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Oxford Statue of Rhodes Protected By Planning Laws

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:30pm

Those asking for its removal have a big challenge.

Daily Mail reports.

Rhodes statue is protected by planning laws

The statue of colonist Cecil Rhodes is protected by strict planning laws and the property’s Grade II* listed status means the Oxford college would struggle to remove it.

Oriel college sparked a national debate last month...

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The Bernie Sanders Plan for Free College Won’t Work

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Nothing in the world is free. Someone always pays.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Dear Bernie: “Free college” restricts access, doesn’t control costs, and hurts taxpayers

The difficulty with free college is that it isn’t, and treating it as “free” obscures the shifting costs that proponents advocate.

Andrew Kelly of...

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Oral Roberts University Tracks Students’ Fitness With Fitbits

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9:30am

Students must take at least 10,000 steps each day and spend 150 minutes within their target heart rate zone.

USA Today reports.

Oklahoma college tracks students’ fitness with Fitbits

Take a look at any college across the country, and you’re bound to come across some standard rules and guidelines. Attend your classes, pay your...

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Student Still Not Welcome on Campus After Being Cleared of Rape

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Posted by    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:00am

This story is outrageous. The student was found not guilty but rape culture activists branded him a danger.

Ashe Schow reports at the Washington Examiner.

Student cleared of rape still not welcome at his college

A 19-year-old Roanoke College student was accused of rape in March 2015...

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University of Illinois to Freeze Tuition for Second Year

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30pm

It looks like the University of Illinois is aware of the higher ed bubble. Good for them.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

University of Illinois plans tuition freeze — again

For the second year in a row, University of Illinois is poised to freeze tuition for new in-state undergradu...

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Republican Bill Would Require Missouri Students to Study the First Amendment

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

What an outstanding idea. Let’s hope a nationwide movement forms around this.

The SPLC reports.

Missouri representative files bill to educate college students in the state on free speech

Graduates of public higher education institutions in Missouri may soon be required to study the First Amendment.

Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman filed House Bill No. 1637...

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Kent State Professor Under FBI Investigation for Suspected Ties to ISIS

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

This professor is bringing radicalism on campus to a whole new level.

The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Report: Professor With History of Anti-Israel Comments Investigated for ISIS Links

A Kent State professor who once described Israel as “a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism” is under investigation by the FBI for possible...

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Notre Dame Hosts Black Lives Matter Event And Offers Class on White Privilege

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

It seems like many Catholic schools have been taken over by progressives. This is just the latest example.

The College Fix reports.

Notre Dame hosts Black Lives Matter event, offers ‘white privilege’ class

For the second consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class on “white privilege” – designed to teach...

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Harvard President Wary of Removing Law School Seal and Building Names

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:30pm

The law school seal represents the slaveholding family that endowed Harvard’s first law professorship.

The Harvard Crimson reports.

In Debate Over Names, History and Race Relations Collide

Their names are familiar and unavoidable to students who inhabit the buildings and walk along the streets: Mather, Brattle, Holyoke.

Their histories—as slaveholders—have largely been overlooked since the...

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Florida Governor Asks Why More Psychology Majors Aren’t Employed

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Florida governor Rick Scott wants to know why taxpayers in his state are funding college studies that don’t lead to higher employment. That’s a fair question, isn’t it?

Josh Logue reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Psych!

Governor Rick Scott of Florida made headlines in 2011 when he suggested that the state didn’t need any...

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College of Charleston Student Falls 6 Floors Trying to Spit on Party Below

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:30am

The student is in critical condition.

WNCN reports.

SC college student falls 6 floors after trying to spit on party in apartments below, police say

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — A College of Charleston student is in critical condition after falling from the 6th floor of College of Charleston Campus Center Apartments early Sunday morning.

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Donald Trump Criticizes Iran Deal at Liberty University

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Posted by    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00am

This is a segment of Trump’s speech at Liberty University which focuses on foreign policy in the Middle East and the Iran Deal.

Watch below.

 
 
 
 

Susquehanna University May Drop ‘Crusaders’ Nickname

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:30pm

Crusaders is apparently not acceptable anymore.

FOX News reports.

Pennsylvania university considers dropping its ‘Crusader’ nickname

A Pennsylvania university is searching for a new mascot and nickname to replace its longtime “Crusaders” moniker, which the school says is “at odds” with its “values and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.”

Susquehanna University is asking people to...

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Duke Student Thinks Free Speech and Murder Only Separated by a Matter of ‘Degree’

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 5:00pm

This essay from the Duke Chronicle is a real howler.

Free speech, Black lives and white fragility

As I write my first column, I am thinking a lot about speech. I am thinking about how an urgent and overdue conversation about racism—on our campus and across our country—has been derailed by a diversionary...

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The Argument Against Free Tuition at Harvard

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 3:30pm

We recently reported on a new push to make Harvard free for undergrads. This is the rebuttal.

Market Watch reports.

Free tuition to Harvard? Sounds great. Here’s the problem

A group of five men — including lawyer and consumer advocate Ralph Nader — running to be part of one of Harvard’s governing bodies has...

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Could Some Colleges Manage Themselves Out of Business?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2:00pm

The rules are changing in higher education and some colleges may not make it.

The Hechinger Report has the story.

Might some colleges manage themselves into extinction?

More colleges are facing a do-or die-moment: become more appealing to students and parents or face closure or a merger, scholars at a college finance conference here...

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College Board’s Score Delivery Issues Spark Anger

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:30pm

There has been instances of previous complaints with College Board.

The Washington Post reports.

Problems with PSAT score delivery sparks anger at College Board

Materials related to the new PSAT exam in 2015, which comes ahead of the revised SAT. (The Washington Post)
The College Board’s new online system to deliver test scores has, to...

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Student Activists Unimpressed as Cal Poly Unveils Sweeping Diversity Plan

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00am

It has become clear that this sort of initiative is more important than academics at many schools.

The College Fix reports.

Cal Poly debuts sweeping diversity plan targeting orientation, curricula, faculty hiring and more

Student activists say plan falls short

Administrators at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have announced a sweeping plan to infuse “Diversity...

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Majority of Faculty at Kansas Public Universities Oppose Campus Carry

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 9:30am

The campus concealed carry law that goes into effect on July 1, 2017.

Campus Reform reports.

66% of Kansas faculty say allowing guns in classrooms limits ‘freedom to teach’

A new survey of seven Kansas public universities released yesterday by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hayes State University (FHSU) finds the...

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Student at Colorado College Remains Banned from Campus for Six-Word Joke on Yik Yak

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00am

If every student who ever made politically incorrect comments online was treated this way, college campuses would be deserted.

The FIRE blog reports.

As New Semester Begins, Colorado College Student Remains Banned from Campus for Six-Word Joke on Yik Yak

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., January 19, 2016—Yesterday, students at Colorado College arrived back on campus...

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The UK Has a Campus Free Speech Problem Too

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

When is comes to censoring free speech on campus, it turns out the U.S. isn’t the only country with a problem.

The Telegraph reports.

Free speech rankings: over half of universities have ‘banned or censored ideas’

Nine in 10 universities have been accused of censoring speech, in the second annual survey of campus attitudes...

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The New Campus Carry Debate is About Stun Guns

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 5:00pm

The debate about campus carry has led to conversations on a different kind of gun.

From the Chronicle of Higher Education.

You’ve Heard the Debate About Guns on Campus. But What About Stun Guns?

Several states have passed, or considered passing, “campus carry” legislation, which allows people with c...

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