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University of Tennessee Closes Diversity Office

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Posted by    Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 9:30am

The closure is only temporary and stems from controversy over the school’s recent sex week.

NBC News reports.

University of Tennessee Shuts Diversity Office After Sex Week, Gender Controversy

The University of Tennessee has been forced to temporarily shut its diversity office after it lost state funding for encouraging the use of gender-neutral pronouns...

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Scholars Try To Save The Liberal Arts

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Posted by    Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 8:00am

Will they succeed?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Scholars consider how to save the liberal arts

CHICAGO — It’s a familiar question: Do the liberal arts need saving? The answer here Thursday at a conference on the topic — yes — was familiar, too. But keynote speakers at the opening of the conference at the...

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Things Get Messy At Harvard

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Posted by    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

So, what’s happened since Harvard announced its illiberal plan?

FIRE reports.

A Messy End to the Semester: Harvard, Blacklisting, and Curtailing Student Rights

Earlier this month, Harvard University announced that students who are members of independent, single-sex organizations off campus will be ineligible for Rhodes and Marshall scholarship recommendations from the dean. The university...

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Student Protesters at UC Irvine Disrupt Pro-Israel Event

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Posted by    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

Shouting down speakers is a common practice among anti-Israel activists on college campuses.

The College Fix reports.

Student protesters disrupt pro-Israel event — exit paths blocked, people ‘feared for their safety’

A pro-Israel movie screening at UC Irvine on Wednesday night prompted a massive protest by Students for Justice in Palestine, who blocked the...

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Skills College Grads Need To Be Hired

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Posted by    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

There’s a few surprising skills that you have whiffed.

Business Insider reports.

3 skills college grads still need to learn to impress hiring managers

Dear college grads, the good news is that new research suggests you are reasonably well prepared with the skills you need to land a great job and be successful in...

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Poll Suggests Many College Grads Have Regrets Over Cost

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Posted by    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:30pm

If nothing changes in higher education reform, expect this number to rise.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Poll: College grads have big regrets, clearly didn’t consider costs

If graduates thought more about college costs before attending college, the majority would have a radically different university experience.

A survey from Student Loan Hero discovered that only 36...

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How Hot Is The Job Market For Recent Grads?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Particularly good news for those at the start of their careers.

CNBC reports.

College grads enjoy the best job market in years

Here’s one more reason to throw your college mortar board in the air.

It’s the hottest job market in years for the expected 1.9 million students who will graduate. Employers are estimated to...

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College Boots Military Hero Over Complaints From LGBT Activists

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Posted by    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9:30am

You can’t offend anyone on college campuses anymore. It’s an unforgivable sin.

FOX News reports.

College boots ex-Delta Force hero after complaint from LGBT activists

Jerry Boykin is the kind of man you’d want teaching your sons – a good and decent man, an honorable man – a Christian man.

For...

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Experts Help Community College Students Receive Degrees

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Posted by    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:00am

Community college experts team up to develop a guide to help colleges and universities build success transfer pathways and increase bachelor’s completion.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

New guide seeks to help colleges guide and maintain transfers

Researchers have known for a while now that most community college students want to earn a bachelor’s degree,...

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“Smart Drugs” Are Prevalent in The Ivy League

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:30pm

You may even see it at work.

Harvard Business Review reports.

Like It or Not, “Smart Drugs” Are Coming to the Office

You’ve managed the same team for the past five years — then one day you find out that your most successful employee uses cognitive-enhancing drugs on the job.

This scenario may not be...

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University of California Students Say $25 Million Not Enough for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 5:00pm

Some of these students will protest when their tuition goes up.

Campus Reform reports.

UC students: $25M for illegal immigrants too little

The University of California system recently pledged more than $25 million to illegal immigrant students over the next three years, but that is too little to suit some students.

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The Majors With the Highest Salaries

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 3:30pm

Economists say that pay in the STEM fields keeps growing while salaries in teaching and social services careers remain stagnant.

US News reports.

Top 10 College Majors That Earn the Highest Salaries

Students in STEM fields such as engineering or computer science can earn more than $85,000 annually with their bachelor’s degree.

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UVA’s Jackie May Have Made Up Rapist in Hoax

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:00pm

The fallout from the UVA Rolling Stone rape hoax continues.

The College Fix reports.

New evidence suggests U.Va.’s Jackie didn’t just make up gang rape — she also made up rapist

A lawsuit against Rolling Stone for publishing a story in 2014 about a young woman at the University of Virginia who said she was viciously gang-raped...

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College Athletic Programs to Have A New Expense

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 12:30pm

This new expense is coming on the heels of a series of changes in NCAA rules designed to increase the benefits athletes are allowed to receive.

USA Today reports.

A new expense looms for college athletic departments

After years of sharply raising the compensation for some of their best-known employees, college sports programs across...

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Dartmouth Students Defend Vandalism of Campus Police Display

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:00am

It’s amazing that anyone could defend such a thing. People expect better from Dartmouth.

The Daily Caller reports.

Dartmouth Students Defend Tearing Down Police Display With 566-Word Letter

Black Lives Matter activists at Dartmouth College are circulating a lengthy letter justifying their decision to tear down a display honoring police officers. Ironically, the letter...

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University Title Generator Website Makes Fun of Administrative Bloat

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9:30am

Website pokes fun at administrative bloat by generating endless job titles and inflated salaries.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

University Title Generator website pokes fun at administrative bloat

Is a career as an assistant liaison to athletic maintenance to the task force on employee partnerships in your future? Or how about as an associate provost...

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Prof Who Offended Liberal Students to Lose Her Job

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:00am

How is a professor supposed to teach effectively if he or she lives in fear of offending students?

Reason reports.

Professor Run Out of Classroom for Offending Students Will Lose Job

Andrea Quenette, the University of Kansas communications professor subjected to protests and a formal investigation after offending her liberal students, was cleared of...

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The College Debt Crisis is Worse Than People Think

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

We tell students they need a bachelor’s degree to get ahead. But for too many, the numbers no longer add up.

The Boston Globe reports.

The college debt crisis is even worse than you think

IT’S ONE OF THE MOST enduring selling points for the value of higher education: The best route out of...

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Savannah State University Prof to Offer Course on Donald Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:00pm

Donald Trump has certainly gone more viral on college campuses than Hillary Clinton.

WJBF News reports.

Summer course on Trump scheduled for Georgia university

A college professor in Georgia might make summer school great again.

Starting next week, professor Robert Smith is teaching a college class devoted almost entirely to the candidacy of Donald Trump.

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University of Delaware Trustees Will Shrink Faculty Power

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 3:30pm

Faculty members say that the changes undermine the Faculty Senate’s authority.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

U of Delaware trustees vote to change faculty roles and responsibilities

The University of Delaware Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to change its bylaws in ways that faculty leaders say shrink their authority. The administration contends that decisions will...

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George Washington University Students Don’t Trust Hillary

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2:00pm

They also feel that the Democratic primary has been rigged in Hillary’s favor.

This is a big problem for Democrats.

Here’s more from Campus Reform.

VIDEO: Millennials reject ‘wom...

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University of Missouri Moves to Restrict Free Speech

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:30pm

An anti-protest rule?

Red Alert Politics reports.

Crackdown? Mizzou moves to restrict free speech, prevent future protests

To ensure students at the University of Missouri can’t protest like they did in the fall, administrators will enforce a 1949 rule to block encampments.

Though not intended as an anti-protest rule, it will be exploited as one,...

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