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CNBC Producer on Why He Might Not Send His Kids to College

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:30am

If I had kids in high school right now, I’m not sure I’d want them to go to college.

Jake Novak of CNBC makes a valid point here.

Why I may not send my kids to college

Why is it that every time I make a contribution to my kids’ 529 college-savings plan, the...

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College Presidents Worry About Their Schools Closing

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 8:00am

Could the end of the road be near for many schools? College presidents are worrying about that.

Bloomberg reports.

College Presidents Worry Their Schools Won’t Survive

Facing shrinking budgets and, in some cases, flagging enrollment, a growing number of college presidents are concerned about the future of their institutions, according to a new Inside...

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Students For Life Offer Abortion Alternative At Purdue

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

There is another way.

Carol Tobias writes at Life News:

What’s the One Kind of Student You Never See on a College Campus? Pro-Life Video Offers Help

“Dear pregnant student, do not be afraid. You are not alone in this. There is an entire community of people who are ready to love, support, and...

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Pro-Life Activists Attacked at the University of Oregon

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

Here’s another one of those stories you won’t hear about in the MSM.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reported.

Anti-abortion activists attacked and threatened by mob at U. of Oregon

This Daily Emerald headline – “Protestors damage graphic anti-abortion sign” – really downplays what happened this week at the University of Oregon:

Several students surrounded...

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Boston College Bookstore Bans “Fifty Shades of Grey” Trilogy

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

There is censorship at Boston College’s bookstore as it bans the entire “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy.

The Boston Globe reports.

Boston College Bookstore pulls ‘50 Shades’

The Boston College Bookstore will not be promoting Christian Grey. According to the campus newspaper The Heights, the store has decided to pull E.L. James’s S&M-themed bestseller...

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Get Ready for Pi Day of the Century, Math Lovers

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

I’ve never been a big math person so I’ll probably skip the festivities.

Kaitlin Mulhere of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Pi Day of the Century

Math’s annual day in the headlines is approaching, and this year, the spotlight is extra exact. That’s because Saturday is the most accurate Pi Day of the entire...

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Hate Graffiti Found at John Jay College

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00am

A major case of hate through graffiti has unfolded at John Jay College.

CBS Local New York reports.

Swastikas, Other Hate Graffiti Found On John Jay College Campus

Messages of hate were discovered this week on the campus of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice on the West Side of Manhattan.

Bigoted graffiti was...

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The College Conservative – America Needs a Constitutional Convention

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:30am

Sounds good to me. Matthew Dragonette makes his case in a new post at the College Conservative.

America Needs a Constitutional Convention

America needs a constitutional discussion about the role and structure of government. From executive order abuse to overreaching legislative action, the federal government is straining the bounds of the Constitution. Eminent domain...

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Did Texas A&M Accidentally Publish Student Personal Data Online?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8:00am

This is the kind of mistake no one wants to make.

Joshua Siegel reports for The Eagle:

Texas A&M admits to putting faculty, graduate assistants’ Social Security numbers and personal info online

Texas A&M may have inadvertently compromised personal data belonging to fewer than 5,000 university faculty members and graduate students, according to an...

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Prof Explains How Cursive Helps To Exercise The Brain

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:30pm

If you’re looking for a way to keep your brain in tip top condition, consider writing in cursive.

Terre Haute, writes at Pal-Item:

Another view: Twists and turns of writing by hand

Those of a certain age can still see, in the classrooms of their minds, those oh-so-exact, even ornate, examples of proper handwriting...

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Marquette University Wins FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

If you go to Marquette, be sure not to cause anyone emotional discomfort.

Samantha Harris of the FIRE blog reports.

Speech Code of the Month: Marquette University

FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for March 2015: Marquette University.

If you’ve been following higher ed news or reading 

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College Seeking Identity of Students from Anonymous Social Media App

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

This New York college wants to know the identities of students that posted offensive and threatening language on Yik Yak.

N.Y. college seeks identities of Yik Yak users

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The University of Rochester is demanding a social media site turn over the names, e-mail addresses and o...

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The Progressive Practice of Rewriting History on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Sometimes, students decide they don’t like a person that a campus building is named after and they make an effort to change it.

As Bernie Reeves of National Review points out, their choices are rather selective.

Campus Activists Airbrushing History

Colleges and universities across the country are victims of revenge politics, usually instigated by...

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A 10 Year Old College Student?

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

She is half the age of her classmates!

10-year-old UK girl begins college classes for math degree

She may love playing with her dolls and watching Disney movie “Frozen.”

But Esther Okade is unlike almost all other 10-year-old girls — she’s just started studying for a degree in math, reports CNN.

The British-Nigerian youngster enrolled...

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California Taxpayers Fund Campus Center for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:00am

I will never understand why California taxpayers put up with this at their public universities.

Gabriella Morrongiello of Campus Reform reported.

Public university opens taxpayer-funded campus center for illegal immigrants

Forget multicultural or women’s centers, a public university in California is debuting a new center for students residing in the country illegally called the...

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Outspoken Anti-Israel Activist Works In Administration of New Muslim College

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:30am

Move along, nothing to see here… except that according to Fox News, “the school’s other co-founder, Hatem Bazian, who serves as the school’s chairman of academic affairs, has been accused of whipping up anti-Semitism on campuses across the nation through another organization he helped establish, the anti-Israel Students for Justice...

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California Professors Sign Letter in Support of UC Irvine American Flag Ban

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8:00am

I thought this story would be over when the students behind the vote apologized, but there’s more.

Todd Starnes of FOX News reports.


 
 
 
 

South Carolina’s Higher Education Commission Defunded

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

Legislators love to wax poetic about defunding entities and seldom do. But South Carolina’s House made good on their defund promise.

From the AP Wire published on islandpacket.com:

SC House votes to defund higher education commission

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Commission on Higher Education could be forced to close next fiscal year under a...

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Is Higher Education Worth The Investment? University of Missouri’s Chancellor Says Yes

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

With so many recent college graduates unemployed and suffocating under student loans, is college still a worth while investment?

R. Bowen Loftin, University of Missouri Chancellor writes in the Springfield News-Leader:

Loftin: Higher education is worth the investment

Choices define who we are, affecting our career goals, dreams and even how we handle challenges...

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Has New York’s Education Reform Alienated Teachers?

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

“I refuse to make my classroom a test-prep center.”

New York’s education reforms have left teachers feeling attacked and maligned by the system.

Elizabeth Ganga, Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy and Mareesa Nicosia write at The Journal News:

Education reform has teachers feeling under attack

Teachers are feeling under-appreciated and under attack.

A series of education reform proposals under consideration in Albany, along with an increased...

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Get the New ‘Guide to Due Process and Campus Justice’ from FIRE

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

I’d get one of these immediately if I was a college student. What a handy resource to have.

The FIRE blog reports.

FIRE Releases New ‘Guide to Due Process and Campus Justice’

PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2015—The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is proud to announce the publication of the second edition of...

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Girl Gets Into Her First Choice College, Finds Out it’s Closing

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

Another sad story caused by the higher ed bubble.

The Washington Post reports.

She got into her first-choice college. Then found out on Facebook it was closing.

Amelia Currin, a 17-year-old from rural North Carolina, survived all the stress of the college-admissions process — or so she thought. She writes ab...

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