It had to happen eventually. There seems to be one rule to liberal activism: every good thing people try to do as actually a really bad thing, because it doesn’t address every single thing wrong in the world. Want to support ALS research? Screw you, you didn’t do anything about the...
The last thing a college campus needs is another infectious disease passing among students.
US colleges screen some students for Ebola
College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola...
This could be the beginning of a whole new market for the insurance industry.
From Bloomberg via the College Fix.
REPORT: Colleges Buy Special Insurance to Cover Campus Rape Scandals
Bloomberg Businessweek reports:
As schools grow more aware of the risk of sexual attacks on campus, some have implemented educational programs for students or reformed...
Robert Shibley at FIRE gives commentary on an article recently published in Christianity Today by Tish Harrison Warren, a former religious student group leader whose religious beliefs were stifled by Vanderbilt’s ‘All-Comers’ Policy:
A Victim of Vanderbilt’s So-Called ‘All-Comers’ Policy Speaks Out
Tish Harrison Warren, a former religious student group leader at Vanderbilt University, has ...
It sounds like this professor may be auditioning for a job at MSNBC.
Jennifer Kabbany reports at the College Fix.
Professor Admits Obama Supporters Think He’s Jesus
Georgetown University sociology Professor Michael Eric Dyson not only likened President Obama to Jesus in a recent television appearance, but admitted many of the president’s supporters really...
Well, if the reviews indicate things this teacher actually did in class, then her firing seems justified.
From Amy Biolchini of MLive:
Ann Arbor teacher files lawsuit over removal from classroom based on bad online reviews
An Ann Arbor high school teacher accused of arranging her class seating chart by race, calling students names...
Feminists reacted strongly against the former president of George Washington University’s remarks suggesting that drinking responsibly could help prevent women from being sexually assaulted. Yes, you heard it here first: women should not be responsible for anything at all. Ever. Especially for how much alcohol they willingly consume.
Greg Piper at The College...
Probably the last person you thought: Hillary Clinton.
From Nick Gillepsie writing for the Daily Beast:
Hillary’s Got a Millennial Problem
The former Secretary of State looks like she’ll clobber a Republican like Rand Paul in 2016—but only if she doesn’t alienate the young.
Sure, projecting a winner in a presidential election a couple of...
If you can follow that twisted logic, perhaps you too could work at Yale University.
David Bernstein writes at the Washington Post.
Yale Episcopal chaplain Rev. Bruce Shipman digs deeper
This is strange, considering the poor state the country’s public education system is in as reflected in international benchmark exam scores.
Americans’ Satisfaction With Education System Increases
As students return to school in the U.S., 48% of Americans are “completely” or “somewhat satisfied” with the quality of k...
This is an update to a story we reported earlier this week.
Mary Lou Byrd of the Washington Free Beacon reports.
College Cracking Down on Jokes
Update, 4:30 p.m.: Hours after the publication of this story, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued a statement this afternoon announcing that the charges against the...
All that serial dating and wild casual sex students are having these days could put a damper on their future happiness.
Jace Gregory at Accuracy in Academia has the story:
Marriage is Different from Popular Perception, Study finds
The popular “try before you buy” mentality may be helpful when buying a car, but not...
Engineering majors have all the fun, don’t they?
Galen Moore of Bostinno reports.
MIT Kids Built a Campus Roller Coaster and Here It Is (Pics, Video)
Last week, I wrote about an MIT student working at Formlabs, who 3D-printed a scale model of a roller coaster. The best part of...
So, should these innovative, entrepreneurial college students not have invented this nail polish, which turns a different color when exposed to date-rape drugs?
Katherine Timpf of he National Review has the story:
Feminists Say Roofie-Detecting Nail Polish Is Actually Also Rape Culture
A group of college students have invented a nail polish that changes...
In a new post at Minding the Campus, David Wilezol writes that Washington is no longer ignoring student loans.
Student Loan Reform Is Now a Major Political Issue
As student debt continues to climb and reform fails to materialize, it’s not surprising that some politicians are capitalizing on their constituents’ frustration. In fact,...
Her bill hasn’t even made it through congress yet, but she’s already trying to enact it.
Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix has the story:
Sen. Boxer Pressures Campus Leaders to Install Sexual Assault Czars at Every College in California
Ultra-liberal Democratic California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who helped introduce the SOS Campus Act in July,...
Do college administrators ever get tired of banning things? Apparently not.
Matt Lamb of the College Fix reports.
Smoking Banned Everywhere – Even City Property – Under UW-Stevens Point Policy
Smoking of any kind – even if it involves neither tobacco nor smoke – has been banned at the University of Wisconsin-St...
Most college students and professors believe they are helping alleviate income inequality when in fact they are exacerbating it.
With the story is Elizabeth MacDonald of Fox Business:
Colleges Worsen Income Inequality
Tuition gouging for degrees that are useless in the real world and a failed business model have put U.S. colleges front and...
Anyone who gets tired of responding to endless emails could probably identify.
Carl Straumsheim of Inside Higher Ed reported.
Don’t Email Me
A Salem College faculty member last semester took an uncompromising approach to curbing syllabus and inbox bloat: Why not ban most student emails?
“For years, student emails have been an assault on professors,...
Remember, kids, there are two things you must do every time you have sex: wear a condom, and get consent in writing and certified by a notary public.
Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:
BREAKING: ‘Affirmative Consent’ Rape Standard Passes California Assembly
California colleges are one step closer to enforcing an...
We can’t have over burdened college students saving money, can we?
Dave Huber of the College Fix reported.
GW University to Profs: Don’t Inform Students about Cheaper Textbooks!
After initially informing its faculty about their “contractual obligation” with the organization that runs the campus bookstore, George Washington University eventually backed off after profs complained.
You’d be surprised how out of touch those old fogeys in the academy are these days.
Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:
Beloit releases annual ‘mindset list’
As the academic year starts, Beloit College has each August since 1998 released a “mindset list” to remind professors and administrators that their experiences...