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Huffington Post on Wrong Side of Due Process in Campus Rape Case

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:00am

Leave it to the Huffington Post to wrongly criticize the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. (FIRE)

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports.

HuffPost Gets It Wrong on a Campus Rape Case

Earlier this week, Huffington Post’s Tyler Kingkade published an article strongly critical of FIRE’s efforts to shine light on Occidental College’s...

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Amherst Student Denied Degree For 5 Year Old Sexual Assault Allegation

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

Apparently double jeopardy doesn’t exist in college sexual assault litigation: an student at Amherst College is being forced into another misconduct hearing five years after he was first accused of unwanted sexual advances — a case his lawyer says was closed three years ago. And yet, his college is trying him...

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Would Banning Alcohol on Campus Reduce Sex Assaults at Dartmouth?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

Joseph Asch examines the issue in a new post at Dartblog.

Shall We Just Ban Alcohol on Campus?

A thoughtful observer of the College scene has read this space’s reporting on sexual assault. His reaction has been voiced by other correspondents in the past:

Joe, You noted in the first paragraph: “Yes, alcohol is...

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Millennials Hoarding Cash, Eschewing Stock Market

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

A Bankrate survey found 40% of people aged 18-29 prefer to invest in cash money they won’t need for at least ten years.

This might be a good strategy in the near- to long-term future, with looming rising interest rates and a strengthening dollar possibly causing significant sell-offs of equ...

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Minnesota State Mankato to Welcome Freshman with Lecture on Female Orgasms

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm

The lecture is being paid for with mandatory student fees, naturally.

Samantha Reinis of Campus Reform reports.

Minnesota State – Mankato to welcome incoming freshman with ‘I Heart Female Orgasm’ lecture

Minnesota State University – Mankato (MSUM) is welcoming students back to campus this fall with a lecture titled “I Heart Female Orgasm.”

The lecture,...

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College Student Offers Thoughts on the Liberal Myth of ‘Empowerment’

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

Conner Dwinell at The College Conservative takes down the false narratives of ‘tolerance’ and ‘empowerment:’

The False “Empowerment” Narrative

In the United States, where everything from the real state of the job market to the White House’s involvement in scandals is uncertain, some things remain constant. For example, many liberals don’t usually articulate fully...

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UCLA Poll Finds Spending $300K on Hillary Clinton Speech was Waste of Money

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00am

To be fair it was a 90 minute speech so it was a bargain at $100K for each half hour. What a deal!

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

UCLA POLL: Spending $300K on Hillary Clinton Speech was Waste of Money

Spending $300,000 to pay Hillary Clinton to speak on campus last spring...

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NSA Recruiting from College Campuses Despite Unfavorable Sentiment Towards Agency

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:30am

With half of those age 18-29 saying the federal government should not prosecute Edward Snowden—compared to a majority in every other age group—it stands a surprise that the NSA is turning to current college students for its next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Jenna Lyons of USA Today reports:

NSA targets college students to...

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“How would you feel if everyone could see your college GPA?”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:00am

Alex Reibman of Minding the Campus reports on a worrisome violation of privacy for college students.

A New Threat to Student Privacy

How would you feel if everyone could see your college GPA? Students generally don’t need to worry thanks to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits schools from...

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Brandeis University: A Haven for the Anti-Israel Movement

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

You would think a university that was historically a safe haven for American Jews would be at least tolerant of Israel — but you’d be wrong. From student listservs to campus speakers, Brandeis is swarming with anti-Israel hatred.

David Wilezol at Minding the Campus has the story:

Why is Brandeis a Haven for...

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Former Yale Prof Says Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Former Yale professor William Deresiewicz has written a column for New Republic in which he claims the country’s top schools are “turning our kids into zombies.”

Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also anxious,...

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Economic Recovery? Fed Says Recent College Grads’ Wages Not Growing

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

Is more quantitative easing the solution here?

From Bart Hobjin and Leila Bengali of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco:

The Wage Growth Gap for Recent College Grads

Median starting wages of recent college graduates have not kept pace with median earnings for all workers over the past six years. This type of...

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Colleges Reach Out to Native American Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Given higher education’s obsession with diversity, many Native American students could probably attend the college of their choice with a free ride if they would just apply.

FOX News reports.

Programs to recruit, retain Native American college students grow nationwide

A growing number of universities are offering programs to recruit and prepare Native American...

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It costs $50,000 to study ‘White Privilege’ and Taxpayers are Footing the Bill

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 12:30pm

Yes, Wisconsinites, this is what your taxes are for: so dozens of students and professors from the University of Wisconsin can attend a conference featuring seminars like “The Pitfalls of Working with White People.”

Dominic Lynch at the College Fix has the story:

Wisconsin Public Universities Fork Over $50,000 to Study ‘White Privilege’

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Faculty at Upper Iowa U. Claim They Lost Jobs for Questioning Curricular Changes

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00am

It sounds like there’s some sort of shake-up going on at this school but at least they could let the professors know why they lost their jobs.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Driven Out for Speaking Up?

Lisa Guinn was one of the lucky ones. The historian was offered a tenure-track job...

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PETA: Princeton Univ. Researchers Tormented Lab Monkeys for Amusement

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Normally, PETA can’t be taken seriously. But, I think that if these researchers are in fact guilty as charged most people would agree what they did was downright wrong.

Nicole Mulvaney of NJ.com reports:

PETA: Princeton University researchers, students tormented monkey in plastic exercise ball

An animal rights group filed complaints against Prince-ton University...

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Renowned Criminal Law Professor was Targeted for Murder

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8:00am

Keep Professor Dan Markel’s family in your thoughts. Hopefully a full investigation is already underway.

The College Fix reported.

POLICE: Internationally Known Criminal Law Professor was Targeted for Murder

The recent shooting death of Florida State University College of Law Professor Dan Markel, described by...

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Undergrads aren’t as Liberal as You Think

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:30pm

A recent poll by Reason magazine says that a large number of undergraduate students hold some conservative views — despite the fact that most of their professors are overwhelmingly liberal.

Malcolm A. Kline at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

College Indoctrination Hits a Wall

College faculties may be further to the political left...

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Prager University – The War on Work

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute examines America’s war on poverty, welfare programs and the disincentive to work they create.

More details here:

Course Description

The U.S. government has spent trillions of dollars in recent decades attempting to combat poverty, yet the poverty rate has remained virtually...

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Harvard Endowment Managers Receive Highest Pay, See Lower Returns

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

From 2008 to 2012, Harvard’s endowment earned on average a paltry 1.24% return per year. During the same time period the S&P 500 experienced a 4.54% average return on investment per year.

Yet, 10 of the 25 highest-paid endowment fund managers work for Harvard Management Co.

Michael McDonald and Lauren Streib of...

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Swarthmore Sets Low Bar to Deem Students a Rapist

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

If I was a parent with a child about to enter college, I’d be very careful in the selection process.

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus reports.

At Swarthmore, “A Very Low Bar” to Deem Students a Rapist

Parents considering sending the child to Swarthmore College no longer can claim they weren’t warned.

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New Degree Teaches You How to Help People Navigate the Healthcare System

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 12:30pm

Including a concentration in ‘Contemplative Studies’ from Brown (yes, it is as silly as it sounds) and a certificate in helping people navigate the healthcare system (I’m not even joking) from University of the Sciences.

From Inside Higher Ed:

Colleges start new academic programs

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