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Students and Faculty at Chicago State Protest Over Serious Budget Problem

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

Here’s the thing: You can’t protest against reality and win.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Chicago State students, faculty protest Springfield budget standoff

zens of Chicago State University students and faculty members rallied Monday in the Loop to protest the eight-month budget standoff in Springfield that could force the South Side institution to shut down...

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San Diego Unified School Board Trustee Allegedly Wanted The District To Pay For Son’s College

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3:30pm

The trustee tried to pressure the district’s superintendent to make that happen.

NBC 7 San Diego reports.

Trustee Wanted San Diego Unified to Pay for Son’s College: Warrant

Newly released court documents allege former San Diego Unified School Board Trustee Marne Foster wanted the district to pay for her son’s college education and tried...

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Prager University – Are Electric Cars Really Green?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

In a new video from Prager University, Bjorn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus Center explains why green cars aren’t as green as you think.

Watch below.

Here’s more information.

Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how much greener? What about the CO2 emissions produced during electric cars’ production? And where...

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Cornell Daily Sun’s Hypocrisy In Latest Editorial

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 12:30pm

This is a textbook case of hypocrisy, classic do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do elitism.

The Cornell Review reports.

Cornell Daily Sun Calls for Fossil Fuel Divestment, Continues to Print 300,000 Newspapers per Semester

The Cornell Daily Sun’s latest staff editorial, “Failing Shared Governance”, calls on the Cornell’s Board of Trustees to divest the university’s endowment from fossil...

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How the Left Took Over Campus Culture

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11:00am

The left rules academia for sure, but how did it happen?

Richard Vedder writes at Minding the Campus.

How the Leftist Monoculture Took Over the Campus

I didn’t sleep too well last night, thanks to Heterodox Academy’s (and NYU’s) Jonathan Haidt and John Leo, who recently carried on a provocative exchange in this space....

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The Colleges That Have The Richest Students Receiving Aid

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 9:30am

Of the 25 schools included, 24 of them are private institutions, and 19 are located on the East Coast.

Start Class reports.

Colleges with the Richest Students (Among Those Who Receive Aid)

For future college students across the country, a troubling trend has plagued American households for the past two decades — rising college...

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Former Yale Admissions Officer Spills Secrets

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:00am

Ed Boland writes about his former profession in the New York Post. Very interesting.

Former Yale admissions officer reveals secrets of who gets in

Working as a gatekeeper at Yale gave me lasting insight into the formation of the American elite.

My colleagues and I were sent to scour the country looking for the...

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UC System Sets $5 Million Aside for Illegal Immigrant Financial Aid

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30pm

Legal immigrants not eligible.

Campus Reform reports.

UC system allots $5M in financial aid to illegals, legal immigrants not eligible

The University of California (UC) announced Thursday in a press release that it has officially allotted the first $5 million in loans for distribution to illegal immigrant students through the California DREAM Act.

Approximately 3,500...

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College Removes All Nameplates Instead of Allowing a Donor One with a Bible Reference

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00pm

If you want to easily freak out a politically correct college community, try a Biblical reference.

The College Fix reports.

College removes all nameplates rather than allow a donor one with a Bible reference

Last fall, the Colorado School of Mines believed it would run afoul of the Constitution’s Establishment Clause after a donor...

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Harvard Race Activist Says Those That Disagree With His Views Are ‘Intellectual Cowards’

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:30pm

This is about Harvard Law School’s “controversial” seal.

The College Fix reports.

Harvard race activist calls those who disagree with him ‘intellectual cowards’

The debate over Harvard Law School’s “controversial” seal took an interesting turn on Thursday when one of the activists who wants the seal be changed accused those who disagree of...

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Northwestern Students Claim Burlesque Show Violated Their Safe Space

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:00pm

Why aren’t students who believe in safe spaces laughed off campus? This report from Robby Soave of the Daily Beast is ridiculous.

