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UCLA’s MBA Program Turns Down State Funding

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Say what? A college turning down tax dollars? In California?

Apparently, they’re going to try a different route to revenue.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Public to Private MBA at UCLA

A small chunk of the University of California is set to break slightly away tomorrow and become “self-supporting,” as the state system...

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Security Breach at Butler U. Exposes Personal Data of Nearly 200,000

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another college is reporting a data security breach, which seems to be an increasing occurrence at today’s institutions.

This incident may have exposed the personal records of nearly 200,000 students.

Butler University is the latest victim...

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Prof Claims Proposed Alcohol Ban in Public Park is ‘White Privilege’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s gotten to the point where the easier question to ask is: What isn’t an example of White Privilege?

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

Prof Denounces Proposal to Ban Drinking Alcohol in Park, Calls it ‘White Privilege’

COLUMBIA, MO – A black University of Missouri professor has described a proposal by a...

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Arab American Group Files Lawsuit Demanding In-State Tuition for U. Michigan Student

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

When “dreamers” from Mexico and Central America were given in-state college tuition, it looks like they provided some intriguing inspiration for other immigrant groups.

Now, an Arab-American civil rights group has filed a class-action lawsuit against the University of Michigan after a engineering student was denied in-state tuition.

George Washington University student Andrew...

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Tufts University to Offer Course on Hipsters

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Anyone who knows anything about hipsters knows that real hipsters would hate a course about hipsters.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reports.

University to offer ‘Demystifying the Hipster’ class

Next semester, Tufts University in Boston will offer a class called “Demystifying the Hipster,” which promises to make students “critics and sociologists of today’s...

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U. Washington Students Notice Their Debt has Become a Hot Political Issue

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 9:30am

University of Washington students Sasha Glenn and Steve Xu report on a recent campus panel that focused on student debt and the role it is now playing in today’s politics.

Earlier this month, students from UW Seattle, UW Tacoma, and Bellevue College gathered in Odegaard Undergraduate Library for a roundtable discussion hosted...

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Leader of Mississippi College Republicans Quits to Join Democrats

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:00am

I don’t know this young man but I find it hard to believe that someone who claimed to hold Republican views could switch to the Democratic Party so easily.

Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller reported.

Leader of Mississippi College Republicans Resigns to Join Democrats

The leader of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans...

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Video: A Look at Modesto J.C., a Campus Free Speech Battleground

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

We have been following the case of a California community college student prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution — on Constitution Day, of all days, because of campus “free speech zone” restrictions.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has a video that reviews the background of Robert Van...

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College Endowments See Lower Returns

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Things are tough all over in today’s economy. Even college endowments are feeling the effects.

Terry Keenan of the New York Post reports.

Higher education has lower returns for college endowments

Nearly two months after most US college students took their finals, the nation’s college and university endowments are closing the books on their...

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Cal Poly Student: Christian Students Discriminated Against by Anti-Discrimination Rules

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

Aaron Bandler, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, has an in-depth look at how Christian students are pushing back on campus policies that seemingly target their groups under the guise of “anti-discrimination”.

Plans by the California State University system’s leaders to reject Christian campus organizations because they won’t let non-Christians...

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U. Toledo Faculty and Students Unhappy With Large Payout to Departing President

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

The payout is worth over a million in cash and benefits. Nice work if you can get it.

Cleveland.com reported.

University of Toledo’s $1.3 million payout to departing president angers some faculty, students

The University of Toledo’s president is set to receive $1.3 million in salary and bonuses over t...

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American Colleges at Center of Newest “Housing Boom”

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

Those who say the “housing boom” is bust may want to take a look at American institutions of higher education.

Of course, the newest “campus housing boom” may go bust when the Higher Ed bubble bursts explosively.

Universities across the nation are in the midst of a campus housing boom.

Aging residence halls are...

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Occidental College Request To Seal Sexual-Assault Records Rejected by Judge

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00am

Another nightmare scenario based on a false allegation of rape. At least the judge is siding with the accused.

Matt Lamb writes at The College Fix.

Judge Rejects Occidental College Request To Seal Sexual-Assault Records

School’s own investigation suggests accuser wasn’t “incapacitated” when she had sex with expelled student

Occidental College’s belated attempt to seal...

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Frat’s FIJI Moniker Latest Target of Campus Race-Based Activists

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:30am

SHOCK: This fraternity is not willing to buckle under pressure.

At one California university, campus activists have combined two of their favorite targets for harassment — fraternities/sororities and cherished icons.

George Washington University student Andrew Desiderio reports on one fraternity standing strong against the protests of a race-based group.

The 166-year-old Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, which for more than a century has used...

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Swarthmore Alum Writes Open Letter to Board of Managers

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Posted by    Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:00am

Writing at Real Clear Politics, Peter Berkowitz asks the board of managers at Swarthmore to use care when selecting a new president. He wants the school to return to real educational values.

An Open Letter to Swarthmore’s Board of Managers

Dear Members of the Board:

I read with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation...

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Dirty Dozen: A list of 12 bad teachers protected by tenure and unions

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

A Fox News reports offers 12 chilling examples of how tenure rules and unions protect truly awful teachers from the termination and other punishment they so richly deserve.

Academic tenure was put in place in U.S. school systems in the first half of the 20th century to protect teachers from arbitrary punishment,...

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Students Want Hillary to Return $225K Speaking Fee

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently told you that Hillary Clinton is being paid $225,000 to speak at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Some students at the school are unhappy about the exorbitant fee and want Hillary to return the money.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

UNLV Students Slam Hillary’s ‘Outrageous’ Speaking Fee

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas...

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Education Department has egg on its face after Tweet angers many

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

U.S. Department of Education has egg on its face after posting a tweet that some people found offensive because it appeared to mock low-income students.

Inside Higher Ed’s Michael Stratford has the story:

On Tuesday evening, the Twitter account for the department’s Office of Federal Student Aid sent out a message that said:...

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Accrediting Group Puts Baylor College of Medicine on Probation

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

There seems to be a lot of this going around. South Carolina State recently had its accreditation downgraded too.

KHOU of Texas reported.

Group puts Baylor College of Medicine on probation

An accrediting group cited more than a dozen administrative areas of concern in placing Baylor College of Medicine on probation, a downgrade that...

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American Historical Association bars hiring committees from recording candidates during job interviews

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:00am

Leave no evidence behind!

An important historians group now prohibits hiring committees from recording job interviews at hiring annual conference.

Given the spate of successful lawsuits being brought by conservatives on campus, as well as the embarrassing videos of professors going on ultra-progressive rants that become instant YouTube hits, one can see the logic behind the...

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Video: Professors Read Mean Reviews About Themselves

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:30am

This is pretty funny stuff, via the TaxProfBlog.

Professors Read Mean Student Evaluations

Inside Higher Ed, Mean Tweets, Academic Style:

In the spirit of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,” a Canadian university’s student newspaper posted a video this week that features professors reading aloud unflattering reviews from the website Rate My Professors.

 
 
 
 

Pennsylvania lawmakers weigh performance-based layoffs for teachers

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:00am

I cannot wait to see the teachers union response to this bold idea from Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow school administrators to base layoff decisions in part on teachers’ performance, as measured by the state’s new evaluation system.

“My goal is to protect our high-quality educators, regardless of...

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