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Bernie Sanders Wants Two Years of Free Tuition at all Public Colleges and Universities

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 12:30pm

You know Bernie Sanders. He’s the openly “Socialist” senator from Vermont.

Michael Stratford of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Upping the Ante on Free

Senator Bernie Sanders is calling for a massive boost in federal higher education spending that would cut college tuition at public colleges and universities in half.

“We need a revolution in the...

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More Students Are Applying Early for College Admissions

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Forget waiting for regular college admissions. More seniors are choosing to apply early for college.

The Los Angeles Times reports.

More high school seniors taking early admissions to college

While most of her classmates at Arleta High School anxiously await word on their college applications next month, Unique De La Torre has been a...

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Student Newspapers Stolen at Hamilton College

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 9:30am

Some students think the theft might be over an article about radical feminism which was featured in the paper.

Susan Kruth of the FIRE blog reports.

Hamilton Students Condemn Theft of Campus Publication

Last week, Hamilton College student newspaper

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The Divestment Movement Could be an Endowment Killer

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00am

The divestment movement has a presence on college campuses around the country. A new study says if the movement got its way, it could hurt endowments. That would mean less funds for student opportunities and scholarships.

John Schwartz from the New York Times reports.

Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments

Universities that decide...

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UT Students Vote Against 2nd Amendment Rights on Campus

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

The state senate passed campus-carry but the student assembly voted against the policy.

The Daily Texan reports.

Student government votes to oppose state Senate “campus carry” proposal

Student Government voted Tuesday to oppose a state Senate-proposed campus-carry policy at the University. Twenty-one of 27 assembly members voted in support of the resolution, a statement...

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Northwestern University Student Government Votes to Divest From Israel

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:00pm

It was a close vote but the resolution passed.

The Jerusalem Post reports.

Northwestern University student group narrowly passes Israel divestment measure

Northwestern University’s Associated Student Government Senate narrowly passed a measure to divest from Israeli companies on Thursday. It urges the university to divest from Boeing, Caterpillar, Elbit Systems, Hewlett-Packard, G4S and Lockheed...

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An Inside Look at How Greek Life Was Almost Abolished at Dartmouth

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

Here’s an excerpt from an exclusive interview with Frank Cunningham III’16 (Vice President of the Student Body) about the Moving Dartmouth Forward initiative.

The Dartmouth Review reports.

Inside the Moving Dartmouth Forward Steering Committee

TDR: After that, was it just a question of whether the Greek System should be retained and regulated or just...

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ISIS Militants Seize University in Libya

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Perhaps the student body could hold a protest against ISIS privilege.

Reuters reported.

Pro-Islamic State militants seize Libyan university: residents

Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State have seized the university in the central Libyan city of Sirte, residents said on Thursday, days after a video showed them staging a convoy parade.

Islamist militants have made...

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University of Michigan Students Were Questioned About Free Speech — With Alarming Results

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:30pm

Is free speech important? Simple question, right? Not necessarily.

Steven Crower visited the University of Michigan and the responses he received were alarming to say the least.

Take a look:

 
 
 
 

University of Michigan ‘Activism’ Class Teaches Capitalism Should be Overthrown

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00am

I wonder if any of the students in this class have cell phones, TVs, cars, or computers? If they do, they can thank Capitalism.

Hunter Swogger of the College Fix reports.

‘Activism’ class at University of Michigan teaches capitalism should be ‘overthrown’

A textbook used for an “activism” class at the University of Michigan...

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The Rise Of The Pro-Choice Republican – On Education

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:30am

Democrats have long touted themselves as the party of choice, but Republicans are giving them a run for the title when it comes to education. With large Republican majorities across the country, educational choice has become a hot topic.

The Economist reports:

Pro choice

ON THE desk of Zeus Rodriguez, the president of St...

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UNC Board Panel UNC wants to Shut Center on Poverty led by Prof who Criticizes Conservatives

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00am

I don’t know why this professor doesn’t like conservatives. Every analysis I’ve ever read about charitable giving in America suggests conservatives give more than liberals.

