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Ohio State’s Largest College Has $10 Million Budget Gap

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

That’s a pretty serious financial hurdle to get over.

The News Herald reports.

Report: Ohio State’s largest college faces $10M budget gap

Spending cuts are expected next school year at Ohio State University’s largest college due to a projected $10 million budget gap, according to a newspaper report.

The College of Arts and Sciences plans...

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Prof’s Workshop Taught in High Schools Teaches Students to Support Hamas

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

Common Core added a workshop called “Whose Jerusalem?” to its approved curriculum. Created by a Boston University professor, “Whose Jerusalem?” teaches high school students that Hamas is a peaceful political party.

Alexandra Zimmern writes for The College Fix:

Prof’s ‘Whose Jerusalem?’ Common Core Lesson Teaches Students to Support Hamas

A “Whose Jerusalem?” workshop created...

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Bill Nye Gets $35K to Talk to Rutgers Students About Global Warming

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Nice work if you can get it. I wonder if he walked to Rutgers?

Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports.

Bill Nye Paid $35K To Tell Students To Dismiss Global Warming ‘Skeptics’

Bill Nye the “Science Guy” was paid a handsome speaking fee to tell Rutgers University students to dismiss those who would...

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8th Grader Who Faced Charges for NRA Shirt Files Suit Against School

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

The story started two years ago, but has not ended.

College Fix reports.

8th grader Who Faced Charges for NRA shirt files suit against school

Update on this story from two years ago about a student who faced criminal charges in an altercation stemming from his National Rifle Associ...

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Mattress Girl Brings Mattress to Columbia University Graduation

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:00am

What an awful way to hog the spotlight from your fellow graduates.

Sara Bliss of Yahoo News reported. Note the choice of words.

Activist Emma Sulkowicz Carries Her Mattress to Columbia University Graduation

Student activist Emma Sulkowicz made headlines last fall, pledging to carry her mattress around Columbia University’s campus until the administration expelled...

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Valencia College Students Suing Over Vaginal Ultrasound Training

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 9:30am

This strange class activity has resulted in a lawsuit.

WFTV reports.

Sonography students sue Valencia College over vaginal ultrasound training

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Two female Valencia College students said they’re suing the school after being required to do intrusive procedures on each other as part of the sonography program.

The students told Channel 9...

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Kennesaw State Adviser Who Accused Student of Harassment Placed on Leave

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8:00am

This is an update to a story we ran earlier this week.

Abby Phillip of the Washington Post reports.

Kennesaw State adviser placed on leave after confrontation...

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Ambassador Samantha Power Discusses ‘Mattress Girl’ in Commencement Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Ah yes, Mattress Girl. You may be familiar with Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz, who carried her mattress around campus in protest after claims she was allegedly raped. Sulkowicz never pressed charges...

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Entire Class Drops Out of University of Southern California MFA Program

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

I think this counts as an actual act of college insurrection. Wow.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

M.F.A. Exodus

Seven students, making up the entire first-year class in the visual arts master of fine arts program at the University of Southern California, issued an open letter saying that they were quitting.

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Public Outrage Causes Marquette University to Remove Mural of Cop Killer

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

Someone at Marquette thought it was a good deal to add a mural of an FBI fugitive and cop killer, Assata Shakur, to the campuses Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.

After public outcry, Marquette removed the mural.

David Paulsen writes for the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:

Marquette University removes mural of FBI fugitive...

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Prager University – The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

There is a quiet effort taking place in America today to scrap the electoral college in favor of the popular vote.

This would have far reaching, negative consequences for all Americans. In a new video from Prager University, author and electoral college expert Tara Ross explains the issue.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Right now,...

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Stanford Band Banned From Traveling for Alcohol, Hazing And Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is the sort of behavior you expect from a heavy metal band, not a marching band.

Stanford Review reports.

Band Releases Statement on Title IX Investigation

On May 15, Stanford’s Organization Conduct Board and Title IX Office announced the results of an investigation into several alleged incidents within the Leland Stanford Junior University...

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Washington Post Says Conservatives Give Better Commencement Speeches Than Liberals

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:00am

Too bad it happens so infrequently then, huh?

Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.

Washington Post: ‘Conservatives give better commencement speeches than liberals’

Carlos Lozada, associate editor and nonfiction book critic of The Washington Post, recently declared: “Conservatives give better commencement addresses than liberals.”

He made the statement after reading two recently released books. The...

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Smallest Ivy League School’s Current and Former Leaders Make Big Money

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 9:30am

Leaders of the smallest Ivy League school have big salaries!

Dartblog reports.

BREAKING: Big Money for the College’s Top Dogs (and Former Top Dogs)

The College’s IRS Form 990 is out for the 2014 fiscal year (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014) and, as usual, the salary information (which covers calendar 2013) bears analysis:

Phil Hanlon...

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Pro-Life Student Group Gains Recognition at Johns Hopkins With Help from FIRE

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:00am

The school initially accused the group of harassment. Eventually, FIRE got involved and everything changed.

The founder of the group tells the story in the video below.

David Deerson reported at...

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Boston U. Prof Accused of Racist Tweets Allegedly Trolled White Rape Victim

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

The newly hired Boston University professor who came under fire for tweets calling while males a “problem population,” appears to have jumped out of the frying pan and into the fryer.

The same professor now faces allegations of trolling a white rape victim on Facebook.

Fox News reports:

Boston University prof in racist...

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Grim Job Prospects Await the Class of 2015

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller notes the ironic fact that most of these students voted for Obama.

Just 14 PERCENT Of This Year’s College Grads Have Real Jobs Waiting

Back in 2012, when many of America’s freshly graduating college students were just 19 years old, they voted in droves for President Barack...

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Did Pres. G. W. Bush Give the Best Commencement Speech Ever?

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

George W. Bush gave the commencement address to Southern Methodist University’s 2015 graduating class this past weekend.

He might have given the most encouraging piece of advice any mediocre college student could ever hope to hear…

Fox News posted the following video:

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Marquette University Honors Cop Killer With Mural

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 2:00pm

I think Michelle Malkin sums it up well in her tweet below.

Via Twitchy.

Marquette University honors ’70s cop-killer, prison escapee Assata Shakur with mural

Charles Sykes, editor-in-chief of Right Wisconsin, points his readers to a post in the Marquette Warrior by...

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High School Students Get College Credit from Cambridge

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

It’s not credit from just any college. It’s Cambridge University!

WTSP reports.

Polk school to offer Cambridge college courses

It’s the equivalent of attending college at the University of Cambridge in England for two years, only students will do it from a Polk County high school.

The prestigious college program is being offered at Winter...

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Northeastern Prof Worried That Tsarnaev Execution Will Be Expensive

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:00am

Here are my feelings on the subject: So what?

Professor James Alan Fox writes at USA Today.

Tsarnaev death expensive justice: James Fox

After 10 grueling weeks of testimony, with over 100 witnesses taking the stand and over 700 exhibits being entered into the record, the long-anticipated verdict is finally in: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is...

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Free College Tuition Bill

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Posted by    Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9:30am

This goes further than Obama’s plan by making four-year colleges free.

Bloomberg reports.

Bernie Sanders to Introduce Bill to Make College Tuition-Free

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation on Tuesday to make public college tuition-free in the United States.

“We live in a highly competitive global economy and, if our economy is to...

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