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New Campus Consent Laws Carry Risks for Young Men

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Posted by    Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:00am

Getting accused of rape can ruin your life. Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post notes one situation at Yale that came close to doing so for one young man.

Campus sexual assault charges carry dangers for boys as well

Today, no parent of girls should send them off to college without a lecture:...

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Best Common Core Result Yet – A Big Boost in Homeschooling

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

File this story under “Unintended Consequences.”

“Home schooling has steadily risen in North Carolina since it was legalized in 1985 by the state Supreme Court,” T. Keung Hui reported on News Observer.com on August 13, 2014. “Twenty-five years ago, there were about 2,300 home-schooled students in North Carolina.”

“But concerns about school violence,...

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Online University Launches New Scholarship Program for Military Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is a nice piece of news right after Veterans Day.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Online university offers new scholarship to active-duty military, veterans

WGU Missouri is offering a new scholarship to help veterans, active-duty military, and their spouses go back to school. Its parent university, Western Governors University, is partnering with the...

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Mad Science: Georgia Prof Ties War to Climate Change

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

Given the failure to scientifically prove that man-made global warming occurs, a professor has just proposed a new theory based on the second greatest evil for progressives….after conservatives.

War.

University of Georgia professor James Porter said at a recent lecture that “war is more destructive to the environment than any other normal activities...

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Prager University – Christians Are The World’s Most Persecuted Minority

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

In an informative new video from Prager University, Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim examines the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries. Some of his findings may surprise you.

Here’s more information.

Course Description

The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread...

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U. Michigan Students Pledge to “Shut the Campus Down” if Minority Enrollment Doesn’t Increase

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:30pm

How exactly will they “kick this university’s ass”? Your guess is as good as mine.

Hunter Swogger at The College Fix has the story:

Students pledge to shut down campus if minority enrollment doesn’t increase

Students, community activists hold ‘public tribunal on hostile campus climate’ at University of Michigan

Disgruntled students at the University of Michigan have ...

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Over 200 Colleges Have Slashed Work Hours Due to Obamacare

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00am

I would really love to know how many students being affected by this voted for Obama.

Derek Draplin of the College Fix reported.

More than 200 colleges slash work hours to avoid Obamacare employer mandate

Since the launch of Obamacare, more than 200 colleges and universities across the nation have cut student and faculty work...

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Minneapolis School District Plans to Review All Suspensions of “Black and Brown” Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 9:30am

So principals can now suspend white students as usual, but to suspend a “black or brown” student, they’d have to go through the superintendent first.

Derek Hunter at The Daily Caller reports:

Separate And Unequal: Minnesota School District To Review All Suspensions Of ‘Black And Brown’ Students

Minneapolis Public Schools are implementing a new...

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Conservative Student Group at Virginia Tech Loses Funding Over Immigration Event

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00am

The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Virginia Tech is being denied funding because the school didn’t like an immigration event they hosted.

Ashley Pratte of Breitbart reported.

Student Group Loses Funding Because of Conservative Values

In the wake of a standing room only event with conservative leader Bay Buchanan on the topic of...

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Penn’s Sexual Assault Investigation Policies Railroad the Accused

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

Greg Piper at The College Fix shows how Penn is wreaking havoc on due process in sexual assault cases:

Penn ‘single-investigator model’ and training stack the deck against accused

As universities take it upon themselves – with less-than-subtle prodding from the Department of Education – to set up alternative judicial processes for sexual-assault...

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Enrollment Declines at West Virginia Public Universities

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

File this story under higher ed bubble.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports.

W.Va. public higher education enrollment declines

Fall enrollment is down at most of West Virginia’s public four-year colleges and universities compared to the same period in 2013.

About 65,400 students are enrolled in public four-year schools, a 1.6 percent decline from the fall...

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Mounting evidence points to drug gangs in death of 43 Mexican students

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

Mexican authorities have made some disturbing findings in their search for the reasons behind the mass execution of 43 students, who were recently reported as missing.

Forty-three college students kidnapped by police under orders of a mayor in southern Mexico were probably killed by a drug gang that tried to destroy all...

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What Can Republicans Do About Higher Education?

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

After last week’s election, people are starting to ask what Republicans can and will do. Higher education is one area that certainly needs reform.

Neal McCluskey of See Thru Edu writes.

What Will Republicans Do about Higher Ed’s Big Problem?

As I write this, American punditry is still trying to figure out what the...

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Boyfriend of Ebola-quarantine-fighting nurse withdraws from Maine college nursing program

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12:30pm

Formerly-quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox may have won her freedom from Ebola-based restrictions in court, but it appears that her win may have curtailed the educational plans of her boyfriend.

The boyfriend of...

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American Studies Association Conference is a Leftist Paradise

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11:00am

Topics included the BDS boycott of Israel, Queer Studies, Gender Studies and more.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reported.

More Than the Boycott

To Lisa Duggan, professor of modern U.S. social, culture and political history at New York University and president of the American Studies Association, this weekend’s annual ASA conference wasn’t “supposed...

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Disgruntled U. North Carolina Student Upset That University Won’t “Guarantee Academic Success”

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:30am

He also cites “racist prerequisites” such as being expected to know algebra before attending university.

Ishmael Bishop at The Daily Tar Heel writes:

Column: Unequal upon arrival at UNC

After three years of attending UNC, an institution historically built upon the backs of countless unnamed black bodies, a few facts have come to...

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Public Universities in California Start Loan Program for Illegal Immigrants

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:00am

California taxpayers sure are generous with their money.

Mairead McArdle of the College Fix reports.

Public universities in California launch loan program for illegal immigrants

Students in the country illegally can now receive extra financial aid through California’s public universities under a new loan program recently approved by the state legislature that circumvents federal...

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Commission Says “Self-Serving” Governance is Ruining Academia

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges recently commissioned a report which said that, due to high costs and “lazy” governance, academia has lost the trust of the public.

Michael Cipriano at The College Fix has the story:

‘Lazy’ and ‘self-serving’ board governance is ruining higher ed, commission says

Dysfunctional governance of...

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Brown suspends frat after student tests positive for date-rape drug GHB

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

Brown University officials report that a student who complained of memory loss after drinking punch at a fraternity party tested positive for a date-rape drug, while tests on another student are pending.

The fraternity that hosted the party has now been suspended.

The student’s test indicated the presence of GHB (gamma hydroxybutrate); a...

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Lehigh University Prof Charged With Wire Fraud

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:30pm

Authorities allege that the professor took $300,000 in federal grant dollars.

Not good.

Pamela Sroka-Holzmann of The Express-Times reported.

Lehigh University engineer allegedly pocketed $300,000 in NASA scam

A Lehigh University professor is charged with wire fraud after he and his wife allegedly pocketed $300,000 in federal grant money that was supposed to benefit a...

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San Diego student plunges 5 stories to her death after taking a dare

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:00pm

She was in the same sorority of the student who died recently of meningitis.

A San Diego State University student plunged to her death after responding to a dare.

Sadly, this tragedy comes hard on the heels of the meningitis-caused death of Sara Stelzer, who belonged to the same sorority.

A San Diego State University student died Friday morning after she fell from the roof of a...

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Students at Syracuse University Protest Closure of Sex Assault Advocacy Center

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Posted by    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

If these students think it’s bad now, wait until the higher ed bubble bursts.

Catie O’Toole of Syracuse.com reports.

Syracuse University student protesters continue weeklong sit-in, talk with administration

Entering the seventh day of a sit-in at Syracuse University, student protesters said Sunday talks are continuing.

For the past week, The General Body at SU...

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