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University of Michigan College Football Coach Uses Girlfriends to Recruit Players

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Posted by    Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:30am

When college football recruiting gets creepy.

Bloomberg reports.

Creepy Coaches Use Girlfriends as Recruiting Tools

In yet another sign that college sports recruiting has gotten out of hand, University of Michigan tight-ends coach Jay Harbaugh sent a hand-written note to a four-star prospect’s girlfriend. Pick your adjective: Inappropriate; unprofessional; desperate; creepy. Unfortunately, it’s also...

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Islamist gunmen Attack College in Kenya, Kill Christian Students on the Spot

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Posted by    Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:00am

Just before the Easter weekend. Absolute horror.

CNN reports.

147 dead, Islamist gunmen killed after attack at Kenya college

The massacre that killed 147 people and wounded scores of others at a Kenyan university lasted for hours Thursday before the terror was over.

“It is a very sad day for Kenya,” Interior Ministry Joseph Nkaissery...

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More Education Cannot Solve Income Inequality

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

More college degrees is not the solution.

The Washington Post reports.

Why you can’t solve income inequality by sending people to college

There’s now broad agreement among politicians that inequality of income is a serious problem in the United States, but there’s little consensus on what to do about it.

A simple thought experiment may...

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Ohio University Student Paper Criticizes Mayor’s Common Sense Advice

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

Telling people to be careful is shaming the victim of assault or something.

Dave Huber of the College Fix.

Ohio University student paper criticizes … common sense

The editorial board of Ohio University’s The Post is chastising the mayor of its town (Athens, Ohio) Paul Wiehl, for having the gall to suggest that people...

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Hip-Hop Artist Common Might Get Nixed from Graduation Speech After Cops Voice Concerns Over Song Lyrics

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

As it turns out, his song about a woman convicted of killing a cop, then becoming a fugitive in Cuba isn’t exactly the sort of thing state police officers appreciate.

According to the Associated Press as reported by The Guardian:

University removes Common as graduation speaker amid police outcry

New Jersey’s Kean University has...

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University in Scotland Censors Pro-Life Student Groups

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

Have you noticed that colleges only seem to censor conservative student groups?

Dave Andrusko of Life News reported.

Dundee University in Scotland Censors Two Pro-Life Student Groups

It’s a long ways to Scotland, but the intolerance of pro-abortionists is obviously as all-encompassing at Dundee University as it is in many universities in North America.

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Hundreds of Colleges Are Managing Their Money Poorly

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

What are these colleges doing with their money?

The Washington Post reports.

The list your college does not want to be on

Hundreds of colleges across the country that are doing a poor job of managing their finances are on a federal watch list that could ultimately make it difficult to access financial aid...

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Court Papers Say NY College Student Died After Drinking 60 Ounce Bottle of Vodka

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:00am

The drinking was allegedly part of a hazing incident. Sad.

FOX News reports.

New York college student drank 60-ounce vodka bottle in hazing, court papers say

Court papers filed in connection with a New York college student’s alcohol-related death reveal he drank a 60-ounce bottle of vodka during what college officials say was the...

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Permission Withdrawn for University Conference Denying Israel’s Right to Exist

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 9:30am

Following intense backlash, the University of Southampton has withdrawn permission for a conference that was to be held on the premises.

Patrick Sawer and Jonny Paul report for The Telegraph:

Southampton University conference questioning right of Israel to exist scrapped after protests

A leading British university has scrapped scrap plans to host an controversial...

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The UVA Rape Story Should be Labeled a Hoax, But Won’t

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Posted by    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00am

Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner explains why.

Why the Rolling Stone gang-rape story will never be labeled a hoax

By now it’s clear that the brutal gang rape reported last November in Rolling Stone did not occur. I write that, knowing full well the backlash I could receive from not adding the...

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Noose Found Hanging at Duke University Being Investigated

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:30pm

So this happened…

According to the Associated Press as reported on ABC News:

Duke University Investigates Noose Found Hanging on Campus

Duke officials said Wednesday that they are trying to find out who hung a noose outside a building that houses several offices, including those focused on diversity.

