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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.

District...

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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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Are Taxpayers on the Hook for Corinthian Colleges?

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Posted by    Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 9:30am

Another bailout, higher education style this time.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Bailout: Feds funded $3 billion of loans to fraudulent colleges, taxpayers now on hook

When fraudulent colleges go bankrupt, it’s the taxpayers who get stuck with the bill.

With the collapse of Corinthian Colleges Inc., the Department of Education announced its students can qualify...

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Where Are The College Graduates Going?

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Posted by    Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00am

Many of the cities on the list were among the nation’s most notoriously expensive.

CNBC reports.

College graduates are flocking to these cities

What do cities like Charlotte, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle have in common?

They apparently are magnets for college graduates from all over the country.

A recent study from student loan marketplace Credible...

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Connecticut Students With Autism Are Adapting To College

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 6:30pm

Higher education is seeing a growing number of students on the autism spectrum.

WNPR News reports.

Students in Connecticut With Autism Adapting Better at College

When Rachel Sczurek wanted to go to college, some people told her it wasn’t a good idea.

“I didn’t really let that get to...

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White Privilege Mural Vandalized at Pitzer College

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 5:00pm

Full-blown campus meltdown coming in 3, 2, 1…

The College Fix reports.

Campus mural highlighting white privilege hit with vandalism

A large, 1-year-old mural at Pitzer College that aims to highlight the notions of white privilege and racial inequality in America was recently vandalized.

The mural depicts a...

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No Need To Pay College Athletes

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 3:30pm

Yes, major sports at big-time colleges bring in lots of money. And the players are cosseted like royalty.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Let’s Not Pay College Athletes

Whenever March Madness rolls around, evidence of the obvious riches involved in the spectacle of the men’s NCAA Division I basketball tournament—the lavish television coverage, the...

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Prescott College Charges Students Extra Fee to Fund Illegal Immigrant Scholarships

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00pm

Funny. None of the usual suspects are holding protests at this school. Why not?

Campus Reform reports.

Arizona college imposes annual student fee to fund illegal immigrant scholarships

Prescott College in Arizona has decided to charge students a $30 annual fee to finance a scholarship fund for illegal immigrant students.

The fee was originally proposed...

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Israel Divestment Debate Continues At Cornell

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

Cornell is no stranger to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign aimed at Israel.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Students Renew Call for Israel Divestment

The Cornell Daily Sun recently featured an opinion piece written by three students calling on Cornell to divest its endowment from Israeli companies.

Like many other universities across the...

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Forty Percent of Student Loan Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments

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

This should end well. The dam is eventually going to burst.

Breitbart reports.

Student Loan Bubble Update: Some 40 Percent Of Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments

Screwing around with loan markets to create huge bubbles, then blaming everything on what remains of the free market when they burst, has been a major socialist pastime since...

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