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New Poll Suggests Pretty Much Everyone Hates Common Core

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

That didn’t take long. While parents in America have been complaining about Common Core for quite a while, now even many teachers don’t like it.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports.

Poll: Public, Teachers Souring On Common Core

A new poll from the group Education Next indicates that support for Common Core education...

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Almost No Overlap in ‘LGBT-Friendly’ Rankings from Princeton Review and Campus Pride

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

Two sources attempted to rank the top colleges in ‘LGBT friendliness’ and turned up with two wildly different results. Maybe these lists say more about how bogus these college rankings are, or even the biases of Campus Pride and the Princeton Review, than it does about the ‘tolerance’ of the...

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Brown University to Change Name of ‘Third World’ Center

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

Apparently, the term ‘third world’ is no longer politically correct.

Dante O’Connell of the Brown Daily Herald reported.

Third World Center likely to receive new name

The Third World Center will likely have a new name as early as September 2014, said Mary Almandrez, director of...

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Teacher convicted of child porn possession keeps state pension

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

Maria Cramer of the Boston Globe reports:

Teacher convicted of child porn charges can keep pension

The state’s highest court has decided that a former high school teacher who was convicted of child pornography charges can keep his retirement benefits.

In a ruling Monday, the Supreme Judicial Court said that Ronald T. Garney, a...

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Quinnipiac University Raises Tuition Almost $10,000 in Six Years

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00am

Administrators at Quinnipiac aren’t just part of the higher ed bubble, they’re driving it.

The College Fix reports.

University Raises Tuition Nearly $10,000 Over Six-Year Span

Higher education bubble alert, and it’s a doozy. WTHN reports:

While Quinnipiac (University) is a great school with a prestigious reputation, like many schools, with the construction of new buildings...

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Study – Researchers More Likely to Discuss Work on Twitter than Research-based Social Media Sites

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:30am

I don’t know about you, but to me, preferring to discuss your research in 140 characters or less seems to say a lot about how important and well-thought-out that research is.

Carl Straumsheim at Inside Higher Ed reports:

Study: Scholars are present on professional networks, but engage on Twitter

Academia.edu, ResearchGate and other websites...

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Campus Sex Assault Bill Criticized in Editorial

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:00am

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is not a fan of the new campus sex assault bill and points out the lack of due process on campus.

EDITORIAL: Campus sex assault bill flattens due process

America’s college campuses have long displayed contempt for the First and Second Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Now Congress is...

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$250G To Raise a Kid These Days, Federal Report Finds

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

What is the average family’s biggest lifelong expense? Taxes. Then, your home/mortgage. Then, apparently, your children.

Cost to raise today’s child nears $250G, federal report finds

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the...

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Mitch Daniels Shows a New Way at Purdue

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

Since taking over at Purdue, Mitch Daniels has shown that real higher education reform is possible.

Richard Vedder writes at See Thru Edu.

University Presidents, 2.0

While almost all new presidents speak eloquently of change, Daniels (not a particularly charismatic speaker) has shown that action talks louder than words. In less than two years,...

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Study Finds For-Profits and Community Colleges are Viewed Equally by Employers

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Does that mean for-profits are moving up in the world, or just that community colleges have that bad of a reputation? Paul Fain at Inside Higher Ed reports:

Community colleges and for-profits fare similarly in new study of employer responses

In the debate over the value of attending a for-profit college, the rubber...

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College Fraternities Now Under a Microscope

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

Despite increased enrollments over recent years, the Greek system is becoming a point of controversy for some.

Douglas Belkin of the Wall Street Journal reports.

College Fraternities Drawing More Scrutiny

Tyler Kuhn’s most cherished Dartmouth memories involve smoking $6 Romeo y Julieta cigars, sipping Keystone Light beer on the porch of his Sigma Nu...

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Raising the Minimum Wage and the Dignity of Work

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

Matthew Lamb of The College Conservative offers a rebuttal of the oft-touted claim that raising the minimum wage increases the dignity of work. He argues instead that government-mandated minimum wage increases reduce the dignity of working and make it harder to find work.

Minimum Wages, Dignity, and Value

Proponents of raising the minimum...

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Feminist Prof Who Attacked Pro-Life Teen Avoids Jail

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00am

Of course. She’s just a professor who attacked a teenage girl and stole her property. Why should she go to jail?

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

UPDATE: Feminist Professor Who Attacked Prolife Teen Avoids Jail Time

A feminist studies professor who attacked a prolife teenager and stole and destroyed her anti-abortion poster...

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College Campuses are Scarily Like ‘The Giver’

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:30am

Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix gives four reasons why today’s college campuses are eerily similar to the dystopian society presented in The Giver:

4 Creepy Similarities Between ‘The Giver’ and College Campuses

There’s some creepy similarities between The Giver and today’s universities that should serve as major red flags. There’s no big spoiler alerts in...

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Four Legal Victories for Due Process on Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 8:00am

Finally, some good news on this subject. KC Johnson writes at Minding the Campus.

Four Straight Legal Victories for Due Process

In the fourth consecutive court ruling of its type (following X...

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Even Democratic Politicians are Starting to Speak Out Against Liberal Bias in Universities

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Maybe this is signals a turnaround: in his commencement address at Harvard University, Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of the Obama administration, warned students about excessive liberal partisanship in academia.

Jace Gregory at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Academic Bias Widely Acknowledged

Dissident conservatives have long bemoaned the...

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Ebola Causes Concern as Students Return to Campus

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

No one seems to be anticipating an outbreak but it’s good to be prepared.

Kristin Anderson of WKYC reports.

Universities prep for Ebola as students return to campus

The Ebola outbreak is raising concerns for universities as they get ready to welcome international students back to campus. The University of Akron is working with...

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Kent State Professor Calls for Jihad on Israel, Still Has Job

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

Professor Julio Pino quotes Fidel Castro in his open letter to “academic friends of Israel.” Fidel Castro. That alone should discredit everything else he writes.

If you’re not outraged enough already, know that Kent State is a public university that benefits from over $137 million in taxpayer funds.

“Professor” Pino, by the way,...

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College Students in Alabama Challenge Campus Gun Policies

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is there a chapter of “Students for Concealed Carry on Campus” at your school? Why not start one?

Daniela Perallon of WHNT News reported.

Alabama college students challenge gun policies on campus

Fresh from their third national conference earlier this month, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is lobbying lawmakers and pressuring administrators to...

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Johns Hopkins Political and Advocacy Groups Face Massive Funding Cuts

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Students involved in “Advocacy and Awareness” groups at John Hopkins will see a massive cut in university funding in the coming year: where once such groups received about the same funding per year as other groups (a few thousand dollars), they will now be receiving as little as $300.

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Ecstasy Use has Increased on College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:00am

Mary Schenk of the News-Gazette reports that use of the drug Ecstasy is up among college students.

A dangerous campus combination

OK, parents of college students. As the semester begins, you’ve undoubtedly discussed the do’s and don’ts with your child.

No running over on the cellphone data plan. Never overdraw on the checking account....

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Sweet Gig: ‘Doctor of Chocolate’ Research Project at Cambridge University

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Do you have a knack for scientific research and a sweet tooth? Then world-premier Cambridge University might just have the sweetest offer for you: a three-and-a-half year research project into the properties of chocolate in warm weather.

Maev Kennedy of The Guardian reports:

PhD in chocolate – a sweet job on offer at...

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