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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.

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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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Illinois College and University Presidents Live in Fantasy World of Lavish Perks

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00am

These must be nice jobs to have.

Chicago Tribune reports.

Report: Illinois college chiefs living in ‘fantasy world of lavish perks’

Illinois community college and university presidents are enjoying a “fantasy world of lavish perks” — including housing allowances, cars, club memberships and generous bonuses — as part of sometimes secret deals that show...

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Not One Word About U. of Michigan Coach Harbaugh’s Private Meeting With Muslim Students

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

University of Mich. Coach Harbaugh met with Muslim students who were offended by the Coach’s tweet expressing support for the film, ‘American Sniper.’ Closed to the press, it seems all parties involved have no desire to discuss what transpired in that meeting.

Fox News reports:

University of Mich. Coach Harbaugh, Muslim students mum...

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Snowden Talks Ethics of Whistleblowing to Stanford Students

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

Nice chatting with you Ed!

Stanford Daily reports.

Edward Snowden talks ethics of whistleblowing

Edward Snowden, former NSA infrastructure analyst turned whistleblower, spoke on May 15 to Cubberley Auditorium to discuss the philosophical tensions of whistleblowing and government surveillance. The 2015 Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker, Snowden spoke via video conference from Moscow.

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Columbia ‘Mattress Girl’ saga continues as another allegation is toast

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

Yesterday, it was revealed yet another seemingly false allegation of sexual misconduct levied against Paul Nungesser was dismissed by Columbia University. This makes four sexual assault “accusations” against Nungesser that are now toast.

Nungesser was accused of rape by Columbia’s famed ‘Mattress Girl’ Emma Sulkowicz. Sulkowicz carried her mattress around to...

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Getting College Credit from AP Scores Could Get Easier

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Colleges are often strict about giving out credit but they lose tuition money.

Chicago Tribune reports.

Getting AP college credit in high school might get easier

After spending an entire morning last week taking Advanced Placement exams in hopes of earning college credit while still in high school, a group of northwest suburban students...

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Prager University – Do You Understand the Electoral College?

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Posted by    Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is part two of a special series this week. See part one here.

In this video, Tara Ross explains how the electoral college works and why we use it.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Right now, there’s a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It’s called the...

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