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America’s Oldest Private Historically Black Institution Could Lose Accreditation

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

After more than a decade of decline and alleged financial mismanagement Wilberforce University, the country’s oldest private historically black university is in line to be the next institution to lose its accreditation.

Charlie Tyson of Inside Higher Ed files this report:

In 1865, on the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Wilberforce University burned...

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Students Demand Refund After Being Forced to Pay Security Fee for Gun Rights Event

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

When leftist student groups take over the office of a college president, as we saw at Dartmouth earlier this year, are they forced to pay any sort of security fees?

Christopher White of the College Fix reports.

Forced To Pay Security Fee For Gun-Rights Event, Students Demand Refund

Boise State charged security fee for...

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College Board event features “racist” t-shirt parodying Chinese Communist Party

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

No need to call in the PC police, no need to take offense. But considering that College Board AP tests are supposed to be graded seriously and objectively, disapproval is warranted.

From Jolie Lee of USA Today:

‘Insensitive’ T-shirt gets an F at College Board event

The College Board apologized for a “culturally and...

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House Committee Approves Bills to Rewrite Higher Education Act

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:00am

Things would probably move faster in this arena if certain lawmakers didn’t continually use the issue to score political points.

Michael Stratford writes at Inside Higher Ed.

House Starts In On HEA

The U.S. House education committee on Thursday advanced a package of legislation that would boost federal support of competency-based education, overhaul how...

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Wapo: New form of segregation between college grads and non-grads

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 9:30am

Who would have thought? College graduates tend to move to cities with the best opportunities, and that the best opportunities in the forms of jobs and amenities tend to follow college graduates to those same cities. Expectantly, there arises a pattern of differences between the lifestyles of college graduates and non-graduates.

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University President Thinks Law Requiring Study of Constitution is ‘Archaic’

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Posted by    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:00am

This is a follow up report to a story we covered last week about the president of the University of South Carolina.

Hans von Spakovsky of the Daily Signal reports.

University President Calls Law Requiring Study of Constitution ‘Archaic’

University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides is refusing to comply with a state law...

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Faced with discrimination lawsuit, U. Michigan pays student libertarian group large settlement

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Posted by    Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

The University of Michigan’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a national student libertarian group with multiple campus chapters (disclosure: your correspondent is affiliated with them at his school), won a $14,000 settlement from the school after filing a discrimination lawsuit in 2013.

The lawsuit was brought against the school for...

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Government Union Drops Black Student Interns Over Koch Brothers Donation

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Posted by    Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3:30pm

The leaders of AFSCME and Senator Harry Reid should be asked to explain this and it should be broadcast on every single news network.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reported.

Government Union Drops Black Interns Because Of Koch Relationship

Black college students will pay a price because the country’s largest government employee union doesn’t...

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Survey Shows Colleges ‘Falling Short’ on Dealing with Sexual Assaults

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Posted by    Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:00pm

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) says her recent survey shows that colleges are failing to adequately try sexual assaults, especially among student athletes.

Here’s more from Michael Stratford at Inside Higher Ed:

McCaskill says her survey shows colleges ‘falling short’ on dealing with sex assaults

WASHINGTON — More than a fifth of colleges nationwide allow...

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Lehigh Prof – Churches Can Help at Border as Long as They Don’t Mention Religion

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Posted by    Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

Leave it to a liberal to decide on conditions for everyone else. They always know what’s best.

I notice she’s talking on MSNBC rather than providing any assistance at the border herself.

Via FOX Nation.

Professor: Catholic Churches Helping Illegals Is Good As Long As They Don’t Talk Jesus

Lehigh University professor and MSNBC guest...

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Income gap between college grads and non-grads growing, but not for good reasons

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Posted by    Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 11:00am

Despite the numerous claims to the contrary, a college degree does in fact look like it’s worth it, as the income gap between college grads and non-grads is growing. However, the gap’s widening is mostly due to continual downward trends of non-grads’ household incomes.