Officials say the rope tied into a...

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NC State Administrator Wants to Censor Free Speech in the Name of Social Justice

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

Why are so many people in academia so ready and willing to trample on free speech? It’s a constant problem.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

University suggests censoring speech in free speech tunnel to fight ‘social injustice’

A North Carolina State University administrator is encouraging student leaders to censor speech they don’t like...

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Berkeley Dropping ‘Spring Admit’ in Favor of More Inclusive Term

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Heaven forbid you call a spring admit a spring admit. Freshman entering the university in the spring semester will no longer by subjected to the tyranny of accurate identifiers.

Anna Sturla reports for the Daily Californian:

More inclusive term to replace “spring admit” descriptor for campus January admits

In a bid to make...

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New Vote Over UCLA Diversity Mandate Proves it’s Possible to Resist Campus Leftists

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

Why should you be required to pay for a diversity course that has nothing to do with your major?

Jacob Johlhepp of the College Fix reported.

New vote over UCLA diversity mandate shows it’s possible to stand up to campus leftists

ANALYSIS: Opposition to UCLA diversity requirement has been surprisingly successful

LOS ANGELES – Starting...

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Eastern Michigan U. Student Newspaper Makes Fun of Parenting and Having Kids

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

The student who wrote the piece in question may regret saying these things someday.

Campus Reform reports.

Student newspaper ‘crass rant’: ‘There are too many babies’

A blurb in Eastern Michigan University’s student publication claimed that there are too many pregnancies and made fun of parents.

“There are too many babies happening,” the post reads....

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Students from Defunct For-Profit College Refuse to Repay Their Loans

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:00am

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of the Washington Post has the story. I think her title is a little misleading. 85 students doesn’t really qualify as a revolt.

A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans

Remember those 15 people who refused to repay their federal student loans? Their “debt strike”...

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U. Texas Student Government Approves Resolution to Remove Jefferson Davis Statue

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:30am

Goodbye Jefferson Davis.

The Statesman reports.

UT students vote to remove Jefferson Davis statue from campus

Renewing an on-again, off-again effort to rid campus of a handful of monuments of the Confederacy, the University of Texas student government has passed a resolution to remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Gary Susswein, a UT...

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Justice Department Sues University for Denying Tenure to Transgender Woman

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00am

Maybe this is why the Justice Department doesn’t have time to look into the scandal at the IRS.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Tenure Denied for Being Trans?

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday sued Southeastern Oklahoma State University, charging that it denied tenure to Rachel Tudor, effectively firing her in 2011, over her...

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University Sued by the Feds For Alleged Discrimination

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:30pm

A major state university in Oklahoma is also under fire. This time though, it’s for allegedly discriminating against a transgendered professor.

KOCO reports:

Feds sue Oklahoma university, allege gender discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school in Durant discriminated against a transgender professor and then fired...

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Democrats Attack Wisconsin Republican for Telling the Truth About Student Loans

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:00pm

Heaven forbid someone tell college students the truth.

Ashley Dobson of Red Alert Politics reports.

GOP Senator tells the truth about student loans. Democrats try (and fail) to attack him for it.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) spoke candidly about how federal involvement in the student loan game has hurt students during a event in...

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Governor Criticized for Lack of Diversity in New College Board Appointees

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 3:30pm

A lack of diversity means big trouble in academia.

The Clarion-Ledger reports.

Bryant criticized for latest College Board appointees

Black legislative and higher education leaders are protesting Gov. Phil Bryant’s appointees to the state College Board, saying they lack diversity and representation of historically black public universities.

The protest came shortly before a Senate committee...

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Prager University – Do We Have Free Will?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:00pm

In this video from Prager University, former professional baseball player Frank Pastore examines the concept of free will.

Sadly, Pastore passed away in 2012 but we can still learn from his words.

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