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports.

Who Is Being Political?

There is wide agreement in North Carolina that Gene Nichol is an articulate and forceful advocate for the...

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Nevada Legislature Introduces Campus Carry Bill

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

Campus carry continues to be the hotly debated topic in state houses across this country. Nevada joins the ranks of other states mulling campus carry.

Sean Whaley reports for the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Campus gun carry bill introduced in Nevada Legislature

CARSON CITY — A bill that would allow those with concealed weapons...

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Law Profs at Penn Blast School’s Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:00pm

There’s a lot of this going around these days.

Jacob Gershman of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Penn Law Professors Blast University’s Sexual-Misconduct Policy

Another Ivy League university is facing criticism from its own law professors over school procedures for handling sexual-assault complaints against students.

A group of 16 University of Pennsylvania Law School professors...

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Why Did Neo-Nazis Threaten An Arizona State Professor?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 3:30pm

In today’s edition of strange and bizarre headlines, we bring you this one from Raw Story.

Travis Gettys of Raw Story reports:

Neo-Nazis threaten Arizona State professor over ‘whiteness’ course after Fox News freakout

An Arizona State University professor has received death threats from white supremacists and neo-Nazis after a Fox News report about...

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What do Texas License Plates Have to do With Free Speech on Campus?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00pm

More than you might think…

Catherine Sevcenko of the FIRE blog reports.

Citing ‘Stand Up For Speech’ Cases, FIRE Urges Supreme Court Not to Expand ‘Government Speech’ Doctrine

Yesterday, FIRE filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the case Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., which is currently before the...

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Boston College Being Investigated for Not Being Accessible

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:30pm

Boston College will be investigated after complaints about accessibility.

The Boston Globe reports.

BC faces inquiry over accessibility of campus

Federal and state officials are investigating Boston College for possible violations of accessibility laws, amid complaints from some current and former students with disabilities who describe navigating sections of the campus as a nightmare.

Problem spots,...

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University Prep School Includes White Privilege and Social Justice in Physics Class

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:00am

Of course. How can you understand physics if you don’t understand white privilege? Right?

Katherine Timpf of National Review reports.

New High-School Physics Curriculum Includes Lessons on White Privilege

A high-school physics teacher has developed his own six-day curriculum that he uses to teach about institutional racism, privilege, and social justice as part of...

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Stanford to Host White House Summit

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 9:30am

The famous California university located “where the rolling foothills rise” in the heart of Silicon Valley will host a summit which will discuss cybersecurity and consumer protection.

Stanford University’s Hoover Institue reports.

White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

On Friday, February 13, the White House will host a daylong summit on cybersecurity...

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Wisconsin College Republicans Attacked With Vile Language for Defending Scott Walker

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Read below to see a telling display of that “new tone” Democrats love to lecture the right about.

David Hookstead of the College Fix reports. Language warning.

Wisconsin College Republicans called ‘c*nts,’ ‘ignorant’ for defending Walker

A plea by College Republicans to keep an open mind about Gov. Walker and his budget plan elicits...

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That Time Justice Thomas Asked A Question About Religion At Yale

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

What’s the role of religion in public service?

For this particular question, Justice Thomas wasn’t donning a robe.

Tony Mauro writes at the Legal Times:

Justice Clarence Thomas Asks a Question — at Yale

Religion in the Public Service: A Conversation with Clarence Thomas and John Danforth from Yale Law School on Vimeo.

A weighty discussion at Yale Law School on the role...

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Carnegie Mellon Accidentally Admits 800 Extra Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:00pm

Oops. Carnegie Mellon just disappointed 800 high school seniors.

Bloomberg reports.

Carnegie Mellon Mistakenly Admits 800 Students

Carnegie Mellon University just joined the ranks of MIT, Johns Hopkins University, UCLA, and other elite schools that have recently broken hearts through a technology glitch, by mistakenly e-mailing hundreds of applicants that they’d been accepted. The...

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