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Tuition Hike Expected at UMass Causes Concern on Boston Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 5:00pm

As you can probably imagine, lots of people are unhappy about this development.

The Boston Globe reports.

Expected hike in UMass tuition looms large on Boston campus

Any university would be hard pressed to think up a better student than Rohan Nijhawan. He’s intelligent, driven, and loyal to his school, UMass Boston. His near-perfect...

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President Of Sterling College Says Rural Location is a Benefit

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Posted by    Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 3:30pm

What makes a rural location attractive for a college?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

For Sterling College, in Vermont, Rural Location Is a Benefit

As the President of Sterling College, one of the “isolated” colleges mentioned in the article “Small, Rural Colleges Grapple with Their Geography” (The Chronicle, June 24), I wish to...

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CUNY Prof Claims He Was Fired for Criticizing Black Student’s Homework

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Posted by    Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:00pm

Given recent developments, is this so hard to believe?

The College Fix reports.

Professor sues CUNY, claims he was fired for criticizing black student’s homework

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) political science adjunct John Trujillo is suing the City University of New York (CUNY) for $3 million in a reverse discrimination lawsuit.

After getting...

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Employers Could Rate Quality Of College Degree

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Posted by    Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 12:30pm

The largest consumer of college graduates is increasingly taking on a greater role in quality control: employers.

The Washington Post reports.

Will employers gain influence in rating the quality of a college degree?

FILE – In this June 2, 2010 file photo, a man watches a JetBlue airplane take off from John F. Kennedy...

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Trustees Vote No Confidence in Temple University President

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Posted by    Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00am

This is the worst job review a college president can get. Wow.

FOX News reported.

Temple board announces intention to dismiss president

The board of trustees of Temple University has taken a unanimous vote of no confidence in President Neil Theobald and announced its intention to dismiss him.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/29C2XjN ) reports that...

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La Raza App Aims To Organize And Register Latino Millennials To Vote

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Posted by    Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 9:30am

Of the 27.3 million projected eligible Latino voters for 2016, 44 percent of them are millennials.

Red Alert Politics reports.

La Raza creates voter app to register and organize Latino millennials

Latino millennials make up almost half of the hispanic demographic, but with size not a guarantee for voter participation, organizations are creating get-out-the-vote...

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Harvard Study Finds Campus Controversies Affect Enrollment

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Posted by    Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 8:00am

The University of Missouri is learning this lesson the hard way.

Campus Reform reported.

Harvard study: campus scandals devastate enrollment

Contradicting the adage that “all press is good press,” a new study shows that when colleges are shrouded in public scandal they can also expect a decrease in applications.

According to a working paper out...

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University Of Maryland Mass Producing Hillary Clinton Clones

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6:30pm

Today, Hillary-type women are the norm, not the exception.

Accuracy in Academia reports.

Hillary Clones Being Mass-Produced at UMD

She’s now a pro-abortion feminist who panders to the LGBTQ community. But there was a time when Hillary Clinton was a “Goldwater Girl,” named for 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, and conservative in her...

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Campus Carry Takes Effect in Texas on August 1st

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 5:00pm

The Daily Texan provides some information on the new rules below.

Campus Carry Implementation Task Force provides information on campus carry

Starting on Aug. 1, those with a License to Carry (LTC) will be permitted to carry a concealed handgun on campus.

During the fall 2015 semester, the Campus Carry Policy Working Group developed...

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High Turnover In College Business Offices Expected

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 3:30pm

What will cause this high turnover?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Expect High Turnover in College Business Offices, Association Says

Many business-leadership positions at colleges and universities will be vacant in the next few years, according to a report released on Thursday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

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Millennial Voters Concerned About Hillary’s Trustworthiness

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 2:00pm

Campus Reform recently spoke with young voters about Hillary Clinton, the email scandal and her trustworthiness.

Even people who identify as Democrats had concerns.

Here’s more.

