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Prager University – Who Killed the Liberal Arts?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

The newest video from Prager University will make you ill.

Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute explains how the study of the humanities has been supplanted with progressive politics and social justice.

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Send Your Child to College Without Debt

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Parenthood just gets more expensive as the child gets older.

NASDAQ reports.

How to Send Your Kid to College Without Taking on Debt

Raising a child is expensive. Just ask anyone who’s had a baby. Parents can expect to spend thousands of dollars — whether it’s for painting the nursery or buying diapers and...

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DHS Gives Employers Incentives to Hire Immigrant College Grads Over Native Grads

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Is this what liberals are talking about when they say the game is rigged against average Americans?

Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

DHS Incentivizes Employers to Hire Alien College Grads Over Native Grads

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding a program that awards businesses bonuses when they hire alien...

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College Students Should Sleep to Avoid Weight Gain

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 9:30am

Students resetting the body clocks are setting themselves up to pack on the pounds.

The New York Times reports.

Poor Sleep May Spur College Weight Gain

As the first semester of the school year reaches the halfway mark, countless college freshmen are becoming aware that their clothes are feeling rather snug.

While the so-called freshman...

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Report Says Nearly All Liberal Arts Professor Donations Have Gone to Democrats

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 8:00am

Liberal bias in academia? Don’t be silly.

James Mietus reports at Campus Reform.

REPORT: 99.51% of top liberal arts prof. contributions go to Dems

Only one undergraduate professor from the top 50 liberal arts colleges has donated to a Republican presidential candidate in the current election cycle.

According to FEC third quarter reports released October...

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Free College for Illegal Students?

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

Undocumented students are not privy to federal aid dollars for higher education. The University of the People is free, but end of course exams cost $100 each.

NPR reports:

The Online College That’s Helping Undocumented Students

Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective,...

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#BlackLivesMatter Marches Through Downtown Ithaca

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

The Cornell Review is reporting that members of the Black Lives Matter movement marched through Ithaca this weekend.

Black Lives Matter Protesters March Through Downtown Ithaca

“No justice, no peace, no racist police!” That’s what local protestors shouted this past Saturday as they participated in a “Solidarity March” along Seneca Street in downtown...

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Do Elite Schools Have the Clout to Reshape College Admissions?

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

They’re certainly going to try.

From the New York Times:

Can a New Coalition of Elite Schools Reshape College Admissions?

Perhaps the college application process should be preceded by a trigger warning. For students, it’s the season of stress. Admissions deans aren’t so fond of it, either. They complain of a system that is...

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Brown University Students Say Improving Race Relations More Important Than Free Speech

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s amazing how casually some college students dismiss the importance of free speech.

Taylor Grenawalt reports at Campus Reform.

Brown students: improving race relations is more important than free speech

In response to controversial op-eds published in the school newspaper, five Brown University students are claiming that freedom of speech does not confer the...

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Class of 2015 Faces Retirement Pushback to 75

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

Retirement is being pushed far back.

Nerd Wallet reports.

New Grad Retirement Report

NerdWallet’s analysis finds the Class of 2015 faces a retirement age pushed back to 75 — two years later than what the Class of 2013 could expect — because of increasing student loan debt, rising rents and millennials’ approach to money...

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Now Joe Biden is Pushing for Free College

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 11:00am

He’s not running for president, but Joe Biden is pushing the Democratic Party’s line on making college free.

US News and World Report has the story.

Biden Calls for 4 Years of Free College

When Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will not run for president, his speech in the White House...

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Most South Carolina Students Not Ready for College

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 9:30am

The science scores were the worst, with 82.1 percent “not ready.”

WBTW reports.

New test scores show most SC students not college-ready

COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – New test results released Friday show that the majority of South Carolina 11th graders are not ready for college or a career. The state Department of Education released...

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Some Law Schools Are Scamming Taxpayers and Students

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Tax dollars for tuition is a gravy train and lots of law schools are on board.

Via the TaxProfBlog, the New York Times reports.

The Law School Debt Crisis

In 2013, the median LSAT score of students admitted...

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Gov. Kasich’s University Affordability and Efficiency Task Force Leaves Faculty in the Cold

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

Ohio faculty are wondering why a university task force created by the Governor doesn’t include faculty members.

From Cleveland.com:

Why no professor on Gov. Kasich’s university affordability and efficiency task force?

Gov. John Kasich’s task force on affordability and efficiency in higher education released its recommendations to the General Assembly recently, and the...

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Appeals Court: Borrowers Can Sue Student Loan Agency

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

This could start an avalanche of lawsuits.

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Suing Student Loan Servicers

Student loan borrowers and others will be able to sue a national student loan corporation after a federal appeals court said Wednesday that the corporation’s affiliation with a state government does not shield it from lawsuits.

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Crash at Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade Leaves 4 Dead

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

A woman accused of driving while intoxicated crashed her car into a crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade killing 4 and injuring 47.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Four Dead in Crash at Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade

Four people died, including a toddler, when an allegedly intoxicated young woman drove her...

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Student Paper – America Cannot Afford Bernie Sanders

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

Not all college students are feeling the Bern. Thank goodness.

From the Cornell Review.

America Cannot Afford Bernie Sanders

Unlike the other Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders describes himself as a Democratic Socialist. True to the word, he is campaigning on a radical, massive expansion of government, which includes, among other proposals, the creation...

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Professor Says College is Risky Investment

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 11:00am

The benefits of college come with some some risks. Some examples are debt and not graduating on time.

Cleveland.com reports.

College is a risky investment, says management professor

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Many people assume that college graduates make more money and find better jobs, but that is not necessarily true, a management professor told...

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College President Goes After Critics of Political Correctness

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 9:30am

You might say the left is bitterly clinging to political correctness.

The College Fix reported.

College president chides critics of political correctness, questions his school’s mascot

In a Thursday Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed, Susquehanna University President L. Jay Lemons perfectly exemplifies the point I made a month ago about political correctness.

“There has been a lot...

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California State Faculty May Strike Over Increase in Salary

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Posted by    Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 8:00am

Salary increases lately have been going to just administrators.

The College Fix reports.

California State faculty threaten to strike if they don’t get 5 percent pay increase

It’s easy to vilify campus administrators for their six-figure salaries and proliferation as universities increasingly rely on paycheck-to-paycheck adjunct labor to teach students.

So that’s what California State...

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College Newspaper Apologizes to Malia Obama For Releasing Photos

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Brown’s Daily Herald issued an apology after a photo of Malia Obama next to a beer pong table went viral.

From The Blaze:

College Newspaper Apologizes to Malia Obama After Photo of Her at a Party Went Viral

At 17-years-old, Malia Obama has already toured multiple colleges in the quest to find where she’ll...

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Grad Student Unions Could be Coming to Private Institutions

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

More dues payers and more money to give to Democrats.

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

NLRB Returns to Grad Student Unions

WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board — voting 3 to 1 — agreed Wednesday to reconsider whether graduate teaching assistants at private nonprofit universities are entitled to collective bargaining.

The board...

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