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University of Houston Now Ranked No. 1 In The Country

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

And you probably won’t guess why…

The University of Houston claimed a new honor in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings. Now rated number one in the country for having the best online graduate education programs, this Texan dark horse has earned the right to boast.

Elizabeth Rhodes from Culture Map Houston writes:

University of Houston takes...

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Almost 300 Stanford Professors Sign Letter Urging Divestment from Fossil Fuels

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

Because the world can run on rainbows and good intentions, right?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Nearly 300 Stanford professors call for divestment from fossil fuels

The Guardian reports that nearly 300 professors at Stanford University have signed a letter urging the president and board of trustees to divest from fossil fuels.

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Mom and Dad I am Studying Abroad in… Cuba

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

Saying that just got a lot more common after the announcement by President Obama to normalize relations with Cuba.

Find out more about studying abroad in Cuba from our friends at the Dartmouth Review with this article by Ashwath M. Srikanth.

College Announces Cuban Study Abroad Program

Dartmouth will soon add another destination to...

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President Obama Finds Time to Save College Sports

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Having fixed the economy, healthcare and global terrorism, President Obama is now dealing with the important issue of college sports.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

President Obama Decides To Save College Sports

President Obama has found time in his busy schedule of not-really-terrorist terrorists and global warming to “save” college sports.

Obama will...

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Student with Autism Kicked Out of College For Supposed Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

A student with autism has been kicked out of college for sexually assaulting another student. The vile act that caused the student to be kicked out?

A hug and a kiss on top of the scalp (something Joe Biden did recently) after mistaking another student for one of his friends.

Student With Autism...

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Prager University – Are Israeli Settlements the Barrier to Peace?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 11:00am

In a word? No.

Professor Alan Dershowitz explains why in a new video from Prager University.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Is Israel’s policy of building civilian communities in the West Bank the reason there’s no peace agreement with the Palestinians? Or would there still be no peace even if Israel removed all of...

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Everything’s Bigger In Texas, Including College Tuition

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9:30am

Is deregulation to blame?

While the Texas economy rages on, tuition prices continue to climb.

Benjamin Wermund of the Houston Chronicle reports:

Tuition on the rise at Texas universities

Students attending Texas public colleges now are paying a much higher price for their education than they would have a decade ago.

Tuition at universities in Texas has skyrocketed, and...

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UVA Reinstates Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity After Police Investigation Finds Nothing

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:00am

The members of this fraternity not only deserve a heartfelt apology from UVA, they also deserve to be the new owners of Rolling Stone magazine.

I hope they’ve hired a good lawyer.

UVA released a statement today.

Phi Kappa Psi Reinstated at the University of Virginia

The Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fr...

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Who Was Behind Obama’s “Free” Community College Plan?

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

Every plan has a mastermind; this one is no exception.

Behind every major policy initiative are influencers, lobbyists, interest groups, and the like. So who was behind Obama’s “free” community college plan?

Katherine Mangan and Beckie Supiano of The Chronicle of Higher Education write:

The Players Who Influenced Obama’s Free-College Plan

The White House proposal to provide free community-college tuition to millions of students...

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Obamacare Causes Work Hour Problems on College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

This has actually been an ongoing issue and obviously it still is.

Ashley Dobson of Red Alert Politics reports.

Obamacare full-time work definition brings out rift on college campuses

The latest battle over Obamacare is bringing out a sharp divide on college campuses. But it’s not between liberals and conservatives, it’s between the college...

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Ohio Governor Kasich Looking At Adopting Obama’s “Free” Community College Plan?

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

Is Governor Kasich a fan of President Obama’s “free” community college plan?

Robert Higgs of Cleveland.com writes:

Kasich administration interested in details of Obama plan to expand community college access

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich’s administration, while reserving judgment until more details are known, said President Barack Obama’s plan to boost access to...

