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San Diego State Muslim Students Demand Zero Tolerance Policy for Islamophobic Speech

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9:30am

The demands are modeled after similar ones issued by black student associations at campuses across the nation.

The College Fix reports.

Muslim Student Association demands all ‘Islamophobic speech’ be punished

The Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University is demanding that administrators combat Islamophobia by developing a “zero tolerance policy explicitly for Islamophobic...

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Universities in Illinois Left With the Bill as Budget Crisis Looms

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Posted by    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 8:00am

This story has the higher ed bubble and the big government bubble in one story.

Kellie Woodhouse reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Burdened by a Budget Impasse

Some universities in Illinois don’t know how they’re going to make payroll in a few months if the state’s politicians don’t pass a budget soon.

Now halfway through...

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College President Blames Trump for Campus Race Protests

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:30pm

Isn’t it interesting how someone who leads a college could be so stupid?

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller.

Fancypants College President: TRUMP Caused Campus Race Protests

The president of one of America’s ritziest liberal arts colleges is blaming Donald Trump for the various race protests which cropped up on campuses across the...

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College Fires Prof Who Questioned Sandy Hook

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

This has been in the works for a while but now it’s official.

The Associated Press reports.

College Officially Fires Professor Who Questioned Sandy Hook

A Florida college has officially fired a professor who claimed the massacre of children at a Connecticut elementary school was staged.

Florida Atlantic University said in a release that School...

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Nike Pledges $13.5 Million to University of Oregon For Track Renovations

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

That’s a serious cash commitment. Good for them!

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Nike Pledges $13.5 Million to Help Renovate University of Oregon Track Facilities

Nike Inc. has pledged $13.5 million toward renovations of track and field facilities at the University of Oregon, part of an upgrade that would facilitate...

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Mizzou Faculty Members Stand by Prof Who Tried to Block Student Journalist

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2:00pm

Republicans in Missouri want professor Melissa Click fired but her fellow professors are standing by her.

The Kansas City Star reports.

University of Missouri faculty support professor whom Republicans want fired

University of Missouri faculty members on Tuesday came out in support of Melissa Click, the embattled MU professor who famously asked for some...

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Campus Turmoil Starts With High School

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

The four years earlier may be the source to the campus meltdown.

Minding The Campus reports.

Campus Turmoil Begins in High School

A month before the Yale Halloween meltdown, I had a bizarre and illuminating experience at an elite private high school on the West Coast. I’ll call it Centerville High. I gave a...

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Student Who Criticized College Race Protests Gets Death Threats

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00am

People who speak out will be intimidated into silence.

The College Fix reports.

Death threats made against HS student who criticized college race protests

A student at Philadelphia’s Central High School became the target of death threats after he penned an op-ed for his school newspaper denouncing the “race justice” demonstrations at the University...

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Stupid Options for Naming the Generation After Millennials

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:30am

The proposed names are quite stupid.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Naming the Generation after Millennials: A bunch of silly, stupid options

Most people know of generational names, like millennials for instance, who make up a demographic of those born around the 1980’s to early 2000’s.

But what comes next? Those born after 2000 remember a...

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Obama’s Free College Proposal Would Cost Billions With No Guarantee of a Degree

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Posted by    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 8:00am

This news should come as a surprise to no one. It’s like the higher education version of Obamacare.

The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Report: Obama’s Free College Proposal Spends Billions on Students Who Won’t Receive a Degree

President Barack Obama’s free college proposal would spend $36 billion on 5.4 million students who will likely...

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Donald Trump to Speak at Liberty University

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6:30pm

Bernie Sanders got a polite reception at Liberty University last year. Trump will probably be received with more enthusiasm.

The Washington Post reports.

Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University, where he finds a friend in Jerry Falwell Jr.

Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University’s first convocation this year, addressing thousands of young...

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Missouri Republicans Call for Firing of Mizzou Prof Who Blocked Student Journalist

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

Remember the professor who famously said “I need some muscle over here” in an effort to block a student journalist? She still has her job somehow.

Campus Reform reports.

Lawmakers call for firing of Mizzou prof. involved in student protests

More than 100 Missouri Republican lawmakers signed a letter addressed to the University of...

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Troubled Colleges Turn to Nonacademics for Leadership

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 3:30pm

When the going gets tough, more colleges are seeking people outside academia for leadership roles.

The Hechinger Report has the story.

As times get tough, colleges turn to nonacademics to lead

When tiny Paul Quinn College faced its darkest hour, it turned not to a physicist or an historian or a political scientist to...

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Rand Paul Hopes to Win Iowa With Help From College Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

Rand Paul’s lagging presidential campaign is hoping college students can turn things around for him in Iowa.

The Washington Examiner reports.

Paul seeks youth support ahead of Iowa caucuses

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is polling at barely 3 percent in Iowa, but the Republican presidential hopeful could have a secret weapon in his back...

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Columbia Arts Journal Fires Female Editor After Defending White Male Judge Panel

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 12:30pm

The social media editor was booted one day after an open letter criticized the Columbia Journal.

The College Fix reports.

Columbia arts journal fires female editor for defending its use of white men as contest judges

If you don’t want to be accused of racism, sexism and oppression, make sure there aren’t too many...

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Study Finds Unattractive Women Receive Lower Grades

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:00am

Is this real or just another trope in the supposed war on women?

Scott Jaschik reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Graded on Looks

Professors differ on how much their grading should be based on tests, written assignments, labs, class participation and other factors.

But students’ looks? Most f...

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Millennials Lean Toward Less Middle East Involvement

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:30am

Of all age groups, millennials are the least supportive of foreign intervention.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Disillusioned millennials skeptical of more war in Middle East

On foreign policy, millennials lean toward less war and action abroad.
That could mean bad news for Republicans, as leading GOP candidates show strong support for foreign wars, though the...

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Public University Considers Punishing Neck Rubs as Sexual Battery

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 8:00am

We will certainly have a rape epidemic when everything is considered a form of sexual assault.

The College Fix reports.

Public university could punish neck rubs as sexual battery under new policy

East Carolina University students who are good at neck rubs could find themselves hauled before a sexual misconduct board under new rules...

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Hoverboards Banned at American University

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:30pm

Even though this is a real thing, it still sounds like something out of a futuristic movie.

DCInno reports.

American University Bans Hoverboards

Hoverboards are dangerous enough that American University is banning them entirely from the campus. The temporary ban comes after reports that some of them were blowing up or catching on fire,...

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Drexel University President Thinks School is Better Off Without Football Program

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

He could be right. Where is it written that every school must have a football program?

The Blaze reports.

This University President Is Thrilled That His School Says ‘No’ to College Football

College football is an expensive operation, but many people, especially fans of national championship contenders Clemson and Alabama, would argue that it...

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Cuomo Raising Minimum Wage for New York State University Workers

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 3:30pm

Gee, how will the schools make up the difference in costs? Maybe through tuition.

CNN reports.

Cuomo raises minimum wage to $15 for NY state university workers

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday the minimum wage paid to New York state university workers would be raised gradually to $15 an hour over...

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Prof Claims ‘Black Men Dying’ Due to Whites not ‘Policing’ Their Imaginations

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 2:00pm

It sounds like someone has an active imagination, that’s for sure.

The College Fix reports.

USC English prof/poet: ‘Black men dying’ due to whites not ‘policing’ their imaginations

Claudia Rankine, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English at the University of Southern California, is also an award-winning poet.

Her book, Citizen: An American Lyric, was the...

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