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Williams College Cancels Speaker For Provocative Opinions

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 12:30pm

The college president canceled it himself.

The Washington Post reports.

Williams College cancels a speaker who was invited to bring in provocative opinions

Williams College’s president took “the extraordinary step” this week of canceling the speech of an author who had been invited to bring provocative ideas to campus, saying his ideas cross the...

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Duke Students Protest ‘Incarceration Themed’ Party And Compare US Prisons to Holocaust

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Comparing American prisons to the Holocaust is much more offensive than an incarceration themed party.

The College Fix reports.

Duke protesters irate at ‘incarceration-themed’ party, compare US prison system to the Holocaust

In an age where everything where just about everything is somehow offensive, now even a party where bad guys are the subject...

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Rhode Island Governor Tapping Into Public College Money

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:30am

Public college foundations raise money in part to offset tight state budgets. But Rhode Island’s governor is tapping foundation money to pay for state business.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

When the State Giveth, and Taketh

When public college foundations ask for donations, they tell a familiar story: state funding is tight, and donors can...

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Republicans Push Back on Campus Political Correctness

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Posted by    Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:00am

It’s about time someone stood up for freedom of speech on campus.

The American Interest reports.

GOP Senators Push Back on Campus PC

A growing number of GOP lawmakers are expressing alarm about the Department of Education’s actions, cheered by the campus left, to curtail free speech and due process for college students. The...

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Four Things For Choosing The Right College to Attend

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

These are advice a professor gives to anxious high-school seniors on campus visits.

Forbes reports.

Four Important Things To Consider When Choosing A College

The college admissions process goes year-round these days, but the activity and the associated stress level peaks twice a year: once in the fall, when high-school students have to decide...

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BLM Activists at Mizzou Say Supporting Constitution is White Supremacist

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

What a poisonous message to send to college students.

Campus Reform reports.

BLM visits Mizzou, says supporting Constitution is white supremacist

During an event at Thursday evening #BlackLivesMatter founders Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi told Mizzou students that the goal of the Constitution was to make an agreement between factions known as states, which...

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Political Science Embraces Misguided Academic Populism

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

What has happened to political science?

The Stanford Review reports.

Political Science Abandons Its Soul

Man may be a political animal, but he does not seem so interested in political science anymore.

The number of political science and government degrees conferred across America fell 4.5% between 2008 and 2013, but at few institutions has this...

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Are Colleges Doing Enough About Anti-Semitism On Campus?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 12:30pm

The disappointing truth is that colleges aren’t doing nearly enough about this problem.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Shocking anti-Semitic trend on campuses: Are colleges doing enough?

Students at the University of Wisconsin are complaining about a lack of action from administrators following an anti-Semitic incident in one of the school’s residence halls. A student posted the now...

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Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Starts Debate At Georgetown University Law School

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 11:00am

Even emails are adding to the debate.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Justice Scalia, a Law School and Diversity of Thought

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has set off a debate at the Georgetown University law school about the appearance of institutional endorsements and intellectual diversity.

Some professors are criticizing the law school for a...

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Black Democrat Student is Called ‘Uncle Tom’ for Defending Free Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 9:30am

This is racism, straight up.

The College Fix reports.

Black, Democrat student called ‘Uncle Tom’ for defending free speech

Uncle Tom. Ben Carson. Clarence Thomas.

Those are just a few of the names 20-year-old Zach Wood said he has been called by peers this school year as a student at Williams College, an elite New...

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Companies Can Help Pay For College

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Posted by    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00am

Target, Staples and Home Depot are among the brands that offer employees cash for college.

US News reports.

Ask Your Company to Help Pay for College

Even if your company doesn’t offer money for college, your boss might know of other scholarships.

Many scholarships to help pay for college are competitive and see hundreds –...

