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Students to Learn How to Channel Their Inner Chicken at University Workshop

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

This should help students find work in a competitive job market.

Michael McGrady reports at the College Fix.

University workshop encourages students to channel their inner chicken

Linda Mary Montano, aka the ‘Chicken Woman,’ to lead two days of events focused on contemporary performance artistry

For the poultry inclined, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is set...

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College Students Think Ahmed’s Clock Looks Like a Bomb

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:00am

Dan Joseph of MRCTV recently showed a picture of Ahmed’s clock to college students.

The vast majority of them said it looked like a bomb. Watch.

The Blaze has more.

College Students Are Shown Picture of Ahmed’s Clock. Can You Guess What They Thought It Was?

Students at George Mason University overwhelmingly thought Ahmed Mohamed’s...

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Stonehill College is Downgraded by Moody’s

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 9:30am

Higher ed bubble watch now in effect at Stonehill College.

Boston Business Journal reports.

Stonehill College is downgraded due to enrollment, margin concerns

Less than a week after Stonehill College reported year-over-year declines in revenue and its endowment value, Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the local private school’s outlook to “negative.”

The credit-ratings firm cited...

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Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree Rescinded by Fordham University

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:00am

It’s amazing how far Cosby has fallen in the last year.

Time reports.

Fordham University Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

Fordham University announced Thursday that it would rescind the honorary degree given to Bill Cosby in 2001, marking the first time the University has ever taken back an honorary degree.

The Board of Trustees unanimously...

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Millennials Beat Boomers at Saving for Their Kids’ College

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:30pm

Money is is flowing to 529 plans in record amounts.

Time Money reports.

Millennials Beat Boomers at Saving for Their Kids’ College

The high cost and ultimate value of a college degree are hitting home like never before, new research shows. A record 69% of families with college-bound children are saving for the expense....

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Transforming the College Tour

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:00pm

The plan? Peer-to-peer personalized campus tours.

Time Money reports.

Meet the Students Trying to Transform the College Tour

David Patou remembers the experience well. His months-long college application process was hectic, complex, and time-consuming.

In a word (or rather, two), it was “amazingly stressful,” he says. The college tours he went on were no exception.

He...

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Survey Shows Dr. Ben Carson is Popular With College Students

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 3:30pm

This isn’t too surprising. Ben Carson is a likable guy.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Survey shows college students are for Ben Carson

Along with the rest of the American public, students seem to be embracing the surge of political outsiders vying for the presidency.

According to a survey conducted by online textbook rental company Chegg,...

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#BlackLivesMatter Protests Conservative Pundit Katie Pavlich at U. Delaware

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00pm

The Black Lives Matter movement is becoming increasingly active on college campuses.

The College Fix reports.

Conservative pundit Katie Pavlich protested by Black Lives Matter at U. of Delaware

Members of the Black Lives Matter group showed up to protest popular pundit Katie Pavlich last evening at the University of Delaware’s Mitchell Hall.

Pavlich’s talk...

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College of DuPage President Had Private Locker Room Built

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 12:30pm

The locker room was a handicapped-accessible, family bathroom.

Chicago Tribune reports.

College of DuPage’s Breuder had private locker room built for him, senior execs

After spending $24 million to upgrade the College of DuPage’s fitness center, President Robert Breuder wanted one more renovation.

The community college president decided he needed a private changing area —...

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Syracuse University Pulls Kiss Cam Over Concerns of Forced Affection

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 11:00am

There is just no end to complaints like this one.

FOX News reports.

Syracuse University pulls ‘kiss cam’ after complaint about forced affection

Syracuse University is considering kissing its kiss cam goodbye after a fan suggested it sends the wrong message at a time when colleges are fighting against campus sexual violence.

A regular fe...

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#BlackLivesMatter Activists Are Stealing Newspapers at Wesleyan

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 9:30am

They are disposing of copies of the newspaper on campus.

The College Fix reports.

Black Lives Matter activists will keep stealing newspapers until they get their way at Wesleyan

Our writer Bryan Stascavage chronicled the crazy week he’s had at Wesleyan University, where his constructively critical op-ed about the Black Lives Matter movement made...

