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Moral Standards of Christian Colleges Under Fire

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 5:00pm

Are Christian universities being forced to capitulate to secular demands?

Heather Sells reports for CBN:

Christian Colleges’ Moral Standards Taking Heat

WENHAM, Mass. — More than 450,000 students attend colleges focused on Christ-centered learning. These schools often require students and faculty to sign a faith statement committing to certain beliefs and behaviors.

In the past,...

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U. Mary Washington Disregards Free Speech and Due Process in Punishment of Rugby Team

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

Things like free speech and due process are old tired ideas anyway, right?

Samantha Harris of the FIRE blog reports.

UMW’s Punishment of Rugby Team Disregards Free Speech, Due Process

Another week, another public university president defying the First Amendment.

Declaring that his university (unconstitutionally) prohibits “derogatory statements of any form,” University of Mary Washington...

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Are Fraternity Problems Hurting the Higher Education Business?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

A wave of fraternity problems is causing reaching ramifications for affected universities.

News9 reports:

Fraternity Woes Impact Business Of Higher Education

NORMAN, Oklahoma – It’s been a bad month for the nation’s university Greek fraternity system. The last few weeks saw allegations of racist slurs at a University of Oklahoma fraternity, suspension of a...

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Under New Bill, CA Community Colleges Could Punish Off-Campus Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 12:30pm

What business do these school’s have with anything that happens off campus?

The College Fix reports.

Calif. community colleges could punish off-campus sexual assault under new bill

Saying she just wanted to give all state colleges the same treatment, a Santa Barbara Democrat introduced a bill to let community colleges punish students for off-campus...

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The Best States for College Grads

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00am

Get your degree and head over to these states.

Time reports.

These States Have the Most Jobs For College Grads

New college grads looking for work online have the best shot at getting jobs in Massachusetts and Delaware, a new study finds.

Since as many as 90% of jobs that require a bachelor’s degree or...

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Early Reports Say Review of Rolling Stone’s UVA Rape Story is Brutal

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:30am

Columbia Journalism School was charged with reviewing Rolling Stone’s botched story of rape at UVA and sources tell Dylan Byers of Politico that it doesn’t look good.

Review of Rolling Stone’s UVA rape story is long and damning

The highly anticipated review of Rolling Stone’s disputed story about a University of Virginia gang...

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Cornell Denounces Video that Claims University Supports ISIS

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Posted by    Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00am

ISIS is not coming to Cornell anytime soon.

Cornell Daily Sun reports.

University Decries Undercover Video Featuring Assistant Dean

The University denounced Wednesday a viral video that claimed an assistant dean at Cornell provided advice on how to support and fund terrorist groups and invite them to campus.

In the video, which was released Tuesday,...

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Chinese Student Organization Shut Down at Columbia

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:30pm

Reportedly, multiple policy violations resulted in the closing of one of the largest Chinese student organizations.

Johan Nylander reports for Forbes:

Columbia University Closes Chinese Student Organization

One of the largest Chinese student organizations in the United States has been shut down due to violations of financial and organizational policies.

A short statement on...

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Stanford University Probes Academic Dishonesty Allegations

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5:00pm

These are heavy charges. Cheating is taken pretty seriously in academia.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Prominent university probes ‘high number of academic dishonesty’ allegations

A swath of students at one of the nation’s most prominent universities stand accused of cheating.

At Stanford University – considered an unofficial Ivy League school on the West Coast –...

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Racist Chant Findings Released by University of Oklahoma

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3:05pm

Weeks after a private recording of a racist fraternity chant surfaced, the University of Oklahoma has released the findings of their investigation.

Just in, Sean Murphy reports for the Associated Press:

University of Oklahoma Unveils Racist Chant Probe Findings

The University of Oklahoma’s president says members of...

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University of Virginia Students Locked Out of Meeting About Large Tuition Hike

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

I can understand not wanting students to take over the meeting but would it hurt to have some student representatives there?

