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Colorado College Student Suspended For Six Months After Saying Black Women Are ‘Not Hot’

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:30pm

Originally it was a 21 month suspension.

The College Fix reports.

College suspends student for six months for saying black women are ‘not hot’

Saying that black women are “not hot” got a Colorado College student suspended for six months – appealed down from 21.

The sanction against Thaddeus Pryor was not...

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State Faces Challenge of Desegregation at Black Colleges

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 11:00am

In Maryland, the state challenges the view that new programs at historically black colleges will attract white students.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Maryland and HBCU advocates at odds over how to remedy segregation in higher ed

In Maryland, a lawsuit over the desegregation of historically black colleges...

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Why Not Handle College Admissions by Lottery?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:30am

A lottery would simplify everything.

Samuel Goldman explains at The American Conservative.

How to Fix College Admissions

The Supreme Court heard Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin again yesterday. Since the arguments were much the same as the first time, it’s hard to predict what the justices will do. The paradox, essentially, is...

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UCSB Session on White Student Union Highlights Students’ Ignorance of Free Speech

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8:00am

Leftists never seem to understand that free speech covers speech you don’t like, too.

The College Fix reports.

Campus nag session on White Student Union highlights students’ ignorance of First Amendment

UC Santa Barbara recently held a meeting to allow students distressed by the newly created “UCSB White Student Union” Facebook page “to talk,...

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Princeton Trying to Build Faculty Housing on Historic Revolutionary War Site

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6:30pm

A local history based organization is fighting the school’s efforts.

The Guardian reports.

Princeton university grounds become legal battlefield over new construction

Historical activists are refusing to surrender in their efforts to prevent the development of a privately owned portion of a revolutionary war battlefield in New Jersey.

The Princeton Battlefield Society is hoping to...

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Oberlin Students Complain About Inaccurately Named Food Offerings

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 5:00pm

Having solved all other problems in higher education, students at Oberlin have moved onto the small things.

The Chronicle Online reports.

Oberlin College students criticize food services

Some Oberlin College students have taken issue with the campus dining services at the college, saying dining services is improperly preparing dishes and labeling them as Asian.

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University of Iowa to Drop Unfortunate Name of Course Registration System

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 3:30pm

This isn’t about political correctness, it’s just a bad name for anything right now.

CBS News in Des Moines reports.

University of Iowa scrapping ‘ISIS’ computer system

The University of Iowa is scrapping the online course registration system that students have used for years because of its name.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that university...

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Emory Students Want Course Evaluations to Include Rating for Microaggressions

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

This is how progressive concepts slowly make their way into the mainstream.

The FIRE blog reports.

Emory Students Demand Course Evaluations Include Rating for Microaggressions

College course evaluations, while valuable, do not always give a precise measure of the competence of a professor. Students, who have been judged all semester by professors, have an...

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Are Future Earnings More Predicted by Major or College?

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 12:30pm

Is it what you learn or where you learn?

The Washington Post reports.

What’s more telling for future earnings, your college or your major?

There are thousands of colleges and universities for students to choose from, all promising a quality education. Yet it’s clear from the White House’s revised College Scorecard that graduates of...

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U. Arizona Students Protest Restaurant Called ‘Illegal Pete’s’

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00am

Campus protesters are just looking for anything to be angry about.

The College Fix reported.

Univ. of Arizona protesters demonstrate at restaurant called ‘Illegal Pete’s’

Approximately 50 student protesters from the University of Arizona and local high schools showed up Thursday evening to voice their displeasure at the open...

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Ten States Now Pushing for Debt-Free College

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 9:30am

The effort is part of a national campaign among progressives to make college more affordable, a push that has swayed the Democratic candidates for president.

Time reports.

Lawmakers in Ten States Push for Debt-Free College

Local lawmakers in ten states including New Hampshire, Iowa and Massachusetts announced a new push for legislation on Monday...

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Goldman Sachs Says Return on College Investment No Longer Worth It

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Posted by    Monday, December 14, 2015 at 8:00am

Colleges and universities are pricing themselves out of their own market. The higher ed bubble cometh.

