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Only 37 Percent of New York High School Grads Are Ready For College

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s almost like the massive amount of spending per student in New York doesn’t make a difference.

The College Fix reported.

How Many New York High School Grads Are Ready For College? 37 Percent

New York has the highest per-pupil public school spending in the country, and what’s it accomplishing? A high-school graduate population...

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Critics of George Will’s Column on Rape and Higher Ed Misrepresent his Arguments

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

Professor Jacobson recently reviewed conservative pundit George Will’s experiences with the “Shut-Up Culture,” after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch dumped him for a column that addressed concepts related...

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Rutgers Student Wins Republican Seat on County Council by Writing in His Own Name

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

This student wrote his own name on the ballot as a joke but since no one else voted in the category he actually won.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reported.

19-year-old college student accidentally becomes Republican politician

A 19-year-old college student who wrote his n...

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College of Charleston Grads Start Solar Powered Golf Cart Taxi Business

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

Finally, the Obama administration can point to at least 3 jobs created in the alternative energy industry!

On a less ironic note, these three recent graduates can inspire others who are struggling to find jobs to consider the opportunities afforded by starting their own business.

And, it c...

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University Paying Hillary Clinton $225K for Speech Also Raising Tuition 17%

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

If Mrs. Clinton runs for president, I will look forward to hearing her thoughts on the student loan debt crisis.

Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard reported.

Hillary to Get $225k from School Raising Tuition

Hillary Clinton will be getting $225,000 to speak at a university fundraiser later this year. Students at the same...

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Northwestern prof sues school over “flawed and one-sided” sex charge investigation

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have reported that male students have begun filing lawsuits related to gender discrimination and libel against their schools, based on an questionable sex crime charges and flawed investigations conducted by kangaroo campus courts.

Now, a male professor is initiating a similar lawsuit of his own, based on his own experiences with...

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Vanderbilt University Includes ‘Occupy Wall Street’ in Tribute to Freedom Exhibit

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:00am

One has to wonder if the exhibit in question included anything about the Tea Party. I would suggest that the Tea Party is much more pro-freedom than the Occupy movement.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix has the story.

University’s ‘Fight for Freedom’ Exhibit Includes ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Tribute

The American Revolution. The Bill...

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Interview with CT community college student suspended for questioning gun control

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 9:30am

Earlier this year we reported that a Connecticut community college suspended a student veteran for his aggressive questioning of Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy during a public forum.

Hillsdale College student Macaela Bennett interviews that student, Nicholas Saucier, for The College Fix.

…The incident in question took place last October. Right after the governor...

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Business Prof Criticizes Brooklyn College for Passing up Millions from Koch Foundation

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 8:00am

Mitchell Langbert is a business professor at Brooklyn College who also happens to be a libertarian. He’s not impressed with the school’s decision to turn down a handsome donation just because it was offered by the Kochs.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Not Interested in Koch Money

Conventional wisdom says you shouldn’t...

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72 years after WWII internment forced him to miss graduation, California man gets diploma

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

Congratulations to Don Miyada!

A California man who missed his 1942 graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans finally walked in a cap and gown last week, more than seven decades after he was pulled out of class just a month shy of his big day.

Don Miyada, now...

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Florida Atlantic University May Lose Millions in Funding Over Poor Academic Performance

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

Did you have a rough day? At least you don’t work in the fundraising department at Florida Atlantic University.

Lulu Ramadan of University Press reports.

FAU poised to lose $7 million in funding due to poor academic performance

FAU falls far behind other Florida schools on academic performance, and that may cost them $7...

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Video: How Title IX Hurts College Sports

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

Feminists recently staged a book burning.

The target?  Christina Hoff Sommers’ wonderful work,  The War Against Boys.

Now, via Minding the Campus, is a video that they will hate just as much…and can’t burn.

AEI’s Christina Hoff Sommers is now hosting “The Factual Feminist,” an excellent YouTube series which punctures the conventional wisdom on “feminist...

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Terrorists on the Payroll at the The University Of Illinois

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

You’ve probably heard of Bill Ayers, but have you heard of James Kilgore? He’s another former domestic terrorist whose paycheck is funded by Illinois taxpayers.

Matt Kaufman writes at The Federalist.

The University Of Illinois’ Other On-Staff Terrorist

In 2008, the nation learned that the University of Illinois had l...

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Campus Activists’ Latest Outrage Target: Polish Hero Lech Walesa

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

Lech Walesa is a cherished hero among many Polish-Americans nationwide, especially in communities in the Mid-West,

However, a few comments he made about homosexual members of Parliament have placed him in the cross-hairs of  gay activists who want his name removed from a Northeastern Illinois University building.

Loyola University student Matt Lamb files...

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Beer Bowl: More colleges in search of revenue turn to alcohol sales at sports games

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:00am

It seems more and more colleges across the country have finally put one-and-one together: sports and alcohol.

In spite of safety and image concerns, colleges in dire need of additional revenues to pay for their ever-expanding budgets are turning to beer to shore up their bottom lines.

Currently, the NCAA 

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Brooklyn College Rejects $10 Million Grant from the Koch Brothers

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 9:30am

“I have never seen a dean not interested in a $10,000 grant, much less a $10 million one.”

The administrators of Brooklyn College seem to fear the wrath of campus progressive activists then they care about the welfare of their students.

If it had been accepted,...

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Spelling Error Found on Diplomas for Northwestern University’s Journalism School

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 8:00am

Oops! These things happen, even at journalism schools.

Ashley M. Williams of USA Today reported.

Journalism grads find mistake on diplomas

About 30 graduates of Northwestern University’s journalism school received a little surprise on their diplomas on graduation day.

The word “integrated” in the school’s name — Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications...

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U. South Carolina Increases Tuition To Pay for Employees’ Obamacare

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

Another university has fallen victim to Obamacare.

This time, it is its students who will suffer most.

University of South Carolina’s board of trustees has hiked tuition for the upcoming school year to help shoulder new health care and Obamacare implementation costs, expenses they say the public university can’t afford.

The increase of 3.2...

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Columbia Student Accused of Faking Injuries After Dorm Ceiling Fell on her Head

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

The university’s lawyer seems to be stretching a bit here.

Julia Marsh of the New York Post writes.

University lawyer suggests student faked injuries after dorm ceiling collapsed on her head

She’s too smart to be hurt.

Columbia University is trying to argue that a former student’s post-graduate success is proof that she wasn’t badly...

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Prager University Video: The Truth about the Vietnam War

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

Given some of the disturbing similarities to the chaos erupting in Iraq, Prager University’s latest video about the Vietnam War is very timely.

Did the United States win or lose the Vietnam War? We are taught that it was a resounding loss for America, one that proves that intervening in the affairs...

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Obama’s Student Loan Program Criticized by The New York Times

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

No one seems to like Obama’s plan but when even the New York Times piles on, you know there’s a serious problem.

Anna Bahr writes.

Obama’s Move to Help Students Is Not as Forgiving as It Seems

If you’re a student loan-burdened recent college graduate putting the final touches on a note to President...

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American Student Gets Stuck in Giant Stone Vagina in Germany

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

One has to wonders what America’s campus feminist activists will make of this story.

What was meant to be a funny dare turned into an utter embarrassment for an American exchange student, who found himself trapped in a giant stone vagina in Germany.

Firefighters had to be called in to deliver the man,...

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