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Obama Tells UC Irvine Grads to Reject Climate-Change Skepticism

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 8:00am

Well, he had to talk about something and he certainly couldn’t tell these students they’ll all find jobs.

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg reported.

Obama Urges College Grads to Reject Climate-Change Skepticism

President Barack Obama called on Americans coming of age to demand that politicians respond more aggressively to climate change, comparing those skeptical about...

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U. Wisconsin Student: How America-Hating Profs Destroyed U.S. Ability to Wage War

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

“We’ve been hollowed out by academia and the culture of irony.”

University of Wisconsin – Madison doctoral student Jason Morgan says that American military prowess has been hollowed out by academia and the culture of irony.

….Universities have the market cornered when it comes to theorizing a society free from the tired old “half of us are men and the other half are...

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Many Colleges Giving Gay Students Special Honor Cords

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Doesn’t this practice kind of single out gay students and treat them as different?

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reports.

Colleges nationwide celebrate gay graduates with special graduation honor cords

Colleges and universities nationwide gave special honor cords to gay graduates — and those who consider themselves allies of gay graduates — to wear...

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Famed women’s college now target of latest campus diversity craze

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

Barnard College now seems to be a target for the latest campus diversity craze: Transvestite Acceptance!

We recently noted that a renown gay activist offended students at University of Chicago by using the term, “Tranny.”

Now, Barnard and Columbia students from the boards of GendeRevolution and Proud Colors demand that the famed women’s...

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Conservative Scholars Agree Traditional Higher Ed Model Not Sustainable

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

The staggering level of student debt is just one problem among many in higher ed. Change is coming.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix writes.

Demise of Traditional Higher Education Model Predicted By Conservative Scholars

LOS ANGELES – The higher education system as it stands today will crumble. It’s a question of when, not...

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New from NYU: Hoodie That Helps to Send Texts to Family and Friends

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 11:00am

The last time we checked on New York University, the “Home of the Facebook Hookup Page,” administrators were exploring the possibilities of a new electronic communications policy.

However, its students have focused their attention on electronic communications in an entirely different way.

Hooded sweatshirts can now help students to send subtle and covert...

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George Will Responds to Critics of His Column on College Sex Assaults

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 9:30am

We featured Will’s column here last week. Apparently, some senate Democrats were unhappy about the article. George Will has written a response to their concerns in the Washington Post.

George Will responds to senators on his sexual assault column

Dear Senators Blumenthal, Feinstein, Baldwin...

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Stanford economics prof may be the star player in NCAA student-athlete trial

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 8:00am

A Stanford University professor of economics appears to have made a big play in the trial that could end up forcing the NCAA to compensate its student-athletes.

According to ESPN, the legal team for former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon called Roger Noll to the stand Monday. Noll is an economy professor...

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Place, Not Race – Law prof shares her approach to affirmative action

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

We have recounted the many failings of race-based affirmative action policies and measures seeking to overturn race-based college admissions preferences.

A law professor offers a new approach to affirmative action in admissions that she says could help the disadvantaged without some of the legal and political issues that challenge current approaches. Inside...

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Lower Enrollment Forces Suffolk University to Freeze Salaries

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

This should sound alarm bells. Suffolk is a top New England school.

Peter Schworm of the Boston Globe reports.

Suffolk University freezing salaries for year

Suffolk University, facing a $11 million drop in budgeted revenue and a dip in enrollment, will freeze employee salaries for the next fiscal year.

Administrators said the move is necessary...

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Student security guards are making a difference on American campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Captain Capitalism, better known as Aaron Clarey, suggests students consider working as security guards for their schools as a way to pay for school in several of his outstanding books for young people.

Inside Higher Ed’s Charlie Tyson delves into the world of student security guards.

Tragedy was not averted at Seattle Pacific...

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William Peace University Offering Buyouts to Professors

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

The higher ed bubble begins to claim another college faculty.

Jane Stancill of the News Observer writes.

William Peace University offers buyouts to tenured professors

William Peace University is offering buyouts to many, if not all, of its tenured faculty.

Fifteen faculty members have been offered payments of $...

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College student says it’s time for the UN to pay for its mistakes in Haiti

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00am

College student Treston Wheat says that the United Nations should pay for mistakes made during the response following the earthquake in Haiti.

The United Nations has failed again as an international institution, and it should pay for causing an epidemic of almost biblical proportions in Haiti. Not many people are aware of...

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Delaware Democrats Block Transparency in Higher Ed

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 9:30am

Isn’t transparency supposed to be a good thing? What are Democrats trying to keep the public from seeing here?

Jon Offredo of Delaware Online reported.

Democrats gut university transparency bill

House Democratic leadership on Thursday gutted legislation that would make the state’s land-grant universities more transparent under the state’s open-records laws.

Rep. John Kowalko’s legislation...

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Gallup research shows going Greek is good!

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8:00am

It appears that the students at Amherst have good reason to protest the schools “no frat” rules.

A new study shows going Greek is good!

Researchers at Gallup believe they found a formula for a good life after college, and students in fraternities and sororities are more likely to follow it than most.

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Sexy and Smart – Professor David Brat acclaimed by his students

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6:30pm

As the dust settles on the congressional primary race results that saw Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor defeated by a little known challenger, many pundits are offering their theories about this stunning upset.

Loyol...

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Should Taxpayers Have to Rescue College Students From Debt?

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

William G. Gale and Benjamin H. Harris of Brookings ask the question below.

The libertarian in me says no.

Should Taxpayers Rescue Debt-stressed College Grads?

This week, President Obama announced a plan to extend financial relief to households carrying student loan debt. The executive order would allow an additional 5 million existing borrowers with...

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After death threats, Palestinian Prof at Al Quds Resigns for Class Trip to Auschwitz

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

“I put my job on the line to expose the double-talk we live.”

We noted that Brandies University severed its partnership with Al-Quds University after an astonishing display of hatred for Jews took place during an Al-Quds student demonstration.

Now a Palestinian professor from that institution is resigning after enduring months of harassment and intimidation.

His crime?

In a quest for real tolerance and understanding, he took...

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Dave Brat, The Tea Party Professor

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

Dave Brat’s unexpected victory over Eric Cantor dominated the news cycle this week but one detail has been more overlooked than any other.

Dave Brat is a professor at Randolph-Macon College.

That fact was not lost on the Chronicle of Higher Education. Jack Stripling writes.

Higher Ed, the Tea Party’s Unlikely Farm Team

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10 year old Californian heading to college after receiving high school diploma

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

A 10-year old high school graduate says one of his goals is to become the President of the United States.

After reading about his efforts and accomplishments, I wish he didn’t have to wait 25 more years before he was legally eligible.

Tanishq Abraham has accomplished more at age 10 than many students...

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Former New York Times Editor to Teach at Harvard

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:00am

Jill Abramson’s recent departure from the New York Times caused quite a stir in the media world. Now she’s headed back to academia.

Ravi Somaiya writes at the New York Times.

Jill Abramson, Ex-Times Editor, to Teach at Harvard

Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, will teach undergraduate courses...

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Alumni network forming to address campus sex assault prevention and policy

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Posted by    Friday, June 13, 2014 at 9:30am

We have noted that 55 school are under investigation for improperly handling campus sex assault cases at the same time the number of lawsuits initiated by those abused by school kangaroo-court style justice are on the increase.

Now, alumni from some of those impacted institutions are joining together in helping their...

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