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Rihanna Is Now Offering College Scholarships

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:30am

Scholarships granted will range from $5,000 to $50,000.

USA Today College reports.

Exclusive: Earn a college scholarship — from Rihanna

Work (work, work, work, work) and Rihanna will help you pay for college.

That’s right. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has announced a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which will award...

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Cornell Republicans Want to Make America Great Again

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00am

Republican students at Cornell are warming to the candidacy of Donald Trump.

The Cornell Daily Sun reports.

Cornell Republicans Flock to Trump, Fearing Clinton

Many members of Cornell Republicans have said they plan to rally behind ‘presumptive’ presidential nominee Donald Trump, citing the urgency of barring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the...

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Cornell University’s Daily Newspaper Will No Longer Be Daily

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

The Cornell Daily Sun is far from alone in its decision.

The New York Times reports.

At Cornell, the College Daily Will No Longer Be Daily

When your on-campus audience is more likely to look at the phone between classes than pick up a newspaper, what’s a student publication to do?

For a steadily increasing...

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Emory University Panel Deems Trump Chalkings Protected Forms of Expression

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

Emory needed a special panel to figure this out? What a bizarre turn of events.

Eugene Volokh reports at the Washington Post.

Emory University Open Expression committee opinion on Trump chalkings, ‘Mein Trumpf’ poster and other matters

Emory University’s Standing Committee for Open Expression — an official university body — has just issued another...

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It Is Hard Getting A Job Without A College Degree

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 3:30pm

Only 10 percent of 17- to 24-year-olds have a college or advanced degree.

The New York Times reports.

It’s a Tough Job Market for the Young Without College Degrees

For seniors graduating from the University of Michigan this month, employers have been lining up since the fall to offer interviews and boast of their...

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Women at Harvard Protest New Single-Sex Club Policy

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2:00pm

Lots of people at Harvard are unhappy about the new policy but it’s the women on campus who are protesting.

Watch below.

 
 
 
 

Cambridge University Hosts A Lion King-Themed Dinner

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12:30pm

Hakuna Matata.

The Telegraph reports.

Cambridge University in ‘racist row’ over Lion King-themed dinner

Cambridge University is embroiled in a race row after students complained about an African-themed dinner which was based on the Lion King and invited guests to “Bring your Rafikis along”.

The Africa Formal dinner saw undergraduates from Queens’ College dine on...

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The Thought Police Are Real at the University of Oregon

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11:00am

George Orwell was an amateur compared to the modern American university.

Reason reports.

The University of Oregon’s Thought Police Investigate Students for Saying Anything

“A staff member reported that residents made inappropriate gender-based comments. A [Bias Response Team] Case Manager referred the case to Sexual Violence Support Services.” – a “bias incident” summary

What happens...

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How Was President Obama’s Commencement Speech?

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:30am

Here’s some snippets from the speech.

The College Fix reports.

The highs and lows of President Obama’s commencement speech

President Barack Obama’s recent commencement speech at Howard University got some things right, many things wrong.

The speech was directed toward the members of the historically black university — and he pushed his favorite topic: injustice....

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Governor Scott Walker and University System President Cause Stir Over Tenure

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:00am

Is tenure for college presidents going to become a thing of the past?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

No More ‘Job for Life’

Ray Cross, president of the University of Wisconsin System, wrote in a March email to the vice president of the system’s Board of Regents, who was chairing a task force on controversial...

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UPenn Violators of University Codes Will Be Barred From Academic Honors

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

No summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude for some.

The Daily Pennsylvania reports.

Violators of University codes to lose graduation, academic honors

Students who violate the University’s academic integrity, student conduct or sexual violence codes will be barred from receiving academic honors, the University announced e...

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Conservative Minority Student Speaks Out About Being Targeted At Claremont

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

Some students at Claremont have been targeting minority students who won’t get in line.

One student spoke out this week on FOX News.

 
 
 
 

Boston College’s Tax Return Shows How Serious They Take Hockey

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 3:30pm

Just how much is Boston College willing to pay?

USA Today reports.

Boston College pays big for its hockey success

Hockey is serious business at Boston College, whose new federal income tax return shows exactly how serious.

Veteran men’s hockey coach Jerry York – who has won five NCAA titles and is college hockey’s all-time...

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Harvard Law Prof Suggests Treating Conservative Christians Like Nazis

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

It’s astounding that someone who teaches at Harvard could get away with saying something so horrible.

The Daily Signal reports.

Harvard Law Professor Says Treat Conservative Christians Like Nazis

Liberals, stop being so defensive. That’s the message of Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet in a new post at Balkinization, titled “Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal...

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Convicted Murderer At Age 13 Will Attend College Classes

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

Lewis was convicted in juvenile court of first-degree murder and given a delayed sentence.

Detroit Free Press reports.

Teen convicted of murder at 13 allowed to attend college classes

LANSING — The Lansing teen convicted of murder when he was 13 years old will be allowed to...

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MIT Symposium Asks if Islamophobia is Accelerating Global Warming

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00am

People assume everyone at MIT id wicked smart. That’s obviously not true.

This was the subject of a real symposium. From MIT’s website.

Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?

This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in...

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Duke Just Approved Single-Sex Club For Women To Avoid ‘Male Influence’

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:30am

Freedom of association is a wonderful and valued thing. Unless you’re in Cambridge.

The College Fix reports.

Harvard hates single-sex clubs, but Duke just approved one for women to avoid ‘male influence’

Harvard University really hates fraternities, sororities and final clubs.

It just put out new rules that will make members of these organizations second-class...

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Student Government at U. Chicago Tables Resolution That Would Strengthen Free Speech

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:00am

FIRE has given the University of Chicago outstanding marks on free speech. Naturally, some students want to change that.

The Chicago Maroon reports.

Student Government Tables Free Speech Resolution

Last night, Student Government’s (SG) General Assembly voted to indefinitely table a resolution reaffirming the University’s commitment to free expression. Specifically, it referred to recent...

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How To Avoid College Loan Relief Scams

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:30pm

Some very shady stuff can happen.

Forbes reports.

College Loans: How To Avoid “Relief” Scams

When you are deep in debt due to college loans, you want one thing and you want it fast: relief. Because they are unregulated and un-policed, an unknown number of online firms have sprung up to charge desperate borrowers...

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Member of Obama Administration Deemed Too Conservative to Speak at Georgetown

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s starting to look like students are protesting campus speakers just to exercise power.

The Daily Caller reports.

The Latest Campus Speaker Denounced As Too Conservative Is An Obama Cabinet Secretary

Students at Georgetown University are protesting against the school’s choice of commencement speaker because he enforced the law by deporting illegal immigrants.

Secretary of...

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Apple Is Giving Huge Discounts To College Students For Music

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:30pm

It is to compete with Spotify.

Time reports.

Apple Is Giving College Students a Huge Discount On Music

College students drawn to Spotify because of its education discount can now consider Apple Music as a viable option too.

Apple will begin offering college students a reduced price membership to its streaming music app, TechCrunch reports....

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Prager University – Be a Man. Get Married.

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 2:00pm

In the newest video from Prager University, Brad Wilcox, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia outlines the social and economic benefits for men who get married.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

Is bachelor life really the good life? Playing the field, traveling the world, and focusing on career sounds better...

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