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Protesters at U. Southern Mississippi Kicked Off Campus for Flying State Flag

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Part of the state flag includes the Confederate Flag so it’s anathema now.

The Daily Caller reports.

Protesters Kicked Off Campus For Flying Their Own State Flag

Protesters at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) were kicked off campus Sunday by a police officer who incorrectly told them the Mississippi state flag was prohibited...

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Texas A and M Sees 114% Growth In Diversity Without Affirmative Action

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 9:30am

What’s Texas A&M’s secret?

The College Fix reports.

Texas A&M sees 114% growth in diversity without affirmative action, it admits students based on merit

A powerful critique of affirmative action has been published ahead of an expected U.S. Supreme Court decision on UT-Austin’s use of affirmative action this month — and it involves another...

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CUNY Considers Campus Free Speech Zones

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:00am

Free speech zones are the ultimate in Orwellian newspeak.

Note the ironic title from Inside Higher Ed.

Safeguarding Free Speech

The City University of New York is considering a new policy on freedom of expression. Administrators say the policy affirms the university’s commitment to safeguarding free speech at a time of protests and politically...

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Former Black Student Group Leader Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail Over Threatening Tweets

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 6:30pm

The messages were sent during a protest last November about racism on the campus.

NJ reports.

Kean U. grad gets 90 days in jail over threatening tweets

ELIZABETH — A Superior Court judge Friday sentenced a Kean University graduate to 90 days in jail and five years probation for posting Twitter messages threatening to...

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College Professors Now Among Oldest Group in American Workforce

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

This makes sense in a way. Isn’t wisdom supposed to come with age?

The Atlantic reports.

The Workforce that Won’t Retire

The term “gray-haired professor” may seem like a cliché, but there’s some truth to it. Academia has long had a disproportionate number of employees older than 65, and the average American professor is...

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South Carolina Public School Students Must Now Learn About The Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

Will we see similar measures passed in other states?

Red Alert Politics reports.

Nikki Haley’s new law: Students must learn Constitution’s founding principles

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed a new law, The South Carolina Founding Principles Act, which will require pubic school students to learn about...

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Prager University – The Benefits of Belief

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

In the newest video from Prager University, Boston College professor Peter Kreeft examines the benefits which come with a belief in God.

Take a look below.

Here’s more information:

Even if you don’t believe in God, do you wish you did? Even if you’re an atheist or an agnostic, is there still good reason...

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The Middle Class Struggles to Afford College

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 12:30pm

Over the last four decades, the cost of college has increased nearly three-fold.

Real Clear Politics reports.

Families Struggle to Afford College

Michelle Henderson carries $130,000 in student debt, even though she’s never attended a single college class. The 49-year-old Illinois mother and design showroom manager footed the bulk...

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16 Departments at UNC Chapel Hill Have Zero Republican Professors

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Further proof that ideological diversity in academia is severely lacking.

The College Fix reports.

At UNC Chapel Hill, 16 departments have zero registered Republican professors, analysis finds

Professors registered as Democrats outnumber those registered as Republicans by a ratio of roughly 12 to one at the University of North Carol...

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Dartmouth Students Blame Racism After Asian Professor Denied Tenure

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 9:30am

Associate English Professor Aimee Bahng was denied tenure status in May after seven years at the Ivy League college.

Campus Reform reports.

Dartmouth students blame Asian prof’s tenure denial on race

Students are questioning Dartmouth College’s commitment to racial diversity after an Asian-American professor was denied tenure.

Associate English Professor Aimee Bahng was denied tenure...

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Boston University Dean Blames Hate Speech for Orlando Attack

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6:30pm

It’s sad how badly academia has reacted to the Orlando attack. Has anyone in higher ed gotten it right?

Campus Reform reports.

Boston U. Dean blames Orlando massacre on hate speech

Boston University has launched a social media crusade against gun violence, condemning the apparent pandemic as a “public health issue.”

The social media campaign,...

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Is U.S. Education Really Worth $675 Billion?

