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Scholar to Live as David Bowie for a Year as Part of Study

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:00am

This apparently includes the weird hair-dos and everything else.

From Matthew Reisz at Inside Higher Ed.

Becoming David Bowie

Will Brooker is studying David Bowie by trying to live like him for a year.

A fan since he was a teenager, the professor of film and cultural studies at Kingston University has been commissioned to...

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University of Akron Administration Parodied in YouTube Video

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 9:30am

The makers of this video re apparently angry over recent cuts at the university as well as some of the extravagant expenses.

It’s a little crude but kind of funny at the same time.

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Ohio University Cuts Down on Smoking With Public Shaming

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Posted by    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 8:00am

Whatever happened to my body, my choice?

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Ohio University’s new smoking ban relies on public shaming, not fines – for now

If you see something, say something.

Ohio University isn’t currently using fines to punish people who violate its smoking ban, which includes “all nicotine, tobacco­-derived and plant­-based products”...

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Should This College Change its Name for $20 Million?

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Posted by    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

Paul Smith’s College could receive $20 million from a very generous donor, but there’s one little catch.

CNBC News reports:

Paul Smith’s College Will Get $20 Million, if It Changes Its Name

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. — To administrators of the financially troubled college here, Joan Weill’s appearance on campus more than 20 years ago...

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Gorgeous Sorority Girls Frolicking in Bikinis Shouldn’t be a Problem in America

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Posted by    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

Seriously, when did the left become such a bunch of prudes?

Jennifer Kabbany writes at the College Fix.

America strikes back: There’s nothing wrong with gorgeous sorority girls frolicking in bikinis

‘Have we really reached a place where universities have to apologize because their sorority bid videos are too hot?’

Sometimes the P.C. police take...

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Your Key to the Most Expensive Colleges in Each State

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Posted by    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

If you’re looking for the best bang for your higher education buck, you’ll need to know which schools have the heftiest price tag.

Business Insider writes:

This map shows the most expensive college in every state

College costs can really add up, with charges for tuition and room and board that seem to...

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VIDEO: Greg Lukianoff and Professor Haidt Discuss Their Research on the College Mind

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Posted by    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

In this video, Greg Lukianoff of The FIRE and Professor Jonathan Haidt discuss their widely circulated column on the minds of college students called The Coddling of the American Mind.

 
 
 
 

The Best College Newspaper in the Nation is at Cornell University

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Posted by    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

Plan on pursuing journalism? Maybe you should attend Cornell or one of these other top rated schools.

University Herald reports.

Cornell University Has The Best College Newspaper In The Nation

Aspiring journalists and writers may want to consider attending Cornell University as it has topped The Princeton Review’s “Best College Newspaper” list.

The Princeton Review...

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What Colleges Don’t Tell Parents About Campus Life

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Posted by    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 11:00am

Forget about the wild parties, it’s the politically correct and ultimately leftist environment they leave out.

Walter E. Williams writes at Townhall.

Academic Fascism II

Last week’s column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for...

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Freshman Year Could Be A Ripoff

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Posted by    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 9:30am

The goal could be to make sure some students never graduate.

News.com.au reports.

Why your first year of university could be a rip-off

It might seem far-fetched but there is already a financial incentive for Australian universities to accept more students and the US is grappling with how to deal with colleges that seem...

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Northwestern Dismisses Harassment Claim From Male Student

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Posted by    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:00am

What happened to equality under the law? Men can’t be victims?

Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner.

University dismisses male student’s harassment claim

How are male and female students treated differently under the anti-discrimination law Title IX? Not only are men accused of sexual assault denied due process or the assumption of innocence,...

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Generation Gap: Incoming Freshman Haven’t Licked a Stamp

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Just in case you were looking for a reason to feel old today.

NBC News writes:

Incoming College Freshmen Have Never Licked a Stamp

You used to have to lick stamps to get them to stick?

That’s a question likely to come out of the mouths of students starting college this fall, who have grown...

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Liberal Education is Fading Away

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

Standards and grading policies have eroded to an alarming degree.

Mark Bauerlein of Minding the Campus.

The Fading of Liberal Education

The best ranking of undergraduate institutions by their general education is ACTA’s What Will They Learn? project. The evaluation looks at seven core subjects (composition, literature, foreign languages, U.S. government or history, economics,...

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Looking for a Class on the Business of Marijuana? This University’s Got You Covered

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

For all of your ganja-related business planning, this Canadian university is here to help.

TIME reports:

This Canadian University Offers a Class on the Business of Marijuana

Only medical marijuana is legal in the country

Students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University can now sign up for a class with high stakes: the school in Brit...

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Santa Clara University Students Told to Call 911 Over Incidents of Bias

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

File this story under: You have got to be kidding me.

Peter Hasson reports at Campus Reform.

University tells students to dial 9-1-1 over ‘bias incidents’

Sudents at Santa Clara University are supposed call to report any and all “bias incidents” to 911.

“If the bias incident is in progress or just occurred: ALWAYS CALL...

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Why Do College Kids Demand Censorship?

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

Don’t you dare offend a college student.

New York Post reports.

Behind college kids’ rising demands for censorship

When I was in college, people who wanted to censor others were forthrightly moralistic, trying to silence “bad” speech. Today’s students don’t couch their demands in the language of morality, but in...

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California Students Who Didn’t Pass State Exit Exam Accepted to Colleges Anyway

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 11:00am

How is this possible? Dave Huber explains at the College Fix.

Huh? Students who didn’t pass state exit exam for graduation accepted into 4-year colleges

Thousands of students in California are “in limbo” after being notified that they cannot take the California High School Exit Exam to get the needed high school diploma...

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Missouri Politicians Investigating Prof Who’s Running for Attorney General

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 9:30am

Professor Hawley looks like a perfect candidate on paper, but some people have expressed concerns.

Columbia Daily Tribune reports.

Sunshine law requests for UM records target Schaefer, Hawley

The answers could come as early as this week. John Fougere, spokesman for the UM System, wrote in an email Thursday that the university was still...

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Beloit Releases Annual Mind-Set List of What Freshmen Know and Don’t Know

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Reading this list might make you feel a little old.

Scott Jashik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

What Freshmen Know … and Don’t Know

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released its “mind-set list” to help faculty and administrators understand what a new class of freshmen have experienced and not experienced. Here is...

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Purdue University Suggests Selling Shares of Students’ Future Income

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

Forget student loans, is speculating on future student income the future? And what could possibly go wrong?

Quartz writes:

No more student loans? Purdue University proposes selling shares of students’ future income

With student loan debt rising and the threat of new education models looming, Purdue University wants to offer a very different way...

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Indiana University Scores $53 Million Deal with Adidas

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Rolling in the dough… Only two schools have bigger deals than this one.

Clickondetroit.com reports:

Indiana University lands $53.6 million deal with Adidas

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -
Indiana University just extended its contract with Adidas and got a huge raise in the process, making it one of the biggest apparel deals in all of...

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University of Virginia Hit With Cyberattack

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is happening to plenty of colleges now. Schools obviously need to get more serious about network security.

The Hill reports.

Hackers hit University of Virginia

The University of Virginia’s network is back online after a cyberattack forced a weekend shutdown of the school’s servers.

Officials say that the attack appears to have originated in...

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