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Study Says Students Are Having Less Sex

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:30pm

And when they are doin’ it, they’re doin’ it with their friends:

‘Students Today Are Having Less Sex’ Than 20 Years Ago, Study Says

Are today’s college students more – gasp – chaste than anyone thought?

Not quite, but they’re also not sex fiends compared to 20 years ago, according to a new study from...

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Indiana University Student Killed on Plane Downed Over Ukraine

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:00am

It sounds like this young woman had a bright future ahead of her. What a sad and maddening tragedy.

From USA Today.

Indiana University student among 298 dead in crash

An Indiana University student from the Netherlands was on board the Malaysian airliner shot down Thursday in eastern Ukraine, university officials said Friday.

Karlijn Keijzer,...

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NYC Pushing to Get Rid of Merit-Based Admissions for Prestigious High Schools

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:30am

Due to declining enrollment rates of blacks and Hispanics at the eight prestigious high schools in NYC—among them Stuyvesant High School and the Bronx School of Science—there is a growing push to change the admissions process from one based exclusively on test scores to more “holistic” and subjective standards.

The NAACP and...

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Investigation Leads to Major Drug Bust at Gettysburg College

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:00am

If you’re selling drugs on campus, you’re not only committing a crime you’re wasting other people’s time and money.

Lauren Linhard of the Hanover Evening Sun reported.

Drug bust leads Gettysburg College to sanction 27 students

More than 25 students were found to have violated Gettysburg College’s policy, resulting in expulsions, suspensions and dismissals...

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NYU Prof’s Global Warming Solution: Genetically Engineer Humans to be Shorter, Eat Less Meat

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is no joke.

From YoungConservatives:

NYU Professor’s “solution” for global warming is literally one of the most insane things ever…

Matthew Liao, director of the Bioethics Programme at New York University, says we should combat global warming by genetically engineering humans so they are shorter and allergic...

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Nude Photos of Student-Athlete Leaked on Social Media at Henderson State University

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

To make matters worse, the student in the pictures is an incoming freshman. Whoever shared the photos deserves to be punished but this story serves as a reminder – Don’t take nude photos of yourself!

Josh Berry of Arkansas Matters reported.

Nude Student-Athlete Photos Shared with University on Social Media

A student athlete gets...

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U. Wisconsin Madison Plans to take Diversity into account while Grading

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

According to a recent ‘diversity plan’ prepared by the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the university plans to push for ‘proportional participation’ of minorities in all aspects of the university — including, but not limited to, ‘the distribution of grades.’ This may be as benign as a some minority-targeted tutoring programs,...

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Bomb Scare Shuts Down Campus of U. Louisiana at Lafayette

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Even though it’s summer, there are thousands of students on campus for summer school so this was a serious situation.

From Yahoo News.

Bomb scare shuts down Louisiana university campus

One of Louisiana’s largest universities told students to stay in on-campus apartments or go home after police found a suspicious device in a nearby...

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Harvard Prof Blames US Foreign Policy for Downed Malaysian Plane

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Kennedy School of Government professor Stephen Walt rails on about how the United States and the European Union (the EU has a foriegn policy?) should have done more to keep the Ukraine as a “neutral buffer state” and integrate it into the EU.

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Marco Rubio Introduces Bipartisan Student Loan Bill

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:30am

Rather than using the student loan issue to score points for his party, Rubio is working with other members of congress to try to solve problems.

He deserves a lot of credit for that.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

Rubio Introduces Bipartisan Student Loan Bill

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has introduced a...

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Plea Bargaining: Prof Recounts Experiences with Grade Negotiations

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Posted by    Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:00am

Ron Lipsman, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, recounts his most recent experiences in what he terms to be “plea bargaining for better grades,” which reflects a shift in student attitudes that has developed over the past decade.

…Two generations ago, such an approach to a professor by a...

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In response to rising costs, private colleges resort to steeper discounts

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

File this story under “The Free Market”.

Private colleges are continuing unabated their strategy of setting high sticker prices while giving most of their students steep discounts, according to the latest survey of private colleges by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

The colleges, many of which are struggling to...

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Let Student Loan Debt be Erased via Bankruptcy

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

At first glance this may seem like a liberal idea but the writer is Ike Brannon, a member of the George W. Bush Institute.

From the Weekly Standard.

‘Student Loan Relief Now’

My father is one of the reasons that student loans cannot normally be discharged via bankruptcy. Such an outcome was never his...

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Due Process for College Students Accused of Sexual Assault Still Under Attack

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Dartmouth College is currently hosting a ‘Summit on Sexual Assault’, a conference seeking to “educate campus and community on sexual assault prevention.” But, surprising absolutely no one, the list of speakers includes absolutely no one critical about the handling of due process in these investigations.

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Mercer University Student Offers Conservative Immigration Solutions

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

In a new post at the College Conservative, David Greenberg offers some advice on our current immigration crisis.

Conservative Immigration Solutions

Conservatives of every age and type get it – amnesty is a bad idea. It sends the wrong moral message and could increase the burden of the welfare state. After these important...

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Vaportini is ‘Game Changer’ for college binge drinking scene

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00am

The Vaportini is a device that allows users to inhale alcohol directly into the bloodstream. It has yet to gain high-level exposure to the college binge drinking scene, but already frat bros are saying it “completely changes the game.”

Jennifer Retter of USA Today reported:

Vaportini craze: Will it hit the college scene?

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U. Connecticut to Pay $1.3 million for Sexual Assault Settlement

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 9:30am

That’s an awful lot of money for a college to lose. Especially in this economic environment.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Major Sexual Assault Settlement

The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to five current and former students to settle a federal lawsuit that accused the university...

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What Can College Football Learn From Major League Soccer?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 8:00am

A lot, apparently.

As attendance at college football games and Major League Soccer (MLS) matches trend in opposite directions (spoiler: soccer is on the way up), college football programs from University of Florida to Oklahoma State are turning to MLS teams and Sporting Innovations, a sports technology firm, for new ideas.

Ben Cohen...

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Religious Institutions in Danger of Losing Accreditation

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Gordon College in Massachusetts and Trinity Western University in British Columbia are both having their accreditation reviewed over their policies regarding gay and lesbian students and faculty.

Is it ethical to use accreditation — traditionally a judge of a college’s competency and credibility — to enforce the currently popular cultural worldview? Or...

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Marygrove College in Detroit Opens Doors to Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

If you’re an American citizen, you pay a significant amount in tuition to attend Marygrove College. Enter the country illegally and you can attend for free.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

College opens doors as asylum for illegal immigrants

Marygrove College President David Fike has opened his school as a “refuge” for illegal...

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Fighting Back Against Ohio State University’s Gun Bans

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

Students for Concealed Carry and Ohioans for Concealed Carry have filed suit against OSU, which prohibits students from storing guns in locked cars or carrying them at off-campus university events — violating Ohio State law, if not the Second Amendment.

Matt Lamb at The College Fix has the story:

Ohio State Can’t Ban...

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Moody’s Issues More Bad News for Higher Education

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Posted by    Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

We recently reported that college credit downgrades outnumber upgrades according to Moody’s. The Chronicle of Higher Education is now reporting more bad news from the agency.

Don Troop has the story.

Moody’s Issues Negative Outlook for Higher Education

On the heels of a similarly downcast assessment by Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service has...

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