USA Today reports.

Is college worth it? Goldman Sachs says not so much

College is certainly an investment, but it’s worth it — right?

Maybe not, according to new research from Goldman Sachs.

The company said in a research note...

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Over 200 People Attend Liberty University Weapons Course

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 5:00pm

When Liberty University’s president said he wanted students to arm themselves, he wasn’t kidding.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

More than 200 attend Liberty University weapons course

More than 200 people poured into a free Liberty University course on carrying concealed weapons a week after university President Jerry Falwell Jr. encouraged students...

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University Employee Charged With Stealing Valuable Gems From Museum

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

Not a smart move, even for a desperate criminal.

FOX News reports.

University employee charged with stealing sapphires from Cleveland’s natural history museum

Police say they’ve charged a part-time university employee with stealing sapphires from Cleveland’s natural history museum.

Investigators say the suspect smashed a display case just over a week ago and made off...

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Kutztown University Bans Distasteful Decor in Residence Halls

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Who gets to decide what qualifies as distasteful?

The Blaze reported.

University Bans ‘Distasteful’ Decor in Residence Halls’ Common Areas

Decorations that can be deemed “distasteful” or “obscene” to someone due to their race, ethnicity, religion or gender will be automatically removed, according to a new policy by a public university.

The new policy at...

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These Private College Presidents Make The Most Cash

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, enjoyed the most generous package, a total of $4.6 million.

Forbes reports.

The Highest-Paid Private College Presidents

In the midst of increasing pressure on colleges to make tuition more affordable, a new report from the Chronicle of Higher Education shows that presidents at private colleges continue to enjoy...

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UC Riverside Christmas Party Carefully Defined as ‘Holiday’ Party

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 11:00am

No one say Christmas. We can’t offend anyone who doesn’t like it.

The College Fix reports.

UC Riverside makes sure its Christmas party is a ‘holiday’ party

Many universities have bent over backward this December to ensure their festivities do not include the word “Christmas.”

We’ve got Ole Miss renaming its annual “A Grand Ole Christmas”...

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Bribes Affected Chinese College Admissions

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 9:30am

A former admissions director acknowledged that he had accepted more than $3.6 million in illegal payments between 2005 to 2013.

The New York Times reports.

Bribery Confession in China Calls Into Question Integrity of College Admissions

HONG KONG — The children of the wealthy and well-connected in China enjoy enormous educational advantages, gaining access...

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Board of Regents at University of Wisconsin Passes Free Speech Statement

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Posted by    Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 8:00am

More colleges and universities need to do this.

The FIRE blog reports.

University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents Passes Free Speech Statement

This morning, the University of Wisconsin System’s (UW’s) Board of Regents passed a policy statement affirming the system’s commitment to free speech.

The UW statement is substantially similar to the “Chicago Statement,” the...

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University of Maryland Tells Students Not to Use the Term Illegal Alien

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Posted by    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 5:00pm

Illegal alien is too politically incorrect. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone.

Campus Reform reports.

UMD tells students to use ‘undocumented citizen’ not ‘illegal alien’

A poster displayed on the University of Maryland’s campus encourages students to stop using the term “illegal aliens” and instead use the perplexing formulation “undocumented citizen.”

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New York Post Writer Goes After Liberal Academia With Hilarious Headline

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Posted by    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3:30pm

This column by Naomi Schaefer Riley deserves to be read for the headline alone.

Click here to make sure your kid doesn’t become a liberal jackass at college

Where should I send my kids to college? It’s the question I’ve heard more than any other in the past few weeks.

The list of schools...

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Marco Rubio Takes on Traditional Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:00pm

The other Republican candidates would be wise to address this issue as well.

Michael Stratford reports at Inside Higher Ed.

Rubio’s Take on Higher Ed

Senator Marco Rubio is the only Republican presidential candidate talking in detail about higher education so far.

And he’s not treading lightly.

American higher education is “outdated,” “too expensive,” “broken” and...

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