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Loyola Student Describes Prof’s “Migrant Trail” Game Featuring Illegal Border Crossing

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

For many years kids have amused themselves with a history-based video came named “Oregon Trail”.

Loyola University student Dominic Lynch shares details about one professor’s modified version of this classic.

…A New York University professor has developed a video game called “The Migrant Trail,” in which students can experience the perils of what...

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Texas Universities Flush With Cash Thanks to Oil

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

While leftist students are pushing colleges to divest from fossil fuels, college students in Texas enjoy low tuition and increased stability.

Imagine that.

James Osborne of the Dallas News reported.

Oil boom sends gusher of cash to Texas universities

Before hydraulic fracturing. Before the super majors. Before the first oil boom. Before Tex...

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Colleges Combine Career Centers and Development Offices to Push Student Employment

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

As the job market continues to be difficult for young Americans, many schools have been folding their career centers into their development offices with their well established alumni and parent networks.

Melissa Korn of The Wall Street Journal has the details.

Looking for the career-services office? Check with the fundraising and alumni-relations department.

New...

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14 Charged in Hazing Incident at Wilmington College

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:00am

This is actually an update to a story we brought you back in the fall of 2013. The injury at the center of the story was very serious.

WCPO News reports.

14 charged in Wilmington College hazing incident at the Gamma Phi Gamma house

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Fourteen men were arrested Thursday after an...

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DePaul Administrators Nix Israel Divestment

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 9:30am

At Legal Insurrection, Professor Jacobson promoted awareness of last week’s anti-Israel all-campus student divestment vote.

However, the measure passed (but only 10 percent of the students weighed in). Now administrators are are about to give the supporters of the measure a lesson in economics.

Loyola University student Matt Lamb offers this analysis.

Supporters of...

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Taxpayers Fund Meeting Between Profs and Terrorists

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Posted by    Monday, June 2, 2014 at 8:00am

It’s amazing that an institution of higher learning can so blatantly misuse tax dollars. How does this happen?

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Calif. Taxpayers Funded Professors’ Meeting with Terrorists

San Francisco State University (SFSU) spent more than $7,000 to send two of its professors to the Middle East for a...

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Which Schools and Majors Have Best Return on Investment?

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

File this story under “News You Can Use.”

Here in the United States, education comes at a price. As the cost of education climbs and climbs, loans have become increasingly necessary for students interested in pursuing higher education.

As a result, the national student debt currently stands at a whopping 1.2 trillion dollars....

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Prof Defends Freedom on Social Media

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

How refreshing to hear a college professor defending freedom of speech. Hooray for Professor Oliver Bateman.

Azhar Majeed of The FIRE reports.

Professor Explains Why Restrictive Social Media Policies Are So Harmful

As we wrote recently on The Torch, the

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College Board’s new American History “Framework” bears little resemblance to actual history

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

In Breitbart, Jane Robbins (senior fellow of APP Education of the American Principles Project) and Larry Krieger (a retired AP U.S. History teacher) offer a very troubling review of The College Board’s new “American History Framework”.

Sadly, it looks like any resemblance to real history present will be purely coincidental.

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Hey, Let’s Extend Common Core

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Because it’s worked out so well so far, right? Note the involvement of the Center for American Progress.

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Extending Common Core

The deputy assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education spoke at the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress this past week. After his remarks, several...

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Black pundit unhappy with the Obama Economy of “Well Educated Baristas”

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Black grads can’t find degree-worthy jobs, but neither can others.

When President Obama promised to be “transformative,”  few college students anticipated he would create an economy of “well educated baristas.”

Zero Hedge’s Tyler Durden reviews one black pundits complaint that over half of black graduates get jobs that do not require college degrees, and notes that they are in the same...

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Students Rally to Save University’s Catholic Chapel Heirlooms

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 9:30am

Some things are more important than a renovation, kudos to these students.

Mairead McArdle of The College Fix reports.

Renovation to Doom University’s Catholic Chapel Heirlooms, Prompts Protest

Some students and professors at a Catholic college in Ohio have lodged complaints against a massive renovation planned for a nearly 150-year-old chapel on the campus...

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Reality TV film causes pampered Atlantic City public school official to quit

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Posted by    Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00am

Crew films him doing anything but his actual job.

Atlantic City’s school district is one of the most notorious ones in the country.

We reported on its test-cheating scandal earlier this year.

Now, a TV crew captured another district employee in his “natural environment” that included massages and manicures. Fortunately for Atlantic City’s under-served students, he quit after the video was released.

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Police locate body of U. of Cincinnati student, who was missing for a week

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Police located the body of Brogan Dulle, a student at the University of Cincinnati (UC) who had recently gone missing.

According to WLWT, the police said Dulle’s body was in the portion of a building in Mount Auburn vacant and undergoing renovations. The building is also near where Dulle was reportedly last...

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Conservative Views Defended in Harvard Speech by… Mike Bloomberg?

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 3:30pm

The large soda grabbing, pro-gun control Mike Bloomberg? Yes, if you can believe it.

Colin Campbell of Business Insider reported.

Michael Bloomberg Blasts Ivy League For Liberal ‘Censorship’

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused the entire Ivy League of liberal political bias during a particularly fiery commencement address at Harvard University Thursday.

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U. of Texas Austin Student Newspaper Interviews San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2:00pm

At Legal Insurrection, Professor Jacobson reported that Julian Castro, the Mayor of San Antonio, may be nominated for a Cabinet post to give him the credentials to be Hillary’s Veep pick.

The Daily Texan,...

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An Awful Lot of Harvard Grads are Virgins

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:30pm

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. There really isn’t. They do watch a lot of porn, though.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller reports.

Harvard’s Graduating Class Is Full Of Virgins, Dudes Who Watch A Lot Of Porn

The campus rag at Harvard University has released an extensive survey of...

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U. of Montana, Poster Child for Title IX Sex Harassment Drive, Tuns Around Its Reputation

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:00am

After a series of rapes, the University of Montana became the proving ground for the implementation of stringent, new sex harassment rules issued under Title IX.

It has been working hard to turn around its reputation:

…Missoula, Montana — home of the University of Montana — was thrust into the national spotlight in...

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Protesters Disrupt Commencement Speech by Janet Napolitano at Laney College

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:30am

It’s probably safe to assume the students doing the disrupting are leftists. Even though Napolitano is a liberal, she’s not liberal enough for many college students.

Susan Kruth of The FIRE reports.

Protesters at Laney College Disrupt Commencement Speech by Janet Napolitano

Yesterday, FIRE released an extensive report on “disinvitation” trends since 2000, but...

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U.S. lists 55 colleges under investigation for Title IX sexual assault case violations

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Posted by    Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:00am

Obama administration released the list of 55 colleges being investigated for possible violations of Title IX over handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints.

Under pressure from some victims’ advocates and lawmakers, the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday published a comprehensive list of the colleges and universities the agency is investigating...

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Serious Scholarship Alert: Summer Courses on Beyoncé And Miley Cyrus Offered

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

File under “Majoring in Fun”.

Do any of you want to taste success like Beyonce or Miley Cyrus? Then head to the Rutgers University or Skidmore College as they are introducing courses inspired by these two pop princesses, starting this summer.

The women and gender studies course, “Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé” starting Wednesday...

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U. Wisconsin to Spend $5 Million in Tax Dollars Writing Climate Change Fairytale

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Posted by    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

There are plenty of people who can tell you climate change is already a fairy tale. Why does the University of Wisconsin need millions in tax dollars for this?

Samantha Reinis of Campus Reform reported.

University of Wisconsin given $5 million grant to create climate change fairytale

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) has been...

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