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Scholarship Named After Student Hero from Seattle Pacific University

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently noted the importance of  student security guards, in the wake of the heroic action of Jon Meis, who prevented a UCSB-like tragedy being replayed at Seattle Pacific...

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Obama Says Spending on Prisons is Main Reason College Tuition Has Gone Up

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 8:00am

Well that’s a new one. I think the president deserves some credit for creativity here.

Craig Banister of CNS News reported.

Obama: Spending on Prisons Is ‘Main Reason Tuition Has Gone Up’

“The main reason that tuition has gone up so much is that state legislatures stopped subsidizing public universities as much as they...

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U. Arizona student reports on her dad’s scheduling troubles at Phoenix VA Hospitals

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

University of Arizona student Julianne Stanford reports on her family’s personal experience with one of the VA hospitals at the core of the continuing healthcare scandal.

The Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center is at the center of a national scandal surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs that has prompted widespread...

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Sugar Daddy University Opening in New York

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached a new low. Ben Russell of the Mirror UK reports.

Sugar Daddy University: New course teaches ‘sugar babies’ how to land a wealthy man

A new course is offering to teach women how to be the ideal ‘sugar baby’ in order to land a wealthy man.

Professional sugar...

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#WarOnMen – Female provost accused of sexually harassing male colleagues

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 3:30pm

One has to wonder what explanations campus feminist activists will give when they learn that a former provost of Montana university is accused of touching male employees inappropriately, and dean who filed complaint says he faced retaliation.

Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard files this report:

A sexual harassment case involving a former provost...

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New Documentary Film Examines the High Cost of College

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

The movie is called Ivory Tower and you can watch the trailer below.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller wrote about it recently.

If you are looking to catch a flick this weekend, you could do a lot worse than “Ivory Tower.”

The provocative documentary, which hit select theaters on Friday, demonstrates in sad...

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Easy Prediction: President’s New Student Loan Scheme Will Lead to Higher Costs

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

File this under “All Proceeds as Instapundit has Foreseen”.

When I was a college freshman in 1983, average tuition, fees, room and board at private, nonprofit colleges added up to $18,143 in 2013 dollars. This year, that number has risen to $40,917. Public colleges are cheaper than their private counterparts, but they’ve...

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Can Student Loan Debt be Helped With Income-Share Agreements?

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 11:00am

This is an interesting concept and if it can help some students manage their debt, why not try it?

The College Fix has the story.

How to Escape the Student Debt Trap

Miguel Palacios, an assistant professor of finance at Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management, believes he knows the salvation for the massive...

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Homework for Hire: Economics Student Works for UNC’s Student-Athletes

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 9:30am

We have been covering the story of a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s scandal-ridden support of academically weak athletic students .

Now, one of the homework-for-hire “tutors” has come forward to share his experiencing doing the homework for the school’s sports team members.

When Rashad McCants admitted to taking paper classes at...

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Obama Tells UC Irvine Grads to Reject Climate-Change Skepticism

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Posted by    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 8:00am

Well, he had to talk about something and he certainly couldn’t tell these students they’ll all find jobs.

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg reported.

Obama Urges College Grads to Reject Climate-Change Skepticism

President Barack Obama called on Americans coming of age to demand that politicians respond more aggressively to climate change, comparing those skeptical about...

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U. Wisconsin Student: How America-Hating Profs Destroyed U.S. Ability to Wage War

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

“We’ve been hollowed out by academia and the culture of irony.”

University of Wisconsin – Madison doctoral student Jason Morgan says that American military prowess has been hollowed out by academia and the culture of irony.

….Universities have the market cornered when it comes to theorizing a society free from the tired old “half of us are men and the other half are...

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Many Colleges Giving Gay Students Special Honor Cords

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 3:30pm

Doesn’t this practice kind of single out gay students and treat them as different?

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reports.

Colleges nationwide celebrate gay graduates with special graduation honor cords

Colleges and universities nationwide gave special honor cords to gay graduates — and those who consider themselves allies of gay graduates — to wear...

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Famed women’s college now target of latest campus diversity craze

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

Barnard College now seems to be a target for the latest campus diversity craze: Transvestite Acceptance!

We recently noted that a renown gay activist offended students at University of Chicago by using the term, “Tranny.”

Now, Barnard and Columbia students from the boards of GendeRevolution and Proud Colors demand that the famed women’s...

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Conservative Scholars Agree Traditional Higher Ed Model Not Sustainable

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 12:30pm

The staggering level of student debt is just one problem among many in higher ed. Change is coming.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix writes.

Demise of Traditional Higher Education Model Predicted By Conservative Scholars

LOS ANGELES – The higher education system as it stands today will crumble. It’s a question of when, not...

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New from NYU: Hoodie That Helps to Send Texts to Family and Friends

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 11:00am

The last time we checked on New York University, the “Home of the Facebook Hookup Page,” administrators were exploring the possibilities of a new electronic communications policy.

However, its students have focused their attention on electronic communications in an entirely different way.

Hooded sweatshirts can now help students to send subtle and covert...

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George Will Responds to Critics of His Column on College Sex Assaults

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 9:30am

We featured Will’s column here last week. Apparently, some senate Democrats were unhappy about the article. George Will has written a response to their concerns in the Washington Post.

George Will responds to senators on his sexual assault column

Dear Senators Blumenthal, Feinstein, Baldwin...

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Stanford economics prof may be the star player in NCAA student-athlete trial

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Posted by    Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 8:00am

A Stanford University professor of economics appears to have made a big play in the trial that could end up forcing the NCAA to compensate its student-athletes.

According to ESPN, the legal team for former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon called Roger Noll to the stand Monday. Noll is an economy professor...

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Place, Not Race – Law prof shares her approach to affirmative action

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

We have recounted the many failings of race-based affirmative action policies and measures seeking to overturn race-based college admissions preferences.

A law professor offers a new approach to affirmative action in admissions that she says could help the disadvantaged without some of the legal and political issues that challenge current approaches. Inside...

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Lower Enrollment Forces Suffolk University to Freeze Salaries

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

This should sound alarm bells. Suffolk is a top New England school.

Peter Schworm of the Boston Globe reports.

Suffolk University freezing salaries for year

Suffolk University, facing a $11 million drop in budgeted revenue and a dip in enrollment, will freeze employee salaries for the next fiscal year.

Administrators said the move is necessary...

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Student security guards are making a difference on American campuses

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Captain Capitalism, better known as Aaron Clarey, suggests students consider working as security guards for their schools as a way to pay for school in several of his outstanding books for young people.

Inside Higher Ed’s Charlie Tyson delves into the world of student security guards.

Tragedy was not averted at Seattle Pacific...

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William Peace University Offering Buyouts to Professors

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

The higher ed bubble begins to claim another college faculty.

Jane Stancill of the News Observer writes.

William Peace University offers buyouts to tenured professors

William Peace University is offering buyouts to many, if not all, of its tenured faculty.

Fifteen faculty members have been offered payments of $...

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College student says it’s time for the UN to pay for its mistakes in Haiti

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00am

College student Treston Wheat says that the United Nations should pay for mistakes made during the response following the earthquake in Haiti.

The United Nations has failed again as an international institution, and it should pay for causing an epidemic of almost biblical proportions in Haiti. Not many people are aware of...

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