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Valdosta State University Embroiled in American Flag Controversy

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

A military veteran reportedly removed an American flag from desecration and was subsequently questioned by police.

Jennifer Banks reports for Fox 5 News:

Valdosta State University releases statement on American flag dispute

VALDOSTA, Ga. – After many posts on social media and e-mails, FOX 5 News is looking into a viral video posted on...

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UCSB Student Government Votes Against Divestment from Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

This was a very close vote at 13 to 12 but it’s still good news for supporters of Israel.

The College Fix reported.

Another close divestment vote ends in victory for pro-Israel students

The University of California-Santa Barbara student government voted 13-12 against an Israel divestment resolution, with the senate president breaking the tie, The...

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Jeremiah True Arrested on Allegations of Sex Abuse and Disorderly Conduct

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00pm

You might remember Reed University student Jeremiah True who was reportedly kicked out of class for espousing his views on rape.

At our parent site Legal Insurrection, we dug a little deeper and found there was more to the story:

True was not banned from the class for what he said, but...

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University of Akron Offers Introductory Online Courses at Highly Discounted Price

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

How does 86 percent off of the original price sound? Pretty good, huh?

Kellie Woodhouse of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Gen Ed Discounting or Devaluing?

University of Akron plans to cut the cost of its general education courses by 86 percent and begin delivering them primarily online in an effort to both increase enrollment...

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George Washington University Fires 46 from Staff Without Warning

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:00am

The higher ed bubble continues to grow.

The GW Hatchet reports.

Knapp explains decision behind 46 staff layoffs

GW staff members said they watched as their colleagues packed up, some escorted by security officials, after they were dismissed from their jobs without warning last week.

Officials announced last week that the University would lay off...

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Washburn Frat Suspended Over ‘Sexually Vulgar’ Texts

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 9:30am

The texts may have been vile but aren’t they protected by free speech? Also, they were just texting each other.

KSHB News reported.

Washburn University frat suspended after ‘sexually vulgar’ texts between members surface

A Washburn University fraternity has been suspended by its national leadership after sexually vulgar text messages between its members...

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College Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food at a Space Alien Party

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00am

No Mexican food at Space Alien parties!

Fox News Latino reports.

College apologizes for serving Mexican food at space alien-themed party

A California college has apologized for its “insensitivity” after serving Mexican food at an official school night party whose theme, “Intergalactic,” included decorations featuring aliens from outer space.

In a letter addressed to its...

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Catholic University Students Vote for Campus Carry

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

And the movement grows…

Susan Svrluga reports for the Washington Post:

Students at Catholic University vote to allow guns on campus

Catholic University student leaders want students to be able to carry guns on campus.

“A resolution in support of student carry” easily passed the school’s student government, the Student Associ...

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‘Militant Islam’ Edited Out of Column in UMass Student Paper

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

We wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, would we?

Matthew Porter of Truth Revolt reported.

UMass Student Paper Changes ‘Militant Islam’ To ‘Dangerous State’

On April 13, 2015, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, a student paper at the University of Massachusetts, published a column titled Deal with Iran is a bad one. The piece was...

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Seattle University Partially Evacuates After Threatening Notes Discovered

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

Three buildings at Seattle University were evacuated Friday.

Jack Broom reported for The Seattle Times:

Threatening note prompts partial evacuation of Seattle University

Update at 11:44 a.m.: The three buildings at Seattle University have been reopened after several threatening notes were found.

The campus is resuming “normal operations,” according to the university.

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Confirmed: College Students Will Text Pretty Much Anywhere

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

Any time and any place, no matter what’s going on around them, college students will text.

Alan Mozes of CBS News.

College students admit texting in the most inappropriate places

Many college students send or receive text messages more than 100 times each day and at the most inappropriate times and places, a new...

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Johns Hopkins Reverses Decision to Ban Pro-Lifers’ Fetus Models

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11:00am

They banned it originally because it “contains triggering and disturbing images and content.”

