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Republican Senator Demands Answers from Dept. of Education About Controversial Mandates

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

Almost every time a story comes up about a politician fighting for the freedom of college students it’s a Republican.

The FIRE blog reports.

Senator Demands Answers from Department of Education About Controversial Mandates

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2016—In a letter sent today expressing “continued alarm” about the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights...

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Ohio College Enrollment Down for Five Straight Years

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:30pm

It is is happening across the country.

Cincinnati reports.

Fewer Ohioans going to college amid economic recovery

Ohio’s regional college campuses and community colleges are being pushed to work together to consolidate some services as enrollment drops for a fifth year.

Fall enrollment statewide was down 1 percent, according to preliminary headcounts, fueled by a...

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UC-Davis Medical Students Protest Racism in Healthcare

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00am

Have you heard that healthcare is racist now?

The College Fix reports.

UC-Davis medical students protest racism in healthcare, fail to say what’s racist

Putting tape on your mouth and standing in silent protest can make it hard for outsiders to figure out what your grievances are.

Students at the University of California-Davis School of...

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Drexel Is Happy It Avoids College Football

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:30am

Other schools spend big bucks on their teams.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

We’re Glad We Say No to College Football

The spectacle of the NCAA national-championship game Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz., between Clemson University and the University of Alabama is sure to inspire fresh dreams of prosperity and prominence at many universities.

That’s...

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Higher Education ‘Ripe for Disruption’

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Posted by    Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:00am

The American Interest points to a disturbing report from Goldman Sachs on the state of higher education.

Goldman Sachs: Higher Ed Ripe for Disruption

A Goldman Sachs investment research report issued last month paints a very grim picture of the state of American higher education (h/t Bry...

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Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences Unveiled in Chicago

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:30pm

Isn’t the current trend to not name college buildings after racists?

WGN News reports.

New Malcolm X College facility is unveiled

he brand-new, state-of-the-art Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences on the West Side is unveiled on Thursday morning.

The $251 million facility will prepare students for the fast-growing health care industry.

It’s eight...

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Northeastern Student Complains That Armed Campus Police Make Her Feel Less Safe

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 5:00pm

It’s amazing that some students are still making this stupid argument.

In this case, it’s an op-ed in Teen Vogue.

Why My University’s Campus Police Make Me Feel Less Safe

On Tuesday nights, I sit down with my family to watch TV. One Tuesday in early December, I settled down in the middle of...

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Students Expelled for Rape Claim Alleged Victim Bragged About Having Sex With Them

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 3:30pm

Another fine mess over college sexual relations.

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller.

Lawsuit: Student Bragged About Sleeping With Athletes, Then Got Them Expelled For Rape

A new lawsuit against the University of Findlay accuses the school of expelling students after rape allegations from a student who had bragged about sleeping with them.

Justin...

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Notre Dame Prof Thinks Lenient Gun Laws are Racist

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 2:00pm

Some people have an amazing ability to see racism everywhere.

Campus Reform reports.

Notre Dame prof. calls permissive gun laws a ‘manifestation of racism’

A professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame published an op-ed in The New York Times linking lenient gun laws in America to racism.

Prof. Gary Gutting argued “permissive...

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Virginia and Maryland College Are Struggling With Enrollment

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

A struggle to survive.

The Washington Post reports.

Enrollment challenges at several colleges in Virginia and Maryland

Sweet Briar College, a small women’s school in rural Virginia, got much smaller in 2015 amid the tumult of a shutdown plan announced abruptly in March and then canceled three months later. Its fall head count was...

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Robocalls May Soon be Used to Collect Student Debt

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00am

As if people didn’t already have enough reasons to hate robocalls, they might be used to collect student loan debt.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Coming soon: Robocalls to collect on student debt

Congressional action has allowed those with student loan debt to receive robocalls from collectors, and their friends and family might get...

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San Diego State Muslim Students Demand Zero Tolerance Policy for Islamophobic Speech

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9:30am

The demands are modeled after similar ones issued by black student associations at campuses across the nation.

The College Fix reports.

Muslim Student Association demands all ‘Islamophobic speech’ be punished

The Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University is demanding that administrators combat Islamophobia by developing a “zero tolerance policy explicitly for Islamophobic...

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Universities in Illinois Left With the Bill as Budget Crisis Looms

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 8:00am

This story has the higher ed bubble and the big government bubble in one story.

Kellie Woodhouse reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Burdened by a Budget Impasse

Some universities in Illinois don’t know how they’re going to make payroll in a few months if the state’s politicians don’t pass a budget soon.

Now halfway through...

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College President Blames Trump for Campus Race Protests

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:30pm

Isn’t it interesting how someone who leads a college could be so stupid?

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

Fancypants College President: TRUMP Caused Campus Race Protests

The president of one of America’s ritziest liberal arts colleges is blaming Donald Trump for the various race protests which cropped up on campuses across the...

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College Fires Prof Who Questioned Sandy Hook

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

This has been in the works for a while but now it’s official.

The Associated Press reports.

College Officially Fires Professor Who Questioned Sandy Hook

A Florida college has officially fired a professor who claimed the massacre of children at a Connecticut elementary school was staged.

Florida Atlantic University said in a release that School...

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Nike Pledges $13.5 Million to University of Oregon For Track Renovations

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

That’s a serious cash commitment. Good for them!

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Nike Pledges $13.5 Million to Help Renovate University of Oregon Track Facilities

Nike Inc. has pledged $13.5 million toward renovations of track and field facilities at the University of Oregon, part of an upgrade that would facilitate...

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Mizzou Faculty Members Stand by Prof Who Tried to Block Student Journalist

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2:00pm

Republicans in Missouri want professor Melissa Click fired but her fellow professors are standing by her.

The Kansas City Star reports.

University of Missouri faculty support professor whom Republicans want fired

University of Missouri faculty members on Tuesday came out in support of Melissa Click, the embattled MU professor who famously asked for some...

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Campus Turmoil Starts With High School

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

The four years earlier may be the source to the campus meltdown.

Minding The Campus reports.

Campus Turmoil Begins in High School

A month before the Yale Halloween meltdown, I had a bizarre and illuminating experience at an elite private high school on the West Coast. I’ll call it Centerville High. I gave a...

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Student Who Criticized College Race Protests Gets Death Threats

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00am

People who speak out will be intimidated into silence.

The College Fix reports.

Death threats made against HS student who criticized college race protests

A student at Philadelphia’s Central High School became the target of death threats after he penned an op-ed for his school newspaper denouncing the “race justice” demonstrations at the University...

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Stupid Options for Naming the Generation After Millennials

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:30am

The proposed names are quite stupid.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Naming the Generation after Millennials: A bunch of silly, stupid options

Most people know of generational names, like millennials for instance, who make up a demographic of those born around the 1980’s to early 2000’s.

But what comes next? Those born after 2000 remember a...

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Obama’s Free College Proposal Would Cost Billions With No Guarantee of a Degree

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 8:00am

This news should come as a surprise to no one. It’s like the higher education version of Obamacare.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Report: Obama’s Free College Proposal Spends Billions on Students Who Won’t Receive a Degree

President Barack Obama’s free college proposal would spend $36 billion on 5.4 million students who will likely...

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Donald Trump to Speak at Liberty University

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6:30pm

Bernie Sanders got a polite reception at Liberty University last year. Trump will probably be received with more enthusiasm.

The Washington Post reports.

Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University, where he finds a friend in Jerry Falwell Jr.

Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University’s first convocation this year, addressing thousands of young...

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