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Obama Administration Creating Student Loan Complaint System

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 6:30pm

This should go over well.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher reports.

‘Bill of Rights’ for Student Borrowers

The Obama administration will announce Tuesday that it plans to create a centralized complaint system for federal student loan borrowers as well as a single Web site where they can manage their loan payments.

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Roof Collapses at College St. Patrick’s Day Party in California

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

At least eight students were injured in the accident.

Carter Evans of CBS News reported.

Calif. university alarmed over collapse at roof party

Officials at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo are investigating a pre-St. Patrick’s Day party that ended when a roof collapsed. This comes after a recent crackdown on wild...

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Arizona Would Eliminate Community College Funds Along With Deep Cuts for Universities

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 3:30pm

An Arizona budget deal has significant cuts to higher education.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Killing All State Support

Arizona has a reputation for frugality with regard to state support for higher education, but a deal reached this week between Governor Doug Ducey and legislative leaders is leaving educators in the state stunned. The agreement...

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Notre Dame Wins Backing of SCOTUS in Fight Against Obamacare Contraception Mandate

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 2:00pm

The battle isn’t over yet, but this was a major step for the Catholic school.

David G. Savage of the Columbus Dispatch reported.

U.S. Supreme Court backs Notre Dame in Obamacare contraception case

The Supreme Court has revived the University of Notre Dame’s effort to shield itself from an Obama administration policy...

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Top 10 Colleges for Living and Learning on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

These colleges have the highest amount of students living on campus. Harvard leads with 99% of undergraduates living on campus.

U.S. News reports.

10 National Universities Where Students Usually Live on Campus

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of...

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University of California Student Association Votes to Divest From Gun Companies

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:00am

Anti-gun students have taken up the tactics of the anti-Israel BDS movement. The natural question is, who gets targeted next?

Where does this end?

Pardes Seleh of Truth Revolt reported.

UCSA Votes To Divest From Gun Companies

According to a recent tweet from Campaign to Unload, an anti-gun-owning divestment campaign, the University of California Students...

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UC Irvine Students Apologize for Banning the American Flag

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:30am

The UC Irvine students who banned the American flag are now apologizing.

The College Fix reports.

UC Irvine students apologize, explain their decision to ban the American flag

Three members of a UC Irvine subcommittee that voted to ban the American flag on campus have apologized. In a statement posted on Facebook, they said:

Fellow...

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Expulsion of Students From University of Oklahoma Called Unconstitutional

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

Yes, they said some vile things, but that doesn’t justify expulsion.

Eugene Volokh writes at the Washington Post.

No, it’s not constitutional for the University of Oklahoma to expel students for racist speech [UPDATED in light of the students' expulsion]

University of Oklahoma president David Boren said, “If I’m allowed to, these students will...

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U. North Georgia May Fire Spanish Prof for Being Rude to Guest Lecturer

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:30pm

Firing someone for being rude seems a bit extreme.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reports.

Spanish professor to be fired for being ‘rude’ to guest lecturer

Marquette University’s John McAdams is being fired for publicly criticizing a graduate teaching instructor. Now he has company – sort of.

The University of North Georgia is moving...

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Al Jazeera Has An… Interesting Take On Campus Carry

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00pm

The headline alone is pretty spectacular.

Al Jazeera Staff write:

Campus gun proponents slammed for ‘grotesque’ opportunism on student rape

Gun control advocates have swung out at an NRA-sponsored push to promote the proliferation of guns as a safeguard against campus sexual assault, saying so-called “campus carry” proposals amount to a “grotesque display...

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Prager University – Why America Invaded Iraq

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

In a new video from Prager University, British historian Andrew Roberts explains the history that led up to the war in Iraq.

There are some details I’d forgotten. Check it out.

Here’s more information:

Course Description

Why did America invade Iraq in 2003? Was it for oil? Or was it because Saddam Hussein was a...

