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Student Sues Professor for Fixating on Her Porn Career

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Posted by    Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:00am

This is one of those stories where there are so many wrong things going on it’s hard to know where to begin.

Betsy Hammond of Oregon Live reported.

Student lawsuit says Portland State professor’s fixation on her porn modeling derailed her education

A former Portland State University student who worked as a pornographic bondage...

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Yale’s Graduate Students Demand Union

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

If Yale’s graduate students do unionize, here’s to hoping their demands are more rational than those of unionized students on the West Coast.

Chanting “Our work makes Yale work,” and “Union power in the ivory tower,” hundreds of graduate students...

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Professor Tries to Ban God at Graduation, Fails

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

Students should be able to thank whoever they want to, including God.

What’s so awful about that?

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

THANK GOD! Professor Smacked Down For Trying To Ban Thanking God At Graduation

An analytic chemistry professor at public, taxpayer-funded East Carolina University (ECU) has failed miserably in his bizarre effort...

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Notre Dame tells young Catholics to “cease and desist” promoting traditional marriage on campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

The administration at Notre Dame University has just told a group of Catholic students to “cease and desist” promoting traditional marriage on campus.

Members of the student group Tradition Family Property Student Action were told to “cease and desist” promoting traditional marriage on campus. Then...

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Students at Rutgers Claim ‘Hostile’ Atmosphere was Created By Rice Controversy

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

Not all students at Rutgers were against Rice speaking and they’re angry about the environment created by the protesters.

The College Fix reports.

Rutgers Students Protest ‘Hostile’ Atmosphere Created By Rice Controversy

Students at Rutgers University have expressed some righteous indignation at the small minority of students whose outrageous claims prompted one of the...

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Harvard Protest Runs Out of Fuel When Student Gets Arrested

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

A protest over fossil-fuel investments ran out of steam when Harvard University police arrested a student blocking an entrance to the building housing President Drew Faust’s office.

Brett A. Roche ’15, a member of the environmental activist group Divest Harvard, was arrested by Harvard University Police around 7 a.m. Thursday morning for...

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Student Health Fees at UNC-Chapel Hill Pay for ‘Sexperts’ and Sex Skits

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Maybe it’s time to let students vote on how their fees are used. Or perhaps the fees could be voluntary?

FOX News reports.

UNC-Chapel Hill student health fee paid for ‘sexperts,’ skits on sex topics

CHAPEL HILL, N.C – Trustees at North Carolina’s flagship university are reviewing the amount of a health fee paid...

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Georgetown’s Editorial Staff has “Final Words” on Campus Free Speech, Gender Identity Issues

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:30am

The editorial staff of Georgetown University’s The Hoya offers some thoughts about the school’s decision-making policies on a wide range of subjects as it closes out the 2013-2014 academic year.

Free Speech

The extent of free speech on campus has long been a point of tension between students and administrators. Although the current...

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Southern New Hampshire University Now Offering $10,000 Bachelor’s Degrees

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 8:00am

Texas has been trying to do this for quite a while. Perhaps they should study the SNHU model.

Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Competency and Affordability

The $10,000 bachelor’s degree remains elusive. But Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America has unveiled self-paced, competency-based degrees that students should be able to complete...

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Google will stop its search for advertising keywords in university email accounts

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

There has been a fascinating development at the intersection of internet usage and higher education.

Google, pressured by privacy advocates and looming legal challenges, on Wednesday announced it will no longer scan student and faculty emails for advertising keywords, seeking to end a seven-year-long conflict that some university technology officers have said...

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UCLA Considers Diversity Requirement for Undergrads

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

College students all over America struggle with debt and an inability to find work and this is the priority of administrators at UCLA. Amazing.

Larry Gordon of the Los Angeles Times reports.

UCLA again considering diversity class requirement

Despite three unsuccessful previous efforts, UCLA officials again are propos...