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reports.

Students surprised with monumental tuition hike while locked out of tuition meeting

As the University of Virginia announced a plan to increase tuition by 11 percent—one of...

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Blogs and Essays Can Complement But Not Replace Each Other

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Should students write in only a blog format?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Blogs, Essays or Both?

Asking students to blog for an audience of their classmates instead of writing an essay for a professor can bring out different qualities in their writing, according to a study published in next month’s volume of Teaching Sociology....

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Colleges Found to be Risky for Students and Taxpayers Kept Secret by Education Dept.

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00am

The most transparent administration ever.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reported.

U.S. Keeps Scrutiny of Risky Colleges Secret

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education is so concerned about the risk that dozens of colleges pose to students and taxpayers that it has curtailed access to federal money at those inst...

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Cash in On The Right College

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:30am

How do you get the most for your college investment?

Forbes reports.

Cashing In On The Right College

Some 40 million Americans have gone into debt to finance a college education for the right reason: They wanted to improve their economic prospects and learn something new.

But it’s always debatable if that money was well...

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Two People Have Filed Over 1,700 Sex Discrimination Complaints with the Dept. of Education

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Posted by    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00am

Exactly two people – as in one, two – have filed over 1,700 sex discrimination complaints to the Dept. of Education and the Obama administration won’t say who they are.

Does this sound a little fishy to you?

Lindsey Layton reports at the Washington Post.

Civil rights compl...

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Frat Member from University of Oklahoma Apologizes Publicly

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:30pm

The University of Oklahoma frat member caught on film apologized publicly today.

Susanna Kim reports for ABC News:

University of Oklahoma Fraternity Member Speaks Up for First Time

One of the former University of Oklahoma fraternity members seen chanting a racist song in a video spoke publicly for the first time today, saying he’s...

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Stands by Fake UVA Rape Story

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00pm

We can’t let facts get in the way of a helpful political narrative, right?

From Ace of Spades.

Senator For Gurlz (TM) Kirsten Gillibrand: Don’t Blame The “Victim” Who Invented The UVA Gang-Rape Hoax Out of Whole Cloth Just To Get the Attention of a Boy She Had a Crush On

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Are Colleges Destroying Admissions Records?

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3:30pm

According to Buzzfeed, after a Stanford University article explained how to access the secrets of your college admission file, some of the nation’s top university’s are having Enron parties with admissions files.

Molly Hensley-Clancy reports:

Elite Colleges Are Now Destroying Admissions Records

This January, a group of Stanford University students gained access to their...

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A Generation of College Students Who Were Raised to Believe Everything is Dangerous

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:00pm

This piece by Lenore Skenazy of Reason goes a long way in explaining the behavior of some college students today.

College Students: Stop Acting Like You’re Made of Sugar Candy

What happens when a generation grows up being told that nothing is safe enough, not even a walk home from the park? Or...

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Is the Investment in a College Education Worth the Risk?

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 12:30pm

A college education is so expensive these days, it must be looked on as an investment, but all investments are risky.

Fortune reports.

The risks of investing in a college education

Over the next week or so, the last of the 3.5 million American high school students will know whether or not they’ve been...

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George Mason U. Students Invent Device That Douses Fire With Sound

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00am

This story was published last month but we haven’t covered it yet and it’s pretty amazing.

Watch:

Pump Up the Bass To Douse a Blaze: Mason Students’ Invention Fights Fires

A thumping bass may do more than light up a party—it could flat out extinguish it, thanks to a new sound-blasting fire extinguisher by...

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University of Oklahoma Responds to Racist Video by Hiring a Diversity Officer

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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:30am

Following the controversy over a racist video, the University of Oklahoma has hired a diversity officer.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed reports.

About Time?

The speed and forcefulness with which David Boren, president of the University of Oklahoma, moved to punish members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon after they were caught singing a racist...

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