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Bomb Threat Investigated at Broward College

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

A bomb threat at Broward College in Florida was recently investigated.

Luckily, the alarm turned out to be false.

Emily Miller from the Sun Sentinel reports.

Authorities investigate bomb threat at Broward College campuses

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for the caller who made a bomb threat toward Broward College on Friday night that...

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Amal Clooney (Wife of George Clooney) to Join Faculty at Columbia Law School

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12:30pm

Who knew George Clooney was married to such an accomplished woman?

Kipp Jones of Breitbart reported.

Amal Clooney to Join Faculty at Columbia Law School

International human rights attorney Amal Clooney, wife of George Clooney, will lecture at Columbia Law School this spring as a visitor to the faculty and senior fellow with Columbia’s...

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Harvard Party Invitation Found Offensive and Gets an Apology

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:00am

Party invitations can now be offensive too. Especially, at Harvard it seems.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

Spee Club Apologizes After Party Invitation Controversy

The Spee Club issued an apology on Thursday night after it circulated a controversial invitation promoting a party scheduled for Saturday night.

The invitation, which students received over em...

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Pat Condell on Progressives and Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:30am

If you’re not familiar with Pat Condell, he’s a popular YouTube personality whose videos get hundreds of thousands of views.

In a new video, he addresses progressives and the suppression of free speech on college campuses.

Watch it all below.

 
 
 
 

University Of Oklahoma Severs Ties With Fraternity After Racist Video Surfaces

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:00am

This one comes to you from our parent site, Legal Insurrection:

The University of Oklahoma dissolved ties with Sigma Alpha Epsilon today. The decision was rendered after a video surfaced showing members of SEA engaging in racist chants like, “there will never be a n***** SAE.”

Warning: Offensive language

 
 
 
 

TSU Women’s Basketball Game Ends In Bench Clearing Brawl

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 6:30pm

Officials rule the game a ‘double forfeit.’

Via AP wire as reported by Click2Houston:

TSU releases statement after fight at women’s basketball game

HOUSTON -
Southern and Texas Southern were playing for the Southwestern Athletic Conference women’s basketball regular-season title Saturday night when a bench-clearing fight broke out midway through the second half.

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Public Universities in Ohio Accrue Debt for Facilities

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:00pm

When universities go into debt, guess who pays.

Cleveland.com reports.

Ohio public universities pile up debt for fancy facilities — and students pay, expert says

Ohio’s 14 public universities owe $6.5 billion for debt mostly created by what some education experts have called unnecessary campus building booms.

College officials say they have been constructing necessary...

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The Progressive College Republican Club?

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 3:30pm

A Progressive Republican Club? Students at the Progressive College Republican Club plan to change perceptions of conservatives with a more socially progressive platform.

The The Diamondback: The University of Maryland’s Independent Student Newspaper reports.

Senior political science major Bobby Lindsey is determined to change the Republican Party’s image, one issue at a time.

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American Flag Ban Vetoed at UC Irvine

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 2:00pm

It looks like they thought better of this idea.

CNN reports.

American flag ban vetoed by student leaders at University of California at Irvine

Student leaders at the University of California-Irvine vetoed a resolution on Saturday that would have banned hanging flags of any nation, including America’s Stars and Stripes, in the lobby of...

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Ivy League Wine Class “Most Popular and Most Failed”

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

Cornell has classes ranging from a vast array of disciplines. A wine class is among them!

USA Today reports.

Voices: At Cornell, learning about wine is serious business

Day drinking can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re hanging out with a bunch of your classmates on campus. Wouldn’t it be even better...

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Pro-Life Messages Vandalized at the University of Missouri

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 11:00am

What a mature way to express your point of view.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

Missouri Students Erase Anti-Abortion Message, Brag On Twitter

Pro-abortion students at the University of Missouri vandalized anti-abortion messages at the school on Thursday, and then immediately took to Twitter to brag about their feat.

Mizzou Students for Life(SFL)...

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