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Yale student worries about consequences of anonymous, amateur online psychological therapy

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:30pm

We have often noted the unintended consequences of student antics in an Instragram world.

Yale student Caroline Posner has some thoughtful observations on the potential aftermath of student commentary in online emotional revelations:

…But with Internet anonymity, as we all heard in middle school, comes a number of concerns — and Yale PostSecret...

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Michigan Considers Plan to Provide College for “Free”

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:00am

There are so many things wrong with the way this plan is being presented.

First of all, it isn’t free. Students would pay for their education out of their future job earnings for years.

Second, this plan assumes a 100% employment rate for graduates. Have the authors looked at the unemployment rates for...

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Colorado Mountain College part-time staff latest victim of Obamacare

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:30am

It looks like staff members at one Colorado college are more Obamacare victims.

Colorado Mountain College is prohibiting part-time faculty from working more than 30 hours per week to avoid the Obamacare mandate to provide part-time employees with health insurance, the Aspen Daily News reports:

The school relies heavily on adjuncts — there are only...

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Feminist Prof Who Attacked Pro-Life Teen Claims She Had Moral Right

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Posted by    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:00am

We recently told you about Professor Mireille Miller-Young who physically assaulted a teenager on a college campus and stole her pro-life sign.

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller provides an unbelievable update.

Feminist prof now claims ‘MORAL RIGHT’ to attack 16-year-old abortion foe, destroy sign

The police department at the University of California, Santa...

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Harvard Opens its First Bitcoin ATM

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:30pm

We have noted that students nationwide are clamoring for the increased use of the digital currency, Bitcoin, for campus transactions.

Harvard has responded by opening its first Bitcoin ATM.

Clover Food Lab, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant chain located on Holyoke St., installed the first Bitcoin ATM in Harvard Square Monday morning.

The ATM...

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Colleges Increasingly Pushed to Prove Graduate Success Rates

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:00pm

It makes perfect sense. Now that college has become such a huge financial burden for so many families, why wouldn’t people want a sense of their return on investment?

Melissa Korn writes at the Wall Street Journal.

Colleges Are Tested by Push to Prove Graduates’ Career Success

College admissions officers trumpet graduates’ success in...

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Canadian university’s student election results: “None of the Above” landslide winner

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

Tthe board will consist entirely of vacant chairs all summer.

The last time we checked in with the University of Windsor, it had becomes the first Canadian university to approve BDS through an undergrad vote.

The students have voted again, with intriguing results that might be far more inspirational to American college students as well as voters in our November election.

Christmas has...

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The War to Save the Humanities Might Need a Better Army

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

As we’ve reported before, the Humanities are currently in the doldrums of academia. A number of Humanities teachers are now trying to save the field but as Bernie Reeves writes at National Review, things could be going better.

Humanities Report Misses Mark

The alarming statistic that only 7.6% of college graduates in 2010...

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UC Berkeley Student: An Armed Campus is a Polite Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30pm

University of California – Berkeley student Jacob F. Grant is truly on the front lines, when it comes to defending the Second Amendment.

In The Daily Californian, he reminds students of some of its benefits.

…Thus, it would seem that those hoping to restrict people’s legal right to guns are on the wrong...

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Kansas University Grad Students to Lose Work Hours Under Obamacare

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:00am

As you’ll read below, this problem isn’t limited to Kansas University. Many grad students around the country could face new hardships under Obamacare.

Ben Unglesbee of the Lawrence Journal World reports.

Discussions on limiting KU grad student work hours prompts alarm

Kansas University graduate students are sounding alarms over a proposal within the university...

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Real World Intrudes on Two Colleges as Faculty Complain About Layoffs

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9:30am

The realities of the “Higher Education Bubble” have intruded on two campuses recently, and professors are angry to find out that jobs can be eliminated without faculty involvement or even awareness of the possibility.

Inside Higher Ed’s Colleen Flaherty offers these details:

Laying off faculty should be the last course of action for...

