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Kentucky’s Lt. Governor Wants You Not To Study History

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 9:30am

“(College is) not a right, it’s a privilege.”

Red Alert Politics reports.

Kentucky Lt. Gov.: Don’t study history (Here’s why)

Kentucky’s Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton (R) has some advice for millennials: go to college to study a field that will land you a job.

“I would not be studying history,” the Lt. Governor said in...

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Trump Hat Placed on MLK Statue Causes Uproar at University of South Florida

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:00am

Here’s the latest chapter in campus Trump panic.

FOX 13 reports.

‘Make America Great Again’ hat on MLK statue at USF draws controversy

A photo of a “Make America Great Again” hat placed on a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. on the University of South Florida campus is drawing some controversy on...

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Louisiana Tech Women’s Basketball Now Embroiled In Scandal

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Posted by    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

One report indicated the 25-year-old son of legendary women’s coach Pat Summitt had impregnated one of them.

New York Post reports.

‘No, my college coach didn’t impregnate me’

When Tyler Summitt stepped down as Louisiana Tech women’s basketball coach amid an “improper relationship,” he embroiled the whole team...

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Students Protest Inauguration of New President at Rider University

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Posted by    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

The new president has made some tough decisions to solve the school’s financial problems so naturally, he’s evil.

NJ.com reports.

Rider University president’s inauguration draws student protest

A small group of student protesters interrupted the inauguration ceremony of Rider University’s new president with chants of “Students before profits.”

Gregory Dell’Omo took office Aug. 1, but...

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The Top 15 Cities For College Graduates

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Posted by    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:30pm

By sheer job growth, New York and San Francisco are at the top of the list, but when you factor in affordability, they fall short.

CBS News reports.

15 best cities for college grads

It’s that time of year when college seniors are focusing on what’s...

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University of North Carolina President Concerned About ‘Bathroom Bill’

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Posted by    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

The so-called ‘Bathroom Bill’ requires people to use bathrooms which correspond to their gender. Shocking stuff, huh?

The Washington Post reports.

University of North Carolina president raises concerns over ‘bathroom bill’

The president of the University of North Carolina told chancellors at the system’s 17 campuses that they must implement the state’s new “bathroom...

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A College’s Location Matters

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Posted by    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

What has long been said about real estate is also true for colleges: Location matters.

The Washington Post reports.

Looking for success after college? Choosing a city school can increase your odds.

The iconic image of the American college town as a bucolic New England village is rapidly undergoing a makeover as students are...

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Minimum Wage Protesters at Duke Reject School President’s Proposal

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Posted by    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11:00am

The protesters wanted $15, the school president proposed $12 and they rejected it.

FOX News reported.

Duke protesters reject university president’s proposed minimum wage hike

Duke University students participating in a sit-in have rejected a proposed initiative by the university to raise the minimum wage for its workers and hire an outside expert to...

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UCLA Historian Russell Jacoby Offers Insights Into Campus Diversity

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Posted by    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 9:30am

He notes an interesting trend documented in a study last year.

Accuracy In Academia reports.

UCLA Prof Unravels Diversity Sham

In the latest issue of The Chronicle Review, UCLA historian Russell Jacoby offers some insights into the campus diversity craze that are actually refreshing.

Jacoby asks, “Should all quarters of society demographically reflect all...

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George Mason University Profs Oppose Naming Law School After Scalia

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Posted by    Monday, April 11, 2016 at 8:00am

It’s because he was a conservative. What other reason could there possibly be?

NBC News reports.

George Mason University Professors Oppose Naming Law School After Antonin Scalia

First it was ridicule, now it’s outrage.

George Mason University’s decision to rename its law school for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is facing an internal...

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Lake Michigan College Suspends New President

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Posted by    Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 5:00pm

What will happen next?

WNDU reports.

Lake Michigan College suspends new president

The Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees has suspended the school’s new president.

Dr. Jennifer Spielvogel was hired in January to succeed retiring president Dr. Robert Harrison after his 16 years of service.

According to our reporting partners at WSJM, the LMC Board of...

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University of Alaska Plans Large Tuition Hike

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Posted by    Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:30pm

Layoffs are coming, too. Can you say higher ed bubble?

Alaska Dispatch News reports.

