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Facepalm: Teacher Fired for Blogging About Homophones, ‘Associating with Homosexuality’

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Posted by    Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 11:00am

Homo is a prefix that means “same.”

Homophones are words that are pronounced the same way but have different meanings and may have spellings. Here’s an example: “bear” and “bare.”

Homosexuals are people who are sexually attracted to people of the same sex.

Homophones have nothing to do with homosexuality.

Zach Schonfeld has the story:

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High School Students Make College Program Look Better by Lying About it

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Posted by    Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 9:30am

If you think the application process is too hard, you’re probably not ready for college.

Jay Mathews writes at the Washington Post.

Why smart, poor kids lied about college

Boston College professor Karen Arnold encountered a mystery in her investigation of graduates of an innovative high school program in Providence, R.I. Many of the...

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Students Nationwide Rarely Cited for Alcohol Violations

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Posted by    Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:00am

In a study of colleges nationwide, it was found that both campus security and local law enforcement were reluctant to cite students for alcohol abuse. If they did anything, they usually sent them to university discipline boards, not the court system.

Samantha Watkins at The College Fix has the story:

Alcohol Citations For...

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Sexual-Assault Course Mandated for Oklahoma State Students

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

In order to register for classes in the fall, all Oklahoma State students will have to take an online course of sexual assault and harassment. This course will reportedly cost approximately $45,000 to implement in the first year, and continue to cost somewhat less than that every year after.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn at...

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Congress Finally Provides Student Vets With In-State Tuition

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

We constantly hear about illegal immigrants demanding and receiving in-state tuition. It’s about time that people who have served America got such a benefit.

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

New Benefit for Vets

In passing a compromise piece of legislation aimed at reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Senate on...

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Pro-Charter Group Says Quarter of NYC Public Schools are Failing 90% of Their Students

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

According to Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter school group, 90% of students at one-fourth of NYC’s public schools are not at proficient levels of math and language skills. The report is aptly titled “The Forgotten Fourth.”

Leslie Brody of the Wall Street Journal has the story:

Report From Pro-Charter Group Decries New...

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Glenn Reynolds Interviews KC Johnson on Due Process in Campus Rape Cases

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

Were you aware that at some schools, a student can be anonymously accused of rape? This situation is completely out of control. This interview is alarming in many ways. Via Instapundit.

The description from YouTube:

Professor KC Johnson talks to Glenn Reynolds about due process rights on college campuses. Students can be anonymously...

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New Bill Would Make College Sexual-Assault Rankings Public

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00am

A new senate bill introduced Wednesday will make a ranking of colleges by their sexual assault numbers public records, as well as creating motre stringent punishments for institutions which do not comply. However, this legislation still fails to right one of the most egregious wrongs in the war on sexual assault:...

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New Campus Sexual Assault Bill to Cause More Problems Than it Solves

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:30am

Once again, the government is making things worse by trying to help. Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner takes a close look at the Campus Safety and Accountability Act.

6 questions for the sponsors of the new campus sexual assault bill

Eight senators introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday designed to combat sexual assaults on...

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Examsoft’s Software Glitch Prevents Uploading of Bar Exams, Law Students Vent on Twitter

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Posted by    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 8:00am

A software glitch in Examsoft’s test administrating software created a major headache for law students across the country on Tuesday.

The test takers were unable to complete their exams and upload them to bar association websites. In 20 states, these bar associations extended their submission deadlines to accommodate the unforeseen technological failure.

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Student Prosecuted for Rape by University, Even After Being Cleared by Grand Jury

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

Despite the fact that a grand jury refused to issue an indictment against him, and that campus police found numerous pieces of evidence exonerating him, University of Cincinnati student Ethan Peloe continues to be prosecuted by school administrators for rape. First we did away with ‘innocent until proven guilty’, and now...

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Free Expression vs. Campus Speech Codes

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a recent piece at the Washington Post, Eugene Volokh recounted a briefing at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The exchange was enlightening.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, on university speech codes

I testified last week at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on sexual harassment law in education, and...

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Ranked Here, There, and Everywhere: What is a Sensible College Ranking Method?

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

What’s in a rank? To a lot of people, it means quite a lot.

A year and a half ago when I was applying to colleges, many of my classmates obsessed over rankings. In some instances, I still find them doing so.

In my recent research for College Insurrection I’ve come across numerous...

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Why Are There so Few Conservatives in Higher Education?

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is a question that needs to be addressed before real higher education reform can take place.

Steven F. Hayward writes at Minding the Campus.

Why So Few Conservatives in Higher Ed?

The New Criterion

The social scientist Neil Gross made a splash last year with his book Why Are Professors Liberal, and Why Do...

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Is Teaching Education a Waste of Time?

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Dave Huber at The College Fix explains why he thinks attending a school of education is completely impractical:

Why Schools of Education are a Waste of Time

I had to slightly shake my head and let out a brief chuckle when I read Joanne Jacobs’ post on college schools of education. Titled “

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Last Year Was Big for Campus Censorship

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00am

It’s still stunning to consider that a war for free speech is being waged on college campuses.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE reported.

A Big Year for Campus Censorship

Yesterday, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and Senior Vice President Robert Shibley kicked off Minding the Campus’s series on “the year that was” in higher education...

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U. of Dayton’s New Logo: A Reminder to Get That STD Screening

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:30am

The University of Dayton’s new logo design has been met with criticism and laughter, as many believe it looks a lot like the initials VD.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

U. of Dayton is latest university to get into trouble with logo redesign

University of Dayton officials on Tuesday denied...

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Former TV Reporter Brings College Newspaper Back from the Brink

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Posted by    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8:00am

I can think of a few “professional” news organizations that could use this kind of rehabilitation.

Greg Piper of the College Fix has the story.

In The Throes Of Death Two Years Ago, College Paper Now Nabs Awards, Profits

Washington State University’s Daily Evergreen was on the verge of dying two years ago. It...

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‘Women Against Feminism’ Blows Up on Social Media

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

There’s a new anti-feminist campaign on the web, and it’s brought to you by young women who know who’s really waging the “War on Women.”

Julianne Stanford at The College Fix has the story:

‘Women Against Feminism’ Explodes On Social Media, Drives Feminists Crazy

The #YesAllWomen campaign has found itself an opponent in the ongoing...

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Campus Rape Culture Activists Form Circular Firing Squad

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

It was just a matter of time. Leftists usually turn on each other over control eventually.

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports.

Campus Rape Activists Feud Among Themselves

Brett Sokolow has been a model of inconsistency in the campus “rape wars.” As president of  the National Center for Hig...

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Temple Univ. Makes SAT Scores Optional for Admission

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

It will be interesting to see next year what percentage of those applicants who opt out of SAT score submission are accepted by Temple University.

Justin Udo and Cleve Bryan reported for CBS Philly:

Temple U. Makes SAT Scores Optional On Its College Application

Following an emerging trend among schools of higher learning, Temple...

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The Onion Cites Fascinating New Report on Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

You have to hand it to the folks at The Onion. When they get it right, they really get it right.

Study Finds College Still More Worthwhile Than Spending 4 Years Chained To Radiator

WASHINGTON—A study published Wednesday by the National Education Association has determined that a four-year college education is still a...

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