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Valdosta State University American Flag Protests Continue

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

The saga continues.

Jon Shirek and Michael King report for :

Flag protests continue at Valdosta State University

ATLANTA (WXIA) — Tense times continue at Valdosta State University after an internet video became viral showing protesters trampling on the US flag, and a military veteran taking the flag away from the protestors and scuffling...

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Democrats Pressure Hillary Clinton to Push for ‘Debt-Free College’

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

As you can probably guess, the whole idea of ‘debt-free college’ comes from the Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

Phillip Rucker of the Washington Post reported.

Liberal Democrats pressure Clinton to advocate ‘debt-free college’

Liberal leaders are pressuring Hillary Rodham Clinton advocate a national plan for “debt-free college” in her presidential campaign, part...

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Sexual Assault Survey Leaves Students Feeling Victimized

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

A survey causes problems on college campuses.

Fox News reports.

‘Explicit’ survey on sex assault leaves college students feeling victimized

A survey being conducted at nearly 30 major universities to gauge the true scope of sexual abuse in college is so rife with “explicit” language that it is “opening wounds” and “triggering” flashbacks in...

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Student Government at Johns Hopkins University Bans Chick-fil-A from Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00am

These students have decided that Chick-fil-A is intolerant and they won’t tolerate it.

Andrew Guernsey reports at National Review.

The Johns Hopkins Chick-fil-A Ban and the Coming Gay-Marriage Witch Hunt

A new spirit of intolerance has arisen on the Johns Hopkins University campus, and conservative Christians are the targets. The JHU student government’s vote...

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Check Out the Current Average Salaries of College Grads

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 9:30am

See the real numbers below.

Time Money reports.

Here’s What the Average Grad Makes Right Out of College

Income for new bachelor’s degree holders varies widely depending on college major.

Students who graduated college in the class of 2014 earned median starting salaries of $45,478, according to a new report from the National Association of...

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Berkeley Students Block Campus Gate Intimidating and Harassing Others

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00am

The students claim they were trying to raise awareness of police brutality which you’ll find very ironic if you watch this video.

The Daily Californian has more.

Students block Sather Gate to protest police brutality, express campus climate concerns

A group of about 50 students and some community members gathered at Sather Gate on...

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Conference on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ cancelled at Queen’s University

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

Potential security risks caused the cancellation of a discussion on the French Satirical paper.

Aine McMahon reports for The Irish Times:

Queen’s University conference on Charlie Hebdo ‘cancelled’

A conference about the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo that was set to take place at Queen’s University Belfast has allegedly been cancelled because of a...

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College Students Won’t Take Sexual Assault Survey Because it’s ‘Triggering’

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

I could understand if students claimed the survey was an invasion of privacy but triggering? Really?

Julianne Stanford of the College Fix reported.

Students refuse to take national sexual-assault survey because it’s ‘triggering’

Others accuse their school of trying to keep victims from taking the survey

This month, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness month,...

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University of Queensland Offers Course on Science of Climate Denial

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

Hopefully they’ll start with the fact that ‘climate denial’ itself is a misnomer. I’ve never seen an instance where anyone denies the existence of weather…

Dana Nuccitelli reports for The Guardian:

University offering free online course to demolish climate denial

The course coordinator is John Cook, University of Queensland Global Change Institute climate communication...

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Cornell Athletes Run on Chocolate Milk

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

Cornell’s dairy has a healthy relationship with the athletics department.

Seth Berkman of the New York Times.

Cornell’s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap

ITHACA, N.Y. — Throughout the school year, Cornell’s strength and conditioning center is filled with a chorus of clanging weights and thumping rock music.

Posters in the entrance to the center instruct...

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College of DuPage Trustees and Administrators used Scholarship Money at High-End Restaurant

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

Scholarship money ended up being used for alcohol!

The Chicago Tribune reports.

College of DuPage trustees, administrators bill alcohol to foundation

College of DuPage trustees and senior administrators used a separate — and previously undisclosed — account at the campus’ high-end restaurant to charge thousands of dollars in alcohol to a foundation intended to...

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Hispanic Americans are Least Worried About Paying for College

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:00am

Every ethnic group in America is concerned about being able to afford college but Hispanics worry the least.

From the Latin Post.

Hispanics More Confident in Ability to Pay for College Than Most Americans – Gallup

The majority of Hispanics in the United States are optimistic about higher education, saying that they think college...

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UCSB Student Discusses the Hate Aimed at Jewish Students During Divestment Vote

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 9:30am

The details are shocking.

Margaux Gundzik writes to the editor of The Bottom Line.

Letter to the Editor: A Hollow Victory for the Jewish Community

Last night, UCSB’s student senate met to discuss and vote on a student-written resolution calling for the divestment from companies that aid the Israeli Defense Forces. According to its...

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Oberlin Feminists Behave Like Children at Christina Hoff Sommers Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00am

Some people just aren’t mature enough for college. The feminists of Oberlin College are a good example.

As we reported yesterday, Christina Hoff Sommers was invited to speak by the Oberlin Republicans and Libertarians.

Take a look at what happened, via Twitchy.

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Is Dr. Oz’s Position at Columbia University in Jeopardy?

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30pm

10 physicians have called for Columbia University’s medical school to fire Dr. Oz.

ABC News reports:

Dr. Oz Fires Back After Calls for Him to Lose Columbia University Position

 
 
 
 

Prof Encourages Colleges to Defend the Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

We could use a lot more of this in higher education.

Shelby Emmett of the FIRE blog reports.

Professor to Colleges: Summon the Courage to Defend the Constitution

This week, Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor of history and education at New York University, authored an essay for Inside Higher Ed in which he criticizes colleges...

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Why College Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

A California university is working to raise awareness on the importance of sleep.

Tyler Kingkade write for the Huffington Post:

College Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep. These Universities Are Trying To Change That

The University of California-Los Angeles recently hosted a series of events on campus to raise awareness about the importance of sleep,...

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Prager University – Why You Should Love Fossil Fuel

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress talks about all the ways life and the environment have improved for humans as the result of fossil fuels.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Every year on Earth Day we learn how bad humanity’s economic development is for the...

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Reed College Student Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse and Harassment Allegations

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

He says he is not guilty. Now, read what he is accused of doing.

Oregon Live reports.

Reed College student Jeremiah True pleads not guilty to sex abuse, harassment allegations

Jeremiah Luther Josiah True, a 20-year-old student from Reed College, pleaded not guilty Friday to allegations that he inappropriately touched two young women during...

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University in Jamaica Plants First Legal Marijuana Crop

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Bob Marley and Peter Tosh would be proud today.

Fox News Latino reports.

Jamaican university plants first legal marijuana crop

Seeds for the first legal marijuana crop were sown at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica on Monday, a few days after the amendments to the bill decriminalizing...

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Ohio Working to Make College Cheaper

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 9:30am

Will the plan work?

The News-Herald reports.

Ohio politicians working on lowering college costs

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s governor and key state legislators agree that college affordability is a priority, although they are offering different approaches.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that universities are likely to feel the pinch after House Republicans and Gov. John Kasich agree...

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American Sniper Controversy Moves to Northern Illinois University

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Muslim students at the school are protesting a showing of the film.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Get ready for another ‘American Sniper’ protest by Muslim students

This time it’s happening at Northern Illinois University, where a veterans group will screen the film about Chris Kyle as “part...

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