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Minnesota Daily Photos of Student Alcohol & Drug Use Raises Eyebrows, Concerns

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Posted by    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 12:30pm

A candid photo essay by a student newspaper on campus drug and alcohol use at the University of Minnesota may be giving its participants lessons in the consequences of social media messaging.

Concerns are being raised about the exploitation of students and how anonymous they truly are, living in an “Instagram” world.

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Girl Who Sued Parents for College Tuition Forced to Move Home

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Posted by    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:00am

We recently told you about a high school senior who was suing her parents for college tuition. She lost.

Tina Nguyen of Mediaite provides an update.

Cheerleader Who Sued Parents...

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Colorado Schools: All about “choice” except when they’re not

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Posted by    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:30am

Lisa T. McElroy,  an associate professor of law at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, has recently been working as a visiting professor at the University of Denver.

She thought it would be easy to opt her daughters out of the supposedly voluntary school standardized testing in the liberal bastion...

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Feminist Studies Professor Assaults Teenage Prolife Demonstrator on College Campus

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

I wish I could say I’m surprised by this news but I’m not. Pro-life students are regularly harassed on college campuses.

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reports.

Feminist Studies Professor Accused of Assaulting Teenage Prolife Demonstrator

SANTA BARBARA – A department of feminist studies professor has been accused of going berserk after coming...

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New Mexico State Basketball Players Suspended After Post-Game Brawl with Fans

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

As KSL noted in its report, things got ugly at the conclusion of a basketball game between Utah Valley and New Mexico State.

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Now, two of the players involved in the tussle have been suspended:

The Western Athletic Conference has suspended New Mexico State’s K.C. Ross-Miller for two games and Renaldo Dixon for...

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University in Washington State Forces Staff to be Educated on ‘Heterosexual Privilege’

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

There’s an upside to this story.

Maybe if more faculty members are forced to deal with indoctrination, there will be less of it in the classroom.

Robby Soave of The Daily Caller reports.

University staff members forced to undergo reeducation in ‘heterosexual privilege’

Staff members at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington are enduring viewpoint-corrective...

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Princeton students’ newest diversity demand: Stop asking if applicants have criminal past

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

Some Princeton students are demanding that the university to stop asking whether applicants have been convicted of anything.

In their newest “diversity” drive, they say academe needs more people with experience in the justice system. Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik files this report:

From time to time, colleges face scrutiny over whether they...

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at UMass Spirals into Rioting

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

What was supposed to be a campus celebration devolved into violence and arrests in Amherst, MA last weekend. Unsurprisingly, alcohol was at the center of the problem.

From the AP via Syracuse.com

St. Patrick’s celebrations at UMass spark rioting and 70 arrests, despite stepped-up security

AMHERST, Mass. — The chaos at the University of...

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U. of Virginia’s First Annual “Condom Olympics” Features “Threesomes” Events

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

We recently covered the University of Arizona’s “Condom Olympics,” which had required student participation.

Now, the University of Virginia unveils its first annual “Condom Olympics.”

Remember: It’s all for “student health.”

Thomas Jefferson, the foremost American son...

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Liberal Writer Doesn’t Think College Students Should be Forced to Have Facebook Accounts

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

What about Obamacare? Should college students be forced to have Obamacare?

That’s all I could think of when I read this piece by Kevin Drum of the very left leaning Mother Jones.

No, University Students Should Not Be Forced to Have Facebook Accounts

Thoreau attended a teaching conference this weekend. The keynote speaker had...

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Hot New U. of Kansas Religious Series: “Queering Christianity”

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

So looking forward to the University of Kansas series on “Queering Islam!”

“There is nothing wrong with being queer and Christian.”

That’s the premise behind “Queering Christianity,” the overarching Ecumenical Campus Ministries’ Faith Forum topic broached during a series of events at the University of Kansas throughout this school year.

“This Faith Forum has...

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DHS Has Lost Track of Over 40,000 Foreign College Students in the US

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

This is a serious national security concern. It’s hard to believe that such a thing could happen little more than a decade after September 11th.

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Student Visa Program Vulnerable to ‘Potential Terrorists’

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cannot account for nearly 50,000 foreign students taking...

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“Deadliest Fraternity” No More: SAE announces it will end pledging

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

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the fraternity whose  icy ‘torture’ of pledges that evoked Tarantino films and allegedly led to the death of some students, announces a radical change in how its chapters will get new members.

A December investigation by Bloomberg found that there have been nine deaths at Sigma Alpha Epsilon events...

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California College Students Fined $100 for Talking to Reporters too Close to Election

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

Rules regarding student elections at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo have ignited a debate about free speech and the press.

J.J. Jenkins writes at The College Fix.

FREE SPEECH ALERT: California Students Fined $100 for Talking to Reporters

Several students running for student government positions at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis...

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Campus Crime Spree: Hackers Change Grades from “F’s” to “A’s”

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

Given the fact that “A” seems to be the most common grade given in many college courses, the reports of hackers electronically altering records seems almost quaint.

However, there have been several incidents that have campus IT professionals concerned.

Former Purdue University student Roy Sun was sentenced to 90 days in jail for...

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College Offers No Promise of Success

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

A new essay by Nika Anschuetz of The College Conservative reminds us that although a college degree has value, it doesn’t come with any guarantees.

A college degree may be the most sought-after thing in the United States. Students are bombarded with the message that college equals success. I’ve grown up believing...

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Black Conservatives Note Rutgers Prefers Snooki to Condoleezza Rice

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

A black conservative group notes the glaring hypocrisy in the protests associated with the selection of  Condoleezza Rice as a commencement speaker and honorary doctorate recipient.

A few years ago, Rutgers University paid MTV’s drunken reality star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of Jersey Shore-fame $32,000 to talk to students about getting wasted and...

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White Powder Mailed to Princeton Student Caused Quarantine

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

It turned out to be a completely false alarm but it’s good to know people are still looking out for this sort of thing.

Anthony G. Attrino of NJ.com reports.

White powder mailed to Princeton student prompts quarantine at university mail center in Plainsboro

A white powdery substance mailed to a Princeton University student...

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North Dakota University System’s Server is Breached

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

We recently reported that the University of Maryland’s database containing student and staff information was hacked.

Now, another university is reporting a system breach in what appears to be an offshore attack.

A North Dakota University System computer server that stores personal information on students, staff and faculty has been hacked, but nothing...

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Iranian Georgia Tech Student Injured Making Bombs Has Died

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

Last week we told you about Saamer Akhshabi, an Iranian grad student at Georgia Tech who suffered burns over most of his body when the bombs he was making exploded. He has died due to his injuries.

I’m really amazed this story came and went with no attention from national media. Jim...

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Money talks, and today’s incoming freshmen are listening

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

A new survey shows that the rising costs in a post-recession economy are significantly impacting  the college choices for incoming freshmen.

Allie Grasgreen of “Inside Higher Ed” has these details.

The 2013-14 academic year marks a half-decade since the economic recession hit, but concerns about the costs of attending college are influencing incoming...

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Who is to Blame for the Decay of Public Colleges?

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

According to a new op-ed by Karin Fischer and Jack Stripling at the Chronicle of Higher Education, just about everyone is to blame on some level.

An Era of Neglect

It happened so slowly that no one really noticed at first. That’s the way erosion works. It is a gradual decay.

But somewhere along...

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