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Education Dept. releases annual list of most and least expensive colleges

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

Who’s looking out for you?

On Monday the Department of Education released its annual list of the most and least expensive colleges in the country, with categories for private, public, nonprofit, and for-profit schools.

However, some academics and many House Republicans want this ‘list of shame’ tossed out because of the arguably faulty...

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Student Sues Citrus College District over “Shut-Up Culture”

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

“My vision of college was to express what I think.”

It looks like Citrus College student Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle is not willing to participate in the “Campus Shut-Up Culture.”

Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle is a passionate libertarian who was thrilled to attend Citrus College in Glendora for what he imagined would be a quintessential college experience of unbridled debate.

But after he arrived last year, he...

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Round Two: NCAA investigating academic fraud at UNC again

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Classes, what classes?

Once again, the NCAA is investigating the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for various forms of academic fraud.

In 2012, several investigations yielded evidence that from 2007 to 2011 classes, grades, faculty signatures were falsified and covered up in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies to benefit football...

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New study shows most college students unhappy with unpaid internships

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given the fact that colleges today seem to raise tuition and fees to pay for platinum administrator perks and speaking engagements for former first ladies, the results of a new study should be little surprise.

It looks like our young people are no longer entirely buying the concept that internships should merely...

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Hillary Clinton Made Almost $2 Million in Campus Speaking Fees Last Year

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 11:00am

But remember, she’s deeply concerned about the student loan debt crisis.

Dave Huber of The College Fix reported.

REPORT: Hillary Clinton Raked In Nearly $2 Million in Campus Speaking Fees

It’s come to light this week that possible 2016 presidential contender and self-described “dead broke” Hillary Clinton has likely raked in almost $2 million in speaking fees...

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Obama Drives Up Tuition Through Expanded ‘Pay As You Earn’ Program

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 9:30am

Wastefully-run colleges can now increase tuition even faster, at taxpayer expense, as a result of the Obama administration’s recent expansions of the Pay As You Earn program. For example, a recent executive order will allow an additional 5 million borrowers to enter the program, although many of those borrowers would not...

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New Data Contradicts Campus ‘Rape Culture’ Claims

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Posted by    Friday, July 4, 2014 at 8:00am

Would you believe sexual assaults on campus are actually on the decline?

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

New Data Refutes ‘Rape Culture’ Activists

The Washington Post has helpfully compiled a table, using Clery Act statistics, of allegations of campus sexual assaults in 2012 (the last year for which figures...

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U. of Utah Researchers Discover Region of the Brain Which Causes Hangovers

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

A team of scientists have made a breakthrough discovery that may be of interest to students “majoring in fun.”

University of Utah researchers have discovered the area of the brain responsible for hangovers.

Researchers said that lateral habenula gets triggered by bad experiences. When this part of the brain is damaged or chronically...

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Conservative College Group for Women Gains Ground on Campuses Nationwide

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is good news for all college women. Diversity of thought and opinion is vital to higher education.

Claire E. Healey writes at the College Fix.

Conservative Female College Group Gains Ground on Campuses Nationwide

#NotAllWomen are radical feminists

“As a young female,...

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Iowa Supreme Court rules that chiropractic college discriminated against blind student

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 3:30pm

In a move that will impact how schools address the instruction of students who are handicapped, the Iowa Supreme Court just ruled that chiropractic college cannot reject a student’s request to meet requirements for analyzing X-rays through a reader.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed files this story:

The Iowa Supreme Court on...

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Chinese students applying to US colleges caught cheating

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 2:00pm

While students from China make up nearly one-third of all foreign students studying in the United States according to data compiled by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, some colleges and education institutions allege more and more Chinese applicants are committing various forms of fraud on...

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College Students Rally for Dinesh D’Souza’s New Movie “America”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Given the current economy, our breached borders, and the state of world affairs, signs such as indicate that the Democratic Party should be extremely concerned about a once dependable bloc of voters.

Via The College Fix:

Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie is poised to...

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Professor Jonathan Turley – Hobby Lobby Ruling a Huge Blow to Obama

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s worth noting that Professor Turley of George Washington University is a liberal who supported Obama.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Liberal Prof: After Hobby Lobby Ruling ‘Obama Admin Probably Doesn’t Want To Get Out Of Bed’

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said Monday of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, “It’s...

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Hearing Goes Against Boy Suspended for Making the Infamous Pop-Tart Gun

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Despite the fact a leading psychologist has deemed school “zero tolerance” weapons policies “psychotic”, a hearing examiner just ruled that suspension was an appropriate punishment for a boy who wielded the now infamous “Pop Tart Gun”.

A hearing examiner affirmed the suspension of an Anne Arundel County boy who chewed his breakfast...

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Professors Sue Chicago State for Trying to Shut Down Faculty Blog

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Posted by    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8:00am

School administrators don’t like being criticized on the site and the situation has gotten so bad that it led to a lawsuit.

Juan Perez, Jr. of the Chicago Tribune reported.

2 professors sue CSU in blog case

Two Chicago State University professors sued campus administrators in federal court Tuesday, alleging that campus policies illegally...

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Two Northwestern Students are Biking Across South America for Charity

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Reversing the trend of young people from Central and South America crossing into our country and relying on our charity, two young men studying at Northwestern University are planning a bike trek through South America for charity.

Two rising sophomores are set to embark on a 3,000-mile bike ride across South America.

Jacob...

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New York Times Says Lower Evidence Standard for Campus Rape is Justified

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

We’re talking about lives that can be ruined by a false accusation but the New York Times thinks that’s fine.

The College Fix reports.

Lower Evidence Standard For Campus Rape Justified, NYT Editorial Says

In a column on new Department of Education draft rules telling colleges how to meet federal requirements for campus safety, ...

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Loyola Student: SCOTUS Ruling Gives Christian Colleges Hope For Obamacare Exemption

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

Legal Insurrection covered the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case that a closely held corporation cannot be required to provide contraception coverage.

Loyola University student Matt Lamb looks at the reaction from Christian Colleges, which were awaiting this decision in hopes their schools would be able to get exemptions.

Backers of...

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Study Finds College Students Expect Safety and Privacy on Social Media

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

This seems to defy common sense. If there’s one place no one should expect safety and privacy, it’s on social media.

Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reports.

When to Intervene

“I wish Gina would die!! aaaargh! I think I might kill her tomorrow! Stick a knife rihht in her! LOL!”

Students, faculty members and...

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Student Editors at The Daily Illini – EPA’s New Rules Toxic to Employment

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Like the Internal Revenue Service, the US Environmental Protection Agency is now reporting it has lost emails that are critical to a congressional hearing.

The editorial board of The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois, is reviewing some of the EPA’s most recent work themselves.

Their conclusion: The agency’s...

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Wake Forest Student on Hobby Lobby: A Question of Faith and Profits

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:00am

In a new post at the College Conservative, David Giffin offers some thoughts on the Hobby Lobby decision.

Hobby Lobby: A Question of Faith and Profits

The Supreme Court has handed down a victory for religious liberty activists yesterday, with a 5-4 ruling in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The case,...

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Harvard’s Digital Media Law Project Which Helps Bloggers With Legal Issues Shutting Down

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:30am

Via The College Fix is news related to a group that helped bloggers like us with legal issues:

The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society said it’s shutting down and spinning off its initiatives.

It started in 2007 as the “Citizen Media Law Project” to help bloggers and...

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