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Eastern Illinois University Students Protest Funding Cuts

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

If these students think it’s bad now, wait until the bubble bursts.

The Journal Gazette and Times Courier reports.

Hundreds rally at Eastern for higher education funding

The “Fund EIU” rally in support of state funding for higher education drew hundreds of people to the Library Quad this afternoon.

Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman...

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Foreign Students At London School of Business and Finance Forced to Leave

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:00am

350 international students have been told they must leave the UK by the end of next month.

BBC News reports.

Foreign students must leave UK as college loses licence

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has had its permission to recruit and teach non-EU students revoked, t...

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Are Student Loan Borrowers Getting Scammed by the Department of Education?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 9:30am

Going to college with no loans is the best practice, if you can manage it.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Is the Dept. of Ed. scamming student loan borrowers? Basically

Debt relief companies have been using robocalls to drum up business from student-loan borrowers, but the practice resides in a legal gray area.

Some experts label...

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History Ph.D.s Face Tough Job Market

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 8:00am

Job postings just continue to decline.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Report finds poor job market for history Ph.D.s

New data from the American Historical Association add to the bad news for academic job seekers in the humanities.

The number of job postings the AHA received in 2014-15 was down 8 percent from the prior year....

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The Highest and Lowest Paying Majors

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

Out of the 25 highest paying majors, all but 2 are in STEM fields.

Bankrate reports.

The 10 highest- and lowest-paying college majors

What’s your major? That can be a multimillion-dollar question.

Post-recession, the days of declaring yourself “undecided” when it comes to a college major have started to fall by the wayside as graduates...

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Indiana University Title IX Administrator on Leave Over Sexual Assault Allegations

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3:30pm

Well this is sort of ironic, isn’t it?

The Indy Star reports.

Indiana University puts associate dean on leave after allegations

An Indiana University official is at the center of a sexual assault investigation after allegations surfaced this week, Fox59 reported.

Jason Casares, who serves as the associate dean of students and deputy Title IX...

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The Current State of The Youth Vote

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

Who are young voters showing up to support?

The College Conservative reports.

Checking on the Youth Vote

This past fall, I took part in a tabling effort for my College Republicans chapter on the commons of my predominately liberal college campus. We gave out flyers with information about our weekly meetings for the semester...

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Dartmouth Greek System Bans Indian Head from Public Display

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

Has anyone asked Elizabeth Warren for comment on this?

The College Fix reports.

‘Cultural appropriation’: Dartmouth Greek system bans Indian head from public display

On Monday, Dartmouth’s Greek Leadership Council passed a new rule which forbids Greek houses from displaying the Dartmouth Indian head.

Dartmouth’s frats and sororities are already banned from “engaging in acts...

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College Students Are Sheltered On Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00am

Students now are not confronted with course materials that might upset them.

The New York Times reports.

The Sheltering Campus: Why College Is Not Home

Erika Christakis used to teach a course at Yale titled “The Concept of the Problem Child,” a discussion of child development and socialization in a historical and modern context....

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Labor Union Wants Bill Clinton to Cancel UC Berkeley Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:30am

The union is basically using Clinton as a bargaining chip.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Union Calls on Bill Clinton to Cancel Speech at UC Berkeley

A labor union is calling on Bill and Chelsea Clinton to cancel their appearance at an upcoming conference at the University of California Berkeley unless the school takes...

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Harvard Says It Wants To Change College Admissions

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Posted by    Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00am

A new report suggests college applications emphasize how students strive for the “common good.”

Boston reports.

Harvard wants to revolutionize college admissions. Will it work?

For parents of burned-out kids, the recommendations of a new Harvard report sound like a fantasy world: No more endless extracurricular activities. No more juggling six honors classes, drama...

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New Details Emerge About Professor With Alleged Ties to ISIS

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 6:30pm

A questionable past.

The College Fix reports.

Professor with alleged ISIS ties also has mysterious criminal charge and stole a Kindle

A Kent State University professor under federal investigation for alleged ties to the Islamic State not only has a criminal record, but he may also be a petty thief.

The College Fix found militant...

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BDS Activists Fail at the University of South Florida

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

Activists tried to force a resolution but it was vetoed at the executive level.

Campus Reform reports.

Anti-Israel divestment fails at South Florida

An Israeli divestment bill at the University of South Florida (USF) was vetoed by the student body president and vice president shortly after its passage last week.

The student senate’s joint resolution...

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College Student Who’s Also a Cop Escorted From Class For Having Gun

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

He was in full uniform.

The Blaze reports.

Care to Guess Why a Cop Who’s Also a College Student Was Escorted From Class? (Hint: He Was in Full Uniform)

A police officer who’s also a student at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia, was attending a class Wednesday when the instructor reportedly became uncomfortable...

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University of Iowa Suffers From Party School Image

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

A school’s academic reputation can be tarnished when this happens.

FOX News reported.

Pollster warned University of Iowa of ‘party school image’

A pollster warned the University of Iowa last year that its public standing was suffering from an image as a heavy-drinking school where sexual assault was too common.

In a report obtained by...

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St. Paul Principal Won’t Celebrate ‘Dominant Holidays’ for Inclusiveness

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 12:30pm

No Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

The College Fix reports.

St. Paul school’s ‘difficult decision’: No more celebration of ‘dominant holidays’

A principal at a St. Paul, Minnesota elementary school has decided — because diversity and inclusiveness!! — that there will be no more celebration of “dominant holidays” on campus.

“My personal feeling is...

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The Way Colleges Are Ranked is Changing Rapidly

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:00am

U.S. News and World Report is famous for its college rankings but their methods are becoming obsolete.

The Washington Post reported.

The end of college rankings as we know them

It’s been nearly 25 years since U.S. News & World Report introduced the annual version of its college rankings. That’s also when the rankings...

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Harvard President Comes Out Against Free Tuition Plan

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9:30am

Harvard president would rather have less diversity than less tuition.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Faust Condemns Free Tuition Proposal from Outsider Overseers Ticket

University President Drew G. Faust dismissed on Monday a group of alumni’s proposal that undergraduate tuition at Harvard should be free.

Last month, a group of five alumni, including five-time presidential candidate...

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University of Pennsylvania Administrator Fired Over False Claim of Ph.D.

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Posted by    Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:00am

Falsifying your academic record is a sure way to lose your job in higher education.

Josh Logue reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Doctored

An administrator working for the University of Pennsylvania’s Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life lost his job in January after a student-run blog cast doubt on his academic credentials.

Onward State, a...

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Pay Now for College Credits Later?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:30pm

Pay tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices?

Time Money reports.

Should You Gamble on a Prepaid College Tuition Plan?

Pay tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices? That sounds like a great deal—and it might be, but only under certain circumstances. Here’s what you need to understand about prepaid 529 plans.

HOW THEY WORK: In about a dozen...

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Gonzaga University Blocks Public Access to Dinesh D’Souza Campus YAF Event

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

The school claims D’Souza clashes with their social justice policy.

Red Alert politics reports.

Gonzaga blocks public access to Dinesh D’Souza campus YAF event

Gonzaga University has opened plenty of political events up to the public before. But, when the speaker and host group is conservative, the same standards don’t exactly apply. YAF reported...

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More Students Are Experimenting With E-Cigarettes

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Posted by    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:30pm

Older people use it to quit smoking. Students do it for fun.

The Daily Caller reports.

This Is The Real Reason College Students Vape

A University of Buffalo (UB) study claims to have found what is driving large-scale experimentation with e-cigarettes among college students.

In contrast to older people, who typically vape to quit smoking,...

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