30pm

Someone should let these students know American campuses will bend over backwards to make them feel safe.

They do that for all students.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Middle Eastern Students Ask, Is Idaho State Safe?

About 50 Idaho State University students from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have reported that their homes have been burglarized over a period...

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College Kids Talk Identity

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Posted by    Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:00am

Things get very interesting.

National Review reports.

Watch: College Kids Can’t Explain Why a Short White Man Isn’t a Tall Asian Woman

From the Family Policy Institute of Washington comes this amusing video, where a conversation about gender-neutral bathrooms turns into something a bit more interesting:

Watch as the students struggle to explain why an...

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Student Journalists Fight Censorship on Campuses Nationwide

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Posted by    Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 9:30am

Maybe this will change the war on free speech in higher ed.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Student journalists battling censorship on campuses nationwide

Freedom of the press on campus has garnered plenty of attention with incidents at the University of Missouri and Wesleyan University. Yet the two incidents “...

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South Portland High School Teachers Mock Student’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat

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Posted by    Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 8:00am

An assistant principal had suggested that Mullen should leave the hat home.

The College Fix reports.

Teachers mock high school student’s ‘Make America Great Again’ hat

Three weeks ago at South Portland High School in Maine, student Connor Mullen began wearing a hat with the popular Donald Trump campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”...

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Mississippi State Students Want State Flag Removed For Being Offensive

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Posted by    Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 5:00pm

Students are just looking for things to be offended about now.

Campus Reform reports.

Mississippi students demand state flag be removed from campus because ‘it’s offensive’

Students at Mississippi State University (MSU) protested outside of the president’s office Wednesday, demanding the state flag be taken down from its post on campus because of its...

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Ted Cruz’s College Roommate Needs To Get Over Himself

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Posted by    Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 3:30pm

Thought you had a bad roommate?

National Review reports.

Ted Cruz’s College Roommate from Hell

Some people never grow out of college. Meet Craig Mazin, currently America’s most famous roommate.

Mazin is an alumnus of Princeton University, class of 1992, and he has done well for himself. He’s...

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Clemson University Gets FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00pm

Clemson has some pretty tough sexual harassment rules.

The FIRE blog reports.

Speech Code of the Month: Clemson University

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for April 2016: Clemson University.

At Clemson, sexual harassment is defined as “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” including “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other...

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Harvard Club Broke Public Silence To Attack Administration

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Posted by    Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:30pm

While the Porcellian has historically kept a low profile, Storey wrote that present circumstances drove the club to make public statements.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

In Most Extensive Comments in Centuries, Porcellian Club Criticizes Final Club Scrutiny

The Porcellian Club, Harvard’s oldest final club, broke its public silence Tuesday for the first time in...

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Black Students Claim Trump Chalking by College Republicans is a Hate Crime

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Posted by    Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00am

The campus Trump panic is getting pretty silly.

The College Fix reports.

Trump chalking by College Republicans is a ‘hate crime,’ black students claim

Chalking threatens our tax-exempt status, DePaul warns

Chalk messages triggered not just students but faculty and staff at the nation’s largest Catholic university.

DePaul University’s Black Student Union accused its College Republicans...

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Community Colleges Explore Online As An Effort To Retain Students

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Posted by    Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:30am

Improving economy leads to lower enrollments at community colleges, report shows. Can online programs help stanch the flow?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Study explores online learning trends at community colleges

Online courses have for years driven enrollment growth at community colleges, but as more students take their chances in the job market, institutions face...

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College Cancels Debate Because a Conservative Was Participating

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Posted by    Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00am

The left always claims to be about fairness. How does this figure into that concept?

The Daily Caller reports.

College Cancels Debate Between Conservative And Liberal BECAUSE CONSERVATIVE WAS PARTICIPATING

At the last minute, officials at the State University of New York at New Paltz curtly canceled a planned campus debate between a notable...

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The Attack On The Common Application

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Posted by    Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:30pm

Common Application, the standardized form that has risen in popularity and is now accepted by more than 600 colleges, including all the Ivy League universities

The New York Times reports.

Common Application Saturates the College Admissions Market, Critics Say

As the news rippled across the web last week that a Long Island student had...

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