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Cal State Campuses Consider Implementing ‘Student Success Fees’

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Posted by    Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 9:30am

If there’s one thing today’s college students need to be more successful, it’s more student fees. Right?

Carla Rivera of the Los Angeles Times reports.

More Cal State campuses are considering ‘student success fees’

They are called “student success fees” and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates...

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New Jersey teen suing parents for college tuition loses first round in court

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Posted by    Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 8:00am

We have been following the case of a high school senior who filed a lawsuit against her parents for financial support and college tuition.

The judge just gave her suit a solid F plus.

A New Jersey honor student suing her parents in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit had her motions for financial support,...

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Harvard Students Who are Experts on Ukraine Worry about Global Impact of Crimean Crisis

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

” We could face the dismantling of the global system of security…”

Oleh Kotsyuba is a Ph.D. candidate in Slavic languages and literatures at Harvard, as well as the online editor of Krytyka, an intellectual journal in Ukraine. Nadiya Kravets is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society.

Together, they offer...

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Recent Grad Pens Letter to Future College Students

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

A recent college graduate named Greg Lewin published this piece at the website of ACTA, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

Dear Future College Students

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted into college! If I may, I’d like to share some of my ideas on what it means...

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Are they really “student loans” when used for cable TV, video games, utility bills, etc.?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

“Student” loans have become a primary source of funding for an every greater portion of the US population.

The one-trillion dollars plus of student loan debt is a drag on the economy.

However, the ease of obtaining those loans have inspired Americans to use the money for expenditures not directly pertinent to their education (hat-tip, WC Varones).

…The WSJ takes on a more conservative tone when it says that “some Americans...

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Grove City College Prof Presents Reagan Principles at Reagan Ranch Center

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 12:30pm

This is the sort of lecture we could use more of at American colleges and universities.

Robert Feinberg of Money News reports.

Scholar Rehearses Reagan Principles

Grove City College Professor Paul Kengor presented his book 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Kengor is executive director of...

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Colorado’s new marijuana law’s intriguing impact on college application rates

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00am

It looks like Colorado’s new marijuana laws are not deterring young Americans from applying to the state’s colleges and universities.

In fact, Colorado may have offered an unintentional incentive.

If Colorado’s new marijuana laws — legalizing the recreational possession of the drug — are deterring out-of-state students and their families from applying to...

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Six Students at U. Akron Charged With Hazing

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:30am

Hazing is a sure fire way for college students to find themselves in a lot of trouble. It certainly doesn’t help your college career.

FOX News reports.

Police charge 6 students with hazing at Ohio fraternity; accuser says abuse lasted 3 weeks

Six fraternity members at...

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UCLA Student: Divestment talks show school has “strayed from its principles”

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:00am

College Insurrection has often featured the thoughtful op-eds of University of California – Los Angeles student Eitan Arom.

Arom offers his take on the recent divestment drama and Ben Shapiro’s response (detailed at Legal Insurrection).

As a Jew, there’s no word I reserve when describing how I feel about anti-Semitism. “Abhor” is my...

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Ten High-Paying Student Internships

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Students contemplating summer employment plans may want to consider these ten, high-paying internships listed in The Huffington Post.

The bad news for scholars with a more conservative world-view: They are primarily located in the deep blue Bay Area.

The good news: There are is a fossil-fuel company with openings.

The best news: Many are...

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Support Your Local College Conservatives

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 5:00pm

Binghamton University alum Nicholas Fondacaro of Turning Point USA reminds us that there’s a new generation of conservatives out there. They deserve your support.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Conservative Leaders: Support Your Local College Conservatives

In my time at Binghamton University I spent three years as a member of,...

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International Education Group’s Goal: Doubling Number of American Students Abroad

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Given the declining number of high school applicants, an international education group’s goal may be a bit optimistic.

An international education group seeks to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2019.

To reach the goal, the Institute of International Education will focus on recruiting more low-income students and others who...

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CU-Boulder Announces Finalists for Conservative Visiting Scholar

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

Give the school some credit, at least they’re making an effort to be intellectually diverse.

Their website announced the news.

CU-Boulder announces finalists for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced five finalists for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy. Within the next five weeks, four...

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Fire Drill Leads to Frostbite for a Minnesota High School Swim Student

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

The “Polar Vortex” seems to have frozen the common sense out of some Minnesota education bureaucrats.

As a result, a high school student is now suffering from frostbite.

A Minnesota public high school was so committed to obeying its fire drill policy to the exact letter of the law that it forced a...

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Profs to Congress: Stop Allowing Obama’s Abuses of Power

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11:00am

It turns out Jonathan Turley isn’t the only professor concerned about the expansion of power in the executive branch.

The College Fix reports.

Professors Chide Congress: Stop Allowing Obama’s Abuses of Power

Constitutional law scholars on Wednesday told members of Congress they’re a bunch of lily-livered wimps when it comes to dealing with President...

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Schools Battle over Butler Training

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 9:30am

The market for modern servants is booming, but some institutions that have regularly offered “butler training” are troubled by upstarts looking to profit from one of the few growing career niches.

Frances Robinson of The Wall Street Journal has this analysis:

The white gloves are on in the fight to serve the growing...

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College Students Arrested at White House Protesting Keystone Pipeline

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:00am

You would think that college students, who are in such dire need of jobs, would be more open to a job creating project like the Keystone Pipeline.

The Star Tribune reports.

College students arrested outside White House while protesting Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON — Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped...

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FIRE Reminds White House Task Force about Student Due Process Rights

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) as formally submitted a written comment to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

The essence of the comment centers on student due process rights.

The Task Force, established by President Obama on January 22, will be advising the President on...

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Students from University System of Maryland Protest Budget Cuts

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5:00pm

Many of these students aren’t aware of the Higher Ed Bubble and what will happen when the system finally crashes.

Today’s cuts will look small tomorrow.

James Levin of The Diamondback reports.

University System of Maryland students protest higher education budget cuts

University students united in Annapolis with students from other colleges across the state...

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Former nursing students sue Excelsior College for ‘deceptive or misleading practices’

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 3:30pm

Claims made that the courses did not prepare them for clinical performance examination.

Excelsior College, the world’s largest distance educator of nurses, is being sued by former students alleging the institution did not adequately prepare them for a critical, and pricey, clinical examination.

Inside Higer Ed’s Carl Straumsheim files this report:

In the complaint, filed in a federal district court...

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‘Google Evangelist’ Gets Indiana U. Bloomington to Buy Google Glass for Campus

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

I don’t know about you, but I find the term ‘Google Evangelist’ unsettling for some reason.

Crystal Hill of The College Fix reports.

‘Google Evangelist’ Gets Public University To Buy Google Glass For Campus

One of the most controversial tech gadgets to hit the market in recent years – Google Glass – is coming...

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10 Signs You are the Dreaded “Dirty Roommate”

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:30pm

Khalea Underwood is a recent Howard University graduate who moonlights as a magazine intern and a freelancer in New York City.

Given that she is an intern living in one of America’s most expensive cities, learning to live with roommates is a critical skill.  She offers the following perspective:

Jezebel’s Year of the...

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