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Navy SEAL Who Killed bin Laden Speaks at High Point University

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

This must have been a fascinating event to attend.

Stephanie Butzer of the High Point Enterprise reported.

The man who killed bin Laden

After months of training on targets with images of Osama bin Laden’s face, Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill was finally face to face with the man responsible for 9/11.

A second later, bin...

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Stay Away Comedians, Colleges Don’t Appreciate Your Humor

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

Enjoy this article and learn why there is less laughter going on at politically correct college campuses. Hear from comedians and why they are now choosing to avoid making stops at universities.

How political correctness drove away comedians from campus

When comedian Chris Rock explained last fall

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False Rape Report Filed at University of Missouri – St. Louis

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 11:00am

Maybe Rolling Stone could write a story about it.

Trey Sanchez of Truth Revolt reported.

Another Female Student Lies About Being Raped

In December, a female University of Missouri-St. Louis student reported a rape at the hands of a man in a ski mask, who she s...

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College Prof Retires and Admits Global Warming is a Lie

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 9:30am

A college professor has just retired and admits that “I’m now retired, so I have no scientific career to protect by spreading lies.” His latest study shows that a massive rise in CO2 would actually increase agricultural production.

He also states that if what the global warming activists are saying is true...

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Michigan Recognizes Birthplace of Students for a Democratic Society

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2015 at 8:00am

Much to the delight of left wing radicals everywhere.

Perry Chiaramonte of FOX News reported.

Michigan dubs birthplace of 1960′s radical movement official historical site

A Michigan union camp where 1960s radical students signed their manifesto will be recognized as an official historical site, in a development critics say lends unwarranted legitimacy to a...

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Free Community College? Why Not Free University, Too?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

“[Charging tuition at a public university is] an incomprehensible repudiation of the whole philosophy of a successful democracy premised upon an educated citizenry.”

As the idiom goes, “give them an inch, they’ll want a mile.” So of course liberals are lining up to push Obama’s plan for “free” community college even further.

Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times writes:

Obama’s free education proposal: Why stop at community colleges?

President Obama’s proposal unveiled Thursday to provide free...

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Nine Arrested at UGA Protesting for Rights of Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

The protesters want ‘undocumented students’ to be able to enroll.

Lee Shearer of Online Athens reported.

Nine arrested during Freedom University sit-in protest on UGA campus

University of Georgia police arrested nine people Friday night after a protest about immigrant rights turned into a sit-in at the university’s Moore College, the building housing UGA’s...

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Obama’s Community College Plan is Expensive and Unlikely

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Posted by    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

Here is a perspective on President Obama’s community college plan. Find out more about the unlikely future of this costly proposal that looks awfully similar to a past Obama proposal.

Community College is an Expensive Freebie

It’s one thing for conservative pundits to question the Obama Administration’s latest higher education subsidy. It’s quite...

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Charlie Hebdo Could Never Have Existed on an American College Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

Speech codes and Microaggressions wouldn’t permit it.

Greg Piper of the College Fix makes an excellent point here.

Charlie Hebdo ‘wouldn’t have lasted 30 seconds’ on an American campus

New York Times columnist David Brooks calls for a “teachable moment” about the respect for free expression we should have on American college campuses if...

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Could This Indiana Bill Bring Down Common Core in the State?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 11:00am

Does Indiana hold the key?

As states fight back against common core, Indiana just might be on to something.

According to the tenth amendment center:

In 2014, Indiana legislators moved forward with a bill that was intended to withdraw the state from Common Core. However, the final version passed included a requirement for the new state standards to...

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Brandeis Lifts Punishment for Student Journalist

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Posted by    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 9:30am

We recently wrote that Brandeis was restricting Daniel Mael’s movement on campus. That punishment has now been lifted.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Brandeis Lifts ‘No Contact Order’ on Student Journalist

Just hours after the Washington Free Beacon revealed that Brandeis University student journalist Daniel Mael had been slapped with a...

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