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Report Examines College Grads’ Employment Experiences in Years After Recession

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

I have a feeling this era of higher education will be examined in studies for many generations to come.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Employment After the Recession

Four of five students who graduated college in 2008 were able to find some sort of employment in the four years after their graduation,...

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Freshmen Reading Lists Consist Exclusively of Liberal Books, Study Finds

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 12:30pm

It seems that the only diversity universities don’t care about is the only one that really matters: diversity of beliefs.

More from the College Fix:

Study Finds Zero Conservative Books, Many Liberal Ones, on Freshmen Reading Lists

Young America’s Foundation has surveyed ...

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New York Times Runs Letter About Rape Culture by College Insurrection Contributor

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:00am

Hans Bader is a frequent contributor at College Insurrection. When he saw this in the Times, he wrote a letter and they ran it in the online edition.

Via the Exam...

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Universities battling for Obama presidential library

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 9:30am

Which university will get to hold the distinct honor of featuring the presidential library for 44th President of the United States Barack Obama?

A Presidential Contest … For Obama’s Library

There are 13 presidential Libraries in the United States run by the National Archives, and when President Obama leaves office,...

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Prager University – Do You Pass the Israel Test?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 8:00am

In a new video from Prager University, George Gilder explains how you pass or fail.

Course Description

Would you believe us if we said that the best litmus test of any society’s success is its attitude towards Israel? Well, it’s true. As Ge...

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Marijuana Major: New school teaches exclusively about pot

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis is the first of its kind in New England and the latest installment in the push to legalize marijuana across the nation. It’s an intriguing venture, backed by private investors, and it will be interesting to see whether it succeeds or goes up in smoke.

Blake Ellis...

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College Student Calls Obama’s Immigration Speech More of the Same

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Conner Dwinell of the College Conservative examines Obama’s immigration speech in a new post and gives it low marks.

Obama’s Immigration Speech: A Repeat of Failure

Last Monday, President Obama gave a speech on immigration reform from the Rose Garden to address the rapid increase of illegal immigrant children crossing the border into the...

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Harvard bomb threat another hoax

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

Fortunately, this was just a hoax. Disturbingly, it comes only half a year after a Harvard sophomore sent anonymous emails to the university claiming there were bombs across campus so he could avoid taking a final exam.

Dan Adams of the Boston Glob has the story on this most recent hoax:

Authorities say...

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Brown University Student – The Case Against Tenure

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

In a new post at the Brown Spectator, Oliver Hudson examines the issue of tenure.

The Case Against Tenure

As most college students can attest, America’s system of higher education has serious flaws. At the top of the list are unmanageable debt and poor job prospects for recent graduates. Former students with college...

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Are Religious Universities Really Hostile to Reason and Skepticism?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

Some professors, such as Peter Conn of the University of Pennsylvania, believe that religious universities should not be accredited because they “abandon the primacy of reason.” Alan Jacobs, a professor at Wheaton College in Illinois, begs to differ: In fact, he believes that religious universities can often offer even more by...

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Bias Report Prompts Alarm at University of Colorado

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11:00am

It turns out there isn’t much political diversity at the University of Colorado.

Andrew Desiderio of the College Fix reports.

University of Colorado Bias Report Prompts Alarm

A “social climate” survey recently released by the University of Colorado found that while most students and faculty feel respected in general, when it comes to their...

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Down with Duncan: Nation’s largest teachers’ union wants Education Secretary to resign

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 9:30am

Teachers’ unions turning against Democrats? You better believe it. The National Education Association voted on July 4th to call for the resignation of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan because he supported a California judge’s decision to rid of tenure in that state last month.

The Associated Press article published by Fox News...

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Hobby Lobby and its impact on Higher Ed

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 8:00am

What influence is the Hobby Lobby decision going to have on colleges? John Rosenberg of Minding the campus reports below.

Hobby Lobby’s Impact on Colleges

As everyone knows by now, the Supreme Court has just held in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (discussed here) that requiring the owners of a closely held family business...

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President of UT Austin Told to Resign or be Fired

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Bill Powers, President of the University of Texas at Austin, has reportedly been told to resign by Fransisco Cigarroa, the chancellor of the University of Texas system. Powers, a proponent of raising tuition rates and affirmative action, has frequently clashed with Governor Rick Perry, but was generally defended by UT regents,...

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University of Arizona Drops Prof who was Studying Use of Marijuana for Vets With PTSD

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

Most Americans would be up for anything that might help our veterans. Too bad this study got axed.

Lauren Clark of Campus Reform reported.

University drops professor heading medical marijuana research to help veterans

A professor researching medical marijuana as a possible treatment for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder has been let go...

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Some states looking into no-tuitition community colleges

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Even if there is no tuition, as Milton Friedman once said: “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”

Still, here with the story printed in USA Today is Stephanie Wang of the Indianapolis Star:

Indiana debates free tuition for community college

INDIANAPOLIS — In Tennessee — one of the few states less...

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New Hampshire May Freeze University Tuition for Four Years

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

As you may recall, Suffolk University recently froze salaries. We can expect to see more of this.

WBZ News in Boston reported.

New Hampshire Considers 4-Year University Tuition Freeze

A proposal to further freeze tuition at the University System of New Hampshire would be a first for the state, but students elsewhere already have...

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Are Colleges Capable of Trying Sexual Assault Cases Fairly?

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Some college attorneys think not — colleges not only lack the power to retrieve the necessary evidence for a trial, but also have been robbed of the ability to decide which cases are even worth trying.

The full story is from KC Johnson at Minding the Campus.

College Attorneys Face the War on...

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U. of South Carolina President Refuses to Teach Nation’s Founding Documents

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:00am

This is a violation of state law. It’s also unethical and surprisingly anti-academic behavior for a college president.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

U. of South Carolina President Violates State Law

It’s state law: all public universities must teach about the nation’s founding documents, but University of South Carolina President Harr...

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For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell most campuses

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 9:30am

Two days ago we posted an article speculating on the demise of Corinthian Colleges, one of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains, due to a freeze out from federal financial aid due to accusations the company cooked its books on job placement figures.

Now, it seems Corinthian is indeed going under, in...

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Small Group of College Students Join Democrats to Fight Voter IDs

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 8:00am

There are seven students in this group. Not 700, not 70, just 7. Naturally, the New York Times thinks this is a big deal.

Are these students aware that big unions which support the Democratic Party require photo ID’s to vote in their elections?

Matt Apuzzo reports.

Students Joining Battle to Upend Laws on...

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FIRE Files Lawsuits Against First Amendment Violating Universities

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

At least there’s somebody fighting for free speech on college campuses. FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has recently announced that it has filed lawsuits against four universities whose campus policies violate the First Amendment.

Jace Gregory has the story at Accuracy in Academia.

FIRE Files Four Lawsuits

FIRE announced support today...

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