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Jeb Bush Hopes to Sway Evangelicals With Liberty University Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00pm

Will he succeed?

Politico reports:

Jeb courts evangelicals in Liberty University address

Jeb Bush on Saturday made a major overture to evangelical voters, seeking to reassure a skeptical voting bloc that when it comes to core beliefs about religious freedom and Christianity’s role in the world, he’s with them.

The former Florida governor and likely...

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Your Major is More Important Than Your Degree

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

The major you choose in college can make a huge difference in the amount of money you’ll earn over your lifetime.

Jason Russell writes at the Washington Examiner.

Your college major matters more than the degree itself

The government spends billions of dollars a year sending students to college to make a better life...

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What You Don’t Hear When You Graduate

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00am

Graduating? Here is some advice that you won’t hear.

Time reports.

20 Things Nobody Tells You When You Graduate College

I have never been invited to give a commencement address at a college. This is disappointing because, for the first time in my life, I own a sports coat...

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Life as a Conservative on Campus isn’t Easy

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 9:30am

In a column at the Detroit News, Derek Draplin writes about the reality of being a conservative on a college campus.

On a college campus, it’s not easy being Conservative

As a political science student at the University of Michigan I always felt as though I had to tiptoe around class discussions in...

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Philosophers Say Reading to Your Kids is Bad for Social Equality

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00am

Stop reading and loving your family! It is an unfair advantage!

Australian Broadcasting Company reports.

Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?

Plato famously wanted to abolish the family and put children into care of the state. Some still think the traditional family has a lot to answer for, but some plausible arguments...

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University of New Hampshire Will Offer Course on ‘Deflategate’

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

University of New Hampshire students curious about the legal implications of ‘Deflategate’ will be able to earn four hours while learning the down and dirty of the NFL scandal.

ESPN reports:

University of New Hampshire to offer course on ‘Deflategate’ this fall

DURHAM, N.H. — Grade inflation is coming to the University of New...

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U. Mary Washington Students Arrested for Refusing to Vacate Building After Divestment Protest

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

If these students have been holed up in a building for weeks, how have they gone to class? If they haven’t gone to class, why are they in college?

Emily Jashinsky of Campus Reform has the story.

Student protesters arrested after weeks-long divestment sit-in

After a three week sit-in, pro-divestment student protesters at the...

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Professor Jacobson Talks Bowdoin: Anti-Israel Boycotters Miss a Teachable Moment

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

Thankfully, Bowdoin College students overwhelming defeated a referendum introduced by Students for Justice in Palestine that would’ve boycotted anything Israel-related.

Professor Jacobson explores further at National Review:

Brainwashed at Bowdoin: Anti-Israel Boycotters Miss a Teachable Moment

Bowdoin College in Maine recently held a student-body referendum for a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel....

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More Bankruptcy Lawsuits Occurring from College Tuition

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

Higher college tuition is helping to grow the higher ed bubble.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

What’s Behind Bankruptcy Lawsuits Over College Tuition?

Bankruptcy trustees are suing universities—and sometimes, college students themselves—to take back tuition that had been paid years before as part of an aggressive and growing legal tactic.

Parents who file for bankruptcy...

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The Value of A College Degree is $1 Million

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

There is a difference in pay with a college degree after all.

Market Watch reports.

A college degree is worth $1 million

Maybe all that student debt is worth it, after all.

College graduates earn $1 million more than high school graduates over their lifetime, and the income gap between...

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College Stands by Prof Accused of Denouncing Christianity

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00am

This is an update to a story we posted earlier this week.

Dr. Susan Berry of Breitbart reports.

College Doubles Down in Support of Anti-Christian Humanities Professor Who Failed Student for Denying His Atheistic Worldview

Polk State College in Lakel...

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University of Mary Washington Feminist Group Accuses College of Not Acting on Threats

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9:30am

The college denies the allegations.

UT San Diego reports.

Feminist group accuses college of failing to act on threats

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A feminist group on the campus of the University of Mary Washington accuses the school of failing to act on sexual and violent cyberthreats made against its members, according to a...

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“English is the language of the rich and powerful”

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00am

Jonah Goldberg of National Review recently shared a message from one of his readers that will blow your mind.

How Civilizations Die (An Ongoing Series)

Last week, we debated whether it was socially acceptable (i.e., is it “racist”?) to use the word “thug” for people exhibiting thuggish behavior. It was a pathetic debate...

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Tom Brady Will Answer Questions at Salem State University

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Tonight, embattled Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will answer questions at Salem State University.

Turnto10.com reports the Associated Press wire story:

Tom Brady to speak at Salem State University

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady makes his first public appearance Thursday night since a 243-page report found some of his claims were “implausible” concern...

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Standard & Poor’s Gives Negative Credit Ratings to Five Louisiana Higher Ed Institutions

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

The higher ed bubble is having a heck of a week in Louisiana.

Nola.com reported.

5 Louisiana higher education institutions earn negative attention from credit rating agency

The national credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has placed five Louisiana higher education institutions on a negative credit watch list due to the state’s $1.6 billion...

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Bowdoin College Israel Boycott Referendum Crushed

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

Students voted overwhelmingly to kill a referendum that called for a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

Professor Jacobson writes at our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Bowdoin College students overwhelmingly reject Israel boycott

Bowdoin College Student Government held an unprecedented all-student referendum, sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, for a full academic...

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Scholars at UC Berkeley Discover Unknown Works by Mark Twain

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

What an amazing find. Twain fans rejoice.

The Associated Press via Fox News in St. Louis.

California college uncovers new Mark Twain writings

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco.

Many of the stories...

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Some Single Sex Colleges Struggling to Survive

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

It may be that the single sex college is an outdated idea but the higher ed bubble doesn’t help.

Los Angeles Times reports.

Single-sex Deep Springs College faces its own fork in a rural road

The names of the two colleges — Sweet Briar and Deep Springs — are redolent of bucolic campuses. One...

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Immigrant From Haiti Accepted to 11 Colleges, Including Three Ivies

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Congratulations to this young woman for such an amazing accomplishment.

People Magazine has the story.

High School Student Accepted to 11 Colleges – Including Three Ivy Leagues – Makes Her Pick

Growing up as a Haitian emigree in Immokalee, Florida – one of the poorest communities in Florida – Regine Francois was determined to...

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Dixie State Suspends Restrictive Speech Codes After Lawsuit From Students and FIRE

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:30am

We’re very lucky to have an organization like FIRE to fight for free speech on college campuses.

The FIRE blog reports.

After Lawsuit’s Filing, Dixie State Suspends Restrictive Speech Codes, Plans to Revise Policies

ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 5, 2015—Dixie State University has announced that it will suspend the unconstitutional speech codes that three students challenged...

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Republicans and Conservatives Are Making Change Happen in Higher Education

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Posted by    Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:00am

This story focuses on North Carolina but I believe as more people realize how bad the situation is, we’ll see more stories like this.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Republicans and conservatives can effect change at universities: Here’s proof!

A recent headline in The Chronicle of Higher Education reads: “Conservative Think Tank Puts Pressure on...

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Tufts University Students on Hunger Strike Upset With University Response

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

Students engaged in a hunger strike to protest janitorial layoffs have a new reason to be upset — the university is in no hurry to meet their “demands.”

WHDH reports:

Hunger striking students frustrated with university response

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – Tufts University students on a hunger strike over janitor layoffs say they’re frustr...

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