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Auburn University Student to Eat Bugs for 30 Days

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

This stunt is supposed to inspire other people to eat bugs for some reason.

Rachel Feltman of the Washington Post reports.

This college student is eating bugs for 30 days so you will too

If Cam Brantley-Rios can eat bugs for every meal, the Auburn University senior figures,...

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‘Border Patrol’ Party Lands University Of Texas Frat In Hot Water

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:30pm

You’d think the Greek world would’ve learned to avoid controversially themed parties by now, alas…

Joshua Fechter of My San Antonio reports:

University of Texas fraternity under fire for ‘border patrol’ party

A fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin is taking heat for hosting an alleged “border patrol” party at its house...

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Incoming Freshmen Have Poor Emotional Health

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 2:00pm

Perhaps this is partly due to anxiety about taking on so much debt with poor job prospects.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Fragile Mental Health

The emotional health of incoming freshmen is at its lowest point in at least three decades, a new survey shows, with students reporting that they’re spending more...

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Dartmouth Offering #BlackLivesMatter Course

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

First Dartmouth banned hard alcohol. Now they’re offering a new class on Black Lives Matter which will be taught by fifteen professors from ten departments.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

Ivy League college offers Black Lives Matter course

Dartmouth College is now offering a #BlackLivesMatter course for its students in...

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Obama Visits Community College to Sell Free Community College

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00am

Obama is now making the rounds for free community college in the same way that he traveled the country trying to sell Obamacare.

Julie Hirschfeld Davis of the New York Times reported.

On Campus, Obama Makes Case for Plans Including Free Community College

INDIANAPOLIS — President Obama on Friday pressed voters to demand that...

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Law School Dean Says Commenting on Professor’s Clothing is Sexism

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:30am

Don’t comment on your professor’s clothing or you are a sexist. Jonathan Lai from the Inquirer reports.

Law school e-mail decries sexism in student’s comments

After a law student at Rutgers-Camden commented in a class evaluation on a female professor’s outfits, an administrator sent a clear message to law students and faculty: Sex-...

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Cornell Student Who Got Second Chance After Jail Attributes Good Fortune to White Privilege

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8:00am

Maybe white guilt is the bigger issue here.

Gabriella Morrongiello of Campus Reform reports.

Felon, heroin aficionado attributes Ivy League degree to white privilege

To what does Keri Blakinger, a convicted felon turned Ivy League graduate, attribute her success? White privilege, of course.

In 2010, Blakinger was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a...

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Is There a ‘Tyranny of Meritocracy’ In Higher Education?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

Lani Guinier, Harvard Law professor certainly seems to think so.

Richard Greenwald writes at the Boston Globe:

‘The Tyranny of the Meritocracy’ by Lani Guinier

We all understand the importance of college in the modern economy. This signal economic importance leads to the SAT becoming the sole difference between getting into a great school...

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University of Utah to Hold ‘Sex Week’

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

This should help everyone find work after graduation, right?

Todd Tanner and Mark Green of FOX News 13 in Utah reported.

Upcoming ‘Sex Week’ at University of Utah sparks debate on campus

Does an upcoming event at the University of Utah encourage students to see each other as sex objects? One student groups feels...

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Meningitis Outbreak Cancels College Chess Tournament

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

A meningitis outbreak has canceled student events at Providence College.

Patrick Anderson of the Providence Journal has the story.

Providence College chess tournament canceled due to meningitis outbreak

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A regional chess tournament at Providence College was postponed Saturday as school officials began organizing meningitis-response efforts in the space where it was...

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Colorado Bill Would Protect Religious Student Groups from Discrimination

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

If this catches on in Colorado, maybe other states will pass similar bills.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Colorado bill would prevent discrimination against religious student groups

February is an interesting month for Colorado legislation pertaining to student rights and protections, and the Alliance Defending Freedom is testifying in favor of...