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UNC student says “Clean energy is a myth”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

University of North Carolina student Timothy Bame analyzes the real costs incurred from the “War on Coal.”

…According to the World Coal Association, 45% of the electricity generated in the United States is through the use of coal. It is also by far the cheapest form of electricity and the easiest to...

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Oil is Discovered on Campus at Indiana State University

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

Anyone want to place bets on how long it’ll take for environmental student activist groups to put together a protest?

The Indy Star reports.

Contractor strikes oil at Indiana State University campus

A contractor has struck oil at Indiana State University’s campus, but it could be a while before school officials know how much...

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U. of St. Thomas Student: We Must Stand With Israel

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of St. Thomas student Vladimir Davidiuk is urging students to reject the anti-Israel activism pervading campuses today.

In December of 2013, the American Studies Association, an organization ostensibly devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history, resolved to call for an unjustified, immoral and hateful boycott of Israeli academic institutions and also resolved...

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No More Classical Studies at Michigan State

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00am

MSU is just one of many schools cutting back on programs of study these days.

Matthew Miller of the Lansing State Journal reported.

Final classics major at MSU gets diploma

Andrew Crocker wasn’t in East Lansing on Friday. He didn’t put on cap and gown along with Michigan State University’s 6,951 other graduates. He...

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Court orders Ohio State to defend rejection of applicant with Crohn’s disease

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:30am

In the quest for “diversity”, one university may have neglected including those with chronic illnesses.

A federal appeals panel has just ordered Ohio State to defend accusations that it rejected a candidate for a Ph.D. program because she has Crohn’s disease. Inside Higher Ed’s Doug Lederman files this report.

Ohio State University must...

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Student Alleges Prof Warned Ted Cruz-Teabaggers to Leave Class or go Home in Body Bag

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:00am

The student and professor are from UC Santa Barbara. If this is true, it’s pretty serious.

Austin Yack writes at The College Fix.

Student: Prof Warns Ted Cruz-Teabaggers To Leave Class Or Go Home In Body Bag

SANTA BARBARA – Alice Gilbert can vividly recall her first day of class last fall in a...

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FIRE’s President Responds to White House’s First Report on Campus Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Not surprisingly, the White House Task Force issued a series of constitutionally questionable recommendations that expand the “War on Men” on American campuses in an attempt to deal with sexual violence.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) President Greg Lukianoff has this scathing review of the Task Force report, which...

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Some College Students Using ADHD Drugs to Improve Academic Performance

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00pm

As if recreational drug use on college campuses wasn’t bad enough, some students are now turning to prescription drugs for enhanced performance.

Karen Weintraub of USA Today reports.

Some students don’t see ADHD drug use as cheating

Society has clearly come out against performance-enhancing drugs in sports, but they are becom...

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U. North Carolina Student on How Porn Adversely Impacts His Generation

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 3:30pm

The “pornification” of our college campuses is disturbing.

University of North Carolina student Timothy Bame expresses his deep concerns about its unhealthy impact on his generation.

…On February 5th over 300 UNC students attended a presentation in Memorial Hall entitled Porn Nation. It was presented by Michael Leahy and his wife Christine. Leahy...

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Five Colleges in MA Under Federal Investigation for Mishandling Sex Assault Complaints

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

File this story under public relations disasters.

Matt Rocheleau of Boston.com reports.

5 Mass. Colleges, Universities Under Federal Investigation for Possible Title IX Violations

Five higher education institutions in Massachusetts are under investigation by the federal education department for possibly violating the law around handling sexual violence and harassment complaints, officials disclosed today.

Amherst College,...

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Princeton now offering unapproved meningitis vaccine to persons “involved with students”

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Posted by    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

Princeton University has been plagued with a meningitis outbreak severe enough to earn its own strain designation from the Centers of Disease control.

Now, it is expanding its offering of an unapproved vaccine to people in “intimate relationships with students.”

The University will expand access to the unapproved meningitis vaccine Bexsero to include...

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