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U. Toledo Launches First Undergraduate Major in Disability Studies

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 9:30am

In the future, someone will introduce a studies studies major.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Milestone for Disability Studies

The University of Toledo is starting the nation’s first full undergraduate major in disability studies, an interdisciplinary field that already has considerable scholarly interest and graduate options.

A generation or two ago, students...

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It’s College Ranking Season

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Posted by    Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 8:00am

Time for the new rankings!

Forbes reports.

College Ranking Season Is Upon Us

The 2016 Trend Topper MediaBuzz of the Top 419 College Brands, 10th Edition has come out, and under Methodology, one reads: “For this analysis, the Global Language Monitor used its proprietary Brand Affiliation Index (BAI), the same technology used to measure...

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Cancer Patient Greeted by College Marching Band After Last Treatment

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Posted by    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 5:30pm

Here’s your feel good story for the weekend.

Fox News reports:

Marching band accompanies cancer patient out of last treatment

A video of a cancer patient being escorted out of her last chemotherapy treatment by a college marching band has gone viral.

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Columbia College Gets $5 Million Gift for Entrepreneurship Program

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Posted by    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Higher education could probably use more programs like this one.

WACH reported.

Columbia College receives $5M gift to promote entrepreneurs

Columbia College has been given a $5 million donation to launch an entrepreneurship program.

The State of Columbia reports that college officials on Thursday announced that the gift from Bob and Janice McNair will pay...

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124 Colleges Under Investigation for Their Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

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Posted by    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

The Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office is going to be very busy.

The Huffington Post reports:

124 Colleges, 40 School Districts Under Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Assault

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating 124 colleges and universities and 40 elementary and secondary schools over how they have...

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Censored Student Journalists Launch Indie Newspaper

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Posted by    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

You have to admire the tenacity of these young people.

Claire Torstenbo reported at the College Fix.

Student journalists launch indie newspaper while their censorship lawsuit plays out

Administrators harassing you? Try GoFundMe

Iowa student journalists who sued their college in May, for letting faculty and staff “intimidate and harass” them owing to their news...

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Are There Simply Too Many Colleges?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11:00am

Should there be a commission to recommend colleges for closure?

National Review reports.

Too Many Colleges?

Yikes, let’s not do more central planning.

I respect Jeff Selingo, a former editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, partly because he sees the potential for disruptive technology in higher education. (His book College (Un)Bound: The Future of...

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Valdosta State U. Settles Free Speech Case With Student for $900K

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Posted by    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 9:30am

This is a case that took eight years to play out. Now it’s paying out.

The FIRE blog reported.

Eight Years After Student’s Unjust Expulsion from Valdosta State U., $900K Settlement Ends ‘Barnes v. Zaccari’

ATLANTA, July 23, 2015—Today, more than eight years after his unjust expulsion, student Hayden Barnes’ federal civil rights lawsuit...

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High Schools Are Getting Rid of Class Ranking

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Posted by    Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8:00am

This information will no longer be available for admission officers.

The Washington Post reports.

High schools are doing away with class rank. What does that mean for college admissions?

For many of the same reasons that some high schools now allow multiple valedictorians, many are doing away with rank, making it secret or changing...

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A British Teen Has Been Accused of Plotting to Commit a College Massacre

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

“You ruined my whole life … I will teach you a little lesson on respect with my 9mm hollow points.”

ABC News reports:

British Teen Accused of Plot to Commit College Massacre

A British teenager planned a gun and bomb attack on a college that had kicked him out for bad behavior, a prosecutor...

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Some Colleges in Boston Aren’t Paying for Basic City Services

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Haven’t these schools heard that we all have to pay our fair share?

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

HAPPY MISERS! Colleges Across Boston Refuse To Pay For Basic City Services

A bunch of fancypants colleges and universities in Boston blatantly fail to pay voluntary fees for essential services provided by the taxpayers,...