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Dept. of Education Clears Princeton of Anti-Asian Discrimination Claims

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Posted by    Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:00am

Harvard recently faced a similar complaint and was also cleared.

The Wall Street Journal reports.

Princeton University Cleared of Claims of Anti-Asian Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education has declared that there is no evidence that Princeton University discriminates against Asian and Asian-American applicants.

The university on Wednesday released a letter dated Sept. 9 from...

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‘Nooses’ at University of Delaware Campus Weren’t Actually ‘Nooses’

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 6:30pm

That thing where you reflexively assume everyone is a racist? Maybe don’t do that. Those ‘nooses’ supposedly hanging from trees on the University of Delaware’s campus were actually lantern hooks.

NBC News reports:

‘Nooses’ Found Hanging on University of Delaware Campus Were Lanterns

University of Delaware officials said three...

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American University Faculty Condemn ‘Trigger Warning’ Trend

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Alas, there is some sanity left in this world.

From the Daily Caller:

Faculty At American University Firmly Reject ‘Trigger Warnings’

A faculty resolution passed at American University (AU) in Washington, D.C., stands out as one of the most vocal and direct condemnations of the “trigger warning” phenomenon sweeping college campuses.

The resolution, passed unanimously...

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How to Stop Worrying About Your College Student

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 3:30pm

Help for some peace of mind.

NBC News reports.

Parents: Here’s How to Not Go Crazy Worrying About Your College Student’s Safety

A shooting at Mississippi’s Delta State University last week renewed the gravest concern a parent has when sending students away to college: that their kids’ safety could be compromised.

While campus shootings and...

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New Campus Sexual Assault Survey Has Design Flaw

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

It’s interesting that survey data on this subject is often flawed.

Greg Piper reports at the College Fix.

The massive new campus sexual-assault survey has one giant design flaw

The Association of American Universities released the results of its 27-school “climate survey” on campus sexual assault on Monday, and officials explained on a conference call...

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UCLA Gets the Most U.S. Applicants

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

86,584 applied to get a chance to attend UCLA.

LA Weekly reports.

UCLA Gets More Applications Than Any Other U.S. College

UCLA isn’t the best school in America, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges list. It tied with USC for number 24 on the list.

It is, however, the most popular...

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Armed Campus Police Protested at Portland State University

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 11:00am

In the real world, cops carry guns. So what’s the problem?

Peter Fricke reports at Campus Reform.

Portland State Univ. students protest armed campus police

Students and political activists crashed the convocation of the new freshman class at Portland State University Monday to protest the school’s decision to start arming campus police officers.

Saying that...

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Delaware Students Take Action to Improve Veteran Care

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:30am

Students are stepping up to the challenge.

USA Today reports.

University of Delaware students take action to improve veteran care

The neglectful treatment of veterans continues to be a pressing national problem. And it seems only to be getting worse.

In 2014, government officials were alleged to have falsified data to hide how long veterans...

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Columbia Hires DOMA Attorney for Lawsuit From Student Accused by Mattress Girl

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:00am

Columbia is on defense in a lawsuit which was brought by the student accused by Mattress Girl. They’ve hired the lawyer who brought down the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Columbia Spectator reports.

Columbia looks to DOMA attorney in Nungesser case for victory in court of public opinion

In one of its most high-profile...

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The Reason Hillsdale Was Left Off Obama’s College Scorecard? They Refuse to Take Federal Funds

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:30pm

Last week, the Obama administration confirmed conservative Hillsdale College was omitted from the Department of Education’s “College Scorecard.” Hillsdale says it’s because they refuse federal funding and don’t report their demographic makeup.

From M Live:

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U. Oklahoma Students Petition to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 5:00pm

The school doesn’t even recognize Columbus Day, so what’s the point?

The College Fix reports.

Petition to replace Columbus Day with ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ at U. of Oklahoma

A quartet of Native American University of Oklahoma students presented the college’s Student Government Association with “over 100 letters of solidarity from OU students, faculty and...

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