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Cornell ‘Climate Action Plan Rally’ Ends Up Being A Dud

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is in response to Cornell’s decision not to go “carbon neutral” by 2035.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell ‘Climate Action Plan Rally’ a Dud, Students Complain of Cold and Retreat Into Fossil Fuel-Heated Building

A handful of student protesters gathered on Ho Plaza Thursday afternoon to denounce Cornell’s policy reversal on the Climate...

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Student Loan Forgiveness Can Lead to a Hefty Tax Bill

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:30pm

You can pay now or pay later but you will pay.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Student loan forgiveness = Big tax bill

Congratulations! You did it. It took four long years of studying and hard work, but the day has finally come and you have earned your degree. Sure, you had to take out...

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High School Habits Not Suitable For College

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00pm

Be ready for some changes.

USA Today reports.

Your high school study habits may not work in college, here’s why

No matter how many AP courses you’ve taken, there’s no denying that college academics are typically much, much more rigorous than high school academics. So while you may have done “just fine” in high...

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Student Protests Follow Milo Yiannopoulos Campus Speaking Tour

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 12:30pm

Delicate college students can’t handle the truth Milo speaks.

Josh Logue reports at Inside Higher Ed.

The Next Ann Coulter

In a packed auditorium Wednesday, several students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities interrupted ultradivisive conservative writer and speaker Milo Yiannopoulos with blaring air horns. Outside, more student protesters held signs reading “End...

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Is A Degree Worth Having Debt?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00am

The big question.

WHOTV reports.

Is a College Degree Worth Student Debt?

DES MOINES, Iowa — On average, more than 70 percent of graduates are leaving college and entering the workforce in debt.

Americans collectively owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt — a figure that’s growing at a rate of nearly $3,000...

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Pagans Join Increasingly Diverse Pro-Life Youth Movement

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:30am

Pagans, Christians and atheists united by pro-life issues? Who knew this was possible?

The College Fix reports.

Pagans join increasingly diverse pro-life youth movement led by atheists and feminists

‘I hope that our courage will awaken other fellow pagans to do the right thing’

A movement long dominated by conservative Christian voices is making room...

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College Students at George Mason University Unable to Identify Reagan

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Posted by    Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00am

One student guessed Bill Clinton.

The Daily Signal reports.

College Students Don’t Recognize Ronald Reagan

A video shows “politically challenged” college students are unable to identify former President Ronald Reagan in a photograph.

“Was that a former president?” a student majoring in government and international politics at George Mason University asked when shown the picture...

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Purdue Staffer Who Resigned Over Rape Comment Now Suing Pro-Life Group

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Posted by    Friday, February 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

A pro-choice university employee resigned over a perceived rape threat in an abortion argument.

The College Fix reports.

Purdue staffer who said he’d rape women to test pro-life conviction hints he’ll sue pro-life group

What started as an abortion awareness campaign for Black History Month at Purdue University ended with a pro-choice university employee’s...

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Donations Drop at University of Missouri Due to Protests

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Posted by    Friday, February 19, 2016 at 5:00pm

This is where things get serious for university officials. It’s all fun and games until the fundraising dries up.

Fox News St. Louis reports.

Donations drop following unrest at University of Missouri

A University of Missouri official says about $2 million in donations have been lost in fallout from the Columbia campus unrest...

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College Payments Can Be Insured

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Posted by    Friday, February 19, 2016 at 3:30pm

Insure your college payments much as you would a car or any other costly item.

New York Post reports.

How to safeguard your college payments with insurance

With four years of college tuition costing as much as a Lexus, there’s now the option to insure your college payments much as you would a car...

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Washington University Sex Week Includes Kink and Contraceptives

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Posted by    Friday, February 19, 2016 at 2:00pm

If rape culture is such a big problem on campuses, why are there events like this?

Campus Reform reports.

Wash. U. students learn about kink, make crafts from contraceptives at Sex Week

This week is “Sex Week” at Washington University in St. Louis, where students can learn about sex toys, “the politics of pleasure,”...

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