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British University Finds That Mobsters Who Went To College Earned More

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Posted by    Monday, July 11, 2016 at 3:30pm

Crime pays more with higher education.

Fortune reports.

Even For Mobsters Getting A College Degree Pays Off

Education is good for your paycheck—even if you’re a mobster.

That’s the finding of research by a British university, which focused on the education levels of members of the Italian-American mafia between the 1930s and 1960s. It established...

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U. Missouri Hopes to Solve Enrollment Problems With High School Students

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Posted by    Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00pm

Mizzou has a university high school and they’re hoping that will solve their enrollment problem.

FOX 2 St. Louis reports.

High school could boost University of Missouri enrollment

The University of Missouri-Columbia, which is faced with a likely decline in enrollment this fall, could get some help from the recently expanded University of Missouri...

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Chi Phi Fraternity’s New Membership Policy Will Allow Transgenders

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Posted by    Monday, July 11, 2016 at 12:30pm

Will other fraternities follow?

USA Today College reports.

Chi Phi fraternity votes to allow transgender pledges

One of the nation’s oldest fraternities has voted on a new membership policy to allow some transgender male students to pledge.

The student-driven change is effective immediately and a member’s eligibility is based on the presentation of legal documentation...

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University of Virginia Accused of Keeping Massive Slush Fund

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Posted by    Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00am

In fairness, they’re going to need lots of cash for the Rolling Stone related lawsuits.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Dragas says U.Va. created ‘$2.3 billion slush fund’

Former University of Virginia Rector Helen Dragas is accusing U.Va. of maintaining “a $2.3 billion slush fund” for pet projects with money that instead should have been...

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Loyola University Chicago Fires Women’s Basketball Coach After Investigation

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Posted by    Monday, July 11, 2016 at 9:30am

Her three-year record as a coach was 31-62.

The College Fix reports.

University fires women’s coach accused of crying during games, threatening players

Sheryl Swoopes is a WNBA Hall of Famer, Olympic gold medalist, one of the best to play the game.

She’s also a newly unemployed drama queen.

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U. Maryland Conference to Honor Marxist Revolutionary

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

No one will protest this event because the honoree isn’t a conservative.

Campus Reform reports.

UMD conference to honor Marxist revolutionary, ‘black feminist sexual politics’

The University of Maryland is set to host an event on “black feminist sexual politics” this fall inspired by the late Grace Lee Boggs, a known Marxist and proud...

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Millennials Are The Least Proud To Be Americans

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 5:00pm

Among the most patriotic demographics included Republicans.

Red Alert Politics reports.

Gallup: Millennials least likely to be ‘extremely proud’ to be American

A Gallup poll released just in time for Independence Day shows Americans could use a pick-me-up in how proud they are to be American. The number of those “extremely proud” to be...

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Student Voting Effort Linked to White House Gives Some Pause

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3:30pm

The optics of this are causing some to wonder if it’s appropriate.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Civic Engagement or Get Out the Vote?

A newly announced effort to promote students’ civic engagement largely through a campaign to spur colleges to get them to register to vote seems like a no-brainer for higher ed leaders...

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What To Know For Renting A College Student’s Apartment

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2:00pm

Parents should know that they may have to sign a yearlong lease even though the college school year typically lasts only nine months.

US News reports.

Helping Your College Kid Rent an Apartment? What You Need to Know

You probably thought getting your kid into a college was the hardest thing about college, and,...

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Public Colleges Chase Out of State Students for Higher Tuition

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 12:30pm

Public colleges love out of state students because they typically pay more in tuition.

The New York Times reports.

Public Colleges Chase Out-of-State Students, and Tuition

Over three generations, the Michael family forged a deep bond with the University of California, dating back nearly 50 years to when Jay Dee Michael Sr. was the...

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Who Is The Typical College Student?

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 11:00am

Of the twenty million or so students in the US, only about one in ten lives on a campus.

The Atlantic reports.

The Typical College Student Is Not Who You Think It Is

Who are today’s college students?

The answer surprises most people who attended four year universities, according to Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO...