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Allegedly Raped Student in Facebook Messages to Alleged Rapist “I Love You, Paul”

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 11:00am

The Columbia student who carries a mattress to protest her alleged rape has had her story’s narrative challenged.

Even after the alleged rape, she continued to initiate friendly conversation with the alleged rapist.

Columbia student’s alleged rapist contradicts narrative … with evidence

We’ve previously covered the rape allegations by Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz...

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UC Berkeley Lecture Combines Agriculture and Transgender Studies

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:30am

Because after all, why not?

Katherine Timpf reports at National Review.

UC Berkeley Lecture: It Is ‘Necessary’ to Apply Transgender Studies to Agriculture

The University of California–Berkeley is hosting a lecture about how it is “necessary” to apply gay and transgender studies to agriculture because agriculture is all about reproduction and our food systems...

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How Will The FCC’s Ruling On Mobile Hot Spots Affect Higher Education?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 8:00am

The FCC made it clear that blocking or interfering with personal internet devises is illegal, but how do their hot spot regulations impact colleges and universities?

Carl Straumsheim writes for Inside Higher Education:

Waiting for the FCC

College and university chief information officers are unsure of what to make of the Federal Communications Commission’s...

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Oregon Students Plan Rally At State Legislature For $1.3 Billion In Higher Ed Funding

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

$1.315 billion? Pssh. Chump change, right? The Oregon Student Association seems to think so.

Alexandra Wallachy of the Daily Emerald Reports:

OSA to hold rally for investment in higher education from state legislature

Hey legislature, can you spare $1.315 billion? That’s the question that the Oregon Student Association will ask in Salem at its...

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Columbia May Require Rape Workshops for All Students

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

Despite the fact that the UVA story has been debunked, some schools are acting like it really happened.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

Columbia: Attend Rape Workshops, Or No Diploma

Columbia University may be compelling students in the next month to complete a sexual assault education program or else lose the ability...

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Cornell University Will Charge $350 for Not Purchasing Student Health Insurance

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

Cornell is about to get a taste of CornellCare on campus. Casey Breznick from the Cornell Review reports.

CornellCare: University to Charge Students $350 ‘Health Fee’ for Not Purchasing Student Health Insurance

President Skorton: “For the common good” | Vice President Murphy: Gannett “in deficit”

Students are expressing outrage at yet ano...

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Sign for Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Thought Police’ Talk Stolen at U. Michigan

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

It looks like the subject of Jonah Goldberg’s talk hit a little too close to home for some students.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

STOLEN: Conservative students’ campus ad for Jonah Goldberg’s ‘thought police’ talk

Student organizer: ‘It is ironic a sign warning of...

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Africa Makes Higher Education A Priority At Senegal Summit

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Key statesmen and policy makers from across the continent are trekking to Senegal for this groundbreaking summit.

Samantha Spooner of Mail & Guardian Africa writes:

Senegal to host one-of-a-kind higher education summit for Africa

THERE is a renewed focus on the importance of higher education to the continent’s development, and Africa’s leaders are coming...

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Pell Grants Don’t Work for All Students

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:30am

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia explains why below.

Pell Grants don’t help Career-Oriented Students

Pell grants are a lifeline for many American students, costing billions of taxpayer dollars, but what do we have to show for it? A policy paper by the American Enterprise Institute’s Kevin James points out that Pell grants...

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The Real Life Effects of Rising Tuition

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00am

What are the real effects of rising tuition on students and families?

Roland T. Rust of the Washington Post reports.

The real effects of rising college tuition

The Jan. 31 front-page article “Once-modest tuition rates soar at public universities” noted that state universities have raised tuition to offset cuts in state funding, and it...

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Higher Education’s First Amendment Bubble

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

This is a must watch if you’re concerned about increasing first amendment limitations in higher education:

The National Constitution Center released the following video Tuesday:

The growth of the Internet has made it ever harder to distinguish public from private, news from titillation,...

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