VIDEO: Young voters don’t need indictment to distrust Hill...

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Grading Colleges On Their Fiscal Soundness

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12:30pm

The grades measure financial fitness as determined by nine components broken into three categories.

Forbes reports.

Forbes 2016 Financial Grades: Is Your College Financially Fit?

Each year, FORBES Financial Grades measure the fiscal soundness of some 900 four-year, private, not-for-profit colleges with at least 500 students (public schools are excluded). Why should you care...

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Yale Employee Resigns After Breaking ‘Racist’ Stained Glass

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11:00am

The stained glass featured a scene from America’s slavery past and therefore had to be destroyed.

Don’t we want to remember our history, even the bad stuff?

Heat Street reports.

Yale Cafeteria Worker Resigns After Breaking “Racist,” One-of-a-Kind Stained Glass

A Yale cafeteria worker has resigned after smashing a historic stained glass window in Yale’s...

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Members Of UC Irvine Students For Justice In Palestine May Go To Jail

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 9:30am

Most likely if charged the penalty will be up to one year in the county jail and a $1,000 fine.

The College Fix reports.

Pro-Palestine student activists face possible criminal charges for harassing women

Update on these posts from May: Students for Justice in Palestine protesters who crashed a screening of a pro-Israel film...

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Law Prof Responds to Complaints About Her Black Lives Matter Shirt

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 8:00am

This story goes a long way to showing where we are as a nation.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

The Law Professor Who Answered Back

A few months ago, one or more anonymous students wrote a note to their law professor, complaining that she had been spotted at least once on campus wearing a Black...

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Harvard’s All-Male A.D. Club Refuses To Merge With Female Clubs

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

But future changes are still uncertain for this club.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

A.D. Club Rules Out Merger with Female Clubs

During a summer in which several single-gender social groups have adopted a wait-and-see approach in response to imminent University sanctions, the all-male A.D. Club has ruled out merging w...

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Purdue May Expel Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

Have we really come to the point where criticisms are an offense worthy of expulsion?

Reason reports.

University Might Expel Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter

Administrators at Purdue University Northwest have demanded a meeting with a student who made controversial statements on social media—and even threatened to expel him.

The student, Joshua Nash, isn’t...

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Cornell Medical College Expands To Financial District

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 3:30pm

A needed medical addition to the area.

New York Post reports.

Cornell expands medical college to financial district

Although the Financial District is booming on the commercial and residential fronts, it’s lagged in one area — health care.

But help’s on the way.

At William Macklowe Co.’s 156 William St., Cornell University has added 55,000 square...

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Prager University – Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress examines the argument against fossil fuels versus the benefits of using them.

Take a look:

Here’s more information.

Is it true that 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real? Where does the 97% figure come from?...

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Some High Paying Tech Careers Require No Degree

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 12:30pm

A list if you want to head to Silicon Valley without a degree and loans.

Forbes reports.

13 High Paying Tech Careers You Can Get Without A College Degree

Who said you need a college degree to earn the big bucks? It’s a common misconception that if you don’t have a bachelor’s, you’ll be...

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Brexit Brings Out Ugly Side of British Universities

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 11:00am

Left wing academics aren’t happy about the Brexit and they’re not hiding it.

Minding the Campus reported.

Brexit Shows Ugly Side of British Universities

Censorious antics of ‘snowflake’ students have regularly made front-page news here in the UK. No longer. The momentous political fall-out from the June 23rd referendum, when a majority of citizens...

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State Senator Wants to Slash U. Wisconsin’s Budget Over Reading Assignment

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 9:30am

Senator Nass’ comments reflect larger tensions between the state’s university system and the legislature.

FIRE reports.

Wisconsin Legislator’s Threat to Slash UW Budget Over Reading Assignment ‘Cuts to the Core of Academic Freedom’

A Wisconsin legislator’s threat yesterday to cut the University of Wisconsin System’s budget over an “obscene” course reading assignment is the...

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