University of Alaska is planning big tuition increases and hundreds of staff cuts

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen presented two revised draft budget proposals Thursday, both cutting hundreds of staff jobs across campuses...

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NCAA Discovers Southern Mississippi Basketball Staff Corruption

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Posted by    Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:00pm

“This thing has tentacles.”

Inside Higher Ed reports.

NCAA finds Southern Mississippi basketball staff committed academic fraud

For two years, the former head men’s basketball coach at the University of Southern Mississippi directed his staff to complete the coursework of prospective athletes while they were still enrolled in junior colleges, the National Collegiate Athletic...

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John Kasich Draws a Crowd at Sacred Heart University

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Posted by    Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 12:30pm

According to this report, John Kasich got a pretty good crowd when he visited Sacred Heart University.

FOX 61 has the story.

John Kasich courts big crowd at Sacred Heart University

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich drew a standing-room only-crowd at his first major event in Connecticut on Friday.

Sacred Heart University hosted the Ohio...

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Stanford Student Senator Claims It’s Not Anti-Semitic to Question Why Jews Run Banks and Media

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Posted by    Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11:00am

An anti-Semitism debate has erupted at Stanford University.

Campus Reform reports.

Stanford student senate erupts in anti-Semitism debate

“[The resolution] says: ‘Jews controlling the media, economy, government, and other societal institutions’ [is] a fixture of anti-Semitism that we [inaudible] theoretically shouldn’t challenge. I think that that’s kind of irresponsibly foraying into another politically contentious...

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Student Found Dead in Dorm at Bridgewater State

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Posted by    Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 9:30am

It’s sad news for this young man’s family but at least foul play isn’t suspected.

The Boston Herald reports.

Bridgewater State University freshman found dead in dorm

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Massachusetts State Police detectives are investigating after an 18-year-old freshman at Bridgewater State University was found dead in his dorm room by university police.

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UVA Student From Rolling Stone’s Discredited Rape Story Testifies Under Oath

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Posted by    Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 8:00am

Her testimony was immediately sealed.

WCVB reports.

‘Jackie’ of Rolling Stone’s discredited rape story testifies under oath

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —The woman whose explosive allegations about a gang rape at the University of Virginia served as the centerpiece of a discredited Rolling Stone story has testified under oath for the first time.

Her testimony was...

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Analyzing Ivy League Acceptances

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Posted by    Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

Only Brown and Dartmouth accepted more students versus last year as a percentage of the applicant pool.

The Dartmouth Review reports.

Acceptances: What the Numbers Mean

Acceptances went out last Friday and The D dutifully reported the figures that the College published in its press release:

Dartmouth offered 2,176...

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You Can’t Allege Sexual Assault Just Because an Affair Ends

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Posted by    Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3:30pm

A new post at Minding the Campus examines an unfortunate scenario that sometimes plays out in college life.

Alleging Sexual Assault When an Affair Ends

Have you noticed how many of the campus accusations of rape/sexual misconduct are reported after the 3rd, 4th, or 5th sexual encounter? It’s possible, of course that rape-minded...

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New Book Argues For Marketplace Of Ideas in Higher Ed

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Posted by    Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

Academic Freedom is sure to offend some readers and invigorate others.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

New book critiques campus censorship movement and pushes for marketplace of ideas

There’s no shortage of criticism of what’s been described as the student censorship movement, which has included banning (or at least student demands to ban) controversial speakers,...

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Dinesh D’Souza Campus Speech Prompts Protest and Claims of ‘Hateful Rhetoric’

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Posted by    Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 12:30pm

Of course. The left uses accusations of hate speech to silence speech they don’t like.

The College Fix reports.

D’Souza ‘What’s So Great About America?’ campus speech prompts protest, claims of ‘hateful rhetoric’

‘He will only debase the vital dialogue within our community …’

Conservative docudrama producer Dinesh D’Souza’s visit to Birmingham-Southern College prompted a...

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How Parents Can Prepare Children For College

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Posted by    Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:00am

College is so much more than earning the degree.

Fox 13 Now reports.

How parents can help teens prep for college

Amanda Grow has helped thousands of high school students improve their ACT scores and choose which college is right for them. She says a big part of the equation is how parents contribute....

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