Students Say Burlesque Show Violated Their Safe Space

If I told you a provocative burlesque show at Northwestern University was being restructured in response to student compl...

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Should Football Play A Part In Choosing A College?

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

Being a recruited athlete can change everything in the selective admissions process.

Forbes reports.

Should Football Be Part Of Your College Search?

Recently I interviewed a multi-talented young man who is weighing the pros and cons not only of where to go to college, but of whether...

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Prof at University of Florida Tells Students Not to Say ‘Husband and Wife’

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00am

Terms like husband and wife are apparently not inclusive enough anymore.

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller.

Prof Bans Students From Saying ‘Husband’ Or ‘Wife’ Because It’s Not ‘Inclusive’

In just the latest instance of taxpayer-funded censorship, students in one University of Florida course have been banned from using words such as “husband,”...

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University Of Texas At Austin Student Builds Tiny House Instead Of Living In Dorm

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:30am

He constructed a 145-square-foot tiny house in a friend’s backyard.

Tech Insider reports.

This college student built a $15,000 tiny home instead of living in a dorm

Before enrolling at University of Texas at Austin, design major Joel Weber took one look at the rising cost of living for a struggling college student and...

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Social Psychologist Analyzes Lack of Intellectual Diversity on College Campuses

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Posted by    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:00am

John Leo of Minding the Campus recently interviewed Jonathan Haidt about the lack of conservative voices on college campuses and the result is fascinating.

A Conversation With Jonathan Haidt

JOHN LEO: You set off a national conversation in San Antonio five years ago by asking psychologists at an academic convention to raise their...

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Liberal Vassar College Students Want to Cut Ties With Ben and Jerry’s Over Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

The students don’t like that the company has a “contractual relationship with an Israeli franchise that manufactures ice cream.”

Campus Reform reports.

Liberal students want to ban liberal Ben & Jerry’s from campus over Israeli ties

Students at Vassar College put forth a resolution on Monday urging their school to cut ties with “Ben...

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College Women Say They’re Offended by Hillary Clinton’s Use of the Gender Card

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3:30pm

This might explain why so many young women seem to be supporting Bernie Sanders.

Mediaite reports.

College Women Tell NBC They Were Offended Hillary Clinton Played Gender Card

During an appearance on MSNBC, NBC reporter Tamron Hall said that the college women she spoke to after Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate were “offended” after Hillary...

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Students Get Into Selective Colleges Without Sending Scores

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00pm

Millions of students each year still take the ACT and SAT.

The Washington Post reports.

They took the tests. But they got into a selective college without sending scores.

Sara Ngo pushed herself in high school. The 18-year-old from Niagara Falls, N.Y., a daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, took Advanced Placement classes in history, economics...

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Eastern Illinois University Students Protest Funding Cuts

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:30pm

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

The Journal Gazette and Times Courier reports.

Hundreds rally at Eastern for higher education funding

The “Fund EIU” rally in support of state funding for higher education drew hundreds of people to the Library Quad this afternoon.

Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman...

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Foreign Students At London School of Business and Finance Forced to Leave

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:00am

350 international students have been told they must leave the UK by the end of next month.

BBC News reports.

Foreign students must leave UK as college loses licence

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has had its permission to recruit and teach non-EU students revoked, t...

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Are Student Loan Borrowers Getting Scammed by the Department of Education?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 9:30am

Going to college with no loans is the best practice, if you can manage it.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Is the Dept. of Ed. scamming student loan borrowers? Basically

Debt relief companies have been using robocalls to drum up business from student-loan borrowers, but the practice resides in a legal gray area.

Some experts label...

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History Ph.D.s Face Tough Job Market

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Posted by    Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 8:00am

Job postings just continue to decline.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Report finds poor job market for history Ph.D.s

New data from the American Historical Association add to the bad news for academic job seekers in the humanities.

The number of job postings the AHA received in 2014-15 was down 8 percent from the prior year....

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