Myles Udland of Business Insider has the story...

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Obama’s Law Prof Says Obamacare Won’t Survive Next Legal Challenge

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Posted by    Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 9:30am

Of course, if there are any other problems with Obamacare, the president can just change the law on his own again. Isn’t that how lawmaking works now?

Joel Gehrke of National Review writes.

Obama’s Law Professor: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet’ on Obamacare Surviving Next Legal Challenge

President Obama’s old Harvard Law professor, Laurence Tribe, said...

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Boston Institutions Grab Attention with Provocative, Irreverent Ads

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Posted by    Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8:00am

Are you tough enough to attend Wheelock College, an 850 student,  predominantly female college in Boston? Wheelock, along with Suffolk University, another Boston school, realizes it can’t compete with the prestige of neighboring Harvard and MIT, so they’re trying a new angle: appeal to the working class and level some snark...

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Are Liberal Buzzwords Manipulating the Masses?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Mitch Hall at The College Conservative gives a rundown of frequently used liberal buzzwords that taint discussion and twist conservative beliefs into easy targets:

Because of both the frenzied competition among different media outlets, as well as our own shortening attention spans, flashy buzzwords and provocative headlines are...

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Christian College Could Lose Federal Funds Over Letter to Obama

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

Another example of the destruction of religious freedom in the age of Obama.

Joel Gehrke writes at National Review.

Christian College May Lose Federal Funding over Letter to Obama

The accreditors who control what schools have access to federal funding are reviewing a Christian college whose president signed a letter to President Obama pertaining to religious...

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College credit downgrades outnumber upgrades according to Moody’s

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

Another higher ed bubble brewing?

Nick Anderson of The Washington Post reports:

In Moody’s U.S. college credit ratings, downgrades far outnumber upgrades

Howard University’s credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service fell this month for the second time in the past year, largely on concerns about money woes at its hospital.

But the historically black university...

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50 Colleges in America Now Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

I’m sure all that sweet money from government sponsored student loans has nothing to do with it.

Peter Jacobs of Business Insider reported.

There Are Now 50 Colleges That Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

As the average cost of higher education in America continues to rise, at least 50 American colleges and universities...

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British Academics: ‘Paedophilia is natural and normal’

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00am

In the 1970s and 1980s, many gay rights activists and organizations — including the International Gay and Lesbian Association — supported and marched with NAMBLA, which (as you’d know if you’ve watched South Park) stands for the North American Man/Boy Love Association: quite literally, advocates for paedophiles.

In 1994, GLAAD and other...

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Claire McCaskill’s War on Due Process on Campus

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9:30am

In a new post at Minding the Campus, KC Johnson examines Senator Claire McCaskill’s curious disdain for due process when it comes to sexual assault cases on campus.

Claire McCaskill Declares War on Due Process

Over the past several months, Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) has emerged as the Senate’s most ferocious opponent of campus...

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Class of 2008 Grads: From the Depths of Recession to $52,000/yr

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Posted by    Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:00am

In terms of getting a good job, the Class of 2008 graduated at the worst of all possible times in recent history. A new study shows that four years after graduation, the Class of 2008 was earning on average $52,200 a year in 2012, about a thousand more dollars than the...

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Feminist Ad Campaign Smears Top Universities with ‘Rape Problem’

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

Now, when prospective applicants search for the names of eight top universities, one of the first things they’ll see is an advertisement which simply states that the university they are searching for “has a rape problem.”

A gross distortion of facts? Yes. A blatant misrepresentation of these universities’ work to curb sexual...

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Starbucks’ Free College Tuition Program to be Funded by Taxpayers

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Posted by    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

I guess we should have known this program from Starbucks was too good to be true. Isn’t it funny how so many things that are described as ‘free’ are actually funded by taxpayers?

Andrew Desiderio of the College Fix reported.

Taxpayers To Foot Bill For Starbucks’ ‘Free’ College Tuition Program

Starbucks’ recently announced partnership...

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