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Two Student Loan Debt Relief Firms Sued by Illinois

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

The firms in question seem rather shady in that they were charging students for services the government provides free of charge.

Kelly Field of the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

Illinois Sues 2 Student-Loan Debt-Relief Firms

The attorney general of Illinois filed lawsuits on Monday against two student-loan debt-relief companies, accusing them of charging...

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Israeli universities counter academic boycotts

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

Finally, some chutzpah out of Israel’s universities.

Lidar Grave-Lazi of the Jerusalem Post has the story:

Israeli university heads establish forum to counter academic boycott

The Committee of University Heads in Israel announced on Tuesday the establishment of a forum to counter academic boycotts against Israel.

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Over 60 Colleges Meet at Dartmouth for Sexual Assault Summit

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though they addressed the lunacy surrounding false accusations and the lives which can be ruined by them.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Summit on Sexual Assault

A leading forensic consultant urged representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities gathered here Monday to acknowledge that they’ve made...

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The War on (Conservative) Women

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

The real war on women isn’t about abortion rights or contraception: it’s a war against women who dare to leave the liberal feminist lockstep. Read more about how ‘pro-women’ liberals will readily throw female conservatives under the bus in Nika Anschuetz’s article at the College Conservative:

The War...

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One Student’s Emotional Eyewitness Account of Israel During a Time of War

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00am

Sandor Farkas is a student at Dartmouth College. Read his story via the College Fix below.

As a college student, I recently returned from a trip to Israel, a month-long experience that changed my life. As the skies above that small piece of land begin to fill w...

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Audit the… NCAA? House Reps want NCAA to open its books

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 9:30am

With growing calls to audit the IRS and audit the Fed, it seems a little off-priority to call for greater financial transparency in college athletics. Also, as a private organization, is the NCAA by itself a legitimate subject of federal legislation?

The proposed bill would require the NCAA to report its school-by-school...

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College Presidents are the New Captains of the Titanic

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 8:00am

Higher education hit the iceberg of reality quite a while ago, but as Benjamin Ginsberg of Minding the Campus points out below, many of the captains are still unaware of the situation.

College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic

After the Titanic struck the iceberg, the ship’s captain and senior executives were said to...

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Student expelled from Christian University for being lesbian, violating school’s “lifestyle covenant”

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:30pm

Christian Minard did sign to abide by the school’s morality covenant, so the school appears to be justified in expelling her for violating it by marrying another woman.

However, Minard contends that her sexual orientation and her faith in God are compatible.

Several writers at CNN have the story:

Student: I was expelled from...

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Public Universities Fight Veterans Groups Over Bill Calling for In-State Tuition for Veterans

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

I don’t know why there should be any problem, plenty of public universities offer in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Don’t veterans deserve as much if not better?

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Veterans vs. Land Grants

As Congressional lawmakers seek to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of Veterans...

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Thomas Aquinas College Student Reviews California’s “Affirmative Consent” Sex Bill

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

“Are we supposed to check for consent every five minutes?”

We recently reported that the California State Senate approved SB -67, a bill that would require colleges receiving state-funded student aid to use an “affirmative consent” standard in their sexual assault policies.

Mairead McArdle, a student at Thomas Aquinas College, worries about the lower legal standard for guilt.

….“We need a cultural shift...

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Luxury Dorms Offer New Proof that Colleges Are in Trouble

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

We recently told you about the cushy new digs at the University of Central Florida. In a new post at Minding the Campus, Judah Bellin says this represents a new problem for higher education.

New Proof that Colleges Are In Trouble

Last week NBC News

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Brandeis University Professors use Secret Email Exchange to Espouse Left-Wing Views

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

These Brandeis University professors exchanging emails espousing far left-wing views do retain their right to free speech. However, the controversy stems from the fact that the listerv they are using, entitled “Concerned,” is reportedly an official one provided and maintained by the university.

The professors also used the listerv to corral support...

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Prager University – BDS is an Attempt to Strangle Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11:00am

In this new video from Prager University, professor Alan Dershowitz explains the roots, tactics and goals of the anti-Israel BDS movement.

BDS: The Attempt to Strangle Israel

Course Description
The latest strategy employed by those who wish to strangle Israel is called BDS. It may sound harmless, but do not be fooled. It stands...

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US students perform poorly on international financial literacy test, Shanghai the best

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 9:30am

Shanghai students ranked the highest in a financial literacy assessment sponsored by Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Of course, this figure represents just a single city in China, not the entire country itself. Still, the city’s school system is ranked the best in the world by the PISA.

US students scored...

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Admissions Scandal at the University of Texas Explained

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8:00am

We recently told you about Bill Powers, the president of the University of Texas at Austin who was told to resign or be fired.

Jon Cassidy of The Federalist explains the controversy.

The University Of Texas’s Admissions Scandal, Explained

The president of the University of Texas was supposed to be fired last week for...

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Harvard Student Likens Wall Street Stock Trading to Horse Racing

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

“The free market principles that have led to America’s global economic dominance remain intact.”

Eric J. Hollenberg is a Harvard student who writes the “Behavioral Economist” column for The Harvard Crimson.

His first column makes an intriguing analogy between Wall Street and gambling.

According to Bloomberg Magazine, over 15 percent of the class of 2013 went to work for Wall Street, down from an incredible high of...

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Penn State Altoona Student Pleads Guilty to Building Bombs

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

The student claims he didn’t want to hurt anyone with the bombs, he just wanted to make noise. That sounds believable, doesn’t it?

Russell Westerholm of University Herald reported.

Penn State Altoona Student Charged With Unlawfully Building a Bomb Pleads Guilty as Part of a Deal

Vladislav Miftakhov, an 18-year-old student at Penn State...

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America’s Oldest Private Historically Black Institution Could Lose Accreditation

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

After more than a decade of decline and alleged financial mismanagement Wilberforce University, the country’s oldest private historically black university is in line to be the next institution to lose its accreditation.

Charlie Tyson of Inside Higher Ed files this report:

In 1865, on the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Wilberforce University burned...

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Students Demand Refund After Being Forced to Pay Security Fee for Gun Rights Event

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

When leftist student groups take over the office of a college president, as we saw at Dartmouth earlier this year, are they forced to pay any sort of security fees?

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

Forced To Pay Security Fee For Gun-Rights Event, Students Demand Refund

Boise State charged security fee for...

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College Board event features “racist” t-shirt parodying Chinese Communist Party

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

No need to call in the PC police, no need to take offense. But considering that College Board AP tests are supposed to be graded seriously and objectively, disapproval is warranted.

From Jolie Lee of USA Today:

‘Insensitive’ T-shirt gets an F at College Board event

The College Board apologized for a “culturally and...

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House Committee Approves Bills to Rewrite Higher Education Act

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:00am

Things would probably move faster in this arena if certain lawmakers didn’t continually use the issue to score political points.

Michael Stratford writes at Inside Higher Ed.

House Starts In On HEA

The U.S. House education committee on Thursday advanced a package of legislation that would boost federal support of competency-based education, overhaul how...

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Wapo: New form of segregation between college grads and non-grads

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 9:30am

Who would have thought? College graduates tend to move to cities with the best opportunities, and that the best opportunities in the forms of jobs and amenities tend to follow college graduates to those same cities. Expectantly, there arises a pattern of differences between the lifestyles of college graduates and non-graduates.

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