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Facebook Comments Get Student Summoned to Dean’s Office

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 9:30am

The thought police appear on another college campus.

The College Fix reports.

Student summoned to dean’s office for ‘required Administrative Meeting’ over Facebook posts

Purdue University Northwest student Joshua Nash has been summoned to a “required Administrative Meeting” scheduled by a campus administrator to discuss Nash’s personal Facebook comments, according to a July 6...

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Almost All the Jobs Are Going To College Graduates

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Posted by    Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 8:00am

Recent college graduates have turned their tassels at the right time.

ABC 27 reports.

College grads getting majority of jobs

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – According to a new report, college grads are getting jobs. In fact, they are getting nearly all of the jobs.

11.6 million jobs have been created since we’ve climbed out of...

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Clinton’s Free College Plan Is Not Economically Feasible

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

The cost of the program? Around $450 billion to 520 billion over 10 years.

Bloomberg reports.

Clinton’s College Plan Flunks the Economics Test

If it’s the summer of an election year, it must be time for campaign promises. Republicans will promise absurd tax cuts. Democrats will promise to, as PJ O’Rourke once wrote, “make...

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Anti-Gun Professor Wants to Shoot Up NRA

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 3:30pm

A college professor should know better than to say such a thing. Sad.

Red Alert Politics reported.

“No survivors”: Anti-Gun professor wants to shoot up NRA

A professor who described himself as an “anti-gun type” is under investigation for threatening to kill everyone at the NRA, according to CampusReform.

James Pearce, an adjunct professor at Southern...

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High School Students Are Getting A Taste Of College Earlier

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:00pm

Benefits of dual and concurrent enrollment courses don’t stop at the savings.

Forbes reports.

Moving Past APs: Dual Enrollment As A Better Path To College

College students may be forgiven for thinking some of the newest students in their classes are too young to be in college — increasingly, many...

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Why is the American Association of University Professors Backing Melissa Click?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 12:30pm

Click is the academic news story that won’t go away.

Minding the campus asks why she’s getting support from other professors.

AAUP Meeting Unanimously Backs Melissa Click—But Why?

Since its founding by progressive academics 101 years ago, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has had little affection for the governing authorities of colleges...

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UC Berkeley ‘Income Inequality’ Professors Earn More Than $300,00 Annually

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00am

Based on what they are preaching they should share some of their compensation with staff at the bottom of Cal’s income distribution.

The College Fix reports.

UC Berkeley ‘income inequality’ experts earn more than $300,000 a year

Several UC Berkeley economics professors who support “income inequality” research each earn more than $300,000 a year,...

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Multiple Athletic Programs Have Committed Academic Fraud in Last Decade

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 9:30am

This problem is much worse than many people realize.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

An ‘Epidemic’ of Academic Fraud

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced Thursday that it had placed Georgia Southern University on two years’ probation after finding that two former staff members committed academic fraud for three football players.

In a statement Thursday, the...

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NYC Has Highest Graduation Rates But Students Not Properly Educated

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Posted by    Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:00am

The city achieved its highest graduation rates ever in 2015 as well as its lowest drop-out rates.

NY Daily News reports.

NYC high schools increase graduation rates, but fail to prepare students for college

An impressive 45 city high schools managed above-average graduation rates in 2015, but still failed to prepare many students for...

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How To Keep An Entrepreneurial Spirit Even With College Debt

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Posted by    Friday, July 8, 2016 at 6:30pm

Here are three ways to make sure college debt doesn’t put a damper on your entrepreneurial mindset.

Entrepreneur reports.

3 Ways to Keep College Debt From Stifling Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

A recent poll of American Millennials found that 16 percent are planning to start their own businesses, and 8 percent already have started one....

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University of Northern Colorado Defends Orwellian ‘Bias Response Team’

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Posted by    Friday, July 8, 2016 at 5:00pm

One professor has already accused the Bias Response Team of intimidation.

How did we get to this point?

The FIRE blog reports.

University of Northern Colorado Defends, Modifies ‘Bias Response Team’ as Criticism Mounts and Recording Emerges

Last month, documents provided in response to a public records request by Heat Street suggested that the...

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