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College of DuPage Dismantles Controversial Wall That Cost $220,000

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

Installed last year, this painted, theme wall has met its demise as part of sweeping reforms. Apparently, it’s symbolic of “old culture.”

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Amid reform at College of DuPage, controversial $220,000 wall comes down

Until recently, visitors to the College of DuPage president’s office passed through a wood-paneled hallway with displays...

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Obama’s College Ratings Plan is Finished

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

It wasn’t a very good plan anyway. Now it’s not going to happen.

The LA Times reported.

College ratings system proposed by Obama is scrapped

Nearly two years ago, President Obama proposed a federal system to rate the nation’s colleges and universities, one that would provide families with an objective and unified tool to...

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Anti-Smoking Organization Goes on Tour to Reach More Young People

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

Tobacco use has dropped 20% among teens since 1997.

USA Today reports.

Anti-smoking organization launches tour to end teen tobacco use

Teen smoking rates are at a low.

According to a 2014 University of Michigan press release, out of a national survey of 40,000 to 50,000 teens in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades, only...

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Vassar College Prof Pens Tirade Against Scott Walker

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Here we go again. Is there any other political figure who inspires so much hatred from academia?

David Hookstead reported at the College Fix.

Professor pens massive tirade against Scott Walker, tells governor: ‘F– you’

Vassar scholar figuratively froths with anger and vitriol over Republican politician

A professor at Vassar College has penned a lengthy...

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Dean of UC Irvine Law Says Justice Scalia is Ruining Law Students with Hilarious Opinions

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 9:30am

Does this law school dean not understand irony and sarcasm?

From Accuracy in Academia.

Justice Scalia is ruining my students because he’s too entertaining, law school dean says

University of California-Irvine law professor complained about Scalia’s sarcastic remarks in his written opinions, as the College Fix reported:

“Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California-Irvine’s...

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Lincoln University Prof Under Fire for Hateful Facebook Comments

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Posted by    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:00am

We reported on this story yesterday but this is an update. The story was picked up by the Philadelphia Inquirer which suggests that there’s real trouble brewing here.

Lincoln prof blasts ‘dirty Jewish’ thugs, ‘homo uprising,’ and ‘sluts’

A longtime Lincoln University professor drew ire from Pennsylvania officials in 2010 when he called...

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What are College Kids Reading?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

Music and book collections speak volumes (no pun intended). What are college kids reading these days?

From NPR:

What The College Kids Are Reading

I can remember the weeks before starting school at Skidmore College, furiously trying to finish Gregory Howard Williams’ memoir, Life on the Color Line. The book had been assigned as...

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U. Missouri Profs Now Expected to Police Each Other for Triggering Language

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

This shouldn’t interfere with teaching or anything, right?

Christopher White reports at the College Fix.

University of Missouri faculty told to be on lookout for professors who use triggering language

Just three days after ‘Campus Free Expression Act’ OK’d, profs told to correct peers who use words that might offend others

Four pages of ‘inclusive...

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First Lady Hosts College Students at the White House

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Ah to have been a fly on the wall…

The Washington Post reports:

At the White House, First Lady hosts college students with difficult paths

For many high school students, just applying to college can be a challenge. But for some, test scores and grade-point averages aren’t the biggest things st...

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Freshman Reading Lists Focus on Left Wing Issues

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

Is this higher education or indoctrination?

Jacqueline Thomsen reports at Inside Higher Ed.

A Little Heavy Reading

Social justice. Climate change. Racial inequality. Immigration. Hunger. While those topics might read like a laundry list of some of the world’s biggest problems, they are just a few of the issues covered in books that are...

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Which Universities Produce the Best Startup Talent?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

Harvard did not make the list.

Tech.Co reports.

Which Universities Produce the Best Startup Talent?

It’s an ongoing debate just how much influence universities have over the startup landscape anymore. There’s an exhaustive list of entrepreneurs who never finished their degrees who actively speak out against the importance of higher ed in the tech...

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