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University of Minnesota Moves to Protect Free Speech

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Posted by    Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 12:30pm

A slow but steady push back against the efforts of those who shout down speakers on campus is finally starting to materialize.

The Washington Post reports.

University of Minnesota’s proposed free speech protections would be “the most comprehensive to date”

Last week the University of Minnesota Senate began to take up the issue of...

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Mississippi State University Junior Falls From Jumbotron And Dies

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Posted by    Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00am

Demboski and two other students apparently climbed to the top of the video board.

My Fox 8 reports.

College student, 21, dies after falling from football stadium Jumbotron

STARKVILLE, Miss. — A 21-year-old college student in Mississippi has died after falling off the top of a football stadium Jumbotron video system.

WTVA reported that Mississippi...

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Political Correctness is Now Ruining College Humor Publications

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Posted by    Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:30am

This isn’t surprising since we already know many famous comedians are now avoiding college campuses.

The College Fix reports.

College humor publications stick to ‘politically correct’ jokes as a rule of thumb now

The humor publication at the University of California-Santa Cruz pioneered the next generation of college comedy back in 2010: The Fish...

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Parents of Successful Kids Have Things In Common

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Posted by    Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:00am

Have your kids do chores.

Tech Insider reports.

Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common

Any good parent wants their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.

And while there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children,...

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Harvard Needs To Make Up Its Mind On Student Organizations

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:30pm

So, which is it?

FIRE reports.

Harvard’s Double Standard on the Role of Student Organizations

On Friday afternoon, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Kurana sent a letter to Harvard President Drew Faust, recommending that Harvard take aggressive steps to deter students from joining off-campus, single-sex organizations. That same afternoon, President Faust sent a responsive letter...

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University of California to Spend Over $8 Million on Illegal Immigrant Students

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 5:00pm

The next time students at the University of California protest about the cost of tuition, they should be reminded of this.

NBC News reports.

University of California Announces $8.4 Million in Support for Undocumented Students

On Wednesday, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced a new...

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Doubling Diversity Requirement

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 3:30pm

Recent events that led to increased diversity requirements on campus include pro-Donald Trump chalked messages.

The College Fix reports.

After Trump chalking, university forces students to take ‘minority culture’ class to graduate

At a time when some colleges are implementing their first diversity requirement for graduation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is doubling...

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VIDEO: Seattle University Students Struggle to Explain Difference Between Male and Female

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2:00pm

The Family Policy Institute of Washington recently visited the campus of Seattle University and asked students some pretty simple questions about the difference between men and women.

This video will make you want to put your head through a wall. Watch below.

 
 
 
 

Illinois Teen Graduates College Before High School

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 12:30pm

An exception to the norm.

WGN-TV reports.

Illinois teen graduates college before high school

PEORIA, Ill. — Call her studious at 17. Antonette White is ahead of her time, about to graduate high school outside Peoria. But first, she graduated from junior college.

White was just 13 when she began college course work. Her dad...

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DePaul University Students Seek Safe Space From Gay Conservative

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00am

Milo Yiannopoulos strikes again, this time at DePaul University.

Mediaite reports.

Another College Campus Seeks ‘Safe Space’ From Free Speech of Milo Yiannopoulos

Openly-gay conservative journalist Milo Yiannopoulos is at it again, trying to arrange another on-campus threesome between freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and freedom of speech. Once again, though, the allegedly...

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Rihanna Is Now Offering College Scholarships

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:30am

Scholarships granted will range from $5,000 to $50,000.

USA Today College reports.

Exclusive: Earn a college scholarship — from Rihanna

Work (work, work, work, work) and Rihanna will help you pay for college.

That’s right. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has announced a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which will award...

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Cornell Republicans Want to Make America Great Again

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00am

Republican students at Cornell are warming to the candidacy of Donald Trump.

The Cornell Daily Sun reports.

Cornell Republicans Flock to Trump, Fearing Clinton

Many members of Cornell Republicans have said they plan to rally behind ‘presumptive’ presidential nominee Donald Trump, citing the urgency of barring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the...

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Cornell University’s Daily Newspaper Will No Longer Be Daily

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

The Cornell Daily Sun is far from alone in its decision.

The New York Times reports.

At Cornell, the College Daily Will No Longer Be Daily

When your on-campus audience is more likely to look at the phone between classes than pick up a newspaper, what’s a student publication to do?

For a steadily increasing...

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Emory University Panel Deems Trump Chalkings Protected Forms of Expression

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

Emory needed a special panel to figure this out? What a bizarre turn of events.

Eugene Volokh reports at the Washington Post.

Emory University Open Expression committee opinion on Trump chalkings, ‘Mein Trumpf’ poster and other matters

Emory University’s Standing Committee for Open Expression — an official university body — has just issued another...

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It Is Hard Getting A Job Without A College Degree

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 3:30pm

Only 10 percent of 17- to 24-year-olds have a college or advanced degree.

The New York Times reports.

It’s a Tough Job Market for the Young Without College Degrees

For seniors graduating from the University of Michigan this month, employers have been lining up since the fall to offer interviews and boast of their...

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Women at Harvard Protest New Single-Sex Club Policy

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2:00pm

Lots of people at Harvard are unhappy about the new policy but it’s the women on campus who are protesting.

Watch below.

 
 
 
 

Cambridge University Hosts A Lion King-Themed Dinner

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12:30pm

Hakuna Matata.

The Telegraph reports.

Cambridge University in ‘racist row’ over Lion King-themed dinner

Cambridge University is embroiled in a race row after students complained about an African-themed dinner which was based on the Lion King and invited guests to “Bring your Rafikis along”.

The Africa Formal dinner saw undergraduates from Queens’ College dine on...

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The Thought Police Are Real at the University of Oregon

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11:00am

George Orwell was an amateur compared to the modern American university.

Reason reports.

The University of Oregon’s Thought Police Investigate Students for Saying Anything

“A staff member reported that residents made inappropriate gender-based comments. A [Bias Response Team] Case Manager referred the case to Sexual Violence Support Services.” – a “bias incident” summary

What happens...

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How Was President Obama’s Commencement Speech?

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:30am

Here’s some snippets from the speech.

The College Fix reports.

The highs and lows of President Obama’s commencement speech

President Barack Obama’s recent commencement speech at Howard University got some things right, many things wrong.

The speech was directed toward the members of the historically black university — and he pushed his favorite topic: injustice....

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Governor Scott Walker and University System President Cause Stir Over Tenure

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:00am

Is tenure for college presidents going to become a thing of the past?

Inside Higher Ed reports.

No More ‘Job for Life’

Ray Cross, president of the University of Wisconsin System, wrote in a March email to the vice president of the system’s Board of Regents, who was chairing a task force on controversial...

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UPenn Violators of University Codes Will Be Barred From Academic Honors

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

No summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude for some.

The Daily Pennsylvania reports.

Violators of University codes to lose graduation, academic honors

Students who violate the University’s academic integrity, student conduct or sexual violence codes will be barred from receiving academic honors, the University announced e...

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Conservative Minority Student Speaks Out About Being Targeted At Claremont

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

Some students at Claremont have been targeting minority students who won’t get in line.

One student spoke out this week on FOX News.

 
 
 
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