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Ithaca College Prof – U.S. Criminal Justice System Akin to Modern Day Slavery

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:00am

It sounds like the professor, who teaches a course called Politics of Whiteness, could find racism just about anywhere.

Andrew Desiderio writes at The College Fix.

Prof: U.S. Criminal Justice System Racist, Akin to Modern-Day Slavery

The reason black and Latino men are incarcerated at far greater rates than white men is because “institutionalized...

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Obama administration issues new rules on for-profit, career-oriented colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm

Rules based on others tossed out by judge as “arbitrary” and “capricious”.

Because nothing in this country can be “for profit”, the Obama administration just proposed set of rules on for-profit colleges.

Turns out the new ones are based on others tossed out by a federal judge as “arbitrary” and “capricious”.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed files this report:

The Obama administration’s unveiling Friday of a proposed...

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Some Harvard Students Unhappy with Choice of Bloomberg as Commencement Speaker

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

If these students wanted to have some fun, they could all bring extra large sodas to graduation.

The College Fix reports.

Some Harvard Students Jeer Bloomberg As Commencement Speaker

Commencement Controversy Watch 2014 continues with its latest installment:

A contingent of Harvard University students are bridling about campus officials’ decision to choose former New York City mayor Michael...

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Learn Business “The Chicago Way” with U. Chicago’s New Economics Instructor

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

Former Goldman Sachs trader convicted on six counts of securities fraud!

The University of Chicago’s new hire is perfect for the city’s notorious way of doing business!

Just in case you thought for a second that the sorry discipline we call economics couldn’t stoop any further into the gutter of academic idiocy and irrelevance, think again.

It’s now being reported that ex-Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice “Fabulous...

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Food Pantry Usage Increasing on College Campuses

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

It’s come to this. American college students are increasingly relying on campus food pantries.

The AP reports via ABC News.

Food Pantries on the Rise at US College Campuses

Days after biology major Gillian Carll arrived at Stony Brook University last fall, she encountered a young woman on a bench outside her dormitory who...

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Prager University: Parental Priorities

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Prager University’s latest course asks the question: “What Did Your Parents Most Want You to Be?”

When parents boast about their children with other people, what do most say first? Is it how nice they are to strangers? Or how much volunteering they did last year? Usually not.

More often, they talk about...

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College Senior Offers Great Job Hunting Advice to Others

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00am

David L. Pierce is a business school senior in Arkansas. He was recently published at the Wall Street Journal, offering some very good common sense advice to other job hunting students.

To My Fellow Job-Hunting College Seniors

At the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business, I have diligently learned the CAPM model...

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Professor Calls “Climate Change Deniers” Criminals

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9:30am

As a scientist who is also a “climate change denier”, I hereby charge Lawrence Torcello with “hate speech”!

An assistant professor of philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology has penned a column in which he suggests scientists who are climate change deniers and those who fund their studies are guilty of “criminal negligence.”

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Government Spending Nearly $5 Million on ‘Get Fruved’ College Program

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 8:00am

By the time you’re in college, shouldn’t you know that you’re supposed to eat fruits and vegetables? The USDA isn’t so sure and they’ve come up with another wonderful government program to deal with the problem.

Eric Scheiner of CNS News reports.

Gov’t Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to ‘Get Fruved’

If a college...

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Belmont U. Student on Cognitive Dissonance and Political Tough Love

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30pm

Belmont University student Taylor Smith offers an intriguing blend of a important psychological theory and politics:

…Cognitive Dissonance Theory, in addition to explaining why we devalue the information put forward by our opponents, also conversely explains how we react to information that we already agree with. When we encounter information that we agree...

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Tufts Launches Program to Give Students a Year Off From School

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Posted by    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

This could be a good thing if the time is used wisely. Interning or volunteering can often lead to job opportunities.

FOX News reports.

College offers to pay for students’ year off, removing financial barrier to travel, volunteer

A new program at Tufts University hopes to remove the financial barriers keeping cash-strapped students from...

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