Life Site reports.

Johns Hopkins University bans pro-life fetal development display as ‘disturbing,’ then reverses decision – for now

A Johns Hopkins University student group says the college threatened to suppress a pro-life display, then reversed its decision and agreed to...

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Iowa College Students Were on Lockdown During Hillary Clinton Visit

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:30am

This should endear college aged voters to Mrs. Clinton.

Benny Johnson reported at IJ Review.

Hillary Visits College to See ‘Everyday Iowans,’ Students Get Locked In Their Classrooms

Students at Iowa’s Kirkwood Community College were apparently on ‘lockdown’ if their classes were along Hillary Clinton’s walking p...

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Allegations of Anti-Semitism Against Jewish Student Surface at Stanford

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00am

“Given your strong Jewish identity, how would you vote for divestment?”

The Stanford Review reports.

Allegations of Anti-Semitism Levied Against SOCC Leadership in ASSU Elections

When Molly Horwitz ’16 decided to run for a seat on Stanford’s student Senate, she applied for as many student groups’ endorsements as possible. Groups of all different sizes...

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Are Rich Colleges and Universities Getting Richer?

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Posted by    Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:30pm

A new study suggests richer schools continue to amass wealth.

Nick Anderson writes for The Washington Post:

Rich colleges and universities are getting a lot richer, study finds

The 10 richest universities in America hold nearly a third of the total wealth, in cash and investments, amassed by about 500 public and private institutions....

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Study Reveals Gender Bias Against Men in Academia

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Posted by    Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:00pm

This seems to conflict with the preferred narrative of the left.

Sharon Begley of Reuters reported.

Academics rate women job applicants higher than identical men: study

When hundreds of U.S. college faculty members rated junior scientists based on scholarly record, job interview performance and other information with an eye toward which should be hired,...

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What the Class of 2015 Needs to Know to Get a Job

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Posted by    Friday, April 17, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is how to get a job today.

Bloomberg reports.

Four Things the Class of 2015 Needs to Know to Get a Job

Good news for the class of 2015: Recruiters filling positions this spring are planning to hire 9.6 percent more college graduates this year than they did last year, a new report...

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Indiana Elementary School Offers College Field Trips for African American Students Only

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Posted by    Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:00pm

What about all the other kids? It’s a great idea to bring little kids to see a college campus but it should include everyone.

ABC News Indiana reports.

School field trip causes controversy among some parents

A South Bend school field trip turned into a conversation about race after students at local primary schools...

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College of DuPage Under Federal Criminal Investigation

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Posted by    Friday, April 17, 2015 at 12:30pm

Big problems at this college.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

College of DuPage under federal investigation

In a sign of intensifying scrutiny of the College of DuPage, federal prosecutors have opened a wide-ranging criminal investigation at the embattled community college, issuing two subpoenas this week that seek documents tied...

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U. Pittsburgh Profs Warned That Their Students’ Genders Could Change

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Posted by    Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00am

I’m sorry, but I will never refer to a single person as they. Ever.

Katherine Timpf reports at National Review.

University Warns Professors That Their Students’ Genders May Change Over Time

The University of Pittsburgh has released a set of “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” informing instructors how they should be talking in their...

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Protestors Disrupt ‘American Sniper’ Showing at Eastern Michigan University

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Posted by    Friday, April 17, 2015 at 9:30am

And are promptly arrested…

Jessica Chasmar writes for The Washington Times:

Protesters arrested after disrupting ‘American Sniper’ showing at Eastern Michigan University

Four students were arrested at Eastern Michigan University on Friday after disrupting a screening of “American Sniper.”

Roughly 35 students walked onto the stage at the Student Center Auditorium to protest the 8...

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College Students Sign Petition to Raise the Minimum Wage to $50 an Hour

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Posted by    Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00am

To their credit, not all the students who were asked would sign the petition.

Watch below.

Via Soopermexican of The Right Scoop.

WATCH: College students happily sign petition...

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