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North Dakota Bill Protects Student Journalists from Censorship

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11:00am

Wouldn’t you assume protections like this are in place at most colleges already? Nope.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Approved bill protects North Dakota student journalists from censorship

Good news for student journalists with nosy administrators: North Dakota’s Legislature has approved a bill that would guarantee their right to publish...

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Anti-Israel Divestment Trickery Hits NYU

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:30am

When tactical changes are widespread, it’s probably not due to coincidence.

Professor Jacobson writes at our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

More anti-Israel divestment trickery — at NYU

I reported the other day how U. Penn anti-Israel students try backdoor divestment ploy:

I will give the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement credit for one...

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“I can’t have you participate in class anymore.”

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Posted by    Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 8:00am

The title of this post is the opening line of a column about liberal bias in schools of social work by Devorah Goldman of the Weekly Standard that will blow your mind.

The Closing of the Campus Mind

“I can’t have you participate in class anymore.”

I was on my way out of class...

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University of Michigan Backtracks Plans to Cancel Showing of American Sniper

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

After reports surfaced that the University of Michigan cancelled an on campus showing of American Sniper over “racist” and “mass killing” concerns, the university has walked back the decision to cancel.

According to the University of Michigan’s official campus involvement Twitter account, the film will be shown, but in a...

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Want to Get Paid to go to College? Study Shipbuilding!

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

This is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in engineering.

Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Student and Shipbuilder

Apprenticeships often are touted as a neglected alternative to enrolling in college, one that leads to jobs. A smattering of colleges, however, think apprenticeships can go hand in hand with earning a degree.

Students at...

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Does the Faculty at Brown University Have a Diversity Problem?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

The school claims it will double the faculty’s diversity. In about ten years.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Does Faculty Diversity Need Targets?

Brown University made a bold promise at its inaugural National Diversity Summit last month: to double its proportion of underrepresented minority faculty by 2025. The announcement, to which the faculty was already...

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‘Advocates’ Block Campus Reform From Speaking to College Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

The ‘advocates’ who act more like hired goons in this video are part of the United States Student Association or USSA for short. Ironic name, huh?

Take a look.

Gabriella Morrongiello of Campus Reform has the story.

VIDEO: Student advocacy organization blocks students from speaking to Campus Reform

The United States Student Association (USSA)—the...

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Frat and Sorority Parties Banned at Rutgers

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

Rutgers Greek life will have to look beyond their houses if they have any interest in partying for the rest of the semester.

Kelly Heyboer reports for NJ.com:

Rutgers University bans fraternity and sorority parties

Rutgers University is banning all fraternity and sorority house parties for the remainder of the spring semester after several...

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Barry University Student Suspended for Working With James O’Keefe

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00am

A Barry University student has been suspended from the school for working with James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video company.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Student Suspended For Helping With James O’Keefe Video

A student journalist at Barry University was slapped with a suspension for helping conservative provocateur James O’Keefe film a video...

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Harvard Graduate Students Look to Unionization

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 9:30am

Will graduate students at Harvard join the ranks of Big Labor?

Jill E. Steinman writes at The Harvard Crimson:

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

In a move that could alter the working dynamic between Harvard and many of its teaching fellows and Ph.D. seekers, a group of graduate students has begun an effort...

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Did UVA Learn Anything From the Rolling Stone Story?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:00am

It doesn’t look that way. It looks like the school is clinging to disproved campus rape statistics.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Latest edition of UVA magazine addresses sex assault scandal

This week, just prior to the Columbia Journalism School’s review of Rolling Stone’s now-infamous University of Virginia “rape” story, the spring...

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3,000 University of Florida Admits Later Find Out Their Admission Was Online Only

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

The University of Florida is experimenting with a new program that admits freshman with a catch — they spend their first year taking classes online.

Valerie Strauss reports for the Washington Post:

University of Florida admits 3,000 students — then tells them it is only for online program

Some 3,100 students accepted as freshman...

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Multiple Arrests Made Near University of Kentucky After Final Four Loss

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

More trouble after a big sports event? Shocker.

Reuters reports.

Dozens arrested near University of Kentucky after Final Four loss

Thirty-one people were arrested overnight near the University of Kentucky after the school’s previously undefeated men’s basketball team was knocked out the NCAA’s Final Four tournament in a semi-final loss to Wisc...

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A Texas Solution to College Debt

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

Could the Lone Star State have the solution?

Forbes reports.

A Texas Solution To The Nation’s College Debt Crisis?

Can the college student-loan debt crisis get any worse? According to the latest Federal Reserve Bank of New York report, the answer is, “Yes, and it already has.” During the last quarter of 2014, delinquency...

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Prager University – Profits Are Progressive

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, economist and professor Walter Williams of George Mason University explains why profit motivation is a good thing.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

Is profit a dirty word? Would the world be better off without them? Or are profits progressive — the only thing that can move potatoes...

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Kenya Launches Airstrikes in Response to College Attack

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

The response to a horrible attack.

Fox News reports.

Kenya launches airstrikes against al-Shabaab in response to college attack

GARISSA, Kenya – Kenya’s military said Monday that it had launched airstrikes against Islamist positions in Somalia after a terror attack at a university that killed 148 people last week.

Military spokesman Col David Obonyo told...

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Budget Cuts Planned at George Washington University

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11:00am

The higher ed bubble grows at another school. Nick Anderson of the Washington Post reports.

George Washington University plans budget cuts

George Washington University, the largest higher education institution in the nation’s capital, plans to cut spending 5 percent in the coming year to help offset declining enrollment in graduate and professional programs.

GWU...

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Duke University Gets Rejection Letter from Teen

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9:30am

This 17-year-old rejected her rejection letter…

Katie Kindelan of Good Morning America reports for KVUE:

Teen writes rejection letter to Duke University’s rejection letter

Spring is here along with the angst of the college admissions process for high school seniors everywhere.

One North Carolina teenager decided to fight back with a...

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UVA’s Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity to Sue Rolling Stone

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8:00am

Let the lawsuits begin. The students who were smeared by this fraudulent story deserve justice.

FOX News reports.

Fraternity in discredited UVA rape story vows legal action against Rolling Stone

Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine story about an alleged gang rape at the University of...

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Colorado Based Jones International University Closing

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Posted by    Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

Yet another distance based learning is imperiled due to drastically declining enrollment.

Jeff Baumgartner reports for MultiChannel News:

Jones International University to Shut Down

Jones International University, the Colorado-based distance education school founded by cable pioneer Glenn R. Jones in 1993, will be shutting down due to a sharp decline in enrollments, according to...

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Harvard Student Frets That Safe Space isn’t Safe Enough

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Posted by    Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

I’m not sure I get this student’s point. If you’ve ever visited Harvard, you know it’s a very safe campus environment.

Katherine Timpf of National Review.

Harvard Student’s Op-Ed: Our School’s ‘Safe Space’ Isn’t Safe Enough

A student at Harvard University published an op-ed on Wednesday complaining that her school’s “safe spaces” are just...

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Rolling Stone Gang Rape Article Was “Journalistic Failure”

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Posted by    Monday, April 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

The New York Times weighs in ongoing Rolling Stone/UVA scandal.

From our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

Rolling Stone Gang Rape Article Was “Journalistic Failure”

Last July, Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Erdely went looking for a hot take on campus sexual assault. She reached out to a staff member at the University of Virginia for...

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