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Modern Language Association Blocks Jewish News Service from Covering Convention

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:00am

Yesterday, we linked to a piece by Eric Owens in which he reported that the Daily Caller was being blocked from covering the MLA convention.

Now, he is reporting that the Jewish News Service is also being blocked.

Now Modern Language Association bans Jewish wire service from anti-Israel rant session

It turns out that...

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Wilmington College boots frat that hazed student who lost testicle

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

The last time we checked on Ohio’s Wilmington College, the state police were investigating a college fraternity hazing incident that left a 19-year-old pledge short one testicle.

The school has now acted on the findings.

A fraternity at a southwest Ohio college has been kicked off campus following what officials said was a...

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When Politicians Join Academia

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Libby A. Nelson of Politico has written a new piece which examines the trend of politicians making the switch to higher education.

Universities hire politician presidents

Mitch Daniels self-deprecatingly describes himself as a freshman in higher education. If that’s the case, Janet Napolitano is his classmate.

The former Indiana governor and former secretary of...

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Richard Vedder: Colleges Wage “Athletics Arms Race” at Expense of Academics

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

Richard K. Vedder is a distinguished professor of economics emeritus at Ohio University and author of Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much.

He crunches the numbers...

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Southern New Hampshire University Flourishes With Online Programs

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

Gabriel Kahn of Slate reports that Southern New Hampshire University has dramatically expanded its student body and revenue through an active online learning program.

The Amazon of Higher Education

Five years ago, Southern New Hampshire University was a 2,000-student private school struggling against declining enrollment, poor name recognition, and teetering finances.

Today, it’s the...

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Illegal Immigrants Complain About Getting Student Loans Instead of Grants

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

File this story under “Give in Inch, Take a Mile.”

Some students in the country illegally have complained that the millions of dollars the University of California system recently pledged to help them earn a college degree will come by way of student loans instead of grants.

As UC officials discuss specifics on how the...

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Modern Language Association Blocks the Daily Caller from Covering Convention

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:00am

It seems the left wing organization doesn’t want any honest reportage of their activities.

The Daily Caller’s Eric Owens has the story.

Modern Language Association’s fascist douchebags outlaw The Daily Caller from convention

The Daily Caller has been banned from the convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA), an annual showcase for academic douchebags.

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Winter Storm Hercules Forces Stop to Search for Missing Brown U.Student

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9:30am

Winter storm Hercules is pummeling the East Coast and mid-West, closing many campuses amid holiday breaks.

The freezing weather has also forced a stop to the search for a missing Brown university student.

Law enforcement officials suspended their search Thursday afterno...

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Moody’s Gives Negative Outlook Rating to Several New York Colleges

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Posted by    Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:00am

On Sunday, the editorial board of the New York Post chose as its subject, a recent report from Moody’s Investors Service.

Moody’s wake-up call to colleges

It wasn’t so long ago Occupy Wall Street was putting faces to people holding up signs listing the staggering amounts of debt they owed from their college...

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State Court gives temporary reprieve to City College of San Francisco

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Posted by    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

A California court has just blocked an accreditor from closing the City College of San Francisco until a lawsuit filed by the city attorney goes to trial.

Interestingly, a portion of that judgement hinged on declining student enrollment, which is becoming an issue nationwide.

Supporters of City College of San Francisco have won a...

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What Do You Do if You Can’t Get Tenure?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

Megan McArdle has the answer to that question.

Can’t Get Tenure? Then Get a Real Job

The last few days have seen the eruption, among academic bloggers, of a tense discussion over tenure. These discussions have been going on for a while, of course, as the situation for newly minted PhDs keeps getting...

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Obama’s Community College Agenda Gets Solid F-plus!

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Posted by    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

It looks like Obamacare isn’t the only presidential program full of fail.

The push to support community colleges, as exemplified by President Obama’s American Graduation Initiative in 2009, is one more Obama agenda that is failing.

Obama said in 2009:

But today I’m announcing the most significant down payment yet on reaching the goal...

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Professor Glenn Reynolds on the Value of College

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Posted by    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

Glenn Reynolds has written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that you should definitely check out.

Degrees of Value: Making College Pay Off

In the field of higher education, reality is outrunning parody. A recent feature on the satire website the Onion proclaimed, “30-Year-Old Has Earned $11 More Than He Would Have...

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U. Of Michigan Freshman Dies From Accidental Heroin/Cocaine Overdose

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Posted by    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 11:00am

An autopsy of a University of Michigan freshman found dead in his dorm room has identified the cause of death as an accidental drug overdose.

A University of Michigan freshman died last month from an accidental heroin and cocaine overdose, according to newly released details from the autopsy.

Michigan news site MLive reports...

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Student Group at University of Houston-Downtown Pushes for Transgender Bathrooms

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Posted by    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that gender neutral bathrooms are coming soon to a college near you.

Here you go, Texas. Carol Christian of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Student group pushes for transgender bathrooms at University of Houston-Downtown

When a transgender person is still in the transition process, using a public restroom can be uncomfortable or...

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“Global Warming” Professor Trapped on Antarctic Ice

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Posted by    Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 8:00am

A professor’s current adventures on the Antarctic ice is a wonderful lesson about the consequences of hubris.

Chris Turney, who holds the title of “professor of climate change” at New South Wales University in New Zealand set out on a sea voyage with the aim of proving that the polar ice is...

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Cornell Student on the flaws of “Diversity Programs”

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

During 2013, we have covered many stories highlighting the unintended consequences of school diversity programs.

Cornell University student Julius Kairey adds another example.

When Lanya Olmstead, the daughter of a Taiwanese-American woman and Norwegian-American man, filled out her college applications a few years ago, she left one box conspicuously blank: “I don’t want...

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Who Needs Student Loan Counseling?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently highlighted a piece suggesting that personal finance should be a core requirement. A new report from Eric Owens of The Daily Caller seems to reinforce that idea.

Claim: 40 percent of student loan debtors have no clue if they received mandatory loan counseling

America’s collective student loan debt exceeded $1 trillion...

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U.of Maryland’s famed Testudo statue burnt by finals week “luck” offerings

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is pyromania replacing pornography as the newest trend on college campuses?

First, University of Michigan students got in hot water when they created a bonfire from couches.

Now, a famous campus statue at the...

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Police Discover Drug Factory in Arizona State Dorm Room

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Posted by    Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 12:30pm

How to ruin your college career in two easy steps. 1. Manufacture drugs in your dorm room. 2. Get caught.

College Fix editor Nathan Harden reports.

Police Discover Ecstasy Factory in College Dorm

Arizona police have discovered an illegal narcotics manufacturing operation in an unexpected place–a college dorm room.

Detectives say the suspect in the...

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