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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.

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Texas A&M Will Donate Proceeds of 12th Man Towels to South Carolina Relief Efforts

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

Texas A&M University is raising money and soliciting food donations for South Carolina’s relief efforts.

From KBTX:

Texas A&M to Donate Proceeds from Special 12th Man Towel Sales to South Carolina Relief Efforts in Addition to Hosting Aggies CAN

Texas A&M, Home of the 12th Man, has waved 12th Man towels in support of...

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Religious Studies Prof Equates Ignoring Climate Change With Sin

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

The left doesn’t have much use for religion, unless it’s to promote their agenda.

The College Fix reports.

Religious studies professor: Ignoring climate change akin to sin

Scholar also calls for sabbatical year from travel every seven years to allow Earth a rest – ‘no big conferences, no academic flying’

A Northwestern University bioethicist who has...

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Harvard Law is Rebranding Itself

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:00am

They want to show that it is not like the Paper Chase.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

For Campaign Launch, Law School Looks To Rebrand Itself

When Harvard Law School publicly launches its capital campaign on Friday, kicking off an effort that aims...

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Bradley University Promotes Fat Acceptance

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 9:30am

No one deserves to be made fun of just for being portly, right?

Campus Reform reported.

Bradley University combats ‘fatism’ by promoting ‘fat acceptance’

While the United States leads the world in numbers of obese adults, teens and children, and despite the federal government’s efforts to push healthy eating initiatives, one university wants its...

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Lawmakers Pursue Plan to Make Textbooks Free

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Posted by    Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Textbooks cost hundreds of dollars currently.

Fox News reports.

Lawmakers push bill aimed at soaring college textbook costs

Congressional lawmakers are exploring a new tactic for reducing soaring college costs, pushing a plan to help students access online textbooks for free as opposed to spending hundreds of dollars on print versions.

According to The College...

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College Accreditation Fight Imminent?

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Posted by    Friday, October 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Will the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) be in the middle of the next higher education brawl?

From the Washington Post:

A fight is brewing in Washington over college accreditors

Republicans are up in arms over the government’s consumer watchdog investigating the largest national accreditation agency, the gatekeeper between colleges and...

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