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Some Cornell Students, Faculty, and Alumni Angry Over Proposed College of Business

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Posted by    Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:00am

Oh no. Not a school that might result in employed graduates!

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Students, Faculty, and Alumni Outraged by… Proposed College of Business

Of all the things, the collective ire of Cornell students, faculty, and the all-important alumni-donor base has zeroed in on University President Elizabeth Garrett’s proposal of a new...

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Duke Suspends Sorority Activities Following Alcohol Related Hospitalization

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

A student is actually in critical condition.

ABC 11 reports.

Duke University Suspends Sorority Activities Following An ‘Alcohol Related Incident’

A Duke University official confirmed sorority activities have been suspended after a new member was hospitalized.

A letter to the Panhellenic Council sent out Wednesday morning stated a new member was hospitalized and “is in...

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Federal Government Sues For-Profit DeVry University

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

The allegation is that students were misled by the school.

The LA Times reported.

U.S. files suit against DeVry University, alleging students were misled

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the operators of DeVry University on Wednesday, alleging that the for-profit education group misled students about their job prospects and potential earnings...

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Baylor University Provost May Have Stepped Down Over Objection to Diversity Program

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 3:30pm

A provost at Baylor University wanted to hire a diversity officer but there were objections.

Colleen Flaherty reported at Inside Higher Ed.

Divided Over Diversity

Baylor University has had its fair share of administrative turnover in recent memory: two of its last three presidents were forced out after clashing with the faculty and the...

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Clinton and Sanders Try to Outdo Each Other on Free College

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:00pm

Let’s call this what it is – a vote buying scheme.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Debt-free vs. Tuition-free: Clinton, Sanders race to give away your money

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders want to win millennial votes based on their higher education plans, and to do so, they’re buying them off with promises of free...

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Oberlin College Alums Want Officials To Address Rampant Anti-Semitism On Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 12:30pm

They are led by Dr. Melissa Landa, a professor at the University of Maryland and a 1986 alumna from Oberlin College.

The College Fix reports.

Hundreds of Oberlin alumni demand officials address claims of rampant anti-Semitism on campus

Some 225 Oberlin College alums have signed an open letter calling on the university to address...

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Student Gets Death Threats After Criticizing Black Lives Matter

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11:00am

A college bound high school student criticized Black Lives Matter in his school paper and received death threats.

He tells the story at The Federalist.

I Criticized Black Lives Matter In My High School Newspaper And Got Death Threats

“If anyone wants to see a case study of the puerile politically correct campus culture...

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Amherst College Gets Rid of Its Mascot

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 9:30am

Lord Jeff, as he is known here, lost the support of students who saw him as a symbol of white oppression.

The New York Times reports.

Amherst College Drops ‘Lord Jeff’ as Mascot

AMHERST, Mass. — Lord Jeffery Amherst, the colonial military commander who gave this town its name, will no longer represent the...

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Georgia Legislator Warns Colleges to Adopt Due Process or Lose Funding

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Posted by    Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00am

It has gotten to the point where we need elected representatives to fight for due process on college campuses.

Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner.

Georgia legislator: Adopt due process protections or forget about your budget

A Georgia legislator responsible for appropriating state funds to colleges and universities is threatening to halt budget...

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Former President of Chicago State Accused of Violating University Policy

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:30pm

The former president of Chicago State apparently had problems with some members of the board of trustees.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

State report: Chicago State president violated university policy

The former president of Chicago State University acted without integrity and violated school policy when he made false allegations against two board members as they...

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Rivier University of New Hampshire Offers Students Employment Guarantee

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is a pretty bold move in today’s post-grad job market.

ABC News reports.

New Hampshire University Offers Grads Employment ‘Guarantee’

A small Catholic university in southern New Hampshire is becoming the latest college to offer a money-back guarantee of sorts to its students.

Rivier University, which has a total student population of about 2,600...

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University of Oregon Students Want MLK Quote Removed for Not Being Inclusive Enough

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 3:30pm

The stupid is strong with these students. At what point does someone tell people like this to just shut up?

Mediaite reports.

U of Oregon Debates Removing MLK Quote For Not Being Inclusive Enough

Student leaders at the University of Oregon debated removing a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. from its student center,...

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UC Irvine Students Call Campus Police Department ‘Slave Patrol’

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

Students at UC Irvine have started a petition to get rid of the campus police department which they refer to as the slave patrol.

Campus Reform reports.

UC Irvine students call for destruction of ‘slave patrol’ campus police

The Black Student Union at the University of California, Irvine has called for...

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A Gumbo of Student Protests Takes Shape in Atlanta

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

A new activism arrived in metro Atlanta a little more than a year ago.

MyAJC reports.

Today’s student activists: On fire against a gumbo of issues

Atlanta, the cradle of the civil rights movement that targeted racism, is now in the sway of a nationwide wave of student activism that has so much in...

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Study Suggests Academia is Disproportionately Gay

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:00am

A new study suggests that a disproportionate number of professors are gay.

Colleen Flaherty reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Are Academics Disproportionately Gay?

Academic work is often solitary, but succeeding in the professoriate arguably requires social acumen. So is that why gay men and women are disproportionately represented among academics? A new study investigating...

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Why Not Start A Company Before College?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9:30am

Serious learning. Not a gap year spent traveling Europe.

Harvard Business Review reports.

Why I Challenged My Kids to Start Companies Before College

When our two daughters finished their high school studies, my wife and I made them a deal: we would pay for college, but first they each had to run their own...

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Latino Students at Duke Release Laundry List of Demands

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 8:00am

Why not? Releasing lists of demands is all the rage on campus these days.

The College Fix reports.

Latino students at Duke refuse to recruit more Latinos until its laundry list of demands is met

It may sound odd to sabotage your group’s political strength in order to get more political strength, but that’s...

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Democrats in Washington State Push for Free Tuition at Some Colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:30pm

Free college is quickly becoming the preferred “solution” to the problem of high tuition among the left.

The Seattle Times reports.

Legislators push for free tuition at community, technical colleges

Tuition at the state’s community and technical colleges would be free for many state residents under an ambitious proposal that takes up President Obama’s...

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Mizzou Professor Melissa Click Charged With Assault

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:00pm

The professor who called for “some muscle” during a protest last year has been charged with assault.

From our sister site Legal Insurrection.

Missouri Professor Charged With 3rd Degree Assault for Behavior During Protest

The protest made national headlines, particularly due to attempts to keep the press from covering the unrest.

ABC 17 reports:

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Prager University – Where Do Good and Evil Come From?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 3:30pm

In a new video from Prager University, Boston College philosopher Peter Kreeft explores the ageless question of good and evil.

Watch below.

Here’s more information:

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Gay Scholar Blasted for Criticizing Feminism

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 2:00pm

It’s hard to remember who is allowed to criticize who.

The College Fix reports.

Renowned gay scholar blasted for saying feminism is a ‘sour mix of victimization and privilege’

Gay men have been reminded once again that they are not allowed to question feminism.

A prominent retired medieval scholar, Loyola University Chicago’s Allen Frantzen, is...

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Who Wants to go to College in Canada?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12:30pm

In 2013, more than 8,000 U.S. students enrolled in Canadian schools.

Time Money reports.

Should You Go to College in Canada?

It’s a foreign country but just a 90-minute flight from New York or Boston. The natives speak English–and French. Their brand-new prime minister is 43 and even has a tattoo.

For some students in...

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