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Student Debt: The Bane of Today’s Doctoral Students

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Posted by    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

Jordan Weissmann, senior associate editor at The Atlantic, reviews an under-reported aspect of the Higher Education Bubble in a detailed look at the numbers for debt-burdened doctoral students (hat-tip, Instapundit).

College debt. Law school debt. Medical school debt. These are all topics that have been hashed over ad nauseam in the past...

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UC Berkeley Prof Claims Republicans Use Racist Tactics to Win White Voters

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Posted by    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is there any end to this kind of thing?

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Prof: Republicans Use Discreet Racist Tactics To Win White Voters

A new book written by Ian Haney López, a UC Berkeley law professor, claims Republican politicians use a discreet racist language to speak to white voters and ga...

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86 Yale fraternity members sued over fatal accident at tailgate party

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Posted by    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

A tailgating party at a Harvard-Yale football game was the scene of a tragic accident in 2011, and the family members of the victim are now bringing a lawsuit against the allegedly involved fraternity members.

Eighty-six current and former members of a Yale University fraternity are being sued over a deadly tailgating...

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The Twisted Priorities of the Modern Language Association

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Posted by    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Jonathan Marks of Commentary Magazine points to two pictures that capture the priorities of the Modern Language Association. Click the links in the excerpt below to see them.

Misplaced Priorities in Academia: A Tale of Two Pictures

Toward the top of his piece on the debate about Israel at this year’s Modern Language...

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UCLA produces statement on confidentiality, protection of faculty research records

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Posted by    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9:30am

Following recent open records requests targeting controversial professors at other institutions, the University od California Los Angeles releases its mission statement regarding the protection of privacy of scholarly communications.

Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty has the details:

Saying that “frivolous” open records requests for faculty members’ emails and other communicati...

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Common Core Instructs Teachers to Say All Right-Wing Groups are Fascist

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Posted by    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:00am

Like George Will said, Common Core is designed to advance the progressive agenda.

Grae Stafford of The Daily Caller reports.

Teachers ‘instructed’ to teach ‘all right wing extremist groups’ are fascist [VIDEO]

Hillsdale pr...

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President Obama to Focus on College Costs during Second Term

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Posted by    Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

Given the massive failures now associated with Obamacare, college students and their parents will take cold comfort in learning about President Obama’s new policy priority.

Warner Todd Huston of Breitbart files this report.

The White House announced that President Obama and First Lady Michelle are to host an event focused on the costs...

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Job Prospects for College Grads in Two Charts

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Posted by    Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Since our recent scary chart post seemed popular, I thought I’d follow up with more graphics.

Thanks to Jordan Weissmann of The Atlantic.

The Growth of College Grads in Dead-End Jobs (in 2 Graphs)

These post-recession years have not been gentle on young college grads, and by now, you’ve heard plenty of stories about...

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George Washington U. Student: Get Angry At Obama, Support Snowden

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Posted by    Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

One of the primary reasons that Obama’s approval numbers among college students has plummeted is his use of the National Security Agency’s and its policies and practices of spying utilizing social media resources.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio is using this anger to inspire fellow scholars to get active.

Last June, we...

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George Will – Common Core is Designed to Advance the Progressive Agenda

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Posted by    Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

People seem to be catching on to that fact but it’s reassuring to hear it from someone with George Will’s intellect.

Doubts over Common Core

Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical...

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As Membership Declines, Wisconsin Teachers Unions Consider Merger

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Posted by    Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 11:00am

This news offers proof that Governor Scott Walker’s reforms were steps in the right direction.

The the corporate world, mergers are generally considered a sign of confidence, as companies seek to expand their operations. Within organized labor, by contrast, they’re often a sign of weakness. The latter is certainly the case with...

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Democrats Push In-State Tuition Rates for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 9:30am

Naturally. What incentive does anyone have to become a United States citizen legally?

The College Fix reports.

Dem Bill Incentivizes In-State Tuition Rates For Illegal Immigrants

Democrats introduced a bill Thursday to reward states that allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition with more federal financial aid, The Hill

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Rural Schools Targeted by Obama Administration during Sequestration

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Posted by College Insurrection    Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 8:00am

File this story under “Political Thuggery”.

A new report released by the Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee argues that the Obama administration went “out of its to make sequestration as ‘painful as possible’” by retroactively stripping rural schools in struggling communities of their federal funding.

The Obama administration simultaneously handed out...

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Remains of Ancient University in India Revealed

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Posted by    Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

One wonders if the students at this campus were concerned about the rising tuition costs and health insurance.

A story in India Today details an interesting archeological discovery of an ancient university, which is now home to two of the nation’s current institutions.

Remains of an ancient university have been discovered in Bihar,...

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Left-Wing Academics Console Each Other at Modern Language Association

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Posted by    Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

Apparently, their failure to boycott Israel wasn’t the only thing to be sad about at the MLA convention.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Left-Wing Support Group

It’s odd watching a group of left-wing academics buck up each other’s spirits after they’ve encountered the cold, cruel world outside academe. Such a gathering...

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6 more former Atlanta Public Schools employees admit to test-cheating

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Posted by    Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

We covered the cheating scandal associated with the Atlanta Public School system when reviewing an article entitled “An Epidemic of Cheating.”

Now it looks like 6 former employees of th...

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TV’s Most Famous Professor Dies at Age 89

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Posted by    Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

When I heard that actor Russell Johnson had passed away, I emailed Leslie and told her that I really wanted to cover this story. I grew up watching Gilligan’s Island and the Professor was my favorite character. Leslie felt the same way so we’re both sad about his passing.

CNN reported.

‘Gilligan’s Island’...

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College offers course on “The Grateful Dead”

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Posted by    Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00am

Given the music preferences for today’s college students, perhaps the scholars who proposed a new course for one South Carolina college thought this topic might be suited for ancient history?

College students who also happen to be fans of the Grateful Dead may share their appreciation for this legendary rock band’s eclectic...

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Conservative Students Barred From Campus MLK Meeting at Dartmouth

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Posted by    Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Alternate post title: Liberal students completely dishonor the memory and life work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Positively outrageous.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

At Dartmouth, Conservative Students Barred From Campus MLK Meeting

Two conservative Dartmouth College students who tried to attend campus activists’ strategy meeting on how to mark the Dr. Martin Luther...

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Florida State U. plans to scalp company that made an offensive T-shirt

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Posted by    Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Recently, we reported that a liberal writer called the Florida State Seminoles the ‘Champions of Racist Mascots’.

That seems to have hurt the PC-sensibilities of administrators, as the school is now t...

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