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Piano stores closing across US as students opt for other extracurricular activities

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11:00am

Piano lessons, a staple of American extracurricular activities, may be another tradition that is dying in the age of soccer and social media.

“When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.

When he closed Foster Family Music in late December, not one was still...

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Harvard Law Prof Calls Fed Approach to Sexual Assault ‘Madness’

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 9:30am

Harvard recently adopted the federal position on campus sexual assaults.

Joe Palazzolo of the Wall Street Journal reported.

Harvard Law Professor: Feds’ Position on Sexual-Assault Policies Is ‘Madness’

On Tuesday, the Department of Education said Harvard Law School’s current and past harassment policies and procedures didn’t comply with Title IX requirements, which bar gender...

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Oregon Football Players Mock Cleared Florida State Quarterback with “No Means No” Chants

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Posted by    Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00am

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is one of the young men who has faced legal challenges under the college system of questionable justice for alleged sex crimes.

And while the charges against Winston were dropped, his Rose Bowl opponents still used the case as an opportunity for some ugly mocking.

Several Oregon players...

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FOX News Covers Extreme Helicopter Parenting Story

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

This video segment is about a story we recently covered.

Should parents be following their kids to college?

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Former New York Times Reporter Banned from Penn for Calling ISIS ‘the new Israel’

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

What an offensive and ignorant thing to say.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Calling ISIS ‘the new Israel’ gets former New York Times reporter banned from Penn

Via The Daily Pennsylvanian, this reminder that some anti-Israel rhetoric is too much for even Israel critics to tolerate.

Former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges...

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Quinnipiac suspends frat and expels student over hazing allegations

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

More hazing-related troubles at another fraternity.

Only solid detail: It didn’t involve Uber.

Quinnipiac University has banned the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity from campus, suspended two students and expelled another after a student conduct investigation revealed a hazing incident at the school.

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There Won’t be any Student Athlete Unions at Public Colleges in Michigan

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

The governor just forbade them. Blake Neff of the Daily Caller has the story.

Michigan Bans Student Athlete Unions

Athletes at Michigan universities are prohibited from unionizing under a new law signed Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The law, hastily introduced and passed by Michigan Republicans during the state legislature’s lame-duck session, requires that...

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Newest College Scheme: Financial Aid to the Middle Class

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

The good news: Colleges recognize that a degree is now beyond the means of many middle class kids.

The bad news: It’s hard to see how the amounts proposed will help significantly, given the rising tuition and multiplying fees.

As soaring college costs saddle more students with debt, colleges are increasingly earmarking aid...

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Occidental College Prof: Blame the NRA for Murder of New York Cops

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:00am

I’m not sure what if anything the NRA had to do with the recent murder of two New York cops but Professor Peter Dreier seems convinced in this article from Talking Points Memo.

Take The NRA To Task, Not De Blasio, For The NYC Cop Murders

It’s been more than a week since...

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One college shows that there is merit to giving up “Merit Aid” programs

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9:30am

In The Washington Post, Nick Anderson takes a look at an intriguing experiment involving “Merit Aid” programs.

The open secret of higher education is that private colleges competing for students often slash prices for families wealthy enough to pay full tuition.

Some dangle “merit aid” to lure academic stars. Others use discounts to...

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Will 2015 be a Good Year for Due Process on Campus?

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Posted by    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8:00am

We can only hope it’s better than 2014, right?

Robby Soave of Reason:

As the Campus Rape Narrative Unravels, Will Due Process Strike Back in 2015?

It was undoubtedly a year of heightened paranoia about rape on college campuses, with everyone from Lena Dunham to President Obama demanding immediate action to curtail a purported...

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University of Hawaii Graduate Does Commencement in Traditional Loincloth

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 6:30pm

No word yet if the feminist activists on campus will file a sex harassment suit against one proud Hawaiian college graduate.

While Kalā Kaawa sat with his fellow graduates at the University of Hawaii’s winter commencement ceremony earlier this month, he texted his mom in the audience to tell her that he...

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University in Michigan Votes to Banish Certain Words

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is apparently a long standing tradition at Michigan’s Lake Superior State University. It’s not a free speech issue as much as not wanting to hear certain words anymore because they’re overused or misused.

Cheryl K. Chumley of the Washington Times reported.

Michigan university votes on ‘banished’ words: ‘Swag,’ ‘foodie,’ cra-cra,’ ‘hack’

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UCLA Student: Explore all your options before pursuing a medical career

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Given the chaos Obamacare has injected into the American medical system, University of California – Los Angeles student Kunal Patel offers up a dose of common sense.

But after working at hospitals and interacting with doctors over the last three years, I am convinced that the path to medicine and the lifestyle...

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Professor – It’s Time for UVA to Apologize

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

Robert F. Turner is a professor at UVA. He wrote this column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch with his son who is a student at the school.

It’s time for a UVa. apology

One of us has taught at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years; the other, his son, is a...

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UNC Officials Want Academic Whistleblower’s Lawsuit Dismissed

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

We have been covering the story of a University of North Carolina professor who was threatened with death after revealing athletes’ shockingly low reading levels.

The whistleblower, Mary Willingham, resigned then filed a lawsuit against the school.  There are new developments:

Three administrators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Ends Football Program

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 11:00am

This is pretty shocking news. How could they just drop their football program?

Jenny Jarvie of the LA Times reported.

University in Alabama ends football program, angering just about everyone

In the powerhouse world of Alabama college football, the Blazers have long been the scrappy underdog.

This season, there was a turnaround for the University...

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Oberlin College denies request to suspend failing grades for student demonstrators

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 9:30am

In a rare act of sanity on the campus of Oberlin College, the school has refused to suspend failing grades this semester despite requests for relief from students who skipped classes and missed study time to engage in race-based protests.

A student petition, signed by more than 1,300, called for the college...

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Pro-life Students Attacked for Criticizing Planned Parenthood at a Catholic University

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Posted by    Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 8:00am

Considering that Fairfield is a Catholic school, maybe it’s the College Democrats who are out of step here.

Anthony Gockowski of the College Fix reports.

Pro-life students attacked for criticizing Planned Parenthood

It all started in October with rows of crosses. Pink ones. Nearly 1,000 of them.

They were neatly spread along a lawn at ...

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Catholic theologians compare Eric Garner with Jesus in racial-justice manifesto

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 6:30pm

St. Louis University student Nathan Rubbelke offers this analysis of a disturbing statement issued by over 400 Catholic theologins in this country, some who work at institutions that have previously made our reports for some

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UCLA Grad Students Hold Sit-in to Protest Hostility Against Minorities

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Call me cynical but I have a hard time believing that UCLA is a hotbed of racism.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reported.

In-Class Sit-In

The University of California at Los Angeles has come under fire multiple times this fall for the state of race relations there. First, concern over the treatment of...

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Newest UVA controversy: Student leaders recommend secret trials for rape cases

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another awful demand: Mandatory Gender Studies courses.

In arguably one of the most chilling developments related to the University of Virgina rape hoax, The College Fix Assistant Editor Dave Huber reports that the school’s student leaders have issued a series of truly scary recommendations.

One wishes these demands were a hoax.

“Taking Action On Sexual Assault — A Student Perspective”...

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