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Mount St. Mary’s University Sues Mount St. Mary’s University

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Two different colleges with the same name are now engaged in a legal battle over the trademark.

Jacqueline Thomsen of Inside Higher Ed reports.

What’s in a Name?

One university in Maryland isn’t willing to share — its name, that is.

Mount St. Mary’s University, located in Emmitsburg, Md., is suing Mount St. Mary’s University...

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Loyal Alumni Make it Difficult for Colleges to Close

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 9:30am

Sweet Briar is proof!

The Washington Post reports.

Loyal alumni make it extremely difficult to close a college. Just ask Sweet Briar.

Seniors and their family members prepare to line up before what was believed to be the final commencement cerem...

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University of Pennsylvania Students Watched Porn and Surfed the Web for Academic Credit

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Tuition at this school is over $60,000 per year.

Ben Parker reported at the College Fix.

Ivy League students watched porn, browsed Internet for academic credit

University of Pennsylvania’s ‘Wasting Time on the Internet’ course lived up to its name

This past spring, the University of Pennsylvania offered an English class called “Wasting Time on the...

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Green River College Faculty Union Embroiled in Bitter Battle Over Budget Cuts

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Declining enrollments require budget cuts, but the faculty union at Green River College is not wanting to budge an inch.

Katherine Long writes at The Seattle Times:

Green River College, faculty union deadlocked over potential cuts

Classes have ended for the academic year at Green River College in Auburn, but there’s no end in...

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Student Recruited for Harvard Women’s Swim Team Changes Gender

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

The student will now swim for the men’s team.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller has the story.

Harvard Will Field First Openly Transsexual Swimmer

A top recruit for the Harvard University women’s swim team has swapped her gender and decided to swim for the men’s team instead.What do you think?

As reported by Swimming...

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Sweet Briar College Lives to Educate Another Day

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

And you can thank the judge.

The Washington Post Reports:

Sweet Briar survives: Judge approves settlement deal to keep the college open

Supporters jumped to their feet, cheered and called out, “Holla, holla!” Monday after a circuit court judge approved a deal Monday to keep Sweet Briar College open next year.

That morning, lawyers from...

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Prager University – Should Government Bail Out Big Banks?

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute explains the roots of bank bailouts and the government’s role in the problem.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Should the government bail out big banks that may otherwise go bankrupt? Or should it let them go under, as it did with...

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Bill Maher Calls Politically Correct College Student A ‘Little Sh*t’

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is a response to this letter.

The Huffington Post reports.

Bill Maher Calls College Student A ‘Little Sh*t’ For Criticizing Jerry Seinfeld

Political talk show host Bill Maher called a college writer a “little shit” on his HBO show Friday night for questioning comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s claim that college audiences are too...

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Employees of Two Colleges Among Those Killed in Charleston Attack

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 11:00am

The shooting attack in South Carolina claimed two beloved people from academia.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Colleges Mourn

For two colleges, the murders in a historic black church Wednesday night struck especially close to home. Among those killed were Cynthia Hurd, a librarian at the College of Charleston, and DePayne Doctor,...

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College Board Waiving Fee for Students that want to Take SAT Again

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 9:30am

This occurs due to an error with the June 6 test.

The Daily Journal reports.

College Board waiving fee for students who took...

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Women’s Studies Prof Calls for ‘Men Control’

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:00am

I’m trying to imagine how this would go over if the genders were reversed.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reported.

Women studies professor calls for ‘men control’

Our friends at SoCawlege.com have found another professor saying some interesting things on the Internet.

Their latest find is Dr. Ashwini Tambe, associate professor in the Department of...

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Shocking Number of Students Claim College Isn’t a Good Value

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Posted by    Monday, June 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

A BBC survey showed 4 of 10 university students say college education doesn’t provide good value.

BBC reports:

Four in 10 students say university not good value – survey

Four in 10 of the first students to pay higher fees do not believe their courses have been good value for money, a survey for...

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U. Delaware Student Claims She Lost Scholarship for Refusing to Attend Church

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Posted by    Monday, June 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

This student’s claim is now the subject of a lawsuit.

Michael Gryboski of Christian Post reports.

Student Sues Delaware University Claiming She Lost Scholarship for Refusing to Attend Church

A student has sued a public university in Delaware for reportedly losing her sports scholarship due to refusing to attend worship at a local church.

Natalia...

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U. of Cincinnati to Offer Free Education to Children of Fallen Officer

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Posted by    Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:30pm

A kind act if ever there was one.

WCPO reports:

University of Cincinnati offers free education to fallen officer’s three children

CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati will give the three children of fallen Cincinnati police officer Sonny Kim a free education if they choose to attend the college.

“As a small...

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Some Marquette Faculty Members Protest Covering of Banner Dedicated to Cop Killer

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Posted by    Monday, June 22, 2015 at 2:00pm

It boggles the mind to think that people would have such admiration for a murderer.

FOX News reported.

Marquette University’s decision to paint over mural of convicted cop killer draws protests

More than 60 faculty and staff members at Marquette University are circulating an online petition against their own school for taking down a...

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Universities Across Alabama Raising Tuition

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Posted by    Monday, June 22, 2015 at 12:30pm

The universities blame budget cuts for the rise.

WAAYTV reports.

Universities across the state raising tuition

A report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says Alabama has cut higher education funding by 37% statewide, ranking the state fifth in the nation for such cuts. Some universities say that is a major part...

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The Newest Victims on Campus: Gluten-Free Students

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Posted by    Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11:00am

As Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports, at least two American colleges have given gluten-free students their own separate dining area.

Fancypants Colleges Segregate Gluten-Free Students

Two fancypants liberal arts colleges in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa. are now segregating students who have been diagnosed with celiac disease‎ and students who have...

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Sweet Briar Saved as Settlement is Reached

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Posted by    Monday, June 22, 2015 at 9:30am

Saved! The door is not closing for this college!

WRIC reports.

Sweet Briar saved: Settlement reached to keep university open

Richmond, VA – Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., the non-profit group formed to save Sweet Briar College, celebrated today the announcement of a settlement agreement that will save Sweet Briar College.

On Saturday, Attorney General Mark...

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U. Wisconsin Residence Hall Features ‘Heterosexual Privilege’ Bulletin Board

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Posted by    Monday, June 22, 2015 at 8:00am

Who has the time to even think this stuff up? Don’t these students have classes to attend?

Bethany Salgado reports at Campus Reform.

‘Heterosexual privilege’ board displayed in Univ. of Wisconsin residence hall

Heterosexual privilege” is the newest trend beginning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) thanks to a bulletin board exhibited in one...

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How Every Student At This Inner-City High School Is Going To College

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Posted by    Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 5:00pm

More success stories like this, please!

Here and Now reports:

Every Student At This Inner-City High School Is Going To College

For the eighth year in a row, the entire senior class at Verbum Dei High School – an all-male college and career preparatory Jesuit high school in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles...

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Campus Speech Codes Causing Political Disengagement Among Some Millennials

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Posted by    Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is what happens when people are afraid to speak their minds.

From the FIRE blog.

The ‘Chilling Effect’ in Action: Campus Speech Codes and Political Disengagement

By one measure, millennials are the United States’ least politically engaged generation, with voter turnout rates 20–30 percent lower than other age groups. And within that age...

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Mid-Continent University Plans to Sell Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:00pm

Anyone in the market for a college campus?

Lexington’s NBC affiliate shares the AP Wire story:

Bankrupt Mid-Continent University plans to sell campus

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) – Leaders of the bankrupt and shuttered Mid-Continent University plan to put the campus up for sale.

The Paducah Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1QGlA9F ) the university’s...

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