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Dept. of Education Enforcing Guidance Without Authority

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

Leave it to bureaucrats to attempt to force laws without the authority to do so.

From FIRE:

Second Department of Education Official in Eight Days Tells Congress Guidance Is Not Binding

The Department of Education is issuing guidance that does not have the force of law, but...

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Purdue is Committed to Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 3:30pm

Purdue is making news for its excellent attitude on free speech.

The FIRE Blog reports.

Purdue President and Students Join Forces for Free Speech on Campus

urdue University President Mitch Daniels had found what he was looking for.

Since late 2014, Daniels had, with the help of FIRE, been taking a hard look at the...

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Has the Sun Set on America’s Small Colleges?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2:00pm

By 2017, as many as 15 colleges may be shutting down each year, according to Moody’s Investor Service.

The Atlantic reports:

Farewell to America’s Small Colleges

“Schools will do anything to survive,” said Kent Chabotar, a former president of Guilford College, in a recent interview with Inside Higher Ed. “The last thing a...

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Obama Administration Wants Easier Path to Bankruptcy Over Private Student Loans

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:30pm

Will we see a rise in the number of post-college bankruptcies? Probably.

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

New Push on Bankruptcy Protections

The Obama administration is calling on Congress to make it easier for some student loan borrowers to erase their debt through bankruptcy, as part of a package of proposals aimed...

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Are American Colleges’ Glory Days Over?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00am

The longest-running and most important trend in American history has reversed itself.

Bloomberg View reports.

Are U.S. Colleges’ Glory Days Over?

The golden age of college in the U.S. may be drawing to a close.

The latest enrollment numbers are the clearest evidence. After climbing for many decades, college enrollment has now fallen for three...

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U. Arizona Paper Doesn’t Seem to Know Why Some Want to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 9:30am

This is a fine example of selective reporting.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

U. of Arizona paper apparently doesn’t know why some want to defund Planned Parenthood

Next Tuesday will be “Pink Out Day” at the University of Arizona because, as The Daily Wildcat headlines, “UA stands in solidarity” with Planned Parenthood.

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Report – More Small Colleges Could Close

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Posted by    Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00am

Small colleges offer a personalized education, but closure is a possibility.

CBS News reports.

Why small college closures could soon triple

For small colleges, a major challenge is how to generate enough revenue to sustain themselves. And according to Moody’s Investors Service, they’re not doing very well in that regard.

Indeed, Moody’s predicted in a...

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Drew University Gets First Full-Term Woman President

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 6:30pm

A first for this New Jersey school.

From NJ.com:

Drew University inaugurates first full-term woman president

Drew University inaugurated MaryAnn Baenninger as its first full-term woman president on Friday, Oct. 2 before hundreds of onlookers.

Baenninger, who will serve as the school’s 13th president, told the crowd she became convinced that she “desperately” wanted the...

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UC Davis Steps Up to Treat Pets Burned in California Wildfires

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

Your Friday feel-good story.

From the Sacramento Bee:

UC Davis veterinarians treating dozens of pets badly burned in California wildfires

In a brightly lit makeshift burn unit inside the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, a feline wildfire victim, her face raw and her paw pads seared bright red, quivered in the arms of...

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College Students Flee Vermont Due to Lack of Jobs

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 3:30pm

Gee, isn’t there a senator from Vermont running for president who’s popular with college students?

Bruce Parker writes at the Vermont Watchdog.

Vermont jobs outlook possibly worse than college students think

A recent survey shows college graduates are leaving Vermont because they think the state has a bad jobs outlook. Depending on which employment...

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Glenn Reynolds Writes of the War on College Men

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

Our friend Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has a new column at USA Today which you should read.

Here’s a sample.

The unilateral war on college men

It appears to many — including me — as if the Obama administration is engaged in a war on college men. Using debunked statistics, the president, the...

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George Washington University Vegans Demand Right to Opt Out of Animal Dissection

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12:30pm

This is for a biology class.

The College Fix reports.

Vegan activists demand right to opt out of animal dissection in biology classes at GWU

A George Washington University student group has gathered more than 20,000 signatures on a petition demanding the school let students opt out of animal dissections in some biology classes.

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Student Funds in California Used to Push Left-Wing Causes

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11:00am

Of course, if student funds were ever used for a conservative cause it’d be a federal case.

Allison Hanson reports at the College Fix.

Calif. students’ funds used to push left-wing causes

ANALYSIS

The motto of the California Public Interest Research Group – a student run, student directed and student funded lobbying group – is...

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Syracuse Professor Runs for Congress on Platform of Increasing Tuition

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 9:30am

His policies on higher education would probably encourage colleges to keep increasing tuition.

The Daily Orange reports.

SU professor, congressional candidate Eric Kingson discusses college issues

While Syracuse University Professor Eric Kingson’s campaign for Congress will focus on social security, Kingson says he will also work to combat issues relating to college students.

Kingson, a...

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Fragile College Students Are Increasingly Needy

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Posted by    Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8:00am

Perhaps it’s the culture of victimhood on college campuses which has contributed to this problem.

Peter Gray writes at Psychology Today.

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions about...

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Oxford Student Union Finds Free Speech Magazine ‘Offensive’, Bans It

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Posted by    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:30pm

The irony is not lost on us, no siree.

From The Telegraph:

Oxford University Student Union bans free speech magazine because it is ‘offensive’

Student journalists at the University of Oxford were dismayed to find out that their magazine – which promotes free speech – was banned from Fresher’s Fair because the Student’s Union...

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University of Chicago Leads the Way for Academic Freedom

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Posted by    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5:00pm

Greg Lukianoff of The FIRE recently wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post which is worth a read. It focuses on academic freedom at the University of Chicago.

Every University in the Country Should Adopt the University of Chicago’s Academic Freedom Statement

Though far from over, 2015 may be remembered as a year...

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Reported Shooting at an Oregon Community College

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Posted by    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 3:30pm

Early reports indicate as many as 20-25 injured and 15 dead.

From the Washington Post:

Shooting reported at Oregon community college

Police in Oregon are responding to reports of a shooter on a rural community college campus Thursday, authorities said.

A fire official from one of the agencies responding to the reported shooting said that...

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Faculty at California State University May Strike

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Posted by    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 2:00pm

As usual, it’s all about money.

The Los Angeles Times reported.

California State University faculty to vote on strike

A threatened strike by California State University faculty could extend to all 23 campuses of the nation’s largest public university system if an impasse over raises is not resolved, faculty union officials said Wednesday.

The California...

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One Public Charter School in West Baltimore is Trying to Change the Culture

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Posted by    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:30pm

The teachers care about their students.

Washington Examiner reports.

How one charter school is trying to revive west Baltimore

BALTIMORE, Md. — Respect for youth is in short supply in west Baltimore, where students rioted in April over the death of Freddie Gray and racial discrim...

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University in the Arctic Circle Sees Enrollment Surge

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Posted by    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:00am

Given what’s happening on college campuses today, this does sound appealing.

CNN reports.

Arctic education: The world’s northernmost university is booming

In the land of the midnight sun and the northern lights, in the most fragile ecosystem on the planet, you’ll find the world’s northernmost university.

Students from around the world are flocking to the...

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School District Bans the Game of Tag Over Safety

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Posted by    Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 9:30am

The game tag is now banned?

National Review reports.

School District Bans Playing Tag ‘to Ensure the Physical and Emotional Safety of All Students’

The Mercer Island School District in Seattle has banned its students from playing the game of tag because it’s just too physically and emotionally dangerous.

(Yes — tag. As in, the...

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