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:00pm

Public school spending alone is roughly equal to the gross domestic product of Switzerland, the 20th-largest economy in the world.

Carolina Journal reports.

Is It Really Worth Paying $675 Billion for U.S. Education?

RALEIGH — The National Education Association recently released “Rankings of the States 2015 and Estimates of School Statistics 2016.” “Rankings and...

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Cornell Astronomers Think Alien Contact Still 1,500 Years Away

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:30pm

The Cornell researchers explain that extraterrestrials could receive radio and TV signals from Earth.

Fox News reports.

Alien contact could be 1,500 years away, say Cornell astronomers

If you are hoping to meet an alien then you may be in for a very long wait, according to astronomers at Cornell Univers...

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Job Market Sags for People With PhD’s

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:00pm

Certain types of advanced degrees still pay off but on the whole, the market isn’t great.

Zero Hedge reports.

The PhD Bubble Has Burst: Graduating ‘Doctors’ Are Having Trouble Finding Work

Spending nearly a decade in college, racking up significant amounts of debt, and emerging with that coveted PhD designation isn’t what it used...

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Six Ferrum College Students Charged After Freshman Dies From Hazing

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12:30pm

All are students at Ferrum College and members of local fraternity Sigma Alpha Kappa Fraternity.

WJHL reports.

Six students charged with hazing after death of Virginia college freshman

FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS 10) – Six Ferrum College students are indicted by a grand jury after a death investigation of a 20-year-old Ferrum College student...

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President of U. Wyoming Declares School Facing Financial Crisis

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11:00am

The higher ed bubble comes to another school.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

U. of Wyoming’s President Declares Financial Crisis

The University of Wyoming’s president has declared a financial crisis and plans to reduce or cut academic programs and review the institution’s structure, according to a letter on Thursday from the president, Laurie...

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California Bill Undermines Religious Freedom For Faith Based Schools

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:30am

If this bill becomes law, the government will get to decide what religious tenets are taught and practiced.

The College Conservative reports.

California Goes After Faith-Based Schools

James Madison, author of the Bill of Rights, continued to roll over in his grave this week as a bill that would undermine the religious freedom of...

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Increasing Government Spending Won’t Lower the Cost of College

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Posted by    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 8:00am

And yet that’s exactly what we’re about to do. Again.

The Daily Signal reports.

Taxpayer Funded Summer School Is Not the Answer to the College Cost Problem

In theory, part-time and full-time students who have increased access to Pell Grants would be encouraged to finish their degrees faster and graduate with less debt. Unfortunately,...

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Protesters Think University With 97 Percent Women Has ‘Toxic Rape Culture’

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Posted by    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 5:00pm

The school has caved.

The College Fix reports.

Protesters at university with 97 percent women blast its ‘toxic rape culture’

If your son went to prison for rape, you as a parent are responsible for rape culture, or something.

That’s the muddled message peddled by protesters at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minn., a...

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Professor Advocacy Group Claims Mizzou’s Melissa Click Was Denied Due Process

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Posted by    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 3:30pm

Oh the irony. Students are denied due process all the time, but now this is a big problem, apparently.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports.

Melissa Click firing lands University of Missouri on association censure list for third time

The American Association of University Professors voted unanimously at its annual meeting Saturday in Washing...

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Tips To Get The Most Out Of On-Campus Recruiting

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Posted by    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 2:00pm

Some tips to get those job offers.

Forbes reports.

How Can College Students Get More Out Of On-Campus Recruiting Events?

The best way for college students to make the most of recruiting events by tech companies is to follow these four steps:

Show Up. To my surprise, lots of people just don’t show up. Or...

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Tuition Hikes Approved at the University of Alabama

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Posted by    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 12:30pm

Schools just keep raising their prices rather than cutting back.

University Herald reports.

Board of Trustees of University of Alabama, UAB Approves Tuition Hikes

The board of trustees, whom of which have control over the public university system, approved tuition hikes at the University of Alabama, as well as the University of Alabama at...

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