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The Age of Feelings and College Students Who Need to Grow Up

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:30am

So many college students just need to to grow up.

Minding The Campus reports.

College Students Who Won’t Grow Up

When I read Omar Mahmood’s parody, Do The Left Thing, I was rolling on the floor. The kid is good. I mean, he has it. Oh sure, no doubt he was going to rile...

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Wesleyan Offers LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM Housing

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Posted by    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:00am

If you don’t know what LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM means don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Katherine Timpf of National Review explains below.

Wesleyan Now Offering LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM Housing (Not a Typo)

eslyan University in Connecticut is now offering “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM” housing, because apparently “LGBT” — or even “LGBTTQQ” — wouldn’t have been inclusive enough. For the culturally ignorant among...

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Who’s Holding Higher Education Accountable?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:30pm

American higher education needs improvement, but is it possible to hold the system accountable?

John Ebersole writes at Forbes:

A Discussion On Higher Education Accountability

A recent New York Times op-ed, “How to hold colleges accountable,” lists a number of problems with contemporary higher education and offers the solution of greater accountability. While I...

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KC Johnson Heckled at Ohio University for Presenting the Facts on Campus Rape

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5:00pm

KC Johnson of Minding the Campus is an authority on this subject but some people don’t want to hear the truth.

KC Johnson Amid The Hecklers

Thanks to an invitation from the George Washington Forum, I had the opportunity last week to speak at Ohio University on due process and campus sexual assault....

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The Best College Majors for Getting a Job

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

Want a job after graduation? Find out what you should study and what to possibly avoid.

The Washington Post reports.

These are the best college majors if you actually want a job after graduation

Wondering what to major in? If you’re a college student wondering what you’ll do after you graduate, it might be...

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Prager University – Israel’s Legal Founding

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Alan Dershowitz examines the founding of Israel and emphasizes the nation’s legal right to exist.

Watch it all below.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

When the state of Israel was founded in 1948, it was done so with the approval of the United Nations. But today, Israel’s enemies...

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Fake IDs for Student Named ‘Dean’ End Up Being Delivered to College Dean

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

File this story under FAIL.

Amy R. Connolly from UPI reports.

College dean gets box of fake IDs meant for student named Dean

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 21 (UPI) — Four Radnor Township college students who ordered fake IDs from China made a cringe-worthy blunder.

Police said an 18-year-old college student named Dean ordered a box...

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George Mason U. Student Govt Rep Loses Position for Opposing In-State Tuition for Illegals

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11:00am

The student simply voiced his opposition to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants on Twitter.

Glori Foster of Campus Reform reports.

Student gov’t rep removed from office over opposition to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

A former student representative at George Mason University was removed from his position after tweeting about “illegals” receiving in-state college...

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Be Aware of Bait-and-Switch Financial Aid

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:30am

The financial aid offer you get now might not be the same next year.

Reuters reports.

College freshmen need to beware of bait-and-switch aid offers

(Reuters) – Families receiving college financial aid offers this spring should beware: what they see this year may not be what they get next year.

Some colleges make their most...

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ROTC Vans Burned at Kent State, Arson Suspected

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:00am

If this was an act of arson, it’s an absolute disgrace.

FOX 8 in Cleveland reports.

Kent State: Arson suspected after ROTC vans damaged; reward offered

A spokesperson for Kent State University tells FOX 8 News that two ROTC vans were damaged by fire. It happened just after 2:30 a.m. Monday in the R3...

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Was This UCLA Student Denied A Place In Student Government For Being Jewish?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

You be the judge.

Rachel Beyda was a shoe-in for the role of appointed justice to UCLA’s Judicial Board of the Undergraduate Students Association Council, according to a friend who wrote to the school paper on Beyda’s behalf.

According to Beyda’s friend, members of the Council all agreed Beyda was qualified...

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Wesleyan University Students Hospitalized for Drug Overdose

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

Experimenting with drugs is a dangerous proposition. These students are lucky to be alive.

Abby Ohlheiser reports at the Washington Post

A dozen hospitalized after apparently overdosing on Molly at Wesleyan University

Ten Wesleyan University students and two campus visitors were hospitalized in Connecticut over the weekend with “overdose symptoms consistent with the use...

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Charged With Rape, Student Says ’50 Shades of Grey’ Was His Inspiration

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

This is horribly tragic.

Kristen DeSilva writes at the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Student charged in rape told police he was re-enacting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

A University of Illinois at Chicago student leader w...

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Some Debt Ridden Colleges Are Making Quiet Promises to Investors

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

File this story under higher ed bubble.

Ry Rivard of Inside Higher Ed reports.

In Debt, Making New Promises

In largely unnoticed side deals with investors, several colleges have promised they will raise prices on students, force students to live in dorms and even increase class sizes as they lay off faculty.

These are not...

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High Rates of Anti-Semitism Found on Campuses

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

A new survey has found that Jewish students are often targeted in high rates on college campuses.

NOLA reports.

Survey finds high rates of anti-Semitism on college campuses

More than half of 1,157 Jewish students surveyed at 55 college campuses in the U.S. reported being subjected to or witnessing anti-Semitism at their schools, according...

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Colleges Will Provide Housing for 2016 Republican Convention

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:00am

It’ll probably be the first time so many Republicans were in these college dorms at once.

Karen Farkas of Cleveland.com.

Colleges to provide housing for 2016 Republican National Convention

College residence halls are being secured for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and while dorm rooms may not be opulent,...

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This University Of Texas Professor Doesn’t Think They Need Guns On Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:30am

This is an op-ed in the University of Texas campus paper.

Interestingly, the author writes, “One of the characteristics that make our University grounds so pleasant is that violence, and the threat of violence, are almost nonexistent.” Perhaps she’s unaware of what happened in 1966 when Charles Whitman killed 14 people and...

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U. Wisconsin Chancellor Lobbies Alumni Against Scott Walker

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8:00am

So we have a professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offering students extra credit to attend Walker protests, and the chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Madison working against Walker too.

These are taxpayer funded schools.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.

Taxpayer-Funded U. Wisconsin Chancellor Spends Her Days Lobbying Alumni Against Scott Walker

Rebecca Blank, the...

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Financial Aid Director Solicited Sex on Craigslist for Scholarships

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

What happens when grant money ends up in the wrong hands? Things get weird, very weird.

Scott Jaschik from Inside Higher Ed reports.

Scholarships for Sex

The financial aid director at North Idaho College was arrested this month and fired for offering to trade scholarships for sex with a student. However, the student...

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Columbia Professor Who Trains Cops To Diffuse Heated Situations Charged With Assault

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Those who can’t do, teach?

Caitlin Keating writes at People.com:

Columbia University Professor Joann Baney Charged with Assaulting Boyfriend

In a strange turn of events, a New York City college professor who trains police and firefighters how to diffuse heated situations has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

Joann Baney, an adjunct associate professor at Columbia...

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Is The Cost Of Campus Carry In Texas Too High?

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

The Houston Chronicle has an article estimating how much it would cost two university systems if campus carry is enacted in the state of Texas.

The moaning and bellyaching about training campus personnel and other necessary implementations is pretty comical seeing as university administrators typically don’t mind breaking the bank for things...

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Admission Secrets Exposed After University Of Texas Investigation

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Posted by    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

The University of Texas might fancy itself a progressive establishment, but their admission requirements remain a bit antiquated.

Maureen Sullivan reports at Forbes:

University Of Texas Investigation Exposes Admissions Secrets

On a tour last summer of the University of Texas at Austin campus, no one mentioned to my teenagers that it would be easier...

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